AM paid a visit to Dennis McNett’s studio while he was finishing up work for his show Reaping Waves and Vital Vessels, opening this Thursday at Joshua Liner Gallery. The space was packed with linocut and woodcut printed paper and hand-painted wood carvings, and McNett described his grand plans for filling the entire gallery with individual works and large-scale installations assembled from the various pieces. Much of the imagery appeared highly influenced by Greek and Norse history and mythology, with representations of wolves, serpents and […]
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For the third year, Miami’s OHWOW put on its annual Art Basel Week group exhibition, entitled It Ain’t Fair, which is always a welcome respite from the cubicled craziness of Basel and the other fairs. As in previous years, the show presented a well-curated selection of works by some of today’s most cutting-edge artists, including Scott Campbell, Dan Colen, FriendsWithYou, Phil Frost, Tomoo Gokita, KAWS, Robert Lazzarini, Nate Lowman, Ari Marcopoulos, Barry McGee, Neck Face, José Parlá and Aurel Schmidt. See all the images from It […]
AM caught up with French-born, Brooklyn-based artist Supakitch at his studio and got a sneak peek of a large new body of work slated for his solo show entitled I Was Born to Be Different, opening in mid-December at Galerie Elegance in Taiwan. Supa is an artistic jack of all trades—painter, print-maker, fashion-designer and tattoo artist. He easily switches between mediums, and even more impressive, mixes them with his love of DJ/hip-hop music and Japanese manga & anime, into his own coherent and unique aesthetic, […]
Thursday morning, AM attended the private preview brunch at Pulse Miami, and with cappuccino and croissant in hand, got a first look at the fair’s impressive selection. The energy was high as eager collectors of emerging and established art filled the venue, and it wasn’t long until red dots began popping up beside snatched-up works throughout the show. Get a first look of images from Pulse Miami, after the jump.
It just wouldn’t be Art Basel Miami week without fantastical Floridians Friends With You. This year, the energetic and imaginative duo of Sam Borkson and Arturo Sandoval will be presenting Rainbow City, a large-scale outdoor installation that in their words addresses “the potency of interaction, ritual, and play.” Constructed in Miami’s Design District, the site-specific collection of 40 simple air-filled structures—some up to 40 feet high—are meant to embrace and tower over guests, creating a feeling of reverence. And to add to the excitement, Pharrell […]
Although we’ve been familiar with Greg Lamarche’s work for some time, it took seeing his installation at Scope NY 2010 (covered) for us to start to realize that there was definitely much more to his art than cutting and pasting paper. From his obsessive stockpiling of found and vintage papers to his keen ability to highlight specific or overlooked aspects of those materials, such as bar codes or patterns, Lamarche has a unique talent for collage and a clever approach to the medium that is […]
Brooklyn-based artist Pete Watts was nice enough to invite AM to come by his Greenpoint studio recently to check out what he’s been working on as of late. We first had the pleasure of seeing the Rhode Island School of Design graduate’s work at Joshua Liner Gallery’s 2010 summer group show (covered), and were certainly impressed by the intricately detailed graphite-drawn environments. Watts obsessively researches interesting natural and man-made structures, and then unifies specific aspects of each into images that are at once architectural, geological […]
It may be Thanksgiving in the United States, but it is art business as usual for the rest of the world. Opening today at Milan’s Galleria Patricia Armocida is “Time Before Time,” the first solo exhibit in Italy by Matt Leines. For the show, Leines will displaying new and old works, documenting his artistic development over the past five years. See preview images from “Time Before Time” after the jump.
Although many art shows are described as “must-see,” perhaps none in recent memory is more deserving of that description than the one now showing at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. “Abstract Expressionist New York” is an awe-inspiring exhibition drawn entirely from the core of MoMA’s collection that highlights the institution’s unparalleled holdings of mid-20th century American art. The show consists of many of the world’s most important works from the post-World War 2 abstract expressionism movement in which New York artists such as Jackson […]
We recently showed you images of Shepard Fairey down in Miami installing his mural inside this year’s Wynwood Walls cafe (covered). Well, more images have just surfaced from the Wynwood Walls project, courtesy of legendary street photographer Martha Cooper. Apparently, right next to Shepard’s wall will be one organized by “Stickers: Stuck-Up Piece of Crap” authors DB Burkeman and Monica LoCascio. The “Sticker Wall,” which officially launches during Art Basel Miami 2010, will be a place where artists and the general public can celebrate sticker […]