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Openings: Luke Chueh – “Random Acts Of Sadness” @ CHG Circa

On Saturday night, Luke Chueh’s (featured) opened his latest solo show, Random Acts Of Sadness, at CHG Circa. The mostly new works featured paintings that placed his familiar animal subjects in humorous yet sad situations as well as pieces that poked fun at his critics with self-deprecatory references. Also on display was a new sculptural piece Jack (seen below), inspired by his classic Jacked painting from 2005. This master copy sold but a limited edition version will be released soon through Pretty In Plastic. Check out more opening photos […]
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Release: Dalek x The Hurley Printing Press

Last month in Huntington Beach, Hurley and the legendary Craig Stecyk III brought together a group of artists to create limited edition designs and screen prints on an etching press. Stecyk along with Jersey Joe, Dalek, Madsteez, Stecyk, Tim Hendricks, and the Hurley Art Department created a series of exclusive graphic tees – each available a week at a time for purchase here. Today is the last day to get some of the ones from Dalek featuring his old school space monkeys so make your move quick […]

Outside Lands 2013

Like previous years (see 2012 Dabs Myla / Skinner), Juxtapoz was asked to curate the visual art for Outside Lands in San Francisco. The annual major music and art festival in the Bay Area opened this weekend with attendees enjoying the installations, murals, and other associated projects from artists like Camille Rose Garcia (above), Mike Shine, Sam Flores, Dennis McNett, Skinner, and more. Enjoy more photos below…
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Preview: Luke Chueh – “Random Acts Of Sadness” @ CHG Circa

Tomorrow night at CHG Circa, fans can attend the opening of Luke Chueh’s (featured) newest show in Culver City. Featuring mostly new works from the Los Angeles-based painter, Random Acts Of Sadness will include pieces that place his cast of animal characters in unfortunate situations (including more from his You Are What You Eat series – see tiger & bear), rendered in his signature style. Oftentimes, the true meaning of the paintings will more clearly reveal themselves when examining the titles as Chueh has a penchant for clever wordplay, […]

Openings: Scott Scheidly – “The Pinks” @ Spoke Art

Last week, the Spoke Art gallery in San Francisco unveiled all new works from Scott Scheidly. The Pinks continues his series of unique portraits of infamous characters in history as well as imaginary ones taken straight from pop culture, but remixed with a twist. Take a look at more of the sold out opening in the photos below and stop by in person if you are in town before the close date of August 24th. Also, take a look at a couple prints from the show available here. […]

Update: James Jean

Fans of the incomparable James Jean (interviewed) probably have noticed that he has been on a sabbatical recently. But, the good news is there have been signs of life recently. Along with the release of his iBook, and the revival of his Instagram (including a cool animation), he also recently shared a new tumblr site showcasing new and old works. Head over there now to check out all the goodness, some of which is sampled below… Discuss James Jean here.
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Preview: Eric Joyner – “First World Problems” @ Corey Helford Gallery

This Saturday night (August 10th), Eric Joyner (interviewed) will be opening a new solo show at Corey Helford Gallery. Bringing his robots into the city, where his other favorite subject (donuts) are in much abundance will make for excellent material for his special form of portraiture. Utilizing a meme, First World Problems, as the title, the new work will no doubt add an extra layer of meaning when robot society is involved. Check out some more preview images below… Discuss Eric Joyner here.

Kickstarter: Greg “Craola” Simkins – “I’m Scared” Movie

For those of you who have always wanted to see Greg “Craola” Simkins’ (interviewed) characters come to life – here is your chance. It looks the painter has gathered a great team together to make a stop-motion animation – I’m Scared – centered around his surreal characters and world. There are many great prizes for those who help fund the Kickstarter including original artwork and even a mural in your home if you so desire. Head over here to hear and learn more… Discuss Greg “Craola” […]

Upcoming: Amy Sol @ CHG Circa

Besides her recent print releases, Amy Sol (interviewed) has also been busy working on her new solo. Coming up on September 14th at CHG Circa, the showing will see the Las Vegas-based painter reveal the next chapter in the story of her heroine and animal friends. It’s been a little over a year since she showed at the Culver City sister gallery (covered), so fans will be ready to see where Sol’s magical imagery is headed for next. Discuss Amy Sol here.

Release: Nathan Ota – “Ikiru”

It looks like Nathan Ota’s new book Ikiru is up for preorder now from ZERO+ Publishing. The 144 page hardcover covers the LA-based artist’s work from his early street art to illustrations and gallery pieces to recent collaborations with the street artist RISK. The edition size is 1000 and will cost $50.00. Take a look at a couple more images below… Discuss Nathan Ota here.