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Previews: ‘Made in China’ @ Ian Ross Gallery

Made in China is a group show with a difference. Within it, you’ll see work from the likes of D Young V, Akira Beard, Jessica Hess (pictured above), Ernesto Yerena and Eddie Colla amongst others. You’ll also see counterfeit reproductions of the artworks presented alongside the original pieces. Curator Eddie Colla invited a group of artists to create a painting each and then sent photos of all the work to a Chinese factory to be reproduced by artists who make copies of Monets and Picassos […]
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Rewind: Sept 3 – Sept 9

The return of our video Rewind sees a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the giant Yayoi Kusama statue that is currently installed by Louis Vuitton on the top of Selfridges in London. This was all arranged by Louis Vuitton as part of their campaign for a fashion line they collaborated on with the Japanese artist. ABOVE’s new mural on social media. Interview with Selim Varol and a tour of his Berlin show featuring his collection. Time lapse video of Marshall Reese and Nora Ligorano’s melting Middle Class […]
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Openings: “Summer Group Show” @ Spoke Art

Last Thursday, Spoke Art opened its first annual Summer Group Show featuring a selection of up & coming local and international talent. For many of the artists, this show marks one of their first group shows with some looking forward to their debut solo shows in the near future. Released at the show was a giclee from San Francisco-based artist Xiau-Fong Wee (seen above) featuring one of her seemingly innocent animals wielding a contrasting violent weapon. Also featured in the show were original works by […]
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Openings: “Oakland NOW” @ Spoke Art (Oakland)

San Francisco’s Spoke Art Gallery recently teamed with East Bay Express, fiftyseven-thirtythree and the city of Oakland to set up an exhibition that opened in conjunction with the 12th Annual Art and Soul Festival. The show features a wide selection of East Bay artists and was hosted at a pop up gallery space in downtown Oakland that was the previous home of a Far East National Bank branch. The show includes original artwork from Brendan Monroe (shown above), Lucien Shapiro (just below), Deth P. Sun, Aaron […]
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Studio Visit: Eddie Colla, D Young V, and Shark Toof

On occasion of his inclusion in Spoke Art’s Urban Osmosis exhibition (which we previewed last week), the Los Angeles-based Shark Toof made the much-traveled trek north to the Bay Area.  While in the area, Mr. Toof knocked on the doors to the Oakland studio of his friends and occasional mischievous collaborators, Eddie Colla and D Young V to check out the impressive installation piece they were creating for the exhibition.  Consisting of the familiar sight of East Bay Express newspaper boxes (although you normally don’t […]

Preview: “Urban Osmosis” @ Lopo and Space Gallery

It’s been a wonderful run for Spoke Art at Lopo Gallery, but just like 2010, it must come to an end.  Coincidentally, the opening of this final show will be on the ultimate day of the year.  Now-veteran curator Ken Harman presents a show featuring immersive site-specific installations, in three separate rooms, from new and established street and fine art artists.  They include Eddie Colla, Kelly Towles, D Young V, GATS, and the prolific Shark Toof. Ring in your new year surrounded by art and […]
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Openings: “A Decade With No Name” @ Best of the East Bay Party, Oakland

One thing about Oakland, it’s a city that represents to the fullest.  Want evidence of that?  Just look at this show.  Curated by a name you all should be familiar with, none other than Ken Harman, this is a show that celebrates and showcases artists from Oakland, Berkeley, and the greater East Bay area.  They include the well-known, the emerging, and the soon-to-be stars.  These include Monica Canilao, Skinner, Alex Pardee, Eddie Colla, and Mike Shine, just to name a few. The exhibition can be […]

Openings: Manifest Equality – Los Angeles

Manifest Equality (previewed), the latest brainchild of the good people who brought us the Manifest Hope shows (covered), opened this week in the trendy Hollywood and Vine area of Los Angeles.  Featuring a full lineup of some of our favorite artists, Manifest Equality has successfully created another well curated and ambitious show, this time around focusing on the themes of Equality, Justice, Civil Rights, Respect, Unity and Love. With artworks donated by such artists as Barry McGee, Swoon, Shepard Fairey, Ron English, Gary Baseman, Clare […]