March 13, 2015
March 11, 2015
Just a friendly heads up – we just launched a brand new 10 color hand pulled DABS MYLA screen print on their site. It comes in a blue, yellow or silver color way. I don’t think it will be around for long so wanted to let you know.
Coventry Rag 290gsm
10 color hand pulled screen print
+ hand embellished by DABS MYLA with spray paint
Signed edition of 100 (blue and yellow – Silver 20)
$125.00 (Silver $250.)
March 9, 2015
3/14/15 – 4/4/15
Opening reception March 14th 7-10pm
Gallery hours: 1pm – 6pm
Tuesday – Saturday
7920 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
323 – 654 – 2192
Mtendere Mandowa (pronounced “ten-de-ra”, Chichewa for “Peace”) or Teebs as he is better known, a producer, a painter, and contributing member of the noted LA based Brainfeeder record label comes to New Image Art for the first time, bringing to view his most captivating solo exhibition to date.
Born in the Bronx, New York with Malawi and Barbados origins, Mandowa bounced around the East Coast living in both Georgia and Connecticut before finally landing in the affable LA suburb of Chino Hills. It was here that he began to attune his sonic and visual languages in the solitary of his mother’s two car garage. Teebs’ notoriety steadily grew as his affiliations with the respected My Hollow Drum collective and online radio station Dublab helped to expand his network and following. In 2008, he was invited to Barcelona, Spain and selected to participate the annual Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA). His growth and experience there prompted fellow RBMA alum Flying Lotus to seek out Mandowa and within months Teebs was living and working in close proximity of both Flying Lotus and fellow LA beatmaker Samiyam. Since this time Teebs, has toured the globe and released ‘Ardour’ and ‘Estara’, two full-length albums under the Brainfeeder label with much success and acclaim.
Following the release of his much anticipated sophomore album Estara, Mtendere began to redirect his creative focus into completing the body of work that would later be exhibited as “Overgrown”. His painting practice bares much relation to his music production: collaging, overlapping, and mixing imagery with painted gesture to create meditative and minimalist visual soundscapes. The work emanates a sense of organic appeal with feelings of warmth and movement similar to that of his music. Currently residing in the hilltop neighborhood of Mt. Washington in close proximity to the rapidly gentrifying neighborhood of Highland Park, Mandowa continues to pull influence from his surroundings noting the changes of eastside Los Angeles communities as a point of creative interest. The paintings showcased in this body of work play upon a push and pull between the crowding of space and the presence of negative space, similar to the surrounding east side communities. At times the works seem “overgrown” with organic shapes bending and folding atop one another while other times the work remains sparse and refined. Utilizing a combination of work including large-scale mixed media paintings, over 100 smaller abstract studies on wood, delicate mixed media works on paper, and countless re-purposed vintage vinyl albums, “Overgrown” proves to be indeed a lush environment of creativity.
Mandowa’s “Overgrown” solo exhibition will be held at New Image Art located at 7920 Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood, California. The gallery will host an artist reception and public opening on Saturday, March 14th from 7pm till 10pm. Vinyl music selection by Richard Thompson (@tarantulamouth) via Tijuana with cold beers provided by our friends at Pabst Blue Ribbon. After party with very special guests at Black from 10pm till later.
Carlos Munoz loves to surf, lives to surf and is one of the best young surfers in the world right now. This is evident in Volcom’s newest True to This episode- “Addicted to the Moment”. Watch and enjoy.
March 6, 2015
Indian Summer Agency has opened up its showroom in Venice, CA. The new sales and marketing agency will oversee US distribution strategy for an eclectic group of brands including The Critical Slide Society, Welcome Stranger, REVISIT Products, and Solé Bicycles. The curated line up of brands speaks to the diverse and discerning taste of the modern consumer. ISA exists to tell the incredible stories of the brands they represent and partner with the best retailers to translate these stories to end consumers.
The goal of the agency says founder Drew Ligget is to “work with brands we love, wear, use, and believe in, and to take their vision of success and work to make it a reality. We want to help our brands grow efficiently and sustainably with a focus on relationships with retailers and to do business with integrity and honesty, and always near the ocean.”
The Indian Summer Agency headquarters is located at 1330 Main St in Venice, CA and in addition to a showroom there will be a customer-facing retail space and coffee bar at the space. You can follow the adventures of Indian Summer Agency and their brands on Instagram at @indiansummeragency and online at indiansummeragency.com.
