Portland – Hellion Gallery – April 7th
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Opening today at Sergeant Paper in Paris, “Easter for the eyes”: An Expo by Le chocolat des Français. The show features chocolate bars with original artwork. Featured in the show are Alexandra Arango, Ann-Charlotte Laurans, Aurore Petit, Dugudus, Il pistrice and Jean Leblanc from the Tall Trees of Paris book.
Opening this Friday March 11th at The Sanctuary in Arcata California, UFO Cult with Tripper Dungan. A body of work celebrating the peculiarities surrounding UFO culture. If you are not familiar with Tripper, you should be. Colorful crazy ass folk art for the contemporary connoisseur. I like the work so much, I put him in my “Tall Trees of Portland” book. If you are in Arcata, go check it out.
March 3rd – April 2nd – Honey Honey with Paris artist AMANDINE URRUTY
Amandine Urruty lives and works on her bed, with a suit case full of pens always nearby. After studying at a University and a brief career in underground music, Amandine now creates her gallery of weird characters on walls and paper. As she masters techniques of traditional drawing, she offers us a cheerful gallery of deviant portraits in grotesque outfits with baroque décor. Amandine builds her images as someone would shop at a flea market. Borrowing from the randomness of the selection, re-mixing vintage toys and pop icons into sweetly wicked landscapes.
Tall Trees of Paris artist Alexandra Arango has a new show opening at Slow Galerie in Paris on February 16. Into the Things is a series of drawings on the privacy of people and things. They express the stories and secrets that lurk in everyone. By eliminating the border between people and their surroundings, “Into the Things” explores our relationship to the world and the way it transforms our own history.
Opening this Thursday February 11th 杉並 海の家 in Tokyo, “Paper Dreams” with Yasutaka Matsumoto. Yasutaka is in this month’s Art Not Image show at Hellion. He makes pretty spectacular intricate paper sculptures.
Hellion alumni Peach Momoko opening on February 8th at Vanilla Gallery in Tokyo. “Shojo no Shuchou” translates to “A girl`s inner cry”. This show represents the destruction and rebuilding of a girls feelings.
Tall Trees of Paris artist Levalet has a show with Zenoy opening this Thursday February 4th in Paris at Galerie Geraldine Zberro. This show represents a collaboration between the new school street art scene with Levalet and the old school with Zenoy. The grey scale of Levalet juxtaposed against the colorful lettering of Zenoy should make for a unique show.