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Showing: Greg “Craola” Simkins – “LET THE OUTSIDE IN” @ KP Projects

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, […]

Releases: Aron Wiesenfeld – “The Bridge” Print

Based on a haunting painting from Aron Wiesenfeld’s recently closed show in Pasadena (covered), his latest print features a girl on a snow covered bridge midway between two worlds. The Bridge is time limited release and is available here now until 7:59 AM PDT on Friday, June 7th, never to be produced again. Measuring 22″ tall × 34″ wide, the print comes signed and numbered and costs $190. Head over here if you want to add it to your collection. Discuss Aron Wiesenfeld here.

Showing: “MURAKAMI vs MURAKAMI” @ Tai Kwun Contemporary

Over the weekend, Tai Kwun Contemporary opened an expansive new show from Takashi Murakami entitled MURAKAMI vs MURAKAMI. Taking over all the galleries at the art center, the over 60 paintings and sculptures on display represent different facets of the Japanese artist versatile practice. Included in the exhibition are paintings that range from his his large-scale post-apocalyptic works to his optimistic flower pieces to his contemplative Enso works alongside sculptures, videos works, custom carpets & wallpapers. Also on view new for the first time are Murakami’s various outlandish costumes that […]

Previews: Jaune & Slinkachu – “Trash Talk” @ Thinkspace

Tomorrow night (June 1st) in Los Angeles, Thinkspace will be opening a special exhibition from two street artists known to work on the miniature scale. Entitled Trash Talk, the joint exhibition will feature work from both Beligum’s Jaune and UK-based Slinkachu. Known for his clever sculptural interventions with his subjects interacting with everyday objects from a different “Honey I Shrunk The Kids” perspective, Slinkachu has made the transition to indoor work easily by presenting his work as tiny dioramas. His work often has dark undertones so this contrasts […]

Upcoming: Paul Insect – “There’s More Upstairs” @ Allouche Gallery (Paris Popup)

Tonight in Paris, Allouche Gallery is hosting a popup exhibition from Paul Insect entitled There’s More Upstairs. The British artist’s work walks the line between old and new, influenced by Dadaist aesthetics while at the same time tackling more modern issues like the effects of social media. His latest set of mixed media works feature his signature hand-painted eyes, created with a rich ombre of color, forming the focal point to his masked portraiture. Released in conjunction with the show was a new limited edition print (available in gallery […]

Recap: REVOK – “SPECTRE” & “DREAM” Performance (Detroit)

Last weekend in Detroit, imagery from REVOK’s Spirograph & Tape Loops series enveloped a series of musical performances creating a truly immersive experience for the audience. Presented by the Library Street Collective and The Detroit Sessions, the events featured Roberto González-Monjas on violin accompanied by pianist Ivan Moshchuk, and the voice of Tunde Olaniran, backed by pianist Kaleb Waterman and choir (Talicia Campbell, Adrian Davis, Tiffany Marshall, Jamiliah Minter, Gully G. Que, Tamara Wallace, Jennifer Cole, Paris Mason, Tekhoyia Kirkland and Dequindre Williams) at a repurposed cathedral and the Detroit […]

Previews: Shawn Huckins – “Staring At The Sun” @ Foster/White Gallery

On June 6th, Foster/White Gallery in Seattle will be presenting a new show from Shawn Huckins (featured) entitled Staring At The Sun. Featuring two distinct bodies of work that share references to American paintings from The White House Art Collection as well as those held in prestigious museums nationwide, the work is a reflection of how the Denver-based artist sees politics in our currently divided country. The Erasures series features replicas of historical paintings superimposed by the familiar gray and white checkered pattern signifying where a software’s ‘eraser’ tool has […]

Recap: Aron Wiesenfeld – “Natural Selection” @ Arcadia Gallery

This last weekend, the hauntingly beautiful Aron Wiesenfeld show at Arcadia Contemporary closed its two week run. Natural Selection featured a new body of work from the San Diego-based artist, rendered expertly as usual and steeped with an air of mystery. His characters are typically portrayed by themselves in a desolate, dark setting or perhaps in some expansive natural environment where the viewer is drawn into some suspenseful narrative that they aren’t quite sure of. There is a feeling of not-quite-rightness and an atmospheric tension to each piece […]

Upcoming: Javier Calleja – “Clouds Through The Window” @ Galerie Zink

Returning to Galerie Zink in Germany less than a year since his last solo (covered) with the gallery, Javier Calleja has prepared a new body of work for a show opening on May 26th. Entitled Clouds Through The Window, the new exhibition features the majority of the Spanish artist’s fresh output arranged on one wall like an old cabinet of curiosities. Nine paintings of different scales featuring the Nara protege’s cartoonish portraiture dominate one side in the middle of the space, further accented by custom frames created by a carver […]

Upcoming: Erik Jones – “Country” @ Hashimoto Contemporary (New York)

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.