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Monthly Archives: August 2010

Teaser: Brendan Monroe – “Figments” @ Galerie L.J.

Time flies. It has almost been a year since Brendan Monroe’s (interviewed) solo show at Richard Heller Gallery. In the meantime, he’s relocated to Sweden where he currently lives and works. His newest body of work entitled “Figments” will feature a collection of organic paintings and sculptures all done in his signature palette. Opening on September 4th, Brendan will be showing alongside his wife and fellow artist Evah Fan at Galerie L.J. in Paris. Discuss the show here. Discuss Brendan Monroe here.

Urban Art Photo Contest

Urban Art Core recently announced the winners of their “Urban Art Photo Contest” after going through over 500 entries. With two other judges, Luna Park and RJ from Vandalog, the winner of the contest was none other than the multi-talented Eelus, who is coincidentally preparing for his upcoming show at Brooklynite. Check out the other runnerup entries over at Urban Art Core.

Update: Mark Dean Veca – “When the Shit Hits the Fan” @ Western Project

AM stopped by Mark Dean Veca’s (interviewed) studio last week to take a look at the new body of work for his show at Western Project, opening September 18. When we first brought you a teaser image last month, there wasn’t a name for the show, but now it’s tentatively entitled “When the Shit Hits the Fan.” The paintings for the show fit thematically together and will make more sense of the recent work you have seen from Mark. Keep it locked here as we’ll […]

Interviews: Eric Joyner

As we mentioned a couple weeks ago, Eric Joyner will be opening his newest show at Corey Helford this Saturday, August 14th. We had the opportunity to get together with Eric for a session of questions and answers as well as getting an advanced look at some of the pieces in this show. He took time to explain his subject matter, talk a little about his influences, and much more. Check the full interview after the jump…

Streets: Os Gemeos x Futura in NYC (Part 2)

After posting the mural project between Os Gemeos & Futura, we thought it wouldn’t be right to be in NYC and not stop by for an onsite AM look behind this project. The twins (Octavio & Gustavo) took an early crack at the legal mural space which is actually a Chelsea public school (P.S. 11) and is made possible by support from Nike, Montana Colors, and Allen Benedikt of 12oz Prophet & AKANYC. The ginormous figure measures over seven stories tall and from what you […]

Showing: Daniel Danger – “they will take it back” @ Gallery 1988 (LA)

One of the most skilled artists out there in capturing atmosphere and emotion in their work, Daniel Danger (interviewed), opened his latest solo show last week at Gallery 1988. The body of work entitled “they will take it back” included originals, ink works, new prints, and a new art toy (seen perched precariously on Daniel’s head). More photos after the jump…

Streets: Os Gemeos x Futura in NYC (Part 1)

A pretty epic collaboration piece is going down right now in NYC. After attending the opening of the PRISM group show, then hitting up Yosemite with Barry McGee, the twins have now started a huge mural with Futura in Chelsea. Os Gemeos is definitely on a roll after working with another legend, Blu, in Lisbon just a little while ago in May. Now, New York will have not one but two murals from the Brazilian duo.

Overtime: August 1 – 7

Luzinterruptus floating. Speaking of floating, check out Little Drifters. A video interview with the man of the hour, Eine. Shepard Fairey, Pedro Alonzo, and JR on KPBS. (via Vandalog) New from James Jean, Ghostpatrol, Ashley Wood, and Dave MacDowell. Another peek at Sarah Joncas’ new body of work. Murakami opens gallery in Taiwan. An art boom in Hong Kong. A studio visit with Geoff McFetridge. Cai Guo-Quang commissioned by MFA Houston. Paradox for Ansel Adams estate on negatives found by Rick Norsigan who is selling […]

Streets: Invader in Paris

Not sure when Invader put these up in Paris, but the way these photos were taken was pretty well done. If you are in Southern California and want to see some work from the street tilemaster in person, head down to San Diego.  There are still many pieces up from the Viva La Revolucion show. More pics after the jump…

Second Helpings: July 2010

As July heat beat down mercilessly on us, we found refuge in the cool indoor confines of the art world as it welcomed us with air conditioned goodness mixed with fantastic works of art. AM brings you another jam packed edition of Second Helpings where we give you a look at the best stories of the month. Get served after the jump.