Things are heating up this weekend as we head into the holidays with the big art fairs in London and Miami just around the corner. There are just SO many amazing shows around the world this weekend. Hard to pick just one to highlight here, but with Jeremy Fish invading the halls of the Laguna Art Museum this weekend, our movement takes another huge stride towards mainstream acceptance from the art world at large.

Opening in conjunction with “Collecting California: Selections from Laguna Art Museum” which outlines some of the most significant works of art created in California over the last 150 years, Fish’s exhibition is bound to be viewed by a whole new segment of Southern California art patrons, and that is a beautiful thing indeed. Don’t miss this landmark show!

More show after the jump…


Sun, Nov. 7th & 8th openings (check site for museum hours)
Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive in Laguna Beach / 949.494.8971
“Weathering The Storm” featuring new works and an installation from Jeremy Fish (in the upstairs galleries). Private invite only reception on Sat, Nov. 7th now open to public due to overwhelming demand.
(On view through Jan. 17th, 2010)

“At first glance, Fish’s images seem to be rooted in an alternate world — a world where gnomes travel via saddled dachshund-back and birds of all nations hatch adorned with the heads and hairstyles of every human stereotype imaginable. The bold, precise outlines give his ideas an immediate impact, but it’s the aftertaste that really cuts deep. Everything comes with a story. I have never known Jeremy to create something without a reason for it to exist and an accompanying tale. His pictures are built from the simplest ingredients, ingredients with which the everyman can identify. I’ve been around the world and met a lot of “artists” who eat, shit, and breathe inside a bubble of self-aggrandizement, armies of yes-men at their sides ready to toot the bugles for every flimsy “breakthrough” they put forth. Jeremy Fish avoids that typecasting by boiling his intentions down to their most elemental forms: he makes pictures, he makes a lot of them, he makes them for himself, he makes them for the people, and he makes them from the heart. I am proud to say that I look up to him. You should too.” Aesop Rock

LOS ANGELES (Home to the movement):

Thurs, Nov. 5th 7-10PM
Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art
1257 N. La Brea Ave in West Hollywood / 323.969.0600
“Dark Doings” featuring new works and an installation from Dan Witz
(On view through Dec. 3rd)

Fri, Nov. 6th 7-11PM
C.A.V.E. Gallery
507 Rose Ave in Venice / 310.428.6387
“The Hinterland In My Room” featuring new works from Anthony Clarkson, Ciou, Emma Overman, Macsorro and Rudy Fig + live painting from John Park
(On view through Nov. 28th)

Fri, Nov. 6th 8-11PM
La Luz De Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles / 323.666.7667
“And We All Go” featuring new works from Mark Bodnar
(On view through Nov. 29th)

Fri, Nov. 6th 7-11PM
4210 Santa Monica Blvd in Los Angeles / 323.913.3375
“My Heart Never Sleeps” featuring new works and an installation from Timothy Karpinski + “Shining Darkness” featuring new works and a mural installation from Turf One + “Sight For Sore Eyes” featuring select new works from Craig “Skibs” Barker (as part of the “Fresh Faces” series)
(On view through Nov. 28th)

Sat, Nov. 7th 7-11PM
The ARTery Gallery @ The LAB
2930 Bristol Street in Costa Mesa
“Animal Instinct” group show benefitting the Humane Society of the U.S. featuring works from CJ Metzger, Caro, Kelly Berg, Michael Pukac, and many, many more. Check site for full details

Sat, Nov. 7th 8-11:30PM
Copro Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave, Space T-5 at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica / 310.398.2643
“Wilderness Buffet” featuring new works from Amy Sol + “Penumbra” featuring new works from Stella Im Hultberg + “Babes In Toyland” featuring new works from Nicoletta Ceccoli
(On view through Nov. 28th)

Sat, Nov. 7th 6-10PM
110 E. Winston Street @ Main St in Los Angeles / 213.627.8272
“Top of the Dome VI” group show featuring customized ceramic skulls created by Gregg Stone. Artists taking part this year include Cope, Ghost, Randy Kono, MAD, Vyal, Make One, Erik Rodriguez, Nathan Cartwright, Macsorro and many, many more.
(On view through Nov. 29th)

Sat, Nov. 7th 6-8PM
David Desanctis Gallery
314 N. Crescent heights Blvd in Los Angeles
New works from Helen Garber
(On view through Dec. 19th)

Sat, Nov. 7th 7-10PM
HVW8 Gallery
661 N. Spaulding in Los Angeles
New works from Geoff McFetridge, Kevin Lyons and Michael Leon
(On view through Dec. 20th)

Sat, Nov. 7th 8PM-12:30AM ($8 admission)
Hive Gallery
729 S. Spring St in downtown Los Angeles
Monthly group show and performance with featured artists J. Shea, Lee Anne Hale, Erick Rodriguez, Henry F. Cram and Akihito + the Master Blasters Of Sculpture Show and a slew of live performances – check site for full details and lineup of the massive group show

