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Openings: 10 Years of Fecal Face @ The Luggage Store

Last Friday, San Francisco celebrated an amazing ten year run for Fecal Face, source of all art in the Bay Area. The ten year anniversary show held at The Luggage Store included many of the artists that have been featured on their website of which AM’s readers are sure to be familiar with as well. Take a look at all the great pieces in the show after the jump (including this Mars-1 piece seen above)…

Giveaway: Greg “Craola” Simkins Hand Embellished Print – “Spider Dreaming”

Our friend Tom at Virtu Art Gallery has offered up another exclusive AM giveaway, this time for one of his latest releases by Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins. “Spider Dreaming” is available as a hand finished canvas edition of just 40, where Greg has added some diamante stones to each of the prints as part of the artist embellishments.  You can win one here in our giveaway – read on for more details after the jump.

Openings: “BLABWORLD … Scenes from THE HEREAFTER” @ Copro Gallery

Last Saturday, the long time running publication BLAB! completed its makeover with their reoccurring show at Copro Gallery – this time as BLABWORLD. The renamed anthology of comics, illustration, and graphic design from Monte Beauchamp focused on thematic works based on “scenes from THE HEREAFTER” and a nice slate of artists obliged with their unique interpretations. Take a look at all the opening images after the jump…

Openings: Alex Gross – “Discrepancies” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

With the art world bringing out their big guns this month to kick off the art season, Jonathan LeVine comes out of the gate strong with a new collection of paintings from Alex Gross. As he mentioned in his interview with us leading up to the show, he wanted to push the themes from his last show at the NY gallery (two years ago) even further. As you will see, a good half of the new body of work dealt with the prevalence of technology […]

Openings: Ron English – “Status Factory” @ Opera Gallery

Last night, AM attended the private viewing of Ron English (featured), latest exhibition “Status Factory”. With the sponsorship of Opera Gallery, the pop-up exhibition was held in an extravagant triplex retail space in the heart of New York’s Soho district. As we showed you in the setup, the location was transformed by Ron & gang over the course of a week to give the audience the full experience of “Popaganda“. The artwork seemed bigger in person than our preview indicated, especially in rooms with interactive sculptures […]

Overtime: Sept 5 – 11

The United States makes its choice for the Venice Biennale – Allora & Calzadilla.  First time ever the US chooses a artist pair to represent them. Damien Hirst may have destroyed the market for his art for years to come Deitch and MOCA eyeing an increase in his So Cal empire? Picasso’s clever way of increasing his sales – paint dealers. Tate Modern $329 million expansion. Construction site webcam. Dirty windshield art. A studio visit with Mark Warren Jacques. An interview with Elbow-Toe. See ours […]

Teaser: “Sweet Streets II” @ Nucleus Gallery

This Saturday, Sept 11th, “Sweet Streets II” is set to open at the Nucleus Gallery in Alhambra. After a successful exhibition last year, the group show inspired by the Japanese streets makes its return with an even nicer lineup of artists including Tessar Lo, Dominique Fung, APAK, Adolie Day, Bwana Spoons, Kukula, Julie West, Mari Inukai, Stella Im Hultberg and Amy Sol. We think Amy’s work is a great match for this show as the heroines in her paintings always seem to be quite fashionable […]

Setup: Ron English – “Status Factory” @ Opera Gallery

In our preview of Ron English’s (featured) pop up show with Opera Gallery, we showed you some of the massive paintings that has been stockedpiled over the past year in preparation. AM stopped by the massive three story retail space that will be the site for the extravagant “Status Factory” and took a look around at the setup. Ron and his crew have been literally working on hands and knees since last week to renovate this space and make it into their own little amusement park […]

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

You may remember us showing you a piece for Edwin Ushiro’s (interviewed) show, “Preceding Sunday”, at the Roq La Rue Gallery. We now have a couple more images to share with you ahead of tomorrow night’s (Sept 10) opening in Seattle. Edwin (who will be showing jointly with Yoskay Yamamoto) also has a surprise for fans attending his opening – 30 limited edition diecuts to giveaway – you just have to tell him a ghost story. Diecut and more preview images after the jump…

Previews: Esao Andrews – “Solid Void” @ Jonathan Levine Gallery

Better make plans to stop by Jonathan Levine Gallery this Saturday. Esao Andrews will open his latest solo show, “Solid Void”, along with peer Alex Gross (interviewed) and his solo show. The darkly imaginative artist continues to explore the confines of his talented imagination. His use of colors to compliment his ultra fine brush work is something that has to be seen in person. After his last sold out show at JLG a few years ago and his most recent show at Thinkspace last year, […]