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Upcoming: “Giants Among Us” @ CHG Circa

This Saturday, September 20, a group show entitled Giants Among Us will be opening at Culver City’s CHG Circa. Artists including Anita Kunz, Andrew Brandou, Armando Marino, Benjamin Bryce Kelley, Billy Norrby, Christofer Kochs, David Stoupakis, Eric Joyner (seen above), Joe Fenton, John Brophy, Dave Kinsey, Korin Faught, Maria Kreyn, Matt Rota, Sarah Folkman, Selena Wong, So Youn Lee, and Van Arno were asked to examine the role of the giant in modern times. We have all been fascinated by the idea of super sized […]
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Upcoming: MondoCon 2014

On September 20 & 21 in Austin, coinciding with the first weekend of Fantastic Fest, the first ever MondoCon will be opening their doors. The event will bring together artists, designers, toy creators, filmmakers, and composers to celebrate film, music, and art with panels, screenings, print releases, art shows, exclusive toy releases, live screen printing, and more. You can look at the complete program here, which includes Daniel Danger (interviewed) as one of the exhibitors and who will be releasing some limited editions (one of which […]
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Recap: Kate MccGwire @ St Mary in the Castle

The Coastal Currents Festival of Visual Arts in Hastings in the South East of England, recently hosted new work from Kate MccGwire. Known for her sculptural works created from feathers, the British artist elected to create two site-specific installation pieces – Secrete (seen above) and Purge. Housed in the crypt of St Mary in the Castle, the subterranean environment was a dramatic setting for  MccGwire’s new undulating forms. She states that she was “initially inspired by the the steady flow of natural spring water that seeps into the […]
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Openings: Reka & Two One – “Trip The Light” & “Hunted Hunter’s Head” @ StolenSpace

StolenSpace Gallery is opening the new season in London with two concurrent solo shows from Australian artists based in Berlin - Reka (seen above) with a body of work entitled Trip The Light and paintings from Two One’s collectively named Hunted Hunter’s Head. Reka’s fresh paintings are  inspired by his mother, who was a ballerina. His brushstrokes reflect the graceful movements of a female dancer though a monochromatic palette. Referenced in John Milton’s 1645 poem L’Allegro, to “trip the light fantastic” alludes to those who dance without inhibition. In parallel, Reka has given a new […]
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Previews: Tessar Lo – “Devices And The Virtues” @ Jaski Art Gallery

On September 27th, Tessar Lo (featured) will once again (see 2011, 2012) open a solo at Jaski Art Gallery in Amsterdam. The Indonesian-born and Toronto-raised painter will be bringing a new set of paintings and drawings collectively entitled Devices And The Virtues, all rendered in a colorful palette and radiating raw innocence. Seen throughout the work are common motifs like lush vegetation, jungle creatures, basketballs, boy characters, and other elements that give the new body of work coherence. Lo talks about the themes behind the new […]
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Openings: KAWS – “Man’s Best Friend” @ Honor Fraser Gallery

Last night, the Honor Fraser Gallery hosted the highly anticipated return (covered) of Brian Donnelly (aka KAWS) to Los Angeles with a show entitled Man’s Best Friend. As implied by the title, Snoopy, along with a cast of familiar characters from Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts series were the focus of the Brooklyn-based artist’s imagery. The black and white utilized for a good portion of the work featuring the comic strip provided a stark contrast to the vivid colors seen in KAWS’ previous acrylic paintings, but it […]
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Showing: Maya Hayuk – “Alles Klar” @ Die Kunstagentin

On the 4th of September, Die Kunstagentin gallery introduced Maya Hayuk’s latest body of work titled Alles Klar, as well as a large mural at their entrance. The new works further explore her signature technique of woven brush strokes. With her straight, strict lines of thick paint,  the NYC-based artist creates trippy colorful patterns which seem to be getting more elaborate. Along with these geometric pieces, Hayuk created several more organic expressive works as well as couple of new, purposely asymmetric, off balance pieces. While in Cologne, she painted also painted another elaborate indoor […]
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Previews: Kehinde Wiley – “The World Stage: Haiti” @ Roberts & Tilton

Later tonight, Culver City will see the return of portrait painter Kehinde Wiley when he opens The World Stage: Haiti at Roberts & Tilton. Continuing his series of paintings of disadvantaged youth from different international locales (Jamaica, Israel, France, India, Brazil, Lagos, Dakar, China, and Sri Lanka) posed as if in classical paintings, the new works will now take the viewer to the troubled Caribbean nation. For his fifth solo with the gallery, Wiley will be presenting 12 new paintings sourced from the the streets of […]
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Showing: Todd James -”Afternoon Delight” @ Aisho Nanazuka

On the 12th of September, Aisho Nanzuka gallery opened Todd Jame’s first solo show in Hong Kong. Afternoon Delight includes 15 new paintings on canvas and several paper pieces, continuing his series of colorful works that parody the images and information from everyday TV and newspapers. Somali pirates shown as fashion models, voluptuous naked blondes as glamurous pinups, or war machines as cartoon-like characters, this is Todd James’ colorful vision of our reality. Known for his use of “innocent lines and forms along with colorful palate recalling […]
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Gary Baseman x Coach Spring 2015 Line

After opening and closing a comprehensive retrospective (covered) at the MOCA Taipei, Gary Baseman (interviewed) moved on to revealing his latest project. At the recent Fashion Week New York, Coach unveiled their new Spring 2015 RTW collection which featured the Los Angeles-based artist’s imagery. The line included his signature creatures emblazoned on bags, used on prints and repeating patterns, and even knitted into sweaters. Check out some reviews from Style.com, Vogue, NY Times, InStyle, theFashionSpot, and Harper’s BAZAAR as well as a video below… Photos via NY Mag. Discuss […]
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