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Preview: Ransom & Mitchell – “For Smoke & Mirrors” @ Varnish Fine Art

Tomorrow night (September 8th) in San Francisco, Varnish Fine Art will be hosting For Smoke & Mirrors, the debut exhibition by Ransom & Mitchell. The Bay Area-based duo formed by Jason Mitchell (photographer-director) and Stacy Ransom (set designer and photo-illustrator) will be putting new surreal photographs on display including a series on artist portraits that incorporate their imagery (Greg “Craola” Simkins – seen above, Scott Musgrove, Charmaine Olivia, Alex Pardee, and more). What may be mind-blowing to fans of the work is the fact that oftentimes what they […]

Openings: José & Rey Parlá – “U.T.O.P.I.A.” @ colette

Parisian house colette in France just opened the eagerly awaited new exhibition titled U.T.O.P.I.A. (previewed) featuring new collaborative works from the Parlá Brothers. The Brooklyn-based siblings placed a series of paintings on the walls featuring a melding of José’s urban calligraphy and Rey’s playful arrangement of colors and lines as evidence of their artistic dialogue. The show runs until 22nd, but check out our opening photos if you can’t make the show in person. Photo credit for Arrested Motion: Butterfly. Discuss this show here. Discuss José Parlá here.

Previews: José & Rey Parlá – “U.T.O.P.I.A.” @ colette

Last week, we broke news about the Brothers Parlá and their tandem show entitled U.T.O.P.I.A at colette in France. The Parisian hub for fashion, lifestyle, and art will feature a fresh new body of work from siblings José & Rey. The former brings his transcendent calligraphic style with skills with traditional mediums such as canvas and panel. The latter brother brings his photographic eye and cutting edge techniques to form mindbreaking landscapes through this unique process. The opening night is set for September 3rd, so if you’re fortunate enough to be in Paris, make […]

Upcoming: Slinkachu – “Global Model Village” @ Andipa Gallery

Coming up at the end of next month (Sept 27th), street sculptor and photographer Slinkachu will be opening a new show at Andipa Gallery in London. Entitled Global Model Village, the exhibition will feature a mix of installations placed in different cities around the world in the course of his travels (like the piece seen above from New York). The show coincides with the launch of his new book also called Global Model Village which comes out the same day in the UK from Boxtree Macmillan and in the USA from Blue Rider Press. […]

Upcoming: José & Rey Parlá – “U.T.O.P.I.A.” @ colette

On September 3rd, the Parlá Brothers (José & Rey) will be presenting a new show in Paris at colette entitled U.T.O.P.I.A. The Brooklyn-based artists will be presenting a collaborative effort with José’s specialty being drawing and painting, while Rey is known for his photographs. It will be interesting to see how they plan to fuse their two artistic repertoires in this new body of work. Discuss José Parlá here.

Streets: JR – Williamsburg (New York)

Yesterday, street photograffeur JR (featured) spent the day creating a fresh mural in Brooklyn. The large building located at 338 Berry St. was in a prime spot overlooking the Williamsburg bridge and its oncoming traffic. Utilizing his signature photography and large-scale wheatpasted handiwork, the French artist made sure to give everyone in the area something to look at. JR invited AM to shoot he and his team as they scaled the eight story building in a monstrous cherry picker (aka. Boom Lift). It took hours to get […]

Openings: Andreas Gursky @ Gagosian (HK)

While in AM was in Hong Kong a couple months ago, besides attending the KAWS solo, the Art Hong Kong fair, an event curated by Suitman, the Daydreaming with… show, and Ai Yamaguchi’s showing, we also stopped by the Gagosian Gallery to check out Andreas Gursky’s first ever exhibition in Asia. The selection of photographs combine his most recent work with earlier work while focusing on his travels in the region including shots from Japan, Thailand, China, and North Korea. Some the the first pictures he made were created […]

Openings: Karl Lagerfeld x Chanel – “Little Black Jacket” Photography Exhibition

AM recently caught The Little Black Jacket photo exhibition in New York. Presented by Chanel in the old Deitch Projects location, the pop up show featured the portraiture of renowned photographer Karl Lagerfeld and his work with the fashion label. Celebrities in the world of music, film and fashion were featured in the photography such as Uma Thurman, Sofia Coppola, Kanye West, Tilda Swinton, Anna Wintour, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Georgia May Jagger, Alexander Wang, Waris Ahluwalia and more. This is part two of the […]

Art Focus: Frieke Janssen

This week’s Art Focus is on Belgian photographer Frieke Janssen. Among her many projects, one in particular is titled simply Smoking Kids, which was inspired after seeing a YouTube video of a chainsmoking Indonesian toddler. She states “The video highlighted the cultural differences between the east and west, and questioned notions of smoking being a mainly adult activity. Adult smokers are the societal norm, so I wanted to isolate the viewer’s focus upon the issue of smoking itself. I felt that children smoking would have a surreal […]

Art HK ’12: David LaChapelle – “Seismic Shift” @ Paul Kasmin

When attending top-tiered fairs such as Art HK, one can expect to encounter many notable works by some of the top names in the industry. Once in a while, a piece will stop you to take a closer look. Famed photographer David LaChapelle submitted a photograph that took front and center at Paul Kasmin’s booth. Entitled Seismic Shift, the ginormous photograph measured ten by four feet and it wasn’t the size that caught our eye, but its contents. LaChapelle’s latest creation drew upon many of the […]