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Openings: “California-Pacific Triennial” @ OCMA

Over the weekend, AM stopped by the Orange County Musuem of Art to take a look at the 2013 California-Pacific Triennial that just opened, in particular Mark Dean Veca’s (interviewed) installation. Along with some paintings he submitted, the Los Angeles-based artist also painted a room with his signature patterns and added some interesting adornments. Take a look at some of the work from the rest of the artists as well as more shots of Mark’s contributions. Photo credit: James Ng for Arrested Motion. Discuss Mark Dean Veca here.

Openings: A New Sculpturalism @ MOCA Geffen

Opening last week at MOCA’s Geffen location was A New Sculpturalism, a show that examines the work of thirty-eight major and emerging practices in contemporary Los Angeles architecture of the past twenty-five years. Well-known legends represented in the show include Frank Gehry, Thom Mayne, and Eric Owen Moss, while younger architects, such as Elena Manferdini (Atelier Manferdini), Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich (P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S), and Tom Wiscombe (Tom Wiscombe Design) show off their abilities with three full-scale built projects, or pavilions. This exhibition is part of Pacific […]

Openings: Sam Moyer / Mika Tajima and Graham Collins @ Halsey McKay

Over the weekend, we drove out to East Hampton to check out the two current shows at Halsey McKay. On the gallery’s ground floor is a two-person exhibition by Sam Moyer and Mika Tajima (seen above) entitled Midori Mambo Black Russian. Moyer contributed several framed black and white painted glass and dyed canvas works resembling abstracted seascapes, which were nicely juxtaposed with Tajima’s colorful and glossy paintings (technically “reverse spray enameled thermoformed acrylic objects”). Upstairs, the gallery presented a solo show by Graham Collins, entitled V8. […]

Openings: “Sunsets & Pussy” @ Marianne Boesky

Last week, Marianne Boesky Gallery put together a hot (NSFW) group show just in time for the warm weather to hit New York City. Entitled Sunsets & Pussy, this show brings together three generations of artists – Ed Ruscha, Lucien Smith, Betty Tompkins and Piotr Uklański. Each artist contributed works that explored two classic themes of summer wonder. Some tongue in cheek and some a little more subtle, this showcase features some interesting and creative take on the creative theme. Check out a NSFW look below.

Openings: Israel Lund @ Eleven Rivington

Last week, Eleven Rivington (11 Rivington Street location) unveiled a new body of work from Brooklyn-based artist Israel Lund. This intriguing exhibition showcases Lund’s interesting viewpoint and technique. His creative process often starts as an image of nothing, which he then repeatedly silkscreens and forces ink onto the null area. He then manipulates the image by enlarging, degrading or distorting it systematically thus eventually creating something out of nothing. Through this process, Lund extrapolates a unique yet repetitive aspect for each series he creates. Utilizing the CMYK colors, […]

Openings: ‘The Many Faces of David Bowie’ @ Opera Gallery (London)

Opera Gallery London is pleased to present a collection of David Bowie-inspired art, in parallel to the Victoria and Albert Museum milestone retrospective David Bowie Is. The group exhibition The Many Faces of David Bowie is featuring a contemporary vision of ‘Bowie Mania’ with one-off masterpieces including tributes from some of today’s leading contemporary and street artists. David Bowie has endorsed the exhibition on both his official Facebook page and official website. The participating artists are: Lita Cabellut, David Mach, Joe Black, C215, The London Police, Mac1, Jimmy C, Kid Zoom, Mr. Brainwash, Kan (Da Mental […]

Jeff Koons – “New Paintings & Sculpture” @ Gagosian

AM recently had the pleasure of visiting Jeff Koons’ latest show at the Gagosian in New York. Known as one of the bell-weather blue chip artist of the contemporary art scene for the past few decades, Mr. Koons made his debut exhibition at the New York gallery space of the Gagosian after previously exhibiting at Larry’s Los Angeles and London outposts over the past decade. Entitled New Paintings & Sculpture, this fresh body of work exemplifies the appeal of Koons and his ability to draw […]

Openings: Art Basel (Switzerland)

There are numerous high quality art fairs occurring year round but the granddaddy of them all is Art Basel in Switzerland which opened its doors this week. Drawing some of the most prestigious galleries to exhibit a seemingly endless list of notable artists such as Kaws, Rob Pruitt, Will Cotton, Shepard Fairey, Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara and Jeff Elrod (just to name a very few), it’s no wonder that the wealthiest collectors and the hard-core art enthusiasts flock to Switzerland each year for a chance […]

Openings: “Otherworld” Group Show @ Roq la Rue

Roq la Rue recently employed the help of many amazing artists to fill the walls for their Otherworld group show. The title of the show was also the theme, with the artists interpreting “otherworld” however they saw fit. With a roster this good, one month just wouldn’t be enough, so the show will be on display until July 27th. Check out more photos of the work from artists Martin Wittfooth (above left), Chris Berens, John Brophy, Peter Ferguson, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Casey Curran, Madeline Von Foerster (above […]

Showing: D*Face – ‘New World Disorder’ @ StolenSpace

D*Face has been a leading light of London’s street art scene for more than a decade and was a key member of the Finders Keepers crew that really kicked off the Shoreditch street art activity.  On occasion of his first solo London show in 5 years – New World Disorder – it is fitting to mark a seismic transition as D*Face, the Stolen Space Gallery, and all D*Face’s well-known space sharing cohorts up sticks to pastures new and as yet unannounced. Outside the gallery the visual puns […]