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Openings: Art Nerd New York – “George Hearts Maria” @ Helium Cowboy

Our friends at Art Nerd New York recently invaded Hamburg, Germany for a special group show at Helium Cowboy. The exhibition entitled George Hearts Maria is themed around the tale of forbidden romance between the Prince George of Wales and commoner Maria Fitzherbert. While separated, they each had miniature eyes (of each other) painted so they could stare at them without getting caught by the royal family. Artists such as Allison Sommers, Beau Stannton, Ian Kuali’i, Jon Burgerman, Molly Crabapple, Ryan Brennan, Zac Braun and […]

Openings: Allison Sommers – “Potter’s Field” @ Thinkspace

Recently, Thinkspace hosted the work of Allison S0mmers (interviewed) in an exhibition titled Potter’s Field alongside the showing from Esao Andrews (covered). The new body of work showed off Sommers’ unique perspective on themes such as war, violence, and the way these factors affect the human being. Her illustrations invite the viewer to study it up close and although the artworks may not seem large in size, the small details she infuses into her artwork add another level of dimensionality which is hard not to notice. More […]

Teaser: “The Old School Video Game Art Show” @ Gallery 1988 – Venice

Next month, the Venice, California location for Gallery 1988 will be hosting the straightforwardly named The Old School Video Game Art Show. In what promises to be a nostalgic evening, artists like Dabs Myla, Dave MacDowell, Greg Simkins, Jeremy Asher Lynch, Kevin Tong, Mark Brown, Meggs, Michael Page, and many others will be using their favorite childhood videogames as their muse. Here is your first taste of what to expect, A Boy and His Dodongo from Allison Sommers, certainly a reference that Zelda fans out […]

Teaser: Crazy 4 Cult 5 @ Gallery 1988

Love it or hate it, Crazy 4 Cult was probably one of the shows that started the current trend of group shows inspired by the entertainment industry. Come July 8th, the fifth rendition of the exhibition based thematically on cult films will open it’s door to movie buffs and art collectors alike at the Gallery 1988 in Melrose. Seen above is In the Garden of Audrey, Allison Sommers’ (interviewed) take on The Little Shop of Horrors. Take a look at the list of artists after […]

Charity: “Artist Help Japan” Art Auction

Christina Conway, who if you remember curated the kokeshi show (covered), has again put her curatorial skills to work – this time to benefit the Japan relief efforts. Artists like Audrey Kawasaki, Yoskay Yamamoto, Jeni Yang, Allison Sommers and many more were asked to paint “Emas” – small wooden tablets left at Japanese shrines, usually with an image on one side and a handwritten wish or prayer on the other. These small pieces of art were then put up for auction here, where your bids […]
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Preview: “LAX/PDX” @ Together Gallery

This Thursday night, March 31st, LA’s Thinkspace will be taking a trip up the coast to Portland’s Together Gallery bringing along works from many of the artists who have exhibited with them before.  With a lineup (full list here) featuring artists like Allison Sommers, Andrew Hem, Brian M. Viveros, Bumblebee, Chet Zar, Dan-ah Kim, David MacDowell, Esao Andrews, Fumi Nakamura, Gaia, Jeff Ramirez, Jen Lobo, Linnea Strid, Naoto Hattori, N.S. David, Sarah Joncas, Shark Toof, Stella Im Hultberg and a special installation from Dabs Myla, […]

Allison Sommers’ Hand-Painted Book

Inspired by her recent visit to the NY Art Book Fair (where we spied Tauba Auerbach’s upcoming pop-up book), Allison Sommers (interviewed) decided to work on a project of her own. The resulting labor of love was GK:2, a beautiful handpainted and hand-sewn art book put together using watercolor paper and bound by wallpaper scraps. You can read more about her process on her blog, and take a look at more pics after the jump…

Art, Drinks & Music: Viva LA Art Winter 2010 Fundraiser

Our friends at Viva LA Art will be holding their annual art fundraiser to benefit CoachArt. The silent auction event will donate 100% of the proceeds from this great event. With contributed artwork by Allison Sommers, Andrew Holder, Anthony Williams, Atiba Azikiwe Andrews, Bob Doucette, Chris Sanchez, Dabs Myla, Dave Pressler, David Brady, Deth P. Sun, Jay Horinouchi, Joby Cummings, Joby Harris, Josh Holland, Justin Diamond, Katherine Chiu, Katy Betz, Kevin Mack, Michael Pukac, Michelle Jane Lee, Ramon Cho, Rebekah Waites, Rich Pellegrino, Sarah Joncas, Shannon […]
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Preview: “The Next Generation” Group Show @ London Miles Gallery

The largely USA based new contemporary art movement continues it’s assault on the UK next week with “The Next Generation” opening Friday June 11th at London Miles Gallery. Curated by Culver City’s Thinkspace Gallery director, Andrew Hosner, the exhibition promises new work from 45 artists, all presented in a common format of 12 square inches. Continuing the charge recently begun with “Art from the New World” in Bristol, this time the art comes to heart of the action in London itself. For many of the […]

Culver City Artwalk ’10: “Picks of the Harvest” @ Thinkspace

On right now at the Culver City Arts District is their annual Artwalk. After bringing you a look at what LeBasse Projects and Carmichael Gallery had to offer, we now turn our eye on another great gallery – Thinkspace. Heading their show is master manipulator of pop culture and satirist, David MacDowell. You can’t help but smile when you see the skill in which David takes familiar elements and remixes them into a clever and unexpected composition – like Golem heading over to “Booger King” […]
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