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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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Previews: Kent Williams – “How Human of You” @ 101/Exhibit (West Hollywood)

This Saturday night (October 25th) in West Hollywood, 101/EXHIBIT (8920 Melrose Ave) will be presenting new works from gifted painter Kent Williams in his first solo with the gallery. Entitled How Human of You, the new work will feature the lush and rich backgrounds that are settings for his celebration of the human form. In addition, this exhibition will see the locally-based artist take a turn toward abstraction including some works that are totally abstract. For those who want to get there a little early (6 – 7 […]
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Previews: Branded Arts Group Exhibition @ TCL Chinese Theatre

This Saturday night (October 25th, 6:00 p.m.–1:00 a.m), Branded Arts will be putting on their biggest event yet at the world famous TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Featuring a group exhibition along with a DJ set by Talib Kweli, a portion of the proceeds will benefit Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services. Tickets ($20) can be purchased here for those interested. Take a look at some preview images of the artwork below… Participating artists include: Saber, Cryptik, Yoskay Yamamoto, Mear One, Dabs Myla, Hebru Brantley, Axis, Andrew Hem, […]
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Previews: Jonathan Viner – “Cold Snap” @ Sloan Fine Art

Alongside the Black Moon group exhibition with Sloan Fine Art we told you about that will open on the 24th of October will be a new solo from Jonathan Viner. Housed at site/109 located at 109 Norfolk Street, the fresh pieces collectively entitled cold snap will take the Brooklyn-based artist’s cast of characters into a winter setting, rendered in his usual retro aesthetic. As usual, he will be using a utilizes a process that includes live models, props, and photographs as starting points for his oil paintings. […]
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Upcoming: “Ducks” @ Greenpoint Terminal Gallery

Christian Rex van Minnen’s oil on panel (seen above) is a painting created for the upcoming group show Ducks, opening on October 24th at Greenpoint Terminal Gallery. Curated by Ryan Travis Christian and featuring a very diverse type of works by over 80 artists, this show is built around this thought – “I hate how you’re just born out of nowhere, forced to go to school and get an education so you can get a job. What if I wanted to be a duck?“ Other participants include John Phillip Abbott, Daniel […]
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Candice Tripp – “Houses Of Horror” Halloween Sale

Coming up on Halloween, Candice Tripp (interviewed) will making a side project available for purchase. These Houses Of Horror may be recognizable to astute fans out there as from movies like A Nightmare on Elm Street (seen above), The Omen, Let’s Scare Jessica to Death, House of the Devil, Suspira, The Birds, and more. She has even painted Stephen King’s house in Bangor and added it to the set of infamous structures that are all done with gouache on illustration board. These little originals are sized at 10″ x 12″, so head over […]
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Openings: CT Nelson – “Thick With Instinct” @ Knew Conscious Gallery

AM was on hand at Knew Conscious for the October 11th opening of Thick With Instinct, the latest work from Denver artist CT Nelson. This is his third solo show in as many years at the gallery, and as with previous years, fans will note his signature raging fields of flowing lights and haunting imagery. One of the stars of the Denver art scene, his annual show always draws a big crowd of enthusiastic viewers. The show is on display now through November 7th.
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Upcoming: Nate Frizzell – “Dark Was The Night” @ CHG Circa

Coming up in the middle of next month, CHG Circa will be presenting new works from Nate Frizzell (interviewed). Dark Was The Night will be his first solo with the gallery and the first in Los Angeles since the beginning of last year (covered). Head over on November 15th for the opening reception if you are in interested in seeing what Frizzell has been working on for the past year. Discuss Nate Frizzell here.
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Studio Visits: Alfred Steiner – “Likelihood of Confusion” @ Joshua Liner

Set to open his first solo exhibition tomorrow with Joshua Liner Gallery, Alfred Steiner welcomed us into his laboratory in Chelsea. The American artist has long been on our radar with his amazingly realistic watercolors and creative approach to assembling iconic symbols & images based on the long standing Freudian technique of free association. On every piece he creates, the viewer will likely find something memorable and thought provoking. Entitled Likelihood of Confusion, this new body of work will not only include his signature watercolors, but also two oil fiberboards that […]
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Openings: Luke Chueh – “Self-ish” @ CHG Circa

Over the weekend, painter Luke Chueh (featured) presented a new body of work to his collectors in Los Angeles entitled Self-ish. The show at  CHG Circa featured a continuation of one of his most recognizable series, the “You Are What You Eat” works, overlaid with some of his self portrait elements. Also seen were further explorations of his “Head Space” pieces, autobiographical musings, as well as more of is “Color Field” paintings. Rounding things out were several watercolors where a more raw and loose style from Chueh could be […]
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