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Openings: Matzu / Tomokazu Matsuyama – “Come with me” @ Gallery Wendi Norris

Several weeks ago, Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) opened his third solo show at Gallery Wendi Norris in San Francisco (previewed), titled Come with me. Featuring a nice selection of the artist’s iconic paintings, this latest from Matzu continues on his aesthetic wherein classical Japanese motifs join with contemporary “superflat” style and vibrant color choices for an expressive and dynamic showing of representative and abstract works. Comprised of new acrylic paintings on stretched canvas and sculptural works, the exhibiton will be on view until May 2nd (as well as a panel […]

Showing: “Vinyl Revisionists” @ Warner Brothers

The art of the album cover has a longstanding cultural and historic impact, both on contemporary society and new contemporary art. From the psychedelic album covers of the sixties to the gritty urban photographic hip hop album covers of the 90s, few mediums have been as unheralded yet impactful as these visual interpretations of the defining sounds of each generation. Warner Brothers Records in Burbank has recently opened a group show inviting artists to reinterpret their favorite albums and covers from the label’s expansive catalog. […]

Jason Jaworski’s DIE JUNGE DIE YOUNG

Jason Jaworski is opening his latest performance/film piece this weekend at San Francisco’s annual Noise Pop festival. Aptly titled DIE JUNGE DIE YOUNG, the film serves as a summation of Jaworski’s year in travels and an expression of his pain at the recent loss of some friends and family. The last time we saw Jaworski perform, he was on stage with David Choe’s (featured), both in their underwear, serving as backup dancers to Die Antwo0rd. Needless to say, with an accompanying installation by Monica Canilao, […]

Video: Everfresh Gallery at the National Gallery of Victoria

Everfresh Gallery recently teamed up with the esteemed National Gallery of Victoria for their NGVSTUDIO program. Get a look at Meggs (who we last saw in Hong Kong at Above Second) and crew creating a nice mural for the progressive space. The museum is considering pursuing a larger urban art program, so if you live in Australia, or just want to see street art in more major institutions, hit up their Facebook or Twitter and let them know! Discuss Meggs here.

Video: Jesse Hazelip – “The Belle of the Brawl”

Jesse Hazelip (studio visit here), has a new show opening up next week at the San Francisco gallery, 941 Geary.  Following his massive installation last year at White Walls, Hazelip looks to go even bigger and better in the larger museum-quality space as judged by Colin Day’s beautiful video above.

Releases: Aaron Horkey’s Retrospective Series Suite 2

Dropping in just a few days (October 25th to be exact) is the next installment in the ongoing Aaron Horkey / Deadarts Publishing Retrospective Series. A set of gorgeous letterpress prints, Horkey’s first suite (which was released a few months back) aimed to impress with every meticulous aspect of the release accounted for and the attention to detail going far above and beyond. Included in the previous suite was such finery as silkscreened COAs (almost a beautiful as the prints themselves), wax seals, embossing, gocco […]

Releases: Camilla d’Errico – “Canadian Tiger” Print

Last February, Camilla d’Errico was invited to show at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.  Her painting, ‘Canadian Tiger’ not only sold at the Olympics, but has just been released as a limited edition print.  In addition, it was Camilla’s birthday recently.  To help celebrate, her ‘Canadian Tiger’ is going to be used as the cover to her upcoming book dropping early next year.  Check out the print in her official store, as well as some exclusive pics of her signing the prints after […]

Releases: Dave MacDowell – “Bad Mother Wizard” Print

Pop culture manipulator Dave MacDowell has just released one bad mutha-f’ing print…  Entitled “Bad Mutha Wizard”, MacDowells mashup of Samuel L. Jackson and the Wizard of Oz is available now through Dirty Pilot.

Releases: Mondo Star Wars x Ken Taylor

Unless you’ve been living under a rock these last few months, you may have noticed that the Star Wars and Lucasfilms has been on a roll reinvigorating their franchise with some cool sneaker releases and more importantly a run of limited edition art prints with folks such as Jeff Soto and Dave Kinsey. AM can now bring you a look at the next wave of images to be released in the highly anticipated series. Hailing from Melbourne, Austraila illustrator Ken Taylor has been on our […]

Openings: Kevin Tong – “Mechanical Dreams” @ Phonebooth Gallery

Last weekend saw the debut of Long Beach’s Phonebooth Gallery. A longtime internet presence with a devout following, PBG appears to have made the next step in their growth with a new brick and mortar space. For their inaugural show, Garry Booth brought on Kevin Tong, one of the new breed of designer/print makers that we’ve had our eye on for a while… Following the recent sneak peek of Tong’s latest on Hi-Fructose, AM is proud to present some exclusive opening night photos. Check out […]