It was during the opening of the wonderfully curated Come As You Are group show (covered) at the PRISM Gallery that we first saw these abstract works from Clare Rojas. There’s no telling if she will continue to explore this new direction, but she will be returning to the three story architectural space on the western end of the Sunset Strip this Saturday night, February 26th with a new body of work entitled Inside Bleak as well as a performance under her stage name Peggy […]
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It looks like street photographer JR is back in Southern California after Eurotrash took over the Lazarides pop-up gallery last July. If you remember, as an adjunct for that show, he worked on a sweet collaboration with Vhils in downtown LA. This time, the French street activist will be bringing his “The Wrinkles of the City” project over to the States after it’s original start in Shanghai. Here is a piece he put up in Venice, the first in a series of twenty large-scale photos […]
With a show filled with such plethora of strong and iconic works from an A-list of artists, Suggestivism definitely deserves a second look. If our coverage of the opening didn’t encourage you to see the exhibition in person, perhaps this video from Hurley featuring some footage of the art as well as an interview with curator and artist Nathan Spoor will convince you to head over to the Grand Central Art Center before April 17th, the close date. Discuss this show here.
Coming up in March is a something we look forward to every year – the annual group show from our friends over at Hi-Fructose – this year held at Roq La Rue. Artists featured this year include Aron Wiesenfeld, Chris Berens, Dalek/James Marshall, Dave Cooper, Eric Fortune, Femke Hiemstra, Martin Wittfooth, Michael Page, Rob Sato, Robert Hardgrave, Scott Hove, Tim Biskup, Travis Lampe, and others. If this stunning piece entitled Adrift from Jeremy Geddes (interviewed) – which is also his next print release – is […]
Mr. Booooooom (that’s seven o’s), Jeff Hamada, will be one of the artists joining the POW WOW crew as they get together for their live painting today. Although you may be more familiar with his website Booooooom, known for introducing new artists as well as their interactive projects with their readers (ie: the Little Drifters – project), Jeff is also an artist himself. We learn a little more about him in the interview after the jump…
Some other participants in this year’s POW WOW will be Scien and Klor, repping the 123Klan from Montreal. Initially formed as a graffiti crew 20 years ago, the klan has branched out to branding, creation of logos, character design, illustration and typefaces, all the while staying true to their first love – graffiti. Take a look after the jump as we sit down with the husband and wife duo for a short interview.
As we suspected, Banksy was not done with his initial “Crayon Shooter” stencil in West LA. Looks like another piece has been discovered showing he’s a fan of Charlie Brown on the side of an abandoned fire-damaged building. We wonder how many he has planned as we lead up to the Oscars. Take a look at another video from Foreman of the initial piece after the jump…
As our readers must know by now, Banksy’s film “Exit Through The Gift Shop” has been nominated for an Oscar. Although it doesn’t appear that he will be allowed to personally accept the award if he wins, it looks like he made the trip out to Los Angeles just the same. Take a look at this new piece that has popped up reportedly attributed to the elusive street artist. Perhaps the start of his Oscar campaign with more to come? Photos via Capturing Banksy. Discuss […]
As the title suggests, Nucleus Gallery in Alhambra will be holding a group show in March featuring works done in graphite. They’ve assembled a nice list of artists who are involved including Alexandre Day, Andrew Hem, and Rob Sato (full list here). Also participating is Fables cover artist João Ruas who will be contributing six pieces, including the gem seen above. Discuss this show here. Discuss João Ruas here.
Various members of the AM crew will start flying in to Oahu tomorrow for this year’s POW WOW, so it’s time for another interview with a late addition to the party, Ekundayo. He’s already prepped the venue with a wall mural he collaborated on with Aaron Martin (seen here), so we know he’s ready to get his art jam on starting on Wednesday. Take a look at the interview after the jump as we get his thoughts on the event in his hometown among other […]