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Preview: Roland Tamayo – “Where The Heart Is” @ Gallery 1988

Tomorrow night (October 20th) on Melrose, the Gallery 1988 will be hosting Roland Tamayo’s (interviewed) first solo in Los Angeles where he will be unveiling a series of paintings inspired by his experiences as a new father. Entitled Where The Heart Is, the new body of work features his signature mix of the natural world and the technological, leading to novel hybrid creatures and situations. For this showing, Tamayo will also be playing with images from his hometown, sea creatures, and nostalgic thoughts, and pop culture that his children are […]
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Videos: “JR: The Wrinkles of Los Angeles” for MOCAtv

Back in March, we covered extensively French photographer JR’s canvassing of Los Angeles with his iconic imagery as part of his Wrinkles in the City project. Now AM photographer and filmmaker Carlos Gonzalez of theonepointeight has created a video documenting the experience for the newly formed MOCAtv channel. Check out the footage below… Discuss JR here.
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Set Up / Preview: Gary Baseman – “Nightmares of Halloween Past” @ KK Gallery

This Saturday, October 20th, the KK Gallery in Los Angeles’ Chinatown Arts District will be holding their debut show featuring Gary Baseman’s  (featured) Nightmares of Halloween Past. The new body of work is an ode to Baseman’s favorite holiday and includes a series of haunting original paintings, special edition prints, installations and videos. Also on display will be his his vintage Halloween photo collection dating back to 1915 and there will be a special performance by Nightmare and The Cat. Photo credit: theonepointeight. Discuss Gary Baseman here.
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Signings: Andrew Hem – “Dreams Towards Reality” Book Release @ Nucleus Gallery

This Saturday night (October 20th, 7-10pm) at the Nucleus Gallery, Andrew Hem (interviewed), will be hosting a signing and special edition art exhibition for his new book - Dreams Towards Reality. Published by Zero+ Publishing, the monograph includes a survey of Hem’s recent paintings but also features “selections from his early work, graffiti, sketches, murals, sculptures and collages, as well as photographs from the extensive travel in Southeast Asia and South America that has informed his vision.” Also included is an in-depth essay by Amanda Erlanson. Not only will the LA-based […]
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Upcoming: Chloe Early – “Rainbow Ruins” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Coming up on November 10th, the Corey Helford Gallery will be hosting the opening of Rainbow Ruins, a new solo show from Chloe Early. The collection of new watercolor and oil paintings from the UK-based artist for this exhibition focus on the lush contrasts between nature and technology.  She states – “I wanted to invert that feeling of technology taking over and show nature and the environment in retaliation, my new paintings and the figures in them are almost being subsumed by the plants and […]
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Openings: Mark Whalen – “Portals” @ Merry Karnowsky

This past weekend, the Merry Karnowsky gallery unveiled new work by artist Mark Whalen (also known as Kill Pixie). Titled “Portals”, this new exhibition by the Australian artist shows a progress in style from the last time he showed at this same gallery.  Last week, we showed you a glimpse into his artistic process via a teaser video (covered), and here with the culmination of his hard work, we see him once again incorporating a collection of extremely detailed and geometric artwork, black on black […]
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Openings: Mel Kadel – “Stuck On A Wave” @ Merry Karnowsky

Last Saturday night, Mel Kadel unveiled new works for her Stuck On A Wave solo during an opening reception at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery. Showing alongside the cosmic and pattered work of Mark Whalen, the Los Angeles-based Kadel’s imagery also featured patterns of her own, oftentimes backdrops of collaged repeating elements for her characters to play in. As referenced by the title of the show, this time around, the auto-biographical caricatures of herself were seen at times rowing through the patterns as if they were on water. The show will […]
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Openings: Pose & “Hello Kitty, Hello Art” @ Known Gallery

On Saturday night, the Known Gallery in Los Angeles hosted a private release party for Hello Kitty, Hello Art!, a book compiling artwork inspired by Sanrio characters. In association with this event, a group show featuring works from 64 Colors, AIKO, Caia Koopman, DABS MYLA, Kenton Parker, Niagara, Shepard Fairey, Simone Legno, RISK, Adam Wallacavage was on display as each artist chose different characters to render in their own typical fashion. The man of the hour was POSE (MSK, AWR) – seen above – with an entire solo show dedicated to the theme […]
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Preview: beinArt Surreal Collective – “Anomalies” @ Copro Gallery

Tonight at the Copro Gallery, human oddities, anatomical wonders, and freaks will be on display at the third beinArt Collective group show, Anomalies, at the Santa Monica showspace. Curated by Jon Beinart, over 50 artists will be interpreting sideshow/carny culture with paintings, drawings and sculpture. Participating artists include: Travis Louie, Esao Andrews, Chris Mars, David Stoupakis, Chet Zar, Christian Van Minnen, Scott Scheidly, Jessica Joslin, Turf One (Jean Labourdette), Naoto Hattori, Gregory Jacobsen, David Choquette, Brendan Danielson, Sandra Yagi, Tom Bagshaw, Pamela Wilson, Matt Martin, Peter Gric, Dietmar Gross, Heidi Taillefer, John Brophy, Richard A Kirk, Mia Araujo, Santiago Caruso, Tom Kuebler, Karl Persson, Jana Brike, Beau White, Heather Nevay, […]
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Videos / Set Up: Mark Whalen – “Portals” @ Merry Karnowsky

Tomorrow night, Mark Whalen (featured) will be unveiling all new works at the Merry Karnowksy Gallery. Entitled Portals, the name certainly can be descriptive of the imagery seen in his paintings – strange beings that look like they might have appeared through doorways into another dimension or world. Whalen has come a long way since his days as a Sydney based street artist known as Kill Pixie, and this return to the Los Angeles showspace sees him further explore what we saw from him at last year’s exhibition there […]