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Creative Process: Yoskay Yamamoto – “Hello and Goodbye” @ LeBasse Projects

Yoskay Yamamoto’s (interviewed) latest body of work “Hello and Goodbye” (previewed) will open this Saturday, May 9th, at LeBasse Projects. Yoskay has been heads-down for the better part of 2009 crafting an intricate series of paintings for what looks to be a tremendous exhibition. Yoskay shares with AM his creative process for the “Possibly Maybe” piece from this show. See the entire step-by-step creative process after the jump.

Openings: “Octo Pusses” Group Show & Bast – “Horse Radish” @ New Image Art

AM’s whirlwind Los Angeles art show weekend capped off with a trip to New Image Art for the “Octo Pusses” group exhibition, which featured the work of Aaron Johnson, Antonio Diaz, Ben Jones, Cleon Peterson, Gino Perez, Judith Supine (studio visit) and Neck Face. The mixed media collage piece from Supine seen above absolutely stole the show. With its colorful, thought provoking imagery, patrons could not help but stop and take a closer look. It was also nice to see Bast’s (studio visit) return to […]

Releases: Audrey Kawasaki Prints x 2 – “My Dishonest Heart” & “Carry On”

With Audrey Kawasaki’s (interviewed) show in Japan fast approaching, we would like to pass on the information about her two newest print releases. The first is an exclusive print for her show at Space Yui entitled “Carry On” (seen above). It will be released as an edition of 100 and priced at $440 framed.  Not sure if they are selling to overseas customers, but you can contact the gallery for more details. The second release will be one of the pieces from her “The Drawing […]

Openings: Jab Strong Fierce (Street Fighter Tribute Show) @ Nucleus Gallery

AM stopped by Nucleus Gallery couple weekends ago to check out the art and festivities of the Street Fighter Tribute show. The video game inspired art certainly delighted the crowd, but just as entertaining were the events associated with the show like the cosplay contest and the street fighter playing tournament. Check out all the pics after the jump…

Preview/Interviews: Audrey Kawasaki – “Watching Shadows” or “Kageboushi” @ Space Yui (Japan)

One of our favorite artists, Audrey Kawasaki’s first solo show in Japan is opening this weekend at Space Yui Gallery in Tokyo. The show entitled “Watching Shadows” or “Kageboushi” will feature about 9 paintings, various sold-out editions, as well as an exclusive print of “Carry On” (more on that layer). Excited to find out more about the largest body of work (paintings) since her Italy show, we caught up with Audrey before she left for Japan and asked her a few questions. The answers as […]

Openings: Sam Flores – “Ego, Addiction, and Other Bedtime Stories” @ Subliminal Projects

“Ego, Addiction, and Other Bedtime Stories,” the latest body of work by Sam Flores (interviewed) opened to a packed crowd Saturday night at Subliminal Projects. The show, laid out in Flores’ storybook illustration world, revolved around the premise of the basics of everyday human struggle, controlling our inner demons and the balance between good and bad. It was great to see that Flores included something for everyone in the show, ranging from his amazing large-scale paintings, to intimate portraits of his characters, as well as […]

Openings: Gary Baseman – “La Noche de la Fusion” Festivities

Gary Baseman and Corey Helford Gallery pulled out all the stops for last night’s Carnivale-style extravaganza celebrating “La Noche de la Fusion” (covered), Baseman’s solo return to Los Angeles in over two years. Featuring Baseman-designed costumes come to life, carnival games, a fire bowl to burn away your fears and insecurities, an animation reel exploring Toby’s Travels and the Enlightened Chou, as well as eye-candy as far as the eyes could see, this was certainly an event to remember. The capstone of the night’s celebrations […]

Second Helpings: April 2009

  April definitely did not fool around when it came to artwork. The staff at AM selects some notable stories of the month for the readers in this edition of Second Helpings. Get served after the jump.

Openings: Gary Baseman – “La Noche de la Fusion”

Corey Helford Gallery held a very special collector’s preview of Gary Baseman’s latest exhibition “La Noche de la Fusion.” The amazing “Enlightened Chou” installation was more impressive, once assembled, than when we previewed it in our studio visit. The installation is comprised of many Chous, each one is from a different country: Thailand, India, Mexico, Brazil, Russia. These Chous are Baseman’s way of breaking down the literal boundaries of the modern day countries. The intimate opening was attended by some well-knowns such as Jonathan Levine, Natalia […]

Releases: Naoto Hattori Mini-Paintings

If you took our earlier suggestion to add yourself to Naoto Hattori’s mailing list, you would have seen this painting in the recent batch of mini-paintings he released.  Although Hattori is usually recognized for his paintings of psychedelic influenced figments of his imagination, there is a softer side to his work – hauntingly beautiful females often painted in this statuesque texture. Measuring only 4 x 5 inches, this a perfect example of how much detail he puts into each work. Check out some of the […]