This Saturday night (August 10th), Eric Joyner (interviewed) will be opening a new solo show at Corey Helford Gallery. Bringing his robots into the city, where his other favorite subject (donuts) are in much abundance will make for excellent material for his special form of portraiture. Utilizing a meme, First World Problems, as the title, the new work will no doubt add an extra layer of meaning when robot society is involved. Check out some more preview images below… Discuss Eric Joyner here.
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For those of you who have always wanted to see Greg “Craola” Simkins’ (interviewed) characters come to life – here is your chance. It looks the painter has gathered a great team together to make a stop-motion animation – I’m Scared – centered around his surreal characters and world. There are many great prizes for those who help fund the Kickstarter including original artwork and even a mural in your home if you so desire. Head over here to hear and learn more… Discuss Greg “Craola” […]
Besides her recent print releases, Amy Sol (interviewed) has also been busy working on her new solo. Coming up on September 14th at CHG Circa, the showing will see the Las Vegas-based painter reveal the next chapter in the story of her heroine and animal friends. It’s been a little over a year since she showed at the Culver City sister gallery (covered), so fans will be ready to see where Sol’s magical imagery is headed for next. Discuss Amy Sol here.
It looks like Nathan Ota’s new book Ikiru is up for preorder now from ZERO+ Publishing. The 144 page hardcover covers the LA-based artist’s work from his early street art to illustrations and gallery pieces to recent collaborations with the street artist RISK. The edition size is 1000 and will cost $50.00. Take a look at a couple more images below… Discuss Nathan Ota here.
On August 9th, Jeremiah Ketner (interviewed) will be opening another solo show at myplasticheart in New York. Entitled Ideal World, the exhibition will put the Chicago-based painter’s surreal musings on display. He states: “Ideal World is the continuation of a theme I have been exploring for several years now. I wanted to create a place of luxury for the mind. A place where everything is tranquil and all forms of life can coexist without any reference to the past or future. This timeless notion allows sprites […]
Robot and donut enthusiast Eric Joyner (interviewed) will be opening a solo show at Corey Helford Gallery on August 10th, his fifth with the Culver City showspace. Unlike his last show (covered) which featured his old school mechanical characters in the natural setting, the new paintings depict them in the city along with their dependable fried dessert friends. Rife with irony, First World Problems will see his robots dealing with the “struggles” of urban coexistence. Discuss Eric Joyner here.
On Thursday night (August 1st), Roq La Rue will be hosting all new works from painter Tran Nguyen (alongside Jason “Ti Kunkit” Wheatley). After a couple showings in Los Angeles (here & here), A Place Procurred From Our Yesteryears will build on the delicate portraiture we have seen from her in the past with new acrylic & colored pencil pieces as well as some sketches. The imagery this time seems to be exploring the relationships between her characters and urban space as well as its implications. Discuss […]
Instagram recently introduced their video feature, not many people were getting too excited over it. But, one month after the update, much more people are appreciating and using it. Artists, galleries, art collectors and enthusiasts are only some of them. While the old photo feature was very helpful when it comes to sharing new works, projects, plans, sketches, the video feature gives IG users a chance to explore things deeper, show more details, show the creative process, literally show wider picture of things, and even […]
Thursday night (August 1st) at Spoke Art, Scott Scheidly will expanding his ongoing pink portrait series with all new works for his debut solo show, The Pinks, with the gallery. As seen in his participation in ArtPadSF the Scope Art Fair, the Orlando-based painter explores the cultural and social implications of color and the associated preconceptions by re-imagining recognizable macho characters and infamous historical figures (i.e.: making a mockery of Ayatollah Khomeini, religious leader of a country that is well known for persecution of the LGBT community). Discuss Scott Scheidly […]
It’s time to take a look at some worthy art-related videos in another one of our Rewind features. First up is an interview with Jeffrey Deitch as he speaks about art and his time in LA, created before word came out that he is stepping down as MOCA’s director. Other videos to watch include: A video about Matt Small and his show at Nelly Duff. Kickstarter video for Art Story. Trailer for Jay Z’s Picasso Baby on HBO (via Hyde or Die). Amanda Ross-Ho discusses […]