ArrestedMotion logo
Tag Archives: Los Angeles

Openings: Andrew Hem – “Cold Water” @ LeBasse Projects – Culver City

This past weekend, Lebasse Projects in Culver City presented an exhibition by artist Andrew Hem (interviewed). Titled Cold Water, the show displayed the LA-based artist’s impressive aesthetic which utilizes oil and acrylic as a starting point. However, beyond these simple materials, the works on display, which ranged from character-based paintings to small wooden-like figurines, bring out a sense of story telling that makes the art an incredible sight. It’s interesting to point out that Hem’s artistic trajectory began with traditional graffiti. Yet, this exhibit clearly shows […]

Video: “Buff Monster Does Hollywood”

Last week, we brought you some photos of Buff Monster (featured) working on a spot above Hollywood Boulevard with pink paint and wheatpaste. Now comes footage of him in action leaning over the edge of the roof as well as a closer look at the “10 Years” stencil, a reference to the 10th anniversary of drawing his first signature character. Thanks to Carlos Gonzalez for the video. Discuss Buff Monster here.

Openings: COOP – “Idle Hands” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Friday evening, AM decided to duck the over-hyped oncoming threats of Los Angeles’ “Carmageddon” to check out the opening of legendary pop artist COOP’s show Idle Hands at Corey Helford Gallery. This is his first solo show since 2009, and once again he brought a series of ambitious large scale paintings as well as a few preliminary sketches and his signature ink drawings. He states regarding his current show – “pulp magazines, more overt sexuality and a little more deliberate provocation are on this time around.” COOP has […]

Streets / Contests: Anthony Lister (Los Angeles)

Last week, we ran a contest asking readers to guess which artist’s new posters (girl with purple mask) were hitting the streets of Los Angeles. As several astute fans were able to figure out, the person behind this new work is none other than Anthony Lister (interviewed), who will be in town for an event later this month. For those who guessed wrong or missed on on the last giveaway, don’t worry – just leave a comment here to get a chance to win some […]

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

Tomorrow night, July 16th, Tran Nguyen will open her solo show The Synapse Between Here and There at Thinkspace. The strong new body of work includes both paintings, detailed drawings, and concept sketches all featuring her light and deft touch with imagery bringing to mind beautiful illustrations that would fit on the cover of your favorite fantasy novel, but more refined and detailed. More preview images after the jump…

Preview: Melissa Haslam – “Kigurumi” @ Lebasse Projects

Tonight at LeBasse Projects in the Los Angeles Chinatown, Melissa Haslam (featured) will be presenting a new body of work that promises an increased attention to detail and realism as she continues to refine her technique. Drawing her inspiration from the Japanese subculture of fashioning oneself to look like stuffed animals or Kigurumi, the Australia-based painter uses this metaphor to explore ideas social role-playing. More preview images after the jump…

Preview: Andrew Hem – “Cold Water” @ LeBasse Projects (Culver City)

On July 16th, Andrew Hem (interviewed) will be presenting a whole new body of work a the Culver City location of LeBasse Projects near his recent street mural (covered). Entitled Cold Water, this collection of paintings from Andrew are some of the most balanced, detailed, and impressive to date. His fans agree as the show has mostly sold out so see for yourself this Saturday night. More preview images after the jump…

Openings: COPE2 – “AUTHENTIC” @ Maximillian Gallery

Several months after hitting up his home city with a show (covered), NY graf legend COPE2 travels to the other coast for a show in Los Angeles. AUTHENTIC, which opened last week at Maximillian Gallery, is billed as his first solo in the City of Angels and is a retrospective featuring throwups, pieces, his signature MTA subway maps, and miniature subway trains. More photos taken for us by the Birdman after the jump…

Teaser: Andy Warhol – “Campbell’s Soup Cans” @ MOCA

This weekend at the MOCA, some of Andy Warhol’s most iconic work will be on display to the public. Campbell’s Soup Cans will be presented for the first time at the Los Angeles museum and is a celebration of the original exhibition at Ferus Gallery, his first solo showing all the way back in 1962. Interestingly enough, when Irving Blum granted Warhol his first show, some of the paintings were sold for a mere $100 each. At that point, Blum came to the conclusion that […]

Teaser: Andrew Hem – “Cold Water” @ LeBasse Projects

On July 16th, LeBasse Projects will be hosting a new body of work from Andrew Hem (interviewed) at their Culver City gallery entitled Cold Water. Themes of isolation and personal conflict will be the focus of the paintings as the viewer follows Andrew’s journey from “being surrounded by cold situations and places” until emerging from that situation and then heading back onto the road to happiness. He will also be working on a large-scale mural in the area, but more on that later… Discuss this […]