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Preview: “20 Pieces of Dreams” @ Giant Robot 2

Tomorrow night (October 27), Giant Robot 2 in West LA will be celebrating Mari Inukai’s daughter Sena’s birthday with a exhibition from Mari and her friends. Besides something from mother and daughter, works from Amy Sol (below), Audrey Kawasaki, Edwin Ushiro (below), Elizabeth Ito, Fumi Omori, Katsuya Terada, Kent Williams, Sean Chao, Stella Im Hultberg (above), Tessar Lo, and Yoskay Yamamoto will also be on display.
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Preview: Nathan Ota – “Pop! Goes the Weasel” @ La Luz de Jesus

While hanging out at this year’s Baby Tattooville, LA-based painter Nathan Ota told us about his upcoming show at La Luz de Jesus. Entitled Pop! Goes the Weasel, the new work incoporates much of the imagery that we have come expect from Ota – the birds, the tree man, the eggs, and now references to “COOZ”, an alias from his graffiti past. Take a look at the preview images below and head over to the gallery on opening night, November 2nd, if you are interested in seeing more. […]
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Concerts / Visual Arts: Amon Tobin – ISAM 2.0 (The Greek Theatre / LA)

Recently, celebrated Brazilian DJ/Producer Amon Tobin arrived in Los Angeles and played the last leg of his North American tour over at the famed Greek Theatre. Titled ISAM 2.0, this second reiteration of this tour, is a visual masterpiece layered with Tobin’s unique sound design and rhythmic style that’s unlike most electronic music out there today. Tobin, who entered the scene in the mid-90’s through his still current label Ninja Tune, has been evolving as an artist. Whereas his music was once more akin to drum […]
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Openings: PUSH – “In Other Words” @ Known Gallery

Los Angeles-based artist PUSH, who we last saw in Orange County painting a mural during the US Open of Surfing, opened a show at the Known Gallery on Saturday night. In Other Words features a set of new works on canvas, wood panel, paper that mirror the MSK-affiliated writer’s outdoor work of vibrant grids and patterns with a geometric network of colors. The exhibition runs through November 3rd alongside George “EWOK” Thompson’s new series of paintings. Photo credit: James Ng for Arrested Motion.
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Openings: Gary Baseman – “Nightmares of Halloween Past” @ KK Gallery

Over the weekend, the newly opened KK Gallery in Los Angeles’ Chinatown Arts District held the opening reception for Gary Baseman’s (featured) latest solo show. Entitled Nightmares of Halloween Past, the exhibition featured appropriately themed paintings,  the LA-based artist’s vintage Halloween photo collection, a performance by Nightmare and The Cat, a ghostly chandelier, and of course a costume for the man of the hour. Check the details in the photo set below… Photo credit: theonepointeight. Discuss Gary Baseman here.
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Preview: Roland Tamayo – “Where The Heart Is” @ Gallery 1988

Tomorrow night (October 20th) on Melrose, the Gallery 1988 will be hosting Roland Tamayo’s (interviewed) first solo in Los Angeles where he will be unveiling a series of paintings inspired by his experiences as a new father. Entitled Where The Heart Is, the new body of work features his signature mix of the natural world and the technological, leading to novel hybrid creatures and situations. For this showing, Tamayo will also be playing with images from his hometown, sea creatures, and nostalgic thoughts, and pop culture that his children are […]
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Videos: “JR: The Wrinkles of Los Angeles” for MOCAtv

Back in March, we covered extensively French photographer JR’s canvassing of Los Angeles with his iconic imagery as part of his Wrinkles in the City project. Now AM photographer and filmmaker Carlos Gonzalez of theonepointeight has created a video documenting the experience for the newly formed MOCAtv channel. Check out the footage below… Discuss JR here.
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Set Up / Preview: Gary Baseman – “Nightmares of Halloween Past” @ KK Gallery

This Saturday, October 20th, the KK Gallery in Los Angeles’ Chinatown Arts District will be holding their debut show featuring Gary Baseman’s  (featured) Nightmares of Halloween Past. The new body of work is an ode to Baseman’s favorite holiday and includes a series of haunting original paintings, special edition prints, installations and videos. Also on display will be his his vintage Halloween photo collection dating back to 1915 and there will be a special performance by Nightmare and The Cat. Photo credit: theonepointeight. Discuss Gary Baseman here.
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Signings: Andrew Hem – “Dreams Towards Reality” Book Release @ Nucleus Gallery

This Saturday night (October 20th, 7-10pm) at the Nucleus Gallery, Andrew Hem (interviewed), will be hosting a signing and special edition art exhibition for his new book – Dreams Towards Reality. Published by Zero+ Publishing, the monograph includes a survey of Hem’s recent paintings but also features “selections from his early work, graffiti, sketches, murals, sculptures and collages, as well as photographs from the extensive travel in Southeast Asia and South America that has informed his vision.” Also included is an in-depth essay by Amanda Erlanson. Not only will the LA-based […]
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Upcoming: Chloe Early – “Rainbow Ruins” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Coming up on November 10th, the Corey Helford Gallery will be hosting the opening of Rainbow Ruins, a new solo show from Chloe Early. The collection of new watercolor and oil paintings from the UK-based artist for this exhibition focus on the lush contrasts between nature and technology.  She states – “I wanted to invert that feeling of technology taking over and show nature and the environment in retaliation, my new paintings and the figures in them are almost being subsumed by the plants and […]