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Recap: Audrey Kawasaki – “Gilded Horizon” @ KP Projects

Last weekend, KP Projects in Los Angeles closed a group show entitled Gilded Horizon that featured the work of six artists – Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed), Johnny “KMDZ” Rodriguez, JP Neang, Jean-Pierre Arboleda, and Melany Meza-Dierks. For her part of the exhibition, Kawasaki took inspiration from ethnic women in Mongolia, Armenia, Kenya, Yemen and more for her stunning portraitures on wood, adding in some intricate jewelry and headwear for her increasingly complex compositions. Take a look at more detailed photos below including shots of some drawings and […]

Overtime: Nov 28 – Dec 3

More stories from the week that ended Nov 12 (click on bolded words for more information): Something new from Banksy on the separation wall in Bethlehem. One of the New Orleans Banksy pieces restored. A new print from Mobstr. Jack Pierson designs bags for Dior. A studio visit with Henry Taylor. A chat with Tomoo Gokita. Sam Falls opening a show at the Hammer Museum soon. Mark Bradford to create a “waterfall” work for the Baltimore Museum of Art. James Jean’s work with Prada in […]

Previews: Attaboy – “Grow In The Dark” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Tonight (December 2nd) in downtown Los Angeles at Corey Helford Gallery, Attaboy will be presenting a new series of paintings entitled collectively Grow In The Dark. For his first showing in the last six years, he has decided to share some pieces that have a more sculptural dimension to them. He further explains – “After the election I found myself obsessively painting mushrooms, the way my ceramicist grandmother used to when I was a child. I painted 125 of them on cardboard and started planting them […]

Releases: Jeff Soto – “Nightgarden” Print

Jeff Soto (interviewed) currently has a timed edition available with Prints On Wood through December 3rd. Entitled Nightgarden, the image for the wood print was taken from his 2015 Los Angeles exhibit of the same name (covered). Measuring 36″ x 10.5″, each one will come signed & numbered and cost $175. Head over here if you want to add it to your collection. Discuss Jeff Soto here.

Previews: Dalek – “The Space Monkey Returns” @ Thinkspace Gallery

This Saturday night (December 2nd), James “Dalek” Marshall (interviewed) will be opening a solo show at Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles. The Space Monkey Returns features a new body of work celebrating the 20th anniversary of one of the North Carolina-based artist’s most iconic characters. It seemed Marshall had retired the space monkey a while back and moved on to other things, but as he mentioned in his recent interview here, it made sense to revisit it at this time. Take a look at few more preview images below… […]

Overtime: Nov 20 – Nov 27

More stories from the week that ended Nov 12 (click on bolded words for more information): Opening of Dubai Frame pushed back to January 2018. 11 takeaways from the $2.3 billion worth of art sold in NY last week. Guantanamo prisoners don’t own their own art. Adidas settles lawsuit for launching “Art Basel” shoe without authorization. Monet’s glasses sell for $51,000 in Asia. Jake Gyllenhaal set to take role as art critic in new movie. Using AI to identify good investments in art. The next novel […]

Releases: Dabs Myla – “Paper Studies”

For those looking for a Christmas gift for their art loving friend or family member, you might consider these paper studies just released by Dabs Myla. The duo have been in the holiday spirit recently with their completed installation at the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. They have also created some Xmas cards for those interested which are available along with the studies their web store now. Discuss Dabs Myla here.

Previews: Casey Weldon – “Catharsis” @ Spoke Art (New York)

On November 30th, Spoke Art in New York will be hosting the opening for Casey Weldon’s (featured) solo show. Entitled Catharsis, the title of the exhibition is a play on words in the same vein as the humor usually seen in the locally-based artist’s work. Felines play a key role in the new imagery, as it is often the case in Weldon’s past work, and are the vessels through with he creates a “satirical analysis on the internet and social media.” Weldon further explains – “With […]

Previews: Ben Tolman – “New Drawings” @ Galerie LJ

On December 7th, Ben Tolman will be unveiling some of his latest works at Galerie LJ in Paris. The solo show will highlight the American artists hyper-detailed ink drawings that depict the density of urban sprawl with surreal elements mixed, sometimes with impossible architectural constructs (à la M.C. Escher). We have including the first intriguing new piece from the exhibition for you to enjoy leading up to the opening next month. Discuss Ben Tolman here.

Releases: Mark Ryden – “Snow Yak Ornament”

Tomorrow (November 20), Mark Ryden (interviewed) will be releasing something that might come in handy when you start setting up your Christmas tree. The Snow Yak Ornament was created with 3D printing and is a sculptural reproduction of one his most recognizable characters. Priced at $175 and limited to a run of 250, this can be a decoration for your tree and a xmas present for yourself. Head over to Porterhouse to look more details and to purchase tomorrow. Discuss Mark Ryden here.
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