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#Art #Opening #LosAngeles – AUDREY KAWASAKI – TARA MCPHERSON – DEEDEE CHERIEL @mkgalleryla Merry Karnowsky Gallery Los Angeles Saturday August 2nd

July 25th, 2014

Audrey Kawasaki Deedee Cheriel Tara McPherson Merry Karnowsky Gallery Los Angeles



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#Art #Opening #LosAngeles – Two Group Shows Curated by @DanielRolnik – “Ultimate Beach” this Saturday July 26th @ bG Gallery Ocean Avenue + “Artists Across America” @ Flower Pepper Gallery Pasadena Saturday, August 2nd

July 24th, 2014

Preview of a piece from Casey Gray  Ultimate Beach Group Show  BG Gallery Santa Monica

Preview of a piece from Casey Gray – Ultimate Beach Group Show – BG Gallery Santa Monica

Daniel Rolnik Ultimate Beach Artists Across America group show opening art artist BG Gallery Flower Pepper Gallery Pasadena Santa Monica Los Angeles exhibition

“Ultimate Beach”

Curated by Daniel Rolnik

bG Gallery Ocean Avenue

Opening: Saturday, July 26th, 6:30-10:00 pm

Exhibition: July 26th – August 9th

Malcolm Stuart  Beaches Be Tripping  Ultimate Beach Group Show  BG Gallery Santa Monica

Malcolm Stuart – Beaches Be Tripping – Ultimate Beach Group Show – BG Gallery Santa Monica


“Artists Across America”

Flower Pepper Gallery Pasadena

Curated by Daniel Rolnik

Opening: Saturday, August 2nd, 6 pm – 9 pm

Exhibition: August 2nd – 29th, 2014


“Ultimate Beach”

“Artists Across America”

From the releases:

bG gallery is pleased to present “Ultimate Beach” the latest exhibit by curator, Daniel Rolnik. Traveling the entire perimeter of the USA, Rolnik searched for artists for the penultimate beach exhibit, uncovering some very unique and eccentric personalities in the process.

Artists: Airom, Alison Tharp, Nick Veasey, America Martin, Amze Eemons, Andre Miripolsky, Daniel Rolnik, Dave Pressler, Gay Summer Rick, Gregory Siff, Hieronymus, Jennifer Korsen, Kyle Hobratschk, Malcolm Stuart, Michelle Devereux, Mike Egan, Patrick Hammerlain, Ryan McIntosh, Tim Kerr, Warren Long, David Schonhoff, more to be announced.”

“On Saturday, August 2nd, Flower Pepper Gallery is pleased to present Artists Across America, an exhibit of original artworks sourced directly from the studios of over 50 artists working in the continent of North America. Works range from abstract to figurative, and from nationally celebrated artists to recent graduates. The artists and their work were selected by the world’s most adorable art critic, Daniel Rolnik, in cooperation with Flower Pepper Gallery.

In May, the show’s curator drove across America to visit artists living outside of Los Angeles and New York. He arrived in each city with an open mind – ready to explore whoever was suggested by scholars or encountered by magic. And there was a lot of magic. When he parked in New Orleans it was the French Quarter Festival, when he parked in Dallas it was the art fair, when he parked in Tucson it was the open studio night. All of which was unplanned and fantastic. He thoroughly documented each artist’s studio practice and then invited them to partake in the most spectacular collection of contemporary work to have ever been shown. When you walk into the Artists Across America collection, you are traversing the entire country in one glance. You are driving from coast to coast and outside your window is the artwork of the nation.

Please join us on August 2nd, 2014 at Flower Pepper Gallery for a sampling of art from across the United States that will be nothing short of epic.

The reception is open to the public and on view until August 29th, 2014. For purchase inquiries, or to request a VIP preview please email

Adam Roth, Albert Reyes, Alex Chiu, Allie Pohl, Amery Sandford, Amir Ghazi-Noory, Arden Fisher, Bethany Berres, Bill Dambrova, Bleep Bloop, Brent Houzenga, Carmen Stiffelman, Casey Gray, Chris Rexroad, Chris Silva, Christine Sajecki, Chuck & George, Clovis Blackwell, Crystal Floyd, Darcy Yates, D3nial, Eric Fortune, Erik Flores, Erik Parra, Erika Blair, Faring Purth, Gabriel Shaffer, Gerard Thierde, Ghost Ghost Teeth, Greg Vineyard, Henry Lipkis, Hollis Hart, Ian Cozzens, Isabelle Alford-Lago, Jacob van Loon, Jaime Becker, James Chong, Jennifer Dodson, Jeremy Kennedy, Jon Stich, Kevin Cheng, Laura Thoms, Lauren Connerly, Leah C. Dixon, Lindsay Buchman, Marcy Miranda Janes, Mark Rice, Martha Rich, Martin Benson, Mashanda Lazarus, Max Seckel, Meg Turner, Megan Buccere, Megan LeMaster, Michelle Rawlings, Mike Reynolds, Nathan Anderson, Nicole Norton, Pat Snow, Porous Walker, Rainer Hosch, Rick Morris, Ryan McIntosh, Sam Moody, Sarah Taibah, Shaun Thurston, Simone Gad, Sloane Kanter, Susan Schwab, Susan Feldman-Tucker, Tim Kerr, Tim Sharman, Timothy Robert-Smith, Tony Clough, Trace Mendoza, Tripper Dungan, Via Lapid-Fernandez, Walt Gorecki, Will Deutsch, Zachary Aronson.

