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Monthly Archives: February 2011

Teaser: Armory Week ’11 – Mark Jenkins – “Family Room” @ Carmichael Gallery (Volta)

Continuing our look at this year’s upcoming Armory Week in New York, we turn our attention to the Carmichael Gallery who will have a booth at the VOLTA satellite fair. The LA gallery will be presenting Family Room, a installation of new sculptural works from Mark Jenkins converting their space into an unconventionally furnished family room which will in turn be his commentaries on the institutions of family and home. Discuss Mark Jenkins here.

Streets / Video : Mear One in Los Angeles

Mear One just finished up a brand new mural on Glendale Blvd. in Los Angeles. Building on themes typical of his work, and set in one of his expansive allegorical landscapes signature to his style, the piece depicts a young girl on the street huddled under a blanket, while surrounded by an oil field in a toxic wasteland. “It’s about innocence that’s been lost and how the world has ruined the future of its children and left them stranded in a cold barren and destroyed […]

Auctions: Mad Hatter’s Ball @ Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Here’s something that grabbed our attention, and is certainly worthy of yours. Our friends Richard Scarry & Chippy Coates are organising a charity art auction entitled Mad Hatters Ball at the venue for the Banksy exhibition and Art from the New World, the Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery. Art Action for Kids aims to raise funds for local kids through a series of arts programmes at the soon to open M Shed. Check out a preview of some of the works on offer from […]

Preview: Gary Baseman – “Walking Through Walls” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

On March 5, an exhibition of new works by Gary Baseman will open at Jonathan LeVine Gallery.  It will be the Los Angeles-based artist’s second show at the gallery and his first solo show in New York in six years.  This new body of work represents a more personal and somber side of the artist, who lost his father in the past year.  As the title of the exhibition suggests, the theme of the show concerns breaking through boundaries and limitations, imposed both by society […]

Teaser: Scott Campbell – “Noblesse Oblige” @ OHWOW (LA)

In his first ever exhibition on the West Coast, as well as first true solo since taking NYC by storm last summer with If You Don’t Belong, Don’t Be Long (covered) and burning an entire body of work in Mexico last fall, Scott Campbell will have the distinct honor of being the first artist to have his way with the virgin white walls of OHWOW’s brand new permanent Los Angeles space, as the Miami institution stakes claim to and makes their presence be known in […]

Streets / Teaser: Ben Eine – “GREATEST” @ White Walls

Ben “Eine” is currently in San Francisco preparing for his show “GREATEST” at White Walls set to open on March 12th. In conjunction with the exhibition, the London-based artist will be be painting his signature typography on various walls around the city, with plans for each letter of the alphabet to be represented (reminiscent of his recent alphabet street project). More photos after the jump…

Preview: “Kustom Kulture 2011″ @ Copro Gallery

You can’t get more Low Brow than this. On Saturday night, Copro Gallery has assembled some works from some of the original giants of the movement for a one night only show entitled Kustom Kulture 2011. Don’t miss the chance to catch some works from Robert Williams, R. Crumb, The Pizz, Big Daddy Roth, and Von Dutch in person. More preview images after the jump…

Previews / Releases / Videos: Nick Walker – “TMA New York” @ Opera Gallery (NY)

So, the Nick Walker (interviewed) print release we first told you about here will happen this weekend. TMA New York from his iconic The Morning After series will have a run 150 with 18 hand-finished artists proofs and will be released at the Opera Gallery in New York on Saturday, February 26th at 3pm EST.  For those who live outside the US, a special lottery has also been set up making 50 prints available for those who email [email protected] with “New York TMA lottery” in […]

Preview: Ian Francis – “Fireland” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Ramping up for his first solo exhibition in New York City, Ian Francis is set to unveil a new body of his haunting, yet exceedingly moving, work at the Joshua Liner Gallery next week. Opening Thursday, March 3rd, Fireland will see the British artist truly testing the bounds of his imagination and flexing his technical muscle to create a raw mixed-media blend of abstraction and figuration, a lucid marriage of dreamscapes lingering with nightmarish overtones. As evidenced from the work exhibited during Art Basel Week […]

Studio Visit: Mysterious Al

Mysterious Al has been making graf-ically inspired art for years, and has been someone that we have frequently seen in group shows around the globe. As one of the original members of the Finders Keepers set along with D*Face, PMH and Dave the Chimp, he was at the axis of the UK street art scene in the early 2000’s. Finders Keepers was a series of DIY / illegal street art exhibitions where artists were invited to exhibit their work on disused shop fronts and on […]