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Previews: Marion Peck – “Promenades Magiques” @ Magda Danysz (Paris)

On March 15th, the Paris location of Magda Danysz Gallery will be opening a solo from Marion Peck entitled Promenades Magiques. The series of never before seen oil paintings takes viewers into her dream-like world inhabited with strange creatures and sad-faced children. She further explains – “If there is a narrative to emerge from my paintings, I hope it would be just like a very short poem. I imagine my characters as ones speaking slowly, carefully and quietly, not hiding their hesitations or even stumbling. Their awkwardness is, to me, a […]
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Yoskay Yamamoto Installation @ interTrend

Over the course of last week, Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed) set up an installation at ad agency and supporter of the arts interTrend in Long Beach. The piece entitled wish you were here… was originally part of a show at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo that has now been reconfigured in two parts for the new space. Take a look at more photos below… Photo credit: Brandon Shigeta. Discuss Yoskay Yamamoto here.
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Previews: “Inaugural Group Exhibition” @ beinArt Gallery

On March 12th, beinArt will be opening a gallery space in Brunswick, Australia with an Inaugural Group Exhibition. They have selected artists who have been supported by the collective in the past to contribute works including Julia deVille, Jana Brike, Scott Musgrove, Chet Zar, Casey Weldon, Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen, Dan May, Kit King, Oda, Alex Garant, James Guppy, Matthew Quick, Peter Gric, Scott G Brooks, Chris Leib (seen above), Caitlin McCormack, Nick Sheehy, Steven Kenny, Adipocere, Amanda Sage, Lucy Hardie, Rachel Bess, Ben Howe, Carrie Ann […]
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Overtime: Feb 29 – March 6

More stories from the week that ended March 6 (click on bolded words for more information): Van Hanos completes his Intercalaris exhibition at Rowhouse Projects. RIP: Panayiotis Tetsis, who passed away at the age of 91. Magnus Renfrew, Bonhams deputy chairman of Asia, fired along with seven other HK-based employees. Henry Wyndham, chairman of Sotheby’s Europe, departs the company. Miety Heiden, Sotheby’s senior vice president and head of contemporary private sales for North America, also leaves. FIAC satellite fair, l’Officielle, to close due to poor sales after being around only two […]
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Upcoming / Videos: Victor Castillo – “Born in ’73” @ KP Projects // MKG

Tomorrow night (March 5th) at KP Projects // MKG, Victor Castillo will be opening his fourth showing with the West Hollywood gallery. Born in ’73 is a self-reflective new body of work according to the locally-based artist – he was born about the same time the military dictatorship was established in Chile in 1973. The feelings of fear from the brutal political system can often be seen in the undertones of his paintings that on the surface feature children happily playing. Included in the exhibition will be eight new […]
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Previews: Sean Norvet – “New Works” @ CG2 Gallery

CG2 gallery in Nashville is opening a two man solo show on the 5th of March, showing new works by Sean Norvet & Jason Lascu. The show will feature a series of new paintings by LA-based Norvet and sculptures by the locally-based Lascu. Norvet’s work has been getting a lot of attention lately because of the unique mix of styles and imagery used. Constructed using cartoon elements, pop culture logos and symbols or random every day objects, and often wrapped in classic portrait form, his paintings […]
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Releases: Josh Keyes – “Afternoon of a Faun” Print

Earlier today, Josh Keyes (interviewed) continued his longstanding collaboration with Tiny Showcase by releasing another print. Afternoon of a Faun is a 12″ tall by 18″ wide time limited edition and will be available from March 1st until March 8th (noon Eastern Time). Priced at $55, each sale will contribute $15 to the Nature Conservancy which works toward protecting nature, for people today and future generations. Head over here if you are interested in adding it to your collection. Discuss Josh Keyes here.
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Previews: Camille Rose Garcia – “Animus Chrysalis Mortis” @ Roq La Rue

This Thursday night (March 3rd), Roq La Rue in Seattle will be hosting the opening of Animus Chrysalis Mortis, the latest solo show from Camille Rose Garcia (interviewed). The new series of works from the Los Angeles-based artist continues to channel her special brand of gothic fairy tale-like imagery and will feature both paintings on canvas and paper. She further explains – “For this body of work I was inspired by the surrealist and deeply symbolic films of Alejandro Jodorowsky, Jungian archetypes, and Greek mythology. I created a personal language of […]
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Showing: Scott Hove & Baker’s Son – “Break Bread” @ Think Tank Gallery

As we previously reported, Think Tank Gallery is currently has on view a large installation and two man show Break Bread, which Includes new works by Baker’s Son and Scott Hove. The exhibition will stay open until March 14th and is a definite must see if you’re in the area. The show includes a huge mirror maze created with Hove’s frosted elements, giving visitors a chance to walk through one of his familiar “cakes” with this being his biggest and most elaborate to date. Aside from these signature cake monsters, which were included in […]
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Armory Week ’16 / Previews: Brian Viveros // Thinkspace @ SCOPE

From March 3-6, Thinkspace will be presenting a new body of work from Brian Viveros (featured) at the SCOPE Art Show (booth B1) during Armory Week in New York. His first showing on the East Coast since 2012 will include new paintings and charcoal drawings that continues to take his Dirtyland imagery to the next level like his last show in Los Angeles (covered) with the attention to detail, cross pollinations of themes, and fresh palette. Take a look at some of the preview photos and […]