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Baby Tattooville ’15: “Fade To Black” @ Riverside Art Museum

Tonight at the Riverside Art Museum, Fade To Black opened its door to the public after a private dinner reception on the roof of the museum. The group exhibition associated with this year’s Baby Tattooville featured work from artists who are participating in the weekend art retreat including Anthony Ausgang, Sas Christian, Olivia De Berardinis, Ron English, Camille Rose Garcia, Bosko Hrnjak, Marion Peck, KRK Ryden, Mark Ryden, and Isabel Samaras. For those in the area, make sure you stop by for a look yourself before it closes on January […]
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Baby Tattooville ’15: First Look

Kicking off our coverage of the ninth and what is billed as the last Baby Tattooville is our first look at the event. This year, they took things to the next level to go out with a bang with a stellar list of artists for 2015 – Anthony Ausgang, Sas Christian, Olivia De Berardinis, Ron English, Camille Rose Garcia, Bosko Hrnjak, Marion Peck, KRK Ryden, Mark Ryden, and Isabel Samaras. First up at The Mission Inn was a check-in where attendees got some artist designed swag […]
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Previews: Beyond Eden 2015

This weekend (October 3-4), the fifth and final edition of Beyond Eden will once again be hosted by the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park. As with previous years, the event will feature galleries from around California exhibiting work from artists in the New Contemporary Art movement including C.A.V.E. Gallery (Venice, CA), Copro Gallery (Santa Monica, CA), Spoke Art (San Francisco, CA), Hashimoto Contempoary (San Francisco, CA) and event organizers Thinkspace (Culver City, CA). In addition to the works on display from the participating […]
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Previews: Casey Weldon – “Hastemaker” @ Roq La Rue

Tonight (October 1st) in Seattle, Casey Weldon (featured) will be presenting some new works at Roq La Rue collectively entitled Hastemaker. The surreal new paintings are rendered with a bright hyperchromatic palette, something the locally-based artist is known for, giving them almost a supernatural glow. This choice of illumination matches well with his cinematic narrative, giving the pieces an almost mystical quality. Discuss Casey Weldon here.
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Upcoming: Seonna Hong – “If You Lived Here I’d Be Home By Now” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

On October 17th, If You Lived Here I’d Be Home By Now will open at Jonathan LeVine Gallery (529 West 20th Street), a new body of work from Seonna Hong. The exhibition will mark her return to the New York art world after eight long years and will be her debut show with the Chelsea showspace. The new paintings, still featuring her recognizable expressionistic landscapes rendered with swirls and scrapes and inhabited by children at play, looks to the future and what’s to come. She states – […]
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Upcoming: James Jean – “Zugzwang” @ Hidari Zingaro Gallery

Coming up on November 7th, James Jean (interviewed) will be opening a solo show in Tokyo at the Hidari Zingaro Gallery. Curated by Takashi Murakami, the exhibition will be entitled Zugzwang, a German chess term that describes when you need to move, but you don’t want to because of the terrible conditions and that fact that it might make things worse. For many of the American artist’s Japanese fans, this may be their first opportunity to see his work in person so make plans to be there if you are in the […]
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Overtime: Sep 21 – Sep 27

More stories from the week that ended Sep 27 (click on bolded words for more information): Images and information up for Derek Paul Boyle – Roleplay exhibition at Smart Objects. RIP: Brian Sewell, who died at the age of 84 after being diagnosed last year with cancer. Anish Kapoor forced by French court to remove anti-semitic vandalism from his Versailles sculpture. The artist will perform an artistic intervention on the piece. He is appeals the decision and discusses more about the vandalism. Kapoor decides to cover […]
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Releases: Luke Chueh / 1xRUN – “Graffiti” Print

Another artist participating in this year’s Murals In The Market in Detroit has released a print in association with the event. Luke Chueh’s (interviewed) contribution through 1xRUN is entitled Graffiti, a tongue-in-cheek image based on a painting from 2008 entitled Graffiti (I Don’t Do…). We’ll have more about the wall the Los Angeles-based artist painted soon for you but for now, head over here to pick up this print if you are interested. Discuss Luke Chueh here.
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Previews: Matt Dangler – “Sanctify” @ Copro Gallery

On October 10th, Matt Dangler (interviewed) will be opening a new solo at Copro Gallery, the site of his showing in Los Angeles in 2012 (covered). Entitled Sanctify, the title is perhaps a hint at some of the heavier topics that the gifted painter will be exploring with his surreal vision. An example of what to expect can be seen in the piece above, The Promised Land, as well as in the preview images below. Discuss Matt Dangler here.
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Upcoming / Videos: Mel Kadel – “Sky’s Eyes” @ Slow Culture

On October 2nd, Slow Culture in Los Angeles will be presenting new works from Mel Kadel in a show entitled Sky’s Eyes. Known for her folk art inspired paintings featuring her recognizable female characters along with what must be penchant for patterns, the American artist has prepared at least 100 new pieces, which you can see stacked up in the video below. Discuss Mel Kadel here.