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Upcoming: Patrick Martinez – “The Thrill Of Victory And The Agony Of Defeat” @ New Image Art

Tonight at New Image Art in Los Angeles, the Thrill Of Victory And The Agony Of Defeat: Sports In Contemporary Art group show will be opening. Curated by Patrick Martinez, the exhibition will feature a diverse range of sculpture, drawings, paintings, and photography from him as well as Gregory Bojorquez, Hiro Kurata, Mark Mulroney, Shizu Saldamando, Patrick Martinez, Andrew Schoultz, Vincent Valdez, and Mario Ybarra Jr. The chosen theme highlights parallels between sports and the pursuit of artistic endeavors, such as the drive, talent, and passion needed […]
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Previews: Roland Tamayo – “Collection of Curiosities” @ Flower Pepper Gallery

This Saturday night (November 21st), Roland Tamayo (interviewed) will be opening up a joint show with Alex Louisa at Flower Pepper Gallery in Los Angeles. The timely choice of imagery from Tamayo, seeing as the new Star Wars movie opens soon, features his tasty-treat Star Destroyers, a perfect example of how the locally-based artist likes to draw inspiration from memories of his childhood. He further states – “These pieces are a collection of treats enjoyed by my sons, along with nostalgic treats from my childhood, connected by […]

Streets: Jen Stark (Los Angeles)

Recently to the delight of her fans in the Los Angeles area, Jen Stark painted some of her signature imagery on the facade of PLATFORM, a retail venue opening next year in Culver City. The psychedelic drips of color that are often seen in her mural painting mirror the geometric colors seen in her papercut sculptures, leading to a cohesive aesthetic seen across the versatile artist’s oeuvre. If you look closely, you can see how Stark even weaved her patterns throughout the open window frames. […]
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Previews: Ron English – “NeoNature” @ Corey Helford Gallery

On December 12th, Corey Helford Gallery will be christening their new space in Downtown LA (address TBA) with a solo from Ron English (featured). Two years in the making, the monumental 22 piece collection of works entitled NeoNature explores what could happen down different evolutionary paths or in alternate universes, combining random creatures,elements of the natural world, and pop culture. Present in some of the works is an elaborate mixed media process which involves sculpture & set pieces, photographs, collage, and overpainting with oil. English further elaborates on the […]

Previews: “Art Awakens” @ Gallery1988 (West)

Showing on November 14th and 15th at Gallery1988 (West) is one of their most anticipated shows ever – Art Awakens. Set to coincide of course with the release of The Force Awakens movie, the group show will feature work inspired by the Star Wars universe. The event is put on in partnership with Disney, LucasFilm, Bad Robot with the majority of the paintings and prints available exclusively on eBay to benefit UNICEF Kid Power. There are however seven screen prints available at the gallery exclusively over the weekend (more […]

Showing: Rosson Crow – “Madame Psychosis Holds a Séance” @ Honor Fraser Gallery

Currently on display at Honor Fraser Gallery is Rosson Crow’s third solo with the Culver City showspace. Entitled Madame Psychosis Holds a Séance, the new paintings and a short film explores the fictional world of Madame Psychosis, an aging showgirl obsessed with the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The Los Angeles-based artist hopes to shed light on the psychology of national identity shaped around moments of historical significance with the new work and has chosen an event that certainly has been etched into the American cultural consciousness. Discuss Rosson Crow […]

Previews: Ryan McGinley – “Fall” @ Team Gallery (Los Angeles)

After a look at the new work from Ryan McGinley for a showing at New York’s Team Gallery, it’s time to share what he has prepared at the gallery’s sister location in Venice, California. Collectively entitled Fall, the photographs to be displayed starting on November 15th  are meant to be enjoyed in conjunction with the Winter body of work in NYC. The striking images are a continuation of the New York-based artist’s series of road trip pieces and feature the stark human form juxtaposed against Autumn’s palette. […]

Openings: Brian Viveros – “Matador” @ Thinkspace Gallery

This past Saturday night, the “Dirtyland Troops” were out en masse for Brian Viveros’ sold-out solo exhibition entitled Matador at the Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City. Along with a new selection of works (seen in our earlier studio visit) that show a more elaborate detailing, fresh palette, and fusion of artistic concepts, the Riverside-based artists also revealed a large collaborative sculpt with Pretty In Plastic entitled Bullheaded and released of his first ever art book (The DirtyLand), which was published by the gallery. Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss this show here. Discuss Brian Viveros here.

Openings: Tristan Eaton – “Legacy” @ Subliminal Projects

Over the weekend, Subliminal Projects in Los Angeles held the opening reception for Tristan Eaton’s new show (presented by Library Street Collective). Legacy is the locally-based artist’s first solo exhibition in the area in almost a decade, a fact not lost on the crowds that lined up to check out the new work and to show their support. The new paintings feature Eaton’s characteristic patchwork style with this subject matter quite personal this time around. as they were inspired by audio interviews conducted by him of nearly a dozen people who played a pivotal […]

Upcoming: James Turrell @ Kayne Griffin Corcoran

This Sunday (November 8th, 4-6pm), James Turrell will be opening a new exhibition with Kayne Griffin Corcoran in Los Angeles, his fifth showing with the gallery. The works slated to be on display from the master of light and space include three large scale Elliptical Glass pieces, mesmerizing apertures of frosted glass that have LEDs behind that are programmed to cycle through different colors over the course of 2.5 hours, and a series of prints that document his installation Aten Reign at the Guggenheim back in 2013. […]
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