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Upcoming Pop Surrealism Group Shows in the US of A

Posted in Exhibitions / Openings / Signings, Eyecandy by Suzanne on January 31st, 2008 | BBC Wikipedia

A Cabinet Of Natural Curiosities

© Junko Mizuno - click to enlarge

Who: Femke Hiemstra, Travis Louie, Brian Despain, Amy Sol, Chris Ryniak, Chet Zar, Junko Mizuno, Liz McGrath, Kukula, Nathan Ota, Jim Woodring, et al.

Where: Roq La Rue Gallery, 2312 2nd Avenue, Seattle WA 98121, USA, tel: (206) 374-8977

When: Opens February 8, 2008, 6 - 9 PM

Why: Because Junko Mizuno will present a series of three new canvas paintings (c.f. image above).

Sideshow Redux: 20 Years

Madame Calivera's Corporate Identity Program by Todd Schorr - click to enlarge

Who: Andrew Brandou, Colin Christian, Korin Faught, Camille Rose Garcia, Travis Louie, Mark Mothersbaugh, Todd Schorr, Kathy Staico Schorr, Brian Taylor, Chet Zar, et al.

Where: Merry Karnowsky Gallery, 170 South La Brea Avenue, 1st Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA, tel: 323-933-4408

When: Opens February 9, 2008, 8 - 11 PM | Closes March 8, 2008

Why: Because Brad Benedict came up with an amazing juxtaposition of artists that's bound to create an exciting and inspiring atmosphere.

Pop Subversion

Arrival and Intrepid Drift by Kris Lewis - click to enlarge

Who: Kris Lewis, Brendan Danielsson, Camilla d'Errico, et al.

Where: Ad Hoc Art, 49 Bogart Street, Buzzer 22, Unit 1G, Brooklyn, NY 11206, USA, tel: 718.366.2466

When: Opens February 8, 2008, 7 - 9 PM | Closes March 2, 2008

Why: I don't even know why I bother linking to this show. The three artists above are the only ones who stand out from the very random selection of artists, imho. Also, I fail to see what's going to be "subversive" about that show. But then again, I'm just a grumpy old art nazi.

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2 comments to " Upcoming Pop Surrealism Group Shows in the US of A "

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    AMF says:

    Hi Suzanne,

    Thanks for the link to the show even if all the artists in the show don't float your boat. The show contains quite a variety of artists, from established to emerging...including Robert Williams, Carlos Nine, Joe Vaux, and Aaron Horkey as some of the more established participants. Robert Williams was added late as I wasn't sure if we would get the work in time and I didn't want to false advertise. Anyway, we have 2 pieces by him in the gallery and (in my humble opinion) they are beautiful. I hope you'll keep your eye on us as we are still a young gallery learning and growing everyday as we try to do our best for both the artists we work with and the people who love what they do. Take care.


    February 13th, 2008 at 1:30 am

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    Suzanne says:

    Thanks for your insightful words, Andrew. As I said in the blog entry, I'm probably just very fascist when it comes to group shows. I guess I just love homogeneity.

    At any rate, I wish you and the entire gallery good luck for all your future projects.

    February 20th, 2008 at 3:17 pm

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