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Category Archives: Low Brow & Pop Surrealism

Previews: “The Visions of Graces” @ Roq La Rue

Tomorrow night (June 13th), Roq La Rue in Seattle will be opening a three person show from Kari-Lise Alexander (seen above), Syd Bee, and Laurie Lee Brom. Entitled The Visions Of Graces, the exhibition features paintings from three Northwest painters who imbue their feminine imagery with surreal and dark elements as well as an atmosphere of mystery. Check out some more preview images below…                    

Previews: “LAX / SFO III” // Curated By Thinkspace @ Heron Arts

On June 15th, Thinkspace will be curating another show in the Bay Area at Heron Arts. LAX / SFO III will the the third iteration of the group show that asks artists from the New Contemporary Art movement to each contribute 12″ x 12″ pieces. Participants include: ABCNT, Abigail Goldman, Adam Caldwell, Ador, Alex Garant, Alex Yanes, Alexandra Manukyan, Alvaro Naddeo, Amy Sol, Anthony Hurd, Anthony Solano, Apex, Benjamin Garcia, Baldur Helgason, Brian Mashburn, Caratoes, Carl Cashman, CASE, Casey Weldon, Clare Toms, Collin Van Der Sluijs, Craig […]

Showing: Greg “Craola” Simkins – “LET THE OUTSIDE IN” @ KP Projects

Currently at KP Projects in Los Angeles, another solo showing from Greg “Craola” Simkins (featured) is on view until June 15th. Entitled LET THE OUTSIDE IN, the new body of work from the locally-based artist continues his world building and furthers the rich mythology behind his narrative. Along with some familiar characters, Simkins has introduced a few others like his hero the “Defender of the Outside” Kitron as well as the Starry Knights. Take at more photos as well as some footage from the opening below… Photo credit: Birdman Photos, […]

Upcoming: Erik Jones – “Country” @ Hashimoto Contemporary (New York)

Coming up next month, Hashimoto Contemporary’s New York space will be hosting a solo showing from Erik Jones entitled Country. Judging from the work-in-progress photos from his studio outside of Chicago, the new body of work will continue his recent series of surreal portraits that treat the extremities and appendages like colorful Gumby-like extensions of the body. Take a look at more photos below… Discuss Erik Jones here.

Showing: Josh Tiessen – “Streams in the Wasteland” @ Jonathan LeVine Projects

Currently at Jonathan Levine Projects, a solo show is on view from Josh Tiessen, first place winner of the inaugural Delusional Art Competition that the gallery held in 2017 (covered). Inspired the prophetic literature of the Hebrew Bible, Streams in the Wasteland features works painted on irregularly shaped panels centered thematically on depicting wild animals in abandoned spaces. Tiessen further explains – “the symbolic natural imagery offers streams of hope within the post-apocalyptic wasteland, highlighting the God-given mandate of stewardship to care for animals and the environment, which is […]

Releases: Alex Gross – “Obsession” & “Valar Morghulis” GoT Prints

Depending on how you liked the ending of Game of Thrones that aired last night, this may or may not be good timing on Alex Gross’ (interviewed) part with his latest print release. The editions on offer are Obsession & Valar Morghulis, the first filled with more recently alive characters from the popular show and the second with different characters that did not survive as long, with the blue eyes seen on people who have turned into wights. The compositions mirror some of the Los Angeles-based […]

Upcoming: Greg “Craola” Simkins – “LET THE OUTSIDE IN” @ KP Projects

On May 18th, Greg “Craola” Simkins (featured) will be returning to KP Projects with a showing at their new location in Los Angeles. Entitled LET THE OUTSIDE IN, the surreal new body of work from the locally-based artist will feature some familiar characters as well as some new ones, all drawn from his vivid imagination. He explains – “Like the pages of a story you’ve always wanted to read, so are the tales when you ‘Let the Outside in.’ There is a thin veil between what we know and what we […]

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Releases: Erik Jones – “Flower” Print

Tomorrow (May 2nd) at 10M PST, Erik Jones will be releasing a limited edition print entitled Flower. The image is taken from a piece that the recently exhibited in London (covered), a good example of the color-infused portraiture he is know for. Produced in an edition of 50, the 24″ x 24″ print will be available thru Hashimoto Contemporary on their online store. As a bonus, the first ten copies of the edition will be hand embellished by Jones – take a look at more photos below… Discuss […]

Showing: Paco Pomet – “No Places” @ Galleri Benoni

Earlier this month, Galleri Benoni in Copenhagen opened up a solo exhibition from Paco Pomet entitled No Places. The new work continues the Spanish artist’s practice of taking reference photos and then altering them in multiple ways (structural, tonal, compositional), sometimes adding surreal elements, leading to a completely new reality. He further explains his process and the title of his show thusly – “Very often I experience a strong sense of strangeness when I observe scenes described in photographs found at random. This feeling becomes greater the […]