San Francisco’s Spoke Art Gallery is currently running the last couple days of a solo show by Joan Cornellà. For his US debut, the Barcelona-based artist produced several original acrylics on canvas as well as a series of fine art giclee prints of his popular comics. Though primarily showing his work on the most competitive platform there is, the internet, Cornellà’s dark, unsettling, sometimes even offensive comics quickly became a viral phenomenon. Mixing a playful 1950’s advertising or airline safety pamphlets aesthetics and a morbid story line, the artist creates work that […]
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It seems strange to write about a show that one curated, so I’ll just give a little history about how the show came together, and let the photos speak for themselves. A few years ago Ryan Heshka had a solo show at Roq La Rue which included a couple pieces that were sequential stories and presented as stand-alone comics. They fascinated me and I wondered what a full show, with an assortment of artists might be like. The planning began and a date was chosen […]
Coinciding with Emerald City Comicon, Roq La Rue will hosting the opening of One Page tonight, March 27th. For four days only, on display will be contributions from artists based on a unique concept of producing a one page comic with a short story. Curator and AM writer Robbie Lowery states: “I originally got the idea from Ryan Heshka who had shown at Roq La Rue a couple years ago and included a couple pieces that were short, stand alone comics. Such a great idea. Now if […]
With Sandra Chevrier’s schedule for 2015 fully packed with group shows everywhere from POW! WOW! in Hawaii to Castor Gallery in NYC, art fair showings, and finally a big solo show with Jonathan LeVine Gallery, we thought we would catch up with Montreal-based artist. We had a peek inside her studio, talked about her distinctive technique and its origin, meaning behind her work, her past, present and future, and learnt about how women are superheroes of everyday life. Arrested Motion (AM): What influences your work? Sandra Chevrier […]
This Thursday, authorized stockists and The Hundreds’ flagship locations will be releasing a line of collaborative shirts with Marvel featuring the imagery of The Punisher re-imagined by David Choe (featured). For those art fans out there who also have an obsession for comics, here is your chance to combine both loves in one place as Choe has. Read about how the project developed on here for those interested. And those in Los Angeles, you might want to try to attend a lecture Choe is giving at UCLA on the Wednesday. Discuss […]
Opening March 4 at Chelsea’s David Zwirner is the latest exhibition of original art work from infamous cartoonist R. Crumb. For this show, Crumb will have drawings from his controversial comic version of the first book of the Old Testament, entitled “The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb,” which after a half decade in the making was released late last year. This exhibition was previously at UCLA’s Hammer Museum. See an installation view and some additional images from that show, after the jump.