What do you get when you put three artists together over Halloween weekend and let them all work on one painting together? A pretty intense collaboration… Often times when artists work on the same canvas, what initially may have seemed like a good idea may not turn out as well as one would hope. Discordant styles, varying familiarity with different mediums, and differing artistic visions can all be detrimental to the final result. We have witnessed much of the maneuvering and politics of this interaction […]
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The Sea No Evil Charity Art Show is again in full swing. This year’s show is bigger than ever with a large group of artist donating their works to benefit the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Participating artists include: Anthony Lister (interviewed), Greg Craola Simkins (interviewed), Dave Cooper, Dave Kinsey, Glen E. Friedman, Gregory Euclide, Jeff Soto (interviewed), Mars-1, Munk One, Renta, Shepard Fairey, and Tim Biskup just to name a few. The charity was founded by Captain Paul Watson, who many may have seen on […]
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.
“Overdose” (previewed) opened this past Saturday at Copro Gallery in Santa Monica. Upon entering the gallery, you will notice several great pieces from “Overdose” on display in the gallery’s front room. The majority of the exhibition’s body of work is displayed in the gallery’s main room. A table was set up over in the smaller wing of the gallery for the Hi-Fructose Collected Edition 1 book signing. Artists Greg “Craola” Simkins, Gary Baseman, Attaboy, photographer Brian McCarty, and Joe Ledbetter were all on hand for […]
After their highly successful group show last year, Hi-Fructose is back again with another exhibition, this time titled “Overdose,” opening April 4th at Copro Gallery.Â With a increasingly more respected reputation as one of the best publications in the scene, they been able to assemble a pretty amazing lineup.Â Sure to be one of the showstoppers is this huge 50 x 50 inch Chris Berens piece seen above.Â See some other preview pics as well as the full lineup after the jump.
AM was on hand for a special preview night last Friday to witness the opening of two enticing shows at Jonathan Levine Gallery. Many of New York’s art scene, including Tara McPherson, David Choe, Esao Andrews, Adam Wallacavage, Sara Tecchia, Joshua Liner, and Travis Louie, came out to support the show. See all the photos from the opening after the jump.
As you can see from the large painting in the background, Mario Martinez aka Mars-1 has some pretty amazing things planned for his upcoming show at Jonathan Levine Gallery. His show “Nuclear Mystic” opening on February 21st is sure to feature his signature otherworldly landscapes, vibrant palette, and organic patterns. Image via Craola’s Blog. Discuss this show here.
Night time at Basel week is where the heavy wheeling and dealing occurs. Galleries and sponsors line up numerous parties for prospective clients. Thursday night was a doubleheader for AM. First stop was the Beautiful/Decay party at the Essex House. Lots of mingling occuring as we met up with the crew from Obey, Cerasoli LeBasse, and White Walls/Shooting Gallery. Ron English, Yoskay Yamamoto, Mars-1, Tessar Lo, Nate Frizzell, Dan Obrien, Edwin Ushiro and many more were on hand to guzzle beverages and catch up on […]
How appropriate it is that Mars-1‘s work would grace the cover of Faesthetic #9 seeing as this issue features UFO themed art. Mario’s otherworldly paintings have always conjured up visions of undiscovered planets and new vibrant lifeforms. This beautiful image is no different and luckily for us, the zine is only $10 and available here. More after the jump.