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Previews: “The Cat Art Show 3: The Sequel” @ Think Tank Gallery

Art loving feline fans rejoice, for the third edition of The Cat Art Show is returning to Los Angeles. The biennial exhibition is once again at Think Tank Gallery and will run from June 14 to June 24. This edition of the show will include over 140 works by 100 artists including Mark Ryden (pictured above), Martin Wittfooth, Marion Peck, Scott Hove, Seonna Hong, Ellen Won Unwerth, C215, and many more, each working in a range of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, collage and embroidery. […]

Releases: Gary Baseman – “Ahwroo” Figure

Tonight (June 11th) at 10 PM EST, Gary Baseman (interviewed) will be releasing a figure through APPortfolio entitled Ahwroo. The sculptural edition (run of 300) of hand painted polystone measures  21 x 29 x 16.5cm and will cost $340 for those interested. Baseman states – “Ahwroo, my vicious creature, is so hungry for affection, he can draw blood and kill the object of his affection. And he wants YOU!” Head over here at the appropriate time to purchase. Discuss Gary Baseman here.

Releases: James Jean – “Sun Tarot” Print

Tomorrow (June 12th) starting at 8:00 AM PDT, James Jean (interviewed) will be making a new print available for 24 hours only. Entitled Sun Tarot, this time-limited giclee comes with gold foil accents and custom designed embossments and of course will be signed and numbered. Measuring 27″ tall × 19-1/2″ wide (image size 23-3/4 ″ tall × 17″ wide), this edition based on a painting (seen below) from James’ recent show in Japan (covered) will be available here starting at the appropriate time. Discuss James Jean here.

Recap: Anthony Iacono – “Talking to Strangers” @ P·P·O·W

Closing at the end of last month in New York, Anthony Iacono’s show at P·P·O·W intrigued us with his provocative subject matter as well as technique. While many of the New York-based artist’s pieces seem to be referencing BDSM fantasies (some more directly with colorful renderings of kinky scenes and some more subtle by incorporating rope or cords into the compositions), the imagery is tempered by his dark humor and the way he never expands the viewer’s field of vision to take in the entire spectacle. Also of interest […]

Previews: Eric Joyner – “Glazed Machinations” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Continuing his annual showings at Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles, Eric Joyner (interviewed) will be returning for another solo on June 23rd. Cleverly entitled Glazed Machinations, the new body of work perfectly encapsulates what inspires him to paint – robots and donuts. Whether it be his signature Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots or incorporating the iconic Randy’s Donuts into his imagery, Joyner always finds novel new adventures for his two “muses” as well as unique ways for them to interact. Discuss Eric Joyner here.

Previews: “LAX/PDX” Curated By Thinkspace @ Antler Gallery

On June 9th, a massive group show will open at Antler Gallery in Portland entitled LAX/PDX. The exhibition is the 13th iteration of an effective way Thinkspace shares their roster of artists around the world by curating exhibitions for their friends at different galleries. You can see a full list of the artists below and some preview images but a few things that caught our eyes included another shark from Josh Keyes (seen above), a timely piece from OakOak, Matthew Grabelsky taking his animals off the subway, Mark Dean […]

Previews: Erin M. Riley – “Used Tape” @ P·P·O·W

Tonight in New York, P·P·O·W will be hosting the opening of a new solo from Erin M. Riley (interviewed) entitled Used Tape. Continuing to tackle issues that have become even more timely in this #metoo era, the Brooklyn-based artist uses her weaving skills to depict imagery that pushing the boundaries of the traditional medium. Riley’s large scale tapestries deal with deeply personal subject matter such as the “difficulty of womanhood, objectification of the female body, and traumas both large and small that weigh the search for self identity.” Discuss […]

Videos: RAMMΣLLZΣΣ – “It’s Not Who But What”

RAMMΣLLZΣΣ, the legendary artist, graffiti writer, hip-hop pioneer, myth-maker, and New York cult icon currently the subject of RAMMΣLLZΣΣ: Racing for Thunder at Red Bull Arts New York. Although not all of us are able to visit the Big Apple to experience this momentous exhibition, those of us (ie: you) with an internet connection are able to view It’s Not Who But What, a streaming film created by Red Bull Arts New York and directed by Oscar Boyson. Created on the occasion of the aforementioned survey, the film is a mini-documentary that […]

Interviews: BLO – ‘Anywhere, Out Of This Mind’ @ Galerie 42b

Berlin based artist BLO, from the Da Mental Vaporz crew, is currently showing a new exhibition entitled Anywhere, Out Of This Mind at Galerie 42b in Paris. We asked him a few questions to find out more. AM: How long have you been preparing for this show? BLO: After a year experimenting with abstraction, and following my artistic residency in Perpignan (FR) in November/December 2017, I decided to return my focus to figurative painting while exploring fragmented compositions. So, I have been preparing for my current show […]

Upcoming: Ben Tolman @ Jonathan LeVine Projects

Coming up on June 23rd, Ben Tolman will be opening a new show of his incredibly detailed drawings at Jonathan LeVine Projects in New Jersey. The American artist’s artistic vision takes Escher-like influences and combines with them a urban sensibility as well as surreal elements, leading to frenetic compositions that overwhelm the eye in a way that’s uniquely his own. Making an appearance every now and then in Tolman’s imagery are these grid-like structures (like these teaser images from the upcoming exhibition pictured above and below) of […]