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Rewind: Dec 23 – Feb 11

Time for another one of our Rewind features as we review recent videos that art lovers may be interested in. Leading things off is some footage of Bernie Mitchell working with an unusual medium – dry wall – to create wall sculptures. Other worthy videos include: Mel Kadel’s work with Adult Swim. Usugrow painting a wall mural for his show in Tokyo. Aryz in Ukraine. Footage of Futura painting his Houston & Bowery mural. Mars-1 sculpture arrives in Nashville. Yok & Sheryo putting in work […]
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Streets: Aryz (Bangkok)

Following up on¬†the new murals we shared with you last week from¬†ROA¬†& Nychos, which were painted for the¬†BUKRUK¬†Urban Arts Festival in Thailand, we now have images of¬†Aryz’s¬†contribution.¬†For this latest piece, the Spanish artist chose for his inspiration something that can often be seen on the streets of Bangkok – the bicycle. Take a look at more detailed and progress shots below… Photo credit:¬†A-line Photography¬†& the artist. Discuss Aryz here.
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New Group Show @ Library Street Collective

On February 27th, the Library Street Collective will be opening a group show at their Detroit space featuring a diverse selection of artists spanning different genres. Included on the roster are Adrian Falkner, AJ Fosik, Cleon Peterson, Faile, Hacer, Kelsey Brookes, Mars-1, POSE, REVOK, Ryan McGinness (seen above), Sam Friedman, Shepard Fairey, and Swoon. Check out some more preview images below… Discuss this show here.
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Previews: “beinArt Surreal Art Show 2016″ @ Copro Gallery

On February 20th, beinArt founder Jon Beinart will be curating his fifth group show at Copro Gallery. Over fifty artists have been chosen this year, each one selected for their love for¬†surreal and imaginative themes. The roster includes¬†Greg ‚ÄúCraola‚ÄĚ Simkins, Martin Wittfooth, Travis Louie, David Stoupakis, Josh Keyes, Esao Andrews, Jana Brike, Casey Weldon, Chris Mars, Chet Zar, Redd Walitzki, Dan May, Henrik Aa. Uldalen, Marco Mazzoni, Hannah Faith Yata, F. Scott Hess, Matt Dangler, John Brosio, Naoto Hattori, Brian Viveros, Scott Scheidly, Peter Gric, […]
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Upcoming: 2nd Annual “Ema Show” @ Hatos Bar (Tokyo)

Starting on February 13th, a show organized by Hellion Gallery will be showing in Tokyo at the Hatos Bar. It’s appropriate that the 2nd annual¬†Ema Show will start in Japan as the concept was to have artists paint the small wooden plaques on which Shinto worshipers write their prayers or wishes. Each participant was given three of the Ema plaques, so there will be two more left for future shows at Hellion’s Portland space (April ¬†7th) and Galerie Artistik Rezo in Paris (June 21st). The […]
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POW! WOW! ‚Äô16 / Showing: “Exploring The New Contemporary Movement” @ Honolulu Museum of Art School

Over the weekend,¬†POW! WOW! Hawaii¬†kicked off the festivities with a show curated by Thinkspace¬†at the Honolulu Museum of Art School¬†entitled¬†Exploring The New Contemporary Movement,¬†something they have done for the last two years before this (see¬†2015¬†&¬†2014). As in the past, artists were asked to contribute works that conform to a certain format, leading to a visually congruent and display of artworks. In addition,¬†an installation from¬†Aaron Li-Hill¬†(interviewed) could be seen on one wall, documenting the first major American military presence in Hawaii.¬†¬† Other participating¬†artists this year include:¬†1010, […]
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Streets: Nychos (Bangkok)

After a look earlier this week at what ROA painted for the¬†BUKRUK¬†Urban Arts Festival in Thailand, here now is a look at Nychos’ contribution. Taking inspiration from the Bangkok heat, the Austrian street artist painted a rubber ducky on meltdown, of course with the insides revealed with his usual aesthetic. Take a look at more photos below… Photo credit:¬†A-line Photography¬†& the artist. Discuss Nychos here.
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Releases: Yoskay Yamamoto – “Sunny Flower” Series

Several days ago,¬†Yoskay Yamamoto¬†(interviewed) released more iterations of his “Sunny Flower” series. The potted blooms are customized with the Los Angeles-based artist’s signature facial features and take inspiration from¬†his¬†job during college was delivering bouquets in Santa Barbara. Priced between $150 – $200, these whimsical pieces are an easy way to add something to your collection from Yamamoto. Head here if you are interested in picking one up. Discuss Yoskay Yamamoto¬†here.
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Upcoming: James Jean – Chinese New Year Installation @ interTrend

With Chinese New Year coming up on Monday,¬†interTrend in Long Beach has teamed up with James Jean¬†(interviewed) for an interactive installation to celebrate the occasion. The project centers around the red envelopes given out around the holidays by families for good luck. In this case, they have been secured to the front of the company’s building (228 E. Broadway), set to be revealed tomorrow morning to be gifted to the public. As the red packets are removed, the imagery¬†of Jean will be slowly revealed in […]
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POW! WOW! ’16 / Previews: “Exploring The New Contemporary Movement” @ Honolulu Museum of Art School

Tomorrow (February 7th) will mark the third time Thinkspace has curated a show in association with POW! WOW! Hawaii at the¬†Honolulu Museum of Art School (see 2015 & 2014). The event will continue their push to further the art of what they call the “New Contemporary Movement” and will include an installation from Aaron Li-Hill. Other participating¬†artists this year include: 1010, Aaron Nagel, Adam Caldwell, Alex Garant, Alex Yanes, Amanda Marie, Andrew Schoultz, Anthony Clarkson, Apex, Baghead, Bec Winnel, Ben Frost, Benjamin Garcia, Brian Mashburn, […]
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