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Openings: Takashi Murakami – “ARHAT” @ Blum & Poe

Last night, AM headed over to the Culver City art district for a special preview of Takashi Murakami’s solo exhibition at Blum & Poe. Introducing a impressive new selection of painting and sculptural works (some of which he shared on Instagram in the past month), the internationally prolific contemporary Japanese artist will be dazzling his LA fans with much fresh imagery during the public opening tomorrow (April 13th, 6-8pm). Highlights include a series of pieces drawing inspiration from an ancient tale of Buddhist monks confronting […]
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Preview: Gregory Euclide @ Martha Otero Gallery

Opening this Saturday (April 13th) in West Hollywood is Gregory Euclide’s first solo exhibition with his West Coast gallery Martha Otero. The artist will present fresh work consisting of landscape relief paintings along with a series of porcelain-coated steel specimens painted with Japanese sumi ink. Euclide uses a range of media to create his signature immersive landscape pieces, including both components found in nature and also artificial ones as well. This duality of nature-made versus man-made reflects his highlight of the environmental friction of man’s […]
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Preview: Ray Caesar @ CHG Circa

This Saturday night (April 13th), Ray Caesar (interviewed) will be unveiling imaginative new works mixed in with images from the past at CHG Circa in Culver City. His surreal and oftentimes disturbing digital works are painstakingly created in three-dimsional modeling programs and then staged in detailed environments. These are then released as limited editions in a chosen orientation and because of the freedoms afforded by this process, his three new pieces also have accompanying smaller cropped versions. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss this show here. […]

Showing: “Art Collector Starter Kit” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Over the weekend, AM stopped by the Corey Helford Gallery to check out their current show, Art Collector Starter Kit. Featuring smaller sized pieces (12 x 12″) meant to appeal to collectors who are just starting out their collections, many the artists who have have shown at the Culver City gallery contributed paintings. This included ABOVE, Alexandra Manukyan, Amy Sol, Ashley Wood, Beau Stanton, Ben Frost, Billy Norrby, Brandi Milne, Camilla d’Errico, Carlos Ramos, Chloe Early, Cleon Peterson, CYRCLE, David Stoupakis, Eric Joyner, Erik Mark Sandberg, […]

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

Just this Saturday night, fans of Greg Simkins (featured) in Los Angeles gathered at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery to take in a new body of work from the gifted painter  – lining up all the way until closing. Collectively entitled Stop Haunting Me, the set of fresh  paintings and drawings featured some of the imaginative and surreal imagery that the man otherwise known as Craola is famous for. Twenty years in the game working under his moniker has served Simkins well to hone his craft of which the new pieces for this […]

Openings: Meggs – “Heavenly Creatures” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Over the weekend, the Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City welcomed in Meggs from Australia as he opened his latest solo show. Entitled Heavenly Creatures, the exhibition included a mixture of paintings, sculptural works, and overlying murals including some interactive spinning panels that could be flipped by attendees. As usual, the new work featured his semi-abstract renderings of comic-inspired superheroes in kinetic compositions. Take a look at more photos below… Discuss this show here. Discuss Meggs here.

Openings: Marilyn Minter @ Regen Projects

Over the weekend, Regen Projects in Hollywood played host to a new show from the New York-based Marilyn Minter. Although known to a subset of her fans for her sexually-charged photographs exploring the pathology of glamour, Minter also expresses her artistic vision through paintings on occasion. On first glance, the large works appear to be taken through her camera, but on closer examination, the viewer is astonished to find that they are actually created with painted enamel on metal, with the last layers famously finished with fingertips. Although we focus […]

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 […]