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Victoria Reynolds' Meatscapes at Richard Heller, NYC

by Suzanne on February 22nd, 2011

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Down the Primrose Path by Victoria Reynolds, oil on panel, 2003 - click to enlarge

As a full-time vegetarian and part-time vegan, I've always felt nauseous looking at raw animal meat (whereas, strangely enough, I am totally confortable staring at human flesh) which is probably why Victoria Reynolds's works have fascinated me for a long time now.

As mistress of painted meat landscapes, Victoria truly holds a monopoly in a rather bizarre niche of oil painting.

Her new works can now be seen at Richard Heller Gallery until March 19.

Further information below.

On show: Feb 12 - Mar 19, 2011

Address: Richard Heller Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave, B-5A, Santa Monica, California, 90404, USA, tel: 310-453-9191, email: art@richardhellergallery.com

Gallery hours: Not listed

Preview show

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ALVB by Chris Conn Askew, 2011

Chris Conn Askew is auctioning off his most recent original painting ALVB on eBay, or "evil, evil eBay" as he calls it. 10% of the sale will go to Blind Cat Rescue and Sanctuary.


Excerpt from Bigger and Better by Muddy Wehara

The great Aeron of MonsterBrains fame was kind enough to create a Muddy Wehara slideshow on Flickr. Yay!


Pollen by Kristin Kwan, pencil and watercolour

Kristin Elder is now Kristin Kwan. Congrats to the young couple!


Adam Wallacavage says:

"I use only true Floridian Goths to paint the black on my chandeliers."



Rebecca Uchill invented the glorious Random Exhibition Title Generator (via Valentina Tanni)


And Sir Substrom reminds us of some essential Chris Morrisian truths.

Ray Caesar et al. at Jonathan LeVine's Anniversary Show

by Suzanne on March 17th, 2010

Arabesque by Ray Caesar, 2009

March seems to be the month for anniversary shows.

In Berlin, Strychnin just celebrated the 7 Year Itch, in Santa Monica, Hi-Fructose Magazine is currently holding celebrations for its 5th birthday (more later) and in New York, Jonathan LeVine who started out in Philly with Tin Man Alley, celebrates 5 years of hard slave work for the lowbrow / pop-surrealist / neo-fantastic / eye-candy / super-flat / christ-i-don't-know-what-to-call-it-anymore art.

The line-up is impressive and eclectic, to say the least. From urban art luminaries such as Blek Le Rat, Shepard Fairey, Calma and Invader over to sculpture and assemblage art represented by Adam Wallacavage and AJ Fosik on to the "classics" of christ-i-don't-know-what-to-call-it-anymore art like Ray Caesar, Ron English, Xiaoqing Ding, Scott Musgrove, Dave Cooper, Gary Baseman, Esao Andrews, Isabel Samaras, James Jean and further on to the phantasmagoric horrorscapes of Chris Mars and the subculture photo-realism of Dan Witz.

So yes, there's something for everyone!

... and hopefully, CAEK! (^_^)

Returns of the Day by Ray Caesar, 2009

On show: February 27 - March 27, 2010

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

Gallery hours: Tue - Sat: 11 AM - 6 PM

Featured artists (selection): Adam Wallacavage, AJ Fosik, Andrew Brandou, Andy Kehoe, Chris Mars, Dan Witz, Dave Cooper, Eric White, Erik Mark Sandberg, Esao Andrews, Gary Baseman, Isabel Samaras, James Jean, Miss Van, Ray Caesar, Ron English, Scott Musgrove, Stephan Doitschinoff (aka Calma), Xiaoqing Ding

Preview & opening photos

... and in totally unrelated news, I'm relieved and happy to say that I finally found the perfect male homo sapiens sapiens: Voilà! Sexeh!

Ray Caesar & Adam Wallacavage at Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NYC

by Suzanne on June 25th, 2008

Daybreak by Ray Caesar

Having known about Ray Caesar's upcoming exhibition at Jonathan LeVine Gallery for a couple of months now, I'm not ashamed to admit that I visited Ray's website twice a day since the beginning of June to get a glimpse of his new In the Garden of Moonlight series.

And today, gentle reader, my perseverance has finally been rewarded in the most glorious manner: Ray added 4 (!) new gallery pages to his portfolio showcasing some experimental new artistic techniques and a plethora of black insectoid mecha automata that I wish would be adopted by the TFL as public transportation vehicles.

Oh, and as if a Ray Caesar show wouldn't offer enough eye candy already, Jonathan LeVine presents tentaculicious new chandelier sculptures by Adam Wallacavage at the same time.

Caesar's In the Garden of Moonlight and Wallacavage's Les Trésors de la Tanière de Neptune both open this Saturday, June 28, 7 - 9 PM.

Descent by Ray Caesar

Opening reception: Saturday, June 28, 2008, 7 - 9 PM

On show: June 28 - July 26, 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

Artists' websites: Ray Caesar | Adam Wallacavage

Opening reception pics | Juxtapoz review