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Streets: Hot Tea (Los Angeles)

A couple nights ago, under the cover of darkness, Hot Tea and a few friends placed one of his signature installations over the pedestrian bridge that spans the PCH close to Santa Monica Blvd. and Broadway. The culmination of their hard work can be seen in the photos below, a gradient of color featuring 1,180 strands of yarn in 14 different colors that the Minneapolis-based artist dubbed Migration. Head over for a look yourself as it can be taken down by the city at any moment. A […]
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Openings: Nosego – “Along Infinite River” @ Thinkspace Gallery

A couple weekends ago, Along Infinite River opened at the Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles, a testament to the hard work and imagination of Yis Goodwin. Otherwise known as Nosego, especially for his work on the streets, the Philadelphia-base artist unveiled a collection of new vibrant paintings that put his surreal hybrids of different creatures and landscapes on display. Along with these works, he also painted a wall mural for his fans to enjoy. Take a look at more photos below… Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Nosego […]
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Upcoming: Aaron Horkey & Esao Andrews & Joao Ruas – “The Gilded Age” @ Thinkspace Gallery

On September 12th, the Thinkspace Gallery will be welcoming Aaron Horkey, Esao Andrews, and Joao Ruas in for a joint show entitled The Gilded Age. We have already seen firsthand the magic Horkey & Andrews can create together and are anxious to see what Ruas can bring to the mix. Each artist is a master of setting a scene with mood and atmosphere as well as rendering their artistic vision in a distinctive way. Take a look at the amazing effort from Horkey on the typography and showcard […]
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Upcoming: “Art Collector Starter Kit 3″ @ Corey Helford Gallery

A favorite show every year among young collectors is the annual Art Collector Starter Kit group show at Corey Helford Gallery. Feature modest 12″ x 12″ pieces from artists like Andrew Brandou, Beau Stanton, Brandi Milne, Caia Koopman, Camilla d’Errico, Carlos Ramos, Eric Joyner, Fuco Ueda, Hannah Yata, Hikari Shimoda, Hirabayashi Takahiro, Kisung Koh, HUSH, Joey Remmers, Korin Faught, Liz McGrath, Lori Nelson, Lu Cong, Luke Chueh, Melissa Forman, Naoto Hattori, Natalia Fabia, Nicomi Nix Turner, Plasticgod, Richard J. Oliver, Jasmine Becket-Griffith, Rodrigo Luff, Sarah Folkman, Sas Christian […]
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Streets: El Mac x Kofie (LA)

El Mac recently teamed up with his friend Augustine Kofie (featured) once again and to paint a new piece entitled Icarian Flight somewhere on the streets of LA. This is not the first time the two locally-based artists have collaborated, and with a good reason we must add after seeing this mural. The juxtaposition of El Mac’s distinctive soft portraiture against sharp and geo-based abstraction of Kofie creates a powerful mixture that brings out the best of both styles. On top of being different imagery wise, the transparent, aerosol-based […]
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Upcoming: Eric Joyner @ Corey Helford Gallery

Fans of Eric Joyner (interviewed) will be pleased to hear that he will be having another solo in September at the Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles after his last one there in 2013 (covered). Hopefully, this new painting he is working on will be part of the new body of work as we are quite smitten by his robot police lineups and this newest one looks to be shaping up nicely. Of course, we will also be looking forward the Bay Area-based artist’s predilection for painting […]
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Previews: Brian Mashburn – “Witness” @ Thinkspace Gallery

As a followup to his small show earlier this year (covered) at Thinkspace Gallery, Brian Mashburn will be taking over the project room with a more extensive body of work starting this Saturday, July 18th. Witness will see more exotic creatures join the North Carolina-based artist’s distinctive visual world where animals are posed in the foreground against the hazy background of industrial degradation. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss Brian Mashburn here.
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Previews: “Step and Repeat” @ The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

Step and Repeat, MOCA’s annual celebration of performance art, comedy, poetry, live music, and other pleasant surprises, returns this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The weekend-long celebration will take place at The Geffen Contemporary and will feature never been seen performances by Geo Wyeth, James Fauntleroy, Cali Thornhill Dewitt, and Juliana Huxtable, and other artists. Come and see other ways of experiencing art besides viewing paintings on the wall or objects on the floor.
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Showing: “SWIM 1″ @ New Image Art

On July 11th, New Image Art hosted the opening of a large SWIM 1 group show. Put together by young curators Yarrow Slaps & Auguste Somers from SF & LA, this show features a wide array of over 40 artists with vastly different backgrounds – from up-and-coming artists and creative individuals with a strong urge to capture their reality, interests, or life, to legendary Mission school representatives like Barry Mcgee, Alicia Mccarthy, Chris Johanson. While on the surface, the event was a group exhibition at an art gallery, […]
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Previews: Edwin Ushiro – “The Study of Life as Things” @ Giant Robot 2

This Saturday, July 18th, at Giant Robot 2 in Los Angeles, Edwin Ushiro (interviewed) will be unveiling new works for his latest solo entitled The Study of Life as Things. Most of the drawings are 8.5″ x 11″ and done with graphite, ink and ballpoint pens, tools the locally-based artist used during his intermediate school days. Making this choice draws Ushiro deeper into the nostalgia that is evident is his work, a look back at the memories from his days growing up on the islands of Hawaii. Discuss Edwin […]
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