Preview: Jon Aes-Nihil Photos at Rat Factory

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Preview: Jon Aes-Nihil Photos at Rat Factory

Jon Aes-Nihil has spent many years as a kind of enigma of the local underground. He has sometimes been referred to as “The LA Warhol,” but rather than being based on any substantive connection between the two, that title is mostly due to the fact that Aes-Nihil has white hair and surrounds himself with a…

Interview/Preview: Karrie Ross, Our Ever Changing World Pop-Up

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Interview/Preview: Karrie Ross, Our Ever Changing World Pop-Up

So exciting! Chung King Road is loaded with art January 11 with five galleries staging the their openings.  At Chung King Studio, 975 Chung King Road, award winning author, visual artist, and  professional book designer, Karrie Ross launches her one-night-only pop gallery, showcasing the many artists in her recently published book, Our Ever Changing World…

Interview: Teale Hatheway, “Deconstructing Los Angeles”

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Interview: Teale Hatheway, “Deconstructing Los Angeles”

  Artist Teale Hatheway’s latest show, “Deconstructing Los Angeles” opened Thursday December 12, 2013 at Gallery 1927 in the Fine Arts Building in Downtown Los Angeles,one of our city’s architectural gems on 7th between Figueroa and Flower, fitting because Teale painted portraits of lost bits of architecture and building design elements, showing them in both…

Krampus is Coming to Town! The Anti-Santa is Here! Krampus Ball, Krampus Run and Art Show

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Krampus is Coming to Town! The Anti-Santa is Here! Krampus Ball, Krampus Run and Art Show

Krampus is coming! Krampus is coming! The dark and devilish character of the winter holiday season, the anti-Santa, arrives in Los Angeles for the first time ever with a series of events over the next week. Krampus owes his American popularity in part to author/collector Monte Beauchamp who compiled images and history for his books,…

Preview, Miami 2013: Miles Regis’ Works at Art of Fusion

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Preview, Miami 2013: Miles Regis’ Works at Art of Fusion

Artist Muse, the collective that organizes the invitation-only, critically-acclaimed Eye Candy pop-up art exhibitions in Los Angeles, is now teaming up with art producer Flavia Colgan for their debut, Art of Fusion, during Miami Art Week 2013. With special receptions, art exhibitions, a panel discussion, and a live art brunch, the Art of Fusion tent,…

Photos, Interview: Dennis McNett’s “Temple of Wolfbat” at Known Gallery

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Photos, Interview: Dennis McNett’s “Temple of Wolfbat” at Known Gallery

The four-legged, six-legged and winged creatures depicted in Dennis McNett’s  painted wood sculptures seem so alive that looking into their carefully notched and painted eyes from different angles can give the effect of different expressions. Even though these pieces don’t move–the stares are as solid as the wood into which they are carved–at “Temple of…

Interview: Jay Blakesberg on JAM, a Photographic Anthology of Jambands

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Interview: Jay Blakesberg on JAM, a Photographic Anthology of Jambands

  Join Jay Bakesberg in celebrating and signing JAM at Mr Musichead, 7511 Sunset Blvd in Hollywood on November 14. As long-time musicians know, jamming can be one of the most exhilarating experiences for players. A certain magic is attained by talented musicians playing off of one another. Over the years, a vibrant scene has…

Street Art: A Ride-Along with Bleepbloop and Thrashbird

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Street Art: A Ride-Along with Bleepbloop and Thrashbird

A while back, Cindy Schwarzstein introduced me to street artist Bleepbloop at Le Summer Street Art exhibit at Lexington Social House in Hollywood. Bleepbloop and I got to talking, discussing street art, live art, and expression. We exchanged our info and he disappeared. Late the one night, I get a text from Bleepbloop. Would I…

Preview: Calavera Gallery Part of Evolving Urban Landscape

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Preview: Calavera Gallery Part of Evolving Urban Landscape

Northeast Los Angeles has new gallery: Calavera Gallery on a strip of Cypress Ave that also houses the new bar from punk rock filmmaker Dave Travis who took over the Tops Club, keeping the interior intact adn  renaming it Cafe NELA, at 1906 Cypress, conveniently located next to a taco joint–a dollar a taco! Perfect…

Photos, Interviews: Mural Painting on La Brea via Merry Karnowsky Gallery

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Photos, Interviews: Mural Painting on La Brea via Merry Karnowsky Gallery

Over the weekend of August 17 and 18th the fabulous Merry Karnowsky Gallery, in partnership with TarFest 2013  hosted a rousing street art event that brought fine art and street art together in a bold new way.  Gallery artists hit the streets alongside tried and true graffiti artists to share their craft by creating unique…

Preview: Gail Potocki on “Fragmented Alice” at Century Guild

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Preview: Gail Potocki on “Fragmented Alice” at Century Guild

Gail Potocki is an award-winning Symbolist painter who combines the techniques of the Old Masters with 21st Century themes. With subjects ranging from the extinction of species to circus freaks, Potocki creating dramatic, evocative works in elaborate frames she makes herself, the draw the viewer into worlds of danger of beauty. Her new series “Fragmented…