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Openings: Liu Bolin – “Lost In Art” @ Eli Klein

Following a successful and complex collab (here & here) with French artist JR, Liu Bolin also recently unveiled a new series of photos at Eli Klein in Soho. The much anticipated return of Liu to the Big Apple was actually to show work from the photoshoots he conducted during his 2010 trip to NYC as well as his publicized collaboration with Harper’s Bazaar and fashion icons Gaultier, Lanvin, Missoni and Valentino. The packed house was filled with art and fashion enthusiasts looking to find the […]

Openings: “Juxtapoz Turns 18” @ Copro Gallery

Last weekend in Santa Monica, Juxtapoz celebrated 18 years of sharing art with the masses with a group exhibition at the Copro Gallery. Featuring work from a plethora of creatives that have graced their pages and website through the years – from emerging artists to established giants including Robert Williams, Todd Schorr, Mark Ryden, Camille Rose Garcia, and more. Photos from the opening after the jump…

Openings: Yoskay Yamamoto – “Jokes On Me…” @ LeBasse Projects (Chinatown)

Last Saturday night, the LeBasse Projects in the heart of LA’s Chinatown hosted a new solo show from Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed). Jokes On Me… was a sculptural extravaganza with some of Yoskay’s favorite toys customized (utilizing plaster, resin, vinyl, clay and wood) with his signature facial expressions and other modifications. He was also more than happy to share humorous anecdotes associated with many of the pieces. Perhaps the most impressive piece of the show was the large-scale installation piece he placed on the back wall […]

Openings: Anthony Lister – “Things we shouldn’t talk about” @ Avantgarden

After a impressive showing in Los Angeles with some his best work of recent times, Anthony Lister (interviewed) headed to Italy for an exhibition at Avantgarden. Not only did he import some of the ballerina imagery that he has been working on of late to Milan for his first solo show there, a thugged out dancer showed up for a performance. Other shenanigans including more evidence of the Aussie artist’s involvement with a faux-kidnapping club, a skeleton with laser eyes, as well as indoor & outdoor […]

Openings: Cheryl Dunn – “Sometimes the Answer” @ Ivory & Black

Last Friday, Ivory & Black in London celebrated their grand opening with a show from New York-based Cheryl Dunn of Beautiful Losers’ fame. The acclaimed filmmaker and photographer has made a career of documenting urban and youth culture spanning a wide expanse of subjects such as skaters, the homeless, musicians, graffiti, artists, and their processes. A large crowd was on hand to check out various photos from her 30 years of shooting as well to a limited edition artist’s book that was released that night. […]

Openings: Alex Gross – “Product Placement” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Opening alongside Victor Castillo last month at Jonathan LeVine was Los Angeles-based artist Alex Gross (interviewed). Entitled Product Placement, the show presented a new series of paintings that expands on the themes from his prior work such as Consumption, Branding, Celebrity, Love and Mortality. Using refined strokes and techniques, Gross skillfully rendered mundane objects and mixed them into a world where luxury brands are the common focus of his alluring subjects. It’s also interesting to see the typographic examples of foreign elements in his compositions. We especially enjoyed the […]

Openings: Andrew Schoultz & Richard Colman – “To Be Announced” @ V1 Gallery

Several days ago, the V1 Gallery in Copenhagen played host to two talented artists from the US, Andrew Schoultz and Richard Colman, finally fulfilling their longstanding wish to exhibit together in a joint show. To Be Announced presents bodies of work where both San Francisco-based artists venture into new territory together with experimentations in fresh artistic styles (for some of their pieces). Schoultz continues his exploration of the imagery of the American flag, spurred by his discovery when purchasing this symbol of his home country, […]

Openings: Brendan Monroe – “Observations of Light & Matter” @ Cooper Cole

Earlier this month, the Cooper Cole Gallery in Toronto opened up an exhibition showcasing a new body of work from Brendan Monroe (interviewed). Along with an artist talk the following day, the Bay Area-based artist introduced his science-inspired imagery to his fans up further North. From his interest in the microscopic to the vast cosmos, Monroe has put together a collection of paintings and sculptures that express his continued search to understand the physics in nature all around us. Tomorrow is last day of the […]

Openings: Victor Castillo – “The Jungle” @ Jonathan Levine

Through this weekend, the walls at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery will be displaying the surreal paintings of Victor Castillo. AM stopped by for the opening last month as the LA-based artist presented his new body of work, entitled The Jungle, which certainly described the state of the world that the Chilean-born painter likes to portray. His paintings are a reflection of the unrest and revolution that has been seen around the globe, accentuated and contrasted even further by the child-like figures and innocence that are […]

Openings: Saner – “Corazon Sangrante” @ Fifty24SF

On a wet Friday evening, Fifty24SF hosted Mexico City-based artist Saner’s latest exhibition entitled Corazon Sangrante (Bleeding Heart). The show is made up of a series of paintings and drawings (some of which have burn and stitching elements) with his signature characters fitted with animalistic masks in situations that reflect what he observes around him in everyday life. Saner explains the issues expressed in the show’s works are ones that “consume the body of a society that is getting closer to its destruction, unless the […]