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Upcoming: Edwin Ushiro – “Capturing What Still Glimmers” @ Giant Robot 2

On June 18th, Edwin Ushiro (interviewed) will be opening a new solo show at Giant Robot 2 in Los Angeles. Just in time for summer, Capturing What Still Glimmers features nostalgic imagery from the artist’s youth growing up in Hawaii. Utilizing a unique process and technique, the locally-based painter’s work glows with an ethereal translucent quality that must be seen in person to be fully appreciated. Discuss this show here. Discuss Edwin Ushiro here.
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Streets: RFK Mural Festival (Los Angeles)

Currently at the Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools (701 S. Catalina St.) a massive mural festival put on by Branded Arts is underway. Featuring murals from artists including Shepard Fairey, Kenny Scharf, Jeff Soto (seen above), Sam Flores, Hueman, David Flores, Greg Mike, Curiot, Mad Steez, Cyrcle, Andrew Hem, Mear One, Risk, Yoskay Yamamoto. James Bullough, Beau Stanton, Hebru Brantley, Hush, Charlie Edmiston, Colette Miller, Rob Hill, Dallas Clayton, Clinton Bopp, James Haunt, Jonas Never, Josh Everhorn, Baker’s Son, Jose Maradiaga-Andrade, and Paige Smith, the event […]
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Studio Visits: Greg Simkins – “Beyond Shadows” @ KP Projects // MKG & Launch LA

Leading up to his show opening tomorrow night at KP Projects // MKG, we had a chance to take a peek at Greg “Craola” Simkins (featured) prepping for the show in his studio. Entitled Beyond Shadows, the new solo will include detailed works focused on his surreal characters, some “drip script” pieces, and some new paintings of his favorite switchblade Stab E. Mack. The exhibition will take over the entire West Hollywood Gallery as well as upstairs area where Launch LA is located. Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Greg Simkins here.
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Upcoming: Hush – “Allure” @ Corey Helford Gallery

The next artist to show at Corey Helford Gallery’s new space in downtown LA is British street artist Hush (interviewed). Known for his East meets West style mixed with some stylistic cues from the street, the man who hails from Newcastle will be opening his show entitled Allure on May 28th. Look for 24 new mixed media paintings as well as probably some limited editions when the fresh body of work is revealed. Discuss Hush here.
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Upcoming: Paco Pomet – “Recent Paintings” @ Richard Heller Gallery

For his third solo with Richard Heller Gallery, Paco Pomet will be presenting some Recent Paintings that continue his now well known modus operandi. The Granada-based artist creates works of art that look like loosely rendered vintage photos and landscapes that have unusual color accents or delightful surreal elements that can be seen when examined more closely. The opening is scheduled for May 14th for those interested in the Los Angeles area.
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Showing: Louise Bonnet – “Paintings” @ Mier Gallery

Mier Gallery in West Hollywood is currently showing the first solo exhibition of Los Angeles-based artist Louise Bonnet. The exhibition simply titled Paintings opened on April 23rd and will stay on view through June 4th. The show includes six large paintings and several drawings on paper showing Bonnet’s recognizable visual language and imagery. Her cartoon-like characters with no facial expressions feature exaggerated proportions of body parts that instead convey feelings of melancholy, nostalgia, and displacement. Hidden behind Ramones-like haircuts, they are telling their stories through over sized hanging noses and body […]
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Karl Hab – “24H LOS ANGELES”

AM contributing photographer and world traveler, Karl Hab, recently released a book about his experiences in Los Angeles. Entitled 24H LOS ANGELES, the 196 page publication (introduction by Daniel Arsham) has no page numbers, but instead features hours corresponding to these times: morning, noon, afternoon and evening. In addition, in conjunction with the release of the book, the French photographer created an installation for the waterbar of colette, took a turn in The Box (seen above) at The Standard Hotel in Hollywood, and set up an exhibition at […]
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Previews: Matthew Grabelsky – “Underground” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Starting on Saturday night (April 30th) at Thinkspace, the paintings of Matthew Grabelsky will be on display in the project room of the Culver City gallery. Raised in NYC, the Los Angeles-based artist chooses a setting for his scenes that is familiar to him – the subway. Underground features a body of work that includes animals commuting on the subway trains, usually with human companions, like it was an everyday occurrence. If interested, you can read an interview here as well as look at more preview images below […]
Installation view, George Condo, 'Entrance to the Void', Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles,
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Showing: George Condo – “Entrance to the Void” @ Sprüth Magers (Los Angeles)

Sprüth Magers Gallery in Los Angeles is currently showing Entrance to the Void, a solo by George Condo. On view from the 20th of April until the 11th of June, the exhibition includes a new body of work by the “pioneer of the international revival of figurative painting.” Revisiting diverse styles that he has used in the past, the show from the NYC-based artist is a comprehensive summary of his progressive stance toward painting. Through individual paintings that represent different visual languages, Condo uses references to his own practice and […]
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Recap: Amy Sol – “Garden Garmine” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Last month, Amy Sol (interviewed) shared her newest body of work with her fans in Los Angeles at Thinkspace Gallery. Entitled Garden Gamine, her delicate scenes of creatures coexisting with her female subjects were rendered for the first time in oils. Take a look at photos below from the opening reception, wile enjoying a more detailed look at the new paintings… Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Amy Sol here.
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