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Showing: Mark Ryden – “The Gay 90s: West” @ Kohn Gallery

We recently had the opportunity to stop by for a look at the long awaited solo from Mark Ryden at the new Kohn Gallery location in Los Angeles. Entitled The Gay 90s: West (see the East showing in 2010), the exhibition included stunning new paintings from the master of his field featuring some of his most iconic imagery as well as his largest work to date (seen above). Rounding out the show were a series of drawings / studies, sculptural works, some important older pieces, and an intricate […]
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Streets: World Roundup (May 19 – Jun 1)

It’s time again for another one of our Streets: World Roundup features, a summary of some of the newer street murals that has gone up. Leading things off is this new piece from Aryz that he painted in Lagos, Portugal entitled Tempus Fugit. The mural by the Spanish artist was created for ARTURb ’14. Also make sure to check out more worthy public works below from Augustino Iacurci – Rome, Faith47 – London, Telmo Miel – France, Woozy x Borondo – London, Run – London, Thierry […]
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Previews: Mars-1 – “Toward A Distant Dawn” @ Martha Otero Gallery

This Saturday night (June 7th), the Martha Otero Gallery in Los Angeles will be hosting a solo show from Mars-1 (featured) entitled Toward A Distant Dawn. On display will be a new body of work featuring the Bay Area-based artist’s paintings of otherworldly imagery informed by cosmology, mathematics, altered states of consciousness, science,  among other things. This can be seen in the patterns, geometric-organic structures, and use of color gradients that are prevalent in Martinez’ work. Rounding the show will be a series of sculptural musings […]
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Rewind: May 19 – Jun 1

Another week, another Rewind feature. Leading things off is a nice little video from Jeremy Asher Lynch documenting some murals Herakut painted in Los Angeles (set up by Beau Basse), overlayed with a quote from Pablo Casals. Other worthy videos that can also be seen below come from: SMART CREW transforms SIXTY SoHo. Art collectors starting out younger and younger. Carsten Nicolai creates public art light show in Hong Kong. 3 Letters book preview. New street work by Farewell. Peiqi Su’s wall of penises. Optical illusions […]
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Releases: Jeremy Geddes – “Ascent” Print

Jeremy Geddes (interviewed) recently announced the lottery for his newest print release set to drop next week. Entitled Ascent, the latest limited edition from the Australian artist will feature an image sized at 56cm wide and 56cm high (paper size 61cm x 64m). Highlighting one of Geddes’ most popular reoccurring characters, the gravity defying astronaut can be yours for $235 AUD if you are lucky and will come in a run of 250. Enter for a chance to buy here with the deadline being June 4th. Discuss Jeremy Geddes here.
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Openings: Shepard Fairey – “Power & Glory” @ The Halsey

After bringing you an early in studio glance at Shepard Fairey’s new body of work, it’s time to look at the opening at The Halsey, where the new pieces were put on display alongside a new show of Jasper John’s work. Power & Glory featured a celebration as well as a political critique of Americana and the decline of the “American Dream,” kind of a duality of where he shows an appreciation for the iconography but also provides satire. Of course, fans of is work will […]
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Showing: Jessica Harrison – “Flash” @ Galerie LJ

Earlier this month, Jessica Harrison presented her first solo show in Paris at Galerie L.J. entitled Flash, a reference to tattoos which ties her new body of work together thematically. On display were a series that the Scottish artist is perhaps best known for, her play on classic porcelain figurines. For this particular group of sculptures, she has added body ink to the bodies of these ceramic ladies, surprising the viewer by altering something that is familiar. Rounding out the exhibition are also a series of three […]
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Previews: Jacub Gagnon – “World’s Collide” @ Thinkspace

Looking ahead to June, one of the exhibitions we will be looking forward to comes from Jacub Gagnon’s (interviewed) return (see 2012) to Thinkspace. The new show entitled World’s Collide will feature vivid & surreal portraits of the natural world, interacting in unique ways with objects and other creatures, often in clever associations or with plays of proportion. Head over for the opening at the Culver City gallery on June 21st if you are in town – also showing will be Brian Mashburn and Erica Rose […]
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Screenings: Takashi Murakami – “Jellyfish Eyes” @ Ace Hotel (Los Angeles)

This Friday night, the newly renovated Ace Hotel in Los Angeles will be hosting a screening of Takashi Murakami’s debut movie Jellyfish Eyes. The live-action feature film, the origins of which Murakami dreamt up over 10 years ago, will be shown at the historic theatre at the downtown hotel. It looks like there are tickets still available, including the premium package which includes the official Jellyfish Eyes book and a limited edition new sculpture produced by the artist for this event only. Learn more about the film in […]
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Interviews: Lori Earley – “The Devil’s Pantomime” @ Opera Gallery (New York)

The Opera Gallery in New York is set to open a solo show from Lori Earley on June 7th marking her successful return after a long hiatus. Entitled The Devil’s Pantomime, her largest exhibition to date featuring 34 new paintings comprises of surreal portraits of her characteristic females. We talk to her about a reason why her women may look the way they do, her struggles with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, and more in the interview below. Check out the Q&A’s as well as preview images and make plans to […]