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Teaser: Joe Sorren – “Interruption” @ Grand Central Art Center

Our friends at the go-to Bay Area art resource, Fecal Face (coverage of their 10 year show here), were able to recently pick sculptor Jud Bergeron’s brain about his collaboration with Joe Sorren (featured) for the acclaimed painter’s first retrospective exhibit, slated to open at California State University Fullerton’s Grand Central Art Center (GCAC) in Santa Ana on Saturday, November 10th. In an effort to shed some light on the collection of unique sculptures produced exclusively for this milestone occasion, entitled “Interruption”, the insightful interview […]

Openings: Shepard Fairey – “Printed Matters” @ Subliminal Projects

Subliminal Projects opened their doors a week ago with a show featuring the work of their head honcho, Shepard Fairey. “Printed Matters” was just that, a collection of some of Shep’s favorite images printed on wood, metal, album covers, and collage. The packed house was also treated to the “Beyond The Street” LA Book Launch with many other street artists and notables in attendance. More opening images after the jump…

Openings: Todd “REAS” James – “Great Adventure” @ Galeria Javier López

Just hours ago, Todd “REAS” James’ show at Galeria Javier López opened it’s doors to the “Great Adventure”. It turns out, the adventure was a tongue-in-cheek way of referring to wars and the associated atrocities that come with it. Much like his show earlier this year in NY at Gering & López (covered), James’ cartoonish portrayal of the machinations of war include smiling tanks shooting out blood, funny-faced missiles romping around, nude female soldiers frolicking around in the mayhem, and much more. Seeing the chaos […]

Preview: “Misericordia” @ Prism, Los Angeles

After having produced stand-out shows featuring such artists as Andy Warhol, Os Gemeos, and Nobuyoshi Araki, Prism continues the hot streak with Misericordia. The show will explore the theme of religious mercy and the way that is has been interpreted throughout the years and across different artistic mediums. It will feature works from the 15th century to today and include paintings, installations, sculptures, and photographs by such well-known artists as Joseph Beuys, Bill Viola, Sterling Ruby, Terence Koh, Chris Burden, Lucio Fontana, and Marina Abramovic. […]

Showing: Jeff Koons – “Popeye Sculpture” @ Galerie Jerome De Noirmont

Jeff Koons recently opened his latest solo exhibition at Galarie Jerome De Noirmont, further exploring his “Popeye Sculpture” series. Filling the Paris space with some of his signature “balloon” sculptures perched precariously in various formations, Koons brings new life to the works while adding some new twists like an appearance by Olive Oyl. Visiting Paris now would be an ideal time for contemporary art lovers as Koons and his pal Murakami at Versailles pack a nice one-two punch. More images from Koons’ show after the […]

Akino Kondoh on “the Shortlist” for Youtube Biennial @ Guggenheim Museum

AM friend Akino Kondoh has just been announced as one of the artists making “the Shortlist“ for the Guggenheim’s first annual Youtube Play: a Biennial of Creative Video. Wittled down from over 23,000 videos in over 91 countries, Akino will be one of 125 finalists to go before a panel of distinguished judges including Takashi Murakami, Marilyn Minter and Ryan McGinley. The panel will have one month to pick the 20 videos to be presented at the Biennial on October 21st. Murakami could be making it to […]

Openings: Mark Dean Veca – “When The Shit Hits The Fan” @ Western Project

Last night, Western Project hosted “When The Shit Hits The Fan”, the newest solo show from Mark Dean Veca (featured). The spacious Culver City gallery was a nice backdrop for Mark’s impressive large scale paintings featuring his highly stylized renderings of familiar pop icons. The body of work is Mark’s reaction to the world today, a sort of an artistic state of the union address detailing his thoughts behind the economy, war, greed, corporate malfeasance, and more. More opening pics after the jump…

Overtime: Sept 12 – 18

Delta opens his show in Paris. Aiko takes up temporary residence in Shanghai. When graffiti comes alive. Herakut gets up in downtown LA. Rene Gagnon never forgets. Life is Beautiful in NY. Eric Fortune working on a new body of work. Joe Ledbetter works in metal. Scott Campbell opens up shop. After the Versailles exhibition, Murakami will return to painting by hand. Magritte exhibition to open at Tate Liverpool. Watch video of Dan Colen’s show Poetry at Gagosian. John Waters, on contemporary art and his […]

Update: Josh Keyes

As November draws nearer, Josh Keyes (interviewed) fans must be beginning to get impatient for an update on his newest body of work – “Collison”. Fortunately, we have just the thing to satisfy their cravings – a new image featuring the return of hyenas! David B. Smith Gallery will be the place to be in November when the new body of work is revealed but for now, take a look at some tantalizing teaser images we have gathered for you after the jump…

Previews: “Brit Paint” @ Carmichael Gallery

The Carmichael Gallery will celebrate it’s three year anniversary this Saturday night by hosting a show entitled “Brit Paint”. Britain known for setting trends in the street art scene, but many fans may not know that it has some fine painters using the old-school painterly methods. Featuring a collection of works from Micallef (interviewed), Will Barras, Simon Birch, Guy Denning, Tobias Keene and Ian Francis (featured) – there’s certainly plenty of talent in this lot. Check out an exclusive preview after the jump.