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Openings: David Ellis for “Go West” @ Mark Moore Gallery

The second half of the Joshua Liner curated Go West exhibition featured work from versatile artist David Ellis, which took up half of Los Angeles’ Mark Moore Gallery (see Kris Kuksi’s part in the show here). Those attending the opening in Culver City on Saturday night would have seen the NY-based artist’s paintings featuring his sinuous motif (also seen in a recent large-scale mural), a sound sculpture, as well as his co-opted vinyl record pieces. All the principals behind the showing were present (see above – […]

Update: Kelsey Brookes

It looks like Kelsey Brookes has been working on a new body of work for Quint Contemporary Art in La Jolla, set to open in November. The upcoming series of paintings, drawing from the San Diego-based artist’s science background, will be inspired by structural diagrams of different neurotransmitters as well as the drugs that mimic them, both designer (i.e. xanex, prozac) and recreational (i.e. mescaline, LSD). And in other news, Brookes has been tapped to create covers for the Red Hot Chili Peppers as they get set to release 18 […]

Overtime: July 9 – July 15

Stories of the week: Warhol & Basquiat’s collaborative 1985 Olympic Rings painting at London’s Britannia St. Gagosian Gallery. Christopher Knight details the mess at MOCA and explains why the leadership’s thinking is flawed. The MOCA Four trustees disenchanted with Jeffrey Deitch – respond to Eli Broad and his vision for MOCA. John Baldessari becomes fifth MOCA board member to leave since February. Subsequently, Barbara Kruger and Catherine Opie resign leaving Ruscha as the only artist-trustee remaining. Nine year-old artist Kieron Williamson set to become millionaire after his […]

Rewind: July 9 – 15

This week’s Rewind of art videos is headlined by Futura’s profile with Hennessy as his new collaboration with the world-leading cognac house has just been announced. We’ll have more from the release party and looks at the new bottle soon, but for now take a look at the footage below as Lenny talks about his beginnings, the graffiti family, an life-changing incident in 1973, and his philosophy on life. Interesni Kazki paints a mural for Living Walls (via Nuart). New print release coming from Eine […]

Openings: Dan McCarthy – “Dear Science” @ Gallery 1988 – Venice

Last weekend, the Venice location for Gallery 1988 presented a whole new body work from Dan McCarthy (interviewed). Dear Science is the New England-based artist’s third solo with the gallery (see 2010 and 2011) and featured a series of originals as well as limited edition offerings. Known for his vibrant renderings of different times of day including dawn and dusk where the color and lighting can be quite stunning, McCarthy’s work documenting the great outdoors brings on a feeling of quite reflection when viewing the paintings. The show runs through the 28th. Photo […]

Releases: Aron Wiesenfeld – “David” Etching

Tomorrow, July 14th (noon PST), Aron Wiesenfeld will be releasing a limited edition etching on his webstore. David will be produced in a run of 45 (with 5 AP’s), sized at 18.5 x 15″, and will cost collectors who want to add it to their collection $295. The original image was created with charcoal on paper so this is pretty good reproduction. Take a look at the full image below. Discuss Aron Wiesenfeld here.

Openings: Yayoi Kusama Retrospective @ The Whitney Museum

A couple nights ago, AM was able to stop by the Whitney Museum in New York to attend the opening of the Yayoi Kusama solo exhibition. The traveling retrospective, which was recently shown at the Tate Modern in London (covered), features a diverse selection of her work from the 1940s through the present including traditional Japanese paintings, her canvases utilizing repeating motifs of dots and nets, furniture bristling with soft-sculpture phalluses, her polka-dot-painted pumpkins, whole room light installations, and more. Wandering through a wonderland of the […]

Showing: Karin Krommes – ‘Reign’ @ Waterhouse & Dodd

After a couple of false starts, AM finally got to see Karin Krommes‘ latest solo exhibition entitled Reign at Waterhouse & Dodd in London. Her beautifully layered paintings in oil and acrylic feature portraits of aircraft parts from discarded and abandoned planes. The principal series of Reign are four diptych presentations of ejector seats from fighter jets, rendered in so much beautiful detail that they feel almost as three-dimensional as the installation piece within the gallery of a Martin-Baker Mk2 housing a tree-filled landscape arrangement. […]

Preview: “Go West” (Joshua Liner Curated) @ Mark Moore Gallery

Continuing the collaboration between two galleries on opposite coasts, this Saturday night (July 14th) sees the opening of Go West at the Mark Moore Gallery in Los Angeles. The exhibition, which will be curated by Joshua Liner Gallery, is a followup to the Go East exhibition that was hosted at their New York showspace last May which was curated by Mark Moore. This time around, Kris Kuksi with his intricate assemblages and David Ellis with his award-winning trash sound experiments will be the highlighted artists. Discuss Kris Kuksi here. Discuss […]

Releases: Gregory Euclide – “Laid Down & Wiped Away” Print Set

The David B. Smith Gallery and artist Gregory Euclide recently released a series of prints from his Laid Down & Wiped Away project. Euclide teaches high school in Minnesota and during his twenty-five minute lunch periods began creating temporary paintings within that short allotted time frame as a demonstration to his students and an aesthetic challenge. The works have now been reproduced in a special edition of ten portfolios chronicling Euclide’s experiments on his classroom whiteboard with each including eight pigment prints measuring 16 x 20 […]