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Preview: Meggs – “Heavenly Creatures” @ Thinkspace

Tomorrow night (April 6th) at Thinkspace Gallery, Aussie artist Meggs will be unveiling all new works for his fans in Los Angeles (his first show in the area since four years ago). Heavenly Creatures will include paintings, sculptural works, and an installation featuring his street-infused imagery that is heavily influenced by comics and mythology. It has a been a couple months since hanging out with the Everfresh crew member in Hawaii, so it will be nice to catch up and see what he has been working […]
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Preview: Kazuki Takamatsu @ Corey Helford Gallery

On April 13th, the Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City will be hosting a solo show from Kazuki Takamatsu, whose work we focused on in one of our articles from Basel Week Miami last year. The Japanese artist’s ghostly portraits combines computer imaging with traditional techniques to create a topographical effect that is quite interesting when seen in person. Take a look at more preview images below and make sure you check out the Ray Caesar show that opens on the same night next door at their sister […]

Preview / Set Up: Greg “Craola” Simkins – “Stop Haunting Me” @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

The talented Greg Simkins (featured) will be presenting all new works at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery starting this Saturday night, April 6th, in his home city of Los Angeles. Entitled Stop Haunting Me, the new collection of paintings and drawings feature some of the imagery that he has been trying to get out of his head recently, a culmination of over 20 years since he took of up the artistic name Craola. Take a look at more preview and set images below and be sure to make plans to check things out […]
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Giveaways: TrustoCorp x OBEY Cereal (Los Angeles)

Our friends at TrustoCorp are back to their old tricks again. Known for their street interventions and “reverse shoplifting” (here & here), the collective is once again visiting stores and placing their products into the natural shopping environment. But, this time they’ve enlisted some help from some other artists. First up is a collaboration with Shepard Fairey where the new flavor of Trusto Cereal is the “OBEY” flavor – which combines their own signature tongue-and-cheek artwork with Shep’s classic Andre The Giant imagery. Expect little touches […]
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Upcoming: Marilyn Minter @ Regen Projects

We last caught up with the New York-based Marilyn Minter when she showed at Salon 94 back in 2011 (covered). For her newest solo, opening April 6th at Regen Projects, she will be flexing her photography and painting muscles with five new paintings as well as her black and white series of shots from the 60s that feature her drug addicted mother. Both series of works presented as well as much of Minter’s career has been devoted to examining the pathology of glamour, an appropriate subject […]

Upcoming: Ray Caesar @ CHG Circa

On the 13th of April, CHG Circa will be hosting a new solo from digital specialist Ray Caesar (interviewed). The exhibition looks to be the Toronto-based artist’s first major showing in Los Angeles since his special engagement in Beverly Hills last December at Stephen Webster. Fallen (seen above) is just a sample of the emotive and surreal works that can be expected to be seen at the opening from the digital painter. Discuss this show here. Discuss Ray Caesar here.

Teaser: Greg Simkins – “Stop Haunting Me” @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

On April 6th, the Merry Karnowsky in Los Angeles (also see 2012) will be hosting a new solo show from the locally based Greg Simkins (featured). Known as Craola to his legion of fans, the surrealist painter will be unleashing fresh new works collectively entitled Stop Haunting Me, a celebration of the 20th anniversary of his moniker. Take a look at the video below as he talks about his origins and the ideas behind his new show. Discuss this show here. Discuss Greg Simkins here.

Upcoming: TrustoCorp – “The Future is Blight” @ LeBasse Projects

On April 13th, the LeBasse Projects in Culver City will be presenting all new works from subversive street collective TrustoCorp. Entitled The Future Is Blight, the new series of sculpture, paintings, works on paper and prints from the locally-based crew will be sure to point out the follies of contemporary society and politics (specifically the city of Los Angeles and its dichotomy of poverty and wealth—Rodeo Drive versus Skid Row) in their usual humorous and satirical fashion. They state: “Underneath the glossy veneer of tabloid magazines […]

Streets: Bumblebeelovesyou – “Walk the Dog” (Hollywood)

Bumblebee’s street work oftentimes deals with serious issues, such as youth homelessness and environmental awareness. His most recent mural though, a 8’x40′ piece located on the corner of Melrose and Spaulding in Hollywood, CA, is of a more whimsical and personal sort. Walk the Dog combines the artist’s childhood past times and hobbies of yo-yoing and skateboarding. As winter transitions into spring, be reminded of how much fun you had during spring break with no school and endless hours with your four-legged best friend and […]

Upcoming: Oceanic Awareness Collaboration Benefit Show @ Thinkspace

This Saturday night (March 30th), the Thinkspace Gallery will hold a one night only (5-9 pm) event raise awareness & funding for the purpose & progression of the Oceanic Awareness Collaboration, which provides underprivileged kids with scholarships to attend CIMI Marine Biology Camp on Catalina Island. You can check out the eclectic list of artists here, but here are a few names you may recognize – Adam Wallacavage, Caitlin Hackett, Chaz Bojorquez, Cleon Peterson, Dan Quintana, Jacub Gagnon, Marco Zamora, Mark Warren Jacques, Pedro Matos, […]