Recommended openings to catch this weekend…

Sage Vaughn “Mudfight” / 22×30″ / Oil & Mixed Media
Featured at Richard Heller this Friday
Thurs, June 4th 7-10PM
Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art
1257 N. La Brea Ave in West Hollywood / 323.969.0600
“The Times Won’t Save You (This Rain Smells Of Memory)” featuring new works and a massive installation from Know Hope + “Mood Swings” featuring new works from Bumblebee, Imminent Disaster, Asbestos, Cena 7, Fefe Talavera, Labrona and Oddzoo
(On view through July 2nd)

Thurs, June 4th 6-10PM
Ghetto Gloss
2380 Glendale Blvd in Los Angeles / 323.912.0008
“Travels In Time and Space” featuring new works and prints from Christopher Bettig

Thurs, June 4th 7-10PM
MOCA Grand Avenue, Sculpture Plaza
250 South Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles / 213.621.1745
‘Color Chorus’ by OJO – part of the special ‘Engagement Party’ series at MOCA this summer featuring social events and performances by LA-based artist collectives – in ‘Color Chorus’, OJO will lead a participatory musical performance organized by the interplay of primary colors and the thump of an 808 drum machine, with the audience being split into 3 groups, with each audience member being assigned a specific color upon entry… it goes on, just know this sounds like a very cool interactive art experience and definitely a series worth keeping an eye on.

Thurs, June 4th 7-10PM
The Art Show @ NEXT
8447 Wilshire Blvd., Penthouse in Beverly Hills
Benefit art show featuring a silent auction consisting of works from Mel Kadel, Retna, David Hinnebush, Oliver Pojzman, Alan Aldridge, Dominick Giullemot, and many more

Fri, June 5th 7-10PM
Harvey’s Melrose
7955 Melrose Ave in Los Angeles / 323.795.9000
“Cheers Big Ears – An Art Show Celebrating Our Favorite Mouse” from Disney Bloc 28 featuring works from Chaz Bojorquez, Mike Kungl, Noah, Trevor Carlton, David Garibaldi, Suiko and Tim Rogerson + the launch of the summer ’09 seatbelt bag collection from Disney Couture

Fri, June 5th 8-11PM
La Luz De Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles / 323.666.7667
New works from Mark Bryan, Daniel Elson, Krystopher Sapp & Magda Trzaski
(On view through June 28th)

Fri, June 5th 7-10PM
Poketo Studios
510 S. Hewitt St, #506 in downtown LA
“F*ck Cancer – We Love Justin” a benefit show for artist/designer Justin Van Hoy featuring works from Christopher Bettig, Derek Albeck, Jeremy Baker, Sheli Ben-Ner, Tim Biskup, Kime Buzzelli, Ryan Callis, Josh Cochran, Michael Coleman, Leah Chun, Shepard Fairey, Jason Filipow, Sarajo Frieden, Zach Gibson, Matt Goldman, Josh Hart, Kristian Henson, Caroline Hwang, Jordan Isip, Katsuo Design, Mel Kadel, Phillip Lumbang, Blake E. Marquis, Bill McRight, Travis Millard, Jesselisa Moretti, Saejeen Oh, Saelee Oh, Jared Purrington, Ye Rin Mok, Casey Ryder, Ashkahn Shahparnia, Damion Silver, Skyrocket Studios, Jeana Sohn, Sumi Ink Club, Marissa Textor, Amanda Visell, David Weidman, Ernesto Yerena, Marco Zamora, Florencio Zavala as well as prints from Dalek, Saber & Giant and products from Poketo, Obey Clothing & Swindle – silent auction ends at 9PM / winners take their works home at 10PM – come out and support and some great names in the mix / please note auction is cash or check only, so come ready to spend and support

Fri, June 5th 7-11PM
Ronin Gallery
1924 Echo Park Ave in Los Angeles
“Metallum” featuring new works on metal from Kofie and Codak