March 5, 2015
When: April 10, 2015 from 6 – 10PM
Where: 1242 Palmetto Street, downtown Los Angeles
Detroit-based contemporary art gallery, LIBRARY STREET COLLECTIVE, is pleased to announce the much-anticipated Los Angeles exhibition by REVOK. This will be the artist’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles, unveiling an entirely new body of work featuring over a dozen hand-painted wood assemblages of enthralling geometric forms in vibrant oil enamel and synthetic polymer. The work is a culmination of REVOK’S new ideas that spawned since moving back to Los Angeles in 2013 after a two-year creative hiatus in Detroit. During his inspiring and productive time in the city, REVOK gained influence from found materials in the physical environment that led to a series of assemblages constructed from artifacts scavenged throughout the city. These works are the focal point of his published book, “REVOK: Made in Detroit” (Gingko Press, 2014) and led to sold-out exhibitions in Detroit, Hamburg, New York and Dubai.
“I felt I was at a place to try new things,” says Jason Williams, when asked how he continues to reinvent himself. “A lot of what I’m going to show in Los Angeles has to do with my new environment.” Williams, better known to many as REVOK, has spent the past twenty-five years not only developing a reputation as a prolific and influential graffiti writer but also as a successful artist that has exhibited internationally in both galleries and museums. “Leaving Detroit and returning to Los Angeles, it didn’t make sense to continue in my previous direction. I felt I had accomplished what I wanted to with my studio practice in Detroit.”
While he adheres to a similar process for creating his most recent body of work, REVOK has developed an intricate and highly complex aesthetic, exclusively using materials he creates in his California studio. REVOK’s new work is centered on the idea of singularity. “We as a civilization and species seem to be on the brink of a new era of evolution. The idea of our technology and biology merging into a new digital consciousness proposes new questions,” says REVOK.
“The work initially feels computer generated and manufactured. However, upon close inspection, the artist’s hand is revealed through flaws and imperfections. It becomes understood that this is the creation from a man’s hands and consciousness and not that of a machine,” says JJ Curis, Partner and Gallery Director at Library Street Collective.
REVOK’s self-titled exhibition will be held at Library Street Collective’s temporary gallery space located at 1242 Palmetto Street in downtown Los Angeles. The gallery will host an artist reception and public opening on Friday, April 10th at 6 p.m. For additional information please visit lscgallery.com.
REVOK (born Jason Williams in 1977) is an American contemporary artist noted for his complex assemblage works. Respected for decades of influential and pioneering work as a graffiti writer, REVOK’s studio work explores deeply shared themes involving place and human experience using the very materials that make up the environment around him. REVOK has exhibited in the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles as well as the Pasadena Museum of Contemporary Art. His work has been exhibited internationally in the United States, Europe and the Middle East and is in a number of important private collections worldwide.
For More Info on REVOK: http://www.lscgallery.com/artists/revok
Library Street Collective
Library Street Collective specializes in cutting edge modern and contemporary fine art with a primary focus on artists who have developed their skills and visual art in public spaces. Our mission is to share what we believe to be some of the most important and inspiring art today. Located in the heart of downtown Detroit, Library Street Collective continues to cultivate a culture of exploration and art appreciation. In addition to exhibiting the works of countless international artists in its Detroit gallery and abroad, Library Street Collective has curated numerous public art initiatives many of which can be found in the city of Detroit.
March 4, 2015
BL!SSS Magazine snow editor Jon Francis just got back from an extended weekend trip to Mammoth Mountain. Snow is upon us, go there and get some…
March 3, 2015
Many aspects of the surf industry are geared towards brand identification, varied lifestyles and approaches to wave riding, and curating a certain look that reflects your image of choice. For us, these types of distinctions are not as important as having fun with our Broz in the ocean and continuing on with our daily grind, but that doesn’t mean we don’t like to have a little fun.
In the spirit of wit, humor, and good times, we are going to print a weekly limited run of t-shirts rehashing many of the tried and true trends within surf / pop culture that pervade the industry into clever and new designs commenting on redundant themes of cool. And by all means, post your own ideas, tag us (@brothers_marshall) and hashtag (#bmparodyparty). We will be choosing one of our favorite parodies once a month to print and feature online.
Join the party, Broz!!!!
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Kisses – BM