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Showing: Syd Mead – “Future (Perfect)” @ BravinLee

BravinLee Programs in New York is currently showing works from Syd Mead, the man behind the futuristic designs of movies like Blade Runner, TRON, Aliens, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Johnny Mnemonic, and 2010. Bringing together a rare selection of work (gouache on board) from the renowned concept designer, the Chelsea showspace has assembled an exhibition that can’t be missed for fans of the artist, movie-lovers, and admirers of sci-fi. Make sure you stop by to check it out for yourself before it closes June […]

Showing: Ron Mueck @ Hauser & Wirth, London (Savile Row, South Gallery)

If you remember, we previewed the Ron Mueck exhibition at Hauser & Wirth, London (Saville Row, South Gallery) last month. Those familiar with Mueck’s hyperrealist style and playful distortions of scale will know his work needs to be seen in person to be fully appreciated. The four-sculpture show closes on Saturday 26 May, so the terribly busy, the forgetful and the procrastinators still have a couple of days to check it out. Favourite pieces for AM are Still Life, a giant plucked chicken hanging by […]

Showing: Alexander Calder @ L&M Arts

Currently showing at L&M Arts in Los Angeles through June 16th is a selection of work from renowned American sculptor and artist Alexander Calder, some never seen before by the public. Including in the exhibition are over 40 indoor and outdoor works including mobiles, stabiles and gouaches, that span from 1938 to 1975. Images via the gallery. Discuss Alexander Calder here.

Showing: Kevin E. Taylor – “Kountər Pärt” @ Guerrero Gallery

Last weekend, the Guerrero Gallery introduced San Francisco art fans to the paintings of the locally-based Kevin E. Taylor. Entitled Kountər Pärt, the new work explores and questions the “functionality of natural and synthetic materials through visual compositions of formulated schematics.” Using architectural structures, mirrors, and visual aids, Taylor’s detailed works presents a curious mix of the natural world and modern objects that extend into the gallery environment with some paintings displayed on and alongside mirrors and wooden constructs. Photo credit: Randy Dodson on installation […]

Showing: Ian Francis – “10,000 Years From Now” @ Lazarides (Rathbone Place)

A couple weekends ago, London showgoers had the opportunity to enjoy a selection of new paintings from Ian Francis (featured) at the Rathbone Place location of Lazarides. 10,000 Years From Now is a pretty incredible new body of work featuring the Bristol-based artist’s masterful blend of the photo-realism & the abstract while touching on imagery that included seductive characters & ghostly landscapes utilizing a beautiful palette and intriguing titles. For those interested, also take a look at a studio visit we did leading up the […]

Showing: Michael Page – “Elan Vital” @ Shooting Gallery

Showing through tomorrow in San Francisco at the White Walls Gallery is Michael Page’s (interviewed) solo show Élan Vital. Tackling issues of evolution, the development of organisms, spirituality, and the infinite variations of consciousness, the locally-based painter has created a collection of works that bring viewers into his dream world featuring an explosion of colors and a melding of protoplasmic energies. More photos from the show taken by John Casey after the jump…

Showing: “Vinyl Revisionists” @ Warner Brothers

The art of the album cover has a longstanding cultural and historic impact, both on contemporary society and new contemporary art. From the psychedelic album covers of the sixties to the gritty urban photographic hip hop album covers of the 90s, few mediums have been as unheralded yet impactful as these visual interpretations of the defining sounds of each generation. Warner Brothers Records in Burbank has recently opened a group show inviting artists to reinterpret their favorite albums and covers from the label’s expansive catalog. […]

Showing: Nicola Verlato – “How The West Was Won” @ Jonathan Levine

Recently at Jonathan LeVine in New York, Nicola Verlato opened up his solo exhibition entitled How The West Was Won alongside a solo from EVOL (covered). The series of new oil paintings from the Italian-born, Los Angeles-based artist show a talent for dramatic compositions and attention to detail that remind the viewer of old master paintings but remixed for modern time. The work follows a thematic tone that “refers to the culture clash between monotheism and polytheism throughout human history, a battle that the artist believes to […]

Showing: Gregory Euclide – “Nature Out There” @ Nevada Museum of Art

Currently at the Nevada Museum of Art, Gregory Euclide has a collection of works on display collectively entitled Nature Out There. Reminiscent of another artist regularly covered here on AM, Adam Neate (interviewed), Euclide has progressed his work to where there is an added dimensionality to the paintings he creates. Blending natural and found materials with his rendered scraps, the Minnesota-based artist creates encapsulated worlds where “pristine notions of landscape meet the reality of our current environment.” More photos after the jump…

Showing: Kelsey Brookes – “Meditations on Symmetry” @ Compound Project

After a showing in the UK and a refreshing vacation in Hawaii, Kelsey Brookes (featured) has returned to Cali to work on a fresh set of paintings. The new body of work is currently on display at Compound Project in Malibu and is entitled Meditations on Symmetry. Although the pieces still maintain the vibrancy and love for patterns seen in previously, Brookes seems to be exploring a more abstract side of his oeuvre. More photos after the jump…