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Releases: Aiko – “Lady Butterfly” Sculpture

Aiko Nakagawa just reported yesterday that her Lady Butterfly sculpture is nearing completion.  The complex piece produced by Tomenosuke Sho-ten requires assemblage of 13 little components and features elements of her iconic imagery. Inspired by her love for the Baroque sculptures she saw in Rome, Aiko describes her creation as “a fairy of the street… comes in the night and draws stories of love and romance with her spray paint.” Scheduled for release on Valentine’s Day, the limited figure will eventually be painted in five […]
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POW WOW ‘ 11 / Streets: Angry Woebots & Ekundayo

It looks like the POW WOW preparations are already underway in Hawaii as late addition Ekundayo and Aaron Martin (Angry Woebots) get up on the walls of the FreshCafe / Loft in Space venue. The space will house all the live-painting, starting on the 16th, and main event on the 19th so hopefully we’ll be seeing more murals soon. More pics after the jump…

Preview: Luke Chueh – “Contemptorary Art” @ Corey Helford Gallery

This Saturday night, February 12th, Luke Chueh’s (interviewed) “sad bears” will be seen through a new contemporary art “filter.”  In what look to be different series of paintings (Label, Communication, Colorfield, Template), Luke will explore in Contemptorary Art, aspects of the genre but with his signature imagery (first seen at Art Basel Week). Take a look at this studio shot he sent us that will give you a taste of what to expect this weekend.  Get there early though as there will be a free […]

Openings: Elbow-Toe – “Due Date” @ Warrington Museum

Last December, Brooklyn-based Elbow-Toe (interviewed) took his wonderful “cut paper paintings” to the Warrington Museum in the UK. Due Date, billed to be his first solo showing across the pond, explores his “preconceived notions of parenthood and the opportunities for growth that come through that process.” Featuring a set of images on panels and a set of images on paper, each series provides a contrast between staged environments and stark isolation. Make sure you stop by before February 19th to check out the intricately collaged […]

Teaser: “Pens and Needles” @ London Miles

Coming up later this month, February 25th to be exact, the London Miles Gallery will be hosting a group show based thematically on tattoos and their associated paraphernalia. Entitled “Pens and Needles”, the exhibition will feature photographs, original stencils from tattoos, paintings and live tattooing and includes artist (fine art and tattoo artists) Shawn Barber, Estevan Oriol, and Tom Bagshaw. It certainly sounds like a night for good art, especially if you are into the culture.

Teaser: “Printmaking Today” & ROA @ Black Rat Projects

This Thursday night, February 10th, Black Rat Projects will open their first show of the year – Printmaking Today. The exhibition will include past limited editions from their archives, as well as key works from other important artists in the last ten years, including Banksy, Tracey Emin, D*face, Damien Hirst, Nick Walker, Grayson Perry, Shepard Fairey. Also, there will be new prints from Matt Small and Candice Tripp (details here), and their most technically complex project with Swoon to date. As per their tradition (see […]
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Teaser: Sas & Colin Christian @ Opera Gallery (NY)

Husband and and wife duo, Colin & Sas Christian (interviewed), return to the Opera Gallery in March, this time in New York. After a strong homecoming of sorts last February in London with a show entitled Inner Space (covered), they are again collaboratively creating a new body of work. Take a look at the first fruits of their labor with this piece entitled Eclipse, fashioned from fiberglass and silicone, and measuring four feet tall. Keep your eyes on AM as we’ll have more to follow […]

Releases: 3D Art Book

Animal NY recently let us know about book of artwork from some of our favorite artists that is coming out – in 3D. Compiled by Tristan Eaton, the artists included is impressive – of which you can see a full list of here. For those interested, it’s up for preorder here.
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Preview: Victor Castillo – “Rebels With a Cause” & Mel Kadel – “Arms Out” @ Merry Karnowsky

This Saturday night, February 5th, the Merry Karnowsky Gallery will play host to two artists with divergent styles at their Los Angeles location. Victor Castillo returns after a showing there last February (covered) with a new body of work featuring his mischievous and perhaps evil children, despite their initially innocent appearance, engaging in various questionable and amoral activities. Mel Kadel brings her signature characters frolicking through and with the patterned landscapes that she places them in. More preview images after the jump…

Teaser: Titi Freak – Installation in Newcastle @ Onethirty3 and the streets of Japan

It looks like Titi Freak has been busy in Japan getting up on the streets (seen after the jump) as well as painting this mural for the Crazy Crimers 2 group show. This was certainly not the first time in the “Land of the Rising Sun” for the Brazilian born and based artist as he draws influence from his South American roots as well as his Japanese heritage. This sweet piece should give you a taste of what’s to come later on this month in […]