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Studio Visit: Jason Vivona

Last week, AM visited the studio of Jason Vivona as he was preparing for his first San Francisco solo show opening today at Gallery Six.  If you’re not aware, Gallery Six is the pet project of Jillian Mackintosh, whom you may recognize from White Walls, the Shooting Gallery and Juxtapoz. For the last few months, Jillian has been using Gallery Six as a launching pad for some of the west coast’s most exciting up-and-coming artists.  Jason Vivona, who recently moved to the Bay Area from […]

Studio Visits: Tat Ito

AM recently had the pleasure of visiting with Tat Ito at the Queens, NY, studio that he shares with his assistant Yuyu Yang. Readers may remember that we thought that Ito was one of the standout new artists included in Joshua Liner Gallery’s excellent summer group show (covered). Well, Mr. Liner must have agreed with us, because Ito has a show with the gallery scheduled for February 2010, and from what we saw during our studio visit, it’s going to be a stunner.

Studio Visits: Jeremy Fish

The other day, AM had the pleasure of visiting the North Beach, San Francisco studio of Jeremy Fish as he was putting the final touches on his upcoming museum show, “Weathering the Storm.” Fish, whose instantly recognizable illustrations and paintings are a veritable ark of silly pink bunnies, a parliament of strigiformes and a cable car crammed with weathered prospectors, has been working around the clock for the better part of the last four months creating an entirely new body of work for his first […]

Studio Visits: Yoskay Yamamoto

We stopped by recently to visit with Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed) and to take a look at some of the pieces he’s been working for the “Go East” pop up show (Nov. 5-7, 1-6pm) this week in New York. Combine the images here with what you saw him working on during the “Reverse Studio Visit” at Baby Tattooville and you will get a pretty good idea of what to expect from the show which also includes Tessar Lo, Edwin Ushiro, Joao Ruas, Eric Fortune (interviewed), Mia […]

Studio Visits: Greg Simkins

With Greg Simkins’ “The Pearl Thief” exhibition opening next Tuesday at Gallery1988, we thought we’d visit Greg and see how things were wrapping up. Professional, organized, and family oriented – those are the first things that come to mind when first stepping into Greg’s studio. These same themes continue throughout the rest of the studio’s rooms. Greg was finishing up one of his last paintings for the upcoming show when we dropped by, but took a little break to give us a tour. In addition […]

Studio Visits: Chloe Early

We’re big fans of the ever-so-talented Chloe Early (interviewed) here at AM, and recently were honoured to visit her studio in London. Chloe is currently preparing for her most ambitious solo show to date at London’s StolenSpace gallery, entitled “Clouded Apollo,” which is the name of a species of butterfly. Chloe tells us that the title for the show was inspired by the themes of flight, hovering, suspension, mythology, light and lunar missions – all of which she has been exploring within this body of work. […]

Studio Visits: Nate Frizzell

After hanging out with Nate Frizzell at Baby Tattooville, AM stopped by his studio last week to check out the progress for his show opening this weekend. Nate showed us some of the paintings and drawings for “Lost in the Thicket” opening at LeBasse Projects this Saturday, October 17th as well as hinted of a special installation that he will be working on for the show. We walked away impressed by the amount of detail and thought he put behind this new cohesive body of […]

Baby Tattooville ’09 – Reverse Studio Visits – Elizabeth McGrath

On Saturday, Oct. 3rd, just an hour or so before the big KMNDZ reveal, Elizabeth a.k.a. Bloodbath Mcgrath held a reverse studio visit alongside Miss Mindy (more on that later) giving patrons an insight to her sculptural techniques. As an added bonus, Liz provided the Baby Tattooville guests with their own clay, allowing them to create their own personal mini works of art. Also on display were the hand cast cleavers that Liz so generously provided in every guest’s grab bag. More pictures after the […]

Studio Visits: Holly Thoburn

Our friend Frankie from Campbarbossa sent over some images from Holly Thoburn’s studio as she prepares for her joint show with Peter Michael.  Entitled “Metropolis,” the show opens on October 22nd at the Sesame Gallery in London.  For this new body of work, Thoburn will be painting derelict walls and abstract imagery inspired by her extensive travels and photographs of urban environments. More images after the jump…

Studio Visits: Shepard Fairey – “Obama Campaign”

In anticipation of Shepard Fairey’s upcoming retrospective at the Andy Warhol Musueum in October, we thought it would be appropriate to dip into our vault and give you a little gem we’ve been saving for the perfect time. Last November, AM had the pleasure of visiting Shepard Fairey’s Obey/Studio Number One/Subliminal Projects headquarters in Los Angeles a few days after Barack Obama won the presidential election. You would think that Shepard and his crew would be taking a breather and enjoying the fruits of their […]