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Releases: Jeff Soto – “Inland Empire” Print

AM stopped by for an early look at the new limited edition Jeff Soto will be releasing named “Inland Empire” – a 5 color hand-pulled screen print.  Soto’s similarily named show “Inland Empire” (teased) is set to open this weekend at StolenSpace. Limited to 65 this 75 x 55cm, this print will cost £75 and will be available starting Friday on the gallery website as well as available at the show opening.  There will also be a single color screen print available that will be […]

Openings: Melissa Haslam – “Wild Fields” @ LeBasse Projects

Hailing from the land down under, Melissa Haslam (interviewed) made her first trip to Los Angeles for her show “Wild Fields” (previewed) which opened this past weekend at LeBasse Projects. Drawing inspiration from the world around her, Haslam presents her viewers with what she understands best: striking female characters against the backdrop of local Aussie flora and fauna mixed with just the right splash of color. See all of Haslam’s beautiful pieces from the show after the jump.

Openings: Mark Brown – The Lost MacGuffin @ Gallery 1988

Good idea and great execution. That’s the impression we walked away with at Mark Brown’s debut solo show at  Gallery 1988 (LA).  The beautiful paintings in “The Lost MacGuffin” are actually linked in a cohesive and fluid storyline. Starting off from one end of the gallery to the other, the audience will see the story unfolding in each painting. The premise revolves around MacGuffin’s encyclopedia and the drama that unfolds while the characters pursue the mythical book. The art work is top notch and the details […]

Openings: Yoskay Yamamoto – “Hello and Goodbye” @ LeBasse Projects

“Hello and Goodbye” (featured) the latest body of work from Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed) opened this past Saturday at LeBasse Projects. The show featured some of Yamamoto’s largest paintings to date and the level of detail and techniques employed by Yoskay for these new pieces clearly show his artistic growth since his last solo. These latest works reveal a physical texture that compliments his signature aged and acid washed backdrops and AM also enjoyed his venture into a bolder palette that makes his subjects “pop.” Yoskay’s […]

Openings: Travis Louie – “Strange Grooming Habits” @ Copro Gallery

Last night, the artist community and fans were out in full force for the opening of Travis Louie’s (interviewed) “Strange Grooming Habits” at the Bergamot Station. For this show at Copro Gallery, Louie dressed up the bizarre denizens of his imagination in stately garb and painted them in his signature style of emulating vintage photography from the Victorian era. His tremendous attention to detail was readily apparent, especially in the 28×37″ painting of his beloved “Bill” (seen above). Those who thought Louie’s work would not […]

Openings: “Shinganist” Group Show @ FIFTY24SF

Japanese artist Usugrow, best known for his collaborative projects with Upper Playground and Vans, debuted his latest project “Shinganist” at FIFTY24SF last night. Featuring the paintings, sculpture and drawing of Bene, Mozyskey, Toshikazu Nozaka and Jun Kaneko, “Shinganist” is an intriguing look into the work of some of Japan’s up-and-coming young artists. Straddling the fine line of street art, skate and tattoo culture, while simultaneously drawing inspiration from centuries of traditional Japanese imagery, the project looks like it’s off to a great start with a […]

LeBasse Projects: Dining with Yoskay Yamamoto & Melissa Haslam

Fine dining and even finer art – that’s what life’s all about. Last night, AM was invited to attend a very intimate dinner with a small group of collectors to preview the upcoming shows of Yoskay Yamamoto (featured) and Melissa Haslam (interviewed). The dinner was hosted by LeBasse Projects and provided a select few some private time to interact with the artists and find out more about their work and artistic direction. The fun night also gave attendees a chance to catch up and have spirited discussions […]

Openings: Audrey Kawasaki – “Watching Shadows” or “Kageboushi” @ Space Yui (Japan)

Audrey Kawasaki’s (interviewed) show “Watching Shadows” or “Kageboushi” opened last night at the Space Yui Gallery in Japan. The exhibition included some of her signature paintings of dreamy-eyed girls, who have a sense of innocence, yet paradoxically possess a touch of sensuality as well. However, it seems that in this body of work, although subtle, her characters are maturing in front of our eyes, perhaps with a hint of what’s to come. No canvas pieces in this show, but Audrey explores her lasercut technique further […]

Preview: “Lush Life” Group Show @ Roq La Rue

Another great group show is opening this Friday, May 8th in Seattle at Roq La Rue gallery.  The show entitled “Lush Life” mixes pieces from some familiar “old-school” artists with some promising new faces.  We preview some of the paintings after the jump, including pieces from Joe Sorren (seen above), Chris Berens, Mia Araujo, Martin Wittfooth, Kukula, Tin and Glenn Barr.

Preview: Travis Louie – “Strange Grooming Habits” @ Copro Gallery

Like we mentioned before, Travis Louie’s (interviewed) “Strange Grooming Habits” is fast approaching on May 9th at Copro Gallery. With a generous gallery space at his disposal, we are excited to see how his renowned attention to detail translates to some of the larger scale paintings in this body of work. More preview pics after the jump…