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Elizabeth McGrath at Iguapop, Barcelona

by Suzanne on October 17th, 2008


© Elizabeth McGrath, 2008 - click for details/larger version

There's sadly no preview for the upcoming McGrath show entitled Tears of the Crocodile up yet on either Liz' or Iguapop's website, but I hope you'll agree that the happily sliced-up piggie looks promising and inviting enough.

Mademoiselle McGrath's (previously featured here and there and everywhere) newest show is due to open at Iguapop Gallery in Barcelona on Thursday, October 23. Further details below. *oink*

Opening reception: Thursday, October 23, 2008

On show: October 23 - November 23, 2008

Opening times: Mon: 5 - 9 PM, Tue - Sat: 11 AM - 2:30 PM / 5 - 9 PM

Address: Iguapop Gallery & Shop, Comerç 15, 08003 Barcelona, Spain, tel:+34 933 100 735

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Julia Fullerton-Batten at Randall Scott, Washington

by Suzanne on October 17th, 2008


© Julia Fullerton-Batten - click for details/larger version

Tomorrow is the last day to enjoy Julia Fullerton-Batten's In Between show at Randall Scott in Washington D.C.

Previously featured here, Julia reached blogospheric fame with her Teenage Stories series back in 2007 - you can check out the photographs under "Projects" on her website.

To be perfectly honest, I was never too keen on the series since I virtually spent at least one Sunday a year of my entire childhood at Suisse Miniature (*sighs*) and suffer from occasional but strong Alice in Wonderland syndrome anyway. Lucky me, I guess.


© Julia Fullerton-Batten - click for details/larger version

Closing: Tomorrow, October 18, 2008

Address: Randall Scott Gallery, 1326 14th Street NW Washington, D.C., USA, tel: 202.332.0806 | Directions

Gallery hours: Tue: by appointment | Wed-Sat: 11 AM - 6 PM

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Louie, Kuksi & Helnwein at The Shooting Gallery, S.F.

by Suzanne on October 12th, 2008


Jenny Bad Hair by Travis Louie, acrylic on panel - click for details/larger version

The almighty triumvirate of Travis Louie (c.f. image above), Kris Kuksi (c.f. image below) and Mercedes Helnwein (huh?! o_O) have taken over the Shooting Gallery yesterday night for an amazing group show that will be on view until the end of October.

Even though I'm a great admirer of Herrn Helnwein's daughter's work, I can't really see how it will blend in with Louie's & Kuksi's incredibly detailed, profound works, but maybe the answer lies in the monochromaticity of her works.

I won't even begin to describe how much I envy you S.F. folks for the chance to get face to face with a skeletal Kuksi sculpture, but then again, we have the Giger Museum in Helvetistan and I guess you just can't have your facehugger and eat it.


Antics & Mechanical Frolic by Kris Kuksi, mixed media assemblage - click for details/larger version

On show: October 11 - 31, 2008

Address: The Shooting Gallery, 839 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA, tel: 415-931-8035

Gallery hours: Tue - Sat: 12 - 7 PM

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Artists' websites: Travis LouieKris KuksiMercedes Helnwein

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Kris Knight at Spinello Gallery, Miami

by Suzanne on October 12th, 2008


Scarlet King by Kris Knight, oil on canvas, 2007 - click for details/larger version

Winter's coming and my good old iFriend Kris Knight - master of runny adolescent noses - has new works up in a show called So Long Scarecrow at Spinello Gallery in Miami. It seems that they haven't updated their website with any details for the show yet, but let's hope a sneak preview will be up soon.

The show continues through November 1st, so that leaves you plenty of time to knit a stripey scarf and/or get yourself some yummy love bites!

Way to go, Kris!


Love Bites by Kris Knight, oil on canvas, 2007 - click for details/larger version

On show: October 11 - November 1, 2008

Address: Spinello Gallery, 2294 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, USA | Map

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Laurie Lipton at Copro Nason, Santa Monica

by Suzanne on October 12th, 2008


Empress of Death by Laurie Lipton, charcoal and graphite on paper - click for details/larger version

Laurie's grandiose new Day of the Dead show opened at Copro Nason the other day.

You have until November 1st to see her obsessive compulsive charcoal & graphite works.

Make sure to check out the gallery's great preview section for the exhibition.


The Fourth Horseman by Laurie Lipton, charcoal and graphite on paper - click for details/larger version

On show: October 11 - November 1, 2008

Address: CoproNason Gallery, Bergamot Station T5, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404, USA, tel: 310-829-2156

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Dan Quintana, Chet Zar & Co. at Roq La Rue, Seattle

by Suzanne on October 10th, 2008


© Dan Quintana - click for details/larger version

Good old Roq la Rue is hosting a 3 artists show starting tonight - featuring Dan Quintana, Chet Zar & Jeremy Bennett.

I assume that there will be more Quintana (why does my left pinkie always want to spell his name QuAintana?!) works on display than the very few ones in the preview section. Because, after all, there is no such thing as too many Quintanas!

Show details below.

In other news, for those of you who still haven't seen the adorable footage of Banksy's new The Village Pet Store & Charcoal Grill show in NY: Here you go.

