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Preview: Tessar Lo – “Past, Present, Past-Present” @ Cooper Cole

For those in Toronto, Tessar Lo’s solo show titled Past, Present, Past-Present will be opening this Friday, March 30th at the Cooper Cole Gallery. For his home city, the thoughtful painter has assembled a collection of works that continues to build off what we saw from him during his last show (covered) at the renamed showspace. The new paintings, which feature his signature abstract dream-like imagery which reference his Asian heritage look to be lush and colorful. Also, available will be a sculptural edition, don’t […]

Preview: Meggs – “Journey is the Reward” @ Above Second

Australian painter Meggs, who we recently saw in Hawaii for the annual POW WOW art retreat, has moved on to his next project – a solo in Hong Kong. Opening this Friday, March 30th, at Above Second, his second show (see 2010) with the gallery is entitled Journey is the Reward and references a personal manifesto or philosophy of which is also tattooed across his chest. The words are a constant reminder that making art or being an artist, is a lifestyle, a passion, and life-long […]

Previews: Gary Baseman – “Vicious” @ Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea

Next month, Gary Baseman (featured) will be traveling to Milan for his latest solo show to be held at Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea. Vicious will feature thirty new works – 15 paintings on canvas, 7 paintings done on old book covers, and 8 drawings made on pages from old medical textbooks and focus on his characters who are driven to viciousness as their hunger for love and affection are not met. Head over for the opening on April 5th if you can to meet the […]

Preview: “International Women” @ Warrington Museum

With the opening scheduled for March 29th, the Warrington Museum in UK gets ready to host International Women, a group show featuring 15 artists from 10 countries. Curated by Frankie Shea & Tina Ziegler, the lineup includes Catalina Estrada, Elizabeth Mcgrath, Faith 47, Hera, Holly Thoburn, Kukula, Mel Kadel, Miss Van, Pam Glew, Sarah Joncas, Stella Im Hultberg, Swoon, Tara Mcpherson and Xue Wang. A peek at a couple more pieces in the show after the jump…

Preview: Quam Odunsi – “Anachronistic Capture: Motion & Stills” @ Design Matters

Technology moves forward at an ever-increasing pace every day and for visual art and capture, most of the time the latest slick digital innovation and highest number of megapixels do not provide the best picture. Analog film, however antiquated and labor-intensive in procedure, produces an accurate image and provides the viewer with a warm nostalgic feeling. In Anachronistic Capture: Motion & Stills, opening March 29 (and curated by AM’s Khoi Nguyen) at Design Matters in Los Angeles, Quam Odunsi uses vintage cameras and equipment to create […]

Studio Visit / Preview: Brett Amory – “Waiting 101” @ Lazarides (Newcastle)

A few Sundays ago, AM decided to swing by Brett Amory’s Oakland studio while he was preparing for his upcoming Lazarides solo entitled Waiting 101 at the Newcastle location. This show marks an evolution in his creative process, as he now carries his iPhone everywhere he goes and is able to immediately capture a moment whenever he feels inspired (whereas before, it would take months to compile images to use for his work). One thing we noticed was that all of the work for the […]

Preview: “Juxtapoz Turns 18” @ Copro Gallery

This Saturday night, March 24th, the Copro Gallery in Santa Monica will play host to a group exhibition celebrating 18 years of Juxtapoz goodness.  An excellent lineup of artists have submitted work to pay their respects to the counter-culture magazine that has revolutionized the art scene including Marion Peck, Mark Ryden, Andrew Schoultz, Souther Salazar, Anthony Ausgang, Tiffany Bozic, Candice Tripp, SHAG and many more. Take a look at more preview images and the showcard after the jump…

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

Coming up this Saturday night (March 24th), the LeBasse Projects in Chinatown will be presenting a collection sculptural works from Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed) that he has been working for the last several years. The showing, entitled Jokes On Me…, features customized figures of iconic toys from childhood as well his own creations putting his skills with a range of mediums including plaster, resin, vinyl, clay and wood. See more openings photos taken for us by ©Carlos Gonzalez after the jump… Photo credit: ©Carlos Gonzalez for […]

Preview: Ericailcane – “Una Vita Violente” @ FIFTY24MX Gallery

Tomorrow night in Mexico City, Italian street specialist Ericailcane will be opening up a show alongside compatriot HitneS at the FIFTY24MX Gallery. This new body of work, Una Vita Violente, was inspired by writings of Pier Paolo Pasolini, and will metaphorically explore the human condition at its most brutal state through his signature animal characters rendered in his illustrative style. From the the looks of the preview images the show will include paintings, drawings, and sculptural work. More photos after the jump…

Videos: Todd Schorr – “Neverlasting Miracles” @ Merry Karnowsky

After bringing you a glimpse of the magnificent new body of work from Todd Schorr (featured) created for his solo this Saturday night (March 17th), we now have a revealing first look at a video of the Los-Angeles-based painter and his new paintings for the show. In it, Schorr can be seen with some footage of the pieces for Neverlasting Miracles, set to be revealed at Merry Karnowsky at an opening hosted Patricia Arquette. See what Schorr had to say about this new after the […]