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Preview/Video: Edwin Ushiro – “Softly Encompassing the Womb” @ LeBasse Projects

Edwin Ushiro is making his bid for collectors to take notice on a jam-packed week of art coming up. With big shows almost everyday starting on Wednesday, an artist really has to bring his “A game” to get some love this week. Luckily, judging from what we have seen and by the trailer video by Modus Films for “Softly Encompassing the Womb,” Ushiro has done just that. With his unique blend of Hawaiian and Japanese aesthetics, his vibrant paintings are a breath of fresh air […]

“Beyond Eden” – New Contemporary Art Fair this October in LA

AM is excited to be one of the many sponsors involved in helping to spread the good word on the upcoming Beyond Eden New Contemporary Art Fair coming to Los Angeles Oct. 9, 10, 11. Beyond Eden is a multi-gallery event celebrating the new contemporary art scene in Los Angeles. Check out the full details, schedule and a great overview of the goals of the fair from Shana Nys Dambrot (THE Magazine, Flavorpill) after the jump.

Preview: “Sacred Monsters” @ Tufts University Art Gallery

On September 10, the Tufts University Art Gallery in Medford, MA (Boston) will open its Fall season with a must-see exhibition entitled “Sacred Monsters: Everyday Animism in Contemporary Japanese Art and Anime.” The show examines representations of mythical spirits, gods and other mutant, sentient beings in contemporary Japanese art and film as expressions of animist belief, through fine art and film. Eight emerging and mid-career artists have contributed art work, including friend of AM, Tomokazu “Matzu” Matsuyama (interviewed), and Kaikai Kiki artists Chiho Aoshima and […]

Preview/Setup: Date Farmers – “Strange Fruit” @ Fifty24SF

Following last month’s sold out show by El Mac, FIFTY24SF returns with another solid show, “Strange Fruit” by the Date Farmers.  AM swung by the gallery to check out the installation; consisting of a variety of mixed media pieces, “Strange Fruit” is looking to be another great show by Lynzy and Upper Playground, opening tonight. More pictures after the jump.

Preview/Setup: Neighborhood SF @ 111 Minna

111 Minna will be presenting their latest show, “Neighborhood SF,” with the opening scheduled for tonight.  Curated by Martin Olive and Ryan Malley, “Neighborhoods” is easily looking like one of the better group shows this year.  Having SF artists interpret their respective neighborhoods is a great concept, and when you’ve got the likes of Jeremy Fish, Sylvia Ji, N8 Van Dyke, Mike Giant and David Choong Lee involved, well, let’s just say it takes the boring out of neighboring artists…. Installation shots after the jump.

Highlights: Recommended Openings For September 3-9

September is here and with it comes the kickoff of the new art season. Expect a TON of amazing shows throughout the month as everyone gears back up for the fall season and the fairs coming up this December in Miami. Leading the charge is the return to San Francisco for The Date Farmers with their show “Strange Fruit” (teased). Carlos Ramirez and Armando Lerma attribute their paintings, collages and three-dimensional pieces to inspiration gained from their Mexican-American traditional values and contemporary West-coast culture and look to […]

Teaser: Gregory Euclide @ David B. Smith Gallery

You may have seen some of Gregory Euclide’s wonderfully textured work recently at the “Sea No Evil” benefit. Here we have a video that gives us a first look at some of the Minnesota based artist’s body of work as he prepares for his upcoming show at David B. Smith Gallery in October. Take a look at more of his paintings with a three-dimensional twist after the jump…

Teaser/Setup: Andrew Schoultz, Chris Ballantyne, Mark Mulroney @ Park Life

Park Life in SF will be presenting a truly collaborative show on Friday night between artists Andrew Schoultz (seen above – right), Chris Ballantyne, and Mark Mulroney. The artists will be working on murals as well as present some collaborative paintings for the show. Check out a couple more setup pics from the other artists after the jump…

Openings: Todd James (REAS) – “Don’t stop get it get it” @ Colette

Veteran of the New York graffiti scene, Todd James (a.k.a. REAS), opened his first solo show in France yesterday at Colette, boutique of all that is cool in Paris. His show, “Don’t stop get it get it,” consists of some recent studies and paintings that take an irreverent look at the machinations of war. This looks to be a show that can’t be missed if you are lucky enough to be in the City of Lights. More images after the jump.

Video: The Date Farmers – “Strange Fruit” @ Fifty24SF

After exhibiting recently in Amsterdam in July, The Date Farmers are bringing the heat from from Coachella to the Bay for their show at Fifty24SF on September 3rd. Here is a video teaser for their show “Strange Fruit” opening Thursday night with the artists in attendance. For over 10 years, the Mexican-American duo have brought their working class art to the masses infusing their work with their culture and traditions. We are looking forward to more of their popular paper mache sculptures and paintings on […]