Freaks & Americana: An Exploration of Big Top Culture.”

Opening Saturday, January 24th at CHG Circa in Culver City, California is the group exhibition, “Freaks & Americana: An Exploration of Big Top Culture.”  The show features over 30 amazing artists with works devoted to the world and myth of the American carnival and circus and the outsider culture that goes side by side with them.  (Artists above: Tom Bagshaw, SHAG, Jasmine Becket Griffith and Carol Liu.)

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Los Angeles based painter Josh Agle, better known as “Shag”, celebrated the opening of his latest solo offering “Jungle Drums” over the weekend at Corey Helford’s new massive 12,000 square ft space in Los Angeles. Previously featured on our blog over the years, the artist is well known for his mid-20th century modern architecture and design inspired works that depict candy-colored characters in stylish surroundings. For his exhibition, “Jungle Drums”, influenced in part by Tiki carvings and mythology, Shag translated this art form into his own “Shag style” with new largescale paintings and Tiki god sculptures. He jokes that, at first, “I just wanted to paint women in sexy tiger fur outfits”, and there are plenty of girls in cat suits throughout, but there is a level of sophistication to the way that Shag presents them. 

Shag Celebrates “Jungle Drums” Opening at Corey Helford Gallery

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‘second-hand parrots’ boucherouite mid-century modern knotted rug by pinkrugco

a moroccan vintage rug would be the ideal statement piece in your newly-redecorated bedroom — and pinkrugco has a TON of color, pattern, and texture options so you can choose your #1 favorite! i’m partial to this multicolored and vibrant boucherouite-style rug made of wool and recycled thread. too cool.