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Marc Burckhardt at Silas Marder in Bridgehampton

by Suzanne on November 28th, 2008


Bethrothed II by Marc Burckhardt, acrylic & oil on wood panel – click for details/larger views

Can’t really find any further information on this, but Marc says that he’ll have a few pieces in a group show called America at Silas Marder Gallery in Bridgehampton, NY.

The exhibition opens tomorrow, Saturday, November 29, 2008, 5 – 9 PM.

And with this, I’m off to an early bed – trying to get better… oh, no, wait! The IT Crowd and QI are on. At the same time! My brain will explode in lovely shades of pink! Weeeeeeeeeeeee!

Opening: Tomorrow, Saturday, November 29, 2008, 5 – 9 PM

Address: Silas Marder Gallery, 120 Snake Hollow Road, PO Box 1261, Bridgehampton, NY 11932, USA

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James Jean signs “Fables” at Nucleus, Alhambra

by Suzanne on November 28th, 2008


James Jean‘s work space – click for details/larger view

Before you ask (not that you were going to – no-one ever asks me anything here anymore.. pffft!):

Yes, it’s my day off, yes, I have no life, no friends, no proper food, no money to go anywhere, a head cold sneaking in and yes, I’ll be therefore clogging up your feed readers with nonsensical blog and forum posts aaaaaall day long until the internet dies. So there.

Anyway, so next up is a book signing announcement for James Jean‘s fabulous Fables collection & XOXO postcard book at Gallery Nucleus, Alhambra.

Free refreshments will be provided because (unless you’re British) there’s nothing as exhausting as queuing. All further details below.

My own (signed.. weeeee!) copy arrived the other day (thanks, James!) – together with an adorable print and a stunning (signed.. weeeee!) postcard book – and what can I say?! James’ work is glorious and worth at least twelfty times its price tag. Makes a lovely Christmas gift for your loved ones (or yourself if they’re all dead).


Fables book by James Jean, 2008 – click for details/larger view

Signing: Tomorrow, Saturday, November 29, 2008, 8 – 10 PM

Address: Gallery Nucleus, 210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801, USA, tel: 626.458.7482 | Map

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The Drawing Room at ThinkSpace: Final Days!

by Suzanne on November 28th, 2008


Haunted #11 by Joao Ruas, pencil and watercolour on 200gr watercolour paper – click for details/larger view

I’m not sure why I always end up liking male artists exhibiting at women-dominated group shows best, but I’m afraid I can’t help myself and it seems that out of all the 25 artists presented at The Drawing Room, monsieur Joao Ruas‘ oeuvre (see above) has definitely left the biggest impression on me.

Maybe it’s his JamesJeanJeremyEnecioesque rendering or maybe I just like people with reddened nose tips and belly button body mods (see small image below). I dunno.


Evolution (The Dirty Land II) by Brian M. Viveros, graphite, watercolour & airbrush on handmade archival paper – click for details/larger view

I do know, however, that despite fighting it, I’m also still very much in love with Brian Viveros’ airbrushed charcoal textures, even though the chain smoking really gets on my nerves these days. I understand that Nicorette® pacifiers are way less aesthetically pleasing, but I really wish his characters would finally decide to quit or at least move on to another, less predictable addiction. Thank you.

Anyway, in case you haven’t heard of it a thousand times on a thousand art blogs yet: The Drawing Room - curated by Audrey Kawasaki - features the work of 25 talented young artists and will close its doors this Saturday, November 29, 2008.


Left: Haunted #16 by Joao Ruas | Right: Mata-Adore by Brian M. Viveros – click for details/larger view

Closing: Tomorrow, Saturday, November 29, 2008

Opening times: Thur – Sun: 1 – 6 PM

Address: Thinkspace Art Gallery, 4210 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029, USA, tel: (323) 913-3375 | Map

Featuring: Joao Ruas, Brian Viveros, Audrey Kawasaki, Stella Im Hultberg, Amy Sol, Kukula, Jessica McCourt, Irana Douer, Catherine Campbell, Lilly Piri, Amy Earles, Jason Levesque, Travis Louie, and others.

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Michael Page & Co. at Definition Gallery, Baltimore: Final Days!

by Suzanne on November 28th, 2008


Unsuspecting Approaching Danger by Michael Page, oil on wood, 2008 – click for details/larger view

Michael Page - previously featured here is currently showing some of his enchantingly weird compositions at Definition Gallery in Baltimore in a show entitled Dreamscapes.

The exhibition features works by great folks like Chris Ryniak, Andy Kehoe, Dan May, Martin Wittfooth, Benji Williams and many others and will remain on display until tomorrow, Saturday, November 29.

Closing: Tomorrow, Saturday, November 29, 2008

Opening times: Tue – Sat: 1 – 7 PM

Address: Definition Gallery, 1800 Fleet Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21231, USA, tel: 410.342.0577 | Map

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Vania Zouravliov & Co. at Gallery Nucleus, Alhambra

by Suzanne on November 22nd, 2008


The Head by Vania Zouravliov – click for details/larger view

The great Vania Zouravliov (see image above, previously featured here), beloved Hamburg gal Moki (featured here) and lots of their pencilling friends will be showing off new drawing works in Nucleus‘ new Line Weight show which opens tonight. All details below.

