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Previews: “10 Year Anniversary Exhibition” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Has it been 10 years already? With established galleries in the scene closing and rumored others in trouble, Corey Helford Gallery has stood strong for a decade and recently opened up a beautiful new space in Downtown LA. The massive group show will feature artists from their growing roster allowing collectors and fans to see some of their favorite imagery in the same place and at the same time. Participants include: Adam Wallacavage, Adrian Cox, Alessia Iannetti, Amandine Urruty, Amy Fry, Andrew Brandou, Annie Owens, Beau Stanton, Ben Frost, […]
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Previews: David Lyle – “Formative Years” @ Bale Creek Allen Gallery

On September 2nd, David Lyle will be presenting a new body of work at Bale Creek Allen in Austin, Texas. Formative Years will focus thematically on the childhood years and will continue his series of works inspired by found vintage and vernacular photographs, remixed with his satire and unique artistic vision. Rendered using only black paint and turpentine, Lye’s special technique involves painting and removing paint with a cloth at the same time. Discuss David Lyle here.
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Showing: “The New Vanguard” @ Lancaster Museum of Art and History

Earlier this month, the Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) unveiled Made In America, a multi-part exhibition exploring “common themes of American innovation and culture through each artist’s individual interpretation of what it is to be an American existing in contemporary society.” As part of this event, the museum collaborated with Thinkspace Gallery to present murals and installations inside by Alex Yanes, Bumblebeelovesyou, Meggs, and Yoskay Yamamoto (seen above) as well as The New Vanguard, a group exhibition in the South Gallery featuring works from the artists listed below: Aaron Li-Hill, Adam Caldwell, Alex Garant, Alex Yanes, Amandalynn, Amy Sol, Benjamin Garcia, Brett Amory, Brian Viveros, C215, Carl […]
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Releases: Rod Luff – “Afterglow” Print

The People’s Print Shop recently released a new limited edition from Rod Luff entitled Afterglow. Available in a signed and numbered run of 30, the image from the Sydney-based artist is taken from his piece from the recent Moleskin V group show which he co-curated. Sized at 11″ x 14″ and priced at $34.95, the print is available here for those interested. Discuss Rod Luff here.
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Overtime: Aug 15 – Aug 21

More stories from the week that ended Aug 21 (click on bolded words for more information): David Hockney: The Yosemite Suite show is a pick in Artnet’s Must-See Art Guide: Los Angeles. RIP: John Vaccaro, who passed away at the age of 86 due to complications from surgery. RIP: Jacques Terzian, who passed away at the age of 94. Marina Abramović compares Aborigines to dinosaurs and has other racist thoughts in her upcoming book. The artist responds. Publisher will remove racist passages from book. Dale Chihuly criticized for his […]
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Showing: “Character” @ V1 gallery

Copenhagen’s V1 gallery is currently showing a large group show titled Character. Celebrating the use of character in practice and work, the exhibition includes some fantastic works from a vast array artists that the gallery has been working with over the years. The idea behind the show is to showcase artists with a strong visual identity. From emerging ones to well known and established names, the exhibition includes artists that use distinctive characters or characteristic elements frequently in their works. Included are Kaws‘ remix of classic Peanuts […]
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Inside the Home of Mark Ryden & Marion Peck

For those curious what the home of someone with the imagination of Mark Ryden looks like, Curbed LA recently paid a visit to the house in Eagle Rock that he shares with his wife and artist Marion Peck. In situations like this, sometimes the artist’s home is completely normal like anyone else’s home, but sometimes, the home is just as fantastic as fans of the artist’s work may have expected. We now know that Ryden falls into the second category with his art and sculptural […]
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Upcoming: Yoskay Yamamoto – “In Between The Dreams” @ Giant Robot 2

Following up on a solo there in 2014 (covered), Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed) will be opening a showing at Giant Robot 2 this Saturday, August 20th. Entitled In Between The Dreams, the exhibition looks to feature more of the locally-based artist’s recent work including sculptural pieces his iconic faces, as well his sunset inspired paintings and drawings. Discuss Yoskay Yamamoto here.
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Openings: “Juxtapoz x Superflat” @ Pivot Art

Earlier this month, the Juxtapoz x Superflat group show opened at Pivot Art, giving art enthusiasts in Seattle a chance to see work from a stellar roster of artists. Showing at the same time as the Seattle Art Fair, the exhibition was co-curated by the arts & culture magazine and Takashi Murakami. Participants included Chiho Aoshima, Urs Fischer, Kazunori Hamana, James Jean, JH Kagaku, Friedrich Kunath, Takashi Murakami, Kazumi Nakamura, Otani Workshop, Mark Ryden, David Shrigley, Katsuya Terada, a selection from Toilet Paper Magazine, Yuji Ueda, He Xiang Yu, Zoer & Velvet, Trenton Doyle […]
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James Jean x TBWA\Paris – AIDES Campaign

After working with Apple to promote their new Pencil stylus, James Jean (interviewed) decided to harness the new technology for his latest project. The second Saturday of August of every year is International Swingers Day (common knowledge of course) – so to mark the occasion, Jean was commissioned by TBWA\Paris to create a special image for AIDES, the leading HIV/AIDS organization in France. He decided due to limited space and time constraints to execute the piece while on the road in the Japan on his iPad. Discuss James Jean here.
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