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Basel Week Miami ’12 / Preview: Scott Scheidly @ SCOPE / Spoke Art

Like the ArtPadSF in San Francisco earlier this year (covered), Scott Scheidly will be showing more works from his series of unusual portraits – this time at the SCOPE art fair in Miami (part of Basel Week Miami). The Orlando-based Schneidly will be one of the featured artists at the Spoke Art booth (along with Jessica Hess), so head over if you are in town to check out his tyrants, dictators, and other pop culture icons re-imagined in a different context. Discuss Basel Week Miami here.

Basel Week Miami ’12 / Preview: Joshua Liner Gallery @ PULSE

With various members of AM heading to Basel Week Miami as we speak, we’ll continue to preview some of the art that we will be checking out later this week. One of the booths packed with goodness at the PULSE fair will hold offerings from the Joshua Liner Gallery in the form of art from artists David Ellis, Evan Hecox, Ian Francis, Kris Kuksi (above), Mars-1, Oliver Vernon, Stephen Powers, Tomokazu Matsuyama, and Tony Curanaj. Check out more images below… Discuss Basel Week Miami here. Discuss […]

Openings: “LAX / HKG” @ Above Second Gallery

Last month, the  Above Second Gallery opened their latest show featuring a guest curator (also see AM’s turn in 2011) – Thinkspace. Entitled LAX / HKG, the group exhibition featured works imported from the Los Angeles new contemporary movement including Amy Sol, Audrey Kawasaki (above), Brian M. Viveros, Dabs Myla, Esao Andrews, Joao Ruas, Linnea Strid, and Yosuke Ueno. Check all the photos below… Photo credit: Layla Kawashima for Arrested Motion. Discuss this show here.


Ladies & Gentlemen have spoken through an online vote and chosen two of their favorite Eric White (interviewed) paintings to be made into editions. Without further delay, we present prints of  1961 FORD GALAXIE 500 SUNLINER and NO NEUTRAL THOUGHTS, released today, Saturday December 1st. The long anticipated release of two iconic Eric White pieces — available now. Order by Sunday December 2nd and get $50 bucks off. Looks to be a great December! Discuss Eric White here.

Stella Im Hultberg Studio Sale

Later today, Stella Im Hultberg (interviewed) will be holding her annual studio sale (see 2010 & 2011) where small originals can be had for very reasonable prices. This year, she will be selling 15-20 pieces so fans should head over to her webstore at 2 pm Eastern Time. For more affordable originals, check out her pieces for the Post It show next week at Giant Robot 2. Discuss Stella Im Hultberg here.

Preview: Joe Sorren – “Everything’s Alright Sweetie, Please Get Some Sleep” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

For nearly two decades, the name Joe Sorren has been synonymous with an ability to create a story of endless interpretation within his works. If you have been following the surrealism painters of the modern age, then you certainly know the name and the work. But who is Joe Sorren? The man behind the art has remained somewhat of an enigma. He is seclusive perhaps borderline reclusive, especially in regards to his sanctuary of creation. Sorren firmly believes his art should speak without having to speak […]
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Preview: Luke Chueh – “Turning Japanese” @ Idol Gallery (Tokyo)

After executing the first phase of his revenge against Japanese bootleggers by taking those images, painting, and selling then for his show in Chicago (covered), Luke Chueh (interviewed) has traveled to Tokyo where he will have a chance to see these illegal productions in person. The Los Angeles-based artist is primarily there though for the opening of his solo tomorrow night (December 1st) at the Idol Gallery entitled Turning Japanese where he has immersed his characters in clever takes on the culture of the rising sun. Check […]

Basel Week Miami ’12 / Upcoming: Yoskay Yamamoto Installation @ PULSE

Those visiting the PULSE fair next week in Miami will have to keep their eyes our for an installation from the Los Angeles-based Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed). The project made possible by LeBasse Projects and Perrier will be over 24′ long and consist of 120 new cast sculptures in the same vein as his do you remember me… installation for his solo in 2010. For those interested in learning more about Yoskay and his work, head over to Société Perrier to read the interview they conducted as well as enter a contest […]
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Preview: Sarah Joncas – “Taking Over” @ Last Rites

We last caught up with Sarah Joncas (interviewed) and her work during her show in June (covered) at the Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles. On December 8th, New Yorkers will have the same opportunity to meet the Toronto-based artist and see her paintings in person when Taking Over opens at Last Rites Gallery. The fifteen new pieces that she has been working on for almost half a year will embrace the darker side of life with themes of death, loss of control, and becoming compromised explored. Discuss Sarah Joncas here.

Openings: Shannon Bonatakis – “Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep” @ Rivet Gallery

Shannon Bonatakis is a painter living among the blissful fairy-tale forests of Denver, Colorado. When she is not climbing her favorite tree she is spending her days juggling various illustration projects, and her nights huddled over wet canvas (most likely painting by candle-light). Having been acquainted with Shannon’s brush work for many years now, we can comfortably say without question, this girl puts painstaking hours into refining each piece she pushes out. Her solo show, titled Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep is up at Rivet Gallery and […]