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Upcoming: “Something Over El Arco Iris: Chicano Landscapes; 1971 – 2015″ @ Museum of Latin American Art

Starting on September 19th, the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach will be opening their doors on Something Over El Arco Iris: Chicano Landscapes; 1971 – 2015, an exhibition that features work from Southern California-based Chicano artists. The roster includes a selection of paintings, drawings, photographs, mixed media works and rare studies from Carlos Almaraz, Yolanda González, Gronk, Wayne Alaniz Healy, Ramses Noriega, Frank Romero, Jamex and Einar de la Torre, John Valadez, Patssi Valdez, Shizu Saldamando, Roberto Gutíerrez, Jose Ramirez, and Ana Serrano. In addition, […]
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Nuart ’15 / Streets: First Look

AM has arrived in Stavanger on Norway’s western coast to experience firsthand the city’s annual celebration of street art that is the Nuart Festival. Despite the jet-lag, we hit the streets to get a first look at some of the murals that have already been completed and others that are still in process. It didn’t take long to find some amazing street pieces. Close by the hotel (and actually on the hotel), we located two by Norway’s own Martin Whatson, each combining detailed black and […]
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Previews: The Tenth Annual BLAB Show @ Copro Gallery

Hard to believe, but on September 12th, the tenth annual BLAB Show will open at Copro Gallery in Los Angeles. This year’s exhibition will feature work from Ryan Heshka, Natalia Fabia, Femke Hiemstra (seen above), Travis Louie, SHAG, Jana Brike, Lola Gil, Matt Dangler, Olivia, John Brophy, Andy Kehoe, Marc Burckhardt, Joanne Nam, Dan May, Shaun Berke, Chet Zar, Travis Lampe, Owen Smith, Cathie Bleck, Chris Peters, Brendan Danielsson, Chris Buzelli, Tim O’Brien, Tin, Jessica Joslin, Jared Joslin, Greg Clarke, Craig Larotonda, Yoko D’Holbachie, Matthew Schommer, Chris […]
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Releases: Aurel Schmidt – “Buddha” Print

For those interested, Aurel Schmidt just released a new print though Exhibition A entitled Buddha, an image taken from her recent series of work entitled New Gods. Sized generously at 30.5″ x 27.5″, the edition will be limited to a run of 50 and cost $350. Head over here to add it to your collection and check out a continuation of this series of works in a solo show at Half Gallery this November. Discuss Aurel Schmidt here.
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Openings: Dan Quintana – “Diffused” @ Hashimoto Contemporary

Over the weekend, Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco hosted the opening of Dan Quintana’s lastest solo show. Entitled Diffused, the exhibition featured a dozen new oil paintings and several charcoal drawings on paper from the Los-Angeles based artist centered mainly around his ghostly portraiture, beautiful female characters surrounded by an aura of abstract elements. Rounding out the show was a large one off rug designed by Quintana with his imagery in mind. Photo credit: Odell Hussey. Discuss this show here. Discuss Dan Quintana here.
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Streets: Deih – UpNorth Festival (Norway)

After introducing you to the work of Deih back in July, we now have another wall from him to share with you from the UpNorth Festival. The Spanish artist once again used wide range of colors to render out more of his comic-inspired characters that seem to be taken out of a fantasy or science fiction novel. The event held in the small village of Sulitjelma in Northern Norway takes advantage of the large abandoned factories after mining companies left the area. Curated and organized by anonymous Norwegian artist Stein […]
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Upcoming: Tessar Lo – “No More Doubts, No More Fears” @ Project Gallery (Toronto)

Starting on September 10th, Tessar Lo (featured) will be presenting what he describes as one of his dream shows at Project Gallery (Toronto). Entitled No More Doubts, No More Fears, the work for the exhibition will be made as he lives in the gallery from the opening until the 30th. He hopes to deal with “ideas of immigration, nesting and establishment, and the development of identity that occurs within the combination of one’s geography and cognitive state” with the new body of work. Discuss Tessar Lo here.
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Upcoming: Tauba Auerbach & Mark Fox @ Wisch Family Gallery (Stanford University)

On September 9th, Constructive Interference: Tauba Auerbach and Mark Fox will be opening at the Wisch Family Gallery at Stanford University. On loan from the Anderson family, the works from the mid-career contemporary artists who both graduated from the university will “explore ideas of process, material manipulation and chance” and encompass prints, paintings (one of Auerbach’s iconic fold paintings seen above), and sculpture. Discuss Tauba Auerbach here.
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Openings: Cleon Peterson – “Poison” @ Library Street Collective

Over the weekend, the Library Street Collective hosted the opening for a new show from Cleon Peterson in Detroit. Poison features new paintings featuring nightmarish scenes of violence and gore, nothing new to fans of the former assistant to Shepard Fairey. What is new though are the sculptural editions that Peterson has included in the new body of work, a natural next step to bringing his provocative imagery to life. Photo credit: Sal Rodriguez. Discuss this show here. Discuss Cleon Peterson here.
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Upcoming: “Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection” @ Yokohama Museum of Art

Just like his friend KAWS, fellow artist Takashi Murakami will be putting part of his collection on display – scheduled for early next year at the Yokohama Museum of Art in Japan. His eclectic taste in art will be evident to visitors as works from from Shohaku and Rosanjin to Anselm Kiefer will be shown. You can read more about Murakami’s journey as a collector here including his surprising admiration for Kiefer. Photo credit: Kentaro Hirao (via The Art Newspaper). Discuss Takashi Murakami here.
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