Fri, June 5th 5-8PM
Richard Heller Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave, Space B-5A at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica / 310.453.9191
New works from Derek Albeck, Hiro Kurata, Mars-1, G. Bradley Rhodes, Britton Tolliver, Sage Vaughn and Oliver Vernon – curated by Jeremy Kove with support from Vans
(On view through July 3rd)

Fri, June 5th 8-10PM
Secret Headquarters
3817 W. Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles (Silver Lake area)
“Guilty Pleasures” featuring new drawings from Aiyana Udesen

Sat, June 6th 7-10PM
1559 Echo Park Ave in Los Angeles
“Nuovo Mundus” featuring new works by Paul Torres
(On view through June 30th)

Sat, June 6th 8-11:30PM
Copro Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave, Space T-5 at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica / 310.398.2643
“The Glass Menagerie” from Nathan Spoor + “Death and Taxes” from Joe Ledbetter + “Immortality” from Vincent Cacciotti
(On view through June 27th)

Sat, June 6th 2-5PM
Corey Helford Gallery
8522 Washington Blvd in Culver City / 310.287.2340
Special signing event with COOP featuring his books ‘The Big Fat One’ and ‘The Devil’s Advocate’ as well as a chance to pre-order his new “Lil’ Mort” figure

Sat, June 6th 6-9PM
110 E. Winston Street @ Main St in Los Angeles / 213.627.8272
“The Legendary Belmont Tunnel: A tribute to the birth of Los Angeles Graffiti Art” featuring works from Acme, Aloy, Antonio Pelayo, Axis, BaBa, Besk, Bumper, Cab, Cale, Charlie, Cre8, Dash, Danny D, Defer, Duster, Earnone, Elser, Eriberto Oriol, Fearo, Fever, Frame, Frank Martinez, Gabe, Genius, Ghostone, Gilone, Graf One, Grande, Hex, Hyde, Jero, Jiro, Kopy, Make, Mandoe, Man One, Mosh, Nuke, OG Abel, Omega, Pale, Panic, Relax, Relic, Retna, Rickone, Risky, Ruets, Saber, Sacred194, Shandu, Siner, Size, Skept, Skyone, Sleez, Swan, Teler, Volt, Vox, Vyal, Wisk, Zender & many more…
(On view through June 28th)

Sat, June 6th 9PM-Midnight
Hairroin Salon
1553 N. Cahuenga in Los Angeles
“Bye Bye Birdy” featuring new works from Vanae Rivera with special guest DJs

Sat, June 6th 8PM-12:30AM ($8 at the door)
Hive Gallery
729 S. Spring St in downtown Los Angeles
Monthly group show and performance with featured artists Treiops Treyfid, Steven Sattler, Brian Smith, Sara Brum, Marlon McWilliams and Muffinhead + live painting, music, burlesque dancing, DJ action & cash bar
(On view through June 27th)

Sat, June 6th 7-10PM
Kinsey / DesForges
6009 Washington Blvd. In Culver City / 310.837.1989
New works from Cole Sternberg
(On view through July 11th)

Sat, June 6th 7-10PM
New Image Art Gallery
7908 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood / 323.654.2192
“Constant Flow” featuring new motion works, paintings and sculpture from David Ellis

Sat, June 6th 7-11PM
Nucleus Gallery
210 E. Main St., Alhambra / 626.458.7482
“The Art Of Bob Peak” – a retrospective collection from the late illustrator Robert Peak featuring original works and a rare selection of iconic movie posters and advertising work
(On view through June 25th)

Sun, June 7th Noon-6PM
33Third / Mid-City Arts Gallery
5113 West Pico Blvd in Los Angeles
Live painting and art exhibit from Retna & The Mac

