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Contest: Mark Brown – “Hmm.. Candy” Print

As we recently reported, Mark Brown has a new show up at Gallery 1988 SF.  To celebrate the show’s opening, 1988 and Mark have kindly donated a rare Artist’s Proof of the new print “Hmm… Candy”.  To enter for your chance to win, simply choose a number between 1 and 100, and enter your submission on the Artchival forum.  Enter here.

Releases: Aaron Horkey’s Letterpress Series

Hi-Fructose recently gave us a peek at the new Aaron Horkey release, dropping early tomorrow (Friday, June 18th) through Dead Arts Publishing. Consisting of three older images in their original black and white format, as well as a new chess themed print, “The Rook”, the set is printed exclusively as letterpress editions and looks to have all the bells and whistles that we saw for his last Dead Man release. The prints go on sale from 10AM-2PM PST and will be a time sensitive open […]

Streets / Preview: Blek le Rat

Parisian street art pioneer Blek Le Rat has landed in San Francisco and yesterday afternoon blessed the exterior of the Tenderloin-located White Walls Gallery with a site-specific take on one of his “Beggars” stencils, similar to the works London residents may remember from ’07.  His joint show with the artist Above will debut this Saturday at White Walls alongside Hush at Shooting Gallery. Street installation pictures and show preview after the jump.

Releases: Aaron Horkey x Jay Ryan – “Versus”

Two of our favorite artists from the contemporary rock poster renaissance currently underway, Aaron Horkey and Jay Ryan, have just released a collaborative 25-color screenprint entitled “Versus”.  The print, who’s layers were hand separated (no computers used!), measures in a just a little over 12″ x 29″ and is currently available here.  The higher priced variant edition looks to be sold out already, but with Horkey hand embellishments, similar to the “Detritus” print we saw from his showing at FIFTY24SF couple years back, we’re not […]

Openings: “We Ride at Night” @ Gallery Heist

Following the dual shows at White Walls and Shooting Gallery earlier this month, we took a short trip down the street to Gallery Heist, the newest art offering in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood. Co-curated by Jason Vivona (studio visit), “We Ride at Night” is a group of talented artists, skaters, bike riders, punks, musicians and all around awesome folks who have banded together to put on shows and release limited edition items throughout the greater Bay Area. Consisting of a healthy blend of media, WRaN’s […]

Openings – New Directions @ White Walls

Opening alongside “Meticulous Engagements” at the Shooting Gallery was White Walls’ “New Directions” a group show consisting of five talents that the gallery has been building this past year.  Featuring Mark Warren Jacques (pictured above), Henry Gunderson (interviewed), Akira Beard, Robert Burden, and Cheryl Molnar. New Directions is a look at several distinctly different and unique styles each exploring their own directions. Full photo set after the jump.

Openings – Kris Kuksi and Christy Langer “Meticulous Engagements” @ Shooting Gallery

AM recently attended the opening for Kris Kuksi and Christy Langer’s “Meticulous Engagements” (previewed) at the Shooting Gallery in San Francisco. Langer, who first caught our eye at Basel last year and is pictured above, brought a nice mix of large and small resin sculptures, examining the violence and fragility of nature. Kuksi’s works were as impressive as always and though we took plenty of detail pictures, they really need to be seen in person to be believed.  “Meticulous Engagements” ends in two days, the […]

Preview: TrustoCorp – “An Overt Display of Mischief and Mayhem” @ Brooklyn Brothers Gallery

Opening later tonight at the Brooklyn Brothers Gallery in New York is TrustoCorp’s debut exposition/party. Entitled “An Overt Display of Mischief and Mayhem”, expect just that from the street art conglomerate. As seen in the photos provided, TrustoCorp will be celebrating the first phase of their nationwide culture jamming project. From the custom made street signs to their rebranded products, and what also appears to be some new shooting range targets. There’s really no better way to take out your tax day frustrations and troubles […]

Interviews: Shawn Barber

As his upcoming show at NYC’s Joshua Liner gallery quickly approaches in just a couple weeks, Shawn Barber (featured) recently sat down with AM for a quick discussion on the art of getting, giving and painting tattoos. Known primarily for his sittings with tattoo legends and artists, Shawn’s latest exposition, “Tattooed Portraits: Chronicle” looks to be no less than the stellar work we’ve come to expect, as evidenced by the teaser images he’s sent our way. Full interview and show preview after the jump.

Teaser: TrustoCorp – An Overt Display of Mischief and Mayhem

After spending all day scrambling to get your taxes out on time, swing by Brooklyn Brothers Gallery in the BK to celebrate Tax Day with the folks behind TrustoCorp (covered).  No official word out yet on what to expect, but from what we’ve heard, Trusto has got a pretty good party planned.  More info to come.