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Releases: Aron Wiesenfeld – “David” Etching

Tomorrow, July 14th (noon PST), Aron Wiesenfeld will be releasing a limited edition etching on his webstore. David will be produced in a run of 45 (with 5 AP’s), sized at 18.5 x 15″, and will cost collectors who want to add it to their collection $295. The original image was created with charcoal on paper so this is pretty good reproduction. Take a look at the full image below. Discuss Aron Wiesenfeld here.

Preview: “Simply the Worst, Nasty Neck Face” @ New Image Art Gallery

Haven’t found a way to celebrate your Friday the 13th yet? You may ask who celebrates that day… Well, if there is one artist who does, it would be Neck Face (interviewed). In fact, he will be at New Image Art tonight with a selection of original work with a show entitled Simply the Worst, Nasty Neck Face. Along with taking over the entire showspace with his special touch, he’ll be releasing two limited edition print editions entitled Not One [email protected] Will Be Givin and Bad […]

Preview: “Go West” (Joshua Liner Curated) @ Mark Moore Gallery

Continuing the collaboration between two galleries on opposite coasts, this Saturday night (July 14th) sees the opening of Go West at the Mark Moore Gallery in Los Angeles. The exhibition, which will be curated by Joshua Liner Gallery, is a followup to the Go East exhibition that was hosted at their New York showspace last May which was curated by Mark Moore. This time around, Kris Kuksi with his intricate assemblages and David Ellis with his award-winning trash sound experiments will be the highlighted artists. Discuss Kris Kuksi here. Discuss […]

Preview: Jeremy Fish – “Where Hearts Get Left” @ Fifty24SF

This Saturday, July 14th sees the opening of Jeremy Fish’s (featured) solo show at Fifty24SF. Entitled Where Hearts Get Left, the new body of work to be presented is a testament to the the Bay Area-based artist’s love for San Francisco. As such, the imagery presented is thematically tied into local references including Native American legends, food spots, tourist attractions, historical details, and more all rendered beautifully in his signature style including his use of sculptural motifs. Via Fecal Face. Discuss this show here. Discuss […]

Upcoming / Video: Yoshitomo Nara – “a bit like you and me…” @ Yokohama Museum of Art

This Saturday, July 14th, the Yokohama Museum of Art will be opening Yoshitomo Nara’s newest show a bit like you and me…, 11 years since the Japanese artist’s last solo there in 2001. The title of the exhibition is taken from a song by the Beatles, Nowhereman, expressing the relationship between the artist and his works and between his works and the viewer, as mentioned in the artist statement. The showing will consists of all new works including paintings, drawings, and large sculptures made of bronze, a material Nara worked with for the first […]

SDCC ’12: Mondo “Game Of Thrones” Prints

With the opening of this year’s Comic-Con, we’ll have some news of things to look out for if you are in San Diego at the moment for the big event. In addition to the Cartoon Network’s 20th Anniversary Exhibition (details here), fans of  the Game Of Thrones series may want to keep their eye on the Mondo booth (#437). They will be releasing a set of prints sometime this week (keep checking their Twitter) from the popular TV show including images from Daniel Danger (seen above, 17″ x 32″ […]

Streets: RIME, DCEVE, and TOPER (New York)

The Los Angeles-based and MSK-affiliated RIME recently made the trip out to New York for this standout wall including the names of Smart Crew members DCEVE and TOPER. As evidenced by his other moniker “Jersey Joe”, RIME has roots and experience getting up in the area which he used to full advantage with this rooftop collaboration or tribute. While there, he also painted an outline of a sketch NYC’s HAZE did of RIME’s name in an alley under the Manhattan Bridge (set up by Klughaus Gallery). Via […]

Releases: Gregory Euclide – “Laid Down & Wiped Away” Print Set

The David B. Smith Gallery and artist Gregory Euclide recently released a series of prints from his Laid Down & Wiped Away project. Euclide teaches high school in Minnesota and during his twenty-five minute lunch periods began creating temporary paintings within that short allotted time frame as a demonstration to his students and an aesthetic challenge. The works have now been reproduced in a special edition of ten portfolios chronicling Euclide’s experiments on his classroom whiteboard with each including eight pigment prints measuring 16 x 20 […]

Openings: Colin Christian – “Hello, Pretty Pretty” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Over the weekend, alongside new work from RISK, the talented Colin Christian (interviewed) put a selection of his sculptural creations on display at the Corey Helford Gallery. Much like his showing in Texas earlier in the year (covered), the new body of work collectively entitled Hello, Pretty Pretty featured a mix of free standing figures and wall mounted faces, all produced in Christian’s signature cyber-erotic aesthetic. The showing runs through August 4th for those interested in seeing them in-person. Photo credit: Carlos Gonzalez for Arrested Motion. Discuss this show here. Discuss Colin Christian here.

Openings: RISK – “Old Habits Die Hard” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Over the weekend, the Corey Helford Gallery unveiled a new body of work from the LA-based graffiti artist RISK. The Culver City showspace had only recently curated a group exhibition including RISK that is currently showing in the UK (covered) and Old Habits Die Hard builds on the work from that show with further explorations into neon creations and sculptural pieces. Also present were some paintings produced over a backdrop of license plates as seen behind the artist above. Photo credit: Carlos Gonzalez for Arrested Motion. Discuss this show here. Discuss RISK here.