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Upcoming: Erin M Riley – “Crimson Landslide” @ Space 1026

On February 7th, Space 1026 in Philadelphia will be opening a solo show from Erin M Riley (interviewed) entitled Crimson Landslide. These new pieces from the young artist, who recently relocated to Brooklyn from Philly, will depict everyday objects and the detritus of female identity like toiletries, birth control pills, and more. We have seen imagery like this before from Riley, nice companion pieces to her signature weavings of nude or scantily clad young women portraits, but this will be the first time these type of […]
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Upcoming: “Littletopia” @ LA Art Show

With the LA Art Show starting next week (January 15th – 19th) at the LA Convention Center (South Hall J and K), it’s time to tell you about Littletopia. Curated by Red Truck Gallery, the gathering of galleries for the art fair also includes Sloan Fine Art, Breeze Block, La Luz de Jesus, Last Rites, Roq La Rue, Spoke Art, Thinkspace, and Varnish Fine Art. Stop by if you are in town as you are sure to see some great pieces from artists you have seen […]
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Upcoming: “Based on Actual Events” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Two artists that we have had our eyes on for a while that were featured in some of our previous Art Focus articles, Eloy Morales (focus) & Joel Rea (focus) will be part of a group show this weekend at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Based on Actual Events also includes Alyssa Monks and Diego Koi, with all four artists showing particular skill with hyper-realism. If Morales’ work above piques your interest, plan to attend the opening on Saturday night, January 11th.
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Previews: Third Annual “Supersonic Invitational” @ Spoke Art

Is it that time already? Curator Zach Tutor from the highly addictive and widely read Supersonic Electronic blog has assembled another great line-up of new-contemporary artists for his Third Annual Supersonic Invitational. Boasting an ever growing line up each year, the annual show contains a diverse mix of 41 artists for 2014. Brett Amory, Glenn Arthur, Tom Bagshaw, Oliver Barrett, David Bray, Hsiao Ron Cheng, Dan Christofferson, Kristina Collantes, Seamus Conley, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Jason Edmiston, Jeremy Enecio, Cam Floyd, Ken Garduno, Stella Im Hultberg, […]
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Previews: “Unpredictable Gravity” @ Roq La Rue

This Thursday, January 9th, the Unpredictable Gravity benefit group show will be opening at the Roq La Rue gallery in Seattle. Curated by one of our writers, Robbie Lowery, the show features an amazing lineup of artists with half of the proceeds going toward cancer charities. Take a look at some of the preview images attached to this article – selected from a list that includes Jeremy Geddes, Ashley Wood, Brian Despain, John Brophy, Sail (seen above), Camilla d’Errico, Phil Hale, Ross Richmond, Christopher Thompson, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Thomas Doyle, Esao Andrews, Ben Templesmith, Ego, Menton Mathews III, Tyler Stout, Todd […]
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Openings: Swoon – “Braddock Tiles Benefit Group Exhibition”

Back in November, Swoon (interviewed) led a project entitled Braddock Tiles aimed to revitalize a Lutheran church from the early 20th century. Superchief Gallery and the Anita Shapolsky Foundation hosted an evening of celebration and launched the project with a series of prints and original works also contributed by ROA, RETNA, Dennis McNett and more.  
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Basel Week Miami ’13: Audrey Kawasaki for Thinkspace @ SCOPE

Just like earlier last year for SCOPE during Basel Week Switzerland (covered), the Thinkspace Gallery booth in Miami was also featured a mini-solo show from Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed). Included in the new body of work were her familiar exquisite portraiture of seductively innocent girls, with her technique taking advantage of the wood grain in each piece. Take a look at more photos below… Discuss Audrey Kawasaki here.
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Update: James Jean

James Jean (interviewed) recently shared the first painting for 2014 that he has been working on. Fans of the talented artist have probably noticed that he has been on a sabbatical recently and anxiously await his return to the gallery scene – hopefully this will be the year. In the meantime, 2013 saw the release of his iBook, the revival of his Instagram, a new tumblr site showcasing new and old works.  Discuss James Jean here.
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Showing: Dan Quintana – “Desensitized 13″ @ Copro Gallery

Showing through this Saturday is the joint exhibition from Bian Viveros (featured) & Dan Quintana at Copro Gallery entitled Desensitized 13. We already shared with you the contributions from Viveros here, so now it’s time to take a look at Quintana’s work. Rendered with his delicate touch, his feminine heroines live in a fantasy world inhabited by skeletal creatures while swathed in colors. Also included were several collaborative pieces with Viveros… Discuss Dan Quintana here.  
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Collections: Mark Parker

AM has been to the offices of Mark Parker before as well as talked to many artists that he has commissioned in the past so we can attest to the epicness of his art collection. Obscura Magazine recently released some photos they took in the Nike CEO’s new workspace where we spy the works of artists like Mark Ryden, Dalek, Kris Kuksi, Riusuke Fukahori, Alex Gross and more. We know this is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of his collection so hopefully there will […]