David B. Smith Gallery is the proud host of the new solo exhibition of figurative paintings by artist Kris Lewis this Saturday inside their new gallery space located in Denver. ThisÂ latest collection of surrealist portraits have been inspired by Lewis’ rich family history.
Lewis’ reverence for masters of old is apparent in his depiction of the human figure, which he uses as a vector for hidden stories, delicate emotion and universal truth. His work has been featured in galleries around the world, including Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Miami, London, and Hong Kong.
Check out a listing of all the shows going offÂ across the globe after the jump.
Sat, Aug 22nd 7-10PM
David B. Smith Gallery
1543 A Wazee St. in Denver, CO / 303.893.4234
Solo show featuring a new body of work from Kris Lewis.
(On view through September 5th)
LOS ANGELES (Home to the movement):
Thu, Aug 20th 8PM-Midnight
Canvas Los Angeles
441 North Fairfax Ave / 323.944.0678
â€œAliveâ€ featuring the chosen views of Bob Roberts.
(On view through Sept. 30th)
Thu, Aug 20th 7-10PM Artist Reception / 10-11:15PM Sexy Burlesque / 11:30PM-1AM Live Music
The Key Club
9039 West Sunset Blvd in West Hollywood
â€œThe Atomic Teaseâ€ featuring an art show with Nouar, Anne Faith Nicholls, Atomikitty, Jessica Whiteside and Claudette Barjoud along with DJ action from Lee Joseph of Dionysus Records and live music from Thee Swank Bastards and a sexy burlesque performance by LAâ€™s Finest hosted by Dizzy Von Damn.
Free before 9PM / $10 admission after 9PM
Sat, Aug 22nd 6-9PM
8530-B Washington Blvd in Culver City / 310.945.5974
â€œProphecyâ€ featuring new works from Roy Nachum.
(On view through Sept. 16th)
Sat, Aug 22nd 8-11PM
1331 W. Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles (Echo Park area)
“Weekend Pacifists” featuring new works from Andy Jenkins, Mike Myers, Chris Pastras, Russ Pope and Michael Sieben.
(On view through Sept. 19th)
Fri, Aug 21st 7-10PM
Gallery 1988 San Francisco
1173 Sutter St., San Francisco / 415.409.1376
“Call of the Wild” group show with work from Melissa Haslam, Ben Strawn, Gideon Boomer and Ryan Sanchez.
(On view through September 12th)
Sat, Aug 22nd 2PM
1746 Post Street in San Francisco
Book signing event with Junko Mizuno for her latest book, â€˜Little Fluffy Gigolo Pelu Vol.1â€™.
Tue, Aug 25th 6PM
111 Minna Gallery
111 Minna St., San Francisco / 415.974.1719
Eight “Sketch Tuesdays” of 2009. Each month the gallery hosts an evening of live art making featuring both established and emerging Bay Area artists. Inspired by Southern Exposureâ€™s Monster Drawing Rally, 111 Minna offers patrons the opportunity to see local artists at work and get acquainted with them â€“ artists TBA.
GREATER UNITED STATES:
Fri, Aug 21st 7-9PM
The Alternative CafÃ©
1230 Fremont Blvd in Seaside, CA / 831.583.0913
â€œClick, Click, Bang!â€ featuring new works from Gabe Leonard and Eric Joyner.
(On view through Sept. 28th)
Fri, Aug 21st 6-9PM
Roq La Rue Gallery
2316 2nd Ave., in Seattle, WA / 206.374.8977
Travis Louie’s solo show “”Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Monster.” This exhibition will feature 8 larger scale works by Travis. The artist will be in attendance at the opening and signing copies of his new book “Curiosities”, which will be available at the gallery.
(On view through August 28th)
Sat, Aug 22nd 5-9PM
528 1st Avenue South in Seattle, WA
â€œDrum Of The Drawâ€ live drawing event featuring 2H (Joe McSween), Warren Dykeman, Robert Hardgrave, Amy Huddleston, Sean Hurley, Jesse LeDoux, Parskid and Darin Shuler all drawing throughout the day and into the evening and come the end of the evening all of the drawings will be made available at prices ranging from $40 – $200. Look for this event to become a regular event at the gallery.
Sat, Aug 22nd 12-7PM
Queen of Hoxton (Shoreditch)
1 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3JX
“Artival” is a one-day arts festival to promote social inclusion and prevent homelessness in London. The event is hosted by homelessness charity SHP to celebrate use of the arts’ to develop confidence and enable expression. It is the climax of an urban arts project involving Matt Small, Carrie Reichardt and other leading urban artists who have been using their skills to include clients who are usually excluded from opportunities to create and be heard. Four floors of art and performance to explore, as well as a BBQ and the extensive Queen of Hoxton bars.
Thu, Aug 20th 6-9PM
Monster Children Gallery
20 Burton St Darlinghurst NSW 2010 / 02.9332.2040
“The Mirror Stage” – Australiaâ€™s Kill Pixie and the USAâ€™s Cleon Peterson come together in August for the much anticipated two-man show.
(On view through September 17th)
Sat, Aug 22nd (RSVP list from 1PM on / General walk ups from 3:30PM)
249 Elizabeth Street in Melbourne, Victoria / +61 (0)3 9642 5455
Book-signing and special print release with James Jean â€“ limited qty of â€˜Process Recess IIIâ€™ on hand along with copies of â€˜XOXOâ€™ and the release of his new limited edition framed print â€œExcavationâ€ that is limited to only 50 copies worldwide and only available in person at the gallery during the signing event. Many more details on the galleryâ€™s site.
Fri, Aug 21st 6-7:30PM
Galeria de Muerte
3-32-1-3F Higashi Ueno, Taito-ku in Tokyo
â€œGirls Vol.2â€ featuring new works from Aya Kakeda, Yuki Snow and Naoko Fukui.
(On view through Sept. 19th)