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Monthly Archives: September 2009

Showing: Keith Haring @ Woodward Gallery

The Woodward Gallery opened a show featuring some famed New York street artist Keith Haring’s work last weekend.  The exhibition focuses on some of Haring’s earlier works and includes subway drawings, studio interiors and other never-before-exhibited works. Photo set after the jump…

Openings: “Sacred Monsters” @ Tufts University Art Gallery

We can’t be EVERYWHERE at once. Fortunately, AM has friends who enjoy art as much as we do. Last Thursday, Josh Liner played correspondent for us and trekked up to Boston to attended “Sacred Monsters” (previewed) at Tufts University Art Gallery. The show showcases some “young guns” of the Japanese art scene – Mr., Chiho Aoshima, Tomokazu (Matsu) Matsuyama’s (interviewed), Oscar, Kenjiro Kitade, Tokyo Kamen, Mahomi Kunikata, Nobuhiro Ishihara and Saito Oiwa. These eight notable mid-career artist have tackled numerous mediums with much success and Tufts […]

Openings: Evan Hecox – “The Last Thousand Years” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

On Saturday night, Evan Hecox premiered his first solo, “The Last Thousand Years,” (previewed) in New York. Joshua Liner Gallery was filled with fans eager to get a glimpse of his work. The Vietnamese themed show dazzled onlookers as Evan took the time greet and draw for many of his fans with his book “Urban Abstract” in hand. We even spotted his fellow peers – Matzu and Molly Crabapple hanging out. Overall, the show clearly showcased the talents of Hecox’s architectural abstracts and his ability […]

Video/Interviews: Luke Chueh – “Inferno” @ G1988 LA

For those who missed the opening last week of Luke Chueh’s “Inferno” show at Gallery 1988, here is a little video we put together for you to enjoy. We also had the chance to sit down with Luke for an interview regarding his thoughts behind this show among other things. All after the jump…

Streets: D*Face – Urban Interventions

Many of us were amazed at the work that London urban artist D*Face churned out for his show at Jonathan Levine this past weekend (covered). But what you may not have experienced is the wacky D*Face “Urban Interventions” that he leaves in his path when he decides to “hit the streets.” AM went around NYC to catch D*Face’s freshly painted murals in the Meat Packing district, right around the corner from the Standard Hotel. What’s cooler is that it’s right across from the kickass mural […]

Releases: Clayton Brothers – “Caught Being Good” Book & “Floret” Print Set

We’ve received some pretty interesting news from the Clayton Brothers, who recently had a show at Patrick Painter (covered) – a limited edition release that includes both a publication “Caught Being Good” and a hand finished giclee entitled “Floret” all enclosed in a slick Lucite box. Check out all the details here as well as take a look at some additional pics after the jump…

Behind the Scenes: Scott Musgrove Bronzes

Here’s a first look at a pretty exciting project Scott Musgrove is working on with the Metalphysic Studio bronze foundry in Arizona. Look at these massive clay sculpts for what appear to be two pretty large-scale sculptures. Not sure when these be ready but maybe for his May 2010 show at Jonathan Levine? One can only hope. More images after the jump.

Studio Visits / Interviews: Mike Stilkey

Los Angeles based fine artist Mike Stilkey will be having a solo exhibition at David B. Smith Gallery in Denver, CO, this coming Friday, September 18th, from 7-10pm with Stilkey in attendance at the opening reception. This is Stilkey’s first solo show with this gallery and the artist will have 20 new pieces, including book sculptures and paintings, and he will also be creating an impressive on-site installation. Read on after the jump for a brief interview with the artist as he was in the […]

Highlights: Recommended Openings For September 17-23

After the onslaught of openings across the globe last weekend, things have calmed down a bit. Leading the charge this week is the second year of the FAME Festival in Italy. If you’ve been following our coverage of the show thus far, you already know it is by far the place to be this weekend and as always, keep it locked on AM for coverage of the opening night events. Check out the full details for the FAME Festival and all the other shows going off […]

Update: Nuart Festival 2009

As stated in our preview last month, Italy (Fame Festival) isn’t the only country with an amazing street art festival happening right now.  Norway is playing host again to the Nuart Festival, this year featuring the work of the best of Brooklyn street art including David Choe, Swoon (interviewed), Skewville, Brad Downey, Leon Reid aka Darius & Downey, Chris Stain (interviewed), Judith Supine, Logan Hicks (interviewed), Graffiti Research Lab and Benjamin Wolf.  Take a look at what all the artists have been up to (courtesy […]