ArrestedMotion logo
Tag Archives: Contemporary Art

Openings: Henry Gunderson – “New Work” @ Fecal Face Dot Gallery

Last Thursday night, Fecal Face Dot Gallery opened its doors to Henry Gunderson’s (interviewed) second solo show at the SF gallery (the first was in 2009, covered here). The exhibition consisted of of works in colored pencil & ink on paper (with some pieces affixed onto a bulletin board), his mixed media Linear series (which are comprised of the arrangement of various repeated inanimate objects), as well as a video sculpture reflecting his skateboarding lifestyle. Check out photos from the opening after the jump…

Openings: Marci Washington – “For Forever I’ll Be Here” @ Rena Bransten Gallery

Thursday night saw the reception of Marci Washington’s latest exhibition at the Rena Bransten Gallery. Her work typically consists of illustrations telling the narrative of a story that does not exist, which gives the work a supernatural, haunting and cinematic feel. For this show For Forever I’ll Be Here (which is based off of a Fever Ray song), she explores the common thread throughout time that stays constant, and forever influences our attempts at making the world a better place. This is achieved by producing […]

Videos: POW WOW Hawai’i 2011 Part I

One of the people we connected with in Hawaii for the POW WOW event (covered) was videographer Mikey Inouye. It seemed him and his crew were everywhere at the same time documenting all the action. The fruits of their labor are now evident with this new video. In association with Hypebeast TV, this is the first in a three part series featuring footage of the setup, live painting, and interviews with the participants including founder Jasper Wong. If you like what you see, you can […]

Preview: Ai Weiwei @ Lisson Gallery (London)

Opening Friday, May 13th in London, Lisson Gallery will take the baton of support for Ai Weiwei’s work during his detention, now well over a month since the his unjust apprehension by the Chinese Government, with a major exhibition. Including a selection of key works produced by the larger than life artist and activist over the past six years, the exhibition will come a night after the unveiling of set of Zodiac Heads at the Somerset House also in London, which both follow in the […]
P1080900

Openings: Hideaki Kawashima – “Turning” @ Richard Heller Gallery

Last evening, AM stopped by the Bergamot Station complex to check out what looks to be the first US exhibition of Hideaki Kawashima at Richard Heller Gallery. As referenced by the title of the show, Turning, this wonderful collection of emotive paintings from the Tokyo-based artist represents an exploration of a new direction that we first saw at Art Basel Miami last year. Labelled “developmental” modestly by Hideaki, these more realistic full body (or at least upper body) works are a departure from his previous […]

Overtime: May 2 – May 8

So Yoon Lym’s series of works based on aerial views of braiding. Some drawings on panel from John Casey. Allison Sommers’ creatures Killing Time. Yoskay Yamamoto working on an album cover for Children of Nova. Filmmaker Isaiah Seret and artist Neck Face will share and discuss their collaborative short film at MOCA on May 15.  RSVP here to attend. Opposition raised to bringing the Art in the Streets exhibition to the Brooklyn Museum. Ben Davis on graffiti, street art, and MOCA’s Art in the Streets. Shepard Fairey interview on Artinfo. Ukrainian […]

Openings: Ai Weiwei – “Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads” @ Pulitzer Fountain (Central Park)

To mirror the images we brought you a few days back of the Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads still wrapped up, we can now bring you coverage of the impressive installation of Ai Weiwei’s massive bronze sculptures in all their larger than life glory. Delayed by two days due to the capture of Osama Bin Laden, Mayor Bloomberg was able to officially unveil the public art installation on a drizzly Wednesday morning, the ominous weather subtly underscoring the somber tone of the event as […]

Teaser: Barbara Kruger @ L&M Arts (LA)

After being the first in ten years to have a solo Paul McCarthy exhibition in Los Angeles, blue-chip gallery L&M Arts once again brings an Angeleno home.  The last time Barbara Kruger had her own show in Los Angeles was with MOCA in 1999.  On May 14, L&M Arts will open a show featuring recent work by the legendary artist that includes The Globe Shrinks, a multichannel video installation, a Kruger room “wrap”, and exterior projections of two works.  Prepare to explore such issues and […]

Openings: Matt Small – “Recognition” @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

Last Friday, Matt Small (interviewed) opened his first U.S. exhibition at Merry Karnowsky Gallery, as part of the BritWeek Art Program in partnership with the British Council and the L.A. Art Machine. Recognition is a collection of paintings, drawings, and mixed media, depicting vibrant portraiture of what the artist views as “the marginalized and voiceless in society, those who are socially excluded.” Small portrays those on the fringes of society, drawing attention to those who may be overlooked, challenging prejudices and bringing forward a shared […]
Vaughn with Richard Duardo of Modern Multiples

Studio Visit: Sage Vaughn

Children of a Lesser God, the first UK solo show by Los Angeles-based artist Sage Vaughn opens today at Lazarides Gallery in London. AM visited the artist’s studio last year as he prepared for both this exhibition and the release of hand-painted multiples — the latter screenprinted by Modern Multiples and painted with watercolours. Vaughn’s sunlit space seemed like the ideal environment for working. There was also an additional and immediate source of inspiration right outside his studio: a bird-feeding area that apparently attracts sparrows, […]