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Preview: Word to Mother – “Can’t Afford to be Broke” @ White Walls

This Saturday, May 12th, Word to Mother (interviewed) will be opening his new show Can’t Afford to be Broke at the White Walls Gallery in San Francisco. We can now bring you a look at the the London-based artist’s new body of work which includes his distinctive visual assemblages of figures, patterns and typography painted in mixed media on wooden panels as well as a small run of exclusive ‘zines with hand-pulled screen printed cover. In the photo above, you can see him working on […]

Preview: Heiko Müller – “Hunting Night and Day” @ Jack Fischer Gallery

On May 16th in San Francisco, the Jack Fischer Gallery will be hosting the opening reception for German painter Heiko Müller where he will be presenting a new collection of work. Hunting Night and Day will be his second exhibition at the gallery and encompasses a selection of new paintings that feature Müller’s continued exploration of the darker side of nature and the hidden machinations of the animal kingdom, all rendered with a surreal touch. Discuss this show here. Discuss Heiko Müller here.

Preview: Adam Wallacavage – “Shiny Monsters” @ Philadelphia Art Alliance

On May 17th, the Philadelphia Art Alliance will host the opening reception for Adam Wallacavage’s (interviewed) Shiny Monsters. By hanging several new chandeliers within each gallery of the craft and design showspace, the eclectic sculptor will be introducing his hometown to his gothic-surreal lighting ornamentation. This will be his first solo exhibition in Philly. More preview looks after the jump…

Preview: Dabs Myla – “Break Night Lovers” @ Known Gallery

Tomorrow night (May 5th), Known Gallery will be the place to be if you are interested in seeing the newest solo show from Dabs Myla. Break Night Lovers will feature the duo from down under’s cartoonish stylings executed in the form of new paintings, drawings, and installations. From what we have seen in preview photos, there will be a good amount of customized three-dimensional pieces as well. More pics after the jump…

Preview: Eishi Takaoka – “I Am Fine” @ Giant Robot 2

On Saturday night, Giant Robot 2 on Sawtelle St. in Los Angeles will be the stage for 34 of Eishi Takaoka’s new sculptures. The Japanese artist is known for his hand-carved wooden heads which are often painted and then placed atop empty glass medicine bottles. As you will see from the preview images after the jump, these pieces come in many shapes, colors, and variants and all rooted in “a personal fantasy world that is fueled by the emotional ups and downs of daily life […]

Preview: Thinkspace Curated “Synergy” @ Spoke Art

Thursday night (May 3rd), the Spoke Art Gallery will be opening their newest exhibition – Synergy. The group showing curated by Thinkspace includes much of the young talent from the Culver City gallery’s roster including Allison Sommers, Ana Bagayan, Bumblebee, Craig “Skibs” Barker, Dabs Myla, Dan-ah Kim, Dave MacDowell, David Cooley, Derek Gores, Erik Siador, Jeff Ramirez, Jolene Lai, Kelly Vivanco, Liz Brizzi, Matt Doust, Nathan DeYoung, Seth Armstrong, Stella Im Hultberg, Stephanie Buer, and Yosuke Ueno. Head over to witness the LA to SF […]

Studio Visits: Tomokazu Matsuyama – “The Future is Always Bright” @ Frey Norris

There is no rest for the weary as New York based artist Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) prepares to open a new exhibition in San Francisco at Frey Norris Contemporary. Following a stunning solo showcase at Katzen Arts Center of the American University Museum in Washington DC, Matsu travels to the west coast to share his beautiful inspirations. This new body of work entitled The Future is Always Bright which opens May 3rd looks pick up where he left off at Joshua Liner Gallery back in 2011. […]

Preview: Jasper Wong – “A Corny Concerto” @ No Vacancy

Tomorrow night (April 28th) in Melbourne, the No Vacancy Gallery (The Atrium, Federation Square location) will be hosting a solo show from Jasper Wong (interviewed). The multi-talented painter, illustrator, and curator will be presenting a selection of work utilizing his signature mix of humor and asian-influenced pop culture entitled A Corny Concerto. The Hawaii-based Wong is also one of the speakers at Carbon Festival 2012, alongside Faith47 & DAL, so make sure you check that out as well if you are in town for the […]

Preview: Morgan Spurlock Curated “New Blood” @ Thinkspace

Tomorrow night (April 28th) in Culver City, Thinkspace Gallery will play host to Morgan Spurlock and the show he is curating entitled New Blood. As mentioned in our interview with the multi-talented filmmaker and art collector earlier this week, the exhibition will feature artists he feels have significant impact on the art world with the added twist that they are to invite another promising artist to show alongside them. The lineup includes Camille Rose Garcia / Travis Lampe, The Date Farmers / Albert Reyes, Dzine / […]

Previews: Prune Nourry – “Holy River @ The Invisible Dog

Very soon, Prune Nourry will be exhibiting at The Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn. She will be sharing the culmination of a three year project on gender selection focused on India. Entitled Holy River, Ms. Nourry will utilize her dynamic skill set to bring mediums such as sculptures, photography, performance and video to drive her points home. The opening reception is Saturday May 12th from 6pm to 10pm, so try and stop by in you’re in town. Check out a preview after the jump.