Tonight (March 7th) in the Philippines, Gary Baseman’s (interviewed) will be opening a show at Vinyl on Vinyl entitled Play With Us Or Else. Along with paintings, art toys, and costumed fun, the Los Angeles-based artist will also be signing the catalogue from his first museum retrospective, The Door Is Always Open, held at the Skirball Cultural Center last year. So if you are in and around Manila, head over to join in on the festivities. Discuss Gary Baseman here.
Category Archives: Low Brow & Pop Surrealism
On March 6th, Roq La Rue will be opening a group show entitled Infusion, alluding to the influx of some of new talent to compliment their roster. Along with new names like Jeremy Mann, Alessandra Maria, Lucy Hardie, Jeff Jacobson, R Freymuth-Fraizer, Dylan Neuwirth, Nicomi Nix Turner, Alessia Iannetti, Zachari Logan, Redd Walitzki, Andrea Wicklund, Laurie Lee Brom, Joanne Nam, some new works from Femke Hiemstra and John Brophy will also be on display. Take a look at more preview images below including the full image […]
On March 15th, the Corey Helford Gallery will be opening a new group exhibition entitled POP-EYECONIC – An Exploration of Popular Iconic Characters that will be playing off a theme we have seen before. Artists like Aaron Martin, Ben Frost, Bumblebee, Carlos Ramos, Chris Anthony, Colin Christian, David Stoupakis, D*Face, Eric Joyner, Hikari Shimoda, Jennybird Alcantara, Joey Remmers, Dave Kinsey, Natalia Fabia, Korin Faught, Lola, Luke Chueh, Meggs, Mia Araujo, Michael Mararian, Mike Stilkey, Nate Frizzell, Paul Frank, Peter Gronquist, Pure Evil, Richard Oliver, Robert Xavier Buren, […]
If you follow Eric Fortune (interviewed) on his blog and his YouTube page, you will know that he sometime shares the interesting process behind some of his paintings. One of these that he recently wrote about is entitled Comfort in Dying and is also available as a print through INPRNT. This piece was part of the Espionage Miami 2013 group art exhibition with Copro Gallery. Discuss Eric Fortune here.
More stories from the week that ended March 2 (click on bolded words for more information): Justin Adian & Tristano Di Robilant exhibition opens March 11 at The National Exemplar. Galleries at 77 Geary St. in San Francisco forced to close due to tech boom’s rising rents. Photography associations join together to submit a friend of the court brief to support Patrick Cariou. Wright Museum in Detroit is threatened by city’s fiscal woes. Protest organized at Guggenheim NY to raise awareness over working conditions on […]
Earlier this month, the Breeze Block Gallery welcomed in several artists to display their works at the Portland showspace. One of these was the London-based Greg Eason, who made the trip over personally to present his detailed graphite drawings. The series of works were collectively entitled Four Fish of the Apocalypse, and use carefully selected images to illustrate his version of some of the Book of Revelation (Chapter 6 of the King James Bible). Take a look at more photos below… Discuss this show here. Discuss Greg Eason here.
After seeing the sweet wave breakdancer that Andrew Hem (interviewed) painted for a show (covered) during POW! WOW! Hawaii, we are really looking forward to his exhibition opening next month at Merry Karnowsky Gallery. Entitled Dream But Don’t Sleep, the exhibition will feature the Los Angeles based artist’s dream-like paintings, always inspired by his Asian heritage as well as his travels and personal experiences. Make sure you RSVP with the gallery if you would like to attend the opening on March 8th. Discuss Andrew Hem here.
This Wednesday, February 26th, at 8:00 AM PST, Mark Ryden will be releasing another print through Porterhouse. Entitled Awakening the Moon, the edition will be limited to 500, be sized at 38″ x 25.5″, and cost $500. Each one will be signed and numbered and be a nice addition to your collection. For those interested, head over here at the right time. Check more of the image details below… Discuss Mark Ryden here.
More stories from the week that ended Feb 23 (click on bolded words for more information): Alex Israel’s sky billboard featuring detail of L.A. Dance Project Logo for Ace Hotel & LA Dance Project. RIP: Corcoran Gallery of Art. A timeline of the museum’s trouble history. Robert Vineberg, who allegedly sold heroin to Phillip Seymour Hoffman, also did heroin with Basquiat. Kiev History Museum’s collections have been ransacked and looted in Ukrainsky Dom. Morocco’s anti-Israel lobby objects to Tel Aviv-based artist Keren Cytter’s inclusion in biennial. […]
Expanding on and showing a series last seen during a show in Tokyo last year, the luminous works of Fuco Ueda will be making a rare appearance in the Los Angeles area. On March 29th, the Thinkspace Gallery will be hosting Kioku No Hana or Flower Of Memory from the Japanese painter featuring her young girls positioned in a bizarre world filled with bold electric colors, flora, and fauna – dominated by flowers in this instance. Discuss this show here. Discuss Fuco Ueda here.