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Preview: Lola Dupré ‘Shrapnel’ @ Phone Booth Gallery

Having recently been turned on to Lola Dupré’s work, we were excited to hear that the Glasgow based collage artist has an upcoming solo exhibition at Phone Booth Gallery in Long Beach. Entitled Shrapnel, the exhibition will showcase Lola’s ‘exploding’ portraits of icons taken from popular culture, movie starlets and fellow artists as her subject matter. Dupré’s process is what first sparked our interest in her work – She literally dissects and reassembles her subject matter layer-by-layer by taking multiple prints of an original photograph […]

Baby Tattooville ’11: Secret Store

One of the highlights of the art retreat known as Baby Tattooville is the special pop-up store that is set up each year. Filled with unique prints, toys, art products, and original art from participating artists, the “Secret Store” is a good opportunity for fans to stock up on their favorite artist swag. Sales are handled according to the number assigned to each attendee based on seniority. More preview images after the jump…

Baby Tattooville ’11: First Look

It’s a beautiful day in Riverside, California. Perfect weather for the start of this year’s Baby Tattooville which is being held at the historic Mission Inn once again. The Arrested Motion crew is on scene in full force as witnessed by our badges seen above and we will be bringing you on-site coverage through the weekend. Events to look forward to include the collaborative Art Jam painting, Michael Hussar’s Wunderland, Circus Punk Customs, the Mark Berry Film Festival, the Baby Tattooville On Parade show (previewed) […]

Openings: Zeng Fanzhi @ Gagosian (Hong Kong)

Since the Gagosian Gallery opened a branch in Hong Kong earlier this year, some international heavy hitters like Damien Hirst and Richard Prince have already graced their walls with solo shows. For their most recent exhibition, which opened a couple weeks ago, a more local star, Zeng Fanzhi, was the feature attraction. The retrospective draws from work in the last 20 years with some pieces culled from the Chinese artist’s personal collection, tracing his career of exploring the human figure with his powerfully introspective paintings. […]
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Studio visits: Skewville

The twin brothers Ad Deville and Droo who make up Skewville first came to prominence around 1999, when their wooden sneakers became an ubiquitous sight hanging from New York power lines. Since then, they have continued to push the boundaries of street communications. AM was fortunate enough to visit their studio hidden in a basement in Bushwick, NY as they prepared for their upcoming show entitled Anti-Social Networking at the Black Book Gallery in Denver opening on October 7th. Ad Deville showed us the entire collection of […]
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Preview: “I Want My Music Video Art Show” @ Meltdown

Tonight in Hollywood, the Meltdown Gallery will be hosting a group show celebrating 25 years of music videos with over 100 artists scheduled to participate including Aaron Jasinski, Aunia Kahn, Catherine Brooks, Chet Zar, Chrystal Chan, Dan Barry, Dan Quintana, Jeff Ramirez, Jessica Ward, Kid Zoom, Luke Chueh, Maxx242, Paul Chatem, Roland Tamayo, Scott G. Brooks, Scott C, and more. I Want My Music Video Art Show is curated by music video director Chris Marrs Piliero and pop-satirist Dave MacDowell, with the artists free to […]
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Openings: Lisa Yuskavage – “New Paintings” @ David Zwirner

AM recently witnessed the return of Lisa Yuskavage to David Zwirner as the New York based artist unveiled a new series of paintings in her third show with the gallery since 2006. Seen were her classic female nudes depicted in cartoonish yet erotic compositions. The color palettes she selected were vibrant, rich and diverse which complimented her wide selection of environments well. Ranging from outdoor to indoor settings, the Yuskavage placed her psychologically-charged characters in a variety of situations to draw the viewers into the […]

Openings: MODE 2 – “Offerings” @ Lucas Carrieri Gallery

British graffiti writer and fine artist MODE 2 recently held a solo exhibition of fresh works at Germany’s Lucas Carrieri Gallery. With this being his first solo show in Berlin, the series entitled Offerings consisted of large canvases that centered around the raw female form. A first impression might be that it’s just gratuitous nudity for the sake of display, but if you’ve followed the work of MODE 2, you can see the raw forms and voluptuous curves point to the complexity of the female […]
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Showing: Adam Neate – “Dimensional Paintings” @ Elms Lester

Earlier this week, Elms Lesters hosted the opening for a set of new works collectively and aptly entitled Dimensional Paintings from the inventive Adam Neate (interviewed). While his landmark solo in 2009 at the same London gallery introduced his fans to the new textures and three-dimensional aspects of his new work, this latest exhibition shows a maturity, refinement, and comfort in the technique that is evident in the impressive depth and complexity of the pieces currently on view. More photos by Smarthype after the jump…

Nuart Festival ’11: Dan Witz

After reviewing the contributions of Escif, Vhils, David Choe & DVS-1, Herakut, and Phlegm to this year’s Nuart Festival, we can now report on yet another artist, Dan Witz, that made the flight all the way to Norway to get in on the action. The versatile street and gallery artist, who recently had a show in New York, installed his signature WTF series of works, which are updated version of his In Plain View and Kilroy Variations public interventions. He even included some updated old […]