Buff Monster on DDTV tomorrow…

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The next episode of Dailydujour TV (ddtv) will feature a LIVE interview with Buff Monster this Friday, September 4th @ 1:30 PM PDT on location from Corey Helford Gallery.  Dailydujour will be talking to him about his art in general and his ‘Heavy Metal Ice Cream Smile’ solo which opens this Saturday. 

Friday @ 1:30 be sure to watch over at DDTV.

Corey Helford Gallery
8522 Washington Blvd. in Culver City

Recommended openings for this weekend…

Dabs & Myla showing this Fri as part of the C.A.V.E. group show
Dabs & Myla showing this Fri as part of the C.A.V.E. group show

Fri, Sept. 4th 7-11PM
C.A.V.E. Gallery
507 Rose Ave in Venice
“On The Bright Side” group show featuring works from Anthony Ausgang, 13:11, Dabs & Myla, Dave Presler, Josh Hart, L. Croskey, Macsorro, Max Neutra, Paul Torres, Rebecca Hahn, Spectr, Yuki Miyazaki and more + live painting from Max Neutra
(On view through Sept. 26th)

Fri, Sept. 4th 8-11PM
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd in Los Angeles / 323.666.7667
“Wanderlost” from Bryan Cunningham
(On view through Sept. 27th)

Fri, Sept. 4th 8-11PM
Melt Gallery at Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd in Hollywood
The Return Of The FUN Gallery” – a group show that is billed as the return of the FUN gallery, but not at a permanent spot? None the less, Pattis Astor from the famed FUN Gallery in NYC did make a big impact in the ‘80’s and it will be interesting to see what this is all about and if it lives up to the hype (and if they do indeed open a proper spot in LA anytime soon) – lots of hoopla out there, yet nowhere have I seen a list of the artists taking part other than mention of some LA artists will be involved and some NYC legends as well as some works from Patti’s personal Basquiat collection – there will the Kogi truck, DJ Angelus Bailey and beer from Asahi (though I don’t think free) – let’s hope Meltdown hire some security for those Basquiat pieces!

Sat, Sept. 5th 8-11:30PM
Copro Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave, Space T5 in Bergamot Station
“The Place We Call Home” from Noferin + “Gifts of the Magi” from Matt Dangler + “The Nature Of Things To Come” from Dan May
(On view through Sept. 26th)

Sat, Sept. 5th 7-10PM
Corey Helford Gallery
8522 Washington Blvd in Culver City
“Heavy Metal Ice Cream Smile” featuring new works and an installation from Buff Monster plus his new book “Life Is Sweet” will be available for purchase which debuted at ComiCon
(On view through Sept. 26th)

Sat, Sept. 5th 7-10PM
CSUF Grand Central Art Center
125 N. Broadway in Santa Ana / 714.567.7233
“Idiosyncratic Behavior” featuring new works from Paul Torres
(On view through Sept. 28th)

Sat, Sept. 5th 8PM-12:30AM ($8 admission)
The Hive Gallery
729 S. Spring St. in downtown Los Angeles
Monthly group show & performance with featured artists Crystal Chan, Melody Duenas, Mylan Nguyen, Jose Carabes, and Marigrace Albeda plus a huge group show and live performances and DJ action
(On view throughout the month)

Sat, Sept. 5th 7-10PM
Mid-City Arts Gallery
5113 West Pico Blvd in Los Angeles
“UnEarth” group show curated by Kodak featuring works from Shok-1, J. Shea #9, Task, Dmise, Ben Moss, Sixxx, Will Dixon, Grail, Jeva, Enks, Ilias, Quisp, and Jim Mahfood

Fri, Sept. 11th 7-11PM
4210 Santa Monica Blvd. (near Sunset) in Silver Lake area of Los Angeles / 323.913.3375
“Vain Remains” featuring new works from Camilla d’Errico and Caia Koopman + “Windows & Mirrors” from Nathan DeYoung + New works from Fumi Nakamura, Lilly Piri and Yuka Yamaguchi
(On view through Oct. 2nd)

Nathan DeYoung process feature…

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I’m excited to share with you all a process feature from Nathan DeYoung for his new work “Act 2 – A Change, A Gift” that will be featured in ‘Windows & Mirrors’ this September at Thinkspace. Look for a short interview with DeYoung to be posted here in the coming week. In the meantime please dig into his extremely time intensive technique of starting with a detailed under painting and then building layer upon layer of dry brush work over top until perfection is reached.

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'Act 2 - A Change, A Gift' - completed work
'Act 2 - A Change, A Gift' - completed work

‘Windows & Mirrors’
Nathan DeYoung

Opening Reception: Fri, Sept. 11th 7-11PM

4210 Santa Monica Blvd (near Sunset Blvd) in Los Angeles

Camilla d’Errico interviewed by Toysrevil…

Camilla at work

Camilla d’Errico was recently interviewed at great length by the fine folks over at the Toysrevil blog. Check it out here – just a great and super informative read. Camilla has so many things cooking right now, it’s a true inspiration. A book from Sparrow, a postcard set from Dark Horse, a special install in Vancouver around the upcoming Olympics, her graphic novel, plush figures, a video game with Nintendo, talks of taking her helmet girls to the big screen and so much more. Whew!

Look for our interview with Camilla to be posted here soon as well. Also be sure to keep your eyes peeled for a ‘Back Talk’ feature over at Juxtapoz.com as we head into the opening of ‘Vain Remains’ next Fri, Sept. 11th.

Check out a ‘sneak peek’ of Camilla’s progress for the show here.

‘Vain Remains’
Camilla d’Errico & Caia Koopman

Opening Reception: Fri, Sept. 11th 7-11PM
*Both artists will be in town for the opening reception

4210 Santa Monica Blvd (at Sunset Blvd) in Los Angeles

Turf One is coming…

Turf One "Gypsy Midget and Holy Ghost"
Turf One "Gypsy Midget and Holy Ghost"

Galerie d’art Yves Laroche up in Montreal opens “Life Size” this Wednesday – a two person show betweeen Paris native Turf One (aka Jean Labourdette) and the U.S. based Shawn Barber.

‘Life Size’
Turf One and Shawn Barber
Opening Reception: Wed., Sept. 2nd 6-9PM
Sept. 2nd – Sept. 13th

This will serve as a great warm up to Turf One‘s debut Los Angeles solo show coming up this November at Thinkspace… more on ‘Shinning Darkness’ very soon. SO can’t wait to have Turf One down for this show. After rocking things at the recent ‘Beach Blanket Bingo’ summer group show at Jonathan LeVine in NYC, the stage is set for Turf to deliver in a big way this fall. Look for more sneak peeks and an interview with Turf One to be posted here soon.