David Choe

David Choe

One month in and the art world is in full gear as we kick off the month of February. There are literally dozens of amazing noteworthy shows going off this weekend and next the world over. Two of the shows we’re most excited about here at AM is the return of David Choe (featured) to SF this Friday at FIFTY24SF and the west coast solo debut from Tomokazu “Matsu” Matsuyama (featured) at Frey Norris, also in SF… so needless to say SF is the place to be this weekend.

Check out all the action going off the world over after the jump.

Miss Van

Miss Van

LOS ANGELES (Home to the movement):

Thurs, Feb. 4th 7-10PM
Gallery 1988 Los Angeles
7020 Melrose Ave in Los Angeles / 323.937.7088
‘Glass Hat’ featuring works from the Grass Hut crew featuring the likes of Bwana Spoons, Le Merde, Apak, Scrappers, Martin Ontiveros, and many more
(On view through Feb. 26th)

Fri, Feb. 5th 7-11PM
C.A.V.E. Gallery
507 Rose Ave in Venice / 310.428.6387
‘The Death of Big Head’ featuring new works from Paul Chatem + live painting from Jim Mahfood & live music from pianist Wesley Flowers
(On view through Feb. 27th)

Fri, Feb. 5th 8-11PM
La Luz De Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles / 323.666.7667
‘Spiritual Deficiencies’ from Danni Shinya Luo + ‘Uncomplicated Treates’ from Miran Kim
(On view through Feb. 28th)

Fri, Feb. 5th 6-9PM (please bring a can of dog or cat food for entry during closing reception)
4210 Santa Monica Blvd in Los Angeles / 323.913.3375
Special closing reception for ‘A Cry For Help’ – group show to help raise funds for Born Free USA and raise awareness about the every growing number of endangered species in the animal kingdom – huge group show featuring over 100 artists and over 150 pieces of original artwork with a featured installation from Bumblebee + live painting from Dabs Myla during the closing party + special limited edition prints from Buff Monster and Liz McGrath – don’t miss your last chance to check out this amazing show

Sat, Feb. 6th 7-11PM
Cella Gallery
5229 Lankershim Blvd in North Hollywood
‘This Is Life / These Are the Real Things’ featuring new works from Jeff Ramirez + new works from Patrick Haemmerlein in the upstairs gallery
(On view through Feb. 27th)

Sat, Feb. 6th 7-11PM (with a special Zombie walk at 6:20PM)
Gallery Nucleus
210 E. Main St., Alhambra / 626.458.7482
‘Zombies In Love’ group show featuring works from Yoko d’Holbachie, Junko Mizuno, Jonathan Wayshak, Scott C., Mindy Lee, Kevin Dart, Ippei Gyoubu, Edith Abeyata, Anna Chambers, and many more + tons of Zombie goodness going off throughout the evening including a Zombie walk near the gallery before the event kicks off, signings, contests, and more – check their site for full details and lineup
(On view through Feb. 22nd)

Sat, Feb. 6th 8-11PM
Merry Karnowsky Gallery
170 South La Brea Ave. in Los Angeles / 323.933.4408
‘She Wolves’ featuring new works from Miss Van + ‘Strange Fruit’ featuring new works from Victor Castillo
(On view through March 6th)

Sat, Feb. 6th 8-11PM
Subliminal Projects
1331 W. Sunset Blvd in the Echo Park region of Los Angeles
New works from Albert Reyes & Andres Guerrero
(On view through March 6th)


Wed, Feb. 3rd
J. Cacciola Gallery
617 W. 27th St. in New York City
‘Group Invitational Show’ featuring works from Kenichi Hoshine, Scott Everingham, and Roger Chavez
(On view through Feb. 27th)

Thurs, Feb. 4th 6-8PM
Fredericks & Freiser
536 W. 24th Street in New York City
‘Chimera’ featuring new works from Nicholas Di Genova
(On view through March 13th)

Sat, Feb. 6th 7-11PM
Last Rites Gallery
511 West 33rd Street in New York City
New works from Fred Harper & Nick Baxter

Tomokazu Matsuyama

Tomokazu Matsuyama


Thurs, Feb. 4th 6-8PM
Frey Norris
456 Geary Street in San Francisco
‘In Case You’re Lost’ featuring new works from Tomokazu ‘Matsu’ Matsuyama
(On view through March 6th)

