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Openings: Kamea Hadar – “White Dreams” @ Loft In Space

Last weekend, the our friend Kamea Hadar opened a new solo show at the Loft In Space gallery in Hawaii. Kamea is one of the people who has been instrumental in planning the annual POW WOW art festival (covered) in Oahu and is an artist himself. For this new body of work entitled White Dreams, he put together a series of paintings that deal with his personal experiences with his Jewish and island upbringing. As such, his new paintings reflect influences from both background and include a wall to ceiling installation.

Openings: Mike Giant – “Confessions of an Old Dirty Skateboarder” @ Fecal Face Dot Gallery

Last Friday evening, Mike Giant opened his latest show, Confessions of an Old Dirty Skateboarder at FFDG. The show consisted of new drawings on paper (in his signature clean and precise style done with a Sharpie), Skater Girl photograph prints, as well as an installation of the artist’s personal skate deck collection that serves as a retrospective of the designs he has done over the years. Also for sale at the opening were a few new screen-printed posters for only $20! On hand was the […]

Openings: “Ghost in the Machine” @ New Museum

Last week, New York’s New Museum opened a new exhibition entitled Ghost in the Machine. The survey contains over 140 works of art by over 70 artists which explore the relationship between humans, machines and art. Taking over all three main gallery rooms, it providee a unique look at the digital age and its influence/interaction on the artistic movement. Spanning over 50 years with works from over 15 countries represented, this show is definitely a comprehensive feast for the senses. We saw traditional paintings, installations and […]

Openings: Beau Stanton – “Archaic Ornaments” @ Bold Hype

Earlier this year, AM visited Beau Stanton (featured) studio to catch him at work on pieces for his show at Bold Hype Gallery. We also had the pleasure in visiting him at the New York showspace for the opening of his exhibition entitled Archaic Ornaments. Using his talents and numerous techniques, Beau brought forth the past and its forgotten relics into the present with a look at artifacts from a bygone era and bringing them into the light of today. Check out a detailed look at this […]

Openings: Skullphone – “London, XX12” @ Ivory & Black

A couple weeks ago, the Ivory & Black in London opened their Skullphone showing entitled London, XX12. Featuring a new body of work created with his special technique utilizing dots and layered clear coats, the continuing series initially looks like digital LEDs from a distance – a reference to the street artist’s claim to fame – his digital billboard takeovers. Also included were some sculptures based on molds of his feet as well as some associated items. Discuss Skullphone here.

Openings: Fulvio di Piazza – “Ashes to Ashes” @ Jonathan Levine

Last month, the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York hosted an opening reception for surreal Sicilian artist Fulvio di Piazza (a previous subject of our Art Focus). Ashes to Ashes is the painter’s powerful debut show in the United States featuring his riveting landscapes of floating islands in a world covered in ash and fire. As an added layer in many of the works, the land masses depicted form their own images such as faces and creatures. For those interested in checking it out in more detail, the show runs […]

Openings: “Unnatural – Natural History” @ Royal West of England Academy

Curated by Coates and Scarry, the  exhibition entitled Unnatural-Natural History recently launched at the Royal West of England Academy with many of the participating artists present at the opening. Featuring paintings, photography, drawings, sculptures and installations, 38 local and international artists are currently displaying their artistic interpretation of an alternative world. Following genetic mutations and environmental pressure, natural objects have been metamorphosed into unexpected forms in a place no longer ruled by humans. At the entrance, guests are greeted by feathered installations by Kate McGuire. The viewer’s mind is then immediately […]

Openings: Jason deCaires Taylor – “Human Nature” @ Jonathan Levine

Sculptor and photographer Jason deCaires Taylor recently made his premiere at Jonathan Levine Gallery with a solo exhibition entitled Human Nature. The British born artist who grew up with the coral reefs of Malaysia is known for taking his talents of altering environments to the ocean. Utilizing specialized PH neutral materials, Jason creates cement based sculptures and lays them in nature’s aquatic settings to create artificial reefs. Marine life grow and thrive around the artist’s “eco-sculptures,” kinda like underwater organic terracotta sculptures. Mr. Taylor then takes photographs of […]

Openings: Jeremy Fish – “Where Hearts Get Left” @ Fifty24SF

In San Francisco, no other local artist draws a crowd quite like Jeremy Fish. Last Saturday marked the opening of his latest ambitious exhibition, Where Hearts Get Left (previewed) where thousands of fans lined up around the block just to catch a glimpse of the art and meet the artist. The show consisted of a series of ink drawings, sculptures, paintings and an installation involving a temporary wall, with San Francisco being the central theme to express his love the city he lives in. To […]

Openings: Meggs – “Truth In Myth” @ White Walls

Over the weekend, Australian-based painter Meggs opened his latest show Truth In Myth (previewed) at White Walls. The show featured a grand installation of a pyramid of skulls in a fully painted room, as well as a large street piece on the wall right outside the gallery. The new body of work consisted of paintings, collage, sculpture and mixed media that bridge the gap between past and present by fusing contemporary superhero elements with that of ancient mythology. Check out pics from opening night below. […]