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Releases: Luke Chueh / 1xRUN – “Graffiti” Print

Another artist participating in this year’s Murals In The Market in Detroit has released a print in association with the event. Luke Chueh’s (interviewed) contribution through 1xRUN is entitled Graffiti, a tongue-in-cheek image based on a painting from 2008 entitled Graffiti (I Don’t Do…). We’ll have more about the wall the Los Angeles-based artist painted soon for you but for now, head over here to pick up this print if you are interested. Discuss Luke Chueh here.
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Previews: Matt Dangler – “Sanctify” @ Copro Gallery

On October 10th, Matt Dangler (interviewed) will be opening a new solo at Copro Gallery, the site of his showing in Los Angeles in 2012 (covered). Entitled Sanctify, the title is perhaps a hint at some of the heavier topics that the gifted painter will be exploring with his surreal vision. An example of what to expect can be seen in the piece above, The Promised Land, as well as in the preview images below. Discuss Matt Dangler here.
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Upcoming / Videos: Mel Kadel – “Sky’s Eyes” @ Slow Culture

On October 2nd, Slow Culture in Los Angeles will be presenting new works from Mel Kadel in a show entitled Sky’s Eyes. Known for her folk art inspired paintings featuring her recognizable female characters along with what must be penchant for patterns, the American artist has prepared at least 100 new pieces, which you can see stacked up in the video below. Discuss Mel Kadel here.
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Showing: “Invisible College” @ Fort Wayne Museum of Art

With this being the last week of the Invisible College group exhibition at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, now would be a good time for a recap. Co-curated by Andrew and Shawn Hosner of Los Angeles’ Thinkspace Gallery and Josef Zimmerman from the museum, the title references the fact that many of the artists on the roster didn’t take a traditional art education path to where their careers are now. The show will featured murals and installations from Andrew Schoultz, Brett Amory, Cyrcle, Mark Dean Veca, and Troy Lovegates as well as original works from Adam Caldwell, Adrian Falkner, Alex Yanes, Allison Sommers, Amanda Joseph, Andrew Hem, Brian M. […]
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Previews: Stella Im Hultberg – “Stranger” @ Spoke Art

On October 1st, Spoke Art in San Francisco will be hosting the opening of Stranger, Stella Im Hultberg’s (interviewed) first solo in four years after spending some time to become a mother. The new oil paintings, loosely rendered watercolor, and india ink sketches are an exploration into the female identity, something she has been thinking about as of late. She further explains – “There was a lot of ‘heaviness of love’ that I felt since becoming a parent, a very heavy-feeling blessing. I’m sure many parents would agree. Maybe […]
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Previews: Richard Colman – “Faces, Figures, Places and Things.” @ Chandran Gallery

For its inaugural exhibition opening on September 25th, Chandran Gallery has chosen to show all new works from Richard Colman collectively entitled Faces, Figures, Places and Things. Along with new works featuring his recognizable imagery that explores “narratives on human sexuality, strategy and societal hierarchy,” the locally-based artist has been at the San Francisco showspace working on an ambitious installation that will cover the entire ground floor of the gallery. We must admit, these preview images have piqued our interest and we hope this is true for you as […]
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Showing: Steven Harrington – “Wavy Days” @ Colette

At the end of last month, colette in Paris opened a show from Steven Harrington entitled Wavy Days. The selection of recent paintings, prints, drawings, and sculpture were a therapeutic means for the American artist to deal with his struggles with anxiety, a channelling of that worrisome energy into playful cartoons and humor. Harrington also painted a mural at the store of two interlocking palm trees, a motif that can be seen throughout the new body of work. Discuss Steven Harrington here.
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Streets: Mark Dean Veca – “Pony Show” / SiTE:LAB

As one of the selected artists for the Rumsey St. Project, Mark Dean Veca (interviewed) was recently invited into Michigan to create a site-specific installation. Habitat for Humanity of Kent County has offered SiTE:LAB the use of nearly three acres of land in Grand Rapids’ Roosevelt Park neighborhood where they invited local and international artists in to create works in response to the vacant land and structures. For his part, MDV decided to build a shrine to the American Car, especially those that came out of Detroit in the 1960s. Entitled Pony […]
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Upcoming: Martin Wittfooth – “Offering” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

On October 17th, Offering from Martin Wittfooth (interviewed) will be opening at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York (529 West 20th Street). The exhibition will feature all new paintings, including this 73″ x 100″ beast of piece seen above entitled Rainsong. We love the new burst of color seen in this new imagery and can’t wait to see what else he has planned. But for now, check out the Woodstock-based artist putting the finishing touches on another piece seen below… Discuss Martin Wittfooth here.
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Releases / Upcoming: Jeff Soto – “Owl Of Infinite Knowledge” Print / Murals In The Market

Jeff Soto (interviewed) has just teamed up with 1xRUN for a print release entitled Owl Of Infinite Knowledge. This newest offering from the Riverside-based artist featuring the nocturnal bird of prey is part of the Murals In The Market Featured Artist Print Series, corresponding with the Murals In the Market festival opening later this week. The event organized by 1xRUN and Eastern Market Corporation, will see nearly 50 murals go up over 9 days in Detroit’s Historic Eastern Market along with a group exhibition opening at Inner State Gallery. Featured artists […]