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Openings: Thomas Campbell – “Clastic Plowers” @ V1 Gallery

Copenhagen has more quality exhibitions for their art fans to enjoy as three solos from Thomas Campbell, Evan Hecox, and Ed Templeton opened simultaneously recently. The joint showing at the V1 Gallery from the three friends and Beautiful Losers was Campbell’s bright idea so we’ll start our coverage off with a look at his new body of work entitled Clastic Plowers. The diverse new selection of bronzes, works on paper, sculptures, and more speak to the collision of the natural and modern worlds brought about by the […]

Closings: Josh Keyes @ Joseph Gross Gallery (University of Arizona)

Last night, AM attended the closing of Josh Keyes’ show at the University of Arizona (Joseph Gross Gallery). As we discussed in an earlier interview with the Portland-based painter, the body of work consisted of a wonderful mix of new and old pieces giving fans a nice overview of the progression of his aesthetic over the last several years. Included in the selection of new work was a refreshed take on his treadmill imagery, pieces that featured local references, as well as a piece that will […]

Previews: Audrey Kawasaki – “Midnight Reverie” @ Jonathan LeVine

Earlier this month, we gave you a first taste of Audrey Kawasaki’s (interviewed) upcoming exhibition with Jonathan LeVine Gallery. The show entitled Midnight Reverie is her second showing with the New York space and flirts with more dreamy undertones with her seductive feminine figures. Similar to her previous turn at LeVine, there will be a limited edition available. Entitled You Come First, the print will be sold in person on a first come first served basis with the sale beginning on September 8th at 1pm in […]

Studio Visit: Jeff Soto – “Decay and Overgrowth” @ Jonathan LeVine

A week from Saturday, New Yorkers will feast their eyes on the lush new work of Jeff Soto (interviewed). On a night not soon to be forgotten by art fans in the Big Apple, the Riverside-based will be unveiling new paintings collectively entitled Decay and Overgrowth alongside solos from Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed) and Judith Supine as well. For Jeff, this show is a continuation of the themes seen in his last NY exhibition – Life Cycle as he deals with the ideas of family, birth, death, growth, and more. Included in the […]

Contests: VNA 19

Like our contests for previous issues of Very Nearly Almost (VNA 18 & VNA 16), our friends at the magazine will be mailing one lucky AM reader a copy of their latest issue. The printer’s proof of VNA 19 is the signed special edition from Anthony Lister and is numbered 14/20. Other artists featured include How&Nosm, Best Ever, Twoone, Remed, Low Bros, French, Ken Taylor and ECB and you can purchase your own copy here if you want. To qualify for the giveaway, just leave a comment below as […]

Openings: Shepard Fairey – “Americana” @ Perry Rubenstein Gallery

Over the weekend, the debut show at Perry Rubenstein’s newly opened Los Angeles gallery featured new works from Shepard Fairey. Entitled Americana, the exhibition showcased eleven new works, each one inspired by the songs, such as Oh Susannah, This Land Is Your Land and Clementine from Neil Young’s new album Crazy Horse. “Fairey says he listened to the music and lyrics to come up with concepts for visual representations of the songs. Then for each song, Fairey presented Young with ideas about a visual image that would best capture the meaning and/or protagonist/s in each song. The […]

Openings: Andrew Schoultz @ Park Life

Saturday evening, Park Life hosted an exhibition and book signing of Andrew Schoultz’s book, Up in the Air (previewed). The show featured an array of original and editioned works, as well as an installation that expanded one of his larger paintings onto the gallery wall. Be quick to check out these kinetic paintings from this bay area artist, as it is set to close Wednesday for the preparation of the gallery’s next exhibition featuring Evah Fan. Discuss Andrew Schoultz here.

Update / Setup: Barry McGee @ BAM/PFA

San Francisco-based Barry McGee returns for his first Bay Area solo museum exhibition in 18 years at BAM/PFA (UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive). This will mark his first midcareer survey, in which all of his previous major installations have been reinterpreted and put under one roof (from his van installation at REDCAT to his Street Market at Deitch to a 1999 stolen mural that was placed on Howard Street in San Francisco, just to name a few). This exhibition as been three […]

Streets: Nick Walker (NYC)

It’s been a while since Nick Walker (interviewed) hunkered down in New York to put his vandal in play. Nick recently dropped by to lay down some paint for a few weeks in the Big Apple. While he was here, he worked several parts of Brooklyn, LES and Chinatown. AM tagged along as he  premiered a new composition of his storied Vandal kicking back with a special edition of the New York Times. This piece is located on the bustling corner of Eldridge and Hester in […]

Streets: Yayoi Kusama – New York (Part I)

Yayoi Kusama has a long and complicated relationship with NYC. It started in 1957 when she moved out to the Big Apple and set out to make a name in the world of art. Spanning three decades, Kusama stayed until 1973 when she returned to her home country of Japan. Now with her recent retrospective at The Whitney Museum in full swing, Kusama has set to reclaim the city which was her second home. The first project we want to share with you is set up […]