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Videos: A Look Into Faile’s Studio

With the opening of Faile’s exhibition at the Dallas Contemporary imminent now, we have a video to share with you from our friends at OBEY. In it, one of the Patrick’s takse us through their studio and talks about some of the work of people that have inspired them that line their walls as well as walks us through the process behind the pieces they are building for the show. Discuss Faile here.
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Previews: John Dolan – “George The Dog, John The Artist” @ Howard Griffin Gallery

Tonight (7pm) at the Howard Griffin Gallery (189-190 Shoreditch High Street) in London, a special show from John Dolan will be opening featuring his drawings and collaborations with many street and graffiti artists. Dolan has been a fixture in Shoreditch, sitting in the same spot for the last three years with his faithful canine companion drawing the changing urban landscape of the area while interacting with many of the artists that create public art in the area. With a 20 year history of homelessness himself, […]
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Releases: Brett Amory – “Bleeker Bob’s (9pm-10pm)” Print

Tomorrow (Friday, September 20th) at 3pm PST, Spoke Art will be be releasing a new print from Brett Amory’s (featured) entitled Bleeker Bob’s (9pm-10pm). The signed and numbered edition of 100 will be sized at 26 x 26″ and cost $100. Of note, the first 20 copies of the run ($350) will be labeled HPM and will be personally hand embellished (of which you can see Amory in action in these photos we included). Head over here tomorrow if you are interested in adding this to your collection. […]
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Previews: “Risqué {dirty little pictures}” @ Long Beach Museum of Art

On Thursday night, September 19th, the Long Beach Museum of Art will host the opening of a new group exhibition entitled Risqué {dirty little pictures}. Curated by Nathan Spoor and Jeff McMillan, the works from the show will be displayed on the museum’s second-floor Kilsby Gallery and will include 40 8 x 10″ paintings from 40 artists including Audrey Kawasaki (seen above), Ron English, Eric White, Glenn Barr, Brendan Monroe, Aron Wiesenfeld, and more. Participants were encouraged to take risks with these works outside of their comfort […]
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Openings: Augustine Kofie – “Structurally Sound” @ White Walls

Over the weekend, the White Walls Gallery in San Francisco presented new urban abstractions from Augustine Kofie. Entitled Structurally Sound, the new works continued the Los Angeles-based artist’s post graffiti aesthetic with thoughts of “sound structures and systems of reliability” when creating the paintings. Rounding things out was an installation that highlighted some of the sketches and in-progress ideas that lead up to the exhibition. Photo credit: Joe Russo for Arrested Motion. Discuss this show here. Discuss Augustine Kofie here.
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Upcoming: Tim Biskup – “Charge” @ Martha Otero Gallery

On September 28th, the Martha Otero Gallery in Los Angeles will be hosting a new solo show from Tim Biskup (featured) entitled Charge. The new body of work will revolve around Biskup’s thoughts on the title of the show, which holds complex personal references for him. Not only does the more common meaning to feel psychologically or emotively “charged” describe his feelings behind the exhibition, but “charge” also is used in particle physics and can be applied to color theory. For those in the area, the opening starts at […]
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Upcoming / Streets: JR @ Contemporary Art Center (Cincinnati)

Along with a show coming up in London, French “photograffeur” JR (interviewed) also will be opening a solo museum exhibition soon at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati. The show officially opens on September 21 (more details on the schedule and associated activities here) and will feature wheatpasted images, photography, video projections, sculpture, as well as the famous mobile phone booth which has been spreading the street artist’s Inside Out love. Of course, JR is already in town doing some prep work including a mural at the historic Arnold’s utilizing old […]
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Upcoming: Mr. – “Sweet!” @ Galerie Perrotin (Hong Kong)

AM last attended a comprehensive show from Japanese artist Mr. about this time last year in New York (covered), so it’s nice to see that it is time for another solo exhibition. Held this time closer to home at the Galerie Perrotin’s Hong Kong branch and set to open on October 4th, Sweet! will feature his acrylic on canvas works of preadolescent girls often seen in Japanese sub-culture from manga, anime, to video games. It seems the former assistant to Murakami has also imbued some Western street […]
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Opening: Nicola Verlato & Caleb Brown – “Pagan Pop” & “A Modern World” @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

A couple weekends ago, the Merry Karnowsky Gallery hosted new work from Nicola Verlato (featured) & Caleb Brown entitled Pagan Pop & A Modern World collectively. Featuring two surreal paintings styles that pair nicely together, the exhibition allowed fans to look into the imaginative minds of these two artists. On one side of the gallery, Verlato (seen above) created suspended human forms placed in beautifully rendered fantastical situations seen through the lens of how Western society has continually attempted to suppress its pagan roots. Not to be outdone, Brown painted his versions of […]
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Openings: Andrew Schoultz – “New Work” @ Morgan Lehman

A couple weeks ago, the Morgan Lehman Gallery in New York welcomed Andrew Schoultz back for his third solo show there simply entitled New Work. Touching on geo-politcal issues through the metaphor of imagery derived from currency, ships, maelstroms, trojan horses, symbols of the illuminati and other common motifs seen in the Mission School artist’s repertoire, the new paintings were set off nicely with a background of bricks and overlapping water features on the walls. Take a look at more photos from the packed opening night below… Discuss Andrew […]