Lola Gil´s solo exhibition “The Younger” L.A. Solo Exhibition


LA-based fine artist Lola Gil is excited to announce her first solo gallery show since 2011, where she’ll display her latest work, two years in the making. “The Younger” pop-up show tells the story of her mental, physical and spiritual journey through art and life, and will run from December 13 through January 3 at the 80Forty Gallery on West 3rd Street in Los Angeles.

“The Younger” dreamily invites guests to draw their own inspirations from the art that delves into Lola’s young memories and her life’s muses, in the hopes each person can translate that into their own pleasant emotional journey.

“I want people to stand in front of these paintings, and begin to feel inspired. To have some kind of spark or excitement,” Lola said. “To me it’s very important to bring paintings to life through others eyes. I get adrenaline when I look at art that does this to me, so my hope is to pass that on. “

LOLA | The Creator, oil on canvas, 36” x 60”
During the last two years of painting, the self-taught artist, who previously painted in mostly acrylic, challenged herself – adding oil painting to her repertoire. This experimentation has only strengthened Lola’s drive to create, and has added new dimension to this collection. Each piece has found a home in an antique, vintage or hand-built frame, each discovered or crafted by Lola.
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Since she was a child, Lola has been an artist, but what was once used as a very personal outlet, has now expanded into a gift that she’s been able to share with the world – and with her two daughters, who she has been able to support through her art alone for the last decade.

The pop-up gallery, which is open to the public, will provide collectors and art lovers alike the chance at owning and viewing a spectacular collection of beautifully ethereal imagery. Information about special events, including special print releases and artist signings to follow.

LOLA |Wanderlaust 2 oil and acrylic on canvas, 16” x 20”
To learn more about Lola Gil and to see behind the scenes, visit www.lolafineart.com or www.instagram.com/lolafineart.
For more show info and preview requests please contact: Richard@coatesandscarry.com
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MORE ABOUT LOLA GIL: A self-taught artist, Lola Gil has been involved in the art industry since 2000.Her passion for the art world sparked at a young age, and she continues to pull much of her inspiration from music, cartoons, children’s books and childhood memories. “The Younger” is an exploration into those early inspirations and invites the viewer to recall their own childhood.
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Lola’s work has been featured in galleries around the world since 2001, and has been published in a slew of media outlets, including: Hi Fructose, Bl!ss, Juxtapoz Magazine, LA Weekly, Lemonade and Inked, among others. For the past 2 years, she’s been working diligently on new work, in new mediums, and the fruits of those efforts will be seen at The Younger Pop Up show and gallery in December 2014 at the 80Forty Gallery in Los Angeles.

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Rob Sato – Two New Print Releases


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LA artist Rob Sato has released two new prints, each with a different, yet equally alluring aesthetic. The lush and ironic ‘Asleep at the Wheel’ (8” x 8”, $30) should resonate with frustrated LA drivers.  While the curious ‘We Went Into the Dark and Came Back With Our Colors’ (16” x 12”, $50) invites the viewer to wonder about the cluster of characters and ponder nationality. Both are available now from Rob’s web shop.

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Mari Inukai – Marilla Blue and Orange (10.25)


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For her latest solo, ‘Marilla Blue and Orange’, opening on Saturday (10.25) at Giant Robot 2, Mari Inukai blends her two bodies of work – realistic portraits and signature pieces featuring her whimsical imaginary characters.  The result is quite appealing, adding a sense of the magical and wondrous to the grace of everyday life.  From the preview images posted by the gallery, this is one of the artist’s collection of work to date.

Mari Inukai || Marilla Blue and Orange
Opening: Saturday, October 25th 14 (6:30 – 10 PM)

Giant Robot 2
2062 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
310.445.9276

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Edwin Ushiro – Gathering Whispers at Giant Robot 2 (7.12)


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LA-based painter Edwin Ushiro  will open his new solo exhibition, ‘Gathering Whispers’ on Saturday, July 12th  at Giant Robot 2 in West Los Angeles.  Ushiro expresses both the everyday experiences of growing up in Hawaii and a respect for the lore and spirituality that are an integral part of the iconic islands. Through his unique process,  the artist’s signature ethereal aesthetic delivers the warmth of a smile, the mystique of legend, and the comfort of the local.  His deep connection to the subject matter as well as his painting style convey an undeniable sense of ‘home’, even for those that have never experienced the depicted places first hand.

Edwin Ushiro || ‘Gathering Whispers’
Opening: Friday, July 12th (6:30 – 10 PM)

Giant Robot 2
2062 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
310.445.9276

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Tr3spass: Brooklyn Pop-Up Show (6.27)


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The Tr3pass:Brooklyn Pop-Up Exhibition will open its doors this Friday (6.27, 5-7 PM) at the Dumbo Spot in Brooklyn.  The three person urban art exhibition features work from Victor ‘Marka27’ Quiñonez, David ‘Don Rimx’ Sepulveda, and Ian Kuali`i. Made possible in part by The Brooklyn Arts Council and sponsors Tamganic and Sailor Jerry, will feature a large scale public mural and an exhibit of mixed media paintings, prints, and installation.

