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Releases: James Jean – “Year of the Monkey” Print

On January 26th, James Jean (interviewed) will be celebrating Chinese New Year a little early with the release of the Year of the Monkey print. The signed and numbered time-limited edition will be available available for one hour only, starting at 8:00 AM PST. The price will be $200 and for those interested, you can head over here to Jean’s webstore for more details. Discuss James Jean here.
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Openings: Shag – “Jungle Drums” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Last week in Los Angeles, Shag (interviewed) brought a little retro chic to the new Corey Helford Gallery location with his latest solo entitled Jungle Drums. Along with his signature paintings featuring a nostalgic look back when mod characters hung out sipping martinis, the downtown LA showspace also featured tiki sculptures, a mid-century decor, as well as a large wall covered with his imagery. Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Shag here.
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Upcoming: Amy Sol – “Garden Gamine” @ Thinkspace Gallery

The last solo we had the opportunity of attending from Amy Sol (interviewed) in Los Angeles was back in 2013 (covered), so it was nice to hear she will be presenting some new works at Thinkspace Gallery soon. Entitled Garden Gamine, the set of fresh paintings will continue the Nevada-based artist’s series of delicate portraitures featuring her feminine subjects and their animal friends. An example of this can be seen above, but plan to be there for the opening on April 2nd to seen the rest. Discuss Amy Sol here.
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Overtime: Jan 11 – Jan 17

More stories from the week that ended Jan 17 (click on bolded words for more information): Vice writes about Awol Erizku’s show at Duchamp Detox Clinic. W Magazine also looks at the exhibition. RIP: David Bowie, who passed away at the age of 69 due to cancer. Bowie’s influence on contemporary art. A look at his art collection. Artnet throws it back to when Bowie chatted with Tracey Emin in 2001. The art world pays tribute to Bowie via Instagram. The time he was involved in […]
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Previews: “Conjoined 666″ @ Copro Gallery

Tonight (January 16th) in Los Angeles, another Conjoined show opens (see 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011) at Copro Gallery with this one dubbed “666” for good measure. Curated by Chet Zar as usual, the sculptural group exhibition features “classic sculptures, hyperreal life like models, surreal assemblages, mixed media paintings, and other conjoined works.” Fans of the dark arts should stop by tonight and bring $6 for the entry fee. This year’s roster includes: Aaron Verity, Adam Dougherty, Akihito Ikeda, Alex Pardee, Amanda Dempsey, Ave Rose, Beast Brothers, Ben Schwenck, Bill Bryan, […]
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Aaron Horkey x Blood Milk Instagram Giveaway

Artist Aaron Horkey and Jess of Blood Milk Jewels recently teamed up for an Instagram giveaway. To enter, all you have to do is give their accounts a follow (@aaronhorkey & @bloodmilk), repost the images, tag @aaronhorkey & @bloodmilk, and hashtag #planchettemoths. The prize is Horkey’s original Planchette Moth drawing & a choice of one piece of Blood Milk planchette moth jewelry: one pin, one necklace or one ring in either size option. Discuss Aaron Horkey here.
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Previews: “Brink” @ Antler Gallery

Tonight in Portland, Antler Gallery will be opening a group show to benefit the National Audubon Society. Artists including Scott Listfield (seen above), Laura Ball, Jacub Gagnon, Vanessa Foley, Brin Levinson, Natalie Erickson, David Rice, Scott Musgrove, Mark Rogers, Christina Mrozik, Nick Sheehy, Miranda Meeks, Adam Batchelor, Sabrina Jackson, Susannah Kelly, Jon MacNair, Zoe Keller, Neil M. Perry, Audrey Pongracz, and Chris Valkov were asked to focus on either an extinct or an endangered species. More preview images below… Via Hi-Fructose.
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Previews: “Asymmetrical Diptych” @ Corey Helford Gallery

This Saturday (January 16th), the Corey Helford Gallery will be opening the Asymmetrical Diptych group show. The title says it all – 26 artists will be creating two piece works meant to be displayed together but in an asymmetrical arrangement or shape. Exploring this interesting assignment will be artists Andrew Brandou, Annie Owens, Beau Stanton, Billy Norrby, Brandi Milne, Brian Donnelly, Caia Koopman, Cathie Bleck, Greg Gossel, Jennybird Alcantara, Joe Hengst, Kent Williams, Lola, Liz McGrath, Luke Chueh, Mandy Cao, Mikael Takacs, Michael Mararian, Michael Page, […]
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Releases: Charlie Immer // IxRUN – “The Funk Of 40,000 Years” Print

Fans of Charlie Immer’s work can now purchase The Funk Of 40,000 Years, a print just released through 1xRUN. The image is taken from Lyric 3, a show last year at the Inner State Gallery that was musically themed and curated by Glenn Barr. Immer was inspired by the song Thriller by Michael Jackson to paint this piece and included one of his signature skeletons painted in his characteristic style. Head over here if you want to add this to your collection. Discuss Charlie Immer here.
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Showing: Fifth Annual “Supersonic Invitational” @ Spoke Art

If you attended any of the previous Supersonic Invitational shows, you know you’re in for a treat. We were unable to attend the reception last Saturday night at Spoke Art, but we met up with the curator/art blogger, Zach Tutor, earlier in the day for a look at all the artwork. Zach’s line up included over 75 artists from all over the globe. Supersonic Art has accrued over 500,000 followers worldwide and it seems like this show gets bigger and better each year. It also […]