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Preview: Jay Howell – “Enthusiastic Person” @ FFDG (SF)

On February 1st, Jay Howell will be presenting all new works at the Fecal Face Dot Gallery (FFDG), his third solo with the SF showspace. Entitled Enthusiastic Person, the 25 mixed media cartoon-styled works on paper will featuring renderings of the case of characters from his new animated children’s show Sanjay and Craig set to premiere sometime this year on Nickelodeon. If you didnt’ know, the talented LA-based artist is also behind the design of the main characters on Fox’s hit show, Bob’s Burgers. Discuss this show here.
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Upcoming: Joe Sorren – “The Great Cantaloupe Day” @ AFA (New York)

Right on the heels of his showing (covered) at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery, comes another show in his adopted city from gifted painter Joe Sorren (featured). The Great Cantaloupe Day, set to open on February 24th at AFA in New York City, will feature a collection of new paintings and sculpture as well as some new limited edition offerings. Fans in NY of Sorren’s evocative work and deft touch with lighting will be happy with this double dose of art, but for those not in town, we’ll be bringing […]
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Openings: “Supersonic Electric Invitational 2″ @ Spoke Art

Last Thursday evening, Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco hosted the opening of the 2nd Annual Supersonic Electric Invitational to a packed house with many of the 32 artists in attendance. The show is curated by Zach Tutor, who founded and runs the Tumblr-based contemporary art blog Supersonic Electronic, by choosing some of his favorite artists who he felt are innovative, dynamic and compelling. Check out photos of the opening below, that includes the art of Allesandra Maria (seen above), Dan Christofferson (2nd image), Seamus Conley (3rd image), […]
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Releases: Mark Ryden – “Wood Lincoln” Serigraph

It seems our friends at Pressure Printing have been working on a special project with Mark Ryden. Entitled Wood Lincoln, this reoccurring character by Mr. Ryden’s work comes to life in a beautiful 14-color serigraph that comes in a hand carved walnut veneered wood frame measuring 33″ x 27.5″. This rare edition come in a run of 20. What’s more, it’s only available by contacting: brad (at) pressureprinting (dot) com. Discuss Mark Ryden here.
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Basel Week Miami ’12: LeBasse Projects @ PULSE

It’s time to start winding down our Basel Week Miami coverage here on AM with another look at the PULSE art fair (highlights here). We’ve already shared photos from a couple booths there (Joshua Liner & Jonathan LeVine), and there is a look at a third booth – LeBasse Projects. Included for the showing were works from artists like Yoskay Yamamoto, Seonna Hong, Thomas Doyle, Herakut, and Miss Van. Photo credit: Top image by Yoskay Yamamoto, All others by Arrested Motion. Discuss Basel Week Miami here.
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Rewind: Dec 31 – Jan 6

For this week’s video Rewind, we start things off with news that starting Wednesday and running through Feb. 5, about 3,000 New York City taxis will feature a 30-second video from Ryan McGinley. The short clip, called Varuo, is gleaned from footage from the photographer and director’s video for the Icelandic band Sigur Ros (seen below) and shows a girl skipping barefoot through the streets of NYC with gold glitter streaming from her hair. Other videos you may want to watch: A look at Eric […]
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Overtime: Dec 31 – Jan 5

Overtime stories of the week: Impossible Architecture, a series of works utilizing digital collaging technique & real photos from Filip Dujardin. Nigeria seeking return of art from Britain, which they say looted works from them more than a century ago. Workers uncover six murals by Otto Dix behind a bookshelf in the artist’s former home during renovations. The story of how Peru High School in Peru Indiana acquired its multimillion dollar art collection. William Cole criticizes today’s art market and wonders aloud if we are in a […]
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Preview: “Iron To Gold/Ashes To Hope” @ Chandran Gallery (San Francisco)

Singapore-based Chandran Gallery will officially be opening its San Francisco gallery later in the year, after some needed renovations to its building. Before that however, tonight (January 4th) they will be hosting a one night pop-up benefit exhibition/installation in conjunction with Juxtapoz and Power House Productions, with proceeds going to the Iron To Gold/Ashes To Hope Project, which is an artist-in-residence program in Detroit where creative like minds can gather from around the country can share ideas and collaborate. The original benefit in 2009 (covered) […]
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Upcoming: “I’ll Love You ‘Til The End Of The World” @ Roq La Rue

One of the first worthy group shows of the year comes from the Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle (opening January 11th). Featuring work inspired by a play on what the mayans were expecting at the end of last year, artist including Camille Rose Garcia, Chris Berens, Femke Hiemstra, John Brophy, Martin Wittfooth (last image), Jean-Pierre Roy, Marco Mazzoni, Scott Musgrove (above), Eric Fortune (2nd image), Sail, Laurie Lee Brom, Sarah Dolby, Jane Kenoyer, and Nicola Verlato will be contributing pieces for the exhibition. Take […]
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Openings: “Crucifixion” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Last month, the Corey Helford Gallery hosted the opening for a timely exhibition that looked at a subject many people focus on at the end of the year –  the crucifixion of Christ. For this showing, artists including Glenn Barr, Ray Caesar, Victor Castillo, Ron English, Natalia Fabia, Korin Faught (above), Sarah Folkman, Nancy Fouts, Eric Joyner, Benjamin Bryce Kelley, Maria Kreyn, Marco Mazzoni, Buff Monster, Annie Owens, Michael Page, Chris Pugliese, Candice Tripp, Mark Dean Veca, Nicola Verlato, Tom Neely, Lola, Tom Bagshaw, and Amy Sol were asked to paint their […]