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Puppy Toy, Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 in, 2013

Preview: Victor Castillo – “Under Heavy Measures” @ Merry Karnowsky

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” […]
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Openings: Art Los Angeles Contemporary

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.
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Upcoming: “Something Wicked This Way Comes” @ Cella Gallery

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.
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Videos: Bill McRight Artist Profile

Following directly on from our studio visit with John Bocksel leading up to Curio‘s Sea Of Blasphemy group exhibition opening on 26th January, filmmaker Jarcob Arden McClure just finished this video profile of artist Bill McRight, who is also participating in the grouping along with Ben Venom, and Bonnie Brenda Scott. The video gives an interesting behind the scenes look into McRight’s studio as well as a history of how he came to concentrate his practice of making shanks and improvised weapons. You might also be interested in another […]

Upcoming: Tim Biskup for “MAS: ATTACK” @ LA Mart

Tonight (January 26th) in Los Angeles, LA Mart (1933 S. Broadway) will be hosting a group exhibition entitled MAS: ATTACK (Mutual Appreciation Society). The one night event features a large roster of artists including Tim Biskup who will be contributing the pieces seen above including the 48″ x 48″ painting entitled Dawn which seem combines old and new techniques. Discuss Tim Biskup here.
Jacob Hashimoto - "Near the Edge of the World", 2012 - Acrylic on paper, nylon, thread, bamboo, wood

Preview: Vitruvius – Group Show @ Martha Otero

As the followup exhibition to a highly successful and popular solo presentation by Jen Stark, Martha Otero presents a group show featuring artists from its solid roster, as well as some additional guests. Named after the Roman writer, architect, engineer, and soldier, Vitruvius includes work by Jonathan Brand, Gregory Euclide, Jacob Hashimoto, James Jean, Saelee Oh, Alexander Tarrant, and Eric White. Vitruvius was a esteemed and revered renaissance man who kept to the spirit of the past, but with a innovative and creative drive that […]

Streets: devNgosha @ theAudience (Los Angeles)

Newly formed art collective devNgosha recently stopped by the offices of theAudience and painted a new mural entitled Connected. Situated in the same building that houses work from JR (covered) and Kozyndan (covered), this new multi-wall project combines the talents of Devin Liston and Gosha Levochkin. In the past, Devin’s work has always had a strong emphasis on portrait work and during his time as part of Cyrcle., he helped formed a style that gave that group a multi-faceted approach to their art. On the other hand, Gosha’s work has […]
EDWIN USHIRO The Lifting and the Releasing

Upcoming: “Supernatural” @ Japanese American National Museum

Next month in Downtown LA’s Little Tokyo, the Japanese American National Museum will be hosting a group exhibition from three artists – Audrey Kawasaki, Edwin Ushiro, and Timothy Teruo Watters. Entitled Supernatural, the showing will give an opportunity for all three artists to explore otherworldly concepts, illustrating how traditional ideas have evolved and have been adapted over time. If this newest piece from Ushiro is any indication, this is one show you don’t want to miss (opening on February 9th). Discuss Edwin Ushiro here.
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Openings: Nate Frizzell – “Spectrum” @ LeBasse Projects (Culver City)

Just this Saturday night, the LeBasse Projects in Culver City hosted the opening for Nate Frizzell (interviewed) and his newest solo show entitled Spectrum. The new paintings each featured the use of one pre-dominant color and his interpretations on the best imagery to fit that color, and when taken in total combine into one cohesive body of work. The show runs until February 2nd so stop by if you can.  Also, check out our photos below… Photo credit: theonepointeight for Arrested Motion. Discuss this show here. Discuss Nate Frizzell here.
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Openings: David MacDowell – “Project Mayhem” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Returning to the site of his last solo show (covered), Dave MacDowell (interviewed) presented a new body of work over the weekend at the Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City. Entitled Project Mayhem, the exhibition certainly caused some damage that as MacDowell targeted anyone and everyone with his special form of caricatured satire – from religious, to political figures, and pop culture icons. Take a look at more photos from the opening below… Photo credit: theonepointeight for Arrested Motion. Discuss this show here. Discuss David MacDowell here.