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Openings: “Summer Reading” @ The Hole

Last month at The Hole in New York, a group exhibition opened on the theme of books entitled appropriately Summer Reading. Along with artwork from Airan Kang, Alexander Rodriguez, Andre Saraiva, Andrew Kuo, Brad Phillips, Brian Belott, Brian Dettmer, Clare Rojas, David Shrigley, Devin Troy Strother, Dustin Yellin, Garreth Long, Geoff McFetridge, Harland Miller, Hollie Chastain, Holton Rower, Jacqueline Rush Lee, Jen Mazza, Jen Stark, Jesse Edwards, John Copeland, Kembra Pfahler, Leo Fitzpatrick, Long Bin Chen, Matthew Higgs, Matthew Stone, Michael Dumontier, Miranda July, Neil Farber, Paul Bright, Peter Funch, Scott […]

Openings: Sean Mahan – “Invisible Threads” @ Thinkspace

Last Saturday, painter Sean Mahan presented new work collectively entitled Invisible Threads in the project room of the Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles. The new series of graphite and acrylic on wood pieces mainly depict portraits of children and their sewing machines, which each evoke a nostalgic feel to them. Take a look at the rest of the show below and stop by for a look yourself before the close date of August 31st. Discuss this show here.

Openings: Eric Joyner – “First World Problems” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Over the weekend, painter and donut aficionado Eric Joyner (interviewed) opened his solo show at the Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles. First World Problems introduces new paintings featuring his signature retro robots and their fried dessert companions in Joyner’s continuing survey of this strange world. Returning his mechanical friends to the urban setting made for interesting opportunities to depict his unique version of city life. Take a look at more opening photos including a look at some of the sculptural donut renditions he created for the exhibition. Discuss Eric […]

Upcoming: Rosson Crow – “RECONSTRUCTION” @ Galerie Nathalie Obadia

Opening on September 7th, RECONSTRUCTION will be Rosson Crow’s (featured) third showing with the Galerie Nathalie Obadia in Paris. Continuing to explore the style of work we saw last year in Los Angeles (covered), the oil paintings focus their attention on the often violent history of the southern United States, where she is originally from. Examples include her renderings of the homes of plantation owners, funeral scenes, and a church where young African-American girls were killed in a bomb attack by the KKK. Take a look at more preview images here. […]

Openings: Luke Chueh – “Random Acts Of Sadness” @ CHG Circa

On Saturday night, Luke Chueh’s (featured) opened his latest solo show, Random Acts Of Sadness, at CHG Circa. The mostly new works featured paintings that placed his familiar animal subjects in humorous yet sad situations as well as pieces that poked fun at his critics with self-deprecatory references. Also on display was a new sculptural piece Jack (seen below), inspired by his classic Jacked painting from 2005. This master copy sold but a limited edition version will be released soon through Pretty In Plastic. Check out more opening photos […]

Openings: Scott Scheidly – “The Pinks” @ Spoke Art

Last week, the Spoke Art gallery in San Francisco unveiled all new works from Scott Scheidly. The Pinks continues his series of unique portraits of infamous characters in history as well as imaginary ones taken straight from pop culture, but remixed with a twist. Take a look at more of the sold out opening in the photos below and stop by in person if you are in town before the close date of August 24th. Also, take a look at a couple prints from the show available here. […]

Openings: “Out With The Old” @ Library Street Collective (Detroit)

Out With The Old group exhibition opened on Saturday, August 3rd at the Library Street Collective in Detroit, showing new works by some of the most active and currently sought after graffiti, street, urban and contemporary artists such as Jim Houser, AJ Fosik, Augustine Kofie, Alex Lucas, Cleon Peterson, Dabs Myla, Dave Kinsey, Pose, Sam Friedman, Hacer, Revok, Tristan Eaton, Vizie, and many more. Putting together such a comprehensive show was a lot of work for the organizers, but all the effort was worth it in terms of helping to […]

Openings: Push – “Adaptation” @ Known Gallery

For those who missed the three day only showing from PUSH at the Known Gallery, our friends at LA Taco have some photos of the event. Presented by Simple Mobile, Adaptation featured a setup from the LA-based graffiti artist that cleverly brought his signature patterns indoors, which at the same time transformed his usual 2D work into a three-dimensional interactive walkthrough installation. More photos below… Photo credit: LA Taco. Discuss PUSH here.

Openings: Know Hope – “The Abstract And The Very Real” @ Lazarides Rathbone

Last night, Lazarides Rathbone in London opened their doors to the new solo show from Know Hope. The Abstract And The Very Real consisted of clusters of paintings and assemblages, often utilizing found objects, that collectively put forth the Tel Aviv-based artist’s ode to the human spirit, manifested in his signature characters, imagery, and motifs. The show runs through August 29th so stop by if you have a chance… Photo credit: Butterfly. Discuss Know Hope here. Discuss this show here.

Openings: Kevin Earl Taylor – “Monument Adrift” @ Breeze Block Gallery

Earlier this month, the Breeze Block Gallery played host to a new show from Kevin Earl Taylor entitled Monument Adrift. The exhibition feature his landscapes that include various creatures which are almost treated architecturally in some instances, placed on pedestals, incorporated into decaying structures, or portrayed as building blocks. Take a look at more photos from the opening below as well as a studio visit we conducted leading up to the show… Photos via the gallery. Discuss Kevin Earl Taylor here. Discuss this show here.