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Studio Visits: Tomokazu Matsuyama – “East Weets Mest” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Opening this Thursday, September 8th, at Chelsea’s Joshua Liner Gallery is East Weets Mest, the second full-gallery solo exhibition by Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) Recently, we were lucky enough to have the chance to visit Matsu’s studio as he was finishing preparing for the show, and we were blown-away by what we saw. Matsu has been hard at work on an impressive collection for this show, including an amazing large-scale painting and two intricate sculptures. And from his description of the installation he’s planning, East Weets […]

Streets: TrustoCorp (New York) Part 2

As a preamble to TrustoCorp’s recent tongue-in-cheek riffs on reality television and tabloid magazine interventions, the New York-based street art collective had also endowed the Big Apple with a series of their signature signage, as well as a collection of humorous works staged at various subway entrances. Always playful and with a strong message at the core, the installations reaffirm why their unique street art methodology is so effective. Cleverly reclaiming public space otherwise reserved for mundane directional alerts, TrustoCorp has taken it upon themselves […]

Studio Visits: Beau Stanton – Sanguine Machine @ Gallery Hijinks

AM recently had the pleasure of visiting Beau Stanton at his Brooklyn studios. Beau made time for us to catch up as he prepared for his upcoming solo show Sanguine Machine: Antediluvian Artifacts from Futures Past at San Francisco’s Gallery Hijinks which opens this Saturday, September 3rd. His style may seem familiar to some because he’s the assistant talented enough to currently work alongside Ron English. His gifted painterly skills, adept use of numerous mediums & techniques, and meticulous attention to details shine through to us […]

Teaser: Martin Wittfooth – “The Passions” @ Lyons Wier Gallery

Talk about strong imagery. This huge (64″ x 50″) new piece from Martin Wittfooth entitled Sacrifice will be part of a new body of work scheduled to open in a couple months at the Lyons Wier Gallery in New York. The Passions will be the Brooklyn-based artist’s debut solo show in New York so if you are fan of his work and live in the area, make sure you show up at the October 13th opening to meet Wittfooth and show your support. Discuss Martin Wifffooth […]

Openings: “Summer Group Exhibition 2011” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

A little while back, AM caught the opening of Joshua Liner’s annual Summer Group Exhibtion. Some artists new to the NY gallery like Chloe Early, Evelyn Rydz, Herbert Baglione and Greg Lamarche joined the ranks of the gallery regulars such as Damon Soule, Dave Kinsey, David Ellis, Evan Hecox, Oliver Vernon, Pema Rinzin, Ryan McLennan, Shawn Barber, Stephen Powers, Tiffany Bozic, Tomokazu Matsuyama and Tony Curanaj. The exhibition not only gave us a sense of the quality works that we’ve come to expect from the Joshua’s space, but also […]

Openings: “Summer Invitational” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Summer is coming down the home stretch and people are getting ready to take their last vacations before fall. This also means that it was time for Jonathan LeVine Gallery to hold its annual Summer Invitational group show (previewed). Mr. Levine took time to exhibit a select batch of artists including Daniel Martin Diaz, Eric Fortune, Hello Monsters, Edwin Ushiro, Dick Chicken, Melissa Haslam, Above, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Yuko Shimizu, Jennifer Delilah and Meryl Smith on the gallery walls. Check out a detailed look after the jump.

Streets: TrustoCorp (New York)

Since the TrustoLand installation and show at Art Basel Week Miami last year, we haven’t had any updates on satiric street pranksters TrustoCorp. As of late though, there has been more activity spotted around New York, but we wanted to first bring your attention to these phone booth interventions featuring parodies of popular reality shows with The Real Housewives of Baghdad seen above and The Real World [North Korea] seen after the jump…

Previews: “Yard Dogs” @ Wooster Street Social Club

Tonight (7pm-11pm), Wooster Street Social Club will present a special group exhibition called Yard Dogs. The show pays homage to the graffiti roots of New York City where 15 veteran writers including KR, BIO, T-Kid 170, Keo, NICER, James Top, PNUT2, Rebel, CES, SHARP, Fritos, NIC 707, CEY, REVOLT and Tracy 168 will showcase new works. On top of that, AM’s Joe Russo will present a special project that he’s been working on – a selected series of artists portraits. Check out an exclusive preview after […]

Openings: Olek – The Bad Artists Imitate, The Great Artists Steal @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

It’s been a while since we’ve caught up with artist Agata Oleksiak aka Olek. Last time, she took on Wall Street and its famous charging bull and this time, she’s exhibiting her works in a solo at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. The show title The Bad Artist Imitate, The Great Artists Steal may sound familiar because you probably saw it mentioned most recently from Banksy at his Bristol Museum show and previously from master Pablo Picasso. Being a performance artist, she got a few helpers to become […]

Openings: Olson Olson Recine & Ass @ Nyehaus

AM recently caught the opening of a very unique show entitled Olson Olson Recine & Ass at New York’s Nyehaus. Sounds kinda like a law firm right? Well, that’s the point as this group show was titled by a father/son duo Steve & Alex Olson. The central theme of exhibition was the wheel, so whether it was riding a skateboard or motorcycle, the artists Phil Frost, Curtis Kulig, Yaniv Evan, Bob Recine and the previously mentioned duo have always been rolling in perpetual motion. Another cool […]