Photo via s.butterfly

Photo via s.butterfly

February is well underway and the sheer amount of quality shows opening over the coming days makes one wish they’ve figured out that whole cloning thing already. Wish we could be in NYC, LA and UK all at once this weekend. Hard to pick just one, but a show that’s sure to get a ton of love on the web is the upcoming show at Lazarides featuring Bast and Faile. Also noteworthy is the final show taking place at Billy Shire’s Culver City location this Saturday. An end of an era, so don’t miss that one!

Check out all the eye candy worth catching after the jump.

Damon Soule

Damon Soule

LOS ANGELES (Home to the movement):

Fri, Feb. 12th 7-11PM
4210 Santa Monica Blvd in Los Angeles / 323.913.3375
“Modus Alone” featuring new works from Damon Soule + “Fresh” group show featuring new works from Linnea Strid, Jacub Gagnon, Josie Morway, Dabs Myla, Wesley Burt, Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker, and John Park
(On view through March 5th)

Fri, Feb. 12th 7-10PM
THIS Los Angeles
5906 North Figueroa in Los Angeles
“These Friends” group show featuring works from Richard Colman, Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Andy Mueller, Geoff McFetridge, Leo Fitzpatrick, Noah Kalina, Corey Arnold, Mercedes Helnwein, Andy Jenkins, Travis Millard, Michael Sieben, Kevin Taylor, Adam Wallacavage, Florencio Zavala, Ben Woodward, Sage Vaughn, Jim Houser, Shepard Fairey, The Cobrasnake, Christopher Bettig, and many more

Sat, Feb. 13th 8-11:30PM
Copro Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave, Space T5 in Bergamot Station in Santa Monica
‘Tempest’ featuring new works and an installation from Martin Wittfooth and ‘The Burgeoning’ from Chris Ryniak
(On view through March 6th)

Sat, Feb. 13th 7-10M
Corey Helford Gallery
8522 Washington Blvd in Culver City / 310.287.2340
‘You Are Not Falling, You Are Floating’ featuring new works from David Hochbaum

Sat, Feb. 13th 3-5PM
Gallery Nucleus
210 E. Main St., Alhambra / 626.458.7482
Book-signing event with Barron Storey and Kent Williams

Sat, Feb. 13th 6:30-10PM
2062 Sawtelle Blvd in Los Angeles / 310.445.9276
‘Year Of The Tiger’ group show featuring works from Apak!, Robert Bellm, Christopher Bettig, Luke Chueh, Jen Corace, Matt Furie, Susie Ghahremani, David Horvath, Michael Hsiung, Martin Hsu, Mari Inukai, Jeremiah Ketner, Dan-ah Kim, Le Merde, Eric Nyquist, Matrin Ontiveros, Albert Reyes, Scrappers, Bwana Spoons, Aiyana Udesen, Edwin Ushiro, Jeni Yang, and many more

Sat, Feb. 13th 5-7PM
Richard Heller Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave, Space B-5A at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica / 310.453.9191
“Goodbye Golden State” featuring new works from Alison Blickle
(On view through March 13th)

Sat, Feb. 13th 7-9PM
Pasadena Museum Of California Art
490 East Union Street in Pasadena
‘The Ulysses Guide To The Los Angeles River’ group show featuring works from Chaz Bojorquez, Rob Sato, and many more – inspired by the book of the same name + a solo show from The Sumi Ink Club in their project room + a Millard Sheets retrospective featuring over 80 works in the main gallery – well worth a trip to Pasadena
(On view thorugh May 30th)

Sat, Feb. 13th 7-11PM
Sherman Gallery (Thinkspace Gallery pop-up show)
4039 Lincoln Blvd in Marina del Rey (near intersection of Washington Blvd and Lincoln Blvd near Venice)
“Give Me Space To Think” – curated by Thinkspace and Cannibal Flower – special showcase featuring artists that will be exhibiting at Thinkspace and Cannibal Flower in 2010 – featuring works from Allison Sommers, Anthony Clarkson, Dabs Myla, Jacub Gagnon, John Park, 2H, Linnea Strid, Nathan DeYoung, Seth Armstrong, Tran Nguyen, Yosuke Ueno, Brian Robertson, Crystal Sylver, Delphia, Erik Siador, Godfrey Mawema, Jessica Blowers, Louie Metz, Macsorro, Michael Pukac, Mickey Edtinger and N.S. David + live painting from Dabs Myla, Anthony Clarkson, and Lefty Joe + live DJ action from Mr. NumberOnederful & X-Point
(On view through Feb. 27th)

Sat, Feb. 13th 7-10PM
Billy Shire Fine Arts
5790 Washington Blvd. in Los Angeles / 323.297.0600
New works from Dave McKean – last show at Billy’s Culver City location – come out and celebrate the end of an era
(On view through March 6th)

Sun, Feb. 14th 7-11PM
The Strange
4316 Melrose Ave in Los Angeles
‘The Love Show’ featuring works from Sean Cheetham, Natalia Fabia, Korin Faught, Farron Loathing, Shervin Iranshahr, Savanna Snow, JohnPaul Altamirano, Jeff McMillan, Chantal Menard, Corey Kopp and many more – special support from Amoeba Music, LA Weekly abd Tana’s Fun Cakes – don’t miss this one

