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Showing: Eric Yahnker – “Noah’s Yacht” @ Zevitas Marcus

Last weekend, Zevitas Marcus in Los Angeles hosted the opening of a new solo show from Eric Yahnker. Noah’s Yacht features works created from colored pencils and graphite on paper, rendered with the locally-based artist’s continued clever commentary on issues that afflict our society today touching on topics like the current election cycle and police violence. Rounding out the show are various sculptural works, installations, and conceptual pieces all showing his versatility and knowledge of pop culture and the social-political climate, often times intermixing the two. Discuss Eric Yahnker here.
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Previews: David Stoupakis – “SALEM” @ Copro Gallery

On March 19th, SALEM will open at Copro Gallery in Los Angeles, a three person show featuring former death-row inmate and New York Times bestselling author Damien Echols, along with surrealist painters & illustrators David Stoupakis and menton3. Choosing a subject matter that is suited to their dark imagery, the three members of their newly formed collective, The Hand, will present new work that deal with the Salem witch trials that took place in colonial Massachusetts between February 1692 and May 1693. Take a look at some of the paintings Stoupakis has contributed […]
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Rewind: Feb 12 – March 15

Bringing back the Rewind feature this week, we are sharing some art related videos that you might find interesting. First up is the trailer for an amazing upcoming film Loving Vincent on the turbulent life of Vincent Van Gogh. The project features 12 hand-made oil paintings per second that were created in the style of the renowned painter with one hour of film equaling 43,200 paintings. Other notable videos include: Interview with Felipe Pantone about his new book. The WK Interact – Pistorius project video released. Rime […]
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Preview: “Cat Art Show 2″ @ Think Tank Gallery

From March 24-27, shortly after closing their cake-themed installation and special programing (covered), Think Tank Gallery in Los Angeles will be hosting the sequel group exhibition to 2014’s Cat Art Show. Over 70 artists including Mark Ryden, Marion Peck, C215, Adam Wallacavage, Tim Biskup, Kozyndan, Luke Chueh, Brandi Milne, Natalia Fabia, Travis Lampe, Cyrcle., Jean Pierre Arboleda (seen above) and Edwin Ushiro will be contributing pieces inspired by their feline friends. A portion of the proceeds from artwork sales will go to Kitten Rescue in Atwater Village.                   […]
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Overtime: March 7 – March 13

More stories from the week that ended March 13 (click on bolded words for more information): Ben Davis writes about the opening exhibition at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel. Christopher Knight also has a review for the LA Times. RIP: Tamuna Sirbiladze, who passed away at the age of 45 due to cancer. RIP: Robert Redbird, who passed away at the age of 76 after an extended illness. RIP: Pirro Cuniberti, who passed away at the age of 92. RIP: Fred Holland, who passed March 5 in Columbus Ohio. RIP: Marty […]
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Openings: Camille Rose Garcia – “Animus Chrysalis Mortis” @ Roq La Rue

Opening last week, Camille Rose Garcia’s Animus Chrysalis Mortis takes viewers to vibrant and lush gardens while exploring many of life’s tropes including creation and death. There is no subtlety with the LA-based artist’s journey, as seen through the lens of an acid trip seemingly lit by black lights. The exhibition features mixed media paintings on board and smaller pieces on paper. The late David Bowie graces two pieces and the enormous House of Psyche seems to fill an entire wall with serpents and swans. Adorning the […]
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Releases: Joao Ruas – “The Rites of Spring” Print Set

On March 20th, Joao Ruas will be releasing a print set entitled The Rites of Spring. Inspired by Igor Stravinsky’s masterpiece Le Sacre du Printemps, the limited editions will be available at 8:31AM (PST) the exact moment of the Vernal Equinox on the Northern Hemisphere. Super limited to a run of 30, the set will cost $300 so if interested head over here soon for more info. Discuss Joao Ruas here.
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Previews: Marion Peck – “Promenades Magiques” @ Magda Danysz (Paris)

On March 15th, the Paris location of Magda Danysz Gallery will be opening a solo from Marion Peck entitled Promenades Magiques. The series of never before seen oil paintings takes viewers into her dream-like world inhabited with strange creatures and sad-faced children. She further explains – “If there is a narrative to emerge from my paintings, I hope it would be just like a very short poem. I imagine my characters as ones speaking slowly, carefully and quietly, not hiding their hesitations or even stumbling. Their awkwardness is, to me, a […]
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Yoskay Yamamoto Installation @ interTrend

Over the course of last week, Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed) set up an installation at ad agency and supporter of the arts interTrend in Long Beach. The piece entitled wish you were here… was originally part of a show at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo that has now been reconfigured in two parts for the new space. Take a look at more photos below… Photo credit: Brandon Shigeta. Discuss Yoskay Yamamoto here.
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Previews: “Inaugural Group Exhibition” @ beinArt Gallery

On March 12th, beinArt will be opening a gallery space in Brunswick, Australia with an Inaugural Group Exhibition. They have selected artists who have been supported by the collective in the past to contribute works including Julia deVille, Jana Brike, Scott Musgrove, Chet Zar, Casey Weldon, Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen, Dan May, Kit King, Oda, Alex Garant, James Guppy, Matthew Quick, Peter Gric, Scott G Brooks, Chris Leib (seen above), Caitlin McCormack, Nick Sheehy, Steven Kenny, Adipocere, Amanda Sage, Lucy Hardie, Rachel Bess, Ben Howe, Carrie Ann […]
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