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Releases: Olly Moss x 85th Annual Oscars Poster

Popular graphic designer and illustrator Olly Moss was recently commissioned (with the help of Gallery 1988) for arguably one of his most high profile projects to date – the official 85th Annual Oscars Poster. The image is a clever look at all the past winners of the Best Picture award with the iconic statuette re-imagined to that particular film for that year. You can take a look at the full poster in all its glorious detail here, see each individual prize here, and purchase a […]
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Preview: Marco Mazzoni – “Il Ricordo è Un Consolatore Molesto”@ Galleria Patricia Armocida

Italian artist Marco Mazzoni is currently preparing a solo show with Galleria Patricia Armocida in Milan, Italy, opening on the 19th of February 2013. With fifteen new medium-scale colored pencil paper drawings, twelve Moleskin paper drawings, and a site-specific installation, his 1st solo show in the city he lives and works in, will be one of his biggest to date. Some previews of the work exhibited can be seen here after the jump, but fans of Marco’s work should look forward to seeing the site specific installation he’s […]
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Openings: Jay Howell – “Enthusiastic Person” @ FFDG

Last week, Fecal Face Dot Gallery (FFDG) hosted the opening of Jay Howell’s solo show Enthusiastic Person(previewed). On Howell’s resume is the character designer of Bob’s Burgers and co-creator & art director of the upcoming show, Sanjay and Craig. His latest show consists of mixed media on paper and sculptures featuring the cast of characters familiar to his work. Check out photos of the opening below. Discuss this show here.
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Overtime: Feb 4 – Feb 10

Overtime stories of the week: Quint Contemporary Art gallery has new editions available by Kelsey Brookes. Unnamed collector finds what is claimed to be the “head” of Courbet’s The Origin of the World. Expert and dealer Hubert Duchemin disputes claim that it is a Courbet. Hacker exposes paintings that George Bush is working on, including bath and showering self-portrait. Fu Baoshi paintings on display are fakes, says his granddaughter, who is an art dealer. French government charges Guy Wildenstein with tax evasion and money laundering. Executives […]
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Preview: “In Our Wake” @ Thinkspace

Later tonight, the Thinkspace Gallery will be hosting the opening for their latest group show – In Our Wake. The diverse set of artists participating include Jason Thielke, Drew Young (above), Mary Iverson, Henrik Aa. Uldalen, Caitlin Hackett, Craig “Skibs” Barker, Liz Brizzi, and David Cooley. Each of the artists will be contributing multiple works so it will be a good opportunity to get a better feel for their work as they will surely be showing at the space in the future as well perhaps in […]
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Benefits: Tara McPherson x CCM – “Rebuilding From A Fire”

Last month, there was a monstrous four alarm fire that raged thru a handful of apartments in Williamsburg Brooklyn. As many as 200 firefighters were dispatched to get the flames under control, with very little success. While many were displaced, a few of the residents of this devastating tragedy were artist Tara McPherson, Sean Leonard and their lovely newborn child Ronin. Thankfully, they were out of the country at the time and nobody was seriously hurt. In light of the above circumstance, Cotton Candy Machine in […]
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Preview: Scott Listfield & Jeff Gillette @ Gallery 1988 (Venice)

Later tonight, the Venice location for Gallery 1988 will be unveiling a two-person show from Scott Listfield and Jeff Gillette. The exhibition pairs Listfield’s astronaut pop culture-infused portraiture with Gillette’s postapocalyptic visions of the urban settings leading to an interesting look into the future perhaps from both artists. The show runs through February 24th. Discuss this show here.
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Releases: Joe Sorren Trading Cards

The rumors are true… Saturday, Joe Sorren (featured) will release his latest project – art trading cards. This inaugural series (first of three) will contain 50 cards based on the great artwork he has produced during his storied career. Each pack will contain 12 cards: 9 standard, 1 sticker, 1 foil & 1 catalog. The rare chase cards are from a sub-edition of 6 stickers & 5 foils that have been created for series A. As an added bonus for those that support early online, Joe will […]
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Preview: Sam Wolfe Connelly – “Nocturne” @ Roq La Rue

Tonight in Seattle, Sam Wolfe Connelly has a solo show opening at the Roq La Rue gallery featuring his dark and mysterious imagery. The NY-based painter will be putting a new body of work on display entitled Nocturne which will introduce art fans to his visual language which is at the same time delicately beautiful and sinister at the same time. The show runs through March 2nd for those in the area. Discuss Sam Wolfe Connelly here.
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Preview: Tim Doyle – “UnReal Estate II” @ Spoke Art

Tomorrow night (February 7th), Spoke Art will again be the site of a solo show from Tim Doyle in San Francisco. The Austin-based illustrator and screen printer will once again be reprising his re-interpretations of famous TV show locations with a new body of work entitled UnReal Estate II (see part I from 2012 here). Clever takes on this unique subject matter include renderings of familiar places from shows like Futurama, Arrested Development, Firefly, The Sopranos, Deadwood, The Simpsons, and more…