Opening alongside Brett Amory’s solo at Jonathan LeVine Gallery was also Dan Witz’s Mosh Pits, Human and Otherwise. This show featured the Brooklyn-based artist and his hyper-realistic painting style where he applies old master techniques to create incredibly vibrant and detailed works. We saw his signature large-scale oil paintings which feature Witz’s crazy and energy packed mosh pits as well as some works from his illuminated series. Check out this great body of work after the jump.
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AM caught the opening featuring Hikari Shimoda when the Japanese artist exhibited at New York’s Foley Gallery. The show Me, as in the Beast Coat was a intriguing series or paintings that explored the complex themes of adolescence and how young adults strive to cope with the reality of growing into their situation. Using cute childhood imagery in uneasy and lonely landscapes, Shimoda conveys the warped attitudes towards the outer world with the hollowed eyes representing the yet to be developed insides that struggle to […]
AM recently caught Aaron Young’s New York Solo Built Tough at Bortolami Gallery. The show was a departure from the motorcycle etchings we typically see by Young as he tackled the motif of America and its symbols with new body of works that included sculptures, paintings, and silkscreens. Check it all out after the jump.
AM recently attended the opening of Brett Amory’s (interviewed) latest NY solo Dark Light (previewed) at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. This new series of paintings is a departure from Brett’s daytime series as the subjects are based in the still of night. However, Brett transitions his subjects and urban environments effortlessly into the emptiness of nocturnal darkness. We felt the lost and lonely feelings which we usually experienced in Brett’s works, but with the sun taken away, it felt even a little eerie as desolation wrapped around his signature […]
A couple weeks ago, AM caught the opening of Jeremy Fish’s (featured) exhibition at the Joshua Liner Gallery. The show Listen and Learn showcased not only the bold and complex characters that make up Jeremy’s cartoon-like style, but also the stories of multiple angles told from the viewpoints of different people from all walks of life. With the Snoop Dogg collaboration video we teased you with for comparison, you can see the diversity of focus as the other subjects included skateboarders, strippers, athletes, and more. Each person not […]
You may remember last year during the finals days of Deitch Projects, Shepard Fairey (featured) held his solo exhibition May Day in New York. What you may not have seen was a special community mural project he created with the Citykids Foundation. AM was on hand to capture Shepard and his crew engaging intercity youths to create a series of twelve 8 x 4 foot panels as part of the A Positive Thought Cannot Be Denied project. From July 6th to July 18th, the Wooster Street Social Club […]
Takashi Murakami fans are in for a real treat as Emmanuel Perrotin is currently holding a retrospective of the limited edition prints created by the founder of the Superflat movement. The space has on display 160 prints created between 2001 to 2011. We drooled over some of Murakami’s rarest prints to date including coveted gems such as 727’s, Tan Tan Bo, Homage to Francis Bacon, Golden DOB just to name a select few. His newer tondo flower and Davy Jones’ Tear abstracts were also on view. This show […]
Following the tradition of famous artists x musician album art collaborations, British blue chip artist Damien Hirst has been tapped to create the next cover for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The album entitled I’m With You is shown above. Not exactly a butterfly, but the fly will suffice to compliment his signature pharmaceutical subject matter. Thanks to Slamxhype for the image. Discuss Damien Hirst here.
Last week, AM attended the much anticipated opening of Chinese artist Liu Bolin’s. For his first solo in New York, Liu took the city by the horns as he made the most of the past few weeks with his signature self paint & photography sessions by continuing his iconic Hiding In The City series at some of the Big Apple’s most unique locations such as the 9/11 tribute and Bowery & Houston Mural. The special opening at Eli Klein Fine Art was packed from the beginning as fans […]
Remember when we told you the news that Damien Hirst had not one, but two deck releases with the New York based Skate company Supreme? Well, the news is about to go to another level as Mr. Hirst apparently kept the 200 AP’s that he received from the collaboration and is going to give you a chance to buy them from his company Other Criteria on July 12th. 160 unsigned decks will be available for $778 and 40 signed decks will be available for $1945. […]