Last weekend, Los Angeles rain didn’t stop crowds from turning out to the Audrey Kawasaki, Tara McPherson, and Deedee Cheriel show at Merry Karnowsky. The line was over a block long while inside the gallery, not an inch of wall space was spared. In addition to colorful new paintings, the adjacent room debuted smaller works by Cheriel, McPherson’s process sketches and a wall of prints. As we mentioned in our preview, there was an air of fantasy throughout, but each artist distinguished herself with personal motifs.
On Saturday, Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles will open highly anticipated side by side shows by Audrey Kawasaki, Tara McPherson, and Deedee Cheriel. The event marks Kawasaki’s first exhibition in over three years with the gallery, while McPherson and Cheriel previously exhibited together in 2012 (covered here), bringing a unique female perspective. Where their past showing followed a lyrical narrative, this new pairing explores themes of life and emotional experience as far reaching as the cosmos. See more after the jump!
Where else might one be able to acquire a Mark Ryden piece for $100? The annual Tiny Trifecta group show at Brooklyn’s Cotton Candy Machine debuted last Saturday, June 14, to an eager crowd — some of whom, according to co-owner Sean Leonard, had been camping out for several days. Curated by artist and CCM co-owner Tara McPherson, the group show featured three works each from over 100 contemporary artists — well-known figures like Marco Mazzoni, Shepard Fairey and Amy Sol, and emerging artists such as Fefe Talavera and Diana Sudyka. With the walls practically wall-papered with the array of work, the show offers a diverse sampling of fun pieces, from the illustrative to the abstract.