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POW! WOW! Long Beach ’16 / Openings: “Vitality & Verve: In the Third Dimension” @ LBMA

A couple weekends ago, in association with POW! WOW! Long Beach, a massive group show opened at the Long Beach Museum of Art. Vitality & Verve: In the Third Dimension was presented by the museum in collaboration with Thinkspace & POW! WOW!, a followup on last year’s debut showing (covered) with another amazing series of installations and murals from a new roster. Not only did fans in the beach city get to see murals from some of their favorite artists (covered), but also a high quality selection of work in a museum […]
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Upcoming: Zevs – “The Big Oil Splash” @ Lazarides Rathbone

On July 28th, Lazarides Rathbone will be presenting new works from Zevs in a solo show entitled The Big Oil Splash. Included from the French artist, otherwise known as Aguirre Schwarz, will be a series of paintings, monochromes and sculpture featuring his iconic drips and thematically referencing oil spills. He further states – “Ecology is at the heart of this new work. But it was paint, not politics. The work of man on earth extends here in a work of painting on canvas.” Discuss Zevs here.
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Releases: Josh Keyes – “Guardian” Print

Coming up on August 8th, Josh Keyes (interviewed) will be releasing a new Artist Collectable archival print on wood entitled Guardian. Produced in an edition of 250, it will measure 9”x12”x1 5/8″ and come in a satin black frame. The price will be $250 so head over here if you are interested in adding it to your collection. Discuss Josh Keyes here.
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Showing: FriendsWithYou – “Light Wave” @ Santa Monica Pier

Currently showing at the Santa Monica Pier through September 8th (7-10pm on Thursdays) is a new installation from FriendsWithYou. Light Wave is the collective’s largest installation to date and was created in partnership with the iconic pier’s Twilight Concert Series as well as Snapchat. The huge inflatables and play with light creates a magical setting for beachgoers enjoy through the rest of summer. Discuss FriendsWithYou here.
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POW! WOW! Long Beach ’16 / Streets: Recap

With the second edition of POW! WOW! Long Beach successfully completed, it’s now time to review the murals painted for the event. The street art festival upgraded itself this year with a more extensive list of artists including 123Klan, Aaron Li-Hill, Andrew Hem, Brendan Monroe, Cinta Vidal, Dave Van Patten, Defer, Dragon76 (seen above), Edwin Ushiro, Ernest Zacharevic, Evah Fan, Felipe Pantone, Gail Werner, Gary Musgrave, Hitozuki, Hula, James Molina, James Haunt, Jeff McMillan, Kaplan Bunce, Karshink, Mr44, OG23, OG Slick, Pantonio, Sarah Joncas, Sket One, Telmo Miel, and Yoskay […]
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Previews: “Cluster” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Starting on August 3rd at Jonathan LeVine Gallery, some of their established as well as new artists will be presenting work in a new group show. Entitled Cluster, the exhibition gave the participants a chance to interpret the idea of cluster or to arrange a grouping of their work to display. Included on the roster will be Amandine Urruty, Anton Vill, Ben Tolman, Charlie Immer (seen above), Drew Leshko, Gary Mellon, Gary Taxali, Luke O’Sullivan, Marco Mazzoni, Nicomi Nix Turner, Ron English, Sam Gibbons, Smithe One, […]
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Controversy Surrounding The South Park 20th Anniversary Show Censorship

Tonight, the South Park 20th Anniversary Show held in conjunction with San Diego Comic-Con unveiled works from artists asked to create works influenced by the animated series. Included here are some of the pieces painted for the exhibition, but the two first ones from Paul Insect (above) and Andrew Schoultz (directly below) were allegedly censored by the South Park Public Relations Team. We find it strange that an irreverent show that is and has embraced controversial topics in the past would decide to block works created in the […]
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Previews: Cinta Vidal – “Gravities” @ Thinkspace

This Saturday night (July 23rd) in Thinkspace’s project room, Cinta Vidal will be unveiling a new series of paintings featuring her signature gravity-defying imagery. When you look architectural structures that the Spanish artist paints, you will quickly see the inhabitants defy the laws of physics. The work for this exhibition are mainly her clusters of domestic and natural environments, although there is also one piece that feature her characters in a scattered field of suspended furniture, also something she has been known to paint. Discuss Cinta […]
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Upcoming: OSGEMEOS – “Silence of the Music” @ Lehmann Maupin (New York)

Coming up on September 8, OSGEMEOS will be opening their solo show at the 536 West 22nd Street location of Lehmann Maupin in New York. Entitled Silence of the Music, the show will continue the duo’s series of works featuring yellow and brown skinned characters juxtaposed against patterned backgrounds and urban environments. Take a look a more preview images below… Discuss OSGEMEOS here.
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Releases: Ian Francis – “Revolving Cage” Print

Lazarides just announced the release of a new print from Ian Francis (featured) entitled Revolving Cage. The image is taken from a painting he submitted earlier this year for the gallery’s 10 year anniversary show (covered) and features the British artist’s melding of photorealistic and abstract imagery. Available in a run of 100 and sized at 50 cm x 70 cm, the signed and numbered edition costs £175.00 and can be purchased here. Discuss Ian Francis here.