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Openings: “Viva La Revolucion” @ Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Saturday evening in San Diego was a great night for street, urban, and new contemporary art. With many of the museums in so-called cultural centers of this country and world still slow to embrace a rapidly growing movement, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego made it clear where they stand with an amazing exhibition of some of the major players in this art “Revolucion”. Not only did the city open up their public spaces to the artists (albeit still with some naysayers), they also […]

Overtime: July 11 – 17

Josh Keyes working on a new painting – perhaps for Denver? Sasha Grey getting comfortable (NSFW) in David Choe’s studio. Revok x Norm x Retna x Saber x Rime x Os Gemeos collab. Alberto de Pedro builds some little buildings. Armsrock in Cairo, El Mac in East Berlin, and Herbert Baglione in Spain. A film series on Dali in Atlanta. Eli Broad making a play for downtown LA site. Frances Bean Cobain’s show sells out at La Luz de Jesus. New work from Travis Louie, […]

Openings: Survey Select

Last Thursday night, San Diego got a rare dose of great art courtesy of Mark Murphy. The long time collector, curator, publisher, and friend to artists put together another impressive group show, this time entitled “Survey Select”, held at the Wonder Bread Factory. The well attended event kicked off a great July for Los Angeles’ southern neighbor with Viva La Revolucion and SDCC 2010 still coming up. More pics after the jump…
Viva La Revolucion

Preview: Viva La Revolucion @ MCASD

AM headed down to San Diego on Friday morning to catch the press preview of Viva La Revolucion at MCASD (check out our street coverage here). It was great to wander around the Jacobs Building and get a sneak peek of everything the artists have been working on indoors after seeing all the amazing pieces that have been popping up on the streets of the city. Pedro Alonzo, the exhibition’s curator, led a talk around the museum and spoke about the different artists and their work. Shepard Fairey, David Ellis, Stephan […]

Jakub Julian Ziolkowski – “Timothy Galoty & The Dead Brains” @ Hauser & Wirth NYC

Timothy Galoty & The Dead Brains is Jakub Julian Ziolkowski’s first solo exhibition in the US. The Polish painter unveils 28 paintings, which all seem to have been created this year. Off the bat, we can see that he works pretty fast and has a wildly vivid imagination. The title of the show refers to an imaginary rock band that occupies the universe Ziolkowski has given birth to. It is one that is surreal, macabre, dream-like, fluid, colorful, horrific, and beautiful. The work seems deeply […]

Setup: Seonna Hong for “Ed Emberley & Friends” @ Scion Space

For those of you who grew up on Ed Emberley’s drawing books, you may want to take a trip down memory lane tonight at the Scion Space in Los Angeles. The “Ed Emberley & Friends” exhibition will feature Emberley as well as five artists who were inspired by him – Raul Gonzalez, Saelee Oh, Matt Leines, Christopher Kline and Seonna Hong (seen above). Each will create a 6′ x 6′ panel with their interpretations of Emberley’s work. Take a look at more of her work […]
Photo via NY Times & Andrea Rojas/Art Production Fund

Update: Yoshitomo Nara – New York Upper East Side Statues & Asia Society Retrospective

Some exciting news for Yoshitomo Nara fans out there yesterday as the NY Times announced that on August 9th, a pair of 12-foot-high fiberglass Nara dogs will be placed on the Upper East Side (one across from the entrance to the Asia Society at 725 Park Avenue, at 70th Street, and the other at 67th Street and Park Avenue just in front of the Park Avenue Armory) The Asia Society will be hosting a major retrospective with the famous Japanese pop artist entitled “Yoshitomo Nara: […]

Streets: Shepard Fairey for Viva La Revolucion (Part 3)

After finishing his mural in Hillcrest for the Viva La Revolucion exhibition, Shepard Fairey’s (featured) moved to the next spot – South Park (29th and Ivy). From the looks of things, this piece will be a larger version of his “Burmese Monk” image. Those in San Diego, make sure you get out and find all these street gems by these major artists as most likely, this will be the only time in the near future where you will have this opportunity in your hometown. More […]

Preview / Installation: AJ Fosik & Bill McRight – “Count Back From Nothing” @ David B. Smith Gallery

David B. Smith Gallery weighs in this month with yet another stellar looking exhibition opening Friday, July 16th with the pairing of sculptors AJ Fosik and Bill McRight in the two person show “Count Back From Nothing”. Fosik’s three dimensional animalia sculptures have jumped off the walls at us here at AM on many occasions before, and we’re always excited to see what this artist brings with each set of new work. The layering of found wood and other elements that goes into each of […]

Highlights: Recommended Openings (July 15-17)

There are some major shows taking place this weekend the world over, but none more important than the major ‘Viva La Revolucion’ show down in San Diego at the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art that opens this Saturday evening. Curated by Pedro Alonzo, the man responsible for Shepard’s recent museum show at the ICA Boston has pulled out all the stops for this one. See our coverage of the show and surrounding outdoor installs coming together here and be sure to get down to […]