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Ryan McGinness – Live Drawing Sessions & Drawing Salon Party @ The Standard (LA)

Returning to The Standard in Hollywood, site of his Women: The Blacklight Paintings show a couple of weekends ago, Ryan McGinness continued his busy schedule in LA with drawing sessions as he sketched live models in the hotel lobby glass vitrine space (see Tim Biskup) last Wednesday thru Friday. Also, just this Saturday night, the guests were invited to participate by the pool deck as more art went down at the Drawing Salon Party. Brandon Shigeta was on hand to document all the action.  More […]
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Openings: Nathan Spoor – “Phantom Passport” @ Bold Hype Gallery

We haven’t seen an exhibition in person from Nathan Spoor in a while (although we did enjoy his curation of the Suggestivism show), so we headed over to the Bold Hype Gallery in New York a couple weeks ago to check out his new body of work – Phantom Passport. Viewing Nathan’s paintings is like enjoying glimpses of alien cities or taking a look inside their otherworldly palaces. We think you will enjoy his rich, colorful, and imaginative landscapes as well so head over before […]

Preview: Culver City Artwalk 2011

We’re sure many of our readers will be strolling the annual Culver City Artwalk today (2-8pm) visiting their favorite galleries and related events. Here are some suggestions for those heading out starting with some group shows at Thinkspace and LeBasse Projects and ending with some that are currently showing – Zhang Huan at Blum & Poe and Flight & Fable at Corey Helford. Gary Baseman’s (featured) ChouChous and Wildgirls (above) will also be out there entertaining the crowds with their art performance Giggle and Pop.

Streets: REMED (Memphis)

Getting up in the unlikely locale of Tennessee, Madrid-based REMED aka Guillaume Alby painted this mural for UrbanArt, an independent non-profit organization dedicated to development of public art in Memphis. Entitled Man & Woman Facing Each Other, the wall is a perfect example of the Spanish street artist’s organic geometry and lesser seen letter work. Located on Broad Avenue and commissioned by Loeb Properties, the large-scale piece features a man and woman reclining, facing each other.  He is connected to the sun, and she to […]
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Preview: Marco Zamora – “New Works” @ POVevolving Gallery

Next up for the POVevolving Gallery after closing on the Derek Albeck showing will be a visit from urban landscapist Marco Zamora. If you remember his work from his show last year up in San Francisco (covered), you know you are in for a treat with his richly detailed paintings of city life, especially since it looks like he’s going large scale for this show. Head over to Chinatown on June 11th and see for yourselves. More preview images and views of in progress works in […]

Update: FriendsWithYou – “:)” @ The Hole & “Rainbow City” NYC

Next Thursday, June 9th, at The Hole in New York, Miami based art collective FriendsWithYou will be introducing a new body of work simply titled with a smiley face emoticon. The name of the show is in line with their eternally cheerful & uplifting persona, and will feature what sounds like an immersive installation of their geometric abstractions. Presented in collaboration with Native Shoes, the exhibition is but only a portion of FWY’s “New York City cultural ambassadorship tour.” The duo will also be transporting […]
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Preview / Video: Logan Hicks @ Opera Gallery (NY)

Tonight in New York, June 2nd, stencil specialist Logan Hicks (interviewed) will be opening his show Pretty Ugly at the Opera Gallery. Almost a year since we witnessed his last solo in Paris, the bearded one has a whole intricate new body of work prepared for fans in his home city. Featuring some of his largest pieces to date, he has pushed himself creatively, mentally, and has been taken to the limits of his technique for six months straight, so we will be looking forward […]
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Happy Birthday Marilyn Monroe!

Because many of his pieces inspired by the Marilyn Monroe, it is only natural that Ron English (featured) would pay tribute to the incomparable American actress, singer and model with various social media today on her birthday as she would have been 85. The one above is a mishmash of work seen at the Status Factory show in NY a little while back. We’ll also have more for you on Mr. Popaganda soon as we recently visited the incredible new setup in his house and also […]

Openings: Group Show – “Breach of Privacy” @ Carmichael Gallery

For the those with voyeuristic tendencies out there, the Carmichael Gallery recently hosted the opening for a show that might fit your artistic taste. Breach of Privacy features the work of five NY-based artists – Yasmine Chatila, Hilo Chen, Adam Krueger, Alyssa Monks and Jaclyn Santos – and their explorations of the nature of voyeurism with their renditions and glimpses of private moments from afar all presented over a range of mediums including oils, mixed media, and photography. More pics after the jump…
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Teaser: Nathan Ota & RISK @ 111 Minna

Continuing an unlikely collaboration that started at the Hurley Space last October (covered), Nathan Ota and graf legend RISK will be opening a show together on July 7th at 111 Minna in San Francisco. In actuality, their partnership started decades ago in the graffiti scene with time and distance leading them down different paths. In the end, mutual friends and the power of the internet brought them back together and it looks like they are making up for lost time. While most collaborations, in our […]