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Showing: Thierry Noir – “LA Retrospective” @ Howard Griffin Gallery

Thierry Noir, one of the true pioneers of street art in Europe, is currently showing his works with Howard Griffin Gallery at their new location in Los Angeles. This show presents a retrospective of the life and work of the French artist that created miles of illegal murals along the infamous Berlin wall in the 80s, sometimes literally risking his life for the sake of art. The exhibition includes new works created especially for this show, shown alongside rarely seen photographs, interviews and films, documenting his legendary murals. […]
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Upcoming: Nate Frizzell – “Dark Was The Night” @ CHG Circa

Coming up in the middle of next month, CHG Circa will be presenting new works from Nate Frizzell (interviewed). Dark Was The Night will be his first solo with the gallery and the first in Los Angeles since the beginning of last year (covered). Head over on November 15th for the opening reception if you are in interested in seeing what Frizzell has been working on for the past year. Discuss Nate Frizzell here.
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Openings: Luke Chueh – “Self-ish” @ CHG Circa

Over the weekend, painter Luke Chueh (featured) presented a new body of work to his collectors in Los Angeles entitled Self-ish. The show at  CHG Circa featured a continuation of one of his most recognizable series, the “You Are What You Eat” works, overlaid with some of his self portrait elements. Also seen were further explorations of his “Head Space” pieces, autobiographical musings, as well as more of is “Color Field” paintings. Rounding things out were several watercolors where a more raw and loose style from Chueh could be […]
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Previews: Brendan Monroe – “Blobography” @ Heath Ceramics (Los Angeles)

In another collaboration (see McFetridge here)  that makes sense for both parties, Heath Ceramics in Los Angeles will be presenting a show from Brendan Monroe (interviewed) early next month. Blobography will feature organic sculptural forms from the Bay Area-based artist, which have always been an extension of his science-influenced imagery. Tickets to the opening reception on November 1st are available here. Discuss Brendan Monroe here.
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Upcoming: Hideaki Kawashima – “Back And Forth” @ Richard Heller Gallery

This Saturday (October 18), the Richard Heller Gallery all be hosting the second solo showing from Hideaki Kawashima in the United States (see 2011). Entitled Back And Forth, the new body of work includes portraits of boys and girls, familiar to those who saw his last show although presented in a simpler more raw form in this new exhibition. Also, to round out the show, the Tokyo-based artist has included a new “head” series of paintings. Discuss Hideaki Kawashima here.
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Previews: Thierry Noir – “The LA Retrospective” @ Howard Griffin Gallery (Los Angeles)

Some 30 years since he first started painting miles of murals on the infamous Berlin wall, Thierry Noir is about to open his first US show. His LA retrospective organized by the Howard Griffin Gallery will be the first official introduction of a real pioneer of street art in Europe to the US. The French artist, whose turbulent life included living in squats around Berlin, started creating public art as a form of rebellion and his own way of fighting the wall and everything it stands for. His colorful profiles, […]
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Studio Visits / Previews: Alex Gross – “Future Tense” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Tomorrow night (October 9th) at the 557C W. 23rd St. location of Jonathan LeVine Gallery  in New York, a new solo from Alex Gross (interviewed) will be opening. Entitled Future Tense, the new body of work continues to explore mankind’s place in a changing world overcome with advertising, propaganda, and new technology. Along with sublime new oil paintings that explore themes of consumerism and the inundation of media in our lives, Gross will also be contributing another selection of his popular cabinet card works. A new monograph, featuring 40 […]
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Showing: Sam Falls @ Hannah Hoffman Gallery

Now showing through October 25th at the Hannah Hoffman Gallery in Los Angeles is a new body of work from Sam Falls, whose sculptural pieces were also recently displayed MetroTech Center in Brooklyn (covered). What interests fans of this young LA-based artist with a rising star is not just the imagery he produces but his methodology behind it. For these new “paintings,” Falls gathered vegetation from his current house in Venice (palm fronds, birds of paradise), his childhood home in Vermont (ferns), and the woods around his other residence in […]
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Streets: D*Face / Branded Arts (Los Angeles)

Before leaving Los Angeles, UK native D*Face (interviewed) decided to create one more mural for his fans to add to the piece (covered) on the side of the building that that housed his popup show (covered). Mirroring one of the originals that was featured in his exhibition, the new image shows one of his characters looking into the rear-view mirror as he’s driving down a lonely stretch of road. This new public work from the British street artist was arranged courtesy of Branded Arts. Photo credit: Ross Morrison. […]
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Previews: Date Farmers – “Shit Ain’t Funny” @ Ace Gallery

Returning to the massive Ace Gallery showspace in Beverly Hills after a successful solo there in 2010 (covered), the Date Farmers will be opening another exhibition tonight entitled Shit Ain’t Funny. Hailing out of the Coachella Valley, the two collaborative artists whose real names are Armando Lerma and Carlos Ramirez will be presenting works that deal with social and political issues of the working class. The themes explored are near and dear to their hearts, not surprising after considering the blue-collar community where they are based. They […]