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Upcoming: “The Collection” @ Gregorio Escalante Gallery

Have you ever wondered what the collection from the co-founder of Juxtapoz would look like? You have an opportunity to find out tonight when the Gregorio Escalante Gallery opens their first show in Los Angeles’ Chinatown. Curated by C. R. Stecyk, III, the exhibition puts a selection of work on display from Escalante’s private collection including pieces from Robert Williams, Ed Ruscha, John Baldessari, Chris Burden, Shepard Fairey, Jeff Soto (seen above) and more. Learn more here. Discuss this show here.

Upcoming: Mark Jenkins – “Still Life” @ Fabien Castanier Gallery

Tomorrow night, September 5th, Mark Jenkins (interviewed) will be opening a solo show at Fabien Castanier Gallery in Los Angeles. Created while in town, the new body of work cleverly entitled Still Life will feature a series of site-specific installations including “three-dimensional canvases, incorporated taxidermy, a human birdhouse and anthropomorphic stringed instruments.” By working with sculptural forms that makes the viewer question what is real and what is not, the American artist is able to bring successfully what makes his street art so intriguing into the indoor […]

Previews: Esao Andrews – “The Gilded Age” @ Thinkspace Gallery

In a little over a week’s time, Thinkspace Gallery will be opening up an epic joint exhibition from Esao Andrews, Aaron Horkey, and Joao Ruas entitled The Gilded Age. With such gifted artists showing together, each has pushed the others to create some of their best output yet. For his part, Andrews has painted a series of works that his fans will be sure to love featuring some of his trademark use of a kaleidoscope of colors, haunting landscapes, and gothic surreal imagery. Take a look at more preview images below and […]

Previews: The Tenth Annual BLAB Show @ Copro Gallery

Hard to believe, but on September 12th, the tenth annual BLAB Show will open at Copro Gallery in Los Angeles. This year’s exhibition will feature work from Ryan Heshka, Natalia Fabia, Femke Hiemstra (seen above), Travis Louie, SHAG, Jana Brike, Lola Gil, Matt Dangler, Olivia, John Brophy, Andy Kehoe, Marc Burckhardt, Joanne Nam, Dan May, Shaun Berke, Chet Zar, Travis Lampe, Owen Smith, Cathie Bleck, Chris Peters, Brendan Danielsson, Chris Buzelli, Tim O’Brien, Tin, Jessica Joslin, Jared Joslin, Greg Clarke, Craig Larotonda, Yoko D’Holbachie, Matthew Schommer, Chris […]

Previews: Jin Young Yu – “Myself / Them” @ Art Merge Lab

Coming up on September 19th, fans in Los Angeles will have a rare opportunity to see a selection of works from Jin Young Yu (interviewed) stateside at Art Merge Lab, a popup project in Downtown LA. Utilizing her signature technique of working with transparent plastic, the Korean artist creates life-size individuals (sometimes including their families and pets) while playing with ideas of identity and the tensions between our outward appearances and how we really feel inside. While this was the focus of her Me & Myself series of works, attendees […]

Upcoming: Mark Whalen – “Trapazoid” @ KP Projects // MKG

Coming up on September 12th, Mark Whalen will continue his longstanding collaboration with KP Projects // MKG (see 2012, 2014) on a new show entitled Trapazoid. The new series of works continues his signature exploration of geometrical and mathematical concepts, mixed in with a heavy dose provocative human behavior. He further states – “My work is an interpretation of the modern era. I like to really explore all aspects of human activity and behavior through the paintings. Whether it be ideas of invention, science, sexual desire, […]

Recap: Edwin Ushiro – “The Study of Life as Things” @ Giant Robot 2

We stopped Giant Robot 2 in Los Angeles earlier this week to see the solo from Edwin Ushiro (interviewed) who had a wonderful series of drawings on display made from ballpoint pen, markers, pens, color pencils and graphite. Perhaps it’s the translucent paper used for these new pieces, but the translucent and ethereal look draws the viewer in for a second look to try and decipher how the Los Angeles-based artist achieves the effect. This transparency and glowing look would have been familiar to fans of his larger paintings, a […]

Studio Visits: Yoskay Yamamoto

Earlier this week, AM stopped by the studio of Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed) to see what he has been up to and what he has planned for the future. Along with picking up some of the whimsical Pothead plant holders he is producing through Sunny Side Up Studio, we also enjoyed seeing some of the new paintings he has been working on – many sunsets and polka dots in a beautiful new color palette. Those in Los Angeles can see these pieces at the upcoming Giant Robot Biennale at the Japanese […]

Streets: Hot Tea (Los Angeles)

A couple nights ago, under the cover of darkness, Hot Tea and a few friends placed one of his signature installations over the pedestrian bridge that spans the PCH close to Santa Monica Blvd. and Broadway. The culmination of their hard work can be seen in the photos below, a gradient of color featuring 1,180 strands of yarn in 14 different colors that the Minneapolis-based artist dubbed Migration. Head over for a look yourself as it can be taken down by the city at any moment. A […]

Openings: Nosego – “Along Infinite River” @ Thinkspace Gallery

A couple weekends ago, Along Infinite River opened at the Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles, a testament to the hard work and imagination of Yis Goodwin. Otherwise known as Nosego, especially for his work on the streets, the Philadelphia-base artist unveiled a collection of new vibrant paintings that put his surreal hybrids of different creatures and landscapes on display. Along with these works, he also painted a wall mural for his fans to enjoy. Take a look at more photos below… Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Nosego […]