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Set-up/Installation: James Jean – “Rebus” @ Martha Otero

As many of us have been anticipating, James Jean’s first solo show in Los Angeles will be opening in about a week.  We provided a preview of the art work in the show, now here is a sneak peak at how they will be presented.  Jean hand painted an entire wall in the gallery, providing a immersive background for the exhibition, in his signature flowing lines.  Be at Martha Otero on the evening of March 12, as Rebus opens to the public. See more set-up […]

Openings: George Thompson – “Revisionist History” @ Known Gallery

George Thompson, also known as EWOK, recently unveiled a solo exhibition of works at LA’s own Known Gallery.  The show is centered around a world where the Ku Klux Klan plays competitive organized basketball. Although the artist has played with the idea before in pieces that have been included in group shows, he wanted to expand it further and continue the conversation in a full-scale exhibition.  Thompson feels that although racism still exists in today’s society, it is rarely directly addressed.  The juxtaposition shown in […]

Openings: David Choe x George Thompson – New Works @ Known Gallery

Opening along with George Thompson’s Revisionist History at Known Gallery was a exhibition of new works by David Choe (featured) [edit: according to David Choe’s blog, these are collaborative pieces with George Thompson].  The artist took a break from his figurative images of city dwelling ladies and angry red colors to explore a different painterly direction (although if you look hard enough, you might be able to make out some tits, cocks, and assholes in some of the works).  Consisting of large works in black […]

Teaser: “Lined In Lead” @ Gallery Nucleus

As the title suggests, Nucleus Gallery in Alhambra will be holding a group show in March featuring works done in graphite. They’ve assembled a nice list of artists who are involved including Alexandre Day, Andrew Hem, and Rob Sato (full list here). Also participating is Fables cover artist João Ruas who will be contributing six pieces, including the gem seen above. Discuss this show here. Discuss João Ruas here.

Mike Kelley – “Extracurricular Activity Projective Reconstruction #34 Kandor 12 / Extracurricular Activity Projective Reconstruction #35″ @ Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills

Mike Kelley returns to show at his hometown with his first solo exhibition in Los Angeles in about eight years and his first with Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills.  For Southern California’s patient art lovers, it was well worth the wait.  Extracurricular Activity Projective Reconstruction #34 Kandor 12 / Extracurricular Activity Projective Reconstruction #35 features 17 works of large-scale sculpture, video, and installation.   It is completely immersive, spectacularly executed, and is everything that great art should be. The show centers on models of Kandor, which […]

ALAC ’11: Andrew Schoultz @ Jerome Zodo Contemporary

Of all the booths we saw at Art Los Angeles Contemporary ’11, the one that stood out the most was Jermone Zodo Contemporary’s, which had a solo show by the prolific and outstanding Andrew Schoultz.  The show was anchored by a mixed-media piece, Monument to a Whirlwind (pictured above), that measured an impressive 11 ft. by 20 ft. (it was the largest piece on paper at the entire fair).  We are happy to report that the monumental work was purchased by a museum in the […]

Openings: Art Los Angeles Contemporary ’11

This past weekend, the second annual Art Los Angeles Contemporary took place at its newest location, The Barker Hanger.  LA’s best contemporary art fair featured work by established artists such as Barry McGee, Dan Attoe, Richard Jackson, Shepard Fairey and Ryan McGinness, as well as tons of emerging ones.  Participating were galleries from all over the world, including California, New York, Europe, and Asia. A major improvement this year was the easy to navigate floor space compared to the spread out and confusing maze of […]

Openings: Nathan Mabry – “Armature” @ Cherry and Martin

Currently on view at Culver City’s always exciting gallery Cherry and Martin is Nathan Mabry’s Armature. The exhibition features five new sculptures and a sculptural fountain. The aluminum, bronze, and steel works are wonderfully odd, humorous, engaging, and both familiar and unexpected.  The artwork references such artists as Picasso and other modernists while at the same time influenced by African and Native American art. It’s a fantastic show and you should see it before it closes on Feb. 12. See more images after the jump…

Preview: Keegan Gibbs – “Open Space” @ Known Gallery

Opening on Saturday, Jan. 15 at 8pm at Known Gallery on Fairfax in Los Angeles is a show of new photographic works from Keegan Gibbs, along with installations by Sage Vaughn and Brendan Lynch.  There is little information available at the moment, but from the preview images, it looks as though the exhibition will have a beach, ocean, and surf theme.  See the entire show for yourself at Known Gallery – 441 North Fairfax Ave in Los Angeles – before the show closes on Feb […]

Streets: Downtown LA Graffiti Mural Mini Tour

This past weekend, AM (along with our good friend Jasper Wong) was lucky enough to go on a mini tour of the murals in downtown Los Angeles, hosted by one of LA’s finest photographers – Estevan Oriol (after he gave us a tour of his spectacular studio that he shares with Mister Cartoon…more on that later). The piece that you see above is by Mister Cartoon and Toomer.  It is one of LA’s most famous murals and has been the background for countless photographs and […]