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Teaser: Nate Frizzell – “I Should Know Who I Am By Now” @ LeBasse Projects

You might have noticed this original from Nate Frizzell (featured) last week when we posted our Beyond Eden Overview. You can take a closer look at this painting (which has a homage to Banksy) after the jump, but what we wanted to let you know was that this piece is a teaser for his upcoming show “I Should Know Who I Am By Now” at LeBasse Projects in early November. It will be his second solo show at the Culver City Gallery after his debut […]

Preview: Nicoletta Ceccoli – “Incubi Celesti”@ Dorothy Circus

As we mentioned in out teaser last week, Dorothy Circus will be hosting a new body of work from Nicoletta Ceccoli (interviewed) on October 29th. The show entitled “Incubi Celesti” or “Heavenly Nightmares” is a fitting name for these new paintings. Although there is always something delicate and beautiful about Nicoletta’s work, each of these new pieces has some darker aspects to them when you look closer. More preview images she sent us after the jump…

Openings: Chloe Early & Amy Sol – “Birdsongs & Machine Sounds” & “Dear Milky Way” @ Corey Helford

Last Saturday night, Chloe Early (interviewed) and Amy Sol (interviewed) opened their shows at the Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City. Chloe impressed with some of her largest paintings to date filled with here special mix of abstraction and realism entitled “Birdsongs & Machine Sounds”. Amy brought with her a smaller body of work, “Dear Milky Way”, that included both delicate paintings and drawings featuring her sweet characters and their harmonious relationship with nature. More of the opening pics we took after the jump…

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

Last Friday night, Audrey Kawasaki’s (interviewed) started her set of exhibitions in Australia with a strong showing in Melbourne at the Outre Gallery. Featuring five new paintings, two of which appear to fit in nicely with her “Tangled” series of paintings, the new body of work captivated her fans who braved long lines to meet and greet their favorite artist. Audrey moves on to the Sydney branch of the gallery for an opening this upcoming Friday, but for now, take a look at some opening […]

Beyond Eden ’10 / Video: Robert Williams Lifetime Achievement Award

To cap off the our coverage of the Beyond Eden Art Fair, we bring you this video from sketchv from the Saturday night presentation of a lifetime achievement award to Robert Williams. This giant of the Low Brow movement puts things into perspective by saying “…I’ve been coming to this place (Barnsdall Park) for 47 years and believe me, 10 years ago you couldn’t have this kind of art in this venue. Abstract Expressionism, Conceptualism ruled here until right up until recently. If you come […]

Overtime: October 17 – 23

A first look at Audrey Kawasaki’s shows in Australia. Fumi Nakamura is showing in New York. The full images from Aaron Horkey’s release next week. Something new from Charlie Immer. An inside gaze at inspirations for Ryan Trecartin’s W Magazine spread. Original drawing for the cover of Charlotte’s Web sells for $155,000, about 6 times its presale estimate. Marina Abramović introduces new show – on video. Lazarides – “The Gangster” in Modern Painters. Todd James for Umbro’s Manchester vs Sao Paulo campaign. New cutouts in […]

Previews: Kai-lan (Karen) Chau – “Inner Dialogue” @ Sloan Fine Art

Next week, Kai-Lan (Karen) Chau will be making her fine art debut with Sloan Fine Art. The creator of the Emmy nominated hit Ni Hao, Kai-Lan will be premiering a Superflat series of works named “Inner Dialogue” (teased). The body of work will includes canvases, fiberglass sculptures, and of course prints. Another cool note is that Karen will donate all the proceeds from one of her print edition to two charities. The opening reception will be on Wednesday October 27th 6-8pm. Check out an exclusive preview after the […]

Opening: Chris Berens – “Leeuwenhart” @ Roq La Rue

Last night, Roq La Rue played host to the much anticipated reveal of Chris Beren’s newest body of painstakingly crafted and enormously enthralling work, Leeuwenhart (previewed). Working off the theme of his recently born daughter, Emma Lionheart Berens, Seattle art-goers were privy to an all encompassing assault on the senses. With 32 pieces filling the walls of the gallery, the vast majority selling in advance of the opening, Chris has proven his mad scientist-like genius in the studio, imminently dedicated to sharing his visions and […]

Frieze 2010: Mark Ryden

We cherish every opportunity to see Mark Ryden’s work, and when we heard that his new painting entitled “Awakening The Moon” was to be shown at Paul Kasmin’s booth at the Frieze Art Fair, we had to put this on our tick-list. Kasmin brought us a treat at Basel in Miami last year with the wonderful “Incarnation” and this new piece didn’t disappoint either. Check the wonderful details in some of our close up flicks after the jump.

Opening & Closing: The Hole’s “RE:FORM School” Charity Exhibit

A couple weekends ago, The Hole in conjunction with non-profit organization Redu called upon a diverse collection of artists to help shine a much needed light on the increasingly strained American school systems by donating their talents to raise money for educational reform. Aptly dubbed RE:FORM School, the show brought together an eclectic array of contemporary and street artists, including Shepard Fairey, Faile, WK Interact, Mel Kadel, Ron English, Greg Lamarche, Gary Baseman, Chris Johanson, SWOON, Friends With You, Jim Houser, TrustoCorp, Ryan Bubnis and […]