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POW! WOW! Long Beach ’16 / Openings: “Vitality & Verve: In the Third Dimension” @ LBMA

A couple weekends ago, in association with POW! WOW! Long Beach, a massive group show opened at the Long Beach Museum of Art. Vitality & Verve: In the Third Dimension was presented by the museum in collaboration with Thinkspace & POW! WOW!, a followup on last year’s debut showing (covered) with another amazing series of installations and murals from a new roster. Not only did fans in the beach city get to see murals from some of their favorite artists (covered), but also a high quality selection of work in a museum […]

Previews: “Selfie” @ Stephanie Chefas Gallery

This Friday, April 8th, a group show of artists exploring the idea of a Selfie will open at Stephanie Chefas Gallery in Portland. Participants include John Felix Arnold III, Ana Bagayan, Jana Brike, Adrian Landon Brooks, Adrian Cox (seen above), Vanessa Foley, Monica Kim Garza, Caleb Hahne, Maria Kreyn, Mike Lee, Brian Mashburn, Mako Miyamoto, Jennifer Nehrbass, Jeff P., Meryl Pataky, Erik Mark Sandberg, Lucien Shapiro, Kevin Sloan, Marnie White, Kristen Liu Wong, and Christine Wu. More preview images below…

Showing: Gris1 – “Mixité Sociale” @ Galerie Artistik Rezo

Gris1, a member of the infamous DMV crew from France, recently opened his Mixité Sociale solo at Galerie Artistik Rezo in Paris on the 13th of January. The show includes an elaborate installation created in the gallery space, along with several large canvases, ink drawings on paper, and limited edition lithographs. Inspired by pigeons as an animal that humans sharing their living space with, all the works featured depict the “rats of the skies,” as they are seen in some parts of the world. The whole exhibition is created around […]

Showing: Jiri Georg Dokoupil – “New Paintings” @ Paul Kasmin Gallery

Paul Kasmin Gallery is currently showing a series of new paintings by Jiri Georg Dokoupil with his first NYC solo show in two decades. Consisting of large scale works from his Soap Bubble Paintings series, this installation is represents his ongoing experimentation with non-traditional mediums and chemical processes. The Czech-born artist started producing these kind of works back in the 90s, after mixing a color pigment and soap. After years of perfecting his technique, the result are striking works that freeze the moment and capture […]

Openings: Etam Cru – “Bedtime Stories” @ Varsi Gallery

On Thursday, the 30th of October, Sainer and Bezt, teamed up as Etam Cru, opened their first Italian show at Varsi Gallery in Rome. The young artistic duo that has been getting a lot of attention with their large scale murals worldwide but also with their fine art works, introduced a new body of work titled Bedtime Stories. For this show, the Polish artists created a coherent installation, painting the walls and floor of the gallery with their recognizable symbols – skulls, mushrooms, crowns, etc. Introducing […]

Openings: Andrew Schoultz “Broken Order” @ Ruttkowski;68

On the 10th of October, Ruttkowski;68 in Cologne, Germany opened a new solo show by American artist, Andrew Schoultz. Titled Broken Order, this show includes all new works which introduce a slight new direction for the artist. Aside from his familiar illustrative elements and signature imagery, the new paintings include geo and op art objects, which was further emphasized through a specific install painted in the gallery space. The Los  Angeles-based artist is known for large murals, installations, paintings and drawings, all created using his meticulous line work and heavy layering. […]

Previews: Thierry Noir – “The LA Retrospective” @ Howard Griffin Gallery (Los Angeles)

Some 30 years since he first started painting miles of murals on the infamous Berlin wall, Thierry Noir is about to open his first US show. His LA retrospective organized by the Howard Griffin Gallery will be the first official introduction of a real pioneer of street art in Europe to the US. The French artist, whose turbulent life included living in squats around Berlin, started creating public art as a form of rebellion and his own way of fighting the wall and everything it stands for. His colorful profiles, […]

Preview: “Banksy: the Unauthorised Retrospective” @ Sotheby’s (London)

Sotheby’s teamed up with Banksy’s, former agent Steve Lazarides from Lazarides gallery, in order to set up an unauthorized retrospective exhibition of works by the internationally renowned artist. Even admitting that the artist would “hate” this show, the gallerist and the curator of the show chose mostly works from the period when they worked together, which will all be available for sale, priced between £4,000 and £500,000..  Fans of elusive British artist will have a chance to see some of his most iconic works in person including sculptures, crude oil paintings, […]

Openings: Aryz – “Style Is The Limit” @ Fifty24SF

Spanish “wall painter” Aryz (pronounced ar-eez), opened his 1st US solo show last Friday at Fifty24SF in San Francisco. The young artist is mostly known for the large scale murals he has been painting from Europe through the US to Central and South America. His recognizable soft colors, subtle lines, transparent & “jelly” feeling character and objects, have enhanced many abandoned factories & big walls and has gained him a lot of popularity & respect among urban and street art fans. Titled Style is The Limit, the show […]

Openings: Sage Vaughn – “Last Year” @ Known Gallery

Over the weekend, the Known Gallery exhibited the work of artist Sage Vaughn (featured) in an exhibit titled Last Year. The first solo showing for the UK-based artist at the gallery featured a collection of large woven editions based on his paintings and on his collages from his Envelope Series. While working with a different type of material, Vaughn still managed to infuse his ironic take on popular culture. Whether it was images referencing the late 70s to early 80s or his use of animals […]
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