Thursday, January 14, 2010

Andrew Hem solo exhibition at LeBasse Projects

"One Leads to Another" A Solo Exhibition by Andrew Hem.
Opening this Saturday the 17th of January from 7pm to 10pm at LeBasse Projects. The show will be on display until the 13th of February.

In this solo show Hem confronts the viewer with Themes of history and tragedy based on his native Cambodia. Influenced by the idea of the Butterfly Effect, where small differences indecisions or movements can produce large variations in the long-term outcome of events, Hem creates a series of "what if" scenarios where one storyline diverges at the moment of a seemingly minor event resulting in two significantly different outcomes. In this case the artist imagines if the violent Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia had never taken power and how the lives of the people would have been altered.
Hem's paintings return to acrylic after several shows of using oil in order to create a more fluid and layered effect. The detailed characters portrayed are layered over hauntingly sublime backgrounds of a past that has been re-imagined based on the Butterfly Effect and leads to the title of the show: One Leads to Another.

The show has already went online and it looks like its selling out fast. Andrew also has created some awesome sculptures, a collection of painted match boxes and some great pencil sketches.

Visit LeBasse Projects for more information
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New Print release: Scott Belcastro, "Snow Castle"


The totally awesome Scott Belcastro has just blessed us with the release of a new print. The painting "Snow Castle" was part of Scott's recent solo show at Lebasse Projects gallery located in Culver City, California. It was his first solo show with the gallery and featured a beautiful collection of all new work. So if you missed out on getting yourself an original, here is your chance to purchase a lovely limited edition print!
"Snow Castle" is printed on Sugarcane velvet fine art paper using a professional K3 waterbased inkjet printer and coated with a UV, water, and scratch resistant protective matte spray. Paper size is 12x12 inches. All 50 prints are singed and numbered by Scott Belcastro. They will be shipped flat and ready to frame. The first 10 prints also include a brush used in previous paintings. An added bonus!

Each print is priced at $75.00, signed and numbered by Scott Belcastro.
So do yourself or a loved one a favor and visit Scott Belcastro's
website.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Artist to watch: Fernando Chamarelli


Some days you come across an artist who just changes you, something inside you just twitches and you see everything differently, either things become softer more elegant, darker or more erotic, or like with Fernando Chamarelli's work life becomes more detailed and much more colorful. Combination of colors I never thought of are formed, geometrical shapes appear around my comptuer screen and my day just gets a bit better and a lot brighter. Maybe its just me, but when I come across artists like this, I fall in love all over again with contemporary art and the truly talented artists that are springing up all over the globe. Fernando comes from Brazil, he works mainly in acrylic on canvas. He recently has started showing internationally such as Intoxicated Demons in Berlin, to the Red Dot art fair in New York. He will be showing with me at London Miles Gallery in London in the coming months and I can't tell you how happy that makes me!

So if you know whats good for you, you will start watching this talented young fella. Visit his Myspace HERE.

Opening at Jonathan Levine Gallery


Tomorrow, the 16th of February Jonathan Levine Gallery in New York has three exhibitions opening that should seriously make you jealous that you don't live in New York..and if you do.. well then you have no excuse! Get your ass down there and check out three awesome artists and one of my all time favorites, Doze Green!

Doze Green's solo show is titled "New Works," and will open in the Project Room. IF im correct, Doze hasn't had a solo show with Jonathan Levine since 2006! So this is something to be excited about.

Josh Keyes and Saelee Oh also have solo shows opening tomorrow night in Gallery I and II. So there are thee clear reasons why you must go see some of todays great Contemporary artists and start off the year right with some creative energy.
Opening reception : Thursday Jan, 16th from 7pm to 9pm
Visit the Gallery HERE!

Audrey Kawasaki Print Release


It looks like the the talented Audrey Kawasaki is blessing us all with a very good start to the New Year with a new print release, of not one but two new prints from her recent solo show at Jonathan Levine Gallery. On Saturday the 23rd of January on Audrey's website you have the opportunity to get your hands on one of her beautiful prints, choose between "Yuuwaku" or Hyakki Yakou." Between 3pm and 4pm pacific time everyone has a chance to purchase a print, this meaning the edition size will be decided once the hour of 4pm is up. Just seeing how successful Audrey has become in recent years it makes me smile that she still pushes on like she does and always offers her fans something to excited about.

I have to say, im biting my nails in anticipation!

Visit her website, and if your not signed up to her shop, do so NOW so you are able to purchase on the day.

The opening of "A Cry for Help" at Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles, CA

"A Cry For Help"

presented by Born Free USA & Thinkspace gallery

Show Runs: Jan. 8th, 2010 through Feb. 5th, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, Jan. 8th, 2010 7- 11pm

The exhibition " A Cry for Help" was a charity event presented by Born Free USA and in collaboration with Thinkspace Gallery. The exhibition showcased more than 100 artists where 20% of proceeds were donated to Born Free, the American animal protection institute.

Congrats to Thinkspace director Andrew Hosner who created a truly relevant exhibition with a impressive and exciting list of talented artists from across the globe. The exhibition will be on show until the 5th of February. Or view the complete exhibition and opening images online HERE.

Also visit
Born Free USA & Animal Protection Institute
http://www.bornfreeusa.org/