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07.15.11 Marina Galperina

Australian painter Melissa Haslam paints teen girls dressed as cute animals in fields of flowers. This is Kigurumi. It’s no surprise kids prance around Japan in “disguised pajamas,” but apparently, Kigurumi street fashion is now hot in Melbourne. For Haslam, it’s serious — it’s “a literal escape from the overt sexualization of the female image.” […]

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12.22.09 Will Sherman

Artist Andrew Hem is opening a solo exhibition in the new year, showing off his stylized portraits of urban life. Drawing on his native Cambodia, years writing graffiti and life in LA, Hem’s paintings feature an illustrated cast of characters alternately exuding energy or indifference, as in this starry eyed track bike rider admiring a […]

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11.05.09 Will Sherman

Images of wayward youth in ethereal landscapes and other Lord of the Flies-type moments compose a new show at LeBasse Projects NY. Although based in California, the Culver City gallery has brought some of it’s artists, including Eric Fortune, Yoskay Yamamoto, Nate Frizzell and Edwin Ushiro, to New York for a short-term group exhibition. “Go […]

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