BEST IN SHOW | RAYMOND PETTIBON AT REGEN PROJECTS, LA

April 29, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Legendary punk artist and outsider art phenom Raymond Petitibon  pulled out all the stops in naming his current show at Regen Projects in LA: From my bumbling attempt to write a disastrous musical, these illustrations muyst suffice, his tenth solo presentation since joining the gallery in Read More

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PUBLIC ART | THOMAS HOUSEAGO’S “MASKS (PENTAGON)” SCULPTURE ON DISPLAY AT ROCKEFELLER CENTER

April 28, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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For six weeks beginning today, Thomas Houseago’s new commission Masks (Pentagon), featuring five large sculptural masks forming a pentagonal space that visitors may enter, will be on view for public use & abuse in Rockefeller Plaza. From within, the mask’s eyes will create Read More

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FIRST LOOK | ED TEMPLETON “SYNTHETIC SUBURBIA” AT ROBERTS & TILTON

April 28, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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For his sixth solo show with the esteemed Culver City-based Roberts & Tilton gallery, skate and underground art legend Ed Templeton turned his artistic lens on the nexus of Southern California surf culture, Huntington Beach, along with all its kooky inhabitants. “Synthetic Suburbia is a culmination of Read More

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FIRST LOOK | “SAMURAI!” CURATED BY ERIC NAKAMURA AT THE WORCESTER MUSEUM

April 22, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Currently on view at the Worcester Art Museum, Samurai!—a show curated by longtime Supertouch home & Giant Robot founder Eric Nakamura—draws inspiration from the museum's recently-acquired Japanese arms and armor in the Read More

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LAST LOOK | CAITLIN KEOGH “THE CORPS” AT MARY BOONE GALLERY, NYC

April 21, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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On view for two more weeks at Mary Boone Gallery in NYC is The Corps, an excellent new body of work by nascent artist Caitlin Keogh, a painter whose work plays with, and undermines, the traditional relationship between technical illustration and painting. The Corps presents a new group of paintings that depict Read More

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STREET LIFE | VINCENT LAMOUROUX TURNS THE SILVERLAKE GRAFFITI MOTEL WHITE

April 20, 2015  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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For decades the Pacific Sunset Motel at 4301 Sunset Blvd in Silverlake was a decomposing shell of a former drug den turned public graffiti gallery better known to locals as the "Bates Motel" for obvious reasons. Now with developers set to finally demolish the abandoned structure in May, French artist Vincent Lamouroux has turned the Read More

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FIRST LOOK | KEHINDE WILEY “A NEW REPUBLIC” RETROSPECTIVE AT THE BROOKLYN MUSUEM

April 16, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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For over 13 years, L.A. native Kehinde Wiley has been mashing up classical old master compositions with modern black subjects to create his own brand of modern neo-classicism that is equally loved and reviled by fans and critics alike. Polarizing as his intricate, kitsch-laden grand-scale paintings may be, their place in the annals of modern art history has been firmly solidified by Read More

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BEST IN SHOW | TOMOO GOKITA “BESAME MUCHO” AT HONOR FRASER, LA

April 14, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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The must-see show in LA at the moment is by none other than Supertouch buddy Tomoo Gokita whose newest body of tonal paintings, Besame Mucho, opened its doors at Honor Fraser's esteemed gallery over the weekend. Acclaimed for his black and white gouache canvases that incorporate exceptional draftsmanship with surreal Read More

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FIRST LOOK | JASON WILLIAMS (REVOK) AT LIBRARY STREET COLLECTIVE, LA

April 10, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Renowned for his prodigious output as a graffiti artist under the moniker REVOK for more than two decades, 38-year-old LA native Jason Williams has been quietly distinguishing himself in recent years with an accomplished and elegant body of abstract geometric assemblage paintings that draw heavy inspiration from the tradition of Read More

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PSYCHEDELIA | FRIENDSWITHYOU’S “LIGHT CAVE” INSTALLATION AT THE DALLAS CONTEMPORARY

April 10, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch superhomies FriendsWithYou (aka: Sam Borkson & Tury Sandoval) brought their most ambitious domestic installation to the west with the debut of their magical Light Cave installation at the Dallas Contemporary this week as part of Dallas Art Week. Created with the support of the Art Production Fund NY, and having premiered last year in NYC at the Standard Hotel, the giant experiential sculpture is a Read More

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