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Preview / Setup: Thais Beltrame – “Gravity” @ Art Association of Jackson Hole

AM first encountered Brazilian artist Thais Beltrame’s wistful work a couple years ago at Carmichael Gallery. We are glad to see she’ll be returning to the States for a another show, this time at the Art Association of Jackson Hole in Wyoming. Entitled Gravity, the opening is set for January 14th with a workshop today for those interested. A couple more images after the jump…

Teaser: Kenny Scharf – “Naturafutura” & “Three Dozen!” @ Paul Kasmin Gallery

With an impressive December to serve as a launch pad, including his traffic-inducing mural completed at the iconic Houston and Bowery location (covered), a playful blacklight infested mobile trailer installation at Wynwood Walls during Basel Week (covered), and his colorful retrofitting of The Hole’s gallery space with Hot Glue Hullabaloo (covered), Kenny Scharf will launch into the new year with not one but two exhibitions on tap the same night with Paul Kasmin Gallery. Opening on January 27th at one of their two Chelsea locations, […]
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Studio Visit: Remi/Rough

Continuing on from our look into Steve More’s Edinburgh studio, AM now brings you a peek into the bottom-of-the-garden studio of Remi/Rough. The artistic pairing of Agents of Change collaborators Rough and More are realised in the upcoming exhibition entitled ‘A’, opening on Tuesday 1st February at Blackall Studios in London. Remi works out of a purpose built log cabin style studio located in deepest, darkest East Dulwich. He paints using the natural light of daytime, and the immediate connection you make when visiting the […]

Releases: Kris Kuksi “Divination and Delusion” Book

As a fitting followup to the impressive display of work unveiled during Art Basel Week with Joshua Liner Gallery (covered), Kris Kuski has also just provided his fans the first wide-arcing examination of his work to date. Published by BeinART, the well-produced hardcover publication serves as a chronicling of the mixed-media artist’s unique vision, captured within 144-pages of wonderfully crisp photographs of his sculptural works, a plethora of detail shots that magnify the intricate detail achieved, and a scattering of text that further shines light […]

Overtime: Jan 2 – Jan 8

New commission seen above by Andy Kehoe. Upcoming March solo at Jonathan LeVine. A tea cup giveaway from Amy Sol. Bunnie eared / horn girls from Audrey Kawasaki. A new sculptural piece from Nathan Ota. Eric Fortune trying his hand at oils. Some new sketches from Travis Louie. Apak x AT&T billboard. Hacking Google: a collection of design hacks that are variations to the popular Google designs. Artists’ studios were heavily damaged in Laguna Beach due to mudslides and flooding. Jeff Koons, who has been […]

Video: Ai Weiwei – “Never Sorry” Documentary

Right on the heels of the behind-the-scenes Sunflower Seeds video, a trailer for Ai Weiwei’s Never Sorry documentary has surfaced. This first full length feature on the Chinese artist and activist sheds light on some of his philosophies & principles and why he is admired by so many fans in and out of China. Discuss Ai Weiwei here.
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Studio Visit: Steve More

In anticipation of his upcoming two person exhibition with Remi/Rough, AM brings you a view from the studio of Edinburgh based artist Steve More. More’s heritage as a graffiti writer dates back to the mid 80’s when his elaborately styled letter based pieces started to go up under the name of OneMor. He was part of Edinburgh based crew Fallen Angelz and then relocated to London for a number of years ahead of moving to New Zealand in 2003. In 2010, he returned to the […]
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Preview: ‘Haymaker’ group show @ Freight + Volume

New York Gallery Freight + Volume open their 2011 season with a group show this week featuring Kristen Schiele (interviewed) and Eric White (interviewed). Haymaker also features Tatiana Berg, Doug Fishbone and Damian Stamer, with the curatorial theme focusing on commerce within art. We hear that Eric is bringing some of his album cover pieces to the show along with a new canvas that looks at and parodies the sixties American dream. Kristen’s newest work seen above uses 70’s magazine cuts, pasted and layered into […]

Preview: “There It Is” @ Thinkspace Gallery

A trio of talented artists will be opening up a group show this Saturday night, January 8th, at the Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City. Seth Armstrong, Brett Amory (interviewed), and Adam Caldwell will be showing some new paintings collectively entitled “There It Is” alongside Paul Barnes in the project room. More preview images after the jump…

Teaser: “Freeflow” @ Roberts & Tilton

Piggybacking perfectly on their well rounded showing during Art Basel last month (covered), Roberts & Tilton is primed to kickoff the new year with a collection of work from their impressive stable of artists. Opening Saturday, January 8th, Freeflow will feature work from Noah Davis, Titus Kaphar, Barry McGee, Adam Pendleton, Ed Templeton, Kehinde Wiley and Ai Yamaguchi, all of which made a successful splash down in South Beach and are now able to flex their creative muscle in Southern California. With the above preview […]