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Video / Preview: Swoon – “Murmuration” @ Black Rat Projects

We mentioned this a couple weeks ago, but now is a good time for a reminder to make your way down to Black Rat Projects on December 1st for the unveiling of Swoon’s (interviewed) newest showing. Entitled Mumuration, the project has taken the Brooklyn-based artist three long weeks to create, transforming the gallery into an immersive installation featuring her signature intricate and elaborate paper cuts and sculptural shapings. Take a look at a recent video after the jump to get you in the mood…

Showing: Ryan McGinley – “Wandering Comma” @ Alison Jacques Gallery

For his first London exhibition at Alison Jacques Gallery since the celebrated Moonmilk series over two years ago, Ryan McGinley has assembled seven new photographs, all in the largest format the American artist has yet worked in. Wandering Comma features photographs harmoniously balancing the orchestrated and the unpredictable, the staged and the spontaneous. Although the images begin with choreographed scenarios, the images that result are never wholly pre-meditated leaving their own freedom and initiative to the models or situation. Running through Thursday, December 22nd, Wandering Comma is a must-see show for anyone in and around the London area. […]

Streets / Teaser: EVOL @ Pictures on Walls

Hitting up London ahead of his showing at Pictures On Walls on December 1st, German artist EVOL installed some his distinctive work at Smithfield Market. Featuring his uncanny ability to transform urban objects into tiny cityscapes, this latest street intervention will only fuel the fires of fans in the UK as EVOL and full supporting cast of artists take over POW with their upcoming show. More photos at Street Art London and after the jump…

Update: Swoon (London & New Orleans)

It looks like Swoon (interviewed) is in London at the moment judging from this piece seen on the streets by the good people at Hooked Blog. The wheatpasted image is modeled after the stunning Thalassa installation she created for the New Orleans Museum of Art back in June and is a marker for her upcoming show at Black Rat Projects next month. The Murmuration installation and show will open on December 1st and seeing that the NY-based artist is already in town preparing makes us excited to see […]

Streets: Banksy – Robbo Tribute

Banksy is back to the London streets, with a tribute to King Robbo, at the exact same spot that started the controversy (covered here) two years ago. In a sign of making peace, Mr. B drew the outline like King Robbo did back in 1985 in the original and added a “spray can” candle, as a well wisher to Robbo, currently in induced coma. A closer look after the jump as well as a look at the Robbo piece…

Streets: London Instagram Roundup

AM was pleased to see a visit this week from NY based artist Olek (featured), we don’t often get to see a crocheted cab on the streets of London! Great fun and very impressive. So, it was good news to hear that January next year Olek will be crocheting the entire gallery space of Tony’s Gallery and live there.  Sounds like a show not to be missed. We have also seen work going up by Colombian artist Bastardilla over the last couple of weeks, painting […]

Openings: Sickboy – “Heaven and Earth” @ Dray Walk

Initially known for his iconic red and yellow ‘Temples’ sprayed onto wheelie bins and walls across the world, Sickboy returns to London for his second major solo show titled Heaven & Earth. Taking inspiration from Renaissance paintings, religious iconography and surrealist artists like Hieronymus Bosch, Sickboy has spent the last two years building up a new body of work. On large scale paintings with intricate details, religious messages are replaced by Sickboy’s own symbolism and psychedelic world with a positive twist. A resident pastor appears […]

Previews: Faile – “Fragments of Faile” @ Lazarides (Rathbone)

Today, Faile’s (featured) latest exhibition Fragments of Faile will be revealed at London’s Lazarides Rathbone gallery space. As mentioned in our teaser, the details to this show was kept close to the vest as all the Brooklyn duo wanted revealed was that there was a new direction for this body of works. Now that the opening is imminent, the collective sent us some preview pics to share with our readers. From what we see, it looks like the Patricks have gone back a little to their painterly roots and created a […]

Preview: Evan Hecox – “BOROUGH and LANE” @ StolenSpace

Last time we caught up with Evan Hecox, it was back in 2009 at his New York solo. On November 3rd, it will be our friends across the pond who will have the opportunity to check a new body of work from the San Francisco-based artist. BOROUGH and LANE will be hosted by StolenSpace and feature a collection of works inspired by the city of London, focusing on parts of the former industrial and working-class areas like east to Shoreditch and Hoxton, to the side-streets […]

Preview: Kelsey Brookes – “Desires of the Soul” @ The Outsiders

It’s been almost a year since Kelsey Brookes (featured) had a solo show, and if you remember, it was held at Circleculture in Berlin. The time since then has been spent in the studio getting together a new body of work (30 new paintings, 13 sculptures, drawings, and more) ready for Desires of the Soul, his newest exhibition set to open on November 3rd at The Outsiders in London. A show six years in the making, it certainly sounds like something you should attend. More […]