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Showing: Ansel Adams – Photographs of Japanese-American Internment @ Library of Congress

Legendary American photographer, Ansel Adams, currently has some unique work on display at the Prints and Photographs division at the Library of Congress. Best known for his idyllic landscapes photos, he took on a different venture in 1943 when he was asked to document the Manzanar War Relocation Center (AKA: Japanese internment camp). Using his iconic lens, we get to see how life was for Japanese-Americans at these notorious internment facilities. This is the first time that this rare collection of portraits, landscapes and stills has been […]

Armory Week ’10: Independent

Along with the Armory Show and the regular satellite fairs (Pulse, Scope, Volta), this year we also attended Independent – a new fair founded by Elizabeth Dee of the non-profit X Initiative and Darren Flook of London’s Hotel gallery. Even among a week packed with so much to see, Independent certainly stood out. For one, unlike the other fairs we attended, with labyrinthine rows and aisles packed with gallery booths, Independent was set up like a museum exhibition, with several floors of open space organically […]

Preview: “Make It Fit” @ Brooklynite Gallery

Opening this Saturday at Bed Stuy’s vanguard Brooklynite Gallery is “Make It Fit,” a show featuring Brooklyn-based artist Specter and the German duo of Various & Gould. The theme of the exhibition is “work,” with the artists using their skill and ingenuity to transform found and discarded materials into a visual investigation of what the concept of work means to them. We anticipate that the artists will not only transform the materials, but the gallery itself, making it into an installation best experienced in person. […]

Teaser: Scott Campbell – “If You Don’t Belong, Don’t Be Long” @ OHWOW

What steps might an artist take if charged with the task of rewriting monetary policy? Scott Campbell’s Cut Currency series seeks to address this question, with tongue firmly implanted in cheek. Talk about adding value to an increasingly worthless piece of paper, the artist’s work aims to repurpose the greenback in an imaginative and compelling manner. The acclaimed tattoo artist turned gallery provocateur will bring his revisioning of the US Dollar, along with a host of paintings and drawings, to NYC on April 29th for […]

Preview: Alexandros Vasmoulakis – “Is Everybody Happy?” @ LeBasse Projects

Greek artist Alexandros Vasmoulakis will be coming to Los Angeles for his first US solo show at LeBasse Projects. The show “Is Everybody Happy?” is his latest body of work which contain both canvas and paper works featuring his signature characters. Known for works both inside and out, the talented artist is also expected to work on a large outdoor piece when he visits LA. The show opens this Saturday, March 20th at 7pm. Check out a little sneak peek after the jump.

Streets: Hush Geisha

A few weeks ago we previewed Hush (interviewed) working on a new type of Geisha. One that was more detailed and more realistic. It looks like he’s out working on a larger version as a mural. Very interesting… Check out the in progress shots after the jump.
Antony Micallef - I Brake Everything - oil and charcoal on canvas.

Benefits: The Mending Broken Hearts Appeal

The British Heart Foundation will be holding a event next month hoping to raise £50 million to fund the cutting-edge cardiac-regenerative research.  The benefit entitled The Mending Broken Hearts Appeal (curated by CCA gallery) will feature artwork from a group of artists including Damien Hirst, Sir Peter Blake, Jonathan Yeo, Gavin Turk, and Antony Micallef (interviewed) among many others. The artwork will be auctioned off on April 14th at a gala in the Dorchestor Hotel in association with Christie’s Auction House (private view on April […]

Preview: The Barnstormers @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Preview images from the much anticipated Barnstormers show at Joshua Liner Gallery have started leaking out and from the looks of the individual pieces from Swoon, David Ellis, Kenji Hirata and others, the exhibition is not surprisingly going to be a stunner. But when all the amazing artists that make up the Barnstormers are together in one place, the total will undoubtedly be so much more than just the sum of the individual pieces. What exactly the end result will look like is anyone’s guess […]

Openings: Kevin Cyr and Jessica Hess – “Temporal Surfaces” @ White Walls

Opening alongside Aaron Nagel’s Marks at the Shooting Gallery was Kevin Cyr and Jessica Hess‘ “Temporal Surfaces” at the adjoining White Walls gallery. Cleverly curated by Lainya Maganya, “Temporal Surfaces” brings together two documentarists of the bleak urban and industrial landscape. Jessica Hess’ calming oil-based renditions of derelict billboards and abandoned railway cars accurately captures the temporal and transitional movement of light across these surfaces while invigorating life and beauty into otherwise drab and dreary locales. Kevin Cyr’s (studio visit and interview) seemingly case study-like […]

Overtime: Mar 6 – 13

Robert Williams talks about his amazing new print – 144 colors. Stella Im Hultberg, Scott Radke, and Joe Sorren working on a batch of sculptures. Slinkachu serves up some Tikki Chicken Masala. The Guardian puts some questions to JR. New work from Ludo and Zilda. Skewville gets up for Factory Fresh. Reverse graffiti in South Africa. BBC clip based on a fictional day-in-the-life of Banksy Yosi speaks on the NEA. Terry Richardson hangs with Shaun White. Ever wonder what it’s like to model for Spencer […]