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Openings: “European Bailout Show” @ Post No Bills

This past Thursday, Post No Bills gallery held their second gallery exhibit which featured works by the likes of Anthony Micallef, Conor Harrington, Ian Francis, Jonathan Yeo, JR, Mode 2, Paul Insect, Stanley Donwood, Vhils and Zevs. Titled as the European Bailout Show, this exhibition focused entirely on some of Europe’s most interesting artists working today. It was clear from the large number of attendees that Steve Lazarides’ new California venture continues a successful run especially after coming off the highly touted Faile show. This […]

Openings: Audrey Kawasaki – “Restlessly Still” @ Merry Karnowsky

On Saturday night, the LA art crowd packed the Merry Karnowsky Gallery to see the work of three artists – Femke Hiemstra, Deedee Cheriel, and of course Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed). On display were paintings and cutout drawings all displaying Ms. Kawasaki’s exquisite eye for detail, mastery of her medium (especially in integrating wood grain), and her sensuous touch. After being impressed by what we saw in an advanced look a couple weeks ago, we can now say that seeing the pieces on the walls and in the proper […]

Preview: “European Bailout Show” @ Post No Bills

After showing off one of his brightest stars, Brooklyn-based Faile (featured), at his new outpost in Los Angeles, Lazarides will be introducing some of his other artists including Antony Micallef, Conor Harrington, Ian Francis, Jonathan Yeo, JR, Mode 2, Paul Insect, Stanley Donwood, Zevs, and Vhils (who just christens the outdoor space with a new piece). The Venice, California showspace Post No Bills will primarily deal in prints and limited editions and will host the opening of the European Bailout Show tonight from 7-10pm. More […]

Teaser: KAWS @ Honor Fraser

KAWS fans in LA may remember his last showing in the City of Angels not only for the great art, but also for the long lines and large crowds they had to battle to get a look at their favorite artist.  Well, let that be a lesson the second time around as he will be returning to Honor Fraser scheduled for a September 10th opening (perhaps with some Hennessy for attendees to sample).  If these new images and his recent showing with the gallery at […]

Preview: Femke Hiemstra – “Big Thousands of Golden Flowers” @ Merry Karnowsky

This Saturday night, July 30th, Femke Hiemstra will be joining Audrey Kawasaki, whose works we previewed yesterday, and Deedee Cheriel for a show at Merry Karnowsky Gallery. Known for her detailed paintings (often on found objects) of her cast of animal characters set in surreal scenes and compositions, the Dutch painter will be taking viewers of this new body of work on a fairytale journey into mythical worlds of her imagination. More preview images via our friends at Hi-Fructose after the jump…

Streets: Anthony Lister (Los Angeles) Part II

Following a poster campaign which focused on the subject of lost superheroes, Australia-born artist Anthony Lister (interviewed) has arrived in Los Angeles for a unique gallery exhibition which will take place this coming Friday at the HVW8 gallery. However, days before the exhibit, Lister went out on the streets and left his mark on the city with a large scale painting which combines his attraction to both graffiti culture and expressionism. Featuring a large and somewhat deformed face, the wall resembles his recent collaboration with […]

Preview: Audrey Kawasaki – “Restlessly Still” @ Merry Karnowsky

Since a solo in early 2008 and a mini-show at the end of 2008, fans of Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed) in Los Angeles have had little to cheer about.  Well, no solo as of yet but at the end of the month, the next best thing will be opening at Merry Karnowsky Gallery – a joint show with Femke Hiemstra and Deedee Cheriel. The LA-based painter known for her seductive imagery and soft touch will be presenting seven new paintings and four drawings when the doors open […]

Preview: Ewelina & Genevive Zacconi – “Immaculate Deception” @ Copro Gallery

Although the show is currently on view at the Copro Gallery, the opening reception for Immaculate Deception (featuring Ewelina and Genevive Zacconi) is this Friday, July 29th. The New York-based Ewelina will be presenting some new works featuring her play on childhood toys like Barbie and My Little Pony. Zacconi, who has worked as painting assistant to Ron English in the past, will be exploring themes of betrayal, and aspects within theology integrating these concepts in her art. *edit* Zacconi was the assistant to English […]

Teaser: “La Luz de Jesus 25”

Twenty-five years is a long time.  But, that is precisely how long La Luz de Jesus has been in business. Established in 1986 by Billy Shire, the gallery has long fostered the Low Brow art movement and has had an illustrious list of artists that have shown on their walls – some of which have returned for this anniversary show. Participants have will offer up a written anecdote about their experience with the gallery along with their artwork and include artists like Robert Williams, Mark […]

Openings: Tran Nguyen – “The Synapse Between Here and There” @ Thinkspace

This past weekend, Thinkspace Gallery presented Tran Nguyen’s solo show titled The Synapse Between Here and There. The work on display showed a great mix of her work which included traditional paintings, detailed drawings and sketches. From wall to wall,  the Georgia-based artist showed her sensibilities to create paintings which mixed a sense of realism with an aura of fantasy. Mostly created with color pencils, graphite and acrylic paint, the art showcases her talents in a very distinct way with the subject matter focusing on […]