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Teaser: “I Love Japan More Than Ever” Silent Auction / Film (New York)

As the tragedy in Japan continues to unfold, there continues to be an outpouring of support from around the world with the artists being no exception. AM continues our look at some select projects (more here) that have caught our eye and hope that you take some time to show your love as well. I Love Japan More Than Ever is one of these charity events, a silent auction and film set to open on March 31st in Brooklyn. It is certainly worth a look […]
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David Lynch – “New Painting and Sculpture” @ William Griffin Gallery

David Lynch, best known as a filmmaker and director of such critically acclaimed films as Eraserhead, Mulholland Drive, and Blue Velvet, is also an accomplished visual artist in the mediums of painting and sculpture.  In this exhibition, Lynch’s second show with William Griffin Gallery, he continues his unique vision of the narrative of the American psyche.  The eccentric and slightly bizarre wall pieces include works on cardboard with thickly applied paint and the occasional light bulb, all wrapped around gold frames.  The sculptures resemble fully-functioning […]
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Openings: “South Park Art Gallery” @ Opera (NY)

Last night, AM attended the opening party for the South Park Art Gallery (previewed). Hosted by Comedy Central & Opera Gallery, the exhibition invited 15 artists to reinterpret their favorite character or moments from the iconic South Park animated series which is celebrating it’s 15th anniversary. Curated by Ron English (featured), amazing and hilarious paintings of Kenny, Cartman, Kyle, Stan and the rest of the SP crew were remixed from the unique visions of Colin Christian, Sas Christian, Beau Stanton, Kid Zoom, Dave White, KaNo, […]

Openings: Exhibition A – “Monochrome Set” @ Ace Hotel

For many of you, Exhibition A is already an organization that you may be familiar with. For the uninitiated, it’s a site that’s dedicated to selling exclusive editioned artwork by some of notable names in contemporary art, but their goal is to do that without breaking your bank. We recently attended the inaugural show for Exhibiton A’s Monochrome Set held at the Ace hotel including works from Terence Koh, Nate Lowman, Hanna Liden, Josephine Meckseper, Olympia Scarry, Peter Sutherland, Oliver Zahm and Leo Fitzpatrick. Check […]
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Teaser: Jen Stark @ Show & Tell Gallery

After making heads turn at Art Basel Miami a few months back (covered), much like she did back in 2009 as well (covered), the psychedelically inclined Jen Stark will soon be exporting her unique brand of sculpture centric work north of the border to Show and Tell Gallery in Toronto. Opening Thursday, May 12th, collectors can expect a selection of her phenomenal geometric, gravity defying paper creations, all meticulously cut and constructed by hand. These sculptures are a meditation in patience and craftsmanship, the payoff […]

Overtime: March 21 – March 27

New piece from Philippe Baudelocque in Paris. Photo by Vitostreet. Before I Die interactive street installation by Candy Chang. New Bumblee Bee street piece recently spotted in Los Angeles. JR’s Inside / Out project in Tunisia. Skewville in the streets. Controversial author James Frey’s newest book The Final Testament of the Holy Bible now available in the Gagosian Gallery shop. Roman Abramovich may have been the buyer of the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction – Picasso’s 1932 painting Nude, Green Leaves, […]

Videos: Mars-1 & Doze Green Collaboration

These sorts of artistic collaborations always interest us here at AM, especially where we can see it happen in person like the Art Jams at Baby Tattooville (2008, 2009, 2010). Mars-1 (featured) is certainly not new working synergistically with other artists (Mars-1 x Oliver Vernon x Damon Soule), and the results of painting with Doze Green is no less spectacular. Take a look at the footage above as each express their thoughts behind the project. Hearing Doze talk about his inspirations – “renaissance paintings and […]
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Openings: Mark Flood – “Mark Fluid” @ Zach Feuer

During a hectic Armory Week, AM made time to catch the artist reception for Mark Flood’s and check out his latest series of work, entitled Mark Fluid, at the Zach Feuer gallery. It’s pretty amazing how in his signature paintings, he takes simple canvases and renders them so that it seems to have delicate lacing material coming out from it. The colors and glow each one exudes is stunning. Also on hand to entertain the audience were his witty stencil “phrases” and some detailed installations. […]

Preview: Jonathan Viner – “COMPUTER SCIENCE” @ Sloan Fine Art

Next Wednesday evening, March 30th, Sloan Fine Art will play host to Jonathan Viner’s new body of work. The show entitled “COMPUTER SCIENCE” harkens back to Viner’s childhood when he spent countless hours with their father at the robotics lab at the New York Institute of Technology and the “mental portraits” of the people he interacted with in his memory. More preview images after the jump.  Also take a look at a special installation from Elizabeth McGrath in the project room.
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Releases: MARS-1 “Infinite Tapestry” Print @ Electric Works

San Francisco’s Electric Works recently released a great new print by Mario Martinez aka Mars-1 (featured). The edition, entitled Infinite Tapestry, is a silkscreen print using florescent UV inks on black velvet-flocked paper. According to Electric Works, “the color background was applied with a process called ‘Split Fountain’ in which all 5 colors are put on the screen and mixed into the gradient in one pull as the squeegee goes across the screen. Each pull mixes the inks a little differently so each print is […]