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Previews: Charlie Immer – “Loose Juice” @ La Luz de Jesus

On April 4th, La Luz de Jesus will be presenting new lush and colorful works from Charlie Immer. Entitled Loose Juice, the new paintings from the West Maryland-based painter appear cute at first, but closer examination reveals darker and more unsettling imagery. Immer explains the new body of work for his first solo at the Los Angeles gallery below: “With this body of work I introduced new flavors, structures, and textures to the undulating and quivering landscape. The structure of the pieces was heavily inspired by the […]
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Interviews: Moby – “Innocents” @ Project Gallery, Los Angeles

Currently showing in Hollywood at Project Gallery is a show of photographic works by NY transplant and LA evangelist Moby. Ever since moving to the Sunshine State, the man most famous for his musical abilities has been concentrating more on his visual artwork (as well as his architectural appreciation and criticism). He first had a show in 2011 at Kopeikin Gallery and while that series of work included live crowd shots from his concerts, Innocents is a entirely different type of exhibition, featuring staged shoots and […]
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Previews: “Espionage II” @ Copro Gallery

Tomorrow night, March 22nd, the Copro Gallery in Los Angeles will be opening a group show entitled Espionage II, a followup to an exhibition they put on during Art Basel Miami last year. If you remember, we recently showed you a piece from that show that Eric Fortune used for a print release. That painting (also seen below) will make a reappearance in the California version of the show along with work from Eli Effenberger, Leslie Ditto, John Brophy, Chris Mars, Annie Owens, Billy Norrby (seen above), […]
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Upcoming: Greg “Craola” Simkins @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

On May 17th, the Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angelels will be presenting a new body of work from Greg Simkins (featured). Also known as Craola to his fans, the locally-based artist will be returning to the showspace (see 2012 & 2013) with a fresh batch of paintings featuring his surreal cast of animal characters. Those in the area might want to check out a piece from Simkins at the Gallery 1988 10 year anniversary show opening on April 11 in the meantime. Photo credit: Brent Broza. Discuss Greg Simkins here.
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Upcoming: Jeremy Fish – “Hunting Trophies” @ Mark Moore Gallery

On April 5th, the Mark Moore Gallery in Los Angeles will be presenting new works from Jeremy Fish (featured). Hunting Trophies will mark the return of the Bay Area-based artist at the space (see 2011) and will feature an immersive installation (part of which can be seen above) as well as new paintings that often include three-dimensional elements. For this show, Fish will be questioning our perception of value in our society with pieces that could fit on a cabin wall like a trophy piece, with imagery dealing with […]
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Openings: Mel Kadel – “Tied Up” @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

We last caught up with Mel Kadel back in 2012 when she presented a solo show at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles. Last weekend, her works returned to the same space for another exhibition entitled Tied Up,  opening on the same night as Andrew Hem’s show. In her new paintings, Kadel continues to explore, along with her recognizable character, a folksy world created by patterns and repetitive motifs. This time around, the pieces created on hand-stained paper revolve around the notion referenced to […]
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Showing: Yoshitomo Nara @ Blum & Poe

Over the weekend, AM stopped by Blum & Poe in Culver City to check out the new expansive exhibition from Yoshitomo Nara. The solo is the Japanese artist’s seventh with the gallery and includes a selection of new paintings, a series of large-scale bronze sculptures, and a survey in the upstairs space of drawings made over the last thirty years displayed in a chronological order. Definitely make plans to stop by if you are in the area before the close date of April 12th. Discuss this show here. Discuss Yoshitomo […]
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Showing: Cleon Peterson – “End of Days” @ New Image Art

Returning to the site of his 2010 Los Angeles solo (covered), Cleon Peterson brought his hard-hitting imagery for his currently showing exhibition at New Image Art entitled End of Days. The collection of paintings feature a limited palette of black & white or black & red, making the brutal details all the more evident when rendered in a uniform color scheme. Check out this shadowy world of violence influenced by the writings of Jung and Nietzsche for yourself before the show closes on April 12th. Discuss Cleon Peterson here.  
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Openings: Andrew Hem – “Dream But Don’t Sleep” @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

On Saturday night, the Merry Karnowsky Gallery opened their doors to an impressive new solo show from Andrew Hem (interviewed). Always willing to experiment with new imagery and to work on new ideas, the fresh paintings are powerful and full of vivid colors, a dream like distillation of his experiences and travels through the years. In addition, he has included a series of works are based on his studio, a theme that also rounds out the show in the form an installation at the entrance of the showspace.  Take […]
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Previews: Daniel Arsham – “Kick the Tires and Light the Fires” @ OHWOW Gallery

On April 5th, the OHWOW Gallery in Los Angeles will be hosting new works from Daniel Arsham entitled Kick the Tires and Light the Fires. The American artist is known for his sculptural “relics” that take modern items and recreates it in such a way that makes it appear as it would if found in the future as part of an archeological dig as well as works based off himself that resemble the victims of Pompeii. Take a look at some more preview images below… Discuss Daniel Arsham here.