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Teaser: David Shrigley – “Brain Activity” @ Hayward Gallery

We are AM are pretty excited about the prospects of attending David Shrigley’s first major survey exhibition in the UK, entitled Brain Activity, opening this Wednesday at the Hayward Gallery in London. The last time we saw a large selection of pieces from the versatile British artist was at the 2010 Frieze Art Fair, where he was incidentally also drawing on people’s bodies in one of his infamous impromptu tattoo sessions, so the opportunity to peruse an even more substantial collection of his work will […]

Setup / Giveaway: Olek — “I do not expect to be a mother but I do expect to die alone” @ Tony’s Gallery, London

Olek is launching her first UK solo show this evening at Tony’s Gallery in East London. The wall-to-floor installation recreates living quarters, complete with bed, tables, picture frames and other domestic objects — all covered in brightly-coloured crochet. AM has been keeping track of progress over the last few weeks and we’re looking forward to seeing the finished result. The show’s title, “I do not expect to be a mother but I do expect to die alone”, quotes from an appliquéd blanket produced by Tracey […]

Teaser: Conor Harrington – “Dead Meat” @ Lazarides

We have to go all the way back to 2009 since we last attended a solo from Conor Harrington (interviewed). So, naturally we are excited to see what he has in store for his Dead Meat showing at Lazarides in March. We’ll have more details for you later, but for a hint, take a look at this quick piece he threw up that is an image from that upcoming exhibition as well as part of a film project he is involved with. Discuss Conor Harrington […]

Teaser: Damien Hirst – “Spot Paintings” @ The Gagosian (Worldwide)

Has anyone taken up Damien Hirst’s The Complete Spot Challenge? AM will be visiting and covering as many of the Gagosian openings for you as possible now that January 12th is here, but hopefully someone out there will be able to attend all eleven locations (New York, London, Paris, Los Angeles, Rome, Athens, Geneva, and Hong Kong) at some point. “Included in the exhibition are more than 300 paintings, from the first spot on board that Hirst created in 1986; to the smallest spot painting comprising half […]

Showing: Jonathan Yeo – “You’re Only Young Twice” @ Lazarides

Earlier this month, Lazarides hosted the opening of Jonathan Yeo’s solo exhibition You’re Only Young Twice. The new paintings focused on the phenomena of plastic surgery with imagery of patients being marked preoperatively, scenes from the operation, as well as before and after comparison shots. Rendered beautifully in photorealistic and abstract techniques, the new body of work once again shows off the technical skills as well as wit of the British artist. Rounding out the showing at Rathbone Place were some of his older work […]

Showing: Swoon – “Murmuration” @ Black Rat Projects

Earlier this month, Swoon’s (interviewed) first London solo exhibition opened up at the Black Rat Projects. She has spent three long weeks transforming the gallery space with sculptural paper installations that she collectively entitled Mumuration. The project utilized imagery from much of her previous work including her Art in the Streets install at the MOCA, Thalassa at the NOMA, Anthropocene Extinction at the Boston (ICA). More photos after the jump via Smart Hype.

Openings: “Attack of the Space Waffles” @ Outsiders

Space Invader is back to London for a solo show at the Outsiders and what a better way to celebrate December with an Attack of Space Waffles? Showcasing a series of brand new mosaic alias’ and some other goodies like stickers and limited editions. The basement features an ‘Invaded Disco Ball’, and a 20 minute documentary following Invader throughout his street missions, and also a ‘Space Waffle Machine‘ dispensing hot waffles throughout the exhibition to the delight of the gallery’s Christmas visitors. ‘Tis the season to be invaded… More pics after the jump…

Streets: Banksy (London)

Over the weekend, several new pieces from Banksy popped up in London including this plane with the heart trail seen above. Fans of Mr. B had already been on high alert as word came of a new print to be released soon from POW. Other stencils that showed up include a red version of the plane as well as a sign that states “Sorry! The lifestyle you ordered is currently out of stock.” Photos after the jump…

Releases / Teaser: “Walls and Frames” Book Launch

The latest book by Gestalten, Walls & Frames, edited by Maximiliano Ruiz focuses on emerging international street artists and documents how they are transitioning from street to galleries, using innovative tools and techniques that are shaping a new direction of contemporary art. To celebrate the international release, all 101 participating artists have created handmade cover sleeves that will be available for sale during the launch parties in London at POW on the 8th of December and Gestalten Space in Berlin on 15th of December. More info […]

Openings: Evol & Friends @ Pictures On Walls

Following his recent installation in London Smithfield market (covered here), German artist EVOL and a full supporting cast of artists took over Pictures on Walls for the Christmas show with installations, sculptures, books and limited edition prints. Other featured artists include Banksy, Barminski, Dran, Tilt, James Cauty, Paul Insect, Wayne White, Might Mo, Todd James, Invader, Cept, Jerome Miller, Pacolli, Victor Van Gaasbeek, Zach Schrey and more. Further pics after the jump…