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Openings: Laurie Lipton – “L.A. Sous-Real” @ ACE Gallery

Last weekend, the Ace Gallery in Los Angeles played host to L.A. Sous-Real, the latest solo showing from artist Laurie Lipton (interviewed). Featuring her incredibly detailed graphite works, the works for this show are a personal testimony to her experiences of change and a new environment. She states:  “I am in the peculiar position of being a foreigner in my own country. I just moved back to the USA after living in Europe for over 36 years (more than half my life). This show is […]

Openings: David Ellis for “Go West” @ Mark Moore Gallery

The second half of the Joshua Liner curated Go West exhibition featured work from versatile artist David Ellis, which took up half of Los Angeles’ Mark Moore Gallery (see Kris Kuksi’s part in the show here). Those attending the opening in Culver City on Saturday night would have seen the NY-based artist’s paintings featuring his sinuous motif (also seen in a recent large-scale mural), a sound sculpture, as well as his co-opted vinyl record pieces. All the principals behind the showing were present (see above – […]

Openings: Kris Kuksi for “Go West” @ Mark Moore Gallery

Just this past Saturday night, the Mark Moore Gallery in Los Angeles hosted Go West, a joint show between Kris Kuksi and David Ellis curated by Joshua Liner that is a followup to the Go East exhibition that was hosted at their New York last May where the two galleries roles were flip-flopped. For his part, Kuksi brought along several of the large mixed media assemblages that he is famous for. These time-intensive gothic creations are incredibly detailed and for those of you in the LA-area that have never seen one before in person, here […]

Openings: Tat Ito – “Shinagawa Shinju” @ Above Second

Last month, the Above Second Gallery in Hong Kong played host to Japanese artist Tat Ito a selection of his paintings. Shinagawa Shinju featured the NY-based artists riff on storytellers of Japanese rakugo, a form of verbal entertainment based on comical monologues about ordinary lives. Ito’s imagery is well suited for the subject matter as the miniature characters in his work are often involved in humorous situations in the rich background tapestry of his world. Check the photo set below… Photo credit: Hypebeast and the gallery. Discuss this show here. Discuss Tat Ito here.

Openings: Neck Face – “Simply the Worst, Nasty Neck Face” @ New Image Art Gallery

We aren’t sure how you spent your Friday the 13th, but AM headed over to New Image Art to attend the new show and print release party from Neck Face (interviewed). The West Hollywood showspace, which was empty the night before when we stop by to check out the setup, was now packed with friends, well-wishers, collectors, and art lovers who came out to see how nasty the street and graffiti artist would get. Simply the Worst, Nasty Neck Face isn’t the first exhibition Neck Face […]

Openings: Dan McCarthy – “Dear Science” @ Gallery 1988 – Venice

Last weekend, the Venice location for Gallery 1988 presented a whole new body work from Dan McCarthy (interviewed). Dear Science is the New England-based artist’s third solo with the gallery (see 2010 and 2011) and featured a series of originals as well as limited edition offerings. Known for his vibrant renderings of different times of day including dawn and dusk where the color and lighting can be quite stunning, McCarthy’s work documenting the great outdoors brings on a feeling of quite reflection when viewing the paintings. The show runs through the 28th. Photo […]

Openings: Yayoi Kusama Retrospective @ The Whitney Museum

A couple nights ago, AM was able to stop by the Whitney Museum in New York to attend the opening of the Yayoi Kusama solo exhibition. The traveling retrospective, which was recently shown at the Tate Modern in London (covered), features a diverse selection of her work from the 1940s through the present including traditional Japanese paintings, her canvases utilizing repeating motifs of dots and nets, furniture bristling with soft-sculpture phalluses, her polka-dot-painted pumpkins, whole room light installations, and more. Wandering through a wonderland of the […]

Openings: Jonas Löfgren – “Lost and Found” & DoubleParlour – “Yearnville” @ Spoke Art

Opposite Luke Chueh’s signing last Thursday (covered), Sweden-based artist Jonas Löfgren and San Francisco-based husband & wife duo DoubleParlour opened up their joint show at Spoke Art. Although the artists were not familiar with each others works prior to the show, Jonas’s graphite drawings and DoubleParlour’s sculptures both share a playful yet slightly sinister and mischievous feel to it. Check out more of our photoset below. Discuss this show here.

Openings: Andy Kehoe – “Into The Depths” @ Thinkspace

Last weekend, the Andy Kehoe unveiled a new selection of work featuring a new technique of layering his paintings with resin (and even some local flora). Despite the use of a new medium, Into The Depths at Thinkspace Gallery still highlights the reasons why the Pittsburgh-based painter is popular with his fans – autumnal imagery and colors, mysterious characters, and imaginative backgrounds. This added three-dimensional element just elevates the work to the next level and must be seen in person to be fully appreciated. Photo credit: ©Carlos Gonzalez. Discuss this […]

Releases / Signings: Luke Chueh – “Bearing the Unbearable” @ Spoke Art

Last Thursday, Luke Chueh’s signing and sketch tour celebrating the release of his book – Bearing the Unbearable continued with a rare appearance in the Bay Area at Spoke Art (previewed). The show also marked the release of his Sashimi and Hand Roll prints, which are now available online, (here). Check out our photos from the evening’s festivities below. Discuss this show here. Discuss Luke Chueh here.