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Openings: Survey Select

Last Thursday night, San Diego got a rare dose of great art courtesy of Mark Murphy. The long time collector, curator, publisher, and friend to artists put together another impressive group show, this time entitled “Survey Select”, held at the Wonder Bread Factory. The well attended event kicked off a great July for Los Angeles’ southern neighbor with Viva La Revolucion and SDCC 2010 still coming up. More pics after the jump…

Releases: Dabs Myla x Greg Crayola Simkins x Jersey Joe Rime Hand Finished time-limited edition collaborative print

Strewth! Our favorite Aussie couple Dabs Myla have teamed up with Greg “Craola” Simkins (featured) and Jersey Joe aka Rime to produce a collaborative print edition entitled “Look What’s In My Pants”. The print image is based upon the mural that AM saw the quartet laying down on a hot day at the end of May in Los Angeles. The release will be a time limited edition, with the print being made available from editions house Static Medium starting right now and then for one […]

Releases: Audrey Kawasaki Brooches

Those Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed) brooches that made us the envy of all our art friends are finally available as a general release this Saturday, July 17th at 3 pm (Pacific Time). Originally released only to attendees of Baby Tattooville 2009 (where we got ours), these momentos will be limited to 1200 from Audrey’s website were you need to register in order to by one. Check more info on her blog and take a look at more detailed pics after the jump…

Highlights: Recommended Openings (July 15-17)

There are some major shows taking place this weekend the world over, but none more important than the major ‘Viva La Revolucion’ show down in San Diego at the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art that opens this Saturday evening. Curated by Pedro Alonzo, the man responsible for Shepard’s recent museum show at the ICA Boston has pulled out all the stops for this one. See our coverage of the show and surrounding outdoor installs coming together here and be sure to get down to […]

Openings: Travis Louie – “Curious Myths” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

On Saturday night, Travis Louie (featured) premiered his latest body of work entitled “Curious Myths” at Joshua Liner Gallery. Opening along with peer Sylvia Ji (covered), this show was another consistently detailed and creative endeavor that we come to expect from Mr. Louie. Going big was no problem for the master monochromatic painter as we saw some rather large and extraordinary pieces from the New York native. The hometown crowd definitely showed up in force to support the show. This must see show runs until […]

Openings: Sylvia Ji – “Las Adelitas” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

This past Saturday, AM attended the opening of Sylvia Ji’s (interviewed) “Las Adelitas” at Joshua Liner Gallery. The solo exhibition is Sylvia’s first in New York (previewed). Showcasing her signature Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) portraiture style, she honed in on the theme of “Las Adelitas”: the female fighters of the Mexican Revolution. Seeing her works in person gave us a whole new level of appreciation for the west coast artist. The eyes of her characters constantly draw the attention of the […]

Openings: Natalia Fabia – “Fashionable Aftertaste Without End” @ Corey Helford Gallery

What do you get when you mix Natalia Fabia’s (interviewed) “Hooker DreamEscape” imagery with Lolita fashion, Domo-kun, kaiju, geishas and other Japanese cultural phenomena? The answer is her stunning new body of work – “Fashionable Aftertaste Without End”. The “East meets West” opening party on Saturday night at Corey Helford Gallery featured a 450 pound specialty chandelier, plenty of appropriately costumed guests, and of course incredibly detailed paintings full of life, color, and Kawaii. Photo set after the jump…

Overtime: July 4 – 10

A fundraiser for the gulf. In related news, a clever remix of an Escher piece. Yoskay x Buffmonster figure. A new drawing from Craola. Audrey Kawasaki prepares for her show in Australia. More moleskin from Stella Im Hultberg. New work from Saber. ROA hit the streets. And, collaborates with Sweet Toof as well. British master J.M.W. Turner’s Modern Rome – Campo Vaccino sells at Sotheby’s for $45mil. to J Paul Getty museum – an American museum! An exhibition of Lichtenstein in Cologne. More rich dudes […]

Preview: “Survey Select”

Mark Murphy’s curated events are always a treat for us here at AM, and after his previous curatorial exploits we’ve witnessed such as his Aqua art fair exhibition during last year’s Basel Week in Miami, and of course Scribble 08, we’re looking forward to this years endeavour – “Survey Select”. Billed as a “narrative art exhibition,” Survey Select brings together the work of 65 contemporary artists in a salon style exhibition showcase. Accompanying the exhibition itself will be a series of creative workshops, film screenings […]

Previews: Sylvia Ji – “Las Adelitas” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

After her last two solo shows in Los Angeles at Corey Helford Gallery and London at StolenSpace which AM covered for you here and here respectively, the third of the big art capitals, New York, gets its turn next week for Sylvia Ji’s (interviewed) with “Las Adelitas” at Joshua Liner Gallery. Taking the title of the exhibition from the the name given to the female fighters of the Mexican revolution, Ji’s portrayal of these soledaderas stems partly also from symbolic self portraiture. The exhibition contains […]