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Videos / Set Up: Mark Whalen – “Portals” @ Merry Karnowsky

Tomorrow night, Mark Whalen (featured) will be unveiling all new works at the Merry Karnowksy Gallery. Entitled Portals, the name certainly can be descriptive of the imagery seen in his paintings – strange beings that look like they might have appeared through doorways into another dimension or world. Whalen has come a long way since his days as a Sydney based street artist known as Kill Pixie, and this return to the Los Angeles showspace sees him further explore what we saw from him at last year’s exhibition there […]

Openings: Todd “REAS” James – “Free To be You & Me” @ V1 Gallery (Part II)

Earlier this week, we shared some photos of the paintings from the current Todd James (aka REAS) exhibition, Free To be You & Me, at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen. Along with these works, the NY-based artist also created an installation of what he imagines to be the Vandal’s Bedroom , chock full of drawings and other ephemera that very well could represent James’ bedroom at one point in time. Street art fans who were lucky enough to have visited the historic Art In The Streets exhibition at the MOCA in Los Angeles may recognized […]

Set Up: Mal Kadel – “Stuck On A Wave” @ Merry Karnowsky

After a showing there in 2011, Mel Kadel returns to the Merry Karnowsky Gallery for another exhibition this weekend. Entitled Stuck On A Wave, the new work features her delicate pen strokes and renderings of her characters frolicking in vibrant patterns and interlocking shapes. The opening is on Saturday, October 13th, but for now, check out some photos of the setup. Photo credit: theonepointeight. Discuss Mel Kadel here.

Releases: Esao Andrews – “Joyride To Nettle’s Summit” Print

Fans of Esao Andrews surreal imagery have about three hours left to purchase his Joyride To Nettle’s Summit print if they are interested in adding it to their collection. Andrews’ first timed-release edition is 16″ x 20″, costs $85, comes signed, and if you remember, is based on a painting he submitted for the Death and the Maiden group show in June. Head over here before 12 noon PST if interested. Discuss Esao Andrews here.

Preview: The London Police – “For Dogs Sake” @ Corey Helford Gallery

This Saturday night, October 13th, The London Police will be unveiling all new works collectively entitled For Dogs Sake at Corey Helford’s main space in Culver City. Not only will the incredible linework and unique imagery of Bob and Chaz be on display, but they have taken their love for the canine to a whole new level with a dog show they organized last week featuring their artwork as well as contributions from artists like D*Face, Shepard Fairey, Logan Hicks, Jeremy Fish, and more. During that event, […]

Releases: KAWS – “Astro Boy Companion”

Following on the heels of the Resting Place Companion from KAWS comes this mythical new figure from the street turned contemporary artist. To true fans of KAWS out there, there have been glimpses before of the Astro Boy in a rumored ultra-limited run of 13 in the hands of celebrity collectors such as Nigo and Everlast. Looks like there will now be a smaller and different version for more casual collectors come October 27th. This most famous creation from Osamu Tezuka, revered in Japan as the “God […]

Upcoming: “Hello Kitty, Hello Art!” @ Known Gallery

On Sunday, October 14th (1pm-6pm), the Known Gallery in Los Angeles will be holding book release party for Hello Kitty, Hello Art!, a hardcover collectible book featuring works of art inspired by Sanrio characters including of course – the beloved Hello Kitty. Upping the ante, a group exhibition of all new art will be on display including custom chandeliers by Adam Wallacavage, a neon installation by RISK, and new works by 64 Colors, AIKO, Caia Koopman, DABS MYLA, Kenton Parker, Niagara, Shepard Fairey and Simone Legno […]

Ryan McGinley – “Reach Out, I’m Right Here” @ Tomio Koyama Gallery

After simultaneous showings back in May at Team Gallery locations in New York (covered here & here), Ryan McGinley traveled to Japan for a solo at the Tomio Koyama Gallery. The exhibition entitled Reach Out, I’m Right Here (which recently closed), featured more of McGinley’s luminous photographs featuring his work with models interacting with nature as well as live animals from various sanctuaries, zoos, and rescue establishments across the United States. Take a look at what you missed below… Tipped off by TWBE. Discuss Ryan McGinley here.

Openings: Todd “REAS” James – “Free To be You & Me” @ V1 Gallery (Part I)

Last week, the V1 Gallery in Copenhagen opened up Free To be You & Me, a new solo from the Todd James. Known as REAS back in the day New York’s early graffiti legends, more recently James has been painting his cartoonish mix of pirates, girls, and war-infused imagery with this show being no different. In addition to these colorful pieces, James also created an installation reminiscent of what he did for the Art In The Streets exhibition at the MOCA in Los Angeles – Vandal’s Bedroom (more on this […]

Preview: Marco Mazzoni – “River of Milk” @ Roq La Rue

This Friday night (October 12th), the Roq La Rue Gallery will be welcoming in new works from Italian painter Marco Mazzoni in an exhibition entitled River of Milk. Rendered completely in layered colored pencil, his typical facial portraits are encircled by sumptuous flora and fauna bursting with color and complexity. It looks like for his first solo in the United States, he has also included some smaller works of creatures hybrids from his The Encyclopedia of Impossible Animals series. Mazzoni will be showing alongside paintings from Joseph Park. Discuss this […]