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Previews: BAM Benefit Auction @ Paddle 8

AM recently had the chance to stop by The Brooklyn Academy of Music’s (BAM) annual silent auction to take a look at the artwork up for bid. This being their 150th anniversary, BAM got a gaggle of great artwork donated by some impressive artists working in the greater New York area such as Nate Lowman, Carmen Herrera, Tauba Auerbach, KAWS, Ryan McGinness, Jacob Kassay, Terrance Koh and many more. The bidding ends on tomorrow (Sunday, April 22nd at 6pm EST) with certain lots moving to […]

Art Focus: Jennifer Celio

This week’s Art Focus takes us to Long Beach, California where Jennifer Celio works with graphite on paper to create landscapes of a world where certain environmental issues have been amplified to get her message across.  Whether it is forests of cellphone tower trees, or where every house either has an oil pump or a wind turbine, her attention to detail and her clever manipulation of reality make her pieces stand out. Today is the last day to see her drawings in person at the […]

Openings: Dennis McNett x Swoon x Monica Canilao @ Galleria Patricia Armocida

Earlier this month Dennis McNett (featured), Swoon (interviewed) and Monica Canilao opened a brand new exhibition entitled The Folding of a Known World at Galleria Patricia Armocida. The trio of US-based artists traveled to Milan to work together on creating fresh collaborative installations filled with their signature styles and techniques. McNett sent us some photos documenting their progress as they slaved away in Italy as well as some final shots of the fruits of their labor. Check it all out after the jump.

Releases: James Jean x OVM Butterfly Collection

Earlier this week, we heralded the imminent release of James Jean’s (featured) Butterfly collection from his OVM line. It looks like his fans didn’t have to wait long as the entire selection of earrings, necklaces, rings, and bracelets have been made available as well as a matching scarf. With this continuing foray into fashion, the multi-talented Jean continues to push his artistic boundaries while maintaining the shapes, colors, imagery, and aesthetic to those familiar with his work. More images after the jump…

Preview: “Cigarettes, Phone Cards & Hip Hop Clothing” @ FFDG

Next Friday, April 20th, Fecal Face Dot Gallery will be presenting a new group exhibition entitled Cigarettes, Phone Cards & Hip Hop Clothing. Featuring a list of artists as diverse as the title, San Francisco art-lovers will be treated to work from Tom Betthauser, Kelsey Brookes, Ryan Travis Christian, Scott Greenwalt, Robert Hardgrave, Hiro Kurata, Mildred, Pacolli, Marco Zamora, and Alex Ziv. The reception will be held from 6-9 pm for those interested in attending. More preview images after the jump…

Videos: Jeff Soto x Chevy Sonic

Just a couple days ago, we shared with you photos that Jeff Soto (interviewed) sent us from his trip to Richmond, Virginia for the RVA Street Art Festival. Earlier this year though, Jeff had traveled up to San Francisco for a project with Chevy that had been kept under wraps until now. Take a look at the mini-documentary above as the Riverside-based artist “collaborates” with a robotic art car on a mural as well as discusses some of his thoughts behind the project. Discuss Jeff Soto here.

Previews: “Go East” by Mark Moore @ Joshua Liner Gallery

We’re a fan of collaborations especially when it’s between galleries. This week, New York’s Joshua Liner will play host to Los Angeles-based Mark Moore Gallery. The exhibition Go East curated by Mark Moore will showcase talented artists Chad Person, Feodor Voronov, Kenichi Yokono and Yoram Wolberger. The opening reception is tonight at 6-9. Check out a preview after the jump.

Teaser: Tom French & Rone – “Don’t Look Back” @ Zero Cool

Next week Thursday, April 26th, the Zero Cool Gallery will be hosting a joint exhibition by Tom French (featured) and Rone entitled Don’t Look Back. Last we heard, French’s studio was in Newcastle so this will be local for him. It looks like he will be including some of those fantastic skull pieces that play on perspective in this showing while Australian street artist Rone will be contributing some of his stylized portraits. A look from Rone and the showcard after the jump…

Preview: Ron Mueck @ Hauser & Wirth (Savile Row, South Gallery)

At most of the art fairs that we attend, inevitably one of the eye-catching sculptures will be from Ron Mueck. His hyperrealistic works are often eerie in their detail, but not only that, the pieces are taken up a notch by being produced in large scale. Tonight, those in London can witness four of these works from the Australian sculptor themselves at Hauser & Wirth (Savile Row, South Gallery) including Still Life (2009), Drift (2009), Youth (2009) and Woman with sticks (2008). Take a look at more preview […]

Teaser: Pedro Matos – “Heritage” @ Ivory & Black

You may have already seen a glimpse of what to expect when we posted a video up last weekend detailing Pedro Matos new show Heritage opening on Friday, April 27th. This solo will be his first in London and reflects the many recent changes in his life including founding and curating for a new gallery Ivory & Black, also the location of this showing. Regarding the new work, Pedro states – “Through this exhibition I am trying to question my personal and cultural heritage, and […]