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Mike Stilkey – “Full of Smiles and Soft Attentions” @ Times Square (Hong Kong)

One of the busiest indoor malls (with more than 200,000 visitors a day) in Hong Kong’s Time Square recently played host to the work of Mike Stilkey (interviewed). The entire ground floor featured some of his signature book / painting installations with the largest piece standing 24 feet high. The Los Angeles-based artist had already worked in Asia earlier in the year installing his work at high end retail giant Joyce for their flagship stores in Hong Kong and Beijing. Look for a solo later this year from Stilkey at […]

Openings: Meggs – “Truth In Myth” @ White Walls

Over the weekend, Australian-based painter Meggs opened his latest show Truth In Myth (previewed) at White Walls. The show featured a grand installation of a pyramid of skulls in a fully painted room, as well as a large street piece on the wall right outside the gallery. The new body of work consisted of paintings, collage, sculpture and mixed media that bridge the gap between past and present by fusing contemporary superhero elements with that of ancient mythology. Check out pics from opening night below. […]

Openings: ABOVE – “JET SET” @ Metro Gallery

ABOVE (interviewed) recently opened his solo show at the Metro Gallery entitled JET SET, appropriately named as evidenced by the Bay Area-based street artist’s globetrotting ways. The new body of work featured his signature arrows, refreshed with travel books and what look to be tourist photos. Also rounding out the exhibition was a London telephone booth installation, airline stewardesses dressed in retro 1950s “pan am” attire handing out boarding passes to showgoers, and two professional Argentinian tango dancers. For those interested in checking it out in person, the […]

Previews: Lush – ‘You Become What You Hate…’ pop-up show in Hackney Wick, London

Melbourne-based Lush opens his first UK solo exhibition, You Become What You Hate…, tonight at a warehouse space in London’s Hackney Wick. The show includes installations, sculptures, paintings, sketches, prints, t-shirts and zines. If you enjoy Lush’s deliberately offensive, illustration-style work, it promises to be a fun spectacle: sexually explicit imagery of large-scale vaginas, fornicating unicorns, rainbow-coloured guts, urine and ejaculate, scenes of gratuitous violence, and various pieces based on the theme of ACAB / All Cops Are Bastards. Knowingly biting the hand that feeds […]

Openings: Ai Yamaguchi – “Ashita Mata” @ 10 Chancery Lane Gallery

Hong Kong’s 10 Chancery Lane is recently collaborated with Tokyo’s Mizuma Art for the first solo HK exhibition by Ai Yamaguchi. The show, entitled Ashita Mata (Again Tomorrow), consists of a varied body of work including prints, murals and an amazing large-scale installation composed of many individual paintings. Yamaguchi seems to be continually expanding artistically through the use of these different mediums and configurations while all the time remaining true to her longtime imagery of beautiful and young edo-period courtesans.

Openings: “Public Fair No. 1” @ K11 Art Mall

Hong Kong has an art themed mall named K11 and it recently held its first public art fair. Curated by our friend Suitman, Public Fair No. 1 brought together a diverse mix of talent hailing from different countries around the world to deliver a multi-sensory experience. Included were artists Cody Hudson, Sticky Monster Lab, Hito Zuki and of course Suit himself. There seem to be something for everyone to get into from inflatable sculptures to rendered videos, photographs to custom figurines, and even an 80 […]

Setup: James Jean for “Gin & Juice” @ Ivory & Black

It looks like the busy James Jean (featured) is already in London prepping his installation for the Gin & Juice group show at Ivory & Black. If the sight of Jean getting his wall mural on (like for his show at Martha Otero) doesn’t get you out to the opening tomorrow night (June 15th), stop by for the additional art from Andrew Schoultz, Cleon Peterson, James Jean, Richard Colman and Ryan Travis Christian. Photo via Pedro Matos and the artist. Discuss this show here. Discuss James Jean […]

Videos: Teaser for Arrested Motion – “City of Fire” @ Stephen Webster

With only several hours until the opening tonight of our City of Fire exhibition at Stephen Webster, here is some behind-the-scenes footage of the installation process. The showing includes works from an variety of artists including Cyrcle., Thomas Doyle, Ron English, James Jean, Kid Zoom, Dave Kinsey, MARS-1, Patrick Martinez, Pedro Matos, REVOK, Rostarr, Andrew Schoultz, SABER, Jeff Soto, Judith Supine, TrustoCorp, Mark Dean Veca, Nick Walker, and Adam Wallacavage. Arrested Motion is excited to finally unveil the show tonight from 7-10 pm so stop Beverly Hills if you […]

Openings: Dabs Myla – “Break Night Lovers” @ Known Gallery

Last weekend, deep in the heart of Los Angeles, the Known Gallery unveiled the latest work from the locally based duo, Dabs Myla. Break Night Lovers featured drawings, paintings, art objects, and a whimsical installation mimicking the inside of house complete with a fridge, painted stove, TV, table, chairs, and more. Executed in the Aussie couple’s signature cartoonish style, the showspace looked like the set of an animated feature where inanimate objects came to life whether painted on walls or in a three-dimensional form. The show […]

Openings: Barry McGee @ Prism

Just hours ago, the PRISM gallery in Los Angeles opened their doors to graffiti royalty Barry McGee’s solo showing and the multitude of fans, collectors, and well-wishers who turned up to take in the new body of work. Despite his part as a pallbearer in a recent mural by Sever, the Bay Area stalwart known as Twist demonstrated to the world that his art form was still very much alive with an impressive display featuring paintings, photos, sculptural work (some cleverly motorized), and his signature clusters […]