UK duo Kai & Sunny have taken a huge leap with their latest exhibition Migration South set to launch on Thursday 23rd May at the revered UK arts venue, the Southbank Centre. The pair walk a well versed path with their feet bridging the gap between the fine art and design worlds with their unique take on forms found within nature, and this specially commissioned installation serves as somewhat of a retrospective of their works to date. The exhibition launches with an artist talk on the 23rd […]
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If like us, you enjoy the superflat yet explosive paintings of New York painter Eric Shaw, you might be interested to see his work come to life. Shaw recently collaborated with indie rock band Wild Nothing and director / animator Hayley Atkins on the video for their single A Dancing Shell. Furthermore, Eric Shaw also produced the limited edition packaging (pictured below) for the band’s Empty Estate ep, from which the track is taken. Discuss this artist here.
Ryan De La Hoz has been grabbing our eye over the last couple of years and appreciation of his artwork has been building momentum rapidly recently. His current solo exhibition What New Mystery Is This? is showing at RVCA in San Francisco, and is accompanied by new window displays in the SF space by other artists we admire – Bill McRight and Ben Venom. Ryan’s work utilizes cut paper and found imagery with exquisitely detailed ink linework to create a wonderful blend of Op-Art fused with geometric assemblages. […]
Our friends at team VNA are at it again! Now onto issue 22 and hot off the presses featuring Vhils (filmed) on the cover, along with some favourites of ours between the sheets such as AJ Fosik, Blaine Fontana, Cranio, Husk Mit Navn and Moneyless as VNA continues to spread it’s wings further afield than the graffiti and street art base it started out with. Also, it looks like the VNA crew are moving HQ in the near future as well, so peep their store for some […]
We’ve been long time followers of Matt Small here at AM, so we read news of a new two person show in London with anticipation. The Way We Were pairs the locally based artist with Swansea-based Fran Williams, and opens at Signal Gallery on 28th March, with a preview evening scheduled for Wednesday the 27th. This is the first time we have come across Fran’s work, and her figurative work seems to be a good fit with Small’s own uniquely styled portraiture – his heavily […]
AM attended the opening of José Parlá’s Broken Language exhibition at Haunch of Venison in London last week, his first show in the UK since his significant and heavily calligraphic Adaptation/Translation exhibition back in 2008. Was it worth the wait? Hell yes. Having only had chance to see the majority of Parlá’s recent work vicariously via the internet since the Elms Lesters show, we – like many other UK fans of all things Parlá – awaited this new body of work with a strong sense of […]
The Tall Trees of Tokyo landed in AM’s mailbox a few weeks ago, and after taking time to have a thorough read through, we have to take our hats off to author Matt Wagner and publisher Overcup Press. This beautifully presented book offers an insight into the artists that Wagner has discovered whilst on his many trips to Tokyo over the last 13 years. Wagner has curated exhibitions in Japan whilst immersing himself in the culture and he is also known for being the owner […]
The untimely recent passing of Justin Van Hoy has had an huge impact on the artistic community he was associated with. The Los Angeles based gallerist, artist and designer sadly lost his long battle with cancer in November shortly after his book Milk and Honey: Contemporary Art in California was published. Close friends Alex Lukas and Bill McRight have organised a tribute to Justin in the form of Walking with The Dutch Giant – A Benefit for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Honoring Justin Van Hoy at Philadelphia’s Space 1026. […]
Following directly on from our studio visit with John Bocksel leading up to Curio‘s Sea Of Blasphemy group exhibition opening on 26th January, filmmaker Jarcob Arden McClure just finished this video profile of artist Bill McRight, who is also participating in the grouping along with Ben Venom, and Bonnie Brenda Scott. The video gives an interesting behind the scenes look into McRight’s studio as well as a history of how he came to concentrate his practice of making shanks and improvised weapons. You might also be interested in another […]
Recordings of a Lone Infantryman is Los Angeles-based artist Mark Schoening’s latest solo exhibition currently showing at Marine Contemporary in Venice, CA. We’ve been looking forward to seeing this latest evolution of Mark’s work after seeing some glimpses of new sculptures – a first for Schoening – via his instagram account. His abstract compositions are full of dimensional depth with the build up of layer upon layer of paint and other medias between resin coats, but the geometric sculptures literally add a whole other dimension to his body of work – […]