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Openings: Greg Simkins – “Inside the Outside” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

This past weekend, AM attended the opening of Greg “Craola” Simkins‘ (featured) newest show “Inside the Outside” at New York’s Joshua Liner Gallery. Our anticipation has been building ever since we brought you a preview from Greg’s Los Angeles based studio. At that time, only part of this body of work was complete and apparently it was only the tip of the iceberg. Ever the diligent perfectionist, Greg works to push his technical skills a little bit further each time we see his work. As we […]

Overtime: May 30 – June 5

Skulls from owl pellets made into art by Alastair Mackie. More evidence of Annie Leibovitz’s poor financial judgment. Conceptual artist and designer Tobias Wong has passed away. Studio visits with Jonathan Yeo and Ian Francis. Popular galleries closing in Boston and Seattle. YBA’s are sell outs? Mark Ryden paints Mr. Lincoln. An interview with Dan May. New work from Zilda, Sam3, Jen Stark, James Jean, and Aiko. Judge in Shepard Fairey vs. AP copyright dispute over Obama image urges settlement, saying AP likely will win […]

Justin Richel Install @ Center for Maine Contemporary Art

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art recently opened their juried Biennial exhibition where the participating 41 artists were chosen from 654 entries. One of these distinguished artists was none other than painter and sculptor Justin Richel. We particularly enjoy his pieces that deal with the precarious balance of stacks and clusters of sweets, furniture, birds and whatever items he sees fit to throw into the mix. Along these lines, he recently release pictures of the large wall painting he installed for the CMCA entitled “Whirling […]

Teaser: Tin – “Rochambeau” @ Copro Gallery

Opening tonight at the Copro Gallery will be “Rochambeau”, the new solo show from Tin (interviewed). He’ll be bringing a new body of work to the Santa Monica with a mix of beautiful women, guns, and stuffed animals, all painted in color pastels in his signature steam punk style. Discuss this show here. Discuss Tin here.

Preview / Installation: Mike Stilkey “Reminiscent” @ Hurley Space Gallery

The brand spanking new Hurley )( Space Gallery opens its doors this weekend in Costa Mesa, Ca. Long time supporters of the arts, Hurley have appointed Annie Adjchavanich, past director of Billy Shire Fine Arts, as the gallery’s curator. The inaugural exhibition features Mike Stilkey (interviewed), fresh from his wonderful centre-piece installation in the UK at Corey Helford Gallery’s museum show “Art from the New World” exhibition, with a new exhibition entitled “Reminiscent”. Small scale book sculptures will accompany Stilkey’s biggest book installation yet…. 5,000 recycled […]

Update: Jeff Soto – “Life Cycle” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

AM stopped by yesterday to visit with Jeff Soto (interviewed) to find out more about his upcoming show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery later this month (June 26th). Although we are big fans of this work already, we were still very impressed by this new body of work, especially the level of detail and depth that Jeff decided to add to this new batch of paintings. We’ll be bringing you the full studio visit with some more teaser shots soon, but believe us when we say this […]

Highlights: Recommended openings (June 3rd – June 6th)

June has begun and with it an onslaught of shows across the globe. Leading the charge this week, due to the sheer breadth of shows, is Los Angeles. The massive Culver City Art Walk takes places this Saturday with many of the galleries doing special group shows for this event and if you still have it in you after trekking about Culver City there are huge shows from the likes of, Mike Stilkey (interviewed), Skullphone and a showing of later works from Andy Warhol at the […]

New Kozyndan Panoramic – “The Best Sushi in Town”

Opening tomorrow or today, June 4th, depending what time zone you are in will be Kozyndan’s three-day exhibition at the Nelly Duff Gallery entitled “And Then There Were None”. More exciting for fans of the husband and wife duo is that fact that they will be unveiling a new panoramic entitled “The Best Sushi in Town” (seen above). For those unfamiliar with their work, these long lengthwise expositions of pop culture and imagination are one of their most beloved creations. They are so packed with […]

Video / Preview: Joe Ledbetter – Magnus Maximus @ Corey Helford Gallery

Opening this Friday, June 4th, Joe Ledbetter’s new body of work will be taking over the spacious Corey Helford Gallery. For his first solo show at the Culver City gallery, Joe will be creating a collection of paintings that narrate the epic adventure story of one of his griffin characters “Magnus Maximus.” Take a look at the video above as well as some preview images after the jump…

Overtime: May 23 – 29

Robert Williams to premiere his new movie Mr Bitchin’ at LACMA in June. Ashley Wood getting ready for Beijing.  Armsrock and Stella Im Hultberg getting ready for London. Interview with James Jarvis. A weekend with Salvador Dali. Something new from Kate Mccgwire. Christie’s to pay $8.57 million in damages for waiting too long to return Richard Prince art that failed to sell. The Whitney museum is expanding with plans for a new building downtown. And, Eli Broad getting closer to deciding HIS museum location. Rare […]