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Upcoming: Robert Xavier Burden – “Original Myth” @ Gregorio Escalante Gallery

On Saturday night (January 7th), thousands of hours of hard work by Robert Xavier Burden will culminate in a solo showing at Gregorio Escalante Gallery in Los Angeles. Original Myth will highlight the San Francisco-based artist’s large scale paintings of pop culture icons in elaborate compositions along with some smaller works. Star Wars characters, Thundercats, Batman, Transformers, and other recognizable nostalgic characters fill Burden’s oil paintings, leaving viewers in awe of the beautiful rendering and detail. Discuss Robert Xavier Burden here.

Upcoming: Dave Kinsey – “Momentary Bliss” @ New Image Art

On January 14th, Dave Kinsey (featured) will be opening a solo show at New Image Art in Los Angeles entitled Momentary Bliss. The new work is heavily influenced by his time in the Sierra Nevada Mountains before relocating back to a downtown Los Angeles studio. Kinsey’s recent paintings are increasingly more abstract compositions of textures and forms with a hint of the figurative. Discuss Dave Kinsey here.

Openings: Fuco Ueda – “Odd-Eye” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Last month, Thinkspace Gallery hosted an exhibition from Fuco Ueda entitled Odd-Eye, her second solo (see 2014) with the Culver City showspace. The beautifully rendered new works from the Japanese artist are mainly created on canvas with a few smaller pieces on paper, all featuring her characteristic lush imagery and palette. Surrounded by reoccurring motifs and symbols of death (such as chrysanthemum flowers & skeletal elements) as well as disquieting creatures, her flushed girls seem to be trapped in some sort of lurid dream world. […]

Upcoming: Junko Mizuno – “Takarabune” @ Nucleus Gallery

Tonight in Los Angeles, Nucleus Gallery will be hosting a new exhibition from Junko Mizuno entitled Takarabune. The solo from the Japanese artist continues her exploration of the pop culture and the spiritual aspects of her country with an emphasis on the Seven Lucky Gods, as referenced by the title of her show. A collection of hand-made head dresses and accessories inspired by Mizuno’s paintings by artist Alston Stephanus will also be on display during the opening. Discus Junko Mizuno here.

Openings: Stella Im Hultberg – “Hollow Resonance” @ Thinkspace Gallery

A couple of weekends ago, Thinkspace hosted Stella Im Hultberg’s (interviewed) new show in their project room concurrently with Audrey Kawasaki’s solo in the main space. Stella’s new pieces, collectively entitled Hollow Resonance including several acrylic on wood paintings as well as some looser pieces combining ink, watercolor, acrylic, and colored pencils. She explains the deeply personal new body of work – “I’ve had about a year’s worth of meandering thoughts and ideas like stream of consciousness, but they all started with my mom having been in a coma for […]

Openings: Audrey Kawasaki – “Interlude” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Last weekend in Culver City, Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed) opened her sold out show entitled Interlude at the Thinkspace Gallery featuring a stunning and provocative new body of work. On a evening that featured a beautiful sunset that can only be seen in Los Angeles, the colors from the sky seemed to match the bold palette used by the locally-based artist to delicately render her new series of femme fatales with her signature skill working with oil on wood panel. In addition to these paintings, four drawings were quickly sold to those […]

Previews: “Roll Call” @ L.A. Louver

Tonight in Los Angeles at L.A. Louver, Gajin Fujita has put together a heavy lineup for a group show entitled Roll Call. With many of the original graffiti crews as well as some of the succeeding generations of artists represented, fans will be in for a treat. Participants include Chaz Bojorquez, David Cavazos (Big Sleeps), Fabian Debora, Ricardo Estrada, Alex Kizu (Defer), Patrick Martinez, Retna, Jose Reza (Prime), Jesse Simon, Slick. Fujita further explains – “Graffiti gave us a voice and a sense of identity. It was […]

Previews: Stella Im Hultberg – “Hollow Resonance” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Showing concurrently with Audrey Kawasaki’s solo tonight at Thinkspace will be Stella Im Hultberg’s (interviewed) Hollow Resonance in the Culver City gallery’s project room. Hultberg’s new body of work include both acrylic on wood paintings as well as some looser pieces combining ink, watercolor, acrylic, and colored pencils. Expanding on her use of flowers in her compositions of late, the Portland-based artist has surrounded her pensive women with a bountiful supply of blooms and petals. Take a look at some preview images below… Discuss Stella Im Hultberg here. […]

Previews: Audrey Kawasaki – “Interlude” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Saturday night (November 12th) in Culver City, Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed) will be opening a new solo show at Thinkspace Gallery entitled Interlude. The new paintings feature a bolder yet still muted palette along with a more erotically-charged narrative for her  beautifully rendered female characters. An expert at coaxing her ethereal muses out from the wood grain with her oil paints, the locally-based artist has assembled a stunning collection of vulnerable yet provocative female subjects for her fans in Los Angeles. Discuss Audrey Kawasaki here. Discuss this show here.

Upcoming: Brad Kunkle – “In/visible” @ Arcadia Contemporary

This Saturday night (November 12th) in Culver City, Arcadia Contemporary will be unveiling a new solo from Brad Kunkle entitled In/visible. For his first West Coast exhibition, the Brooklyn-based painter has prepared a series of paintings that highlight his signature combination of oil painting and precious metal gilding giving his works a unique luster and depth. In explaining the new pieces, Kunkle states – “While some of us struggle to be visible, others wish to be invisible… and we have all most likely experienced the desire to be […]