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Teasers: Saber – Skywriting (Los Angeles)

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird… It’s a plane… It’s Saber?! No seriously… Today at noon (PST) graffiti legend, SABER (interviewed) will be taking his talents to a whole new stratosphere. Utilizing several planes (think Blue Angel level coordination) the renowned artist will be skywriting his messages and images for all who care to tilt their head upwards. His target will be downtown Los Angeles and that’s all we can say for now. So if you’re lucky enough to be in the City of […]

Openings: Lindsey Carr – “Homage to Canton” @ Thinkspace

Last week, alongside Nagel, Ramirez, and Nehrbass in the main gallery, Lindsey Carr’s newest work graced the walls the Thinkspace’s project room. Entitled Homage to Canton, the new paintings resembled classic botanical illustrations, but for the unnatural yet interesting ways the Scotland-based artist melded fauna and flora. More opening photos after the jump…

Showing: Dzine – “The Beautiful Struggle” @ Gestalten Space

Several days ago, Gestalten Space played host to the opening of the first solo exhibition in Berlin by Carlos Rolon, better known as Dzine. The multi-talented Chicago-based artist presented a diverse body of work including photos, screen prints, as well one of his signature blinged-out bicycles of which this exhibition utilized as its centerpiece. Entitled Voodoo, the installation was inspired and partially created during his residency at the Instituto Bena Bista, the Curacao Center for Contemporary Art. With this custom piece, he captures the spirit […]

Overtime: Sept 12 – Sept 18

Anthony Kiedis takes Ed Ruscha on a ride down Sunset Blvd. Former art dealer accused of selling forged paintings said to be by Monet, Rothko, and others. Renoir piece stolen in Houston. Roman Abramovich’s new art museum in St Petersburg will include a giant outdoor hot tub. Don’t miss the final week of foster + partners – the art of architecture in Hong Kong. Jenny Saville paints pregnant women for her Gagosian show. The place to go for artists to get material for their sculptures. […]

Previews: PULSE Los Angeles ’11 – Dave Kinsey / Kris Kuksi / Greg Lamarche @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Joshua Liner Gallery has an impressive trio of artist on tap for the inaugural PULSE Los Angeles. Rising to prominence in Miami and New York, the event has become a mainstay on the contemporary fair circuit, known for it’s cutting-edge curating. The New York-based gallery made waves at PULSE NY back in March, when David Ellis’ animatronic installation True Value (Paint Fukette) won the coveted 2011 Pulse Prize. To kick things off proper at the fair debut in LA, work from Dave Kinsey, Kris Kuksi, and […]

FAME Festival ’11: Sam3

In our continuing coverage of this year’s FAME Festival, we now bring you the work of Sam3. Last seen in Poland and Madrid with his more traditional, nature-inspired murals, the Spanish street artist tried something completely different in the streets of Grottaglie. In perhaps a deliberate – or not – riff on VOINA’s infamous Dick Captured by KGB street action, the abstracted lines of spray paint assemble together like a jigsaw puzzle when viewed from an upstairs bathroom window, where the sizable piece is realized […]

Openings: Aaron Nagel, Jeff Ramirez, and Jennifer Nehrbass @ Thinkspace

A couple weeks ago, the Thinkspace Gallery hosted a trio of artists known for their realistic renderings and a new perspective on portraiture. Aaron Nagel brought his edgy nudes, Jeff Ramirez presented some paintings from unique angles as well as some masked characters, and Jennifer Nehrbass contributed some of her narrative-based works. Take a look at a photo set from Carlos Gonzalez after the jump…

Previews: Eric Haze – “New Mathematics” @ Known Gallery

Set to open alongside Greg Lamarche’s (interviewed) new body of work (previewed) tonight at the Known Gallery are the geometric constructs of NY graffiti legend Eric Haze. Entitled New Mathematics, the collection of originals feature his distinctive lines and shapes that his aesthetic has become synonymous with. More preview installation photos after the jump from Carlos Gonzalez.

Art Focus: Jessica Stewart

This week’s Art Focus is on Melbourne based Jessica Stewart. What particularly drew our attention initially were her melding of urban objects and nature, as well as her hazy and dreamy portraits rendered juxtaposed with plants and animals. “Using pencil, paint and pastel she draws ships, homes, animals among all other sorts of symbolic objects to represent a bond, a freedom or maybe an escape from their current situation.” For those looking to see her work in person, Fine Grime Gallery will be representing her […]

Streets: TWIST & AMAZE (Sydney)

After stopping off in Venice for the opening of his latest solo show, Barry McGee (aka TWIST) appears to have continued his world travels abroad by heading down to Australia with long time friend and cohort Josh Lazcano (aka AMAZE). In a nod to arguably their most iconic collaborative mural composition, last seen at the famed Houston & Bowery wall last summer, the THR (The Human Race) crew members went big and bold in the Central Business District of Sydney. The minimalism of the mural, with […]