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Baby Tattooville ’14 / Interviews: Brom

Washington State based artist Brom is a legend in the fantasy world, with art work in movies, games and books.  His latest book Krampus, the Yule Lord was released in April of this year and he is coming off of recent appearances at Emerald City Con and Fantasy Con. AM recently got the chance to talk with him while he was preparing for this year’s Baby Tattooville about things like his experiences working on Van Helsing, how living in the Pacific Northwest affects his work and who he […]

Souther Salazar Mural for TEDMED (San Francisco)

After collaborating on a whimsical new mural with Brendan Monroe in Portland, Souther Salazar headed south to work on a project for the 2014 TEDMED conference at The Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. While there, he painted a a large canvas as part of The Imagine Wall and was based off Twitter responses to the question – “how would you imaging a healthier world?” Photo credit: TEDMED & Veronica Reo of TBWA\Chiat\Day (via Jonathan LeVine). Discuss Souther Salazar here.

Showing: Clayton Brothers – “Open to the Public” @ Mark Moore Gallery

The last time we saw a solo show from the Clayton Brothers in Los Angeles (covered), it was 2011. Showing through this weekend, the exhibition at the Mark Moore Gallery gives Angelino fans of the talented and respected artists another chance to check out the new body of work featuring mixed-media drawings, assemblage, photography, video, and installations. Open to the Public draws its inspiration and eclectic setup from the Sun Thrift Store in Sunland, a famous local “thrifting mecca” and includes not just the brothers’ paintings but […]

Upcoming: Chet Zar – “All Hallow’s Eve” @ Copro Gallery

Those who are familiar with Chet Zar’s (interviewed) beautifully grotesque imagery would not be surprised if they heard Halloween was one of his favorite holidays. This year, Copro Gallery in Los Angeles will be celebrating in fashion with a vintage costume party on October 18th along with the opening of a new solo show from the locally-based artist entitled All Hallow’s Eve. As you can see from the preview shots, he has been preparing a series of ghastly paintings for the occasion. Discuss Chet Zar here.

Upcoming: Luke Chueh – “Self-ish” @ CHG Circa

Coming up on October 11th, Luke Chueh (featured) will be opening his next solo in Los Angeles at CHG Circa. Entitled Self-ish, the new collection of paintings will feature some introspective musings as the locally-based artist takes a honest and closer look at his inner psyche. Planned for the exhibition will also be some looser watercolor that Chueh has been exploring recently. We’ll be delving deeper into the fresh body of work as we get closer to the show but for now check out these two new […]

Baby Tattooville ’14 / Interviews: Eric Fortune

With Baby Tattooville coming up in a couple weeks (see associated museum show), we’ll be bringing you some interviews with the participating artists. First up is another Q&A session (see 2009) between AM and Eric Fortune. Severe angles contrasted by a hazy atmosphere are the hallmarks of the Columbus, Ohio based artist’s work. He was recently featured on the cover of Hi-Fructose, and he is coming off recent shows at Copro Gallery, Gallery Nucleus and Roq La Rue. Check out the full interview below, but be […]

Rewind: Sept 8 – Sept 21

There seems to be an unlimited supply of art-related videos coming out all the time. Here is another edition our Rewind feature where we curate a selection of videos for your viewing pleasure. First up is some footage of Spanish muralist Aryz, who has been very active lately participating in most European street art festivals with big walls. Finerats Magazine recently featured him on their cover and also just released a great 11 min interview giving us a great, previously unseen look inside his studio, but also, […]

Baby Tattooville ’14 / Previews: “Through The Looking Glass” @ Riverside Art Museum

Baby Tattooville 2014 is fast approaching so we will start bringing preview coverage of the event starting with this look at something currently showing at the Riverside Art Museum. This iteration of the annual companion exhibition is entitled Through The Looking Glass and features work from this year’s official participants which includes Brom, Laurie Lee Brom, Bob Dob, Eric Fortune, Tara McPherson, Brian Smith, Joe Sorren, and Jeff Soto (seen above). Also on display were all the previous year’s Art Jams (collaborative paintings from participating […]

Preview: Rob Sato – “Curses” @ Martha Otero Gallery

Opening on Saturday, September 20 is the first solo show by gallery artist Rob Sato at Martha Otero. The LA-based artist will exhibit to his home-town audience mainly works on paper, but will also include baseballs (he played the sport as a kid) and sketchbooks. The presentation will tie personal, fictional, and historical narratives that the artist processes into his own visual aesthetic to explore his own ideas of memory, space, and time. One highlight of the show is Sato’s epic project Five Movements For […]

Showing: Kelly Vivanco – “Peculiar Tides” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Yesterday, AM stopped by Thinkspace Gallery to take a look at the new body of work from Kelly Vivanco. Entitled Peculiar Tides, the fresh paintings worked off a nautical theme where her characters are situated in seaside or underwater environments. Completing the whimsical nature of the show was an installation of ship sculptures (seen above) on a wall of waves, where some of the creatures seen in her work can be seen piloting the vessels. Discuss this show here. Discuss Kelly Vivanco here.