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Monthly Archives: September 2010

Releases: Burning Candy Boxset / Co-Produce the “Dots” Movie

Ever dream of being a movie producer? Well, now’s your chance! The Burning Candy crew – Cept, Cyclops, Dscreet, Gold Peg, LLB, Mighty Mo, Rowdy (interviewed), SweetToof and James Jessop are making a film called “Dots”, which follows each of the artists on their travels around the world as they visit the cultures they have found inspiration from. In order to fund the film, BC have kept it strictly DIY, and are releasing a limited edition box-set of nine prints. Each box-set gives the owner a […]

Preview: Jean-Pierre Roy – “A Rational Spectacle” @ Rare, New York

Brooklyn based artist Jean-Pierre Roy paints classically inspired landscapes fast-forwarded into a post-apocalyptical dystopian vision of the future. His beautifully composed oils have an epic, and almost cinematic quality. Take a look at the video above where JP talks about his work, and how he achieves the level of luminance to his work by starting off with a dark canvas and continually building the composition by adding elements of light. The video was put together by Rare Gallery, in anticipation for his solo show opening there […]

Preview: BLAB! Show @ Copro Gallery

Another great group show is opening this weekend at the Copro Gallery. For the sixth time, the Los Angeles space will host a show featuring artists from BLAB!, the annual anthology of comics, illustration, and graphic design from Monte Beauchamp. This time, the book will be reformatted with the new official title being BLABWORLD (scenes from THE HEREAFTER). This first issue will be available at the show which will feature artists like Eric White, Gary Baseman, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Jean-Pierra Roy and Femke Hiemstra. Take a […]

Interviews: Alex Gross

Opening this Saturday night at Jonathan LeVine will be a new exhibition from Alex Gross, one of the more fascinating and complex painters we follow here at AM. The Los Angeles based artist will be making his return to the New York gallery after almost two years, bringing a fresh collection of works entitled “Discrepancies”, also the name of his newest monograph to be released the same night. We were delighted to be able to talk to Alex recently about his new body of work, […]

Preview: Matt Small – “That I May See” @ Black Rat Projects

You may remember that earlier this year we reported on an amazing trip by Matt Small (interviewed), Swoon (interviewed), RJ Rushmore (from Vandalog), and Mike Snelle from Black Rat Projects (interviewed) to Zambia to run a series of art activities with local children at the Robert Shitima School. The workshops on painting, printmaking and collage were a big success and had a major impact on the visitors and students alike. Six months later, Matt is now ready to reveal a new body of work titled […]

Openings: Brendan Monroe & Evah Fan – “Figments” & “Come What May” @ Galerie L.J.

Last Saturday in Paris, a special show from Brendan Monroe (interviewed) and Evah Fan opened at Galerie L.J. The American duo each brought separate bodies of work entitled “Figments” and “Come What May” respectively and both included paintings as well as sculptural works. As Brendan mentioned in our preview for his show, he has included some painted landscapes for the characters and faces that reappear in his work and we think these turned out incredibly well. When looking at these organic mountains and plains, the […]

Yoshitomo Nara Statues Up in New York

Over the weekend, New York was gifted two new sculptural installations from Yoshitomo Nara, placed in conjunction with his retrospective at the Asia Society, set to open on September 9th. The pair of 12-foot-high fiberglass dogs are on the Upper East Side (one across from the entrance to the Asia Society and the other just in front of the Park Avenue Armory) and will stand guard throughout the exhibition set to run until the beginning of next year. For those who can’t make it to […]

Openings: Sarah Joncas – “Siren” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Last Friday, Sarah Joncas (interviewed) trekked down all the way from Ontario, Canada to attend the opening of her solo show at the Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles. Her newest body of work, “Siren”, is inspired by the seduction and romance of music and includes a large-scale mural, the timelapse of which we showed you last week. More opening night images after the jump…

Streets: LUDO in Paris

After visiting the Atlantik Wall and dropping off some well-armed insects for battle, Paris-based street artist LUDO (interviewed) returned home and put up some more subtle work. As part of his “Nature’s Revenge” series, these modified trash cans invite Parisians to partake of some pineapple juice – laced with poison. More images LUDO sent us after the jump…

Video: Poster Boy – “Gone Fishing”

The details behind this video are a little bit murky, but what we like about it is that we get to see the elusive Poster Boy or one of the members of his “collective” in action. Although we don’t especially find these particular works that impressive, seeing that razor blade in action is pretty cool. This old footage is from early 2009, when MoMA put up artwork all over a New York subway station and may or may not have hired Poster Boy to help. […]