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Preview: Luke Chueh – “Random Acts Of Sadness” @ CHG Circa

Tomorrow night at CHG Circa, fans can attend the opening of Luke Chueh’s (featured) newest show in Culver City. Featuring mostly new works from the Los Angeles-based painter, Random Acts Of Sadness will include pieces that place his cast of animal characters in unfortunate situations (including more from his You Are What You Eat series – see tiger & bear), rendered in his signature style. Oftentimes, the true meaning of the paintings will more clearly reveal themselves when examining the titles as Chueh has a penchant for clever wordplay, […]
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Preview: Bumblebee’s Lemonade Stand Installation and “Morning Air” Print Release

For those fortunate enough to be in Southern California this time of year, Bumblebee will be presenting a one day pop-up installation this Sunday, August 11th on the world-famous Venice Beach Boardwalk. Bumblebee’s Lemonade Stand will not be serving citrus beverages, but instead will have artwork for sale (see preview images below) and also an exclusive print release. The exact location has not yet been locked down due to changes in available spots on the boardwalk, so please follow @bumblebeelovesyou on Instagram for updates regarding […]
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Preview: Eric Joyner – “First World Problems” @ Corey Helford Gallery

This Saturday night (August 10th), Eric Joyner (interviewed) will be opening a new solo show at Corey Helford Gallery. Bringing his robots into the city, where his other favorite subject (donuts) are in much abundance will make for excellent material for his special form of portraiture. Utilizing a meme, First World Problems, as the title, the new work will no doubt add an extra layer of meaning when robot society is involved. Check out some more preview images below… Discuss Eric Joyner here.
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Preview: Alvaro Ilizarbe – “Surveying” @ Martha Otero Gallery

On August 10, Martha Otero Gallery will host and open Surveying, a solo exhibition of recent works by Alvaro Ilizarbe. Fresh off his large scale mural in Chicago for The Arts Initiative and with a keen interest in the earth’s landscape, the artist will present insightful new paintings on topographical tectonic plate-shaped panels and a site-specific installation that consists of amorphous sculptural wall structures that lead through a passageway of patterned wallpapers representing the elements in the earth’s stratum. Surveying seeks to capture the shifting energy and […]
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Preview: Sean Mahan – “Invisible Threads” @ Thinkspace

Coming up this Saturday, August 10th, the Thinkspace Gallery will be opening a show from Sean Mahan in their project room. Entitled Invisible Threads, the new acrylic and graphite works on panel is typical of the Florida-based artist’s work projecting innocence and nostalgia. Tying things in thematically for this exhibition are a series of portraits of children and their sewing machines, which is alluded to in the title of the show. Check our more preview images below…
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Upcoming: Amy Sol @ CHG Circa

Besides her recent print releases, Amy Sol (interviewed) has also been busy working on her new solo. Coming up on September 14th at CHG Circa, the showing will see the Las Vegas-based painter reveal the next chapter in the story of her heroine and animal friends. It’s been a little over a year since she showed at the Culver City sister gallery (covered), so fans will be ready to see where Sol’s magical imagery is headed for next. Discuss Amy Sol here.
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Openings: Push – “Adaptation” @ Known Gallery

For those who missed the three day only showing from PUSH at the Known Gallery, our friends at LA Taco have some photos of the event. Presented by Simple Mobile, Adaptation featured a setup from the LA-based graffiti artist that cleverly brought his signature patterns indoors, which at the same time transformed his usual 2D work into a three-dimensional interactive walkthrough installation. More photos below… Photo credit: LA Taco. Discuss PUSH here.
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Upcoming: Eric Joyner – “First World Problems” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Robot and donut enthusiast Eric Joyner (interviewed) will be opening a solo show at Corey Helford Gallery on August 10th, his fifth with the Culver City showspace. Unlike his last show (covered) which featured his old school mechanical characters in the natural setting, the new paintings depict them in the city along with their dependable fried dessert friends. Rife with irony, First World Problems will see his robots dealing with the “struggles” of urban coexistence. Discuss Eric Joyner here.
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Showing: Michael Shields – “The Anatomy of LA” @ Martha Otero Gallery

Currently on view at Martha Otero Gallery and presented by Converse and Union Los Angeles is a photo exhibition and first edition book release, exploring the social and physical themes of Los Angeles and its neighborhoods by photographer Michael Shields. Taken from inside a LAPD helicopter, Shields’ photographs focus on the physical environment of the greater Los Angeles area and on the resulting social patterns within the city, rather than the beach and glamor, fun-in-the-sun summer shots typically taken of LA. Through these wide shots […]
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Openings: Amanda Charchian – “The Collective Yes” @ Stephen Webster

On Thursday night, Stephen Webster in Beverly Hills hosted the opening for Amanda Charchian’s first-ever solo exhibition, titled The Collective Yes. The show, which is also presented by The Tappan Collective, combines sculpture and photography, exploring the traditions of mysticism, surrealism, and land art to investigate the momentary transcendence of space and time. The word Yes in the show’s title refers to the personal surrender that catalyzes these moments. The artist has chosen to photograph using analog film cameras to achieve results that more accurately […]