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Chet Zar – “Ego Death” Kickstarter

It sounds like  Chet Zar (interviewed) has big plans for his next show which will be entitled Ego Death. By setting up a kickstarter, the Los Angeles-based painter of monsters hopes to put on an exhibition like an elaborate funeral. Turns out the grotesque creatures he is famous for creating are his representations of our egos, parts of us we don’t like to look at and it’s time to end things once and for all. Learn more in the video below, and if you are feeling generous, […]

Openings: Sylvia Ji – “Interwoven” @ FFDG

San Francisco native and now Los Angeles-based painter, Sylvia Ji, opened her solo show Interwoven at Fecal Face Dot Gallery last Friday evening. The show featured new paintings on wood that feature traditional patterns interwoven with The Day of the Dead motifs as well as expanding on her work with the female form incorporating similar elements. Also released at the opening was a new print featuring one of her works in the show. Check out pics from the opening below… Discuss Sylvia Ji here.

Kenny Scharf Car “Tags”

It looks like Kenny Scharf (interviewed), who recently showed in New York (covered), has been painting on fans’ cars recently. What started off several weeks ago in the Big Apple has progressed to the West Coast where he has been filling requests in Los Angeles. If you are interested in joining in on the fun and getting the NY legend’s distinctive characters in what he calls “tagged” on your car, try and reach out to him on Instagram. Discuss Kenny Scharf here.

Upcoming: “Shades” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Later this month (July 27th), the Corey Helford Gallery will be opening a new group exhibition where artists will be exploring a single palette on a piece sized at 16 x 16″. Entitled Shades, the show will feature artists Aaron Woes Martin, Andrew Brandou, Beau Stanton, Ben Frost, Carlos Ramos, Chloe Early, Cyrcle, David Stoupakis (above), Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman, Ernesto Yerena, Esao Andrews, Germs, Greg Gossel, Joey Remmers, Junghwa Hong, Lola, Martin Wittfooth, Melissa Haslam, Michael Peck, Nate Frizzell, Nouar, Revok, Richard J Oliver, Risk, Shag, Soey Milk, Tom […]

Releases: Cleon Peterson x The Quiet Life Capsule Collection

Cleon Peterson, who currently has a show on in London, also has a new capsule collection out with The Quiet Life. The Practice Of Masters line includes hats, t-shirts, sweaters, and hoodies and features the Los Angeles-based painter’s violent imagery. Check out more shots from the lookbooks here & here and head over here to make your purchase. Via TWBE. Discuss Cleon Peterson here.

Scott Musgrove Online “Big Baby” Show

On occasion, Scott Musgrove (featured) will take time to release some affordable drawings and watercolors online (see Summer 2011). Now, to celebrate the arrival of a new baby, the talented Seattle-based painter has assembled some new offerings for his fans out here. Head over to his online store to see what is still available if you are interested in adding something to your collection. Discuss Scott Musgrove here.

Releases: Joe Ledbetter – “Astro Zombie Bunny” Figure

After releasing large scale versions of his most iconic character and creating one off customs (here, here, and here), Joe Ledbetter has slowly been releasing production versions of his beloved bunny. The latest in his line of Chaos Bunnies is the Astro Zombie Bunny, set for release at the fast approaching SDCC. Produced by The Loyal Subjects, the new figure will be limited a run of 300 and first be released at their booth (#5645), then online. Discuss Joe Ledbetter here.

Yoskay Yamamoto Magento Mural

Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed) was recently asked by the good people of Magento to paint a mural in their Los Angeles offices. Combining the imagery seen in previous walls he got up on (Hawaii & Los Angeles), the LA-based artist worked his magic on the two-sided space he was given with a series of stencil-based and painterly techniques. Check out more photos below and get ready for more news from Yoskay as he plans to hit Hong Kong’s Time Square with a major installation later this summer. […]

Upcoming: Ekundayo for “Reflections of a New Generation” @ Thinkspace Gallery

On July 13th, the Thinkspace Gallery will be hosting the opening for a three-person show from Ekundayo (interviewed), Adam Caldwell, and Joram Roukes entitled Reflections of a New Generation. For his part, the LA-based Ekundayo has been hard at work in the studio creating new paintings for the show featuring his grotesque and surreal characters. Take a look here at a couple photos to get an idea of what he has in store for his fans… Discuss Ekundayo here.

Upcoming: Luke Chueh – “Random Acts of Sadness” @ Corey Helford Gallery

After a more exploratory body of work in 2011 (covered) where he worked with his take on contemporary art, it looks like Luke Chueh (featured) will return to Corey Helford with a collection of paintings closer to to his signature oeuvre. Random Acts of Sadness will open on Auguest 10th at the sister gallery just a couple doors down from the main space in Culver City, CHG Circa, and will feature the Los Angeles-based artist’s animal characters in various states of misfortune. The ever-present black […]