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Openings: Greg Simkins – “Beyond Shadows” @ KP Projects // MKG & Launch LA

Last month, KP Projects // MKG in West Hollywood hosted the opening for the latest solo from Greg “Craola” Simkins (featured). Entitled Beyond Shadows, the new pieces continue the locally-based artist’s surreal explorations of hybrid creatures rendered in a vivid palette. Also included were a some paintings from his series featuring his Stab E. Mack switchblade characters. Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Greg Simkins here.

Openings: Yayoi Kusama @ Victoria Miro

Victoria Miro in London is currently hosting a new exhibition by multidisciplinary artist Yayoi Kusama. Spanning the gallery’s three locations and waterside garden, the exhibition features new paintings, pumpkin sculptures, and immersive room experiences, all made especially for this showing. This is the artist’s most extensive exhibition at the gallery to date, and it is the first time mirror rooms have gone on view in London since Kusama’s major retrospective at Tate Modern in 2012. Her iconic dots patterns, pumpkins and mirror rooms are a lifelong exploration of the […]

Previews: Geoff McFetridge – “The Quiet Of Not Listening” @ V1 Gallery

On June 10th, Copenhagen’s V1 Gallery will be revealing an all new body of work by Geoff McFetridge. After recently winning the 2016 National Design Awards in the category of Communication Design, the LA-based artist will be opening his third solo show with the gallery entitled The Quiet Of Not Listening. The new work created for this show is about the belief in images and ideas that result in images. In his process of searching for images to paint, McFetridge seeks something deep, but more importantly, familiar. This results […]

Upcoming: Jeremiah Ketner – “Nihon Dream” @ Rotofugi

On June 10th, a new solo show from Jeremiah Ketner (interviewed) entitled Nihon Dreams will be opening at Rotofugi in Chicago. The American artist will be returning to the city he called home before moving to Japan, bringing with him whimsical paintings featuring his female and animal characters. No doubt influenced by his interest in Japanese culture as well as his work with customizing toys, the work will be especially appreciated by the clientele that frequent the designer toy store and gallery. Discuss Jeremiah Ketner here.

Streets: Slinkachu (Dubai)

Recently in the UAE, miniature street sculptor Slinkachu created 10 new works Dubai Walls. These installations were hidden in plain site by the British street artist who will also be contributing some photography for a huge open-air wall in City Walk. Take a look at a selection of these pieces, each tailored especially with the local people and culture in mind. Discuss Slinkachu here.

Hot Tea x Bon Iver @ Sydney Opera House

Last week, American indie folk band Bon Ivor performed at the Sydney Opera House under a large suspended installation by Hot Tea. The Minneapolis-based artist, known for his yarn-based work, created a stunning hanging installation that changed colors and imagery when viewed in conjunction with projection, a collaborative project entitled Circle. Take a look at more photos below… Discuss Hot Tea here. Photo credit: Michael Brown., @flora_and_reinhardt, [email protected]_d.

Upcoming: Shepard Fairey – “Earth Crisis” @ Galerie Itinerrance

Back in November of last year, we shared with you images of Shepard Fairey’s (featured) installation between the first and second floor of the Eiffel Tower entitled Earth Crisis. That high profile project was arranged by Galerie Itinerrance and was meant to draw attention to the global environmental crisis. On June 24th, the man who built Obey will be opening a show of the same name at the gallery in Paris featuring new works on canvas and paper, six new prints, and reproductions of the globe sculpture. Each piece […]

Openings: “Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose” @ Virginia MOCA

A couple weeks ago, the Virginia MOCA held the opening reception for Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose. Celebrating the publication’s decade of excellence bringing coverage of many of the artists you have grown to love here on AM, the group exhibition featured work from artists like AJ Fosik, Audrey Kawasaki, Beth Cavener, Camille Rose Garcia, Gehard Demetz, James Jean, Jeff Soto, Jeremy Geddes, Josh Keyes, Kazuki Takamatsu, Kehinde Wiley, Kris Kuksi, Mark Dean Veca, Mark Ryden, Mars-1, Martin Wittfooth, Nicola Verlato, Olek, Scott […]

Upcoming: KAWS @ Galerie Perrotin (Seoul)

Coming up this weekend, KAWS will be presenting new works to his fans in Korea at Galerie Perrotin’s new outpost. The newly opened space (1F 5 PALPAN-GIL, JONGNO-GU) will be the setting for the New York-based artist’s first visit to Seoul City. Look for more paintings featuring his continually evolving abstractions of his favorite cartoon, comic, and pop culture inspired characters. The show runs from June 2nd to August 27th. Discuss this show here. Discuss KAWS here.

Previews: Jim McKenzie – “Lost Magic” @ Copro Gallery

On June 4th, Copro Gallery in Los Angeles will be presenting the debut solo show from artist and animation commercial director Jim McKenzie. Although the sculptural hybrids from the New York-based artist has a whimsical aspect to them, there is also a darker side to his work. He further explains – “I wanted to showcase the intersection where beauty and sadness intertwine within. I’ve chosen to create contrasting hybrids and though they have these brilliant colors and seemingly majestic qualities, ultimately, they are all outcasts. […]