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Aaron Nagel

Preview: “New Realism” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Thinkspace Gallery will be opening a new group exhibition this Saturday night, December 11th, highlighting some of their artists whose work utilize elements of  photorealism. “New Realism” will include pieces from Aaron Nagel, Jeff Ramirez, Jennifer Nehrbass, Linnea Strid, Nathan DeYoung and Pakayla Rae Biehn. In addition, Germany based artist Moki will be showing some of her new paintings, entitled “Patchwork”, in the project room. More preview images after the jump…

Basel Week Miami ’10 – Sprüth Magers

Sprüth Magers – based out of Berlin and London – certainly brought back to the states work by some of America’s best artists.  Their booth included a prominent sculpture by Sterling Ruby, a painting by artist-of-the-hour George Condo (whose paintings seemed to be everywhere at the fair this year), a photo by Cindy Sherman, a large text-based installation by Jenny Holzer, instantly-recognizable John Baldessari and Barbara Kruger pieces, and a painting by Jeff Koons.  See them for yourself after the jump… More after the jump…
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Highlights: Recommended Openings (December wrap-up)

As things come to an end down in Miami, the art world kicks back into full steam this weekend as many prepare to open their final exhibitions of the season. With that said, there’s just an onslaught of amazing shows going off this weekend including The Date Farmers‘ big show at Ace (Los Angeles), The New Realism show at Thinkspace (Culver City), Martin Wittfooth at Roq La Rue (Seattle), Sylvia Ji at Corey Helford (Culver City), Kid Zoom‘s big pop-up in NYC, Turf One at […]
Mike Shankman

Preview: Atrophic Existence @ Show & Tell Gallery

Show & Tell Gallery looks set to round off a fine year with a fine group showing, Atrophic Existence, opening on December 11th. Kevin Cyr (interviewed), Mike Shankman, Jeff Gillette, and Alex Lukas all will be exhibiting new paintings with the shared theme of decay and disintegration of the urban landscape. Also included in the exhibition is an installation by Joshua Barndt entitled The World is a Mountain and Everything Gets Buried. Take a look at the short, but interesting trailer that Joshua made in […]

Basel Week Miami ’10 – David Kordansky Gallery

One of the galleries with the best stable of “emerging” artists at Art Basel Miami Beach was David Kordansky Gallery.  The Culver City, CA stalwart represented Los Angeles’ growing art scene to the fullest with fantastic pieces by such talked-about artists as Elad Lassry, Aaron Curry, and Kathryn Andrews.  Its booth was so hot that they reportedly sold-out their entire show.  See the pieces they exhibited after the jump…
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Basel Week Miami ’10: Wynwood Walls

Last year, Wynwood Walls started out as an ambitious project to revive and reclaim the worndown Wynwood Arts District with art. This year, Tony Goldman upped the ante by expanding the project space with new works and installations by Ryan McGinness, Invader, Kenny Scharf, Ron English (featured), Jeff Soto’s (featured), Logan Hicks (interviewed), Friends With You and Shepard Fairey. In addition, a restaurant and a project gallery space were also created on-site to keep onlookers submerged in the arts. After checking out the space during […]

Preview / Setup: Andrew Schoultz – “Melt Down” @ Project Space

Working efficiently in the wake of his solo a few months back, Compound Eyes of the World (covered), Andrew Schoultz is ready to reveal a new body of work tomorrow, December 9th at Project Space in Los Angeles. Opening at the collaborative gallery effort between Arkitip and Incase, Melt Down will call upon all of the San Francisco artist’s vast mixed-media talents. Centered around a massive tank installation and a series of giant wall murals, it appears Schoultz will be modernizing his imagery a bit, […]

Basel Week Miami ’10 – Faurschou

Walking into Copenhagen and Beijing-based Faurschou’s booth at Art Basel Miami Beach was like walking into a carefully-curated, intimate museum show.  With pieces by Ai Weiwei (including a half-million dollar sunflower pile that was created pre-Tate), Cai Guo-Qiang, Robert Rauschenberg, and Lucian Freud, everywhere you looked, you saw near-masterpieces.  They certainly brought out the big guns, which you will see after the jump…

Preview: “Wreck the Walls” @ Subliminal Projects

Graciously staying open and providing an art viewing opportunity for the LA area during the holiday season, Subliminal Projects will unveil Wreck the Walls this Saturday, December 11. The group exhibition of over 30 “rebelious pioneers” will include work from Blek Le Rat, David Ellis, Erik Foss, Eric White, Evan Hecox, Greg Lamarche, Jason Alper, Martha Cooper, Retna, Skullphone, SWOON and Tim Biskup. An assortment of well established contemporary artists combined with a dash of street art and pop-surrealism should provide for a diverse collection […]

Teaser: “Dreams Deferred” @ Chinese American Museum

While the genocide of Native Americans, the enslavement of Africans, and the more recent agitation about illegal immigration is a familiar topic to many, what the Chinese in America have endured remains an unfamiliar subject to most. So little is taught about the discriminations the Chinese faced in the late 1800’s and early to mid 1900’s that sadly, many Chinese-Americans today don’t even know their own history. For example, did you know that the only law to exclude a certain race from the US was […]