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Highlights: Recommended Openings – San Diego Comic-Con 2010

There is no shortage of art related events at San Diego Comic-Con 2010 happening off the convention floor. After meeting your favorite artists during one of their signing events, unwind by checking out some of the excellent art shows currently on exhibit or enjoy a drink while watching some live painting. There’s no better way to relax after a long day of walking around at the Con. Get a full overview of the best art events during Comic-Con 2010 after the jump.

Interviews / Showing: Ekundayo – “Joy Today Jeopardy Tomorrow” @ Thinkspace Gallery

AM recently stopped by Thinkspace Gallery to check out Ekundayo’s (featured) latest show “Joy Today Jeopardy Tomorrow” which included this pretty sick mural install (seen above). We also had a chance to chat with the artist and followup on our studio visit by interviewing him in regards to this new body of work. Make sure you stop by to check out the show for yourself as this is the last week it will be up. Questions and answers after the jump…

Studio Visits: Jeff Soto – “Life Cycle” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Another monster show this weekend will be Jeff Soto’s (interviewed) first solo show in New York since 2007.  As we promised you several weeks ago, we now have our full studio visit to share with you as we caught him working on a new body of work – “Life Cycle”. With these paintings, Jeff has put together a show that is deeply personal dealing with issues of family, life, and death. We are sure you will be impressed as we were when the show opens […]

Studio Visits: Todd Schorr – “Designed for Extinction” @ Otis College of Art & Design

As we hinted in an earlier teaser post, AM was very happy to have another chance to visit with Todd Schorr (interviewed) ahead of his show at the renowned Otis College of Art and Design this weekend (June 26th). As you can see above, the centerpiece and one of the new paintings for this 10-year retrospective, will be “Atomic Holiday” partly featuring Todd’s take on the four horsemen of the apocalypse (here you can see famine, pestilence, and war). For more detailed pics from this painting, […]

Studio Visits: Joe Sorren

It’s fun when your artistic heroes turn out to be as cool as you want them to be, and through all of the love we’ve given to Joe Sorren over the last couple of years, you know that AM was thrilled to visit the artist in his Flagstaff studio last year. Joe took us through his huge studio space where he has a painting area, office, library, drying room and a practice space for his beautiful upright bass he plays in his roots / bluegrass […]

Teaser: Todd Schorr – “Designed for Extinction” @ Otis College of Art and Design

AM had the pleasure to visit with Todd Schorr (interviewed) last week in his studio as he was putting on the finishing touches for his upcoming show at Otis College of Art and Design at the end of this month (June 26th). The exhibition entitled “Designed for Extinction” will be similar to his highly successful show last year at the San Jose Museum of Art (covered) in the sense that it will be a retrospective. However, this time around, the works included will span the […]

Preview / Studio Visits: Jonathan Darby @ Lebasse Projects, Culver City Artwalk

We saw that rising UK star Jonathan Darby posted some images on his blog from his studio of some new work in progress as he prepares for a showing with Lebasse Projects as part of the annual Culver City Artwalk, so we thought we’d ask him for a few more. Each body of work we see from Jonathan shows a progression and judging by the paint splatters on the studio walls and ceiling, it looks like he has been getting down and dirty to make some […]

Studio Visits / Preview: Yoskay Yamamoto – “Familiar Strangers” @ Lebasse Projects

AM recently visited with Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed) at his Los Angeles studio. Taking time out of his marathon work sessions, he gave us a sneak preview into his coming show “Familiar Strangers” (teased) at LeBasse Projects which opens June 12th. The show is comprised of not only his signature “east meets west” brand of technique and imagery, but marks the expansion of Yoskay’s work into ceramics and clay modeling. We got to see a few of these intricate creations which are each hand molded/sanded. In case you […]

Studio Visits: Ekundayo

Coming up on June 11th, the talented Ekundayo will be opening his show “Joy Today Jeopardy Tomorrow” at Thinkspace Gallery. His distinctive and grotesque work reflects on the struggles and adversities of life as well as the joys and lessons that can come from fighting through the difficult times. Along with a new body of work, we think that you can expect some installations and murals as well. More photos from his studio after the jump…

Studio Visits / Preview: Greg Simkins – “Inside the Outside” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Greg “Craola” Simkins (featured) is set to open his show on June 5th at the Joshua Liner gallery, so AM took the opportunity to hang with the ever creative mastermind at his Torrance studio. The show “Inside the Outside” (teased) is just that – flipping our world as we know it upside down with a mind-spinning array of painted characters and stories that would impress any hardcore sci-fi or fantasy fan. In addition to Greg’s coveted paintings, he took the time to revisit his roots […]