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Release: Nathan Ota – “Ikiru”

It looks like Nathan Ota’s new book Ikiru is up for preorder now from ZERO+ Publishing. The 144 page hardcover covers the LA-based artist’s work from his early street art to illustrations and gallery pieces to recent collaborations with the street artist RISK. The edition size is 1000 and will cost $50.00. Take a look at a couple more images below… Discuss Nathan Ota here.
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Preview: Jeremiah Ketner – “Ideal World” @ myplasticheart

On August 9th, Jeremiah Ketner (interviewed) will be opening another solo show at myplasticheart in New York. Entitled Ideal World, the exhibition will put the Chicago-based painter’s surreal musings on display. He states: “Ideal World is the continuation of a theme I have been exploring for several years now. I wanted to create a place of luxury for the mind. A place where everything is tranquil and all forms of life can coexist without any reference to the past or future. This timeless notion allows sprites […]
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Upcoming: Eric Joyner – “First World Problems” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Robot and donut enthusiast Eric Joyner (interviewed) will be opening a solo show at Corey Helford Gallery on August 10th, his fifth with the Culver City showspace. Unlike his last show (covered) which featured his old school mechanical characters in the natural setting, the new paintings depict them in the city along with their dependable fried dessert friends. Rife with irony, First World Problems will see his robots dealing with the “struggles” of urban coexistence. Discuss Eric Joyner here.
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Upcoming: Tran Nguyen – “A Place Procurred From Our Yesteryears” @ Roq La Rue

On Thursday night (August 1st), Roq La Rue will be hosting all new works from painter Tran Nguyen (alongside Jason “Ti Kunkit” Wheatley). After a couple showings in Los Angeles (here & here), A Place Procurred From Our Yesteryears will build on the delicate portraiture we have seen from her in the past with new acrylic & colored pencil pieces as well as some sketches. The imagery this time seems to be exploring the relationships between her characters and urban space as well as its implications. Discuss […]
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Art Related Video On Instagram posts

Instagram recently introduced their video feature, not many people were getting too excited over it. But, one month after the update, much more people are appreciating and using it. Artists, galleries, art collectors and enthusiasts are only some of them. While the old photo feature was very helpful when it comes to sharing new works, projects, plans, sketches, the video feature gives IG users a chance to explore things deeper, show more details, show the creative process, literally show wider picture of things, and even […]
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Preview: Scott Scheidly – “The Pinks” @ Spoke Art

Thursday night (August 1st) at Spoke Art, Scott Scheidly will expanding his ongoing pink portrait series with all new works for his debut solo show, The Pinks, with the gallery. As seen in his participation in ArtPadSF the Scope Art Fair, the Orlando-based painter explores the cultural and social implications of color and the associated preconceptions by re-imagining recognizable macho characters and infamous historical figures (i.e.: making a mockery of Ayatollah Khomeini, religious leader of a country that is well known for persecution of the LGBT community). Discuss Scott Scheidly […]
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Rewind: July 22 – July 28

It’s time to take a look at some worthy art-related videos in another one of our Rewind features. First up is an interview with Jeffrey Deitch as he speaks about art and his time in LA, created before word came out that he is stepping down as MOCA’s director. Other videos to watch include: A video about Matt Small and his show at Nelly Duff. Kickstarter video for Art Story. Trailer for Jay Z’s Picasso Baby on HBO (via Hyde or Die). Amanda Ross-Ho discusses […]
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Preview: “Shades” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Tonight in Culver City, the Corey Helford Gallery will be opening a new group show featuring Aaron Woes Martin, Andrew Brandou, Beau Stanton, Ben Frost, Carlos Ramos, Chloe Early (above), Cyrcle, David Stoupakis, Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman, Ernesto Yerena, Esao Andrews, Germs, Greg Gossel, Joey Remmers, Junghwa Hong, Lola, Martin Wittfooth, Melissa Haslam, Michael Peck, Nate Frizzell, Nouar, Revok, Richard J Oliver, Risk, Shag, Soey Milk, Tom Bagshaw, and Yumiko Kayukawa. Shades well feature works created by the artists with a limited palette and each one will be sized at 16″ x 16″. […]
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Releases: Amy Sol – “Beacon” & “Aquilon’s Valley” Prints

Later today (2 pm PST), Amy Sol (interviewed) will be releasing two new prints on her online store. Beacon (seen above) is based on an painting that showed last year in Miami (covered) and the original of the Aquilon’s Valley image (seen below) was included in a group show earlier this year (covered). Both limited editions will be in a run of 25, be sized at 15″ x 15″, and cost $100 Discuss Amy Sol here.
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Releases: Kent Williams – “OPHTHALM” Book

For those of you who liked the work created for Kent Williams’ show in Los Angeles back in 2011 (covered), he now has a new book with plenty of his paintings of that style gracing it’s pages. In addition, the 12″ x 12″ hardcover (160 pages) features pages from his sketchbook including side by side comparisons of studies and the paintings they became. Head over here to order if interested. Discuss Kent Williams here.