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Studio Visits: Beau Stanton – “Cartography of the Machine” @ Corey Helford

In anticipation of Beau Stanton’s (featured) solo exhibition at Corey Helford Gallery, we bring you look into his Redhook studios for a preview of the upcoming works. Entitled Cartography of the Machine, this show continues his journey of melding old world craftsmanship with his knowledge of architecture, letterpress graphics and antique curiosities. His attention to detail and use of colors brings to life compositions that touch on the 19th century and the intense acidic colors of the 60s & 70s. In this preview, we’re excited to […]
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Upcoming: “Steer Ahead” @ Soze Gallery

Tonight in Los Angeles at the Soze Gallery, a group show entitled Steer Ahead will open to benefit CAMP2E. Each artist, including Dave Kinsey, Victor Castillo, Cyrcle, Devngosha, Brittany Segal, Dan Quintana (seen above), Bon Nielsen, Gregory Siff, Aaron De La Cruz, Paige Smith, Kristin Bauer, RETNA, Sarah Sandin, Aaron De la Cruz, Bone Thrower, Cole Sternberg, and Fidia Falaschetti will contribute custom painted real steer skulls. The non-profit the exhibition is funding is an art camp in Downtown LA that helps empower inner city […]
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Previews: Shepard Fairey – “50 Shades Of Black” @ Subliminal Projects

Tonight in Los Angeles, Shepard Fairey (featured) will be opening a new show entitled 50 Shades Of Black at Subliminal Projects. The exhibition is centered around the third installment (also see 2011 & 2012) of new album cover artwork, a series of works that Shep is know for, inspired by the 12-inch record cover format. Along with original hand painted multiples, there will also be a box set of screen prints available each containing the 50 new designs. Rounding out the show will be part of Fairey’s own record collection […]
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Openings: Jeremy Fish – “Hunting Trophies” @ Mark Moore Gallery

Last night, Hunting Trophies opened at the Mark Moore Gallery, Jeremy Fish’s (featured) second solo with the Culver City space. Continue using custom shapes as his painting surface as well as elaborate frames with carvings, the pieces have a finished look about them and with the impeccable linework, appear almost produced in a factory. Along with wall graphics. the room that housed the paintings looked like a surreal hunting lodge. Check out more photos below… Photo credit: NOTCOT. Discuss this show here. Discuss Jeremy Fish here.
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Openings: STASH – “Sprayed In Full” @ The Seventh Letter

Last weekend, we had the opportunity to attend the opening of a show from New York graffiti legend STASH (featured). Entitled Sprayed In Full and held at The Seventh Letter gallery in Los Angeles, the exhibition featured a series of works on canvas and paper featuring the same abstract splatter, inspired by elements of graffiti that have made him a wanted man for collaborations with streetwear and fashion companies (as evidenced by a new shoe design from Reebok – also one of the sponsors of the show). Discuss Stash […]
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Previews: Mark Whalen – “Stranded” @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

On April 5th, the Merry Karnowsky Gallery will be opening a show from Mark Whalen (as well as from Julian Meagher). Entitled Stranded, the new body of work from Whalen will include surreal paintings, his catalog of human activity – “playing, fighting, experimenting, creating, cultivating, dreaming, and destroying” – this time within confined interior spaces. Rounding out the exhibition will be a series of ceramic vessels. Discuss Mark Whalen here.
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Showing: “20 Years Art X Mags Exhibition” @ Giant Robot 2

A couple weeks ago, we visited Giant Robot 2 in West LA to check out the 20 Years Art X Mags Exhibition. Celebrating twenty years as a brand and supporter of Asian art & pop culture, the show features many of the artists that have been featured by GR over its long history including Yoshitomo Nara, Geoff McFetridge, Yoskay Yamamoto, Ai Yamaguchi, Souther Salazar, Rob Sata, Uglydoll, Edwin Ushiro, Kozyndan, Luke Chueh, Jeff Soto, Masakatsu Sashie, Barry McGee (seen above), and more. The show ends today […]
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Openings: Dennis Morris – “Bob Marley: Giant” @ Known Gallery

Over the weekend, the Known Gallery in Los Angeles hosted the opening for an exhibition from Dennis Morris, a UK-based photographer especially known for his work in the music industry. This particular showing focuses on his iconic shots of Bob Marley, a seminal period of time in his young career when he toured with the Jamaican singer-songwriter. The night also featured the release of a collaboration print with Shepard Fairey, with some of the edition set aside (which is being released online as we speak). Photo credit: […]
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Openings: Fuco Ueda – “Kioku No Hana (Flower Of Memory)” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Over the weekend, Los Angeles saw the opening of a solo show from Fuco Ueda at the Thinkspace Gallery entitled Kioku No Hana or Flower Of Memory. The Japanese artist made a trip over herself for a rare in-person appearance to the delight of her fans. The new body of work features the vibrant palette, familiar female characters, and surreal imagery that Ueda is known for as well as more renderings of the chrysanthemum flowers that often appear in her paintings. Take a look at more photos below but also stop by if you […]
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Upcoming: Yoskay Yamamoto @ Giant Robot 2

Coming up on May 17th, Giant Robot 2 in Los Angeles will host a new showing from Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed). From this teaser image, some of the flowers customized with his signature facial features that we have seen here and there will be presented in abundant quantities. Taking inspiration from his job during college was delivering bouquets of flowers in Santa Barbara, the whimsical pieces will be part of no doubt a larger selection of his further explorations into sculpture. Discuss Yoskay Yamamoto here.
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