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Openings: Erik Parker – “Upswing Dub Project” @ Pace Prints

Erik Parker recently launch an brand new series with Pace Prints. Entitled Upswing Dub Project, the Brooklyn-based painter held his inaugural exhibition with the famed print gallery. Working for months to create this unique body of monoprints at Pace’s Brooklyn studios (featured), Erik fused some old and new concepts for this exhibition, and created some visual gems that kept our eyes constantly amused. From hip-hop and pop amalgamations to still life compositions utilizing black-light reactive inks to compliment his psychedelic painting style, Erik shows us […]

Openings: “Natural Harmony” @ Spoke Art

Earlier this month, Spoke Art debuted Natural Harmony, a four person exhibit at their San Francisco gallery space. With AM friends and favorites such as Mandy Tsung (see her contribution to last year’s Spot Challenge here), Roland Tamayo (seen here), Ruel Pascual and Allison Reimold, the show presents a diverse range of figurative, representational and illustrative works. Natural Harmony will be on view until March 30th, view opening night photos below. Photos courtesy of Berlin Tomas

Streets: Crash Mural on Bowery & Houston (Part II)

Earlier this week, we gave you a behind the scenes look of street artist Crash, a.k.a. John Matos (featured), as he worked the renowned Bowery & Houston wall. With the help of Tats Cru member BIO assisting on the cans, Mr. Matos powered through this fresh composition featuring the iconic cartoon character Popeye. Maybe a possible nod to Jeff Koons? Regardless, it’s impressive to see Crash turn his concept sketch on paper into a large scale reality.

Openings: Olek – “The End Is Far” @ Jonathan Levine

Opening at Jonathan Levine Gallery was Polish-born and New York-based Olek. With a fresh exhibition entitled The End is Far, the artist made her second appearance with the gallery and a return to New York City after touring around the world visiting such places as Brazil, Poland, Washington DC and London. This time, Olek took over the main space with one of her signature crochet installations: a dining room covered wall to wall, including the china, overflowing fruit bowls, wine bottles and goblets. Utilizing this hand […]

Openings: Parra – “Tracy Had a Hard Sunday” @ Jonathan Levine

Dutch artist Piet Janssen, aka Parra, brought a new body of work to Jonathan Levine Gallery for his debut exhibition there. Entitled Tracy Had a Hard Sunday, this series was composed of works on canvas and paper as well as sculptures, and gave the audience a dose of the provocative post-pop visuals that we’ve come to expect from the artist. The show exemplifies Parra’s unique vision and skill with his sexy imagery and signature palette of vibrant reds and blues. The artist took some time to draw […]

Openings: Mike Brodie – “A Period of Juvenile Prosperity” @ Yossi Milo

Last week, we saw the return of Mike Brodie to the art world, with the opening of his debut show with Yossi Milo, entitled A Period of Juvenile Prosperity. For those not familiar, Brodie is a self-taught photographer who literally rode the rails, jumping trains and traveling across the country starting in the early 2000’s. When a friend gave him a Polaroid camera, he began to document his life on the road and his fellow travelers, earning himself the nickname “The Polaroid Kidd.” After a […]

Showing: Shinique Smith – “Bold As Love”@ James Cohan

One of the best gallery shows we’ve seen lately is the current exhibition at James Cohan by Shinique Smith, entitled Bold As Love. Smith, who is known for her mixed medium sculptures and paintings, draws inspiration from a wide variety of sources, ranging from abstract expressionism to graffiti to Eastern religious mandalas. We were lucky enough to be at the gallery when Smith was discussing her show with a curator from Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, where she will have a solo exhibition in 2014. […]

Armory Week ’13: Gagosian – Andy Warhol: Self Portrait / Camouflage

Gagosian pulled out all the stops at this years’ Armory show. And by “all the stops” we mean a small handful of modest-sized works by Andy Warhol (at a combined value of around 20 million dollars) and one gigantic 33′ x 7′ camouflage piece produced by Warhol in the latter part of 1986. There has been quite a buzz about this superbooth, but it’s only fair to put this wallpaperfest into the proper perspective. It was definitely a power-house art cluster with auction busting works […]

Armory Week ’13: Scope Art Fair – First Look

One of the annual satellite fairs we look forward to during Armory Week is Scope New York. This international fair always brings together a diverse mix of visual, performance, sculptural and photographic art from a range of emerging artists, which we find to be a nice change of pace from the more mainstream contemporary art showcased at the Armory Art Fair. This year, we saw works from street, urban and low brow-pop surrealist artists, including such AM favorites as Ron English, GILF, Brian Viveros and […]

Openings: Logan Hicks – “Thin Veils And Heavy Anchors” @ L.A.C.E

Earlier tonight, AM dropped by L.A.C.E. Gallery in Hollywood to take in a solo exhibition entitled Thin Veils And Heavy Anchors from stencil specialist Logan Hicks. The new body of work filled the expansive showspace with two series of works – beautifully layered cityscapes & urban settings and novel new portraiture set against the backdrop of deconstructed architectural structures. Every piece was executed perfectly with stencil, spray, and etching thematically exploring the dual ideas of finally seeing things for what they are and keeping grounded. […]