Phil Frost

Phil Frost

As just about every noteworthy gallery in our movement prepares to head down to Miami for all the art fairs the week after next, the amazing shows somehow just keep coming. From the groundbreaking public opening of the amazing new PRISM space on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood this Friday featuring museum size work from the legendary duo of Barry McGee and Phil Frost through to “The Thousands” group show in the UK curated by RJ of Vandalog that just opened last night, there just doesn’t look to be an end anytime soon to all the mind-bending eye candy. Rejoice and support the arts.

Check out all our handpicked shows after the jump…

Barry McGee

Barry McGee


Fri, Nov. 20th
8746 West Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood
“MINDTHEGAP” featuring new works from Barry McGee and Phil Frost
(On view through Feb. 20th, 2010)



LOS ANGELES (Home to the movement):

Fri, Sat, Nov. 20th 7-10PM
Gallery 1988 Los Angeles
“Badass Cinema” featuring original movie merchandise including cult t-shirts plus exclusive and rare posters all from the Mondo archives + live painting from Skinner & live screen printing from Harry Diaz
(One-night only special event)
7020 Melrose Ave in Los Angeles / 323.937.7088

Sat, Nov. 21st 7-10:30PM
Black Maria Gallery
3137 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles / 818.613.9090
“Black Market at Black Maria: Skip The Mall” annual group show featuring works from Nanami Cowdroy, Steve Daily, Lauren Gardiner, Tom Haubrick, Michael Hsiung, Aaron Kraten, Danni Shinya Luo, Paul Nagel, Shark Toof and many more
(On view through Jan. 2nd, 2010)

Sat, Nov. 21st 8-11PM
Corey Helford Gallery
8522 Washington Blvd in Culver City / 310.287.2340
“Autumn’s Come Undone” featuring new works and large format giclee prints from Josh Agle (aka SHAG)
(On view through Dec. 9th)

Sat, Nov. 21st 7-11PM
MOCA Grand Avenue
250 South Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles
“Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years” – members’ opening (free to museum members / $25 for those attending with a member) – featuring a performance from LA-based artist collective My Barbarian
See for full details

Sat, Nov. 21st 7-10PM
Switcheroo Workshop
543-B South Raymond in Pasadena
“Holiday Party” with Amanda Visell and Tim Biskup featuring the release of their limited edition hand-painted collaborative sculpture ‘HelperCentaurEphunt’

Sat, Nov. 21st 6-9PM
The Torrance Art Museum
3320 Civic Center Drive in Torrance
“First Eyes on the World” featuring new works from Jean-Pierre Roy
(On view through Dec. 19th)

Sun, Nov. 22nd 5-8PM ($10 admission)
The G2 Gallery
1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice
“Venice Art Walls Benefit Art Auction” to raise funds for the public program on Venice Beach – featuring works from Asylm, Axis, Robbie Conal, Kofie, Make, Man One, Mear One, Swank, Vyal, and many more

Sun, Nov. 22nd Noon-6PM
33third Los Angeles / Mid-City Arts
5111 W. Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles
“The First Annual Montana Exhibition” featuring works and live painting from Apex (SF), Jase (SF), King 157 (SJ), Neon (SF), Revok (LA), Rime (LA), Saber (LA), Sever (ATL), Vulcan (SF) – all Montana products will be on sale during this special live painting event

Candice Tripp

Candice Tripp


Sat, Nov. 21st 7-10PM
Brooklynite Gallery
“Get On Your Shine Box” featuring shoe shine boxes created by over 100 artists trying to survive in this tough economy
(On view through Dec. 19th)

Sat, Nov. 21st 8-10PM
Level 2
812 Broadway (at 11th Street) in New York City
“New Abstracts and Icons” featuring new works from Eric Haze

Sat, Nov. 21st 6-9PM
Joshua Liner Gallery
548 W. 28th Street, 3rd Floor in New York City
“Tiny Drama” featuring new works from Candice Tripp + “Beast Anthology” featuring new sculptures from Kris Kuksi
(Both exhibits on view through Dec. 19th)

Sun, Nov. 22nd
11 West 53rd Street in New York City
The 1st major career retrospective on Tim Burton, consisting of a gallery exhibition and a film series
(On view through April 26th, 2010)

Kelsey Brookes

Kelsey Brookes, image via TAC


Fr, Nov. 20th 6-8PM
Quint Contemporary Art
7739 Drury Lane in La Jolla, CA
“Bigger, Brighter, Bolder” featuring new works from Kelsey Brookes and live musical performances from The Dabbers and Lion Cut
(On view through Dec. 19th)

Sat, Nov. 21st 7-10PM
M Modern Gallery
2500 N. Palm Canyon in Palm Springs at Racquet Club Rd. / 760.416.3611
“Out There” featuring new works from Naoto Hattori + “A Broken Promise Of The Flying Car” group show featuring works from Dave MacDowell, Dabs Myla, SHAG, Brandon Steen, Chris Reccardi, Dennis Larkins, Heather Watts, Joe Ledbetter, James Naccarato, Keith Weesner, Poor Al, The Pizz, and many more
(On view through Dec. 5th)

Sat, Nov. 21st
David B. Smith Gallery
1543 A Wazee Street Denver, CO 80202 / 303.893.4234
New works from Yoko Tanaka, Katherine Guillen, Andrea Offermann.
(On view through Dec. 26th)

Jose Parla

Jose Parla


Wed, Nov. 18th 6-10PM
Village Underground
54 Holywell Lane in London, England EC2A
“The Thousands” curated by RJ of Vandalog featuring a mural by Burning Candy and works from Banksy, Swoon, Faile, Herakut, Judith Supine, Os Gemeos, Nick Walker,
(Special exhibition on view through this Sun, Nov. 22nd)

Wed, Nov. 18th 5-9PM
London Miles Gallery
242 Acklam Road. Westbourne Studios, London, W10 5JJ
“Living In Your Dreams” featuring new works from Yoko D’Holbachie (Viewing after opening only by contacting [email protected])
(On view through Nov. 30th)

Fri, Nov. 20th 10AM-7PM
Eastcastle House
27-28 Eastcastle Street in London W1W 8DH
“The Lock Up” featuring works by Nick Walker, Goldie, Jef Aerosol, Inkie, Eelus, Mau Mau, K-Guy, Pam Glew, Beejoir, and many more
(On view through Dec. 10th)

Image via Lost Art

Image via Lost Art


Wed, Nov. 18th
Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo
Av. Paulista, 1578 – Bela Vista, São Paulo – SP, 01310-200, Brazil / +55 11 3251-5644
“De dentro pra fora / De fora pra dentro” group show curated by Choque Cultural featuring works and installations from Titi Freak, Zezão, Stephan Doitschinoff, Ramon Martins, Carlos Dias and Daniel Melin

As always, please be sure to check out for a more in-depth look at additional events taking place in the Los Angeles new contemporary art scene.