Deedee Cheriel: Episodes in the Abundant Oasis

The LA-based artist paints modern fables with dream-like animal figures

by Mya Stark Gods, monsters or something more enigmatically human, the animal-headed figures of artist Deedee Cheriel are set to grace LA’s Merry Karnowsky Gallery this weekend. In the new show, called “Episodes in the Abundant Oasis,” Cheriel’s paintings will share the space with work by Mel Kadel and Femke Hiemstra. In a style reminiscent of rough-hewn outsider or folk art, Cheriel’s work weaves narratives …

Mindset by Mambo

Global street artist Flavien Demarigny settles into LA with a collaborative group show tied by "strong personalities"

by Vivianne Lapointe Chilean-born, Paris-bred, Los Angeles-based contemporary artist Flavien Demarigny aka Mambo can now add curator to his list of skills. His collaborative exhibition titled “Mindset” at the newly opened Lacen Project in Hollywood this evening, 31 May, will unveil six new artworks by six artists and friends Demarigny has known and shared wall space with for years—from Paris to Los Angeles, New York …

World Map Archive

Hand-drawn maps from across the globe reveal regional and individual perceptions

Picture a map of the world. Chances are, your country of residence is overwhelmingly large. If perspective and place are linked, Benjamin Pollach’s World Map Archive project is absolute proof. What started as a doodle on a napkin is now a full-fledged art project featuring first-try, no-peeking-at-Google, hand-drawn maps submitted from participants across the world. The results of Pollach’s crowd-sourced project will be on show …

Interview: Stelios Kallinikou

The Cypriot photographer on the cyclical flow of creativity and balancing artistic and commercial work

by Emily Millett Inside the stark walls of Penindaplinena Gallery in Cyprus, beautiful people flit from one exhibit to another, while outside on the damp pavement, others balance cigarettes and glasses of wine. Standing confidently between the two worlds colliding in his honor is Cyprus-born Stelios Kallinikou. Having already found his feet in fashion photography, Kallinikou has now stepped across the line between commercial and …

Tender Lotto by Seth Kinmont

Explore the concept of value through a winnable artwork

Part of the New Museum’s 2013 Ideas City Festival, Seth Kinmont’s new project, Tender Lotto, explores the concept of value and the creation of it. Rather than just a sculpture to be viewed, Tender Lotto is an artwork to be experienced and involved in—its outcome is entirely dependent on viewers’ actions. People are invited to purchase currency invented specifically for the project, effectively entering a …