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February 12, 2015

lightspeed by Darren Pearson

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February 11, 2015

“Lucid Stead” by artist Phillip K. Smith III

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Poster Child Prints | Print Release | Hannah Hooper | Available Now

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PCP presents Didn’t Have To Go by:
HANNAH HOOPER

 

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PCP is excited to work with Hannah Hooper again. This time we bring you a new and exclusive print edition titled, Didn’t Have To Go.

One of Hannah’s original pieces of artwork can now be a part of your art collection. With only 100 in the edition, Hannah’s prints go fast, so be sure to scoop this print while it’s still available!
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Didn’t Have To Go

20 x 20 inches

Limited Edition of 100

Each Print is signed by

Four-color silkscreen on 100% cotton archival paper.

Prints are numbered, embossed and exclusive to Poster Child Prints,
validated by a Certificate of Authenticity.

$125

BUY NOW

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Hannah Hooper is an American artist and musician based out of Los Angeles. Her work deals with a diverse array of subject matter including tragic pop culture figures, claustrophobic beach/crowd scenes and strange figures distorted through bodies of water. Hannah is almost obsessive in her ever-present need to draw. She’s filled countless sketchbooks with studies of her surroundings, tours, friends/family and imaginary landscapes.

As a member of Grouplove, Hannah has also taken on the role of art director for the band. Her work adorns virtually all of the albums, posters, merch and even the costume and stage design. The frenetic energy of her mark making and line-work echoes the inspired and frenzied performances of the group.

Read more about Hannah here.

February 10, 2015

VISSLA x Eric Geiselman

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Introducing Eric Geiselman from Vissla on Vimeo.

Jameson Bloodline: #RootedInSkateboarding featuring Julian Davidson

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Jameson Bloodline: #RootedInSkateboarding featuring Julian Davidson from etnies on Vimeo.

February 9, 2015

KALEIDOSCOPE – Spanish Urban Art Exhibition – London

Liz rice McCray

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‘Kaleidoscope’ is an exhibition showcasing 12 hand-selected artists that have created, inspired and lead the public art movement in Spain over the past 10 years.

Artists that initially placed their mark on abandoned buildings, villages, city streets and dark alleys, have now reached international attention for their artwork in galleries and museums across the globe. ‘Kaleidoscope’ aims to analyse, challenge and celebrate the influences, patterns and trends that can be found in Spanish art and understand how their culture, location and heritage has helped them develop their colourful creative voice.

Spain has always enjoyed a unique position in relation to modern art history. Through the innovation of Masters such as Goya, Picasso, Dali and Miro, to name but a few, the region and culture has earned a reputation as truly rebellious, striving to carve out its own identity as a breeding ground for the avant-garde, breaking away from the ruling Parisian Salons of their day. Now in 2015, Spain’s legacy of insurrection continues to fuel a collection of urban artists exploring various mediums, styles and dimensions, from large murals to intricate, detailed paintings and stencils; experimenting with colour, humour and the varied Spanish landscape. The underlying similarities and paradoxical diversity of style originating from Spain can be largely accredited to this rich heritage and, with artists persisting to experiment, not content to simply mimic the successes of others, the region continues to bubble over with a raw, and largely undiscovered, collection of genius.

Unlike much of the international street art scene, Spain’s large rural communities have allowed artists access to space on not just the steel shutters, concrete blocks and industrial surfaces of the modern city, but on to the barn doors, rocky outcrops and stone walls of the Mediterranean landscape. Many of the sleepy towns and villages across Spain are left to their own regulative devices and, although in some respects the law is strict in relation to public art, we see many artists have honed their skills outdoors due to the welcome lack of attention by their local authorities. These small communities have effectively allowed the Spanish public art movement to grow with relative freedom and, with the use of photography, these once secret masterpieces have reached the eyes of millions through the internet and social media platforms.

MYA aims to bring together an innovative and highly influential group of contemporary artists from all corners of Spain in one exhibition, illustrating the pure talent that has developed from this unique culture. Specifically curated for MYA’s own award winning gallery space, even inviting choice artists to paint directly on to the interior walls, the exhibition sets to capture the attention and imagination of the London art market, urging them to recognise and connect with this powerful group of living artists. Alongside the exhibition MYA will showcase a collection of photographs from these artists demonstrating the impact that their public artworks demonstrate in the original settings, from abandoned farm buildings to city streets. The exhibition will also host a detailed panel discussion about the collection, discussing the contributing artists and the history of this powerful contemporary movement.

New and original artworks on show by exhibiting artists:
Zosen, Okuda, Felipe Pantone, Nuria Mora, Kenor, Murone, Btoy, Txemy, Pez, Demsky, Uriginal, Spok

Opening Reception: Thursday, 19th of February 2015 / 6pm – 9pm
To attend the Private View please e-mail: rsvp@myagallery.com
For online preview requests please e-mail: Jacob@myagallery.com
Exhibition on show from the 20th of February – 4th of April 2015

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New Image Art presents “Everything’s Cool and Nothing Sucks.”

