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Streets: Ron English (New York)

Back in 2012, we covered the first mural in Manhattan from Ron English (featured) in over 25 years, featuring his signature Temper Tot figure, a play on The Incredible Hulk. Over the last couple days, the New York-based artist has added a pink brother to the original piece on an adjacent wall for the L.I.S.A Project. Located on 114 Mulberry Street in Little Italy, the matching murals are dedicated to English’s kids Zephyr and Mars, the original Temper Tots. Discuss Ron English here.
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Studio Visits: Regan Rosburg

AM recently got the chance to visit Regan Rosburg in her Denver studio, complete with animal skeletons, insect carcasses and all the flora and fauna she uses to make her envirocentric creations. Her work is equal parts visual art to be enjoyed by the viewer and a call to action to conserve nature. She is best known for her ability to use resin to create depth and an uncanny feeling of life in suspension, giving her work an unusual mix of natural beauty and an ever present uneasiness that the […]
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Streets: Andreas Englund for Wall\Therapy (Rochester)

Back in 2011, we did Art Focus feature on Andreas Englund, introducing our readers to his imagery of the everyday life of superheroes and the comedy that ensues when dealing with common situations that happen to us mortals. Fast forward five years and we can see that he just completed a mural for the Wall\Therapy event in Rochester, New York, only his second public wall painted ever. Transferring his character to the large scale, the Swedish artist handles the dimensionality of the piece perfectly. Give […]
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Upcoming: Laura Ball @ David B. Smith Gallery

After enjoying a pretty amazing show from Laura Ball in the past at David B. Smith Gallery, we are pleased to hear she will be back in October for another solo show at the Denver showspace. Continuing to work on her watercolor amalgamations of creatures upon creatures forming more creatures, the San Diego-based painter will be introducing some of her new creations soon as you can see… Discuss Laura Ball here.
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Tran Nguyen Smithsonian Magazine Cover

Tran Nguyen, whose work we last enjoyed in person up in Seattle (covered), recently worked on a cover for Smithsonian Magazine. The current issue, which we took a snap of at our local Barnes & Noble, features the artist’s illustration for the story of the fall and rise and fall of Pompeii, referencing the fact of how the archeological treasures are falling into a state of scandalous decline. Discuss Tran Nguyen here.
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Openings: Spazuk – “Smoking Guns and Feathers” @ Reed Projects

Currently at Reed Projects Gallery, a show entitled Smoking Guns and Feathers from Steven Spazuk is on display, highlighting his unique technique of “fumage.” The Canada-based artist was also on hand on opening night to show delighted fans his skills in person with the flame of a candle, creating imagery with marks of smoke and soot. Referenced in the title is his theme of environmental awareness and the effect of humans on our Earth’s ecosystem as well as a nod towards his way of mark-making. Discuss Spazuk here.
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Upcoming: Aaron Horkey & Esao Andrews & Joao Ruas – “The Gilded Age” @ Thinkspace Gallery

On September 12th, the Thinkspace Gallery will be welcoming Aaron Horkey, Esao Andrews, and Joao Ruas in for a joint show entitled The Gilded Age. We have already seen firsthand the magic Horkey & Andrews can create together and are anxious to see what Ruas can bring to the mix. Each artist is a master of setting a scene with mood and atmosphere as well as rendering their artistic vision in a distinctive way. Take a look at the amazing effort from Horkey on the typography and showcard […]
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Upcoming: “Lush Life 5 : Reverie” @ Roq La Rue

Opening on August 6th, Lush Life 5 : Reverie at Roq La Rue is the fifth incarnation of their popular group show. The theme this year is “Reverie – meant to evoke the languid, sexy, ripe days and nights of late summer.” Artists invited this year include Marco Mazzoni, Jonathan Viner (seen above), Amanda Manitach, Kazuki Takamatsu. Peter Ferguson, Christian Van Minnen, Jeff Soto, Casey Welson, Tyna Onko, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Lauren Marx, Esao Andrews, Eric Wert, Laurie Lee Brom, Erin Kendig, Lowell Poisson, Ashley Eliza Williams, Ryan Heshka, […]
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Showing: “The Art of Toys: A Left Coast Retrospective of Designer Toys” @ Lancaster MOAH

Currently at the Lancaster Museum of Art & History, The Art of Toys: A Left Coast Retrospective of Designer Toys has the main gallery filled with art toys from over 80 artists, stores, and manufacturers. Curated by Julie B. from Pretty in Plastic and Heidi Johnson of Hijinx Artist Management & PR, the exhibition has selected figures from artists as well as some schematics, drawings, molds, sculpts, and prototypes on display. Artists include: Anthony Ausgang, Gary Baseman, Luke Chueh (seen above), Tristan Eaton, Frank Kozik, Joe Ledbetter, […]
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Releases: Martin Wittfooth – “The Aviary” Print

If you remember, we first shared with you this massive painting from Martin Wittfooth (interviewed) back in 2013. The impressive piece featuring the powerful imagery of a leopard stretched above a view of TriBeCa was eventually seen at a showing with the Long Beach Museum of Art back in 2014 (covered). Now, the image is available as a print here if you are interested in adding it to your collection. Sized at 30″ x 21″, the limited edition will be produced in a run of 50 and cost […]
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