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Basel Week Miami ’14: Wunderkammern @ SCOPE

With Basel Week Miami in the rear view mirror, AM will now take time to highlight some of the individual artists and booths that caught our attention. One particular gallery’s offerings that we quite enjoyed at SCOPE (covered) was from Rome’s Wunderkarmmern, especially Mark Jenkins’ (interviewed) clever sculptural work (seen above). On display were also Aakash Nihalani’s geometric musings and Dan Witz’s street based pieces. See all our coverage of Basel Week Miami here. Discuss Mark Jenkins here. Discuss Aakash Nihalani here. Discuss Dan Witz here.
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Recap: Alexandros Vasmoulakis – “My eyes are seeing you” @ Amalias 36

Recently in Athens, Alexandros Vasmoulakis held a brief popup showing at Amalias 36 entitled My eyes are seeing you. The sexually charged and promiscuous narrative from the Greek artist has an interesting setup with a sculptural installation that features male heads obsessively staring at the figures in the paintings and depending on your perspective, the attendees of the show themselves. Take a look at more photos from the exhibition below as well as the individual pieces here. Discuss Alexandros Vasmoulakis here.
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Showing: Katrin Fridriks – “Stendhal Syndrome” @ Circle Culture Gallery

Katrin Fridriks recently rounded up a successful year with an solo exhibition at Circle Culture in Berlin. Opened on the 21st of November, Stendhal Syndrome is the most challenging show that Icelandic abstract conceptual artist has put together to date. Showing mostly large works, dominated by five major installations measuring up to 5 m in length (Space Molecule Syndrome triptych), the exhibition is actually a preview of the big projects coming up for the artist in 2015. For example, the title piece of the show, Perception of the […]
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Streets: Blu (Rome)

The one and only Blu recently finished this massive wraparound mural in Rome featuring multi-colored faces painted in his usual style. This new project has personal meaning for the Italian street savant as he has been living in and working from the building for about 2 years now, with the painting financed by other residents. It used to be an old military warehouse but has been occupied in recent years by people in need of housing and activists from the “coordinamento cittadino lotta per la casa.” Take a […]
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David Choe Paints Good Smile Company Factory

Fans of David Choe (featured) will no doubt know his well-documented troubles with the law in Japan going all the way back to 8 years ago. Not only did his time in jail change him as a person and as an artist, he was also banned from going back to the country until only recently. Along with experiencing all that Japan had to offer, one place he made sure to visit was Good Smile Company (producers of his Munko toy) and their new factory, where […]
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Openings: “Praeteritum Nunc Futurum” @ Merry Karnowsky

Over the weekend, the Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles showcased work from artists that they will work with in the future with a group show entitled Praeteritum Nunc Futurum. Listed officially were artists like Greg Simkins (seen above), Todd Carpenter, devNgosha, Andrew Hem, KMNDZ, Travis Louie, Nathan Ota, Lezley Saar, Jeff Soto, Nicola Verlato, Edward Walton Wilcox, Mark Whalen, William Wray but pieces from others could be seen as well. Take a look at more photos from the opening reception below… Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss this show here.
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Basel Week Miami ’14: Rubell Collection – Six Solo Commissioned Exhibitions

The Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation is probably the most popular and well-known of the private collections in Miami. It is also one of the best and most in-depth, having been put together by Don and Mera Rubell over the course of 50 years. Opening on occasion of this year’s Art Basel Miami Beach edition, the Foundation’s first floor contains six commissioned solo exhibitions by the following artists: Will Boone, Aaron Curry, Lucy Dodd, Mark Flood, David Ostrowski, and Kaari Upson. Each artist visited the […]
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Previews: Kevin Peterson – “Remnants” @ Thinkspace

Tonight in Los Angeles, Kevin Peterson will be opening his second solo show (see 2012) with Thinkspace Gallery bringing with him a new body of work entitled Remnants. The Houston-based artist’s portraiture sets the innocence of his subjects and their animal companions against oftentimes desolate urban backgrounds. This contrasting overlap of two different worlds places his characters in a narrative where their courage and strength can shine through. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss this show here. Discuss Kevin Peterson here.
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Basel Week Miami ’14 / Openings: Art Basel (Part II)

After providing readers with our first set of images from the Art Basel Miami Beach 2014 fair, we provide you with a second and final glimpse of what was in store for visitors of the prestigious “main event” during Miami fair week. Highlights included Amanda Ross-Ho and Brent Wadden’s impressive work (featured above) at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, Jamian Juliano-Villani and Van Hanos at Tanya Leighton, Michele Ables at 47 Canal, and Julia Wachtel at Elizabeth Dee. See all our coverage of Basel Week Miami here. Discuss […]
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Previews: Greg Simkins for “Praeteritum Nunc Futurum” @ Merry Karnowsky

This Saturday night (December 13th), the Merry Karnowsky Gallery will be giving fans a look towards the future with a group show entitled Praeteritum Nunc Futurum. Featuring artists who will be doing big things with the Los Angeles showspace, the roster includes Todd Carpenter, devNgosha, Andrew Hem, KMNDZ, Travis Louie, Nathan Ota, Lezley Saar, Jeff Soto, Nicola Verlato, Edward Walton Wilcox, Mark Whalen, William Wray, and as you can see from the photos here – Greg “Craola” Simkins (featured). Take a look at more in-progress shots of The Gobbler painting […]
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