Over the weekend, the Library Street Collective hosted the opening for a new show from Cleon Peterson in Detroit. Poison features new paintings featuring nightmarish scenes of violence and gore, nothing new to fans of the former assistant to Shepard Fairey. What is new though are the sculptural editions that Peterson has included in the new body of work, a natural next step to bringing his provocative imagery to life. Photo credit: Sal Rodriguez. Discuss this show here. Discuss Cleon Peterson here.
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Just like his friend KAWS, fellow artist Takashi Murakami will be putting part of his collection on display – scheduled for early next year at the Yokohama Museum of Art in Japan. His eclectic taste in art will be evident to visitors as works from from Shohaku and Rosanjin to Anselm Kiefer will be shown. You can read more about Murakami’s journey as a collector here including his surprising admiration for Kiefer. Photo credit: Kentaro Hirao (via The Art Newspaper). Discuss Takashi Murakami here.
This Thursday night, September 3rd, is the opening reception for LAX / LHR, a continuing series of shows (also see Hong Kong, SF, Berlin, Detroit) curated by Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles. This iteration will be co-curated by Stolenspace and held at their London showspace featuring the usual format of 12″ x 12″ works from each artist. Participants contributing 12″ x 12″ pieces include Aaron Nagel, Adam Caldwell, Alex Yanes, Alexis Diaz, Allison Sommers, Amanda Marie, Andrew McAttee, Andy Kehoe, Angry Woebots, Anthony Clarkson, Arth Daniels, Atsuko Goto, Baghead, Beau Stanton, Bec Winnel, […]
Coming up on September 19th, fans in Los Angeles will have a rare opportunity to see a selection of works from Jin Young Yu (interviewed) stateside at Art Merge Lab, a popup project in Downtown LA. Utilizing her signature technique of working with transparent plastic, the Korean artist creates life-size individuals (sometimes including their families and pets) while playing with ideas of identity and the tensions between our outward appearances and how we really feel inside. While this was the focus of her Me & Myself series of works, attendees […]
You may recall our previous coverage of the annual Forest For The Trees mural festival in Portland (see 2013, 2014). This year’s edition is well underway now and includes a lineup of Josh Keyes (seen here working what looks like a larger version of his The Collector painting), Andrew Hem, Blaine Fontana, Insa, Joram Roukes, Low Bros, Rustam Qbic, and Troy Lovegates, just to name a few. If you are anywhere in the area, head over to show your support (locations here) or you can follow the progress […]
Psychedelic Space is the soon to be released book from Kelsey Brookes from Gingko Press that explores his last three years of work. The 216 page hardcover documents his more recent paintings, spanning four solo shows, the explosive patterns that are his artistic vision of molecular structures of the psychedelic nature. The monograph has some interesting additions like “gatefold spreads, a sticker sheet, and a clear molecular overlay on his stunning “LSD” piece, along with a booklet bound within and glow-in-the-dark cover text.” To mark this […]
On September 12th, Jonathan LeVine Gallery will be hosting a new group show curated by Yasha Young at their 529 West 20th Street location. Brotherhood will feature the works of Anders Gjennestad, Andreas Englund, David Walker, DOTDOTDOT, Ernest Zacharevic, Evoca1, Icy and Sot, James Bullough, Li-Hill, M-City, Nick Walker, Onur, Shepard Fairey, Tankpetrol and Wes21. The title chosen references the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood of the mid-19th century who believed academic teaching corrupted an artist’s vision, circumstance that can be applied to many of the artists chosen to participate as many of […]
Last month, prolific muralist ROA (interviewed) was in Townsville painting a few of his favorite things. Commissioned by the city council as part of the Street Art Activation Framework in a push to make the city the arts capital of the North Australia, the Belgium painter has once again chosen local fauna as his inspiration – the Goanna, Sugar Glider, and turtle resting on top of a crocodile. Take a look photos of the three murals below… Photo credit: Regan Tamanui (top image) & Tom Dickson (other images). […]
Slated for release in early 2017 is a new animated series on Netflix from FriendsWithYou called True & the Rainbow Kingdom. Those familiar with the Los Angeles-based collective’s imagery will agree that their characters and visual language would be perfect for a kids show. Now with the help of Pharrell Williams’ creative venture i am OTHER, Home Plate Entertainment, and GURU Studios, the story created will center on a girl name True with the target being the preschool set. FWY further states – “As artists, we really had no […]
Canadian graffiti artist Kwest, who we last saw collaborate with on mural with El Mac last year, was able to recently complete a project of his own. Heading to Denmark for the Roskilde Festival, his goal was to build the biggest graffiti letter sculpture he had ever attempted since he first started working in this medium in 1999. Working around his moniker, the letterform took form over many days and nights of hard work in a warehouse across from the festival and then transported over and […]