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Openings: Mark Jenkins – “Moment of Impact” @ Lazarides Rathbone

Last week, Mark Jenkins (interviewed) premiered his debut solo show with Lazarides Rathbone entitled Moment of Impact. For his fans in London, the American artist has assembled a selection of provocative mixed media canvases and hyper-realist sculptures. Some pieces like his masked full-size figures are direct translations of his street interventions while others are produced for the gallery setting like the leg which seems to be bursting through a canvas or arms committing seppuku. Enjoy more photos below… Photo credit: Nathalie Thery & Lazarides. Discuss Mark Jenkins here.
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Previews: “Freaks And Americana” @ CHG Circa

On January 24th, the Corey Helford Gallery will be exploring big top culture with a group exhibition at the CHG Circa location entitled Freaks And Americana. Artists participating include Annie Owens, Beau Stanton, Billy Norrby, Brandi Milne, Bumblebeelovesyou, Carlos Ramos, Colin Christian, David Stoupakis, Eine, Eric Joyner, Greg Gossel, Hueman, John Wentz, Melissa Forman, Michael Hussar, Michael Mararian, Nouar, Ron English (seen above), Sas Christian, SHAG, Sylvia Ji, Tom Bagshaw, Victor Castillo, Yosuke Ueno, Carol Liu, Nicomi Nix Turner, Luke Chueh, Sarah Folkman, Selena Wong, […]
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Streets: Meggs (Los Angeles)

Recently in Los Angeles, Meggs teamed up with mobile game company Com2uS to paint an expansive mural promoting new and original content surrounding Summoners War. The new piece covering 2000 square feet of wall in Downtown LA (568 South Sante Fe Ave) features well known characters from the game such as Arch Angel, Dragon, and Angelmon rendered in the Melbourne-based artist’s signature aesthetic. More photos and video below… Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Meggs here.
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Releases: Saber – “Color Of Music” Paintings & Serigraphs

In conjunction with the relaunch of his website, SABER (interviewed) has made a new series of paintings and serigraphs ($1200 & $250 respectively) available for purchase through his webstore. Entitled Color Of Music, the new pieces are representative what the LA-based writer and artist has been working on as of late. Head over here if you want to add these to your collection. Discuss Saber here.
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Ai Weiwei Pours Paint Over Designer Clothes For Magazine V

Last year, V Magazine sent over clothes to Ai Weiwei from 14 young designers carried by Dover Street Market, Comme des Garçons designer Rei Kawakubo’s concept store. The Chinese artist was given carte blanche to shoot the garments in any way he saw so he took the opportunity to reference his 2006/2008 Colored Vases series by using the same colors splashed on models wearing what he was sent. You can read more about the collaboration here, but AWW states – “Pouring a color on an outfit creates a […]
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Streets: Madsteez x Nike For College Football Playoff National Championship

While Ohio State and Oregon were battling it out for the College Football Playoff National Championship, of which the Buckeyes eventually emerged victorious, Madsteez was already underway painting a mural dedicated to the contest at 3015 at Trinity Groves in Dallas. The California-based artist let the online community decide how the mural unfolded as he took suggestions throughout the creation process. Take a look at more photos of Untouchable sponsored by Nike and a video below… Tipped off by StreetArtNews. Discuss Madsteez here.
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Streets: Greg “Craola” Simkins x Lyte (Redondo Beach)

After a successful showing that opened last month in Los Angeles (covered), Greg “Craola” Simkins (featured) went back to his roots recently and painted something on the streets of Redondo Beach. Collaborating with Lyte, a fellow crew member from CBS/WAI, the duo beautified the wall with their letterforms while throwing out a shout out to 2SHAE in the process. More photos below… Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss this Greg “Craola” Simkins here.
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Previews: Roq La Rue @ LA Art Show / Littletopia

The LA Art Show is set to open today through the end of the weekend at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Like last year, there will be a special section devoted to low brow, pop surrealism, and the new contemporary art movement entitled Littletopia (see 2014). This is where the Roq La Rue booth will reside with works this year from Travis Louie (seen above), Chris Berens, Peter Ferguson, Chie Yoshii, Jeff Jacobson, Femke Hiemstra, and Sail. More preview images below…
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Upcoming: Dustin Yellin x New York City Ballet

Coming up in February, the New York City Ballet will be collaborating with their third artist – Dustin Yellin (also see Faile & JR) – in series of special shows. Bringing sculpture into the arena of dance, the performances will feature the Brooklyn-based artist’s signature “window sandwiches” featuring the human form created out of collaged elements. The new pieces, which are extensions of his ongoing Psychogeographies series, will have his subjects put into motion, a nod toward the dancers and their craft. The NYCB third presentation of their Art […]
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Upcoming: “Conjoined V” @ Copro Gallery

On January 24th, Copro Gallery will be holding fifth edition of their Conjoined series of shows (see 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011). As usual, participants specialize in creating bizarre imagery, in the three dimensional form. The extensive list of artists includes Doktor A, Peter Adamyan, William Basso, Jessie Berlin, Sarina Brewer, William Bryan, Nathan Cartwright, Cataclysm, John Cebollero, John Cherevka, Colin Christian, Dave Correia, Mike Correll, Ian Cromer, Albert Cuellar, Francesco De Molfetta, Amanda Dempsey, Brian Despain, Matthew Dutton, Erick de la Vega, Doubleparlour, Michael Edward, Miguel Edwards, […]