Juxtapoz // Monday, October 26, 2015
I feel that this show talks about a trope that’s quite common within the world of black youth today. Sometimes, young African Americans go the stereotypical route of becoming a rapper, an athlete, or some type entertainer. Basically going the traditional route of being a performer in some capacity...
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 04, 2015
Richard Heller Gallery is proud to present Shred, a solo exhibition by Zak Smith. This is Smith’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles. Maybe you remember Zak from his ambitious project of illustrating each page of Gravity's Rainbow? That is how we know of his work...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 02, 2015
David Jien makes some fantastic, provocative, narrative works in each show he creates, and if you happen to be in Santa Monica from March 28—May2, 2015, go check out his new show "Exodus" at Richard Heller Gallery.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Amy Bennett's name came up recently in a yet-to-published interview with a very famous comic book artist, and the artist mentioned just how great Bennett was/is. We agree. It must be something in the water up there in Portland, Maine. Bennett's work is like still-life studies for films, with multiple angles and sets constructed in oils. The result is stunning and follows an imaginary narrative, making each show a time-capsule.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 19, 2015
This February, Richard Heller Gallery will be presenting Dreamers, the second solo exhibition at the gallery by Los Angeles based artist, Vanessa Prager. Moving in a bold, new direction with a series of large scale, multi-colored oil paintings, Vanessa Prager’s “imagined” portraits cross the border between the figurative and the abstract with diplomatic immunity.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 22, 2014
We remember seeing Edward del Rosario's work at Richard Heller Gallery a few years back, and wanted to revisit this morning. His bio is great: Edward del Rosario was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He was pushed down a flight of stairs when he was two years old. He received his BFA in Painting from the University of Kansas and his MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Rhode Island School of Design.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 09, 2014
HIdeaki Kawashima is one of our favorite contemporary Japanese artists, and the fact that Kawashima studied under the great Yoshitomo Nara just makes us like the artist even more. He is set to open a new body of work at his US gallery, Richard Heller Gallery in Santa Monica, with "Back and Forth" opening on October 18th, 2014.
Juxtapoz // Friday, July 18, 2014
Great idea for this show. As Richard Heller Gallery notes, "The show isn't really about "NSFW" artwork, but the motive to click on something with that tag and the anticipation of not knowing if it really will be inappropriate or just someone else’s opinion of what they deem to be objectionable." The group show curated by Associate Director, Barry Belkin.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Richard Heller Gallery in Los Angeles are pleased to present Charlie Roberts' sixth solo exhibition in the gallery: "K.I.D.S." For this exhibition Charlie will present new paintings and works on paper. Featured in the May 2013 issue of Juxtapoz, Charlie Roberts' work takes us into the mind-stream of a manic, obsessive and eclectic collector of contemporary pop culture and art history. Everything is sampled and laid our without hierarchical order and judgements. Roberts uses a wide range of materials and masters a furious force as well as a sensitive subtleness.
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 07, 2014
We showed you last week a preview for Charlie Roberts' new show opening at Richard Heller Gallery in Santa Monica this Saturday, April 12, and now we have a look at the other show opening in the gallery, Canadian artists Neil Farber and Michael Dumontier's new work. As you may or may not know, Farber and Dumontier are founding members of Winnipeg’s Royal Art Lodge, a collaborative group of artists including Marcel Dzama, and Jonathan Pylypchuk. And now they make paintings together... and we like them very much.