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Previews: Christian Rex van Minnen – “Mourning Wood in Liminal Dawn” @ Richard Heller Gallery

Richard Heller Gallery will be opening their first solo show with Christian Rex Van Minnen on Saturday, November 4th. Mourning Wood in Liminal Dawn will include a new series of oils exploring the ongoing journey through liminal space in between ideas around masculinity, sex and identity. With indisputable talent and exceptional panting technique, van Minnen creates pictures that are filled with grotesque and unsettling imagery, yet blatantly sincere in their subject matter and atmosphere. Wrapping his skills and familiarity with technique inside classic painting formats […]

Previews: Ian Francis – “Artificial Winter” @ Corey Helford Gallery

On October 28th, Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles will be opening a new show from Ian Francis (featured) entitled Artificial Winter. The Bristol-based artist returns with a series of rich mixed-media works that once again walks the line between photorealistic and abstract, his ghostly figurative elements mixed in with evocative looser elements. Francis explains – “It’s been ten years since my first solo show, which was here in Los Angeles. I’ve always loved technology and been fascinated by our relationship with it, but I’d have found it […]

Streets: Jen Stark – “Chromatic Cascade” (Los Angeles)

It looks like Jen Stark recently completed a mural in the downtown LA arts district (1828 Conway Pl. Los Angeles, CA 90065), her largest to date. Entitled Chromatic Cascade, the impressive piece spans two walls on the facade of a building and measures 27 x 200 ft. Featuring bold colors and intricate patterning, the wall painting is a classic example of Stark’s psychedelic drippy imagery, one of the reoccurring motifs in her work. Discuss Jen Stark here.

Openings: D*Face – “Happy Never Ending” @ Corey Helford Gallery

A couple weekends ago, D*Face (interviewed) headed to Los Angeles to present his newest body of work at Corey Helford Gallery. Entitled Happy Never Ending, the exhibition featured paintings, sculptures, hand painted multiples, various limited editions, hand-painted book covers, a tombstone installation, as well as associated street murals. He further explains – “For me this work is about the tragedy of losing someone you love. Not just in the physical sense of death but also in the metaphorical way that romance has become such an artificial thing in recent years. […]

Recap: YESNIK EVAD – “MOJAVE” Pop Up (Los Angeles)

Recently in Los Angeles, a popup exhibition from YESNIK EVAD aka Dave Kinsey was on view featuring a series of paintings and sculptures. MOJAVE was put on in conjunction with the launch of F-U (For the Unconventional) and continues the Kinsey’s foray into abstraction. He further explains – “With this series, I’m pulling from the shapes and totem-esque nature of the plants and rock formations I was drawn to during my time in Mojave. When I began to create the sculptures, I freestyled the shapes with the jigsaw which […]

Previews: Kevin E. Taylor – “Dead Evidence” @ Cordesa Fine Art

This Saturday night (October 7th) in Los Angeles, Cordessa Fine Art will be presenting a new body of work from Kevin E. Taylor. Entitled Dead Evidence, the recently produced paintings are loosely adapted from Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel’s photo series Evidence. Continuing his exploration of intriguing imagery that brings surreal elements into museum or gallery settings, the San Francisco-based artist deals with themes such as how “humankind’s urgent march toward technological advancement accelerates, yet our mortality constantly grounds us.” Discuss Kevin E. Taylor here.

Previews: Andy Kehoe – “PRISMATIC” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Tonight (September 30th) at Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles, Andy Kehoe will be opening a solo show entitled PRISMATIC. The new mystical paintings continue the Pittsburgh-based artist’s expansion of his fantastical world filled with mysterious antlered creatures often set against the background of luminous and polychromatic skies. Kehoe’s technique of combining resin with oil paint gives the work a dimensionality that adds to the richness and texture of his compositions. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss Andy Kehoe here.

Upcoming: RETNA – “Mano A Mano” @ New Image Art

Tomorrow night (September 23rd) at New Image Art in LA, RETNA (featured) will be unveiling a new body of work in a solo entitled Mano A Mano. Presented in conjunction with the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA / LA, with this year’s program featuring an exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, the new exhibition sees the MSK-affliated writer take an interesting turn with his imagery. The infamous graffiti artist, who is of African American and Central American descent while being fluent […]

Previews: D*Face – “Happy Never Ending” @ Corey Helford Gallery

On Saturday night, September 23rd, Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles will be opening a solo from D*Face (interviewed) entitled Happy Never Ending. The British artist continues to show his versatility with this exhibition, offering up a new body of work that includes paintings, sculptures, hand painted multiples, installations, various limited editions, as well as his painted book covers. The show explores the agony of love lost and other aspects of romance with D taking it to the next level by getting ordained and  offering to perform the ceremony […]

Openings: Josh Keyes – “Implosion” @ Thinkspace Gallery

A couple weekends ago, Josh Keyes (interviewed) unveiled a new body of work entitled Implosion at Thinkspace Gallery for his long awaited solo show in Los Angeles. The new paintings continue the Portland-based artist’s thoughts on a possible dystopian future, something even more frightening in this political climate. Keyes’ masterful rendering of of nature and the excesses of mankind creates a powerful new series of works that make the viewer consider what we can do to change the bleak outlook for our species and world. Keyes further states – […]
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