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BEAST ASTRAY Group Show opens this Thursday September 25, 2014 | 7-10pm at Known Gallery, Los Angeles
AN ART EXHIBIT INSPIRED BY THE MOTION PICTURE
A FILM BY JOE HAHN
Opens this Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 7-10pm
Show runs September 25 – October 5, 2014
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
AARON DE LA CRUZ . AXIS . BILL McMULLEN . BOM.K . BRANDON REZA PARVINI . CLEON PETERSON
DABS MYLA . DI NGUYEN . EDWIN USHIRO . ESTEVAN ORIOL . GABRIEL PEREZ . GEORGE THOMPSON
GREG CRAOLA SIMKINS . IGOR KOVALIK . JAMES JEAN . JASPER WONG . JESSE HAZELIP . JIM LEE
JOE HAHN . JORAM ROUKES . KEEGAN GIBBS . KENICHI HOSHINE . KIM JUNG GI . KOMATSU MIWA
MANNY SAYES . MARK DEAN VECA . MECHIKURO . MIKE LEE . MIKE SHINODA . MU PAN . REVOK
ROBERT FOX . ROBERT MACKENZIE . RON ENGLISH . ROSTARR . SABER . SAGE VAUGHN . SEVER
SLICK . STASH . STEVEN PLATT . TRISTAN EATON . VINCENT DI NGUYEN . ZESER + SPECIAL GUESTS
Conceived and curated by filmmaker Joe Hahn, BEAST ASTRAY is an exhibit of artwork inspired by the motion picture, MALL. As an active participant within the art community, Hahn called upon his peers comprised of over 30+ critically acclaimed artists to interpret his film. The exhibit opens on Thursday September 25th at Known Gallery (441 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036) and will continue to be on show until October 5th.
MALL is the debut feature film by Joe Hahn of LINKIN PARK. Co-starring Vincent D’Onofrio (who pulls triple duty as star/ producer/ screenwriter), Cameron Monaghan (TV’s SHAMELESS) and Gina Gershon (KILLER JOE), MALL examines a group of disaffected suburbanites who find themselves at a shopping mall in the midst of a seemingly random shooting. The film will be distributed throughout North American theaters and all major digital platforms on October 17th via Paragon Pictures in association with Silver Lining Entertainment.
As a member of the multi-platinum Grammy-winning rock band, Hahn is responsible for the beats, programming and keyboard heard in LINKIN PARK. He has also directed as many as 30 of the band’s ground-breaking music videos, and over a dozen short films and music videos for other musical acts. Now Hahn is making his full feature directorial debut with MALL, featuring a script adapted from Eric Bogosian’s 2001 novel of the same name by D’Onofrio, Joe Vinciguerra, and Sam Bisbee. “I find it refreshing to see this kind of point-of-view in contrast to today’s society that interacts digitally,” Hahn recently explained to Mashable. “When I read this script, it felt real and refreshing to show how ugly people can be as they hide their inner beasts after cracking their facades.”
Earlier this summer, Paragon Pictures, led by Evan Crooke, picked up the North American rights to MALL. As the theatrical distribution division of Osiris Entertainment, Paragon Pictures will release MALL nationwide. More information about MALL can be found through Facebook.com/MallMovie and Twitter at @MallMovie.
Watch the official trailer for Mall here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-muemdqvERU
Please join Library Street Collective on Saturday September 27th 6 – 9pm as we welcome the artist Dave Kinsey to Detroit to celebrate his journey into simplicity and the works it inspired him to create.
ARTIST DAVE KINSEY FOUND “CREATIVE CLARITY” IN ISOLATION
In 2010 renowned California-based contemporary artist Dave Kinsey left the chaotic landscape of L.A. and headed North, finding solace in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The result is Kinsey’s stunning new solo exhibition, which will debut Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Library Street Collective. “Cushion of Memory” is about “dreams and memories on a human level,” explains Kinsey, who despite being secluded from society, continues to draw influence from the outside world. “Whether it’s war, climate change, struggles of the human condition…these are things that have always informed my work and will continue to inform my work.”
“I think when it comes to creating art in any capacity, you really do need isolation. You need solace. You need to pull yourself away from…the things that can become somewhat of a distraction.” – Dave Kinsey
Dave Kinsey was born in Pittsburgh in 1971 and attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and the Art Institute of Atlanta before moving to California in 1994 to pursue a career as a designer and fine artist.
His work captures the universal essence of the human condition mainly through an energetic portrayal of urban figures. Working spontaneously, and utilizing a range of mediums, he constructs multi-layered, textured environments easily likened to the complexities of contemporary life. His portraits depict beings who are both triumphant in their defiant stance to their surroundings, and tragic, as they transmit a visual display of raw emotion and jangled nerves. The style and substance of his body of work originates in street art, and in keeping with his goal “to expose as many people to art as possible and to honor the power art has when it’s created and accepted”, Kinsey founded BLK/MRKT Gallery (now Kinsey/DesForges) in 2001, allowing him to provide a crossroads for a new movement of young and electrifying iconoclasts.
In addition to these pursuits his fine art has been shown in galleries and museums worldwide, among these a recent exhibition at the URBIS Museum in Manchester and Art Brussels in Belgium. He has also been featured in such publications as The New York Times, Black Book, The Washington Post and BLK/MRKT One and Two, and invited to speak at numerous institutions such as The Art Center College of Design, UCLA, Montserrat College of Art and most recently, the Semi-Permanent conference in Sydney, Australia.
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