After sharing some in-progress shots of the murals going up at the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts in association with the Samurai! show (co-curated by Eric Nakamura, editor and founder of Giant Robot Magazine), we now have a look at the finished walls. Audrey Kawasaki took the high road painting one of her beauties on the second floor balcony of the Lancaster Lobby while Mari Inukai went underneath her, also making a play on the Japanese-themed exhibition with her imagery. To the side, Andrew Hem’s large piece looks down on visitors as they admire his choice of […]
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As some of you may know, our friends at Static Medium initially started their little company to make prints for Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed). So, it is only fitting that for their 10 year anniversary, they have dug up some archived limited editions from Kawasaki to give away in celebration of reaching this milestone. Head over to their Instagram for more details and to give yourself a chance to add some hard to acquire prints to your collection. Discuss Audrey Kawasaki here.
With the Samurai! show (co-curated by Eric Nakamura, editor and founder of Giant Robot Magazine) at the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts now open to the public, the artists invited to paint murals for the exhibition were able to start their efforts last week. One of the artists invited, Andrew Hem, has created large scale public art in the past, but the other two, Audrey Kawasaki and Mari Inukai were not as experienced with mural painting. Judging from these photos, the two ladies more than held their own. Photos credit: Worcester Museum. […]
It seems strange to write about a show that one curated, so I’ll just give a little history about how the show came together, and let the photos speak for themselves. A few years ago Ryan Heshka had a solo show at Roq La Rue which included a couple pieces that were sequential stories and presented as stand-alone comics. They fascinated me and I wondered what a full show, with an assortment of artists might be like. The planning began and a date was chosen […]
Coinciding with Emerald City Comicon, Roq La Rue will hosting the opening of One Page tonight, March 27th. For four days only, on display will be contributions from artists based on a unique concept of producing a one page comic with a short story. Curator and AM writer Robbie Lowery states: “I originally got the idea from Ryan Heshka who had shown at Roq La Rue a couple years ago and included a couple pieces that were short, stand alone comics. Such a great idea. Now if […]
Last weekend in Los Angeles, alongside Robert Williams’ amazing new exhibition (covered), a group show celebrating 20 years of Juxtapoz also opened to the public. Curated by Andrew Hosner from Thinkspace and Gary Pressman from Copro Gallery, the showing featured artists, emerging and established, who have graced the pages of the trailblazing magazine. Participants included Aaron Horkey, Aaron Nagel, Adam Caldwell, Adam Miller, Alex Yanes, Amy Sol, Andrew Hem, Andrew Schoultz, Andy Kehoe, Anthony Ausgang, Aron Wiesenfeld, Audrey Kawasaki, Bezt,, Billy Norrby, Brendan Monroe, Brett Amory, Brian M. Viveros, bumblebeelovesyou, C215, Candice Tripp, Chet Zar, Chris […]
After a tribute show in New York last year (covered), Juxtapoz will now get their shine in Los Angeles with a showing at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. 20 Years Under the Influence of Juxtapoz, curated by Andrew Hosner from Thinkspace and Gary Pressman from Copro Gallery, is the mother of all group exhibitions with an impressive list of artists who will be contributing work to commemorate two decades of the magazine’s influential contribution to contemporary art and culture. Make sure you RSVP ([email protected]) for the […]
Thinkspace will be returning to SCOPE during Art Basel Week Miami with work from their extensive roster of artists. Along with mini-solo shows from Glenn Barr and Andy Kehoe, the Los Angeles-based gallery will be sharing new work from Adam Caldwell, Alex Yanes, BEZT, Brian M. Viveros, Curiot, David Cooley, Jacub Gagnon, Jeremy Fish, Joao Ruas, Margaret Keane, Nosego, Sainer, Sergio Garcia, Troy Coulterman, and Yosuke Ueno. Along with this, they are also planning a large wall of 12×12 inch works from a long list of artists they have worked with […]
On November 8th, at 12 PM PST, Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed) will be releasing her latest print thru her online store. The image chosen, entitled Manic, was one of the paintings from her recent show (covered) at Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles. The generously sized print measures 16.75″x30″ (includes 1/8″ white border), comes signed and numbered in an edition of 250, and will cost $270 (framed for $495). Head over here at the appropriate time to add it to your collection if interested. Discuss Audrey Kawasaki here.
Showing through April of next year at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) is an exhibition celebrating the 40th anniversary of Hello Kitty. Although the subject matter is not for everyone, some of the artists involved in this show in Los Angeles certainly should be familiar to our readers, including Colin Christian (interviewed) who contributed the piece seen above. Along with original artwork, the first large-scale Hello Kitty museum retrospective in the United States also had a selection of related products on display, with rare and unique items […]