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Category Archives: Low Brow & Pop Surrealism

Previews: “15 Year Anniversary Show” @ Thinkspace Gallery

A lot have galleries have come and go in the last 15 years in our niche of the art world, but one constant has been the Thinkspace family. Tirelessly promoting their artists with shows at their Culver City location, with collaborative exhibitions with different galleries nationally and internationally, with participation in art fairs around the world, by plugging their artists into mural projects and street art festivals, and perhaps most importantly by garnering institutional support, the gallery has become one the most prominent leaders in […]

Showing: Josh Tiessen, Kelogsloops, Sasha Ira, Bao Pham @ Corey Helford Gallery

Currently at the Corey Helford Gallery in downtown Los Angeles, a four person show is on view through January 18 entitled Chimera. Included in the group exhibition are Canada-based artist Josh Tiessen’s paintings that explore interactions between the natural world and manmade structures, Australian artist kelogsloops’ anime inspired suspended-in-time female portraiture, Chicago-based Sasha Ira’s new series entitled Undercurrents, and painter and illustrator Bao Pham’s lush and colorful work. Take a look at more photos below… Photo credit: Angela Izzo / @izzoimages.

Openings: Chris Berens – “Feniks” @ Jaski Gallery

Over the weekend, Jaski Gallery in Amsterdam hosted the opening of sold out solo show from Chris Berens entitled Feniks, Utilizing a special mixed media process, the Dutch artist hand paints different fantastical elements on glossy paper and then collages them together to get his unique finished image. Included in the new body of work was the centerpiece of the exhibition, Crowning Glory, a large 240 x 220 cm painting with its own specially designed and frame created by a master wood carver. Photo credit: @agustina_arce_gutierrez_art, the artist & […]

Update: Greg “Craola” Simkins – “Rabbit Season”

Recently, Greg “Craola” Simkins (featured) revealed a series of works he created centered around “ushers between worlds for day dreamers and wandering souls alike.” He was of course referring to the bunnies in his new Rabbit Season pieces, a look at what would have happened if a rabbit had taken the place of Mickey Mouse in Disney’s world. Along with the new paintings, the LA-based artist has also released a collection of clothing based on the new imagery. He further explains – “I have been a huge […]

Previews: Kris Kuksi & Mark Wagner – “Bounty” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Tonight at the Joshua Liner Gallery in New York, Kris Kuksi & Mark Wagner will be opening a joint show entitled Bounty. While both artists take found objects and create assemblages, the materials they use and end results are quite different yet both quite striking. Kuksi arranges elementals model kits, jewelry remnants, and kitsch statuary into architectural frieze like works, complex compositions that reference “historical narratives, biblical subjects, animal worship, architecture, symbolic views on commerce and development, as well as human psychology and behavior.” In contrast, […]

Previews: “Universes 2” @ The Garage

Following up on a successful group show last year (covered), Sasha Bogojev (the curator) has moved the exhibition to Amsterdam with a new roster of artists for a second iteration. Opening tomorrow night (November 1st) at The Garage, Universes 2 features the work of 13 artists who are “setting a new course for contemporary figuration.” Participating artists are Anna Park, Pedro Pedro, Jonny Green, Kirsten Deirup, So Youn Lee, Baldur Helgason, Ralf Kokke, Maxwell Mcmaster, Trey Abdella, Gosha Levochkin, Elliot Dodd, Jur De Vries, and Royal Jarmon (seen […]

Releases: Jeremy Geddes – “Wilderness” Print

Available only for a short time more only, a new timed release entitled Wilderness from Jeremy Geddes (interviewed) can be added to your collection if you so choose. Sized at 50cm x 50cm (paper size: 61cm x 63cm), the $215 AUS print featuring one of the Australian artist’s iconic floating astronauts can be purchased here. Discuss Jeremy Geddes here.

Previews: Nicoletta Ceccoli – “Relazioni Pericolose” @ Corey Helford Gallery

On November 2nd, Corey Helford Gallery will be opening another showing by Nicoletta Ceccoli (interviewed) with a new body of work entitled Relazioni Pericolose (translated to Dangerous Liaisons). Working with a style that draws from her background as an illustrator, the San Marino, Italy-based artist creates imagery that features characters and subject matter that appear innocent at first but on closer inspection quickly reveal darker themes. She further explains – “These new works embody many of the recurring themes and obsessions that inhabit my universe and reveal my ‘darker sides’. The fear of […]

Showing: Lucy Sparrow – “Delicatessen on 6th” @ Rockefeller Center

Our friend Lucy Sparrow is at it again. This time, she returns to NYC in a takeover of the iconic Rockefeller Center entitled Delicatessen on 6th. With the help of Art Production Fund, the UK-based artist has unveiled another chapter in her amazing market installation series (here & here) featuring a 100% hand crafted replica of a New York City delicatessen featuring a cornucopia of gourmet gems you would normally be tempted to eat while exploring the Big Apple’s endless food offerings. From macarons & […]

Releases: Tristan Eaton – “New Money” Dunny

Returning to reinvent the ubiquitous Dunny whose form he designed 15 years ago for Kidrobot, Tristan Eaton has created the first metal version of the collectible. Entitled New Money, the new chrome finished 5 inch figure features the LA-based artist’s patchwork aesthetic while poking fun at the bling-bling culture. He further explains – “it’s really about sarcastically hyping up the bling of it, you know. Kind of bringing together all these bling stereotypes in a way. There’s gold chains in there, gold teeth…  you know, all those elements of […]