NYC is the place to be this weekend – Ryden, Julie Heffernan, Faile/Bast, and Shepard Fairey – just a stunning lineup of shows offering something for every taste. Shepard’s big show at Deitch is by far leading the charge – the turnout for this show should really keep the local officials on their toes considering it’s the end of an era as well, with this being the final show at Deitch’s space before he turns his attention to MOCA in Los Angeles. This is one for the history books indeed. Don’t sleep – get out to NYC now!

Take a peek at all the goodness after the jump.


Sat, May 1st 7-10PM
Cal State Fullerton Grand Central Art Center
125 N. Broadway in Santa Ana (parking in 3rd St. Parking Structure)
‘Weapons Of Mass Delusions’ featuring new works from Laurie Lipton + ‘Demoneater’ featuring new works from Christopher Ulrich
(Both exhibitions on view through June 13th)

Sat, May 1st 6-9:30PM
De La Barracuda
7769 Melrose Ave in Los Angeles
‘May Day’ featuring new works from Shark Toof

Upper Playground is presenting “Dirty Hands – The Art and Crimes of David Choe” to the general ticket buying public for the first time ever staring this Friday. It will be playing in Los Angeles at the Sunset 5 Theater from April 30th – May 6th


Opened on Thurs, April 29th
Paul Kasmin Gallery
293 Tenth Ave in New York City
‘The Gay 90’s’ featuring new works from Mark Ryden
(On view through June 5th – don’t miss this one if you make it NYC)

Opened on Thurs, April 29th
PPOW Gallery
511 West 25th Street, 3rd Floor
‘Boy, O Boy’ featuring new works from Julie Heffernan
(On view through June 5th – a tour de force show / don’t miss this)

Fri, April 30th 7-11PM
The Deluxx Fluxx Arcade
158 Allen Street in New York City
‘The Deluxx Fluxx Arcade’ from Faile and Bast
(On view throughout the month – open Tue-Sat 3-8PM)

Sat, May 1st 6-9PM
Deitch Projects
18 Wooster Street in New York City
‘May Day’ featuring new works from Shepard Fairey
(On view through May 29th)


Sat, May 1st 7-10PM
Gallery1988 San Francisco
1173 Sutter Street in San Francisco
‘Amicus Monstrum’ featuring new works from Scott Campbell and Nathan Stapley

Sat, May 1st 7-11PM
Shooting Gallery
839 Larkin St. @ O’Farrell/Geary in San Francisco
‘Passing Through’ featuring new works from Hush
(On view through June 5th)

Sat, May 1st 7-11PM
White Walls
835 Larkin St. @ O’Farrell/Geary in San Francisco
‘Faces In The Mirror’ featuring new works from Blek le Rat + ‘Transitions’ featuring new works from ABOVE
(Both shows on view through June 5th)


Opened on Thurs, April 29th
The Rag Factory
16 Heneage Street in London, England
New works from Bruno 9li and Talita Hoffman
(On view only through May 3rd)

Sat, May 1st 7PM
Red Propeller
Weeke, Loddiswell, Kingsbridge in Devon TQ7 4AQ, United Kingdom
‘Maid To Please’ featuring new works from TRXTR


Opened on Thurs, April 29th
Circle Culture Gallery
Gipsstrasse 11 in Berlin, Germany
‘Home Sweet Home’ featuring new works from Stefan Strumbel
(On view through June 10th)

Sat, May 1st
MADRE Museum
Via Settembrini 79 in Naples, Italy
The Urban Superstar 2010 Festival featuring the ‘Back in Black’ group show featuring works from Amy Sol, Anthony Ausgang, Alberto Corradi, AlePOP, Alessandro Rak, Prof. Bad Trip, (Gianluca Lerici), Basil Wolverton, Bigfoot, Blu, Boris Hoppek, Brendan Danielsson, Buff Monster, Camilla D’Errico, Camilla Falsini, Catalina Estrada, Cesko, Charles Burns, Ciou, Daniel Clowes, Dave Cooper, Dave McKean, DEM, Diavù (David Vecchiato), Fidia, Francesca Ghermandi, Gary Baseman, Gary Taxali, Gianluca Costantini, Gilbert Shelton, Gio Pistone, Glenn Barr, Hitnes, Ian Stevenson, Jamie Hewlett, Jeremy Fish, Jim Avignon, Joe Ledbetter, Jon Burgerman, Laurina Paperina, Licia Viero, Lina Hoven, Lisa Petrucci, Marco About, Massimo Giacon, Matti Hagelberg, Michael Sieben, Mike Davis, Mr. Wany, Paper Resistance, Paul Chatem, Ray Caesar, Robert Crumb, Scarful, Sergio Mora, Shag, Squaz, Tara McPherson, Tokidoki (Simone Legno), Victor Castillo, Zelda Bomba, and Zoe Lacchei – much more to come from this special show, so watch the blog
(On view through Dec. 31st, 2010)

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.