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Previews: Delia Brown – Last Exit: Punta Junta @ Martha Otero Gallery

Opening tonight at Martha Otero Gallery is a new show by Delia Brown. Entitled Last Exit: Punta Junta, this exhibition is a continuation of her Guerilla Lounging Project where parties are hosted in the luxuriously pimped out playgrounds of the upper class. The difference is that the ones depicted living it up are those of the middle and lower classes. Delia works during these few hours of decadence and fantasy to capture these unique situations with her brush. The show runs until April 14th, so stop by if […]

Openings: “Oniomania” @ Martha Otero

This past weekend, AM stopped by to catch a fresh exhibition at Martha Otero Gallery. As explained in our preview, the curiously titled Oniomania means “to compulsively buy”. In this case, the group show was filled with pieces that would drive an art shopaholic wild as such notables as John Baldessari, Ed Ruscha, James Jean, David Choe, Jen Stark, FriendsWithYou, Darren Romanelli, Chris Beas, Jonathan Borofsky, Liz Craft, Sebastian Clough, Wim Delvoye, Lia Halloran, Adam Janes, Brand Kahlhamer, Donald Lipski, Bruce Nauman and Jason Polan had […]

Previews: “Oniomania” @ Martha Otero

On Saturday, Martha Otero Gallery will be hosting a group show entitled Oniomania. The literal definition of the term is compulsive buying and with a solid roster of all-star artists such as John Baldessari, Ed Ruscha, James Jean, David Choe, Jen Stark, FriendsWithYou, Darren Romanelli, Chris Beas, Jonathan Borofsky, Liz Craft, Sebastian Clough, Wim Delvoye, Lia Halloran, Adam Janes, Brand Kahlhamer, Donald Lipski, Bruce Nauman, and Jason Polan, it’s hard to see anyone not wanting to shop til they drop at this editions-themed exhibition. We […]

Art HK ’11 – James Jean @ Martha Otero

Using a unique four panel painting (previewed) contrasted nicely against a mural backdrop as the anchoring point in the booth, Martha Otero continued to supply fans of James Jean’s (featured) work more eye candy – this time at Art Hong Kong. Also included in the display were more paintings, drawings, special limited editions, and a first look at his Rebus book (more on this later), which was also the title of his recent exhibition at the Los Angeles showspace. Take a look at more pics […]

Openings: James Jean – “Rebus” @ Martha Otero

After presenting AM readers with teasers, updates, studio visits/previews, and  exhibition set-up posts on James Jean’s Rebus show, the moment of truth has finally arrived and the glorious payoff is in sight.  The artist’s first solo exhibition in his hometown of Los Angeles has opened (up until April 23) at West Hollywood’s Martha Otero and includes paintings, drawings, sketchbook spreads, sculpture, editioned scarves, and wall installations. Jean creates a immersive experience that feels like a romanticized dream where the environment is in colorful decay from […]
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Charity / Releases: James Jean x OVM – Lotus War Silk Scarf

James Jean fans may remember the sold out fashion line which he created with Prada, but since then he’s taken a hiatus from fashion world to focus on his fine art career. Good news, James has been working on another project. Here’s a first look at the upcoming collaboration with Japan based company OVM. The first release of the future line with OVM is a gorgeous scarf featuring his signature Lotus War imagery from his show at Martha Otero. The scarf is made of premium […]

Set-up/Installation: James Jean – “Rebus” @ Martha Otero

As many of us have been anticipating, James Jean’s first solo show in Los Angeles will be opening in about a week.  We provided a preview of the art work in the show, now here is a sneak peak at how they will be presented.  Jean hand painted an entire wall in the gallery, providing a immersive background for the exhibition, in his signature flowing lines.  Be at Martha Otero on the evening of March 12, as Rebus opens to the public. See more set-up […]

Studio Visits / Preview: James Jean – “Rebus” @ Martha Otero

As you may know, James Jean (interviewed) has an upcoming show enititled “Rebus” at Martha Otero on March 12th. What you may not know is that this body of work has been over two years in the making. Since his groundbreaking show “Kindling” at Jonathan Levine, James has been expanding his style to a body of work that’s larger in scale and looser in composition. AM had a chance to stop by and hang out at his Los Angeles studio last year where he was already neck […]

Teaser: James Jean – Solo Exhibition @ Martha Otero

Here’s some big news to ring in the new year.  James Jean (interviewed) will have his first solo exhibition of his fine art career in Los Angeles at Martha Otero.  Although the exact date is not yet released, it will be in March. Following up his highly acclaimed Kindling at Jonathan Levine in 2009 (covered), we hear the artist will be scaling it up with larger canvases featuring his unique mix of romantic, classical, youthful, sometimes surreal, and nostalgic paintings.  Keep an eye out as […]

Preview: “Legal Tender” Group Exhibition @ Martha Otero

José Parlá, whose artwork is rarely exhibited in Los Angeles, will soon provide the West Coast with a spectacular visual treat as Martha Otero will feature his massively-sized (42″ by 116.5″) Flux in their Legal Tender group exhibition.  Other artists in the show include: E.V. Day, Dzine, John Espinosa, Rob Fischer, Matt Greene, Adam Janes, Brad Kahlhamer, Travis LeRoy Southworth, and Jen Stark. The show opens Nov. 20 and will be up until Jan. 15, 2011.  Don’t miss your opportunity to see a major Parlá […]