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Openings: David Stoupakis & Tom Bagshaw – “Walking Within These Shadows” & “Beautiful Imperfections” @ Corey Helford Gallery

This past weekend, the Corey Helford gallery presented the work of both David Stoupakis and Tom Bagshaw. Titled Walking Within These Shadows, Stoupakis’ exhibit displayed artwork that embraces a dark sensibility mixed with a haunting sense of realism. What’s interesting about his latest show is that he understands how to tell well-developed stories and moments of personal reflections through the use of the canvas. Whether it’s two female characters sitting down in a somber mood or a group of skeleton-like figures moving ahead, the paintings […]

Preview: “Street Art Saved My Life” @ C.A.V.E. Gallery

This Friday night (August 12th) at the C.A.V.E. Gallery in Venice (California), Brooklyn Street Art in collaboration with Thinkspace, will be presenting Street Art Saved My Life: 39 New York Stories. The mainly New York lineup will feature artists like Faile, Know Hope, Dan Witz, C215, Anthony Lister, Futura, Gaia, Chris Stain, Kid Acne, Ludo, Nick Walker, Judith Supine, Swoon, Skewville, and many others and will be accompanied by an LA street wall series by selected artists and a public panel lecture and discussion. More preview images […]

Teaser: Lindsey Carr – “Homage to Canton” @ Thinkspace

Scotland-based artist Lindsey Carr, who we have seen in multiple group shows in the past, will be bringing a full set of paintings for her solo at Thinkspace in September. Entitled Homage to Canton, the new body of work will feature her retro-feel illustrations of flora and fauna like the great John James Audubon but with a surreal touch like Scott Musgrove as some of what she paints won’t be found in nature.

Preview: Dan McCarthy @ Gallery 1988 – Melrose

After a successful showing there in 2010, Dan McCarthy (interviewed) returns to the Gallery 1988 gallery on Melrose for his second solo exhibition there. Drawing from his New England scenery and the changing seasons, there’s sure to be some beautiful originals and limited editions up for grabs at the opening August 5th, this Friday. Take a look at some preview images after the jump…

Teaser: James Jean – Rebus book launch and signing @ LACMA

On August 28th, the LACMA will be hosting a signing and launch for James Jean’s (featured) newest book Rebus. Not only will James as well as friend Eric Nakamura (Giant Robot) be on hand reflect on their shared history, some of the artist’s treasured sketchbooks will be on display as well. More info and pics after the jump…

Teaser: Revok, Rime, and Roid – “Perseverance” @ Known Gallery

Later this month, Known Gallery will be hosting the first show from Revok since his release from prison and it sounds like the MSK AWR writer will coming back with a vengeance producing one of the largest bodies of work he has ever put together. Not only will there be graf inspired work, but also some of his sublime abstract constructs from found objects that we first saw him throw together in Art Basel Miami last year. Revok will be showing along with his friends […]

Openings: “Eve” @ Subliminal Projects

A couple weeks ago, the gallery that Obey built hosted an group exhibition of nine female artists whose work was collectively entitled Eve. Judy Chicago, Mary Beth Edelson, Kim McCarty, Ayanah Moor, Alex Prager, Lisa Steele, Swoon, Stella Vine and Hannah Wilke are a diverse group of artists stemming from the era of the 1970’s to the present and each brought their unique touch to Subliminal Projects exploring their perceptions of femininity. More photos after the jump from Brandon Shigeta.

Openings: Saner – “Sequestro Express” @ Mid City Arts

Last Friday, Mid City Arts in the heart of Los Angeles hosted an unique exhibition by Mexican artist Saner entitled Sequestro Express. The title of the show is translated to Express Kidnapping, a subject that certainly has significance in certain Central and South American countries as well as Mexico of course. Most of the artwork no doubt will be long gone by the time you read this as it was given away free by the artist. More photos by Birdman after the jump…

Teaser: David Stoupakis – “Walking Within These Shadows” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Master of the dark arts, David Stoupakis, will be returning to the Corey Helford this Saturday night, August 6th, to open his third solo exhibition there. Entitled Walking Within These Shadows, the new body of work will be more personal in nature drawing from his life experiences and featuring a more somber color palette.  Stoupakis will be showing alongside UK-based digital artist Tom Bagshaw. Discuss David Stoupakis here.

Openings: Anthony Lister @ HVW8

Last Friday evening, HVW8 gallery unveiled new works by Australian-born artist Anthony Lister (interviewed). For this project, Junk Food Art House teamed up with the artist in bringing the theme of the lost superhero to the forefront. The exhibit put a cap to the three-week long venture which had Lister’s posters placed all across the city of Los Angeles. This most recent work continues to explore the artist’s fascination with the superhero as a way to discuss themes of postmodernism and the loss of identity. […]