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Openings: “Cruel Summer” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Summer is the season where new art gets discovered as many group shows pop up when most of the art industry goes on vacation before things pick up again in September. Jonathan LeVine Gallery worked with renowned curator Roger Gastman to bring together a bold grouping of graffiti & urban artists both old and new. Entitled Cruel Summer, this great exhibition showcased a new level of work from each artist. There was some familiar imagery, but the work comes off fresh to attendees who were clamoring […]

Upcoming: “Unnatural Histories III” @ Antler Gallery

Opening on September 25th, Unnatural Histories III will be will be the third in a series (see 2013) of shows at Antler Gallery featuring portraits of mythical creatures. Along with the piece from Josh Keyes (seen above), works from Vanessa Foley, Michael Page, Craww, Syd Bee, Brin Levinson, Ryan Berkley, Ben Kehoe, Siolo Thompson, Susannah Kelly, Annie Owens, Niel M. Perry, and Jackie Avery will also grace the walls of the Portland showspace. Make plans to attend if you are interested… Discuss Josh Keyes here.

Upcoming: “Kubrick – An Art Show Tribute” @ Spoke Art

For those who love pop culture themed art shows out there, especially movie-focused group exhibitions, Spoke Art in San Francisco may have something interesting for you starting September 6th. Kubrick, An Art Show Tribute will be featuring works inspired of course by the films from the late Stanley Kubrick, where participants were asked re-imagine their favorite characters, scenes, and concepts from one of the world’s most prolific directors. As you can see from the piece (which will be released as a limited edition print) above based on […]

Openings: Casey Weldon & Femke Hiemstra – “Novel Relic” & “Warten am Walderand” @ Roq La Rue

Casey Weldon’s Novel Relic opened earlier this month, his first solo show at Roq La Rue. AM caught up with Weldon a few days prior to the open for a studio visit as he finished up a couple paintings. With all of the completed pieces hanging in the gallery, it was nice to see that his hard work paid off and you can’t go wrong with hipster monkeys! Femke Hiemstra continued her mastery of tiny details in Warten am Waldrand (translates to Waiting at The Edge […]

Previews: Josh Keyes – “The Hermit” & “Migratory Soul” Figures

After releasing his first sculptural edition last year, Josh Keyes (interviewed) is already working on another two to the delight of his collectors. Based off two of his complimentary paintings The Hermit & Migratory Soul, the two figures are already are in their protoype form. If you remember, these two images were also released through Tiny Showcase as prints earlier this year (covered). Discuss Josh Keyes here.

Upcoming: “Black Moon” @ Sloan Fine Art

Coming up on October 24th, New York will get their own Black Moon show put on by Sloan Fine Art (site/109, 109 Norfolk St). Like the one in Los Angeles last year (covered), friends Elizabeth McGrath, Jessicka Addams, Marion Peck, and Camille Rose Garcia will get together to present dark new artworks inspired by their favorite time of year. Take a look at the the imagery from CRG above and put it on your schedule if you are in the NY area as it will be up […]

Streets: Mars-1, Damon Soule, Oliver Vernon (Denver)

Whenever some of the Furtherrr Collective boys get together (see 2012, 2013, 2013), you can expect something special to go down. That’s exactly what happened last week in Denver at Cultivate Colorado (666 Buchtel Blvd.) when Mars-1, Damon Soule, and Oliver Vernon combined their powers create this otherworldly mural. With imagery from the three artists that mesh so well together, the new wall is a welcome addition to the cityscape and will stand as a testament to their talent. Photo credit: Spencer Keeton Cunningham (Via Hi-Fructose). […]

Releases: James Jean – “Tiger III” Print

Next week, James Jean (interviewed) will be releasing a new signed and numbered print, Tiger III, on his website. As a timed release, the limited edition will be available for 24 hours starting at 8:00 AM PDT on Tuesday, August 19th and ending at 7:59 on Wednesday the 20th with the run being determined by demand. You can get the rest of the details here, but for those with $125, this amazing image can be added to your collection. Discuss James Jean here.

Recap: Colin Christian – “Cosplay” @ Vered Gallery

Over the weekend, Vered Gallery opened a new showing from Colin Christian (interviewed) entitled Cosplay, a fitting name collectively for the new selection of sculptures and for his work in general. The London-born and now Florida-based artist creates mostly comely female figures out of fiberglass and silicone, an natural offshoot of his artistic vision while operating a business initially making latex clothing for fetish stores around the country. As indicated by the name of the exhibition, he costumes his creations, often taking inspiration from “old sci-fi movies, pinup […]

Previews: “Suggestivism” @ Copro Gallery

Following up on Suggestivism exhibitions in Orange County (2011) and Rome (2013), curator Nathan Spoor will be bringing back another strong roster of artists for a showing Los Angeles on August 16th at Copro Gallery. For this edition, participants include Aron Wiesenfeld, Joe Vaux, Nicola Verlato, Hannah Yata, Chet Zar, Jana Brike, Nicoletta Ceccolli, Dan May, Marco Mazzoni, Hsiao-Ron Cheng, Seamus Conley, Sam Wolfe Connelly, RS Connett, Peter Ferguson, Ken Garduno, Robert Hardgrave, Naoto Hattori, Joe Hengst, Charlie Immer, Gregory Jacobsen, Sarah Joncas, Andy Kehoe, Linsey Levendall, JeanPaul […]