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Previews: KAWS “UPS AND DOWNS” @ Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art

Today, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City will be hosting KAWS’ new show titled UPS AND DOWNS. The exhibition will be featuring select works previously unseen. Much like the new Born to Bend sculpture (covered) that adorned the facade of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the black edition of the iconic 17-foot tall PASSING THROUGH COMPANION has been newly installed on the Nerman Museum’s front lawn. There will be a opening reception from 6 to 7 p.m. inside the museum’s […]

Openings: Avant Garde Urbano IV (Spain)

Avant Garde Urbano was conceived when artist  Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada teamed up with the township of Tudela De Navarra to create a grass roots non-profit organization with a single goal in mind – to bring some of the best urban artists in the world to one of the most magical communities in central Spain. AM already brought you a  play-by-play of this years mural line up featuring Vhils, Ron English, Faith47, and DALeast. In addition, this year the organizers teamed up with Muñoz Sola Museum of Modern […]

Openings: KAWS @ PAFA (Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts)

This past weekend the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) opened its doors to unveil the much anticipated exhibition by KAWS. The show featured 70 works (old & new) at the historic institution and included both paintings and sculptures that spans some major milestones of the artist’s storied career to date. As previewed, the artist adorned the main entrance of the historic landmark building with a brand new nine foot sculpture entitled Born to Bend featuring his iconic “Bendy” character wrapped around a stark silouette of […]

Previews: Baby Tattooville 2013

This year’s edition of Baby Tattooville is fast approaching with the kick off starting tomorrow and running through the weekend. As seen from our extensive coverage of previous year’s activities, the unique event is an intimate art retreat where attendees can interact with artists and learn more about their art in an interactive environment. This year’s lineup includes Steven Daily, Sylvia Ji, Travis Louie, Mitch O’Connell, Olivia De Barardinis, Alex Pardee, Ragnar (see ab0ve), Sucklord, Chet Zar, Coop, KRK Ryden, Gris Grimley, Brandi Milne, Luke Chueh, […]

Studio Visits: Faile @ Dallas Contemporary

The anticipation has been building in the art community on Faile’s upcoming exhibition at the Dallas Contemporary. The New York based duo of Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller have been working non-stop since their incredible project with the New York City Ballet  for this trip to Texas. AM recently stop by their Brooklyn studio to take in some of their creative overflow. It was impressive to see some of the multimedia installations, large-scale paintings and sculptures they’ve got up their sleeves for this museum exhibition. We also got a […]

Videos: A Look Into Faile’s Studio

With the opening of Faile’s exhibition at the Dallas Contemporary imminent now, we have a video to share with you from our friends at OBEY. In it, one of the Patrick’s takse us through their studio and talks about some of the work of people that have inspired them that line their walls as well as walks us through the process behind the pieces they are building for the show. Discuss Faile here.

Previews: “Risqué {dirty little pictures}” @ Long Beach Museum of Art

On Thursday night, September 19th, the Long Beach Museum of Art will host the opening of a new group exhibition entitled Risqué {dirty little pictures}. Curated by Nathan Spoor and Jeff McMillan, the works from the show will be displayed on the museum’s second-floor Kilsby Gallery and will include 40 8 x 10″ paintings from 40 artists including Audrey Kawasaki (seen above), Ron English, Eric White, Glenn Barr, Brendan Monroe, Aron Wiesenfeld, and more. Participants were encouraged to take risks with these works outside of their comfort […]

Upcoming / Streets: JR @ Contemporary Art Center (Cincinnati)

Along with a show coming up in London, French “photograffeur” JR (interviewed) also will be opening a solo museum exhibition soon at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati. The show officially opens on September 21 (more details on the schedule and associated activities here) and will feature wheatpasted images, photography, video projections, sculpture, as well as the famous mobile phone booth which has been spreading the street artist’s Inside Out love. Of course, JR is already in town doing some prep work including a mural at the historic Arnold’s utilizing old […]

Streets: KAWS @ BAM (Brooklyn) Part II

We recently attended the public unveiling of the new Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) mural created by KAWS we first previewed at night. The new mural location also contains a bike rack specially designed by David Byrne. This sculpture/rack entitled “Bold Wink” is a perfect eye catcher to grab some eyeballs as BAM patrons can see this new project opposite the institution’s Peter Jay Sharp building. This new mural space measures 20×24 foot and is the first in a planned series of murals that will rotate in […]

Openings: Tomokazu Matsuyama – “Palimpsest” @ Harvard Reischauer Institute

Brooklyn based artist Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) recently opened a new exhibition in the Reischauer Institute at Harvard University for its 40th anniversary. This sparkling showcase features classic and fresh paintings for those in the Boston area. This great show runs until November 1st and the artist reception with Matsu in attendance on September 26th. Be sure to check it out if you’re lucky enough to be in the area. Discuss Matsu here.