Nov 10, 2012

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Did your Imaginary Friends Look Like This | November 3, 2012

Nov 3, 2012

KAWS “Imaginary Friends” at the Galerie Perrotin, Paris. On view November 3 - December 22, 2012. KAWS’s use of color is very specific and is charted out in schematic drawings that delineate areas of unmodulated hues, establishing formal rhythms and relationships. Expect to see familiar works such as “Companion” and “Chum", and works with monochromatic shapes in “Half Full” and “Half Empty".

The Diamond Sea is in San Francisco | October 18, 2012

Oct 18, 2012

     FFDG's new fall showcase “The Diamond Sea” opened October 13, 2012 featuring small-scaled works from a diverse selection of established, mid-career, and emerging artists living and working in the United States and abroad. Artists include Brett Amory, Shawn Barber, Michelle Blade, Clayton Brothers, Curiot, Jeff Depner, Meredith Dittmar, Jeremy Fish, Jay Howell, Mel Kadel, Hiro Kurata, Nicolas LeBorgne, Russell Leng, Alexis Mackenzie, Travis Millard, Ralph Pugay, Winnie Truong, and Mathew Zefeldt.

+ Artist Curiot based in Mexico City, whose influences are indigenous art, nature, & skateboard culture.

+ Polymer clay mounted in shadowboxes by Meredith Dittmar who lives and works in Portland, OR.

+ These hairy pieces are by Winnie Truong who lives and works in Toronto

source: ff

Let the art just stream from your body like an even flow | October 17, 2012

Oct 17, 2012

     Renowned contemporary artists Patrick Martinez, Aaron De La Cruz and James Roper will exhibit original pieces at Circuit 12 Contemporary gallery from Oct 13 - Nov 9th 2012. Titled "Even Flow", the show will consist of three to six pieces from each artist, including paintings, sculpture, neon and site specific installation amongst other media. Even Flow will depict artists’ unique expression and approach to contemporary visual art. Martinez’s work consists of lush and colorful paintings as well as distinct neon and sculptural works, De La Cruz illustrates an amalgamation of art and design, and Roper’s mixed media pieces are filled with vivid colors, movements and inspiration he derives form his surroundings.

source: hypebeast

The Art of Basketball imagined by graffiti and street artists | October 17, 2012

     Last night on October 16th specials guests were invited to view a collection of original artworks under license from the NBA at Pop International Galleries in New York. The collection titled "The Art of Basketball" currently features unique works on official NBA backboards and sections of the 2011 NBA All-Star Game floor boards. This collection taps a select group of leading graffiti and street artists to re-imagine the most iconic symbols of this beloved game.

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Go see a large polychrome ceramic gorilla holding a deer | October 17, 2012

     "Regeneration" is a unique installation from acclaimed Italian ceramicists Bertozzi & Casoni. The artists are known for their delicate depictions of a culture in decay, deftly rendered in fragile ceramic clay. Their latest work Regeneration queries the hierarchy of aesthetics, revealing the beauty in the neglected and discarded ephemera of our seamless culture. In each evocative scene, the works may be narrated by the viewer in any way perceived but the artists have descriptive definitions from their imaginations. Explain what you see and view the exhibit between Oct 13 - Nov 10, 2012 at All Visiual Arts in London. 

You can enter these portals if you dare | October 17, 2012

Merry Karnowsky Gallery unveiled new work by Australian artist Mark Whalen (aka Kill Pixie) titled “Portals" last Saturday. This exhibit features a collection of extremely detailed and geometric artwork, black on black paintings covered in resin, and a variety of circle shaped canvases. Whalen drew on themes of power structures in other worldly environments for this show. You have until November 10, 2012 to view the show in Los Angeles.

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PDX to the Upper Playground | October 16, 2012

Oct 16, 2012

Upper Playground: Portland
23 NW 5th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209

     As long as Upper Playground keeps working with artists such as David Choe, Alex Pardee, Jeremy Fish, Mike Giant, and Sam Flores I'll be happy. The U.P. Portland location is across from Compound so it's easy to find. Connected next door is Fifty 24PDX Gallery where both the store and gallery usually hold events together. Currently on display is "Born Weird" a colorful strange and detailed drawings featuring 28 artists.