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Rewind: April 23 – April 29

For this week’s Rewind, we have another selection of worthy videos for you to peruse including an interview with Faile. Vice caught up with the Patricks for an Art Talk about their new tile installation entitled The 104 North 7th Project (covered) in New York. Other notable videos include: Behind-the-scenes video of Cai Guo-Qiang at the MOCA (via hyde or die). Vernissage TV visits the SOFA Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair in NY. Timelapse of Candice Tripp’s This Will Hurt Tomorrow painting and print signing. […]
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Streets: RVA Street Art Festival (Part II)

Last week, Jeff Soto (interviewed) sent over some in-progress photos from the RVA Street Art Festival in Richmond, Virginia where artists like Dalek, Mark Jenkins, Pose, Richard Colman, and others were painting murals along the James River Power Plant Building and Floodwall. Jeff has now followed up those pics with some of of the completed walls including areas where artist’s work leaked into each other’s field leading to some sweet collaborative work. Photoset after the jump…
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Openings: “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me” @ Copro Gallery

A couple weeks ago, the 20th anniversary of cult hit television show Twin Peaks was celebrated with a group exhibition at the Copro Gallery entitled Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. A diverse set of artists were ask to create artwork based thematically on the dark side and imagery from the show including Shag, Brett Amory, Esao Andrews, Glenn Barr, Chris Berens, Tim Biskup, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Sas Christian, Colin Christian, Lori Earley, Stella Im Hultberg, Jessica Joslin, Andy Kehoe, Dan May, Tara McPherson, Chris Peters, Dan […]

Preview: Jasper Wong – “A Corny Concerto” @ No Vacancy

Tomorrow night (April 28th) in Melbourne, the No Vacancy Gallery (The Atrium, Federation Square location) will be hosting a solo show from Jasper Wong (interviewed). The multi-talented painter, illustrator, and curator will be presenting a selection of work utilizing his signature mix of humor and asian-influenced pop culture entitled A Corny Concerto. The Hawaii-based Wong is also one of the speakers at Carbon Festival 2012, alongside Faith47 & DAL, so make sure you check that out as well if you are in town for the […]

Preview: Morgan Spurlock Curated “New Blood” @ Thinkspace

Tomorrow night (April 28th) in Culver City, Thinkspace Gallery will play host to Morgan Spurlock and the show he is curating entitled New Blood. As mentioned in our interview with the multi-talented filmmaker and art collector earlier this week, the exhibition will feature artists he feels have significant impact on the art world with the added twist that they are to invite another promising artist to show alongside them. The lineup includes Camille Rose Garcia / Travis Lampe, The Date Farmers / Albert Reyes, Dzine / […]

Showing: “Vinyl Revisionists” @ Warner Brothers

The art of the album cover has a longstanding cultural and historic impact, both on contemporary society and new contemporary art. From the psychedelic album covers of the sixties to the gritty urban photographic hip hop album covers of the 90s, few mediums have been as unheralded yet impactful as these visual interpretations of the defining sounds of each generation. Warner Brothers Records in Burbank has recently opened a group show inviting artists to reinterpret their favorite albums and covers from the label’s expansive catalog. […]

Teaser: “Noteworthy Project Auction” @ Martha Otero Gallery

A couple months ago, we shared with you a project from Samsung where Tim Biskup was asked to re-imagine the sad face emoticon. It turns out other artists were asked to do the same thing with some of the other more common emoticons and acronyms including AJ Fosik, Megan Whitmarsh, Steven Harrington, Reza Ali, as well as Craig & Karl (see video after the jump). Now, the series of work produced for the Noteworthy Project will be auctioned off to benefit Peace First at a […]

Openings: KMNDZ – “One Step Beyond” @ Merry Karnowsky

Last week alongside Greg Simkin’s show at Merry Karnowsky, the works of Johnny Rodriguez (KMNDZ) collectively entitled One Step Beyond were also on display. This new set of paintings mark the first time Rodriguez has introduced human figures into imagery although signature touches like birds, bombs, beads, and palette are still evident. He states – “Aside from trying to push my art further and painting outside my comfort zone, the show is a love letter to all of my friends lost. It’s about sharing my […]
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Showing: Nicola Verlato – “How The West Was Won” @ Jonathan Levine

Recently at Jonathan LeVine in New York, Nicola Verlato opened up his solo exhibition entitled How The West Was Won alongside a solo from EVOL (covered). The series of new oil paintings from the Italian-born, Los Angeles-based artist show a talent for dramatic compositions and attention to detail that remind the viewer of old master paintings but remixed for modern time. The work follows a thematic tone that “refers to the culture clash between monotheism and polytheism throughout human history, a battle that the artist believes to […]
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Update: Arrested Motion – “City of Fire” Exhibition (Part II)

To go along with the first five artists (Dave Kinsey, Ron English, Patrick Martinez, James Jean, and Kid Zoom) announced last week for our upcoming City of Fire exhibition at Stephen Webster, we now have another five to reveal. Andrew Schoultz, TrustoCorp, MARS-1, Rostarr, and REVOK will also be part of the lineup when the show opens on June 5th. We’ll have more artists for you soon as well as more surprises like some associated public art projects. For those interested in joining the preview […]