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Openings: “Love Conquers All” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Last Saturday night, AM stopped by the “Love Conquers All” show in Culver City at the Thinkspace Gallery. The exhibition’s concept was based on the struggle of the gay community for equality with part of the proceeds were donated to Equality California. Things don’t always turn out well for themed group shows, but this time, many of the artists were able to maintain their signature imagery yet at the same time subtly produce relevant works. More images from the opening after the jump…

Openings: Naoto Hattori – “Super Bionics” @ Copro Gallery

Opening concurrently with Rob Sato last Saturday night at Copro Gallery was “Super Bionics” from Naoto Hattori. Attendees of the show were treated to the delightfully grotesque yet beautiful world of Hattori where floating heads, transformed animalia, and a melting pot of organic psychodelia is the norm. Take a look at more pics after the jump…

Preview: “Love Conquers All” @ Thinkspace Gallery

This Saturday night, August 7th, Thinkspace Gallery will be hosting “Love Conquers All”, a group show supporting the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender) struggle with 20% of the proceeds donated to Equality California. Looking through the preview, there really are some pretty strong pieces in this show from many of the artists that we cover here on AM. Take a look at a full list of the artists as well as more preview pics after the jump…

Preview: Naoto Hattori – “Super Bionics” @ Copro Gallery

Master of trippy visuals, Naoto Hattori, will be bringing his mind-bending imagery to Santa Monica this weekend for his latest solo show at Copro Gallery. Entitled “Super Bionics”, the show will be sure to feature his signature mutated animal hybrids, his hauntingly grotesque women, and paintings that celebrate the beauty of psychedelia. Also on display, in large scale, will be Hattori’s amazing attention to detail as all can attest who have seen his mini-paintings before. More preview pics after the jump…

Preview: “Movers & Shakers II” @ Ronin Gallery

Thinkspace gallery made a move into Culver City last month, and as one gallery leaves to take a step up, another moves in to fill it’s boots. Relocating from Echo Park, The Ronin Gallery now occupies the popular Silverlake spot, and after a few modifications to the space, opened it’s inaugural group show “NEX GEN” last month. This month sees Ronin bringing in the talent with another grouping of new contemporary artists in “Movers & Shakers II”, the follow up to last year’s LA event […]

Happy Mother’s Day!

Nothing more endearing than a mother and their child, even if it’s from the sick mind of Naoto Hattori. This piece entitled “Cherish” is one of the affordable mini-paintings that he releases in batches every month (sign up for his mailing list). Naoto has a solo scheduled for August at Copro Gallery, but for now, enjoy this piece and have a Happy Mother’s Day! A more detailed look after the jump…

Teaser: “Visionary Art” @ Mondo Bizarro

Another talented group of artists will be participating in a group show next month entitled “Visionary Art”. The exhibition, held in Italy’s Mondo Bizarro Gallery will include Greg “Craola” Simkins (featured), Laurie Lipton, Dan Quintana, Naoto Hattori and Mike Davis. Check out the piece above from Simkins that shows his continued fascination with distorted yet the coolest looking chairs ever… Hattori piece after the jump…

Preview: Naoto Hattori – “Out There” @ M Modern

This Friday, Japanese sensation Naoto Hattori will be bringing psychedelic art to the desert – Palm Springs to be exact. “Out There” opens at M Modern and will feature his usual bizarre animals, distorted heads, and imaginative landscapes. Although Hattori specializes in imagery that is grotesque to say the least, there is a strange sense of beauty that he infuses in all his paintings, perhaps in no small part due to the insane amount of detail he puts into each piece. More preview images after […]

Releases: Naoto Hattori Mini-Paintings

If you took our earlier suggestion to add yourself to Naoto Hattori’s mailing list, you would have seen this painting in the recent batch of mini-paintings he released.  Although Hattori is usually recognized for his paintings of psychedelic influenced figments of his imagination, there is a softer side to his work – hauntingly beautiful females often painted in this statuesque texture. Measuring only 4 x 5 inches, this a perfect example of how much detail he puts into each work. Check out some of the […]

Openings: Hi-Fructose Group Show – “Overdose” @ Copro Gallery

“Overdose” (previewed) opened this past Saturday at Copro Gallery in Santa Monica. Upon entering the gallery, you will notice several great pieces from “Overdose” on display in the gallery’s front room. The majority of the exhibition’s body of work is displayed in the gallery’s main room. A table was set up over in the smaller wing of the gallery for the Hi-Fructose Collected Edition 1 book signing. Artists Greg “Craola” Simkins, Gary Baseman, Attaboy, photographer Brian McCarty, and Joe Ledbetter were all on hand for […]