On a night packed full of openings – artists, gallery patrons, and AM converged on Santa Monica’s Bergamot Station for Copro Nason’s latest group show, “Good Samaritan’s.” The show features pieces from over 40 artists and includes AM favorites such as: Brian M. Viveros, Chet Zar, Chris Peters, Dan May, Dan Quintana, Eric Fortune, Jeff Gillette, Kukula, Lola, Luke Chueh, Mari Inukai, Martin Wittfooth, Naoto Hattori, Tin, Ver Mar, and many more. Aptly titled, a portion of the proceeds from the show will be donated […]
Riverside native Jeff Soto returned to his roots last night for his first museum show entitled “Turning in Circles” (previewed). Judging from the great turnout, his hometown liked what they saw.Â There were familiar faces as well as many new ones, with a large number of fans making the trek east from the greater LA area for this epic show. Everyone walked away impressed by the scale and quality of this mostly new body of work – for good reason as Jeff poured his heart […]
On a chilly night in Los Angeles, The Date Farmers and DJ Alf Alpha kept things muy caliente at New Image Art with their latest body of work, “Tell Them Willy Boy Was Here,” in the main space and, “The Cat House,” in the gallery’s project room. Working with a mixture of found materials, from Cracker Jack boxes, flattened coffee cans, to discarded signs, these items present a beautifully raw and unrefined canvas for The Date Farmers’ special touch of paint and mixed media objects. […]
Fresh from seeing Nara’s wonderful work at Art Basel last week, AM has an exclusive image of Yoshitomo Nara’s studio with his latest body of work for his LA show. This new solo exhibition will start next Saturday (Dec 20th) at LA’s blue chip gallery: Blum & Poe.Â Don’t miss this show as Nara will be there in person to greet his fans.Â Stay tuned, as we will bring you continuing coverage of this momentous event. Discuss Nara here. Discuss this show here.
Headed out to Palm Springs last night to attend the opening of Matt Dangler’s “Out From the Whirlwind” (previewed) and Yumiko Kayukawa’s “The Last 34” (previewed).Â Matt’s paintings looked to be getting more detailed with this body of work.Â He also spent time explaining some of the symbolism and geometry behind each piece leaving us impressed with the amount of planning and thought he gave to each painting.Â Yumiko’s show highlighted many of the endangered species around the world including polar bears, elephants and leopards.Â […]
The Date Farmers return to the gallery where it all started to introduce their latest body of work, “Tell Them Willy Boy Was Here,” which opens tonight at New Image Art from 7-10 pm. The show continues The Date Farmers’ tradition of producing work influenced by their Mexican-American heritage with a mix of California pop culture. DJ Alf Alpha will be rocking the house on the ones and twos. It’s sure to be a party and AM will be on hand to bring you all […]
AM kicked off a weekend loaded with great shows by attending the opening of Mostly Memory at Thinkspace (previewed here and here) featuring the work of street artists Armsrock and Elbow-Toe. Gallery patrons were abuzz over the depth, significance, and aura of insight found within the series of works presented by both artists. Check out all of the photos from the opening and the pieces from all the artists after the jump.
Last night, we stopped by Munky King on Melrose to attend the release party for Yoskay Yamamoto’s (interviewed) Koibito figure. There were two colorways – gold and black (edition of 500) and a Munky King exclusive translucent-smoke colorway (edition of 150) – both seen below. There was also a raffle (one ticket per purchase) for an original painting and other prizes!Â Also for sale were various prints and custom koibitos… More after the jump.
Over at Basel Week Miami, there were hundreds if not thousands of artists that were represented at the various art fairs. Ayako Rokkaku was one that caught AM’s eye and we did a little more digging for you. Similar to another rising Japanese arist: Masakatsu Sashie (here), Ayako also got her start at Takashi Murakami’s Geisai art fair where she won Scout Prize at Geisai #4/#10Â and the prestigious Akio Goto Prize at Geisai #9. Her style is unique in that she paints not with brushes […]
Jeff Soto’s first museum show “Turning in Circles” (previewed) is set to open this Saturday, December 13th at the Riverside Art Museum. He has been hard at work on this show for over a year now and it promises to be an epic one. We sat down with him to talk a little about the show after the jump…