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Preview: “Love Conquers All” @ Thinkspace Gallery

This Saturday night, August 7th, Thinkspace Gallery will be hosting “Love Conquers All”, a group show supporting the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender) struggle with 20% of the proceeds donated to Equality California. Looking through the preview, there really are some pretty strong pieces in this show from many of the artists that we cover here on AM. Take a look at a full list of the artists as well as more preview pics after the jump…

Preview: Naoto Hattori – “Super Bionics” @ Copro Gallery

Master of trippy visuals, Naoto Hattori, will be bringing his mind-bending imagery to Santa Monica this weekend for his latest solo show at Copro Gallery. Entitled “Super Bionics”, the show will be sure to feature his signature mutated animal hybrids, his hauntingly grotesque women, and paintings that celebrate the beauty of psychedelia. Also on display, in large scale, will be Hattori’s amazing attention to detail as all can attest who have seen his mini-paintings before. More preview pics after the jump…

Preview: “JEST in Time: The Phylogenesis of Clowns” Benefit @ Distinction Gallery

Clowns are different things to different people. Some have an intense fear of clowns (Coulrophobia), or for some, they are a source of amusement and entertainment. These costumed and masked performers are also fertile subject matter for artists (here and here), but the exhibition we are letting you know about this time, “JEST in Time: The Phylogenesis of Clowns”, will be a benefit show (with all profits to benefit ArtHatch and art scholarships at Palomar college). You can also get a clue as to what […]

Preview: Daniel Danger – “they will take it back” @ Gallery 1988 (LA)

Daniel Danger (interviewed), who we saw last show at the SF location of Gallery 1988 in April of last year, returns this week to the original Los Angeles location for his new exhibition – “they will take it back”. The New England artist best known for his prints, which sell out almost instantaneously on release, will be putting together a body of work including originals, limited editions, and his first full-scale art toy. The show opens August 5th (5-8 pm). More preview images after the […]

Showing: “Relationships” @ Gallery Christoffer Egelund

One of our astute readers in Copenhagen, Henrik Haven, recently took some pictures for us of the “Relationships” group show currently showing at Gallery Christoffer Egelund. The exhibition features three artists that we like – Tim Biskup, Miss Van, and Victor Castillo – as well as a fourth artists we weren’t familiar with – Michael Swaney. The exhibition nicely hung against the clean backdrop and spacious venue looking like something that should not be missed if you are in the area.  More pics after the […]

Openings: “Sea No Evil” – 2010 Sea Shepherd Charity Show

Last night, AM attended the crowded opening of the Sea No Evil art show and charity auction. The group show hosted great works from many notables such as Shepard Fairey, Clayton Brothers, Dave Kinsey, Gary Baseman, Mark Dean Veca, Audrey Kawasaki, Amy Sol, Joe Ledbetter, Lola, Travis Louie and Kozyndan. As expected, the event was packed with fans of both the art and the ocean. Throughout the night, DJ Diabetic and Crystal Method pumped great music to keep the crowd jumping. Eager patrons hovered over […]

Overtime: July 25 – 31

New work from Femke Hiemstra and Matt Dangler. Fecal Face interviews Natalia Fabia. Some floating heads from Sophie Cave. What if Salvador Dali was an airplane? Some juicy bits and rumors from Vanity Fair. A peek at how Murakami at Versailles will look. More from PortugalArte ’10. An interview with San – organizer of Insitu Festival. Vandalog interviews Elbow-Toe (Part 1 & Part II). See our interview here. A new tool for street artists?  The Facadeprinter. New work on the streets from Liliwenn and Phlegm.

Streets: Jeremy Fish & Sam Flores in Guadalajara

After Jeremy Fish (featured) finished up with his show at Fifty24PDX (covered), he traveled to Gudalajara, Mexico to give a talk and run a workshop with Sam Flores (interviewed). The bad news is that it was canceled, but the good news is they had time to put up this nice joint mural. More pics after the jump…

Preview: Jonathan LeVine Gallery – “Annual Summer Invitational”

The cool thing about the “Annual Summer Invitational” at Jonathan LeVine Gallery is that we get to see some fresh faces that haven’t had an opportunity to grace the gallery walls before. As mentioned earlier, this year’s lineup looks promising with many faces familiar to AM readers taking stage with brand new works. Artists such as Nicoletta Ceccoli (interviewed), Tran Nguyen, Alex McLeod, Andrew Hem (interviewed), Becca Midwood, Evol, Judith Supine, Lola (featured), Morgan Slade, Marco Mazzoni, Nate Frizzell (featured), Oliver Warden and Oscar de las Flores […]

SDCC ’10: Sculptures, Toys, and Figures

As we previewed prior to Comic Con, the weekend event featured the unveiling of some fantastic sculptures and figures by artists we all know and love, including those by Jeff Soto, Travis Louie, David Choe, Shepard Fairey, Yoskay Yamamoto, and Luke Chueh. SDCC was your opportunity to nab exclusive pieces, like the Ghost Seeker and a rare colorway of Mr. Spray. It is always great to see and be able to purchase three-dimensional artwork and these editions were affordable enough for almost any fan. See […]