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Openings: Crash & Oliver Vernon @ Joshua Liner

  AM had the chance to stop by Joshua Liner Gallery to check out two great shows: Unexpected Occurrences by Oliver Vernon and Unfinished Business by Crash (previewed). Both of these artists took us by surprise with their unique styles. Crash has long been regarded as one of the pioneers of graffiti art, but we noticed his works brought a mix of Lichtenstein meets the streets. His raw yet pop-y images leaped out to grab our attention as we passed by each painting.  Oliver Vernon had a very interesting mix of geometric conformity vs. […]

Marcel Dzama & Shepard Fairey x N.A.S.A.

Marcel Dzama recently collaborated with David Byrne on this video from N.A.S.A. featuring the track “The People Tree.” This isn’t Marcel’s first foray into the music field as he has done album cover work in the past for artists such as They Might Be Giants and Beck. If you remember, N.A.S.A. collaborated with Shepard Fairey on a previous music video “Money” (seen below). We wonder what other artists they have lined up for the future. Partially via Boing Boing thru TWBE. Check out other music […]

Jeff Soto Time-Lapse

Jeff Soto recently posted up a time-lapse video on his blog of him painting “The Corruption of Mankind,” one of his largest pieces from his show at the Riverside Art Museum. It’s always interesting to get a glimpse of an artist’s creative process. Discuss Jeff Soto here.

Openings: XXI @ Urban Angel

Urban Angel in London currently has a wicked group show entitled “XXI” on view through February 27th. The exhibition features both new and secondary market pieces from over 21 street artists including: Aiko, Anthony Lister, Antony Micallef, Banksy, Bast, Blek Le Rat, DFace, Faile, Herakut, Hush, Judith Supine, Mr. Brainwash, Nick Walker, Sixeart, Swoon, and Titifreak. The show presents a unique opportunity to check out a large number of really strong street art pieces under one roof. See the rest of the photos from the […]

Openings: Movers and Shakers @ POV Evolving

“Movers and Shakers” (previewed) opened on Valentine’s Day in Los Angeles’ Chinatown at POV Evolving Gallery and AM dropped by to check it out. Some of the participating artists who also dropped by included Buff Monster, Johnny “KMNDZ” Rodriguez, Mia, and Tessar Lo, among others. Check out photos of the opening after the jump!

On the Streets: Blu x Swoon – Barcelona

Italian street artist extraordinaire Blu recently was invited to speak in Barcelona at the fifth annual “Influencers” festival hosted by the Center of Contemporary Culture (CCCB).  He was also commissioned to put up this fantastic mural of a giant shark made of money devouring old painted slogans as well as bearing down on a Swoon wheatpaste (although we are not sure if this was a collaboration). Blu’s presentation (video here – knowing Spanish/Italian may be helpful) was well received, as well as comical as he […]

Grateful Palate’s James Jean Wine

When AM visited James Jean’s “Kindling” show at Jonathan Levine (here), the gallery served up some delicious wine with some of JJ’s artwork on it. Turns out that James designed three series of wine labels for California-based Grateful Palate. There are three different types of wine in the line: “Southern Belle” Shiraz, “Diddley Boo” Riesling, and “Poor Thing” Grenache. Each bottle has one of three different artwork on the label. So, continuing with our coverage of artist & vineyard collaborations (here) that entertain the eyes […]

Teaser: Hush “Hymn to Beauty” @ Carmichael Gallery

Hush has been a busy little artist since his last show in the UK (here). On March 5th, he’s going to “skip across the pond” and head straight to Hollywood for a solo at the Carmichael Gallery. We’ve been anxiously waiting to catch a glimpse of the urban sensation’s latest body of work “Hymn to Beauty” and got a hold of little gem: “Butterfly Girl – Siren“. Measuring a whooping 55 x 30 inches, we weren’t surprised to find out that it’s already been sold. Hopefully, […]

Interviews/Opening: Mark Warren Jacques @ Fontanelle Gallery

Portland artist Mark Warren Jacques has been busy working on a new solo show featuring interactive installation, painting, and sculpture titled “Big Beautiful Color” at Fontanelle Gallery in Portland, Oregon. Mark took some time out to answer a few questions for AM, and sent us some images of the work produced for the show.   Take a look after the jump.

Valentine’s Day x Art

“But one of the attributes of love, like art, is to bring harmony and order out of chaos, to introduce meaning and affect where before there was none, to give rhythmic variations, highs and lows to a landscape that was previously flat.” – Molly Haskell Before heading off to enjoy your Valentine’s Day festivities, take a moment to get into the spirit of love with some art centered around this day of expression, after the jump.