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Openings: Tomokazu Matsuyama – “New Work” @ Mark Moore Gallery

Just this last weekend, the NY-based Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) opened a new showing at the Mark Moore Gallery. Bringing with him several tondos as well as his irregularly shaped canvases, Matsu filled the project room with a juxtaposition of eastern and western imagery. Mixing things up, the new body of work also included two works on paper that he placed on a hand-painted wall as well as a re-cast of a 18th century erotic Chinese porcelain figure (customized for the Los Angeles area) that he encased in resin. Discuss Matsu here.
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Video: When Lucent Met Herakut…

Earlier this year, German graff duo Herakut teamed up with Lucent Dossier (covered)  to bring a unique show which was both part live painting, part acrobatic extravaganza. Many fans of both Herakut and Lucent missed out on the performance since it only played twice in front of an audience. However, here we have a short documentary directed by theonepointeight, which shows a rare behind the scenes look into the making of the show as well as the final performances. Looks can be a bit deceiving […]
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Streets: Augustine Kofie (Venice, California)

The Los Angeles-based Augustine Kofie (featured) recently headed down to work on a new mural installation at the Amplify Campus in Venice, California. The project featured a wraparound of his abstract urban aesthetic on the building, leaving a fresh public art spot for people in the area to admire. Photo credit: Todd Mazer (via Graffuturism). Discuss Augustine Kofie here.
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Preview: “BLAB WORLD 2012″ @ Copro Gallery

The annual BLAB WORLD show (see 2009, 2010, and 2011) is set to open this Saturday night, September 8th, at the Copro Gallery. This will be the 8th showing in the series curated by Monte Beauchamp and will feature art from the upcoming BLAB WORLD 3 book which will be released next year. Artists slated to have work in the exhibition include Nicoletta Ceccoli (above), Ana Bagayan, Ryan Heshka, Yoko d’Holbachie, Travis Louie, Eric White, Cathie Bleck, Leslie Ditto, Chris Mars, Andy Kehoe, Travis Lampe, Gary Taxali, Erik Mark […]
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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 […]