Sat, Nov. 7th 7-11PM
Junc Gallery
4017 Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles (that’s what invite says, which is their old location, but last I saw it was a pot shop last week – ???)
“Blood Is The New Black” group show celebrating the 5 years of the clothing label of the same name – featuring works from Skinner, Porous Walker, Brendan Donnelly, Sumi Ink Club, Hannah Stouffer, Michael Sieben, Mel Kadel, Travis Millard, Jesse Spears and many more
(On view through Dec. 14th)

Sat, Nov. 7th 7-10PM
New Image Art Gallery
7908 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood / 323.654.2192
“14 Artists” featuring the works of Dennis McNett, Paul Wackers, Erik Foss, Richard Colman, Eddie Ruscha, Lori D., Kellesimone Waits, Jordin Isip, Cleon Peterson, The Date Farmers, Judith Supine, My Mo and Skullphone
(On view through Jan. 2nd, 2010)

Sat, Nov. 7th 7-11PM
Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street in Alhambra
“Quinquennium Exhibitum” Celebratings Nucleus’ 5 year anniversary.

Sat, Nov. 7th (see details below)
8910 Washington Blvd. in Culver City / 310.559.6300
“Three Apples” special event celebrating 35 years of Hello Kitty including a group show featuring Hello Kitty inspired works from over 80 artists – Swing by and meet some of the fabulous artists that created pieces for the Three Apples Art Exhibition – this party is hosted by Sanrio and JapanLA in association with Juxtapoz Magazine.

NEW Limited Edition of 35 prints by:
Angry Woebots
Peekaboo Monster
Camilla d’Errico

Live Painting throughout the day with Three Apples artists! All completed works will be auctioned off to benefit Three Apples Charitable partner L.A. Works.
1PM Peekaboo Monster
3PM Angry Woebots
5pm Camilla d’Errico
7PM – 11PM
Multiple Three Apples Artists participate in a live painting collaboration

(On view through Nov. 15th)

Sat, Nov. 7th 8-11PM
Subliminal Projects
1331 W. Sunset Blvd in the Echo Park region of Los Angeles
“How To Blow Yourself Up” featuring new works from WK
(On view through Dec. 5th)


Thurs, Nov. 5th
Skarstedt Gallery
20 E. 79th Street in New York City
“Reintegrating Worlds” featuring new works from Aya Takano
(On view through Dec. 12th)

Sat, Nov. 7th
Sperone Westwater
415 West 13 Street, New York, NY 10014
“Leave Me in the Dark” featuring new works from Liu Ye

Sat, Nov. 7th 6-8PM
191 West 4th Street in New York City (between 6th and 7th Ave)
“The Garden Grave” featuring new works from Evan B. Harris

Sat, Nov. 7th 7-11PM
LeBasse Projects
42 Rivington Street in New York City
“Go East” group show featuring Yoskay Yamamoto, Nate Frizzell, Tessar Lo, Edwin Ushiro, and Eric Fortune along with special guest artists Joao Ruas and Mia
(Weekend-only special event)


Thurs, Nov. 5th 6-9PM
Fecal Face Dot Gallery
66 Gough Street (at Market) in San Francisco
“Megarealms” featuring new works from Maxwell Loren Holyoke-Hirsch
(On view through Nov. 28th)

Thurs, Nov. 5th 7-9:30PM
248 Fillmore Street in San Francisco
“Darling, We’re Leaving” featuring new works from Will Barras

Fri, Nov. 6th 7-10PM
Fabric 8
3318 22nd Street in San Francisco
“Tri-Product” featuring new works from Brett Amory, David Choong Lee and Adam Caldwell

Fri, Nov. 6th 5-10PM
Hatch Gallery
492 23rd Street in Oakland
“Mine Us One” featuring new works from Derek Weisberg and James Kirkpatrick
(On view through Nov. 27th)

Fri, Nov. 6th 5-9PM
The Krate
803 Pacific Ave in Santa Cruz
“Signs and Symbols” featuring new works from Mike Kershnar

Fri, Nov. 6th 6-9PM
Needles & Pens
3253 16th Street in San Francisco
“Revive” featuring new works from Nikki McClure
(On view through Dec. 8th)

Fri, Nov. 6th 6-10PM
The Shooting Gallery
839 Larkin Street in San Francisco
“Sixth Annual Art For The House Urban Art Silent Auction” – group show to benefit Hospitality House’s Community Arts Program featuring works from Greg Gossel, Van Arno, KMNDZ, Fanee, Ramblin Worker, Bryan Schnelle, and Joshua Petker plus a vast array of local artists

Fri, Nov. 6th 6-9PM
Skullz Press
260 Divisadero Street in San Francisco
“Las Cholas de Frisco” featuring hand-touched/tattooed photos from Mike Giant


Thurs, Nov. 5th 5-9PM
Flatcolor Gallery
528 1st Avenue South in Seattle, WA
“Ghost Magic” featuring new works from Ryan Bubnis
(On view through Nov. 28th)

Fri, Nov. 6th 6-10PM
Pravus Gallery
501 E. Roosevelt in Phoenix, AZ
“Hogwash” featuring new works from Sket-One, Josh Taylor and Luster Kaboom

