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Monthly Archives: February 2011

Preview: Kelly Vivanco – “Springs To Mind” @ Thinkspace Gallery

This Saturday night, February 5th, in Culver City, Kelly Vivanco brings a new body of of work including some with sculptural elements to the Thinkspace Gallery. Entitled Springs To Mind, the new collection of paintings “explores a secret place where both water and imagination flow freely – where random chance and make-believe intertwine.” More preview images after the jump…

Preview / Setup: David Bray – ‘Disasters of the 20th Century’ @ StolenSpace

AM called into StolenSpace yesterday to see how the installation of David Bray’s solo show Disasters of the 20th Century was coming together. We enjoy the variety of elements Bray uses within his work, often weaving a selection of found materials and ephemera into his drawings, both inside and out the frame. What we saw at the gallery was a slight departure from his previous work that we’ve seen. Disasters narrows the focus of the work into a series of more traditional drawn and rendered […]

Preview: “Suggestivism” @ GCAC

Coming hot off the heels of Joe Sorren’s (featured) epic retrospective at the gallery, Suggestivism, a group exhibition curated by Nathan Spoor, opens this Saturday at CSUF Grand Central Art Center. It features over 50 different works (old and new) that embody Suggestivism, a term first used in the late nineteenth century describing an organic process of art making that suggests an ambiguous narrative. The exhibition features artists who illustrate ideas or subjects whose relationships point towards a loose and open narrative, constructed by the […]

Openings: Art Los Angeles Contemporary ’11

This past weekend, the second annual Art Los Angeles Contemporary took place at its newest location, The Barker Hanger.  LA’s best contemporary art fair featured work by established artists such as Barry McGee, Dan Attoe, Richard Jackson, Shepard Fairey and Ryan McGinness, as well as tons of emerging ones.  Participating were galleries from all over the world, including California, New York, Europe, and Asia. A major improvement this year was the easy to navigate floor space compared to the spread out and confusing maze of […]

Preview: David Ellis – “Mola Salsa” @ New Image Art

This Saturday night, the versatile and multi-talented David Ellis brings a new body of work “Mola Salsa” to New Image Art. No word yet whether his popular “trash sound sculptures” or video work will be making their appearance at the West Hollywood gallery, but here are some preview images of some of the paintings for your enjoyment. It seems like his work has taken a more figurative turn.

Releases: Hell’s Half Acre Catalogue

We caught a glimpse of the Hell’s Half Acre (covered) catalogue a while back on Conor Harrington (interviewed) blog, but the official release had not happened yet at that time. It now looks like the booklet documenting the epic exhibition is available for purchase here priced at only £10. Pics of some of the layouts after the jump…

Google Art Project

In another sign that Google is taking over the world, they launched the Google Art Project today. Using technology similar to their “street view” feature on Google Maps, users can take a virtual tour of art institutions around the world like the MoMA (NY), Palace of Versailles, National Gallery (London), the Tate, and more. Also, each one chose one artwork to be photographed in 7 billion pixels, which means stunning details down to individual brushstrokes can be seen. Check it out here. Also, take a […]

Showing: Adam Wallacavage @ Choque Cultural

Last weekend, Sao Paulo got a taste of Adam Wallacavage’s eccentric lighting sculptures when he opened his solo at Choque Cultural. The Philadelphia-based artist was far from home, but his work fit in nicely with the decor at the gallery in Brazil as evidenced by the beautiful colors and interplay of shadows inside the space. Wish we could see this in person, but we have next best thing for you with a full set of photos after the jump…

Openings: Kenny Scharf – “Naturafutura” @ Paul Kasmin Gallery

On Thursday night, AM attended the double feature opening for Kenny Scharf at Paul Kasmin’s two galleries – the project space hosted Three Dozen (more on that soon), while in the primary space, Naturafutura was a showcase for numerous large scale paintings which drew inspiration from Kenny’s bi-coastal studio in Bahia, Brazil. The vibrant colors and subjects reflect this unique zone where lush jungles meet the warm tropical waters. You may also remember this bright color palette and style from his recent mural on the corner […]