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Previews: Yellena James – ‘Radiance’ @ LeQuiVive

This Saturday, on the 10th January, Portland-based artist Yallena James takes her eco-centric artworks down the west coast to Oakland gallery LeQuiVive. Entitled Radiance, the exhibition is sure to be a colour-riot of James’ organic arrangements and natural forms. Yallena describes her work as follows: “My latest works further explore the intricate and delicate forms of an imaginary ecosystem, twisting and floating together in an alluring environment. I attempt to create an ethereal place which is hypnotically familiar and yet hauntingly exotic, adding tiny little details in […]
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New Dalek Mural (North Ridge Basketball Academy)

Just in time for winter mini camp, James Marshall aka Dalek (interviewed)  recently completed new murals at the North Ridge Basketball Academy. The locally based artist harnessed his signature gradiated geometric aesthetic to paint the walls high up in a gym that any hoops fan would love to play in, perfectly capturing the organization’s philosophy and ministry. Take a look at some more photos below… Photos via the artist. Discuss James “Dalek” Marshall here.
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Art Focus: Odeith

We recently came across the work of Odeith and his mind-bending form of anamorphic graffiti that seems to leap out at you from certain vantage points. The Lisbon-based artist operated a tattoo parlor for a while but has since returned to art full time including commissioned work with brands such as London Shell, Kingsmill, the Coca-Cola Company, Estradas de Portugal, Samsung, Sport Lisboa e Benfica (football club) and several Portuguese city halls such as Câmara Municipal de Lisboa and Câmara Municipal de Oeiras, amongst others. Take […]
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Previews: Filippo Minelli ‘Nothing To Say’ @ 886 Geary Gallery

Long time AM friend Poesia launches 886 Geary Gallery this week with an exhibition by Filippo Minelli entitled Nothing To Say. As well as being the new space’s inaugural exhibition, this will be Italian interventionist’s first solo presentation in the United States. Minelli’s photographs have been taken locally in California and the San Francisco Bay Area in preparation for this exhibition. Taking his concept of Silence/Shapes, Minelli uses coloured smoke bombs and recontextualizes protest symbolism within silent environments. The juxtaposition of the brightly coloured smoke clouds within […]
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Basel Week Miami ’14: Tom Fruin @ AQUA (Paul Loya Gallery)

While walking through the Aqua Art Fair (covered) during Basel Week Miami, we were delighted to come across the work of Tom Fruin at the Paul Loya Gallery booth. Although we were familiar with his amazing stain glass installation pieces (see 2014, 2012), we were not aware of the versatility of the Brooklyn-based artist. On display were metal works fashioned into cop cars and grids as well as a quilt made from found drug bags. Take a look at more photos below… See all our coverage of Basel […]
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Je Suis Charlie

With the world’s attention on Paris after the tragic events that unfolded today, artists around the world have shown their solidarity with the French people by doing what they do best – making art. Inspired by the phrase “Je Suis Charlie” or “I Am Charlie,” creatives like Hanksy above have shown their support for freedom of expression with “cartoons” of their own. Take a look at a small sampling below…                               […]
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Previews: Nicole Gustafsson – “Pop Terrariums” @ Gallery 1988 (East)

On January 10th, Gallery 1988 (East) will be opening a solo show from Nicole Gustafsson featuring over 25 original paintings (and a few prints) illustrating some of her favorite video games, tv shows, and films of mostly the 80s and 90s. Entitled Pop Terrariums, the new body of work from the Pacific Northwest based artist will combine her love for those little enclosed worlds in a glass containers with her love for pop culture. Take a look at some more glimpses below…
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Previews: “Incantation” @ Roq La Rue

On January 8th, Roq La Rue in Seattle will be opening their first show of the year, a group effort from a list of artists that includes Peter Ferguson, Barnaby Whitfield, Jeff Jacobson, Sail, Redd Walitzki, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Chie Yoshii, Mandy Greer, Casey Weldon , Rose Freymuth-Frazier, Jennifer McNeely, Andrea Wicklund, Erica Rose Levine, and Zachari Logan (cropped image seen above). The exhibition is entitled Incantation with participants inspired by themes of death, rebirth, winter, and ritual. Take a look at a few more preview glimpses below […]
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Basel Week Miami ’14 / Streets: Swoon

Along with a large installation piece as part of The Dean Collection at SCOPE Miami and an underwater art extravaganza at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel pool, Swoon (interviewed) also presented a new mural for her fans that made it out to Basel Week Miami. Housed in the prestigious Wynwood Walls complex, the large wall will be preserved for future travelers. Take a look at more photos below… See all our coverage of Basel Week Miami here. Discuss Swoon here.
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Showing: Soey Milk – “SINAVRO” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Currently on view at Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City is a solo show from Soey Milk entitled SINAVRO, which is a pure Korean word translated loosely to mean “to progress slowly, almost imperceptibly.” Those who have followed evolution of the young Los Angeles-based artist’s work certainly have seen a move toward richer backgrounds and more intricate detailing in her feminine portraiture. Head over before January 10th if you want to check out her new paintings and drawings as well as a few purely abstract pieces that seem […]