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Quam Odunsi – “The Reagents” @ Design Matters Gallery

Quam Odunsi’s second solo exhibition at Design Matters Gallery in Los Angeles, The Reagents (previewed), recently closed and we have images from the exhibition installation for you here. The show highlighted the artist’s versatility in media and included sculptures, photographic prints, signature collages, silkscreen works, video, and paintings on canvas from images taken on analog (the artist’s preferred recording medium) Super8, 35mm, 120mm, and Polaroid film. This body of work sees Odunsi transforming himself into the role of a government surveillance official who takes his […]
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Murakami x Harper’s Bazaar Shoot

For those of you who watched Takashi Murakami’s film Jellyfish Eyes, his recent shoot with Harper’s Bazaar may look familiar to you. The Japanese art superstar and some of the characters from the movie spent a day with Angela Lindvall and photographer Jason Schmidt out in Los Angeles prepping for the December/January issue. Take a look at more photos below as well as check out an interview with the artist here. Artwork ©Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Discuss Murakami here.
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Studio Visits/Previews: Eric White – “All Of This Has Not Occurred” @ Martha Otero Gallery

AM recently had the pleasure of stopping by New York-based artist Eric White’s (interviewed) studio.  During the visit, we got the chance to see some of his new work for his solo exhibition entitled All of This Has Not Occurred coming up at Martha Otero Gallery in Los Angeles. White showed us an alternate reality with his work – work which he describes as “Paranoid Social Realism” – a look into a different Hollywood, which is conceived as a multidimensional world. He executes this by masterfully inventing films and […]
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Openings: Risk – “Metallic Tissue” @ Fabien Castanier

Over the weekend, Fabien Castanier Gallery in Los Angeles hosted an exhibition featuring new work by Kelly “RISK” Graval (interviewed) curated by Roger Gastman. Drawing from a career spanning over 30 years, the legendary hometown graffiti artist has created a diverse body of work collectively entitled Metallic Tissue. The show highlights his versatility with various mediums and styles, attesting to how far his artform has expanded and evolved since his pioneering days of getting up on freeway overpasses, signs and billboards, dubbed the “heavens.” Photo credit: Theonepointeight. Discuss RISK […]
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Previews: Mat Collishaw – “The Last Meal on Death Row” @ Stephen Webster

On Thursday, Nov. 7, Stephen Webster (in its No Regrets lounge) in Beverly Hills, CA will open a show of works by Mat Collishaw featuring his Last Meal on Death Row works. This series features meticulously-arranged staged photography still lifes based on death row inmates’ last meals before they are executed. The eerie subject of the images conflict with the style in which they are depicted: 17th century Vanitas paintings –  a manner traditionally used to explore the transience of life, the futility of pleasure, […]
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Studio Visits: Dennis McNett – “Temple of Wolfbat” @ Known Gallery

AM recently stopped by the Wolfbat Studios of Dennis McNett. The Brooklyn-based artist is getting ready for his solo exhibition entitled Temple of Wolfbat at Known Gallery in Los Angeles that is set to open on November 16th. While there, we got a sneak peek of what’s to come for this big Los Angeles exhibition. From sculptures, leather etchings, wood carving, to collage paintings, McNett continues to bring us on his animalistic storytelling journey. Discuss Dennis McNett here.
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Ryan McGinness x SPiN Standard Glow-Pong Table

Recently, Ryan McGinness unveiled a custom black light ping-pong table that he designed for SPiN Standard at The Standard, Downtown LA. The New York-based artist stuck true to his graphic style for this custom table, utilizing his trademark iconography and design aesthetics to convey a complex and poetic concept. Take a look the photos below as well as a video documenting the Glow-Pong launch party hosted by McGinness, Kohn Gallery, Maker Magazine, and Quint Contemporary. Discuss Ryan McGinness here.
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Upcoming: “Black Moon” @ Model Citizen Studios

Open for two days only starting tonight, Black Moon is a group exhibition featuring four California-based artists Jessicka Addams, Camille Rose Garcia (seen above), Elizabeth McGrath, and Marion Peck. Curated by Alix Sloan, the show will feature Addams’ octopi-related imagery, CRG’s recent obsession with bats, McGrath’s three-dimensional art, and Peck’s clown portraits. Check out info on the location and times of the exhibition here.
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Upcoming: Branded Arts x Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica Benefit

Coming up on November 16th, Branded Arts will be curating an event to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica (1238 Lincoln Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90404). The night will start at 7pm featuring a print release at the opening from Nick Walker (seen above) entitled The Morning After – Santa Monica which will come in a run of 75. Before the 12 am end, a silent auction will be held for basketballs customized by artists including Kenny Scharf, Nick Walker, Saber, Meggs, Chor […]
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Openings: Billy Norrby – “The Stone Like” @ CHG Circa

On the same night as Ron English’s solo at Corey Helford, their sister gallery several doors down, CHG Circa also hosted an opening reception. The Stone Like featured the paintings of Billy Norrby, rendered in a style reminiscent of the master works from the Romanticism movement. By mixing some relics of the contemporary age and some surreal touches, Norrby updates his work for modern times. Take a look at more photos below… Discuss Billy Norrby here.