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Preview: Manifest Hope DC

AM brings you a preview from the ever busy set up at the “pop-up” Manifest Hope gallery at the Nation’s capital.  Tomorrow is almost here, and the gallery is set to open at 10 am for all the people who are in town to see the inauguration.  Manifest Hope will be opened during MLK weekend and but will be closed on Tuesday to observe the Presidential inauguration. Shepard Fairey and Ron English arrived today to meet and greet the numerous press that were in town […]

Andrew Schoultz & AJ Fosik @ Space 1026

Andrew Schoultz and AJ Fosik opened up a pretty amazing show full of complex installations last weekend at Space 1026 in Philadelphia. We have never really envisioned their work interacting but the kinetic energy of Schoultz’s frenzied imagery blends nicely with the sculpts of Fosik’s beasts and folklore – perhaps it’s the complementary color palettes. Not to mention, the cryptic letterings of Fosik combines with Schoultz’s penchant for incorporating the symbolism of U.S. currency to form a body of work that hints of conspiracies and […]

Teaser: Craola @ Fifty24SF

As previously mentioned in passing, Greg “Craola” Simkins is opening his show “Seeing Things” on February 5th at Fifty24SF concurrently with Anthony Lister. Judging from the imagery from this showcard (clouds of goo, pedestals, stark black backgrounds, etc.), he is continuing and expanding on the themes of his two successful sold out shows last year “It Wanders East” and “It Wanders West.” Look for more details here as the show draws nearer. Discuss this show here. Discuss Craola here.

Process: Manifest Hope DC – Mike Murphy

What a difference a day makes… Well, another 24 hours later and the Manifest Hope DC show is beginning to take shape! What caught our eye during the madness are the installation and works by on site artist Mike Murphy. He has more than a few significant pieces for this show and a crew of over 15 assistants working to get these beauties ready for the opening. Mike was gracious enough to give us a quick overview of the his major pieces. Continue reading after […]

Audrey Kawasaki – Laser Cuts

Audrey Kawasaki posted up a collage of images this morning on her japanese blog and we couldn’t help but notice another laser cut piece (NFS) in the upper right-hand corner.  We first saw her use this technique with a piece from “The Drawing Room” show and then another piece from the “Clowns!” show.  From what we hear, she owns a laser cutting machine…  so look for more of these delightful pieces in the future. Take a look at the ones she has done so far […]

Interviews: James “Dalek” Marshall

James Marshall, aka Dalek, is known for brightly colored, superflat paintings consisting of his signature Space Monkeys. But since his 2007 show at New York’s Jonathan Levine Gallery, entitled Desperate, Rejected and Angry, the military brat and once graffiti artist has been pushing the boundaries of his style, becoming more and more geometric and abstract. AM chatted with Marshall recently about British science fiction, art fairs and beyond. Read the interview after the jump.

Release: Mark Ryden Fur Girl lithographic poster

As previously posted, pop surrealist superstar Mark Ryden will be showing next month at top Tokyo gallery Tomio Koyama. However, it seems he can’t wait until then to share at least one of his new images with the public, as next Tuesday at 8am PST, Ryden will release Fur Girl as a limited edition lithographic poster. With its beautifully subdued color palate, and haunting image, this new print is sure to sell quick. Read all the details after the jump.

Setup: Manifest Hope – DC

AM is on-site at Manifest Hope DC and it is getting hectic at the gallery. It’s midnight here and the crew of over 30 volunteers are now running on Red Bull and Red Stripe. We are at ground zero of this awesome show and only a few days before the show goes live. With giant installations under construction from Mike Murphy and Kelly Towles, the place is abuzz with power-saws and drills. The other part of the crew is busy unpacking the never ending stream of boxes […]

Openings: Family First @ White Walls

The first great group show of 2009 went down last weekend at White Walls SF. Usually group shows are headlined by a few established artists and a bunch of lesser knowns, but “Family First” (previewed) featured a large and diverse group of great artists like Ian Francis, Andrew Schoultz, Richard Colman, Sylvia Ji, Shepard Fairey, Shawn Barber, Jim Houser, Mike Giant, Adam Flores, and AJ Fosik just to name a few… Be sure you stop by for a look if you haven’t already…you don’t see […]

Openings: Ericailcane @ Carmichael Gallery

AM was in attendance Saturday night for the opening of Italian street artist Ericailcane’s first Los Angeles solo show entitled “Man is the Bastard” (previewed) at Carmichael Gallery. The highlights of the show were the massive installation pieces that covered both of the gallery’s front walls, ominously greeting attendees with a taste of the absurd scenarios found in the rest of the work on display. Ericailcane’s intricate drawings and etchings, presented in a dream-like style reminiscent of childhood storybooks and fairytales, features clever imagery of […]