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Preview: Andres Guerrero @ Subliminal Projects

San Francisco based artist Andres Guerrero is set to open a new show at Subliminal Projects on February 6th. His art has been a boon for him to equate the personal emotions of losing loved ones in his life. While at first his skulls may seem morbid, on second glance, it also contains the duality of life and its fragile yet wondrous nature. Andres and SP has hooked us up with a few exclusive preview images of what’s to come. Check it out after the jump.

Sketchbook: Ian Francis

Time for another peek inside a sketchbook. “Practice makes perfect” and if the old axiom is true then it may explain Ian Francis’ crazy skills with the brush. Ever the passionate artist, Ian is constantly honing his concepts and technique with sketches and studies. As AM observed in our recent studio visit (here), Ian’s studio was littered (certainly didn’t look like “litter”) with numerous sketches of his fantastic landscapes and hypnotic characters. Mostly utilizing just charcoal and graphite for what he refers to as “simple doodles,” Ian […]

Benefit: “Auction For Haiti” @ Brooklynite Gallery

Our friends at Brooklynite Gallery are having an auction to raise money for the Haitian Orphanage – Chances For Children. They put together some nice pieces from artists such as Guy Denning, Miss Bugs, Beejoir, C215, Eelus and K-Guy. You can check out the pieces and bid here. With 100% of the proceeds going directly to the orphanage, it’s a definite win-win for all who participate in this very charitable event. More images after the jump.

Benefit / Releases: David Choe – “Haitian Girl” Print for Yéle Haiti

It’s great to see more support from artists in our community as they rally support for the relief efforts in Haiti. David Choe took time from his preparation for his SF show to work with Hemway Industries on a benefit print to raise money for Yéle Haiti, a foundation founded by Wyclef Jean. The giclée print “Haitian Girl” measures 18″ x 24″ and is limited to an edition size of 50. All proceeds are being donated to Yéle Haiti. It is available immediately here, so go donate […]

Openings: Os Gemeos – “Nos Braços de um Anjo” @ Galleria Patricia Armocida

The hottest twins in the art world landed in Milan for their much anticipated second show with Galleria Patricia Armocida entitled “Nos Braços de um Anjo” (In the Arms of an Angel), which opened last night. Os Gemeos premiered their latest body of work, consisting of beautiful canvas paintings, sculptures and of course their famed installations for the lucky folks of Italy. Check out the opening pics after the jump.

Openings: Saelee Oh – “Infinite Roots” @ Jonathan Levine Gallery

Saelee Oh capped off the trifecta opening alongside of Josh Keyes (covered) and Doze Green (covered) at JLG. The LA based artist filled the “gallery II” space with a multitude of mediums that cohesively brought together the theme “Infinite Roots.” Her upbeat works featuring female figures and animals floating in an organic environment interwoven with one another were fun to experience. Especially noteworthy were her hand cut paper images that expressed much via simple silhouette contrasts reminiscent of the renowned Kara Walker, another AM favorite. […]

Teaser: Tomokazu Matsuyama – “In Case You’re Lost” @ Frey Norris

During the winter break, AM dropped by Tomokazu “Matsu” Matsuyama’s (interviewed) studio to check out his progress for his first solo with San Francisco gallery Frey Norris. He’s definitely stepped his game up and this latest evolution of his signature characters, colors and patterns had our eyes glued to the studio walls. For all you West Coasters, save the date because the show opens on February 4th (6pm-8pm). Keep your eyes peeled for our preview in the coming weeks. Discuss Matsu here.

Openings: Doze Green – “New Works” @ Jonathan Levine Gallery

Doze Green opened alongside of Josh Keyes (covered) at Jonathan Levine Gallery last weekend with some “New Works.” The new body of work showed off the artist’s gift for taking simple strokes and turning them into organic abstractions. We enjoyed the white on black gouache pieces that clearly showed his fluid and continuous line work, creating astonishing figurative images. Many of New York’s finest were in attendance at the opening including Eric White, Esao Andrews, Tara McPherson, David Ellis and too many old school street […]

Releases: Gary Baseman – “Midnight Magi” Figure

Today, Gary Baseman (interviewed) is set to release his first figure “Midnight Magi” with toy maker Kidrobot. This heralds the launch of Kidrobot Black, an ultra-exclusive line that features only one colorway – black, with the molds being broken after production. The cool figure is limited to only 200 pieces and will only be released on a special Kidrobot site: So, keep your eyes peeled for the special site to go live. More detailed pics after the jump.

Preview: “Further” Group Show @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Tomorrow night, the Joshua Liner Gallery will host “Further,” a group exhibition featuring works by artists Damon Soule, David Choong Lee, MARS-1, Nome Edonna, Oliver Vernon, Robert Hardgrave and Tomokazu Matsuyama. The exhibition coincides with the release of a new book of the same name that brings together the seven artists and their varied takes on contemporary abstraction, mysticism, futurism, and surrealism. See a preview image from each of the artists, after the jump.