A couple weeks back, we finally had time to stop by HUF on Fairfax in Los Angeles to check out Haroshi’s larger than life middle finger. The irreverent sculpt is something the Japanese artist know for his pieces created from compressed used skateboards, but this time also there are limited edition vinyl versions of the middle finger for sale as well. Take a look at more photos below… Discuss Haroshi here.
Category Archives: Low Brow & Pop Surrealism
After a successful showing at Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles last year (covered), Joram Roukes will be returning for another solo on October 10th. Entitled American Ornithology, the new body of work from the Dutch artist will no doubt highlight his surrealist artistic vision, oftentimes featuring striking scenes played out by his hybrid characters. The exhibition is slated to run through October 31st. Discuss Joram Roukes here.
More stories from the week that ended Sept 6 (click on bolded words for more information): RIP: Noah Davis, who died at the age of 32 from complications of a rare cancer. NY Times also writes about his death. Papillion remembers him. Polaroid image above by Quam Odunsi. RIP: Nelson Shanks, who died at the age of 77. RIP: The Pizz, who died at the age of 57 after killing himself. Jacob Antonio Weiss is the fourth suspect sought in the stabbing of man who tried to stop […]
Have you ever wondered what the collection from the co-founder of Juxtapoz would look like? You have an opportunity to find out tonight when the Gregorio Escalante Gallery opens their first show in Los Angeles’ Chinatown. Curated by C. R. Stecyk, III, the exhibition puts a selection of work on display from Escalante’s private collection including pieces from Robert Williams, Ed Ruscha, John Baldessari, Chris Burden, Shepard Fairey, Jeff Soto (seen above) and more. Learn more here. Discuss this show here.
In a little over a week’s time, Thinkspace Gallery will be opening up an epic joint exhibition from Esao Andrews, Aaron Horkey, and Joao Ruas entitled The Gilded Age. With such gifted artists showing together, each has pushed the others to create some of their best output yet. For his part, Andrews has painted a series of works that his fans will be sure to love featuring some of his trademark use of a kaleidoscope of colors, haunting landscapes, and gothic surreal imagery. Take a look at more preview images below and […]
Starting on September 19th, the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach will be opening their doors on Something Over El Arco Iris: Chicano Landscapes; 1971 – 2015, an exhibition that features work from Southern California-based Chicano artists. The roster includes a selection of paintings, drawings, photographs, mixed media works and rare studies from Carlos Almaraz, Yolanda González, Gronk, Wayne Alaniz Healy, Ramses Noriega, Frank Romero, Jamex and Einar de la Torre, John Valadez, Patssi Valdez, Shizu Saldamando, Roberto Gutíerrez, Jose Ramirez, and Ana Serrano. In addition, […]
Hard to believe, but on September 12th, the tenth annual BLAB Show will open at Copro Gallery in Los Angeles. This year’s exhibition will feature work from Ryan Heshka, Natalia Fabia, Femke Hiemstra (seen above), Travis Louie, SHAG, Jana Brike, Lola Gil, Matt Dangler, Olivia, John Brophy, Andy Kehoe, Marc Burckhardt, Joanne Nam, Dan May, Shaun Berke, Chet Zar, Travis Lampe, Owen Smith, Cathie Bleck, Chris Peters, Brendan Danielsson, Chris Buzelli, Tim O’Brien, Tin, Jessica Joslin, Jared Joslin, Greg Clarke, Craig Larotonda, Yoko D’Holbachie, Matthew Schommer, Chris […]
Over the weekend, Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco hosted the opening of Dan Quintana’s lastest solo show. Entitled Diffused, the exhibition featured a dozen new oil paintings and several charcoal drawings on paper from the Los-Angeles based artist centered mainly around his ghostly portraiture, beautiful female characters surrounded by an aura of abstract elements. Rounding out the show was a large one off rug designed by Quintana with his imagery in mind. Photo credit: Odell Hussey. Discuss this show here. Discuss Dan Quintana here.
Over the weekend, the Library Street Collective hosted the opening for a new show from Cleon Peterson in Detroit. Poison features new paintings featuring nightmarish scenes of violence and gore, nothing new to fans of the former assistant to Shepard Fairey. What is new though are the sculptural editions that Peterson has included in the new body of work, a natural next step to bringing his provocative imagery to life. Photo credit: Sal Rodriguez. Discuss this show here. Discuss Cleon Peterson here.
This Thursday night, September 3rd, is the opening reception for LAX / LHR, a continuing series of shows (also see Hong Kong, SF, Berlin, Detroit) curated by Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles. This iteration will be co-curated by Stolenspace and held at their London showspace featuring the usual format of 12″ x 12″ works from each artist. Participants contributing 12″ x 12″ pieces include Aaron Nagel, Adam Caldwell, Alex Yanes, Alexis Diaz, Allison Sommers, Amanda Marie, Andrew McAttee, Andy Kehoe, Angry Woebots, Anthony Clarkson, Arth Daniels, Atsuko Goto, Baghead, Beau Stanton, Bec Winnel, […]