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Tr3pass:Brooklyn
Friday, June 27th 2014 (5-7 PM)

The Dumbo Spot
160 Water Street
Brooklyn, NY

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Jacub Gagnon — ‘Worlds Collide’ at Thinkspace (6.21)


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Toronto artist Jacub Gagnon returns to Thinkspace with ‘Worlds Collide’ (6.21).  The exhibition continues the artist’s series of playful paintings casting a spotlight on unlikely combinations of wild animals interacting with one another and various objects, fancy and commonplac3.  The new collection features 14 new acrylic paintings on linen and canvas, all with Gagnon’s trademark stark black backgrounds.

To coincide with the show opening, Thinkspace will release a limited-edition giclee print of Gagnon’s ‘Aperitif’ (14×18”, edition of 40 s/n, $60) on Saturday June 21st beginning at 1 PM during the Summer Solstice Festival taking place in the Culver City Arts District.  Only in-person orders will be accepted on Saturday with any remaining prints being available for phone/internet orders sometime in the week following the opening.

Jacub Gagnon || ‘Worlds Collide’
Opening: Saturday, June 21st 2014 (6-9 PM)

Thinkspace Art Gallery
6009 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
310.558.3375

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Seen: Mario ‘Mars-1’ Martinez — ‘Toward a Distant Dawn’ at Martha Otero


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Mario ‘Mars-1’ Martinez unveiled a new collection of work for ‘Toward a Distant Dawn’ which opened on Saturday (6.7) @ Martha Otero Gallery in Hollywood.  Martinez continued his exploration of geometrically complex alien worlds drawn from his colorful imagination with a sweeping, massive painted vista and several new bronze sculptures.  The centerpiece painting is one of the best examples of the artist’s signature aesthetic with complex, undulating geometry awash with waves of gradiated color.  

In addition to his stunning painting,  Mars-1 also continued his recent efforts to fully realize his creations through detailed sculpture.  This show features three impressive bronze sculptures created from 3D printed masters of digital models.  The  result are pieces that match collectors’ expectations with intricate geometry of repeating shapes and symbols in perfect alignment.  Some of that digital magic was also on display in a looped animation showing pulsating, morphing alien technology.

Mario Martinez || ‘Toward a Distant Dawn’
Through July 19th, 2014

Martha Otero Gallery
820 N Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
323 951 1068

 

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Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins — ‘Good Knight’ at Merry Karnowsky Gallery (5.17)


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Greg Simkins returns to Merry Karnowsky Gallery for ‘Good Knight’, opening on Saturday May 17th. The play-on-words title evokes both  his recurring, signature heroic White Knight character as well as the common childhood bedtime ritual which ushered in the dreams that are the basis of the fantastic world he paints.  With Good Knight, the artist offers viewers an ever expanding view of that world and it surreal inhabitants – hybrid creatures caught up in a classic struggle between good and evil.

As part of the opening reception festivities,  behind the scenes footage from the artist’s upcoming film, ‘I’m Scared’, will be projected on a 30 foot outdoor wall  of the Graffiti Cafe (2nd and La Brea).

Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins || ‘Good Knight’
Opening: Saturday, May 17th (8 to 11 PM).
RSVP by 5 PM, 5.16: rsvp@mkgallery.com

Merry Karnowsky Gallery
170 S. La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Dina Goldstein Solo at Circa Gallery (5.17)


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Canadian pop surrealist photographer Dina Goldstein will make her US debut at Circa Gallery on Saturday evening (5.17).  The exhibition will feature  multiple sized fine art prints of her  first two ‘storyography’ series – ‘Fallen Princesses’ and ‘In the Dollhouse’.  Goldstein’s work tarnishes the allure of pop culture fantasy with the stark and complex reality of the everyday to produce imagery that is at once inviting, provocative, satirical and humorous.    By recasting Sleeping Beauty as a mother coping with the monotonous routine of caring for her children or Rapunzel as a victim of Cancer, Goldstein highlights the inescapability of the vagaries of the human condition be they pragmatic or profound.  Offering a more upbeat yet critical perspective, her  series of hilarious images featuring Barbie and a homosexual Ken challenge the notion of the ideal that will guarantee happiness and success.  For Goldstein, Fantasy is the perfect lens for assailing  the very concept of perfection.

Dina Goldstein Solo
Opening: Saturday, May 17th 2014 (7-10 PM)

Circa Gallery
8530-A Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA  90232
310.287.2340

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Shows: Superchief Gallery LA Grand Opening 5/15


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Superchief Gallery is proud to announce the GRAND OPENING and group show at its brand new Downtown Los Angeles location, opening May 15 and running through July 31. This is Superchief’s west coast debut, largest group show yet and most ambitious undertaking since curating 52 week-long shows on the Lower East Side in New York last year.

Additionally, the May 15 opening will feature an exclusive print release with work from The Yok & Sheryo, Alexander Heir, David Cook, Ron Wimberly, Lee Trice, and Metro Zu.

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Preview: Yoskay Yamamoto — ‘House of Daydreamers’ (5.17) at GR2


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Yoskay Yamamoto will soon open ‘House of Daydreamers’ (5.17) at Giant Robot 2 in West LA.  Featuring new original paintings and sculptures, the show reflects partly upon the relationship between  the varying concepts of ‘home’, physical location, and distance.  The exhibition will also feature a detailed installation folding in the show pieces.  Don’t miss this one.

Yoskay Yamamoto || ‘House of Daydreamers’
Opening: Saturday, May 17th 2014 (6:30 – 10 PM)

Giant Robot 2
2062 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
310.445.9276

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