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Upcoming: PUSH – “Remember To Forget” @ Known Gallery

Fresh off painting a mural for POW! WOW! Long Beach, PUSH got right back to work on his solo opening on July 11th at Known Gallery. Remember To Forget will just be the latest showing with the Los Angeles gallery through the years and once again highlight the MSK-affiliated writer’s signature geometric-form based imagery. Take a look at a teaser video here and make plans to check out the show tomorrow night if you are interested… Photo credit: Brent Broza. Discuss PUSH here.
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Upcoming: Axel Void – “Sehnsucht” @ BC Gallery

Next Thursday, July 16th, BC Gallery in Berlin will be opening a solo show from Axel Void entitled Sehnsucht. The collective name of the new series of paintings and videos by the Miami-based artist comes from the German noun translated as longing, yearning, or craving or in a wider sense a type of “intensely missing” but is more complex than simply those terms. Seeing as the term is used in psychology, it’s certainly appropriate when referenced with Void’s provocative imagery, which features a dark tone which is not […]
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Shepard Fairey Arrested In Los Angeles

News broke yesterday that Shepard Fairey (featured) was arrested in Los Angeles as he returned from Europe where he just opened an exhibition at the CAC Malaga (more on this later). He was charged with a felony after he allegedly vandalized Detroit properties while in town for his showing at the Library Street Collective (covered). He has since been released but will have to face charges at a later date of “defacing” 14 different locations in the city, in contrast to legal murals like the one seen above on the water […]
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Openings: Ian Francis – “The Chosen Form of Your Destroyer” @ Lazarides Rathbone

Continuing his long collaboration with Lazarides, Ian Francis (featured) recently returned to London for the opening of his new show at the gallery’s flagship Rathbone Place location. The Chosen Form of Your Destroyer consists of new series of mixed media works that explore the coexistence of beauty and destruction in society today, rendered in the British artist’s signature mix of abstract and photorealistic techniques utilizing oil, ink, acrylic, graphite and charcoal. Along with some complex, dream-like pieces that reference blurred realities, Francis also had some monochromatic paintings that were more focused on […]
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Previews: Naoto Hattori – “Genesis” @ Copro Gallery

On July 18th, Naoto Hattori will be opening a new show at Copro Gallery in Los Angeles, the site of many previous exhibitions from the Japanese artist in the past. For this particular showing, the gifted painter has narrowed his focus to a series of surreal portraits rendered meticulously with amazing detail. Take a look at some more preview images below… Discuss Naoto Hattori here.
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Streets: Deih (Istanbul)

Take a look at this sweet comic-inspired wall painted by Deih recently for the Mural Istanbul festival. The character rendered beautifully in vibrant colors by the Spanish artist seems to be doing something of cosmic significance. Other artists scheduled to take part in the event include Aryz, Canavar, Cins, Esk Reyn, Kristy, Levi, Nuka, Qbic, and Wicx. Take a look at more detailed images and in-progress shots below…
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Update: Kate MccGwire

Known of her undulating sculptural creations through the unconventional use of feathers, Kate MccGwire currently has some works on display at various locales. Some of her pieces are at the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol alongside work from Peter Randall-Page (through September 10th) – you can read more about it here. Also, she has joined the ranks the prestigious Glasstress 2015 Gotika at the 56th Venice Biennale (through November 22nd) with a large floor installation using Berengo black glass and crow feathers entitled Siren (seen above). Lastly, she currently is […]
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Update: Dan May

Every so often, Dan May (interviewed) releases a series of prints and originals online on his webstore. Tomorrow, July 9th at 12 noon (Eastern time), the time has come again for a chance to add some of the Michigan painter and illustrator’s work to your collection if you so desire. Also, May recently released another series of collaborations with Modify Watches – head over here if interested. Discuss Dan May here.
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Recap: Coney Art Walls

After a close look at the creation of three murals (Eine, Miss Van, Maya Hayuk) for the Coney Art Walls, we now have an recap of the event for you to enjoy. Curated by Jeffrey Deitch at an empty lot on Coney Island at 1320 Bowery on the west side of Stillwell Avenue (open 7 days a week), 30 artists were invited in to paint among food vendors chosen by Smorgasburg. Highlights for us was something from Futura (seen above) mirroring some of his photography work, a […]
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Previews: “Invisible College” @ Fort Wayne Museum of Art

This weekend, a show co-curated by Andrew and Shawn Hosner of Los Angeles’ Thinkspace Gallery and Josef Zimmerman of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art will open at the museum. Entitled Invisible College, the group exhibition refers to the fact that many of the participants have found success outside of the traditional art educational model. The show will feature murals and installations from Andrew Schoultz, Brett Amory, Cyrcle, Mark Dean Veca, and Troy Lovegates as well as original works from Adam Caldwell, Adrian Falkner, Alex Yanes, Allison Sommers, Amanda Joseph, Andrew Hem, Brian M. Viveros, Christine Wu, Cryptik, Curiot, Daniel Dienelt, David […]