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Preview: Evan Hecox – “BOROUGH and LANE” @ StolenSpace

Last time we caught up with Evan Hecox, it was back in 2009 at his New York solo. On November 3rd, it will be our friends across the pond who will have the opportunity to check a new body of work from the San Francisco-based artist. BOROUGH and LANE will be hosted by StolenSpace and feature a collection of works inspired by the city of London, focusing on parts of the former industrial and working-class areas like east to Shoreditch and Hoxton, to the side-streets […]

Preview: “13th Hour” @ Last Rites

Halloween is just around the corner, and with it there is sure to be much art-related news. We’ll start things off with the annual 13th Hour group exhibition at Last Rites Gallery. Their roster of artists are well suited to use holiday as their muse because the New York gallery supports purveyors of dark surrealism with shows all year round. This 4th rendition of the show opens on October 28th and will feature a lineup of Shawn Barber, Nick Baxter, Matthew Bone, Paul Booth, Colin Christian, […]

Streets: Know Hope (Gambia)

Another participant (also see ROA) of the Wide Open Walls project in Gambia was muralist Know Hope. The Israel-based street poet is certainly a good choice to uplift the rural area, hopefully increasing tourism by transforming the area into a living art village. While there, he painted multiple walls including one that feature a thought bubble for “residents to use as a bulletin board for messages, notes, secrets and hopes.” More photos after the jump via Unurth.

Videos / Streets: D*Face – Moniker Mural (London)

As mentioned in one of our recent Streets World Roundup and London Instagram Roundup articles, D*Face (interviewed) recently painted a mural for this year’s Moniker Art Fair. Well, D just sent over this video (filmed and edited by Rebels Alliance) of the entire process which was interesting as there was some discussson as to who painted over the logo. It looks like he lived up to his name… Also, we’ll have more for you soon as he will be opening a show on November 2nd at […]

Preview: Kelsey Brookes – “Desires of the Soul” @ The Outsiders

It’s been almost a year since Kelsey Brookes (featured) had a solo show, and if you remember, it was held at Circleculture in Berlin. The time since then has been spent in the studio getting together a new body of work (30 new paintings, 13 sculptures, drawings, and more) ready for Desires of the Soul, his newest exhibition set to open on November 3rd at The Outsiders in London. A show six years in the making, it certainly sounds like something you should attend. More […]
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Openings: David Jien – “The Plight of the Who” @ Richard Heller Gallery

We are a little late on these photos, but last month, we stopped by the Richard Heller Gallery in West LA to catch the opening of David Jien’s solo exhibition. Entitled The Plight of the Who, the new body of work really put the LA-based artist’s attention to detail and imaginative epic landscapes on display. His fantasy and science fiction tinged narratives, some of it risque, invited attendees to immerse themselves in his world and wonder what stories Jien was trying to get across. Make […]
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Openings: Martin Wittfooth – “The Passions” @ Lyons Wier Gallery

A couple weeks ago, Martin Wittfooth premiered his powerful new collection of paintings at the Lyons Wier Gallery in New York. As he mentioned in his insightful interview with us leading up to the show, The Passions is an exploration of the destructive nature of blind faith, specifically the ideas of martyrdom and sainthood along with the violence, self sacrifice, and suffering frequently associated with these concepts. When realized in Martin’s typically style, surrogate creatures are substituted to make his points with the resulting pieces […]

Streets: Libya

With the death of Muammar Gaddafi and the fall of his repressive regime, there apparently has been a predictable surge in creative energy in Libya. Some of this has been seen in the increased graffiti and street art murals across the county, much of it political and decked out in red, green, and black – the colors of the new Libyan flag. More inspiring images after the jump via Upperspace.

Videos: José Parlá – “Character Gestures”

The Standard Hotel just uploaded a new video taking a short behind-the-scenes look at the Jose Parla Character Gestures show (covered here & here) in Los Angeles last month. Put together by the Parla brothers (Jose and Ray), the footage reminds us of what a great new body of work it was, a fitting show for his LA fans, long in coming. Via Slamxhype. Discuss this show here. Discuss José Parlá here

Releases: Esao Andrews – “Drifters”

Tomorrow, October 26th (3pm EST), Esao Andrews will be selling 16″ x 20″ prints Drifters, a painting first seen at his New York solo (covered) back in September of last year. The new limited edition offering will be in a run of 90 and cost $90. Even more tempting is the little doodle you see in the lower right-hand corner – an original drawing on each print. Hopefully this will tide over his fans until next year when he hits up Thinkspace for his next […]