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Preview: Luke Chueh – “Random Acts Of Sadness” @ CHG Circa

Tomorrow night at CHG Circa, fans can attend the opening of Luke Chueh’s (featured) newest show in Culver City. Featuring mostly new works from the Los Angeles-based painter, Random Acts Of Sadness will include pieces that place his cast of animal characters in unfortunate situations (including more from his You Are What You Eat series – see tiger & bear), rendered in his signature style. Oftentimes, the true meaning of the paintings will more clearly reveal themselves when examining the titles as Chueh has a penchant for clever wordplay, […]

Upcoming: Luke Chueh – “Random Acts of Sadness” @ Corey Helford Gallery

After a more exploratory body of work in 2011 (covered) where he worked with his take on contemporary art, it looks like Luke Chueh (featured) will return to Corey Helford with a collection of paintings closer to to his signature oeuvre. Random Acts of Sadness will open on Auguest 10th at the sister gallery just a couple doors down from the main space in Culver City, CHG Circa, and will feature the Los Angeles-based artist’s animal characters in various states of misfortune. The ever-present black […]

Rewind (April 22 – April 28)

This week’s Rewind feature is headlined by a Fragmentos, a fantastic new film detailing Vhils and his work in Brazil. The footage follows Mr. Farto and his crew as they work on making their imprint on various walls in Rio de Janeiro mixed with a montage of local flavor. Other notable videos include: Jasper Wong x Avant/Garde Diaries – The Simple Beauty of Just Coloring TrustoCorp bombs an abandoned theme park. New Rijksmuseum opening. Tilda Swinton sleeps in a box at MoMA. Samuel Bayer, discusses […]

Rewind: April 1 – April 7

Bringing back the first Rewind article in several weeks, we summarize the plethora of recent art related videos for you. At the top of the list is the newest video from Art21 as they follow and interview artist Barry McGee about his recent exhibition at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (covered). Insighful topics include his views on tagging and life on the streets with comparisons to his studio practice. Check out the footage below along with other notable videos… Above working with the children […]

Previews: “Year of the Snake” @ Giant Robot 2

This Saturday, February 2nd, Giant Robot 2 will be celebrating Chinese New Year early with their Year of the Snake group show. Featuring the work of Rob Sato, Aaron Woes, Jeremiah Ketner, Stella Hultberg, Luke Chueh, Deth P. Sun, Yoskay Yamamoto, Edwin Ushiro, Audrey Kawasaki, Andrew Hem, Saelee Oh, Mari Inukai, APAK, and more, the exhibition will put the legless one and its characteristics on display for art fans to enjoy. A couple more preview images below…

Preview: Luke Chueh – “Turning Japanese” @ Idol Gallery (Tokyo)

After executing the first phase of his revenge against Japanese bootleggers by taking those images, painting, and selling then for his show in Chicago (covered), Luke Chueh (interviewed) has traveled to Tokyo where he will have a chance to see these illegal productions in person. The Los Angeles-based artist is primarily there though for the opening of his solo tomorrow night (December 1st) at the Idol Gallery entitled Turning Japanese where he has immersed his characters in clever takes on the culture of the rising sun. Check […]

Luke Chueh – “I Am Your Plaything” @ Rotofugi

Last month in Chicago, the Rotofugi art toy boutique and gallery hosted all new works from Luke Chueh (interviewed) which was collectively entitled I Am Your Plaything. As we knew when we visited Luke’s studio, the paintings would be great success seeing that the attendees would be both toy and art aficionados, areas in which the LA-based artist has made a name for himself. The work featured a mixture of imagery that appealed to toy collectors with its clever in-jokes as well as fans of Chueh’s classic ironic and […]

Studio Visit: Luke Chueh

This Friday night, art toy boutique and gallery Rotofugi will be hosting the unveiling of new works from Luke Chueh (interviewed) in a show entitled I Am Your Plaything. AM stopped by the LA-based artist’s studio (dubbed the Shedio 2.0) to check out the paintings headed out to Chicago for the opening. The work he showed us centered around his clever and often times self-deprecating humor all with plenty of inside jokes to go around for toy collectors out there – from the frustrations and joys of blind boxing to digs […]

Upcoming: Luke Chueh – “I Am Your Plaything” @ Rotofugi

As history suggests, there is a good chance that any artist who has made a name for themselves in the art toy game will eventually head to Chicago for a showing at Rotofugi. Luke Chueh (interviewed) is no different as he will be opening a solo, I Am Your Plaything, at the toy boutique and gallery on September 7th. The exhibition will feature the LA-based painter’s cast of characters and the dark humor that has become his calling card all referencing different aspects of the toy world. Discuss […]

Releases / Signings: Luke Chueh – “Bearing the Unbearable” @ Spoke Art

Last Thursday, Luke Chueh’s signing and sketch tour celebrating the release of his book – Bearing the Unbearable continued with a rare appearance in the Bay Area at Spoke Art (previewed). The show also marked the release of his Sashimi and Hand Roll prints, which are now available online, (here). Check out our photos from the evening’s festivities below. Discuss this show here. Discuss Luke Chueh here.