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Openings: David Choe – “Death Blossom” @ PYO Gallery Beijing

Yesterday, David Choe unveiled his latest series of works in Beijing at PYO Gallery. As you saw in the preview, David hit the streets of China hard. David showed ingenuity by utilizing whatever he could get his hands on to create complex pieces out of asian cargo and shopping bags, local “yuan” currency, vintage communist era posters and even a badminton shuttlecock! The show had fantastic installation pieces in varying shapes, mediums and sizes. This dynamic body of work truly gives China a taste of […]

Preview/Interviews: Daniel Danger & Dan McCarthy – “The Watcher in the Woods” @ Gallery 1988 SF

Daniel Danger and Dan McCarthy will be debuting their latest show, “The Watcher in the Woods,” tonight at Gallery 1988SF. Fresh off the success of their Los Angeles group show “Idiot Box,” G1988 is certainly coming correct, bringing together these two amazing talents for the first time. Known primarily for their fine-art prints and collectible rock concert posters, the Daniels will both be on hand for the opening. AM had the opportunity to sit down with both artists before the show opens. Check the interview […]

Openings: Phil Frost/Gary Taxali @ Jonathan LeVine

AM was out in NYC’s Chelsea tonight to attend the preview of the Phil Frost and Gary Taxali shows at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. For his show, Frost focused on works on paper, filling the main gallery with dozens of mixed-media pieces of various sizes, all emblazoned with his unique mix of mask-like faces and stylized text. Taxali had the back room, and presented an energetic collection of illustrative work. Check out images of both, after the jump.

Kehinde Wiley Lecture @ Getty Center

In a little warm-up for his upcoming show at Roberts & Tilton, Kehinde Wiley gave a well-received lecture at the Getty Center last night.  He impressed the crowd as an eloquent speaker and accompanied his talk with some well prepared slides.  Especially interesting were his photo reference comparisons to his final paintings where he “street-cast” strangers off the street to pose for his paintings. Kehinde will be continuing his World Stage project with this exhibit, opening tomorrow night, April 4th.  After traveling to China and […]

Openings: Hush – “Veiled Beauty” @ FIFTY24SF

AM was on hand last night as Newcastle’s notorious Hush (interviewed) made his first Bay Area appearance at Upper Playground’s FIFTY24SF gallery. Following on the heels of his smash Carmichael show in Los Angeles last month (covered), Hush certainly came correct for his second solo showing stateside. Combining a couple cool outdoor pieces, some original canvases and murals, and a plethora of editioned prints, “Veiled Beauty” certainly offers a multi-faceted look at this artist’s range of production. The show, which was originally slated to be […]

Openings: Ian Francis x Kinsey DesForges @ Semi-Permanent (Sydney)

It’s currently 7:15 pm in Sydney, Australia at the MTV Gallery where Ian Francis’ new exhibition (previewed) has just opened it’s doors to numerous excited Aussies ‘Down Unda.’ Since most of the world may not be able to attend the pop-up Semi-Permanent exhibition as our friends in the southern hemisphere, AM thought it would be nice to share an online viewing of Ian’s latest body of work. More images after the jump.

Preview: Miss Bugs & Joe Black – “2 Many Artists” @ Brooklynite Gallery

Miss Bugs and Joe Black are opening up the fresh show “2 Many Artists” at the cutting edge Brooklynite Gallery this Saturday, 4/4. The show hosts the talents of these two unique United Kingdom street artists that are anything but trite. Miss Bugs creates some awesome works by wielding silkscreens, collages and whatever is lying around to assemble relevant pop images that stir the imagination. Joe Black creates photo realistic images via found mediums such as Legos and ball bearings. Can’t wait for the show to […]

Teaser: Jose Parla – “Reading Through Seeing” @ Ooi Botos Gallery (Hong Kong)

Oos Botos Gallery in Hong Kong will be hosting “Reading Through Seeing,” José Parlá’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong.  The show will open on May 14th and will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog with an essay by author and New York University scholar Alexandra Chang. At first glance, Parlá’s characteristic calligraphy meets graffiti, writing meets painting style seems like random strokes, albeit beautiful random strokes.  But, closer examination and understanding of his work reveals that his paintings are a journal of his […]

Video/Release: Damien Hirst x Supreme Skate Decks

It seems like even KAWS and his 4-foot companions can’t stay away from these wooden gems. A few weeks ago we reported about the latest Damien Hirst “Artist Series” skate decks being releasing by Supreme. They go on sale today, 4/2, both online and at Supreme stores in Los Angeles and New York. Locations in Japan will have their release on Saturday, 4/4. Check out the video of Hirst talking about his creations and the Supreme skate team poppin’ ollies and shredding it. Check the surprise […]

Preview: Phil Frost – Paperweight show @ Jonathan Levine Gallery

Fresh from his recent visit to Dubai, Phil Frost is coming to New York for his first show with Jonathan Levine Gallery. “Paperweight” is looking like a wild one as Frost is showing up with a rare paper show. Famous for his baseball bats which are layered freehand in correction fluid to form patterns so intricate that people swear he uses a stencil, Frost decided to deviate and create a new series of works on paper. The result is a breath taking mix of street […]