One of the shows we are looking forward to this weekend opens tonight at the Joshua Liner Gallery.Â Ryan McLennan’s show in New York will be entitled “The Strain of Inheritance” and deals with ideas of survival in bleak environments as well as the cycle of life an death (a mix of skeletal remains, skulls, dead trees, topiary growths, thriving animals).Â Also apparent in his imagery are the complex social interactions among the wildlife and how their fates are all bound together. For more insight [...]
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NYC street artist Gaia, along with Angry Woebots, Deseo, Dia, Scribe and Mr. Jago will be featured in “Re-up”, a new group show opening tonight at Gallery 1988SF.Â Gaia was kind enough to send us some process pictures of the woodblock and screenprints that he’ll be exhibiting. “Rhetorics of Peace” (featured above) is one of four animal prints that consist of Gaia’s contribution. He told AM recently that “the Animals are all derived from either biblical references or simply existential considerations. But those sources serve [...]
Thursday night saw the opening of Luc Price’s “Jesus Help Me Find My Proper Place” show at The Black Rat Press gallery in London. Taking a major departure from his previous paintings and collages, and ditching his street art name of Cyclops, Luc has created a major installation for this show that offers an intimate glimpse into his provocative views on life, death and everything in between. Not a conventional or easy show by any means, but it’s good to see an artist pushing himself [...]
Brendan Monroe returns to Los Angeles this weekend after recently moving to Sweden. The word is there will be a huge wall installation described as a portable mural and another installation featuring an array of hanging wood sculptures. The notion of a slew of Monroe wood sculptures up for grabs has us here at AM very excited. Be sure to get down to Bergamot Station in Santa Monica this Saturday bright and early and welcome Brendan back to LA, even if only for a short [...]
We recently showed you a couple of preview images from the wonderful Lori Earley’s debut UK solo show, “Laments and Lullabies,” and the teaser images got our expectations rising high to see Lori’s work first hand. AM went along to theÂ private viewÂ reception at the Opera Gallery to take a look for ourselves – check out our pictures after the jump.
Time flies. It seems we had just told you about Brendan Monroe’s (interviewed) solo show at Richard Heller and it’s already time for the opening this weekend. After making good on the plans he told us about during our studio visit in May to move to Stockholm with his wife and fellow artist Evah Fan, he’s back in Los Angeles with a new body of work.Â He plans on having a big wall installation that’s a little like a portable mural and another installation with [...]
Our good friends at StolenSpace just sent us a little look into their coming show with renowned punk band Green Day. The show curated by Logan Hicks (featured) features a strong lineup of urban artists such as Ron English (featured),Â London Police, C215, Will Barras, Eelus, Chris Stain (interviewed), Sixten, Adam 5100 each doing a piece inspired by Green Day’s music. The show opens the day before Green Day starts it’s sold out tour of the UK on Oct 23rd and will run only until Nov [...]
Damien Hirst’s series of paintings at The Wallace Collection is now open to the public so we suggest you stop by and judge for yourself whether you like this new direction for the not-so-young-anymore YBA. We kinda like these new pieces, not just because we are partial to artists who lay their actual hands on the works they sign their name on, but because Hirst was able to retain his signature imagery in this dark blue series of paintings.Â Make no mistake, with the skulls, [...]
Check out this music video “Fountain” that Seonna Hong worked on for her friend – singer Sara Lov. Utilizing the delicate imagery and patterns from Hong (animated by Marco Morandi), the beautiful video successfullly brings her paintings to life. We are definitely looking forward to more projects like this from Hong as well as other artists we like.Â Check out other successful music collaborations we have covered in the past here. Discuss Seonna Hong here.
Darren Romanelli (Dr. Romanelli) and Eric Nakamura (Giant Robot) recently opened a one-night only pop up show featuring new works by AM favorite Masakatsu Sashie in Los Angeles (previewed). The show paid tribute to the bandÂ T-Rex (led by Marc Bolan), who is one of Sashie’s favorite bands growing up. The show benefited theÂ Light of Love Foundation charity. Check out some pics after the jump.