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Highlights: Recommended Openings For September 17-23

After the onslaught of openings across the globe last weekend, things have calmed down a bit. Leading the charge this week is the second year of the FAME Festival in Italy. If you’ve been following our coverage of the show thus far, you already know it is by far the place to be this weekend and as always, keep it locked on AM for coverage of the opening night events. Check out the full details for the FAME Festival and all the other shows going off […]

Highlights: Recommended Openings For September 10-16

Jonathan LeVine Gallery in the Chelsea district of NYC kicks off the new art season with an important show this Saturday featuring new solo exhibitions from the UK’s notorious D*Face (interviewed) as well as the highly respected Mark Dean Veca (interviewed). If you are in the Big Apple this weekend, do not miss this show, as you will be laughed at by your friends if you do. Trust AM. So much to chase after this month, with amazing shows everywhere you look. Your eye candy guide […]

Highlights: Recommended Openings For September 3-9

September is here and with it comes the kickoff of the new art season. Expect a TON of amazing shows throughout the month as everyone gears back up for the fall season and the fairs coming up this December in Miami. Leading the charge is the return to San Francisco for The Date Farmers with their show “Strange Fruit” (teased). Carlos Ramirez and Armando Lerma attribute their paintings, collages and three-dimensional pieces to inspiration gained from their Mexican-American traditional values and contemporary West-coast culture and look to […]

Highlights: Recommended Openings For August 27 – September 2

This Saturday’s massive “Sea No Evil”‘ charity art auction (previewed) benefits the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. For the uninitiated, the Sea Shepard Conservation Society has spent the past three decades protecting and preserving the world’s ocean life. The auction takes place at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium (near the Mission Inn). Notable contributors include Shepard Fairey, Dave Kinsey, Anthony Lister, Dave Cooper, Jeff Soto, Greg Simkins, Glen E. Friedman, Gregory Euclide, Logan Hicks, Mars-1 and Tim Biskup. Though a drive for us living in Los Angeles, this is […]

Highlights: Recommended Openings For August 20-26

David B. Smith Gallery is the proud host of the new solo exhibition of figurative paintings by artist Kris Lewis this Saturday inside their new gallery space located in Denver. This latest collection of surrealist portraits have been inspired by Lewis’ rich family history. Lewis’ reverence for masters of old is apparent in his depiction of the human figure, which he uses as a vector for hidden stories, delicate emotion and universal truth. His work has been featured in galleries around the world, including Denver, Los […]

Highlights: Recommended Openings For August 13-19

If you are in New York City this weekend, DO NOT MISS the amazing lineup of artists in Joshua Liner Gallery’s “Summer Group Show,” (previewed) many of whom are showing for the first time with Liner and debuting the goodness to come from upcoming shows. Some great shows going off this weekend, so get out and support your local art scene. The full overview of the onslaught of art after the jump.

Highlights: Recommended Openings For August 6-12

The annual BLAB! Show returns to Copro Gallery and brings with it the usual lineup of heavy hitters. Big news is that Mark Ryden will be exhibiting an older 10×11″ illustration-based work in the show, which can be yours for $33k. For those not familiar with the greatness that is BLAB!, find out more here about this fantastic annual publication which is coming up on issue #19. There is a TON going on around the world this weekend, with San Francisco and Los Angeles leading the […]

Highlights: Recommended Openings For July 30 – August 5

This Friday in San Diego, Kelly Vivanco returns after her highly successful solo outing at Thinkspace in Los Angeles. Subtext welcomes Kelly along with the up and coming Jason Limon. The botanical aspects in both artists’ work seems to be one of the main unifying themes in the show and their works play off each other nicely. Definitely a show to catch if you’re in the San Diego area this weekend. Subtext rocked things with their recent Comic-Con weekend only show and this is a […]

Highlights: Recommended Openings For July 23-29

Many openings to recommend this week and if you’ll notice, there is a large chunk of our calendar devoted to SDCC as there are many art-related events at the “nerd prom” in San Diego this week. One of our favorite images though (seen above) is from Nicoletta Ceccoli (interviewed) as she opens her two person show with Eric Fortune (interview to follow soon) this Friday at Roq La Rue. Take a look at all the recommended openings after the jump…

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 […]