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Openings: Antony Micallef – “A Little Piece of Me” @ The Outsiders

Last week, Antony Micallef’s (interviewed) show featuring his ongoing Head series opened at The Outsiders in London. The gifted painter put ten examples of his abstract gestural works on display and collectively named the exhibition A Little Piece of Me, an apt term seeing as these works are somewhat self-portraits and an integral part of his work process even when creating his larger works. Take a look at more photos after the jump by Myriam JC Preston…

Armory Week ’12: ADAA Art Show – First Look

The Armory Art Show (here & here) may be the flagship event of Armory Week in New York, but the most prestigious title this year goes to another. The ADAA Art Show held at the Park Avenue Armory (covered) was a smaller, but more selective fair. Like a small jewelery box, this event drew some of the top galleries from around the nation. With only 72 booths, the fair offered an intimate viewing and a distinguished list of notables such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Wayne Thiebaud, […]

Openings: Cleon Peterson – “The Brinksman” @ Guerrero Gallery

Last Saturday evening, Guerrero Gallery in San Francisco hosted the opening of Cleon Peterson’s latest solo exhibition entitled The Brinksman. The paintings in the show bring you into a world put on the brink through corruption and violence by figures that are motivated by their own selfish needs. His color palette and use of dominating dark shadows show a window of what it feels like to let immorality rot away our society. Check out photos of opening night after the jump…

Studio Visit / Preview: Armsrock – “Stedfortrædere” @ MOHS Exhibit

After a showing in Århus in February, Armsrock (interviewed) continues the tour of his native country with an exhibition in Copenhagen at MOHS Exhibit. Entitled Stedfortrædere (translated to Delegates), the joint show in Denmark opening on March 16th will also feature the work of Sif Itona Westerberg. AM recently stopped by the painter’s studio to get a look at the new body of work. Photo credit: Henrik Haven for Arrested Motion. Discuss Armsrock here.

Openings: “Rammellzee: The Equation” @ Suzanne Geiss Company

Last week, the Suzanne Geiss Company in New York presented their inaugural exhibition RAMMELLZEE: THE EQUATION. The late graffiti and performance artist’s work was heavily based on his various theories, especially his vision of battle between letters and their symbolic warfare against any standardizations enforced by the rules of the alphabet. Coming from this world he created and featured in this exhibition are the Letter Racers, spacecraft like sculptures created from found objects which represented the letters A to Z and hung stunningly from the […]

Armory Week ’12: Volta Show – First Look

Continuing our Armory Week coverage we move on to Volta. This fair is the little brother to the main Armory Art Show (here & here). For Volta, selected galleries don’t exhibit various artists from their roster, instead they focus on one artist to showcase at their booth. This rule kept our head spinning to a minimum, but nonetheless the visual talent had our eyes dancing around the whole time. Check it out after the jump.

Teaser: Joe Sorren – “When The Rain Comes” @ La Luz de Jesus

The good shows keep on coming. Scheduled for April 6th, La Luz de Jesus in Los Angeles will be hosting When The Rain Comes, a new exhibition from the great Joe Sorren (featured). In his first solo since showing in Italy last September, the new body of work is to be a story about darkness and light. The Flagstaff-based artists says – “Sometimes, when things are darker in life, you can find yourself in front of doors you didn’t know where there before. This is a […]

Openings: “Is This Thing On? 2” @ Gallery 1988 – Melrose

Last week, the Gallery 1988 in Melrose hosted the second rendition of Is This Thing On?, a group show featuring artwork that pays tribute to famous comedians and their craft. Hosted by Weird Al Yankovic, the showspace was packed with fans of comedy and art who wanted to see their favorite standups like Louis C.K., Dave Chappelle, Eddie Murphy, and more get their due. Check out all the pieces here and also take a look at more photos by Richard Brooks from the opening after the […]

Openings: Masakatsu Sashie – “Invisible Hand” @ Mizuma Gallery

A new exhibition from Masakatsu Sashie recently opened  up at the Mizuma Gallery in Tokyo featuring five new works from the Japanese artist. The title of the show, Invisible Hand, is taken from Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations and is a term used to describe the self-regulating nature of the marketplace into which, by trying to maximize their own gains, individual ambition benefits society. A fitting choice as his work always touches on topics political in nature, especially imagery of a post-apocalyptic world mixed […]

Preview: Cai Guo-Qiang – “Sky Ladder” @ MOCA (Los Angeles) – Part III

Last Friday, one of China’s most famous contemporary artists finished creating his last commissioned gunpowder drawing for his upcoming exhibition, Sky Ladder, at the Los Angeles MOCA. Cai Guo-Qiang’s third explosive effort (see our coverage of first and second sessions) resulted in Childhood Spaceship, a monumental piece (13′ x 108′) that featured imagery and memories that have sparked the artist’s curiously as a youth. For our readers who weren’t able to attend these sessions, make sure you head over for the public outdoor explosion event, […]