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Highlights: Recommended Openings For July 23-29

Many openings to recommend this week and if you’ll notice, there is a large chunk of our calendar devoted to SDCC as there are many art-related events at the “nerd prom” in San Diego this week. One of our favorite images though (seen above) is from Nicoletta Ceccoli (interviewed) as she opens her two person show with Eric Fortune (interview to follow soon) this Friday at Roq La Rue. Take a look at all the recommended openings after the jump…

Art Focus: Alexandros Vasmoulakis

AM is a big fan of Alexandros Vasmoulakis. Although he currently resides in Berlin, the young Greek artist dominates the urban skyline of his hometown Athens with enormous murals on the city’s high rise buildings. We love the blend of street and pop surrealist qualities in Alexandros’ work and his sharp use of color to create a sensation of movement. The scale on which he works and his ability to incorporate his pieces into their environment is very impressive. More images after the jump…

Interviews: Ellis G. – “Ocular Echoism: The Autonomy of Ellis Gallagher” @ Collective Hardware

AM had the chance to spend a few evenings with Ellis G. prior to his upcoming solo show “Ocular Echoism: The Autonomy of Ellis Gallagher” opening at Collective Hardware this Thursday, July 23 at 7pm in NYC. If you recall, we also had a chance to spend time with him on the streets before the group show he participated in at Thinkspace back in January. As we walked the streets of Cobble Hill looking for the perfect subject/shadow, Ellis seemed to know a lot of […]

Highlights: Recommended Openings For July 16-19

AM brings you the best of this week’s openings from across the globe. This week’s top pick is “Jumbo Fruit” from the Clayton Brothers opening at Patrick Painter in Los Angeles. Peep the studio visit we posted earlier this week for an early look at this amazing new body of work. Get a full overview of the best shows in LA, SF, NYC, Europe and Asia after the jump.

Studio Visits/Interviews: Jason Thielke – “New Works” @ David B. Smith Gallery

On our recent trip to Denver to see Josh Keyes’ “Sprout” exhibition, AM met with Jason Thielke, who’s latest solo show entitled simply “New Works” opens this Friday, July 17th at the new downtown location of the David B. Smith Gallery. We’ve been interested in Thielke’s work for a while now, and in particular his technique utilizing a method he calls gel transfer, which results in an aesthetic delight of super-clean vector-like line work. Recently, he has changed things up a bit and is now […]

Studio Visits: The Clayton Brothers

AM had a chance to visit the studio of the Clayton Brothers a couple weeks back as they prepared for their first major show in Los Angeles in six years. This will be their first major collection of works in Los Angeles since they rocked La Luz De Jesus back in 2003 with their epic “Six Foot Eleven” show. We still remember how blown away we were by that show. Simply epic in every sense of the word. For those that missed that one, do […]

Streets/Video: ABOVE hits up the Berlin Wall

ABOVE (interviewed) continues his trip throughout Europe with a stop in Berlin, Germany, making his mark on the Berlin Wall a little over 20 years after Ronald Regan made his historic speech at Brandenburg Gate stating, “Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” Detailed photos and a video of ABOVE’s massive word/play piece and how he marked the anniversary of the bridge to this divide after the jump…

Art Focus: Robert Longo

We recently came across the mind blowingly detailed charcoal work of Robert Longo which led us to do a little digging to see what’s going on with this talented and renowned artist. His twenty year retrospective (1979-2009) show at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nice, France just opened last month and will be showing until the end of November.  Not sure exactly which works were included but our vote would have been for some of his newest work this year from the YingXiong (Heroes) series, an example […]

Highlights: Recommended Openings For July 9-12

Enjoy AM’s fresh new feature, where we bring you the best of this week’s openings from across the globe. Andrew Hosner of Sour Harvest has been putting together recommended openings for the Los Angeles area for almost six years now on his full-time site and has joined the AM team to expand these listings globally. Be sure to check out his site for a much more in-depth guide to Los Angeles openings. Get a full overview of shows in LA, SF, NYC, Greater Europe, Canada and more […]

Second Helpings: June 2009

The first month of Summer brought an artistic heat wave. It was hard, even for us, to cover all the massive events occurring across the the world. Check out this edition of Second Helpings as AM selects some of the best stories of the month for you to chew on. Get served after the jump.