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Preview/Setup: Dan Witz – “Dark Doings” @ Carmichael Gallery

We stopped by last night at the Carmichael Gallery to take a look at how the Dan Witz show was shaping up. Entitled “Dark Doings,” Witz opted to base his show around his street work this time around as he is also known for his light infused oil paintings. The show will consist of mostly limited edition pieces (half which are placed in the streets) which also come with a photograph of the piece in it’s urban setting. As evidenced by the piece we highlighted […]

Openings: Yue Minjun – “Smile-isms” @ Arario Gallery (New York)

Last week saw the opening of a new exhibition of work by leading Chinese contemporary artist Yue Minjun. The show, which is presented at the New York location of Arario Gallery, is entitled “Smile-isms” and is comprised of lithographs, several statues and one large-scale painting, all featuring the grinning self-portraits for which Minjun is known. See images of all the works from the show, after the jump.

Teaser: Aya Takano – “Reintegrating Worlds” @ Skarstedt Gallery

Another pretty big show is going down this week in New York at the Skarstedt Gallery. Japanese sensation Aya Takano will be opening her first solo show in NY on November 5th entitled “Reintegrating Worlds,” and you best believe AM will be eagerly on hand to take in her new body of work. We suggest you do the same as the Murakami protege will be bringing fifteen new paintings stateside for your enjoyment. Famous for her sometimes controversial “kawaii-erotic” aesthetic, Takano reinterprets traditional Japanese imagery […]

Second Helpings: October 2009

October has come on gone in a blink of an eye, like the autumn leaves soon will be as we roll towards winter. There as been one great show after another; kinda overwhelming in a great way as we bring you another segment of Second Helpings to recap some of the juiciest stories of the month. Get served after the jump.

Preview: Josh Keyes – “Fragment” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

It doesn’t take much from Josh Keyes (interviewed) to throw us into a frenzy here at the AM offices. Two recent images have leaked from his upcoming show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in January that have us excited for his new body of work that will be entitled “Fragment.” We’ll have more coverage to follow as the show nears, but make sure to check out the other image after the jump…

Preview: “Go Get Your Shinebox” @ Brooklynite Gallery

Brooklynite Gallery has a pretty interesting show opening on the 21st of this month entitled “Go Get Your Shinebox.” Artists were asked to create their vision of what a “shoeshine box” was, the simplest way to make a living during the economic downturn and perhaps even take a step further to create “survival boxes.” With such a open ended theme show, you can expect a varied response with boxes of all shapes and sizes. Take a look at more after the jump…

Openings: “The Kids Are Alright” @ LeBasse Projects

We were pleasantly surprised the other day when we stopped by for the opening of Nate Frizzell’s show at LeBasse Projects. Showing concurrently in the smaller gallery was “The Kids Are Alright,” essentially the younger up-and-coming talent of the LeBasse family – artists like Dominique Fung, Jeremy Asher Lynch, and Nimit Malavia. Take a look at all the pics after the jump…

Releases: Ron English – “Super Size Me” (Halloween Edition)

Ron English (featured) and Secret Base have a special treat for your Halloween celebrations. They have teamed up to to produce a limited edition “Super Size Me” figure from English, but this time, a Halloween skeletal edition.  The figure comes in two colors and will be available from Armth. More images after the jump…

Openings: LIVESTRONG x Nike Stages Exhibition (NYC) @ Deitch Projects

As anticipated, the highly praised “Stages” exhibition made it’s US debut yesterday in a beautiful pop-up space hosted by Deitch Projects in New York’s Soho district. As we mentioned when the show debuted in Paris (covered), “Stages” is a traveling exhibition curated by Nike and Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong Foundation to elevate awareness of the fight against cancer with some of the art world’s most influential artists. AM was invited to attend the press preview and to speak with the all-star cast of artists about their works. We […]

Preview: Ron English – “Immortal Underground” @ Opera Gallery (New York)

As we mentioned yesterday, Ron English (featured) is looking for “cowgirls” for a special performance during the opening of his “Immortal Underground” exhibition.  Just half a year after his solo at Elms Lester (covered) and curating the “Nimbus Vapor” show (covered) earlier this month, he’s back with a new body of work on November 12th at the Opera Gallery in New York. Take a look at some preview images after the jump…