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Monthly Archives: February 2011

Openings: “Suggestivism” @ GCAC

Last night, we attended the opening for Suggestivism, curated by Nathan Spoor, at Grand Central Art Center. This ambitious group show of over 50 different works boasts an impressive lineup of artists including Ron English, Todd Schorr and Sandow Birk. The exhibition reads like a collection of loose narratives, and the experience of each piece is like walking into the middle of a story, allowing the imagination to dictate the beginning and end. The artwork is meticulously rendered with an ambiguous, open-ended suggestion, allowing the […]

Installation / Setup: Retna – “Hallelujah World Tour” (NYC)

After we ran into Retna (featured) at Mallick Williams & CO, he invited us over to hang at his upcoming show – The Hallelujah World Tour. The exhibition thrown by Valmorbida at a huge pop-up location in Manhattan will showcase a fresh body of work from the very busy street artist. Retna and crew were busy diligently prepping the space with floor to wall installations. If you liked his previous show in Miami during Basel Week, you’re going flip after seeing this new series, which […]

Teaser: Sas & Colin Christian @ Opera Gallery (NY)

Husband and and wife duo, Colin & Sas Christian (interviewed), return to the Opera Gallery in March, this time in New York. After a strong homecoming of sorts last February in London with a show entitled Inner Space (covered), they are again collaboratively creating a new body of work. Take a look at the first fruits of their labor with this piece entitled Eclipse, fashioned from fiberglass and silicone, and measuring four feet tall. Keep your eyes on AM as we’ll have more to follow […]

Openings: Insa – “More” @ Fifty24SF

Fifty24SF opened its doors to London-based artist Insa’s exhibition last Thursday night in San Francisco. During the week leading up to this event, Insa was busy painting up the town as well as filling up the gallery with paint fumes during the creation of his amazing stop motion video installation. The show included spray paint works on plexiglass (some of which incorporated moving parts and LEDs), prints featuring his signature motif, a sculpture, as well as photography featuring his work with beautiful women. See more […]

Openings: Richard Duardo – “Ink On Paper” @ Mallick Williams & CO

Last Friday, Mallick Williams & CO opened their latest exhibition “Ink On Paper”. The collection of prints was from renowned Los Angeles-based master printer Richard Duardo. Pieces on display were classic examples from artists who have chosen in the past to collaborate with the Modern Multiples founder. Attendees enjoyed silkscreen gems from Dennis Hopper, Shepard Fairey, Retna, SABER and others. The show will run until Feb. 25th, so make it out if you can. Check out more after the jump.

Teaser: Armory Week ’11 – Matthew Palladino @ Fredericks & Freiser Gallery

While Matthew Palladino ended 2010 with authority, sending a full body of brilliantly executed work down to Art Basel Week with Baer Ridegeway (covered) in December, he looks primed to continue the snowball of momentum with a new batch of his bizarrely mesmerizing paintings on tap for The Armory Show in New York. Running from March 3 – 6, Fredricks & Freiser Gallery will be showing off the Philadelphia based artist at the main event during the late winter fair season in the Big Apple. […]

Overtime: Jan. 31 – Feb. 6

New York, get ready for Retna. Alicia Keyes receives Shepard Fairey & MBW artwork from husband Swizz Beatz for birthday. Roa collaborates with Sego in Mexico. New work on the streets from Neospoon, Quel Beast and Scheme. David Choe showing with George Thompson at Known Gallery. Egyptian antiquities chief Zahi Hawass speaks out concerning the looting and damaging that took place at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. If you are a Bank of America cardholder, there are now more museums you can gain entrance to […]

Releases / Launch Night: VNA Issue 14 @ East Gallery London

Our friends at VNA magazine have been dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s on their latest issue set to launch next week. Issue 14 features Sickboy on the cover – fresh in from his solo in Lisbon, and as always, the VNA boys have a special edition of 100 packs with a screenprinted cover available at the launch night to be held on Thursday 10th February at the East Gallery, Brick Lane London. The issue also has features on Mysterious Al, The Voina collective, […]

Releases: 3D Art Book

Animal NY recently let us know about book of artwork from some of our favorite artists that is coming out – in 3D. Compiled by Tristan Eaton, the artists included is impressive – of which you can see a full list of here. For those interested, it’s up for preorder here.

Showing: “A Strange Affinity to the Beautiful and the Dreadful” @ Hendershot Gallery

AM stopped by Hendershot Gallery recently to check out a group show entitled A Strange Affinity to the Beautiful and the Dreadful. Curated by Maureen Sullivan, this exhibition explores the theme of fantasy and fear, two very strong influences in people’s lives. A great group of artists were involved such as Sue De Beer, Meghan Boody, Jen DeNike, Damien Echols, Alexa Gerrity, Leor Grady, Ichiro Irie, Ragnar Kjartansson, Bjørn Melhus, Kneil Melicano, Donald Moffett, Galia Offri, Trong G. Nguyen, Randy Polumbo, Gilad Ratman, Ugo Rondinone, […]