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Preview: Greg Gossel – “Broken” @ The Soo Visual Art Center

Greg Gossel, fresh off his “Happy Endings” show at The Shooting Gallery (covered), recently sent us these new photos of him preparing for his latest solo show, “Broken” at the Soo Visual Art Center in Minneapolis.  Featuring 20 new works on wood, panel and canvas, Greg will also be creating a large site-specific installation for “Broken” which opens this Friday, Oct. 9th.  More preview pictures after the jump.

Interviews: Adam Neate – “A New Understanding” @ Elms Lesters

Adam Neate’s second solo show, “A New Understanding” will be opening at Elms Lesters this Friday, October 9th.  From what we have seen from this body of work, it looks like Neate is really continuing to blur the boundaries between painting and sculpture with his use of found materials such as cardboard, metal and perspex.  In our exclusive interview, Neate discusses his upcoming show, which has been in the making for over two years, plus much more.  Full interview and preview images after the jump….

Video: Murakami x McG x Dunst – “Akihabara Majokko Princess” in “Pop Life” @ the Tate Modern

When we brought you a first look (here) at the A-list “Pop Life” exhibition at the Tate Modern yesterday, we neglected to mention that the short film “Akihabara Majokko Princess” from Murakami was included. Created in collaboration with one of Hollywood’s hottest directors, McG (Charlies Angels & Terminator Salvation), the video is yet another extension of Takashi’s renowned short film artform which previously featured Louis Vuitton, Inochi, & Kanye West. Starring Kirsten Dunst singing a cover to the Vapors’ “Turning Japanese”, the video includes footage of Dunst dancing through the […]

Studio Visits: Holly Thoburn

Our friend Frankie from Campbarbossa sent over some images from Holly Thoburn’s studio as she prepares for her joint show with Peter Michael.  Entitled “Metropolis,” the show opens on October 22nd at the Sesame Gallery in London.  For this new body of work, Thoburn will be painting derelict walls and abstract imagery inspired by her extensive travels and photographs of urban environments. More images after the jump…

Preview: Ray Caesar @ Art London 2009

Ray Caesar with be showing with the Richard Goodall Gallery for this year’s Art London fair (Oct 8-12). The exhibition will include works created especially for the show, plus Ray’s personal Artist Proofs (a maximum of 2 prints per image) of earlier sold out editions. One of the foremost successful digital artists our there, Caesar draws on the experience of working 17 years in The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and previously remarked that “it is clear to me that this is the birthplace […]

Baby Tattooville ’09: “The Goodie Bag”

One of the more common questions Baby Tattooville attendees are asked is “what do you get out of it?” Well, aside from an intimate setting to socialize with artists and collectors, and an opportunity to gain insight into artists and their work through various discussions and reverse studio visits (more on this later), there are of course more material benefits. The “goodie bags” are distributed to BT attendees at the end of the event and includes originals, prints, and various art products from all the […]

Semi-Permanent Melbourne ’09: Jeff Soto & Tara McPherson

Here you see Jeff Soto (interviewed) doing his best Shepard Fairey imitation, but what he is really doing is asking all of you to register and attend Semi-Permanent in Melbourne next week where he and Tara McPherson will be speaking. Fresh off a weekend at Baby Tattooville, they will be flying out very soon to the design event as well as making a stop at the Outre Gallery on October 11th at 2 pm. Jeff will be releasing a print there (seen after the jump) […]

Openings: “Pop Life” @ Tate Modern

Last week, Tate Modern opened the doors to a highly anticipated group show based on Andy Warhol’s famous quote: good business is the best art. An ensemble made up of the top names in the contemporary art scene such as Tracey Emin, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Martin Kippenberger, Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, Gavin Turk, Richard Prince, and Cosey Fanni Tutti are included in this “Pop Life” exhibition (teased) and many were on hand for the opening reception. Check out all the pics after the jump…

Openings: Scott Campbell – “Always Almost There” @ Lazarides

Tattoo and now contemporary artist, Scott Campbell, opened his show at the Shop at Lazarides recently. “Always Almost There” once again highlights the laser etched technique that Campbell is famous for using stacks of dollar bills. His three dimensional works are wonderfully textured and complex, maybe because they are cut layer by later and then glued together. This is his first major exhibition in Europe and his debut show in London. Check out more images after the jump…

Second Helpings: September 2009

Fall was officially arrived and that also means the official start of Art season! The weather may have gotten a little more mild, but September brought the heat as the art world was still buzzing from great shows and events. AM brings you another session of Second Helpings to recap some of the coolest happenings this month. Get served after the jump.