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Upcoming: Tim Biskup – “Charge” @ Martha Otero Gallery

On September 28th, the Martha Otero Gallery in Los Angeles will be hosting a new solo show from Tim Biskup (featured) entitled Charge. The new body of work will revolve around Biskup’s thoughts on the title of the show, which holds complex personal references for him. Not only does the more common meaning to feel psychologically or emotively “charged” describe his feelings behind the exhibition, but “charge” also is used in particle physics and can be applied to color theory. For those in the area, the opening starts at […]
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Opening: Nicola Verlato & Caleb Brown – “Pagan Pop” & “A Modern World” @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

A couple weekends ago, the Merry Karnowsky Gallery hosted new work from Nicola Verlato (featured) & Caleb Brown entitled Pagan Pop & A Modern World collectively. Featuring two surreal paintings styles that pair nicely together, the exhibition allowed fans to look into the imaginative minds of these two artists. On one side of the gallery, Verlato (seen above) created suspended human forms placed in beautifully rendered fantastical situations seen through the lens of how Western society has continually attempted to suppress its pagan roots. Not to be outdone, Brown painted his versions of […]
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Overtime: Sept 9 – Sept 15

More stories from the week that ended Sept 15 (click on the bolded words for more info): Museum identifies newly discovered Van Gogh painting previously found stored in an attic. RIP: Gerald Buck, who turns out to have a huge collection of art by California artists. RIP: Jack Beal, who died at the age of 82 of kidney failure. Shanghai authorities demolish Yuan Gong’s Art Garage compound. Painting thought to be by Peter Doig is actually a genuine Peter Doige work and is worth a […]
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Releases: Brian Viveros – “Punch Drunk In Love” Prints

Next Monday (September 16th), Brian Viveros (featured) will be releasing a new print Punch Drunk In Love in two different editions. The first will be a hand-embellished framed version included with a float mounted “Evilast” embroidered patch (and one loose for you to use yourself). This will come in a run of 40 and cost your $600, and will be available online at Thinkspace’s webstore at 9 AM PST. The second version for those who miss out will be a timed-release open edition ($120) starting at 10 […]
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Openings: “The Baxter Collection” @ Roq La Rue

Roq La Rue changed it up for this month’s opening. The works on display are from the personal collection of the Baxter family, who are selling some of their collection to move overseas. The pieces in question were collected over the past decade and represent a who’s who of the pop surrealism scene including Mark Ryden, Marion Peck, Audrey Kawasaki, Camile Rose Garcia, Lori Earley, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Liz McGrath, Glenn Barr, Donald Roller Wilson, Kukula, Ana Bagayan, Fuco Ueda, Joe Sorren, Brian Despain, and Femke Hiemstra. […]
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Releases: Haroshi x Uniful Limited Edition Skateboards

On September 5th, Japanese artist Haroshi (featured) introduced his limited edition skateboard decks released through Japanese skateboarding company Uniful. Thug For Life in the Shibuya district of Tokyo was packed with people that were interested in this release that instantly became hit in Asia. Along with the signed and numbered decks, the artist introduced a new sculpture that was made especially for this event. The concept behind the piece are shaking hands, a world wide symbol of connection between people. As much as skateboarding is a world […]
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Previews: APAK – “Stardust Dreams” @ Outré Gallery

On Friday (September 13th), the Melbourne and Sydney locations of Outré Gallery will be hosting new works from APAK. Stardust Dreams is the name of the twin showcase from the artistic duo and will feature luminous paintings of their whimsical creatures and their friends in a cosmic setting. Make sure you RSVP here if you are in Australia and plan to attend either of their openings. Discuss APAK here.
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Releases: Mark Dean Veca – “20 Years” Book

LA based artist Mark Dean Veca (interviewed) recently released a new book 20 Years Works through Zero+ Publishing. Along with the book release the artist opened a solo show at Western Project on September 7th, presenting a selection of works from the new hardcover book, and the official book launch and signing is scheduled for September 14, at 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the same venue. This deluxe over-sized coffee table book shows the evolution of Veca’s work and style from its beginnings in the 90s to his […]
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Releases: SHAG x Beatles – “May I Introduce to You” Print

Purveyor of the retro modern chic, SHAG (interviewed), has put a new print on release entitled May I Introduce to You from Dark Hall Mansion. The collaboration with the Beatles will be offered in three variants limited to runs of 50 & 25 pieces and priced at $500 & $750, and sized at 20 x 28″. Check out all the details of how you can pick up one for yourself next week here. Discuss SHAG here.
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Overtime: Sept. 2 – Sept. 8

More stories from the week that ended on Sept. 8 (click on bolded words for more): Gilbert & George presents Waking (1984) on the High Line billboard – up until Oct. 1. RIP: Michael McManus, who died at 60. He was the former chief curator at Laguna Art Museum. Dennis Szakacs, director and CEO of the Orange County Museum of Art, will resign effective Dec 31. New Stalin monument defaced in Georgia after locals say it was erected without their permission. Egyptians use Twitter to […]