As evidenced by such events as the closing of mega bookstores, the shuttering of print shops, the bankruptcy of newspapers, and the gradual transition of reading to ebooks, tablets, and smartphones, physical print is dying a slow and painful death. With high tech digital products spreading into the homes and hands of nearly everyone around the globe, it takes with it the mandatory need to apply ink on paper. Posters were once a important and necessary form of disseminating information to the public at large, […]
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In a couple hours, the LeBasse Projects in Culver City will open their doors for the opening of Alexandros Vasmoulakis’ solo show entitled Figures. On display will be the Greek artist’s form of loose portraiture, rendered in thick textural strokes and bright colors. Although the initial expressions seen are smiling, when looking at the paintings for a longer period of time, a viewer gets the sense that the subjects may be overdoing their looks of joy and may actually be laughing to hide their pain. Discuss this […]
Later tonight, the Thinkspace Gallery will be hosting the opening for their latest group show – In Our Wake. The diverse set of artists participating include Jason Thielke, Drew Young (above), Mary Iverson, Henrik Aa. Uldalen, Caitlin Hackett, Craig “Skibs” Barker, Liz Brizzi, and David Cooley. Each of the artists will be contributing multiple works so it will be a good opportunity to get a better feel for their work as they will surely be showing at the space in the future as well perhaps in […]
Later tonight, the Venice location for Gallery 1988 will be unveiling a two-person show from Scott Listfield and Jeff Gillette. The exhibition pairs Listfield’s astronaut pop culture-infused portraiture with Gillette’s postapocalyptic visions of the urban settings leading to an interesting look into the future perhaps from both artists. The show runs through February 24th. Discuss this show here.
Coming up next month, LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) will be hosting a solo show from street artist and stenciling specialist Logan Hicks (interviewed). Thin Veils And Heavy Anchors will have a short run from March 8th through March 10th, so make sure you add it to your art-going calendar if you want catch the the detailed new works exploring the urban environment, often with an eye for architectural elements. This will be Hicks most recent solo that we have shared with you since last year […]
Coming up in March, Charming Baker will be coming to Los Angeles for a solo show – Lie Down I Think I Love You. Held at Milk Studios, the upcoming exhibition from the UK-based artist will be the first we will be attending from him since 2011 in London (covered). After a series of sell out shows while drawing interest from fans like Damien Hirst, British collector Frank Cohen, gallerist Harry Blain, and New York dealer Alberto Mugrabi, it will be interesting to see what he has […]
On Saturday night, the Merry Karnowsky Gallery welcomed in Victor Castillo for his new solo show entitled Under Heavy Measures. The new body of work included pieces on paper and canvas, sketches, and some sculptures that look like they came straight out of his paintings including the LA-based artist’s signature red sausage noses (see video). Attendees were treated to vivid and troubled imagery juxtaposing the innocence of children and an illustrative style with dark subject matter fraught with ominous creatures, political overtones, and violence. Photo credit: Theonepointeight. Discuss this show here. Discuss Victor Castillo here.
This Saturday night (February 2nd) the Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles will be home to a new solo show from Victor Castillo. Under Heavy Measures will consist of paintings on paper & canvas, sculptures, and sketches from the locally-based artist all created in the deceptively innocent style of illustrations for children’s stories. The title refers to his feeling that “the scales of power have become oppressive: inequality grows, the protests increase globally, and the brutality with which these demonstrations are repressed is also amplified” […]
For those of you who missed the Art Los Angeles Contemporary last week, here are a selection of photos from the fair. Now in its fourth year, the event was held in the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica with the participation of 70 top international blue chip and emerging galleries from around the world, with a strong focus on Los Angeles galleries. Check out more photos below… Photo credit: Theonepointeight for Arrested Motion.
Later next month, the Cella Gallery will be hosting a group show entitled Something Wicked This Way Comes featuring artists who have practice rendering the surreal and macabre. Curated by Stephanie Chefas, the roster includes Annie Owens, Christian Rex van Minnen, Christine Wu, Chrystal Chan, David Ball, Fulvio Di Piazza, Jana Brike, Jessica Ward, Judith Supine, and Michael Page (interviewed) – whose painting of some corporate types you see above. The exhibition opens on February 23rd. Discuss this show here.