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Studio Visits: Jeff Soto (Part I)

Stopped by Jeff Soto’s studio last week to check out his progress on his upcoming show at the Riverside Art Museum as well as introduce him to the guys at Modus Films. We’re working on a little project that we think you will enjoy. In the meantime, take a look at one of the large paintings he is working on! More after the jump.

Dan Witz: Kilroy Variations

Dan Witz has posted up some images up of his project the “Kilroy Variations,” his take on the ubiquitous “Kilroy was here” graffiti.  He originally this project in 2006, but this 2008 update has evolved quite a bit since it’s beginnings. This version has various photo-realistic people as well as cartoons peeping through or sticking fingers out through vents and ducts.  These are photo-based, re-painted stickers, mounted on plastic and then glued on walls/doors.  I think if it was dark and you came upon these suddenly, it could be quite […]

Preview: Kukula @ Copro Nason

The preview images for Kukula’s show “Princess Express” (previously teased) which opens on November 8th at Copronason are now online.  You really get a feeling that her work has matured as you look through her paintings.  Her details, “story-telling,” and composition really look to have taken a step up while maintining some of the edginess from before (bleeding hearts, injured animals, scratch marks, suggestive outfits).  See for yourself after the jump.

Preview: Inside Nostalgia @ Dorothy Circus

Looks like there is a pretty good show being put together at Dorothy Circus Gallery called “Inside Nostalgia” that is opening Halloween night.  It’s a three person show featuring Tara McPherson, Esao Andrews, and Travis Louie as well as a large group show in the back gallery featuring: Natalie Shau, David Stoupakis, Camille Rose Garcia, Zoe Lacchei, Naoto Hattori, Prunelle, Silvia Idili, Andy Fluon, Paul Chatem, Ciou, Elena Rapa, Adam Wallacavage, and Arash Radpour. Preview after the jump.

Up: Shepard Fairey X Obama Vote

The much anticipated Shepard Fairey x Obama Vote Print is now up for sale on the Obama site.  For those who want a piece of history, it might be best to head over there now to make your purchase.  Don’t forget to use the “25off” coupon code to get 25% off your purchase.

Openings: Tiffany Bozic @ Fecal Face

Tiffany Bozic’s show “Symmetrical Balance” opened last weekend at Fecal Face Gallery in SF. We have always enjoy her detailed paintings of nature and it’s interactions – and not always between species that you would expect. Of course, her clusters of birds and flowers have always been a favorite of many collectors. She not only had a couple pieces that played on this theme, but she also had a limited print that was released for this show. More info and photos after the jump.

Preview: Tin @ Copro Nason

Tin’s already near sold-out show “Tainted” is slated to open on November 8th at Copro Nason. We bring you some preview images of this new body of work from this talented artist. Most of these works were the usual pastel on sennelier la cart card (like the one above), but there were also some works in oil (something new he has been experimenting with). More after the jump.

Update: Kaws @ Gering & Lopez + Bonus

Some images were posted on Kaws’ blog of a visit by the film crew from CBS which presumably revealed some of the artwork for his upcoming Gering & Lopez show (previously teased). Looks to be more of the same abstract work we saw before as well as some SpongeBob paintings that look a little different than the ones he did for his Miami show. More after the jump.

Preview: Jim Houser @ White Walls

There is something attractive about the clean aesthetics of Jim Houser’s paintings that seem to resonate with the viewer. As you take in his whole body of work for each show, you start to realize that there seems to be a system behind his paintings where you almost feel like there is some sort of coded message he is trying to get across. His often playful characters seem to be interspersed and collaged with phrases and words from Houser’s stream of consciousness. Our friends at […]

Openings: MR. @ Emmanuel Perrotin (Paris)

Kaikai Kiki artist Mr. opened his show “Nobody Dies” a week ago at Emmanuel Perrotin (Paris). This protégé of Takashi Murakami is known for his obviously anime influenced paintings of innocent children in adult situations (not an uncommon theme for Japanese artists it seems).  Looks like in this show, he tackles themes of war and child soldiers.  More photos of the opening after the jump.