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Studio Visit / Auction: RETNA

Over the weekend, AM was invited to a special event presented by New Image Art & Robert Galstian at RETNA’s (featured) studio timed nicely to coincide with the Art Los Angeles Contemporary. Along with a look at his spacious work space and refreshments, guests were also allowed to participate in an auction of available works to benefit Inner-City Arts. After having paid a visit to the urban calligrapher back in 2010, it was nice to see an update of his work space. Take a look […]

Setup: How & Nosm – “Late Confessions” @ Jonathan LeVine (Pop-up)

After hitting up the iconic Bowery & Houston wall in the fall, the artists known as How & Nosm are ready to take their style indoors for NYC. This Friday, the boys will be premiering a large body of fresh works at Jonathan Levine Gallery’s new pop-up space (557 w. 23rd Street). Entitled Late Confessions, the identical twins have dug deep into their repertoire of creative and meticulous urban techniques to kick start Levine’s pop-up showspace, only a few blocks away from the main gallery. AM stopped by to catch […]

Openings: “Nocturnes: Romancing the Night” @ National Arts Club

Last week, the National Arts Club in New York hosted the opening of their Nocturnes: Romancing the Night group exhibition. For this showing, a selection of artists including Odd Nerdrum, Steven Assael, Marshall Arisman, Bo Bartlett, Jefferson Haman, Alexandra Pacula, Richard Scott Young, Alexander Roloff, Martin Wittfooth (above), and Jason Yarmosky were asked to submit their painting that depicted night scenes or subjects blurred in a veil of twilight – a nocturne painting. Take a look at our photos below or visit in person as the show runs through […]

Preview: POW WOW 2013

In what’s become somewhat of an annual tradition for AM, we will be heading to Hawaii for POW WOW next month. The fourth iteration of the art retreat and event promises to be the best one yet with expanded activities and artist roster – including 123Klan, Will Barras, Dabs Myla, Flying Fortress, Jeff Hamada, Meggs, Faith47, DAL, Suitman, Dave Flores, Askew, Chaz Bojorquez, Yoskay Yamamoto, Jeff Soto, Kid Zoom, Patrick Martinez, Nychos, Roid, Angry Woebots, Slick, and more. Held from February 9th – 16th, the […]

Releases: Swoon – “Thalassa” @ Paper Monster

Tomorrow (January 23rd) at noon, Paper Monster will be releasing a series of new editioned variants with Swoon. Entitled Thalassa, the iconic image from the New Orleans Museum of Art is transformed into an original piece of artwork. Each one is unique in that the NY-based artist worked on each one with her signature block prints and fine paper cut-outs/collaging. Also in keeping with her tradition of working with found, re-purposed and salvaged materials each piece in mounted in on a one of a kind medium (like […]

Showing: Michael Johansson – “Still Lifes” @ Flat Gallery

Currently showing at the Flat Gallery in Milan is a solo from Sweden-based artist Michael Johansson entitled Still Lifes. On view through February 24th, the exhibition features a continuation of the conceptual artist’s three-dimensional work that deals with ideas of space and form. The re-purposing of everyday objects into perfect cubes (among other sculptural installations) arranged by different hues strikes a visually intriguing balance throughout the showspace. Look for upcoming shows at the Konsthallen Trollhättan in Sweden and Vigeland-museet in Norway. Via Designboom.

Studio Visits: Chris Berens

We had a privilege to visit Chris Berens in his new studio in Amsterdam, just after he finished his 3 new impressive works for last year’s PAN Art Fair. The studio is in an old house in the very center of Amsterdam, and is filled up with a wide selection of memorabilia, souvenirs, random objects, from old books, photographs, religious figures, vintage furniture, and medicinal glassware, to big AT-ATs in the windows. Most of the walls of the studio, especially around the isle in the middle […]

Studio Visit / Preview: Eric White – “Magic Kingdom” @ Gallery Poulsen

We’ve been following Brooklyn based painter Eric White’s (interviewed) progress as he was steadily working his brush magic over recent months in anticipation of his double solo show in Copenhagen, currently sharing the stage with Daniel Davidson entitled Magic Kingdom at Gallery Poulsen in Denmark. Eric has long been a man of transcendence, and this latest batch of work is certainly a representation of this. If you have the opportunity to attend the show in Copenhagen then we sternly suggest you make a night of […]

Releases: Ron English – “Incredible Barack” Print @ Static Medium

In celebration of the President Barack Obama’s inauguration on January 21st, Ron English (featured) will make available a print of a recent painting of the Commander in Chief. Available exclusively on the Static Medium shop (here) – TOMORROW: Friday, Jan 18th at 10am PST (1pm EST), the master of Popaganda has held back a private reserve of his “Incredible Barack” print just for this occasion. This gem comes signed & numbered by Mr. English. It measures 14″ x 20″ from an original edition of 30 and will cost […]

Openings: Aakash Nihalani – “Portal” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Over the weekend, the Jonathan LeVine Gallery hosted all new work from Aakash Nihalani alongside the solo from Haroshi (covered). Nihalani’s innovative geometric forms, collectively entitled Portal, featured a playful nature throughout the compositions, yet at the same time exhibited a strong sense of structure. In the NY-based artist’s words – “I try to create a new visual space within the physical confines of any piece I work on, through the illusion of three-dimensional imagery contained on a two-dimensional plane. When looking at the work—orientation shifts, shapes merge, direction inverts, foreground […]