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Overtime: May 7 – May 13

This week’s Overtime news summary: A tribute mural to Adam Youch aka MCA by The Entree Lifestyle crew near his Alma Mater in Brooklyn. Neil Young gets Shepard Fairey to make some paintings for him based on songs.  Exhibition to come. Shepard Fairey designs limited edition Artist Series vinyl for Serato. Sotheby’s reported a first-quarter loss as auction sales dropped 29 percent from a year earlier. Knoedler & Company may have sold Diebenkorn pieces they were informed were fake by Diebenkorn family. French cave art […]

Update: Jeremy Geddes @ Jonathan LeVine

One of the more highly anticipated shows at the end of the year will be Jeremy Geddes’ (interviewed) solo at Jonathan LeVine. Fans already know that the new body of the work, which will be years in the making by the opening of the show on October 20th, will include the Cluster painting which was revealed earlier this year and also released as a print. It sounds as though the news and images from the upcoming exhibition be kept close to the chest for now, […]
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Preview: Mia Araujo – “Into The Woods” @ Corey Helford

On Saturday night (May 12th), the Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City will be welcome Mia Araujo (interviewed) and her paintings into their showspace for her first solo show. Into The Woods will feature an aesthetic from the LA-based artist we have become accustomed to – namely her use of a central character surrounded by a smaller cast in associated vignettes. Like scenes from a great play or movie, certain scenes are expertly weaved into a cohesive narrative, all rendered in lush detail. Take a […]

Teaser: “Wild At Heart” @ Thinkspace

Coming up at the end of the month, the Thinkspace Gallery will be hosting the opening for Wild at Heart, the sequel to 2010′s A Cry for Help show (covered), a massive group exhibition co-curated by Amanda Erlanson and Andrew Hosner with the endangered species of the world in mind. Included in the list of artists who will be creating work to benefit Born Free USA are Wayne White, Andrew Hem, Aron Wiesenfeld, Dabs Myla, Martin Wittfooth, Amy Sol, Aryz, Chet Zar, Esao Andrews, Frank Gonzales, Jasper […]

Update: Arrested Motion – “City of Fire” Exhibition (Part IV)

Three weeks after our first announcement regarding artists proudly included in our City of Fire exhibition in Beverly Hills, Arrested Motion is pleased to reveal the eagerly awaited final four. As sharp and knowledgeable readers may have identified by examining the image above, these artists include Thomas Doyle, SABER, Nick Walker, and Mark Dean Veca.  To summarize, the complete list (in alphabetical order) includes the aforementioned, as well as:  Cyrcle., Ron English, James Jean, Kid Zoom, Dave Kinsey, MARS-1, Patrick Martinez, Pedro Matos, REVOK, Rostarr, […]

Streets: Mars-1 (San Francisco)

For fans of the recent more monochromatic aspects of Mars-1′s (featured) oeuvre, this new mural he painted in San Francisco should get them going. The otherworldly and organic nature of his work has become recognizable as part of the local painter’s signature imagery with certain pieces executed in a more minimalistic fashion – like the one seen here but on a much larger scale. Painted over several days on the side of the Phoenix Hotel and arranged through Wallspace, Mr. Martinez has added another beautiful piece […]
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Openings: Thinkspace Curated “Synergy” @ Spoke Art

Saturday evening marked the opening of a joint effort between LA-based gallery, Thinkspace and San Francisco’s Spoke Art Gallery (previewed). Up until May 26, Bay Area art lovers will get to view a survey of Thinkspace’s roster of artists that includes Allison Sommers, Ana Bagayan, Bumblebee, Craig “Skibs” Barker, Dabs Myla, Dan-ah Kim, Dave MacDowell, David Cooley, Derek Gores, Elliot Brown, Erik Siador, Jeff Ramirez, Jolene Lai, Kelly Vivanco, Liz Brizzi, Matt Doust, Nathan DeYoung, Seth Armstrong (seen above), Stella Im Hultberg, Stephanie Buer and […]
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Preview: Heiko Müller – “Hunting Night and Day” @ Jack Fischer Gallery

On May 16th in San Francisco, the Jack Fischer Gallery will be hosting the opening reception for German painter Heiko Müller where he will be presenting a new collection of work. Hunting Night and Day will be his second exhibition at the gallery and encompasses a selection of new paintings that feature Müller’s continued exploration of the darker side of nature and the hidden machinations of the animal kingdom, all rendered with a surreal touch. Discuss this show here. Discuss Heiko Müller here.

Preview: Adam Wallacavage – “Shiny Monsters” @ Philadelphia Art Alliance

On May 17th, the Philadelphia Art Alliance will host the opening reception for Adam Wallacavage’s (interviewed) Shiny Monsters. By hanging several new chandeliers within each gallery of the craft and design showspace, the eclectic sculptor will be introducing his hometown to his gothic-surreal lighting ornamentation. This will be his first solo exhibition in Philly. More preview looks after the jump…
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Rewind: April 30 – May 6

We start this week’s summary of videos with a timelapse from Colin M. Day of German duo Herakut in action. Watch as Jasmin & Falk aka Hera & Akut get their paint on for a piece in their Loving the Exiled showing in San Francisco (covered). Other worthy videos include: Christie’s is auctioning Yves Klein’s legendary Fire-Color Painting FC 1. A closer look at Tim Biskup’s part of the Emoticon Project. A chance to win a Thomas Campbell flower courtesy of HUCK Magazine. Talking to […]