Motorcycle culture and fine art come together this Sunday, July 12 with “Celeritas,” a motorcycle culture themed art show for charity, opening at SURU in Los Angeles. The impressive lineup of artists will utilize elements from motorcycle culture as their canvases, including helmets, apparel and a 2009 Suzuki Hayabusa. All proceeds from the show will benefit Riders for Health, a non-profit that funds the transportation of medical personnel to remote communities in Africa. Participating artists include Alex Pardee, Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed), Barry McGee,Â Darren Romanelli, Estevan […]
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AM stopped by Billy Shire Fine Arts to catch Mars-1’s latest show. Hot off his last show “Nuclear Mystics” at Jonathan LeVine Gallery, Mars-1 continued his direction of creating larger pieces that capture the grand-scale feeling his imagery evokes. The show also featured new resin statues in a color we did not see at his last show at Jonathan Levine Gallery. Check out all the detailed pics after the jump.
The first month of 2009 has come to an end and we’ve got a healthy serving of Second Helpings for you. The staff at AM has selected some of the juciest stories of the month that you should not miss. Get served after the jump.
Mark Dean Veca, who we just interviewed a couple days ago, opened up his show last night at the UAG gallery.Â We had only seen the nice in-progress setup previously, but the finished installation looks even more amazing.Â The show runs till March 15th, so stop by for a look if you have a chance.Â As mentioned before, he will also doing an “artist talk” on February 26th if you are interested in attending.Â We gathered some images for you to peruse after the jump.
One of the exhibitions we have been looking forward to this month is Mark Dean Veca’s “Paintings, Wall Drawings, and Collaborations” (teased) at the University Art Gallery at UC San Diego opening tomorrow, Jan 29th, 6 – 8:30 pm. His psychadelic and organic style is unique and has often been described as a mixture of pop culture imagery and 18th Century French “Toile de Jouy” style patterns. As relatively new fans of his, we were particularly interested in learning more about his work as this […]
If you missed Mark Dean Veca’s Phantasmagoria show at the Ben Maltz Gallery (Otis College of Art and Design), make sure you make a trip down to San Diego on Jan 30th.Â He will be exhibiting at another academic institution, this time UC San Diego at the UAG Gallery.Â The exhibition is entitled “Paintings, Wall Drawings, and Collaborations,” and it appears that there will be some new work mixed in with a mini “retrospective” – documentation/studies of projects, works he has collaborated on for Ford, […]
Elms Lester is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a new group show and book launch. The book catalogs 17 exhibitions over the past 12 years with a Who’s-Who of contemporary urban art: Adam Neate, Jose Parla, Phil Frost, Anthony Lister, Futura, James Marshall (Dalek), Boris Tellegen (DELTA), Mark Dean Veca, Ron English,Â Space Invader, Stash and WK Interact. The book is limited to 1000 and is available here. The group show is nothing short of spectacular. Special mention goes to Adam NeateÂ cause he isÂ simply unconscious […]