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Preview: Pedro Matos – “Building Castles Made of Sand” @ Martha Otero

Coming up next month (May 17th), the Martha Otero Gallery will be presenting London-based Pedro Matos’ first solo show in Los Angeles entitled Building Castles Made of Sand. The exhibition from Matos, who is originally from Lisbon, will consist of a new series of oil paintings on canvas and azulejo panels – a traditional Portuguese medium of hand-painted, tin-glazed, ceramic tile work. From what we have seen, the new pieces continue to convey an aesthetic of decay and ephemerality in subject matter as well as the patterns and tears that […]
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Streets: Dabs Myla x 123 Klan x Slick (Los Angeles)

Renewing a collaboration (sans ROID & Askew) that bore good fruit in Hawaii (see the epic mural here) for the POW WOW event, Dabs Myla, 123Klan, and Slick met up in Los Angeles to paint another wall. Combining talents from Australia, Canada, and the US respectively, the team whose signature style mix so well got up at the Branded Arts Building. Take a closer look at the details as well as the crew in action in the photos below… Discuss Dabs Myla & 123Klan.
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Openings: Ray Caesar @ Corey Helford (Circa)

Last weekend, CHG Circa presented a survey of the work of Ray Caesar (interviewed) – past and present. Featuring a mix of older limited editions as well as all new works, the Toronto-based digital artist reacquainted his fans in Los Angeles with his disturbing and surreal portraiture. One of the rare artists we feature who has made the unconventional medium a success, Caesar has proven his unusual and unique vision shines through no matter how he choses to express it. Peruse more from out photo set below… Photo credit: ©Theonepointeight. […]
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Openings: TrustoCorp – “The Future Is Blight” @ Lebasse

Over the weekend, the TrustoCorp collective opened their solo show entitled The Future Is Blight at the LeBasse Projects in Culver City. Along with all new works featuring their subversive humor, many crafted from modified corporate logos, the LA-based crew also included large-scale versions of the co-branded cereal box (a collaboration with Shepard Fairey) that they have been surreptitiously placing at local supermarkets. They also revealed other boxes created with artists like The London Police and Dave Flores as well as a massive mural detailing the locations of The […]
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Showing: Marion Peck – “Animals” @ Michael Kohn Projects

Through April 27th, Michael Kohn Gallery’s new project space (dubbed Michael Kohn Projects) at 7270 Beverly Blvd will have a Marion Peck solo on display. Featuring eleven new works entitled simply Animals, the show has the LA-based painter continuing her surreal rendering of anthropomorphized creatures. Head over if you have a chance yourself, but if not, check out some of our photos below… Photo credit: saL for Arrested Motion. Discuss this show here. Discuss Marion Peck here.
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Openings: Takashi Murakami – “ARHAT” @ Blum & Poe

Last night, AM headed over to the Culver City art district for a special preview of Takashi Murakami’s solo exhibition at Blum & Poe. Introducing a impressive new selection of painting and sculptural works (some of which he shared on Instagram in the past month), the internationally prolific contemporary Japanese artist will be dazzling his LA fans with much fresh imagery during the public opening tomorrow (April 13th, 6-8pm). Highlights include a series of pieces drawing inspiration from an ancient tale of Buddhist monks confronting […]
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Preview: Gregory Euclide @ Martha Otero Gallery

Opening this Saturday (April 13th) in West Hollywood is Gregory Euclide’s first solo exhibition with his West Coast gallery Martha Otero. The artist will present fresh work consisting of landscape relief paintings along with a series of porcelain-coated steel specimens painted with Japanese sumi ink. Euclide uses a range of media to create his signature immersive landscape pieces, including both components found in nature and also artificial ones as well. This duality of nature-made versus man-made reflects his highlight of the environmental friction of man’s […]
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Preview: Ray Caesar @ CHG Circa

This Saturday night (April 13th), Ray Caesar (interviewed) will be unveiling imaginative new works mixed in with images from the past at CHG Circa in Culver City. His surreal and oftentimes disturbing digital works are painstakingly created in three-dimsional modeling programs and then staged in detailed environments. These are then released as limited editions in a chosen orientation and because of the freedoms afforded by this process, his three new pieces also have accompanying smaller cropped versions. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss this show here. […]
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Showing: “Art Collector Starter Kit” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Over the weekend, AM stopped by the Corey Helford Gallery to check out their current show, Art Collector Starter Kit. Featuring smaller sized pieces (12 x 12″) meant to appeal to collectors who are just starting out their collections, many the artists who have have shown at the Culver City gallery contributed paintings. This included ABOVE, Alexandra Manukyan, Amy Sol, Ashley Wood, Beau Stanton, Ben Frost, Billy Norrby, Brandi Milne, Camilla d’Errico, Carlos Ramos, Chloe Early, Cleon Peterson, CYRCLE, David Stoupakis, Eric Joyner, Erik Mark Sandberg, […]
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Openings: Greg “Craola” Simkins – “Stop Haunting Me” @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

Just this Saturday night, fans of Greg Simkins (featured) in Los Angeles gathered at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery to take in a new body of work from the gifted painter  – lining up all the way until closing. Collectively entitled Stop Haunting Me, the set of fresh  paintings and drawings featured some of the imaginative and surreal imagery that the man otherwise known as Craola is famous for. Twenty years in the game working under his moniker has served Simkins well to hone his craft of which the new pieces for this […]