Last night, AM stopped by the spacious Lazarides popup gallery in Beverly Hills to take in the four-person show of Vhils, JR, Conor Harrington (interviewed), and Micallef (interviewed). Dubbed “Eurotrash,” the impressive grouping had ample room to each bring a full body of work for all to enjoy. We’ll start our coverage off by focusing in on Vhils and JR, who also collaborated on some street pieces in the week leading up to the opening.
Portugal-based artist Vhils reprised his popular chiseled walls by bringing them indoors into the gallery setting. We enjoyed getting up close and personal to inspect his subtle technique in these pieces. He also created some layered pieces with resin that approximated his process in the streets, but with a unique twist. French photographer JR also went big with his part of the show beginning with a giant eye that he pasted over the front entrance of the gallery when looking from the outside. Inside, he included video installations, wheatpastes on what looked to be found objects, and also photographs.
More photos after the jump…
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