Australian super duo Dabs Myla is about to drop a brand-new print from Melbourne based Dangerfork. The 6-color screen print which features a chillaxin’ house turning in for the night reminds us of their house installation which was just recently featured at Wynwood Walls in Miami during Art Basel week. Limited to 100 pieces, the print will be available for $95.00 AUS (86.45 USD) + s/h from Dangerfork at 2 PM PST on Tuesday (12.10). Considering Dabs Myla’s soaring popularity, you’ll want to be quick if you’re looking to pick this up.
Above Second and Coates & Scarry present:
A SOLO EXHIBITION BY CARNE GRIFFITHS
Friday November 22nd – Saturday December 21st 2013
Venue: 31 Eastern St Sai Ying Pun Hong Kong
“I believe in chance, things happening for a reason and a balance. The tension between different objects, between ourselves and nature, between people, emotions and feelings; these can all be described in a drawing with simple lines. I try to achieve a balance between the figurative and the abstract.” – Carne Griffiths
In Carne Griffiths’ first solo exhibition in Asia, he presents a new series of works based on the balance of geometry and free flowing lines. These lines represent a universal balance, one of male and female, power and meekness, even notes on a scale. Griffiths believes that we are all connected emotionally or spiritually to what is around us. These connections are expressed through his work as lines between objects or the things we are made of. They can be seen as representations of many things–energy, emotions or spiritual connections—the tangible and the intangible, in a natural balance.
LOS ANGELES, CA: Slow Culture proudly presents “Except My Love,” an exhibition of new works by Jay Howell. For this exhibition Jay has expanded upon his diverse cast of characters illustrated across vintage Harlequin & Shel Silverstein book pages. Present will be 29 new mixed media pieces, as well as a brand new wooden sculpture. In addition, select pieces from Jay’s recent collaboration with The Hundreds will be available for purchase. This is a short run show, and will exhibit for 1 week ending 11/2.
EXCEPT MY LOVE
New Works by Jay Howell
Friday, October 25 thru November 12th
7 – 10 PM
5906 North Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042
I’m a longtime fan of Danny Heller’s work, and his new show of paintings of Mid-Century Modern architecture in downtown Los Angeles didn’t disappoint. Clean lines, classic cars, sleek furniture…I half-expected to see Rock Hudson and Doris Day sauntering through each painting! “Danny Heller: City Modernism“ is currently on display at George Billis Gallery until Nov. 16.
George Billis Gallery: 2716 S. La Cienega Blvd/Los Angeles, CA 90034
Grady Gordon has put his own spin on the legend of “The Wild Hunt” in a really sterling new show at C.A.V.E. Gallery in Venice. The name refers to a mythos that exists in various cultures concerning a torrent of spirits rampaging through the physical world, on the prowl for living beings to snatch away. Gordon has used the process of monotype printmaking to amazing effect, creating detailed beings that seem straight out of a Dungeons and Dragons manual, or the nightmares of an Indian shaman.
This intricate work is definitely worth visiting in person, but you can also check it out on the gallery website. The show runs through Nov. 2.
C.A.V.E. Gallery: 1108 Abbot Kinney Blvd/Venice, CA 90291
“Western Noir” – currently underway at Skidmore Contemporary Art at Bergamot Station – perfectly sums up Eric Nash’s paintings of Los Angeles signs and landmarks. His excellent work is infused with a dangerous quality akin to film noirs of the 1940s, and the architecture and lettering of the signs are specifically L.A. And the paintings have a lovely, lonely aura, which makes them resonate.
Be sure to stop by the gallery before the show ends on Nov. 16. You can check out high-quality images on its website.
Skidmore Contemporary Art: 2525 Michigan Ave., D-2/Santa Monica, CA 90404
The bright colors in Nina Tichava’s work bring to mind some of my favorite illustrators, like Leo Lionni, Ezra Jack Keats and Brian Wildsmith. Her abstract mixed-media pieces on display in “Float” at George Billis Gallery have a pleasant, soothing effect that I really enjoy. Each work has multiple overlapping layers and panels that display the time and skill that the artist spent creating it.
You can see more at the gallery website. The show runs until Nov. 16.
George Billis Gallery: 2716 S. La Cienega Blvd/Los Angeles, CA 90034
Richard Colman will open ‘Gone Tomorrow’ on Saturday (10.19) @ New Image. His new collection contemplates the course of life (and death) with pieces that juxtapose his colorful geometric patterns with his bold, stark, mystical figures.
