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Preview: Amy Crehore @ Thinkspace

Amy Crehore opens her solo exhibition “Dreamgirls & Ukes” at Thinkspace this Friday, 2/13 @ 7pm. The show will feature Crehore’s signature dream-like sequences of iconic nudes and playful animal characters painted on linen and rare 1920’s ukuleles. Opening night will also feature a live performance of blues, rags, and jug band songs from the 20’s and 30’s by Crehore’s band, The Hokum Scorchers.  For a better look at Crehore’s work, check out the in-depth interview posted by our friends at Sour Harvest. See the rest of […]

Openings: Dan May @ Copro Nason

  Dan May (interviewed) was in attendance at the opening of his solo show “Slow Collision” this past Saturday at Copro Nason. In addition to having the pleasure of meeting and speaking with May himself, attendees were intrigued by May’s dreamlike, lush environments and delightful yet haunting humanoids and monsters. Check out all of the photos from the opening after the jump.

Kaws Invite & Video – CBS Sunday Morning

Artist and designer Kaws was featured on CBS News Sunday Morning. The segment features an in-depth interview, gives an inside look at Pharrell Williams’ amazing collection, and provides an overview of Kaws’ career, past and present. In other Kaws news, fans lucky enough to receive an invitation to Kaws’ upcoming, “The Long Way Home” show (teased) at Honor Fraser received a color variant of the Kaws head that accompanied the Bounty Hunter Kaws Kun toy. Discuss this show here. Discuss KAWS here.

Preview: Bob Dob @ Billy Shire

Baby Tattooville alumni Bob Dob is opening what looks to be a surf culture themed show, not surpising as he grew up in Hermosa Beach.  The show opens Valentine’s Day at Billy Shire Fine Arts with a body of work featuring his familiar characters, birds, waves and of course, the ubiquitous and mischevious little devil – Luey.  Take a look at some paintings from the show after the jump.

Teaser – Black Rat Press Annual Print Show – London

If last year’s event is anything to go by, the Black Rat Press Annual Print Show in London, opening on Saturday, 21st February will be worth checking out. The chance to see printmaking demonstrations, ask the printers questions, as well as check out new editions, trial proofs, hand colored rarities, and other treats from the Black Rat Press’ stable of artists could well make this one rather special. Artists involved include Matt Small (above), D*Face, Sweettoof, Brian Adam Douglas, Gaia, Lucas Price, Nick Walker, Blek […]

Releases: Luke Chueh Print @ G1988 LA

AM caught up with Luke Chueh at Gallery 1988 LA, where he was taking a time-out from preparations for his upcoming show in March at the Corey Helford Gallery (teased) to sign and number his latest print being released sometime next week. The print, which features an image fans are sure to be excited about, is limited to a small run of 100 and is the largest giclee print on paper ever released by Luke or Gallery 1988. For complete release details, keep an eye out on the […]

Openings: Chris Stain @ Carmichael Gallery

AM checked out Baltimore street artist Chris Stain’s solo exhibition, “Up On The Roof Countin’ Pigeons,” (previewed) at the Carmichael Gallery. Stain absolutely knocked one out of the park with his transformation of the front gallery space into a New York City rooftop scene, which featured an amazing gargantuan-sized mural on one of the gallery’s walls. This setup was the perfect backdrop for Stain’s work which features scenes taken from the life of everyday inner-city Americans and the day-to-day struggles they encounter. In the rear […]

Seen: Jeff Soto Talk & Book Signing

Jeff Soto gave an interesting talk along with a slideshow last night at the Riverside Art Museum to his strong fan base in the area.  He covered his graffiti roots, childhood, inspirations, and took the audience through a progression of his work.  It was very instructive to hear what was important (family, Riverside area, politics, etc) to Jeff in his painting, and to really understand the transitions and beginnings of his work.  Afterwards, he took time to sign books and chat with all his fans. […]

Openings: Craola & Anthony Lister @ Fifty24SF

Greg “Craola” Simkins’ (interviewed) and Anthony Lister’s (interviewed) shows opened last night at Fifty24SF with both artists in attendance to greet adoring fans.  Simkins expanded on “still life” themes from his last two shows while Lister focused on different versions of a familiar image as well as painting photos of his friends. See all the opening pics after the jump.

Releases x Party: Camilla d’Errico @ Ad Hoc Art

Tonight, Brooklyn based Ad Hoc Art gallery will be holding a special release party for Camilla d’Errico’s beautiful ‘Royal Egg Watcher’ print. Camilla will be in attendance to meet and greet her fans at the event. This print is based on the captivating painting from Ad Hoc Gallery’s Language of the Angels show. (Covered here.) artist: Camilla d’Errico title: Royal Egg Watcher image size: 14″ x 18″ (same as original painting) format: Giclée print on Hahnemuhle 100% Archival Cotton Rag, signed and numbered by the […]