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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: “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 […]

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). […]

Streets: Andrew Hem // UPEART (Finland)

Recently in Oulu, Finland, Andrew Hem (interviewed) completed by far the hardest mural he’s ever painted due to the challenging texture of the wall. Created for multi-city UPEA street art festival, Crystal Blue from the American artist has a pixelated feel to it due to the tiny rocks on the surface of the wall. Using masterful gradients of of red and orange in the background, the stunning piece really stands out from the surroundings. Take a look at more photos below… Photo credit: Hannu Uusitalo, the artist, and the festival. Discuss Andrew Hem […]

Previews: “Lush Life 6” @ Roq La Rue

Tonight in Seattle, Roq La Rue celebrated their re-opening after a two year hiatus with a group show entitled Lush Life 6. Like the previous iterations of the exhibition, artists were free to interpret the theme as they saw fit. Participants this year included Camille Rose Garcia, Josie Morway, Lola Gil, Casey Curran, Kazuki Takamatsu, Brandi Milne, Bella Ormseth (seen above and below), Sarah Leea Petkus, Rebecca Chaperon, Kai Carpenter, and Kari-Lise Alexander. Discuss this show here.

Previews: Josh Keyes & Lisa Ericson – “Tempest” & “Border Crossing” @ Thinkspace

On October 13th, Thinkspace Projects in Los Angeles will be opening a duo show from Josh Keyes and his life partner, Lisa Ericson. Presenting complementing bodies of work titled Tempest and Border Crossing respectively, the Portland-based artist couple will be revealing their environmental & socio-political views & concerns in the form of meticulously rendered hyperrealistic paintings. Keyes’ newest body of work continues his post-apocalyptic imagery depicting the aftermath of the ongoing environmental crisis. The new pieces are dominated by a single, usually animal character, wandering through a setting that […]

Previews: “Universes” @ Tales Of Art Gallery

On October 13th, Tales Of Art Gallery in Imola, Italy will be opening a group show curated by Sasha Bogojev entitled Universes. The eclectic roster of artists have diverse range of artistic practice and mark-making but all share an interest in rendering the surreal and figurative. Participants include Ador, Ana Barriga, Calvin Wong, Giorgiko (seen above), Edgar Plans, Kobusher, Peter Chan, Peter Opheim, Peter Schenck, and Super Future Kid.

Previews: Dabs Myla – “THINGS THAT CAN’T BE SEEN” (LA Popup)

On October 20th, Dabs Myla will be opening a new show curated by Roger Gastman in Los Angeles (8070 Beverly Blvd). Entitled THINGS THAT CAN’T BE SEEN, the new body of work includes over 20 large scale interior and floral paintings, works on paper, handmade ceramics, and an installation. The husband and wife duo further explain – “we wanted to bring our subconscious thoughts to life in this new body of work and have spent the past two years exploring and painting these ideas, broadening the scope […]

Previews: “Hi-Fructose Presents: The Art of The Mushroom” @ Compound Gallery

On October 20th, Compound Gallery in Oakland will be opening a group show curated by Hi-Fructose Magazine that is a tribute to the “friendly, deadly, tasty, hallucinogenic, phallic, alien, and legendary mushroom.” Participants include Andrew Schoultz, Naoto Hattori, Chuck Sperry, Annie Owens, Steven Cerio, Marion Peck, Mark Ryden (seen above), Travis Louie, Travis Lampe, Attaboy, Isabel Samaras, Michael Campbell, Martin Ontiveros, Gary Taxali, Michael Reedy, Nicomi Nix Turner, Mark Dean Veca, Ferris Plock, Jennybird Alcantara, Yoko d’holbachie, Skinner, Brandi Milne, Marco Mazzoni, Kii Arens, Graham Yarrington, […]