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Preview: Femke Hiemstra & Ryan Heshka – “The Bone Shaped Bone” & “Super Things” @ Roq La Rue

Tomorrow night in Seattle, two artists we have our eyes on, Femke Hiemstra and Ryan Heshka will be opening a show together at the Roq La Rue Gallery. Femke hails from the Netherlands and will be bringing a new body of work entitled “The Bone Shaped Bone” featuring her imaginative paintings, often on found objects like the book seen above. Ryan Heshka is an artist from Vancouver whose work we were recently introduced to at the Blabworld show. His new paintings are titled “Super Things” […]

Update: Shawn Barber

Have you been wondering what Shawn Barber’s (featured) has been up to since his solo at Joshua Liner in May (covered)? It looks like he’s still hard at work doing what he loves – paint.  Here you see him working on a huge painting of Shigenori Iwasaki (more photos after the jump), possibly for his show at Fecal Face Gallery in July next year. More detailed views after the jump…

Preview: Chris Peters – “Live and Let Die” @ Copro Gallery

Possessing the rare skill of creating life after death, Chris Peters will once again bring his emotive skeletal creatures to the Bergamot Station in Santa Monica this Saturday night, November 13th. “Live and Let Die” at the Copro Gallery showcases Peters’ visions of how death is but a bridge to the next journey where our bony remains can still find love, hope, peace, and even religion. More preview images after the jump…

Openings: Eric Fortune – “A Dream’s Reflection” @ LeBasse Projects

Last Saturday night, opening alongside Nate Frizzell in the Culver City art district was Eric Fortune (interviewed) “A Dream’s Reflection” in the project room of LeBasse Projects. The Ohio-based artist made it all the way out for the opening and brought along five new paintings with his somber characters floating in swirling layers of interplay between light and shadow. More photos after the jump…

Preview: “The Idol Hours” @ London Miles Gallery

This Friday, November 12th, London will get another taste of the New Contemporary art movement as London Miles will be hosting “The Idol Hours” group show. With a theme that is not new but always interesting, artists involved were told to choose and reinterpret a piece of art from before WWII and recreate it in their own way. Participants include artists like Joe “2H” McSween, Chris Murray, Kevin Earl Taylor, Dave Pressler, Dave MacDowell, Angry Woebots, Yosuke Ueno, Stella Im Hultberg, Yumiko Kayukawa, Matthew Bone, […]

Openings: Xiaoqing Ding – “At the End of a Rainbow” @ Jonathan Levine Gallery

Opening recently alongside Tara McPherson was Brooklyn artist Xiaoqing Ding with her new exhibition “At the End of a Rainbow” at Jonathan Levine Gallery. The show demonstrates Xiao’s flexibility to work on various mediums and still keep her luminous subjects intact. While most of her pieces utilizing oil or fine graphite techniques, she also experiments in utilizing Asian mediums and presentation such as scrolls and traditional wood sculpt frames. This enjoyable show runs until November 20th so check it out if you can. Check out the […]

Openings: Greg “Craola” Simkins – “Storyteller” @ Gallery 1988 (LA)

Last night at Gallery 1988 (LA), the man named Craola (Greg Simkins) once again showed there there were no limits to his imagination with another fantastic body of work that created fanciful environments for his beloved characters to play in. Aptly entitled “Storyteller”, the show reminded everyone that Greg is one of the most gifted artists out there in projecting his vision with a narrative full of detail, improvisation, and embellishment. The new collection of works, which we got a glimpse of in our studio […]

Openings: Audrey Kawasaki – “Tangled” @ Outre Gallery (Sydney)

After her Melbourne opening, Audrey Kawasaki’s (interviewed) continued on to Sydney for the second part of her “Tangled” tour at the Outre Gallery locations. On display were another five new original pieces as well as sold out prints, and again, her fans down under showed out in force to support their favorite artist. More opening pics after the jump…

Teaser: Eric Fortune – “A Dream’s Reflection” @ LeBasse Projects

This Saturday night, Eric Fortune (interviewed) will exhibiting alongside Nate Frizzell (interviewed) at LeBasse Projects. The new body of work “A Dream’s Reflection” will be showing in the project room and looks to feature the complex layers and fantastical detail that we have come to expect from the a man of his talents. Some more peeks after the jump…

Preview: Laurie Lipton – “Machine Punk” @ La Luz de Jesus

One of the most gifted artists we know that works mainly graphite, Laurie Lipton, will be presenting a mostly new body of work this Friday night at the venerable La Luz de Jesus.  Entitled “Machine Punk”, many of the new works are inspired by the steampunk movement and her apparent fascination for complex machinery. Hear what she has to say about the show as well as take a look at some more preview images after the jump…