Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Installations by Liz Miller

Amazing, incredible, and so very beautiful. Those are the words that come to mind when I look at American artist Liz Miller's felt and paper installations.
Check out more of her portfolio on her website...

International Women exhibition opens tomorrow at the Warrington Museum

International Women, an exhibition of 15 women artists from 10 countries from the Urban Fine Art and New Contemporary Art Movement is opening tomorrow evening, the 29th of March at the Warrington Museum and Art Gallery in the United Kingdom.

The exhibition features the work of Artists: Catalina Estrada, Elizabeth McGrath, Faith47, Hera, Holly Thoburn, Kukula, Mel Kadel, Miss Van, Pam Glew, Sarah Joncas, Stella Im Hultberg, Swoon, Tara McPherson and
Xue Wang.

Opening Reception: 29th March 2012 / 18:00
Exhibition on Display: 31st March - 7th July 2012

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery
Cultural Quarter-Museum Street
Warrington WA1 1JB

To request the online exhibition catalogue

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Herzensbrecher at Strychnin Gallery

Strychnin Gallery and The New English, in cooperation with Gallery Geuer & Breckner, UF6 Projects and Italian curator Giovanni Cervi, proudly present Herzensbrecher, a charity group show in favor of “Ein Herz für Kinder“.For this exhibition, concepted by Yasha Young, over 50 internationally renowned artists have put their visions, styles and ideas onto hearts manufactured by the British porcelain innovators of The New English.

These one of a kind artworks will be displayed in a traveling exhibition, which will kick off at Strychnin Gallery Berlin on March 16th.A partial amount of all sales will be given as a donation to BILD hilft e.V. “Ein Herz für Kinder”.The Berlin exhibition will run until April 8th.

Strychnin Gallery
Boxhagenerstr. 36
10245 Berlin

TODD SCHORR - Neverlasting Miracles Exhibition Preview, 2012

TODD SCHORR - Neverlasting Miracles Exhibition Preview, 2012 from Merry Karnowsky Gallery on Vimeo.

Merry Karnowsky Gallery

Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 933-4408170 S. La Brea Ave. (in the Art 170 Building)
Always one to play off of the complexities within our DNA, Schorr has once again delved into the intricate world evolution, or lack thereof, as the case may often times be, by exploring the Modern vs. Primitive behavioral dichotomy that makes up our present human condition. It is a topic often approached by the artist, questioning how we can be so technologically advanced in certain areas,
yet sinking back into primitive behaviors when relating to the world and each other.
Painting with masterly technique influenced by the likes of Bruegel, Dali, Bosch and Parrish, the painterly labors of the artist continue to overwhelm with amazing detail and impressive scale – both large and small. With tongue-in-cheek perfection, Todd pokes a finger of warning at the creeping decay of our modern society and our collective moral compass.

Exhibition Dates: March 17 – April 14, 2012

Yoskay Yamamoto - Jokes On Me at LeBasse Projects

‘Joke’s On Me’
New work from Yoskay Yamamoto

March 24th – April 21st, 2012
Artist reception: Saturday, March 24th, 7-10pm

Los Angeles, CA –LeBasse Projects: Chinatown is proud to announce ‘Jokes On Me,’ a solo exhibition from Los Angeles based artist, Yoskay Yamamoto

In his new body of work, Yamamoto will feature a series of sculptures based on iconic childhood characters. Three years in the making, ‘Jokes On Me’ is a conceptual project that explores current social issues through humor. Like a Sunday comic strip, Yamamoto’s sculptures are charming and nostalgic until after further inspection have a darker underlying message. This will be the artist’s first all sculpture exhibition, working in a range of mediums from plastic, resin, vinyl, and hand sculpted wood.

About Yoskay Yamamoto

Born and raised in Toba, Japan, Yoskay Yamamoto moved to the United States at the age of 15. A self-trained illustrator, Yamamoto’s artistic taste expanded as he fell in love with the pop culture of California. Yamamoto discovered a way to fuse the two different cultural backgrounds together into his work. Yamamoto nostalgically blends pop iconic characters from his adopted western home with traditional and mythical Japanese elements, balancing his Asian heritage with urban pop art. He has sold out his work recently at shows in New York, San Francisco, Boston and Los Angeles.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The incredible paintings of Leslie Ditto

About Leslie Ditto:
As far back as I can remember I have always been drawn to self expression through visual arts. As a young girl, growing up in Memphis, Tennessee, I was not exposed to any classical surreal artist until I attended Overton High School for the performing and Visual Arts. Before that I was raised around an “old school” Harley Davidson shop that my father and his brother owned.I spent many summers helping my father there at the shop and watching him build Harley motorcycles from the ground up and then painted the gas tanks ( and anything else he could find on the motorcycle) with fantasy images that were inspired by such artist as Franzetta and Boris Valleo. I then became fascinated with the beautiful, powerful and sexy women that these artist created.
I was accepted into Otis Parsons in Los Angeles. After only two month of training my father had become terminally ill and I was forced to return home to Memphis. I was never able to return to school but could not deny the artist in me the opportunity for expression just because I had never been formally trained.
Over the years I researched techniques of the “Old Masters” such as Leonardo DA Vinci, Rubens, Raphael, and Rembrandt .I fell in love with the technique of glazing transparent oil color over a neutral colored under painting. With strong influences from fantasy artist, surreal artist, and the “Old Masters”, I create disturbingly beautiful oil paintings that interpret to the viewer my deep emotions that are conceived from my views of current social, political, and religious dynamics. My ideas come to me in an organic fashion. Starting with a seed of a simple idea and growing into many complex symbols and images. My main goal is to capture my audience and bring them to my emotional state in the hopes that my test for an echo will be a success.

Go by her website and view her stunning collection of paintings.

Monday, March 12, 2012

The Welkin Contest - Calling all EU artists!

In partnership with Etika Projects and SWAB Contemporary Art Fair, The Welkin Contest offers an exciting and unique opportunity for creatives. The opportunity includes a round trip flight to Barcelona, Spain to take part in designing AND producing a large scale art installation for this years Contemporary Art Fair.

The Project:

The installation includes 10 individual ARTBOXES, made of wood and sized 1.80 x 1.80 meters. This cube is the artists' platform. Ten artists from across Europe are invited to customize one ARTBOX each. Etika Projects has offered up one of the ten boxes to The Welkin Contest and to one talented contestant who will be able to take part in this exciting project.

You can apply for the competition at:

Visit to find out more about the ARTBOX PROJECT.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

International Women Exhibition at the Warrington Museum

International Woman
Warrington Museum
Curated by Frankie Shea and
Tina Ziegler

Opening reception: March 29th 2012. 6pm On display until 7 July 2012

Following the success of ‘Gossip Well Told’ group exhibition that launched the first Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival, Frankie Shea & Tina Ziegler return to Warrington Museum in March with an exhibition called ‘International Woman’. In conjunction with Moniker Projects, 'International Woman' brings together a stellar roster of more than 15 artists from 10 countries, being the first exhibition in the UK that highlights the cross-over of the Pop Surrealism and Urban fine art movements under one roof.

Working in underground art movements these women have forged names for themselves by pushing the boundaries of contemporary art, experimenting with new mediums, ideas and visual concepts. Individually they have enhanced the overall direction of these underground movements, and as a collective they have changed the way women are viewed in urban culture today.

Exhibiting artists: Catalina Estrada, Elizabeth Mcgrath, Faith 47, Hera, Holly Thoburn, Kukula, Mel Kadel, Miss Van, Pam Glew, Sarah Joncas, Stella Im Hultberg, Swoon, Tara Mcpherson and Xue Wang.