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Videos / Set Up: Mark Whalen – “Portals” @ Merry Karnowsky

Tomorrow night, Mark Whalen (featured) will be unveiling all new works at the Merry Karnowksy Gallery. Entitled Portals, the name certainly can be descriptive of the imagery seen in his paintings – strange beings that look like they might have appeared through doorways into another dimension or world. Whalen has come a long way since his days as a Sydney based street artist known as Kill Pixie, and this return to the Los Angeles showspace sees him further explore what we saw from him at last year’s exhibition there […]

Set Up: Mal Kadel – “Stuck On A Wave” @ Merry Karnowsky

After a showing there in 2011, Mel Kadel returns to the Merry Karnowsky Gallery for another exhibition this weekend. Entitled Stuck On A Wave, the new work features her delicate pen strokes and renderings of her characters frolicking in vibrant patterns and interlocking shapes. The opening is on Saturday, October 13th, but for now, check out some photos of the setup. Photo credit: theonepointeight. Discuss Mel Kadel here.
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Preview: The London Police – “For Dogs Sake” @ Corey Helford Gallery

This Saturday night, October 13th, The London Police will be unveiling all new works collectively entitled For Dogs Sake at Corey Helford’s main space in Culver City. Not only will the incredible linework and unique imagery of Bob and Chaz be on display, but they have taken their love for the canine to a whole new level with a dog show they organized last week featuring their artwork as well as contributions from artists like D*Face, Shepard Fairey, Logan Hicks, Jeremy Fish, and more. During that event, […]
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Upcoming: “Hello Kitty, Hello Art!” @ Known Gallery

On Sunday, October 14th (1pm-6pm), the Known Gallery in Los Angeles will be holding book release party for Hello Kitty, Hello Art!, a hardcover collectible book featuring works of art inspired by Sanrio characters including of course – the beloved Hello Kitty. Upping the ante, a group exhibition of all new art will be on display including custom chandeliers by Adam Wallacavage, a neon installation by RISK, and new works by 64 Colors, AIKO, Caia Koopman, DABS MYLA, Kenton Parker, Niagara, Shepard Fairey and Simone Legno […]

Upcoming: Clare Rojas – “Pith” @ PRISM

On October 19th, Clare Rojas will be opening her second solo showing (see 2011) at the PRISM Gallery in Los Angeles. Entitled Pith, the new body of work continues the Bay Area-based artist’s recent exploration of abstraction with the removal of her classic figures from her work. The new paintings, done in oil instead of her typical acrylic, appear to still use the palette familiar to most of her fans but is focused on “abstract space and the blurring between architectural dimensionality and geometric flatness.” […]

Preview: Seonna Hong – “Persistence of Vision” @ LeBasse Projects

Next Saturday, October 13th, at the Culver City LeBasse Projects, new works from Seonna Hong (interviewed) will be unveiled in an exhibition entitled Persistence of Vision. This is her first solo with the gallery and her first in Los Angeles in seven years, so fans of her work don’t want to miss this show. The new paintings delve into the ideas of perception and visual memory with her familiar girls and bears placed in abstract environments. Also present will be her recent exploration of the use of […]
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Openings: “Nailed” @ Subliminal Projects

Nailed is a counter-culture / couture show in some respects, give or take a small stretch of the imagination. Put on by Subliminal Projects and based on a book of the same name, photographers from around the globe and all walks of life were commissioned to document nail artists, and their clientele. It is certainly an art form that has been overlooked, for better or for worst. During tonight’s closing reception, the exhibiton will turn the gallery into a make-shift (Imperial) nail salon with music, drinks […]

Openings: Tran Nguyen & Stella Im Hultberg – “Borrowed Memories” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Those who had the chance to attend Borrowed Memories (previewed) this past weekend at Thinkspace Gallery were treated to a wonderful exhibition of new works by Tran Nguyen and Stella Im Hultberg (installation above). We last saw a solo by Tran back in July last year and a Hultberg solo hasn’t been any easier to come by (March 2010 – London). Fans will want to make use of this opportunity and visit before the close of the exhibition on October 20th. Discuss this show here. Discuss […]

Streets: Trustocorp (Los Angeles)

Street collective Trustocorp recently unleashed a new bus stop campaign in their usual tongue-in-cheek manner. The urban interventions were installed at various benches up and down Los Angeles, even with one that mirrored the imagery of the piece they put in our Beverly Hills group show, City of Fire, a while back. Take a look at more work in the photos below… Discuss Trustocorp here.

Openings: Parra – “Kind Regrets” @ HVW8

Over the weekend, Dutch artist Piet Janssen aka Parra brought his bizarre and voluptuous imagery to Los Angeles for all enjoy with a showing at the HVW8 Gallery. Entitled Kind Regrets, the exhibition included paintings, drawings, sculptural items as well as murals on the exterior of the West Hollywood showspace. To the delight of all who attended, Parra was happy to interact with, sketch, and talk to his well wishers, collectors, and fans. Check out the rest of the photo set below… Photo credit: James Ng for Arrested Motion. Discuss this show here. […]