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Upcoming: Hush – “Allure” @ Corey Helford Gallery

The next artist to show at Corey Helford Gallery’s new space in downtown LA is British street artist Hush (interviewed). Known for his East meets West style mixed with some stylistic cues from the street, the man who hails from Newcastle will be opening his show entitled Allure on May 28th. Look for 24 new mixed media paintings as well as probably some limited editions when the fresh body of work is revealed. Discuss Hush here.
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Previews: Andrew Hem – “Mountain Full” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Andrew Hem (interviewed) will be moving east for his next solo show, scheduled to open May 14th at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York. For his first solo at the Chelsea showspace, he will bring his surreal paintings influenced by his Asian heritage and the urban sensibility of his formative years in Los Angeles. Often times, his characters jump or hover over otherworldly scenes oftentimes rendered in vivid blues & greens. Hem elaborates – “I love creating worlds that do not exist. A world where people don’t care about others’ […]
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Previews: Ryan Hewett @ Unit London

Unit London will be showing an exclusive preview of new works by Ryan Hewett (interviewed) from the 16th until the 22nd of May. The South African artist will be presenting  14 new paintings on canvas as an insight into his new body of work. The exhibition is sort of a preview of his forthcoming solo that will be held in London during Frieze Week in October. Following his successful London show from 2015, the new showing will continue his work on abstract portraits and “the exploration of the human psyche and deconstruction of his subject […]
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Openings: Axel Void – “Nobody” @ Athen B. Gallery

On May 7th, Athen B. Gallery opened a solo show by Axel Void at their pop-up location (222 Broadway St.) in Downtown Oakland. As a tribute to regular people, paying homage to mundanity and the everyday life, Nobody is built around the life story of Alvie Morris. Alejandro Hugo Dorda Meys aka Axel Void has been known for painting large murals of anonymous people by taking random photos from the Internet as a reference. A couple of years ago, he created a mural with an image of a young boy with glasses in Atlanta and few […]
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Upcoming: Paco Pomet – “Recent Paintings” @ Richard Heller Gallery

For his third solo with Richard Heller Gallery, Paco Pomet will be presenting some Recent Paintings that continue his now well known modus operandi. The Granada-based artist creates works of art that look like loosely rendered vintage photos and landscapes that have unusual color accents or delightful surreal elements that can be seen when examined more closely. The opening is scheduled for May 14th for those interested in the Los Angeles area.
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Releases: Dan May – “Road Trippin'” Print

On May 12th, this Thursday (12pm EST), Dan May (interviewed) will be releasing a new print entitled Road Trippin’ featuring some of his signature hairy critters going for a ride. Originally part of his Gentle Creatures print subscription but a few will be made available in his online shop. Produced in an edition of 50, and measuring  14″ X 11″, you can purchase one to add to your collection for $65 if so desired. Discuss Dan May here.
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Previews: Mike Leavitt – “King Cuts” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Returning to Jonathan LeVine Gallery after a successful showing there in 2013 (covered), Mike Leavitt (interviewed) will be presenting a new body of work come May 14th. Entitled King Cuts, the new sculptures focus on renowned directors, molded in a way that recalls some of their most famous movies. Carved from a single block of wood, the new pieces measure 18 inches tall at one quarter inch scale. The Seattle-based artist further explains – “I love movies and I love art. The magic overwhelms me. Moviemakers are consumed by […]
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Previews: Dran – “Tiens” @ Adda Gallery

On June 11th, Adda Gallery in Brussels will be opening a solo show by the Dran. Famous as one of the founding members of Da Mental Vaporz crew as well as for his satirical drawings and paintings, the French artist’s exhibition will be entitled Tiens. His first public showing since last year’s performance art project Public Execution at POW in London (covered) will feature the his latest paintings and unpublished drawings from 2015 to 2016. Over the years, Toulouse’s renowned artist has built his reputation on works that depict a colorful and joyful universe, filled with […]
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Streets: Ericailcane (Mexico)

While in town for his current solo show in Mexico City at Fifty24MX, Ericailcane found time to make his mark on the urban environment. Painted in his recognizable illustrative style, the new mural from the Italian artist features a fox and a rabbit entwined in branches. Cleverly utilizing the architectural connecting structures between his two anthropomorphic animal subjects, he shows once again why he’s considered one of the most skilled street artists out there today. Photo credit: Alice Bettolo (via Gorgo), the artist, and the […]
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Previews: Deth P. Sun @ Grumpy Bert

Returning to Brooklyn’s Grumpy Bert after a showing there last year, Deth P. Sun will be this time teaming up with Gemma Correll for a joint exhibition. For his part, Sun will be contributing more acrylic on wood paintings of his cat-like adventurer, rendered in vivd colors. The opening is scheduled for May 13th, so stop by if you are in the area and check out some preview images below… Discuss Deth P. Sun here.