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Openings: Robert Williams – “Slang Aesthetics!” @ LA Municipal Art Gallery

Saturday night marked the triumphant return of Robert Williams to the Los Angeles art scene with his first comprehensive showing in many years. Slang Aesthetics! at the LA Municipal Art Gallery featured paintings, drawings, and sculptural works from the influential painter and and one of the co-founders of Juxtapoz Magazine, and was a testament to the locally-based artist’s talent and the significance of his career. The prime selection of new and recent work must be viewed in person to be appreciated and we will certainly be back multiple time before it […]
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Previews: Robert Williams – “Slang Aesthetics!” @ LA Municipal Art Gallery

Alongside the show celebrating 20 years of Juxatapoz, the LA Municipal Art Gallery will also be hosting the new work of Robert Williams. Arguably one of the most anticipated shows in Los Angeles for 2015, Slang Aesthetics! will be the godfather of low brow art’s first showing in the area in quite long time. Fans can expect a selection of new paintings as well as some amazing sculptural renditions of his work on display. Make sure you RSVP ([email protected]) for the opening this Saturday, February 21st, from 6-11 pm […]
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Previews: “20 Years Under the Influence of Juxtapoz” @ LAMAG

After a tribute show in New York last year (covered), Juxtapoz will now get their shine in Los Angeles with a showing at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. 20 Years Under the Influence of Juxtapoz, curated by Andrew Hosner from Thinkspace and Gary Pressman from Copro Gallery, is the mother of all group exhibitions with an impressive list of artists who will be contributing work to commemorate two decades of the magazine’s influential contribution to contemporary art and culture. Make sure you RSVP ([email protected]) for the […]
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Showing: Kour Pour – “Samsara” @ Depart Foundation

Currently up now until March 7 is Kour Pour’s first solo exhibition, curated by Nicola Ricciardi, in Los Angeles at Depart Foundation. The show includes the artist’s coveted carpet paintings, as well as a wall installation consisting of golden powdered incense. Unlike previous versions of his carpet paintings, which used imagery appropriated from museum and auction catalogs, the artist has created original compositions and juxtaposed them in anachronistic and cross-cultural narratives. These pieces contain images of hunters and gatherers, religious icons and mystical creatures, merchants, lovers […]
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Upcoming: Nicola Verlato – “Conquest of the West” @ KP Projects / MKG

Later tonight at the newly branded KP Projects / MKG (Merry Karnowsky Gallery),  Nicola Verlato (featured) will be opening his own solo along with KMNDZ. Following up on a successful showing there in 2013 (covered), the Italian artist will be presenting a new body of work collectively entitled Conquest of the West. Painted with inspiration from old masterworks yet with contemporary references, Verlato’s imagery is an intriguing mix of the familiar with a new twist. Discuss Nicola Verlato here.
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Streets: Aaron Li-Hill (Los Angeles)

Tomorrow night (February 7th) in Los Angeles, Aaron Li-Hill will be presenting a new body of work at the C.A.V.E. Gallery in Los Angeles entitled Carbon. Focusing this time on his series portraying themes of man versus nature, in particular habitats threatened by the effects of industrialization, he has mirrored the new paintings with an impressive new mural. Take a look at more shots below… Discuss Aaron Li-Hill here.
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Upcoming: “Sky-lit: Volume, Light, and Sound” @ The Broad

Art lovers in Los Angeles have been watching The Broad going up in downtown on the Grand Avenue arts corridor for a while now. With the public opening now set for September 20th featuring works from their 2000 piece permanent collection, Angelino’s will finally get to see the new contemporary art museum has in store for them. For those who can’t wait, there will be a special preview on February 15th where two temporary installations will be unveiled on the third floor entitled Sky-lit: Volume, Light, and Sound at The […]
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Interviews: Johnny “KMNDZ” Rodriguez – “I’d Rather Love You” @ KP Projects / MKG

This Saturday night, February 7th, the newly branded KP Projects / MKG (Merry Karnowsky Gallery) will be presenting a new solo show from Johnny Rodriguez (aka KMNDZ) entitled I’d Rather Love You. Only recently informed that he will be showing in their main gallery space, the Los Angeles-based painter is up to the challenge and has never felt in more of an artistic groove as now. Hear about his thoughts on the show and more in our question and answer session below… Arrested Motion (AM): Can you tell us […]
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Previews: Erin M. Riley – “Something Precious” @ Soze Gallery

On February 21st, Soze Gallery in Los Angeles will be opening a new show from Erin M. Riley  (interviewed) featuring her unconventional tapestry works. Entitled Something Previous, the body of work on display consists of some pieces from her signature series of weavings documenting selfie and sexting culture, the intimate snaps that often make their way onto the internet, inadvertent or not. Riley further states – “Consuming and sending images is a daily practice in most of our lives. We see, narrate, and covet. Our relationship […]
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Previews: Ekundayo – “Collective Reflections” @ Thinkspace Gallery

This Saturday night, January 31st, Ekundayo (interviewed) returns to Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles for another showing (see 2008, 2010, 2013). Entitled Collective Reflections, the new work body of work draws from his Hawaiian roots and features the beautifully grotesque imagery that he is known for. He explains the new work thusly – “The theme of the show deals with the connections that people have with each-other, the world we live in and our quest for understanding who we are. The central inspiration for this latest […]