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Preview: Shawn Barber – “Youth of Today” @ Fecal Face Dot Gallery

On July 8th, the Bay Area will welcome master tattooist and fine artist Shawn Barber’s (featured) and his new collection of paintings. For those familiar with his work, they will know of a certain group of paintings he calls the the Doll Series – from which it looks like some of these preview images would fit in. Entitled Youth of Today, it will be interesting what he will be bringing to Fecal Face Dot Gallery and the metaphors he will be conveying through his work. […]

Openings: Adam Caldwell & Jonathan Darby – “Intersection” @ White Walls SF

A couple weeks ago, White Walls in San Francisco hosted a dual show from native son Adam Caldwell and UK artist Jonathan Darby. Entitled Intersection, the premise of the show was a meeting of cultures – American by Caldwell and Brazilian by Darby with his favela installation. Take a look at of the opening photos courtesy of Berlin Tomas after the jump…

Openings: “Margaret Kilgallen: Summer / Selections” @ Ratio 3

Opening to a packed crowd last night, Ratio 3 honored the memory of Margaret Kilgallen (1967-2001) with her first solo exhibition in San Francisco in 13 years. Along with her husband Barry McGee and other artists, the art movement now commonly referred to as the Mission School (which drew inspiration from the urban culture of San Francisco’s Mission District as well as comic, folk and graffiti art) has been a huge influence to the Street Art that we know of today. Kilgallen’s work is now […]

Openings: Victor Reyes – “Misspelled” @ Robert Berman Gallery/E6

Letters – we’ve learned about them before we even enter kindergarten, practice writing them in school for years, and use them countless times everyday to communicate. They are vital to our lives, yet how many of us really take the time to examine, dissect, and improve upon their appearance? Even the most normally basic of forms want to be prettied up, admired, and told that they were beautiful and enriched your lives; show you things you’ve never considered before. Victor Reyes is acutely aware of […]

Events: “Further” book signing at SFMoMA

This Thursday, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art will host an exclusive signing event for the art book “Further,” featuring the work of Damon Soule, David Choong Lee, MARS-1, Nome Edonna, Oliver Vernon, Robert Hardgrave and Tomokazu Matsuyama. Most AM readers will recall the amazing “Further” group show at Joshua Liner Gallery at the beginning of the year (covered). If you are around the bay area, definitely take this opportunity to pick up this beautiful book and get it signed by all the artists. […]

Openings – Kris Kuksi and Christy Langer “Meticulous Engagements” @ Shooting Gallery

AM recently attended the opening for Kris Kuksi and Christy Langer’s “Meticulous Engagements” (previewed) at the Shooting Gallery in San Francisco. Langer, who first caught our eye at Basel last year and is pictured above, brought a nice mix of large and small resin sculptures, examining the violence and fragility of nature. Kuksi’s works were as impressive as always and though we took plenty of detail pictures, they really need to be seen in person to be believed.  “Meticulous Engagements” ends in two days, the […]

Openings: Mike Giant @ Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea – Milan

Following his successful show last year at France’s Magda Danysz (covered), Mike Giant returned to the EU to open his “Welcome to Frisco” show last Thursday night at Milan’s Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea.  Featuring his trademark clean lines and tattooed subjects, Giant’s showing looks to be a great introduction to the San Francisco aesthetic and culture for the Milanese people. More pictures after the jump.

Studio Visits: Kevin Cyr

We recently stopped by Kevin Cyr’s Brooklyn studio to check out his latest body of work slated for his two-person show with Jessica Hess entitled “Temporal Spaces,” which was curated by Lainya Magana and opens at San Francisco’s White Walls March 6. Stepping into the space, we were amazed to see how productive Cyr has been since his last show at NYC’s Raandesk Gallery in January (covered). Covering floor to ceiling of one of his studio’s huge walls was a mosiac of detailed paintings – […]

Studio Visits: David Choe

AM swung by David Choe’s satellite studio for a visit as the artist was preparing for his upcoming show at  FIFTY24SF.  Choe, who lives and works in New York City, has deep roots with both Los Angeles and the Bay Area and has maintained a makeshift studio a half hour south of San Francisco for the past two years.  Part recording studio, part screen print press, this live/work space provides the ideal creative getaway for the ever traveling artist.  David opened his doors for a […]

Installation: Barry McGee @ SFMoMA – A Closer Look

After visiting Mike Shine’s outdoor carnival for SFMoMA‘s 75th Anniversary, AM ducked inside to catch one last look at Barry McGee’s massive clustered installation (previewed).  Consisting of hundreds of drawings, personal pictures and patented patterns, McGee’s exhibit truly conveyed the multi-faceted breadth of his works.  Arranged in a seemingly haphazard, though obviously well thought out manner, Twist’s install was literally bulging at the seams, seemingly so that one would assume it was on the cusp of giving birth or expelling a whole new body of […]
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