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Openings: Lari Pittman – “New Paintings” @ Regen Projects

One of the finest galleries in Los Angeles, Regen Projects, recently opened a show of “New Paintings” by Lari Pittman. The vibrant, bright, vivid, and colorful paintings include a mixture of abstraction and figuration, each one intricate and expertly painted.  The works feature a dichotomy of “renewal/decay, secular/sacred, decorative/grotesque, hot/cold, sweet/toxic, taste/kitsch, mannered/unpredictable, transparency/opacity”.  Check out the show for yourself before it goes down Oct. 23. More after the jump…

Jose Parla’s Concord Project Destined for The City of Toronto

There’s been a lot of buzz between Toronto and Brooklyn regarding Jose Parla’s incredible mural/installation called The Concord Project. We’ve pieced together this moving story with the help of our friend Simon at Show & Tell Gallery in Toronto. Basically, these pieces are destined for Toronto as a public arts project sponsored by Concord Pacific, in an effort to give back to the community. Jose started this project this summer and just finished it for the soon to be lucky residents of T-Dot. We’ll be bringing […]

Openings: “Misericordia” @ PRISM

As previewed by AM, Prism opened Misericordia last Friday night to a excited and fashionable Los Angeles crowd.  The show featured the excellent curatorial (the show was curated by Birte Kleemann, Director at The Pace Gallery) quality you expect from Prism and included pieces by some of the best artists working today, like Terence Koh, Sterling Ruby, and Chris Burden, alongside some works that were hundreds of years old.  The exploration of Mercy never looked so interesting. More opening images after the jump…
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Previews: KAWS – “Passing Through” @ Harbour City (Hong Kong)

Last month we brought you a teaser of Kaws with his ginormous 5 meter high companion. Created to greet guests entering Kowloon’s Harbour City in for Hong Kong, the awe inspiring figure has arrived safely for it’s October 3rd opening entitled “Passing Through”. It appears that the city is preparing for the opening with assorted character wall paper installations to compliment the exhibition at the main entrances. There will also be specialized Kaws items available including shirts, mugs & stickers in their shop commemorating this event. Wish we […]

Another Update: Josh Keyes – “Collision” @ David B. Smith Gallery

We couldn’t resist posting another teaser pic that is possibly (there’s a good chance it’s a commission piece also due to its size) for Josh Keyes‘ (interviewed) upcoming show at David B. Smith Gallery. This monster piece (perhaps 120″ x 40″?) looks to be an further exploration of the “Sowing” concept that we first saw in his Swarm Gallery show last year. We can’t wait to see the completed piece when the show “Collision” opens in November. Discuss Josh Keyes here.

Teaser: Joe Sorren – “Interruption” @ Grand Central Art Center

Our friends at the go-to Bay Area art resource, Fecal Face (coverage of their 10 year show here), were able to recently pick sculptor Jud Bergeron’s brain about his collaboration with Joe Sorren (featured) for the acclaimed painter’s first retrospective exhibit, slated to open at California State University Fullerton’s Grand Central Art Center (GCAC) in Santa Ana on Saturday, November 10th. In an effort to shed some light on the collection of unique sculptures produced exclusively for this milestone occasion, entitled “Interruption”, the insightful interview […]

Openings: Shepard Fairey – “Printed Matters” @ Subliminal Projects

Subliminal Projects opened their doors a week ago with a show featuring the work of their head honcho, Shepard Fairey. “Printed Matters” was just that, a collection of some of Shep’s favorite images printed on wood, metal, album covers, and collage. The packed house was also treated to the “Beyond The Street” LA Book Launch with many other street artists and notables in attendance. More opening images after the jump…

Openings: Todd “REAS” James – “Great Adventure” @ Galeria Javier López

Just hours ago, Todd “REAS” James’ show at Galeria Javier López opened it’s doors to the “Great Adventure”. It turns out, the adventure was a tongue-in-cheek way of referring to wars and the associated atrocities that come with it. Much like his show earlier this year in NY at Gering & López (covered), James’ cartoonish portrayal of the machinations of war include smiling tanks shooting out blood, funny-faced missiles romping around, nude female soldiers frolicking around in the mayhem, and much more. Seeing the chaos […]

Teaser: Korin Faught & Mia @ Corey Helford Gallery

Showing with Krista Huot (whose work we previewed yesterday) at Corey Helford this weekend will be the talented Mia (interviewed) and Korin Faught. Those attending the show will be impressed by Mia’s storytelling and all the details she packs into her paintings, framed like a scene from greek mythology or epic fantasy novel. Fans of Korin Faught point to her honest portraits of the female form and her use of lighting as aspects of her work worthy of admiration. See for yourself. More preview images […]

Preview: “Misericordia” @ Prism, Los Angeles

After having produced stand-out shows featuring such artists as Andy Warhol, Os Gemeos, and Nobuyoshi Araki, Prism continues the hot streak with Misericordia. The show will explore the theme of religious mercy and the way that is has been interpreted throughout the years and across different artistic mediums. It will feature works from the 15th century to today and include paintings, installations, sculptures, and photographs by such well-known artists as Joseph Beuys, Bill Viola, Sterling Ruby, Terence Koh, Chris Burden, Lucio Fontana, and Marina Abramovic. […]