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Category Archives: Low Brow & Pop Surrealism
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Overtime: March 10 – March 16

More stories from the week that ended March 16 (click on bolded words for more information): Jesse Krimes creates 39-Panel mural made from bedsheets, hair gel and newspapers while in prison. 18 Chinese artists (calligraphers, painters, poets) were aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Dodge Gallery in NYC’s Lower East Side will close after four years in business. International Center of Photography set to close its Midtown museum. Elmgreen & Dragset’s Prada Marfa heavily defaced and vandalized. Elmgreen & Dragset respond. Emil Nolde painting stolen from […]
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Openings: “Infusion” @ Roq La Rue

Infusion at Roq la Rue opened on Thursday, March 6th to a packed audience. The show’s goal was to infuse the gallery with talent that had not been seen in the gallery previously.  Almost all of the artists in the show are new to the gallery and they didn’t take the opportunity lightly. From the life size Wedding Party by Rose Freymuth-Frazier, the grotesquely beautiful Blue Room by Jeff Jacobson (seen above), and Zachari Logan’s Blue Man 2, amazing levels of detail were brought, all with […]
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Openings: Mel Kadel – “Tied Up” @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

We last caught up with Mel Kadel back in 2012 when she presented a solo show at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles. Last weekend, her works returned to the same space for another exhibition entitled Tied Up,  opening on the same night as Andrew Hem’s show. In her new paintings, Kadel continues to explore, along with her recognizable character, a folksy world created by patterns and repetitive motifs. This time around, the pieces created on hand-stained paper revolve around the notion referenced to […]
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Releases: Audrey Kawasaki – “Maybe Tomorrow” Print

This Saturday (March 15),  Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed) will be releasing her next time limited edition. Entitled Maybe Tomorrow and based off a painting she exhibited during SCOPE Miami, the print will be available from 12 am (midnight) Pacific time and ends after 24 hours with the edition size determined by the amount of orders. The unframed version is $100 with the framed version at $350 (seen above) and will come signed an numbered. Head over to her shop at the specified time to purchase this for your […]
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Showing: Cleon Peterson – “End of Days” @ New Image Art

Returning to the site of his 2010 Los Angeles solo (covered), Cleon Peterson brought his hard-hitting imagery for his currently showing exhibition at New Image Art entitled End of Days. The collection of paintings feature a limited palette of black & white or black & red, making the brutal details all the more evident when rendered in a uniform color scheme. Check out this shadowy world of violence influenced by the writings of Jung and Nietzsche for yourself before the show closes on April 12th. Discuss Cleon Peterson here.  
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Overtime: March 3 – March 9

More stories from the week that ended March 9 (click on bolded words for more information): Parker Ito’s show where he gave all of the pieces he created away for free. RIP: Norman Yonemoto, who died at the age of 67 following numerous strokes. Norway has chosen Jonas Dahlberg to create three memorial works for the 2011 Utøya massacre. Israel steps up effort in the search for Nazi looted art. David Toren is first American to file a lawsuit against Germany for return of artwork […]
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Upcoming: Gary Baseman – “Play With Us Or Else” @ Vinyl on Vinyl

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.
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Previews: “Infusion” @ Roq La Rue

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 […]
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Upcoming: “POP-EYECONIC” @ Corey Helford Gallery

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, […]
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Releases: Eric Fortune – “Comfort in Dying” Print

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.