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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 […]

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.

Vivian Maier Documentary Opens in Los Angeles

Friday and Saturday night (March 28th & 29th), the LANDMARK in Los Angeles will be hosting the opening of Finding Vivian Maier. The documentary detailing the intriguing story of the discovery of the gifted photographer’s talent and work only after her death may be of interest to those who attended shows of her photos in 2013 & 2012 at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery. Co-director and co-writer Charlie Siskel and producer Jeff Garlin will appear in person for Q&As after the 7:40pm shows. Discuss Vivian Maier […]

Upcoming: Mark Ryden – “The Gay 90s: West” @ Kohn Gallery

Fans of Mark Ryden on the West Coast have been anxiously awaiting the postponed solo that they have been anticipating since the Los Angeles-based artist’s showing in New York in 2010 (covered). The Gay 90s: West is now slated to open on May 3rd and will be the inaugural show for Kohn Gallery’s new 12,000-square foot space (1227 N. Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038 ) in Hollywood. The exhibition will include new paintings, works on paper, installation, and sculpture exploring the idealized 1890′s in America, with Ryden’s surreal touch of course, […]

Previews: Charlie Immer – “Loose Juice” @ La Luz de Jesus

On April 4th, La Luz de Jesus will be presenting new lush and colorful works from Charlie Immer. Entitled Loose Juice, the new paintings from the West Maryland-based painter appear cute at first, but closer examination reveals darker and more unsettling imagery. Immer explains the new body of work for his first solo at the Los Angeles gallery below: “With this body of work I introduced new flavors, structures, and textures to the undulating and quivering landscape. The structure of the pieces was heavily inspired by the […]
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Interviews: Moby – “Innocents” @ Project Gallery, Los Angeles

Currently showing in Hollywood at Project Gallery is a show of photographic works by NY transplant and LA evangelist Moby. Ever since moving to the Sunshine State, the man most famous for his musical abilities has been concentrating more on his visual artwork (as well as his architectural appreciation and criticism). He first had a show in 2011 at Kopeikin Gallery and while that series of work included live crowd shots from his concerts, Innocents is a entirely different type of exhibition, featuring staged shoots and […]
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Previews: “Espionage II” @ Copro Gallery

Tomorrow night, March 22nd, the Copro Gallery in Los Angeles will be opening a group show entitled Espionage II, a followup to an exhibition they put on during Art Basel Miami last year. If you remember, we recently showed you a piece from that show that Eric Fortune used for a print release. That painting (also seen below) will make a reappearance in the California version of the show along with work from Eli Effenberger, Leslie Ditto, John Brophy, Chris Mars, Annie Owens, Billy Norrby (seen above), […]

Upcoming: Greg “Craola” Simkins @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

On May 17th, the Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angelels will be presenting a new body of work from Greg Simkins (featured). Also known as Craola to his fans, the locally-based artist will be returning to the showspace (see 2012 & 2013) with a fresh batch of paintings featuring his surreal cast of animal characters. Those in the area might want to check out a piece from Simkins at the Gallery 1988 10 year anniversary show opening on April 11 in the meantime. Photo credit: Brent Broza. Discuss Greg Simkins here.

Upcoming: Jeremy Fish – “Hunting Trophies” @ Mark Moore Gallery

On April 5th, the Mark Moore Gallery in Los Angeles will be presenting new works from Jeremy Fish (featured). Hunting Trophies will mark the return of the Bay Area-based artist at the space (see 2011) and will feature an immersive installation (part of which can be seen above) as well as new paintings that often include three-dimensional elements. For this show, Fish will be questioning our perception of value in our society with pieces that could fit on a cabin wall like a trophy piece, with imagery dealing with […]

Openings: Mel Kadel – “Tied Up” @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

We last caught up with Mel Kadel back in 2012 when she presented a solo show at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles. Last weekend, her works returned to the same space for another exhibition entitled Tied Up,  opening on the same night as Andrew Hem’s show. In her new paintings, Kadel continues to explore, along with her recognizable character, a folksy world created by patterns and repetitive motifs. This time around, the pieces created on hand-stained paper revolve around the notion referenced to […]