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Previews: Sandra Chevrier – “Cages and the Allure of Freedom” @ Lancaster MOAH

Tomorrow night (October 21st) at the Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH), Sandra Chevrier (interviewed) will be presenting a new body of work featuring her masks made of comic book imagery. Cages and the Allure of Freedom from Canadian-born artist the will be part of a series of shows curated by Los Angeles’ Thinkspace Gallery, and will include large sculptural works from her for the first time. Chevrier further explains – “A man can believe until his last breath that he is different from a Caged animal in a Zoo. But through all […]

Showing: Paco Pomet – “Melancholia” @ Richard Heller Gallery

Showing though this weekend at Richard Heller Gallery in Los Angeles, Paco Pomet’s solo entitled  Melancholia explores different states of light and their affect on the human psyche. Taking inspiration from vintage photos as a starting point, the Spanish artist has added his own surreal twist like what looks to be slow burning  lava, strange auras, or the sun and the moon, changing the atmosphere of the scene completely. Take a look at more photos from the exhibition below… Discuss Paco Pomet here.

Previews: Smug One – “Skin and Bones” @ Juddy Roller

On October 25th, Juddy Roller in Melbourne will be hosting the private view for a show entitled Skin and Bones from Smug One aka Sam Bates. Those familiar with the Australian artist’s prolific muralism over the past 15 years will find it hard to believe that this will be his first solo exhibition. Utilizing spray paint and acrylic, Smug has prepared a selection of works that stay true the imagery he has created largescale on the streets including familiar elements like skulls, skeletons, birds, and caricature-like portraits. […]

Showing: Jonathan Chapline – “Material Memory” @ The Hole

Material Memory, a solo show from Jonathan Chapline opened last week at The Hole in New York City. Set against an eye-catching floor-to-ceiling gridded out gallery space, the Brooklyn-based artist’s digital aesthetics are perfectly accentuated by the Tron-like backdrop. Although he works with traditional subject matter like domestic interiors, still lifes, bathers, it is Chapline’s use 3D programs to render artworks followed by hand painting with acrylic and flashe on panel that make them unique, along with his masterful use of color gradients and lighting. Rounding out the show in the middle of […]

Streets: Telmo Miel – “Prepared” (Italy)

Last month, Telmo Miel painted a mural entitled Prepared for the FestiWall public art festival in Italy. The touching image from the Dutch street artists features a woman putting a helmet on her armored son, symbolizing a mother’s love and the importance of family. Using their impressive spray paint skills, the duo from the Netherlands once again demonstrated their special blend of realism and abstraction with this multi-story wall in Ragusa. Discuss Telmo Miel here.

Previews: “The New Vanguard II” @ Lancaster MOAH

Following up on The New Vanguard show back in 2016 (covered), the Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH), again in collaboration with Los Angeles’ Thinkspace Gallery, will be opening the second iteration of the group exhibition on October 20th. Presented conjointly with this year’s POW!WOW! Antelope Valley, the event once again includes a diverse range of artists. Participatants include ABCNT, Adam Caldwell, Alex Garant, Alex Hall, Alexandra Manukyan, Amy Sol, Andrew Schoultz, Benjamin Garcia, Brian Mashburn, Carl Cashman, CASE, Dan Witz, Drew Merritt, EINE, Ekundayo, Ermsy, Esao Andrews, Evoca1, Fernando […]

Releases: Shok-1 x Bally Collection

With the help of tastemaker Swizz Beatz, Bally recently launched a new capsule collection with artwork from Shok-1. Known for his unique x-ray aerosol technique, the British artist recently traveled to Japan and Hong Kong (seen above) to promote the release of a selection of sweatshirts, joggers, totes, fanny packs, sneakers, and hats for both men and women. Blending art and music, the Swiss luxury house brought in Nas to celebrate the release by performing a full set backed up by Swizz at a local underground Tokyo club. While in town, […]

Showing: Seonna Hong – “Things Will Get Better” @ Hashimoto Contemporary

Returning for another showing (see 2016) at Hashimoto Contemporary, Seonna Hong (interviewed) recently unveiled a new body of work entitled Things Will Get Better. Continuing to paint her familiar expressionistic landscapes, the Los Angeles-based artist took a more hopeful narrative this time with her characters exploring her loosely rendered natural world together. She further explains – “This show is about reckoning. I found myself in the last couple years being overwhelmed by what was happening in the world and it forced me to rethink my place in it as […]

Showing: Ron English – “Delusionville” @ Allouche Gallery

Returning to Allouche Gallery for another showing (see 2016), Ron English (featured) recently unveiled a selection of work from the last three years for his fans in New York. Delusionville features the locally-based artist’s pop culture infused imagery with iconic characters like the “Baby Hulk” and “MC Supersized”, oftentimes with references to art history. Additionally, the exhibition features a series of collaborative works with English’s friend Daniel Johnston, a singer, songwriter and artist with whom he has worked with in the past 30 years. Photo credit: Eddie Lee (Via Hypebeast). […]

Upcoming: Todd “REAS” James – “Natures Candy” @ NANZUKA

Saturday night (October 13th) in Tokyo, Todd James aka REAS will be opening a solo at NANZUKA entitled Natures Candy. The ncw body of work that will be on display looks to continue the recent direction the American artist has taken with his version of “interior paintings.” Utilizing a vibrant palette, these new pieces are still instantly recognizable and feature familiar visual language such as his voluptuous nudes and cartoonish aesthetic. Also, what will certainly excite fans of the renowned NYC graffiti artist is the return of an […]