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Signings: Andrew Hem – “Dreams Towards Reality” Book Release @ Nucleus Gallery

This Saturday night (October 20th, 7-10pm) at the Nucleus Gallery, Andrew Hem (interviewed), will be hosting a signing and special edition art exhibition for his new book – Dreams Towards Reality. Published by Zero+ Publishing, the monograph includes a survey of Hem’s recent paintings but also features “selections from his early work, graffiti, sketches, murals, sculptures and collages, as well as photographs from the extensive travel in Southeast Asia and South America that has informed his vision.” Also included is an in-depth essay by Amanda Erlanson. Not only will the LA-based […]

Streets: Nuart Festival 2012

At the end of last month, Norway saw another edition of the annual Nuart Festival roll around. And as usual, another stellar lineup of artists stopped by to work on public art projects for local and traveling street art fans to enjoy. Participants Aakash Nihalani, Dolk, Eine, How & Nosm, Jordan Seiler, Mobstr (above), Ron English, Niels Shoe Muelman, Saber, Sickboy, The Wa also found time to create some indoor installations and murals for an associated group showing. More photos below… Photo credit: kalevkevad.

Upcoming: Chloe Early – “Rainbow Ruins” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Coming up on November 10th, the Corey Helford Gallery will be hosting the opening of Rainbow Ruins, a new solo show from Chloe Early. The collection of new watercolor and oil paintings from the UK-based artist for this exhibition focus on the lush contrasts between nature and technology.  She states – “I wanted to invert that feeling of technology taking over and show nature and the environment in retaliation, my new paintings and the figures in them are almost being subsumed by the plants and […]

Streets: RIME, DG, and TOPER

After working with TOPER on a collaboration in New York back in July (covered), RIME (aka Jersey Joe) has joined forces again with the Queens-based SMART crew member  on a new mural. This time, with the skills of NG as well, they hit the rooftops of Brooklyn with a new piece featuring thugged out versions of Felix The Cat, Mighty Mouse, and Top Cat. Check out the full wall below as well as more detailed shots. Photos via the artist. Discuss RIME here.

Releases: Joe Ledbetter – “Mega Fire-Cat”

If you remember a while back, we shared with you news of Joe Ledbetter’s re-release of one of his most popular figures and characters Mr. Bunny, but in a larger format. Now, in collaboration with the people (The Loyal Subjects) that brought you the Colossus Bunny, Ledbetter will be also bringing back his beloved Fire-Cat, again in a much larger scale. Standing 4-feet tall and made of fiberglass, the Mega Fire-Cat will be available in four different colorways – Original Red Fire-Cat (edition of 7), Ice-Cat (blue edition of […]

Videos: Pow Wow Hawaii 2012 (Part 2 & 3)

After bringing you part one of a video series documenting last year’s POW WOW event, we now have part two & three to share with you. Produced by Banzai Media, the footage brings an in-depth look at various aspects of the annual art retreat in Hawaii including interviews with local artists and their thoughts as to what the art festival means to the local community, a closer look at the creation of the murals including explanations from the artists, the associated luau and hunt, the artist complex known […]

Showing: Anish Kapoor @ Lisson Gallery

Currently at the two locations of the Lisson Gallery in London, Anish Kapoor has gathered a comprehensive collection of his recent works for a showing that will run through November 10th. Known for his brightly colored and large-scale mirror-like creations, the Indian-born British sculptor has chosen to also focus on another side of his repertoire for this exhibition with a selection of his earth works in varied compositions. Rounding things out nicely in Lisson’s sculpture yard is Intersection, a piece from Kapoor fabricated from steel that almost […]

Openings: Pose & “Hello Kitty, Hello Art” @ Known Gallery

On Saturday night, the Known Gallery in Los Angeles hosted a private release party for Hello Kitty, Hello Art!, a book compiling artwork inspired by Sanrio characters. In association with this event, a group show featuring works from 64 Colors, AIKO, Caia Koopman, DABS MYLA, Kenton Parker, Niagara, Shepard Fairey, Simone Legno, RISK, Adam Wallacavage was on display as each artist chose different characters to render in their own typical fashion. The man of the hour was POSE (MSK, AWR) – seen above – with an entire solo show dedicated to the theme […]

Preview: beinArt Surreal Collective – “Anomalies” @ Copro Gallery

Tonight at the Copro Gallery, human oddities, anatomical wonders, and freaks will be on display at the third beinArt Collective group show, Anomalies, at the Santa Monica showspace. Curated by Jon Beinart, over 50 artists will be interpreting sideshow/carny culture with paintings, drawings and sculpture. Participating artists include: Travis Louie, Esao Andrews, Chris Mars, David Stoupakis, Chet Zar, Christian Van Minnen, Scott Scheidly, Jessica Joslin, Turf One (Jean Labourdette), Naoto Hattori, Gregory Jacobsen, David Choquette, Brendan Danielson, Sandra Yagi, Tom Bagshaw, Pamela Wilson, Matt Martin, Peter Gric, Dietmar Gross, Heidi Taillefer, John Brophy, Richard A Kirk, Mia Araujo, Santiago Caruso, Tom Kuebler, Karl Persson, Jana Brike, Beau White, Heather Nevay, […]

Streets: Shepard Fairey (London)

As we mentioned last month, Shepard Fairey (featured) will be opening a show at the StolenSpace Gallery in London entitled Sound and Vision. Looks like he made an early trek across the pond to work on some large-scale public murals of his distinctive imagery including this new piece on Ebor Street in East London. Check some progress pics below… Photo credit: Hooked Blog. Discuss Shepard Fairey here.