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Upcoming: “LAX / SFO – Thinkspace Invades SF” @ Hashimoto Contemporary

Tomorrow night in San Francisco, Thinkspace will be taking over Hashimoto Contemporary with a group exhibition entitled LAX / SFO. Continuing to spread their love around the world with these satellite shows, this one in the Bay Area is just the latest one that will see the Los Angeles-based gallery introduce their roster to a different group of collectors. Participating artists including Adam Caldwell, Alex Yanes, Allison Sommers, Amanda Marie, Amy Sol, Anthony Clarkson, Bec Winnel, Brian Mashburn, Brian M. Viveros, bumblebeelovesyou, Carl Cashman, Casey […]
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Openings: Alex Gross – “Future Tense” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Earlier this month, Alex Gross (interviewed) presented a new body of work at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York, site of his last showing in the Big Apple in 2012 (covered). As we saw in our studio visit with the Los Angeles-based painter last month, much of the new work continued to delve into mankind’s present course in history as we have become inundated with advertising, propaganda, and new technology. As has often been seen in his work before, the beautifully rendered portraiture often featured layers of repeating motifs like Candy Crush […]
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Setup: Project M/6 (Berlin) – Part I

Urban Nation recently kicked off the next phase of their ongoing art program with a new roster of artists curated by Jonathan LeVine Gallery. One aspect of the event features artists who create window installations in Berlin and the ones invited this time did just that. Take a look at some in progress photos as Dan Witz, Jeff Soto, Nychos, Olek and Saner created their 10′ x 10′ pieces destined for the windows of the building as well as works for the group show. Photo credit: Henrik Haven.
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Releases: Cleon Peterson – “Paint The Town” Print

Just in time for Halloween is a new limited edition release from Cleon Peterson entitled Paint The Town. The 21″ x 16″ screen print  is available in black or white, produced in a run or 100 each, and will cost you $100. Head over here if you are interested in adding something that will match the holiday season to your collection. Discuss Cleon Peterson here.
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Previews / Setup: “Masterworks: Defining A New Narrative” @ Long Beach Museum of Art

If there is anything that you would call a can’t miss exhibition, tonight’s Masterworks: Defining A New Narrative at the Long Beach Museum of Art would be one of them. Not only is the list of participating artists impressive – Esao Andrews, Sean Cheetham, Natalia Fabia, Alex Gross, James Jean (seen above), Josh Keyes, Mario Martinez, Greg Simkins, Nicola Verlato, Eric White, Aron Wiesenfeld, Martin Wittfooth and Curating Artist and Author Nathan Spoor and Co-curator Jeff McMillan - the fact that they were asked to create or put on display a large scale […]
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Previews: Kent Williams – “How Human of You” @ 101/Exhibit (West Hollywood)

This Saturday night (October 25th) in West Hollywood, 101/EXHIBIT (8920 Melrose Ave) will be presenting new works from gifted painter Kent Williams in his first solo with the gallery. Entitled How Human of You, the new work will feature the lush and rich backgrounds that are settings for his celebration of the human form. In addition, this exhibition will see the locally-based artist take a turn toward abstraction including some works that are totally abstract. For those who want to get there a little early (6 – 7 […]
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Previews: Branded Arts Group Exhibition @ TCL Chinese Theatre

This Saturday night (October 25th, 6:00 p.m.–1:00 a.m), Branded Arts will be putting on their biggest event yet at the world famous TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Featuring a group exhibition along with a DJ set by Talib Kweli, a portion of the proceeds will benefit Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services. Tickets ($20) can be purchased here for those interested. Take a look at some preview images of the artwork below… Participating artists include: Saber, Cryptik, Yoskay Yamamoto, Mear One, Dabs Myla, Hebru Brantley, Axis, Andrew Hem, […]
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Previews: Jonathan Viner – “Cold Snap” @ Sloan Fine Art

Alongside the Black Moon group exhibition with Sloan Fine Art we told you about that will open on the 24th of October will be a new solo from Jonathan Viner. Housed at site/109 located at 109 Norfolk Street, the fresh pieces collectively entitled cold snap will take the Brooklyn-based artist’s cast of characters into a winter setting, rendered in his usual retro aesthetic. As usual, he will be using a utilizes a process that includes live models, props, and photographs as starting points for his oil paintings. […]
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Upcoming: “Ducks” @ Greenpoint Terminal Gallery

Christian Rex van Minnen’s oil on panel (seen above) is a painting created for the upcoming group show Ducks, opening on October 24th at Greenpoint Terminal Gallery. Curated by Ryan Travis Christian and featuring a very diverse type of works by over 80 artists, this show is built around this thought – “I hate how you’re just born out of nowhere, forced to go to school and get an education so you can get a job. What if I wanted to be a duck?“ Other participants include John Phillip Abbott, Daniel […]
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Candice Tripp – “Houses Of Horror” Halloween Sale

Coming up on Halloween, Candice Tripp (interviewed) will making a side project available for purchase. These Houses Of Horror may be recognizable to astute fans out there as from movies like A Nightmare on Elm Street (seen above), The Omen, Let’s Scare Jessica to Death, House of the Devil, Suspira, The Birds, and more. She has even painted Stephen King’s house in Bangor and added it to the set of infamous structures that are all done with gouache on illustration board. These little originals are sized at 10″ x 12″, so head over […]