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Previews: Joao Ruas – “VERSO” @ Thinkspace

On the 1st of February, the Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City will be hosting the opening for VERSO, a new solo show from Joao Ruas. The Brazilian painter and Fables cover artist will presenting 15 new works, a new etching edition, a new print edition, a mural, video installation and more. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss this show here. Discuss Joao Ruas here.
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LA Art Show ’14: Highlights

Yesterday, AM stopped by the 19th edition Los Angeles Art Fair at the LA Convention Center to see what the art world had to offer. Although the event lacked some some of the blue-chip power seen at some other art fairs, there was still plenty to hold our attention including the new Littletopia section of of the fair that included art from a genre often not seen at this particular fair. Take a look at some of the highlights (like the barbed wire slippers installation by Tony […]
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Overtime: Jan 13 – Jan 19

More stories from the week ended Jan 19 (click on bolded words for more information): Anish Kapoor’s inflatable concert hall travels Japan and brings music to tsunami-hit areas. Vilma Bautista sentenced two-six years for conspiring to sell paintings belonging to Philippine government. Brand X Editions’ lawsuit against Christopher Wool and Luhring Augustine allowed to proceed in court. Nicholas H. Jepson sues Galerie Mongeon for refusing to return his Edgar Degas prints. Two antique dealers accused of $1.5mil. art loan fraud and running a Ponzi scheme. […]
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Josh Keyes – “The Old Ones” / “Far Side of the World” Online Show

Earlier this week, Josh Keyes (interviewed) released images to the first installment of his Far Side of the World online show. The Old Ones sees the Portland-based artist explore the origins of the animals and creatures that inhabit his paintings, some larger than life. Continuing to explore a new style that takes his imagery clear to the edges, Keyes has put aside for now the organic cubism and isolated constructs that has been his calling card over the years. Take a look at the rest of the paintings below… Discuss […]
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Previews: POW! WOW! (2014)

After sharing with you a video recap from last year’s POW! WOW! in Hawaii (covered), it’s time to tell you more about this year’s event as it is fast approaching. It seems every year, this gathering of creative gets bigger and better with 2014 being no different. Visiting artists include 123Klan, Aaron De La Cruz, Apex, Andrew Schoultz, Bask, Brendan Monroe, Cope2, Cyrcle, Dabs Myla, Dave Kinsey, Defer, Gage Hamilton, Gaia, Glenn Barr, Hanasaurusrex, Hannah Stouffer, Indie 184, INSA, Inti, Jeff Hamada, Jessie Unterhalter, Katey Truhn, Know Hope, […]
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Showing: Johnson Tang – “Living Clay” @ Yingge Ceramics Museum

Currently on view through January 19th in Taiwan is an exhibition featuring the surreal sculptures of Johnson Tsang. Entitled Living Clay, the exhibition sees the Hong Kong-based ceramic artist present a full repertoire of works at the Yingge Ceramics Museum including his whimsical takes on functional objects with characters in fluid play with the forms. Along with these fun pieces, Tsang also tackles social political issues like war, violence, and the influence of media in our children. Take a look at more photos below… Via Colassal.
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Openings: “Unpredictable Gravity” @ Roq La Rue

Last week, a group show to benefit cancer charities opened up at the Roq La Rue gallery in Seattle entitled Unpredictable Gravity. Raising over 20K so far, the success of the show is due in no small part to the efforts of curator Robbie Lowery and the stellar contributions from the artists. Attendees were able to enjoy works by Jeremy Geddes, Ashley Wood, Brian Despain, John Brophy, Sail, Camilla d’Errico, Ross Richmond, Christopher Thompson, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Thomas Doyle, Esao Andrews (seen above), Ego, Menton Mathews III, Todd Karam, Peter Ferguson, Mike Mitchell, Martin Wittfooth, AJ Fosik, Brett Amory, Jacub Gagnon, Matthew Dunn, Ryan Heshka, Joao Ruas, Josh Keyes, Syd Bee, ThreeA, and Derek Nobbs. […]
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Upcoming: Erin M Riley – “Crimson Landslide” @ Space 1026

On February 7th, Space 1026 in Philadelphia will be opening a solo show from Erin M Riley (interviewed) entitled Crimson Landslide. These new pieces from the young artist, who recently relocated to Brooklyn from Philly, will depict everyday objects and the detritus of female identity like toiletries, birth control pills, and more. We have seen imagery like this before from Riley, nice companion pieces to her signature weavings of nude or scantily clad young women portraits, but this will be the first time these type of […]
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Upcoming: “Littletopia” @ LA Art Show

With the LA Art Show starting next week (January 15th – 19th) at the LA Convention Center (South Hall J and K), it’s time to tell you about Littletopia. Curated by Red Truck Gallery, the gathering of galleries for the art fair also includes Sloan Fine Art, Breeze Block, La Luz de Jesus, Last Rites, Roq La Rue, Spoke Art, Thinkspace, and Varnish Fine Art. Stop by if you are in town as you are sure to see some great pieces from artists you have seen […]
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Upcoming: “Based on Actual Events” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Two artists that we have had our eyes on for a while that were featured in some of our previous Art Focus articles, Eloy Morales (focus) & Joel Rea (focus) will be part of a group show this weekend at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Based on Actual Events also includes Alyssa Monks and Diego Koi, with all four artists showing particular skill with hyper-realism. If Morales’ work above piques your interest, plan to attend the opening on Saturday night, January 11th.