art exhibitions



Matteo De Longis solo art exhibition + guests, curated by Barbara Canepa
artoyz - paris / france
2009 november 26th to 2010 january 2nd

Matteo De Longis

Ciou, Candybird, Lilidoll, Maya Mihindou, Nicoz Balboa, Veronique Meignaud, iThinkP!, Barbara Canepa, Lostfish

This is Mekaneko! Cuterrible robotic cat from the future, created by italian artist Matteo de Longis. Mekaneko is the first release from the new label VenusDea, curated by Barbara Canepa (Sky Doll). Mekaneko is a fully articulated figure sold in a very nice white clear cube. It comes with a 24 pages booklet and a bunch of stickers to decorate your Mekaneko.



group art exhibition
the hive gallery - los angeles / usa
2009 november 1st to 21st

Tara McPherson, Elizabeth Siegel,, Georgette Pressler, Amy Botello, Aunia Kahn, Jessica Sardas, Rudy Fig, Tara Hauck, Natalie Shau, Molly Crabapple, Cate Rangel, Edith Lebeau, Arabella Proffer-Vendetta, Ashleigh Fedo, Sara Antoinette Martin, Kelly McKernan, Noir Nouar, Lostfish, Megan Frauenhoffer, Christen Kojnok, Marisa Estrada aka Ritzy Periwinkle, Zoe Lacchei, Kazilla

All Female Traveling Art Exhibition set to launch in Los Angeles, portion of proceeds benefits Creative Visions Foundation.

For the past four years the Hive Gallery and Studios in Los Angeles has been the feeding ground for the burgeoning Los Angeles art scene. In that tradition, for the month of November, Hive will be hosting Feminality - a unique exhibition showcasing more than twenty of the most talented female artists of this generation. Then, on Saturday, November 21st, the exhibition’s benefit VIP event takes place including, amongst other featured artists, a live wall painting by the uber artiste Tara McPherson.

Feminality is the brainchild of graphic artist and Wizard Sleeve Toys founder, Mike Franco.

“I started my toy website ( last November and simultaneously started developing the idea for this show,” says Franco. “I was drawn to the works of several female artists and wanted to enable them and create a showcase for their work.” Feminality will do just that.

For the launch of Feminality, Franco was determined to have McPherson participate. “I heard that Tara was coming to the Kidrobot store in Miami to do a signing to promote her new toy, so I emailed her out of the blue to tell her that I was coming down to meet her to talk about painting a mural for our Los Angeles show. I met her and she was receptive to the idea. Once I had Tara on board, the rest of the artists were honored to be a part of the show.”

A true mix of different art, Feminality will feature more than 20 top artists like Georgette Pressler (body art), Tara Hauck (fine art photography), as well as Amy Botello, Aunia Kahn and Jessica Sardas amongst others.

Franco plans on bringing Feminality around the country. The next show is slated to coincide with Art Basel Miami (December 3rd-6th). A third show is already in the works for February 2010 (venue will be somewhere in NYC, NY).

The Feminality gallery eventbegins on Sunday, November 1st. The VIP event takes place Saturday November 21st from 1 PM - 10:00 PM at the Hive Gallery 729 S. Spring Street in Los Angeles.

Many thanks to Cate Rangel for the photo shooting.