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Openings: Tomokazu Matsuyama – “The Future is Always Bright” @ Frey Norris

Along with his current museum exhibition running at the Katzen Arts Center of the American University Museum in Washington DC (covered), Frey Norris unveiled the latest works from Tomokazu Matsuyama in a show entitled, The Future is Always Bright (previewed). The show consisted of sculptures and a mixture of small and large paintings done on amorphous and round-shaped canvases. The images he painted for this show expresses modern optimism in our society, with traditional Asian symbology for prosperity and good fortune. Discuss this show here. […]

Openings: “Go East” by Mark Moore @ Joshua Liner Gallery

AM recently attended the opening of Go East at Joshua Liner Gallery. This unique collaborative effort between the JL and the West Coast-based Mark Moore Gallery brought a synergy we were expecting with a fresh showcase of talented artists such as Chad Person, Feodor Voronov, Kenichi Yokono and Yoram Wolberger. With this exhibition, NYC attendees were able to sample the artistic tastes that have established Mark Moore as a key gallery in the Los Angeles art scene. Coming up very soon, Joshua Liner will return the favor and curate Go West at the MM showspace. […]

Frieze Week NYC ’12: Frieze Art Fair – First Look

There’s a new contender for the biggest baddest art fair in New York City and it hails from overseas. The UK-based Frieze recently landed in the Big Apple and has incited excitement amongst the art community as it has brung many of the top tier galleries that didn’t participate at Armory Fair earlier this Spring (not to mention attracting great concurrent satellite fairs such as Nada & Pulse). Located on the scenic Randall’s Island, Frieze brings a new way of experiencing traditional art fairs which […]

Showing: David Shrigley – ‘Brain Activity’ @ Hayward Gallery (Part II)

If you enjoyed the first part of our coverage of David Shrigley’s retrospective at the Hayward Gallery in London, here is a second set of photos for you to peruse. With about ten days left until Brain Activity closes forever, now would be time to head over for a look yourself. The multi-talented and multidisciplinary artist has certainly included a wide array of works including sculpture, paintings, photography, drawings, taxidermy, animation that will keep you occupied for hours. More photos after the jump…

Openings: Morgan Spurlock Curated “New Blood” @ Thinkspace

Last weekend, the Thinkspace Gallery hosted the opening for the Morgan Spurlock (interviewed) curated New Blood. Not only did the  group exhibition feature some talented artists, the showing was also centered on a novel concept of each invited artist also bringing along another promising artist to show alongside them. The lineup included Camille Rose Garcia / Travis Lampe, The Date Farmers / Albert Reyes, Dzine / Jesus Bubu Negron, Elizabeth McGrath / Morgan Slade, Gary Baseman / Jesse Dickenson, Gary Taxali / Adrian Forrow, Jonathan […]

Openings: Urban Legends @ L.A. Mart Design Center

Last weekend at the L.A. Mart Design Center, the Urban Legends auction and exhibition opened their doors to the public. With a series of largescale pieces, murals, photographs, and installations, artists around the world like Chor Boogie, Kofie, Mear One, Shark Toof, Cern, Estria, Martha Cooper, Sand One, Herakut, SANER, Estevan Oriol, Eriberto Oriol, Chaz Bojorquez, RETNA, Andrew Hem, and more were invited to put their work on display. More photos after the jump from Jennifer Leigh Strauss.

Openings: Stanley Donwood – “Lost Angeles” @ Subliminal Projects

Last week, Subliminal Projects was fortunate enough to host an exhibition by British artist Stanley Donwood. Known as the key force in shaping Radiohead’s album covers for more than a decade, Donwood brought a series of works depicting the city of Los Angeles in a world of chaos and cataclysm for this showing. Featuring landmarks such as the Hollywood sign, the downtown area and streets heavily disrupted by natural disaster, the works show a city that’s too reliant on corporations and on advertisements. This theme […]

Openings: Pedro Matos – “Heritage” @ Ivory & Black

Last weekend, the Ivory & Black showspace in London hosted the opening for Pedro Matos’ new body of work entitled Heritage. With a series of large paintings (including tondos) and a cluster of smaller pieces, the focus of the Portuguese artist was on his personal and cultural heritage. Also on display was a new limited edition book (available here). More photos after the jump…

Showing: David Shrigley – ‘Brain Activity’ @ Hayward Gallery (Part I)

With about two weeks left on David Shrigley’s showing at the Hayward Gallery in London, now is a good time to share some photos with you to hopefully encourage you to make the trip out to take a look at Brain Activity for yourself. The retrospective includes a wide range of works from the UK-based artist such as sculpture, paintings, photography, drawings, taxidermy, animation, and more all infused with his special form of humor. We’ve split the photos into two sets so look out for […]

Openings: Buff Monster – “Legend of the Pink Cherry” @ Corey Helford

A couple weeks ago in Corey Helford Gallery, show-goers in Culver City were hit with a healthy does of pink, courtesy of Buff Monster (featured) – on his birthday no less. Legend of the Pink Cherry follows the LA-based artist’s narrative as his main coned character & hero goes on his travels & adventures. Also on display were a series of Garbage Pail Kids inspired paintings entitled The Melty Misfits which were displayed in the loft area. More opening photos after the jump…