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Openings: Spazuk – “Smoking Guns and Feathers” @ Reed Projects

Currently at Reed Projects Gallery, a show entitled Smoking Guns and Feathers from Steven Spazuk is on display, highlighting his unique technique of “fumage.” The Canada-based artist was also on hand on opening night to show delighted fans his skills in person with the flame of a candle, creating imagery with marks of smoke and soot. Referenced in the title is his theme of environmental awareness and the effect of humans on our Earth’s ecosystem as well as a nod towards his way of mark-making. Discuss Spazuk here.
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Upcoming: Aaron Horkey & Esao Andrews & Joao Ruas – “The Gilded Age” @ Thinkspace Gallery

On September 12th, the Thinkspace Gallery will be welcoming Aaron Horkey, Esao Andrews, and Joao Ruas in for a joint show entitled The Gilded Age. We have already seen firsthand the magic Horkey & Andrews can create together and are anxious to see what Ruas can bring to the mix. Each artist is a master of setting a scene with mood and atmosphere as well as rendering their artistic vision in a distinctive way. Take a look at the amazing effort from Horkey on the typography and showcard […]
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Overtime: July 20 – July 26

More stories from the week that ended July 26 (click on bolded words for more information): Images and information up for David Hockney’s show at L.A. Louver. Sergei Ustinov, founder of Museum of Jewish History in Russia remains hospitalized after being shot in head. Gerhard Richter disowns his early works from West German period. Georg Baselitz follows through with his threat to remove his artwork on loan to German museums. Xiao Yuan accused of stealing 143 paintings over course of two years and replacing them with forgeries. […]
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Showing: “The Art of Toys: A Left Coast Retrospective of Designer Toys” @ Lancaster MOAH

Currently at the Lancaster Museum of Art & History, The Art of Toys: A Left Coast Retrospective of Designer Toys has the main gallery filled with art toys from over 80 artists, stores, and manufacturers. Curated by Julie B. from Pretty in Plastic and Heidi Johnson of Hijinx Artist Management & PR, the exhibition has selected figures from artists as well as some schematics, drawings, molds, sculpts, and prototypes on display. Artists include: Anthony Ausgang, Gary Baseman, Luke Chueh (seen above), Tristan Eaton, Frank Kozik, Joe Ledbetter, […]
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Upcoming: Joel Rea – “Beasts of Arcadia” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

On September 12th, Joel Rea will be opening a new show at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery entitled Beasts of Arcadia. The Australia-based painter is known for his grand imagery and mastery over building tension with his compositions feature humans and predatory creatures. We are sure you are looking forward to seeing the completed pieces at the opening but for now, enjoy some process shots of Rea prepping for the exhibition. Discuss Joel Rea.
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Releases: Martin Wittfooth – “The Aviary” Print

If you remember, we first shared with you this massive painting from Martin Wittfooth (interviewed) back in 2013. The impressive piece featuring the powerful imagery of a leopard stretched above a view of TriBeCa was eventually seen at a showing with the Long Beach Museum of Art back in 2014 (covered). Now, the image is available as a print here if you are interested in adding it to your collection. Sized at 30″ x 21″, the limited edition will be produced in a run of 50 and cost […]
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Upcoming: “Art Collector Starter Kit 3″ @ Corey Helford Gallery

A favorite show every year among young collectors is the annual Art Collector Starter Kit group show at Corey Helford Gallery. Feature modest 12″ x 12″ pieces from artists like Andrew Brandou, Beau Stanton, Brandi Milne, Caia Koopman, Camilla d’Errico, Carlos Ramos, Eric Joyner, Fuco Ueda, Hannah Yata, Hikari Shimoda, Hirabayashi Takahiro, Kisung Koh, HUSH, Joey Remmers, Korin Faught, Liz McGrath, Lori Nelson, Lu Cong, Luke Chueh, Melissa Forman, Naoto Hattori, Natalia Fabia, Nicomi Nix Turner, Plasticgod, Richard J. Oliver, Jasmine Becket-Griffith, Rodrigo Luff, Sarah Folkman, Sas Christian […]
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Previews: “Ephemeral” @ Jiro Miura Gallery

Coming up on July 25th, Jiro Miura Gallery in Tokyo has put together a pretty amazing lineup of female artists, mainly Japanese, for a group exhibition entitled Ephemeral. Artists including Jana Brike, Amy Crehore, Virginia Mori, Ania Tomicka, Emi Adachi, Fuco Ueda, Kaori Ogawa, Miki Kato, Kimi Kuruhara, Kozue Kuroki, Satomi Kuwahara, Atsuko Goto, Yuka Sakuma, Minae Takada, Tsubaki Torii, Yumi Nakai, Yuko Nagami, Yuki Nagayoshi, Mao Hamaguchi (seen above), Miho Hirano, Shiori Matsumoto, Eri Mizuno, and Yuko Murai were asked to contribute their feminine wares to the […]
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Overtime: July 13 – July 19

More stories from the week that ended July 19 (click on bolded words for more information): Images and info up for Michael Rey show at ZERO. RIP: Lee Towndrow and Amber Scorah’s son, who died at three months during first day of daycare. RIP: unnamed 28-year-old construction worker from Pakistan killed while working on Louvre Abu Dhabi. German government cultural protection law plans could cripple the market for German artists and undermine the country’s role in the art market. Georg Baselitz withdraws loaned artworks from German museums […]
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Upcoming: Eric Joyner @ Corey Helford Gallery

Fans of Eric Joyner (interviewed) will be pleased to hear that he will be having another solo in September at the Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles after his last one there in 2013 (covered). Hopefully, this new painting he is working on will be part of the new body of work as we are quite smitten by his robot police lineups and this newest one looks to be shaping up nicely. Of course, we will also be looking forward the Bay Area-based artist’s predilection for painting […]
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