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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Openings: Ryan McGinness – “Women: The Blacklight Paintings” @ Standard NY’s Le Bain

Armory Week can get a little overwhelming with the number of formal fairs which one can attend. By the end of the week, we needed to blow off some steam. It’s a good thing Ryan McGinness knows how to throw a party/exhibition. Teaming up with Country Club x The Standard, Mr. McGinness transformed Le Bain (one of Manhattan’s hottest clubs) into a living gallery. Utilizing his blacklight techniques, he again converted the ladies of the brass pole into organic subjects to compliment the eye-popping artworks which […]

Studio Visits: Shepard Fairey – “Revolutions” @ Robert Berman Gallery

AM recently visited the studio of friend Shepard Fairey (featured) to preview his works for the coming show at Robert Berman Gallery in Los Angeles. As previously mentioned, Shepard is going back to his roots where he will focus on Obey’s his involvement in the music scene. From Punk, Rock to Rap, Shepard has created his fair share of iconic music and art collaborations. We got to preview not only his fine art HPM album covers, but also saw his duo album cover set, each containing […]

Armory Week ’11 – Christina Ray @ Pulse NY

One of the booths we really enjoyed at this year’s Pulse fair was that of Christina Ray, who presented a solo exhibition by artist Beka Goedde. Goedde’s work is very much based in printmaking, using such techniques as etching and Chine-collé (the application of thin colored paper as color) to create unique mixed media pieces that sometimes resemble simple collage and other times look more like complex abstract paintings. Christina Ray also presented a Pulse Project by Ben Wolf. Located near the entrance of the […]

Interviews / Releases: Mear One x Modern Multiples – “Global Uprising” 9 Color Serigraph

Mear One has just completed a new silk screen with Modern Multiples, to be released this Friday. It will be a hand separated, nine-color serigraph in an edition of 100, available at 1 pm PST through the Baurmann Gallery, who published the print. The subject is striking yet universal: a triumphant scene of victory as a city square is completely overrun by protesters, drawing upon recent protests in the Middle East, Europe, and the U.S. The scene is triumphant and hopeful, as a helicopter beams […]

Openings: Andy Kehoe – “Strange Wanderings” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Last weekend, the Strange Wanderings of Andy Kehoe led him to the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York as his solo show opened alongside Gary Baseman’s. As you can probably imagine, with the following the two have, the space was packed with collectors, art enthusiasts, and the local artist community. Andy didn’t disappoint as he brought along paintings filled with rich autumn landscapes and woodland creatures for all to enjoy. More opening pics after the jump…

Previews: Mike Stilkey – ‘Certainly Not Without Serenade’ @ Gilman Contemporary Gallery, Ketchum, Idaho

Mike Stilkey (interviewed) brings his gravity defying book sculptures and paintings to Idaho this week in the form of his solo exhibition Certainly Not Without Serenade to Gilman Contemporary Gallery in Ketchum. Opening on Friday, March 11th, this is Mike’s second solo exhibit with the gallery. Idaho is not usually on our radar, but if you are in the area then this is sure to be a must see as Stilkey’s work is a wonder to take in first hand. Using found books as his canvas, […]

Armory Week ’11: Scope

Armory Week’s merry go round of satellite fairs would not be complete without the inclusion of Scope. Held at a large warehouse facility on the west wide of the island, the location reflected the grass root and creative vibe that gave us numerous sound related installations and a really gaudy ode to decadence. Oh, did we mention that there was an artistic experiment that featured five fraternity boys stuck in a box for four hours with nothing but a window, a microphone, cases of beer, […]

Videos: Cai Guo-Qiang – “Resplandor y Soledad” @ MUAC (Mexico City)

Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang, who recently orchestrated the New Year’s fireworks for Taipei, recently turned his attention to a different part of the world. His exhibition Resplandor y Soledad or Splendor and Solitude is currently showing at the Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico City (runs through March 20th), his first solo in Latin America. It features a representation of Lake Texcoco made famous in the legend of the founding of the city of Tenochititian surrounded by 14 large scale gunpowder drawings. Take a look […]

Showing: Zevs – “Liquidated Version” @ De Buck Gallery

We haven’t updated you on the whereabouts and works of Zevs in a while ever since his show and arrest in Hong Kong. It looks like the French street artist is currently showing at De Buck in New York with a new body of work entitled Liquidated Version. Continuing his assault on corporate identities and what they represent, the show features his signature dripping brand logos as well as other mix-media works. More photos after the jump…

Preview: “Dystopia” @ Copro Gallery

On March 19th, the Copro Gallery in Santa Monica will play host to Dystopia, a group show curated by Jon Beinart, founder of the beinArt International Surreal Art Collective. Although the array of artists includes some names we are familiar with here at AM like Brian Viveros, Laurie Lipton, and Naoto Hattori, there is also a fantastic selection of paintings from artists we are not as familiar with. Take a look at more preview images after the jump…