January 16, 2015

Hot Laps Mammoth 2015 : Episode 1


January 15, 2015

Kaimana Jaquias aka Mana Boi


Sahara Ray Swim :: Sahara & Mara


Into the night with Sahara Ray & Mara Teigen // Sahara Ray Swim. from RUNAMUK VISUALS on Vimeo.

January 14, 2015

Palmera Express | Trailer 04 “Last Daze”


Kenny Anderson KA3 Signature Sneaker


Surrounded by 3s Converse Cons skate ambassador Kenny Anderson can’t seem to shake the magic number and finds himself with his third signature sneaker, the KA3.

Laura Austin – Create Your Vision – The Photographer


January 12, 2015

FRED STONEHOUSE – ESTHER PEARL WATSON Family Lexicon 5.02 – 21.03.2015

Liz rice McCray



Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea is proud to present Family Lexicon, the double personal exhibition of the american artists Esther Pearl Watson and Fred Stonehouse, curated by Michela D’Acquisto.
The show proposes a new body of works intended to explore the family lexicon of the two artists, meant as the complex of sayings and terms typical of the intimate dimension of every family.
Esther Pearl Watson’s confessional and distinctly naïve painting draw on the years of her very peculiar adolescence, spent on the road between Italy and Texas, in the orbit of her father, an inventor of flying saucers made of cars’ motors and scrap parts.
Her memories unravel in the background of sleepy small towns and infinite Texas prairies, whose skies are always dominated by the strangely comforting presence of space shuttles: these are the double emblem of the relationship with her father, the first inspiring figure of her life, and with her own young daughter, who has learned since she was a child to associate Esther to her UFOs.
The artistic research of Fred Stonehouse, one of the cornerstones of american contemporary folk art, originates from his favourite childhood activity too: pretending to be part of an imaginary family, whose members, only apparently resembling his real parents, display completely made-up oddities and quirks.
Borrowing elements from his catholic upbringing, state fairs and folk tales, Fred inserts these characters, weird as only relatives know how to be, in the woods and the swamps of his Wisconsin, where they are moved by same logic that rules dreams.
Amongst the many similarities that the two have in common, they both teach art and have been published in the cult pages of BLAB!, Monte Beauchamp’s art and comics anthology.
Irriverent and visionary, Esther and Fred are inspired by outsider art, the kind of art that best knows how to tell everyday life, openly fictional and filtered through the vernacular.

On show: paintings, site-specific installations and works on paper.

The show opens on Thursday February 5 at 18.30.
Until March 21.
From Tuesday until Friday, 10 – 13 and 15 – 19, on Saturday, 15 – 19.

Esther Pearl Watson (Frankfurt, 1973) lives and works in Los Angeles.
She is considered by critics an insider-outsider artist, as she uses a self-taught vernacular, despite the MFA in painting from the California Institute Of The Arts of Valencia (California).
In addition to teaching art at the Art Center College Of Design of Pasadena (California), Esther has written many graphic novels, such as the cult publication Unlovable.
Amongst her main personal exhibitions: in 2014, It’s Not A Circus Without A Big Top, Webb Gallery, Waxahachie (Texas); in 2012, Fort Beavatron, CalArts Mint Gallery, Valencia (California); in 2010, Big Dreams, Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco; in 2009, Visions Of The Future, Billy Shire Fine Art, Los Angeles; in 2007, The Weirding Field, La Luz De Jesus, Los Angeles.
Amongst her main group shows: in 2013, Incognito, Santa Monica Museum Of Art, Santa Monica (California); in 2012, House: Home, NYU Kimmel 8th Floor Gallery, New York; in 2007, BLAB!, Copro Nason Gallery, Santa Monica (California).

Fred Stonehouse (Milwaukee, 1960) lives and works in Milwaukee, in Wisconsin.
Holding a BFA in painting from UW-Milwaukee, currently Fred teaches drawing and painting at UW-Madison (Wisconsin).
His works are part of many private, such as Madonna’s, and public collections: to name only a few, Mary And Leigh Block Museum Of Art, Evanston (Illinois); Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee; San Jose Art Museum, San Jose (California).
Amongst his main personal exhibitions: in 2013, The Deacon’s Seat, St. Ambrose College, Davenport (Iowa); in 2012, Blood Relatives, Taylor Bercier Fine Art, New Orleans; in 2011, Marsh Night, Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Los Angeles; in 2010, Marshland, Howard Scott Gallery, New York; in 2007, Selections From The Natural History Portfolio Of Marshall Deerfiled, Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee.
Amongst his main group shows: in 2014, Don’t Wake Daddy IX, Feinkunst Kruger, Amburgo; in 2013, Vice And Virtue, Northern Illinois University Art Museum, DeKalb (Illinois); in 2007, BLAB!, Copro Nason Gallery, Santa Monica (California).Esther Pearl Watson, We rented a House from Mr.Stone, 2014, acrylic and pencil on canvas, 114x173 cm

January 8, 2015

New works by PURE EVIL & KID ACNE – Opens this FRIDAY!

Liz rice McCray

C.A.V.E. Gallery is pleased to kick-off 2015
with shows by UK artists Pure Evil & Kid Acne -
two artists with fans all over the world and whose works
have been a highlight at the gallery over the years.

