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Upcoming: Risk & Nathan Ota – “Innocence Lost” @ Corey Helford Gallery

On Saturday, Feburary 15th, the Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City will host a two-person show from RISK (interviewed) and Nathan Ota. As seen from their collaborative exhibitions in 2001 (LA & SF), the two reunited artists who started in the graffiti scene together over 25 years ago, have imagery that seems to fit so nicely together despite their divergent paths since high school. Expect more of Ota’s surrealistic and figurative characters superimposed over the letter-based backgrounds of RISK. Discuss Risk here. Discuss Nathan Ota here.
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Previews: Ray Caesar – “The Trouble With Angels” @ Dorothy Circus

On February 15th, Ray Caesar (interviewed 2011, 2013) will be opening his first European solo exhibition at the Dorothy Circus Gallery in Rome. Entitled The Trouble With Angels, the show will feature new and old works from the Canada-based artist, created painstakingly with 3D modeling programs and released as limited editions and one offs. Featuring surreal characters and backgrounds that appear innocent and sinister at the same time, much of his imagery is influenced by what he has seen from his time working at a children’s hospital as […]
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POW! WOW! ’14 / Openings: “Exploring The New Contemporary Movement” @ Honolulu Museum Of Art School

Last night, the Honolulu Museum Of Art School hosted the official launch of this year’s edition of POW! WOW! Hawaii with an opening of a big  group show curated by the Thinkspace Gallery. Presenting all new 2×2′ works by 40+ international urban, street and contemporary artists, this show attracted a lot of attention of the local art lovers as well as the participating artists of this year’s festival. With many of the featured artists taking part in POW! WOW! this year, a lot of them were present at the opening, making […]
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Releases: Jeff Soto – “Seeker Friends Elements: Air” Print

For those who enjoyed the Seeker Friends prints from Jeff Soto (interviewed), he will be revisiting the series with a new set of Elements. Currently for sale as a timed release from the Riverside-based artist is Air (6″ x 6″), available at Prints on Wood. It will be on sale for $30 + shipping until noon PST today and then no longer available after that, so head over soon if you want to add it to your collection. Discuss Jeff Soto here.
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POW WOW ’14 & 1xRUN Prints & Show

The annual POW! WOW! art retreat in Hawaii starts this weekend and 1xRUN will be on site to work on a special show at Loft in Space / Fresh Cafe set to open on February 14th. They have also partnered with Pangea Seed, a local non profit, to exhibit prints from their archives and their new Sametan figure customized by over 30 artists. In addition, 1xRUN will be releasing a series of prints from participating 2014 POW! WOW! artists including Roids, Ron English, Tristan Eaton, Aaron De La Cruz, BASK, Meggs, Persue 1 & 2, Angry Woebots 1 & 2, Dave Kinsey, 123 Klan, Insa, Brendan Monroe Gold & Silver, Hannah Stouffer, Inti, Prime, Estria, Cyrcle, Defer, Cope2, Indie […]
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POW! WOW! ’14 / Previews: “Exploring The New Contemporary Movement” @ Honolulu Museum Of Art School

As part of the POW! WOW! event this year, things will kick off with a group show curated by the Thinkspace Gallery this Saturday, February 8th, at the Honolulu Museum Of Art School (111 Victoria Street). Entitled Exploring The New Contemporary Movement, the exhibition includes artists Adam Caldwell, Alexis Diaz (aka La Pandilla), Andrew Hem, Andrew Schoultz, Angry Woebots. BASK, Becca, Bezt (Etam Cru), Brendan Monroe, Brian Mashburn, Buff Monster, Bumblebee, C215, Carl Cashman, Cryptik, Curiot, Dabs Myla, David Cooley, Ekundayo, Esao Andrews, Fernando Chamarelli, Gaia, […]
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Previews: Tim Doyle – “UnReal Estate III” @ Spoke Art

This Thursday (February 6th), Spoke Art in San Francisco will be opening Tim Doyle’s third solo with the gallery. UnReal Estate III will again revisit his popular series of works (see 2012 & 2013) that explore places that only exist on television as part of his favorite shows. Rendered beautifully in his style, Doyle takes us to locations we can never visit like the island from LOST (seen above) and many others. Take a look at the preview images below of the prints that will be available (the […]
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Previews: Bruce Yan – “Brand New” @ G1988 (East)

Tomorrow night (February 1st) at Gallery 1988 (East), designer and illustrator Bruce Yan will be presenting new works featuring his pieces exploring pop culture. Often using clever juxtaposition of silhouettes and iconic imagery that we all are familiar with including films from Hayao Miyazaki, the Seattle-based artist is able to get us to look at things in a new light.   Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss this show here.
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Upcoming: Tim Biskup – “Kobe Prelude Experience” @ Nike Vault

Last month, we covered the start of The Kobe Prelude Experience put on by the Nike Vault at the STAPLES Center. Since those first pieces were revealed by Allison Torneros & Kris Kuksi, other artists have created work inspired by key moments in Kobe Bryant’s career. Tomorrow night (January 31st, 6 pm) is Tim Biskup (seen above) turn as he will be on hand (along with and and Alberto Mielgo) to discuss what they each came up with. Discuss Tim Biskup here.
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Upcoming: Victor Castillo – “Pure Pleasure” @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

This Saturday, February 1st, the Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles will be opening a new show from Victor Castillo. In a departure from his usual vivid and colorful paintings, the new body of work will consist of 12 black-and-white paintings on paper as well as a large-scale mural installation. Despite elements of his imagery still in place like the sausage nose characters, the dark social commentary appears to have toned down a bit. Discuss Victor Castillo here.