Fri, Nov. 6th 9PM-2AM
Report Lounge
1101 E. Burnside in Portland, OR
“A Progress Report” featuring new works on canvas and wood from Augustine Kofie (aka Kofie One)
(On view through Dec. 1st)

Fri, Nov. 6th
15813 Waterloo Road in Cleveland, OH
“Natural Resources” featuring customized sculptures created by Mike Burnett – some of the artists in the show are Lola, Chris Ryniak & Amanda Spayd, Mark Nagata, Sean Mahan, Ryan Bubnis, Brian Morris, Mark Frauenfelder, Le Merde, 64 Colors, Julie West, Martin Ontiveros, Mark Murphy, MAD, Jeremiah Ketner, Ken Keirns, and many more
(On view through Dec. 5th)

Sat, Nov. 7th 7-10PM
Rivet Gallery
1200 N. High Street in Columbus, OH
New works from Ragnar and Charlie Owens
(On view through Nov. 30th)

Sat, Nov. 7th 6-10PM
2479 Kettner Blvd. in San Diego, CA
New works from Israel Sanchez, Sandra Equihua, and Matte Stephens
(On view through Dec. 3rd)


Fri, Nov. 6th
Show & Tell Gallery
1161 Dundas St. West in Toronto, ON
“Parallel Universe” featuring new works from C215 and Logan Hicks
(On view through Nov. 29th)


Wed, Nov. 4th
Contemporary Urban Centre
4151 Greenland Street, Baltic Triangle in Liverpool, L1 0BS England
“Homotopia”featuring new drawings from Lauire Lipton
(On view through Nov. 29th)

Thurs, Nov. 5th
Blackall Studios
73 Leonard Street in Shoreditch, EC2A 4QS London
“Represent” portrait group show curated by Matt Small featuring works from Swoon, Guy Denning, ELBOW-TOE, case, Labrona, Gavin Nolan, Dale Grimshaw, Yuko Nasu, and many more – benefit for Single Homelessness Project

Thurs, Nov. 5th
Dray Walk Gallery
The Old Truman Brewery, off 91 Brick Lane in London E1 6QL
“Cityscape” group show featuring works from Shepard Fairey, Peru Ana Ana Peru, Swoon, Cleon Peterson, Kill Pixie, Buff Monster, Dalek, Skullphone, Blek Le Rat, Mike Giant, Taki 183, Ricky Powell, Neckface, Destroy & Rebuild, Restitution Press, Ernesto Yereno, Tes One, Flrencio Zavala, Philip Lumbang and many more – curated by Delphine Ettinger
(On view through Nov. 15th)

Thurs, Nov. 5th 6-10PM
The Emporium
37 Stokes Croft in Bristol, BS1 3PY in England
“Burning Candy” featuring works from Cept, Cyclops, Dscreet, Gold Peg, LL Brainwash, Rowdy, Sweet Toof and Tek 33

Fri, Nov. 6th
The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane in London E1 6QL
“Clouded Apollo” featuring new works from Chloe Early – please note there is a private invite only reception on Thurs, Nov. 5th (contact gallery for details / public viewing hours)
(On public view Nov. 6th – Nov. 29th)


Thurs, Nov. 5th
Iguapop Gallery
C/ Comer, 15, 08003 in Barcelona, Spain
“La Histeria Interminable (The Never Ending Hysteria)” featuring new works from San
(On view through Dec. 12th)

Fri, Nov. 6th 7PM
Intoxicated Demons
Schliemannstrasse 12 in Berlin, Germany
“Frischfleisch” featuring new works from Stephen Tompkins

Sat, Nov. 7th 6PM
Museo D’ Arte Contemporanea Roma
Piazza Orazio Giustiniani, 4 – 00153 Rome, Italy
“Apocalypse Wow!” featuring works from Shepard Fairey, Tim Biskup, Eric White, Tara McPherson, Microbo, Bo130, Todd Schorr, Boris Hoppek, Victor Castillo, Kathy Staico Schorr, Flying Fortress, Gary Baseman, The London Police, Junko Mizuno, Travis Louie, Calma, Jeremy Fish, Alexone, Doze Green, Ron English, Jeff Soto, Barry McGee, The Clayton Brothers, Camille Rose Garcia, Aiko Nakagawa, Ver Mar, Anthony Ausgang, Lisa Petrucci, Kill Pixie, and many, many more – curated by Julie Kogler and featuring over 80 works from some of our movement’s strongest and most well known artists – also featuring a catalogue by Silvana Editoriale


Sat, Nov. 7th 6-8PM
Nanzuka Underground
Located in the Shirokane Art Complex #2F, 3-1-15 Shirokane Minatoku in Tokyo, Japan
“Kochuten” featuring new works from Keiichi Tanaami
(On view through Dec. 19th)

Sat, Nov. 7th
Unseal Contemporary
No.11 Daikyo Building, 16-1 Kabutocho Nihonbashi, Chuoku, Tokyo 103-0026 Japan
“Positive Chain Reaction” featuring new works from Yosuke Ueno
(On view through Nov. 28th)

As always, please be sure to check out for a more in-depth look at additional events taking place in the Los Angeles new contemporary art scene.