Baseman takes over Culver City this Saturday…

This is gonna be one amazing art happening with costumed Baseman characters, masks, music, dancing, lanterns & banners from Thailand, carnival lights, hula hoops on fire… everything you’ve heard about and more…. and this is just the outdoor festival taking up the entire parking lot next to Corey Helford.
Inside the gallery, Gary’s newest works and an amazing installation with participation from artists from around the world will be on view. I can’t think of anyone that has stepped out and done anything like this in a long time, so come on out and have some fun! The festival opens at 6:30 – don’t miss this!!!
View a great studio visit with Baseman from the fine folks at Arrested Motion here.
Plus Juxtapoz has been posting exclusive content leading into the opening. Check here and here and here.
Gary Baseman
“La Noche de la Fusion”
Opening Reception: Sat, May 2nd 7-10PM
(outdoor Carnivaleque festival kicks off at 6:30PM)
Corey Helford Gallery
8522 Washington Blvd in Culver City
(On view through May 23rd)

Recommended openings to catch this weekend…

Sylvia Ji (at Corey Helford Gallery this Sat)

Thurs, April 9th 7-10PM
Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art
1257 N. La Brea Ave in West Hollywood / 323.969.0600
“Grey Area” from Boxi + “Hollowood” in rear gallery with the Neo Cons & Zeus
(On view through April 30th)

Thurs, April 9th Noon – 9PM
Downtown Art Walk

Thurs, April 9th 7-10PM
Xin Boutique & Gallery
8064 Melrose Ave in Los Angeles
New works from Plasticgod

Fri, April 10th 7-11PM
4210 Santa Monica Blvd / 323.913.3375
“Run Rabbit, Run” featuring new works, an installation and a special ‘Easter Egg Hunt’ from Brandi Milne + “trouble, clearly” from Cherri Wood in our project room + “Blood & Steel” from Alex Garcia on our ‘Fresh Faces’ wall
(On view through May 1st)

Sat, April 11th 7-10:30PM
Black Maria Gallery
3137 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles / 818.613.9090
“Spring Bazaar” with works from Juri Ueda, Jamie Fales, Julie Nishioka, Jenna Colby and Tsai-Fi
(On view through May 2nd)

Sat, April 11th 7-10PM
Corey Helford Gallery
8522 Washington Blvd in Culver City / 310.287.2340
“Haute Epoch” featuring new works from Sylvia Ji

Sat, April 11th 7-10PM
LeBasse Projects
6023 Washington Blvd in Culver City / 310.558.0200
“Future Perfect” from Tessar Lo + “Lost In Light” from Eric Fortune
(On view through May 2nd)

Sat, April 11th 7-10PM
Nucleus Gallery
210 E. Main St., Alhambra / 626.458.7482
“Graf*ck” Book 4 group show & release party featuring works from James Jean, Camilla d’Errico, Luke Ramsey, Colin Cassidy, Audrey Kawasaki, Edwin Ushiro, Tessar Lo, and many more
(On view through April 20th)

Sat, April 11th 7-10PM
SCION Installation L.A.
3521 Helms Ave in Culver City / 310.815.8840
“Paper Shapers” curated by Giant Robot and featuring Shin Tanaka, Hunter Stabler, Polly Verity, Annie Vought, Ana Serrano, Richard Sweeney, Peter Callesen, Brian Dettmer, and Ryohei Tanaka
(On view through May 2nd)

Sat, April 11th 7-10PM
Billy Shire Fine Arts
5790 Washington Blvd. in Los Angeles / 323.297.0600
New works from Torii B. Cooper, Ken Tanaka and Corey Sandelius
(On view through May 2nd)

Recommended openings to catch this weekend…

Fri, March 27th 5-10PM
Ronin Gallery
1924 Echo Park Ave in Los Angeles
New works from 2H

Sat, March 28th 9PM-1AM ($8 admission / $5 as walking art)
Cannibal Flower
NEW location: 2323 East Olympic Blvd in downtown Los Angeles
With featured artist Rebecca Hahn and beats curated by Mr. NumberOnederful & X-Point and live painting / art / music / dancing / performance art + a huge group show – check site for full details – don’t miss it!
(One-night only special event)

