AM was fortunate enough to be able to trek down recently to Washington D.C. and catch Tomokazu Matsuyama’s (interviewed) solo exhibition at the Katzen Arts Center at the American University Museum. Aptly titled Thousand Regards, Matsu presented a balanced mix of works that varied from sculptures, paintings to installations to greet the guests visiting the museum. The well curated show displayed the many facets of the artist’s unique heritage and east meets west artistic approach. We caught his classic Kirin paintings and triptychs from his Running Deep […]
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For this week’s Rewind, we like to bring your attention to this footage of Beastie Boy Mike D introducing his multi-media arts and food extravaganza – Transmissions LA: AV Club currently showing the Geffen MOCA (via NOWNESS). Stop by for yourself if you can. Other videos that caught our eye include: Closer look at the Ben Jones video install for Transmissions LA: AV Club (via TWBE). RETNA has a trailer for his recently opened show in Mexico. A trailer for Tom Sach’s show opening on […]
Morgan Spurlock is an internationally known director, producer, and writer famous for such documentaries as Super Size Me, The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, and the recently released Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope. Opening on April 28 will be the debut of his first curated art exhibition at Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City. Although he’s one busy man, Arrested Motion had the fortunate opportunity to catch up with him and discuss his interest in collecting art, his future in performance art, and his previous quest […]
Phlegm working on another new book. See some of the drawings. Instagram recommends AM [other IG accounts: arrestedmotion_sleepboy, khoi08, svenman, sazajane, rhinomilk, marcusslo, lowpro] RIP: Influential Chicago gallerist Donald Young. Dead at 69. US returns 16th century painting to heirs of Jewish man who died before Nazis stormed France. Suspected father and daughter art forging team arrested in Moscow. Italian museum director protests anti-austerity measures by burning art. Occupy Wall Street joins labor dispute protests against Frieze New York. Aidan, Marat Guelman and XL: three […]
AM recently had the chance to stop by The Brooklyn Academy of Music’s (BAM) annual silent auction to take a look at the artwork up for bid. This being their 150th anniversary, BAM got a gaggle of great artwork donated by some impressive artists working in the greater New York area such as Nate Lowman, Carmen Herrera, Tauba Auerbach, KAWS, Ryan McGinness, Jacob Kassay, Terrance Koh and many more. The bidding ends on tomorrow (Sunday, April 22nd at 6pm EST) with certain lots moving to […]
This week’s Art Focus takes us to Long Beach, California where Jennifer Celio works with graphite on paper to create landscapes of a world where certain environmental issues have been amplified to get her message across. Whether it is forests of cellphone tower trees, or where every house either has an oil pump or a wind turbine, her attention to detail and her clever manipulation of reality make her pieces stand out. Today is the last day to see her drawings in person at the […]
Earlier this month Dennis McNett (featured), Swoon (interviewed) and Monica Canilao opened a brand new exhibition entitled The Folding of a Known World at Galleria Patricia Armocida. The trio of US-based artists traveled to Milan to work together on creating fresh collaborative installations filled with their signature styles and techniques. McNett sent us some photos documenting their progress as they slaved away in Italy as well as some final shots of the fruits of their labor. Check it all out after the jump.
Earlier this week, we heralded the imminent release of James Jean’s (featured) Butterfly collection from his OVM line. It looks like his fans didn’t have to wait long as the entire selection of earrings, necklaces, rings, and bracelets have been made available as well as a matching scarf. With this continuing foray into fashion, the multi-talented Jean continues to push his artistic boundaries while maintaining the shapes, colors, imagery, and aesthetic to those familiar with his work. More images after the jump…
Next Friday, April 20th, Fecal Face Dot Gallery will be presenting a new group exhibition entitled Cigarettes, Phone Cards & Hip Hop Clothing. Featuring a list of artists as diverse as the title, San Francisco art-lovers will be treated to work from Tom Betthauser, Kelsey Brookes, Ryan Travis Christian, Scott Greenwalt, Robert Hardgrave, Hiro Kurata, Mildred, Pacolli, Marco Zamora, and Alex Ziv. The reception will be held from 6-9 pm for those interested in attending. More preview images after the jump…
Just a couple days ago, we shared with you photos that Jeff Soto (interviewed) sent us from his trip to Richmond, Virginia for the RVA Street Art Festival. Earlier this year though, Jeff had traveled up to San Francisco for a project with Chevy that had been kept under wraps until now. Take a look at the mini-documentary above as the Riverside-based artist “collaborates” with a robotic art car on a mural as well as discusses some of his thoughts behind the project. Discuss Jeff Soto here.