Mark Ryden - End Of The World

Mark Ryden - End Of The World

The annual BLAB! Show returns to Copro Gallery and brings with it the usual lineup of heavy hitters. Big news is that Mark Ryden will be exhibiting an older 10×11″ illustration-based work in the show, which can be yours for $33k. For those not familiar with the greatness that is BLAB!, find out more here about this fantastic annual publication which is coming up on issue #19.

There is a TON going on around the world this weekend, with San Francisco and Los Angeles leading the charge. Get out and support the arts. Check out the full spread of goodness after the jump.

Sat, August 8th 8-11:30PM
Copro Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave, Space T-5 at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica
The Blab! Show featuring new paintings of the apocalypse from Joe Sorren, Andy Kehoe, Alex Gross, Jeff Soto, Femke Hiemstra, Shag, Kris Kuksi, Ryan Heshka, Sue Coe, Martin Wittfooth, XNO, Gary Baseman, Mark Burckhardt, Fred Stonehouse, Travis Lampe, Andrea Dezso, Kathleen Lolley, Andrew Brandou, Gary Taxali, Esther Pearl Watson, Calef Brown and many more
(On view through August 29th)

Dennis McNett - Santa Muerte

Dennis McNett - Santa Muerte

LOS ANGELES (home to the movement):
Thu, August 6th 8-11PM
Carmichael Gallery Of Contemporary Art
1257 N. La Brea Ave in West Hollywood
“Celebrity Will Eat Itself” featuring new works from Guy Denning plus “A Mirror Distorted” in the rear gallery featuring new works from Cherri Wood, Candice Tripp, Pam Glew and Andrea Michaelsson
(Both exhibits on view through August 27th)

Fri, August 7th 7-11PM
C.A.V.E. Gallery
507 Rose Ave in Venice / 310.428.6387
“Outside My Window” featuring new works from Adam Flores, Brendan Tierney, David Natale, L. Croskey, Leontine Greenberg, Max Kauffman, Patrick Haemmerlein, Tamara Weiss, Walt Hall and many more
(On view through August 29th)

Fri, August 7th 8-11PM
La Luz De Jesus
4633 Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles / 800.YRU.POOP
New works from Jessica Dalva, Scott Holloway, Misato Otake and Jasmine Worth
(On view through August 30th)

Sat, August 8th 7-10PM
Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street in Alhambra / 626.458.7482
“Tree House” featuring new works from a great collection of storybook artists including Chris Appelhans, Raquel Aparicio, Sun Young Yoo, Yoko Tanji and others
PLUS “Club House” from Anna Chambers opens as well featuring a new collection of plush works
(Both exhibits on view through August 24th)

Sat, August 8th 7-10PM
Billy Shire Fine Arts
5790 Washington Blvd in Culver City
New works from Don Fritz, Cathie Bleck and Jenn Porreca
(On view through September 5th)

Sat, August 8th 7-11PM
4210 Santa Monica Blvd. (near Sunset Junction) in Los Angeles / 323.913.3375
“Year of the Wolfbat” featuring new works and an installation from Dennis McNett
(Special 2-day only event)

Sun, August 9th 10AM-1PM
Disneyland (signing at the Main Street Cinema)
A special meet, greet, and signing with Shag to celebrate the release of his “Haunted Mansion” inspired artwork and limited edition products created in commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland

NYC action:
Fri, August 7th
Ad Hoc Art
49 Bogart Street in Brooklyn, NY / 718.366.2466
“I Know There Is Love” featuring new works and an installation from ARMSROCK and Chris Stain
(On view through Sept. 6th)

El Mac - Obama

El Mac - Obama

Thu, August 6th 6-9PM
Ever Gold Gallery
441 O’Farrell Street in San Francisco
‘Double Trouble’ group show featuring collaborative works from John Casey + Althea James, Troy Lovegates + Griffin Snyder, Barry McGee + Nathaniel Galipeau, Monica Canilao + Constance Comeastillo and many more

Thu, August 6th 7-9:30PM
Fifty24SF Gallery / Upper Playground
248 Filmore Street in San Francisco
“Faces of Life” featuring new works from El Mac
(On view through August 27th)

Thu, August 6th
Jack Fischer Gallery
49 Geary, Suite 418, San Francisco / 415.956.1178 “Bunker Underground,” the first U.S. solo show from German painter Moki. If you aren’t familiar with her work, there is an excellent interview with her over at Erratic Phenomena which you can read here
(On view through September 19th)

Fri, August 7th 7-10PM
Varnish Fine Art
77 Natoma Street in San Francisco
“ThankYouGoodbye” featuring new works from Michael Page
(On view through September 12th – the final show at this location)

Sat, August 8th 7-11PM
The Shooting Gallery
839 Larkin Street in San Francisco
“Tattooed Portraits: Snapshots” featuring new works from Shawn Barber
(On view through Sept. 7th)

Sat, August 8th 6-9PM
The Soap Gallery
3180 Mission St in San Francisco / 415.920.9199
“Flotsam’s Wonder Tonic” featuring new works from Mike Shine
(On view through August. 29th)

Sat, August 8th 7-11PM
White Walls
835 Larkin Street in San Francisco
“Recognition” featuring new works from Hugh Leeman and Michael Holman
(On view through September 7th)

Josh Keyes - Evacuation 1

Josh Keyes - Evacuation 1

Thu, August 6th 8-10PM
Igloo Gallery / On Gallery / Virtuoso Studios
323-325 NW 6th Street in Portland, OR (Chinatown area between Everett and Flanders)
“Scion’s Installation 5 Art Tour” featuring self-portrait driven works from the likes of Souther Salazar, Yoskay Yamamoto, AJ Fosik, Andrew Schoultz, Asylm, Blek le Rat, David Choe, Edwin Ushiro, El Yem, Francesco Lo Castro, French, J. Shea, Jeff Soto, Kelsey Brookes, Kofie One, Lisa Alisa, Logan Hicks, Mark Mothersbaugh, Ron English, Saber, Sage Vaughn, Stormie Mills, Tessar Lo, Usugrow, Will Barras and many others plus beats from DJ Rad! and Doctor Adam

Fri, August 7th 7PM-Midnight
Andenken Gallery
2990 Larimer Street in Denver, CO / 303.941.2458
“Frolicking Nightmares” featuring new works from Alex Pardee

Fri, August 7th 7-11PM
Anno Domini
366 S. First Street in San Jose, CA / 408.271.5155
“Walking In The White” featuring new works from Pjota

Fri, August 7th 6-8PM
Swarm Gallery
560 Second Street in Oakland, CA
“Natural Selection” featuring new works from Josh Keyes and Vaughn Bell
(On view through Sept. 13th)

EUROPE action:
Fri, August 7th @ 7PM
Strychnin Gallery
Boxhagenerstrasse 36 In Berlin, Germany
“The Red Thread” featuring works from Bethany Marchman, Jennybird Alcantara and Edith Lebeau

Please be sure to check out Sour Harvest for a more in-depth look at additional events taking place in the Los Angeles new contemporary art scene.