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Openings: Sarah Joncas – “Taking Over” @ Last Rites Gallery

Earlier this month, the Last Rites Gallery in New York hosted the opening reception welcoming all new works from Sarah Joncas (interviewed). Entitled Taking Over, the new paintings see her semi-autobiographical portraits embrace a darker side with dangerous creatures, eerie transformations, and morbid scenes added to her imagery, which is not surprising seeing the setting (and their penchant for the dark arts) in which they are being displayed. Check out some photos below as well as video interview… Discuss Sarah Joncas here.

Openings: Sam Flores – “Lion and the Lamb” @ Fifty24SF

Last week, Fifty24SF hosted Sam Flores’s long awaited San Francisco exhibition entitled Lion and the Lamb. This is the local artist’s first solo showing in the city in nearly 5 years, and he decided to showcase his new body of work with the company that he has consistently collaborated with in the past on his 12 Grain clothing line (Upper Playground). Fans queued up the street to meet the long admired artist, and were greeted by a custom wall division installation as well as a […]

Openings: Bob Dob – “Mouseketeer Army” @ La Luz de Jesus

Back in November, the La Luz de Jesus gallery in Los Angeles hosted all new works from Bob Dob (alongside Nathan Ota’s solo). Entitled Mouseketeer Army, the showing featured 76 new paintings that could be arranged together into the shape of his surreal take on the American Flag and were thematically based on a back story of the radical Youth International Party invading Disneyland. Rounding out the exhibition were a series of large-scale three dimensional works based on the Southern California-based artist’s most popular characters. Discuss Bob Dob here.

Openings: Paul Insect – “Out of Chaos” @ Opera Gallery (NYC)

United Kingdom’s Paul Insect (featured) recently crossed the pond to New York’s Opera Gallery to present a new body of work entitled Out of Chaos. This expansive new show featured a cornucopia for the eyes as Mr. Insect showed viewers the extent of his true talents with numerous mediums on display – from paintings & sculptures to silkscreens & stencils. Even after our recent studio visit to Insect’s temporary studio space in Brooklyn, he managed to surprise us with even more gems at the opening. Check out […]

Openings: Laura Ball – “Minotaur” @ David B. Smith

Last week, the David B. Smith Gallery presented all new watercolors from Laura Ball collectively entitled Minotaur. While exploring the PULSE art fair (covered) in Miami, we came across several of the paintings that will be in the show which we shared with you here. Now with these new photos, you will be able to appreciate the new entire body of work which features her signature creative amalgamations of smaller creatures to form larger animals. Photo credit: Gavin McGlynn for Arrested Motion. Discuss this show here. Discuss Laura Bell here.

Openings: “Hello Kitty, Hello Art!” @ Openhouse Gallery

This past weekend New York City got a dose of the Hello Kitty treatment from Sanrio and a load of talented artists. Following a packed showcase for the Hello Kitty, Hello Art book release and exhibition at Known Gallery (covered), Kitty and the crew took over Openhouse Gallery in Chinatown for a pop-up show fit for the big apple. With custom created installation by Dabs & Myla and a limited print release with Betsy Johnson to go along with a new holiday giftshop, it wasn’t shocking […]

Openings: Dave Kinsey – “Everything At Once” @ Joshua Liner

Last week, Dave Kinsey unveiled a new body of work at New York’s Joshua Liner Gallery. Entitled Everything At Once, this large series is another step forward in the LA-based artist’s magnetic style of painting. Using his abstract techniques and unique color palate, the paintings convey a world gone mad, with media, perpetual conflict and the struggles between the urban and natural worlds. Also for this show, the works landed on both ends of the size scale – some of his largest to date alongside a […]

Openings: “Post It 8” @ Giant Robot 2

Bringing back one of their most popular shows for its 8th iteration, Giant Robot 2 recently opened its doors to the Post It 8 group exhibition. Collectors in Los Angeles lined up starting from early morning to take first dibs at works on post-it notes priced affordably at $25. Entering several at a time, each fan was allowed to purchase the pieces they wanted as long as they stuck to the one-per-artist rule. As you can see, with the amount of work available and names hidden, […]

Openings: Joe Sorren – “Everything’s Alright Sweetie, Please Get Some Sleep” @ Jonathan LeVine

Joe Sorren (featured) recently opened a great show at New York’s Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Entitled Everything’s Alright Sweetie, Please Get Some Sleep, this exhibition delivered what we come to expect from the artist. From his thoughtful impressionist inspired brushstrokes to dreamy soft textures & lighting, Joe touches the viewers in a way few artists we’ve seen could. The themes this series harnesses are the fear and concerns of vulnerability, but also the contrasting strength that comes with courage. This wonderful show is up until December 29th, […]

Openings: ESPO’s Creative Outlet

Last weekend, Steve Powers held an opening event for ESPO’s Creative Outlet, his new store located in downtown Brooklyn.  The shop features a wide selection of Powers’ artwork and ephemera, from books and catalogs to prints and paintings on metal. In addition, for the opening, Powers went way back into his archive to offer ESPO brand products from the Street Market era. Creative Outlet will be open regular hours on Thursday through Sunday for browsing and shopping. The rest of the week, the location will […]