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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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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
On March 30th, Michael Kohn Gallery will inaugurate their new project space (dubbed Michael Kohn Projects) at 7270 Beverly Blvd with a solo showing from Marion Peck. The LA-based pop surrealist painter, wife of Mark Ryden, has eleven new works to share collectively entitled Animals, placing her creatures in “various situations and often anthropomorphized to reflect human emotion and mental states.” Here are couple preview images to tide you over until Saturday night. Discuss this show here. Discuss Marion Peck here.
On March 22, Milk Studios in Hollywood was the site of the VIP opening preview of Charming Baker’s solo exhibition Lie Down I Think I Love You. The artist’s largest show to date explored the unpredictable nature of love through 20 paintings, as well an over-sized sculptural installation of a plastic toy passenger plane, prints, and other sculptures. Big names within the art world came to view the new body of work, including Hammer Museum Board of Trustees member Kevin Wall, Hammer Museum’s David Morehouse, […]
Currently showing at Thinkspace are paintings from Linnea Strid, part of a joint show entitled A Quiet Place with Stephanie Buer (see her works here). On display from Strid were her signature portraiture seen through her playful use of water as well as newer works that capture her characters in a moment of solitude or inner reflection. You can see the Sweden-based artist’s hyper-realistic works through March 23rd. Discuss this show here.