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Teaser: Greg “Craola” Simkins – “Story Teller” @ Gallery 1988

With a successful NYC show over the summer (covered), Greg “Craola” Simkins (featured) will keep the ball rolling by returning to his home turf in LA for a solo at Gallery 1988. On November 5th, Story Teller will highlight a new body of street inspired, pop surrealist work with the gallery responsible for bringing Craola out of the obscurity of graffiti circles and into the warm embraces of the contemporary art world. The fairy tale narrative within Greg’s work, however unlike the stories remembered from […]

Preview: Nathan Ota x Risk @ Hurley Space

Take a look at the date of the photo above. It was taken almost 25 years ago of Nathan Ota (who recently opened his solo in LA) and RISK (of MSK fame). And yes, surprisingly like many of the fine artists we follow, Nathan had a background in graffiti. After losing touch for a long time, the duo have reunited for a collaboration mural at the Hurley Space in Orange County. Stop by to take a look for yourself on Saturday, October 16th (6-10pm) and […]

Preview: Joe Sorren – “Interruption” @ Grand Central Art Center

Last month, we brought you a look at some of the amazing sculptural work that will be exhibited during Joe Sorren’s (featured) “Interruption” retrospective. As the November opening continues to gets closer, it’s now time to take a look at the some of the paintings that will be featured at the California State University Fullerton’s Grand Central Art Center (GCAC) show. As we noted before, Joe’s first museum show will not only feature past seminal and famous works from the master painter’s illustrious career thus […]

Openings: Korin Faught, Krista Huot, & Mia @ Corey Helford

Recently, Korin Faught, Krista Huot, and Mia opened their joint exhibition at Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City. The three talented artists, whom NBC.com says are “taking the art world by storm”, have created three very unique takes on the feminine persona that span the historical art spectrum from neo-figurative to surrealist classicism. In case you missed it or would like to take a look back, here is our studio visit with Krista Huot. It provides a behind the scenes look at some of the […]

Frieze 2010: Mark Ryden @ Paul Kasmin Gallery

One of the other booths we will be checking out this year at the Frieze Art Fair besides Team Gallery’s (Ryan McGinley) will be Paul Kasmin’s. Can you blame us?  Look at this beautiful new piece “Awakening the Moon” from Mark Ryden, who exhibited at the New York Gallery in May. Could another show be in the works? Discuss Mark Ryden here.

Preview: El Mac / Damon Soule @ Joshua Liner Gallery

In the wake of a striking Dave Kinsey exhibit (covered), Joshua Liner Gallery is set to show a pairing of two technically proficient, yet stylistically disparate artists on Thursday, October 14th. In Gallery I, El Mac’s The Humble and Sublime (teased) will serve as the Phoenix-based artist’s first solo with the NYC gallery, highlighting his unique figurative works. Known for his fantastically rendered and massively scaled street murals (covered), this exhibit will provide an opportunity for the multi-talented artist to show how he throws down […]

Baby Tattooville ’10: Gift Bag and Goodies

One of the biggest barriers confronting many who consider attending Baby Tattooville is the cost. Although it may seem a little pricey, what you receive in return more than makes up for it. Beyond the experience of spending a weekend elbow-to-elbow with your favorite artists, staying in one of the best hotels in Southern California and being surrounded by like-minded friends, BT attendees get to take home a plethora of amazing stuff, including original art, prints, toys, books, stickers and magazines. More after the jump…

Previews: NYCC – Myth Warrior & Sharky @ Toy Qube Booth #2874

Our friends over at Toy Qube sent us a few images of the figures that will be released at this weekend’s New York Comicon. First is the long awaited release of the hand painted Dragon Warrior from the Mythic Warriors line. Created by Keith Poon, the 10-inch resin figurine is a mix of the classic Terracotta Warrrior & the mythical legends of Asian lore. It comes housed in a custom wood box. It’s an edition of 50 and only 25 will be available at the booth. […]

Showing: “Things To Come” @ Bold Hype Gallery

AM stopped by the fresh Chelsea space of Bold Hype Gallery to catch their latest show “Things To Come.” Having moved from Orlando to New York City, the gallery is starting off the new season with a selection of artist that highlights what they’re all about. The show includes works from Bob Dob, Dan May, Nathan Spoor, Allison Sommers, Doug Boehm, Chris Buzelli, Paul Chatem, R.S. Connett, Brendan Danielsson, Nicole Gastonguay, Greg Hergert, Douglas Hoffman, Charlie Immer, Colin Johnson, Jason Limon, Heiko Muller, Nathan Ota, Shaunna Peterson, Leah Palmer Preiss, […]

Baby Tattooville ’10: “California Kustom” Museum Reception

As blissful and adventurous as the confines of the Mission Inn (where everything usually goes down) are, sometimes it is good to leave and take a field trip during Baby Tattooville. As has become tradition for the event, the Riverside Art Museum, in conjunction with BT, opened an exhibition featuring artists from the weekend-long extravaganza. The show—which unlike other BT events is open to the public—includes fantastic works by Robert and Suzanne Williams, Ron English, Coop, Michael Hussar, Anthony Ausgang, William Stout, Spain Rodriguez, Van […]