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Preview: Last Rites Gallery 5 Year Anniversary Show

On Saturday night (April 13th), the Last Rites in New York will be celebrating their five year anniversary with a massive group show. Known for championing the dark arts, the gallery will once again house the works from artists who have ventured into the shadows of their mind to create works for the exhibition. The lineup includes Stefano Alcantara, Esao Andrews (above), Shawn Barber, Nick Baxter, Matthew Bone, Timothy Boor, Scott G. Brooks, Patrick Byers, Santiago Caruso, David Choquette, Colin Christian, Sas Christian, Christopher Conte, […]

Preview: Travis Louie – “Monsters On Their Day Off” @ Roq La Rue

On this Friday (April 12th), Roq La Rue in Seattle will be welcoming back Travis Louie (interviewed) for a solo showing entitled Monsters On Their Day Off. Well known for his compelling portraiture featuring fantastical creatures posed in formal attire, the paintings stretch the mind with their obviously imaginative imagery combined with a technique that make one think you are looking at vintage photographs. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss this show here. Discuss Travis Louie here.
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Rewind: April 1 – April 7

Bringing back the first Rewind article in several weeks, we summarize the plethora of recent art related videos for you. At the top of the list is the newest video from Art21 as they follow and interview artist Barry McGee about his recent exhibition at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (covered). Insighful topics include his views on tagging and life on the streets with comparisons to his studio practice. Check out the footage below along with other notable videos… Above working with the children […]

Showing: “Art Collector Starter Kit” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Over the weekend, AM stopped by the Corey Helford Gallery to check out their current show, Art Collector Starter Kit. Featuring smaller sized pieces (12 x 12″) meant to appeal to collectors who are just starting out their collections, many the artists who have have shown at the Culver City gallery contributed paintings. This included ABOVE, Alexandra Manukyan, Amy Sol, Ashley Wood, Beau Stanton, Ben Frost, Billy Norrby, Brandi Milne, Camilla d’Errico, Carlos Ramos, Chloe Early, Cleon Peterson, CYRCLE, David Stoupakis, Eric Joyner, Erik Mark Sandberg, […]
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Showing: “At Home I’m A Tourist” Collection Selim Varol @ CAC Málaga

Get excited if you’re in Spain at the moment as Turkish-born German collector Selim Varol has taken his impressive collection to the Contemporary Art Center of Malaga. Traveling from Dusseldorf (covered) to Malaga, At Home I’m A Tourist is a massive exhibition of over 15,000 works highlighting many of the artists featured on AM regularly including Banksy, KAWS, ZEVS, Shepard Fairey, Audrey Kawasaki, FUTURA, JR, Josh Keyes, and Faile to name just a few. If you’re fortunate enough to be in Spain in the next few months be sure […]

Openings: Greg “Craola” Simkins – “Stop Haunting Me” @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

Just this Saturday night, fans of Greg Simkins (featured) in Los Angeles gathered at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery to take in a new body of work from the gifted painter  – lining up all the way until closing. Collectively entitled Stop Haunting Me, the set of fresh  paintings and drawings featured some of the imaginative and surreal imagery that the man otherwise known as Craola is famous for. Twenty years in the game working under his moniker has served Simkins well to hone his craft of which the new pieces for this […]
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Preview: Kazuki Takamatsu @ Corey Helford Gallery

On April 13th, the Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City will be hosting a solo show from Kazuki Takamatsu, whose work we focused on in one of our articles from Basel Week Miami last year. The Japanese artist’s ghostly portraits combines computer imaging with traditional techniques to create a topographical effect that is quite interesting when seen in person. Take a look at more preview images below and make sure you check out the Ray Caesar show that opens on the same night next door at their sister […]

Releases: Camille Rose Garcia – “Sneewittchen” Print

Tomorrow (April 5th) at 12 noon PST, Camille Rose Garcia (interviewed) will be releasing a new print entitled Sneewittchen. As the second in her series of mini-prints, this 10″ x 10″ edition limited to 50 is meant for collectors with a modest budget ($100). Head over here at the appropriate time if interested in picking one of these up. On a side note, fans on San Francisco can attend a book signing and talk from Garcia at the Walt Disney Family Museum on May 11th. All original artwork from her […]

Preview / Set Up: Greg “Craola” Simkins – “Stop Haunting Me” @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

The talented Greg Simkins (featured) will be presenting all new works at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery starting this Saturday night, April 6th, in his home city of Los Angeles. Entitled Stop Haunting Me, the new collection of paintings and drawings feature some of the imagery that he has been trying to get out of his head recently, a culmination of over 20 years since he took of up the artistic name Craola. Take a look at more preview and set images below and be sure to make plans to check things out […]
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Update: Mark Ryden

For those waiting for the postponed show (now slated for later this year) in Los Angeles from the great Mark Ryden, there have been side projects to keep your love for renowned lowbrow painter alive. These included a comprehensive book, a print release, an album cover design, and a painting for charity. Now, we get a glimpse of something else he is working on – little meat sculptures.  Only time will tell if these are for the upcoming solo or for some other endeavor. Discuss Mark Ryden here.