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Openings: Jessica Hess – “It Finds You” @ White Walls SF

Last Saturday, San Francisco-based realist painter, Jessica Hess opened her first solo White Walls exhibition entitled, It Finds You. Hess typically likes to take traditional landscape painting and concentrate on areas of decay, abandonment and graffiti. In addition to her works of oil on canvas, the show also includes photographs, smaller works of gouache on paper, as well as and an installation of work done on old spray cans which are used to contrast and compliment her paintings. Check out photos from the opening after […]

Openings: “Building Context” @ Guerrero Gallery

With Alex Lukas set to present his superb collection of new paintings this Saturday at Guerrero Gallery, we thought we would highlight the previous show that just closed at the SF showspace entitled Building Context. The show featured a set of artists including Leigh Wells, Matt Gonzalez, Adam Feiblman (Adam 5100), Boris Tellegen (Delta), Greg Lamarche, Joey Piziali, and Ray Beldner that utilize paper as a medium in their art, leading to an eclectic mix of work that was diverse yet cohesive. More photos from the […]

Setup: Park Life Pop-Up Store @ Paulson Bot Press

San Francisco gallery/store, Park Life has teamed up with print shop Paulson Bot Press for a temporary pop-up store filled with artwork and merchandise at their West Berkeley warehouse space. Park Life has curated the gallery space with new and past editions and originals from artists such as Tauba Auerbach, Andrew Schoultz, Tucker Nichols, Clare Rojas, Barry McGee, Chris Johanson and more. The opening reception for the store is tonight and only runs til September 16 during the print shop’s operating hours. Check out photos […]

JR – “Time is Now, Yalla!” in Israel / Palestine

After being honored as this years TED Prize recipient back in March, and announcing his wish to “Use art to turn the world Inside Out”, his global-participatory art project, aptly dubbed Inside Out (see video trailer here), has taken shape and gained momentum ever since. By utilizing one’s personal identity as means to share stories and unify different cultures the world over, every single person on this planet is encouraged to upload a portrait of their face to the Inside Out website, whereupon a black […]

Preview: Antony Micallef – “Happy, Deep Inside My Heart” @ Lazarides (Rathbone Place)

As mentioned in our earlier teaser, Antony Micallef’s (interviewed) long awaited UK solo at Lazarides’ Rathbone Place is upon us with the public opening scheduled for tomorrow, September 8th. The show Happy, Deep Inside My Heart comprises of fresh works created by the the UK-based artist’s signature strokes and smudges. His use of vibrant colors or lack thereof along with the differing subjects and mediums in this series are an attempt to draw the audience into an interwoven social commentary along with a self examination […]

Preview / Installation: Mark Whalen @ Merry Karnowsky

A couple of weeks ago, AM paid a visit to Mark Whalen aka Kill Pixie’s studio as he was putting the final touches on his latest collection which will debut this coming weekend at the Merry Karnowksy Gallery. Now, we were fortunate enough to visit the gallery as he readies the installation process for his show titled Anamoly. The exhibition will feature artwork which fuses various thematical elements such as control, human nature, and Eastern culture. The opening reception will also feature a one-night only […]

Teaser: “Impetus” @ University of Arizona

Tucson will be getting a dose of the New Contemporary Art Movement tomorrow, September 8th, when Impetus opens at the University of Arizona School of Art. The group show will be curated by Thinkspace and be held at the the Joseph Gross Gallery. Among the 25 artists participating are Brett Amory, Seth Armstrong, Ana Bagayan, Ekundayo, Jacub Gagnon, Jen Lobo, David MacDowell, Pedro Matos, Tran Nguyen, Kevin Peterson, Jeff Ramirez, Allison Sommers, Linnea Strid, Kelly Vivanco with a special mural installation from DABS MYLA. More […]
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Showing: Barry McGee @ Workshop Arte Contemporanea (Venice)

Slipping quietly under the radar in the wake of his impressive exhibition in London back in July, Barry McGee unveiled another new body of work just a short distance away from the UK this past weekend. Perhaps making up for lost time abroad, Workshop Arte Contemporanea this time plays host in Venice, Italy, where a wide range of Barry’s signature “clusters” are on display. Constructed of acrylic-painted panels and incorporating geometric patterns, typography, portraiture, the odd household cleaner (ie. Clorox), as well as some composed […]
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Previews: Chris Johanson – “Alright Alright” @ Malmö Konsthall (Sweden)

Portland-based contemporary artist Chris Johnason is set to open a retrospective exhibition with Malmö Konsthall in Sweden. Hailing from the influential Mission School art movement that sprung up in San Francisco during the mid-1990’s, as well as featured prominently in the Beautiful Losers museum exhibition in 2005 and subsequent documentary film that helped to shine a light on the trailblazing collective of artists, Alright Alright showcases a wide arc of Johanson’s artistic career. Through a selection of old and new paintings, drawings, and installations, the […]

Openings: Brett Amory – “White Light” @ Anno Domini

Bay Area-based Brett Amory (interviewed) unveiled his latest paintings in his Waiting series for his exhibition, White Light at Anno Domini in San Jose, CA (previewed) on Saturday night. The Waiting series features anonymous snapshots in an urban environment, which is a commentary on an individuals’ seemingly impossible task of trying to find existence in society in which they are so detached. The work in White Light aims to express a sense of freedom and that we are able to choose whether we exist through […]