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Contests: Femke Hiemstra – “La Mort En Cadence” Print

The Roq La Rue Gallery has graciously offered up a Femke Hiemstra prints as a giveaway to one of our readers. La Mort En Cadence (edition of 20) is a 11″ x 11″ giclee with the image itself a little over 8″ in diameter and is based on an original from the Dutch painter for the currently running Death and the Maiden group exhibition at the Seattle showspace. To qualify for the random drawing, just identify the image below and email info@arrestedmotion.com with your answer. […]
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Upcoming: Eric Fortune – “A Life to Leave” @ Lebasse Projects (Culver City)

Coming up next month on the 14th, the Culver City location of the Lebasse Projects will be hosting a solo show from Eric Fortune (interviewed). Last we saw of the Ohio-based painter, it was the end of 2010 and he was showing at the same space alongside Nate Frizzell. The new body of work deals with characters in transition between the known and the unknown, all rendered with his time-consuming “glazing” technique infusing each piece with subtle details and luminous lighting. Discuss this show here. […]
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Overtime: June 18 – June 24

Sale of Basquiat’s Museum Security (Broadway Meltdown) on hold over ownership dispute. RIP: LeRoy Neiman who died at the age of 91. Uli Sigg presented with gift of artwork by Hong Hao at the ceremony marking his donation to HK. Dave Hickey announced as co-curator of High Desert Test Sites 2013 (to expand towards Albuquerque). Members of MTA settle with the LA city attorney’s office to avoid at least $3.7 million in clean up fees. Riverside police made more graffiti-related arrests in first four months […]
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Upcoming: Andy Kehoe – “Into the Depths” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Coming up on July 7th, the Thinkspace Gallery will be presenting a new selection of paintings from Andy Kehoe. For Into the Depths, the Pittsburgh-based artist will be exploring a new process in creating his works. Involving multiple layers of resin, the new pieces are time-intensive but add a complexity and 3D effect to his new body of work while maintaining his fascination with autumn-themed imagery. He’s also incorporating local flora into the paintings, which will see his signature characters peeking out from behind real cattails […]
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Releases: Mark Dean Veca – “When The Shit Hits The Fan” Print

Earlier today, Poster Child Prints released a new print from Mark Dean Veca (featured) based on this When The Shit Hits The Fan painting, first seen in his solo at Western Projects last year. This hand-pulled silkscreen edition is limited to a run of 80, 22 x 28 inches, signed & numbered, and costs $120. Head over here if you are interested in adding it to your collection. Discuss Mark Dean Veca here.
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Upcoming: Sea No Evil 2012

On June 30th, the sixth rendition (see 2011, 2010, 2009) of the Sea No Evil Art Show returns to the Riverside Municipal Auditorium with the silent auction proceeds to benefit the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. This year’s lineup includes artists like Amy Sol, Ana Bagayan, Brandi Milne, Camilla d’Errico, Dave Kinsey, Deph, Gary Baseman, Jeff Soto, Jeremiah Ketner, Jessica Hess, Korin Faught, Lola, Roland Tamayo (above), Shepard Fairey, Tara McPherson, Tim Biskup, Travis Louie, and more. As usual, Captain Paul Watson, eco-activist, founder of Sea […]
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Openings: Sarah Joncas – “Between Wind and Water” @ Thinkspace

Just this last Saturday, the Thinkspace Gallery presented a new show from Sarah Joncas (interviewed) entitled Between Wind and Water. The collection of new works included paintings as well as drawings featuring the Toronto-based artist’s female portraiture embellished with a surreal narrative. Joncas was showing jointly with Caia Coopman – you can check out the entire show here. Photos by Sam Graham. Discuss this show here. Discuss Sarah Joncas here.
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Upcoming: Martin Wittfooth @ Corey Helford

Coming up in September, the Corey Helford Gallery plans to lead off the fall season with an exhibition from Martin Wittfooth (interviewed). After witness a brilliant showing last October from the Brooklyn-based painter in New York where he unveiled increasingly powerful imagery in his work, we are looking forward to seeing what he has in store for LA. Discuss Martin Wittfooth here.
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Art Focus: Eckart Hahn

For this week’s Art Focus, we take a look at the work of German painter Eckart Hahn. The self-taught and ever-evolving artist works in acrylics with his most recent series featuring portraiture of animals paired with synthetic materials. For those interested, today is the last day of his showing at Pablo’s Birthday Gallery in New York entitled Ancient Light. Via Beautiful / Decay.
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Preview: Annie Owens – “Motherland” @ Copro Gallery

This Saturday night, the Copro Gallery will be hosting a new solo exhibition from Annie Owens, artist and co-founder of Hi-Fructose. Motherland includes watercolor works on paper as well as studies referencing Owen’s recent interest in her family tree with paintings of mysterious houses and characters. The exhibition runs through July 7th at the Bergamot Complex in Santa Monica.