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Openings: Joseph “2H” McSween @ Ronin Gallery

Last night marked the opening of Joseph “2H” McSween’s (interviewed) debut Los Angeles solo at the Ronin Gallery. 2H delighted the enthused crowd with a body of work featuring his intriguing female subjects and a vibrant eight foot acrylic and spray paint mural on the gallery’s main wall. AM was impressed with the execution of the pieces, a true testament to 2H’s tremendous artistic and technical growth over the past year. From the piercing eyes of his girls, to the fine balance of colors and […]

Releases: James Jean – Sally Jupiter (Watchmen) Print

James Jean (interviewed) has this up for sale, a presumably open edition print of Sally Jupiter of an image he created for the Watchmen movie. Although we are still not sure if Warner Bros was behind the Watchmen graffiti that went up in advance of the movie release, they do get credit for recognizing the talent an artist we know and love.  The print is 17 x 22″ and priced at $85. Some concept drawings as well as a screen shot of one of the […]

Teaser: Audrey Kawasaki @ Space Yui (Japan)

Here is a taste of what Audrey Kawasaki has been working on for her upcoming show at Space Yui in Tokyo opening on May 7th. She says on her blog that there will be about 10 paintings and drawings for the show. Looks like she’s continuing with the laser cutouts that we first saw at her “Drawing Room” show. Discuss this show here. Discuss Audrey Kawasaki here.

Todd Schorr “The World We Live In” Teaser Video

For those looking forward to Todd Schorr’s (interviewed) show this Saturday at Merry Karnowsky (LA), here is a teaser video we worked on with Modus Films. Opening is at 8 pm. See you all there. Discuss Todd Schorr here. Discuss this show here.

Teaser: Jab Strong Fierce (Street Fighter Tribute Show) @ Nucleus Gallery

Gallery Nucleus and I am 8-bit are teaming up, with support from CAPCOM, to present a Street Fighter tribute group show entitled “Jab Strong Fierce,” opening on April 25th.  Artists participating include Angry Woebots, Eric Fortune, Israel Sanchez, Khang Le, Luke Chueh, Mari Inukai, Nanospore, Roland Tamayo, and many more.  Take a look at Eric Fortune’s piece as well as more details on the show after the jump…

Amy Sol – Sketch Video

Amy Sol (interviewed) posted up a time-lapse video of herself sketching a couple weeks ago on her blog.  Perhaps working through some ideas for her show with Copro Gallery in November?  For more, take a look at her Vimeo channel. Discuss Amy Sol here.

Openings: Luke Chueh – “From Light Cometh Darkness” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Luke Chueh’s “From Light Cometh Darkness” (previewed) opened last night at Corey Helford Gallery. Anticipating a big crowd, AM dropped by Corey Helford about an hour before the show opening to take pictures of Luke’s artwork. It is a good thing we did, as there were already Luke Chueh fans eagerly waiting outside of the gallery when we arrived. When the gallery doors finally opened at 7pm, Luke Chueh did not disappoint. There was a very positive vibe throughout the entire night and Luke’s work was well […]

Armory Focus: Mizuma Art @ Armory NYC

Japan’s Mizuma gallery made quite a splash at this year’s Armory, selling out most of the art they imported from the land of the rising sun. As usual, their booth was filled with some of Japan’s notables: Akino Kondoh, Sashie Masakatsu, Makoto Aida, Aoyama Satoru, and Tanada Koji to name a few. We were hoping to catch more of Sashie’s work, but like in Pulse Miami (covered), he sold out quickly. Another piece we saw was a beautiful piece by Ai Yamaguchi. The centerpiece of the gallery was a magnificent […]

Preview: “Overdose” Hi-Fructose Group Show @ Copro Gallery

After their highly successful group show last year, Hi-Fructose is back again with another exhibition, this time titled “Overdose,” opening April 4th at Copro Gallery.  With a increasingly more respected reputation as one of the best publications in the scene, they been able to assemble a pretty amazing lineup.  Sure to be one of the showstoppers is this huge 50 x 50 inch Chris Berens piece seen above.  See some other preview pics as well as the full lineup after the jump.

Creative Process: Sam Flores

Sam Flores’ show “Ego, Addiction and other Bedtime Stories” is set to open at Subliminal Projects on May 2nd. We know many of you are looking forward to attending the opening but here is a little taste of what to expect. Flores sent us a description of some of his creative process to share with our readers: “This painting was done in steps. First the sky – a layer of clouds with acrylic, then colored and blended with a misting of spray paint. I like […]