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Preview: Scott Musgrove – “How Is The Empire?” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Scott Musgrove sent us over some images to give our readers an idea of what to expect when his show “How Is The Empire?” opens this weekend at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Here you can see him in his studio working on one of the paintings for the show, no doubt involving his revisionist versions of the world’s flora and fauna if he was the Man upstairs. Stop by for the opening on May 15th to see some of the fantastic creatures he’s come up with […]

Video / Teaser: Roa @ Factory Fresh

After stellar shows in Cologne, Paris and London, street artist Roa moves on the next big city – New York. We expect some large installs in the Big Apple as the Belgium-based artist likes to go big whether inside or outside of the gallery. The show opens Friday night, May 14th at the Factory Fresh Gallery in Brooklyn but for now, take a look at the video above to get an idea of the treat you are in for. Showcard after the jump…

Preview: Clare Rojas – “We They, We They” @ Museum of Craft and Folk Art

For those of you in the States (well, those in SF) envious of Clare Rojas fans in the UK, you now have the chance to see the “We They, We They” show (covered) that showed originally at the Ikon Gallery. The exhibition will be hosted at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art in San Francisco from May 14th to August 22nd with plenty of associated activities like the special opening night event with Rojas performing songs taken from her folk albums Green Mountain, Faint […]

Preview: “Tiger Tiger Burning Bright” group show @ Roq La Rue

It’s been a while since we posted the teaser for the “Tiger Tiger Burning Bright” group show at Roq La Rue Gallery, but now’s the time to reveal more of the paintings as the opening is this Friday, May 14th. The gorgeous piece above from Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed), entitled “Negaigoto”, will be one of two paintings that will be made into a print (edition of 100, 18.5 x 16″ print on a 18.5 x 17″ sheet, $200) to benefit David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and will […]

Openings: Shawn Barber – “Tattooed Portraits: Chronicle” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

AM attended the opening of Shawn Barber’s (featured) solo show - ”Tattooed Portraits: Chronicle” at Joshua Liner Gallery a couple weeks ago. The ever-talented tattoo master created a new series of works based on various on the tattooing paraphernalia and portraiture of his friends. The intense paintings looked radiant in our interview with Shawn and in person, and they seem to jump out at the viewers. The body of work is quite large as Shawn took it upon himself to fill the entire gallery. It’s always […]

Video: Jean-Michel Basquiat Retrospective at Fondation Beyeler / Interview with Sam Keller

As we touched on briefly in our Overtime (our weekly summary of art news that doesn’t make it as full articles) last week, a rare retrospective has been organized for the late Jean-Michel Basquiat at Fondation Beyeler in Switzerland for what would have been his 50th birthday. Vernissage TV has put together a nice video where footage of the exhibition can be seen overlayed with an interview with Sam Keller, Fondation Beyeler’s director and the co-curator of this exhibition. Comprising more than 100 paintings, works […]

Teaser: Pedro Matos – “Reality Show” @ Montana Shop & Gallery

Portuguese artist, Pedro Matos aka DRONE, will be opening a new exhibition in June at the Montana Shop & Gallery in Lisbon. Mixing his figurative painting skills with urban sensibility, the young and self-trained artist works on capturing the “fading” and slowly “disappearing” under-privileged in our society, often placing his gritty work on the streets. Expect some paintings like the one above as well as some site-specific installs for this upcoming show. Showcard after the jump…

Interviews: Blaine Fontana – “The Golden Record” @ Lebasse Projects

After a three year self-imposed hiatus from gallery shows (save a few group show contributions), Blaine Fontana made a comeback last weekend to the gallery scene with his solo show “The Golden Record” at Lebasse Projects in Los Angeles (our pics from the opening here). The exhibition looks to be a triumphal return for Fontana, and is based around humanity and its interface with the universe – the title referencing the information filled golden disks placed on board the Voyager II space craft launched in […]

Teaser: KAWS @ Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Celebrated street turned contemporary artist, KAWS, will be opening his first solo museum exhibition next month at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. The show will include “his most recent paintings, sculptures, and drawings, as well as a survey of apparel, product and graphic designs, and limited-edition toys.” We can’t wait to see the whole setup, but we imagine it will be similar to what our friend Pirovino has in his collection (well, at least the 4 Foot KAWS figures). Image via Daily Dujour. Discuss KAWS […]

Teaser: Yoshitomo Nara – “Ceramic Works” @ Tomio Koyama Gallery

Acclaimed Japanese pop artist Yoshitomo Nara will be opening a new show this weekend, May 15th, at the Tomio Koyama Gallery in Tokyo. Nara has been training for over a year with the use of ceramics at the Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park and this will his exciting debut show in this new medium.  Look for large and small sculptural works, in combination with some drawings. Another look after the jump…