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Openings: “Gin & Juice” @ Ivory & Black

Last week, Ivory & Black in London hosted their first group exhibition featuring painters Andrew Schoultz, Cleon Peterson, James Jean, Richard Colman and Ryan Travis Christian. Entitled Gin & Juice, the artists chosen all have been influenced by various Californian subcultures which in turn has informed their work and imagery. Showgoers were also greeted by James Jean (featured) who made the trip over and took time to work in a wall installation. Discuss this show here.

Setup: James Jean for “Gin & Juice” @ Ivory & Black

It looks like the busy James Jean (featured) is already in London prepping his installation for the Gin & Juice group show at Ivory & Black. If the sight of Jean getting his wall mural on (like for his show at Martha Otero) doesn’t get you out to the opening tomorrow night (June 15th), stop by for the additional art from Andrew Schoultz, Cleon Peterson, James Jean, Richard Colman and Ryan Travis Christian. Photo via Pedro Matos and the artist. Discuss this show here. Discuss James Jean […]

Ai Weiwei x Herzog & de Meuron Serpentine Pavilion Complete

Recently, the 12th commissioned architectural project of an annual series from the Serpentine Gallery opened to the public. The 2012 piece was a collaboration between famous Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and Herzog & de Meuron, the same team that was responsible for the celebrated Beijing National Stadium which was built for the 2008 Olympic Games. The 12th Serpentine Galley Pavilion will be presented as part of the London 2012 Festival and consists of a plane of water floating above a sunken recess in the lawn […]

Openings: Roid – “More Than Ever” @ TopSafe

Recently, the UK-based Roid opened his solo show More Than Ever with TopSafe London. The Heavy Artillery and MSK affiliated writer and artist presented a series of works featuring his progressive letterforms inspired by a diverse mix of  “music, nostalgia from the 80′s and 90′s, manga, and typography” which builds on his recent showing in Los Angeles (covered). Although the work has the requisite street aesthetic, he explains that he is also further influenced by concepts of precision, mathematics, and the idea of love stories […]

Damien Hirst – “Cock and Bull” for Tramshed Restaurant

For trendy London eatery Tramshed, the menu primarily focuses on steak and chicken items. Greeting guests and reminding them of this fact is the spectacularly placed Cock and Bull piece from Damien Hirst created specifically for the restaurant. No word on if the formaldehyde tank featuring the uncooked versions of the food has any effect on your appetite, but it is sure to have fans of the British artist salivating for more. For a closer look, check out a video tour here. Via Hypebeast. Discuss […]

Openings: Gary Taxali – ‘My Feelings Like You’ @ Outsiders

The AM UK calendar for attending art openings has been pretty jammed of late, but one that we were sorry to have missed was Gary Taxali’s show My Feelings Like You at the Outsiders gallery in London earlier this month. We’ve been fans of Taxali’s unique take on mark-making for around a decade, and surprisingly this is his first solo showing in the UK. Gary recently sent us these pictures from his visit to the UK for the opening night, and it seems that UK fans […]

Showing: Ron Mueck @ Hauser & Wirth, London (Savile Row, South Gallery)

If you remember, we previewed the Ron Mueck exhibition at Hauser & Wirth, London (Saville Row, South Gallery) last month. Those familiar with Mueck’s hyperrealist style and playful distortions of scale will know his work needs to be seen in person to be fully appreciated. The four-sculpture show closes on Saturday 26 May, so the terribly busy, the forgetful and the procrastinators still have a couple of days to check it out. Favourite pieces for AM are Still Life, a giant plucked chicken hanging by […]

Teaser: “Gin and Juice” @ Ivory & Black

Coming up on June 15th, the Ivory & Black Soho will be presenting their first group exhibition featuring artists Andrew Schoultz, Cleon Peterson, James Jean, Richard Colman and Ryan Travis Christian. Entitled Gin & Juice, the show features painters who hae been influenced by the Californian subcultures they hail from with diverse imagery ranging from the humorous, the macabre, the playful, the violent, to the idealistic.

Streets: Banksy (London)

A statement on child labour in the UK has appeared on the side of Poundland on Whymark Avenue in London with an underaged worker hard at work with a sewing machine creating some bunting (perhaps for the upcoming Queen’s Jubilee?). Although not confirmed as of yet by Banksy, the stenciling and style are all strongly reminiscent of Mr. B’s handiwork. Photo credit: the lonely villein.

Streets: Mobstr (London)

It looks like the ever witty Mobstr has been busy in and around London recently putting up some new pieces. The street artist hailing from Newcastle is known for verbiage-based pieces that poke fun at his art form as well as challenge the way we view public space. These photos, which come courtesy of Hooked Blog include a continuation in his Huh? series as well as other “lessons in advertising.” Discuss Mobstr here.