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Category Archives: Low Brow & Pop Surrealism

Openings: Dan May @ Copro Nason

  Dan May (interviewed) was in attendance at the opening of his solo show “Slow Collision” this past Saturday at Copro Nason. In addition to having the pleasure of meeting and speaking with May himself, attendees were intrigued by May’s dreamlike, lush environments and delightful yet haunting humanoids and monsters. Check out all of the photos from the opening after the jump.

Preview: Bob Dob @ Billy Shire

Baby Tattooville alumni Bob Dob is opening what looks to be a surf culture themed show, not surpising as he grew up in Hermosa Beach.  The show opens Valentine’s Day at Billy Shire Fine Arts with a body of work featuring his familiar characters, birds, waves and of course, the ubiquitous and mischevious little devil – Luey.  Take a look at some paintings from the show after the jump.

Releases: Luke Chueh Print @ G1988 LA

AM caught up with Luke Chueh at Gallery 1988 LA, where he was taking a time-out from preparations for his upcoming show in March at the Corey Helford Gallery (teased) to sign and number his latest print being released sometime next week. The print, which features an image fans are sure to be excited about, is limited to a small run of 100 and is the largest giclee print on paper ever released by Luke or Gallery 1988. For complete release details, keep an eye out on the […]

Yoskay Yamamoto Video & Customs

Suilma Rodriguez sent us a nice video she took and edited of Yoskay Yamamoto’s Koibito’s release (covered) last month at Munky King. Since the release party, Yoskay has been busy preparing for his upcoming solo show in May. However, he still had time to work on some new customs of his Koibito figure… Pics after the jump.

Seen: Jeff Soto Talk & Book Signing

Jeff Soto gave an interesting talk along with a slideshow last night at the Riverside Art Museum to his strong fan base in the area.  He covered his graffiti roots, childhood, inspirations, and took the audience through a progression of his work.  It was very instructive to hear what was important (family, Riverside area, politics, etc) to Jeff in his painting, and to really understand the transitions and beginnings of his work.  Afterwards, he took time to sign books and chat with all his fans. […]

Openings: Craola & Anthony Lister @ Fifty24SF

Greg “Craola” Simkins’ (interviewed) and Anthony Lister’s (interviewed) shows opened last night at Fifty24SF with both artists in attendance to greet adoring fans.  Simkins expanded on “still life” themes from his last two shows while Lister focused on different versions of a familiar image as well as painting photos of his friends. See all the opening pics after the jump.

Releases x Party: Camilla d’Errico @ Ad Hoc Art

Tonight, Brooklyn based Ad Hoc Art gallery will be holding a special release party for Camilla d’Errico’s beautiful ‘Royal Egg Watcher’ print. Camilla will be in attendance to meet and greet her fans at the event. This print is based on the captivating painting from Ad Hoc Gallery’s Language of the Angels show. (Covered here.) artist: Camilla d’Errico title: Royal Egg Watcher image size: 14″ x 18″ (same as original painting) format: Giclée print on Hahnemuhle 100% Archival Cotton Rag, signed and numbered by the […]

Jeff Soto Book Signing & Slide Show

For those who haven’t seen Jeff Soto’s show “Turning in Circles” yet, here’s a good opportunity to stop by for a visit. Not only is the Riverside Art Museum open late tomorrow (because of the monthly Riverside Art Walk), Jeff will also be presenting an hour long slide show chronicling the span of his career, past and present. There will also be a Q & A session and a signing afterwards for his book, “Storm Clouds”. Feb 5 (7:30 – 9 pm) Riverside Art Museum […]

Preview/Interviews: Dan May @ Copro Nason

Dan May’s show “Slow Collison” opens this Saturday, February 7th at Copro Nason.  His lush environments and monsters are as eye catching now as they were when we first saw his work on flickr several years ago.  Of course, his work has evolved and become more rich with fantastic compositiona and “story-telling.”  Dan takes some time to answer some questions for us about his current show as well as plans for the rest of 2009.  Check the interview and some preview pics after the jump.

Openings: Worlds on Fire (Grammy Show)

Art and music collided last night with the invite-only opening of the “Worlds on Fire” show (previewed) held at the Pacific Electric Lofts’ building in downtown LA.  The week-long exhibit features portraits of 2009 Grammy nominees painted and interpreted by some of the top artists in the low brow and pop surrealist scene. AM was on hand to attend the opening of the Gen Art hosted event – curated by Kris Lewis, Will.i.am and Justin Giarla (Shooting Gallery). Make sure to check out the photos […]