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Openings: Yoskay Yamamoto – “Picking Up Where We Left Off” @ LeBasse Projects – Culver City

This past Saturday, LeBasse Projects in Culver City debuted Yoskay Yamamoto’s (interviewed) new solo exhibition. Entitled Picking Up Where We Left Off, this most recent work by the L.A.-based artist continues to show a great sense of artistry that he’s been building upon during the last few years. Combining both paintings and sculptures, the work on display clearly shows the effort and detail-oriented approach that the artist took forth during the process leading up to his show. This time around, Yamamoto focused on both his Japanese […]

Openings: KAWS – “Hold The Line” @ Honor Fraser (Part II)

Last Saturday night, Honor Fraser unveiled KAWS’ latest exhibit named Hold The Line to large crowds and fans of the New York-based artist. In our previous article, we brought you an in-depth look at the paintings and sculptural work from the street turned contemporary artist. For the second part of our coverage, take a look at the actual opening where KAWS greeted and talked to collectors, friends, and admires alike, even taking time to sign and sketch in some books. More photos after the jump […]

Openings: KAWS – “Hold The Line” @ Honor Fraser

Just several hours ago, the Honor Fraser gallery finally unveiled the latest works by New York-based artist KAWS. This show, Hold The Line, marks his second return to the gallery (see 2009) and the artwork on display was more than enough to warrant the attention and interest this show had been garnering ever since it was first announced. This current exhibition features a collection of approximately fifty circular works of art, or tondos (first seen at this year’s Armory). Each piece contains a different rendition […]

Openings: José Parlá – “Character Gestures” @ OHWOW

Last night, OHWOW gallery presented Jose Parla’s new body of work titled Character Gestures, which predictably drew much of the art community out in support and to take in a rare LA exhibition from the urban painter and calligraphist. In this collection, the Cuban-born artist explores various themes that deal with aspects of birth and rebirth but he does so in such an interesting way that invites the viewer to study and dissect the meanings behind each piece. For the most part, this work carries […]

Openings: Jessica Hess – “It Finds You” @ White Walls SF

Last Saturday, San Francisco-based realist painter, Jessica Hess opened her first solo White Walls exhibition entitled, It Finds You. Hess typically likes to take traditional landscape painting and concentrate on areas of decay, abandonment and graffiti. In addition to her works of oil on canvas, the show also includes photographs, smaller works of gouache on paper, as well as and an installation of work done on old spray cans which are used to contrast and compliment her paintings. Check out photos from the opening after […]

Openings: “Building Context” @ Guerrero Gallery

With Alex Lukas set to present his superb collection of new paintings this Saturday at Guerrero Gallery, we thought we would highlight the previous show that just closed at the SF showspace entitled Building Context. The show featured a set of artists including Leigh Wells, Matt Gonzalez, Adam Feiblman (Adam 5100), Boris Tellegen (Delta), Greg Lamarche, Joey Piziali, and Ray Beldner that utilize paper as a medium in their art, leading to an eclectic mix of work that was diverse yet cohesive. More photos from the […]

Openings: “Yard Dogs” @ Wooster Street Social Club

We recently attended the opening of Yard Dogs at New York’s Wooster Street Social Club. It seems that almost everyone with a background in graffiti came out to catch this exhibition that featured works from renowned artists of the spray can. The heavy rotation of old skool talent such as KR, BIO, T-Kid 170, Keo, NICER, James Top, PNUT2, Rebel, CES, SHARP, Fritos, NIC 707, CEY, REVOLT and Tracy 168 showed indoors what many of us have been used to seeing on the streets of […]

Openings: Pedro Matos – “Ephemera” @ Shooting Gallery

Portuguese artist, Pedro Matos opened his first U.S. solo show entitled Ephemera at Shooting Gallery Saturday night (previewed). This twenty-two year old artist has created a body of work that creates a political, social and moral dialogue by painting portraits of those who are often overlooked and forgotten by society. Highly recommended that you check out the work in person (if possible), as he has done a fine job in creating oil on canvas based works that also physically look like they are deteriorating and […]

Openings: Brett Amory – “White Light” @ Anno Domini

Bay Area-based Brett Amory (interviewed) unveiled his latest paintings in his Waiting series for his exhibition, White Light at Anno Domini in San Jose, CA (previewed) on Saturday night. The Waiting series features anonymous snapshots in an urban environment, which is a commentary on an individuals’ seemingly impossible task of trying to find existence in society in which they are so detached. The work in White Light aims to express a sense of freedom and that we are able to choose whether we exist through […]

Openings: Handiedan, Craww, Charmaine Olivia & Tatiana Suarez @ Spoke Art

Last Thursday evening, Spoke Art hosted the opening of an exhibition featuring 4 artists from different parts of the globe: Handiedan (Amsterdam), Craww (UK), Charmaine Olivia (San Francisco) and Tatiana Suarez(New York). Although each of the artists’ techniques and styles vary greatly, it is very interesting to see how they each interpret the common subject matter of the female form. To coincide with the opening of the show, Spoke Art also released a new giclee from each of the artists (which were also on display […]