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Openings: Joao Ruas – “III” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Last week, AM had the pleasure of attending the opening of Sao Paulo native Joao Ruas’ show “III” at the recently christened new Thinkspace location. The young artist who replaced James Jean at the helm of the “Fables” franchise was on hand to greet guests who made it out to see his show. Weaving a collection of dreamy imagery, Joao used a diverse mix of oil, acrylic and other mediums while exercising his talents on his mysterious subjects. See the opening night action after the […]

Openings: Roy Lichtenstein – “Still Lifes” @ Gagosian NYC (24th St.)

As one of the cornerstones of the Pop Art movement, Roy Lichtenstein left behind a legacy of phenomenal art that has influence much of the art, design, and marketing that surrounds us today. The Gagosian Gallery in NYC (555 West 24th street location) is currently showing a collection of his works entitled “Still Lifes” with works spanning from 1972 to the early 1980’s and focusing on paintings, sculptures and drawings. This is a show that both young and old will find very rewarding in person. […]

Openings: Yoshitomo Nara – “Ceramic Works” @ Tomio Koyama Gallery

Yoshitomo Nara unveiled a new series of works at Japan’s Tomio Koyama Gallery yesterday. As we mentioned earlier, Nara has been very busy honing his talents on this new medium for over a year at Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park. The results of his hard work clearly showed in his 20 or so ceramic sculptures both large and small in scale. Of course, what would a Nara show be without some of his signature drawings. It’s very exciting when an artist explore a new medium outside […]

Openings: Matt Leines – “These Songs Are True” @ Guerrero Gallery

Guerrero Gallery held it down with a cool series of work from Matt Leines that showed in their space starting last week. Opening along side Alex Lukas (covered), Matt’s latest show “These Songs Are True” took us to his imagined world where cultural elements are mixed with pseudo historical references to create a society of crazy human-esqe characters. Colorful masks or faces stare back at you with geometric shapes and colors forming fascinating environments. Check it out after the jump.

Preview: Charming Baker – “Stupid Has A New Hero” @ New York Studio Gallery

Our friend Charming Baker has been busy setting up shop for his first ever show in New York. As promised in our teaser, here’s an inside look from New York Studio Gallery where the crew is putting the finishing touches on the exhibition which is set to open to the public tomorrow, May 14th. Remember this show only runs for two weeks, so make it count. Check out the exclusive preview after the jump.

Openings: Shawn Barber – “Tattooed Portraits: Chronicle” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

AM attended the opening of Shawn Barber’s (featured) solo show – “Tattooed Portraits: Chronicle” at Joshua Liner Gallery a couple weeks ago. The ever-talented tattoo master created a new series of works based on various on the tattooing paraphernalia and portraiture of his friends. The intense paintings looked radiant in our interview with Shawn and in person, and they seem to jump out at the viewers. The body of work is quite large as Shawn took it upon himself to fill the entire gallery. It’s always […]

Second Helpings: April 2010

Spring is in full swing as the weather gets gorgeous for most. April brought another boatload of great art for us to load up on. Here’s another edition of Second Helpings to bring you some of our favorites of the month. Get served after the jump.

Openings: Shepard Fairey – “May Day” @ Deitch Projects (Part 2)

In part one of our Shepard Fairey “May Day” opening coverage, we gave you an insider’s view on the opening festivities from Jeffery Deitch’s farewell show in New York. Now, it’s time to get to meat of our coverage – the art that Shepard created for this tremendous solo show. For fans that have been to the legendary gallery, the space is very imposing and would exhibit large scale pieces quite easily. To answer this challenge, Shepard created over 140 pieces to fill the walls […]

Preview: Alex Lukas & Matt Leines @ Guerrero Gallery

Alex Lukas and Matt Leines are about to show at Guerrero Gallery this weekend, May 8th, and both artists look to be showing some new direction. With Alex we were looking forward to seeing urban environments which are often used to depict a not so distant future where a disaster has overtaken mankind. With this show, we see his work evolving as he’s moving a little away from focusing on cityscapes as we last saw in his show at Glowlab (covered). Matt Leines’ work also […]

Preview: Joao Ruas “III” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Last time we saw Joao Ruas, he was showing beside Allison Sommers (covered) in his first ever US show and it left us wanting more. Now he’s again showing beside Allison (previewed) at Thinkspace Gallery and we’ll be there to cover it when it opens tonight, May 7th. Check out a few preview images after the jump.