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Dabs Myla – “Marvelous Expeditions” @ Thinkspace

Over the holiday weekend, Thinkspace in Culver City played host to the opening of Marvelous Expeditions, a showing of work from Dabs Myla as well as a series of 16 x 20″ pieces from their friends. Curated by the Aussie couple, the group exhibition featured the stylings of 123 Klan Aaron, De La Cruz, Askew, Augustine Kofie, Axis, Cat Cult, Dabs Myla, Dscreet, Dvate, EINE, Elliot Francis Stewart, Ephameron, Greg Lamarche, Honkey Kong (aka Adam Hathorn), Johnny ‘KMNDZ’ Rodriguez, KC Ortiz, KEM5, Logan Hicks, Luke Chueh, […]
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Previews: Tomokazu Matsuyama – “New Work” @ Mark Moore Gallery

Next Saturday, Tomokazu Matsuyama will unveil a brand new body of work at Mark Moore. The Brooklyn-based artist is coming to Los Angeles for his first solo exhibition where he will continue the exploration of his dual US & Japanese heritage in his imagery. Fusing the two cultures together with his unique eye for color and patterns, Matsu is ready to take his works up another notch. The show opens on September 8th with the artist in attendance – so if you can make it out, […]
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Upcoming: A&C Shop @ HVW8

Art fans in Los Angeles tonight (7-10pm) may want to check out the opening of A&C Shop at the HVW8 Gallery. The conceptual project space is a presentation of Art & Council’s varied creative interests featuring a collection of artwork, prints, objects, books, merchandise, and more from artists you have seen here on AM including Cleon Peterson, Jason Jaworski, Jay Howell, Kelsey Brookes, Tim Biskup, Tofer Chin, among others. Of note, Craig Costello a.k.a “Krink” has created a site specific mural (seen in progress above) on the […]
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Openings: Steven Harrington – “Insideout” @ Known Gallery

Currently showing at the Known Gallery in Los Angeles through this weekend are the works of Steven Harrington. Insideout is the first exhibition held in his hometown of Los Angeles since 2009 from the artist and designer, also known for co-founding both the design agency National Forest and pop-art brand You&I. The new body of work consists of a collection of drawings, paintings, prints, and sculptures (including his biggest ever – seen above) that reflect Harrington’s artistic journey of discovery and his desire to share it with others. Photo Credit: Quang […]
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Set Up: Dabs Myla – “Marvelous Expeditions” @ Thinkspace Gallery…

This upcoming weekend, Dabs Myla and Thinkspace will be presenting the show Marvelous Expeditions. The group exhibition will feature new work and installations by the artist couple but it will also feature work from 32 of their closest friends including Augustine Kofie, Greg Lamarche, Logan Hicks, Meggs and Revok to name a few. The series of artwork is meant to display Dabs Myla’s love for explorations and travels as well as their friends’  take on the same theme. The duo have been setting up all week, along with […]
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Openings: Shepard Fairey – “Americana” @ Perry Rubenstein Gallery

Over the weekend, the debut show at Perry Rubenstein’s newly opened Los Angeles gallery featured new works from Shepard Fairey. Entitled Americana, the exhibition showcased eleven new works, each one inspired by the songs, such as Oh Susannah, This Land Is Your Land and Clementine from Neil Young’s new album Crazy Horse. “Fairey says he listened to the music and lyrics to come up with concepts for visual representations of the songs. Then for each song, Fairey presented Young with ideas about a visual image that would best capture the meaning and/or protagonist/s in each song. The […]
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Openings: Vonn Sumner – “This Makes Sense” @ Merry Karnowsky

Last week, the Merry Karnowsky Gallery also presented work from Vonn Sumner, who was showing alongside Nicola Verlato (covered). The LA-based painter, who was mentored by the renowned Wayne Thiebaud, put a new body of work entitled This Makes Sense on display featuring his his contemplative and consumed characters placed against stark backgrounds. He states: “My paintings are an attempt to bring together seemingly contradictory elements: the observable outer world and the subjective inner world; the formal possibilities of non-objective painting and the psychological possibilities of representational painting; seriousness and […]
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Nicola Verlato – “Zero Gravity” @ Merry Karnowsky

Over the weekend, the Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles welcomed local artist Nicola Verlato and his new paintings into their showspace with an opening reception. The new works collectively entitled Zero Gravity are beautiful executed with his characters and objects suspended in midair as if frozen in time. We already caught a glimpse of the new body of work during a studio visit last week, but nothing beats seeing the paintings in situ. Check out Verlato’s cinematic vision for yourself before the show closes on September 1st if in […]
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Signings: Futura x Hennessy @ Mel & Rose

Prior to the massive launch party for the new Futura designed Hennessy bottle in Los Angeles, the graffiti legend held a special signing for his fans. Hosted by fine liquor retailers Mel & Rose, the event featured a meet and greet for collectors as well as associated Futura imagery. The bottle is only limited to 200,000 worldwide so snap up yours before they are gone. Photo credit: ©Carlos Gonzalez for Arrested Motion. Discuss Futura here.
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Openings: Eric Fortune – “A Life to Leave” @ Lebasse Projects (Culver City)

Last month at Lebasse Projects, AM had the chance to visit A Life to Leave, a new solo from Eric Fortune (interviewed). Ever since we first started covering the Ohio-based painter’s work, we have known about his time-consuming and very detailed style but the new pieces really seem like he has accentuated his process (if that is possible). From his rendering of flowing garments to his interplay with ligh, his execution if just flawless. Discuss this show here. Discuss Eric Fortune here.