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Showing: Taylor McKimens – “Swapping Paint” @ Dio Horia

Athens’ Dio Horia gallery recently hosted Taylor McKimens in their one month long residency program where he created a whole new series of paintings that are currently on view. Swapping Paint continues his recent Stoic Youth show (covered), which also explored his take on Hellenistic art. Utilizing the figurative part of his imagery as a repeating theme, the NY-based artist focused instead on the background, colorways, patterns, and the surrounding abstract elements. Combining old and the new in technique, medium, and style, the work on display break the boundaries of collage, painting and drawing. Wanting authentic […]
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Previews: Camille Rose Garcia – “Phantasmacabre” @ Corey Helford Gallery (Part 2)

Along with surreal new paintings for her upcoming solo at Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles, Camille Rose Garcia will also be presenting some Snow White water color and ink works on paper. With her work strongly influenced by fairy tales, especially the darker non-mainstream original versions of the stories, fans will remember that she has gone back to the source in the past to illustrate some of her favorites like Alice in the Wonderland as well as Snow White. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss Camille Rose Garcia here.
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POW! WOW! Long Beach ’16 / Streets: Update (Part 1)

The second edition of POW! WOW! Long Beach is underway with artists painting in the streets as well as inside the Long Beach Museum of Art for the upcoming Vitality & Verve: In The Third Dimension show (covered). Here’s a look at some of the public art going up before our eyes (map here) featuring some of this year’s participants including Andrew Hem, Cinta Vidal, Ernest Zacharevic (seen above), Felipe Pantone, Hula, Pantonio, Sarah Joncas, and Yoskay Yamamoto (see full list here). Photo credit: @bshigeta. Discuss POW! WOW! Long Beach here.
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Upcoming: Jeff Soto – “The Sotofish Society” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

On September 10th, Jeff Soto (interviewed) will be returning to Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York for another solo show. Entitled The Sotofish Society, the exhibition will see the Southern California-based artist re-exploring some of the past elements of his work including yetis, reapers, robots, landscapes, antlers, geometric shapes, and of course the iconic Sotofish! We’ll have more for you before the show opens but makes plans to be there if you are in the area. Discuss Jeff Soto here.
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Recap: World Street Painting 2016 (Arnhem)

Over the last week, artists from around the world gathered in Arnhem in the Netherlands for third World Street Painting Festival. With the theme of the Olympics in mind, artists Leon Keer, Tracy Lee Stum, Adry del Rocio and Carlos Alberto, Vera Bugatti, Luigi Legno, Remko van Schaik, Tomoteru Saito, Gregor Wosik, Eduardo Relero, Ruben Poncia, Alex Maksiov, David ter Horst, Maureen Kolhoff, Jena Fiers, Marianne Schokkenbroek got to work on their anamorphic three dimensional street paintings – chalk in hand. As you can see […]
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Streets: Deih // North West Walls (Belgium)

Recently during the Rock Werchter Festival of Belgium, Deih was invited to paint some stacked metal storage containers for the North West Walls event. Working well with the unique painting surface, the Spanish street artist chose to create some of his signature otherworldly comic-inspired imagery with an upside down character. He further explains his piece – “We, humans, only can watch at Cosmos’ face trapped by our limit´s perception. We will follow trying to understand it although I think we are not able to think […]
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Upcoming: Scott Listfield – “LAX” @ Gallery 1988 East

After a showing in London (covered), Scott Listfield’s next exhibition will open in Los Angeles on July 15th entitled LAX. The solo at Gallery 1988 East (7021 Melrose Ave) will feature four groups of paintings – The Lost Treasures of Bowie, Close Ups, LA Nights, and The Ruins. Expect more adventures with his signature astronaut while visiting iconic scenes in the the City of Angels. Discuss Scott Listfield here.
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Upcoming: Kris Kuksi – “New Rome” @ Mark Moore Gallery

Tomorrow night (July 9th) in Los Angeles, Mark Moore Gallery will be presenting new sculptural assemblages from Kris Kuksi. Entitled New Rome, the exhibition will be the Kansas-based artist’s second showing with the gallery which will once again highlight his “hybrid style of baroque and rococo that deeply examine the human psyche.” The complex sculptures, sometimes over 10 feet wide, are painstakingly put together using things like figurines, model parts, collectibles, craft parts, and jewelry. Discuss Kris Kuksi here.
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Previews: Camille Rose Garcia – “Phantasmacabre” @ Corey Helford Gallery (Part 1)

On July 16th, Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles will be presenting new works from Camille Rose Garcia in their main space. Phantasmacabre will be her first solo in LA since 2011 and will feature her gothic fairytale-like imagery that has become increasingly dark in her recent work. The locally-based artist’s mash up of subject matter is a result of her experiences growing up in Orange County and the associated visits to Disneyland and punk shows as well as vintage cartoons and William Burroughs’ cut-up writings and surrealist film. Discuss […]
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Showing: “Mojiten 1″ @ HHH gallery

Tokyo based HHH gallery is continuing its efforts to bring the freshest, cutting edge art to the bustling Japanese capital. On July 2nd, they opened a group exhibition entitled Mojiten 1, featuring works by calligraphy artists from around the globe including Big Sleeps, Cryptik, Defer, 
Mayonaize, Pitc & Usugrow. Showing works by artists from such places as US, Australia, Japan or Peru, the idea was that languages and letters around the world are a reflection of regional characteristics and history of people who live there. Through their work, these calligraphy artists create […]
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