Posts Tagged ‘Opening’

FIRST LOOK: SCOTT CAMPBELL’S “THINGS GET BETTER” AT OHWOW GALLERY

May 28, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

***Screen Shot 2013-05-28 at 10.58.51 AM

Artistic chameleon Scott Campbell wowed an LA crowd with the opening of his new show at OHWOW Gallery in Hollywood last Thursday nite. Optimistically titled "Things Get Better," the focus of the exhibition is a series of 18 beautiful new photorealistic black & white watercolor paintings of homemade tattoo machines that Campbell, perhaps best known until now as a world-class tattoo artist, encountered on previous trips as a visiting tattoo artist in Mexican prisons Read More

Share via emailShare on TumblrSubmit to reddit

FIRST LOOK: PAUL McCARTHY “SCULPTURES” AT HAUSER & WIRTH NYC

May 14, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

Screen Shot 2013-05-14 at 5.18.00 PM

Legendary art world antihero Paul McCarthy managed to put the brakes on manufacturing chocolate butt plugs just long enough to debut a powerhouse body of new work at Hauser & Wirth in NYC last week during the Frieze art fair. At the heart of the exhibition, titled simply, "Paul McCarthy: Sculptures," are an array of mostly massive-scale solid black walnut sculptures of the artist's twisted, tortured vision of the classic Snow White tale with characters melting and morphing into one another as only Paul McCarthy could envision. Read More

Share via emailShare on TumblrSubmit to reddit

FIRST LOOK: YOSHITOMO NARA AT PACE GALLERY NYC

May 13, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

Screen Shot 2013-05-13 at 9.00.15 PM

Iconic Japanese Pop artist and hardcore punk rocker Yoshitomo Nara took advantage of Frieze week when he opened his first show at the esteemed Pace Gallery in NYC last Friday. A hardcore disciple of the cult of Margaret Keane and the Japanese world of kawaii (all things impossibly"cute") the real magic of Nara's deceptively simple giant-eyed kids is in the minimalism with which they convey their deeper emotions of anger, annoyance, melancholy, and defiance. Read More

Share via emailShare on TumblrSubmit to reddit

FIRST LOOK: JR & JOSE PARLA’S “WRINKLES OF THE CITY” AT BRYCE WOLKOWITZ GALLERY

May 7, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

Screen Shot 2013-05-07 at 9.36.26 PM

Brothers from other mothers and fresh-to-death style icons Jose Parla & JR celebrated their 2012 "Wrinkles of the City" Havana, Cuba, project tonight with an opening of the same name at the venerable Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery in Chelsea. Showcasing large-scale photographs of all their major murals from the Cuba trip mounted on Aluminum panels and one large-scale collaborative fine art painting, the show beautifully Read More

Share via emailShare on TumblrSubmit to reddit

FIRST LOOK: KAWS’ “OHHH…” AT KAIKAI KIKI GALLERY

May 2, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

Screen Shot 2013-05-02 at 8.30.31 AM

Supertouch buddy KAWS (aka: Brain Donnelley) opened his show of new paintings, "Ohhh...", today at fellow artist Takashi Murakami's Kaikai Kiki Gallery in Tokyo. The exhibition features a beautiful array of large and small canvases showcasing his current artistic mode of character abstraction in which the artist deconstructs his animated subjects like Spongebob and Astro Boy into their core geometric components before scrambling the parts to create cartoon collages of vivid color and form that transcend the representational works of his previous series. Read More

Share via emailShare on TumblrSubmit to reddit

ON EXHIBIT: CLARE ROJAS’ BREAKTHROUGH ABSTRACT SHOW AT GALLERI NICOLAI WALLNER

May 1, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

Screen Shot 2013-05-01 at 10.00.09 PM

Signaling a major, potentially career-defining departure from her previous intensely-folky, oftentimes cloying low-fi Americana imagery, painter Clare Rojas has created what could easily be called the finest body of work in her young career with her current eponymous show at Galleri Nicolai Wallner in Copenhagen. Read More

Share via emailShare on TumblrSubmit to reddit

MUST-SEE SHOW: THE EPIC ART WONDERLAND OF URS FISCHER AT MOCA LA

April 29, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

Screen Shot 2013-04-30 at 7.10.49 AM

Standing in stark contrast to the polished precision of LA's other current must-see show of the moment, Takashi Murakami's "Arhat" at Blum & Poe, Urs Fischer's eponymous sculptural installation at MOCA is a wonder of unbridled visual chaos. Sprawled across the Grand Ave & Geffen Contemporary wings of the financially beleaguered institution, the NYC-based, Swiss born artist's rough-hewn sculptures and clever, slick mixed media paintings and other visual props punctuate a vibrant, low-fi wonderland of artistic imagination run amok. Read More

Share via emailShare on TumblrSubmit to reddit

TRUSTO CORP IN THE STREETS, IN THE SUPERMARKET, AND AT LEBASSE PROJECTS: “THE FUTURE IS BLIGHT”

April 22, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

***OPENScreen Shot 2013-04-20 at 12.07.26 AM

The international crew of culture jammers, street artists, graffitists, and general ne'er-do-wells known as Trusto Crop made the city of Los Angeles their home base of operations in 2013. To celebrate, the band of outsiders initiated a full court press of subversive diatribe in the streets and supermarkets of LA with an allegorical street art and guerilla cereal box campaign leading up to their crowning achievement, the opening of Trusto's first West Coast gallery show, "The Future is Blight" at Lebasse Projects in Culver City on April 13th. Read More

Share via emailShare on TumblrSubmit to reddit

NEW PAINTINGS BY KAZUKI TAKAMATSU AT COREY HELFORD GALLERY, LA

April 22, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

**Screen Shot 2013-04-20 at 1.19.52 AM

Currently on exhibit at Culver City's Corey Helford Gallery is a provocatively titled show of beautiful new work by Japanese artist Kazuki Takamatsu, "Japanese Ideology of Puberty." Known for his immaculately-rendered ethereal, ghostly images, Takamatsu employs a hybrid technique that combines elements of computer design with traditional painting methodologies to create images that are utterly unique in their visual depth and presentation. Through the computer graphic technique of depth-mapping, three-dimensional space is digitally visualized in a series of multiple depth plains. Read More

Share via emailShare on TumblrSubmit to reddit

“BLACK & WHITE”: MISHA HOLLENBACH, TOFER CHIN, & BRETT CODY ROGERS AT NEW IMAGE ART

April 16, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

Screen Shot 2013-04-14 at 7.03.31 PM

Longtime Supertouch buddy and one of the LA underground art scene's most crucial pillars, Marsea Goldberg, is currently presenting a beautiful show of new work by artists Misha Hollenbach, Tofer Chin, & Brett Cody Rogers titled "Black & White" at her seminal New Image Art Gallery in West Hollywood. Comprised of tonal images, ranging from geometric minimalism to figurative abstracts, the show impresses with it's sheer strength of vision, execution, and sophistication. Read More

Share via emailShare on TumblrSubmit to reddit