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Upcoming: Camille Rose Garcia – “Animus Chrysalis Mortis” @ Roq La Rue

Coming up in March, Seattle’s Roq La Rue will be hosting a new show from Camille Rose Garcia (interviewed). From what we have seen from sneak peeks on her Instagram, fans will be in for a treat as there are some large scale works planned all rendered with a eye-catching palette. The opening will be on March 3rd. Discuss Camille Rose Garcia here.
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Previews: Eric Joyner – “Sweet Dominion” @ Corey Helford Gallery

On February 20th, robots and donuts will be making their appearance in scores at the Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles. They are of course the favorite subjects of Eric Joyner’s (interviewed) whimsical paintings and will be again for his new body of work entitled Sweet Dominion. If these metal automatons and classic American fried desserts are something something you enjoy, we’ll see you at the opening. Discuss Eric Joyner here.
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LA Art Show ’16 // Previews: Copro Gallery

With this year’s LA Art Show fast approaching, Copro Gallery has prepared their booth with some works from artists on their roster including Mark Garro, Amandine Urruty, Laurie Lee Brom, Joe Sorren (seen above), Lola, Victor Safonkin, Kazuhiro Tsuiji, Jeff Gillette, Alexandra Manukyan, Mark Setrakian, Akihito Ikeda, Lauri Hassold, Robert Connett Paintings, Travis Louie, Olivia, Nikko Hurtado, among others. Take a look at some more preview images below…
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Art Focus: DU Kun

This week’s Art Focus is on artist DU Kun and his surreal portraits of Chinese rock stars rendered as temples built into the sides of mountains and cliffs. The faces of each subject is assembled with a mystic combination of elements such as air, earth, and water leading to a god-like temple structures overlooking their own fiefdoms and worshippers (not unlike how recording artists have rabid fan communities). The series entitled Gods of Rock Festival can in part be attributed to his own interest in music […]
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Releases: James Jean – “Year of the Monkey” Print

On January 26th, James Jean (interviewed) will be celebrating Chinese New Year a little early with the release of the Year of the Monkey print. The signed and numbered time-limited edition will be available available for one hour only, starting at 8:00 AM PST. The price will be $200 and for those interested, you can head over here to Jean’s webstore for more details. Discuss James Jean here.
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Openings: Shag – “Jungle Drums” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Last week in Los Angeles, Shag (interviewed) brought a little retro chic to the new Corey Helford Gallery location with his latest solo entitled Jungle Drums. Along with his signature paintings featuring a nostalgic look back when mod characters hung out sipping martinis, the downtown LA showspace also featured tiki sculptures, a mid-century decor, as well as a large wall covered with his imagery. Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Shag here.
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Upcoming: Amy Sol – “Garden Gamine” @ Thinkspace Gallery

The last solo we had the opportunity of attending from Amy Sol (interviewed) in Los Angeles was back in 2013 (covered), so it was nice to hear she will be presenting some new works at Thinkspace Gallery soon. Entitled Garden Gamine, the set of fresh paintings will continue the Nevada-based artist’s series of delicate portraitures featuring her feminine subjects and their animal friends. An example of this can be seen above, but plan to be there for the opening on April 2nd to seen the rest. Discuss Amy Sol here.
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Previews: “Conjoined 666″ @ Copro Gallery

Tonight (January 16th) in Los Angeles, another Conjoined show opens (see 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011) at Copro Gallery with this one dubbed “666” for good measure. Curated by Chet Zar as usual, the sculptural group exhibition features “classic sculptures, hyperreal life like models, surreal assemblages, mixed media paintings, and other conjoined works.” Fans of the dark arts should stop by tonight and bring $6 for the entry fee. This year’s roster includes: Aaron Verity, Adam Dougherty, Akihito Ikeda, Alex Pardee, Amanda Dempsey, Ave Rose, Beast Brothers, Ben Schwenck, Bill Bryan, […]
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Aaron Horkey x Blood Milk Instagram Giveaway

Artist Aaron Horkey and Jess of Blood Milk Jewels recently teamed up for an Instagram giveaway. To enter, all you have to do is give their accounts a follow (@aaronhorkey & @bloodmilk), repost the images, tag @aaronhorkey & @bloodmilk, and hashtag #planchettemoths. The prize is Horkey’s original Planchette Moth drawing & a choice of one piece of Blood Milk planchette moth jewelry: one pin, one necklace or one ring in either size option. Discuss Aaron Horkey here.
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Previews: “Brink” @ Antler Gallery

Tonight in Portland, Antler Gallery will be opening a group show to benefit the National Audubon Society. Artists including Scott Listfield (seen above), Laura Ball, Jacub Gagnon, Vanessa Foley, Brin Levinson, Natalie Erickson, David Rice, Scott Musgrove, Mark Rogers, Christina Mrozik, Nick Sheehy, Miranda Meeks, Adam Batchelor, Sabrina Jackson, Susannah Kelly, Jon MacNair, Zoe Keller, Neil M. Perry, Audrey Pongracz, and Chris Valkov were asked to focus on either an extinct or an endangered species. More preview images below… Via Hi-Fructose.