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EVERYTHING’S COOL AND NOTHING SUCKS

VARIOUS ARTISTS

February 13th – March 7th

Opening Reception Saturday, Friday 13th, 2015

7pm – 10pm

7920 Santa Monica Blvd.

West Hollywood, CA 90046

New Image Art presents “Everything’s Cool and Nothing Sucks.” The show features new works by Luke Pelletier, Kristen Liu-Wong, and John F. Malta.

About Luke Pelletier:

The driving forces behind Luke Pelletier’s work are the dualities and contradictions between his ideals and desires. His art is filled with dark humor and scenes of paradise that are simultaneously pristine and decaying. Through print editions and multiplicity, his work utilizes repetition to create a seemingly never-ending output of imagery. The work weaves through personal anecdotes, ambitions, and the world around him. By omitting information and blurring the intersections of separate ideas, He creates fragmented and scattered observations that can be rearranged to create different meanings.

About Kristen Liu-Wong:

Born in San Francisco and living in Brooklyn, Kristen Liu-Wong graduated with a BFA from Pratt Institute in 2013 where she studied Illustration. She is inspired not only by her own observations of contemporary urban life and interests in classic literature and folk tales, but by the properties of the supplies which she uses. Rather than focusing upon the meaning or theme of a work as she creates it, Kristen focuses upon the aesthetic effect of her art in order to bring her own visions before the eyes of her viewers. Each piece is marked by strong, clean lines and vibrant colors as well as an emphasis on tight composition, resulting in art that transforms the space which it adorns.

About John F. Malta:

John F. Malta is a painter and illustrator based in Kansas City, Missouri. Malta’s paintings explore a perpetually evolving narrative inspired by his teenage years traversing through the Northeast Ohio punk scene, wading through murky creeks, and skateboarding till he could no longer see the road in front of him. His most recent work is cluttered with artifacts from a life spent raising reptiles, reading comics, and exploring the great american plains with his pitbull Hanz. John’s work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, VICE, The Village Voice, and Surfing Magazine.

February 8, 2015

Rose Park Neighborhood Asscociation Presents Big heART

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Benefit Art Show for Homeless and At-risk Youth
Friday February 13th – 6pm-9pm
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A youth living on the street is just not acceptable. It’s a bad way to enter adulthood. A life in a neighborhood suggests a home, neighbors, and safety but these things we take for granted are just a dream if homeless.
To participate in the city’s goal to eliminate homelessness, a benefit Mixed Media art show will be held on February 13th sponsored by Rose Park Neighborhood Association and hosted at LB Skate (E7th & Obispo). We are calling it the “Big heART” show. Twenty artists – including some who’ve been homeless – will exhibit their art, sculpture or photography. Artists exhibiting will be spotlighted via Instagram we encourage all to join in a very fun evening.
But the event is just the first step. Proceeds from the sale of art will supply packages to youth experiencing homelessness, through art therapy and self-esteem workshops. These packages will be offered through the city’s Multi-Service Center and partnering agencies serving at risk and youth experiencing homelessness, such as our local mentoring program Power4Youth. But what happens after the event? RPNA is hoping to work with a group of UCLA graduate students – who’ll be on hand with preliminary findings of their homeless study in Long Beach – to track how events lead to change, in this case effective programming for homeless and at-risk youth.
Our host is the internationally regarded LB Skate. Tim Scanlan, owner of LB Skate has clear ideas of how to bring together a neighborhood as well as the young adults they see on a daily basis. “We are a community first skateboard shop, and hosting benefit art shows is in the fabric of our business. Creativity is at the heart of skateboarding, thus nurturing artistic creativity is imperative to us. We’ve hosted several art shows and the first of many with Rose Park Neighborhood Association!”
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About RPNA: Home to over 22,000 residents and two historic districts has a mission to encourage communication, cooperation and civic engagement. We’re bounded by 10th St on the north, 4th St on the South, Cherry Ave on the West, and Redondo Ave on the East. The organization is approaching its own 25th birthday in 2017. A recognized non-profit, it offers regular meet-ups, community gatherings, fun events, flyers, eblasts and ways to engage to improve the well-being of the area. Contact info@rpna.org or go to www.rpna.org and like on Facebook.

February 5, 2015

C.A.V.E. GALLERY PRESENTS New work by LI-HILL & JOHN PARK – Opens Saturday

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C.A.V.E. Gallery is pleased to present “Carbon” – an impressive new collection of work by Li-Hill.

The global tension of man versus nature continues to be a driving influence in Li-Hill’s work. For this new series, Li-Hill portrays a diverse selection of animals whose habitat is threatened by the effects of industrialization, especially carbon producing industries.

The show title references the cycle of life and death. It is a reminder that all matter is made from carbon and starts and finishes with this element. The series also reflects the effects of carbon emissions on climate change and the dire consequences this has on habitats and the natural world.

