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Basel Week Miami ’12: Holton Rower Performance @ Fresh Basel

While bringing you a look at the Fresh Basel exhibition (curated by The Hole / Kathy Grayson) held at the the historic 1920’s waterfront Villa Vecchia estate during Basel Week Miami, we mentioned that there would be special live performances held throughout the showing. One of artists included was Holton Rower, known for his pour paintings, which he ably demonstrated with a session that included a model as his canvas (sponsored by Playboy which totally makes sense). Take a look at the rest of the photos below… […]

Openings: Sarah Joncas – “Taking Over” @ Last Rites Gallery

Earlier this month, the Last Rites Gallery in New York hosted the opening reception welcoming all new works from Sarah Joncas (interviewed). Entitled Taking Over, the new paintings see her semi-autobiographical portraits embrace a darker side with dangerous creatures, eerie transformations, and morbid scenes added to her imagery, which is not surprising seeing the setting (and their penchant for the dark arts) in which they are being displayed. Check out some photos below as well as video interview… Discuss Sarah Joncas here.

Openings: Paul Insect – “Out of Chaos” @ Opera Gallery (NYC)

United Kingdom’s Paul Insect (featured) recently crossed the pond to New York’s Opera Gallery to present a new body of work entitled Out of Chaos. This expansive new show featured a cornucopia for the eyes as Mr. Insect showed viewers the extent of his true talents with numerous mediums on display – from paintings & sculptures to silkscreens & stencils. Even after our recent studio visit to Insect’s temporary studio space in Brooklyn, he managed to surprise us with even more gems at the opening. Check out […]

Videos: Takashi Murakami – “Jellyfish Eyes” Trailer

It looks like the details to the new film Jellyfish Eyes from Takashi Murakami are slowly being fleshed out with the recent appearance of a teaser video. Scheduled for a release on April 26th, 2013 in Japan, the live-action feature film, the origins of which Murakami dreamt up over 10 years ago, appears to have some major players in the industry on board. Catch a glimpse of the movie below as well some the synopsis and some footage of the Mr. Superflat talking about the […]

Openings: Dave Kinsey – “Everything At Once” @ Joshua Liner

Last week, Dave Kinsey unveiled a new body of work at New York’s Joshua Liner Gallery. Entitled Everything At Once, this large series is another step forward in the LA-based artist’s magnetic style of painting. Using his abstract techniques and unique color palate, the paintings convey a world gone mad, with media, perpetual conflict and the struggles between the urban and natural worlds. Also for this show, the works landed on both ends of the size scale – some of his largest to date alongside a […]

Basel Week Miami ’12: Invader @ Jonathan LeVine / PULSE

As we wandered the halls of the PULSE art fair (highlights here) during Basel Week Miami, we came upon the booth of Jonathan LeVine solely featuring the work of Invader. After seeing his work up and about town, we now had a chance to see some of the French artist’s tiled creations up close. Also present was the balloon contraption that allowed him to get his signature character up in space earlier this year (covered). While in Florida, the street artist also hosted a screening for […]

Openings: Joe Sorren – “Everything’s Alright Sweetie, Please Get Some Sleep” @ Jonathan LeVine

Joe Sorren (featured) recently opened a great show at New York’s Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Entitled Everything’s Alright Sweetie, Please Get Some Sleep, this exhibition delivered what we come to expect from the artist. From his thoughtful impressionist inspired brushstrokes to dreamy soft textures & lighting, Joe touches the viewers in a way few artists we’ve seen could. The themes this series harnesses are the fear and concerns of vulnerability, but also the contrasting strength that comes with courage. This wonderful show is up until December 29th, […]

Damien Hirst x Gagosian: Spot Challenge – “Hypothalamus Acetone Powder” Print

It’s finally here. After almost a year since AM took on Damien Hirst’s Spot Challenge and ran the gauntlet of 11 galleries around the globe, the reward has arrived for the 128 participants who completed the trip around the world. Entitled Hypothalamus Acetone Powder (can anyone explain what this substance is?), this massive silk-screened print measures 59 x 53 inches and is an amazing example of the British artist’s “Spot” artwork. Consisting of 420 uniquely colored one inch dots, this piece required a mind-boggling four hundred and twenty […]

Openings: ESPO’s Creative Outlet

Last weekend, Steve Powers held an opening event for ESPO’s Creative Outlet, his new store located in downtown Brooklyn.  The shop features a wide selection of Powers’ artwork and ephemera, from books and catalogs to prints and paintings on metal. In addition, for the opening, Powers went way back into his archive to offer ESPO brand products from the Street Market era. Creative Outlet will be open regular hours on Thursday through Sunday for browsing and shopping. The rest of the week, the location will […]

Basel Week Miami ’12: The Hole – “Fresh Basel” @ Villa Vecchia

New York City gallery The Hole brought a taste of the luxurious, wealthy, and extravagant side of Miami to visitors in town during Basel Week Miami.  All going down at the historic 1920’s waterfront Villa Vecchia estate, Fresh Basel featured an extensive contemporary art installation, consisting of the gallery’s roster and mainstays, including Matthew Stone, Scott Reeder, Holton Rower, Sayre Gomez, and Lola Schnabel. Throughout the residency (which lasts from Dec 4 to Dec 9) special performances will go on consisting of live art making, […]