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Previews: Ken Flewellyn – “Stay Gold” @ Thinkspace Gallery

This Saturday, August 5th, the same night Thinkspace will be showing Josh Keyes, their project room will be putting Ken Flewellyn’s new paintings on display. Entitled Stay Gold, the fresh body of work will combine his lifelong love of Hip Hop and Japanese culture. The locally-based artist combines women in traditional fabrics with chains, sneakers, boom boxes, and other accouterments giving viewers a unique view of cultural identity.

Upcoming: Brandi Milne – “Once Upon a Quiet Kingdom” @ Corey Helford Gallery

On August 19th, Brandi Milne will be opening a new solo at Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles entitled Once Upon a Quiet Kingdom. For this exhibition, her fourth with the gallery, the locally based artist continues her surreal landscapes that hide the uncertainties of life under a candy coated surface. She further explains – “This new body of work is an examination of the world around me, as well as the world within me. Specifically, the discovery that as life and all its uncertainty, pain, and […]

Previews: “Sea Sick in Paradise” @ Depart Foundation Malibu Village

Few things remind us of summer in America more than surfing and Southern California, specifically, Malibu. When you combine those two things with art, you have a fantastic timely mix for a warm weather exhibition. DEPART Foundation presents Sea Sick in Paradise, a group show curated by Amy Yao.  The exhibition features works in a variety of media by 44 artists (including Barry McGee and Margaret Kilgallen), many of whom are surfers themselves or inspired by surfing, the ocean, and coastal culture. Showing in context with these visual artists’ works are […]

Previews: Edwin Ushiro – “A Survey” @ Giant Robot 2

On July 8th, Giant Robot 2 in Los Angeles will be opening a new solo from Edwin Ushiro (interviewed) entitled A Survey. Like his showing with the gallery back in 2015 (covered), the locally-based artist delves deep into his youth with nostalgic scenes from his experiences growing up in Hawaii. Created through his unique process and novel technique, the paintings seem to glow with a luminous light  like a memory extracted from Ushiro’s Pensieve. Ushiro further explains – “Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things by Lafacdio Hearn is […]

Upcoming: Scott Listfield – “Franchise” @ Gallery 1988

This Friday night, June 16th, Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles will be opening a new show from Scott Listfield entitled Franchise. As the titled suggests, the American artist will be taking aim at some of the familiar chains in the food industry that we all take a guilty pleasure in partaking. As usual, his trusty astronaut will be the main character as we revisit some of these fast food icons in a possible dystopian future. Listfield explains – “Do you know anyone who lands at LAX […]

Showing: Greg “Craola” Simkins – “No Strings” @ KP Projects Gallery

Currently at KP Projects Gallery in Los Angeles, Greg “Craola” Simkins (featured) has a show on view through June 17th entitled No Strings. The new body of imaginative work features paintings (including the massive 6′ x 9′ piece seen above), drawings, as well as a few limited editions. Continuing to explore the rich world he has created, the locally-based artist was inspired by the story of Pinnochio and the idea of escaping reality which can be seen in the surreal imagery featuring his signature hybrid amalgamations as well as some more […]

Previews: Kisung Koh – “Long Live the Polar Treasure” @ Thinkspace

This Saturday night (June 3rd), Thinkspace’s project room will play host to Kisung Koh’s first solo exhibition with the Culver City gallery. The Toronto-based painter is another young artist whose imagery touches on environmental issues as is evident with his choice of subject matter for this showing. Entitled Long Live the Polar Treasure, the new collection of oil paintings from Koh is entirely dedicated to the endangered polar bear and the displacement from its habitat, paralleling the Korean artist’s own life experiences of “deracination and the pangs of dislocated belonging.”

Murals: The Draculas @ ETA Agency

We first got turned on to the work of The Draculas during this year’s POW! WOW! Hawaii where they painted an amazing and surreal campfire scene. The Southern California-based duo, comprised of Gary Musgrave and Jeff McMillan, recently painted mural for the ETA Agency in Long Beach featuring a seaside city rampage kaiju battle. Take a look at more photos below… Photo credit: Brandon Shigeta.

Upcoming: Josh Keyes – “Implosion” @ Thinkspace Gallery

On August 5th, Los Angeles will finally getting that big solo show from Josh Keyes (interviewed) at Thinkspace Gallery that his fans have been waiting for all these years. It looks as though Implosion will have some paintings that continue his recent works that feature graffiti in natural and unusual settings. We’ll have more about the exhibition for you as it gets closer to the opening but for now, enjoy another preview image below… Discuss Josh Keyes here.

Upcoming: Greg “Craola” Simkins – “No Strings” @ KP Projects Gallery

Returning for a 6th solo show with KP Projects Gallery in Los Angeles, Greg “Craola” Simkins (featured) will be unveiling a new collection of surreal paintings on May 20th ([email protected]) featuring his fantastical creatures and characters. Entitled No Strings, the new body of work includes references to the story of Pinnochio as well as the idea of escaping reality. Simkins further states – “In painting this show, I found myself examining my own life and insecurities while looking at my role as a father and seeing my sons make […]
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