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Showing: “Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic” @ LACMA

Currently showing at the Resnick Pavilion of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art through July 27rd is an exhibition featuring Alexander Calder’s kinetic sculptures. Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic is billed as his first museum show in Los Angeles and includes of course his signature “mobiles” and later “stabiles” that have made his work famous around the world. The installation of the exhibition was designed by architect Frank Gehry, and frames Calder’s work perfectly for the viewer. Check out more photos below, but make sure to […]
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Upcoming: Risk & Nathan Ota – “Innocence Lost” @ Corey Helford Gallery

On Saturday, Feburary 15th, the Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City will host a two-person show from RISK (interviewed) and Nathan Ota. As seen from their collaborative exhibitions in 2001 (LA & SF), the two reunited artists who started in the graffiti scene together over 25 years ago, have imagery that seems to fit so nicely together despite their divergent paths since high school. Expect more of Ota’s surrealistic and figurative characters superimposed over the letter-based backgrounds of RISK. Discuss Risk here. Discuss Nathan Ota here.
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Setup: Jacob Hashimoto – “Gas Giant” @ MOCA Pacific Design Center

Jacob Hashimoto’s Gas Giant will be on view at MOCA Pacific Design Center from March 1 to June 8, but we were able to visit (courtesy of Martha Otero) the artist and his crew as they were on day 6 of putting up the massive 2-floor installation. The entire piece will take about one month to set up and will be Hashimoto’s first solo museum exhibition in California. Boxes and boxes of the artist’s signature paper and wood kites and tons of string and wire […]
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Recap: Bumblebee – “Bee Yourself” Los Angeles Popup

From Jan 23 to Jan 26, Bumblebee’s first solo exhibition was on view at a pop-up location in Los Angeles. Consisting of new works and installations such as his Venice Beach lemonade stand, the show included familiar images from his street art murals, as well as his environmentally-conscious statements, such as his phone booths. His short video documentary was also screening in an upstairs room. There was work to enjoy for art lovers of all ages and at any level of familiarity. Fans were treated […]
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Upcoming: PUSH – “Out Of Line” @ Known Gallery

This Saturday, February 8th, PUSH will be opening a new solo show at the Known Gallery entitled Out Of Line. Returning to the site of his recent special installation last year at the Los Angeles showspace, the graffiti and fine artist will be sure to create imagery featuring his street informed geometric forms and lines. Get more glimpses at what to expect below… Discuss this show here. Discuss Push here.
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Openings: D*Face @ Stephen Webster (Beverly Hills)

Tonight, February 5th (5-8pm), Stephen Webster in Beverly Hills will be hosting a new show from  D*Face (interviewed) along with the US release of his new monograph – One Man and His Dog. Along with this signing session, a new collaboration print between the UK-based artist and his friend Shepard Fairey, who wrote an essay for the book, will be released entitled FACE to *FACE (Edition of 200, 18″ x 24″, $80). Also, internationally acclaimed British jewelry designer Webster has designed a dog tag pendant with D*Face in four colorways (edition of 25, $450). AM was […]
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Previews: D*Face Show & Book Release @ Stephen Webster (Beverly Hills)

The UK-based D*Face (interviewed) will be traveling to Stephen Webster’s Beverly Hills for the US launch of his book One Man and His Dog on Wednesday, February 5th (5-8pm). Along with the standard edition of the monograph, a special box set (limited to 50, $250) will be available which includes a six color screen print. Also, a collaboration print (seen partially above) with his friend Shepard Fairey, who wrote an essay for the book, will be released that night entitled FACE to *FACE (Edition of 200, 18″ x 24″, $80). In addition, the internationally acclaimed […]
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Previews: Bruce Yan – “Brand New” @ G1988 (East)

Tomorrow night (February 1st) at Gallery 1988 (East), designer and illustrator Bruce Yan will be presenting new works featuring his pieces exploring pop culture. Often using clever juxtaposition of silhouettes and iconic imagery that we all are familiar with including films from Hayao Miyazaki, the Seattle-based artist is able to get us to look at things in a new light.   Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss this show here.
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Upcoming: Tim Biskup – “Kobe Prelude Experience” @ Nike Vault

Last month, we covered the start of The Kobe Prelude Experience put on by the Nike Vault at the STAPLES Center. Since those first pieces were revealed by Allison Torneros & Kris Kuksi, other artists have created work inspired by key moments in Kobe Bryant’s career. Tomorrow night (January 31st, 6 pm) is Tim Biskup (seen above) turn as he will be on hand (along with and and Alberto Mielgo) to discuss what they each came up with. Discuss Tim Biskup here.
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Upcoming: Victor Castillo – “Pure Pleasure” @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

This Saturday, February 1st, the Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles will be opening a new show from Victor Castillo. In a departure from his usual vivid and colorful paintings, the new body of work will consist of 12 black-and-white paintings on paper as well as a large-scale mural installation. Despite elements of his imagery still in place like the sausage nose characters, the dark social commentary appears to have toned down a bit. Discuss Victor Castillo here.