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Update: Jeremy Geddes

It sounds like fans of Jeremy Geddes (interviewed) will be seeing a major show from him stateside come 2012. Showing alongside his friend and esteemed artist / illustrator Ashley Wood at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery, the dynamic duo will give New York a taste of what Hong Kong and Beijing have already experienced. 2012 is a long ways off and with prophecies of the end of the world on the horizon, we will keep you up to date on the any details we hear – […]

Teaser: Audrey Kawasaki – “Tangled” @ Outre Gallery (Sydney, Melbourne, Perth)

For those of you who have been waiting with baited breath since Audrey Kawasaki’s (interviewed) show in NY (covered) for a new body of work, it’s almost time. Next month in Australia, she’ll be splitting her 10 new original paintings between Outre Gallery’s two locations in Melbourne (10/22) and Sydney (10/29) along with a print only show in Perth (11/5). She’ll be in attendance for the Melbourne and Sydney openings only, so stop by if you want to meet her. Discuss Audrey Kawasaki here.

Openings: Aaron Horkey – “Midwestern Heart” @ Remick Gallery

Proving home is where the heart is, it must have been a special moment a couple weeks ago when Aaron Horkey opened his retrospective entitled “Midwestern Heart” in his hometown at the Remick Gallery. With many of the past beloved prints and works from the famed illustrator on display, about the only piece of new art was above show poster above that shows off Horkey’s renowned typography skills. More pics from the show captured by Ben C.K. after the jump…

Openings: Todd “REAS” James – “Great Adventure” @ Galeria Javier López

Just hours ago, Todd “REAS” James’ show at Galeria Javier López opened it’s doors to the “Great Adventure”. It turns out, the adventure was a tongue-in-cheek way of referring to wars and the associated atrocities that come with it. Much like his show earlier this year in NY at Gering & López (covered), James’ cartoonish portrayal of the machinations of war include smiling tanks shooting out blood, funny-faced missiles romping around, nude female soldiers frolicking around in the mayhem, and much more. Seeing the chaos […]

Teaser: Korin Faught & Mia @ Corey Helford Gallery

Showing with Krista Huot (whose work we previewed yesterday) at Corey Helford this weekend will be the talented Mia (interviewed) and Korin Faught. Those attending the show will be impressed by Mia’s storytelling and all the details she packs into her paintings, framed like a scene from greek mythology or epic fantasy novel. Fans of Korin Faught point to her honest portraits of the female form and her use of lighting as aspects of her work worthy of admiration. See for yourself. More preview images […]

Update: Brian Viveros

Last week, AM had the pleasure of stopping by Brian Viveros’ studio where he was putting the finishing touches on a new body of work for his upcoming show at Thinkspace. We’re looking forward to sharing the full studio visit with you as well as some of our thoughts next week, but for now feast your eyes on this sick piece featuring an amazing Mickey skull “day of the dead” mask. For those familiar with Brian’s work, you will realize why this works on so […]

Eric Siador x Nike Vault Kobe Mural

A new mural recently debuted during the opening of the Nike Vault at the Staples Center, the brand’s basketball-specific store and exhibition space in Los Angeles. Although the sweet 35 foot Kobe-centric piece features references to LA’s favorite son as well as the imagery from the city, art fans may recognize the distinctive patterns and linework from Eric Siador. Take a look at the entire mural and as well more details shots after the jump…

Openings: Mark Dean Veca – “When The Shit Hits The Fan” @ Western Project

Last night, Western Project hosted “When The Shit Hits The Fan”, the newest solo show from Mark Dean Veca (featured). The spacious Culver City gallery was a nice backdrop for Mark’s impressive large scale paintings featuring his highly stylized renderings of familiar pop icons. The body of work is Mark’s reaction to the world today, a sort of an artistic state of the union address detailing his thoughts behind the economy, war, greed, corporate malfeasance, and more. More opening pics after the jump…

Teaser: Martin Wittfooth – “Gardens” @ Roq La Rue

We recently saw a painting from Martin Wittfooth for his upcoming show at Roq La Rue and our jaws dropped – the phrase “next level” comes to mind. This beautiful new piece, “The Devil’s Playground”, will be part of a new body of work entitled “Gardens’ for the Seattle gallery in December.  We’ll have more to follow but take a look at the show card after the jump and you may see a theme developing as hinted at by the title of the show.

Overtime: Sept 12 – 18

Delta opens his show in Paris. Aiko takes up temporary residence in Shanghai. When graffiti comes alive. Herakut gets up in downtown LA. Rene Gagnon never forgets. Life is Beautiful in NY. Eric Fortune working on a new body of work. Joe Ledbetter works in metal. Scott Campbell opens up shop. After the Versailles exhibition, Murakami will return to painting by hand. Magritte exhibition to open at Tate Liverpool. Watch video of Dan Colen’s show Poetry at Gagosian. John Waters, on contemporary art and his […]