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VNA Issue 23 / Faile Cover Release (New York & London)

VNA’s Issue 23 is set for release and they will be celebrating in style with two release parties. Featuring Faile (featured) as their cover artist, the magazine will be available in New York at Reed Space (July 31st, 6-9 pm) and in London at Lazarides Rathbone (August 8th, 6-9pm), including limited edition hand screen printed cover versions (seen above, USD$60). Other artists seen in this issue include Morning Breath, Prefab77, Agostino Iacurci, Eelus, Hedof, Michael Sieben, Days, Peque, Vibes, and more. Those who can’t make the events […]

Rewind: July 22 – July 28

It’s time to take a look at some worthy art-related videos in another one of our Rewind features. First up is an interview with Jeffrey Deitch as he speaks about art and his time in LA, created before word came out that he is stepping down as MOCA’s director. Other videos to watch include: A video about Matt Small and his show at Nelly Duff. Kickstarter video for Art Story. Trailer for Jay Z’s Picasso Baby on HBO (via Hyde or Die). Amanda Ross-Ho discusses […]

Overtime: July 22 – July 28

More stories from the week ended July 28: Shepard Fairey full-wrapped buses courtesy of L.A. Fund unveiled in Los Angeles. RIP: Walter De Maria, who died of a stroke at age 77. RIP: Ronnie Cutrone, who died at the age of 65. What happened during MOCA’s board meeting in which Jeffrey Deitch resigned. Christopher Knight guests on Air Talk, discussing the Deitch resignation. William Poundstone provides the local perspective on why Deitch did not work out in LA. A look at what Deitch may be […]

Streets: Ludo – “Mutant With Eagle Head” (Paris)

Ludo (interviewed) recently finished this huge mural in the 13th arrondissement of Paris, also known as arrondissement des Gobelins, titled Mutant With Eagle Head. As usual, the French artist has created another one of his signature mutant characters. These are strongly influenced by the flyers and skate deck imagery from the late 80’s early 90’s that the artist grew up with. Instead of going towards nano levels, the artist reversed the process a bit, and the result is this giant butterfly mutant, with scorpio like tail, humanoid rib cage […]

Upcoming: Zach Johnsen – ‘The House of Uncommons’ @ Hellion Gallery

Portland based artist Zach Johnsen is busy preparing for his upcoming exhibition entitled The House of Uncommons. The body of work created for the show explores an alternate parliamentary governing system comprised of spirit figures existing outside the periphery of mankind. Each painting depicts a figure within this fantasy system of rules with its own unique title, identity and powers of legislation. Johnsen’s dynamic paintings have pretty much always been executed on paper, but his new work for the exhibition is comprised entirely of paintings on wooden panels. […]

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 […]

Streets: Aakash Nihalani (New York)

Aakash Nihalani recently sent over some photos of some tape installations he created for the exterior walls of the new Parrish Art Museum which just relocated to Watermill in a new Herzog & de Meuron building. Utilizing his outdoor medium of choice, the New York-based artist once again showed a deft touch in bridging the two and three-dimensional realms with these whimsical new pieces. Stop by his current show in Southhampton at the Tripoli Gallery if you have an interest in his geometrical aesthetic. Discuss Aakash Nihalani […]

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 […]

Streets: POSE x Dabs Myla (Chicago)

Straight off his show in New York (covered), POSE is back on the streets doing what he does best. This time he’s repping The Seventh Letter along with Dabs Myla in Chicago for Pilsen’s Art in Public Places initiative. Just one of the many murals as part of the project in the 25th Ward, the distinctive style of the three artists certainly brightened up the area. Photo credit: Alderman Danny Solis & the artists. Discuss POSE here. Discuss Dabs Myla here.

Interview: DALeast

DALeast is a Chinese born artist that lives and works in Capetown, South Africa. After successful 2012 in which the artist painted his distinctive murals all over the world, had a sold out show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC, and instantly sold out two print releases, we thought it was time to catch up with him here on AM. So, we virtually visited him in his studio shortly after his successful show and murals project in London, and just before he headed for another productive […]