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Releases: Tin Prints x 2

In conjunction with his show “Tainted” (previewed) opening this weekend at Copro Nason, Tin will be releasing two prints for the two paintings seen here – “Hi” and “Stopping for Strangers.” These will be sized at 17 x 12″ and will be offered with two options – framed ($300) and unframed ($100). Limited to an edition of 30 total for each image, these will go fast so email or call Copro Nason if you want these. Discuss this show here. Discuss Tin here.

Setup: The Drawing Room @ Thinkspace

What were you doing on election night? While America was eagerly waiting for “Change”, Audrey Kawasaki was busy doing some change of her own. Audrey brought her whole drawing room from home and dropped it off inside Thinkspace Gallery for her show (previewed) this Friday.  AM decided to stop by to take some pictures of the installation process to share with our readers … more after the jump.

Ron English Abraham Obama Bust

Got an email this morning from Mindstyle about the release of Ron English’s Abraham Obama Bust. Along with Shepard Fairey’s work, the Obama x Abraham Lincoln remix by English would probably be one of the top two most iconic Obama images out there. There will be multiple colorways released with each one limited to 50. More info after the jump.

Preview: The Drawing Room @ Thinkspace

Just like how the bridesmaids aren’t suppose to be more beautiful than the bride at a wedding, Audrey Kawasaki appears to be making sure she’s not going to be upstaged at at her own drawing show. Curated by Audrey, “The Drawing Room” (teased) opens this Friday, November 7th at Thinkspace Gallery. She’s submitting around a dozen works on both paper and wood including this amazing die-cut piece seen above. To our knowledge, this is the first time she has used this technique. Judging from the […]

Openings: Ron English @ Shooting Gallery

Ron English’s show “The Secret History of KISS” (previewed) opened last weekend at the Shooting Gallery. He took the band’s trademark face paint and melded it with baroque era-styled paintings for an unexpected effect. It’s like he used a time machine, took Rembrandt hostage, and forced him to add the iconic makeup to his paintings. This show also reminded us as to how amazing and versatile Ron’s technical skills are. More photos after the jump.

Preview/Interviews: Jeremiah Ketner @ Melanie Cooper Gallery

One of the shows we are looking forward to this weekend is Jeremiah Ketner’s “Morning Showers” opening on November 7th at the Melanee Cooper Gallery in Chicago.  Ketner has really taken his work to another level with his recent shift to focusing on a central character and a mastery of his distinctive color palette.  There really seems to be a comforting sense of balance to his compositions in this new body of work.  He was gracious enough to take some time to answer some questions […]

Preview: Inaugural show @ T & P Fine Art

Our friend Jon, one of the founders of T & P Fine Art has sent over some images for their “Inaugural show.” This new gallery in Philadelphia is being started by collectors and boast an impressive list of artists for their first show which includes Adam Wallacavage, AIKO, Bask, Camilla D’Errico, Cherri Wood, Deth P Sun, Heiko Mueller, Jason Sho Green, Mark Bodnar, Mel Kadel, Peter Gronquist, Rene Gagnon, Roland Tamayo, Ryan Bubnis, Scott Campbell, Shepard Fairey, Thomas Han and many more. See the full […]

Preview: Greg Simkins @ Gallery 1988

On November 6th, Greg “Craola” Simkins will open the second and final part of his bi-coastal show at Gallery 1988 in LA. Entitled “It Wanders West,” it looks to be a tremendous show picking up right where “It Wanders East“ at Joshua Liner Gallery left off. Not many images have leaked yet but we have posted what we have gathered so far and there are hints of some on the in-progress video seen after the jump.  AM also has the details for the print release […]

Studio Visits: Jeff Soto (Part I)

Stopped by Jeff Soto’s studio last week to check out his progress on his upcoming show at the Riverside Art Museum as well as introduce him to the guys at Modus Films. We’re working on a little project that we think you will enjoy. In the meantime, take a look at one of the large paintings he is working on! More after the jump.

Preview: Scott Belcastro @ Cerasoli:LeBasse

Scott Belcastro’s newest display of work will be shown on November 8th at the Cerasoli:Lebasse gallery as part of a two-person show with Nate Frizzell (previewed). He gave us a little insight on the show. “The theme of the show is based on the idea of being lost in the thicket or the forest….while searching for a home for your beliefs or feelings. I like the fact that I can bring someone into my feelings and they can look around for awhile, it’s not easy […]