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Preview: Thinkspace Five Year Anniversary Show

Coming this Saturday night, our friends at the Thinkspace Gallery will be holding their Five Year Anniversary Show. As you might expect, with their storied history and drawing from their large roster of artists, the group show is shaping up to be pretty epic. It looks like all the artists are putting some of their best work together – see the Natalia Fabia’s (interviewed) piece above – so make sure you attend the opening on November 6th! We have more preview images for you after […]

Update: Dabs and Myla return to Australia

The duo of Dabs Myla have returned temporarily to their home country of Australia after a year long stay in Los Angeles. Though they’ll only be gone for a month, the ambitious duo have been keeping their noses to the grindstone in the land down under with a new mural, solo show and a book release to keep them busy. Tonight saw the opening of their comeback show, “Hollywood and Western” at Per Square Metre, which featured a new body of work as well as […]

Preview: Multi-Plane Show @ Corey Helford

An intriguing new show is set to open on December 12th at the Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City featuring “Multi-Plane” art. An impressive list of artists including Glenn Barr, Gary Baseman, Tim Biskup, Luke Chueh, D*Face, Natalia Fabia, Chloe Early, Sylvia Ji, Stella Im Hultberg, Dave Kinsey, KMNDZ, Todd Schorr, Travis Louie, Lola, Nathan Ota, Greg Simkins, Jeff Soto, Amy Sol, Tin, Nathan Spoor, Krista Huot, Chet Zar, David Stoupakis, Sage Vaughn and many more were given a kit of different transparent panes to work on that are overlaid […]

Baby Tattooville ’09: Sketches

As if the free giveaways, raffles and live paintings weren’t enough, Baby Tattooville actively encourages their artists to sketch away in the dozens of sketchbooks brought by the paying attendees. This year, AM got a chance to sit down with virtually every participating artist, as well as a few special guests. Check out the artists at work and some of the sketches we and other attendees received after the jump.

Baby Tattooville ’09: KMNDZ (Part II)

One of the big surprises of Baby Tattooville this year was the big reveal of who would walk home with the huge KMNDZ painting we previously told you about. After a dramatic explanation of the raffle by Bob Self, everyone came and picked a small envelope after which everyone opened at the same time. Imagine the chaos that ensued when each individual attendee was lead to believe they were the winner. As you can see from the video above, it turns out everyone was a […]

Baby Tattooville ’09: Curious Art Sale

During each annual Baby Tattooville, artists produce exclusive artwork for an all-one-print that includes each and every piece.  The original artwork that is used for that print is available first to attendees of the event, then if any pieces are still available, the public will have a chance to buy.  The order in which those lucky BT-goers receive the opportunity to purchase is based on their ticket number (those who were the first to register get lower numbers).  It is a wonderful opportunity to skip […]

Baby Tattooville ’09: KMNDZ and his giveaway

Baby Tattooville attendees were surprised to see a large Johnny Rodriguez aka KMNDZ painting in the corner of the room when they walked in for their opening reception yesterday.  Imagine the reaction when we learned that one lucky collector was going to be able to take this beautiful painting home with them via a raffle.  Johnny definitely went beyond the call of duty to make sure BT attendees got their money’s worth this year.  Also, there is a mysterious scavenger hunt or game (KMNDZ was […]

ARTWALK Culver City: Thinkspace Gallery

Last weekend, Culver City hosted their ARTWALK 2009 event with over thirty galleries throughout the area participating. Thinkspace Gallery, located in the Silver Lake district, got in on the action as well, opening a one day pop-up gallery on Washington Blvd. Fans packed the rear gallery area throughout the day to see the live-painting demonstration by Asylm, Anthony Clarkson, Mear One, Michael Alvarez, Michael Pukac, Nathan DeYoung and Zoso. The show itself featured work from Ekundayo, Allison Sommers, ARMSROCK, Brandi Milne, Brian Viveros, Camilla d’Errico, Fafi, […]

Openings: Hi-Fructose Group Show – “Overdose” @ Copro Gallery

“Overdose” (previewed) opened this past Saturday at Copro Gallery in Santa Monica. Upon entering the gallery, you will notice several great pieces from “Overdose” on display in the gallery’s front room. The majority of the exhibition’s body of work is displayed in the gallery’s main room. A table was set up over in the smaller wing of the gallery for the Hi-Fructose Collected Edition 1 book signing. Artists Greg “Craola” Simkins, Gary Baseman, Attaboy, photographer Brian McCarty, and Joe Ledbetter were all on hand for […]

Preview: “Overdose” Hi-Fructose Group Show @ Copro Gallery

After their highly successful group show last year, Hi-Fructose is back again with another exhibition, this time titled “Overdose,” opening April 4th at Copro Gallery.  With a increasingly more respected reputation as one of the best publications in the scene, they been able to assemble a pretty amazing lineup.  Sure to be one of the showstoppers is this huge 50 x 50 inch Chris Berens piece seen above.  See some other preview pics as well as the full lineup after the jump.