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Openings: Audrey Kawasaki – “Midnight Reverie” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Just this Saturday night, Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed) returned to New York City to share a new exhibition at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery. This fresh body of work entitled Midnight Reverie features new direction for the LA-based artist that has entranced fans of her innocently seductive paintings. Utilizing dark black grounds contrasted with vibrant hues, Audrey’s subject seem to pop more than ever. Don’t worry, new doesn’t mean the old goes away as this alteration in style still keeps her signature eyes at the center of attention. Each piece has […]

Streets: Os Gemeos & Aryz (Poland)

Most fans of street art have be following the creation online of the Os Gemeos and Aryz collaboration mural in Poland over the last several weeks. We now have a look at the completed wall (painted for the Urban Forms Gallery event in Lodz) as well as some progress pics. Pairing the young street artist from Spain with the experience of the twins has certainly paid off as the resulting mural is pretty awesome with OsG’s character coming out of the building in some sort of […]

Openings: Steve “ESPO” Powers – “A Word Is Worth A Thousand Pictures” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Steve “ESPO” Powers’ (featured) recently opened a solo show in New York for the first time in seven years and it was a doozy. As mentioned in our studio visit (here & here), this new body of work entitled A Word is Worth A Thousand Pictures was fresh and to the point in a manner that is simply ESPO-esqe. Exhibited at Joshua Liner Gallery, works large and small from tremendous enamel on aluminum centerpieces to delicate nuggets of wisdoms called Daily Metaltations were on display. Created […]

Openings: Tomokazu Matsuyama – “New Work” @ Mark Moore Gallery

Just this last weekend, the NY-based Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) opened a new showing at the Mark Moore Gallery. Bringing with him several tondos as well as his irregularly shaped canvases, Matsu filled the project room with a juxtaposition of eastern and western imagery. Mixing things up, the new body of work also included two works on paper that he placed on a hand-painted wall as well as a re-cast of a 18th century erotic Chinese porcelain figure (customized for the Los Angeles area) that he encased in resin. Discuss Matsu here.

Studio Visit: Luke Chueh

This Friday night, art toy boutique and gallery Rotofugi will be hosting the unveiling of new works from Luke Chueh (interviewed) in a show entitled I Am Your Plaything. AM stopped by the LA-based artist’s studio (dubbed the Shedio 2.0) to check out the paintings headed out to Chicago for the opening. The work he showed us centered around his clever and often times self-deprecating humor all with plenty of inside jokes to go around for toy collectors out there – from the frustrations and joys of blind boxing to digs […]

Openings: José & Rey Parlá – “U.T.O.P.I.A.” @ colette

Parisian house colette in France just opened the eagerly awaited new exhibition titled U.T.O.P.I.A. (previewed) featuring new collaborative works from the Parlá Brothers. The Brooklyn-based siblings placed a series of paintings on the walls featuring a melding of José’s urban calligraphy and Rey’s playful arrangement of colors and lines as evidence of their artistic dialogue. The show runs until 22nd, but check out our opening photos if you can’t make the show in person. Photo credit for Arrested Motion: Butterfly. Discuss this show here. Discuss José Parlá here.

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 […]