Joao Ruas update: new print / NYC show / Aqua Art Maimi / solo next May…

Joao Ruas - "Haunted No. 20" - new work for show in NYC
Joao Ruas - "Haunted No. 20" - new work for show in NYC

Joao Ruas has been a busy man. In between releasing new prints and original Fables artwork on his new site,  and preparing for his solo show with us next May, he has somehow found the time to create work for a couple of other shows as well as take on some very special projects that shall see the light of day soon.

The first of which is a group show in NYC this weekend that LeBasse Projects has put together to profile some of their regulars in addition to guest artists Joao and Mia.

The ‘Go East’ show will feature four new works from Joao (including “Haunted No. 20” shown above). If in NYC this weekend, don’t miss your chance to view his work in person. See below for a couple add’l sneak peeks from NYC.

Close up view of another work destined for NYC
Close up view of another work destined for NYC

Joao is also currently putting the finishing touches on two new works that will be going with us down to Aqua Art Maimi this December during Art Basel as part of Thinkspace‘s special ‘Futurity’ exhibition.

Aqua Art Miami – Wynwood
Booth #25 – Thinkspace
42 NE 25th Street (at North Miami Ave)
Miami, FL
Dec. 3rd – Dec. 6th

After Miami, he’ll be finishing up a piece for our endangered species benefit coming up this January before returning his full attention to his solo show coming up this May in our project room. Past that, look for some very special news to be announced soon from Joao – he’s really moving and shaking things right now and there’s much in the works for this emerging artist.

Close up of another one of the new ones for NYC
Close up of another one of the new ones for NYC

In addition to the prints that Ruas recently issued on his site, we too will be publishing a limited edition giclee print from Joao in time for the holidays (he’s currently signing them and preparing to ship them back to the States). A pre-order for the prints will be posted this weekend on our website in the ‘prints’ section.

“Enkindu & Gilgamesh” limited giclee print coming soon
“Enkindu & Gilgamesh” limited giclee print coming soon

“Enkindu & Gilgamesh”
12×12″ giclee print
Hand signed and numbered by the artist
Limited edition of 30 prints (+ 5 artist proofs)
$60 (pre-order details to be posted on our site this weekend)

Dan Witz at Carmichael Gallery this Thursday…

Witz on the streets of Los Angeles (special Halloween piece)
Witz on the streets of Los Angeles (special Halloween piece)

Thurs, Nov. 5th 7-10PM
Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art
1257 N. La Brea Ave in West Hollywood / 323.969.0600
“Dark Doings” featuring new works and an installation from Dan Witz
(On view through Dec. 3rd)

This is the first major west coast solo show ever for Witz – DO NOT MISS THIS EVENT!!!

Witz book

To learn more about Dan Witz check out his website here and look for the imminent release of Dan Witz, In Plain View, 30 years of artworks illegal and otherwise. to be published by Gingko Press. A must own book for sure.

Jeremy Fish at Laguna Art Museum next weekend…

Fish in Laguna

Jeremy Fish has been hard at work on a huge new body of work (see studio shot below) which will be debuting next weekend down at the Laguna Art Museum.

Fish in Laguan iii

Jeremy Fish
‘Weathering The Storm’

November 8th, 2009 – January 17th, 2010

Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive in Laguna Beach  

Fish in Laguna IIII

Opening in conjunction with ‘Collecting California: Selections from Laguna Art Museum’ which outlines some of the most significant works of art created in California over the last 150 years.

*Pics courtesy of Jermey Fish

WK Interact next Sat @ Subliminal Projects!!!


WK Interact is coming to Los Angeles next weekend – get excited! ‘How To Blow Yourself Up’ opens on Sat, November 7th at Subliminal Projects out in Echo Park.

Unlike his solo show in New York at Jonathan LeVine earlier in the year, which showcased his huge motion portrait series, I’m told this exhibit will feature a range of smaller, mixed media works like his popular skateboard series (example shown below).

WK board

More details to follow soon. Fingers crossed he graces LA with some of his amazing street work!!!