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Preview: Roland Tamayo – “Where The Heart Is” @ Gallery 1988

Tomorrow night (October 20th) on Melrose, the Gallery 1988 will be hosting Roland Tamayo’s (interviewed) first solo in Los Angeles where he will be unveiling a series of paintings inspired by his experiences as a new father. Entitled Where The Heart Is, the new body of work features his signature mix of the natural world and the technological, leading to novel hybrid creatures and situations. For this showing, Tamayo will also be playing with images from his hometown, sea creatures, and nostalgic thoughts, and pop culture that his children are […]
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Openings: Camilla d’Errico & Brandi Milne – “The Candy Escape” @ Cotton Candy Machine

Last weekend, Camilla d’Errico (above) and Brandi Milne showcased new bodies of work at Brooklyn’s Cotton Candy Machine. Entitled The Candy Escape, this exhibition from both artists delighted New Yorkers and Comicon-goers alike. Camilla, who is back from a one year hiatus from fine art, took her unique mix of manga and illustrative techniques to a sold out return. While fresh off Baby Tattooville, the Los Angeles-based Milne displayed her somber and surreal paintings for Williamsburg art lovers to enjoy. Discuss this show here. Discuss Brandi Milne here. Discuss Camilla d’Errico here.
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Previews: Jeremy Geddes & Ashley Wood – “Exhale” & “Machine Sabbath” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

This Saturday, the Jonathan LeVine Gallery will host duo exhibitions from two accomplished artists from Australia. Jeremy Geddes’ (interviewed), whose work you see above, will make his US debut solo with a new body of work entitled Exhale. The Melbourne-based painter will unveil 17 fresh paintings rendered in his meticulous style. With his imagery left open to interpretation, Geddes often paints his subjects in mid movement floating in urban landscapes. Showing besides him is another Australian standout Ashley Wood. The award-winning illustrator and artist will also be making […]
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Set Up / Preview: Gary Baseman – “Nightmares of Halloween Past” @ KK Gallery

This Saturday, October 20th, the KK Gallery in Los Angeles’ Chinatown Arts District will be holding their debut show featuring Gary Baseman’s  (featured) Nightmares of Halloween Past. The new body of work is an ode to Baseman’s favorite holiday and includes a series of haunting original paintings, special edition prints, installations and videos. Also on display will be his his vintage Halloween photo collection dating back to 1915 and there will be a special performance by Nightmare and The Cat. Photo credit: theonepointeight. Discuss Gary Baseman here.
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Signings: Andrew Hem – “Dreams Towards Reality” Book Release @ Nucleus Gallery

This Saturday night (October 20th, 7-10pm) at the Nucleus Gallery, Andrew Hem (interviewed), will be hosting a signing and special edition art exhibition for his new book – Dreams Towards Reality. Published by Zero+ Publishing, the monograph includes a survey of Hem’s recent paintings but also features “selections from his early work, graffiti, sketches, murals, sculptures and collages, as well as photographs from the extensive travel in Southeast Asia and South America that has informed his vision.” Also included is an in-depth essay by Amanda Erlanson. Not only will the LA-based […]
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Baby Tattooville ’12: Michael Hussar – “Wunderland”

As we continue our coverage of this year’s Baby Tattooville, we turn our attention to Michael Hussar’s Wunderland, which was a feature for the art retreat for the fourth straight year (see 2011). Those familiar with Hussar’s two night event quickly settled in while newcomers casually perused. As in the past, all of the action took place in Hussar’s suite. Models posed as muses deep into the night for Hussar and other artists to draw. Discuss Baby Tattoville here.
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Releases: Joe Ledbetter – “Mega Fire-Cat”

If you remember a while back, we shared with you news of Joe Ledbetter’s re-release of one of his most popular figures and characters Mr. Bunny, but in a larger format. Now, in collaboration with the people (The Loyal Subjects) that brought you the Colossus Bunny, Ledbetter will be also bringing back his beloved Fire-Cat, again in a much larger scale. Standing 4-feet tall and made of fiberglass, the Mega Fire-Cat will be available in four different colorways – Original Red Fire-Cat (edition of 7), Ice-Cat (blue edition of […]
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Openings: Mark Whalen – “Portals” @ Merry Karnowsky

This past weekend, the Merry Karnowsky gallery unveiled new work by artist Mark Whalen (also known as Kill Pixie). Titled “Portals”, this new exhibition by the Australian artist shows a progress in style from the last time he showed at this same gallery.  Last week, we showed you a glimpse into his artistic process via a teaser video (covered), and here with the culmination of his hard work, we see him once again incorporating a collection of extremely detailed and geometric artwork, black on black […]
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Openings: Mel Kadel – “Stuck On A Wave” @ Merry Karnowsky

Last Saturday night, Mel Kadel unveiled new works for her Stuck On A Wave solo during an opening reception at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery. Showing alongside the cosmic and pattered work of Mark Whalen, the Los Angeles-based Kadel’s imagery also featured patterns of her own, oftentimes backdrops of collaged repeating elements for her characters to play in. As referenced by the title of the show, this time around, the auto-biographical caricatures of herself were seen at times rowing through the patterns as if they were on water. The show will […]
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Openings: Pose & “Hello Kitty, Hello Art” @ Known Gallery

On Saturday night, the Known Gallery in Los Angeles hosted a private release party for Hello Kitty, Hello Art!, a book compiling artwork inspired by Sanrio characters. In association with this event, a group show featuring works from 64 Colors, AIKO, Caia Koopman, DABS MYLA, Kenton Parker, Niagara, Shepard Fairey, Simone Legno, RISK, Adam Wallacavage was on display as each artist chose different characters to render in their own typical fashion. The man of the hour was POSE (MSK, AWR) – seen above – with an entire solo show dedicated to the theme […]