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Preview: Ron English @ Fifty24SF

For his upcoming show “Mythographic Vicissitudes,” Ron English created a series of paintings based on his interpretations of modern mythologies. Once again, Ron displays his versatility as this body of work features photorealistic painting, expressionism, drawings, a little of everything. He covers many topics, from bigfoot to UFOs to Jesus. Don’t miss this show opening on January 8th at Fifty24SF. Preview images after the jump.

Preview: Beastie Boys Tribute Show @ Gallery 1988 LA

Known for putting on some of the best themed group shows on the West coast, Gallery 1988 LA delivers yet again with “Under The Influence: An Official Art Tribute to Beastie Boys” opening January 8th @ 7pm. The lineup of almost 100 artists were tasked with interpreting the songs, lyrics, music videos, and unique style of the group. With a portion of the proceeds from the show benefiting The Gramercy Housing Group and artwork that conjures up childhood memories, this show is undoubtedly Licensed to […]

Teaser: Brandt Peters @ Gallery 1988 LA

Brandt Peters’ show “Cackle Factory” opens on February 3rd at Gallery 1988 LA. Thought we would drop a little teaser of what he has been working on for those interested. Looking at his paintings, we are always reminded of the stylings of Jessica Rabbit, perhaps because Brandt draws from his background as a illustrator, character, film, and animation designer.  His masked misfist, deviant animal characters, and unique color palette sets him apart, and we are looking forward to this new body of work.

Teaser: Mark Dean Veca @ UAG – UCSD

If you missed Mark Dean Veca’s Phantasmagoria show at the Ben Maltz Gallery (Otis College of Art and Design), make sure you make a trip down to San Diego on Jan 30th.  He will be exhibiting at another academic institution, this time UC San Diego at the UAG Gallery.  The exhibition is entitled “Paintings, Wall Drawings, and Collaborations,” and it appears that there will be some new work mixed in with a mini “retrospective” – documentation/studies of projects, works he has collaborated on for Ford, […]

Teaser: From the Streets of Brooklyn @ Thinkspace

Los Angeles – lock your doors, close the blinds, and call your mom for comfort because Thinkspace is being overrun with pieces from more than 40 Brooklyn-based artists for the highly anticipated “From the Streets of Brooklyn” show curated by Ad Hoc Art which opens on January 9th @ 7pm. This epic event samples the gamut of Brooklyn street and graffiti artists: Abe Lincoln Jr., Acne, AIKO, AnerA, Avoid Pi, avone, Bast, c.damage, Celso, Chris Stain, Dain, Dan Witz, Dark Clouds, Elbow-Toe, ELC, Faro, Graffiti […]

Andy Warhol Exhibition @ Children’s Museum Waterloo

What’s the use of beautiful art today if the future generations have no context or appreciation of it? Well, the Waterloo Regional Children’s Museum in Ontario, Canada is bringing today’s classics to view for the next generation of art enthusiasts. The exhibit include many original iconic works of Andy Warhol, and the aim of the exhibit is to expose the renowned contemporary artist to their young visitors. This is truly a wonderful step to bridge the art gap between different generations and we hope to […]

Preview: Know Hope @ Ad Hoc Art

Fresh off his debut solo show at Anno Domini in October, Tel Aviv street artist Know Hope has another show coming up at Ad Hoc Art on January 16th entitled “The Insecurities of Time.” His characteristic collaged works will be on display – usually multimedia pieces including cardboard, watercolor, oil, paper and string. His body of work usually centers around an unnamed figure and the struggles and fragility of life. More images after the jump.

Manifest Hope: DC – Art Contest

As previously mentioned (here), Manifest Hope will be making a pop-up gallery stop in Washington D.C. the weekend preceding the Presidential Inauguration: January 17th-19th. Much like its incredibly successful Denver predecessor, Manifest Hope: DC is offering a chance to participate in the show and exhibit their artwork besides renowned artists such as Shepard Fairey, Ron English, David Choe, and Gary Baseman. Looking to capture the creative energy which fueled Barack Obama’s unprecedented grass roots campaign; this contest will have themed categories: Manifest Change, Manifest Unity, Manifest Opportunity. […]

Teaser: Gary Baseman @ Urbanix (Israel)

Internationally known artist, Gary Baseman, will be opening a show in Israel at Urbanix on January 8th entitled “The Sacrificing of Cake.” Judging from the show description, this body of work will be intriguing as it is rooted in some personal experiences.  Also, we will be interested to see the appearance of the “dragons” as we don’t believe he has used that imagery before. “He presents in his works the image of the dragon “Uga” (meaning “cake” in Hebrew), slaughtered again and again by feminine […]

Wang Zhi Jie @ Basel Week Miami

Continuing with our coverage of Basel Week Miami, AM wanted to highlight another tantalizing find from the Scope/Art Asia fair: Wang Zhi Jie Wang Zhi Jie is a contemporary artist from China that wields a skillful brush and conjures up some very sexy and appealing imagery. He specializes in drawing “innocent girls” conducting what are perceived to be provocative actions. He uses big dreamy & shiny eyes to symbolize the innocence of these young girls and focuses on them “mimicking” adult poses/situations. More info and pics […]