Tristram Lansdowne

Tristram Lansdowne


Thurs, Feb. 11th 6PM
83 Grand Street (between Wooster & Greene)
“Come and See Before the Tourists Will Do – The Mystery of Transylvania” featuring new works from Gert & Uwe Tobias

Thurs, Feb. 11th 6-8PM
Gladstone Gallery
530 W. 21st Street in New York City
New works from Banks Violette

Thurs, Feb. 11th 6-8PM
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
521 W. 21st Street in New York City
New works from Olafur Eliasson

Thurs, Feb. 11th 6-8PM
Morgan Lehman Gallery
317 10th Avenue (between 28th and 29th Streets)
“Glean” featuring new works from Ryan Wallace

Fri, Feb. 12th 6-8PM
Luhring Augustine Gallery
531 W. 24th Street in New York City
‘Hawaii’ featuring new work from Daido Moriyama

Fri, Feb. 12th 7-10PM
Factory Fresh
1053 Flushing Ave in Brooklyn
New works from Pufferella and Josh McCutchen

Sat, Feb. 13th 6-9PM
Joshua Liner Gallery
548 W 28th Street, 3rd Floor in New York City
‘Refuge’ featuring new works from Tristram Lansdowne + “From Kojiki To Modern Heroism” featuring new works from Hiro Kurata and Tat Ito

Sat, Feb. 13th 7-10PM
Brooklynite Gallery
334 Malcom X Blvd in Brooklyn
‘Stealth: Artists Above The Radar’ featuring works from Collin Van Der Sluijs and Derek Shumate

Rob Sato

Rob Sato


Thurs, Feb. 11th 7-10PM
Fecal Face Dot Gallery
66 Gough Street (at Market) in San Francisco
‘Alex’ featuring new works from Tofer Chin

Sat, Feb. 13th 6:30-10PM
618 Shrader Street in San Francisco
“Junk History” featuring new works from Rob Sato
(On view through March 9th)


Fri, Feb. 12th 7-9PM
The Gallery At The Alternative Café
120 Fremont Blvd in Seaside, CA
‘Coin Operated’ featuring new works from Man One + live painting on Thur in front of the gallery from Man One and a lecture on Sat – check site for details
(On view through March 10th)

Fri, Feb. 12th 7PM-2AM (21 and over)
Bert’s Warehouse Theater
2739 Russell Street in Detroit, MI
‘The Dirty Show: Red Light Exhibit’ curated by Genevive Zacconi and featuring works from Shawn Barber, Paul Booth, Scott G. Brooks, Vincent Castiglia, Colin Christian, Dan Quintana, David Stoupakis, Brian Viveros, Jasmine Worth, Camilla d’Errico, Michael Hussar, Molly Crabapple, and many more
(On view through Feb. 20th)

Fri, Feb. 12th 7-10PM
M Modern Gallery
2500 N. Palm Canyon in Palm Springs at Racquet Club Rd. / 760.416.3611
“Building The Future With Moments Past” featuring new works from Mike Maxwell

Fri, Feb. 12th 7-10PM
Webb Gallery
209-211 W. Franklin Waxahachie, TX
‘Space Is The Place: Paintings of U.F.O.’s and such’ featuring new works from Esther Pearl Watson
(On view through April 18th)

Fri, Feb. 12th 7-10PM
Roq La Rue Gallery
2316 2nd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121-1710
“Shadow Play” feature new works from Sarah Joncas +
“Mysterious Flower” featuring new works from Ciou
(On view through March 7th)


Sat, Feb. 13th 7-11PM
Ayden Gallery
Vancouver, British Columbia
“5” featuring new works from Camilla d’Errico, Kristian Adam, Mandy Tsung, Mike Kammerer, Dave Barnes, Peter Ricq, Ben Tour, Lani Imre, The Dark, and Peter Taylor


Fri, Feb. 12th
Rathbone Place location – 11 Rathbone Place, London W1T 1HR
“The Faile Bast Deluxx Fluxx Arcade 2010” featuring new works from Faile and Bast on both floors of Laz’ Greek Street space
(On view through March 27th)




Wed, Feb. 10th 4PM
The Streets Of Copenhagen, Denmark
‘Passage / Works’ featuring an outdoor light installation from Armsrock in collaboration with the municipality of Frederiksberg and Movingads as part of LYSLYD
(On view through Feb. 28th – 4PM to midnight daily)

Thurs, Feb. 11th 7PM
Galleria Spazioninmostra
Via Cagnola N. 26 in Milan, Italy
‘Ambiguous Painting’ featuring works from El Gato Chimney, Arianna Piazza, Mirko Canesi, Shanti Ranchetti, and Loredana Catania
(On view through March 19th)

Fri, Feb. 12th 8PM
Neurotitan Gallery
Haus Schwarzenberg Rosenthalerstraße 39 10178 Berlin, Germany
“As If By Magic” featuring works from Labrona, Other, Produkt, Dixon, Aitch, 1010, Saddo, and Noper
(On view through March 6th)


Wed, Feb. 10th
Mizuma Art Gallery
2F Kagura Bldg. 3-13 Ichigaya Tamachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
“Kiyu” featuring new works from Ai Yamaguchi
(On view through March 13th)

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.