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Openings: “Ways of Seeing” @ Black Rat Press

Black Rat Press‘ stunning lighting rig came into its own this past Thursday when the new three-person show “Ways of Seeing” opened. Featuring new work from Swoon (interviewed), Brian Adam Douglas a.k.a. Elbow-Toe (interviewed) and Matt Small (interviewed), the vibrancy and luminosity of the colors of Douglas’ and Small’s work was really highlighted by the controlled approach to lighting against the brickwork backdrop of the gallery. More after the jump…

Second Helpings: March 2009

Spring is in full effect and art is blooming all around us. March has been another busy month and the staff at AM picks some of the freshest stories of the month in this edition of Second Helpings. Get served after the jump.

Openings: Matt Small – “Youngstarrs” @ Black Rat Press Gallery

Romanywg just sent over some images from Matt Small’s (interviewed) show “Youngstarrs” that opened at Black Rat Press Gallery last night (UK time).  This was somewhat of a coming out party for Matt, in our humble opinion, as he was able to show case his talents fully with a diverse and amazing body of work.  Hopefully, he will get the even more deserved recognition after this well-received show. There were many stunning paintings on found objects, but none more so than the showstoppers – large […]

Preview/Interviews: Matt Small – “Youngstarrs” @ Black Rat Press

Matt Small’s long awaited solo show “Youngstarrs” opens at Black Rat Press on Friday, March 27th. Small has developed a unique style of portrait painting which he uses to acknowledge and passionately celebrate individuals on the outskirts of society who are typically ignored or routinely demonized by the media through no fault of their own. Small’s following has been building for some time and this show features a new body of work on salvaged metal and concrete as well as some canvas pieces – definitely […]

Openings: Black Rat Press Annual Print Show

The annual Black Rat Press Print Show (previewed with interview) last week was a success again with scores of fans and collectors turning out to meet artists and learn a little more about the print-making process. Take a look at the show as well as a little video after the jump.

Benefit: Street Art Awards x SHP Auction

Some interesting charity auctions are ending soon benefiting SHP (Single Homeless Project), a London-based charity working with people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. If you recall, various street/urban artists donated some originals painted on records during the Street Art Awards last year, including Matt Small (above), Know Hope, SPQR, Grafter, Holly Thoburn, Rene Gagnon, Guy Denning, Case, and Dale Grimshaw.  More images after the jump.

Teaser – Black Rat Press Annual Print Show – London

If last year’s event is anything to go by, the Black Rat Press Annual Print Show in London, opening on Saturday, 21st February will be worth checking out. The chance to see printmaking demonstrations, ask the printers questions, as well as check out new editions, trial proofs, hand colored rarities, and other treats from the Black Rat Press’ stable of artists could well make this one rather special. Artists involved include Matt Small (above), D*Face, Sweettoof, Brian Adam Douglas, Gaia, Lucas Price, Nick Walker, Blek […]

Black Rat Press @ the London Art Fair

As previously mentioned, Black Rat Press exhibited at the London Art Fair where they showed works by Swoon, Matt Small, Lucas Price, Asha Zero, Brian Adam Douglas, D*Face and Nick Walker.  As expected, Walker’s print sold out, but there were actually some pretty good originals available.  In particular, Swoon’s and Matt Small’s pieces were quite strong.  Take a look after the jump.

Releases: The Empire’s State – Nick Walker

Black Rat Press will be exhibiting at the London Art Fair (Jan 13-18) where they will be showing works by Swoon, Matt Small, Lucas Price, Asha Zero, Brian Adam Douglas, D*Face and Nick Walker.  Also garnering significant interest is the new print “The Empires’s State” by Nick Walker from his “The Morning After” series.  The release will on January 13th (6 pm) at the fair, but there will also be an online option for those who are overseas and can’t make it. Details after the […]

JR and Matt Small win first Street Art Awards

According to Dazed Digital, JR and Matt Small picked up the top prizes at the first annual Street Art Awards, held in London last Thursday night. JR deservingly won in the best street art category for his amazing photo installation 28 Millimeters: Women, for which he turned the houses of Rio’s favelas into a crowd of faces looking down from the city’s hills. Great pictures of the work can be seen here. Matt Small won in the best urban art category. The event also included […]
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