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Releases: Tomokazu Matsuyama x Paper Monster – “Running Even Deep”

Our friends at Paper Monster have been working long and hard on a very special print by Tomokazu “Matsu” Matsuyama (interviewed). Entitled Running Even Deep, the print involved a 23-layer screenprinting process using oil based inks, as well as giclee, on thick deckled-edged paper. In addition, every one of the very limited edition of 50 has been uniquely spray-painted by Matsu himself. Not a bad belated Valentine’s Day present if you ask us, as it releases tomorrow (Feb. 15th). So, keep your eyes glued to […]

Overtime: Feb. 7 – Feb. 13

Sam Flores paints the Future Fatima. Jesse Hazelip – The Belle of the Brawl video. An interview with Erik Mark Sandberg by Mark Murphy. The Mad Potters Tea Party. Derek Weisberg‘s show at Anno Domini LACMA and Getty acquire more than 2,000 pictures taken by Robert Mapplethorpe, and other archival materials, including 120,000 negatives – the total value said to be more than $30 million Jason Lee’s Polaroid of Dennis Hopper stolen from THIS, Los Angeles after an opening.  $25,000 reward is offered for its […]

Preview: “Linear Empires” @ White Walls SF

White Walls has put together a show opening tonight in SF that feature artists whose work, across various mediums, play with ideas of symmetry, lines, and geometric design.  The show entitled Linear Empires will include artists Augustine Kofie, Geoff Campen, Diana Ruiz, Mary Iverson, Richard Pearse, Brendan Monroe and Gregory Ito. It will be interesting to see how Moneyless‘ work translates indoors. Preview images after the jump…

Previews / Setup: Ryan Wallace & Hilary Pecis @ Guerrero Gallery

Get ready for the latest exhibition to hit SF’s Guerrero Gallery this Saturday. First is Ryan Wallace’s oddly titled (((Ω.))) show. The New York artist brings his signature works where the pieces literally curl off the canvas due to its unique Mylar layering. There will also be site specific works that utilize the natural lighting of the gallery featuring a series of light reflective paintings. In the project space, Hilary Pecis displays her digital landscape collages created from various Internet found images entitled Half Truths […]

Preview: Corey Arnold – “Fish-Work” @ Fecal Face Dot Gallery

Opening tonight at Fecal Face Dot Gallery in San Francisco is Fish-Work, a showing of images from photographer and fisherman Corey Arnold. The Portland based artist, who splits his time between capturing photographs and fish, will be offering a body of new work harvested from his recent three month fishing excursion in Europe, coupled with some older images from his seven year stint aboard the crab boat “Rollo” on the Bearing Sea. As an actual fisherman, who was featured on the first two seasons of […]
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Preview: José Parlá – “Walls, Diaries, and Paintings” @ Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery

Dynamic contemporary artist, José Parlá, will be setting his hometown New York City stomping grounds ablaze next month with a new solo exhibition, entitled Walls, Diaries, and Paintings (teased). The former street artist, who has become of master of his own brand of mixed media calligraphic work, started off the year already with a bang in Toronto with two huge murals (covered). By the looks of these preview images, he appears more than ready to keep the momentum rolling with this new body of work. […]

“Art Machine” @ The Hole Gallery & ALIFE

This Thursday, The Hole Gallery will host a brand new type of exhibition. Collaborating with NY’s fashion collective ALIFE, they’ll be showcasing art & items from various artists in a unique manner. Through the use of  vending Art Machines, attendees can purchase what they see via a credit card. Items will include mini paintings, sculptures, bearbricks, and G-Shock watches/apparel. For as little as $5 dollars for something cool, you should plan on getting there early as sales are first come first serve.
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Releases: Steve Powers (ESPO) – “You and Me” Print

Street art icon and Fullbright Scholar, Steve “ESPO” Powers, who made waves last year with his A Love Letter For You urban revitalization and documentary film project (see trailer here), has released a new print with with Exhibition A today. Produced in an edition of 100, “You and Me” provides the perfect representation of ESPO’s work, with clever word play, tight typographic elements and simple imagery. The 12″ x 12″ canvas print is priced at $200 and is available for sale here! Discuss ESPO here.

Update: Josh Keyes – “The Magician’s Garden” @ Fecal Face Dot Gallery

To build the anticipation for The Magicians Garden a little further, here is a snapshot from Josh Keyes’ studio, where he appears to have fully fleshed out the painting that we teased last month in its conceptual phase. Although it’s presumed that this show will be on the smaller side due to the spatial constraints of the gallery, Josh clearly is putting his all into the handful of works that will be exhibited, especially this one which looks to yet again continue the trend of […]

Openings: Pema Rinzin – “Compassion Transformed” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Last week saw the opening of Tibetan master painter Pema Rinzin’s first New York solo show Compassion Transformed at the Joshua Liner Gallery, and the sizable crowd in attendance couldn’t have been more impressed with what they saw. The entire gallery was filled with a varied yet consistent body of abstract paintings on canvas and paper, each exploding with vibrant colors and detailed patterns that must be experienced in person to be fully appreciated. Rinzin’s work comprised several groups of paintings: from the Peace and […]