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Preview: Sylvia Ji – “La Catrina” @ CHG Circa

In celebration of her favorite holiday, Día de los Muertos, Sylvia Ji (interviewed) will be presenting all new works tonight at CHG Circa Gallery. With a return to her familiar “Day of the Dead” imagery including masks, skulls, and religious iconagraphy, the Los Angeles-based artist also returns to a subject that she perhaps feels most passionate about and if so, it shows. The rich and intricate pieces feature a contemplative look at the festival as her characters are caught in mid-pose as they go about remembering and honoring the deceased. Discuss this show here. […]

Releases: Jeff Soto – “Seeker Friends #8: The Giver” Print

With less than two hours left on the newest timed-release from Jeff Soto (interviewed), the eighth in his Seeker Friend series of prints (see here, here, here, and here), you still have a chance to add this to your collection. And if you are really lucky, you may be the one buyer who receives the original painting The Giver (below) on which the image is taken from. Like the other ones, this print from Prints On Wood is sized at 6 x 6″ and cost $25 + shipping with $1 of every […]

Preview: Bob Dob – “Mouseketeer Army” @ La Luz de Jesus

Tonight at La Luz de Jesus, Bob Dob will be revealing his paintings for his Mouseketeer Army showing (alongside Nathan Ota’s new body of work). The 76 new pieces featuring his familiar smirking Disneyesque characters combine to form his American Flag mural (seen below),  96″ x 50″ in its realized glory. Here is the back story – “On August 6th 1970 the war began when the radical Youth International Party, aka Yippies, invaded Disneyland as a way to rebel and protest against the establishment. They were successful in […]

Kickstarter: Tim Biskup – Big Butter Double Vinyl LP

Some of you may not know (including us), but painter Tim Biskup (featured) is part of a band Big Butter that he formed with his brother Mike Biskup back in the 80s. One of their favorite and most obscure recordings, BRAINSLED, was released as a cassette in 1989, but was never released on vinyl. They aim to rectify this and have gone to Kickstarter to fund this endeavor. Watch the informative video below and if interested, head over to support their project as there is some awesome […]

Happy Halloween from Dan May

One last image for you on All Hallows’ Eve before you head out for your festivities. Patch was a piece Dan May (interviewed) did earlier this month, which was also released as a print. And like this painting, AM hopes that your night includes pumpkins, costumes, and other creepy creatures.

Happy Halloween from Camille Rose Garcia

Camille Rose Garcia (interviewed) recently posted up a new painting she has been working on and we thought it would be appropriate to share it with you seeing that it is Halloween. Ghost Is Born will be on display at the Michael Kohn booth during Art Basel Miami Week in December for those who are heading out for the fairs. Take a look at more photos below as well as learning more about the inspirations behind this piece here. Discuss Camille Rose Garcia here.

Art Talk: Jen Stark & Sam Borkson (FriendsWithYou) @ Martha Otero

Fans in Los Angeles of Jen Stark and Sam Borkson (FriendsWithYou) have a chance this weekend to attend a talk given by the two at Martha Otero (site of Stark’s current To the Power Of exhibition) on Saturday, November 3rd. Moderated by MOCA curator Alma Ruiz, the afternoon of art and conversation will prove to be an interesting one. Please RSVP at [email protected] Discuss Jen Stark here. Discuss FriendsWithYou here.
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Preview: Ron English – “Crucial Fiction” @ Opera Gallery (New York)

Returning to the gallery that housed his massive solo in New York back in 2010, Ron English (featured) will be unveiling new works this week at the Opera Gallery. Entitled Crucial Fiction, the new series of paintings put on technical skills which are reminiscent of old master paintings, but applied to imagery biting commentary of pop culture and the commercialization of our culture. You can check out the works yourself starting November 2nd, but for now take a look at a couple more preview images below… Discuss this […]

Preview: “20 Pieces of Dreams” @ Giant Robot 2

Tomorrow night (October 27), Giant Robot 2 in West LA will be celebrating Mari Inukai’s daughter Sena’s birthday with a exhibition from Mari and her friends. Besides something from mother and daughter, works from Amy Sol (below), Audrey Kawasaki, Edwin Ushiro (below), Elizabeth Ito, Fumi Omori, Katsuya Terada, Kent Williams, Sean Chao, Stella Im Hultberg (above), Tessar Lo, and Yoskay Yamamoto will also be on display.

Preview: Nathan Ota – “Pop! Goes the Weasel” @ La Luz de Jesus

While hanging out at this year’s Baby Tattooville, LA-based painter Nathan Ota told us about his upcoming show at La Luz de Jesus. Entitled Pop! Goes the Weasel, the new work incoporates much of the imagery that we have come expect from Ota – the birds, the tree man, the eggs, and now references to “COOZ”, an alias from his graffiti past. Take a look at the preview images below and head over to the gallery on opening night, November 2nd, if you are interested in seeing more. […]