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Openings: “Lead Poisoning” & Jason D’Aquino Solo @ Last Rites Gallery

Earlier this month, Last Rites Gallery in New York hosted “Lead Poisoning”, a group show that included a surprisingly strong list of participants. Artists like David Stoupakis, Eric White (interviewed), Glenn Barr, Ron English (featured), Chet Zar, Esao Andrews (interviewed), Chris Mars, Greg Simkins (interviewed), Robert Williams, Brian Despain (interviewed) and many others contributed drawings to exhibition. Add in a solo show from Jason D’Aquino, who seems to work exclusively in graphite, and the evening was complete. Take a look at all the openings pics […]

SDCC ’10: Omi : Unmasked Party @ Bar Basic

On Thursday night, Munky King unveiled their newest product, the Omi mask, with a release party at Bar Basic in San Diego. Of more interest to us, was the live painting on larger replica masks that went down at the event featuring Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed) , Joe Ledbetter, Aaron “Angry Woebots” Martin, and David Flores. Take a look at more pics from the festivities and the completed pieces after the jump…

Openings: Jeremy Fish – “The Road Less Traveled Tour” @ Upper Playground PDX

Jeremy Fish (featured) “The Road Less Traveled Tour,” which started in Denver, has reached it’s last stop at Fifty24PDX, Upper Playground Portland branch. As usual, the Fish mobile, Jeremy’s infamous van, was on site, bringing with it paintings, prints, books, and of course the man of the hour. Take a look at all the opening photos after the jump, sent to us by our friend Andrew Wong.

Openings: “As They See It” @ 941 Geary

Another group show recently opened at the recently opened 941 Geary Gallery in San Francisco featuring some of the young talent, as well as some more established artists. The show entitled “As They See It” featured work from Kevin Cyr (interviewed), Jessica Hess, Isabel Samaras, Shawn Barber’s (featured), Aaron Nagel, Eric White (interviewed), Robert Burden, Coro, Dave Schubert, Jonathan Darby (featured), Morgan Slade, Akira Beard, Danny Heller, Michael Forbes, Adam Caldwell, Scott Hove, Derek Weisberg, and Pedro Matos who came all the way from Lisbon for […]

Sketchbook: James Jean

By now, all AM readers should be familiar with James Jean (interviewed) mastery of the paintbrush, but did you know he does a pretty mean sketch as well? Every now and then, the LA-based Jean like to update his blog with his latest moleskin gems like the piece above entitled “Rust.” It’s always interesting to look at the details closely as these definitely seem to be more spontaneous compared to the planning that goes into his paintings. For those lucky enough to be at SDCC, […]

Teaser: Jonathan Levine – “Annual Summer Invitational”

Summer is usually a time to relax for the art world, but the crew Jonathan LeVine Gallery is hard at work putting together their “Annual Summer Invitational” roster. The group show, which opens August 4th, will host a slew of artists new to the gallery such as Nicoletta Ceccoli, Tran Nguyen, Alex McLeod, Andrew Hem, Becca Midwood, Evol, Judith Supine, Lola, Morgan Slade, Marco Mazzoni, Nate Frizzell, Oliver Warden and Oscar de las Flores. Here’s a piece from AM favorite Nicoletta Ceccoli (interviewed) named “Tear Drop Pearls” […]

Preview: Sea No Evil 2010

Another year has passed since the last Sea No Evil (covered) and the time has come to get together for another charity show to benefit the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. The benefit art auction for the organization most well known for Whale Wars is once again held in Riverside, California at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium and will feature an even more impressive lineup of artists this year with over 100 works available via silent auction. The doors open on July 31st at 6 pm ($20 […]

SDCC ’10: Travis Louie – “Uncle Six-Eyes” Bust

So, it looks like that full “Uncle Six-Eyes” figure (covered here) that was in the works from Travis Louie (interviewed) has been converted to a bust. The prototype from Big Shot Toyworks can be seen at this year’s SDCC but that’s not the only thing Travis has in store for his fans. He will also be releasing a second volume of his postcard collection with Circus Posterus and will be revealing his design for their upcoming skelve figure at the booth. Of course, he will […]

SDCC ’10: Yoskay Yamamoto – “Screaming For The Sunrise” Prototype

Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed) has almost completed his latest vinyl project with Munky King. The incredible six-inch figure is based on his painting “Screaming for the Sunrise” from his “Hello & Goodbye” solo at LeBasse Projects last year. From what Yoskay told us, the reason it took over a year to design this figure is due to the intricate detailing that was demanded of the figure (i.e. the flames & snout). Numerous prototypes were created and the final product looks like it is worthy of being […]

SDCC ’10: Jeff Soto – Seeker

The Seeker from Jeff Soto, an art toy from Bigshot Toyworks that we’ve been following all along its production process, is finally ready for release. We first heard about the toy from Jeff on one of our studio visits, saw a prototype at last year’s SDCC, and finally saw the finished product at his solo currently showing in NY (covered). Now comes word that one of the colorways (looks like a beautiful white to clear fade), a Hi Fructose exclusive and limited to 50, will […]