Last night AM attended the opening for Tomokazu Matsuyama’s (interviewed) “Glancing at Twin Peaks” (previewed) opening at Joshua Liner Gallery. The highly anticipated opening for Matzu’s NYC solo drew a packed house. Matzu’s distinctly unique pieces exhibited his signature contemporary flair on traditional subjects. This show continued his use of bold color palettes and contrasting “splashes” that make the pieces leap out at the audience. The installations amazed the audience, from a motorized spinning carousel to the stunning masterpiece that stole the show, “Wherever I […]
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As we previously did with SCOPE, here is a quick run through of the satellite Pulse Fair put on during Armory Week in NY. On display were many artists that we love including this large showstopper from Martin Wittfooth (above). More pics after the jump.
Hailing from the streets of Newcastle, UK artist Hush (interviewed) opened his show “Hymn of Beauty” at Carmichael Gallery last night.Â From a stunningly textured mural to the hand-finished touches that made certain paintings overlap onto the wall, the presentation was top-notch.Â Although he maintained his anonymity for photos (above), Hush was more than happy to engage fans in conversation and to discuss his work.Â We especially liked the poem he painted on one of the walls from Charles Baudelaire that was used as the […]
AM recently visitedÂ Cy Twombly’s exhibit at the Gagosian’s Britannia Street location. Many people cite the still active octogenarian as one of the godfathers of urban contemporary artwork, with his graffiti-like calligraphic script and dripping paint inspiring many artists currently working in the scene. The show features five gargantuan paintings, each measuring a whopping 24′ x 8′. Combined with the hangar-like gallery space, they take onÂ a majestic beauty when displayed together and exert a strong wall presence. Read more about the exhibition and check out the […]
AM kicked off its tour of New York’s Armory Week with a quick stop at Scope Art Fair. We’ll start off with some quick snaps of images that caught our eye that hopefully should inspire anyone near New York to come out and check out this week of amazing art. Enjoy all the photos after the jump.
Kehinde Wiley will be speaking on April 2nd at the Getty Center (tickets here) about his work and latest World Stage project – Brazil. Recently, it has been his habit to move to different countries and immerse himself with the culture and location while painting a body of work. Wiley will be exhibiting his signature urban African-American subjects posing in traditional art portraits at Roberts & Tilton, opening on April 4. Via Artdaily.
AM had the honor of visiting Todd Schorr in his studio recently to take a first look at his latest body of work for his upcoming show at Merry Karnowsky (teased). The rendered details, composition, and concepts behind each of paintings in this exhibition were perfectly planned and executed. Besides four stunningly beautiful large paintings, there will also be other smaller works, color studies, and drawings in the exhibition as well as a print release. Since his last show in Los Angeles was over five […]
As previously noted, Camille Rose Garcia’s work will be on display starting today at the Jonathan Levine Booth (SCOPE) now that the NY art fairs have started. Also available will be her wonderful Seymore Squidley (48″ x 8″ x 8″) and Peppermint Man (26″ x 5.5″ x 5.5″) plushes priced at $400 and $600 respectively released by her toy company PITCO. The dolls are handmade from organic materials with silk-screened faces and will be signed and numbered editions of 125. A closer look after the […]
A couple interesting shows are opening this weekend at Copro Gallery (formerly Copro Nason Gallery) at the Bergamot Station complex in Santa Monica. The first is “Natural Beauties,” a solo show from Lola after her recent successful showing at Corey Helford Gallery. The other group show running concurrently is actually curated by Lola and entitled “Superschool.” Definitely check this out at the opening on March 7th as the long list of great artists include Scott Musgrove, Travis Louie, Gary Baseman, Sas Christian, Chet Zar, Heiko […]
Matzu and Joshua Liner Gallery were nice enough to invite AM for a sneak “peak” at Matzu’s full-gallery solo show, Glancing at the Twin Peaks, opening in NYC this Friday. Matzu and his helpers have been working around the clock to transform the space with paintings, murals and sculptures into one cohesive installation. And although the show was still a work in progress when we were there, from what we saw, it already looks to be a stunner. Check out our exclusive preview pics after […]