Hi-Fructose Magazine has long been a favorite here at AM headquarters, their refreshing take on contemporary art and culture is one administered with a keen eye, airtight writing and some of the most dynamic and compelling artwork from a vast variety of genres. Volume 13 looks to be no exception with interviews and features from a multifarious and eclectic collection of artists, including Lori Earley, Kris Kuksi, Dave Kinsey, Eric Fortune and more….. Hi-Fructose Volume 13 is currently available at your local bookseller or online […]
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The other day, AM had the pleasure of visiting the North Beach, San Francisco studio of Jeremy Fish as he was putting the final touches on his upcoming museum show, “Weathering the Storm.” Fish, whose instantly recognizable illustrations and paintings are a veritable ark of silly pink bunnies, a parliament of strigiformes and a cable car crammed with weathered prospectors, has been working around the clock for the better part of the last four months creating an entirely new body of work for his first […]
Ben Eine, whom we last saw at his “A to Z of Change” show at Carmichael Gallery (covered), has just released a new print through Friend and Co. Measuring approximately 19.5″ x 27.5″, this hand pulled two color screenprint is limited to only 50 copies and will run you $123. Available now through Friend and Co. For more information or to discuss the artist, click here.
Coming November 14th to San Francisco’s White Walls Gallery, Steve “ESPO” Powers will be presenting a new body of art, entitled “This Woman’s Work”. Comprising of enamel and aluminum on backlit shadow boxes, “This Women’s Work” looks like it might be in a similar vein to his last show, “Two Fists of Iron and a Bottle of Beer” (previewed). Fresh off his Love Letter Project, expect the Exterior Surface Painting Outreach to bring his unique brand of typography, wit and social compassion to the Bay […]
Edwin Ushiro has just released two new prints from last month’s hauntingly beautiful LeBasse Projects‘ show, “Softly Encompassing the Womb” (covered). “Time Therefore Remained Idle Without Light Extruding Acceptance,” pictured above, is Edwin’s interpretation of a Japanese turned Hawaiian ghost story from his youth, while “Rediscovery of the Infinite Stars Inside the Shell,” pictured after the jump, is a self portrait of the artist with his childhood pet, “Rusty.” Moderately priced at one hundred and two hundred and fifty dollars a piece, Edwin’s two new […]
In this short from 2007, Dennis Hopper shares his passion for art collecting and gives a guided tour of his personal collection. Â Hopper, who befriended many of contemporary art’s greats starting in the 1950’s, has an impressive collection of both paintings and anecdotes featuring such luminaries as Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Basquiat, and Kenny Scharf.Â Enjoy!
Greg Gossel (interviewed) recently opened his latest solo show, “Broken” at the Soo Visual Arts Center (previewed). Featuring over twenty new works as well as an installation, “Broken” is Greg’s first solo show in Minnesota, though he’s a Minneapolis resident. Those in the area who want to see the show should hurry to Soo Visual Arts Center as the show closes this Thursday, November 29th. More pictures after the jump.
Immediately following the Green Day “Art of Rock” show (covered) at StolenSpace, UK artist and gallerist D*Face (interviewed) has come back stateside to pay a visit to the master printers over at Modern Multiples in Los Angeles. “UnAmerican Graffiti,” which you may remember from his “Ludovico Aversion Therapy” (covered) show at Jonathan LeVine last month, is currently being made into an impressive 21 color screen print. Measuring 34″ X 48,” this serigraph is true to size and will be limited to a run of 100 […]
While Greg “Craola” Simkins worked on his painting just a few feet away, AM favorite Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed) was busy working on yet another piece for her upcoming show “Hajimari – a prelude” for Jonathan LeVine (teased) later this year. Watching Audrey layer colors and skin tones delicately over an initial sketch on wood was a real treat as well as a great insight to her process. More pictures after the jump.
David Hockney, widely considered to be one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, has made an even bigger splash this week in the art world as it has been revealed that he has created hundreds of unique paintings using the iPhone application Brushes (many of which, interestingly enough, can be found in homes residing in the virtual world of Second Life). Hockney, of course, is no stranger to the evolution of art alongside technology.Â In 1985, Hockney was a proponent of the […]