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Preview: “Letters From America” @ Black Rat Projects (Curated by Corey Helford Gallery)

Opening on July 4th, America’s Independence Day, Letters From America at Black Rat Projects will bring work from US artists SABER, RISK, Ron English, and TrustoCorp to the UK. The show was curated by Corey Helford Gallery who also brought most of them over to also participate in the London Pleasure Gardens project (covered). In particular, MSK affiliated SABER’s work for the show will be especially poignant with the inclusion of his first rendering (entitled Flag of the National Heath Services) of the Union Jack, flag of […]

Art Focus: Fulvio di Piazza

A new artist here to AM this week for our Art Focus feature is also opening a show tonight, June 30th, at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Fulvio di Piazza is a Sicilian artist who specializes in surreal oil paintings, a selection of which, entitled Ashes to Ashes, will be on display at the New York showspace in his first solo exhibition in the United States. His current imagery includes fantastical volcanic landscapes with floating islands and re-shaped land masses forming heads & creatures, among other things – […]

Openings: Andrew Schoultz – “Ex Uno Plura” @ Eric Firestone Gallery

Over this past weekend, San Francisco-based artist Andrew Schoultz visited the Hamptons at Eric Firestone Gallery to unveil a new body of work consisting of his remixed flags. Entitled Exo Uno Plura, the show explores the kinetic compositions referencing the political turmoil in the nation. Further pushing his skills, Andrew told us he worked and weathered the flags to age them. Unlike the fully coated gold flag he recently displayed in City of Fire, Mr. Schoultz this time plays with the dripping and coloration to escalate his commentary […]

Streets: Tom Fruin – “Watertower” (New York)

We recently came across this stunning new installation from Tom Fruin in New York entitled Watertower. The NY-based artist’s sculptural creation, which is visible from Lower Manhattan, FDR Drive, and the Manhattan & Brooklyn Bridges, is built from salvaged plexiglass and steel throughout NYC sourced from a wide range of materials including old sign shops to closed-down artist studios and various warehouses. The piece was then mouned on a water platform in DUMBO, Brooklyn can be seen glittering during the day and glowing at night […]

Openings: Karl Lagerfeld x Chanel – “Little Black Jacket” Photography Exhibition

AM recently caught The Little Black Jacket photo exhibition in New York. Presented by Chanel in the old Deitch Projects location, the pop up show featured the portraiture of renowned photographer Karl Lagerfeld and his work with the fashion label. Celebrities in the world of music, film and fashion were featured in the photography such as Uma Thurman, Sofia Coppola, Kanye West, Tilda Swinton, Anna Wintour, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Georgia May Jagger, Alexander Wang, Waris Ahluwalia and more. This is part two of the […]

Openings: Tom Sachs – “Space Mission Mars” @ Park Avenue Armory

Artist Tom Sachs is famous for his D.I.Y. (Do It Yourself) artistic sculptures where he recreates various modern icons and feats of engineering as seen in his most recent show at Sperone Westwater. With his most recent public art project, he showcases another dimension of his craftsmanship by demonstrating how his creative artwork actually works as intended. The New York-based artist recently took over the Park Avenue Armory with a show entitled Space Mission Mars. The exhibition applies his signature bricolage technique utilizing simple everyday […]

Streets: Rafael Barrios (New York)

For those who haven’t seen them yet, you have until June 30th to check out nine visually intriguing sculptures from Venezuelan-American artist Rafael Barrios in New York. Featured in the Park Avenue Malls between 50th and 68th Streets, the slender works play like an optical illusion and almost appear like digital effects when seen in photos. The public showing that started during Armory Week was put together by Parks & Recreation, The Fund for Park Avenue, and the Art Nouveau Gallery. Other artists who have exhibited in the same […]

Openings: Ai Yamaguchi – “Ashita Mata” @ 10 Chancery Lane Gallery

Hong Kong’s 10 Chancery Lane is recently collaborated with Tokyo’s Mizuma Art for the first solo HK exhibition by Ai Yamaguchi. The show, entitled Ashita Mata (Again Tomorrow), consists of a varied body of work including prints, murals and an amazing large-scale installation composed of many individual paintings. Yamaguchi seems to be continually expanding artistically through the use of these different mediums and configurations while all the time remaining true to her longtime imagery of beautiful and young edo-period courtesans.

Studio Visits: Mark Dean Veca

We recently had the chance to stop by Mark Dean Veca’s (interviewed) studio again to get an update on what he has been working on of late. After releasing a print and participating in our City of Fire showing recently, Mark still has many exhibitions and projects he will be participating in for the rest of the year before his big solo in New York next year at Cristin Tierney Gallery. Some highlights include the Son of Phantasmagoria installation opening at the San Jose Museum of Art in September […]

Streets / Upcoming: Vhils @ Magda Danysz (Paris)

After seeding his home city of Lisbon with multiple murals (here, here, here & here) and opening a show (covered) there at Vera Cortês Art Agency, Vhils (filmed) is now in Paris preparing for his solo at Magda Danysz opening June 23rd. Not only will fans be able to check out some of the Portuguese street artist’s new styrofoam works, he has also worked on multiple walls while in town.  Here are some photos of two of the more interesting ones – one with mimicking some […]