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Upcoming: Camille Rose Garcia – “La Danse Macabre” @ Roq La Rue

After working on a series of charity print releases, group shows, and projects with Roq La Rue, Camille Rose Garcia (interviewed) will be opening up a solo show at the Seattle showspace next month. Entitled La Danse Macabre, the new pieces, if going according to name for the fresh body of work, will thematically deal with the “Dance of Death,” an artistic genre in the Middle Ages that focused on the universality of dying, no matter one’s station in life. A fitting subject for the gothic imagery often […]
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Upcoming: Greg “Craola” Simkins @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

On May 17th, the Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angelels will be presenting a new body of work from Greg Simkins (featured). Also known as Craola to his fans, the locally-based artist will be returning to the showspace (see 2012 & 2013) with a fresh batch of paintings featuring his surreal cast of animal characters. Those in the area might want to check out a piece from Simkins at the Gallery 1988 10 year anniversary show opening on April 11 in the meantime. Photo credit: Brent Broza. Discuss Greg Simkins here.
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Upcoming: Jeremy Fish – “Hunting Trophies” @ Mark Moore Gallery

On April 5th, the Mark Moore Gallery in Los Angeles will be presenting new works from Jeremy Fish (featured). Hunting Trophies will mark the return of the Bay Area-based artist at the space (see 2011) and will feature an immersive installation (part of which can be seen above) as well as new paintings that often include three-dimensional elements. For this show, Fish will be questioning our perception of value in our society with pieces that could fit on a cabin wall like a trophy piece, with imagery dealing with […]
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Contests / Releases: Tim Doyle – “Springfield” Prints

For fans of Tim Doyle out there, you may have enjoyed our article about his recently closed show at Spoke Art in San Francisco. UnReal Estate III featured more of his series exploring places that we will never be able to visit – famous locations from our favorite TV shows. At the end of the exhibition, Doyle made an open edition available featuring a look the Springfield sign from the longest-running American sitcom, The Simpsons. The print seen above is also available in a glow in the dark variant and […]
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Openings: “Infusion” @ Roq La Rue

Infusion at Roq la Rue opened on Thursday, March 6th to a packed audience. The show’s goal was to infuse the gallery with talent that had not been seen in the gallery previously.  Almost all of the artists in the show are new to the gallery and they didn’t take the opportunity lightly. From the life size Wedding Party by Rose Freymuth-Frazier, the grotesquely beautiful Blue Room by Jeff Jacobson (seen above), and Zachari Logan’s Blue Man 2, amazing levels of detail were brought, all with […]
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Openings: Mel Kadel – “Tied Up” @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

We last caught up with Mel Kadel back in 2012 when she presented a solo show at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles. Last weekend, her works returned to the same space for another exhibition entitled Tied Up,  opening on the same night as Andrew Hem’s show. In her new paintings, Kadel continues to explore, along with her recognizable character, a folksy world created by patterns and repetitive motifs. This time around, the pieces created on hand-stained paper revolve around the notion referenced to […]
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Releases: Audrey Kawasaki – “Maybe Tomorrow” Print

This Saturday (March 15),  Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed) will be releasing her next time limited edition. Entitled Maybe Tomorrow and based off a painting she exhibited during SCOPE Miami, the print will be available from 12 am (midnight) Pacific time and ends after 24 hours with the edition size determined by the amount of orders. The unframed version is $100 with the framed version at $350 (seen above) and will come signed an numbered. Head over to her shop at the specified time to purchase this for your […]
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Showing: Cleon Peterson – “End of Days” @ New Image Art

Returning to the site of his 2010 Los Angeles solo (covered), Cleon Peterson brought his hard-hitting imagery for his currently showing exhibition at New Image Art entitled End of Days. The collection of paintings feature a limited palette of black & white or black & red, making the brutal details all the more evident when rendered in a uniform color scheme. Check out this shadowy world of violence influenced by the writings of Jung and Nietzsche for yourself before the show closes on April 12th. Discuss Cleon Peterson here.  
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Openings: Andrew Hem – “Dream But Don’t Sleep” @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

On Saturday night, the Merry Karnowsky Gallery opened their doors to an impressive new solo show from Andrew Hem (interviewed). Always willing to experiment with new imagery and to work on new ideas, the fresh paintings are powerful and full of vivid colors, a dream like distillation of his experiences and travels through the years. In addition, he has included a series of works are based on his studio, a theme that also rounds out the show in the form an installation at the entrance of the showspace.  Take […]
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Releases: Josh Keyes x Tiny Showcase – “The Hermit” & “Migratory Soul” Prints

Currently until Tuesday, March 11th, Tiny Showcase will have two prints available for purchase individually or as a set from Josh Keyes (interviewed). Although the originals were painted for different shows, the two pieces seemed destined to end up together due to their synchronous imagery. You can now add both for your collection for $60 or separately for $35 each with $10 from each sale donated to the Ocean Conservancy. Discuss Josh Keyes here.