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Preview: “Shades” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Tonight in Culver City, the Corey Helford Gallery will be opening a new group show featuring Aaron Woes Martin, Andrew Brandou, Beau Stanton, Ben Frost, Carlos Ramos, Chloe Early (above), Cyrcle, David Stoupakis, Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman, Ernesto Yerena, Esao Andrews, Germs, Greg Gossel, Joey Remmers, Junghwa Hong, Lola, Martin Wittfooth, Melissa Haslam, Michael Peck, Nate Frizzell, Nouar, Revok, Richard J Oliver, Risk, Shag, Soey Milk, Tom Bagshaw, and Yumiko Kayukawa. Shades well feature works created by the artists with a limited palette and each one will be sized at 16″ x 16″. […]
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Releases: Amy Sol – “Beacon” & “Aquilon’s Valley” Prints

Later today (2 pm PST), Amy Sol (interviewed) will be releasing two new prints on her online store. Beacon (seen above) is based on an painting that showed last year in Miami (covered) and the original of the Aquilon’s Valley image (seen below) was included in a group show earlier this year (covered). Both limited editions will be in a run of 25, be sized at 15″ x 15″, and cost $100 Discuss Amy Sol here.
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Releases: Kent Williams – “OPHTHALM” Book

For those of you who liked the work created for Kent Williams’ show in Los Angeles back in 2011 (covered), he now has a new book with plenty of his paintings of that style gracing it’s pages. In addition, the 12″ x 12″ hardcover (160 pages) features pages from his sketchbook including side by side comparisons of studies and the paintings they became. Head over here to order if interested. Discuss Kent Williams here.
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Interview: Erin M Riley

Erin M Riley is a Philadelphia-based artist whose chosen medium is weaving, something that has not been covered much here on AM. What drew us to her tapestries in particular is her use of unconventional imagery, which bridges the gap between traditional techniques and contemporary issues that affect youth today. At times deeply personal and honest, her work explores post party mishaps, social and sexual interactions of dating, death, pop culture and more. We had the chance to interview her ahead of a showing at Paradigm […]
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SDCC ’13: Robert Williams – “The Rapacious Wheel”

Those lucky enough to attend SDCC last week and and weekend may have feasted their eyes on a new sculptural piece from Robert Williams. The Rapacious Wheel (made in collaboration with Gentle Giant Studios) dominated the area where the Juxtapoz founder held his daily signings and screened his documentary. More photos below… Via Juxtapoz. Discuss Robert Williams here.
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Upcoming: 111 Minna Gallery 20th Anniversary Exhibition

Coming up on the 6th of September, the 111 Minna Gallery will be putting on a group show celebrating their 20th year anniversary. Not surprisingly, their long history deservedly affords them the opportunity to put together a roster of heavy hitters in the genre. Those slated to contribute a piece include Brett Amory, Shawn Barber, Glenn Barr, David Choong Lee, Ron English, Jeremy Fish, Sam Flores, Doze Green, Jay Howell, Sylvia Ji, Josh Keyes (seen above), Liz McGrath, Mark Ryden, Kathy Staico-Schorr, Todd Schorr, Shag, Joe Sorren, […]
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Openings: Cleon Peterson – ‘There is a War’ @ The Outsiders

Cleon Peterson recently brought his highly stylised and violent imagery to London for his first solo exhibition in the UK. There is a War opened at The Outsiders’ Soho gallery space on Thursday July 4th with a selection of  works from his Brinksman series as well as his wonderful tableaux street scenes so full of multi-dimensional blood drenched villainy. For many at the opening it was the first opportunity to see Cleon’s graphical (and also graphic) work in person, and a chance to absorb his technique over a large body of work. There […]
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Openings: ‘Word Play’ @ Design Matters

A little while back we brought you a preview of some of the work for Word Play, hosted at Design Matters Gallery in Los Angeles. The premise of the exhibition excited us as the curated theme was based around text within art. The group exhibition was curated by Stephanie Chefas, of Platinum Cheese blog fame and features a variety of artists from very different backgrounds but all commonly using text in their work though a range of styles and mediums. Ben Venom (above), Shawn Huckins, Greg Lamarche, Gregory Siff, Meg Hitchcock, Meryl Pataky, and RERO all contributed […]
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Previews: Naoto Hattori – “REM” @ Copro Gallery

It’s been a little over a year since Naoto Hattori last showed in Los Angeles (covered), so it is about time for another go. REM will open on July 27th at the Copro Gallery in Santa Monica, with the title seemingly referring to that stage of sleep where dreams occur. This is certainly as good a title as any to describe the Japanese painter’s imagery, with surreal and psychedelic creatures, all rendered in super detail. If you have seen his work in person, you will have marveled at […]
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Releases: Audrey Kawasaki x Pressure Printing – “Eien”

For those who missed Audrey Kawasaki’s (interviewed) sold out print release from Pressure Printing five years ago, here is your chance at the companion print. Entitled Eien, which in Japanese translates to “forever,” “eternity,” or “permanence,” the new limited edition (run of 50) sized at  8 ¾” × 12 ¾” will cost you $1500 and comes in hand built walnut frames. The print, which is hand embellished by Audrey in pink pencil, will be available for sale at noon PDT on Tuesday, July 23rd 2013. Discuss Audrey Kawasaki here.