Jean Pierre Roy kicked off Rare Gallery’s art season with a breath taking show. The exhibition entitled “A Rational Spectacle” is a series of works based off of Thomas Jefferson’s statement: “the light which has been shed on the mind of man through the civilized world has given it a new direction from which no human mind can divert it.” This quote used in the context of today’s geopolitics of global energy needs vs. the fixed constraints of planetary resources is the fabric which Jean […]
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AM caught the opening of “Family Tradition” at TT Underground Gallery. Curated by Ron English, the group show re-imagines one of the classic mob sagas through the eyes of art. The show featured artists such as Eric White, Travis Louie, Mark Dean Veca, Triston Eaton, Mike Shinoda, Chet Zar to name a few. Check out all the opening night mayhem after he jump.
Long-time Blum & Poe artist Dirk Skreber makes his long-awaited return to the distinguished Los Angeles gallery. This is his fourth solo exhibition at the Culver City institution. The show features portraits of models created with foam tape laid above panels rolled with varnish, polyurethane, watercolor, enamel, spray paint, fluorescent paint and primer. The artist burns or tears away the foam to reveal each image. Conspicuously absent in the paintings is oil paint or any kind of brushwork, giving the works a sense of psychological […]
One of the finest galleries in Los Angeles, Regen Projects, recently opened a show of “New Paintings” by Lari Pittman. The vibrant, bright, vivid, and colorful paintings include a mixture of abstraction and figuration, each one intricate and expertly painted. The works feature a dichotomy of “renewal/decay, secular/sacred, decorative/grotesque, hot/cold, sweet/toxic, taste/kitsch, mannered/unpredictable, transparency/opacity”. Check out the show for yourself before it goes down Oct. 23. More after the jump…
As previewed by AM, Prism opened Misericordia last Friday night to a excited and fashionable Los Angeles crowd. The show featured the excellent curatorial (the show was curated by Birte Kleemann, Director at The Pace Gallery) quality you expect from Prism and included pieces by some of the best artists working today, like Terence Koh, Sterling Ruby, and Chris Burden, alongside some works that were hundreds of years old. The exploration of Mercy never looked so interesting. More opening images after the jump…
Last week, we stopped by Jonathan LeVine Gallery to hang out and catch their “Annual Summer Invitational” (previewed). The diverse group show consisted of artists who have never officially shown with the gallery and gave attendees of the gallery a different look at some different Low Brow and Street art action. We particularly enjoyed the Judith Supine, Andrew Hem (interviewed), and EVOL pieces that were displayed. Catch it all after the jump.
On Saturday night, AM attended the opening for Joshua Liner Gallery’s annual “Summer Show”. Apparently, so did many of the art loving New Yorkers that turned out to pack the house. The show had diverse lineup of talented artists including Shawn Barber, Tiffany Bozic, Ryan Bradley, Tony Curanaj, Mike Davis, Jeremy Fish, Ian Francis, Evan Hecox, Tat Ito, Jessica Joslin, Mi Ju, David Kassan, Kris Kuksi, Mac, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Ryan McLennan, Dennis McNett, Cleon Peterson, Pema Rinzin, James Roper, Swoon, Oliver Vernon, Pete Watts and […]
For the final exhibition in Rivera & Rivera’s South Park location, internationally-acclaimed, Los Angeles-based graffiti star Retna unveiled a ground to ceiling installation featuring his signature text-styled skills. The black and white work combined spray paint and fabric and covered the floor and 25-ft. high walls from top to bottom. The immersive work is a complete visual experience and takes you deep inside the artist’s universe. In addition, there was a private room where screen prints and paintings were shown. See more images after the […]
Last Tuesday night, Paul Kasmin Gallery hosted the opening for David La Chapelle’s latest body of work “American Jesus.” We’re not sure if it’s the gallery or David’s following, but the space was jam-packed with onlookers gawking at David’s elaborate digitally rendered photos. Fans dressed up as if it was Halloween, mingling away, waiting to catch some time with the star artist, and much like last month’s crazy Mark Ryden opening, the action spilled into the adjacent streets. The provocative phototography grabbed everyone attention as […]
The lights were dimmed, the walls were painted black, and the spotlights were perfectly positioned. It was a appropriately romantic mood for some naughty pictures, courtesy of Jonathan Yeo and Lazarides, Beverly Hills. The 8,000 square foot temporary gallery hosted its 3rd show, one that was a totally unique experience from the previous two. While David Choe, JR, Conor Harrington and crew brought the urban streets inside, Yeo brought the high class brothel co-inhabited by world famous celebrities and nude beauties into the cavernous Beverly […]