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Streets: Deih // North West Walls (Belgium)

Recently during the Rock Werchter Festival of Belgium, Deih was invited to paint some stacked metal storage containers for the North West Walls event. Working well with the unique painting surface, the Spanish street artist chose to create some of his signature otherworldly comic-inspired imagery with an upside down character. He further explains his piece – “We, humans, only can watch at Cosmos’ face trapped by our limit´s perception. We will follow trying to understand it although I think we are not able to think […]

Showing: “20 Years Later” @ Gallery 1988 West

Currently showing at Gallery 1988 West is 20 Years Later, a group exhibition featuring artwork inspired by films from 1996. Cult films are certainly a subject that the Los Angeles showplace has delved into before (including last year’s 30 Years Later show). From just the examples here we have included, you can see artists were inspired by movies such as Independence Day, Scream, Space Jam, Fargo, Romeo + Juliet, and many more. The show runs through July 16th if you are interested in seeing it […]

Upcoming: Scott Listfield – “LAX” @ Gallery 1988 East

After a showing in London (covered), Scott Listfield’s next exhibition will open in Los Angeles on July 15th entitled LAX. The solo at Gallery 1988 East (7021 Melrose Ave) will feature four groups of paintings – The Lost Treasures of Bowie, Close Ups, LA Nights, and The Ruins. Expect more adventures with his signature astronaut while visiting iconic scenes in the the City of Angels. Discuss Scott Listfield here.

Upcoming: Kris Kuksi – “New Rome” @ Mark Moore Gallery

Tomorrow night (July 9th) in Los Angeles, Mark Moore Gallery will be presenting new sculptural assemblages from Kris Kuksi. Entitled New Rome, the exhibition will be the Kansas-based artist’s second showing with the gallery which will once again highlight his “hybrid style of baroque and rococo that deeply examine the human psyche.” The complex sculptures, sometimes over 10 feet wide, are painstakingly put together using things like figurines, model parts, collectibles, craft parts, and jewelry. Discuss Kris Kuksi here.

Previews: Camille Rose Garcia – “Phantasmacabre” @ Corey Helford Gallery (Part 1)

On July 16th, Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles will be presenting new works from Camille Rose Garcia in their main space. Phantasmacabre will be her first solo in LA since 2011 and will feature her gothic fairytale-like imagery that has become increasingly dark in her recent work. The locally-based artist’s mash up of subject matter is a result of her experiences growing up in Orange County and the associated visits to Disneyland and punk shows as well as vintage cartoons and William Burroughs’ cut-up writings and surrealist film. Discuss […]

Upcoming: POW! WOW! Long Beach 2016

Back for a second year, POW! WOW! Long Beach 2016 will be kicking off soon, running from July 11-17. Painting larger and more walls this year in the Southern California beach city, this year’s event will feature murals from 123Klan, Aaron Li-Hill, Andrew Hem, Brendan Monroe, Cinta Vidal, Dave Van Patten, Defer, Dragon76, Edwin Ushiro, Ernest Zacharevic, Evah Fan, Felipe Pantone, Gail Werner, Gary Musgrave, Hitozuki, Hula, James Molina, James Haunt, Jeff McMillan, Kaplan Bunce, Karshink, Mr44, OG23, OG Slick, Pantonio, Sarah Joncas, Sket One, Telmo […]

Releases: Cleon Peterson x Modernica Daybed

On July 14th, Modernica will be releasing a daybed they designed with Cleon Peterson. Limited to an edition of 100, each one will be signed and numbered by the artist known for his brutal and provocative imagery. Head over to the Modernica website or the Modernica LA Showroom next Thursday if you are interested in adding this to your collection. Discuss Cleon Peterson here.

Releases: AEC – “Falling In Love or Sixth Sense of Pedro” Print

Jonathan LeVine Gallery just released a new print from AEC of Interesni Kazki (interviewed) entitled Falling In Love or Sixth Sense of Pedro. The image is taken from one of the paintings from their show at the gallery earlier this year (covered) and features the surrealistic imagery the duo are known for. Seen here is the 26.4 x 19.7″ hand-painted artist proof version (limited to 15) for $800. You can also purchase a black & white version for $250 here. Discuss Interesni Kazki here.

Showing: “Mojiten 1” @ HHH gallery

Tokyo based HHH gallery is continuing its efforts to bring the freshest, cutting edge art to the bustling Japanese capital. On July 2nd, they opened a group exhibition entitled Mojiten 1, featuring works by calligraphy artists from around the globe including Big Sleeps, Cryptik, Defer, 
Mayonaize, Pitc & Usugrow. Showing works by artists from such places as US, Australia, Japan or Peru, the idea was that languages and letters around the world are a reflection of regional characteristics and history of people who live there. Through their work, these calligraphy artists create […]

Releases: KAWS x Nancy Gonzalez Handbag Collection

Last week, KAWS announced his latest project, a collaboration with Nancy Gonzalez on a handbag collection. Continuing his foray into the fashion world (also see Uniqlo & Mira Mikati), the Brooklyn-based artist lent his iconic double x’s to the Colombian designer known for her handbags of exotic leathers and brightly colored hues. Some of the the resulting line can be purchased here with one of the totes making it into the TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art, an annual charity contemporary art auction. Photos via Nancy Gonzalez & […]