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Contests / Releases: Brian Viveros Prints

Tomorrow morning (April 18th) at 10 am PST, Brian Viveros (featured) will be releasing two prints through Static Medium. The first is seen above and is entitled Devil In All Of Us, a timed edition that will be sold for 48 hours with the run size determined by the number of orders during that period of time. You may remember this image from the Riverside-based painter’s show in Los Angeles last year (covered). For those interested, the cost will be $200 and the size is 16″ x […]
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Mark Dean Veca – “Le Poppy Den” @ David B. Smith Gallery

Last month, the David B. Smith Gallery gave Mark Dean Veca (interviewed) the go ahead to create a site specific installation in one of the rooms of their Denver showspace. Much like his showing last year at the Orange County Musuem of Art (covered), the LA-based artist created a space, dubbed Le Poppy Den this time, where attendees could be fully immersed in his signature “Toile de Jouy” like patterns. Check out a few more photos below… Discuss Mark Dean Veca here.
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Openings: Peter Ferguson – “Fire In The Map Room!” @ Roq la Rue

Last Friday, opening alongside CRG (covered) at Roq La Rue in Seattle was Peter Ferguson’s Fire In The Map Room! Dimly lit interiors and the moments right before dusk are exquisitely detailed in a muted color palette, with a style honed from his many years illustrating children’s books. The imaginative beasts inhabit Peter’s worlds nonchalantly, and while the human characters seemed intrigued at times, others seem bored or annoyed, like it’s an everyday occurrence. With backgrounds just as detailed as the main subject, one could spend […]
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Openings: Camille Rose Garcia – “La Danse Macabre” @ Roq la Rue

On April 3rd, Camille Rose Garcia (interviewed) opened her latest solo show at Roq la Rue, titled La Danse Macabre, which translates to Dance of Death, a theme originated in the late middle ages to remind us that no one escapes the hand of death. Camille’s trademark style is on display as Death serenades its future victims  Ghost moths and severed hands adorned with black glitter abound as the ghastly images contrast with the neon induced paint. Surroundings of flowers and mushrooms explode with color over […]
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Upcoming: “SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot” @ Oakland Museum of California

From our recent coverage of a showing at GR2, you already know that this is the 20 year anniversary of art and culture magazine Giant Robot. SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot at the Oakland Museum of California, opening on April 19th, continues the celebration with a group show featuring artists Ako Castuera, Sean Chao, Luke Chueh, Hamburger Eyes, Andrew Hem, James Jean, kozyndan, Masakatsu Sashie, Shizu Saldamando, Rob Sato, Amy Sol, Deth P Sun, Adrian Tomine, and David Choe, seen above painting a large mural. Other artist working on walls include Sean Chao and Andrew Hem. Rounding out the exhibition […]
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Previews: Naoto Hattori – “Nothing But Perception” @ Dorothy Circus Gallery

On April 12th, Dorothy Circus Gallery in Rome will be hosting a new solo show from Naoto Hattori. Nothing But Perception will be the second exhibition with the gallery and will feature 11 brand new artworks from the Japanese artist. Rendered beautifully in amazing detail, the surreal portraits and psychedelic imagery is sure to delight Hattori’s fans in Italy. Discuss Naoto Hattori here.
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Releases: Jeff Soto – “Seeker Friends Elements: Life” Print

Earlier this year, we introduced you to the Seeker Friends Elements series from Jeff Soto (interviewed). A continuation of his Seeker Friends prints, the set of nine total timed editions will have a new addition, Life, on Thursday at noon PST, and will be available for 24 hours until noon PST on Friday after which no more will be sold. Sized at 6″ x 6″ on sustainable plywood, the new print will be available for $30 at the aforementioned time at Prints On Wood. Discuss Jeff Soto here.
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Showing: “Kobe Prelude Experience” @ Nike Vault

While we may not have gotten to see much of Kobe Bryant this season, we still have the chance to see what is probably the greatest display of artwork showcasing moments in the Laker great’s career. A while back, we covered the beginning of the eight part series and then followed up with a notice for the last discussion of the series. Now that all eight paintings have been unveiled, we went down to Nike Vault to see the display in its entirety. We have heard […]
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Upcoming: Thinkspace – “LAX / TXL” & Project M/4 (Berlin)

Coming up on May 17th, a group show curated by Andrew Hosner of Thinkspace will open in Berlin as part of Project M/4 (also see M/3) with Urban Nation. Entitled LAX / TXL,  the exhibition (located at Buelowstrasse 97) will feature a diverse lineup of artists including Aaron Nagel, Adam Caldwell, Alex Yanes, Alexis Diaz (aka La Pandilla), Allison Sommers, Amy Sol, Andrew Hem, Andrew Schoultz, Anthony Clarkson, Ariel DeAndrea, Bec Winnel, Brendan Monroe, Brett Amory, Brian Mashburn, Brian M. Viveros, Bumblebee, C215, Camilla d’Errico, Carl Cashman, Christine Wu, […]
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Openings: Jeremy Fish – “Hunting Trophies” @ Mark Moore Gallery

Last night, Hunting Trophies opened at the Mark Moore Gallery, Jeremy Fish’s (featured) second solo with the Culver City space. Continue using custom shapes as his painting surface as well as elaborate frames with carvings, the pieces have a finished look about them and with the impeccable linework, appear almost produced in a factory. Along with wall graphics. the room that housed the paintings looked like a surreal hunting lodge. Check out more photos below… Photo credit: NOTCOT. Discuss this show here. Discuss Jeremy Fish here.
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