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Upcoming: Chet Zar – “All Hallow’s Eve” @ Copro Gallery

Those who are familiar with Chet Zar’s (interviewed) beautifully grotesque imagery would not be surprised if they heard Halloween was one of his favorite holidays. This year, Copro Gallery in Los Angeles will be celebrating in fashion with a vintage costume party on October 18th along with the opening of a new solo show from the locally-based artist entitled All Hallow’s Eve. As you can see from the preview shots, he has been preparing a series of ghastly paintings for the occasion. Discuss Chet Zar here.

Upcoming: Luke Chueh – “Self-ish” @ CHG Circa

Coming up on October 11th, Luke Chueh (featured) will be opening his next solo in Los Angeles at CHG Circa. Entitled Self-ish, the new collection of paintings will feature some introspective musings as the locally-based artist takes a honest and closer look at his inner psyche. Planned for the exhibition will also be some looser watercolor that Chueh has been exploring recently. We’ll be delving deeper into the fresh body of work as we get closer to the show but for now check out these two new […]

Streets: D*Face (Los Angeles)

With D*Face’s (interviewed) show opening soon (next weekend) in Los Angeles, the British artist was busy completing a new mural at the same location as where the popup exhibition will be held (315 Robertson Blvd). Featuring his Lichtenstein inspired imagery as well his signature wings, the caption reads “You’re Dead To Me.” Check out more photos below and see you at opening night. Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss D*Face here.

Preview: Rob Sato – “Curses” @ Martha Otero Gallery

Opening on Saturday, September 20 is the first solo show by gallery artist Rob Sato at Martha Otero. The LA-based artist will exhibit to his home-town audience mainly works on paper, but will also include baseballs (he played the sport as a kid) and sketchbooks. The presentation will tie personal, fictional, and historical narratives that the artist processes into his own visual aesthetic to explore his own ideas of memory, space, and time. One highlight of the show is Sato’s epic project Five Movements For […]

Showing: Kelly Vivanco – “Peculiar Tides” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Yesterday, AM stopped by Thinkspace Gallery to take a look at the new body of work from Kelly Vivanco. Entitled Peculiar Tides, the fresh paintings worked off a nautical theme where her characters are situated in seaside or underwater environments. Completing the whimsical nature of the show was an installation of ship sculptures (seen above) on a wall of waves, where some of the creatures seen in her work can be seen piloting the vessels. Discuss this show here. Discuss Kelly Vivanco here.

Upcoming: “Giants Among Us” @ CHG Circa

This Saturday, September 20, a group show entitled Giants Among Us will be opening at Culver City’s CHG Circa. Artists including Anita Kunz, Andrew Brandou, Armando Marino, Benjamin Bryce Kelley, Billy Norrby, Christofer Kochs, David Stoupakis, Eric Joyner (seen above), Joe Fenton, John Brophy, Dave Kinsey, Korin Faught, Maria Kreyn, Matt Rota, Sarah Folkman, Selena Wong, So Youn Lee, and Van Arno were asked to examine the role of the giant in modern times. We have all been fascinated by the idea of super sized […]

Openings: KAWS – “Man’s Best Friend” @ Honor Fraser Gallery

Last night, the Honor Fraser Gallery hosted the highly anticipated return (covered) of Brian Donnelly (aka KAWS) to Los Angeles with a show entitled Man’s Best Friend. As implied by the title, Snoopy, along with a cast of familiar characters from Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts series were the focus of the Brooklyn-based artist’s imagery. The black and white utilized for a good portion of the work featuring the comic strip provided a stark contrast to the vivid colors seen in KAWS’ previous acrylic paintings, but it […]

Previews: Kehinde Wiley – “The World Stage: Haiti” @ Roberts & Tilton

Later tonight, Culver City will see the return of portrait painter Kehinde Wiley when he opens The World Stage: Haiti at Roberts & Tilton. Continuing his series of paintings of disadvantaged youth from different international locales (Jamaica, Israel, France, India, Brazil, Lagos, Dakar, China, and Sri Lanka) posed as if in classical paintings, the new works will now take the viewer to the troubled Caribbean nation. For his fifth solo with the gallery, Wiley will be presenting 12 new paintings sourced from the the streets of […]

Preview: The Ninth Annual “Blab Show” @ Copro Gallery

Another year, and it’s time again for another Blab Show at Copro Gallery in Los Angeles, the ninth in a series of exhibitions. It’s again curated by Monte Beauchamp, who is known for his anthology of art, illustration, articles, profiles, found graphics, cartoons and sequential art – Blab World. This year, participants include Joe Coleman, Mark Ryden, Lola Gil, Cathie Black, Joe Sorren (seen above), Peter Ferguson, Seamus Conley, Tara McPherson, Jana Brike, Erik Mark Sandberg, Chet Zar, Travis Lampe, Bill Mayer, Owen Smith, Marc Burckhardt, […]

Previews: Kelly Vivanco – “Peculiar Tides” @ Thinkspace Gallery

On September 13th, Thinkspace Gallery will be presenting new works from Kelly Vivanco in an exhibition entitled Peculiar Tides. As the title indicates, the Southern California-based painter will be taking her cast of characters and creature companions to new seaside and underwater locales. Vivanco will be at the opening if you want to meet her and  learn more about her whimsical narrative and fairy-tale like worlds. Discuss Kelly Vivanco here.