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Upcoming: Lush – “Bring Cash” @ Backwoods Gallery (Popup Location)

Coming up next week at a secret location presumably somewhere near Melbourne, Lush will be presenting a new show in a unique format entitled Bring Cash. The Australian graffiti artist who has made memes and comedy on the streets an art form has put up a new print for sale (seen above) featuring Clinton and Trump liplocked titled simply “When you’re both pieces of shit and it works.” By purchasing it thru Backwoods Gallery, you gain the privilege of being blindfolded and taken in a […]

Openings: Audrey Kawasaki – “Interlude” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Last weekend in Culver City, Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed) opened her sold out show entitled Interlude at the Thinkspace Gallery featuring a stunning and provocative new body of work. On a evening that featured a beautiful sunset that can only be seen in Los Angeles, the colors from the sky seemed to match the bold palette used by the locally-based artist to delicately render her new series of femme fatales with her signature skill working with oil on wood panel. In addition to these paintings, four drawings were quickly sold to those […]

Previews: “Roll Call” @ L.A. Louver

Tonight in Los Angeles at L.A. Louver, Gajin Fujita has put together a heavy lineup for a group show entitled Roll Call. With many of the original graffiti crews as well as some of the succeeding generations of artists represented, fans will be in for a treat. Participants include Chaz Bojorquez, David Cavazos (Big Sleeps), Fabian Debora, Ricardo Estrada, Alex Kizu (Defer), Patrick Martinez, Retna, Jose Reza (Prime), Jesse Simon, Slick. Fujita further explains – “Graffiti gave us a voice and a sense of identity. It was […]

Introducing: The Liberia Project // Apartial

Apartial is an Dublin-based platform with a mission to bring creativity to everyone and encourage people to join the creative community by hosting projects. With this in mind they recently organized The Liberia Project together with a team of local surfers in West Africa. After enduring an 11-year civil war and the recent Ebola crisis, the Liberian people needed a new start, a chance to begin a new chapter. The Apartial team thought of a project with a premise that art could be the catalyst to help […]

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. […]

Releases: Josh Keyes – “Phantom” Print

Tomorrow (November 14th) at 10am PST, Josh Keyes (interviewed) will be releasing a new print through Modern Eden entitled Phantom. The image is taken from a painting Keyes contributed to a current group show at the gallery in San Francisco and features a surreal scene with a shark swimming through a flooded forest, a reference to the dangers of global warming that is often seen in his work. Produced in an edition of 100 and sized at 21 x 15″ (paper size), it will be available here […]

ComplexCon ’16: Dabs Myla

After a first look at the inaugural ComplexCon, held at the Long Beach Convention Center, we now will focus in on a few things that caught our eye. Like their recent high profile projects at Times Square in New York, with Modernica in Los Angeles, and for the MTV Movie Awards, the Dabs Myla created an immersive installation for the attendees to enjoy. Featuring sculptural as well as painted elements featuring their signature retro cartoonish characters, the area from the two featured a steady stream of people wandering […]

Overtime: Nov 7 – Nov 13

More stories from the week that ended Nov 13 (click on bolded words for more information): Images for Aaron Garber-Maikovska’s Jizzle exhibition and performance up on High Art’s website. RIP: Giles Waterfield, who passed away at the age of 67. RIP: Ann Tower, who passed away at the age of 65 after suffering an aneurysm. RIP: Arnold Mesches, who passed away at the age of 93. Sharbat Gula (green-eyed girl in Steve McCurry photo) convicted and deported from Pakistan to Afghanistan. The art world reacts to Donald Trump’s […]

Previews: Stella Im Hultberg – “Hollow Resonance” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Showing concurrently with Audrey Kawasaki’s solo tonight at Thinkspace will be Stella Im Hultberg’s (interviewed) Hollow Resonance in the Culver City gallery’s project room. Hultberg’s new body of work include both acrylic on wood paintings as well as some looser pieces combining ink, watercolor, acrylic, and colored pencils. Expanding on her use of flowers in her compositions of late, the Portland-based artist has surrounded her pensive women with a bountiful supply of blooms and petals. Take a look at some preview images below… Discuss Stella Im Hultberg here. […]

Recap: Ron English – “Guernica” @ Allouche Gallery

Last month, Allouche Gallery in New York hosted a solo show from Ron English (featured) in their new Meatpacking District space entitled Guernica. The focus of the new body of work is evident in the title, the masterpiece from Picasso that English has painted hundreds of times (including on the streets). The versions he creates takes a familiar image and imbues it further with satire and dark humor as he makes additions and subtractions to the original like a mad scientist while throwing some of his signature characters into the narrative like his “Temper […]