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Jen Stark for Fashion Outlets of Chicago

A couple weeks ago, we shared with you plans (arranged by The Arts Initiative & Primary Projects) underway to make the new Fashion Outlets of Chicago into a place where shoppers could enjoy making their purchases as well as enjoy a little art at the same time. We gave you an idea of what to expect from Daniel Arsham, and now ahead of the opening next month, it appears Jen Stark (featured) has been working on her installations for the project. If interested, check out more photos below and also see the […]
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Previews: Carl Cashman – ‘Every Time I Close My Eyes, All I See Is This’ @ Breeze Block Gallery

British artist Carl Cashman is opening his first solo show at Breeze Block Gallery in Portland, OR on the 1st of August. Titled Every Time I Close My Eyes, All I See Is This, the exhibition introduces all new pieces by a young artist that has been slowly building his career with recognizable geometric-based works. After showing his art in a couple of different group shows in the UK, USA, Australia, Mexico, etc, Carl got an opportunity to show more of his talent and creativity through his debut solo […]
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Interview: Erin M Riley

Erin M Riley is a Philadelphia-based artist whose chosen medium is weaving, something that has not been covered much here on AM. What drew us to her tapestries in particular is her use of unconventional imagery, which bridges the gap between traditional techniques and contemporary issues that affect youth today. At times deeply personal and honest, her work explores post party mishaps, social and sexual interactions of dating, death, pop culture and more. We had the chance to interview her ahead of a showing at Paradigm […]
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Rumor Mill: Jeffrey Deitch’s Reign At MOCA Over?

Late last night, LA Weekly reported that Jeffrey Deitch will be leaving the LA MOCA at the end of the month. Despite increasing attendance during his reign at the Los Angeles institution and bringing in a fresh vision for the museum, there continue to be financial woes. Signs of discontent came to a head also with the controversial resignation of chief curator Paul Schimmel as well as multiple artists leaving the board under Deitch’s watch. It will be interesting to see what is next for Deitch as well as […]
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Studio Visits: Mario Wagner – ‘Controlled Spaces’ @ Breeze Block Gallery

Berkeley based artist Mario Wagner builds his worlds to incorporate a level of cinematic intrigue through the retro futurist sci-fi imagery that speaks to the era from which he draws reference – a time when futuristic fascination was widespread, space travel was imminent, and the possibilities of technology were limitless. The German born artist uses analog methods of collage incorporating vintage print media alongside painted elements. In our digital age, his old school methodologies echo the retro-futurist content of his work. His work is currently being exhibited […]
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Upcoming: 111 Minna Gallery 20th Anniversary Exhibition

Coming up on the 6th of September, the 111 Minna Gallery will be putting on a group show celebrating their 20th year anniversary. Not surprisingly, their long history deservedly affords them the opportunity to put together a roster of heavy hitters in the genre. Those slated to contribute a piece include Brett Amory, Shawn Barber, Glenn Barr, David Choong Lee, Ron English, Jeremy Fish, Sam Flores, Doze Green, Jay Howell, Sylvia Ji, Josh Keyes (seen above), Liz McGrath, Mark Ryden, Kathy Staico-Schorr, Todd Schorr, Shag, Joe Sorren, […]
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Openings: Cleon Peterson – ‘There is a War’ @ The Outsiders

Cleon Peterson recently brought his highly stylised and violent imagery to London for his first solo exhibition in the UK. There is a War opened at The Outsiders’ Soho gallery space on Thursday July 4th with a selection of  works from his Brinksman series as well as his wonderful tableaux street scenes so full of multi-dimensional blood drenched villainy. For many at the opening it was the first opportunity to see Cleon’s graphical (and also graphic) work in person, and a chance to absorb his technique over a large body of work. There […]
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Openings: ‘Word Play’ @ Design Matters

A little while back we brought you a preview of some of the work for Word Play, hosted at Design Matters Gallery in Los Angeles. The premise of the exhibition excited us as the curated theme was based around text within art. The group exhibition was curated by Stephanie Chefas, of Platinum Cheese blog fame and features a variety of artists from very different backgrounds but all commonly using text in their work though a range of styles and mediums. Ben Venom (above), Shawn Huckins, Greg Lamarche, Gregory Siff, Meg Hitchcock, Meryl Pataky, and RERO all contributed […]
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FriendsWithYou Installation For Hyundai

Last time FriendsWithYou gifted Asia with an installation, it was in Hong Kong (2012) with an inflatable bouncing creation featuring some of their signature happy-go-lucky characters. This time around, Happy Gift was a 25-feet wide piece, commissioned by the Hyundai, which was publicly exhibited during the month of May at the Hyundai Department Gardens in Seoul. As you can see, it was a big hit for all who were able to interact with the duo’s work. Discuss FriendsWithYou here.
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Brett Amory – “Twenty-Four in New York” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Last month, AM attended the opening of Brett Amory’s (featured) new solo show entitled Twenty-Four in New York. For his second showing at Jonathan LeVine Gallery (alongside POSE & REVOK), the SF-based artist continued his series of works documenting various locations in selected cities, all in one hour increments. Rounding out the paintings, were the display of found objects at the spots he featured as well as a site-specific installation which incorporated a magazine stand with structural components. Take a look at more photos below… Discuss Brett Amory here.