Cartoonist John Norment’s mid-century watercolors @ New Puppy Gallery

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Opening this coming Saturday night — the first gallery exhibition since 1980 of watercolor paintings by John Norment, a prominent cartoonist for The New Yorker magazine. Over 40 unseen watercolors by the cartoonist and joke book editor/illustrator will be on view in the show, which is co-produced by New Puppy Gallery and Planet Glass. Norment ...

Robert Brown’s “Harbor Theme,” historic mural from Beverly Hilton hotel, at New Puppy Gallery 1

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Robert W. Brown was a prolific Los Angeles visual artist with a vast range of talents: a print maker, studio glass artist, professor of art, ceramicist, figure artist; there are few art forms he didn’t delve into, and he was generally a master technician at each. Brown completed Harbor Theme sometime in 1954 or 1955. ...

Bring Your Own Glue (BYOG) to New Puppy Gallery’s street-art show

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From our friends at New Puppy Gallery, which floats like an island in the no-man’s land between Highland Park and downtown Los Angeles: ABCNT, Cryptik, Nomadé and Eddie Colla poke the MOCA institutional bear with their explosive new show, Sniffin’ Glue, opening April 16 at New Puppy Gallery. Armed with intense imagery and street credibility, ...

Yuichiro Ando @ New Puppy Gallery

Visual arts
All kinds of documentary and feature films have examined George Bush’s little war, but I’ve yet to see a fine artist’s response. Because … how many artists have had flip-flops on the ground in Iraq? Iraqi war veterans struggling to move on from their experience may include an L.A. artist, Yuichiro Ando, an Otis art-school ...

ROA wrangles the rats of Los Angeles 2

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All-Los Angeles materials — gnarly wooden boards, found rubble, discarded t.v. sets, sheet metal — form the foundation for the visiting Belgian artist ROA’s between-the-cracks, garbage-dumpster-at-night art show at the cool New Puppy Gallery. On these outsized flat surfaces, ROA paints precise portraits of critters and vermin. No, not the denizens of the L.A. art ...