About the curator:
Daniel Rolnik is The World’s Most Adorable Art Critic. His articles have been published in over 30 different publications, such as ARTslant, ARTfetch, Installation Magazine, The LA Weekly, Hi Fructose, Beautiful/Decay Magazine, Fabrik Magazine, Argot & Ochre, Fecal Face dot Com, The Jewish Journal, Notes on Looking, and videos on his own website Hi, I’m Daniel dot Com.

#Art #Opening #LosAngeles – Greg Miller with “Call of Duty” @ William Turner Gallery Santa Monica this Saturday, July 26th

July 23rd, 2014

Greg Miller  Pool Painting 2014 Acrylic Collage Resin on Panel 48 x 60

Greg Miller – Pool Painting, 2014, Acrylic, Collage, Resin on Panel, 48″x 60″

Greg Miller Call of Duty artist opening William Turner Gallery Michigan Ave Santa Monica Los Angeles California

William Turner Gallery

To view the digital catalog for Greg Miller – Call of Duty click here

Greg Miller  First Kiss 2014 Acrylic Collage Resin on Panel 60 x 48

Greg Miller – First Kiss, 2014, Acrylic, Collage, Resin on Panel, 60″x 48″

From the release:

“The William Turner Gallery is pleased to present Call of Duty, an exhibition of new paintings by Greg Miller. The exhibition will be accompanied by a short film by the artist, entitled, “The Pool.”

Hollywood Film Noir references abound in this newest body of work from neo-pop painter, Greg Miller – and beautiful women are the heroes of this visual narrative. Whether lounging in a pool, diving into the sea or caught mid-kiss, these women maintain a cool distance from the viewer – they are mysterious and untouchable, encased in resin and paint, frozen in time like celluloid dreams.

Miller’s softly rendered femme fatales are juxtaposed with rough textures, drips and sprays, and peeling layers that have been built up and scratched away – layers that obscure just as much as they reveal. The compositions are dramatically framed, cinematically cropped, up close and intimate – homages to a city that is as enthralling as it is enigmatic.

With this series, Miller endeavors on a sort of cultural excavation, collecting, preserving and re-contextualizing documents of a forgotten time. His paintings bring the outside world in, mimicking the Los Angeles cityscape with its myriad walls plastered in tattered movie posters, graffiti, airbrushed murals and aging advertisements. Assembling these images of urban signage, found ephemera and pop culture visuals, Miller taps into a space in our collective consciousness that tugs at memory like a long lost lover.

Greg Miller’s work is featured in numerous museum and private collections, including the Frederick R. Weisman and Charles Saatchi Foundation. The Get Go, a volume of his writings, photography and paintings, was published in 2010, and the first comprehensive monograph on the artist, Signs of the Nearly Actual, was published in 2008.

#Art #Opening #LosAngeles – Japan Diaries: Formento & Formento Exhibition Opening This Thursday July 24th @ Fahey/Klein Gallery Los Angeles

July 22nd, 2014

Formento  Formento Japan Diaries reception artists Fahey Klein gallery Los Angeles


Japan Diaries

July 24, 2014 through August 30, 2014

Reception for the Artists: Thursday, July 24, 7 – 9 p.m.

Formento  Formento Quorra XXV Hanazono Japan 2013

From the release:

“In the fall of 2013, Formento & Formento embarked on a journey through Japan to create their newest ongoing series, Japan Diaries. The highly staged and melodramatic images are inspired by theater, 1950′s Japanese cinema, the photographs of Nobuyoshi Araki and Daido Moriyama, Edo woodblock prints, and the erotic imagery of Ero Guro paintings. As outside observers, the Formentos’ stylized images explore the dichotomies that embody modern Japan– blurring the aesthetics between tradition and the ultra modern, fantasy and reality. Their captivating tableaus exude a sense of tension, melancholy, and a quiet unease. Each image from Japan Diaries exists as if it were a still taken from a noir Japanese film, each solitary figure yearning for something unknown.

Under the name Formento & Formento, Richeille Formento styles and art directs the images, while BJ Formento lights and photographs. Together the duo has an innate ability to absorb the spirit of a time and place, creating a vision that references the past but remains truly their own.”

Fahey Klein Gallery La Brea Los Angeles