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Basel Week Miami ’16 / Upcoming: Scott Campbell – “Whole Glory” @ Juxtapoz Clubhouse

Continuing his Whole Glory project, Scott Campbell will be bringing the concept to Basel Week Miami at the Juxtapoz Clubhouse (2400 NW 5th Street). The idea behind project (supported by Milk), which has already been successfully held to London, New York, and Los Angeles, is not for the faint of heart. A play on the infamous “glory hole,” participants will be asked to put their arm inside a hole where the renowned tattoo artist will ink something on their arm from behind the installation without them approving the design […]
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Benefits: Faile x Keihls – “Baby Give Back” Collection

For this holiday season, Faile (featured) has teamed up with Kiehls to release a collection of skin care products to benefit Feeding America. The Patrick’s worked with the American cosmetics brand retailer, gifting their design skills and artwork on a range of products, with each one labeled conveniently as to how many meals you are helping provide to families in need. Take a look here for more info as well as watch the video below as the Brooklyn-based duo talk about the project. Discuss Faile here.
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Releases: James Jean x MAEKAN – “Masquerade” Print

For those that missed ComplexCon, it looks like you may still be able to get the special print James Jean (interviewed) released through MAEKAN. Masquerade was produced in an edition of 500 and was gifted to those who purchased a yearly subscription to the MAEKAN, a website that “aims to tell creative culture’s best stories through an uncluttered and ad-free audio-visual experience.” [email protected] for more info if interested. Discuss James Jean here.
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Kickstarter: Konbit Shelter Project

The Konbit Shelter Project has launched a Kickstarter campaign to support their ongoing work with a community in Haiti. Created by a group of engineers, architects and artists, including Swoon (interviewed), who wanted to make an ongoing commitment to work with the local community to help with reconstruction efforts following the devastation wrought by the earthquake which struck the country in 2010, the project takes its name from the Creole term for the traditional form of cooperative labor which is common throughout Haitian agriculture and society. […]
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Upcoming: Brad Kunkle – “In/visible” @ Arcadia Contemporary

This Saturday night (November 12th) in Culver City, Arcadia Contemporary will be unveiling a new solo from Brad Kunkle entitled In/visible. For his first West Coast exhibition, the Brooklyn-based painter has prepared a series of paintings that highlight his signature combination of oil painting and precious metal gilding giving his works a unique luster and depth. In explaining the new pieces, Kunkle states – “While some of us struggle to be visible, others wish to be invisible… and we have all most likely experienced the desire to be […]
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Showing: RETNA x SF Opera – “Aida”

After working with the Legion of Honor on an Egyptian exhibition (covered), RETNA’s (featured) recently took the role of the artistic designer for another Bay Area institution, the SF Opera. Again like with the exhibition, the choice of the infamous Los Angeles graffiti writer’s imagery as the backdrop was a bold but interesting decision as his script takes influence from hieroglyphics which matches up well with the current production of Aida, Verdi’s famous opera set in Egypt. Take a look at the stunning visuals as well as video interview […]
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Openings: Sean Mahan – “Rendered Problematic” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Alongside Sandra Chevrier (interviewed) showing in the main space (covered) of Thinkspace in Los Angeles, Sean Mahan also presented a small solo show in the project room. Entitled Rendered Problematic, the new work from the painter from Florida continued his portraits of children rendered in soft pastels along with nostalgic touches like “vintage palettes handle records, dated appliances, and classic sewing machines.” Mahon further explains this exhibition – “I chose the title Rendered Problematic because it was descriptive of both the rendered illustration style and the conceptual ideas I wanted […]
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Openings: Allison Sommers & Ozabu – “Bruxism” & “彷徨 (Wander)” @ Thinkspace

A couple weekends ago, Allison Sommers (interviewed) & Ozabu opened their shows at Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City. Bruxism in the main space was an immersive solo from Sommers featuring her increasingly abstracted meaty subject matter at times housed in various paraphernalia, completed by an installation that was like a record of how the new pieces were conceived and completed. In the project room, Ozabu presented nine new works collectively entitled 彷徨 (Wander), her debut solo with the gallery, with details that need to be seen in person to be appreciated. Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss […]
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Streets: Life Is Beautiful 2016 (Las Vegas)

For this year’s Life Is Beautiful arts and music festival, JUSTKIDS / Charlotte Dutoit once again put together a worthy roster to add their unique talents to the outdoor vistas of downtown Las Vegas. We initially shared Bezt from Etam Cru’s piece with you a couple days ago, but other artists for 2016 included Shepard Fairey, Dulk, Tristan Eaton, Crystal Wagner, Amanda Parer, Martin Whatson, Mark Drew, Justin Favela, Fafi, and Felipe Pantone who created an amazing mural with added 3D elements (seen above). Take a look at photos of all […]
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Rewind: June 4 – Sept 19

It’s been a while since our last Rewind feature, so here are some videos from the art world that may help you catch up a little. First up are some short animations that Joan Cornella created that perfectly bring his witty comic-strip paintings to life in all their NSFW glory. If interested, you can check out the Spanish artist’s YouTube page here to stay up to date on his latest videos. Other videos to watch include: A look at a recent mural from ABOVE. POW! WOW! Long Beach […]
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