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Openings: Rosson Crow – “BALLYHOO HULLABALOO HABOOB” @ Honor Fraser

Over the weekend, the Honor Fraser Gallery hosted the opening for BALLYHOO HULLABALOO HABOOB, Rosson Crow’s (featured) second solo at the Los Angeles showspace. The new body of work marks a departure from her signature imagery of decadent interiors from the past rendered with colorful urban references (last seen in 2010 here and here), and sees the LA-based painter move her narrative towards a looser and more abstract look at scenes of American growth and decline, all with a more muted palette. More photos taken […]

Teaser: Brendan Monroe – “Observations of Light & Matter” @ Cooper Cole

Coming up on March 3rd, the Cooper Cole Gallery in Toronto will be hosting a new body of work from Brendan Monroe (interviewed). For his first solo show in the city, the Bay Area-based artist will continue to explore his interests in science and organic life. He states – “Observations of Light and Matter is a way for me to reinterpret the facets of current and past scientific frontiers. The work is sometimes directly derived from scientific observations and at other times loosely inspired by […]

Showing: ROA – “Fragments” @ The Scarlett Gallery

As you saw from our preview and look at his street work in Stockholm, ROA was recently hosted by the Scarlett Gallery in Sweden in a two-part event. First up is Fragments, where the Belgium-based street muralist put on a showing where the inside space was converted into a makeshift laboratory and workshop where his imagery was painted on bottles, tool boxes, pinned onto a bulletin, and on found objects. More photos of the show by Anthony Hill after the jump…

Preview: Alex Gross – “Product Placement” @ Jonathan LeVine

Time flies. The upcoming solo show from Alex Gross (interviewed) that we pointed out to you last month is opening tomorrow, February 25th. In Product Placement, much of what we love from the Los Angeles-painter is apparent including his fascination with consumer culture (good or bad), retro-Asian references, as well as his meticulous attention to detail. Expect many new originals including his series on cabinet cards as well as a new book published by Gingko Press, entitled Now And Then, The Cabinet Card Paintings of Alex […]

Releases: Phlegm – “Civilisation” Print

For those of you intrigued by the intricate drawing from Phlegm that we mentioned earlier this month, here are the details on a print release based on that image. It sounds like the two color screenprint took alot of in-studio time for the Sheffield-based artist to complete, so he will be making it up with time outdoors painting for the foreseeable future. This means this might be your last chance for a while to own something from him so head over here on Monday, February […]

Preview: “Femme Fatale” @ Cella Gallery

On February 25th, Cella Gallery will present a group exhibition curated by Nicole Bruckman & Stephanie Chefas entitled Femme Fatale. Thematically, the show features work inspired by the female form including work from artists like Aaron Nagel, Aunia Kahn, Casey Weldon, Cate Rangel, Chris Peters, Christopher Umana, Chrystal Chan, Dave MacDowell, Jeff Ramirez, Jessica Ward, Ken Garduno, Korin Faught, Linnea Strid, Paul Chatem, Sarah Folkman, Stella Im Hultberg, and more. A couple more preview images after the jump…

Update: Conor Harrington – “Dead Meat” @ Lazarides

As we mentioned about a month ago, Conor Harrington (interviewed) is set to open his solo show Dead Meat at Lazarides (Rathbone Place) on March 2nd. Taking his imagery in a new direction, the UK-based artist focuses in on a behind-the-scenes look at men of power in the 18th century when Europe’s might was at its peak. As usual, his techniques walk a fine line between graffiti and fine art, but he has taken the added step of staging elaborate photoshoots for reference in this […]

Teaser: Greg Simkins @ Merry Karnowsky

Coming up in April, the Merry Karnowsky Gallery will be hosting a solo exhibition from Greg Simkins (featured). The last time we saw a large body of work from the LA-based artist, it was all the way up in Canada (covered). For now, here is a peek in-studio of what he’s working on for his home-city fans, but we’ll have more for you as the show draws closer. Discuss Greg Simkins here.

Streets: DAL – “The Williams Brothers” (Cape Town)

The South Africa-based DAL recently sent us some photos of his latest mural enititled The Williams Brothers. As you can see, some of his signature lifeforms comprised of abstract weaves of energy are bounding across the side of a building. If you are liking his kinetic work, make sure you check out his solo show next month in Milan at the Urban Painting Gallery. More detailed shots of the wall after the jump…
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Releases: Tim Doyle – “742 Evergreen Terrace”

For those of you who missed out on the sold-out showing by  Tim Doyle  earlier this month at Spoke Art in San Francisco, here is your chance to add something to your collection.  742 Evergreen Terrace, like his other originals in the exhibition pay tribute to iconic TV show imagery, re-interpreted with the Doyle’s unique vision and is now available as an open edition print until midnight (PST) tonight here. The silk-screen edition will be 16″ x 20″ and cost $40, with the glow in the […]