Now that you know about all the art-related events happening after the floor shuts down at Comic-Con 2009, AM takes a closer look at all the exclusive releases happening on the show floor (as well as one really close by). From vinyl art figures to book releases to some amazing skate decks, there is definitely something here for everyone. An overview of our favorite Comic-Con 2009 exclusive releases after the jump.
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Steve Powers, Greg Gossel (interviewed) and Greg Lamarche gave our neighbors up North a taste of their respective typographical style, comic book and pop culture inspired imagery and a bit of NYC graffiti meets fine art, with their group show “Get Over It” at Toronto’s Show & Tell Gallery. With a strong body of work from all three artists, this show pleased old fans andÂ undoubtedlyÂ resulted in creating some new ones as well. See all the photos from the opening after the jump.
Lance Armstrong and Nike Sportswear’s “Stages” exhibition (previewed here and here) opened up with an amazing roster of artists. As Geoff McFetridge put it, “It’s a veritable ‘A-Team’ of top artists from all walks of the art world.” With names such as Ed Ruscha, Tom Sachs, Eric White, Christopher Wool, Shepard Fairey, Kaws, Cai Guo-Qiang, Yoshitomo Nara, Jose Parla, Richard Prince and Raymond Pettibon to name a few, it was quite a feat to put together this team of prominent artists who banded together for a […]
San Diego Comic-Con 2009 officially kicks off this Wednesday and there’s no shortage of art related events happening after the convention center floor shuts down. From the premiere of Mark Murphy’s “Scribble.08″ art documentary and coinciding art exhibition (from which theÂ James Jean (interviewed) piece seen above is from), to a live-painting event put on by our friends at Munky King and Hi-Fructose and much more,Â there’s no better way to relax after a long day of walking around at the Con. Get a full overview of […]
AM recently featured the insane “A Volta” music video collaboration between N.A.S.A. and The Date Farmers and last weekend, the Cochella-based Date Farmers made a trip out to Andenken Gallery in Colorado for their solo “Rope Gold Chain,” bringing their unique blend of acrylic and mixed-media objects on found materialsÂ with them. Their unconventional canvases serve as the perfect medium for the raw and uncut style of this duo and echos their message of finding beauty in the most unexpected places. See the photos from the […]
Opening along side the fantastic show from Stella Im Hultberg last Friday at Thinkspace were new works from Catherine Brooks (above) & Hannah Stouffer.Â Brooks lit up the back room with her vivacious presence, impressing us with her detailed paintings and large-scale handcut wood assemblage.Â Take a look at all Brooks’ work after the jump as well as Stouffer’s intricate compositions that had to be seen in person to be fully appreciated…
An interesting mix of artists are exhibiting together tomorrow night at the Nucleus Gallery, including Tiffany Bozic (above), Chigi, In Kyung Lim, Tessar Lo, Veronique Meignaud, and Brooks Salzwedel.Â Of particular interest to us is seeing how the work of Bozic and Lo has progressed since their last shows at Fecal Face Gallery (covered) and LeBasse Projects (covered) respectively.Â Our friend Commandax wrote up a nice article about Lo’s abstract evolution here. More preview images after the jump for this group show.
The motorcycle culture themedÂ â€œCeleritasâ€Â show (previewed) and silent auction held last weekend atÂ SURU in Los AngelesÂ was a huge success, raising $66,000 forÂ Riders for Health, a non-profit that funds the transportation of medical personnel to remote communities in Africa. The centerpiece of the show was a 2009 Suzuki Hayabusa customized by Barry McGee coupled with a mannequin draped in styling Darren Romanelli fashioned motorcycle leathers. Accompanying this were a series of custom helmets from Alex Pardee, Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed), Estevan Oriol, Futura, James Jean (interviewed), Joe Hahn, […]
AM brings you the best of this weekâ€™s openings from across the globe.Â This week’s top pick is “Jumbo Fruit” from the Clayton Brothers opening at Patrick Painter in Los Angeles. Peep the studio visit we posted earlier this week for an early look at this amazing new body of work. Get a full overview of the best showsÂ in LA, SF, NYC, Europe and Asia after the jump.
On our recent trip to Denver to see Josh Keyes’ “Sprout” exhibition, AM met with Jason Thielke, who’s latest solo show entitled simply “New Works” opens this Friday, July 17th at the new downtown location of the David B. Smith Gallery. We’ve been interested in Thielke’s work for a while now, and in particular his technique utilizing a method he calls gel transfer, which results in an aesthetic delight of super-clean vector-like line work. Recently, he has changed things up a bit and is now […]