EINE @ Carmichael this Thursday…

Celebrated UK based artist EINE is in town for his first ever solo show in Los Angeles. Swung by Carmichael Gallery today to get a lil’ sneak peek. EINE was in the thick of installing numerous installation elements to the front gallery (see above) as the staff at the gallery finished things up on the colorful geometric grid pattern that is taking over the back portion of the gallery…

Find more coverage over at http://arrestedmotion.com/ where I’ll now be contributing some writing moving ahead. Super stoked to be a part of their team as I feel it’s one of the top art sites going and is updated 3-4 times per day.

Victor Castillo’s debut U.S. solo show opens this Sat @ Merry Karnowsky…

“Thirsty Animal”

2009, acrylic on canvas, 50 x 50 cm, 19.5” x 19.5”

Merry Karnowsky Gallery is the proud host of the debut U.S. solo show from Chilean artist, Victor Castillo, which opens this coming Saturday. The show is one to be envious of if you’re a gallery owner, as Victor has been causing waves over in Europe for sometime now and his work is just screaming to be seen in person out here in Southern California. The demand for his work is high at the moment, and this new series is looking just amazing.
Victor, who now resides in Barcelona, Spain, illustrates an impressive balance between the conflicting extremes of juvenile innocence and macabre violence in this latest body of work.
Come see for yourself this Saturday and be sure to ask about the meaning of the hot-dog shapped noses. Much thought and concept goes into each piece.

Sat, July 11th 8-11PM
Merry Karnowsky Gallery
170 S. La Brea Ave in Los Angeles

“Moonshadow”
2009, acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 cm, 39.5” x 39.5”

Let’s get ready to rumble!!!

Sat, June 11th Noon – 10PM ($5 till 4PM / $8 after)
THE FUNK RUMBLE BLOCK PARTY
Art, bands, live art, food, vendors, DJ action, rafles, and so much more!

Featuring a group show curated by Cannibal Flower & Thinkspace’s L. Croskey.

Live painting from Mear One, Food One, Kofie, Codak, Stuter, Eye One & more.

In the Chinatown area of downtown Los Angeles (947 N. Broadway as a starting point)

Don’t miss the rumble… a great way to kick off this Saturday’s AMAZING line up of art shows and happenings… look for the full list to be posted here later this week.

Stella Im Hultberg interviewed by Juxtapoz.com…

Stella Im Hultberg was just interviewed by Andrew Michael Ford and the feature came out great. It’s been posted over at Juxtapoz here and has also been posted on AMF’s blog and over at Dailydujour.

Look for our interview with Stella to be posted here tomorrow. More soon as the show starts to come together for this Friday…

Beautiful Decay ‘Book 1’ now available…

Beginning as a hand-photocopied, black and white ‘zine over ten years ago when copies used to be available at early Cannibal Flower events, Beautiful/Decay has always proudly put artists-and quality content-first. After recently hitting issue ‘Z’, the time has come for a change. Beautiful/Decay is relaunching in the form of an expanded, limited edition, more voluminous publication. B/D will now be published three times per year a book-style format.
To celebrate their new expanded format, Issue 1 will feature a hand-drawn, original artwork by previously B/D featured artist Kyle Thomas (see example above).
The new format has eleminated all traditional advertising and they’ve increased the page count by 50%, meaning 164 pages of pure, unfiltered art goodness. Articles now run an average of 16-20 pages, providing some of the most in-depth coverage of emerging artists available today.
Released in limited edition format of only 1,500 copies, each copy will be hand #’d and will come with a limited edition collaborative artist project, ranging from inserts and stickers to posters and original artwork. All this will be presented in a new format & size, including French flaps and multiple printing processes throughout the publication.
‘Book 1: Supernaturalism’ explores a group of artists who conjure notions of the uncanny with their hauntingly off-putting works. Whether introducing distortion, violence, the grotesque or the ghostly, each artist alters traditional (super)naturalism to create visions that teeter on the boundaries of the comedic and the downright diabolical. Hinting to a level of existence beyond the scientifically visible universe, the artists in ‘Book 1: Supernaturalism’ examine the potential for alternate, darker realities.

To watch a preview of ‘Book 1’ and to read about the featured artists, please go here.

To order your copy now, click here.

Recommended openings to catch this weekend…

Fri, July 3rd 7-11PM
C.A.V.E. Gallery
507 Rose Ave in Venice / 310.428.6387
“Just Because” featuring new works from Lesley Reppeteaux, Rebecca Hahn, Jenna Colby, Melissa Moss, Cherri Wood, Melissa Contreras, Renee Lawter, Tina Darling, Yuki Miyazaki, Kendra Binney, Juri Ueda, Jeni Yang, & more
(On view through July 25th)
www.cavegallery.net

Fri, July 3rd 8-11PM
La Luz De Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles / 323.666.7667
New works from Miles Thompson and Dale Sizer
(On view through August 2nd)
www.laluzdejesus.com

Sat, July 4th 8PM-12:30AM ($8 admission at the door)
Hive Gallery
729 S. Spring St in downtown Los Angeles
Monthly Group show and Performances featuring the ‘Beerotica’ themed show featuring erotic pieces inspired by our favorite insects, bees! Curated by Heidi Bluegirl and also a huge group show in the main room with featured artists Rebecca Hahn, Hembert Guardado, Antonio Roybal, Gyorgy Bp. Szabo and an installation from Big Toe and so much more – always a ton going off down at the Hive. Check website for full details to be safe.
www.thehivegallery.com

Little bit of a slow weekend for shows due to the holiday. Next weekend will more than make up for that – huge array of events coming up. Have a safe 4th of July weekend everyone!