The exhibition includes a series of 10 monochromatic animal portraits created with graphite and spray paint – highly carbon concentrated materials. Li-Hill employs an ephemeral aerosol technique so that the subjects appear to dissipate – reflecting the inevitable breakdown of all matter to molecules of carbon. The series is a beautiful representation of the artist’s fascinating signature style where subjects float with a dynamic tension and a rhythmic balance.

Li-Hill is a Canadian visual artist currently based in Brooklyn. He received a BFA from the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD U) in 2011. In addition to his studio work, the artist is also known for his large scale urban murals and constructing complex, multi-layered installations with found objects and unconventional materials.

Li-Hill has exhibited across the world in countries including Australia, Thailand, China, Canada and the US. He has had works shown in national institutions such as the National Gallery of Victoria, The Art Gallery of Ontario and the Portsmouth Museum of Art in New Hampshire.

 

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JOHN PARK
John Park has become one of Los Angeles’ most recognized contemporary artists. Classically trained, he used these fundamentals as a starting point – and then exploded convention to develop a rigorously stylized urban aesthetic that is rich in meaning and technical skill. His intricate layering of forms and text create a unique, abstract structure – however, each piece is a methodical evolution of complex forms and ideas.

Park received his training at the Rhode Island School of Design. He soon felt constrained by the traditional and regimented style of classical realism that he was pushed to achieve in art school. Then in 2008, Park began to “live paint” at various venues across Los Angeles, including many of C.A.V.E. Gallery’s opening receptions. The live settings allowed him to invite spontaneity into his work – and from this energy, his unique style was sparked.

Park’s distinct technique of layering marker, charcoal, and acrylic continues to evolve. He employs a focused approach – first creating intricate base layers of text and architectural motifs for each piece, and then incorporating stylized figures in motion emerging from their environments – giving each piece a unique voice.

The subjects in this new collection of work by Park reflect the archetypal stages of The Hero’s Journey as outlined in Joseph Campbell’s famous book of world mythology, “The Hero With a Thousand Faces”. The series is an exploration of the trials of today’s world, including the pressure of increasing urbanization and alienation in the midst of constant surveillance. The subjects are presented with a “call to adventure” where they must face challenges. If they respond bravely and wisely to these tasks, they emerge a Hero with the insightful knowledge and consciousness to influence positive change in the world.

DENNIS MORRIS / REVOLUTIONARY DREAMS

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DENNIS MORRIS / REVOLUTIONARY DREAMS
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Artshow and music event
Friday, February 6, 2015 | 7-11pm
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Print release
Friday, February 6, 2015 | 5pm
This is first come, first serve. No pre-orders or shipping available. No exceptions.

KNOWN GALLERY
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
info@knowngallery.com

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A celebration of Bob Marley’s 70th birthday

Dennis Morris’s photos of Bob Marley are widely accepted as the definitive iconic images of reggae’s king. His photographs give the viewer an insight to the soul of Marley.

February 6th would have been Bob Marley’s 70thbirthday, and to celebrate, Known Gallery will be exhibiting 20+ images from Morris’s collection. Each image will echo one of Marley’s famous songs: “Get Up Stand Up”, “Burning”….

The exhibition is entitled Revolutionary Dreams as it was what Bob Marley and his songs were about: Freedom, Revolution and Love. This was a man who “knew his mission”. He broke down barriers and confronted intolerance through his actions and through his rebel music.

Morris recalls: On meeting Marley for the first time outside the Speakeasy club in London in 1975 I knew my life was to change: “Don’t let them tell you, you can’t do anything Dennis, you can be anything you want”, he gave me confidence, he gave me hope, he gave me identity, he made my dreams possible. And for million of others worldwide, he did the same. Live up Bob, the Rebel lives on.

The Exhibition:

20+ giant photographs, black and white, color, portraits, live shots. An original piece and a special limited edition Bob Marley print by Shepard Fairey.

Dennis Morris:

Dennis Morris is a British-based artist who has used the camera to produce an in-depth body of work on extraordinary individuals.

His work is closely associated with music, having created some of the most iconic and memorable images of Bob Marley and the Sex Pistols as well as the Marianne Faithull Broken English album cover, but he has also captured the essence of the Sikh community of Southall (UK), the collection was subsequently bought by English Heritage. He is also created the iconic Public Image Ltd logo and their first two album sleeves, including the Metal Box.

Several books of his work have been published, including Bob Marley: A Rebel Life, The Bollockson the Sex Pistols and Growing Up Black, a chronicle of Black Britain.

His work is well recognized and has been exhibited internationally (Today Art Museum, Beijing; Laforet Museum, Tokyo; Arles Photography Festival, France; The Photographers’ Gallery, London; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland…).

His photographs are included in prestigious public and private collections, such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and have appeared in numerous publications, including Rolling Stone, Time, GQ, Vogue, W, Frieze; Lipstick Traces: a Secret History of the Twentieth Century by Greil Marcus, Century by Bruce Bernard, and 100 Days of Active Resistance by Vivienne Westwood.

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