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Openings: “Space//Squared” @ White Walls Gallery

Last month, White Walls Gallery in San Francisco opened a group exhibition entitled Space//Squared. Curated by Sven Davis, the showing was a followup to an event last year in Portland (covered). This time around, participating artists were again asked to contribute artwork in a 10 x 10″ format.  Along with pieces from over 100 artists (list seen below), Adam Friedman and Robert Minervini also created a site-specific installation featuring a series of paintings interspersed throughout mural elements. Roster: 2501, Adam Friedman, Adam Weir, Akiko Masker, Alex Lukas, Alicia Dubnyckyj, […]
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Publications: Alex Lukas – “SAIII, JS, JT” Zine

Chicago-based artist Alex Lukas recently released a new self-published art book in the form of SAIII, JS, JT. The 56-page book contains a selection of different print mediums including color and B&W photocopy with risograph pages, with a number of fold-out spreads. SAIII, JS, JT is the fifth book in his ongoing series of publications titled by random and hard to pronounce found graffiti slogans. Previous titles have been VIID, DMM, RTMA, ANFX. They all incorporate a wide variety of printing techniques and contain drawings, photographs, installation […]
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Openings: Alex Lukas – “Prints & Photographs; Copies & Concrete” @ Breeze Block Gallery

Last week, Alex Lukas opened his solo show in Portland at the Breeze Block Gallery entitled Prints & Photographs; Copies & Concrete. To see the Chicago-based artist’s work in person is to see someone take printmaking to the next level in terms of incorporating the practice into art making. To learn more, take time to read an interview we conducted with Lukas leading up to the show. Then, check out the post-apocalyptic imagery created for this new show in the photos below featuring submerged cities, urban landscapes ablaze, and abandoned structures […]
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Interview: Alex Lukas – “Prints & Photographs; Copies & Concrete” @ Breeze Block Gallery

Next week in Portland (January 9th), the Breeze Block Gallery will be welcoming in Alex Lukas for a solo show entitled Prints & Photographs; Copies & Concrete. The recently relocated artist will be presenting new works in a wide range of mediums all centered on the tradition of printmaking as a tool for multiples. Known for his imagery featuring submerged cities, urban landscapes ablaze, and abandoned structures, the Chicago-based Lukas will fill the space with his dystopian visions. We had the opportunity to interview him leading up […]
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Releases: Alex Lukas – “RTMA” Zine

Fans of Alex Lukas may want to pick up this new zine he released entitled RTMA. Chock full of recent works, photos that may have inspired his work, shots of gallery installations (like his recent show in San Francisco) and more, the 72 page booklet will get you up to date on the Philadelphia-based artist. The size is 8.5″ x 7.25″ and consists of screen print, color and B&W photocopy, diazotype and offset pages with an offset cover. Priced at $50, this release will come in an […]
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Openings: Alex Lukas @ Guerrero Gallery

Over the weekend, fans of Alex Lukas in the Bay Area saw the return of the Philadelphia-based artist to Guerrero Gallery with a new solo show. Along with what was seen during our studio visit with Lukas featuring his signature dsytopian imagery and submerged cities, the fresh pieces also included some interesting new developments. Among these were series of folded diazotype editions that gave a real dimensionality to his work as well as some pieces with a more abstract look or a “breakdown”  of elements […]
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Openings: “Wider than a postcard” & olive47 – “bonita bonita” @ Breeze Block Gallery

Breeze Block Gallery opened their huge group show Wider than a postcard (previewed) alongside the first solo show in their new gallery 2 space – olive47’s bonita bonita (featured) a couple of weeks back to a packed Portland crowd. Over 400 individual works went into the postcard show with 200 artists providing postcard sized works. The work was hung on the walls in grids of 24 cards, each echoing the aspect ratio of the individual works themselves as each work was 6×4 inches. The variance of work encompassed photography […]
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Preview: Alex Lukas & Richard Colman @ Guerrero Gallery

After a look into Alex Lukas’ studio as he prepared for his solo showing at Guerrero Gallery opening this Saturday night (May 11th) in San Francisco, it’s time to bring you some preview images from the Philly-based artist. Employing a series of printmaking techniques along traditional artistic processes, Lukas is able to create a new gritty look at American landscapes filled with graffiti, decay, and sometimes submerged after our worst fears of global warming come true. His works will be shown with Richard Colman’s in […]
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Studio Visit: Alex Lukas @ Guerrero Gallery

As an encore to his shows in 2010 and 2011 at the Guerrero Gallery, the Philadelphia-based artist will be opening a new solo at the San Francisco showspace this Saturday (May 11th). Reinterpreting American landscapes with a post-apocalyptic tilt, Lukas’ work  imagines a possible desolate future filled with of destruction and violence. The work also sees him continuing to explore incorporating printmaking techniques with traditional artistic processes. Take a look with us inside his studio as he was preparing for the upcoming show. Discuss this show here. […]
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Previews: “Wider than a postcard” @ Breeze Block Gallery

On the back of his Space//Form group exhibition last year (covered), Arrested Motion’s Sven Davis is working with Breeze Block Gallery in Portland again on another huge group event entitled Wider than a postcard. With over 200 artists and 400 individual works, this exhibition looks to be both bigger than the previous event and also smaller at the same time as all of the artworks are postcard sized at 6×4 inches. Each artist is either making work on a found / owned postcard and adapting / adding […]
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