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Monthly Archives: September 2009

Openings: Brian Donnelly – “Blasphemies, Monstrosities, & Other Perversions @ Show & Tell Gallery

We recently previewed a couple of pieces from Brian Donnelly’s solo outing “Blasphemies, Monstrosities, & Other Perversions,” which opened last week at Show and Tell Gallery in Toronto.  We thought the pieces we saw looked like a strong indication that Donnelly would be putting together a compelling body of work. Well, boy, were we right! Check out the pictures from the opening after the jump.

Openings: Barry McGee @ Biennale de Lyon

Barry McGee’s participation in the annual Biennale de Lyon was cause for excitement in the AM offices, especially after seeing some video footage.  Some photos surfaced this morning of the opening of the immersive installation Mr. Twist graced the French with (consisting of some new and old elements).  Looks like McGee went all out with tagged overturned vans, paintings, classic patterned pieces, just an overall aweseom exhibit. More pics after the jump…

Releases: Shepard Fairey x Michael Jordan x Upper Deck – Hall of Fame Tribute Series

We recently tipped you off about the upcoming Michael Jordan Hall of Fame Tribute Series created by Shepard Fairey and Upper Deck. Now the final two images have been revealed. The first is of his Hall of Fame induction portrait and second of his “Air-ness” in his UNC blue days. The first release is the complete set (signed by both Jordan and Shepard) available on tomorrow, Sept 17th. Check out the other releases, images, edition size and details after the jump.

Interviews: Kris Lewis

We recently had the chance to have a brief chat with Kris Lewis regarding his recent show at David B. Smith Gallery. Topics included themes in his works, his influences and inspirations, and the use of symbolism. We were also tipped off about the soon release of one of the paintings “White Flag” from the show as a print (seen after the jump).

Openings: Takashi Murakami – “Self Portraits” @ Emmanuel Perrotin

You’d think an artist would slowdown to take it all in after a series of major retrospectives. If it’s Takashi Murakami, then you thought wrong. Since his monstrous retrospective tour ended this past Feburary in Spain, Murakami has been on a tear, creating bodies of work on almost every medium you can imagine – sculpture, canvas, print, vinyl, animation, you name it – he’s put his team from Kaikai Kiki to work. The problem is, each show usually featured only one facet of his artistic endeavors. So […]

Interviews/Preview: Hellovon – “Semblance” @ Cerasoli Gallery

UK based artist Von, or HelloVon as he has come to be known, is opening his show “Semblance” (previewed) at Cerasoli Gallery. The show has been on display since last weekend but the opening reception is this Saturday, September 19th at the Culver City gallery. We sat down with him to talk about his beautiful paintings which incorporate abstract and realistic elements at the same time lending to a dream-like, ethereal feel to this body of work. Questions & answers after the jump…

Preview: Ryan McGinley @ Art Forum Berlin

Not Yet Titled (Chantel), 2009 Fresh off his Moonmilk solo exhibition (covered) currently showing at Alison Jacques Gallery in London, Ryan McGinley debuts 3 new photographs at Art Forum Berlin.  The fair will be open from Sept. 24 to Sept. 27 and McGinley will be shown through a shared booth with Team Gallery and Alison Jacques Gallery.  Along with McGinley, other artists featured at their booth include Slater Bradley, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Ross Knight, Jakob Kolding, Davis Rhodes, Gert & Uwe Tobias, and Banks Violette. […]

Openings: Kenny Scharf – “Barberadise” @ Honor Fraser

Newjungle (left), Madgladtree (center),  Wildjungle (right) AM was on hand as Kenny Scharf opened his first solo exhibition in Los Angeles since 2005.  Honor Fraser Gallery was filled with groovy, brightly colored florescent paintings and sculptures from the legendary Pop artist.  Continuing with his mission of penetrating the boundaries of fine art through the use and reference of popular culture, Scharf’s paintings features characters from the Hanna-Barbera universe, mainly The Flinstones and The Jetsons. Read the rest of the entry and view more photos after […]

Teaser: Antony Micallef – “Becoming Animal” @ Lazarides (Rathbone Place)

The man once mentioned as “this generation’s Francis Bacon” is about to have a show and AM can’t wait! Last time, we saw “Ant” was at Outsiders NYC (covered) and his abstract goodness delighted the New York crowd. His latest solo “Becoming Animal” looks to be EPIC! Check out this appetizing image from the coming show. Only 10 more days until Antony Micallef returns to London to show at Lazarides on September 25th. Get ready… Discuss this show here. Discuss Micallef here.

Openings: Dain – “Copesetic” @ Brooklynite Gallery

“Copesetic” is the name of Dain’s first ever solo show at the Brooklynite Gallery. It means “fine and dandy,” a throwback term from the early 1940’s. When Brooklynite released the preview video for the show (here), it seemed hilarious and appropriate for the “old school” themed show. Little did we know that Rae and Hope of Brooklynite were going to literally transform the ENTIRE gallery into a replica New York “Speakeasy” complete with crystal chandeliers, floor to ceiling wall paper, and even transforming their outdoor […]