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Previews: SHAG – “Pink Elephants” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Later this month, November 23rd to be exact, the Corey Helford Gallery will be hosting a new solo show from SHAG (interviewed). The fresh paintings play on the phrase Pink Elephants, first coined by Jack London in 1913 to describe the hallucinations experienced from excessive alcohol consumption. He recently had to cut himself off as he found that it was interfering with his work ethic. So in it’s place, he has continued to expanded on the imagery of his characters enjoying their drink, part of the hip […]
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Openings: Travis Louis – “Strange Discoveries” @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

Over the weekend, fans in Los Angeles were once again able to enjoy a new body of work from Travis Louie (interviewed) at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery. It’s been couple years since his last showing at the space (see 2011), but the paintings and drawings for Strange Discoveries were well worth the wait. Dedicated to his father who recently passed away, the exhibition featured Louie’s signature dignified portraiture of surreal creatures rendered amazingly to look like vintage photos. Take a look at more shots of the opening below… Photo […]
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Streets: Mark Jenkins (Munich)

Continuing their mission of supporting socio-political art in urban spaces, Positive-Propaganda has arranged for another public work in Munich. The eye-catching piece from Mark Jenkins (interviewed) features one of his signature tape sculpture mannequins playing a giant game of tic-tac-toe on the facade of the Social Welfare Office in the German city’s Westend. Take a look at more photos below and if you are interested in this series of work, also check out murals from Aryz and KRIPOE. Photo credit: Positive-Propaganda. Discuss Mark Jenkins here.
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Dave Cooper x Johnny Ryan – “Pig Goat Banana Cricket” TV Series

The Canada-based Dave Cooper, who we last saw during a New York solo show, recently made the trip to Los Angeles to do more work on his recently green-lighted animated series with Nickelodeon. Pig Goat Banana Cricket was developed with Cooper in charge of art direction with Johnny Ryan writing for the children’s network, who have ordered 26 episodes to begin with. As you can see from the lush backgrounds and character design (better seen in pilot video below – note cricket exchanged for mantis), Cooper’s influence is definitely evident. […]
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Streets: Faile (New York)

Last month, AM stopped by the original Record Plant in New York to check out the largest outdoor mural to date from Faile (featured). Designed by the Patrick’s and painted by Colossal Media, the massive piece on the side of the building in Hell’s Kitchen features some of the collective’s signature imagery. Take a look at more detailed photos below… Discuss Faile here.
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Openings: Masakatsu Sashie – “Coacervate” @ Jonathan LeVine

Last month, we stopped by the Jonathan LeVine Gallery to check out a new solo show from Masakatsu Sashie (featured). Included in the exhibition entitled Coacervate (Latin for “to assemble together or cluster”) of course were different permutations of the fan-favorite globes created out of buildings, appliances, vending machines, and other urban man-made elements, but also seen was an impressive sculptural representation (seen above) of the Japanese artist’s signature imagery. Take a look at more opening photos below… Discuss Masakatsu Sashie here.
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Streets: Invader (New York)

With the special screening of ART4SPACE (covered) for Invader’s fans in New York City last month, you would expect the secretive street artist to also make an appearance. As evidenced by the fresh public works, including the appearance of new video game characters and other pop icons, Invader made the most of his time while in the Big Apple. In addition to a collaboration (seen below) with the legendary NY graffiti artist  COST and partner ENX, Invader also had a run-in with the NYPD. Take a look at more photos […]
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Previews: Clare Rojas @ Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld

With the private opening set tonight and the public unveiling on November 11th, Clare Rojas’ new exhibition is set to give her fans in New York a look at her recent abstract work. Hosted by Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, the show will mark her return to the Big Apple with 24 new paintings and drawings from the SF-based artist that deal with “ideas of balance and harmony through color and space.” Along with these pieces, she has also written three poems with will be on display. Images […]
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Streets: ESPO (Copenhagen) – Part 2

After bringing you an in-progress look at the massive mural Stephen Powers was working on in front of the U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen last week, we now have photos of the completed wraparound piece to share. Arranged by V1 Gallery, the 55 meter long project from ESPO was associated with an artist talk and the European premiere of his documentary film A Love Letter For You Take a look at more detailed photos below… Photo credit: Henrik Haven. Discuss ESPO here.
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Openings: Tara McPherson – “Wandering Luminations” @ Jonathan LeVine

AM recently attended the opening of Tara McPherson’s newest show at Jonathan LeVine, her third solo with the Chelsea gallery. Inspired by the unexplored realms of deep space and deep sea, Wandering Luminations features the Brooklyn-based artist’s surreal portraiture of females and creatures all rendered in her signature palette of pinks and teals. The body of work includes paintings on linen, wood and paper as well as her largest piece to date so stop by if you can to see for yourself before the close date of November 16. […]