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Preview: “Wild At Heart” @ Thinkspace

This Saturday night, May 26th, the benefit show for Born Free USA, Wild at Heart will be opening at the Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City. co-curated by Amanda Erlanson and Andrew Hosner, the artists including Wayne White, Andrew Hem, Aron Wiesenfeld, Dabs Myla, Martin Wittfooth, Amy Sol, Aryz, Chet Zar, Esao Andrews, Frank Gonzales, Mary Iverson, Amy Dover, Jasper Wong, Jeff Ramirez, Jacub Gagnon, Linnea Strid, Luke Chueh, Liqen, Naoto Hattori, Phil Hale, Stella Im Hultberg (above), Edwin Ushiro, João Ruas, Tessar Lo, and more were asked […]
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ArtPadSF ’12 – “Highlights”

ArtPadSF hosted its second annual boutique art fair over the weekend, which coincides with ArtMrkt and SFFAF. Unlike your traditional art fair with booths, this one takes over the Phoenix Hotel in the heart of the Tenderloin District in San Francisco with each gallery taking up their own room in the hotel, which gives a more laid-back pop-up gallery vibe. Throughout the weekend, various programming (lectures, music performances, panel discussions) took place in the courtyard as well as in the bar of the hotel.The fair […]
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ArtMRKT San Francisco ’12 – “Highlights”

artMRKT is one of the art fairs taking place in San Francisco over the weekend, with over 70 modern and contemporary galleries at the Concourse Exhibition Center. AM was able to check out Thursday evening’s preview, which was fully catered with mini-corndogs, cocktail shrimp, mozzarella and booze – the perfect mixture to get you in the mood for buying art! A few gems were on display, which included new works from Jonathan Viner (Sloan Art), Evan B Harris (Red Truck Gallery), Brendan Monroe (Park Life), […]
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Overtime: May 14 – May 20

Stories from this week: One of Melbourne’s few remaining Banksy street works destroyed by drilling work for a cafe. Following the BLU controversy, another artist may have had his piece at MOCA censored. Another great mural in Los Angeles unfortunately gets painted over. SEVER’s mural in Detroit causes controversy. A grand opening for Stavenger’s Reed Projects. Bamboo iPhone case with Keith Haring imagery from Colors. New work from REVOK revealed. Hypebeast sits down with a talk with KAWS. Pharrell Williams talks about his favorite artists, […]
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Art Focus: Sharon Moody

This week’s Art Focus sets its sights on Washington, D.C – based Sharon Moody and her gorgeous and photorealistic comic book paintings. Moody, who is also employed as a graphic designer, has been a teacher at Georgetown University since 1998, including instructing in courses of drawing, painting, design, and technical art history. This particular series of works have been labelled her trompe l’oeil paintings, which play with deceiving the eye and convincing the viewer that objects depicted in art appear in three dimensions.  Well played… […]
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Teaser: Eric White – “Transmission” @ Jonathan LeVine

On Saturday night, gifted painter Eric White (interviewed) will be unleashing a new series of oil paintings at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery for his first solo at the Chelsea showspace. The last time we visited with the NY-based artist, he was readying for a show in Italy last year. It appears that Transmission is a continuation of that body of work with his focus still on cinematic compositions like a still from a film as well as a predilection for scenery involving cars, a nod to […]
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Releases: Aaron Horkey – “Andrew Bird” Poster

Aaron Horkey fans out there, tomorrow will be your next chance to get ahold of one of his works, albeit a limited edition. His Andrew Bird screenprint will be available at Friday, May 18th at  “around” 2pm Central Time at Postersandtoys. The run will be 245 costing $60 with the variant going for $120 with an edition of 50.  Also check our the print master’s work at the upcoming Wild at Heart benefit show. Via OMG Posters! Discuss Aaron Horkey here.
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Mars-1, Oliver Vernon, & Damon Soule Mural (Arizona)

Not new to mind-blowing collaborations (see 2010), three members of the Further Collective got together for another mural in Arizona. Painted at the Flagstaff Brewing Company, friends Mars-1, Oliver Vernon, and Damon Soule each added their ingredients to the organic brew resulting in a vibrant, kinetic, and large piece for the public to enjoy.  Here’s hoping they get together for more projects in the future. Photos via Mars-1 & Further Collective’s Facebook. Discuss Mars-1 here. Discuss Damon Soule here.
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Preview: Matt Dangler – “Center Flame” @ Copro Gallery

This Saturday night, alongside Naoto Hattori’s new solo (previewed), Matt Dangler (interviewed) will also be presenting a new collection of oil paintings collectively entitled Center Flame at Copro Gallery. Inspired by a mixture of zen, old masters and surrealism, the new work is best explained in his own words – “The goal for this show was simple: to remain present in the moment. Brush stroke by stroke a mantra was created… a meditative rhythm with no limits… opening windows that peer into conscious worlds, metaphors that […]
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ArtPadSF ’12 / Previews: Scott Scheidly @ Spoke Art

Starting tomorrow, attendees of this year’s ArtPadSF in San Francisco will be able to peruse the wares of participating galleries, curators, and exhibitors. Those heading over to the iconic Phoenix Hotel (site of Mars-1 public mural) for the event should make sure to stop by the booth of our friends at Spoke Art as they will be displaying new works from Scott Scheidly entitled Portraits : a series of “fabulous” depictions of tyrants, dictators and popes. This title is should be pretty self-explanatory and you should expect […]