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Previews: Aaron Li-Hil – “Electric Currents and Mortal Wounds” @ White Walls

On November 8th, White Walls in San Francisco will be turning over their project space over to Aaron Li-Hill for his first solo with the gallery. Entitled Electric Currents And Mortal Wounds, the new exhibition will featurepaintings and installation by Canadian artist featuring his signature fencers in motion. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss Aaron Li-Hill here.
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Setup: Project M/6 (Berlin) – Part I

Urban Nation recently kicked off the next phase of their ongoing art program with a new roster of artists curated by Jonathan LeVine Gallery. One aspect of the event features artists who create window installations in Berlin and the ones invited this time did just that. Take a look at some in progress photos as Dan Witz, Jeff Soto, Nychos, Olek and Saner created their 10′ x 10′ pieces destined for the windows of the building as well as works for the group show. Photo credit: Henrik Haven.
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Previews: Modernica Chair Group Show @ Soze Gallery

This Saturday, the 1st of November, LA’s Soze Gallery will be opening a group exhibition in collaboration with the Modernica furniture company. The company that keeps the spirit of Modernism movement alive with their products, teamed up with the West Hollywood showspace for an unique charity event. For this show, artists will create custom painted fiberglass shell chairs, made on the original Herman Miller equipment. Differentiating in styles and techniques, participants will present their version of this legendary chair. This unique show will include gallery friends and artists including RETNA, Erin Riley, Aaron […]
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Recap: FIAC 2014

Right on the heels of Frieze Art Fair in London comes the Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain or FIAC. Held at Paris’ Grand Palais, the event saw 185 galleries from 26 countries present their rosters to French art fans between October 23-26. Take a look at our photo recap which highlights some of the works that caught our eye below… Photo credit: Karl Hab.
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Showing: Deiana, Khoury, Lux & Reed for Fertile Ground @ Oakland Museum of California

The Oakland Museum of California is currently showing Fertile Ground: Art and Community in California, which is an exhibition focused on the “histories and social forces that changed the face of art in—and beyond—the Golden State.” The show includes early influnces by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in San Francisco in the 1930s, all the way to the vibrant new Mission scene from the 1990s through the present, including Barry McGee, Chris Johanson, Margaret Kilgallen, and Amy Franceschini. The outdoor installations are organized by artist Ruby Neri, and they feature an emerging […]
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Openings: Dave Kinsey – “Cushion of Memory” @ Library Street Collective

At the end of last month, the Library Street Collective hosted the opening of Dave Kinsey’s (featured) new show entitled Cushion of Memory. Moving somewhat away from the distorted human faces and forms as well as his signature palette anchored in reds, the artist based in the mountains north of Los Angeles has created a triumphant new body of works. Pulling textures, tones, and patterns from the surrounding environment (trees, plants, rocks, the sky), and utilizing a cooler colors, the new pieces feature abstract fragments of Kinsey’s memories that form centerpieces, some […]
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Overtime: Oct 20 – Oct 26

More stories from the week that ended Oct 26 (click on bolded words for more information): A look at the Prospect 3 biennial in New Orleans. Image: Tavares Strachan neon photographed by Joseph Vincent Grey. RIP: Wolfgang Hutter, who died in Sept at the age of 85. RIP: René Burri, who died at the age of 81 after a long illness. RIP: Susan Sollins, the executive director of Art21 and ArtPrize juror. Cause of death unknown. Christopher Johnson arrested for spraying graffiti on the walls […]
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Showing: Sterling Ruby – “VIVIDS” @ Gagosian (Hong Kong)

On view through tomorrow in Hong Kong at the local Gagosian in Central is Sterling Ruby’s show VIVIDS, his first with the gallery. The new series of works created with spray paint with a vibrant red and pink palette was inspired by the beautiful sunrises and sunsets he sees in Los Angeles. He further explains: “I live in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and my studio is in downtown Los Angeles. My daily routine of driving back and forth is always a contemplative time. […]
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Previews / Setup: “Masterworks: Defining A New Narrative” @ Long Beach Museum of Art

If there is anything that you would call a can’t miss exhibition, tonight’s Masterworks: Defining A New Narrative at the Long Beach Museum of Art would be one of them. Not only is the list of participating artists impressive – Esao Andrews, Sean Cheetham, Natalia Fabia, Alex Gross, James Jean (seen above), Josh Keyes, Mario Martinez, Greg Simkins, Nicola Verlato, Eric White, Aron Wiesenfeld, Martin Wittfooth and Curating Artist and Author Nathan Spoor and Co-curator Jeff McMillan - the fact that they were asked to create or put on display a large scale […]
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Openings: Andrew Schoultz “Broken Order” @ Ruttkowski;68

On the 10th of October, Ruttkowski;68 in Cologne, Germany opened a new solo show by American artist, Andrew Schoultz. Titled Broken Order, this show includes all new works which introduce a slight new direction for the artist. Aside from his familiar illustrative elements and signature imagery, the new paintings include geo and op art objects, which was further emphasized through a specific install painted in the gallery space. The Los  Angeles-based artist is known for large murals, installations, paintings and drawings, all created using his meticulous line work and heavy layering. […]
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