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Openings: KMNDZ – “The Heaviest” @ Fifty24SF

Last week, AM stopped by Fifty24SF, literally right next door to the Josh Keyes opening at Fecal Face (covered), to check out the new paintings from KMNDZ. The Los Angeles-based artist brought along his boys (they recently worked on a large-scale painting with him), up north to the show with him making it a family affair. Take a look at all the opening photos for The Heaviest after the jump…

Video / Releases: RETNA – Factory 413 / “FAIRFAX TITANS” Installation & Print

Retna (featured), who we just saw at the Kehinde Wiley show (covered) and at his Hallelujah World Tour in New York, recently created an installation for Factory 413 in Los Angeles as part of their FAIRFAX TITANS project (in conjunction with Known Gallery where an ongoing roster of artists will be asked to work on the large dual-sided window display on Fairfax Ave). The video above shows some footage of the calligraphic action as well words from Retna as he discussed some of the philosophies […]

Preview: Souther Salazar – “You Come Too” @ Jonathan LeVine

This Saturday night at Jonathan LeVine Gallery, Souther Salazar returns almost two years after his last solo there (covered) with a new deeply personal body work entitled You Come Too. Not only his family inspired, given advice, and/or helped with these new pieces (details on his blog), but it sounds like he has drawn on some recent life experiences to put together the imagery for the show.  Along with his whimsical paintings, expect to see some intricate installation pieces as well as more of air […]

Openings: Kehinde Wiley – “The World Stage: Israel” @ Roberts & Tilton

Just this Saturday night, Roberts & Tilton packed the house for the latest installment of Kehinde Wiley’s The World Stage series (teased). Taking his signature brand of portraiture to Israel and the surrounding region, rife with tumultuous conflict and historical context, was a natural next step for the New York-based painter, as he continues his exploration of power and politics. Mostly large scale paintings from urban anthropologist and artist filled the spacious gallery and its multiple rooms with richly detailed works featuring youths assuming the […]

Openings: D*Face – “Going Nowhere Fast” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Last night, one of the hottest spots in Culver City was the opening of D*Face’s (featured) show Going Nowhere Fast at the Corey Helford Gallery.  The next-level Lichtenstein inspired pieces combined with the sweet highly visible mural (covered) as well as his street intervention on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (covered) brought out his fans (new and old) in droves and led to brisk sales. The UK-based street artist did not disappoint with a well-rounded and versatile body of work including large-scale canvases, installation pieces, […]
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Teaser: Sarah Joncas @ Last Rites Gallery

At the end of the month, Sarah Joncas (interviewed) will be opening her new show at the Last Rites Gallery in New York. We last caught up with Sarah back in September of last year at her solo in Los Angeles, and it looks like she has kept busy since working on a new collection of paintings. Take a look at more pictures of from our friends at Hi-Fructose for more studio shots. Discuss Sarah Joncas here.

Openings: COPE2 – “Transition” @ TT Gallery

A true graf legend, COPE2 recently opened up a show in his home city of New York.  The new body of work showing at the TT-Underground Gallery entitled “Transition” was a colorful representation of the “wildstyle” graffiti the writer help popularize starting in the late 70s in South Bronx. The show will be up until April 12th so make sure you stop by to check it out. More opening photos after the jump via 12ozProphet.

Preview: “Martha Cooper : Remix” @ Carmichael Gallery

We have a big art night tonight in Culver City and one of the trifecta of shows is opening at the Carmichael Gallery. Seminal street art and graf photographer, Martha Cooper (interviewed), will be in town with an exhibition (Martha Cooper : Remix) she curated where artists were asked to reinterpret one of her many famous photographs.  Martha was gracious enough to send over several snaps she took of artists holding their piece side by side with their source of inspiration. Take a full look […]

Openings: Tessar Lo & Andrew Hem – “MAPS” & “Building From The Ground Up” @ Show & Tell Gallery

Last week, the Show & Tell Gallery in Toronto played host to two new bodies of work, MAPS and Building From The Ground Up, from Tessar Lo and Andrew Hem (interviewed) respectively. Toronto collectors packed the showspace to get a glimpse of Tessar’s eyecatching and colorful abstract paintings as well as Andrew’s whimsical sculptures among other things. We wish you could have seen it in person but we have the next best thing – more opening photos courtesy of the gallery after the jump…

Streets: D*Face (Los Angeles) – Part II

Reminiscent of the Zombie Oscar Statues he installed in Runyon Canyon and in the parking lot of the famous Mel’s Drive-In in Hollywood in 2010, D*Face (featured) placed a custom tombstone early this morning at the Charlie Sheen star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Make sure you stop by on Saturday night at the Corey Helford Gallery to check out his new body of work entitled Going Nowhere Fast (for a preview, see our studio visit) and also to enjoy the mural he painted […]