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Openings: Manifest Equality – Los Angeles

Manifest Equality (previewed), the latest brainchild of the good people who brought us the Manifest Hope shows (covered), opened this week in the trendy Hollywood and Vine area of Los Angeles.  Featuring a full lineup of some of our favorite artists, Manifest Equality has successfully created another well curated and ambitious show, this time around focusing on the themes of Equality, Justice, Civil Rights, Respect, Unity and Love. With artworks donated by such artists as Barry McGee, Swoon, Shepard Fairey, Ron English, Gary Baseman, Clare […]

Benefit: “Idea for the Here and Now” @ Fountain Fair

Christina Ray Gallery (formerly Glowlab) and Fountain Art Fair are behind an unique group exhibition to benefit Transformazium, an emerging collaborative arts center in Braddock, Pennsylvania. The show, called “Idea for the Here and Now,” will feature prints by David Ellis, Steve Powers, Jose Parla, Swoon and others based on the idea of “the transformation of resources into tangible social and economic benefits for small communities and the world at large.” The limited edition screenprints were all hand-pulled at the Braddock Screen Printing Shop, and […]

Benefit: “Swimming Cities” India Fundraiser

Swoon (interviewed) and her friends are throwing a benefit silent auction this Friday, March 5th, to raise funds for a Swimming Cities project on India’s Ganges river. The fundraiser will feature work from a nice list of artists (seen after the jump), as well as the unveiling of a 18′ x 8′handcrafted, stainless steel catamaran powered by a motorcycle driven paddle wheel. To read more about Swimming Cities and the new Ocean of Blood Project in India, take a look after the jump, or check […]

Preview: Manifest Equality – Pop Up Show

Some of you may remember our coverage from DC during inauguration week where Shepard Fairey sponsored a pop up show called Manifest Hope. The show was a roaring success drawing together artists from across the nation in their support of the Obama campaign and it’s creation of “Hope.” Now, the show has transitioned to a new theme of equality and it’s next stop is Los Angeles. Manifest Equality enlists another stellar group of artist such as Barry McGee, El Mac, Clare Rojas, Gary Baseman, Tim […]

Teaser: Barnstormers @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Just recently, the Joshua Liner Gallery gave notice that they were revising their schedule to include an exciting surprise show opening March 18 by the NYC/Tokyo-based artist collective The Barnstormers. According to insider information leaked to AM from a reliable source, the collaborative group (which includes nearly everyone whose anyone in the street art and associated scene) will be creating individual pieces and site-specific installations that will likely span beyond the walls of Liner’s spacious Chelsea gallery into another gallery space in the building. This […]

Streets: Swoon

It looks like Swoon (Interviewed) recently visited Philadelphia and gifted the city of brotherly love with some of her street pieces. In town for Philagrafika 2010, the city’s international festival celebrating print in contemporary art, Swoon’s wheatpastes blended in nicely with the snowy landscape. A good time to be in Philly with ESPO’s epic “A Love Letter For You” project also available for viewing. More photos via the Street Spot after the jump…

Preview: “Put Your Finger On The Button” – A Female Photography Show @ New Image Art

New Image Art is holding a photography show next month all from the female perspective. “Put Your Finger On The Button” will open on January 9th and include female photographers Alex Prager, Amanda Marsalis, Ashira Siegel, Brandy Eve, Deanna Templeton, Jeaneen Lund, Kassia Meador, Laura Flippen, Rebecca Wright, Susanne Melanie Berry, Taylor Brittenham, and Cheryl Dunn’s portraits of other artists like the one of Jose Parla seen above. More from Cheryl Dunn after the jump…

Black Rats to Black Dogs

Inspired by the resident ghost of the notorious Victorian bookseller F.J. Williams, Black Rat Projects (formerly the Black Rat Press) are celebrating the festive season with the installation and launch of Black Dog Books on 2nd December. This pop-up emporium will be located within the gallery and promises the finest in new and old books including hand made fanzines, films and artwork by Swoon (interviewed), Burning Candy, Giles Walker, Brian Adam Douglas aka Elbow-Toe (interviewed), Lucas Price aka Cyclops (interviewed) and others. Designed by members […]

Teasers: Art Basel Week Miami ’09 – Wynwood Walls x Deitch

Deitch Projects has assembled an astounding roster of artists – including Aiko, Shepard Fairey (featured), Barry McGee, Os Gemeos and Swoon (interviewed) – to participate in its Art Basel Miami ’09 Wynwood Walls project. According to the press release, a major property owners in Miami’s Wynwood art district has made available a group of walls and buildings on which the artists can create murals. The project also includes an indoor space where paintings by several of the artists and documentary photographs by Martha Cooper (interviewed) […]

Openings: “Represent” Group Show @ Blackall Studios

A group show that we previewed here a while back, “Represent,” opened a couple weeks ago at Blackall Studios in London. Curated by Matt Small (interviewed), the show featured artists such as Swoon (interviewed), and ELBOW-TOE (interviewed) among others – all who have developed their own approach to portraiture. Once reserved for the rich, these artists use portrait painting to bring focus to social issues that otherwise may go unnoticed. In fact, part of the proceeds from the show Single Homelessness Project, a charity Small […]