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Previews: Josh Keyes – “The Hermit” & “Migratory Soul” Figures

After releasing his first sculptural edition last year, Josh Keyes (interviewed) is already working on another two to the delight of his collectors. Based off two of his complimentary paintings The Hermit & Migratory Soul, the two figures are already are in their protoype form. If you remember, these two images were also released through Tiny Showcase as prints earlier this year (covered). Discuss Josh Keyes here.
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Upcoming: “Black Moon” @ Sloan Fine Art

Coming up on October 24th, New York will get their own Black Moon show put on by Sloan Fine Art (site/109, 109 Norfolk St). Like the one in Los Angeles last year (covered), friends Elizabeth McGrath, Jessicka Addams, Marion Peck, and Camille Rose Garcia will get together to present dark new artworks inspired by their favorite time of year. Take a look at the the imagery from CRG above and put it on your schedule if you are in the NY area as it will be up […]
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Streets: Mars-1, Damon Soule, Oliver Vernon (Denver)

Whenever some of the Furtherrr Collective boys get together (see 2012, 2013, 2013), you can expect something special to go down. That’s exactly what happened last week in Denver at Cultivate Colorado (666 Buchtel Blvd.) when Mars-1, Damon Soule, and Oliver Vernon combined their powers create this otherworldly mural. With imagery from the three artists that mesh so well together, the new wall is a welcome addition to the cityscape and will stand as a testament to their talent. Photo credit: Spencer Keeton Cunningham (Via Hi-Fructose). […]
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Releases: James Jean – “Tiger III” Print

Next week, James Jean (interviewed) will be releasing a new signed and numbered print, Tiger III, on his website. As a timed release, the limited edition will be available for 24 hours starting at 8:00 AM PDT on Tuesday, August 19th and ending at 7:59 on Wednesday the 20th with the run being determined by demand. You can get the rest of the details here, but for those with $125, this amazing image can be added to your collection. Discuss James Jean here.
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Recap: Colin Christian – “Cosplay” @ Vered Gallery

Over the weekend, Vered Gallery opened a new showing from Colin Christian (interviewed) entitled Cosplay, a fitting name collectively for the new selection of sculptures and for his work in general. The London-born and now Florida-based artist creates mostly comely female figures out of fiberglass and silicone, an natural offshoot of his artistic vision while operating a business initially making latex clothing for fetish stores around the country. As indicated by the name of the exhibition, he costumes his creations, often taking inspiration from “old sci-fi movies, pinup […]
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Previews: “Suggestivism” @ Copro Gallery

Following up on Suggestivism exhibitions in Orange County (2011) and Rome (2013), curator Nathan Spoor will be bringing back another strong roster of artists for a showing Los Angeles on August 16th at Copro Gallery. For this edition, participants include Aron Wiesenfeld, Joe Vaux, Nicola Verlato, Hannah Yata, Chet Zar, Jana Brike, Nicoletta Ceccolli, Dan May, Marco Mazzoni, Hsiao-Ron Cheng, Seamus Conley, Sam Wolfe Connelly, RS Connett, Peter Ferguson, Ken Garduno, Robert Hardgrave, Naoto Hattori, Joe Hengst, Charlie Immer, Gregory Jacobsen, Sarah Joncas, Andy Kehoe, Linsey Levendall, JeanPaul […]
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Art Focus: Fernando Gomez Balbontin

Today’s Art Focus features Fernando Gomez Balbontin, a painter who hails from Santiago, Chile. Seen here are an ongoing series of works entitled Thoughts About Life And Death, acrylic on canvas paintings that depict horrific crashes (automobiles and planes) with strange figures seen next to the scenes of disasters. Are they curious bystanders, the victims of the accidents, ghosts of the recently deceased occupants, or something more sinister? While assessing the situation, the viewer is left to ponder their views on death, which is in […]
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Openings: “The Provocateurs” @ Block 37

Last week during the frenzy of Lollapalooza in Chicago, Shepard Fairey curated a group exhibition with a strong lineup of artists that many of you are familiar with. Entitled The Provocateurs, with the support of Art Alliance, and housed at at Block 37, the show included works from Andrew Schoultz, C215, Camille Rose Garcia, Clare Rojas, Cleon Peterson, Cope2, Cyrcle., D*Face, Dana Louise Kirkpatrick, Deedee Cheriel, Dzine, Ernesto Yerena Montejano, Estevan Oriol, Evan Hecox, FAILE, Gary Panter, HAZE, How & Nosm, James Cauty, Jamie Reid, Jen […]
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Previews: Mark Whalen – “Peculiarities” @ Melbourne Art Fair

On August 13th, blackartprojects will be showing new work from Mark Whalen (aka Kill Pixie) at the Melbourne Art Fair. Peculiarities will see the Australian born, Los Angeles based artist continue his explorations of isolated geometric environments where his strange characters dance, contort, and interact in unusual ways, often beautiful and grotesque at the same time. Included in this exhibition are also some works on banners as well as what look to be paintings on ceramic books. Discuss Mark Whalen here.
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Openings: Tara McPherson – “Supernova” @ Merry Karnowsky

Last weekend, the opening of Supernova at Merry Karnowsky Gallery by Tara McPherson reminded her fans in Los Angeles of some of the reasons they love her work. Working in warm blues and reds, her female characters are rendered flatly with crisp lines, yet with an urgent vibrancy as the New York-based artist and gallery owner plays with familiar heart and water motifs. Take a look at more photos below… Discuss this show here. Discuss Tara McPherson here.