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Openings: Tara McPherson – “Wandering Luminations” @ Jonathan LeVine

AM recently attended the opening of Tara McPherson’s newest show at Jonathan LeVine, her third solo with the Chelsea gallery. Inspired by the unexplored realms of deep space and deep sea, Wandering Luminations features the Brooklyn-based artist’s surreal portraiture of females and creatures all rendered in her signature palette of pinks and teals. The body of work includes paintings on linen, wood and paper as well as her largest piece to date so stop by if you can to see for yourself before the close date of November 16. […]
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Previews: Jeff Soto & Maxx242 – “Fire Within” @ Bunsen Goetz Gallery

This Saturday, November 9th, the Bunsen Goetz Gallery in Nuremberg, Germany will be hosting a two person show from Jeff Soto (interviewed) and Maxx242. The two friends and studio mates, who recently travelled together to Luxembourg (covered), will be returning to Europe with new works playing with “themes of love, sexuality, and spirituality” for Fire Within. In association with the exhibition, the two artists from Riverside, California (Nuremberg’s sister city) will be giving a talk at the German-American Institute at Nuremberg on Thursday, November 7th at 7 pm. Check out more preview […]
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Rewind: Oct 13 – Nov 3

The end of this week brings another Rewind feature here on AM where we bring you art-related videos that may interest you. Leading things off is a closer at the recent mural painted by José Parlá at the James B. Hunt Library at the North Carolina State University. For those intrigued by the photos we shared with you back in July, make sure you watch the video below as the Brooklyn-based artist as he explains his thoughts behind the project making use of his urban calligraphic technique. Bumblebee […]
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Upcoming: “Black Moon” @ Model Citizen Studios

Open for two days only starting tonight, Black Moon is a group exhibition featuring four California-based artists Jessicka Addams, Camille Rose Garcia (seen above), Elizabeth McGrath, and Marion Peck. Curated by Alix Sloan, the show will feature Addams’ octopi-related imagery, CRG’s recent obsession with bats, McGrath’s three-dimensional art, and Peck’s clown portraits. Check out info on the location and times of the exhibition here.
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Previews: Marco Mazzoni – “Naturama” @ Roq La Rue

On November 7th, Marco Mazzoni is presenting his newest body of work alongside Lindsey Carr at the Roq La Rue gallery in Seattle. The works from the Naturama show are focused on the rituals of struggle between animals in the wild, and the impossibility of harmony in nature. Known for his surreal images, mostly showing parts of wildlife in strange interactions or even symbiosis, the Italian artist has prepared another series of such drawings and paintings for this show. While looking beautiful and calming, these works actually show those harsh moments in which nature […]
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Upcoming: Branded Arts x Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica Benefit

Coming up on November 16th, Branded Arts will be curating an event to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica (1238 Lincoln Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90404). The night will start at 7pm featuring a print release at the opening from Nick Walker (seen above) entitled The Morning After – Santa Monica which will come in a run of 75. Before the 12 am end, a silent auction will be held for basketballs customized by artists including Kenny Scharf, Nick Walker, Saber, Meggs, Chor […]
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Openings: Ron English – “Popogandastan” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Last Saturday night, fans of Ron English (featured) packed the opening of his newest show at Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City, eager to see a new body of work that has been two years in the making. Popogandastan featured pieces that explored the gifted painter’s incredibly detailed world, filled with his surreal cast of characters and lush backgrounds. These need to be seen in person to be appreciated fully so head over if you are in the area before the close date of November 22nd. Discuss Ron English here.
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Previews: “Bad Dad 2013″ @ Spoke Art

The first weekend on November, Spoke Art in San Francisco will be presenting their annual art exhibit dedicated to the films of Wes Anderson. Bad Dads, in its fourth year (see 2010 & 2012), will feature a group show and Halloween costume party on November 1st and 2nd as well as a film screening at the Castro Theatre of Bottle Rocket, The Royal Tenenbaums, Moonrise Kingdom on November 3rd (regular ticket rates apply). Take a look at more preview images below like full image of the cropped […]
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Preview: Travis Louie – “Strange Discoveries” @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

On November 9th, Travis Louie (interviewed) will be opening his big Los Angeles solo at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery. Entitled Strange Discoveries, the fitting title describes the eclectic collection of creatures and characters that Louie brings with him to every exhibition. It also hits it on the nail when expressing the feeling of joy and discovery that fans experience when confronted by the surreal portraits painted by the New York-based artist as sort of a proof (like the vintage photography he so admires) of his fantastical stories (that accompany […]
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Previews: “The 13th Hour” @ Last Rites Gallery

This Saturday night, the Last Rites Gallery will be opening their sixth annual The 13th Hour group exhibition. Celebrating the Halloween season, artists invited to join the group exhibition were asked to explore the darker side of their imagery. Participants include Stefano Alcantara, Agostino Arrivabene, Tom Bagshaw, William Basso, Nick Baxter, Bloodmilk, Matthew Bone, Scott G Brooks, Matt Buck, John Cebollero, David Choquette, Ryan Matthew Cohn, Jason Goldberg, Carl Grace, Fred Harper, Naoto Hattori (seen above), Stephanie Henderson, Jeremy Hush, Sarah Joncas, Jed Leiknes, Eli Livingston, Dave MacDowell, Chris Mars, Megan Massacre, Jim McKenzie, Vince Natale, Buddy Nestor, Richard J Oliver, Anthony Pontius, Michael Ramstead, David Richardson, Paul Romano, Matt Rota, Richard T Scott. David Stoupakis, Tin, Yosuke Ueno, Redd Walitzki, Jasmine Worth, Vincent […]