Oh, and finally, to all Trekkies: Colm Meaney's airline of choice is EasyJet. Shocking, I know! o_O I saw him at Gatwick Airport the other day while picking up artworks for Patrick Thomas' show at Nelly Duff. What an unspectacular, lo-fi way to travel for a former USS Defiant chief engineer. I'm disappointed and disillusioned, Mr O'Brien. Seriously.

Opening: Tonight, October 10, 2008, 6 - 9 PM

On show: October 10 - November 1, 2008

Address: Roq La Rue, 2312 2nd Ave. (between Bell and Blanchard in the Belltown neighborhood), Seattle, WA 98121, USA, tel: (206) 374-8977 | Map

Gallery hours: Wed-Sat: 1 - 6 PM

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Thomas Woodruff at P P O W, New York

by Suzanne on October 10th, 2008


Jupiter - The Saddest Girl in the Universe by Thomas Woodruff, acrylic on black silk velvet with motor, 2007-2008 - click for details/larger version

Once again, the lovely Pam from over at Phantasmaphile reminds us of a beautiful exhibition which opens tonight at P·P·O·W in New York:

Thomas Woodruff will present a selection of breathtaking planet-themed Drehbilder (flip paintings) - a tradition often used on Victorian greeting cards.

Thomas' velvet canvases, however, seem to be motorised and will either rotate on demand by pressing a button or in regular intervals. I guess that's for you New Yorkers to find out and report back to me.

Solar System (The Turning Heads) will remain on show until November 15, 2008.

All details below.


Jupiter - The Jolliest Fellow You'll Ever Meet by Thomas Woodruff, acrylic on black silk velvet with motor, 2007-2008 - click for details/larger version

Opening: Tonight, October 10, 2008, 6 - 8 PM

On show: October 10 - November 15, 2008

Address: P·P·O·W, 555 W 25th Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues), New York, NY 10001, USA, tel: 212-647-1044

Gallery hours: Tue-Sat: 10 AM - 6 PM

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Takato Yamamoto at Mondo Bizzarro, Rome

by Suzanne on October 3rd, 2008


© Takato Yamamoto - click for details/larger version

No words can ever describe the visual genius of Takato Yamamoto. And even if that's just an excuse because my eyes hurt like hell since this is the 4th blog I posted today, it's still the truth, damnit!

Great minds at the verge of total madness sweet enlightenment like Trevor Brown and Substrom have long been dedicating their visual attention and thoughts to him, so I hope you don't mind me redirecting you to their sites for now.

If you live in Rome - where you're already blessed with some of the greatest art this planet has to offer - you should under no circumstances miss Yamamoto's Japanese Decadence show opening at Mondo Bizzarro tomorrow.

It'll remain on show until November 6, 2008. Further details below.

And for those who can't make it, Editions Treville has recently published Rib of a Hermaphrodite - Yamamoto's 5th monograph.


© Takato Yamamoto - click for details/larger version

Opening: Tomorrow, October 4, 2008

On show: October 4 - November 6, 2008

Address: Mondo Bizzarro Gallery, Via Reggio Emilia 32 c/d, 00198 Roma, Italy, tel/fax: 06 44247451 | Map

Substrom's Yamamoto Gallery

Rib of a Hermaphrodite monograph by Editions Treville

Noxious Fumes at Rivet Gallery, Columbus

by Suzanne on October 3rd, 2008


Evil Last by Brian Viveros - click for details/larger version

Okay, I admit it right away: The painting posted above won't be on show at Noxious Fumes - a postapocalyptic, gasmask themed group show opening at Rivet Gallery tomorrow - but I needed a contextual excuse to post it because I think it's Brian's finest work.

However, Brian Viveros will indeed exhibit at the show - alongside such great artists as Chris Peters, Tin, Kathie Olivas, Chet Zar, Annie Owens, Davey Wong & Doktor A. Woohooo!

I don't know why I just said woohooo! - my face looks terribly silly when I say that. o_O

Opening: Tomorrow, October 4, 2008, 7 - 10 PM

On show: October 4 - 29, 2008

Address: Rivet, 1200 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201, USA

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Strange Brew at Eclectix Gallery, El Cerrito

by Suzanne on October 3rd, 2008


Dame by Saratoga Sake - click for details/larger version

With a selection of great spooky art, Eclectix Gallery drastically reminds us that Samhain is upon us in less than a month. Eeeeep!

Strange Brew features a multitude of different artists - ranging from horror classicists like Isabel Samaras & Saratoga Sake, to the uncanny mixed media art of the likes of JB Lowe, Kerry Kate, Craig LaRotonda, Mark Mothersbaugh and even a few protagonists from the newly labelled The Upset "movement" like Chris Buzelli, for instance (one fine day, when I'm 99, I'll write the greatest art anthology in the history of anthologies under the title "The Blah". Yes.)

Strange Brew opens tonight, 7 PM.

There will be a mask making event on November 2, to celebrate Dia De Los Muertos. Sweet!


Suspect by Saratoga Sake - click for details

Opening: Tonight, October 3, 2008, 7 - 10 PM

On show: October 3 - November 2, 2008

Gallery hours: Tue - Fri: 12 - 8 PM | Sat: 10 - 8 PM | Sun: 10 - 6 PM

Address: Eclectix Gallery, 10082 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito, Ca 94530, USA, tel: 510-364-7261 | Map

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