In what sounds like an eternity in the fast-moving and evolving world of contemporary art, Blaine Fontana has just opened his first gallery exhibition in 3 years. He returns with a tightly constructed, cohesive body of work with a unified theme. The solo exhibition at LeBasse Projects in Culver City features 13 paintings, using acrylic and almost entirely on board, all intricately and exquisitely rendered by the Otis graduate. More, including images of the entire show, after the jump…
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Some of you may have heard rumblings about an upcoming Faile x Bast show coming to NYC. We can finally confirm that it’s true. Even better is that it’s a pop up show in the Lower East Side (LES) of the Big Apple. Faile and Bast’s recent arcade show at London’s Lazarides (Rathbone Place) was so unique and popular that it got many US fans in a state of envy. Originally conceived as a one-off show, Faile and Bast decided to create a brand new […]
We are starting to dig Best Ever’s work. Is there such a thing as a cheap Banksy Print? Yes! David Choe gives an interesting NSFW interview. A May Day flag print from Shepard Fairey, a May Day package from the Ace Hotel, and for those with more means, the original HPM. Graffiti vending machines – A doomed business idea or hoax? An interview with Joe Sorren. A look at Gary Baseman’s and John Casey’s studios. Roa goes big in London. A beautiful video from JR […]
Sometimes, we get spoiled at AM with behind the scenes studio visits where we see much of the art work before show openings, but in this case, our visit to David Choe’s (featured) studio definitely did not spoil our appetite for his latest series of works which were revealed at a private opening last night. Similar to the NY Outsiders show, the Beverly Hills-located LAzarides 90210 gallery’s production and lighting were peerless, accentuating and elevating Mr. Choe’s entire show, “Nothing to Declare”, to a whole […]
Los Angeles leads the worldwide charge this weekend with a slew of simply massive shows going off. From the return of David Choe at Lazarides’ Beverly Hills pop-up space and Phil Frost’s much anticipated LA solo debut at Known Gallery to a very ambitious show at Scion curated by Roger Gastman, LA is the place to be yet again this weekend. Catch all the action after the jump.
Kristen Schiele’s solo show “Elektra” opened this past Wednesday evening at New York’s Sloan Fine Art. We love Kristen’s use of multiple mediums and her thrilling mixture of oil paint and screen print in her compositions featuring skewed architecture and a cast of 70’s femme noir characters. We recently interviewed Kristen just ahead of this show, and if you missed it first time around you can catch that here. More opening night pictures courtesy of Anna Ortt after the jump.
AM recently attended the opening for Kris Kuksi and Christy Langer’s “Meticulous Engagements” (previewed) at the Shooting Gallery in San Francisco. Langer, who first caught our eye at Basel last year and is pictured above, brought a nice mix of large and small resin sculptures, examining the violence and fragility of nature. Kuksi’s works were as impressive as always and though we took plenty of detail pictures, they really need to be seen in person to be believed. “Meticulous Engagements” ends in two days, the […]
New York based artist, Thomas Doyle (featured), has a new body of work prepared for his show this weekend, April 24th, at Lebasse Projects entitled “Collateral Damage.” The appropriately named show features a series of exquisite sculptures of houses set in precariously impossible positions such as upside down and teetering on a cliff on all sides. Yet despite his captivating play on architecture, what draws collectors to Doyle’s work is his ability to capture the human condition and their emotions when thrown into environs that […]
For those of you who would like to meet the talented Mr. Jean, here’s your chance (at least if you are in LA). This Saturday, April 24th, James Jean (interviewed), will be signing at the LA Times Festival of Books. He’ll be at the Giant Robot booth from 4:00 to 5:30 pm and will be bringing along art books, assorted prints, and knick knacks for your enjoyment. Who knows, if you become friends, you might get a gift from him one day like this beautiful […]
Earlier in the week, we gave you a sneak peek of the show from inside David Choe’s (featured) secret LA studio. But, our friends at LAzarides 90210 also got us a quick look at the install progress in the luxe Beverly Hills space. As you can see from the picture above, David didn’t forget his famous watercolors. Don’t worry, we’ll get you even more pictures at the “Nothing to Declare” opening event but for now, check out more install pics after the jump…