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Teaser: Fecal Face 10 Year Anniversary Show

AM has been following the artists interviews our friends over at Fecal Face (SF’s definitive art portal for those who don’t know) have been posting up this month in regards to a monster show coming up in September.  Their 10 Year Anniversary show will include artists like Jeremy Fish (featured), David Choe (featured), Henry Gunderson (interviewed), Jeff Soto (featured), Richard Colman (interviewed), Shepard Fairey (featured), FAILE (featured), Ian Francis (featured), Sylvia Ji (interviewed), Anthony Lister (featured), and many others (full list after the jump). What […]

Overtime: August 22 – 28

An introduction to Melinda Josie’s work. Greg Simkins and Stan Lee tagteam at Dragon Con. Tattooed baby sculpture from Jason Clay Lewis. New work from Zilda. Another pair of Basquiat Reeboks. Community service for Banksy forgers. An Ernest Pignon-Ernest retrospective (street artist from the 60s). Koons’ infamous “Made in Heaven” series back on view. A video interview with Miles Mendenhall at Half Gallery. Ansel Adams Trust sues. Gagosian’s personal art collection – in Abu Dhabi.

Preview: “Lowbrow Tarot Project” @ La Luz de Jesus

We just wanted to let you know about an interesting project on display this October at La Luz de Jesus – the Lowbrow Tarot Project curated by Aunia Kahn. She has invited 22 other great artists including Kris Kuksi, David Stoupakis, Chet Zar, Laurie Lipton, Brian Viveros, Scott G. Brooks, and Jennybird Alcantara to create artwork inspired by the 22 major Arcana of tarot cards, each representing an aspect of human emotion. The multidisciplinary show opens on October 9th and will feature a book and […]

Teaser: Brian Viveros – “Dirtyland” @ Thinkspace

Wow! Looks like Brian Viveros is raising an army of chain-smoking ladies for his upcoming solo at Thinkspace Gallery in October. The new body of work entitled “Dirtyland” will feature what Viveros does best – beautiful and rugged women smoking, carrying weapons, all mascaraed up and ready to do battle. More teaser shots after the jump…

Teaser: Edwin Ushiro – “Preceding Sunday” @ Roq La Rue

Representing the 808, Edwin Ushiro brings his lush paintings infused with island imagery to the Roq La Rue Gallery on September 10th. “Preceding Sunday” will be a collection of works from the Hawaiian native filled with nostalgic elements from his childhood, all created with his unique technique giving his paintings a ethereal and almost glowing effect like the piece above – “All Signals Configuring to a Position Seeping from Words Either Unspoken or Intangible”. A little more after the jump…

Overtime: August 15 – 21

The amazing graphite work of Melissa Cooke. Big Bambu at the Met. Alex Rosmarin at Swee(t)art. Keith Haring and Andy Warhol team up. Edible handgun art. Lichtenstein drew stuff too. New work from Sickboy, Jonathan Darby, and Herbert Baglione. Gregory Euclide and Gaia interviewed. Trustocorp enters the debate about a mosque at Ground Zero. Barry McGee works on a bike saddle. The controversial Shepard Fairey Joaquin Phoenix Poster. Biggest Tag on Earth. Tucson political street art. A detailed look at Tran Nguyen’s work. Peeking at […]

Teaser: Amy Sol @ Corey Helford Gallery

Amy Sol (interviewed) recently posted an teaser image on her twitter of a new painting she started working on. She does have a solo show in October at the Corey Helford Gallery, so perhaps this is the beginnings of that new body of work. We’ll keep you posted. Discuss Amy Sol here.

Videos: Jeff Soto – “Off The Wall”

While Jeff Soto (featured) was in NY, Friends With You visited with him and caught some footage of a wall mural he was working on. Jeff was in town for his solo show “Life Cycle” (covered) at Jonathan LeVine Gallery and talks on camera about his background, the creative process behind the show, his future plans, and much more. Discuss Jeff Soto here.

Teaser: Andrew Hem @ Art San Diego Contemporary Art Fair

Our friend Amanda recently posted up an image of Andrew Hem’s (interviewed) sketchbooks, scattered gloriously about with pages open revealing this and that. In essence, these gouache “sketches” are mini-paintings and a selection will be available from LeBasse Projects at next month’s Art San Diego Contemporary Art Fair. As a whole, the work is a summary of Andrew’s many travels as he stops occasionally to paint a scene that impressed him for one reason or another. Via Erratic Phenomena. Discuss Andrew Hem here.

Highlights: Recommended Openings (Aug 19 – 21)

Bit of a slow weekend as the dog days of August come to an end soon and the art world gears back up for things this coming September. By far, the big event leading the charge is BAST’s return to London at Lazarides. I just saw the preview and BAST has taken things up a notch with hand-painted acrylic works on canvas playing off his mixed-media collage style as well as some beautiful sculptural wall pieces. If in London this week, don’t miss it! More […]