Seth Armstrong’s paintings self-consciously capture a sense of looking, arresting moments with cinematic detail and voyeuristic curiosity. Varying in scale, the paintings offer views that are alternately intimate and vast, moving expertly between the monumental and the minute. Laden with detail and suggestion, each piece offers a moment in the trajectory of a larger narrative, and the viewer is compelled to realign the fractures of these inconclusive moments. Hanging the works on suggestion rather than on the overt, Armstrong builds tension and excitement in every painting with the possibility and expectation of action.
Very excited to share this new body of work with you all soon. Stay tuned for more sneak peeks and details as we grow closer to the show.
Pretty Deep Shit opening at Thinkspace Gallery, April 29th.
One of our most anticipated shows of the season, Audrey Kawasaki’s Interlude, is only a month away! Kawasaki’s stunning work continues to grow with her ethereal girls and dreamy layers. Fortunately, we have a taste of the upcoming show and a peak into her studio courtesy of photographer Jordana Sheara.
The opening reception for Interlude is Saturday, November 12th from 6 to 9pm.
We stopped by Meggs’s Venice studio to check up on the finishing touches to his solo exhibition ‘Paving Paradise‘ at Beyond Eden opening this weekend. A multi-gallery event celebrating the New Contemporary Art Movement, Beyond Eden in it’s fifth and final edition will be at LAMAG October 3rd and 4th. Saturday’s hours for Beyond Eden will be 6pm-11pm and Sunday noon to 5pm; admission is $5 at the door.
The artwork in this show plays on the same irony and notion of tragedy. Consumerism, materialism, and over-development of the urban landscape are rapidly devastating the same natural resources and beauty we conceive as ‘Paradise’ — a utopian place where its community can live in peace, resources are sustainable, and we can equally appreciate the natural and social environment we live in.
please note there will not be an ATM at the gallery
We are here to bring you a Bumblebeelovesyou studio visit as we are all artistic voyeurs. His studio is a creative explosion of spray paint and the remnants of stencils extracted from a sharp exacto knife hang on the walls. Bringing his colorful and nostalgia filled art work indoors to our project room June 20, the opening reception will be filled with surprises. Please join us next Saturday from 6-9pm for #WhereWeBeelong.
Nonetheless, his works manage to convey a feeling of incorruptible buoyancy; a remembrance of light in the midst of unavoidable darkness. With an investment and awareness for social and environmental themes, his images remind us of the invaluable gift of beginnings, and the shared responsibility of ensuring continuity.
Recently headed downtown to catch up with artist Matt Doust and check out some of his new works coming to life. We just debuted Doust’s work at the Affordable Art Fair this past January and received a huge reaction, selling both of his new works for the fair almost immediately.
Matt Doust was born in 1984 in Santa Monica, California. He grew up in Perth, Australia. In July 2011, he moved back to Los Angeles where he now lives and works.
Doust was named a finalist in 2011 for Australia’s prestigious Archibald Prize.
Look for new work from Matt Doust to be profiled in our upcoming Picks of the Harvest 2012 (March), Synergy (May in SF) and Wild At Heart (May) group shows in the year ahead with a major 2-person exhibition to follow in 2013.
“‘Nowhere’ bears the signature technique of Andrews’ oeuvre and the work marvelously blends innocent creatures such as a long eared hare and thin adolescents with a lurking creepiness apparent in the details.”– HiFructose
Recently made the trip out to Hollywood to visit the studio of Australian duo DABS MYLA as they begin work on ‘The Best Of Times‘. The team have been unstoppable as of late – everything from designing a new line of t-shirts to designing a new tour poster for Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder to killing it back in their homeland of Australia. Whew! This globetrotting couple is turning heads and selling every piece they create as they continue to gain momentum and new fans in the process.
This will be the first studio visit I post as I plan to swing back a bit closer to the show and take some add’l pics. Hi-Fructose and Daily Dujour will also be doing studio visits in the month ahead, so be sure to keep an eye out for those. They are deep into the show at this point and I’m happy to share with you all a lil’ sneak peek into the goodness factory that is their studio. BIG plans are in store for this August, for now, take a peek at the paintings coming to life. More details announced soon!