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Monthly Archives: July 2009

Openings/Setup: Ellis G. – “Ocular Echoism: The Autonomy of Ellis Gallagher” @ Collective Hardware

Last Thursday evening, AM was on hand for visual artist Ellis Gallagher’s (interviewed) first solo exhibition in his native NYC entitled “Ocular Echoism: The Autonomy of Ellis Gallagher.” The show was curated by Kimberly de Los Angeles of the de L’autonomy Mission at the multilevel Collective Hardware Gallery in the Bowery. We were lucky enough to be there for the installation all week and to share some pics of the fun with you. More about the show, all the photos from the installation/opening and a […]

Releases: Scratching The Surface Book

AM has just received news of a special event taking place at Lazarides’ Greek Street Shop on Friday, July 31st. To mark the closure of “Scratching The Surface”, Vhils’ successful solo exhibition at Lazarides Rathbone place (covered here and here), a special limited edition book of the same name will be released, as well as three Laz-exclusive hand-finished prints. Each of the full color, 80 page books has been signed by Vhils. We love the laser-cut front cover and look forward to taking a peek at […]

Releases: Dave Kinsey – “Sustain: No Fin, No Future”

When AM visited Dave Kinsey at his studio a while back, he gave us a heads up on some upcoming projects that he was involved in. One in particular that stood out was a painting he was working on for the upcoming Sea No Evil benefit for the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (They do Whale Wars). The painting is called “Sustain.” The auction for the original painting won’t occur until August 29th, but this Thursday, July 30th, the print version of the painting entitled “Sustain: No […]

Teaser: Lori Earley – “Laments and Lullabies” @ Opera Gallery (London)

Looks like Lori Earley is gearing up for a show in London at the Opera Gallery.  Two years in the making, the show entitled “Laments and Lullabies,” will opening on October 16th. The show will feature brand new paintings and Lori’s largest, most detailed painting to date, titled “The Pinnacle”, which took her 4 months to complete.  Take a closer look at “Ms. V,” the painting seen above, after the jump…

Inside Robert Longo’s Studio

Earlier this month, we focused on contemporary artist Robert Longo and his recently painted “Heroes” series. Our friends over at TAC have now found some pictures of Longo’s studio via The Selby. We take a look at the tools of his trade and what looks to be detailed models of pieces that have been or may be in the works. Seen in these pictures are also studies for two of his notable early series of works: “Men of the City” and “Wave.” Check out the […]

Baby Tattooville 2009 Lineup Confirmed

For those of you wondering who the last mystery artist for this year’s Baby Tattooville (BT) is, we are happy say we have been told that it will be none other than Greg “Craola” Simkins (interviewed)!  For the uninitiated, BT is an annual artist – fan/collector retreat put on at Riverside, CA’s historic Mission Inn.  Each year, there are usually ten featured artists who will interact with fans in many ways including panels, demonstrations, live painting, sketching, etc…  If you are curious how last year’s […]

Teaser: Camille Rose Garcia – “The Hydra of Babylon” @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

Camille Rose Garcia’s show “The Hydra of Babylon” is fast approaching! This exhibition at Merry Karnowsky Gallery, opening in September, will be her first show in Los Angeles in over two years.  She describes the show by saying “watch out for eagles, vultures, crazy butterflies, and of course a giant nine-headed hydra.” She also hints that “a secret punk rock superhero of (hers) will be hosting if she is in town!”  Not surprising as she has some interest in the music industry, as evidenced by […]

Openings: Tin – “Beautiful Imperfections” @ Copro Gallery

Opening alongside the “Monster?” group show a couple weeks ago, Tin (interviewed) filled the other room at Copro Gallery with a new body of work. In this show, he explored his now familiar vision of a world of bionic women and their animal counterparts. With several more solos scheduled in the next year at Roq La Rue, Gallery 1988 SF, and Copro again, we look forward to seeing what Tin has planned to take his work to the next level. Take a look at all […]

FAME Festival: Vhils

Looks like there is another update from this year’s FAME Festival. Vhils has put up three pieces so far, one of which is seen above. Sadly, the Mark Jenkins piece we showed you before has been taken down by the police. Take a look at some more pics after the jump including a look at Vhils working on some new prints and originals for the show.

Openings: Dash Snow Memorial @ Deitch Projects

As reported, Deitch Projects (Grand St.) opened it’s gallery doors for a special tribute in memory of the passing of Dash Snow earlier this month. Dan Colen, Ryan McGinley, Agathe Snow and Terence Koh to name a few. The gallery is adorned with photos and relics from different phases of Dash’s life. had a chance to stop by this touching memorial of not only his works, but also pieces from his friends and peers such as  The front of the gallery has been tagged with a […]