Posts Tagged ‘LA’

FIRST LOOK: SCOTT CAMPBELL’S “THINGS GET BETTER” AT OHWOW GALLERY

May 28, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Artistic chameleon Scott Campbell wowed an LA crowd with the opening of his new show at OHWOW Gallery in Hollywood last Thursday nite. Optimistically titled "Things Get Better," the focus of the exhibition is a series of 18 beautiful new photorealistic black & white watercolor paintings of homemade tattoo machines that Campbell, perhaps best known until now as a world-class tattoo artist, encountered on previous trips as a visiting tattoo artist in Mexican prisons Read More

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MUST-SEE SHOW: THE EPIC ART WONDERLAND OF URS FISCHER AT MOCA LA

April 29, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Standing in stark contrast to the polished precision of LA's other current must-see show of the moment, Takashi Murakami's "Arhat" at Blum & Poe, Urs Fischer's eponymous sculptural installation at MOCA is a wonder of unbridled visual chaos. Sprawled across the Grand Ave & Geffen Contemporary wings of the financially beleaguered institution, the NYC-based, Swiss born artist's rough-hewn sculptures and clever, slick mixed media paintings and other visual props punctuate a vibrant, low-fi wonderland of artistic imagination run amok. Read More

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TRUSTO CORP IN THE STREETS, IN THE SUPERMARKET, AND AT LEBASSE PROJECTS: “THE FUTURE IS BLIGHT”

April 22, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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The international crew of culture jammers, street artists, graffitists, and general ne'er-do-wells known as Trusto Crop made the city of Los Angeles their home base of operations in 2013. To celebrate, the band of outsiders initiated a full court press of subversive diatribe in the streets and supermarkets of LA with an allegorical street art and guerilla cereal box campaign leading up to their crowning achievement, the opening of Trusto's first West Coast gallery show, "The Future is Blight" at Lebasse Projects in Culver City on April 13th. Read More

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NEW PAINTINGS BY KAZUKI TAKAMATSU AT COREY HELFORD GALLERY, LA

April 22, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Currently on exhibit at Culver City's Corey Helford Gallery is a provocatively titled show of beautiful new work by Japanese artist Kazuki Takamatsu, "Japanese Ideology of Puberty." Known for his immaculately-rendered ethereal, ghostly images, Takamatsu employs a hybrid technique that combines elements of computer design with traditional painting methodologies to create images that are utterly unique in their visual depth and presentation. Through the computer graphic technique of depth-mapping, three-dimensional space is digitally visualized in a series of multiple depth plains. Read More

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POP LIFE: TRISTAN EATON x SHEPARD FAIREY’S “OBEY CEREAL” FOR TRUSTO CORP

April 10, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Street art comrades-in-arms Shepard Fairey and Tristan Eaton have teamed up for the Trusto Corp Collective on a collaborative edition of "Obey Flavor" Trusto Cereal, to be featured as a centerpiece of the forthcoming Trusto art show, "The Future is Blight," opening at LA's Lebasse Projects Gallery on Saturday, April 13th. Read More

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STREETLIFE: LEVER RUKHIN’S DRIVE-BY PHOTOS OF LOS ANGELES

April 9, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Cruising on an endless slow roll through the streets of Los Angeles, Lever Rukhin—aka: "Los Angelev"— is a drive-by photographer who captures fleeting, intimate glimpses of everyday street life in the Southland from behind the wheel of his car. His images offer a voyeur's perspective on the daily lives of the 99% as they navigate the endless paved expanse of LA that surrounds the microcosm of Hollywood. Read More

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GREG “CRAOLA” SIMKINS “STOP HAUNTING ME” OPENING AT MERRY KARNOWSKY GALLERY, LA

April 7, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch buddy Greg "Craola" Simkins opened his show of masterful new work, "Stop Haunting Me" at Merry Karnowsky Gallery in LA on Saturday night to a packed house of adoring fans. The capacity crowd (meticulously inspected by the LA fire marshall, no less) rightfully crammed every square foot of the cavernous gallery space to get a look at the master renderer's highly anticipated new show of oil paintings that showcase the young painter at the height of his technical prowess. Read More

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SHEPARD FAIREY x TRUSTO CORP CEREAL BOXES TO HIT LA GROCERY STORE SHELVES THIS WEEK

April 3, 2013  |  art, News  |  Comments Off

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Disruptive street art collective/culture jammers Trusto Corp have just relocated to LA and are planning a fresh assault on the city's streets and grocery stores in the upcoming weeks. In advance of their first optimistically-titled LA exhibition, "The Future is Blight," opening at Lebasse Projects on Saturday, April 13th (mark your calendars), the crew has collaborated with fellow artist Shepard Fairey to design a collaborative "Obey Flavor" Trusto Cereal box that will start appearing on local grocery store shelves throughout the southland in the coming days. Read More

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HOLLYWOOD///STREET LIFE///NECK FACE HITS UP BARRACUDA

February 24, 2010  |  art, Graffiti, LA, Neck Face, News, Street Art  |  Comments Off

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NASTY NECK FACE is back in town and Hollywood swingin' over at BARRACUDA...

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LA///OPENINGS///”NEW WORKS BY ALBERT REYES & ANDREAS GUERRERO” AT SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS

February 8, 2010  |  art, LA, News, Openings, Shepard Fairey  |  Comments Off

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Shepard Fairey took a break from the turntables to hang with Weezer's Brian Bell, while beauty echoed beauty elsewhere in the gallery...

SHEPARD FAIREY's Echo Park hotspot, SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS played host to the opening of a show of new works by comrades-in-arms ANDREAS GUERRERO and ALBERT REYES on Saturday nite, proving to be the undisputed bright spot of an otherwise gloomy weekend in the Southland. Showcasing his typical demented teenage Hessian detention room drawing style, Reyes produced an unfailingly funny array of new offerings and prints featuring subjects as diverse as Obama, Ghandi, Woody Allen, and Iron Maiden muse Eddie. Guerrero, conversely, consturcted much of his skull-centric imagery from layers of collaged currency which appeared to be angular homages to Damien Hirst's Calavera spin paintings. Above all, the show proved that Subliminal's dedication to presenting good emerging art at great prices will make it one of the last galleries standing when this bleak economic crisis finally runs its long, dark, demonic course. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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