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Overtime: Sep 25 – Oct 1

More stories from the week that ended Oct 1 (click on bolded words for more information): Images and information for Cheyenne Julien’s Homegrown exhibition now up on Smart Objects site. RIP: Jim Walrod (1968 – 2017). RIP: Marian Horosko, who passed away at the age of 92. RIP: Valton Tyler, who passed away at the age of 73. RIP: Carolus Enckell (1945–2017). Ghost Ship warehouse owner Chor Ng receives $3mil. insurance payout from deadly fire. Puerto Rican art spaces, like everyone else on the island, significantly affected […]

Previews: Andy Kehoe – “PRISMATIC” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Tonight (September 30th) at Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles, Andy Kehoe will be opening a solo show entitled PRISMATIC. The new mystical paintings continue the Pittsburgh-based artist’s expansion of his fantastical world filled with mysterious antlered creatures often set against the background of luminous and polychromatic skies. Kehoe’s technique of combining resin with oil paint gives the work a dimensionality that adds to the richness and texture of his compositions. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss Andy Kehoe here.

Previews: Brian Viveros – “Bulletproof” @ Moniker Art Fair

With the Moniker Art Fair set to be on view from October 5-8, we will now begin to take a look at what the event in London has to offer. On display at the Thinkspace Gallery booth will be 12 new pieces of art from Brian Viveros (featured) collectively entitled Bulletproof. The collection featuring his iconic rough and tumble women will include some notable firsts – a double portrait, featuring Dirtyland warriors side by side for the first time and a massive painting depicting a fuller body view, as opposed […]

Overtime: Sep 18 – Sep 24

More stories from the week that ended Sep 24 (click on bolded words for more information): Five Banksy street murals (including pictured above) sold to a buyer from the Middle East for £3.2mil. RIP: Liliane Bettencourt, who passed away at the age of 94. Museums in Mexico scramble to locate staff and assess damage caused by major earthquake. Matt Furie’s lawyers take legal action against the alt-right with their use of his Pepe the Frog character. Hito Steyerl and other artists protest Rheinmetall’s sponsorship of […]

Releases: Audrey Kawasaki – “Enchantress” Print

Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed) recently announced a new open edition she has made available through Static Medium. Entitled Enchantress (image taken from a painting from her show last year in LA), the print is sized at 18″ x 18″ and comes unframed ($90) or framed ($260). Head over here if you want to add this signed (but not limited) print to your collection. Discuss Audrey Kawasaki here.

Showing: Jeff Soto – “Potatostamp” @ Riverside Art Museum

Currently at the Riverside Art Museum, Jeff Soto (interviewed) has a show on view featuring his screen-printed gig posters and fine art prints from the last 15 years. Entitled Potatostamp, the retrospective look at this aspect of the locally-based artist’s career includes over 70 posters, as well as 40 original ink drawings. Also on display are over 100 screen-printed works from Soto’s collection in an adjacent mini group show. He states – “A different frame of mind comes into play when creating gig posters. They are illustrative and serve as merch […]

Studio Visits: Victor Castillo

Currently at KP Projects in Los Angeles, Victor Castillo has a show on view entitled Broken Hearts, which will run through the rest of September. The new body of work features acrylic paintings (some quite large) as well as graphite drawings that continue the Chilean artist’s dark narrative seen through the lens of his not-so-innocent sausage nosed children. Take a look at some more shots below from his Los Angeles studio in days leading up to the opening of the exhibition. Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Victor Castillo here.

Overtime: Sep 11 – Sep 17

More stories from the week that ended Sep 17 (click on bolded words for more information): Huffington Post has a review of Kara Walker show. RIP: Axel Kasseböhmer (1952–2017). British Museum apologizes after curator’s tweet provokes accusations of racism against Asians. Jonathan Poole gets four years in prison after pleading guilty to 26 counts of fraud and theft. Ann Freedman, former Knoedler director, settles tenth and final lawsuit related to forgeries. Documenta 14 director Adam Szymczyk led it to the brink of bankruptcy, after exhibition ran way […]

Openings: Dan Quintana – “Tidepools” @ Spoke Art (New York)

Recently in New York, Spoke Art opened a solo show from Dan Quintana entitled Tidepools. The exhibition sees the Los Angeles-based artist continue his dark and erie portraiture of beautiful women, oftentimes with surreal elements. Take a look at more photos from the opening reception below… Photos via the gallery. Discuss Dan Quintana here.

Releases: Aron Wiesenfeld – “Bonny Doon” Print

Recently, Aron Wiesenfeld released a new print entitled Bonny Doon through Static Medium. The image features a characteristically atmospheric scene from the artist featuring a girl running through the woods. Sized at 15″ x 21.5″ (including a 1″ border), the edition size will be 100 and the price $95. Head over here to add this to your collection if you so desire. Discuss Aron Wiesenfeld here.