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Highlights: Recommended Openings For August 20-26

David B. Smith Gallery is the proud host of the new solo exhibition of figurative paintings by artist Kris Lewis this Saturday inside their new gallery space located in Denver. This latest collection of surrealist portraits have been inspired by Lewis’ rich family history. Lewis’ reverence for masters of old is apparent in his depiction of the human figure, which he uses as a vector for hidden stories, delicate emotion and universal truth. His work has been featured in galleries around the world, including Denver, Los […]

Update: Josh Keyes – “Natural Selection” @ Swarm Gallery

Remember how there was a fourth painting yet to be revealed at the time Josh Keyes‘ (interviewed) show opened at Swarm Gallery (covered). Well, here it is – “Drifting.” Now, we all have to wait until probably January before we can get our next Keyes fix when he opens his show at Jonathan Levine entitled “Kaleidoscope.” Discuss this show here. Discuss Josh Keyes here.

Preview: Kris Lewis @ David B. Smith Gallery

After spending his creative energy curating the fantastic “Worlds on Fire” show for the Grammys in February, Kris Lewis is getting set to open his own solo show in Denver.  Opening this Saturday, August 22nd at the David B. Smith Gallery, Kris’ new show will feature about 15 new paintings. More images after the jump.

Openings: Group Exhibition @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Saturday night, AM attended the opening of Joshua Liner Gallery’s summer group exhibition, which collects solid works from a very strong roster of artists, some of whom the gallery has shown previously and others of whom the gallery is working with for the first time. From the show, it is clear that Liner is actively evolving and maturing his gallery. And from the response from collectors and others at the opening, it seems that what he’s doing is working. More after the jump…

Preview: Mark Dean Veca – “As Cold As They Come” @ Jonathan Levine Gallery

Most of you have probably see Mark Dean Veca’s (interviewed) iconic Popeye image, perhaps from the large mural he did in his big retrospective exhibition at UCSD last January.  What you may not have seen though is the spinach-loving sailor’s entire crew including Bluto, Olive Oyl, Sweat Pea, and Wimpy rendered in Mark’s signature psychedelic and visceral “Toile de Jouy” patterns. Along with this “Popeyeconography” series of 36″ x 24″ paintings he did for Hotwire Comics 2 (Fantagraphics), he will also have paintings that reference […]

Openings: VICE Photo Exhibition (2009 Photo Issue Launch) @ Printspace

As reported in our preview, Wednesday, August 12 saw the opening of VICE Magazine’s Photo Exhibition, a traveling show organized in association with G-Shock on occasion of the 2009 VICE Photo Issue, at Printspace in London.  The inaugural event was well attended by English art fans that were able to see fantastic photographs up close from some of the best contemporary photographers in America, including Terry Richardson, Ryan McGinley, and Richard Kern.  Londoners have two weeks until the show travels to Spain, so be sure […]

Teaser/Video: HelloVon – “Semblance” @ Cerasoli Gallery

HelloVon, the London artist whose work first caught our eye at the “New Utopia” show at Subliminal Projects, just sent us a time-lapse video of one of his pieces for his upcoming show at Cerasoli Gallery.  Entitled “Semblance,” his new body of work will no doubt feature and interesting mix of loose and detailed elements in each piece. We’ll have more to follow as the show draws closer but take a look at another image after the jump…

New Artist Focus: Tristram Lansdowne

The upcoming summer group show (teased/previewed) at Joshua Liner Gallery is packed with heavyweight artists with whom frequent AM readers will already be familiar, such as Dave Kinsey, Joe Sorren and Greg Simkins (interviewed). However, the show will likely be many people’s introduction to several up-and-coming young artists. One of those whom we are particularly interested in is Canadian painter Tristram Lansdowne. More after the jump…

Highlights: Recommended Openings For August 13-19

If you are in New York City this weekend, DO NOT MISS the amazing lineup of artists in Joshua Liner Gallery’s “Summer Group Show,” (previewed) many of whom are showing for the first time with Liner and debuting the goodness to come from upcoming shows. Some great shows going off this weekend, so get out and support your local art scene. The full overview of the onslaught of art after the jump.

Preview: Group Show @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Last week, we teased you with a very nice Greg “Craola” Simkins (interviewed) painting that will be shown this Saturday, August 15th in a nice group show at Joshua Liner Gallery.  Now, we got an exclusive preview to a few pieces. Artists showing include: Candice Tripp (interviewed), Chloe Early’s (interviewed), Cleon Peterson, Damon Soule, Dave Kinsey, Evan Hecox, James Roper, Joe Sorren, Jud Bergeron, Kenji Hirata, Pat Rocha, Robert Hardgrave, Ryan McLennan, Shawn Barber, Stanley Donwood, Stella Im Hultberg (interviewed), SUB (Tony Curanaj), Sylvia Ji (interviewed), Tat […]