Richard Colman || ‘Gone Tomorrow’
Opening: Saturday, October 19th 2013 (7-10 PM)
New Image Art
7920 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, Ca 90046
Gary Baseman will present a new collection of work for ‘Mythical Homeland’ which opens at Shulamit Gallery in Venice on Saturday (10.5). The exhibition expands on Baseman’s milestone retrospective, ‘The Door is Always Open’ at the Skirball, with a series of new paintings inspired by his visit to his parents’ homeland in Eastern Europe as well as the broad theme of ‘home’.
The forest outside his parent’s home town is a central character of sorts in the new body of work – it served as refuge for his father as a partisan battling Nazi solders and it is also home to mythical creatures both from folk takes and Baseman’s vast imagination. The new allegorical work begins where Baseman’s epic ‘Mystical Forest’ painting (featured in the Skirball exhibition) left off, giving us a deeper look into the forest where all manner of creatures thrive including his new Lion character as well as many of his others including Toby, Chou and more. Fittingly, the show pieces will be displayed amongst an installation of birch trees within the gallery.
Gary Baseman || ‘Mythical Homeland’
Opening: Saturday, October 5th 2013 (7-9 PM)
17 North Venice Boulevard
Venice, CA 90291
Toy Qube has officially announced and revealed their limited-edition ‘Lifted II’ sculpture from noted painter Josh Keyes. The well-executed resin piece recreates Keyes’ popular painting of the same name which is a commentary both on the practice of having animals perform in circuses and more broadly on the importance of helping others in a time of need. As you can see in the preview picture above and after the jump, TQ has worked closely with the artist to ensure that the piece is a faithful translation of the painting not just in terms of the sculptural detail but perhaps more importantly in terms of the manner in which its painted. If you’d like to know more about the collaboration, please check out TQ’s new interview with Josh Keyes.
Known for their work in the vinyl art toy arena, Lifted II is the first release in ToyQube’s new Signature Series dedicated to art sculptures from some of today’s top artists. Limited to 350 pieces, Lifted II (6” x 4” x 4”) will be available for preorder on Tuesday October 8th 2013 for $265 each from both ToyQube and Joshkeyes.com with an expected ship date sometime in January of 2014.
Tim Biskup opens his new solo, ‘Charge’ @ Martha Otero Gallery on Saturday (9.28) with a new collection of energetic and eclectic pieces reflecting his numerous influences. For Biskup, the show’s title refers both to a sense of renewal and empowerment as well as more a abstract notion of seeking out concepts and ideas carrying ‘charge’ beyond the senses of the less perceptive or attuned. The work we’ve seen so far seems to be a visually arresting and strikingly coherent blend of styles and motifs that the artist has worked with over his ongoing evolution as an artist. Longtime followers of his work will recognize elements of his mid-century modern inspired work as well as his popular stable of characters, and a continued refinement of his geometric, faceted aesthetic. Rather than merely incorporating and honoring his past work, Biskup seems to have found the energy and inspiration to express the interconnections, interplay and discourse between what some might see as disparate elements. The new work is exciting, filled with colorful characters in various forms and evocative phrases. Perhaps the realized meaning of the exhibition’s title is the affect the work has on its viewers.
Tim Biskup || ‘Charge’
Opening: September 28th 2013 (6 to 9 PM)
Martha Otero Gallery
820 N. Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Japanese artist Junko Mizuno returns to Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra for ‘Rising’ which opens on Saturday (9.21). For her latest body of work, Mizuno visualized four tales drawn from Japanese history and folklore, each epitomizing feminine strength. For each story, she created three acrylic paintings and matching drawings. The new works combine traditional Japanese imagery with Mizuno’s signature graphic, nice and naughty aesthetic. In addition to the original work, Nucleus will offer two print editions – Jigoku Dayu (18” x 24”, 100 s/n pieces, $150), and Ushi No Koku Mairi (12” x 12.5”, open edition, $50).
Junko Mizuno || ‘Rising’
Opening: September 21st, 2013 (7-10 PM)
210 East Main Street
Alhambra, CA 91801
Southern California native Sylvia Lizarraga’s ‘Reflections’ which opens on Saturday (9.21) @ Petra Gallerie in Beverly Hills features a new collection of original oil paintings exploring femininity in a darker vein in part by challenging society’s preconceptions of external beauty and recognizing its fleeting nature. The portraits showcase the artist’s aesthetic which incorporates symbolism drawn from her Italian/Basque heritage. In addition to original works, a limited-edition print of ‘Heartless’ (18” x36”, 30 s/n pieces, $150 (unframed) / $250 (framed). will be available at the opening.
Sylvia Lizarraga || ‘Reflections’
Opening: Saturday, September 21st 2013 (7 – Midnight)
Petra Gallerie & Boutique
1149 S Robertson Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90035