Sat, March 28th 7PM-2AM ($10 admission)
Constant Elevation Group Show / Live Art / Live Beats / Drinks
929 E. 2nd Street in downtown Los Angeles
Some of today’s illest graff artists, beat makers, photographers, illustrators, DJ’s, live painters and more – loft party style event in lil’ Tokyo (18 and over only)

Sat, March 28th
Corey Helford Gallery (Special Event Space)
Special Event Location: 6086 Comey Street (off Venice / near LaBrea) / 310.287.2340
“Venice” featuring new photographic works from Chris Anthony
(On view through April 18th)

Sat, March 28th 5-7PM
Richard Heller Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave, Space B-5A at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica / 310.453.9191
“The Outer World” from Tobias Waite + “November’s Ghosts” from Peter Halasz
(On view through April 25th)

Sat, March 28th 8-11PM
Merry Karnowsky Gallery
170 South La Brea Ave. in Los Angeles / 323.933.4408
“The World We Live In” featuring new works from Todd Schorr
(On view through April 18th)

Sat, March 28th 7-10PM
New Image Art
7908 Santa Monica Blvd. in Los Angeles / 323.654.2192
“American Realities” featuring new works from Clare Rojas, Andrew Jeffrey Wright and Lydia Fong (aka Robert Pimple, aka Barry McGee)

Sat, March 28th 7-11PM
Nucleus Gallery
210 E. Main St., Alhambra / 626.458.7482
The Illustration West 47 Exhibition presented by the Society Of Illustrators of Los Angeles (SILA)
(On view through April 3rd)

Sat, March 28th 7-10PM
Tropico de Nopal
1665 Beverly Blvd in Los Angeles / 213.481.8112
“Dibujos: Emergency Landing” drawing group show featuring works from a vast array of artists including Shizu Saldamando, Thomas Lee Bakofsky, Edity Abeyta, Charles Glaubitz, Vincent Valdez, and many more
(On view through April 25th)

Luke Chueh "From Light Cometh Darkness" opens at Corey Helford Gallery…

Luke Chueh opened up his latest solo show, ‘From Light Comes Darkness’, tonight in Culver City at the Corey Helford Gallery and delivered big time with 21 new paintings, including some of his strongest work to date in my opinion. The above gem, “(Gummi) Bear In Mind” was one of my favorites from the show…
Opening night crowd shot from the loft…

Francisco Goya’s “Saturn Devours His Son” (re-mixed by Luke)
This one had many talking, and for good reason. Can’t wait for him to further branch out and explore new ground with his upcoming Gallery 1988 show this fall, said to be focused around ‘Dante’s Inferno’. Can’t wait to see that come to life.

“Honey Comber”

(L-R) Jan from Corey Helford, Jensen from Gallery 1988, Shawn from Thinkspace upstairs in front of an Eric Joyner painting… and not a Thomas Han painting… as sadly there were no ‘Dirty Pretty Things’ from Thomas Han anywhere to be seen. He was a no show yet again, more or less writing his own obituary with galleries… and it was set up so sweet. He could have killed it here, then rocked the custom show coming up at Munky King built around his ‘pusher’ figure and rounded things out by making an appearance alongside Todd Schorr in some press shots at Todd’s big solo next week at Merry Karnowsky (since Schorr owns one of Han’s major works from his debut solo)… a perfect 1,2,3 comeback. Alas… we still love his work, just sad there’s no new work for others to enjoy.


“My Ball & Chain” – one of the most clever pieces he’s done to date.

The show piece… “Whitewash” – 36×48″ – $12,500 – SOLD. Damn. Go Luke!!!

“Sushie Series: Handroll + Sashimi”

These should have been sold as a dipdych… great pieces.

Richard Scarry from Corey Helford and the man of the hour himself

Corey Helford Gallery
8522 Washington Blvd in Culver City / 310.287.2340
‘From Light Cometh Darkness’ featuring new works from Luke Chueh
(On view through April 10th)