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Preview: Annie Owens – “Motherland” @ Copro Gallery

This Saturday night, the Copro Gallery will be hosting a new solo exhibition from Annie Owens, artist and co-founder of Hi-Fructose. Motherland includes watercolor works on paper as well as studies referencing Owen’s recent interest in her family tree with paintings of mysterious houses and characters. The exhibition runs through July 7th at the Bergamot Complex in Santa Monica.

Teaser: “Sur-Realism” @ Arcadia Gallery

In what looks to a be a impressive lineup, Arcadia Fine Arts in New York will be hosting a new group exhibition entitled Sur-Realism this weekend, with the opening on Saturday, June 16th. Although not 100% confirmed, artists scheduled to be submitting work include Martin Wittfooth, Billy Norrby, Brian Despain, Brad Kunkle, Eric White, Aron Wiesenfeld and more. Included for sure is this brilliant piece from Andrew Hem (interviewed), his largest ever, featuring a confrontation in a lush forest scene. See more detail as well […]

Releases / Signings: Luke Chueh – “Bearing the Unbearable” @ G1988 – Melrose

As mentioned here earlier, Luke Chueh (interviewed) is having a series of autograph and sketching sessions celebrating the release of his new book – Bearing the Unbearable. Last weekend, we dropped by Gallery 1988 (Melrose) for the first and largest of these signings which also included a series of sketches on display from the LA-based artist. If you missed out on the book signing last week, don’t worry. Luke still has a few more. Additional Signings SATURDAY JUNE 16th, 2012 (6PM – 9PM) NUCLEUS GALLERY […]

Basel Week Switzerland ’12: Haroshi for Jonathan LeVine Gallery (SCOPE)

Another booth to check out if you are lucky enough to be at Art Basel right now is the Jonathan LeVine setup at SCOPE. Japanese sculptor Haroshi has contributed three pairs of transparent shoes, fitted with feet sculpted from skateboards, a signature touch. Others who will be showing include Alex Gross, Brett Amory, Dylan Egon, Faile, Henrik Uldalen, How & Nosm, Jim Houser, Jordan Nickel (Pose), Marco Mazzoni, Natalia Fabia, Nicoletta Ceccoli, REVOK, Sit, Souther Salazar, Tara McPherson, Victor Castillo and Shepard Fairey. Discuss Art Basel […]

Releases: Dan May – “The Resistless Hour Awaits” Print Set

Chicago-based painter Dan May (interviewed) recently put up a set of two prints for sale based on a commission piece he painted entitled The Resistless Hour Awaits. Featuring some of his signature imagery like his detailed rendering of strands, the limited editions are 16 x 20″ each, signed & numbered with COA, in a run of 50, and will cost you $100.  Head over to his webstore if you are interested. Discuss Dan May here.

Teaser: Laurie Lipton – “L.A. Sous-Real” @ Ace Gallery (Los Angeles)

Coming up next month, Laurie Lipton (interviewed) will be opening her latest solo L.A. Sous-Real at the Ace Gallery in Los Angeles. Featuring her amazing skills with graphite and charcoal, the gifted artist will be putting on display a series of work featuring her signature surreal and hyper-detailed imagery, often executed with witty and biting commentary (LA is ripe for the taking don’t you think?). Here is an example (above), Round & Round, to whet your appetite until the opening July 14th. Discuss Laurie Lipton here.

Contests: Charlie Immer x Virtu Art Gallery – “Warrior” Print

The people at Virtu Art Galley have offered up another print giveaway here on AM, this time from painter Charlie Immer (who is currently showing at Stranger Factory in Albuquerque). The NY-based artist’s signature surreal and vibrant renderings are perfectly exemplified in this print, based on an original entitled Warrior. Sized at 18″ x 18″, limited to an edition of 20, priced at $100, and available here, we have one free for you in this contest. Just leave a comment below naming your favorite fighting […]

Openings: “Motion: The Art of Movement” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Over the weekend, the Corey Helford Gallery opened their newest group exhibition Motion: The Art of Movement. Artists invited to participate (Alex Gross
, Amy Sol,
 Anita Kunz,
 Benjamin Bryce Kelley, 
Billy Norrby
, Chris Pugliese, 
Cleon Peterson, 
Eric Joyner,
, Jeremy Lipking
, Joe Sorren
, Josh Agle (SHAG), 
Korin Faught
, Marco Mazzoni, 
Maria Kreyn, 
Melissa Forman, 
Paul Frank, 
Phil Hale, 
Ray Caesar, 
Sarah Folkman
, Sas Christian, 
Stella Im Hultberg
, Sylvia Ji, 
Van Arno
, and Zeus) submitted works on the theme, many of which added an intriguing […]
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Overtime: June 4 – June 10

Stories of the week: Jean-Michel Basquiat Untitled 1981 self-portrait to fetch a new auction record for the artist. Woman who scratched, punched, and urinated near a Clyfford Still painting bottomless is sentenced. Richard Phillips creates another film featuring Lindsay Lohan – to premiere at Art Basel. Erykah Badu not happy with artistic decisions made by The Flaming Lips. Drew Barrymore marries art dealer Will Kopelman in Southern California. Vice Magazine reviews Tyler Shields’ LA exhibition. The Birkin bag that he destroyed may have been a […]
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Art Focus: Christophe Avella-Bagur

This week, our Art Focus feature returns with a look at French painter Christophe Avella-Bagur and his Floating Souls series. The striking portraits comprise of what appear to be a bland outer layer which represents what the world expects from us, whereas the color and detailed version on the inside represents our true selves. Avella-Bagur has extensively exhibited in French museums and art centers, as well as European and Asian art fairs with a current show in New York at the Galerie Richard for those […]