Posts Tagged ‘LA’

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

April 22, 2013  |  Streets  |  Comments Off on TRUSTO CORP IN THE STREETS, IN THE SUPERMARKET, AND AT LEBASSE PROJECTS: “THE FUTURE IS BLIGHT”

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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

NEW PAINTINGS BY KAZUKI TAKAMATSU AT COREY HELFORD GALLERY, LA

April 22, 2013  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on NEW PAINTINGS BY KAZUKI TAKAMATSU AT COREY HELFORD GALLERY, LA

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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

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

April 10, 2013  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on POP LIFE: TRISTAN EATON x SHEPARD FAIREY’S “OBEY CEREAL” FOR TRUSTO CORP

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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

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

April 9, 2013  |  Streets  |  Comments Off on STREETLIFE: LEVER RUKHIN’S DRIVE-BY PHOTOS OF LOS ANGELES

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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

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

April 7, 2013  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on GREG “CRAOLA” SIMKINS “STOP HAUNTING ME” OPENING AT MERRY KARNOWSKY GALLERY, LA

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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

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

April 3, 2013  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on SHEPARD FAIREY x TRUSTO CORP CEREAL BOXES TO HIT LA GROCERY STORE SHELVES THIS WEEK

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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

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

February 24, 2010  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on HOLLYWOOD///STREET LIFE///NECK FACE HITS UP BARRACUDA

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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  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on LA///OPENINGS///”NEW WORKS BY ALBERT REYES & ANDREAS GUERRERO” AT SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS

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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

LA///THE WEEKEND ART BEAT

February 6, 2010  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on LA///THE WEEKEND ART BEAT

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Our friends at SOUR HARVEST have provided this weekend’s lineup of must-see shows in the Southland:

Sat, Feb. 6th 8-11PM
Merry Karnowsky Gallery
170 South La Brea Ave. in Los Angeles / 323.933.4408
‘She Wolves’ featuring new works from Miss Van + ‘Strange Fruit’ featuring new works from Victor Castillo
(On view through March 6th)
www.mkgallery.com

Sat, Feb. 6th 8-11PM
Subliminal Projects
1331 W. Sunset Blvd in the EchoPark region of Los Angeles
New works from Albert Reyes & Andres Guerrero at Shepard Fairey’s personal gallery
(On view through March 6th)
www.subliminalprojects.com

Sat, Feb. 6th 6-10PM
Copro Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave, Space T5 in Bergamot Station in Santa Monica
Closing reception for ‘Desensitized’ featuring new works from Brian Viveros and Dan Quintana with a live performance from The Billy Bones
www.coprogallery.com

Sat, Feb. 6th 7-11PM (with a special Zombie walk at 6:20PM)
Gallery Nucleus
210 E. Main St., Alhambra / 626.458.7482
‘Zombies In Love’ group show featuring works from Yoko d’Holbachie, Junko Mizuno, Jonathan Wayshak, Scott C., Mindy Lee, Kevin Dart, Ippei Gyoubu, Edith Abeyata, Anna Chambers, and many more + tons of Zombie goodness going off throughout the evening including a Zombie walk near the gallery before the event kicks off, signings, contests, and more – check their site for full details and lineup
(On view through Feb. 22nd)
www.gallerynucleus.com

Sat, Feb. 6th 8PM-12:30AM ($8 at the door)
Hive Gallery
729 S. Spring St in downtown Los Angeles
Monthly group show with featured artists Eric Vasquez, Michael Pukac, Andrea Shear, Jessica Ward and Mikolaj Wyszynski with performances from live acts and resident DJs and more
www.thehivegallery.com

NEWS///SHEPARD FAIREY TO RELEASE HAITI CHARITY POSTER

February 4, 2010  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on NEWS///SHEPARD FAIREY TO RELEASE HAITI CHARITY POSTER

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ST buddy SHEPARD FAIREY has teamed up with his STUDIO NUMBER ONE (creaters of the “Hope For Haiti” CD cover) designers CLEON PETERSON and CASEY RYDER to create a new poster for HAITI relief based on a photo by TAO RUSPOLI. The $50 signed and numbered edition goes on sale at an unannounced time on Friday, February 5th at Obeygiant.com, with all proceeds from the sales going to ARTISTS FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE:

“Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ), established in early 2009, is a fundraising effort founded by Paul Haggis and friends that encourages peace and social justice and addresses issues of poverty and enfranchisement in communities around the world. Over the past year, APJ has directed its efforts to raising enough funds to fully sponsor three schools in Haiti in support of the initiatives of Father Rick Frechette and his team. These schools aren’t just a place to learn but provide for a hot meal, clean water and a chance at the future to children who desperately need it. Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, APJ has focused its efforts on raising much needed dollars for emergency aid in the ravaged country that is only a few hours from our shores.”
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