Opening reception: Tonight, Saturday, November 22, 2008, 7 – 11 PM

On show: November 22 – December 7, 2008

Opening times: Mon – Thu: 12 – 9 PM, Fri – Sun: 11 AM – 10 PM

Address: Gallery Nucleus, 210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801, USA, tel: 626.458.7482 | Map

Featuring: Vania Zouravliov, James Jean, Ronald Kurniawan, Moki, Jamie Zollars and others.

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Kris Kuksi & Pat Rocha at Joshua Liner, NYC

by Suzanne on November 21st, 2008


The Guardian by Kris Kuksi, 2008, mixed media assemblage – click for details/larger view

Kris Kuksi‘s - previously featured here - passionately awaited Imminent Utopia show will go on display at Joshua Liner Gallery tomorrow evening bringing you twisted gothic architecture on a microcosmic scale.

The exhibition will feature eleven (!) of Kuksi‘s insanely detailed, demonic assemblage pieces.

As the show title suggests, Kuksi‘s grandiose Imminent Utopia sculpture will form the centrepiece of the exhibition. Must. See.

Simultaneously on show are the works of Pat Rocha – highly plastic stills from a collective unconscious mid-20th-century past, painted in deeply complex, Eric Whitesque, semi-translucent layers of oils. Pat’s Departure show is highly, highly recommended as well!

Opening reception: Saturday, November 22, 2008, 6 – 9 PM

On show: November 22 – December 20, 2008

Opening times: Tue – Sat, 11 AM – 6 PM

Address: Joshua Liner Gallery, 548 West 28th Street, Suite 334, New York, NY 10001, USA, tel: 212.244.7415 | Map

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Doc, you’d better back up!

by Suzanne on November 21st, 2008

Once again, David Malki has gone completely, ingeniously mad with caricaturistic power and created a few delightful variations on one of my favourite movie themes ever.

But see for yourself:


All images © David Malki

Stephan Doitschinoff at Jonathan LeVine, NYC

by Suzanne on November 21st, 2008


Medusa by Stephan Doitschinoff (a.k.a. Calma), acrylic on canvas – click for details/larger view

Cryptoreligious Brazilian alchemist Stephan Doitschinoff (a.k.a. Calma, short for “con alma” (lat.) meaning “with soul”) presents new work in an upcoming solo show entitled Novo Mundo opening at the venerable Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC tomorrow evening.

A beautifully designed book published by the ever amazing Gestalten - who also kindly posted an interview with Calma - accompanies the exhibition and Stephan will be signing copies of this new monograph shortly before tomorrow’s reception, between 6 – 7 PM.

Religious iconography has never been so much haptic fun and I’ll promptly sit down to write a letter to the Holy See and ask them to let Calma redecorate the Vatican!


The Annunciation by Stephan Doitschinoff (a.k.a. Calma), 2005, mixed media on canvas – click for details/larger view

Opening reception: Tomorrow, Saturday, November 22, 2008, 7 – 9 PM

On show: November 22 – December 20, 2008

Opening times: Tue – Sat, 11 AM – 6 PM

Address: Jonathan LeVine Gallery, 529 West 20th Street, 9E New York, NY 10011, USA, tel: 212 243 3822 | Map

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Gail Potocki at Billy Shire Fine Arts, Culver City

by Suzanne on November 17th, 2008


Eternal Flower by Gail Potocki, oil on linen, 2005 – click for details/larger view

Oil paint sorceress Gail Potocki is currently showing her works in a solo show entitled Opened Apples at good olde Billy Shire Fine Arts in Culver City. The exhibition opened on Saturday and will remain on display until December 5. Further details below.

If you can’t attend, make sure to at least read the insightful interview the lovely people over at Hi-Fructose recently held with Gail.


Terminated Trail by Gail Potocki, oil on linen in handmade frame, 2007 – click for details/larger view

On show: November 15 – December 5, 2008

Address: Billy Shire Fine Arts, 5790 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, USA, tel: 323-297-0600

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Andrew Foster at Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica

by Suzanne on November 16th, 2008


Blue Girl with the Striped Blue Scarf by Andrew Foster, oil on linen over panel, 2008 – click for details/larger view

I love Andrew Foster‘s art for many reasons, but mostly because of his bizarre obsession with piled girls in underwear. And socks! They’re a quintessential ingredient of the Fosteresque bildsprache.

If you too like socks and/or girls on piles, go see his Deep Thoughts solo show which opened at Robert Berman Gallery in Santa Monica the other day. It will remain on display until December 6.

All further details after this voluptuous flesh pyramid.


Girl on Girl on yet another Girl by Andrew Foster – click for details/larger view

On show: November 15 – December 6, 2008

Address: Robert Berman Gallery, Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Suite C2/D5, Santa Monica, California 90404, USA

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