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Upcoming: Luke Chueh – “Random Acts of Sadness” @ Corey Helford Gallery

After a more exploratory body of work in 2011 (covered) where he worked with his take on contemporary art, it looks like Luke Chueh (featured) will return to Corey Helford with a collection of paintings closer to to his signature oeuvre. Random Acts of Sadness will open on Auguest 10th at the sister gallery just a couple doors down from the main space in Culver City, CHG Circa, and will feature the Los Angeles-based artist’s animal characters in various states of misfortune. The ever-present black […]
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Openings: A New Sculpturalism @ MOCA Geffen

Opening last week at MOCA’s Geffen location was A New Sculpturalism, a show that examines the work of thirty-eight major and emerging practices in contemporary Los Angeles architecture of the past twenty-five years. Well-known legends represented in the show include Frank Gehry, Thom Mayne, and Eric Owen Moss, while younger architects, such as Elena Manferdini (Atelier Manferdini), Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich (P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S), and Tom Wiscombe (Tom Wiscombe Design) show off their abilities with three full-scale built projects, or pavilions. This exhibition is part of Pacific […]
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Upcoming: Daido Moriyama @ PRISM

Renowned Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama, whose work we last saw at a Tate Modern retrospective in 2012 (covered), will be showing in Los Angeles next month. Working typically with grainy black & white images that display the cultural changes in the Land of the Rising Sun after World War II, Moriyama’s work was influential in shaping how the world perceived Japan in the 1960s and onwards. The opening reception for the exhibition, which brings together a selection of pieces that span his career, is scheduled for July 12th […]
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Preview: Maya Lujan @ Carmichael Gallery

It has been awhile since Carmichael Gallery has hosted a artist exhibition and if you are wondering what the reason may be, it’s because they have moved locations to a venue that’s two miles up Washington Blvd from the previous Culver City one. For its inaugural show, the gallery will unveil a solo show by LA-based artist Maya Lujan. For her new series of paintings, the artist researched the history of the new gallery venue (discovered that it used to be a puppet theatre) and […]
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Previews: “Word Play” @ Design Matters

If you’re a fan of text used within art, then you’ll be interested in the upcoming exhibit Word Play, hosted at Design Matters Gallery in Los Angeles. The group exhibition is curated by Stephanie Chefas, who writes the Platinum Cheese blog and features Shawn Huckins (above), Greg Lamarche, Gregory Siff, Meg Hitchcock, Meryl Pataky, Ben Venom, and RERO. The media used by this group varies as much as their individual stylings, with collage, paint, neon and textile based works all being represented. The unifying bond of course is […]
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Preview: Phil Frost – “The Solace of the Sword” @ Ace Gallery

It’s been a while since we have seen a large body of work come together for Phil Frost (see LA 2010). On July 20th, fans of the New York-based artist will be able to take in a new solo show at the official opening of The Solace of the Sword at Ace Gallery in Los Angeles. Installed throughout the spacious gallery will be Frost’s found object and canvas pieces covered in his multi-layered typography, visual symbology, and bold graphics. Take a look at some preview […]
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Previews: Femke Hiemstra – “Fiebertraum” @ Merry Karnowsky

Dutch artist Femke Hiemstra will be opening a solo show this Saturday, June 22nd, at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles. The new body of work, collectively entitled Fiebertraum or Fever Dream, draws inspiration from near and far like song birds that came to visit her garden during the colder months and the Indian Holi Phagwa festival. Take a look below at some preview images of pieces, some painted on found objects, featuring her animal characters and their surreal adventures. Discuss Femke Hiemstra here.
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Videos: RETNA for MOCAtv

MOCAtv recently released a new video featuring the Los Angeles-based RETNA (featured) spanning several projects put together in conjunction with the museum. The footage includes an interview with the graffiti artist as he talked about his two recent murals, The Falcon Before and After – 2013 and Para Mi Gente, Los Pintores de Nuestra Alma, painted at the Grand Ave Location for their 2013 Gala. Also discussed was his work with the Louis Vuitton Young Arts Program (see RETNA’s other collaborations with the fashion line here and here). Discuss RETNA here.
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Releases: Gary Baseman – “Guest” Figure @ Lladró Boutique (Beverly Hills)

Tomorrow night in Beverly Hills (June 19th 6-8pm), the Lladró Boutique will be holding a release party for the Gary Baseman (interviewed) designed version of their Guest porcelain figure. The cocktail reception will include a discussion between Erika Heet, Editorial Director for Dwell on Design. Make sure to confirm an RSVP if you plan on attending. Discuss Gary Baseman here.
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Upcoming: Peter Chan – “Soliloquy” @ Copro Gallery

Next Saturday night (June 22nd), the Copro Gallery in Los Angeles will be presenting a new show from Peter Chan. For his first solo with the gallery and in the United States, the Toronto-based artist has created a series of works collectively entitled Soliloquy, a fitting title considering the introspective contemplations he had while producing these paintings (see statement below). Also take a look at the time-lapse video. Top 40 blares out the radio unheard, you’re stuck in traffic on the 405 but it doesn’t matter. […]