Following our recently curated group exhibitions in Hong Kong; East West Connect and Los Angeles; City of Fire, AM’s UK correspondent Sven Davis has branched out with his own curatorial endeavour Space//Form. The group exhibition brings together over 100 young contemporary artists, and opens 6th September at Portland’s Breeze Block Gallery. Curator, Sven Davis, has worked in architecture for over 20 years, so the thematic center of the exhibition is close to his heart as Space//Form centers around notions of the architectural landscape. Each of the […]
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A couple weeks back, the Jonathan LeVine Gallery also hosted a new solo from Kevin Cyr (interviewed) alongside Doze Green and Eric White. In Praise of Rust features the New York-based painter’s signature depictions of old vehicles, especially those with the patina of age and graffiti on its surface. If you have a similar appreciation of these vans and delivery trucks seen in most big cities, then stop by to check out the work before the show closes on June 16th. Discuss Kevin Cyr here.
On May 19th, the Jonathan LeVine Gallery will be hosting a new body of work from Kevin Cyr (interviewed). As the title of the showing In Praise of Rust suggests, the NY-based painter has a love for deterioration and decay, specifically on old vehicles like vans and commercial delivery trucks. After photographing them on the streets, he heads back to the studio to render them in detail on wood panels, making sure to include all the graffiti, rust, scratches, scuffs, dents and other marks of […]
Last night, 941 Geary hosted the opening of Kevin Cyr’s (interviewed) solo Home in the Weeds in San Francisco. The last time he showed at the Bay Area, it was a two-person show at sister gallery White Walls (covered) and featured his popular depictions of the vandalized vehicles. This time around though, the Brooklyn-based artist brought along some still life paintings featuring everyday objects like old radios or pen knives. And, it looks like he further explored his camper-bike concept with other unique living structure […]
A couple Saturdays ago, Show & Tell Gallery played host to a cohesive group show from Kevin Cyr (interviewed), Mike Shankman, Jeff Gillette, Joshua Barndt, and Alex Lukas entitled Atrophic Existence. Along with some pretty nice pieces from a group of painters whose work focuses on urban decay and disintegration, Gillette also brought some beautiful sculptural renderings of his shantytown structures and you could not miss the massive central installation from Barndt entitled The World is a Mountain and Everything Gets Buried. More opening pics […]
Show & Tell Gallery looks set to round off a fine year with a fine group showing, Atrophic Existence, opening on December 11th. Kevin Cyr (interviewed), Mike Shankman, Jeff Gillette, and Alex Lukas all will be exhibiting new paintings with the shared theme of decay and disintegration of the urban landscape. Also included in the exhibition is an installation by Joshua Barndt entitled The World is a Mountain and Everything Gets Buried. Take a look at the short, but interesting trailer that Joshua made in […]
VNA released issue number 12 last week at their launch night party at Pure Evil Gallery. The magazine has turned into an absolute must read publication over the last couple of years, with each issue being highly anticipated by us at AM as the guys seem to improve their already winning formula of the best of London’s street art photography combined with great interviews and written pieces with each and every release. Issue 12 features Belgian street artist Roa on the cover, and another reason […]
Another group show recently opened at the recently opened 941 Geary Gallery in San Francisco featuring some of the young talent, as well as some more established artists. The show entitled “As They See It” featured work from Kevin Cyr (interviewed), Jessica Hess, Isabel Samaras, Shawn Barber’s (featured), Aaron Nagel, Eric White (interviewed), Robert Burden, Coro, Dave Schubert, Jonathan Darby (featured), Morgan Slade, Akira Beard, Danny Heller, Michael Forbes, Adam Caldwell, Scott Hove, Derek Weisberg, and Pedro Matos who came all the way from Lisbon for […]
Jen Bekman’s affordable and accessible art site 20×200 has just released its latest edition by Kevin Cyr. The print, entitled “Hausman,” is an image of one of Cyr’s NYC delivery trucks we loved from his show at Raandesk Gallery (covered). As always, 20×200 has the print in various sizes, ranging from $20 to $2,000. Cyr’s other two editions with 20×200 are basically sold out, so if you want a shot at this one, click here now.
Last Saturday, AM attended Copro Gallery for the anniversary of one of our favorite magazines – Hi-Fructose. Known for bringing some of the best pop surrealist art coverage for the past 5 years, Hi-Fructose curated a diverse and top notch mix of some of the best talent in the industry. Many of LA’s booming art scene made it out to celebrate the anniversary show and catch the works of favorites such as Mark Ryden, Lori Earley, Audrey Kawasaki, Jeff Soto, Kevin Cyr, Thomas Doyle, Scott Musgrove, […]