Earlier this month, Arcadia Fine Arts in New York hosted a new wave of representational painters who are challenging tradition in a group exhibition entitled Sur-Realism. Included in the lineup were Rick Berry, Ryan Bradley, John Brosio (above), Nancy Depew, Brian Despain, Craig Elliot, Shown Fields, Danny Galieote, Andrew Hem, Damon Lehrer, Adam Miller, Billy Norrby, Michael Rosenfeld, Laura Sanders, Linnea Strid, Eric White, Aron Wiesenfeld, and Martin Wittfooth. Discuss this show here.
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Coming up in September, the Corey Helford Gallery plans to lead off the fall season with an exhibition from Martin Wittfooth (interviewed). After witness a brilliant showing last October from the Brooklyn-based painter in New York where he unveiled increasingly powerful imagery in his work, we are looking forward to seeing what he has in store for LA. Discuss Martin Wittfooth here.
A couple Saturdays ago, the Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City hosted the opening for Wild at Heart, a benefit show where some of the proceeds went towards Born Free USA. The group exhibition featured artists and their choice of endangered species to paint or work with leading to some great pieces being created. Co-curated by Amanda Erlanson and Andrew Hosner, the impressive lineup included Wayne White, Andrew Hem, Aron Wiesenfeld, Dabs Myla, Martin Wittfooth, Amy Sol, Aryz, Chet Zar, Esao Andrews, Frank Gonzales, Mary Iverson, Amy […]
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 […]
As a followup to a similarly themed show last year, the Copro Gallery will be hosting Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me next Saturday, April 21st. Besides artwork depicting the dark side of the iconic television series, the event will also feature unreleased music from the series, David Lynch coffee and donuts, and a video installation of the Red Room as well as many other surprises and surprise guests. More preview images after the jump…
When you give an artist of Martin Wittfooth’s (interviewed) caliber carte blanche to curate a show, what else can you expect but a stellar lineup of painters and contributed work that aheres to a high standard. Dark Water opens this Saturday, November 12th at the Copro Gallery in Santa Monica with participants encouraged to thematically base their pieces on the title of the show. A full list of artists can be seen here, but we have selected some preview images for you after the jump…
A couple weeks ago, Martin Wittfooth premiered his powerful new collection of paintings at the Lyons Wier Gallery in New York. As he mentioned in his insightful interview with us leading up to the show, The Passions is an exploration of the destructive nature of blind faith, specifically the ideas of martyrdom and sainthood along with the violence, self sacrifice, and suffering frequently associated with these concepts. When realized in Martin’s typically style, surrogate creatures are substituted to make his points with the resulting pieces […]
As we perused the preview images for Martin Wittfooth’s upcoming solo in New York at the Lyons Wier Gallery, we couldn’t help but think that he had elevated his painting to the next level with this new body of work. After seeing one powerful image after another, we sat down to put some questions to the Brooklyn-based artist about The Passions scheduled to open on October 13th. We talked about the symbolism in his work, which is evident as you encounter unforgettable images like a […]
With a plethora of great shows opening in Los Angeles this weekend, not to mention the world, there is no way we can write about everything unfortunately (you can always join our forum for a more extensive calendar). Another gallery you should add to your list is the Copro Gallery in Santa Monica as they will be hosting seventh annual BLAB! SHOW, previewing artwork from the upcoming volumes of BLABWORLD No. 2 and 3.
Talk about strong imagery. This huge (64″ x 50″) new piece from Martin Wittfooth entitled Sacrifice will be part of a new body of work scheduled to open in a couple months at the Lyons Wier Gallery in New York. The Passions will be the Brooklyn-based artist’s debut solo show in New York so if you are fan of his work and live in the area, make sure you show up at the October 13th opening to meet Wittfooth and show your support. Discuss Martin Wifffooth […]