Just in time for summer, Todd James has released one of his iconic characters as an inflatable for your pool time enjoyment. The Tank Pool Float, available through Case Studyo, comes in an edition of 200 and costs €302.50 (including VAT). Add this to your floatie collection if you want to go to battle with the summer heat in something straight out of James’ cartoonish paintings. Discuss Todd “REAS” James here.
Category Archives: Low Brow & Pop Surrealism
This Saturday night (June 29th), Thinkspace Gallery will unveiling a new selection of works from Jacub Gagnon (interviewed) in a show entitled Dream World. Combining flora and fauna from the natural world with objects and elements from the human world, the Canadian artist creates surreal amalgamations that usually work around clever wordplay (like the piece above called Dragon’s Fruit). Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss Jacub Gagnon here.
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…
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 […]
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, […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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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