With this year’s POW! WOW! Long Beach fast approaching, the installation of the associated group show is already underway at the Long Beach Museum of Art with murals being prepped by a large roster of artists. Vitality & Verve: In the Third Dimension is presented by the museum in collaboration with Thinkspace & POW! WOW! LB and will feature originals, installations, and murals (just like last year). The opening is scheduled for July 16th to the general public with an associated LBMA After Dark event on July 15th […]
Category Archives: Low Brow & Pop Surrealism
Fans of Martin Wittfooth (interviewed) will be be happy to know he’s hard at work on his next solo show. Scheduled for October at Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles, the exhibition looks to include at least one huge piece, the one seen above with some animals astride a tank. It’s entitled Bacchanal, measures 78″ x 60,” and appears to feature a familiar subject matter as well as palette. Discuss Martin Wittfooth here.
Coastal.com recently released an eyewear collection that Camilla d’Errico designed with Derek Cardigan. The four frames all feature tiny slivers of some of the Vancouver-based artist’s manga-influence imagery, specifically her paintings Xiomara, Water Wheel, Neo New York, and Loveless Bird (two minimalist palettes & two with vibrant and saturated colors). You can purchase the frames, sunglasses, and mini-prints from the collection here if interested. Discuss Camilla d’Errico here.
More stories from the week that ended June 26 (click on bolded words for more information): Images and information up for Darja Bajagić’s Unlimited Hate at Künstlerhaus Halle für Kunst & Medien. RIP: Bill Cunningham, who passed away at the age of 87 after suffering a stroke. RIP: Tony Feher, who passed away at the age of 60 due to cancer-related causes. RIP: Bill Berkson, who passed away at the age of 76 due to a heart attack. RIP: Lorna Kelly, who passed away at the age […]
On July 1st, Brilliant Champion in Brooklyn will be presenting a collection of new tapestries from Erin M. Riley (interviewed), including some of her largest to date (up to as large as 8 x 8 feet). Not one to shy away from depicting non-traditional imagery with her weavings, the locally-based artist has created a deeply personal new body of work entitled 18/bi/f/ma. Focusing in on her personal memories, Riley touches on “the knickknacks and tokens of her youth and loves lost” as well as her battle with Trichotillomania, a obsessive […]
Tomorrow night (June 25th) in Los Angeles, Thinkspace will be opening a joint show from Jim Houser (work seen above) & Jeremy Fish. Both the Philly-based Houser and SF-based Fish have iconic aesthetics and became the artists they are through their love for drawing, music, and skate culture. And, they have both evolved their work to include dimensionality with Houser adding paraphernalia and installations to further expand his visual language and iconography, while Fish has included sculptural works as well as custom framing. Take a look at […]
Tomorrow night in Northport, New York, Haven Gallery will be opening a new group show entitled La Lune. As you may have now guessed, participants were asked to explore the plethora of mythologies surrounding the moon in their own way. Artists include Sonya Palencia, Chris Mars, Kukula, Scott Fischer, Joseph Weinreb, Zoé Byland, Jacub Gagnon (seen above), Kindra Nikole, Janet Cook, Robert Kraiza, Kane Kokaris, SoCar Myles, Sarah Joncas, Michael C. Hayes, J.A.W. Cooper, Shannon Bonatakis, Tom Bagshaw, Carisa Swenson, Redd Walitzki, Calliope Bridge, Mab Graves, […]
On Saturday night (June 25th), Josh Keyes (interviewed) will be opening a joint show with Eva Funderburgh entitled Overgrown at Archimedes Gallery in Cannon Beach. For fans of his work, the title immediately makes sense and the first few paintings that have been revealed certainly play on this theme. Also, starting at 10 am for those present at the gallery only, Keyes will make two new prints available – Return & L’apres-midi d’un faune (Afternoon of a Faun) – more details here. Discuss Josh Keyes here.
On June 24th, Land Gallery in Portland will be opening a new show entitled Weird View, Weird Few from Evah Fan. The Oakland based illustrator and artist’s gouache paintings often feature her eclectic cast of human and animal characters in unusual configurations, position, and situations, all rendered in her flat, multicolored style. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss Evah Fan here.
The twelfth edition of the Volta Fair in Basel returned to its dome home at Markthalle. As one of the satellite events to the main Art Basel expo (covered – part 1, part 2), the fair featured a selection of galleries and artists that included 68 exhibitors from 20 countries worldwide. Though proudly showing the new and emerging contemporary art names, the venue allowed visitors to also enjoy works by recent Venice Biennale participants or mid-career artists with concurrent or recent major museum solos. We bring your our personal selection […]