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Preview / Setup: Herakut – “Loving the Exiled” @ 941 Geary

After a successful showing in Los Angeles, along with performances based on their imagery from the Lucent Dossier crew (covered), artistic duo Herakut moves up the coast for a followup showing at 941 Geary. Opening on April 21st, Loving the Exiled will be focusing in on characters that have fallen from grace – “the abandoned child that first cries of fear and then of rage, flocks of scapegoats, a choir of arch enemies, the outlawed, the out- numbered, the ones that know they are very […]

Preview: Travis Louie – “The Secret Pet Society” @ William Baczek Fine Arts

Following up on a showing in Seattle and Los Angeles last year, Travis Louie (interviewed) will continue exploring the idea of his Victorian friends and their unusual pets with a solo in Northampton, Massachusetts. The Secret Pet Society will open on May 2nd at William Baczek Fine Arts and will feature Travis’ distinctive and surreal way of painting his own interpretation of vintage photography. More preview images after the jump…

Preview: Ron Mueck @ Hauser & Wirth (Savile Row, South Gallery)

At most of the art fairs that we attend, inevitably one of the eye-catching sculptures will be from Ron Mueck. His hyperrealistic works are often eerie in their detail, but not only that, the pieces are taken up a notch by being produced in large scale. Tonight, those in London can witness four of these works from the Australian sculptor themselves at Hauser & Wirth (Savile Row, South Gallery) including Still Life (2009), Drift (2009), Youth (2009) and Woman with sticks (2008). Take a look at more preview […]

Teaser: Pedro Matos – “Heritage” @ Ivory & Black

You may have already seen a glimpse of what to expect when we posted a video up last weekend detailing Pedro Matos new show Heritage opening on Friday, April 27th. This solo will be his first in London and reflects the many recent changes in his life including founding and curating for a new gallery Ivory & Black, also the location of this showing. Regarding the new work, Pedro states – “Through this exhibition I am trying to question my personal and cultural heritage, and […]

Preview: “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me” @ Copro Gallery

As a followup to a similarly themed show last year, the Copro Gallery will be hosting Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me next Saturday, April 21st. Besides artwork depicting the dark side of the iconic television series, the event will also feature unreleased music from the series, David Lynch coffee and donuts, and a video installation of the Red Room as well as many other surprises and surprise guests. More preview images after the jump…

Teasers: Hilary Pecis & Erin M. Riley – “Consensus” & “Forgotten in a File” @ Guerrero Gallery

This weekend, the Guerrero Gallery gallery will feature exhibitions from both Hilary Pecis and Erin M. Riley. Entitled Consensus, Pecis takes over 100 unaltered image files sourced from Google images to create her artistic compositions. Erin M. Riley presents a new body of work called Forgotten in a File featuring her signature woven tapestries exploring the lives of the internet generation with imagery depicting social media interaction and addiction. More preview images after the jump…

Studio Visits: Beau Stanton – “Archaic Ornaments” @ Bold Hype

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from the Brooklyn-based Beau Stanton (featured). Well, he’s about to unveil a new show tonight at New York’s Bold Hype Gallery. Entitled Archaic Ornaments, this fresh body of work is somewhat of an extension and evolution from his last show in San Francisco. Present are many of the same elements which Beau has focused on in the past such as artifacts and machines from a bygone era, but pushing forward, the artist brings to attention a sort of […]

Preview: Michael Page – “Élan Vital” @ White Walls

As we mentioned in our contest for a free Michael Page (interviewed) print several weeks ago (we’ll pick a winner in the next several days), the San Francisco-based painter will be opening up his latest solo show this Saturday, April 14th. Entitled Élan Vital, the new body of work to be displayed at the White Walls features Page’s exploration of the vital essence of life through his color-infused works. More preview images after the jump…

Update: Greg “Craola” Simkins – “Cloud Theory” @ Merry Karnowsky

With only 10 days remaining before the opening of Cloud Theory at the Merry Karnowsky, Greg Simkins (featured) is heading down the home stretch on what appears to be a stellar new body of work. The show will his first solo with the gallery and features much of surrealistic fan favorite imagery that has made his career including the tentacles, white knight references, his namesake, pedestals, his bizarre creatures, and more. Some of the paintings look to be in an impressive scale as well. More […]

Preview: Lindsey Carr – “The Augmented Animal” @ Roq La Rue

After coming away impressed after Lindsey Carr’s showing in Los Angeles back in September of last year (covered), we have been looking forward to seeing more from the Scotland-based artist. This next opportunity will come in the Pacific Northwest as she will be opening a show alongside Handiedan at the Roq La Rue Gallery. Taking inspiration from Audubon illustrations and an interest in the natural world, Carr is able to render vintage looking paintings with a surreal touch that deserve a look in person if you […]