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Upcoming: “Conjoined V” @ Copro Gallery

On January 24th, Copro Gallery will be holding fifth edition of their Conjoined series of shows (see 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011). As usual, participants specialize in creating bizarre imagery, in the three dimensional form. The extensive list of artists includes Doktor A, Peter Adamyan, William Basso, Jessie Berlin, Sarina Brewer, William Bryan, Nathan Cartwright, Cataclysm, John Cebollero, John Cherevka, Colin Christian, Dave Correia, Mike Correll, Ian Cromer, Albert Cuellar, Francesco De Molfetta, Amanda Dempsey, Brian Despain, Matthew Dutton, Erick de la Vega, Doubleparlour, Michael Edward, Miguel Edwards, […]
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Upcoming: Robert Williams – “Slang Aesthetics!” @ LA Municipal Art Gallery

One of the major exhibitions of 2015 will be opening next month at the LA Municipal Art Gallery featuring the work of Robert Williams. Debuting a new body of work in Los Angeles for the first time in ages, the man many consider the godfather of the low brow and pop surrealist art movements will be presenting paintings, drawings, and sculptures collectively entitled Slang Aesthetics! The show will be presented and curated by Thinkspace and Copro Gallery alongside 20 Years Under The Influence of Juxtapoz, a magazine Williams founded 90s. For […]
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Releases: James Jean – “Flash” Print Set

On Thursday, January 15th, James Jean (interviewed) will be releasing a pair of offset-lithograph prints entitled Flash. Each set come with an additional booklet of temporary tattoos that mirror the imagery seen in the prints. The size of the editions will be 24″ x 16″ and comes in a run of 1000, costing $100. Head over here at 8:00 AM PST to make your purchase. Discuss James Jean here.
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Overtime: Jan 5 – Jan 11

More stories from the week that ended Jan 11 (click on bolded words for more information): Profile of Helmut Lang, who is now strictly a artist and sculptor. RIP: June Harwood, who died at the age of 81. 12 killed in terrorist attack at Charlie Hebdo due to satirical cartoons. Artists respond to the tragedy. Why the massacre will make art stronger. Violence against cartoonists sadly a common thing throughout history. Bennett von Vertes confesses to killing another man. What happens to private museums if the […]
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Je Suis Charlie (Part II)

With some of the perpetrators behind the horrific acts of terror in Paris brought to justice, we can now voice a small sigh a relief although the art world is still reeling from those targeted at Charlie Hedbo. With the weekly newspaper determined to carry on despite what happened, artists around the world continue to show their support for freedom of expression including an interesting contribution from Ai Weiwei (seen above). Take a look at more images below and see Part I of our coverage […]
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Previews: “The Lost Mitten Society” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Tonight in New York, Jonathan Levine Gallery opens their annual winter salon show at their 529 W 20th Street location. Entitled The Lost Mitten Society, the exhibition includes work from artists Adam Wallacavage, Amandine Urruty, Anders Gjennestad, Anton Vill, Aron Wiesenfeld (seen above), Christian Rex van Minnen, Doubleparlour, Faith 47, Finok, James Marshall, John Brophy, Josh Keyes, Kris Lewis, Lucien Shapiro, Marco Mazzoni, Martin Wittfooth, Max Rippon, Mike Giant, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Taylor McKimens, Tristan Eaton and Troy Brooks. Take a look at more preview […]
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Releases: Mars-1 & Damon Soule x Smokovich Designs Jewelry

It looks like Mars-1 & Damon Soule recently collaborated with Smokovich Designs to create some limited edition jewelry for the fashion conscious art fans out there. Dubbed the Furtherrr Collection after the art collective the two Bay Area-based artists are part of, the line features pendants, necklaces, and earrings created based off their artwork and drawings. Collectors can purchase here if interested. Discuss Mars-1 here. Discuss Damon Soule here.
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Je Suis Charlie

With the world’s attention on Paris after the tragic events that unfolded today, artists around the world have shown their solidarity with the French people by doing what they do best – making art. Inspired by the phrase “Je Suis Charlie” or “I Am Charlie,” creatives like Hanksy above have shown their support for freedom of expression with “cartoons” of their own. Take a look at a small sampling below…                               […]
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Previews: Nicole Gustafsson – “Pop Terrariums” @ Gallery 1988 (East)

On January 10th, Gallery 1988 (East) will be opening a solo show from Nicole Gustafsson featuring over 25 original paintings (and a few prints) illustrating some of her favorite video games, tv shows, and films of mostly the 80s and 90s. Entitled Pop Terrariums, the new body of work from the Pacific Northwest based artist will combine her love for those little enclosed worlds in a glass containers with her love for pop culture. Take a look at some more glimpses below…
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Previews: “Incantation” @ Roq La Rue

On January 8th, Roq La Rue in Seattle will be opening their first show of the year, a group effort from a list of artists that includes Peter Ferguson, Barnaby Whitfield, Jeff Jacobson, Sail, Redd Walitzki, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Chie Yoshii, Mandy Greer, Casey Weldon , Rose Freymuth-Frazier, Jennifer McNeely, Andrea Wicklund, Erica Rose Levine, and Zachari Logan (cropped image seen above). The exhibition is entitled Incantation with participants inspired by themes of death, rebirth, winter, and ritual. Take a look at a few more preview glimpses below […]