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Monthly Archives: July 2010

Openings: Natalia Fabia – “Fashionable Aftertaste Without End” @ Corey Helford Gallery

What do you get when you mix Natalia Fabia’s (interviewed) “Hooker DreamEscape” imagery with Lolita fashion, Domo-kun, kaiju, geishas and other Japanese cultural phenomena? The answer is her stunning new body of work – “Fashionable Aftertaste Without End”. The “East meets West” opening party on Saturday night at Corey Helford Gallery featured a 450 pound specialty chandelier, plenty of appropriately costumed guests, and of course incredibly detailed paintings full of life, color, and Kawaii. Photo set after the jump…

Releases: Steve Powers and Chiho Aoshima for Absolut Vodka

Our friends at the art collectors have posted some info and images of an interesting collaboration between Absolut Vodka and two of our favorite artists, Steve Powers (featured) and Chiho Aoshima. Each artist has designed two drink pitchers to accompany bottles of the Swedish beverage, released in different sizes depending on country. Absolut has a long history of collaborating with many artists in the past such as Warhol, Haring, and more recently – Asbestos. Check out an animated video and additional images of the Aoshima […]

Mural: Joe Sorren – “The Veridic Gardens of Effie Leroux” in Flagstaff, Arizona

Last year, AM had the pleasure of visiting artist Joe Sorren at his studio in Flagstaff – you can check out our pictures here. Whilst we were there, Joe gave us a tour of the town, and in particular an insider’s look at his mural, titled “The Veridic Gardens of Effie Leroux”, in downtown Heritage Square. Read on for further details and pictures after the jump.

Openings: Meggs – “King for a Day” @ Above Second

Last Friday night, Above Second Gallery in Hong Kong hosted “King for a Day” (previewed), a show by the Melbourne-based Meggs. Because of the close timing of a concurrent body of work opening in Australia last week, he decided to name both shows the same, both dealing with “exploration of dualities and opposites that uses pop-culture references and symbolism to represent status, power, death and innocence in a kind of abstract and mashed up way.” The collection of paintings and prints with imagery obviously influenced […]

Openings: Matt Haber – “The Little Voyageurs” @ The Bldg

We brought you a few teaser pics of Matt Haber’s “The Little Voyageurs” coming together at The Bldg in Covington, Kentucky a week or so ago, and since Matt got home to Brooklyn, he sent us some flicks of the work from the show. This exhibition is the largest collection of work that Haber has shown to date, and his first solo since 2005, so we had been waiting a long time to see what Matt would bring with this body of work. AM loves […]

Overtime: July 4 – 10

A fundraiser for the gulf. In related news, a clever remix of an Escher piece. Yoskay x Buffmonster figure. A new drawing from Craola. Audrey Kawasaki prepares for her show in Australia. More moleskin from Stella Im Hultberg. New work from Saber. ROA hit the streets. And, collaborates with Sweet Toof as well. British master J.M.W. Turner’s Modern Rome – Campo Vaccino sells at Sotheby’s for $45mil. to J Paul Getty museum – an American museum! An exhibition of Lichtenstein in Cologne. More rich dudes […]

Openings: Pure Evil – “Strange Girls” @ Pure Evil Gallery

AM dropped in to the opening of Pure Evil’s new solo show last week at the Pure Evil Gallery, which was looking resplendent under it’s brand new gin-palace styled black and gold leaf signage. Gin & tonic was being served of course in this bastion of East London creativity, and Charley’s large scale “Strange Girls” decorated the space. It’s good to see PE’s work in his own gallery, and this exhibition signals a change in the direction his gallery work is taking. Taking a series […]

Video: Jaybo x Remi/Rough x Juice 126 – ProjectRoom

AM recently brought you details of the ProjectRoom event that Jaybo and Remi/Rough held last month in London with Juice 126. The artists combined their talents to create three collaborative pieces of work on the night. This nicely produced video gives some background of the project coming together, along with footage of the live painting itself, so now you can enjoy the fun even if you couldn’t make it. Discuss Remi/Rough here. Discuss Jaybo here.

Preview: “Survey Select”

Mark Murphy’s curated events are always a treat for us here at AM, and after his previous curatorial exploits we’ve witnessed such as his Aqua art fair exhibition during last year’s Basel Week in Miami, and of course Scribble 08, we’re looking forward to this years endeavour – “Survey Select”. Billed as a “narrative art exhibition,” Survey Select brings together the work of 65 contemporary artists in a salon style exhibition showcase. Accompanying the exhibition itself will be a series of creative workshops, film screenings […]

Openings: Jonathan Yeo – “Porn in the USA” @ Lazarides (Bevery Hills)

The lights were dimmed, the walls were painted black, and the spotlights were perfectly positioned.  It was a appropriately romantic mood for some naughty pictures, courtesy of Jonathan Yeo and Lazarides, Beverly Hills. The 8,000 square foot temporary gallery hosted its 3rd show, one that was a totally unique experience from the previous two. While David Choe, JR, Conor Harrington and crew brought the urban streets inside, Yeo brought the high class brothel co-inhabited by world famous celebrities and nude beauties into the cavernous Beverly […]