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Openings: Kevin Earl Taylor – “Monument Adrift” @ Breeze Block Gallery

Earlier this month, the Breeze Block Gallery played host to a new show from Kevin Earl Taylor entitled Monument Adrift. The exhibition feature his landscapes that include various creatures which are almost treated architecturally in some instances, placed on pedestals, incorporated into decaying structures, or portrayed as building blocks. Take a look at more photos from the opening below as well as a studio visit we conducted leading up to the show… Photos via the gallery. Discuss Kevin Earl Taylor here. Discuss this show here.

Openings: Cyrcle. – “Capture the Flag! : Conquer the Divide!” @ Underdogs Gallery

Recently, the L.A. based art collective Cyrcle. traveled to Lisbon, Portugal for a show titled Capture the Flag! : Conquer the Divide! Putting on display a new collection of works that depart in both style and theme from their previous solo last year (covered), the group took their talents overseas to the Underdogs Gallery. This new exhibition studies the struggle of nations told through an American perspective in which both the mythology and the duality between the Cowboy and the Indian play an important role in deciphering […]

Openings: Cleon Peterson – ‘There is a War’ @ The Outsiders

Cleon Peterson recently brought his highly stylised and violent imagery to London for his first solo exhibition in the UK. There is a War opened at The Outsiders’ Soho gallery space on Thursday July 4th with a selection of  works from his Brinksman series as well as his wonderful tableaux street scenes so full of multi-dimensional blood drenched villainy. For many at the opening it was the first opportunity to see Cleon’s graphical (and also graphic) work in person, and a chance to absorb his technique over a large body of work. There […]

Openings: ‘Word Play’ @ Design Matters

A little while back we brought you a preview of some of the work for Word Play, hosted at Design Matters Gallery in Los Angeles. The premise of the exhibition excited us as the curated theme was based around text within art. The group exhibition was curated by Stephanie Chefas, of Platinum Cheese blog fame and features a variety of artists from very different backgrounds but all commonly using text in their work though a range of styles and mediums. Ben Venom (above), Shawn Huckins, Greg Lamarche, Gregory Siff, Meg Hitchcock, Meryl Pataky, and RERO all contributed […]

Brett Amory – “Twenty-Four in New York” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Last month, AM attended the opening of Brett Amory’s (featured) new solo show entitled Twenty-Four in New York. For his second showing at Jonathan LeVine Gallery (alongside POSE & REVOK), the SF-based artist continued his series of works documenting various locations in selected cities, all in one hour increments. Rounding out the paintings, were the display of found objects at the spots he featured as well as a site-specific installation which incorporated a magazine stand with structural components. Take a look at more photos below… Discuss Brett Amory here.

Openings: Momo in Grottaglie, Italy

Last weekeend in Grottaglie, Italy in the ceramic district, the geometrically inclined Momo opened up a solo show. Put on by the people behind the annual Fame Festival, the exhibition featured pieces that were very similar to the abstract murals that the street muralist has been known for. His use of color and the balanced composition bely a fine hand behind each work. Take a look at more photos below and reach out if you are interested in adding something to your collection here… Discuss Momo here. Photo credit: Matteo […]

Openings: Sylvia Ji – “Interwoven” @ FFDG

San Francisco native and now Los Angeles-based painter, Sylvia Ji, opened her solo show Interwoven at Fecal Face Dot Gallery last Friday evening. The show featured new paintings on wood that feature traditional patterns interwoven with The Day of the Dead motifs as well as expanding on her work with the female form incorporating similar elements. Also released at the opening was a new print featuring one of her works in the show. Check out pics from the opening below… Discuss Sylvia Ji here.

Openings: Pose & Revok – “Uphill Both Ways” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

MSK members Pose and Revok (pictured above with gallerist Levine) recently visited New York City and immediately made their mark by being the current artists to work on the highly visible Bowery & Houston Mural (here & here). They also came into town to premiere respective new bodies of work at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery. The tandem exhibition (curated by Roger Gastman) was a breath of fresh air from the graffiti-based fine artists. Entitled Uphill Both Ways, the show’s name was inspired by the late graffiti artist & […]

Openings: Doze Green – “New Works” @ OpenSpace Gallery

One of the NYC’s hip-hop legends, Doze Green, recently opened his first solo exhibition in Paris on the 6th of July at the OpenSpace Gallery. After showing his work in United States, Japan, Europe, and Australia, the artist finally got to introduce his work to art lovers in the “City of Lights with a simply titled debut show – New Works. Recognizable for his unique line work that has roots in his early graffiti from the 80s, Doze presented his art through a series of canvas and works on wooden panels, […]

Openings: “Into The Dark” @ Unit 44 / Newcastle Victoria Tunnel

For those of you who couldn’t make it out to check out Into The Dark, a group exhibition in Newcastle’s Victoria Tunnel presented by Unit 44, here are some photos to give you an idea of what the experience was like. Artists Candice Tripp, D*Face, Eelus, Faith47, Hendrik Beikirch, Hush, Meggs, Pedro Matos, Shepard Fairey, Stormie Mills, Will Barras, and Word to Mother provided work for the unusual event as attendees traveled into the depths for their night of art enjoyment. If anyone would like to see the PDF from the show […]