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Setup: Arrested Motion – “City of Fire” @ Stephen Webster

Over the weekend, the AM crew and the good people at Stephen Webster have been hard at work setting up for our City of Fire scheduled to open on Tuesday night (7-10 pm on June 5th). While there, we have seen various artists drop off pieces, stop by for a chat, and work on various gallery installations. Last week, we already brought you some teaser images from most of the artists in our show including Cyrcle., Thomas Doyle, Ron English, James Jean, Kid Zoom, Dave Kinsey, MARS-1, […]

Preview: Sarah Joncas – “Between Wind and Water” @ Thinkspace

Coming up in a couple weeks, the Thinkspace Gallery will be hosting Between Wind and Water, a joint show between  Sarah Joncas (interviewed) & Caia Coopman. The Toronto-based painter will be presenting 18 new pieces, including the one seen above featuring her female portraiture. It looks like some of the pieces for this show continue the somber mood seen in her previous shot as well as adding a touch of mystery. Discuss Sarah Joncas here.

Overtime: May 28 – June 3

Stories of the week: TrustoCorp working on their window installation for our City of Fire show we are curating opening on Tuesday at Stephen Webster in Beverly Hills.  More details here and hope to see some of you there. Jack Kavanaugh ordered to pay $250,000 in damages for role in sale of fraudulent Picasso. Collector sues Rhona Hoffman Gallery for $1.4 mil after it loses Sol LeWitt certificate. Javier Krahe prosecuted for offending religious feelings and could face year in jail for art film. Las […]

Openings: Naoto Hattori – “Mind Project” @ Copro Gallery

A couple weeks ago, Japanese artist Naoto Hattori opened a show at the Copro Gallery in Santa Monica alongside Matt Dangler’s solo (covered). Not only did Mind Project bring a selection of the psychedelic and surreal paintings that fans have come to expect from Hattori, it also marked a rare appearance from him at the opening reception. Take a look at more photos from the show down below… Discuss this show here. Discuss Naoto Hattori here.

Openings: Mia Araujo – “Into The Woods” @ Corey Helford

Earlier this month, the Corey Helford Gallery opened their doors to new works from Mia Araujo (interviewed). Into The Woods featured medium to large paintings from the painter showing off her gift for composition and imaginative narratives. Structured like movie posters with central characters and supporting details and elements, the works evoke a feeling that the viewer is witnessing an epic tale or mythic adventure unfold before their very eyes. For those who missed out on the free mini-print that was given out on the night […]
Kid Zoom

Preview: Arrested Motion – “City of Fire” @ Stephen Webster

Next Tuesday, June 5th, is the opening for the exhibition we are curating at Stephen Webster in Beverly Hills. Entitled City of Fire, the show will feature work from a diverse selection of artists including Cyrcle., Thomas Doyle, Ron English, James Jean, Kid Zoom, Dave Kinsey, MARS-1, Patrick Martinez, Pedro Matos, REVOK, Rostarr, Andrew Schoultz, SABER, Jeff Soto, Judith Supine, TrustoCorp, Mark Dean Veca, Nick Walker, and Adam Wallacavage. We now have some teaser images for you to peruse including a glimpse a sweet wood piece from James […]

Teaser: Scott Musgrove – “Fame I’m Going To Live Forever” @ Dorothy Circus

On June 14h, the Dorothy Circus Gallery in Italy will be playing host to a new body of work from Seattle-based painter Scott Musgrove. Fame I’m Going To Live Forever will be sure to include many of his signature surreal lifeforms, introducing fans in Rome to many new species that they never knew existed. Judging from these first preview images, he’ll also have familiar creatures from the deep juxtaposed in unfamiliar environments, perhaps referencing environmental issues he has touched on in his work before. Discuss […]
Ray Caesar

Preview: “Motion: The Art of Movement” @ Corey Helford

Coming up on June 9th, the Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City will be hosting a group exhibition – Motion: The Art of Movement. Featuring 25 artists (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) who will depicting people in […]

Openings: Matt Dangler – “Center Flame” @ Copro Gallery

A couple weekends ago, AM stopped by the Copro Gallery to check out the new paintings from Matt Dangler (interviewed). It has been awhile since we saw a large body of work from Matt (2009), so we were curious to see what Center Flame would reveal. What we saw was a collection of oil paintings that showed he still had a touch for the surreal, an imaginative collection of bizarre beasts, as well as continued references to his love for fish and things aquatic. Discuss […]
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Update: Collection Selim Varol @ me Collectors Room Berlin

Earlier this month, we brought you a preview of uber-collector Selim Varol’s show at me Collectors Room Berlin where a portion of his treasured toys and artwork acquired through the years would be on display. The exhibition opened just this past weekend, and for those in the US celebrating Memorial Day, we thought a glimpse of his USA-themed wall would a good starter image for an update on the setup. Make sure you stop by to see for yourself if you are in the area as […]