Last week we stopped by Taylor De Cordoba’s beautiful new space in Culver City for the opening reception of Kyle Field’s latest exhibition, “Wide Daylight.” Maybe you remember that we featured Mr. Field and his Little Wings music project in our February 2013 issue. Photos and more after the jump…
Sometimes someone so awesome lives in our backyard and we didn't even know it. For the past few years, we have been seeing the demented, surreal, incredible ceramic and sculpture work of Crockett, California-based artist Clayton Bailey floating around Tumblrs and blogs, but our colleague walked in our office the other day with a whole explanation of how amazing this man really is. Active in the art community since the 1960s, and a teacher in Wisconsin and Northern California throughout the '60s as well, Clayton just celebrated a 50 year retrospective at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento in 2011.
This weekend, on June 22, Deedee Cheriel will be opening new works alongside Mel Kadel and Femke Hiemstra at Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles. We were lucky this morning to get a preview and collection of new works from Cheriel, who in her artist statement notes, "With nuances of East Indian art, Cheriel's use of bold elements – both urban and natural, as well as pop culture – are indications of how we try to connect ourselves to others and how these heroic efforts are episodes of compassion and discomfort."
Escif has been highly productive in the streets lately, painting several new murals in Modena, Italy for the Icon 59 Festival and currently is in Montreal, Canada where he just finished the large image of a giant deadbolt for their local Mural Festival.
On this International Picnic Day (woohoo) we bring you Till Rabus' homage to Salvador Dali, Surrealist Camping Lunch. It's not the first time we have posted the Swiss artists work, often balancing somewhere between myth and surrealism, he combines the strange with the ordinary!