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Upcoming: ESPO – “Coney Island Is Still Dreamland (To a Seagull)” @ Brooklyn Museum

On November 20th, Steve “ESPO” Powers (featured) will be unveiling a site-specific installation for the Brooklyn Museum that he’s calling Coney Island Is Still Dreamland (To a Seagull). The immersive environment will transform the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery with signage and paintings styles that are unique to the seaside community and will also feature the works of Justin Green, Matt Wright, Mike Levy, Dan Murphy, Mike Lee, Mimi Gross, Alexis Ross, Sean Barton, Eric Davis, and Tim Curtis. Discuss Steve “ESPO” Powers here.
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Previews: Aurel Schmidt – “Blast Furnace of Civilization” @ Half Gallery

Tonight in New York, Aurel Schmidt will be opening a new solo show at Half Gallery from 6-8pm. Blast Furnace of Civilization is the latest installment for the American artist’s ongoing series of works exploring the madness of capitalism. Along with her trusty colored pencil drawings, Schmidt will also be unveiling her first ever painted ceramics in this exhibition. Discuss Aurel Schmidt here.
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Streets: Borondo – “Fer Llenya” (Barcelona)

Last month, Borondo painted a new mural in his native country of Spain for this year’s Open Walls Conference. Situated in Barcelona, the piece entitled Fer Llenya has local significance as it references castells, human towers built traditionally in festivals at many locations within Catalonia. Take a look at more photos of the wall below and if you are lucky enough to be in the area, the location of the mural can be found here. Discuss Borondo here.
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Previews: Ron English – “NeoNature” @ Corey Helford Gallery

On December 12th, Corey Helford Gallery will be christening their new space in Downtown LA (address TBA) with a solo from Ron English (featured). Two years in the making, the monumental 22 piece collection of works entitled NeoNature explores what could happen down different evolutionary paths or in alternate universes, combining random creatures,elements of the natural world, and pop culture. Present in some of the works is an elaborate mixed media process which involves sculpture & set pieces, photographs, collage, and overpainting with oil. English further elaborates on the […]
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Showing: Takashi Murakami -“Ensō” @ Kaikai Kiki Gallery

Currently on view through November 21st at the Kaikai Kiki Gallery in Tokyo is a show from Takashi Murakami entitled Ensō. Presented by Galerie Perrotin, the popup exhibition is planned to run concurrently with the Japanese artist’s 500 Arhats at the Mori Art Museum and continues his exploration on themes seen in Zen Buddhism. The Ensō (literally circle) symbolizes emptiness, unity and infinity, and you can see that the motif is used repeatedly in this new body of work. Interestedly enough, Murakami has also been using spray paint, oftentimes juxtaposed over his […]
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Previews: “Art Awakens” @ Gallery1988 (West)

Showing on November 14th and 15th at Gallery1988 (West) is one of their most anticipated shows ever – Art Awakens. Set to coincide of course with the release of The Force Awakens movie, the group show will feature work inspired by the Star Wars universe. The event is put on in partnership with Disney, LucasFilm, Bad Robot with the majority of the paintings and prints available exclusively on eBay to benefit UNICEF Kid Power. There are however seven screen prints available at the gallery exclusively over the weekend (more […]
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Showing: Rosson Crow – “Madame Psychosis Holds a Séance” @ Honor Fraser Gallery

Currently on display at Honor Fraser Gallery is Rosson Crow’s third solo with the Culver City showspace. Entitled Madame Psychosis Holds a Séance, the new paintings and a short film explores the fictional world of Madame Psychosis, an aging showgirl obsessed with the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The Los Angeles-based artist hopes to shed light on the psychology of national identity shaped around moments of historical significance with the new work and has chosen an event that certainly has been etched into the American cultural consciousness. Discuss Rosson Crow […]
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Previews: Ryan McGinley – “Fall” @ Team Gallery (Los Angeles)

After a look at the new work from Ryan McGinley for a showing at New York’s Team Gallery, it’s time to share what he has prepared at the gallery’s sister location in Venice, California. Collectively entitled Fall, the photographs to be displayed starting on November 15th  are meant to be enjoyed in conjunction with the Winter body of work in NYC. The striking images are a continuation of the New York-based artist’s series of road trip pieces and feature the stark human form juxtaposed against Autumn’s palette. […]
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Openings: Brian Viveros – “Matador” @ Thinkspace Gallery

This past Saturday night, the “Dirtyland Troops” were out en masse for Brian Viveros’ sold-out solo exhibition entitled Matador at the Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City. Along with a new selection of works (seen in our earlier studio visit) that show a more elaborate detailing, fresh palette, and fusion of artistic concepts, the Riverside-based artists also revealed a large collaborative sculpt with Pretty In Plastic entitled Bullheaded and released of his first ever art book (The DirtyLand), which was published by the gallery. Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss this show here. Discuss Brian Viveros here.
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Previews: Thomas Canto – “Still lifes of space time” @ Wunderkammern

Later this month (November 21st), Wunderkammern in Rome will be presenting new works from Thomas Canto, his first solo in Italy. Not one to be constricted by the confines of the traditional canvas, the French artist’s abstract but precise works often feature nylon strings or wall painting that extend past the frame extending the geometries of his artistic vision. For this exhibition, Canto will be also be creating an site-specific installation inside the gallery space with an interactive video mapping projection. Photo credit: Blind Eye Factory. […]