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Openings: Andrew Schoultz @ Park Life

Saturday evening, Park Life hosted an exhibition and book signing of Andrew Schoultz’s book, Up in the Air (previewed). The show featured an array of original and editioned works, as well as an installation that expanded one of his larger paintings onto the gallery wall. Be quick to check out these kinetic paintings from this bay area artist, as it is set to close Wednesday for the preparation of the gallery’s next exhibition featuring Evah Fan. Discuss Andrew Schoultz here.

Studio Visits: Steve “ESPO” Powers – “A Word is Worth A Thousand Pictures” (Part I)

Next week, Steve “ESPO” Powers (featured) will be kicking off art season with a new body of work at Joshua Liner Gallery.  The show entitled A Word is Worth A Thousand Pictures is Power’s first New York solo exhibition in over seven years. The Brooklyn-based artist has been busy the past few years with a number of high profile projects such as Art in the Streets, as well as the Love Letters Project in Philly, Syracuse and Brooklyn. In Part I of this feature, AM visited […]

Update / Setup: Barry McGee @ BAM/PFA

San Francisco-based Barry McGee returns for his first Bay Area solo museum exhibition in 18 years at BAM/PFA (UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive). This will mark his first midcareer survey, in which all of his previous major installations have been reinterpreted and put under one roof (from his van installation at REDCAT to his Street Market at Deitch to a 1999 stolen mural that was placed on Howard Street in San Francisco, just to name a few). This exhibition as been three […]

Upcoming: José & Rey Parlá – “U.T.O.P.I.A.” @ colette

On September 3rd, the Parlá Brothers (José & Rey) will be presenting a new show in Paris at colette entitled U.T.O.P.I.A. The Brooklyn-based artists will be presenting a collaborative effort with José’s specialty being drawing and painting, while Rey is known for his photographs. It will be interesting to see how they plan to fuse their two artistic repertoires in this new body of work. Discuss José Parlá here.

Phil Frost Custom T Rex

Recently, Phil Frost posted up images of a new piece he finished featuring his intricate typographical patterns painted over a T Rex figures. Transferring his technique of layering his signature iconography over found objects onto this large custom, the NY-based artist has created a unique take on the Tyrannosaurus rex, made popular in recent times from the Toy Story movies. Congrats… Discuss Phil Frost here.

Streets: Nick Walker (NYC)

It’s been a while since Nick Walker (interviewed) hunkered down in New York to put his vandal in play. Nick recently dropped by to lay down some paint for a few weeks in the Big Apple. While he was here, he worked several parts of Brooklyn, LES and Chinatown. AM tagged along as he  premiered a new composition of his storied Vandal kicking back with a special edition of the New York Times. This piece is located on the bustling corner of Eldridge and Hester in […]

Streets: Yayoi Kusama – New York (Part II)

After sharing one public arts project in New York from Yayoi Kusama with you earlier this week (here), we now turn our attention to the collaboration with Louis Vuitton on a fashion line entitled Infinitely Kusama. The artist’s renowned spots and vegetation tentacles currently adorn LV’s flagship store on the corner of 5th Ave. Similar to Takashi Murakami, whose Multicolore motif wrapped the retail space in 2008, Yayoi’s circles adorn the the exterior as well as the interior window installation. If you look closer, you may see a startling life like replica of the […]

Futura: “The Art of Reinvention & History of Collaborations”

Futura has always been a legend in the realm of graffiti and street art. Recently, he has taken a step back towards the limelight in the world of art with a show at Galerie Jerome de Noirmont (covered) and a prominent collaboration with Hennessy on their iconic VS bottle. Unlike many in the current trend of street art, he isn’t a novel flash in the pan – Leonard Hilton McGurr (aka. Futura) has always been relevant. Our friends at Complex put together a comprehensive write up on the […]

Streets: Yayoi Kusama – New York (Part I)

Yayoi Kusama has a long and complicated relationship with NYC. It started in 1957 when she moved out to the Big Apple and set out to make a name in the world of art. Spanning three decades, Kusama stayed until 1973 when she returned to her home country of Japan. Now with her recent retrospective at The Whitney Museum in full swing, Kusama has set to reclaim the city which was her second home. The first project we want to share with you is set up […]

Nicola Verlato – “Zero Gravity” @ Merry Karnowsky

Over the weekend, the Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles welcomed local artist Nicola Verlato and his new paintings into their showspace with an opening reception. The new works collectively entitled Zero Gravity are beautiful executed with his characters and objects suspended in midair as if frozen in time. We already caught a glimpse of the new body of work during a studio visit last week, but nothing beats seeing the paintings in situ. Check out Verlato’s cinematic vision for yourself before the show closes on September 1st if in […]