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Upcoming: Kevin Peterson – “Sovereign” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Following up on news of his recent album cover with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kevin Peterson will be opening an exhibition on August 20th at Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City. Entitled Sovereign, the solo from the Houston-based artist will be hosted in the main space. After a enjoying his Los Angeles showing there in 2015 (covered), fans of his work will once again be able to take in scenes with his child characters passing through urban environments with their animal friends. Discuss this show here. Discuss […]

Streets: Sebas Velasco (Rijeka, Croatia)

Sebas Velasco recently painted a new mural in the old town of Croatian harbor city of Rijeka. Blending his expressive painterly style with the aged building and its unusual architecture, he created a narrative dedicated to the workers of the city. Invited in by the local Museum of Contemporary Art, the Spanish artist contributed to their ongoing program of creating public works in order to revitalize quiet and forgotten parts of the city. As a busy harbor and railroad intersection, Rijeka has always long been an industrial […]

Releases: Paco Pomet – “Habia Una Vez (Once Upon a Time)” Print

Award winning printer Christian M. Walter recently released a new limited edition by Spanish artist Paco Pomet whose work often touching on environmental issues and human behavior. For this project, the Andalucian painter chose Habia Una Vez (Once Upon a Time), a painting that was included in last year’s Dismaland event by Banksy (covered) and kept by him for his personal collection. The image is a great example of Pomet’s work, that is inspired by 19th and 20th century photography, and uses historical references in order to point out […]

Releases: Elian Chali – “Hábitat” Book

Argentinian artist Elian Chali recently released his book entitled Hábitat. The softcover publication was released in edition of 1000 and it includes 208 pages with photographs, three essays and a foreword written by Martha Cooper (interviewed). In a conceptual sense, the book is a look over a city from the point of view of a regular person. Stepping away from the focus on art, the publication gives the reader a chance to experience the public artwork as they would in real life – by chance and/or […]

Streets: Invader (Toulouse)

Last week, Invader started his first wave of public art in the city of Toulouse with some of his iconic tile-based works. Choosing an appropriate color for his video game-based characters, the French artist glued up ten different pieces in the “Pink City,” known for the pinkish terracotta bricks used in its architecture. Toulouse is the 66th city to be “invaded” by the street artist – you can see more in the photos below… Discuss Invader here.

Upcoming: “Suggestivism : Resonance” @ Spoke Art

Following up on Suggestivism exhibitions in Orange County (2011) and Rome (2013) and Los Angeles (2014), Nathan Spoor will be curating a new iteration in San Francisco. The group exhibition opening at Spoke Art on September 1st will include work from him as well as Audrey Kawasaki (in progress piece seen above), along with many others listed below… Other participants include: Alex Pardee, Allison Sommers, Andy Kehoe, Anthony Hurd, Boris Pelcer, Charlie Immer, Dan Christofferson, Dan May, Eric Richardson, Esao Andrews, Fulvio Di Piazza, Greg Simkins, Hannah Faith Yata, […]

POW! WOW! Long Beach ’16 / Openings: “Vitality & Verve: In the Third Dimension” @ LBMA

A couple weekends ago, in association with POW! WOW! Long Beach, a massive group show opened at the Long Beach Museum of Art. Vitality & Verve: In the Third Dimension was presented by the museum in collaboration with Thinkspace & POW! WOW!, a followup on last year’s debut showing (covered) with another amazing series of installations and murals from a new roster. Not only did fans in the beach city get to see murals from some of their favorite artists (covered), but also a high quality selection of work in a museum […]

Upcoming: Zevs – “The Big Oil Splash” @ Lazarides Rathbone

On July 28th, Lazarides Rathbone will be presenting new works from Zevs in a solo show entitled The Big Oil Splash. Included from the French artist, otherwise known as Aguirre Schwarz, will be a series of paintings, monochromes and sculpture featuring his iconic drips and thematically referencing oil spills. He further states – “Ecology is at the heart of this new work. But it was paint, not politics. The work of man on earth extends here in a work of painting on canvas.” Discuss Zevs here.

Releases: Josh Keyes – “Guardian” Print

Coming up on August 8th, Josh Keyes (interviewed) will be releasing a new Artist Collectable archival print on wood entitled Guardian. Produced in an edition of 250, it will measure 9”x12”x1 5/8″ and come in a satin black frame. The price will be $250 so head over here if you are interested in adding it to your collection. Discuss Josh Keyes here.

Showing: FriendsWithYou – “Light Wave” @ Santa Monica Pier

Currently showing at the Santa Monica Pier through September 8th (7-10pm on Thursdays) is a new installation from FriendsWithYou. Light Wave is the collective’s largest installation to date and was created in partnership with the iconic pier’s Twilight Concert Series as well as Snapchat. The huge inflatables and play with light creates a magical setting for beachgoers enjoy through the rest of summer. Discuss FriendsWithYou here.