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Openings: Shaquille O’Neal – “Size Does Matter” @ Flag Art Foundation

Shaquille O’Neal’s curatorial debut opened at Flag Art Foundation this past Friday to a mass of curious art fans. A line filled the lobby just for the elevator up to the duplex gallery space on the 9th and 10th floor. The massive gallery space was justly utilized to house both the ginormous and microscopic pieces that represented the show’s theme “Size Matters”. “The Big Curator” did a nice job not only picking some of the top names in the industry, but also selecting some very relevant […]

Openings: Robert Williams – “Conceptual Realism in the Service of the Hypothetical” @ CSUN Gallery

Saturday night was the opening of Robert Williams’ traveling solo show at the Cal State University Northridge Gallery. We originally covered the exhibition in New York, but the second time around was no less stunning. Bringing with him a massive body of work including paintings, sculptures, drawings, comic book covers, and and specially designed wallpaper, the “godfather” delighted his fans in the greater Los Angeles area with his conceptual genius and flawless execution. Check out the our opening pics after the jump and make sure […]

Highlights: Recommended openings for Feb 17 – 22

The year is just underway, but we can say without a doubt one of the year’s highlights goes down this Saturday in Southern California. The godfather of the so-called “low brow” movement brings his monumental solo exhibition back home to California after turning heads in the Big Apple this past winter. “Conceptual Realism In The Service Of The Hypothetical”, featuring new paintings and sculptures from Robert Williams, opens this Saturday at the Cal State Northridge Art Gallery and is an event not to be missed if […]

Preview: Yoshitaka Amano – “Deva Loka : Los Angeles” & Yoskay Yamamoto – “Tell Me A Story” @ LeBasse Projects

Opening tonight in the main gallery space of LeBasse Projects is “Deva Loka Los Angeles”, a new body of work from Japanese artist Yoshitaka Amano. For anime fans out there, you may recognize his work from Vampire Hunter D and for the video game aficionados, you must know of his character designs for Final Fantasy. This show, named after the ancient Indian land of God, will be a ode to his childhood love for American comics, culture, and automobiles. As a bonus, Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed) […]

Preview: “2010 Group Exhibition, Part 2” @ David B. Smith Gallery

Part deux of the 2010 Group Exhibition at David B. Smith Gallery opens tonight in Denver. Just like the first edition, this show features a stellar lineup of artists including Josh Agle aka SHAG (interviewed), Jud Bergeron, Kris Lewis (interviewed), MARS-1, Niall McClelland, Amy Sol (interviewed), Cole Sternberg and Jason Thielke (interviewed). Take at this charming new piece from Amy Sol (above) which she posted some progress pics of on her blog. More preview images after the jump…

Showing: Aaron Young – “The Right Way To Do Wrong” @ Gagosian Gallery (Bevery Hills)

It’s not enough that Southern California currently enjoys perfect sunshiny weather while New York freezes. It also has to rub it in by currently being home to terrific shows with NYC-based artists Faile and Aaron Young – all under one roof.  Young, formerly of San Francisco and a Yale MFA, boasts a solo show in the first floor of the prestigious Gagosian Gallery in the famous 90210 zip code. Recently, AM visited the exhibition and would like to treat you all to what we saw. More […]

ARCO Madrid ’10: KAWS

Opening his solo show at Javier Lopez was not that only reason KAWS was in Madrid this week. He was also exhibiting at ARCO Madrid, one of the largest annual art fairs in Europe. Although his new body of work at the gallery was more of a continued exploration of his current style of work, this piece for the fair takes his abstraction to a whole new level with an irregular canvas and blocks of straight color. Experimentation or perhaps a hint of a new […]

Openings: Kaws @ Galeria Javíer López

It looks like KAWS traveled to Spain for the opening of his latest show (previewed) at Galería Javier López in Madrid. Three fresh canvases were on display along with a cool purple bronze. For this new body of work, Brian continues to explore his monotone technique in large paintings of SpongeBob varations and also a surprise return to his iconic Chum in one piece. More after the jump.

Openings: Damon Soule – “Modus Alone” @ Thinkspace

Last Friday night saw the opening of Damon Soule’s solo show in Silverlake at Thinkspace Gallery. For our readers, it was also brought the glimpses from our preview to fruition with the completion of the Sleipnir sculpture installation as well as many multi-colored paintings from the artist. Take a look at all of pics of “Modus Alone” after the jump…

Openings: “A Decade of Faile” @ Lazarides Gallery

The final stop on AM’s Thursday-night London openings hop was the 10 year retrospective at Lazarides Rathbone Place gallery from one of our favourite street art teams – Faile. “A Decade of Faile” gave us a glimpse of just about every facet of the Brooklyn artists’ oeuvre – with the exception of the most recent wooden block pieces. Carved wooden prayer wheels (featured)- first seen at the last London Laz show (covered), and just begging to be spun, the much loved boxes, early works on reclaimed wood, […]