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Happy Chinese New Year

Continuing his series of some of the most intricate moleskin drawings we have ever seen, James Jean (interviewed) recently finished up one entitled Year of Rabbit, just in time for Chinese New Years. Guess he still has time to sketch even though he’s hard at work getting ready for his solo at Martha Otero in March. Discuss James Jean here.

Preview: Kelly Vivanco – “Springs To Mind” @ Thinkspace Gallery

This Saturday night, February 5th, in Culver City, Kelly Vivanco brings a new body of of work including some with sculptural elements to the Thinkspace Gallery. Entitled Springs To Mind, the new collection of paintings “explores a secret place where both water and imagination flow freely – where random chance and make-believe intertwine.” More preview images after the jump…

Preview: David Ellis – “Mola Salsa” @ New Image Art

This Saturday night, the versatile and multi-talented David Ellis brings a new body of work “Mola Salsa” to New Image Art. No word yet whether his popular “trash sound sculptures” or video work will be making their appearance at the West Hollywood gallery, but here are some preview images of some of the paintings for your enjoyment. It seems like his work has taken a more figurative turn.

Releases: Hell’s Half Acre Catalogue

We caught a glimpse of the Hell’s Half Acre (covered) catalogue a while back on Conor Harrington (interviewed) blog, but the official release had not happened yet at that time. It now looks like the booklet documenting the epic exhibition is available for purchase here priced at only £10. Pics of some of the layouts after the jump…

Google Art Project

In another sign that Google is taking over the world, they launched the Google Art Project today. Using technology similar to their “street view” feature on Google Maps, users can take a virtual tour of art institutions around the world like the MoMA (NY), Palace of Versailles, National Gallery (London), the Tate, and more. Also, each one chose one artwork to be photographed in 7 billion pixels, which means stunning details down to individual brushstrokes can be seen. Check it out here. Also, take a […]

Showing: Adam Wallacavage @ Choque Cultural

Last weekend, Sao Paulo got a taste of Adam Wallacavage’s eccentric lighting sculptures when he opened his solo at Choque Cultural. The Philadelphia-based artist was far from home, but his work fit in nicely with the decor at the gallery in Brazil as evidenced by the beautiful colors and interplay of shadows inside the space. Wish we could see this in person, but we have next best thing for you with a full set of photos after the jump…

Interview: SR-1 (Founder and President of THR Crew)

For even the casual fan of street art and graf, the THR (The Human Race and/or The Heart Revealed) crew is certainly one that they may have some familiarity with. Perhaps because of his high profile, most would associate the moniker as something that shows up frequently in Barry McGee’s work. The origins and philosophies behind the crew go much deeper though – something that was explored recently by Dan Plasma as he talked with the founder and president – SR-1. Take a look at […]

Teaser: “New Moon” @ Myplasticheart

On February 11th, about a week after Chinese new year, myplasticheart in New York will open their doors to New Moon, a group exhibition featuring reinterpretations of the Chinese zodiac. Artists like Amy Sol (interviewed) had many choices (she chose the dragon), considering that there are twelve animals in all – rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, ram, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig. Take a look at the artist list as well as more detailed views of the piece above after the jump…

Teaser: Mark Dean Veca C.O.L.A. Fellowship Exhibition

Oh Yeah!  Here is a little teaser for the upcoming C.O.L.A. Fellowship exhibition in May at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. Each year the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) awards Individual Artist Fellowships to thirteen exemplary midcareer visual, performing and literary artists and our friend Mark Dean Veca’s (interviewed) was chosen as one of the recipients. We’ll have more to follow as we get closer to the show but take a more detailed look the painting above after the jump…

Streets: Phlegm (Rotherham)

UK street artist Phlegm recently painted this new piece, Whale of a Time, at the Riverside car park in Rotherham. Already damaged by the rain, the mural will be replaced in about a month and he also plans to paint a giant squid and another boat. More views after the jump…