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Preview: Muses @ Black Maria Gallery

“Muses,” a group show at Black Maria Gallery is set to open on February 7th with some promising emerging artists – Tin (interviewed), Jeremiah Ketner (interviewed), and Kendra Binney. Ally, the curator, was nice enough to send over some preview images to share with our readers. Take a look after the jump.

Preview/Interviews: Mark Dean Veca @ UAG – UCSD

One of the exhibitions we have been looking forward to this month is Mark Dean Veca’s “Paintings, Wall Drawings, and Collaborations” (teased) at the University Art Gallery at UC San Diego opening tomorrow, Jan 29th, 6 – 8:30 pm. His psychadelic and organic style is unique and has often been described as a mixture of pop culture imagery and 18th Century French “Toile de Jouy” style patterns. As relatively new fans of his, we were particularly interested in learning more about his work as this […]

Preview/Interviews: Craola @ Fifty24SF

Greg Simkins, or as he is popularly known, Craola (something he kept from his graffiti days) is opening his first show of 2009 at Fifty24SF on February 5th. His show “Seeing Things” (teased) expands on the pseudo still life format he has been working on, and the fact there is something alive in the arrangement that makes you take a second look. He talks about this as well as some other things an interview with us after the jump.

Preview/Interviews: Brandt Peters @ G1988 LA

Brandt Peter’s show “Cackle Factory” (teased) opens next week on Tuesday, February 3rd at Gallery 1988 LA. He brings his beautifully rendered menagerie of characters with him for his first solo show on the west coast.  Brandt talks with AM about the themes of his upcoming show, his collaborative work with his wife and fellow artist Kathie Olivas, and future plans and projects.  Check the interview after the jump.

Openings: ART LA 2009

AM swung by ART LA 2009 (previewed) this past weekend to scope out the latest in contemporary art being exhibited by the 60 emerging and blue-chip galleries on hand. Tim Fleming, Director of ART LA, describes the fair best, “ART LA, the New Los Angeles International Contemporary Art Fair, is an internationally acclaimed art-world event that has become one of the most significant annual cultural events in greater Los Angeles. ART LA has developed into a local community platform for Los Angeles based galleries to […]

Teaser: Shepard Fairey Retropective @ ICA Boston

It’s really no rest for the weary. Just as Shepard Fairey completes from a fruitful yet exhaustive trip to Washington D.C. (AM covered the entire trip here), he continues his break-neck schedule and immediately resumes focus on continuing preparations for his upcoming retrospective at the ICA in Boston which starts February 6th. The expansive retrospective curated by Pedro Alonzo, will showcase over 200 works, including not only screen prints, collages, stencils, stickers of his early days, but includes his recent fine art art works on wood, […]

Teaser: KAWS @ Honor Fraser

It looks like KAWS will be making a trip to the west coast in February for his show at LA gallery Honor Fraser. Entitled “The Long Way Home,” this exhibit (opening Feb. 21st) will feature new paintings, sculptural works, and an installation.   Apparently, there will also a specially curated show at Royal/T by KAWS, selecting from the vast collection of owner and collector Susan Hancock. Via Sourharvest. Discuss this show here. Discuss KAWS here.

Setup: Dalek @ Redux Contemporary

As previously reported, Dalek’s (interviewed) show Broken, Beaten, & Buried is scheduled to open tonight at the Redux Contemporary Art Center.  As you can see, Dalek and his crew are hard at work getting the installations ready for the exhibition.  We were expecting paintings but didn’t realize they would be prepping the walls as well…can’t wait to see it finished.  More installation pics after the jump.

Ryden Book Signing @ LA MOCA

Mark Ryden will be signing copies of his newest book “The Tree Show” at the MOCA store in Los Angeles on Jan 31st (3-5pm). Don’t miss this rare chance to meet one of the giants in this scene before he heads off to Japan for his upcoming show (teased). Please note that he will only be signing copies purchased from the MOCA store. Via Sourharvest. Discuss Mark Ryden here.

Manifest Hope – Inauguration Party: Shepard Fairey x friends

Manifest Hope: DC zenithed with a sensational party on it’s final night, Monday. On the eve of the presidential inauguration, the artists and volunteers that led the charge of Barack Obama’s triumphant grassroots campaign celebrated with a star-studded event that rivaled many of the inaugural balls the following night. With live performances by Santo Gold,  Adam Freeland, DJ Trouble Maker, Grammy winning artists: De La Soul, Moby, and of course DJ Diabetic himself (Shepard Fairey); it was no wonder the venue was packed to the brim and rockin’ deep […]