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Openings: “Letters From America” @ Black Rat Press (Curated by Corey Helford Gallery)

Last week, the Black Rat Projects opened a show curated by Corey Helford Gallery entitled Letters From America. The group exhibition included American artists SABER, RISK, Ron English, and TrustoCorp taking advantage of the July 4th holiday (US Independence Day) to introduce London art lovers to work from across the pond that they may not have seen in person before. Stop by to check out SABER’s flag variations that have much personal meaning, RISK’s graff-inspired works as well as some sculptural pieces (see Big Boy above), English’s pop-culture inspired commentary, and TrustoCorp’s witty work […]
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Overtime: July 2 – July 8

Stories of the week: James Jean’s print for the Kingdom Animalia benefit show now available online. Photos from opening here. Kimberly Camp, former Barnes Foundation’s CEO claims financial pretext for relocation was pure fabrication. Five European museums launch ARTtube – online video channel publishing original films about art and design. MOCA makes an official announcement (.pdf)  regarding Paul Schimmel’s departure. Eli Broad discusses ousting of Paul Schimmel at MOCA.  Paul McCarthy and Shepard Fairey weigh in. Which Way L.A.? discusses the future of MOCA with Christopher […]
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Preview: Andy Kehoe – “Into The Depths” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Tomorrow night (July 7th) sees Andy Kehoe returning to Thinkspace Gallery for another solo show, but he has brought a new body of work that explores a new medium and technique with him this time. Utilizing resin to create a more layered and three-dimensional look, the early images look amazing and AM can’t wait to see these in person. The same whimsical characters, autumnal imagery, imaginative backgrounds, and palette are still present but they now seem to have more depth and come alive with the new look. Stop by […]
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Preview: “Tiny Trifecta” 2012 @ Cotton Candy Machine

This Saturday, New York’s Cotton Candy Machine will be holding its second annual “tiny” art show. Entitled Tiny Trifecta, this year’s edition looks to take it up a notch as each artist creates three pieces of original artwork costing only $100 each. We stopped by the gallery to sneak a peek and noticed that this year, artists aren’t just submitting simple “tiny” sketches. Many took their time to create some significant gems for all their fans out there. Tara McPherson curates a loaded line up […]
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Preview: Colin Christian & RISK @ Corey Helford

This Saturday night July 7th, the Corey Helford Gallery will be presenting the sexy sci-fi inspired sculptures from Colin Christian and the street-inspired work of RISK with both showings the first solos with the Culver City space. The twelve new pieces from Christian are collectively entitled Hello, Pretty Pretty and see the Tampa-base sculptor reference a wide range of influences including fashion, 60s pop art, and 70s interior design. RISK, one MSK’s highest profile artists, will be bringing a diverse selection of “organized chaos” entitled Old Habits Die Hard that […]
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Preview: Luke Chueh – “Bearing the Unbearable” Signing @ Spoke Art

Tomorrow night (July 5th) in San Francisco, Luke Chueh (interviewed) will be continuing his Bearing the Unbearable book signing tour (see Los Angeles). Also, of interest to Bay Area fans will be the release of new prints from his popular sushi series of paintings, with the originals created for a 2009 showing in LA. The 11″ x 14″ giclees (edition of 100) will cost $140 for the set (or $80 each). Also on display will be some of the LA-based painter’s sketches. Luke will be showing alongside the […]
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Releases: Jeff Soto – “Seeker Friends #4: The Gardener”

Back in March, we introduced you to a new line of prints from Jeff Soto (interviewed) entitled Seeker Friends. The series of limited editions were from Prints On Wood with each one available for 24 hours after a specified date and time. Each 6″ x 6″ print costs $25 + shipping with $1 of every sale going to plant one tree through the Plant A Billion Trees program. The next release window will be for the fourth one, The Gardener (seen above), this Thursday, July 5th starting at non PST. Discuss Jeff Soto […]
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Previews: Coates & Scarry – “Unnatural-Natural History” @ Royal West of England Academy

Coates and Scarry will be curating an exhibition entitled Unnatural-Natural History that will be opening on July 14th at the Royal West of England Academy. Included are 38 diverse artists making their entry into this theme to see how different they can make nature look. The roster includes Angela Singer, Geza Szollosi, Kate McGWire, Nick Bright, Meryl Donahue, Natalie Shau, Patrick Haines, Karen Akester, Beth Carter, Jessica Joslin, Troy Abbott, Chantal Powell, Dean Melbourne, Susie MacMurray, Christopher Russel, Angela Lizon, Rose Sanderson, Pitch Tangpun, Nicole Etienne, […]
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Openings: Arrested Motion – “City of Fire” @ Stephen Webster (Part II)

It’s been a few weeks since we unveiled our City of Fire show and we still have more images from the reception to share.  These are images of the people that came out to support and view the exhibition, as well as some of the artists that were able to make it out. As a international online entity, it is sometimes rare that we are able to have physical interaction with our readers, the artists whose work we love and promote, and our peers, so […]
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Openings: Shawn Barber – “Memoir: The Tattooed Portraits Series” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Last week in New York, the Joshua Liner Gallery played host to artist and tattoo specialist Shawn Barber’s (interviewed) new solo – Memoir: The Tattooed Portraits Series. The new body of work features portraits of notables in the body inking subculture (many of them the painter’s close friends) as well works featuring various selections of tattoo paraphernalia. You can see the LA-based Barber posing in front of the showstopper, a 6 x 9 foot full body turnaround triptych of the legendary Shige. Discuss this show here. Discuss Shawn Barber here.