Jennifer Farris
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Art Radar: 02.11.10


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If you missed it the first time, you have a chance to check out the Paper Dolls show at FIFTY24LA during tomorrow night’s Downtown LA Art Walk. All of the pieces are for sale and we have a great lineup of artists – all who contributed pieces that are priced to sell! You can view all of the pieces in our Paper Dolls Opening Reception Recap and all of the pieces will be available for sale online shortly. We hope to see you there!

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Giant Robot is proud to host Metal Mad, a group art show featuring works inspired by the head-banging, guitar-driven, amps-to-11 musical genre owned by the misunderstood.

While all artists will share a love of shredding guitar and bone-shaking volume, their styles and mediums will be as different as dark metal, black metal, speed metal, thrash, grindcore, and stoner rock. Contributors come from America, Asia, and Europe:

Aeron Alfrey, Chris Bettig, Bigfoot, Aaron Brown, Buff Monster , Michael Coleman, Louie Cordero, Cupco, Tom Forget, Noel Freibert, French, Matt Furie, Joe The Artist, Paul Lyons, Jeremiah Maddock, Kiyoshi Nakazawa, Tom Neely, Matt Nelson, Eric Nyquist, Martin Ontiveros, Prodip, Brian Ralph, Albert Reyes, Scrappers , Skinner, Ryan Jacob Smith, Bwana Spoons and Hannah Stouffer

Giant Robot New York
437 East 9th Street Between 1st Ave. & Ave. A, in the East Village
New York, New York 10009

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For the 2nd year in a row Bherd Gallery presents their ladies only show! Featuring the freshest female artists in Seattle. Presenting the urban contemporary works of: Ninjagirl, Soopajdelux, Soule, Coco Howard of Softlife, Siolo Thompson and Michelle Smith-Lewis.

Bherd Studios Gallery

8537 Greenwood Avenue North

Seattle, WA 98103

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New Moon. Inspired by the Chinese Zodiac, the New Moon group exhibit is slated to open at NYC’s Myplasticheart Gallery. A mixed media show featuring a handpicked roster of 25 artists from all over the world – including names such as Jeremiah Ketner and Camilla D’Errico – each artist chose a different zodiac animal interpreted through their own unique lens. Curated by John Wong, you can check out the full roster of artists right here. This show runs from April to May 10th.

NYC’s MyPlasticHeart Gallery
210 Forsyth Street NYC, 10002

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A highly-regarded explorer of visual communication, Aldous Huxley once said, “The man who comes back through the Door in the Wall will never quite be the same as the man who went out.” The same can be said about a few particular months of teenage life experienced by artist Tofer Chin, depicted, from memory, in his new body of work, showing at the Fecal Face Gallery in San Francisco.
Entitled “Alex,” Chin’s new show further represents his on-going relationship with Op-Art, as well as his perseveration on sensory perception and mind expansion, while also impressively marking his move to wholly personalize and reinvigorate the movement. Whereas previous works used unnatural color and concept to examine the spiritual and psychological impact of synthetic LSD, “Alex” strives to enhance the personal and shift to the organic by refocusing on the naturally-derived hallucinogen, mescaline. Unlike LSD, mescaline never lies. Instead, the mescaline experience includes visual enhancements of originating truths.
February 11th 6-9pm
66 Gough St.
San Francisco, CA. 94102

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Since this is all of the information I could really find in English, here is a short bio:

Since he was born in September 1980 (Florence – Italy), Francesco D’Isa loves synthesis and hates biography. He studied philosophy in Florence. He’s self-taught as an artist: his fascination with visual imagery has driven him to master the required skills. He’s a pioneer of digital art in Italy, but his skills as a drawer let him work with traditional media as well. He was the co-founder of the Italian Art & Literature magazine “Mostro”, where he published his first artworks. After that, his digital and traditional artworks were featured in many magazines around the world, like “Expose III”, Ballistic Publishing (USA); “Pixel Surgeons: Extreme manipulation of the figure in Photography”, Mitchell Beazley Art & Design, Octopus ed. (UK); “Black magic, White Noise” ed “Illusive 3”, Die Gestalten Verlag (GERMANY); “Design 360°”, San Du Culture ed. (CHINA). He won art prizes and exhibited his artworks in galleries worldwide (Italy, Germany, England, USA, Australia, Russia, Argentina etc). In 2007 he became “Pornpope” founding the porn-artistic collectivewww.pornsaints.org. He organized for Pornsaints international art exhibitions and parties in art galleries and erotic festivals, both in Europe and USA. Moreover, through his work as “Pornpope” many international porn stars like Kylie Ireland, Stoya, Madison Young and Sasha Grey acted for him as muses, models and working partners.

From the one image and the brief write up, this would be a show I would for sure see.

February 13th at 6 p.m.

“Eros e Civiltà”, Francesco D’Isa Solo Show

Galleria Miomao

Via Podiani, 19 – Perugia ITALY

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Come to The Land of Odd Gallery’s $100 & Under show, opening on the evening of February 13, 2010 from 6pm to 11pm. This event will be held in conjunction with the NELA 2nd Saturday art walk. As always refreshments will be served and the event is FREE!

Great Art! Great Prices! The Land of Odd Gallery is bursting at the seams with great artwork! With over 40 participating artists from across the country and all the work priced at, or under $100, this is going to be an event to remember. This show will be cash and carry, so get it while you can! Featuring the artwork of; Douglas Alvarez, Christie Bastet, Edith Ben-Horin, Jeff Berman, Terri Berman, Jeff Bertrand, Deborah Blanco, Chris Bonno, Heidi K. Born, Deryke Cardenaz, Bryan Collins, Josh Cooper, David Daniel, Marcel DeJure, Brett Gilbert, Jolly de Guzman, Brad Davis, William Reynolds Green, Joe B. Hall, John Hicks, Chuck Hodi, K. Howell, Chris Isner, Jinx, Bruce Kaplan, Amelia Lewis, Cynthia Llanes, Vivian Nguyen, Sean Madden, Evil Paul, Demi Pietchell, Patrick Quinn, Pablo Ramos, Monica Roache, Glenda Rolle, Lisa Rosso, Melissa Sullivan, Jason Sullivan, Ckay Walker, Matt “Creep Creeperson” Wall.

February 13, 2010 – March 27, 2010

The Land of Odd Gallery
4690 Eagle Rock Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90041
Opening Reception: February 13, 2010 from 6pm to 11pm

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Past posts that you may have missed that should not slip under your Art Radar:

Some events from last week’s Art Radar are still running, check them out!
Art HERstory: Barbara Hepworth
Check out our mini biographies on our: M.I.S.S. Paper Doll Artists
Check out our newest venture that all of our favs (y’all!) can be involved in: M.I.S.S. Flickr

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