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Previews: Kent Williams – “Zoetic Trinity” @ Evoke Contemporary

After successful showings at EVOKE Contemporary back in 2013 (covered) and 2015 (covered), Kent Williams will be opening another solo on Friday night (September 28th) at the New Mexico gallery. ZOETIC TRINITY: Paintings, Drawings & Photographs features the richly textured work from the Los Angeles-based artist that bridges the gap between “his interest for representation (especially relating to the figure) and abstraction (or expressive/emotive mark-making).” He further explains – “The work in the exhibition, or my work in general has always been about or related to life – my life, the people […]

Previews: “Asymmetrical Diptych” @ Corey Helford Gallery

This Saturday (January 16th), the Corey Helford Gallery will be opening the Asymmetrical Diptych group show. The title says it all – 26 artists will be creating two piece works meant to be displayed together but in an asymmetrical arrangement or shape. Exploring this interesting assignment will be artists Andrew Brandou, Annie Owens, Beau Stanton, Billy Norrby, Brandi Milne, Brian Donnelly, Caia Koopman, Cathie Bleck, Greg Gossel, Jennybird Alcantara, Joe Hengst, Kent Williams, Lola, Liz McGrath, Luke Chueh, Mandy Cao, Mikael Takacs, Michael Mararian, Michael Page, […]

Previews: Kent Williams – “Bones With Flesh” @ EVOKE Contemporary

Following up on a show at EVOKE Contemporary back in 2013 (covered), Kent Williams will be opening another solo tonight (September 25th) at the New Mexico showpace. Entitled Bones With Flesh, the new body of work includes some exquisite oil painting as well as some looser studies on paper. The subject matter centers on the Los Angeles-based artist’s mastery of the human form but also superimposed over these skills are more abstract elements throughout the composition. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss Kent Williams here.

Upcoming: Kent Williams – “OPHTHALM: new drawings + paintings” @ Evoke Contemporary

On October 4th, the Evoke Contemporary in New Mexico will be presenting a new solo exhibition from Kent Williams. Making his return to the showspace (see 2010), the Los Angeles-based painter has put forth work collectively entitled OPHTHALM: new drawings + paintings. The title of of the show brings to mind a similarly named book he recently released that is still available as well. You’ll have to wait a month to see the rest of what Williams has to offer, but the first image we have […]

Releases: Kent Williams – “OPHTHALM” Book

For those of you who liked the work created for Kent Williams’ show in Los Angeles back in 2011 (covered), he now has a new book with plenty of his paintings of that style gracing it’s pages. In addition, the 12″ x 12″ hardcover (160 pages) features pages from his sketchbook including side by side comparisons of studies and the paintings they became. Head over here to order if interested. Discuss Kent Williams here.

Openings: “20 Pieces of Dreams” @ Giant Robot 2

A while back, before the current Post It 8 show (covered) that has taken over the walls of Giant Robot 2, a special show was put on at the gallery entitled 20 Pieces of Dreams. The group exhibition was curated by Mari Inukai and was meant to be in celebration of her daughter Sena’s 20th birthday, a coming of age event in Japanese culture. Included artists were many of Mari’s friends like Amy Sol, Audrey Kawasaki, Edwin Ushiro, Elizabeth Ito, Fumi Omori, Katsuya Terada, Kent Williams, Sean Chao, Stella Im Hultberg, Tessar […]

Basel Week Miami ’12: Merry Karnowsky @ CONTEXT Art Miami

As we strolled through the new CONTEXT Art Miami (highlights here), one of the booths that drew us in featured artists diplayed by the Merry Karnowsky Gallery. Included in this particular showing were works from artists we have mentioned here at AM before like Deedee Cheriel, Mark Whalen, Kent Williams, and Greg Simkins. Check out more photos below… Discuss Basel Week Miami here.

Openings: “Hookers” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Last weekend, the Corey Helford Gallery played host to the opening of the Natalia Fabia (interviewed) curated show Hookers. With the theme in mind, her artist friends including Kent Williams, Michael Hussar, Phil Hale, Erik Sandberg, Saber, REVOK, and more created pieces for the show that showed a diversity of mediums and range of artistic vision. Photos from the opening taken by ©Carlos Gonzalez after the jump…

Openings: Kent Williams – “Convergence” @ Merry Karnowsky (Los Angeles)

Last weekend, the talented Kent Williams presented his new body of work entitled Convergence at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles. His set of oil paintings, some large scale, displayed a keen sense of the human form and bring to mind classical live painting but with a contemporary twist. As with some of his recent work, there appeared to be some Far East influence in terms of choice of subjects, costumes, and composition. Take a look at all the art and opening photos after the […]

Preview: Kent Williams – “Convergence” @ Merry Karnowsky (Los Angeles)

On a busy Saturday night of art in Los Angeles, make sure you add Kent Williams’ opening at Merry Karnowsky to your gallery hopping itinerary. The collection of paintings entitled Convergence incorporates some of the work shown in New Mexico last September (covered) along with some new pieces all featuring his distinctive take on classical studies of the human form, some quite impressive in scale as you will see from these preview images. More after the jump.