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Openings: Todd James – “King of the Wild Frontier” @ Gering & Lopez

Last Thursday night, Todd James (aka REAS) unveiled a new body of works at New York’s Gering & Lopez. Entitled King of the Wild Frontier, this series takes another step forward from his previous showing with the gallery. Separated into two major parts, Todd moves on from his traditional medium of paper and continues his Somali Pirates motif on canvas which brought an impressive new dimension to his work as his colors and line-work popped even more than before. The second portion of the show […]

Showing: Da Mental Vaporz – “Le Venin” @ Rtist Gallery (Melbourne)

Leaving snow storms and presidential elections delirium in France, the French graffiti crew Da Mental Vaporz decided to head down under to Melbourne for a spectacular show at Rtist Gallery. They also recently completed a massive mural (covered here) in the heart of the city. With a brand new series of work by all nine crew members consisting of Bom.k, Blo, Brusk, Dran, Kan, Iso, Gris1, Jaw, Sowat, the Le Venin exhibition contains over a hundred artworks – from screensprints, sketches, photos, mix media paintings, to solo and […]

Openings: Thomas Woodruff – “Four Temperament Variations” @ PPOW Gallery

AM recently attend the opening of Thomas Woodruff’s new show Four Temperament Variations at New York’s PPOW gallery where the former chair at The School of Visual Arts unveiled a new set of paintings to a packed house. Utilizing his talents as a illustrator, educator and curator, Thomas created a coherent body group of works that focused on the Four Temperaments theory created by Hippocrates in 400 BC, where it is believed that everyone’s body and mind are controlled by four mysterious and different fluids […]

Openings: “Femme Fatale” @ Cella Gallery

Last weekend in Los Angeles, the Cella Gallery hosted the opening of a group exhibition entitled Femme Fatale. Curated by Nicole Bruckman & Stephanie Chefas, the showing highligted artists who work with the female form in one way or another. Take a look at more photos by Richard Brooks from the opening after the jump…

Openings: Terry Richardson – “Terrywood” @ OHWOW Gallery

As the world prepared itself for the Academy Awards on Sunday by making their predictions and looking out for their favorite actors on the red carpet, the unofficial start of the weekend celebration of film and stars began with the opening reception of Terry Richardson’s first solo gallery show in Los Angeles. Transforming OHWOW into Terrywood, the famous photographer exhibited his works based on and inspired by Hollywood life and ideas. Each piece featured Richardson’s signature snapshot aesthetic and recognizable style. Choosing to focus on […]

Showing: ROA – “Defragmentation” @ The Scarlett Gallery

As we reported on earlier this month, not only did ROA reveal a new body of work entitled Fragments at the Scarlett Gallery in Stockholm (covered), he also created a separate special installation for his fans in Sweden. Defragmentation features his animalistic anatomical works in the form of wall murals and individual paintings with the Belgium-based street muralist’s signature movable panels. More photos of the show by Anthony Hill and Henrik Haven after the jump…

Openings: Os Gemeos – “Miss You” @ PRISM

On Saturday night, dynamic duo Os Gemeos finally revealed their much anticipated new body of work, Miss You, at the PRISM in Los Angeles. As hoped for by their fervent fans in LA, the twins created an immersive installation throughout the architectural showspace featuring their whimsical imagery in the form of large-scale paintings, sculptural elements, and weavings. This show absolutely needs to be seen in person to be fully appreciated. More photos by James Ng and Taiyo Watanabe after the jump…

Openings: Rosson Crow – “BALLYHOO HULLABALOO HABOOB” @ Honor Fraser

Over the weekend, the Honor Fraser Gallery hosted the opening for BALLYHOO HULLABALOO HABOOB, Rosson Crow’s (featured) second solo at the Los Angeles showspace. The new body of work marks a departure from her signature imagery of decadent interiors from the past rendered with colorful urban references (last seen in 2010 here and here), and sees the LA-based painter move her narrative towards a looser and more abstract look at scenes of American growth and decline, all with a more muted palette. More photos taken […]

Openings: Anthony Lister @ New Image Art

Last night, New Image Art gallery unveiled the latest work by Australian artist Anthony Lister (interviewed). As we showed you earlier in the week with a video teaser (covered), he had been hard at work inside his studio preparing to unleash a new body of work. Now after visiting this exhibition, it’s safe to say that Lister has once again delivered a repertoire of artwork which clearly displays his unique and unmistakable style. The night featured Lister’s thematic take on the ballerina as both an image of […]

Openings: Polaroid – “Instant Revolution” @ Impossible Project Space

Last year, Polaroid collaborated with Phillips de Pury for a unique benefit auction with a slew of artists creating works using their iconic instant photographs. Fastforward to 2011 and Polaroid has teamed up with IMPOSSIBLE at their New York project space to create another group show entitled Instant Revolution. The exhibition featured Gary Baseman, James Franco, Maripol, Mary Ellen Mark and Jennifer Juniper Stratford and challenged them to catch the world through their eyes. Check it out after the jump.