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Openings: Kevin Peterson – “Amended” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Last week at the Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City, Kevin Peterson filled the main space (also see Jacub Gagnon’s work in the project room) with his new show entitled Amended. The paintings he chose to put on display featured his signature form of portraiture with children and animals juxtaposed with backgrounds full of graffiti and urban scenery (some of which had a retro feel to them). Rounding out the show was a sculptural piece based on a defaced playground spring toy that was mirrored with an accompanying painting. […]
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Upcoming: Know Hope – “The Weight” @ Known Gallery

Tomorrow night (November 10th) at the Known Gallery, Know Hope will be opening his first solo show in Los Angeles since 2009 (covered). Entitled The Weight, the new body of work from the Israeli street artist explores various interpretations of what weighs down on us, how we got to being there, and how we manage the burdens that we bear through a series of paintings and installations. You can expect some of the imagery that has been a constant for him and his work like his spindly […]

Opening: SSUR – “From The Cradle To The Grave” @ Scion A/V Installation

Last week, the Scion A/V Installation hosted the opening of New York streetwear label SSUR’s (brainchild of Ruslan Karablin) exhibition From The Cradle To The Grave. Like all shows at the newly opened space in Melrose, limited edition goods were produced specifically for the event to go along with the display of original art. The show runs through December 1st. Photo credit: Richard Brooks for Arrested Motion.

Streets: Bumblebee & Zio Zielger / Branded Arts Block Party

This Saturday night in Culver City, Branded Arts is putting on a party that is part art exhibition and part live music at the mural complex (8810 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232) that has seen artists like Dabs Myla, Herakut, Anthony Lister, RIME, Case, David Flores, Cyrcle., Andrew Hem, Yoskay Yamamoto, Robert Standish, Skullphone, Shark Toof, Miss Van, Dan Quintana, Meggs, Surge, Gaia, Cinton Bopp, and Duncan Lemmon stop by. Much of this public art has been covered in the past here on AM (see here), […]

Openings: Jacub Gagnon – “More Human Than Human” @ Thinkspace

Last weekend, Canadian painter Jacub Gagnon (interviewed) put his new work, collectively entitled More Human Than Human, on display in the Thinkspace project room. The sold out show of seven pieces featured his surreal renderings of wildlife set against a stark black background combining his creatures with objects often dictated by a clever play on words. Check out some photos below or head over for a look yourself before the show closes on November 24th. Photo credit: Peter Svab for Arrested Motion. Discuss Jacub Gagnon here. Discuss this show […]

Preview: Chloe Early – “Rainbow Ruins” @ Corey Helford Gallery

This Saturday night (November 10th) at the Corey Helford Gallery, the new paintings collectively entitled Rainbow Ruins will be on display for the first time. Brought across the pond by the UK-based Chloe Early, the new work highlight the contrasts between the technological age and the demands the natural world. Within the imagery, you will see her characters and the modern world getting overwhelmed by the overgrowth of the surrounding environment as nature attempts to retake what was originally its domain. Rounding out the show will also be […]

Openings: Sylvia Ji – “La Catrina” @ CHG Circa

Last night, the CHG Circa Gallery in Culver City held the opening for Sylvia Ji’s (interviewed) solo show featuring her paintings inspired by Día de los Muertos. Entitled appropriately Catrina, after the beautiful lady of the dead, the new body of work encompassed a selection of portraiture incorporating much of the imagery and iconography of the holiday. Along with full scale works, there were also smaller closeup pieces of faces as well as some limited edition offerings. Photo credit: Peter Svab. Discuss this show here. Discuss Sylvia Ji here.

Previews: Kevin Peterson & Jacub Gagnon – “Amended” & “More Human Than Human” @ Thinkspace

Tonight at the Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City, there will be showing from Kevin Peterson and Jacub Gagnon (interviewed). For his part, Peterson has brought a set of new works with him entitled Amended, all featuring his portraits of innocence, oftentime represented by children, superimposed over gritty of urban landscapes. For this exhibition, some of his works have an almost retro feel to them with old school adverts and logos inserted to add an extra layer to his narrative. Alongside him, More Human Than Human will fill the project room with Jacub Gagnon’s (interviewed) clever […]
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Preview: Sylvia Ji – “La Catrina” @ CHG Circa

In celebration of her favorite holiday, Día de los Muertos, Sylvia Ji (interviewed) will be presenting all new works tonight at CHG Circa Gallery. With a return to her familiar “Day of the Dead” imagery including masks, skulls, and religious iconagraphy, the Los Angeles-based artist also returns to a subject that she perhaps feels most passionate about and if so, it shows. The rich and intricate pieces feature a contemplative look at the festival as her characters are caught in mid-pose as they go about remembering and honoring the deceased. Discuss this show here. […]

Preview: Bob Dob – “Mouseketeer Army” @ La Luz de Jesus

Tonight at La Luz de Jesus, Bob Dob will be revealing his paintings for his Mouseketeer Army showing (alongside Nathan Ota’s new body of work). The 76 new pieces featuring his familiar smirking Disneyesque characters combine to form his American Flag mural (seen below),  96″ x 50″ in its realized glory. Here is the back story – “On August 6th 1970 the war began when the radical Youth International Party, aka Yippies, invaded Disneyland as a way to rebel and protest against the establishment. They were successful in […]