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Thursday night’s opening of Alex Gross’s “Future Tense” at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York’s Chelsea district greeted viewers with a heavy dose of consumer culture. The exhibition initially comes off as accessible and playfully reflective of modern addictions, yet the works as a group are rather grim and much harder to swallow than their glossy, candy-colored exteriors would suggest.

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LA mural organizers Branded Arts are curating an enormous pop-up show for a good cause. Featuring some of the most talked-about artists from the street art and new contemporary art movements, the event will take place the night of October 25 at Hollywood’s TCL Chinese Theatre. One can expect to find stencil works by Banksy hanging next to Andrew Hem’s luminous paintings, Dabs Myla’s cartoony creations, Buff Monster’s jolly blobs and Swoon’s assemblages, just to name a few examples. Plus, Talib Kweli will be DJing. Proceeds from the event will benefit Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services. Take a look at a sneak peek of the artwork in the show below.

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Last Gasp Publishing, stalwarts of underground art and culture and long-time purveyors of the bizarre, have launched their fall publishing season with a fleet of new, quality art book projects. An independent company founded in San Francisco 44 years ago, Last Gasp is the publisher of our Hi-Fructose Collected book series and has put out everything from underground comic anthologies to artist monographs for the likes of Ron English and Camille Rose Garcia. Their Kickstarter campaign has 3 days to go. Help get these book projects off the ground!

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Micki Pellerano traverses different media like an alchemist. His work spans from experimental theater, filmmaking, to drawing — all of which transform and combine in a paranormal way to create what seems to be an ever-evolving creative canon. The artist has a show titled “Monoliths” opening on October 19 at envoy enterprises in New York City. Pellerano invited us into his studio to discuss his new body of work.

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To coincide with Frieze Art Fair in London this week, Saatchi Gallery is presenting a large group show titled “The Future Can’t Wait.” For the exhibition, 60 emerging and mid-career artists will be shown together in the historical Victoria House October 14 through 18. Vasilis Avramidis (featured in HF Vol. 26) shared a preview of his new paintings, which will be exhibited at the event. Inspired by the passage of time, Avramidis’s new works depict shadowy scenes that combine elements of landscape and still life. Architecture is overgrown with moss, demonstrating the ways that life goes on with or without human presence. Take a look at his new works below.

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As Halloween approaches, Copro Gallery is gearing up for their “Roadside Attractions” group show, a dark art extravaganza guest curated by film and video game composer Cris Velasco. Subtitled “A collection of oddities,” the exhibition features works in a variety of media. Some pieces revel gleefully in the idea of evil, like Clifton Harvey and Matt Dangler’s paintings, while others present insidious-looking, haunting specters (as in the case of Laurie Lee Brom and Chris Mars). The exhibition opens on October 18 alongside Chet Zar’s solo show, “All Hallow’s Eve.” Following the opening, viewers will have the chance to fully immerse themselves in the shows’ macabre themes at the gallery’s Halloween costume party. Take a look at our preview of “Roadside Attractions” below.