Thurs, Feb. 4th 6PM until late
1485 Haight Street in San Francisco
‘Hand Over Fist’ group show featuring works from Jason Jagel, Ryan Bubnis, Katy Horan, Derek Albeck, Paul Urich, Jessie Rose Vala, Tahiti Pehrson, and Marco Zamora
(On view through March 26th)

Fri, Feb. 5th 7-10PM
248 Fillmore Street in San Francisco
‘Character Assassination’ featuring new works, prints and an installation from David Choe
(On view through March 24th)

Fri, Feb. 5th 7-10PM
Gallery 1988 SF
1173 Sutter Street in San Francisco
‘Whispers’ featuring new works from Tin, Roland Tamayo, Kendra Binney, and May Ann Licudine
(On view through Feb. 27th)

Sat, Feb. 6th
151 Third Street in San Francisco
Luc Tuymans – the first major retrospective in the USA from this influential Belgian painter and the most comprehensive overall to date featuring over 75 works
(On view through May 2nd)

Sat, Feb. 6th 7-11PM
Shooting Gallery
839 Larkin Street in San Francisco
‘Solid Cold’ featuring new collaborative works and an installation from Antistrot
(On view through Feb. 28th)

Sat, Feb. 6th 7-11PM
White Walls
839 Larkin Street in San Francisco
‘Never A Dull Moment’ – group show curated by iO Wright featuring works from Anthony Lister, Angela Boatwright, Augustine Kofie, Remi Rough, Erik Otto, Armsrock, Sam Ash, Cheryl Dunn, The Clayton Brothers and many more
(On view through Feb. 26th)


Thurs, Feb. 4th 5-9PM
Flat Color Gallery
528 1st Avenue South in Seattle, WA
Group show featuring works from Kelly Vivanco, Jen Corace, Melissa Moss, Kinoko, Mia Christopher, Lesley Reppeteaux, and Karin Yamagiwa Madan

Sun, Feb. 7th
Olde City Tattoo
423 N. 2nd Street in Philadelphia, PA
‘Love Letter Tattoo Shop’ from ESPO – Steve Powers takes over the legendary Olde City Tattoo shop for a week where they staff will only be tattooing flash created by the man himself – look for a book signing and more to be announced soon
(Through Feb. 14th)




Thurs, Feb. 4th
Galerie Itinerrance
7bis, rue Rene Goscinny in Paris, France
New works and an installation from Roa
(On view through Feb. 28th)

Fri, Feb. 5th 6:30PM
Dorothy Circus Gallery
Via Nuoro 17, 00182 Rome, Italy
‘What A Wonder Food World’ featuring new works from Nouar and Laura Wachter
(On view through April 2nd)

Sat, Feb. 6th & Sun, Feb. 7th
Spazio Concept
Via Forcella 7 in Milan, Italy
‘Urban Painting’ group show featuring works from Michel De Feo, Claudio Ethos, BTOY, C215, M-City, PHO, Ryan Spring Dooley and many more
For full details check out www.urbanpainting.info

Sat, Feb. 6th 7-10PM
We Are Related
Skt. Hans Gade 19, 2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark
‘Zettelkasten’ featuring a site specific installation, constructed around the idea of an archive of drawings, built upon the observations in the local environment around Sankt Hans Gade, where Armsrock was born and raised
(On view through March 14th)

Colin & Sas Christian

Colin & Sas Christian


Wed, Feb. 3rd
Opera Gallery
134 New Bond Street in London
‘Inner Space’ featuring new works from Sas Christian and Colin Christian
(On view through )


Fri, Feb. 5th 7-10PM
LE Gallery
1183 Dundas Street West in Toronto, ON
‘Life In The Pond’ featuring new works from Mitsuo Kimura
(On view through Feb. 28th)

Fri, Feb. 5th 7-11PM
Show & Tell Gallery
1161 Dundas St. West in Toronto, ON
‘Everything We Wanted, In Our Nostalgic Future’ featuring new works from Tessar Lo + ‘I Can’t Love You, But We Can Romance’ featuring new works from Nimit Malavia
(On view through Feb. 28th)

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