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Upcoming: Jeremiah Ketner – “Nihon Dream” @ Rotofugi

On June 10th, a new solo show from Jeremiah Ketner (interviewed) entitled Nihon Dreams will be opening at Rotofugi in Chicago. The American artist will be returning to the city he called home before moving to Japan, bringing with him whimsical paintings featuring his female and animal characters. No doubt influenced by his interest in Japanese culture as well as his work with customizing toys, the work will be especially appreciated by the clientele that frequent the designer toy store and gallery. Discuss Jeremiah Ketner here.
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Openings: Jeremiah Ketner – “Ideal World” @ myplasticheart

Last month, myplasticheart in New York hosted a solo show from Jeremiah Ketner (interviewed) entitled Ideal World. The new body of work featured the feel good imagery typically seen from the Chicago-based artist painted in bright colors. Ketner’s female and fairy-like characters frolic and play in a tranquil natural world full of flowers, vines, and gardens – certainly one artist’s interpretation of utopia. Discuss Jeremiah Ketner here. Discuss this show here.

Preview: Jeremiah Ketner – “Ideal World” @ myplasticheart

On August 9th, Jeremiah Ketner (interviewed) will be opening another solo show at myplasticheart in New York. Entitled Ideal World, the exhibition will put the Chicago-based painter’s surreal musings on display. He states: “Ideal World is the continuation of a theme I have been exploring for several years now. I wanted to create a place of luxury for the mind. A place where everything is tranquil and all forms of life can coexist without any reference to the past or future. This timeless notion allows sprites […]

Previews: “Year of the Snake” @ Giant Robot 2

This Saturday, February 2nd, Giant Robot 2 will be celebrating Chinese New Year early with their Year of the Snake group show. Featuring the work of Rob Sato, Aaron Woes, Jeremiah Ketner, Stella Hultberg, Luke Chueh, Deth P. Sun, Yoskay Yamamoto, Edwin Ushiro, Audrey Kawasaki, Andrew Hem, Saelee Oh, Mari Inukai, APAK, and more, the exhibition will put the legless one and its characteristics on display for art fans to enjoy. A couple more preview images below…

Preview: “Movers & Shakers II” @ Ronin Gallery

Thinkspace gallery made a move into Culver City last month, and as one gallery leaves to take a step up, another moves in to fill it’s boots. Relocating from Echo Park, The Ronin Gallery now occupies the popular Silverlake spot, and after a few modifications to the space, opened it’s inaugural group show “NEX GEN” last month. This month sees Ronin bringing in the talent with another grouping of new contemporary artists in “Movers & Shakers II”, the follow up to last year’s LA event […]

Preview: “WE HEART WOOD Jibibuts Custom Show” @ Munky King

The “WE HEART WOOD” customs show opens tonight, April 8th, at Munky King in Melrose with dynamic duo Noferin inviting 30 of their artists friends to customize their latest blind box mini wood toys – Jibibuts. Not all artists have what it takes to paint on 3D surfaces, but masters of the art like Jeremiah Ketner, Doktor A, Dan May, Yoskay Yamamoto, and Stella Im Hultberg make it look easy with an awesome collection little works of art. More preview images after the jump.

Preview: Jeremiah Ketner & Julie West – “Flower Parade” @ Rotofugi

Two talented artists, Jeremiah Ketner and Julie West are opening their dual show “Flower Parade” this Friday, April 10th at Rotofugi in Chicago. Ketner and West make a perfect pairing as both their works have a magical fairytale-like feeling to them. Ketner returns with his signature creatures as well as his wonderful colors, drawing viewers into his dream-like world, while West’s feminine characters project a sense of innocence as they interact with a case of different critters. Check out some preview images after the jump…

Openings: Muses @ Black Maria Gallery

Black Maria’s “Muses” (previewed) group show opened February 7th and AM popped by to check it out. Muses features new work by Tin (above), Kendra Binney, and Jeremiah Ketner. If you are local but missed the opening, you can still drop by Black Maria to view the work until February 28th. Check out photos of the opening after the jump!

Preview: Muses @ Black Maria Gallery

“Muses,” a group show at Black Maria Gallery is set to open on February 7th with some promising emerging artists – Tin (interviewed), Jeremiah Ketner (interviewed), and Kendra Binney. Ally, the curator, was nice enough to send over some preview images to share with our readers. Take a look after the jump.

Preview/Interviews: Jeremiah Ketner @ Melanie Cooper Gallery

One of the shows we are looking forward to this weekend is Jeremiah Ketner’s “Morning Showers” opening on November 7th at the Melanee Cooper Gallery in Chicago.  Ketner has really taken his work to another level with his recent shift to focusing on a central character and a mastery of his distinctive color palette.  There really seems to be a comforting sense of balance to his compositions in this new body of work.  He was gracious enough to take some time to answer some questions […]