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Streets: JR – “I Am a Man” Mural / Unframed Project (Washington, D.C.)

French photographer and street activist JR, who was just featured in a video for the new MOCAtv channel, was also recently in Washington, D.C. working on a mural for his Unframed Project where he takes archived images and uses them in a different context. For this particular piece, he brings to light a photo from Ernest Withers taken during the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers strike and pasted it up on the corner of 14th Street and T streets in Washington where the riots exploded right after Martin Luther […]

Openings: Shepard Fairey – “Sound & Vision” @ StolenSpace

Londoners have already seen evidence of Shepard Fairey’s (featured) presence on the streets, but tonight (October 19th), the StolenSpace Gallery will be putting a new body of work from the prominent American street artist on display entitled Sound and Vision. Shep’s first exhibition in London Town in five years will see him create art with one of his greatest inspirations in mind – music. Friend and collaborator Z-Trip will be on hand to supply the soundtrack to the artwork that will include mixed media works on canvas, screen prints (wood, metal, and paper), rubylith […]

Videos: “JR: The Wrinkles of Los Angeles” for MOCAtv

Back in March, we covered extensively French photographer JR’s canvassing of Los Angeles with his iconic imagery as part of his Wrinkles in the City project. Now AM photographer and filmmaker Carlos Gonzalez of theonepointeight has created a video documenting the experience for the newly formed MOCAtv channel. Check out the footage below… Discuss JR here.

Baby Tattooville ’12: Michael Hussar – “Wunderland”

As we continue our coverage of this year’s Baby Tattooville, we turn our attention to Michael Hussar’s Wunderland, which was a feature for the art retreat for the fourth straight year (see 2011). Those familiar with Hussar’s two night event quickly settled in while newcomers casually perused. As in the past, all of the action took place in Hussar’s suite. Models posed as muses deep into the night for Hussar and other artists to draw. Discuss Baby Tattoville here.
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Openings: Greg Lamarche – “Timeless” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

AM recently attended the opening for Greg Lamarche’s solo exhibition at the Joshua Liner Gallery. Entitled Timeless, this show brought together numerous elements of Greg’s style of deconstructing and reassembling text and graphics into a new visual language. As we’ve seen in the past like our studio visit to his New York laboratory, Greg dipped into his private stock of archived clippings which he has compiled over a lifetime to transform simple fonts & vintage papers into a masterful geometric visuals. This show runs until October 27th, so stop […]

Openings: Mark Whalen – “Portals” @ Merry Karnowsky

This past weekend, the Merry Karnowsky gallery unveiled new work by artist Mark Whalen (also known as Kill Pixie). Titled “Portals”, this new exhibition by the Australian artist shows a progress in style from the last time he showed at this same gallery.  Last week, we showed you a glimpse into his artistic process via a teaser video (covered), and here with the culmination of his hard work, we see him once again incorporating a collection of extremely detailed and geometric artwork, black on black […]

Showing: Anish Kapoor @ Lisson Gallery

Currently at the two locations of the Lisson Gallery in London, Anish Kapoor has gathered a comprehensive collection of his recent works for a showing that will run through November 10th. Known for his brightly colored and large-scale mirror-like creations, the Indian-born British sculptor has chosen to also focus on another side of his repertoire for this exhibition with a selection of his earth works in varied compositions. Rounding things out nicely in Lisson’s sculpture yard is Intersection, a piece from Kapoor fabricated from steel that almost […]

Openings: Pose & “Hello Kitty, Hello Art” @ Known Gallery

On Saturday night, the Known Gallery in Los Angeles hosted a private release party for Hello Kitty, Hello Art!, a book compiling artwork inspired by Sanrio characters. In association with this event, a group show featuring works from 64 Colors, AIKO, Caia Koopman, DABS MYLA, Kenton Parker, Niagara, Shepard Fairey, Simone Legno, RISK, Adam Wallacavage was on display as each artist chose different characters to render in their own typical fashion. The man of the hour was POSE (MSK, AWR) – seen above – with an entire solo show dedicated to the theme […]

Openings: Brett Amory – “Twenty-Four in San Francisco” @ Sandra Lee Gallery

Last week, Brett Amory’s latest effort, Twenty-Four in San Francisco, was put on display at Sandra Lee Gallery located in San Francisco’s Union Square (see the studio preview here). The show contained 24 paintings, each capturing a moment from a different location from a different hour of the day. Various objects found on the ground at each site was displayed throughout the space. The back room of the gallery housed the video installation that showed footage filmed at each location during the corresponding hour referenced […]

Ryan McGinley – “Reach Out, I’m Right Here” @ Tomio Koyama Gallery

After simultaneous showings back in May at Team Gallery locations in New York (covered here & here), Ryan McGinley traveled to Japan for a solo at the Tomio Koyama Gallery. The exhibition entitled Reach Out, I’m Right Here (which recently closed), featured more of McGinley’s luminous photographs featuring his work with models interacting with nature as well as live animals from various sanctuaries, zoos, and rescue establishments across the United States. Take a look at what you missed below… Tipped off by TWBE. Discuss Ryan McGinley here.