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Showing: C215 – “Community Service” @ Galerie Itinerrance

Prolific Parisian street artist Christian Guémy aka C215 brought his talents indoors when he opened his show recently at Galerie Itinerrance. After an exhibition in New York, he brings his exquisite stencils and color combinations back to France with Community Service featuring works on found objects, installations, and wall murals. More photos after the jump…
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Streets: El Mac (Mexico) Part II

A while back, we posted up some photos of a mural El Mac painted for the Seres Queridos project in Mexico. The street artist, known for his signature striation and large-scale murals recently shared new photos of another piece from the same series based on Manuel Lee Chang, known locally as “el Chino”(despite the fact that he’s of Korean descent) with his Guacamaya (Macaw). Take a look at more photos after the jump…

Preview: Marion Peck – “What You Are, So Once Were We” @ Sloan Fine Art

As we move into the holiday season and a lull in the art world, there are still some shows worthy of attending before the end of the year.  One such is Marion Peck’s What You Are, So Once Were We for Sloan Fine Art opening on December 16th. The new body of work includes paintings, smaller sepia-toned portraits, and sculptural work that draws inspiration Victorian sensibility and challenges our contemporary relationship with death. As she explains, “Looking into the face of a stranger, someone who […]

Showing: Andrew Schoultz – “Melt Down” @ Project Space

Building on his solo a few months back, Compound Eyes of the World (covered), Andrew Schoultz debuted a new body of work last week at the Arkitip and Incase showspace in Los Angeles. Melt Down transformed Project Space with the geopolitical musings of Schoultz with an immersive installations that took over the walls and floors of the gallery centered around a tank breaking through his familiar “brick” walls. Anyone who enters the gallery through January 9th will be confronted with the full force of Schoultz’ […]

Preview: “Playboy Redux II” @ Copro Gallery

This Saturday, December 18th, the traveling Playboy Redux II exhibition makes its stop in Los Angeles at Copro Gallery. In addition to some already exhibited work seen at earlier stops like the Warhol Museum (covered), a whole new group of artists have been asked to reinterpret the iconic bunny including Luke Chueh (seen above) who has an interesting take on the “money shot” for his long-suffering bear. More preview images after the jump…

Openings: “Dreams Deferred” @ The Chinese American Museum

Last week, the Chinese American Museum (CAM) in Los Angeles opened their doors to an art show focused on immigration reform. Although the bulk of the problems the Chinese in America have had with this topic has been in the past, it is always important to bring light to some forgotten history as there is much we can learn that we can apply to the controversial topic in the present. Dreams Deferred (teased) featured many compelling pieces from some artists that you will be sure […]

Openings: “Garfield” Group Show @ The Hundreds (Pop-Up Space)

Last Thursday night, The Hundreds hosted their Garfield themed art show and celebration at a pop-up location in Santa Monica. Along with the art, there were costumed characters, a signing by Garfield creator Jim Davis, and of course, the feline’s favorite food – lasagna! Hate it or love it, it was certainly interesting to see some unexpected artists in the lineup get out of their comfort zone for some themed pieces for once. More pics after the jump via The Hundreds / Meow…

Releases: KAWS x Robert Lazzarini – “Distorted Companions”

Wow, what a stunning collaboration between Robert Lazzarini, well known for his distorted sculptures, and KAWS in what we like to call the “Distorted Companions”. Lazzarini, who you may remember recently exhibited his twisted brass knuckles alongside KAWS’ work at the It Ain’t Fair exhibition (covered) by OHWOW during Art Basel Week, is a fellow Brookylnite and seems to be a natural partner for the re-engineering of the iconic figure on its 10th anniversary. Early word (which may or may not be accurate) on these […]

Releases: Banksy – “Choose Your Weapon” Print

That Banksy image (Choose Your Weapon) you first saw on the streets here, and then at the Marks & Stencils show (covered), is finally being released as expected. The gray colorway seen above will be an edition of 100, with a smaller edition of 25 for the red, blue and green versions, each priced at £450.00  (with all of Banksy’s royalties going to the VOINA artist cooperative in Russia). To win a chance to purchase these prints, go register for an online lottery at Pictures […]
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Preview: “New Realism” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Thinkspace Gallery will be opening a new group exhibition this Saturday night, December 11th, highlighting some of their artists whose work utilize elements of  photorealism. “New Realism” will include pieces from Aaron Nagel, Jeff Ramirez, Jennifer Nehrbass, Linnea Strid, Nathan DeYoung and Pakayla Rae Biehn. In addition, Germany based artist Moki will be showing some of her new paintings, entitled “Patchwork”, in the project room. More preview images after the jump…