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Teaser: “District La Brea” Group Exhibition @ MK2 Projects

MK2 Projects, the special exhibition space from Merry Karnowsky, will open a group exhibition from 7-10pm tomorrow, November 11th, in conjunction with the unveiling of Shepard Fairey’s (featured) latest “District La Brea” mural (more on this later). The two week show will feature work from Shepard Fairey, Deedee Cheriel, Mercedes Helnwein, Mark Whalen / Kill Pixie (featured), Mel Kadel, Travis Millard, Matt Small (interviewed), Samuel Lowder (FrePrs), Lezley Saar, Aiko Nakagawa, Todd Carpenter and Steven R. Gilmore. MK2 Projects is located at 161 S. La […]

Openings: Mark Whalen – “Anomaly” @ Merry Karnowsky

This past Saturday, Mark Whalen debuted his new work, entitled Anomaly, at the Merry Karnowksy Gallery.  The Australian and former graffiti artist showed work which combined an interesting style of characters, design, and colors. As seen during our previous studio and installation visits with the artist, one of the key components with his artwork is the way in which he’s able to fuse certain elements ranging from Eastern culture to themes of a controlled environment. As part of the exhibit, a video installation produced by […]

Preview / Installation: Mark Whalen @ Merry Karnowsky

A couple of weeks ago, AM paid a visit to Mark Whalen aka Kill Pixie’s studio as he was putting the final touches on his latest collection which will debut this coming weekend at the Merry Karnowksy Gallery. Now, we were fortunate enough to visit the gallery as he readies the installation process for his show titled Anamoly. The exhibition will feature artwork which fuses various thematical elements such as control, human nature, and Eastern culture. The opening reception will also feature a one-night only […]

Studio Visit: Mark Whalen (Kill Pixie)

Last week, we featured a video teaser for Mark Whalen’s latest exhibition entitled Anomaly. We were fortunate enough to be able to follow this up with a visit to his studio and document the some of the process as he readies for his September 10th show at the Merry Karnowksy Gallery. If that video didn’t blow you away, this visit should at the least give you a great indication of the hard work put forth by the Australian born artist. Whalen, who also goes by […]

Videos / Teaser: Mark Whalen – “Anomaly” @ Merry Karnowksy

Coming up next month, Mark Whalen (aka Kill Pixie) will be unleashing a new body of work for Merry Karnowksy Gallery where he showed last October. Although we’ll be looking forward to seeing the progression of his signature characters in their geometric environs, what blew us away were the animations he has been working on. Talk about next level shit. Also, a preview image after the jump…

Studio Visits / Preview: Deedee Cheriel – ‘Abracadabra’ @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

AM recently had the pleasure of dropping in on Deedee Cheriel at her sunny home and studio in the Echo Park neighbourhood of Los Angeles.  Her latest exhibition, ‘Abracadabra’, opens Saturday, October 9th at Merry Karnowsky Gallery in LA alongside the new show by Mark Whalen (Kill Pixie), ‘Paralleled Opposites’. Cheriel uses animals to portray emotion, and the characters in her narrative pieces are often reminiscent of the anthromorphic deities depicted by the ancient Egyptians.  She describes the exhibition’s title as referring to the transformation […]

Preview: Mark Whalen / Kill Pixie “Paralleled Opposites” @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

AM just got a peek at the new paintings that Mark Whalen (you may also know him as his alter-ego Kill Pixie) is presenting on Saturday October 9th at Merry Karnowksy Gallery in Los Angeles, and we had to share some of the geometric landscape goodness with you! Mark’s latest body of work is entitled “Paralleled Opposites”, perhaps as a recognition of how his artistic journey and career to date has developed from his graffiti beginnings into the contemporary fine artist we see today. Whalen’s […]

Preview: Mark Whalen / Kill Pixie – “Observatory” @ Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane

Mark Whalen opens his latest solo show at Edwina Corlette Gallery on his home soil of Australia on Friday, March 26th (running until April 10th). Mark is probably more widely known as his graffiti artist alter ego Kill Pixie, and we’ve been in love with his work since first seeing him exhibited in London a couple of years back. Entitled “Observatory”, the show contains a range of Whalen’s oeuvre from his large scale geometric landscapes right through to his small scale character based compositions – […]