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Book Signing: 3D Art Book Signing @ Chateau Marmont

Late last month, four members of the arts community came together at the Chateau Marmont for a special book signing event featuring 3D Art Book. Tristan Eaton,  Shepard Fairey, James Jean, and Gary Baseman were in attendance to sign the book for both fans of the book and of their work. Curated by Eaton, the publication also includes work by other artists such as Mark Ryden, Stephen Bliss and Ron English. In addition to the signing, several art pieces were on display all done in 3D […]

Preview / Installation: ROA – “Defragmentation” & “Fragments” @ The Scarlett Gallery

The last time we touched on the work of the prolific Belgium-based ROA was when we came across some of his murals during Art Basel Week Miami (here & here). And, the last time we witnessed an indoor showing from the anatomically-inclined artist was in Australia (covered) back in October. Well, we’re happy to report that he has two concurrent exhibitions planned very soon in Stockholm, one on the 17th at a yet-to-be-announced secret location entitled Defragmentation and another entitled Fragments on the 18th at the […]

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

In his first solo exhibition since De Facto Standard way back in 2009, Masakatsu Sashie will present a new series of work at Mizuma Gallery that riff on his signature seemingly self-autonomous orbs. Entitled the Invisible Hand, his current body of retro-futuristic work references Adam Smith’s 1759 economic metaphor stating the market magically self-regulates for the betterment of society when individuals act out of their own self-interests, an argument that could easily be considered flawed in the modern era of complex derivatives and rampant greed that […]

Pow Wow ’12 – Kickoff

AM is in Hawaii and it’s the officially the first day of Pow Wow 2012. Similar to last year, we started the day on the North Shore and moved to Honolulu where artists and media took their first steps to getting the Loft in Space location ready for the big exhibition this Saturday. It was a cheerful mood as the Pow Wow alumnus reunited and new artists got introduced. With an expanded roster for this year’s event, the setup work is requires helpf from everyone. […]

Previews: Francesco Igory Deiana @ Park Life Gallery

Francesco Igory Deiana, the San Francisco-based artist we first introduced last year in a well-received Art Focus feature, will be taking part in a two-person hometown show later this month at Park Life Gallery. Opening Friday, February 24th at the Bay Area multipurpose mainstay, the Milan-born artist will show a selection of abstract and pseudo-portraiture work highlighting his technical proficiency with nothing more than a ballpoint pen and ruler, coupled with a wealth of patience and imagination to spare. Showing alongside fellow SF-native Harley Lafarrah […]

Video Release Party: Mark Whalen & Autolux @ Launch LA

During the weekend, Launch LA hosted a music video release party that featured an incredible collaboration by artist Mark Whalen and the music group Autolux. Directed by Thomas McMahan, the music video, which was shown on a large screen through out the night, features Whalen’s work come to life accentuated by a great song performed by the band. We actually got a small teaser of what this video would look like some months ago as Whalen was prepping for his show at the Merry Karnowksy Gallery (covered). […]

Openings: ZES x RETNA – “Excavated Revelations” @ Known Gallery

Over the weekend  ZES & RETNA (featured), two key members of the MSK graffiti crew, came together for an exhibition titled Excavated Revelations in which each of their unique styles was on full display. Taking place at Known Gallery, this show was the first for ZES who’s known in the graff world as one of the most daring and talented members of the crew. His new body of work was made up both rectangular and squared-like pieces that featured an affinity for streaks and patterns often […]

Openings: Luke Chueh – “Primrose Path” @ Brett Wesley Gallery

Two weekends ago in Sin City, LA-based artist Luke Chueh (interviewed) revealed the new paintings he had been working on for the last couple months. Created for a joint exhibition with Juan Muniz entitled the Primrose Path, the works touched on the seven deadly sins which were realized through the pain of his long-suffering characters. Stop by the Brett Wesley Gallery if you happen to be visiting  in Las Vegas in the next month, but also check out photos (via) of the opening after the […]

Openings: Matthew Palladino – “Sweet Relief” @ Eli Ridgway Gallery

Saturday afternoon in San Francisco, Eli Ridgway Gallery opened its doors to Matthew Palladino’s latest solo show entitled Sweet Relief (previewed). Palladino brought his usual color palette and thought-provoking narrative (often using using common objects & repetition), expanding it into a three-dimensional form by creating painted relief sculptures utilizing re-purposed chocolate molds. Check out photos of the opening after the jump…

Heather Watts for “Down The Rabbit Hole” @ Art Gallery of Calgary

Last Friday, over at the Art Gallery of Calgary, a group exhibition featuring the talents of Eric Louie, Pilar Mehlis, Landon-Jon Ference and Heather Watts opened up that put the focus of the world of pop surrealism. One of the paintings that caught our eye in particular was from Watts entitled Tree of Life. In it, you can see a circle of children attempting to protect this special tree with their imagination from the bleak surrounding and encroaching landscape. Those in the area should stop by […]