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November 13, 2014

CES Contemporary :: Dan Peterka – DOUBLE BLAST & Mike Parillo – EXTRA DOPAMINE

Joe

Who: Dan Peterka & Mike Parillo

What: Art Exhibition of various works by Dan Peterka & Mike Parillo

When: Opening Saturday, November 15 || 6-9 pm, exhibiting November 15 – December 13

Where: CES Contemporary, 709 & 711 Mateo St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

CES Contemporary presents Double Blast, a survey solo exhibition of various works by Dan Peterka in the Main Gallery, and Extra Dopamine, new experimental works by Mike Parillo in the Focus Space.For this exhibition, CES Contemporary focuses on two self-taught artists who have been maintaining a fine art practice for the last twenty years that draws from a collective ethos rooted in the skater and snowboard scene dating back to early 1990’s. Both artists’ studio practice deviates from their training as commercial and industrial designers for sports companies and products. As life-long friends, this is their first exhibition together in Los Angeles since 1999.CES_Gallery_Dan_Peterka_cowellCES_Gallery_Dan_Peterka_sunday_gtwo

Dan Peterka (b. 1974) is a self-taught artist who lives and works in Portland, Oregon. He is best known for his graphic design work in the snowboarding and skateboarding world of the nineties and his legendary appearances in the original H-Street Skateboard videos as an athlete. Peterka’s multi-media methods for making art are akin with his no holds barred, multi-faceted approach to life. he work in the exhibition will be seen for the first time in a contemporary gallery context, and features a survey of multi-media works dating from 2001 to 2014.

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Mike Parillo (b.1972) is a self-taught, Los Angeles-based artist. He has balanced working as a commercial artist in the action sports industry and has pursued both commercial and fine arts in both Los Angeles, CA and Prague, Czech Republic. He relocated to Jackson, Wyoming in 2008 to focus on fine art, and recently re-settled in Los Angeles. Parillo is known for distinctive graphic motifs that occur throughout his bodies of work. These motifs form an ongoing symbolic narrative about the concepts of failure and of success.

Active Grand Opening :: REDLANDS

Joe

Active Ride Shop is opening another epic store this week in Redlands. Come to the grand opening on Saturday, November 15th and meet the DC Skate Team: Njah Huston, Felipe Gustavo, Matt Miller, Tom Schaar & Josh Kalis. Address is 27514 W. Lugonia Ave, Suite A, Redlands, CA 92374 – We will see you there!

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November 12, 2014

MEGGS GOES BIG WITH HIS ‘RISE UP’ MURAL IN DETROIT, MI

Elizabeth McCray

Meggs Paints Epic ‘Rising Up, Back On The Streets” Mural In Detroit from 1xRUN on Vimeo.

Detroit, MI – HOUSE OF MEGGS announces the completion of ‘Rise Up,’ David ‘MEGGS’ Hooke’s largest solo mural to date. At over 6,000 square feet, it towers over the eastern section of Detroit’s Russell industrial district and serves as an iconic symbol of the city’s ups and downs. The mural, which features an image of a tiger and the text ‘Rise Up,’ reveals a constant symbol of hope and strength that the city can identify with as it moves into a new era of change and regrowth.

“I hoped to convey the energy and momentum of self-empowerment and moving forward,” MEGGS explains regarding this milestone in his mural career. “The tiger is a symbol that all Detroiters relate to and feel proud ownership of – it’s a symbol that’s born from Detroit’s glory days and one that survived its unfortunate downfall.” MEGGS also expresses his respect for Detroit graffiti, “It was great to be able to share this wall with three local Detroit heavy hitters – props to Tead, Elmer, and Rawr.”

The ‘Rise Up’ mural, which concludes MEGGS’ five-week residency and solo gallery exhibition with Inner State Gallery and 1XRUN, was created as his homage to the city of Detroit. “It was my way of giving back to a city that had welcomed me, inspired me, and allowed me to take from it to create my own artwork and experience,” he says. Aside from being his largest public piece of artwork, MEGGS’ eclipses his previous works with new textural techniques and intricate details to reference the multi-faceted landscape of Detroit.

Ironically, the mural commenced a week after Mayor Mike Duggan announced a controversial crackdown on graffiti, forcing the city to fine numerous business owners who had actually commissioned artists to paint murals on their buildings. MEGGS faced logistical hurdles and numerous encounters with police and city workers, but the response was overwhelmingly positive and he was allowed to proceed and complete the largest wall in his street art career.

For more on MEGGS, visit www.houseofmeggs.com

Photo credit Mike Popso

Photo credit Mike Popso

Photo Credit Mike Popso

Photo credit Sal Rodriguez

Photo Credit Sal Rodriguez

Photo credit Sal Rodriguez

Photo credit Mike Popso

Welcome to Street Dome: Caples, Glifberg & Malto in Denmark

Joe

November 10, 2014

Dusty Payne in ‘Sanctuary’

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November 6, 2014

Samir Evol – Create Your Vision – The Portrait

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November 5, 2014

ourCaste ~ QUICK CUT // L ~ Through

Joe

“ourCaste ~ QUICK CUT // L ~ Through” from ourCaste on Vimeo.

Miss Reef 2015

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Pose, KC Ortiz, Vizie, and Omens | Further/Farther opens on November 8th, 2014 The Seventh Letter Flagship Store and Gallery

Elizabeth McCray

Join us Saturday, November 8, 2014 | 8-11pm
Pose, KC Ortiz, Vizie, and Omens
Further/Farther

Exhibit runs through November 8 – 22, 2014

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The Seventh Letter
Flagship Store and Gallery
346 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles CA 90036
gallery@theseventhletter.com

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On November 8th, 2014 The Seventh Letter Flagship Store and Gallery will be showing a new body of work from Pose, KC Ortiz, Vizie, and Omens. They have worked together collectively for years, so it would make sense they would create a body of work to show as a group. The show, titled “Further/Farther” is a reflection of the collectives influence from psychedelia, youth and popular culture, design, depth, mind-bending colors, and buddhist prayer flags. The work is comprised of both art and installation. Together, the collective bodies of work come together to bend the realm of the traditional setting and bleed into an environmental experience.

For more information/media credentials/sales:
Casey Zoltan, Gallery Director / gallery@theseventhletter.com
Bill Hebner / bill@theseventhletter.com
Dani Curlin / dani@knowngallery.com
323-549-0007

 

 

 

November 4, 2014

the yok | sheryo art show

Elizabeth McCray

 

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