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Monthly Archives: February 2010

Openings: Robert Williams – “Conceptual Realism in the Service of the Hypothetical” @ CSUN Gallery

Saturday night was the opening of Robert Williams’ traveling solo show at the Cal State University Northridge Gallery. We originally covered the exhibition in New York, but the second time around was no less stunning. Bringing with him a massive body of work including paintings, sculptures, drawings, comic book covers, and and specially designed wallpaper, the “godfather” delighted his fans in the greater Los Angeles area with his conceptual genius and flawless execution. Check out the our opening pics after the jump and make sure […]

Streets: Love Letter – Steve “ESPO ICY” Powers

We took the roadtrip down to the City of Brotherly Love to grab a cheesesteak (or two) and experience firsthand Steve Powers’ ambitious public art project entitled “Love Letter.” Powers (as ESPO ICY) and crew got back up on many of the same West Philadelphia rooftops that he used to hit back in the day, to paint dozens of murals on buildings along the Market Street elevated train line between 45th and 63rd streets.Together, the walls form a sentimental dialog between young lovers, but they […]

Teaser: Barnstormers @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Just recently, the Joshua Liner Gallery gave notice that they were revising their schedule to include an exciting surprise show opening March 18 by the NYC/Tokyo-based artist collective The Barnstormers. According to insider information leaked to AM from a reliable source, the collaborative group (which includes nearly everyone whose anyone in the street art and associated scene) will be creating individual pieces and site-specific installations that will likely span beyond the walls of Liner’s spacious Chelsea gallery into another gallery space in the building. This […]

Preview: Ryan McGinley – “Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere” @ Team Gallery

We at AM sometimes worry about Ryan McGinley – with all the work he accomplishes, it seems he never sleeps. That, or he is one of the most efficient and productive artists around. Fresh off his Olympics video and photo essay, Pringles of Scotland campaign, and solo exhibition at The Breeder, the phenomenal photographer opens his latest one-man show, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, on March 18 at Team Gallery. From what we see so far, the show seems to consist of black and white portraits, […]

Streets: Roa in Paris

Belgium-based street artist Roa continues his assault on decrepit buildings and infrastructure with some new work from Paris, possibly done when he was in town for his show at Galerie Itinerrance. As usual, many of his pieces are created in such a way to playfully interact with all the nooks and crannies at his carefully selected sites. More images on Unurth and after the jump…

Preview: The Armory Show 2010

Oh, how time flies! It seems not that long ago, we were running around New York during Armory Week. But it’s actually been almost a year, and the 2010 ARMORY Art Show is now just around the corner. If you can’t wait for March 4th to roll around for the show, we have a little sneak peek of some pieces that will be exhibited at the fair. Check it out after the jump.

Openings: Tessar Lo & Nimit Malavia @ Show & Tell Gallery

Tessar Lo and Nimit Malavia recently opened their shows: “Everything we wanted in our nostalgic future”  and “I can’t love you but we can romance” (respectively) at Toronto’s Show and Tell Gallery. For both artists, this was their first solo show in Canada. Not surprisingly, Toronto art fans filled the house to see the works from the two talented artists. Check out the opening night action after the jump.

News Roundup: Feb 13-20

Audrey Kawasaki warming up for a new body of work. A book signing tour for Camille Rose Garcia for her Alice in Wonderland book and a new trailer for the movie Art by Naoko Ito from jars x branches. Ceramic animation by Sam3. Speculators attempt to cash in on Banksy mural and in related news, the “Banksy pub” sells well below original estimates – new owner plans to paint it over. Animal Collective collaborates with Danny Perez on a site-specific performance piece that will transform the Guggenheim […]

Openings: Andreas von Chrzanowski (aka: Case) @ Signal Gallery

Andreas von Chrzanowski (aka Case) opened his first UK solo with the Signal Gallery  (in conjunction with Campbarbossa) this past Thursday night with the finished works were nothing short of sharp and interesting. Utilizing his talents with the spray can, Andreas worked his crisp techniques onto numerous found mediums from books to wood to canvas. As mentioned in our preview, nothing comes without hard work as Andreas does his due diligence with a elaborate photo process prior to working on his pieces. Check out all […]

Releases: Martin Wittfooth – “The Blind Fisherman” Print

Hot on the heels of Martin Wittfooth’s solo show, “Tempest”, opening last weekend at Copro Gallery (previewed here), Virtu Gallery has just released a new fine art edition from the New York based artist. “The Blind Fisherman”, one of AM’s favourite paintings by Wittfooth from last year – the original painting first seen at Jonathan Levine’s Beach Blanket Bingo 2009 summer group show (covered here) – is now available in signed and numbered editions of 40 on varnished paper and an uber-limited edition of 10 on varnished canvas. […]