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Previews: “10 Year Anniversary Exhibition” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Has it been 10 years already? With established galleries in the scene closing and rumored others in trouble, Corey Helford Gallery has stood strong for a decade and recently opened up a beautiful new space in Downtown LA. The massive group show opening on August 27th will feature artists from their growing roster allowing collectors and fans to see some of their favorite imagery in the same place and at the same time. Participants include: Adam Wallacavage, Adrian Cox, Alessia Iannetti, Amandine Urruty, Amy Fry, Andrew Brandou, Annie Owens, Beau […]
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Upcoming / Videos: Victor Castillo – “Born in ’73” @ KP Projects // MKG

Tomorrow night (March 5th) at KP Projects // MKG, Victor Castillo will be opening his fourth showing with the West Hollywood gallery. Born in ’73 is a self-reflective new body of work according to the locally-based artist – he was born about the same time the military dictatorship was established in Chile in 1973. The feelings of fear from the brutal political system can often be seen in the undertones of his paintings that on the surface feature children happily playing. Included in the exhibition will be eight new […]
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Previews: “Lápiz, papel o Tijera” @ Plastic Murs

Later this month, January 30th, Plastic Murs in Valencia, Spain will be opening up a group show entitled Lápiz, papel o Tijera. The medium of choice will be graphite on paper with contributions from 30 artists – Adonna Khare, Alesia Ianneti, Amandine Urruty, Ana Juan, Chamo San (seen above), Crajes, Craww, Dan May, Dulk, Enric Sant, Gabi de la Merced, Ivana Flores, Linnea Strid, Mab Graves, Nicofey, Nicomi Nix Turner, Manu Iranzo, Mohamed Lghacham, Oliver Flores, Paolo Pedroni, Rubenimichi, Sara Sanz, Seven Moods, Sicioldr, Simona Candini, Twee […]
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Upcoming: Victor Castillo – “Pure Pleasure” @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

This Saturday, February 1st, the Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles will be opening a new show from Victor Castillo. In a departure from his usual vivid and colorful paintings, the new body of work will consist of 12 black-and-white paintings on paper as well as a large-scale mural installation. Despite elements of his imagery still in place like the sausage nose characters, the dark social commentary appears to have toned down a bit. Discuss Victor Castillo here.
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Openings: Victor Castillo – “Under Heavy Measures” @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

On Saturday night, the Merry Karnowsky Gallery welcomed in Victor Castillo for his new solo show entitled Under Heavy Measures. The new body of work included pieces on paper and canvas, sketches, and some sculptures that look like they came straight out of his paintings including the LA-based artist’s signature red sausage noses (see video). Attendees were treated to vivid and troubled imagery juxtaposing the innocence of children and an illustrative style with dark subject matter fraught with ominous creatures, political overtones, and violence. Photo credit: Theonepointeight. Discuss this show here. Discuss Victor Castillo here.
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Rewind: Jan 28 – Feb 3

We lead things off for this week’s Rewind with a new video directed by AM contributor theonepointeight giving you a glimpse at the show opening tonight from Victor Castillo in Los Angeles. Not only do you see some of the paintings being installed at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery, you also see the LA-based artist adding color to his signature sausage noses on some sculptures for the show. Living Apart Entwined, a new mural from Faith47 in South Africa. VernissageTV looks at Art Los Angeles Contemporary. André makes a short film […]
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Preview: Victor Castillo – “Under Heavy Measures” @ Merry Karnowsky

This Saturday night (February 2nd) the Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles will be home to a new solo show from Victor Castillo. Under Heavy Measures will consist of paintings on paper & canvas, sculptures, and sketches from the locally-based artist all created in the deceptively innocent style of illustrations for children’s stories. The title refers to his feeling that “the scales of power have become oppressive: inequality grows, the protests increase globally, and the brutality with which these demonstrations are repressed is also amplified” […]
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Openings: “Crucifixion” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Last month, the Corey Helford Gallery hosted the opening for a timely exhibition that looked at a subject many people focus on at the end of the year –  the crucifixion of Christ. For this showing, artists including Glenn Barr, Ray Caesar, Victor Castillo, Ron English, Natalia Fabia, Korin Faught (above), Sarah Folkman, Nancy Fouts, Eric Joyner, Benjamin Bryce Kelley, Maria Kreyn, Marco Mazzoni, Buff Monster, Annie Owens, Michael Page, Chris Pugliese, Candice Tripp, Mark Dean Veca, Nicola Verlato, Tom Neely, Lola, Tom Bagshaw, and Amy Sol were asked to paint their […]

Showing: “Vinyl Revisionists” @ Warner Brothers

The art of the album cover has a longstanding cultural and historic impact, both on contemporary society and new contemporary art. From the psychedelic album covers of the sixties to the gritty urban photographic hip hop album covers of the 90s, few mediums have been as unheralded yet impactful as these visual interpretations of the defining sounds of each generation. Warner Brothers Records in Burbank has recently opened a group show inviting artists to reinterpret their favorite albums and covers from the label’s expansive catalog. […]

Openings: Victor Castillo – “The Jungle” @ Jonathan Levine

Through this weekend, the walls at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery will be displaying the surreal paintings of Victor Castillo. AM stopped by for the opening last month as the LA-based artist presented his new body of work, entitled The Jungle, which certainly described the state of the world that the Chilean-born painter likes to portray. His paintings are a reflection of the unrest and revolution that has been seen around the globe, accentuated and contrasted even further by the child-like figures and innocence that are […]
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