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Monthly Archives: February 2011

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

A couple weeks back, multifaceted art dynamo David Ellis filled New Image Art with his new body of work Mola Salsa. Featuring a more figurative collection of paintings, the work also maintained hints of Ellis’ geometric patterns and linework. We’ll see if he develops this new direction more next month at the Joshua Liner Gallery booth for PULSE New York during Armory Week. More photos after the jump…

Films: Steve “ESPO” Powers – “A Love Letter for You”

Happy Valentine’s Day art lovers. Here’s a post perfect for today. Last week, we were lucky enough to attend a rare screening of Steve Powers movie entitled A Love Letter for You, which is about the amazing mural project of the same name that Powers completed last year along the elevated train line in West Philadelphia (c0vered). Going in, we had expected the film—directed by Joey Garfield—to be a straight documentary about how the large-scale public art project consisting of over 50 buildings was conceived […]

Openings: Retna – “Hallelujah World Tour” (NYC)

Last week, AM attended the much anticipated opening for Retna’s (featured) NYC stop of his Hallelujah World Tour (previewed). Made possible by the folks at Valmorbida and Feedback the star-studded event was attended by many NYC art, fashion and entertainment notables as it led off the Fashion Week festivities. Like us, those that made it into the jam-packed opening were in for a treat as the Los Angeles-based artist took his work to another level. Large scale canvases, sculptures and of course the classic detailed works […]

Releases: Tomokazu Matsuyama x Paper Monster – “Running Even Deep”

Our friends at Paper Monster have been working long and hard on a very special print by Tomokazu “Matsu” Matsuyama (interviewed). Entitled Running Even Deep, the print involved a 23-layer screenprinting process using oil based inks, as well as giclee, on thick deckled-edged paper. In addition, every one of the very limited edition of 50 has been uniquely spray-painted by Matsu himself. Not a bad belated Valentine’s Day present if you ask us, as it releases tomorrow (Feb. 15th). So, keep your eyes glued to […]

Streets: Happy Valentine’s Day

Those looking for a little love on Valentine’s Day need look no further than the streets. We’ve gathered some images from the last year from C215, Ellis G., Sam3, Escif and Faile that may spark some romance for you. Although some of the pieces may not be exactly what you are looking for. Photos after the jump…

Previews: Alexandros Vasmoulakis – “I’ve got you a date with Botticelli’s neice” @

Greek artist Alexandros Vasmoulakis is returning home to Athens to showcase a new exhibition at gallery. Known for his versatile style both inside and out, Alexandros will focus this indoor series on the common subject of artisans throughout time – nude women. Each female figure featured will have a name and a past. This show opens February 15th and will run through March 24th. Check out more after the jump.

Openings: Luke Chueh – “Contemptorary Art” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Last night at the Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City, Luke Chueh (interviewed) unveiled his newest body of work where he delves into the world of contemporary art.  Taking his iconic imagery and successfully remixing it with some familiar and selected aspects of the genre, the LA-based artist’s new paintings celebrate and at the same time make fun of the high-brow art world as evidenced by the title of the show.  It certainly was a new direction for Luke and forced attendees to think a […]

Overtime: Feb. 7 – Feb. 13

Sam Flores paints the Future Fatima. Jesse Hazelip – The Belle of the Brawl video. An interview with Erik Mark Sandberg by Mark Murphy. The Mad Potters Tea Party. Derek Weisberg‘s show at Anno Domini LACMA and Getty acquire more than 2,000 pictures taken by Robert Mapplethorpe, and other archival materials, including 120,000 negatives – the total value said to be more than $30 million Jason Lee’s Polaroid of Dennis Hopper stolen from THIS, Los Angeles after an opening.  $25,000 reward is offered for its […]

Videos: Dan Witz – “What the %$#@? (WTF)” @ White Walls

A show that closed recently in San Francisco at White Walls, What the %$#@? (WTF) featured the acronym inspiring work of Dan Witz. The ongoing series of works consisted of his photorealistic renderings of people trapped behind grills, bars, and windows.  This new video has some nice footage of him getting his provocative work up as well as him talking a little about the philosophy behind his art. Via Vandalog. Discuss Dan Witz here.

Preview: “In the Trees: Twin Peaks 20th Anniversary Art Exhibition”

Opening tonight at Clifton’s Brookdale in LA will be a tribute show for David Lynch’s Twin Peaks. The curation for this celebration of the early 90’s cult show is top notch as it includes many artists that we follow here on AM like Eric White, Stella Im Hultberg, Glenn Barr, and Tim Biskup, just to name a few. Devotees of the show will certainly be taking a nostalgic stroll down memory lane as they revisit the spooky town through the eyes of these artists. More […]