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Preview: Hiro Kurata – “This Land Was Your Land” @ Ivory & Black

Opening Friday night (November 9th) at the Ivory & Black in Soho is Hiro Kurata’s This Land Was Your Land. This exhibition will be the Japanese artist’s first solo in London and will highlight his interpretation of the traditional Western approaches to portraiture and still life with particular attention paid to symbols of wealth and power. “His imaginary heroes – the “Baseball sluggers” – are figures embodied of symbols that reflect the cultural and racial conflict in the modern Western Society, and his confusion between […]

Showing: “Lazarides Presents…” @ Lazarides (Rathbone Place)

Currently showing at Lazarides’ main location (Rathbone Place) is a group exhibition that will give fans an idea of what kind of shows are planned through 2013 with the gallery. Along with some vintage Banksy works, on display were also some sublime paintings form Conor Harrington, new work from Faile with a slight twist, a piece from newcomer Know Hope and more (full list here). Stop by if you are in London through November 22nd. Photo credit: Ian Cox / Wallkandy. Discuss this show here.

Upcoming: Kate MccGwire – “Lure” @ All Visual Arts

Later this month, sculptor Kate MccGwire returns to All Visual Arts in her home city of London (see 2011) for a new solo show entitled Lure – “a dual reference to the ring of feathers used by a falconer to call and command their birds, and to the siren-like call of the work itself.” Creating non-conventional sculptural works with her material of choice – iridescent feathers – MccGwire is able to shape the plumage into undulating and seductive structures. Along with smaller works (like those seen here), the showstopper promises to […]

Preview: “Urban Masters” (London)

On November 9th, the Opera Gallery and contributing AM writer and photographer Butterfly will be teaming up to curate a group exhibition in London. Held at Factory 7 (13 Hearn Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3LS), the artists – Bom.K, Blo, Brusk, Gris1, Jaw, Kan, Sowat, Lek, Roa, David Shillinglaw, Zezão (seen above), Sweet Toof, Blek Le Rat, Ron English, Mac1, Matt Small, Alexandros Vasmoulakis, El Mac, C215, Joe Black, Seen, Risk, Remi Rough, Sixeart, Zeus, Mentalgassi, Nick Gentry, The London Police, StinkFish, Rone, Banksy, Kid Zoom, […]

Preview / Videos: Dale Grimshaw – ‘Moreish’ @ Signal Gallery

This week at London’s Signal Gallery, Dale Grimshaw unveils his latest collection of oil paintings in his solo exhibition, Moreish. Dale’s work is often deeply personal and as other showings of his work, the exhibition deals with human condition – this time in the form of greed and excess. The theme of the show seems to sit comfortably with Grimshaw’s work as his lavishly rendered paintings exude a baroque opulence. Take a look at the video below to accompany the shots from his studio to […]

Upcoming: “Lazarides Presents…” @ Lazarides (Rathbone Place)

On October 31st, Lazarides’ main location (Rathbone Place) will play host to a new group show entitled Lazarides Presents… The exhibition will give attendees an idea of what to expect from the new show cycle for 2013 with works from stalwarts like JR, Conor Harrington (above), Jonathan Yeo, Antony Micallef, Faile, as well as some new blood like Know Hope – see the full list below… The show will run through November 22nd so stop by if you have a chance. Discuss this show here.

Openings: Shepard Fairey – “Sound & Vision” @ StolenSpace

Londoners have already seen evidence of Shepard Fairey’s (featured) presence on the streets, but tonight (October 19th), the StolenSpace Gallery will be putting a new body of work from the prominent American street artist on display entitled Sound and Vision. Shep’s first exhibition in London Town in five years will see him create art with one of his greatest inspirations in mind – music. Friend and collaborator Z-Trip will be on hand to supply the soundtrack to the artwork that will include mixed media works on canvas, screen prints (wood, metal, and paper), rubylith […]

Showing: Anish Kapoor @ Lisson Gallery

Currently at the two locations of the Lisson Gallery in London, Anish Kapoor has gathered a comprehensive collection of his recent works for a showing that will run through November 10th. Known for his brightly colored and large-scale mirror-like creations, the Indian-born British sculptor has chosen to also focus on another side of his repertoire for this exhibition with a selection of his earth works in varied compositions. Rounding things out nicely in Lisson’s sculpture yard is Intersection, a piece from Kapoor fabricated from steel that almost […]

Streets: Shepard Fairey (London)

As we mentioned last month, Shepard Fairey (featured) will be opening a show at the StolenSpace Gallery in London entitled Sound and Vision. Looks like he made an early trek across the pond to work on some large-scale public murals of his distinctive imagery including this new piece on Ebor Street in East London. Check some progress pics below… Photo credit: Hooked Blog. Discuss Shepard Fairey here.

Streets: Roid & SatOne (London)

After pointing out a great collaboration recently from REVOK and RIME in Detroit, we now bring your attention to another joint mural – this time from Roid and SatOne in London where the Munich-based artist was in town participating in the Futurism 2.0 show (also see the Joker, Shok-1 and Remi Rough wall). With EndoftheLine for providing the wallspace, SatOne brought his distinctive style and combined it nicely with local star Roid’s mastery of geometric forms… Via Graffuturism. Discuss SatOne here.