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Previews: Erik Mark Sandberg – “Interlude” @ Stephanie Chefas Projects

A week from today (September 7th), Stephanie Chefas Projects in Portland will welcome in Erik Mark Sandberg’s Interlude. The Los Angeles-based artist’s work is quite distinctive, an obsession with overly hairy adolescents bathed in various tinges of color acting as his stand-in’s for the evils of our consumer culture. Sandberg’s technique is quite complex, involving a broad range of natural and synthetic materials, producing a difficult to describe catalog of portraiture over the years – refreshed for this show with a focus on the automotive interior including […]

Previews: Luke Chueh – “ANTHROPOMORPHUCKED” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Luke Chueh’s (interviewed) first major show in Los Angeles in over three years will be opening a little over a week from now on September 8th at Corey Helford Gallery. Entitled ANTHROPOMORPHUCKED, the new exhibition will be his most eclectic to date as the locally-based artist has had time to prepare some pieces that have been on his mind for some time now. Along with some of the expected painful situations he puts his cartoonish animal characters in, Chueh also explores some more personal, cultural, and conceptual […]

Previews: Paco Pomet – “Melancholia” @ Richard Heller Gallery

On September 8th, Richard Heller Gallery in Los Angeles will host the opening reception for Paco Pomet’s latest solo show. Entitled Melancholia, the new body of work from Spanish artist once again is built on vintage photos as his source of inspiration which he then alters with some surreal twist. This time around, Pomet plays around with the different effects and affects of light, incorporating the sun and moon into his landscapes with some impossible scenarios. He further explains – “Since my childhood, the observation […]

Previews: Horacio Quiroz – “Polarities” @ Booth Gallery

On September 7th, Horacio Quiroz’s show will open at Booth Gallery in New York, featuring 12 surreal new works on canvas and a large installation with 34 works on paper. Entitled Polarities, the stateside debut exhibition from the Mexican artist introduces his grotesque imagery to art fans in the US, a selection of tortured portraits that hint at the struggles within. He further explains – “My work is a reflection on the human condition, linked intimately to my psychological and therapeutic evolution. I view the body as […]

Showing: Javier Calleja – “Fake is the future” @ Galerie Zink

Currently with Galerie Zink in Hamburg (Barlach Halle K), Javier Calleja has a show on view entitled Fake is the future. Including canvasses, works on paper and mural paintings from the Spanish artist, the solo features cartoonish portraiture certainly inspired from his time working under the tutelage of Yoshitomo Nara. Open to the public for a few days only, the exhibition sees Calleja put in some time adding spheres of colors to the walls that match up with the backgrounds of his paintings, visually merging them with the space. Photo […]

Previews: “Kiss and Tell” @ RJD Gallery

This Saturday (August 18th), RJD Gallery in the Hamptons, will be opening a group show featuring the works of Mary Jane Ansell (seen above), Andrea Kowch, and Kris Lewis. Although their styles and choice of mediums vary, their skills with hyperrealism are evident in paintings as is their penchant for giving the imagery a touch of surrealism. Take a look at more preview images below…

Rewind: 2018

It’s time for another Rewind feature as we have saved up some art-related videos from the last year that might interest you. Leading things off is a closer look at KAWS collaboration with Dior for their Men’s Summer 2019 Show and his large scale BFF sculpture made with flowers. Other notable videos include: KAWS talks about his recent collaboration with Dior. Victor Castillo’s Hollywood Dreams. Mark Ryden talks more about the album cover he worked on for Michael Jackson. A look at a new mural from Faith47 […]

Releases / Signings: Todd Schorr – “Neverlasting Miracles” @ KP Projects

Coming up on August 18th (5pm – 8pm), KP Projects in Los Angeles will be hosting the release and signing event ([email protected]) for Todd Schorr’s (featured) most comprehensive monograph to date – Neverlasting Miracles. Along with getting the locally-based artist’s autograph, attendees will be able to enjoy some new paintings in preparation for his upcoming exhibition at MOCA Virginia (opening September 21st) where this majestic 69” x 84” piece entitled No Solar Power For Fairyland can be seen. Discuss Todd Schorr here.

Recap: Joakim Ojanen – “Year of the Dog” @ Richard Heller Gallery

An exhibition entitled Year of the Dog recently closed at the Richard Heller Gallery in Los Angeles, their second solo from Joakim Ojanen. Featuring a comprehensive selection of the Stockholm-based artist’s ceramics, bronzes, charcoal drawings, and oil paintings, the show focuses in on Ojanen’s cast of characters that seem to be taken from a children’s book or Adult Swim cartoon. The paintings are somewhat abstract and the sculptures are loose, expertly done with a child-like innocence yet unsettling at the same time. Photo credit: Artsy, Richard McKinnon, and Ethan […]

Upcoming: “Futuregods: Jeff Soto” @ Lancaster Museum of Art & History

This Saturday (August 4th), Jeff Soto (interviewed) will be opening a show at the Lancaster Museum of Art & History entitled Futuregods. Featuring several new paintings and 16 stenciled paintings on paper, the solo by the artist from Riverside, California will be part of a museum-wide theme of eight individual exhibitions that make up The Robot Show. As one of the participants chosen to explore “the place robots have in a contemporary social landscape,” Soto certainly has something to add to the conversation seeing these mechanical creatures have […]