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Releases: Exclusives at San Diego Comic-Con 2009

Now that you know about all the art-related events happening after the floor shuts down at Comic-Con 2009, AM takes a closer look at all the exclusive releases happening on the show floor (as well as one really close by). From vinyl art figures to book releases to some amazing skate decks, there is definitely something here for everyone. An overview of our favorite Comic-Con 2009 exclusive releases after the jump.

Openings: Steve Powers, Greg Gossel & Greg Lamarche – “Get Over It” @ Show & Tell Gallery

Steve Powers, Greg Gossel (interviewed) and Greg Lamarche gave our neighbors up North a taste of their respective typographical style, comic book and pop culture inspired imagery and a bit of NYC graffiti meets fine art, with their group show “Get Over It” at Toronto’s Show & Tell Gallery. With a strong body of work from all three artists, this show pleased old fans and undoubtedly resulted in creating some new ones as well. See all the photos from the opening after the jump.

Memorial: Dash Snow Memorial @ Deitch Projects (NY)

Photo via Peres Projects A open memorial exhibition for Dash Snow will be held in his community in New York City.  It could open as early as July 21 at Deitch Projects.  Dash’s community of friends are invited to “participate in an exhibition that would include photographs or video of Dash, works of art made for Dash or in memory of him, and a small group of works by Dash in various media.” More information from Peres Projects after the jump.

Openings: Lance Armstrong LIVESTRONG x Nike Stages Exhibition @ Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin

Lance Armstrong and Nike Sportswear’s “Stages” exhibition (previewed here and here) opened up with an amazing roster of artists. As Geoff McFetridge put it, “It’s a veritable ‘A-Team’ of top artists from all walks of the art world.” With names such as Ed Ruscha, Tom Sachs, Eric White, Christopher Wool, Shepard Fairey, Kaws, Cai Guo-Qiang, Yoshitomo Nara, Jose Parla, Richard Prince and Raymond Pettibon to name a few, it was quite a feat to put together this team of prominent artists who banded together for a […]

Highlights: Recommended Openings – San Diego Comic-Con 2009

San Diego Comic-Con 2009 officially kicks off this Wednesday and there’s no shortage of art related events happening after the convention center floor shuts down. From the premiere of Mark Murphy’s “Scribble.08″ art documentary and coinciding art exhibition (from which the James Jean (interviewed) piece seen above is from), to a live-painting event put on by our friends at Munky King and Hi-Fructose and much more, there’s no better way to relax after a long day of walking around at the Con. Get a full overview of […]

Openings: The Date Farmers – “Rope Gold Chain” @ Andenken Gallery

AM recently featured the insane “A Volta” music video collaboration between N.A.S.A. and The Date Farmers and last weekend, the Cochella-based Date Farmers made a trip out to Andenken Gallery in Colorado for their solo “Rope Gold Chain,” bringing their unique blend of acrylic and mixed-media objects on found materials with them. Their unconventional canvases serve as the perfect medium for the raw and uncut style of this duo and echos their message of finding beauty in the most unexpected places. See the photos from the […]

Openings: Catherine Brooks & Hannah Stouffer @ Thinkspace

Opening along side the fantastic show from Stella Im Hultberg last Friday at Thinkspace were new works from Catherine Brooks (above) & Hannah Stouffer.  Brooks lit up the back room with her vivacious presence, impressing us with her detailed paintings and large-scale handcut wood assemblage.  Take a look at all Brooks’ work after the jump as well as Stouffer’s intricate compositions that had to be seen in person to be fully appreciated…

Preview: “Momentum” @ Nucleus Gallery

An interesting mix of artists are exhibiting together tomorrow night at the Nucleus Gallery, including Tiffany Bozic (above), Chigi, In Kyung Lim, Tessar Lo, Veronique Meignaud, and Brooks Salzwedel.  Of particular interest to us is seeing how the work of Bozic and Lo has progressed since their last shows at Fecal Face Gallery (covered) and LeBasse Projects (covered) respectively.  Our friend Commandax wrote up a nice article about Lo’s abstract evolution here. More preview images after the jump for this group show.

Streets: WK Interact in NYC

AM continues to be blown away by the explosive power of WK Interact. For “Motion Portrait,” his current show at Jonathan Levine Gallery (covered), the Frenchman created a series of pieces entitled “Twelve Angry Men.” These works personify the prejudice, turmoil and conflict experienced in the classic play and film. In his recent video press conference, WK hinted that he would be taking his portraits out on the streets. We are very happy to report that he has remained true to his word. Not only do we agree […]

Art Focus: Dash Snow (1981-2009)

Photo by Craig McDean. Via Interview Magazine. On the night of Monday, July 13, 2009, Dashiell A. Snow tragically passed away at Lafayette House, a hotel in Manhattan. He was only 27 years old and leaves behind a 1-year old daughter named Secret and her mother, his partner Jade Berreau. Snow was one of the most promising young artists to emerge from New York City and was an inspiration and influence to many other artists in the area, many of whom were long-time close friends […]