Akika Kurata crafts intimate, absorbing portraits of mostly female subjects. Using acrylic gouache, she creates works with both depth and tender, faded aspects that appear ghostly in nature. At the center of each portrait is an attempt to capture humanity
We’ve been dropping previews all week on the upcoming LA Art Show (see our coverage of Littletopia and Gil Bruvel’s new wood works), and today we have look at the general overview of the fair coming to Los Angeles Convention Center from January 23—27, 2019. With the backdrop of Los Angeles emerging as one of America’s most essential art metropolis’, the LA Art Show is getting bigger and bigger every January.
Darkroom Mirror (_2150782), 2018. Copyright Paul Mpagi Sepuya. Courtesy the Artist
This February, Stephanie Chefas Projects is opening All This Useless Beauty, a solo exhibition from Northern California-based painter and Juxtapoz Summer 2018 featured artist Serena Cole, curated by Gabe Scott. Throughout Cole’s career, the physical body has served as the framework for which to look inward, outward and through the feminine psyche.
On January 25th, Conrad Jon Godly will be opening his debut solo show at JD Malat Gallery in London. To See is Not to Speak at the Mayfair gallery will be the Swiss artist’s first UK solo exhibition, as well as the first show in Europe after more than 3 years, and will mark a big comeback of his iconic mountain imagery.
Artists Cosmo Dean and Trevor Wheatley create Listen Close, an installation on view inside Public Land Gallery in Sacramento, CA. Based in Toronto, Canada, the two have produced works for companies such as Nike, Stussy, Topshop, Converse, Nordstrom and OVO.
On Saturday, January 12, downtown Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery opened the new year with their first group show featuring new works from Canadian artist Krista Huot, Korean painter Jang Koal, New York-based artist from China, Tina Yu, and Los Angeles-based artist Lauren YS in Gallery 2.
Drea Cofield is interested in the way myths detach the viewer from content that may be uncomfortable without mediation. These colourful nudes align the use of mythic language to the history of painting as a medium.
The San Francisco Art Institute in conjunction with the University of California, Santa Cruz will exhibit the photographic essay, BLACK PANTHERS, 1968 by Ruth-Marion Baruch and Pirkle Jones. Initially shown at San Francisco’s de Young Museum from December 1968 through February 1969, this show will coincide with the 50-year anniversary of its original exhibition; which in its controversy in 1968 made the de Young “relevant” to a broader community some 50 years ago
Conceived by Red Truck Gallery founder Noah Antieau and our late co-founder Greg Escalante, for the past five years, the beloved Littletopia section of the LA Art Show has showcased some of the fastest rising low-brow and pop art galleries, curators and artists in the world. Since it is a movement that first flourished in Southern California, it’s only logical that the LA Art Show hosts one of the only shows in the world to devote so much programming and space to this kind of work. Thousands of attendees pass under Littletopia’s custom archway each year to enter this mecca for imaginative, new contemporary voices and honor the visionary artists who came before.
The Palms Casino Resort recently announced two new additions to their impressive collection of art on display in Vegas. Outside, they’re installing Damien Hirst’s “Demon with Bowl (2014),” a 60-foot-tall sculpture of a headless demon that first appeared in his “Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable” exhibit in Venice
For the entirety of Darren Cunningham’s career making alloy-coated compositions under the moniker Actress, he’s worked alone, technically. The machines have always been there, of course, guiding his hand across his introductory trio of albums — 2008’s Hazyville , 2010’s Splazsh , and 2012’s R.I.P . But it wasn’t until this fall when the British producer and DJ decided to introduce a collaborator by the name of Young Paint.
Rodarte, at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, is a more majestic drama that what’s currently on display in Washington DC, so well worth a visit before it closes there on February 10th. While the intricate clothing is arranged thematically, each piece begs to be slowly savored for the intricate sculpting, layering and staging.
This month, Los Angeles based artist Jamie Felton opened a new solo show – “Parts From An Oyster” at Steve Turner Gallery in LA. Her work (previously covered here) explores a lush rolodex of imagery, a world ripe with storybook symbology and textural environments. While Felton’s imagery appears neatly composed, (akin to Japanese wood block prints or textile patterns) her subjects are anything but.
With designer and part-time DJ Virgil Abloh at the helm of Louis Vuitton , it only makes sense that the fashion house would be actively joining in the fashion / music crossover. Five-upping (seriously, not just one-upping) Apple’s simplistically designed AirPods, this hot LV new ear gear is now the only way to listen in truly supersonic style
On Wednesday night, Cardi B started trending on Twitter because the rapper posted an Instagram video about the on-going government shutdown in her signature Cardi style — irreverent, unapologetic, and littered with expletives.
The Art of the Personal Project is a crucial element to let potential buyers see how you think creatively on your own. I am drawn to personal projects that have an interesting vision or that show something I have never seen before. In this thread, I’ll include a link to each personal project with the artist statement so you can see more of the project.
Seamus Conley’s paintings put us in a lonely, ruminative world that crackles at the edges, commenting on the isolating and seductive nature of the digital world. These paintings propose a reverie for the material world and the elusive sense of paradise contained in both.
FOR LIIMITED TIME ONLY, through January 19th! San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) and kurimanzutto are honored to announce Wing, an exhibition of photographs by visual artist, writer, and performer, Patti Smith. Presented from January 14–19, 2019, at the Diego Rivera Gallery at SFAI’s historic Chestnut Street campus, the exhibition features a selection of photographs centered on Smith’s connection to fellow artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. The exhibition, which runs concurrently with the FOG Design+Art fair, is open and free to the public.