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Streets: Interesni Kazki / AEC – “Odysseus Escape From Polyphemus” (Sicily)

We are a sucker for murals painted on silos. Something about the curvature of the surface the awesome way the imagery usually stands out from the surrounding background takes things up a notch. This latest example is from AEC, one half of the Interesni Kazki duo, entitled Odysseus Escape From Polyphemus. The piece is a play on the famous Greek myth as you can see from the sheep and references the topic of relations between politics and mafia in the port area of Catania, Sicily where the mural […]
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Previews: Yoskay Yamamoto x Sunny Side Up Studio – “Pothead” @ GR2 Gallery

This Sunday, July 19th, from 2 – 5 PM, Sunny Side Up Studio will be holding a pre-release event at GR2 Gallery for their Pothead line of products designed by co-founder Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed). Featuring the signature facial features seen in sculptural pieces from the Los Angeles-based artist, the hand-made plant holder comes in two colors – white and yellow – and are priced at $80 each. Discuss Yoskay Yamamoto here.
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Releases: Audrey Kawasaki – “It Was You” Print

This weekend, Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed) will be offering up another timed release for her fans entitled It Was You through Static Medium. If you remember, this exquisite image was taken from one of her original paintings on show at her Los Angeles solo back in 2014 (covered). Available for 48 hours only from July 18th, Saturday at 12am (midnight) Pacific Time until July 19th, Sunday at 11:59pm Pacific Time, the edition size of the print will be determined by demand. More details here. *She will be giving away […]
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Rewind: Jun 7 – Jul 13

Headlining our Rewind feature this time is a short film documenting Adam Neate’s (interviewed) time in Beijing where he joined street calligraphers in Beihai Park. They all practice the art of DiShu, or water calligraphy where the ephemeral forms disappear as it evaporates. Other worthy videos include: Heavy Dreamers project from Booooooom that features artists from POW! WOW!. CYRCLE x Drew Merritt, Vyal and Mear One working on a VNA project in the desert A feature on Handiedan. A review of the POW! WOW! mural program for SXSW. Kidult […]
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Streets: Aryz (Spain)

Given free reign at the Cultural Forum in Carballo in the community of Galicia in northwest Spain, Aryz painted his imagery on three large adjacent walls despite only having 10 days to complete the task. Two of the murals featured his more figurative work while the other was covered with looks to be a disassembled car. Take a look at more photos below… Discuss Aryz here.
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Upcoming: “Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei” @ National Gallery of Victoria

Coming up in December of this year, an interesting pairing of Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei will open at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne before traveling to Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Museum in June of 2016. Surveying the careers of two of the most significant artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, the exhibition will feature over 300 works, including immersive installations and a wide representation of painting, sculpture, film, photography, publishing and social media. Most intriguing will be their goal of exploring the parallels and intersections between […]
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Previews: Edwin Ushiro – “The Study of Life as Things” @ Giant Robot 2

This Saturday, July 18th, at Giant Robot 2 in Los Angeles, Edwin Ushiro (interviewed) will be unveiling new works for his latest solo entitled The Study of Life as Things. Most of the drawings are 8.5″ x 11″ and done with graphite, ink and ballpoint pens, tools the locally-based artist used during his intermediate school days. Making this choice draws Ushiro deeper into the nostalgia that is evident is his work, a look back at the memories from his days growing up on the islands of Hawaii. Discuss Edwin […]
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Art Focus: Lisa Ericson

Painter Josh Keyes (interviewed) recently clued us in to the work of his wife Lisa Ericson by posting some of her work on various social media. We were especially drawn to a series she calls Mouserflies, for obvious reasons as you can see from the surreal hybrids seen here. For those interested in more from the Portland-based artist, you can see work from her as well as Keyes in the Unfathomable group show currently on view at The Piranha Shop, curated by Antler Gallery. Discuss Lisa Ericson here.
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Upcoming: PUSH – “Remember To Forget” @ Known Gallery

Fresh off painting a mural for POW! WOW! Long Beach, PUSH got right back to work on his solo opening on July 11th at Known Gallery. Remember To Forget will just be the latest showing with the Los Angeles gallery through the years and once again highlight the MSK-affiliated writer’s signature geometric-form based imagery. Take a look at a teaser video here and make plans to check out the show tomorrow night if you are interested… Photo credit: Brent Broza. Discuss PUSH here.
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Upcoming: Axel Void – “Sehnsucht” @ BC Gallery

Next Thursday, July 16th, BC Gallery in Berlin will be opening a solo show from Axel Void entitled Sehnsucht. The collective name of the new series of paintings and videos by the Miami-based artist comes from the German noun translated as longing, yearning, or craving or in a wider sense a type of “intensely missing” but is more complex than simply those terms. Seeing as the term is used in psychology, it’s certainly appropriate when referenced with Void’s provocative imagery, which features a dark tone which is not […]