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Openings / Interviews: Judy Chicago’s – “Sublime Environment” @ Art Los Angeles Contemporary

At this year’s Art Los Angeles Contemporary, visitors were greeted at the fair’s entrance with Judy Chicago’s dazzling performance installation, Sublime Environment. As part of Pacific Standard Time’s Performance and Public Art Festival, the large scale installation was created with 25 tons of dry ice, with help from the Silverlake non-profit, Materials & Applications, and a group of 40 volunteers. It encompassed an approximately 30 x 80 ft. environment of 10 pyramidal ziggurat structures, each standing 8 ft. tall with 91 blocks of dry ice, […]

Update: Kate Mccgwire

It appears that the London-based Kate MccGwire has created some new work since her showing at All Visual Arts last April. For this series, the sculptor who utilizes feathers has enclosed her beautiful free-flowing forms in what look to be vintage cabinets. The pieces entitled Guile, Lure, Quell, Seer and Yearn feature carefully placed plumage from both MccGwire’s light and dark winged friends, transformed into emotion-evoking abstractions with her gifted hands. Take a look at more photos after the jump, but you can also currently see her […]

Overtime: Jan 30 – Feb 5

Rare opportunity – Calvin and Hobbes original artwork offered in February auction. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, the documentary on Ai Weiwei, wins special jury prize at Sundance. In other Ai Weiwei news, he was questioned for “attacking” a security camera. Rest in peace: Dorothea Tanning – artist and wife of Max Ernst dead at 101. Jerry Saltz on Mike Kelley. William Poundstone recalls seeing Kelley’s art with parents. Thieves steal artwork from gallery by entering through skylight and repelling down. Netherlands returns paintings looted 70 […]

Teaser: Matthew Palladino – “Sweet Relief” @ Eli Ridgway Gallery

Showing with the gallery that represented him during 2010’s Art Basel Miami Week and who hosted a solo from him in the same year, Matthew Palladino (interviewed) will be presenting a whole new body of work entitled Sweet Relief. As referenced to in the title, the ever-evolving artist will this time take on sculptural elements to extend his narrative into 3D with his largest collection of pieces to date. Utilizing molds that “themselves are made specifically for chocolate making (for making objects to be eaten), the […]

Teaser: “Love & Hate” @ StolenSpace

Coming up on the 9th, StolenSpace will be debuting their first show of the year with a Valentine-themed group show entitled Love & Hate. Along with new limited edition offerings, the exhibition will feature artists like Chloe Early, D*Face, Dan Witz, Kai & Sunny, Miss Van, Sylvia Ji, Will Barras, Word To Mother, Von, Jeff Soto, Pete Fowler, EINE, Josie Morway,  Charles Krafft, Curtis Kulig, and more creating artworks highlighting the pleasure and pain of this holiday. See the other piece from Soto after the […]
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Mike Kelley 1954 – 2012

In what may be the saddest and most shocking art world news in years, it was discovered today that Mike Kelley has died, reportedly from taking his own life. The passing has been confirmed by both Metro Pictures and Gagosian Gallery. Metro Pictures’ Helene Winer revealed that Kelley had been depressed. One of the most original, respected, and accomplished talents of his generation, the Detroit-born, Los Angeles-based, and internationally-known artist was preparing to exhibit in his unheard of eighth Whitney Biennial. Utilizing a broad range […]
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Preview / Setup: Takashi Murakami – “Murakami – Ego” @ Qatar Museum

On February 9th, Qatar Museum will be hosting the opening for Takashi Murakami’s first solo exhibition in the Middle East. Murakami – Ego will feature more than 60 works from 1997 to the present from the renowned Japanese artist, as well as several new works created especially for this show. In particular, one of his most popular series, including Kaikai Kiki Lots of Faces and Pom and Me, will be presented in their entirety for the first time. The title derived from Murakami’s desire to […]

Teaser: POW WOW 2012 (Hawaii)

In a couple weeks, the AM crew will be heading over Hawaii to this year’s POW WOW. Curated by Jasper Wong and hosted by Loft In Space / Fresh Cafe in Oahu, the art retreat will feature a extensive lineup of artists painting the surrounding industrial district of Kaka’ako. Along with beautifying the streets, the event will culminate with opening on February 18th featuring original artwork from the participants. In addition, Eugene Kan of Hypebeast has curated a photography exhibition titled Day Job? and Arktip […]
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Openings: “The Boneyard Project : Return Trip” @ Pima Art & Space Museum

Last weekend, the outdoor fields and indoor hanger Pima Art and Space Museum in Tucson, Arizona were the venues for the hand-painted vintage planes of The Boneyard Project: Return Trip. While the the DC Super 3 planes painted by How & Nosm, Nunca, and Retna, a C97 cockpit by Saner, a C45 plane by Faile, and a Lockheed VC 140 Jetstar by Andrew Schoultz were already stunning enough as centerpieces of the exhibition, when you include the nose cones, cockpits, and other plane segments painted […]

Videos: Andreas Gursky @ Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (Denmark)

The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, which despite its name is located in Denmark, is currently hosting 40 giant photographs and a number of smaller works created by the world-famous photographer Andreas Gursky. We last saw a large collection of his works back in 2010 in Los Angeles, and certainly recommend seeing in person this retrospective from the genius of large-format photography if you happen to be in the area. If not, take a look at the video above for a taste of what you are […]