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Monthly Archives: September 2009

Streets/Video: El Mac – “Faces of Life” @ Fifty24SF

Besides working on the body of work for his solo show at Fifty24SF (covered), El Mac also took time to throw up some street pieces around SF. Here are some videos documenting some of the process for those who are interested. Part II and Part III after the jump…

Preview: Matt Dangler – “Gifts of the Magi” @ Copro Gallery

The last time time AM saw Matt Dangler, he was preparing for his “Searching for Satori” show at Gallery 1988 (interviewed).  With his latest show “Gifts of the Magi” opening this Saturday at Copro Gallery, Matt has sent us a couple preview images and sketches.  Here’s what he has to say about his upcoming show: “I have a good feeling about my September 5th show. At the forefront… and probably to most people’s surprise, I finally feel like I’m being myself. Perhaps I got caught […]

Teaser: Gregory Euclide @ David B. Smith Gallery

You may have seen some of Gregory Euclide’s wonderfully textured work recently at the “Sea No Evil” benefit. Here we have a video that gives us a first look at some of the Minnesota based artist’s body of work as he prepares for his upcoming show at David B. Smith Gallery in October. Take a look at more of his paintings with a three-dimensional twist after the jump…

Second Helpings: August 2009

Summer makes way for the Fall as August comes to a close. It was month packed with juicy stories for our readers. Just to make sure you don’t miss anything, AM brings you another edition of Second Helpings. Get served after the jump.

Teaser/Setup: Andrew Schoultz, Chris Ballantyne, Mark Mulroney @ Park Life

Park Life in SF will be presenting a truly collaborative show on Friday night between artists Andrew Schoultz (seen above – right), Chris Ballantyne, and Mark Mulroney. The artists will be working on murals as well as present some collaborative paintings for the show. Check out a couple more setup pics from the other artists after the jump…

Preview: Shawn Barber – “Life Size” @ Yves Laroche Gallery

Fresh off his show in San Francisco, Shawn Barber is already set to open another show, this time in Canada. In “Life Size,” a joint show with Turf One, Barber will be gracing us with more of his tattoo “portraiture” that we have come to know and love. The show opens tomorrow night, September 2nd, at Yves Laroche Gallery. More preview images from both artists after the jump.

Openings: Todd James (REAS) – “Don’t stop get it get it” @ Colette

Veteran of the New York graffiti scene, Todd James (a.k.a. REAS), opened his first solo show in France yesterday at Colette, boutique of all that is cool in Paris. His show, “Don’t stop get it get it,” consists of some recent studies and paintings that take an irreverent look at the machinations of war. This looks to be a show that can’t be missed if you are lucky enough to be in the City of Lights. More images after the jump.

Video: The Date Farmers – “Strange Fruit” @ Fifty24SF

After exhibiting recently in Amsterdam in July, The Date Farmers are bringing the heat from from Coachella to the Bay for their show at Fifty24SF on September 3rd. Here is a video teaser for their show “Strange Fruit” opening Thursday night with the artists in attendance. For over 10 years, the Mexican-American duo have brought their working class art to the masses infusing their work with their culture and traditions. We are looking forward to more of their popular paper mache sculptures and paintings on […]

Preview: Takashi Murakami – “Self-Portraits” @ Emmanuel Perrotin Gallery (Paris)

In a couple weeks, Takashi Murakami will be opening his solo show at Emmanuel Perrotin in Paris entitled “Takashi Murakami Paints Self Portraits.”  Murakami has been known to paint “self-portraits” in the past including his alter egos like Mr. DOB, Inochi, Mr. Pointy, Tan Tan Bo and Oval, but this time expect to see a set of self-portraits featuring the artist accompanied by his favorite characters. We especially are looking forward to the supposedly large painting “HIROPON, Me, And My Lonesome Cowboy,” where he is […]

Studio Visits/Teaser: Judith Supine @ New Image Art

The last time AM got a look inside the studio of street artist Judith Supine (seen on streets), there was a lot of work in the early stages of development – loose bits of magazine cut-outs and collages that hadn’t yet received the special touch of color Supine executes so well. Thanks to Dante Ross, we get another peek at some of the pieces he’s working on for his solo show at New Image Art, which is slated for early November. In addition to some of his more […]