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Category Archives: Low Brow & Pop Surrealism

Upcoming: Junko Mizuno – “Takarabune” @ Nucleus Gallery

Tonight in Los Angeles, Nucleus Gallery will be hosting a new exhibition from Junko Mizuno entitled Takarabune. The solo from the Japanese artist continues her exploration of the pop culture and the spiritual aspects of her country with an emphasis on the Seven Lucky Gods, as referenced by the title of her show. A collection of hand-made head dresses and accessories inspired by Mizuno’s paintings by artist Alston Stephanus will also be on display during the opening. Discus Junko Mizuno here.

Releases: Jeff Soto – “Flower Ornaments”

Just in time for Christmas, Jeff Soto (interviewed) has designed some ornaments based on his flower and seeker imagery. Released through Plywerk, each one is $26 each or can be purchased in a set like the flower bundle where each bloom represents a month of the year. Check out all the available options here. Discuss Jeff Soto here.

Overtime: Nov 28 – Dec 11

Double-sized Overtime this week. More stories from the week that ended Dec 4 (click on bolded words for more information): Artinfo visits Danny Fox’s A Spoon With The Bread Knife at V1 Gallery. RIP: Chen Shaoxiong, who passed away at the age of 54. RIP: Ousmane Sow, who passed away at the age of 81. At least 33 die in fire at Oakland Ghost Ship artists’ collective space. LA Times looks at who the victims were. Paper Magazine writes about media coverage of the tragic fire. […]

Releases: Josh Keyes – “Descent” Print

On December 10th, starting at 10 am PST, Josh Keyes (interviewed) will be releasing a time-limited edition entitled Descent. The image taken from a piece he contributed to SCOPE Miami (covered) featuring the tail of a whale fluking covered in graffiti, a theme he has explored before with graffiti seen in unusual places. The edition will be available for 48 hours only and never sold again. The size is 8 x 10″ with 1″ border and will be priced at $48. Head over here at the appropriate time […]

Showing: Gee Vaucher – “Introspective” @ Firstsite

Gee Vaucher has recently opened an exhibition entitled Introspective at Firstsite in Colchester. This is the first major show of her art in the UK and it spans the last 50 years of the multi-disciplinary artist’s practice. The work from the first half of her career is characterized by searing political satire, which was intended as a force for social change. This included publishing the nihilist newspaper International Anthem and working for the New York Times, where she first started using collage. Her continuing relevance […]

Overtime: Art Basel Miami Beach 2016 Edition

More stories from Art Basel week, Miami Beach 2016 (click on bolded words for more information): BMW unveils the 19th vehicle of the BMW Art Car Collection, by John Baldessari. Jeff Koons balloon dog edition falls out of its display and shatters on floor of Bernardaud’s booth in Design Miami. The artist reacts to the incident. The problem of the gradual rising seas in Miami Beach and the Faena district. How Art Basel Miami Beach week is seen by and affects the locals in the community, from their […]

Previews: Adrian Cox – “Myth and Mutation” @ beinArt Gallery

On December 10th, beinArt Gallery will be opening a new three person show entitled Myth and Mutation featuring the work of Adrian Cox, Christopher Ulrich, and Amanda Sage. We are looking forward to Cox’s lush paintings in particular, featuring his grotesque humanoid forms which appear to be created from amalgamations of the natural world and other organic material. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss Adrian Cox here.

James Jean Designs Facade Of Fair-Haired Dumbbell (Portlant)

The Portland Design Commission recently approved James Jean’s (interviewed) design for the facade of the Fair-Haired Dumbbell, a building currently under construction near Burnside Bridgehead in Portland. The Los Angeles-based artist’s imagery, inspired by roses and thunder eggs, will wrap the 8 sides of the two-building creative office project, and also cover the roof. Read more about the project here. Discuss James Jean here.

Upcoming: Mark Ryden – “Cámara de las Maravilla” @ CAC Malaga

On December 16th, Mark Ryden (interviewed) will be opening a major exhibition at the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga (CAC Malaga) entitled Cámara de las Maravilla. (for which a replica of the invitation was recently release as a print) Translated as House of Wonders, the exhibition will be the first museum retrospective in Europe for the man known as one of the giants in the Lowbrow art movement. Included will be small and large-format canvases, drawings, dioramas and several sculptures (a stunning example of one which we included here). […]

Basel Week Miami ’16 / Recap: Audrey Kawasaki @ Hotel of South Beach

After about almost a week of painting, Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed) has completed her contribution to Basel Week Miami – a stunning mural at the Hotel of South Beach. The piece featuring one of her seductive muses surrounded by blooms is part of this year’s “Fearless Walls” curated by Goldman Global Arts // Jessica Goldman. Head over to see her handiwork yourself if you are in town for the festivities as well as check out some of the in-progress photos below… Photo credit: @sashabogojev for Arrested Motion. Discuss Basel Week Miami here. Discuss Audrey Kawasaki here.