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Update: Dalek

Judging from this new ink piece from James Marshal aka Dalek (interviewed), he hasn’t completely killed off his space monkeys yet. Of course, his more abstract work also continues with an update of a mural he painted at the Hobie Surf Shop in Corona Del Mar, a completely new piece really. For those who still haven’t gotten enough after perusing the in-progress pics below, you can check out a video of the creation of the mural here. Discuss Dalek here.  

Preview: Yue Minjun, Mark Jenkins, and Aakash Nihalani @ Carmichael Gallery

This Saturday, May 26th, the Carmichael Gallery will be opening a show featuring work from three artists coming from diverse backgrounds. The first is a giant in the Chinese contemporary art scene – Yue Minjun. Working with the original publisher, two of each of the 28 large format lithographs from the Smile-Isms set (edition of 45) will be made available. The second artist featured is American street artist Mark Jenkins (interviewed) who will be displaying his thought-provoking and clever sculptural works. Rounding out the trio is […]

Mars-1 x David Choong Lee, Damon Soule, & Oliver Vernon – “Symbiosis Eclipse” Painting

Apparently, the staff at AM were not the only ones squinting their eyes trying to catch a glimpse of the solar eclipse several days ago. Members of the Furtherrr Collective, Mars-1, Damon Soule, and Oliver Vernon, who only recently collaborated on a large mural in Arizona (covered) got together for round two – this time welcoming another painter in the crew to participate as well – David Choong Lee. The symbiotic piece, which was completed at Pyramid Lake, looks like if was inspired by the […]

Streets: Mike Stilkey – ‘The Zoo Drop’ Mural @ The Standard (DTLA)

Mike Stilkey (interviewed) has just finished a 42 foot long installation at Downtown LA’s mural hotspot outside The Standard hotel and gave us a little background to the piece: ‘A homeless guy came by and told me he hadn’t seen anything like this since the zoo drop. I asked him what the zoo drop was and he said it was when all those planes and helicopters dropped animals out of the sky. Hence the title of the piece just had to be The Zoo Drop.’ Stilkey […]

Showing: Alexander Calder @ L&M Arts

Currently showing at L&M Arts in Los Angeles through June 16th is a selection of work from renowned American sculptor and artist Alexander Calder, some never seen before by the public. Including in the exhibition are over 40 indoor and outdoor works including mobiles, stabiles and gouaches, that span from 1938 to 1975. Images via the gallery. Discuss Alexander Calder here.

Teaser: “Gin and Juice” @ Ivory & Black

Coming up on June 15th, the Ivory & Black Soho will be presenting their first group exhibition featuring artists Andrew Schoultz, Cleon Peterson, James Jean, Richard Colman and Ryan Travis Christian. Entitled Gin & Juice, the show features painters who hae been influenced by the Californian subcultures they hail from with diverse imagery ranging from the humorous, the macabre, the playful, the violent, to the idealistic.

Preview: Evan Hecox – “Dark Island” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

After showing across the pond last year in London, Evan Hecox will returning to the states for his latest solo at the Joshua Liner Gallery, site of his last New York exhibition in 2009. Dark Island, opening May 24th, will see the SF-based artist continue his mixed media work incorporating text based design elements as well as referencing local visual cues. Also of note, in honor of the his first New York themed body of work, Five Boroughs (the image above) will be released as […]

Arrested Motion – “City of Fire” Exhibition

In two weeks, the group exhibition we are curating at Stephen Webster in Beverly Hills will be opening its doors with works from Cyrcle., Thomas Doyle, Ron English, James Jean, Kid Zoom, Dave Kinsey, MARS-1, Patrick Martinez, Pedro Matos, REVOK, Rostarr, Andrew Schoultz, SABER, Jeff Soto, Judith Supine, TrustoCorp, Mark Dean Veca, Nick Walker, and Adam Wallacavage. For those interested in attending, please email rsvpbh [at] stephenwebster (dot) com and to receive a preview when it becomes available, please email: exhibitions [at] arrestedmotion (dot) com. We’ll be revealing […]

Openings: Dave Kinsey – “Lost For Words” @ FFDG

Last Friday evening at FFDG marked the opening of Dave Kinsey’s first solo show in San Francisco in over a decade (previewed). This longtime Los Angeles artist recently moved away from the city, to a much quieter town near the Sequoia National Forrest and has created a body of work that has become more abstract, but still incorporates his recognizable figurative characters. Lost For Words features a series of textured mixed media works on surfaces that range from canvas pieces with slightly crooked frames (which […]

Preview: “Wild At Heart” @ Thinkspace

This Saturday night, May 26th, the benefit show for Born Free USA, Wild at Heart will be opening at the Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City. co-curated by Amanda Erlanson and Andrew Hosner, the artists including Wayne White, Andrew Hem, Aron Wiesenfeld, Dabs Myla, Martin Wittfooth, Amy Sol, Aryz, Chet Zar, Esao Andrews, Frank Gonzales, Mary Iverson, Amy Dover, Jasper Wong, Jeff Ramirez, Jacub Gagnon, Linnea Strid, Luke Chueh, Liqen, Naoto Hattori, Phil Hale, Stella Im Hultberg (above), Edwin Ushiro, João Ruas, Tessar Lo, and more were asked […]