Steven Daily delves deep into the mysterious world of secret societies, The New World Order and the Widow’s Son in La Luz de Jesus Gallery‘s upcoming show, Covenant. Influenced by the history and culture of fraternal orders such as the Freemasons, Daily’s latest body of work explores the rituals and myths behind these shadowy organizations in a manner esoteric and symbolic enough to only be seconded by the orders themselves. Get a look at a few teaser pictures of the work after the jump.
On Saturday night, Heart N Soul Gallery in Culver City joined forces with some all-star New Contemporary artists to raise funds for the Aurelia Foundation. The foundation was created to provide funding and support for programs like “Step by Step”, enriching the lives of disabled adults. The charity is very close to home for the gallerist, whose daughter is one of the many young adults that receive assistance from these programs. Among the artists who have contributed both original, new and previous works to the cause include AJ Fosick, Ana Bagayan, Bob Doucette, Clayton Bros, James Jean, Lola, Marion Peck, Mark Ryden, Martin Witfooth, Naoto Hattori, Nate Frizzell, Shepard Fairey, Steven Daily, and more.
Opening tomorrow at Marcas Contemporary Art, “Foundation” is a group show that celebrates the part of an image rarely seen or appreciated. The gallery invited New contemporary artists to elevate the unished aspects of their art, including Jeff McMillan, Kevin Peterson, Steven Daily, Bob Dob, Jasmine Worth, Jason Limon, Thomas Garner, and Jamie Schene to name a few. By revealing the bare bones structure of the painting, viewers are given a better understanding of the processes behind these mastered techniques.
Opening tonight at Marcas Contemporary Art, whose exhibits we’ve been covering a lot lately, is “Smoke & Mirrors” curated by artist Steven Daily and Dana Jazayeri. The intention is to share “trending” themes among known and unknown contemporary artists of varying aesthetics. Based on this preview, the place their generation is going is full of personal symbolism mixed with references to modern issues, all with elements of fantasy.
The brain child of artist Steven Daily and curator Dana Jazayeri, Marcas Contemporary Art is a brand-new art space in Santa Ana, CA gearing up for their inaugural show, “Corrective Course.” While LA usually gets all the shine in the Southern California art scene, Daily says that he is excited about the burgeoning Santa Ana creative sphere. The show will feature some of the big names and emerging artists-to-watch in street art, Pop Surrealism, illustration and more, including Ben Eine, Dan Quintana, Travis Louie (cover artist of our latest issue, Hi-Fructose Vol. 32), Sylvia Ji, Ekundayo and many others. Take a look at our preview of the exhibition before the gallery opens its doors for the first time tomorrow, July 5.
Taking present global events as a point of departure, Copro Gallery in Santa Monica invited a group of artists to imagine a future where time travel is possible and the historical events of the past, present and future intermingle. Titled “Futurology,” the show features work from Luke Chueh (HF Vol. 24), Nathan Spoor, Marc Burckhardt, Mu Pan, Ana Bagayan, Tin, Alexandra Manukyan, Annie Owens (Hi-Fructose co-founder), Nouar, Chrystal Chan, Timothy Smith, Genevive Zacconi, Erik Alos, Adam Miller (HF Vol. 26), Xue Wang, Jason Hite, Matthew Grabelsky, Chloe Trujillo, Leslie Ditto, David Richardson, Khrys Sapp, Tracey Roberts, Ellen, Cathie Bleck, Robert S. Connett, Dave MacDowell, Chet Zar, Mat Hurtado, Larkin, Vincent Cacciotti, Steven Daily and more. Take a look at our preview of the artworks after the jump and check out “Futurology” March 23 – April 13.