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Openings: INSA @ Projet Beaumont (Montreal)

Last week, London-based artist INSA returned to North America to open a new solo show in Canada. For this show, the Yves Laroche Gallery joins forces with LNDMRK in a brand new space in the Parc Extension neighborhood called Projet Beaumont. This exhibition of new works includes spray paintings, concrete works, wall installations and an outdoor mural. For those in Montreal, the exhibition runs through September 21. Photo credit: Andrea Bathalon and Toma Iczkovits. Discuss INSA here.

Openings: Shepard Fairey, Evan Hecox, and Jim Houser @ Black Book Gallery

Last month, we took you onto the streets of Denver as we took a look at some of the pieces Shepard Fairey left in his wake as a show featuring work from him, Evan Hecox, and Jim Houser was held at the Black Book Gallery. We now have photos from that opening as art fans checked out Shep’s iconic imagery, Hecox’s textured multimedia works, and Houser’s installation-based pieces. Enjoy the full photo set below. Photos credit: Gavin McGlynn for Arrested Motion. Discuss this show here. Discuss Shepard Fairey here. Discuss Evan Hecox […]

Video: When Lucent Met Herakut…

Earlier this year, German graff duo Herakut teamed up with Lucent Dossier (covered)  to bring a unique show which was both part live painting, part acrobatic extravaganza. Many fans of both Herakut and Lucent missed out on the performance since it only played twice in front of an audience. However, here we have a short documentary directed by theonepointeight, which shows a rare behind the scenes look into the making of the show as well as the final performances. Looks can be a bit deceiving […]

Preview / Setup: Futura – “Future-Shock” @ Valmorbida (NYC)

As promised, AM visited Futura for a behind the scene’s look at upcoming his monster show in New York City. Presented in the same pop-up location in the meat-packing district at which Andy Valmorbida previously exhibited Retna, this massive body of work entitled Future-Shock is a proper homecoming for the New York graffiti legend. Something seemed a little different from our previous interactions with Mr. McGurr though. Perhaps this body of work may have driven him into another gear. Deliberation and focus were the words that […]

Installation: KAWS – “COMPANION (PASSING THROUGH)” @ Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

It looks like KAWS is back in Texas for an encore after a successful showing there at the end of last year. If you remember, the Focus:KAWS exhibition was held at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in December of 2011. Now, it will be next location to host the COMPANION (PASSING THROUGH) sculpture first seen in Hong Kong, followed up by a showing at The Aldrich, then at in NY at The Standard Hotel, and finally at his museum show in Atlanta. Those in the area should take the opportunity […]

Streets: Augustine Kofie (Venice, California)

The Los Angeles-based Augustine Kofie (featured) recently headed down to work on a new mural installation at the Amplify Campus in Venice, California. The project featured a wraparound of his abstract urban aesthetic on the building, leaving a fresh public art spot for people in the area to admire. Photo credit: Todd Mazer (via Graffuturism). Discuss Augustine Kofie here.

Dabs Myla – “Marvelous Expeditions” @ Thinkspace

Over the holiday weekend, Thinkspace in Culver City played host to the opening of Marvelous Expeditions, a showing of work from Dabs Myla as well as a series of 16 x 20″ pieces from their friends. Curated by the Aussie couple, the group exhibition featured the stylings of 123 Klan Aaron, De La Cruz, Askew, Augustine Kofie, Axis, Cat Cult, Dabs Myla, Dscreet, Dvate, EINE, Elliot Francis Stewart, Ephameron, Greg Lamarche, Honkey Kong (aka Adam Hathorn), Johnny ‘KMNDZ’ Rodriguez, KC Ortiz, KEM5, Logan Hicks, Luke Chueh, […]

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

Parisian house colette in France just opened the eagerly awaited new exhibition titled U.T.O.P.I.A. (previewed) featuring new collaborative works from the Parlá Brothers. The Brooklyn-based siblings placed a series of paintings on the walls featuring a melding of José’s urban calligraphy and Rey’s playful arrangement of colors and lines as evidence of their artistic dialogue. The show runs until 22nd, but check out our opening photos if you can’t make the show in person. Photo credit for Arrested Motion: Butterfly. Discuss this show here. Discuss José Parlá here.

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

In the second part of our visit to Steve “ESPO” Powers’ (featured) ICY cool studio, we give you an up close preview of the works in his upcoming colossal show. As noted in our previous overview of ESPO’s Brooklyn laboratories, A Word is Worth A Thousand Pictures at Joshua Liner Gallery will be his first NYC solo over seven years. ESPO and his team of dedicated craftsmen have put together a series of large yet intricate compositions of his iconic signage & graffiti hybrid style. Condensing the signature […]

Overtime: Aug 27 – Sept 2

Overtime stories of the week: Tate Modern considers Liberate Tate’s wind turbine given to museum during art performance for its collection. RIP: Malcolm Browne – photographer who took iconic burning monk protest photograph passes away at 81. Broad Foundation makes $1.5 million payment to MOCA after controversial delay. The dramatic story about Jackson Pollock’s last canvas. Gallery Gevik has three valuable paintings stolen after thieves smash the gallery’s windows with a car jack. The Wall Street Journal on the current state of the bustling Islamic […]