Please join us for the Opening Reception:
FRIDAY, January 9th – 5:30 – 8:30pm


Basically DisneylandNew work by PURE EVIL

UK street artist, Pure Evil, is known for exploring the darker side of the wreckage of Utopian dreams. He creates graphic portraits of famous pop figures – cut into stencil layers and stylized with his signature painted tear – the product of broken dreams of love and fame.

In 1990, Pure Evil left the ruins of Thatcher’s Britain for a new life in California. He became a designer for the influential streetwear clothing label ANARCHIC ADJUSTMENT, producing clothes and screenprinting t-shirt graphics. He also was involved in the electronic music scene in San Francisco, which led him to become a recording artist for ambient record label FAX based in Germany.

After 10 years in California, influenced by West Coast Graffiti artists such as TWIST and REMINISCE, Pure Evil returned to London – picked up a spray can – and started painting odd, fanged PURE EVIL bunny rabbits everywhere. He fell in with the people behind Banksy’s SANTAS GHETTO and started producing prints for PICTURES ON WALLS.

Since 2007, PURE EVIL has exhibited his artwork worldwide including shows in China, Russia, Mongolia, Brazil, USA and all over Europe. He also runs his own art gallery in London, produces a monthly radio show and regularly gives workshops and participates in lectures about street art.


Destined For GreatnessNew work by KID ACNE

Kid Acne’s “Stabby Women” have been found watching over cities all over the world. These female warriors inhabit and peer out of unexpected public spaces, humanizing the urban edge with a sense that someone’s got your back.

Kid Acne has been painting graffiti, making fanzines, comics and hip-hop music since the early 90’s. His artwork has been exhibited in Beijing, the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Finland, Brazil and Australia – and his signature style of illustrations have furnished designs for clients including Prada, Levis, Volkswagen, Elle, Kid Robot & Warp Records.

Kid Acne’s artwork has also been published in several books such as:

GRAFFITI WORLD – Street Art From Five Continents / Thames & Hudson; ALL ALLURE / Gestalten; ART OF REBELLION 2 & 3 / Publikat; STREET ART NEW YORK / Prestel; NINJA TUNE – 20 Years of Beats & Pieces / Black Dog Publishing; I AM PLASTIC TOO / Kid Robot; BEHIND THE ZINES – Self-Publishing Culture / Gestalten; STREET ART – The Best Urban Art From Around The World / Michael O’Mara Books; WE OWN THE NIGHT / Rizzoli.

Kid Acne was born in Lilongwe, Malawi in 1978 and is based in Sheffield, England.


January 7, 2015

Versatile Wagers


Versatile Wagers from Alex Laurel Photographie on Vimeo.

January 5, 2015

PUSH | Little Tokyo Mural Video

Liz rice McCray

Combining Community Efforts to Create Little Tokyo Mural

Los Angeles, CA (December 8, 2014)  A new mural called, “A New Purpose” by artist PUSH, was finished September 2014 in the Little Tokyo area of Downtown Los Angeles.  The work was crafted by artist, PUSH to bring graffiti art, which is exploding in the Arts District, into the adjacent neighborhood of Little Tokyo. His vision brings a contemporary, abstract vision to the streets of Los Angeles.

Los Angeles native and based graffiti artist, PUSH, is known for his thoughtful graphic-like designs and beautiful use of color. Art Share Los Angeles, a community art center located in the heart of the Arts District collaborated with Known Gallery, an internationally known gallery of The Seventh Letter brand in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles, to bring more public art to the streets of Los Angeles. Property owner, BH Properties graciously donated this wall and supplies to the project. Supaport for this project were also received by Montana Cans, USA.

This 60-foot mural is located at 640 E. 2nd Street between Central and San Pedro Avenues in Little Tokyo. The artwork had to be created between the hours of midnight and 6AM from September 1, 2014 until its completion on September 20, 2014. Crews arrived on site and accessed a large boom that carried the artists up and around the mural. All done in the dead of night.

“It’s the first time we have partnered with Art Share L.A. to bring something unique to our property,” said Steve Jaffe, executive vice president of BH Properties, who owns the building.  “We look forward to exploring other locations in the portfolio that might be good locations for presenting artists’ work.  This property had the perfect location for a wall mural – not only does it enhance the local market but it also really distinguishes our property.”

Residence and long time visitors of the area were awestruck of the steady progress made to the mural. The artwork creates a pop of color with a mixture of strategic lines and strong color blocks that catch everyone’s eyes when they walk or drive by.

The Seventh Letter was founded in 1998 to give writers a voice, forum and respect on a global scale. Their ears are close to the street, and their eyes are still on the walls. From galleries to clothing, it’s the Truth, Loyalty and Royalty.

Art Share Los Angeles, Inc. is a non-profit community arts center is located in the heart of the Arts District, Downtown Los Angeles. The two-story building gives artists access to 14,000 sq. ft. of programmable space including a theater, gallery, studios and classrooms. Art Share’s second floor holds 30 live/work loft spaces, which are reserved for low-income artists.

BH Properties is a Los Angeles-based commercial real estate investment company, which specializes in repositioning troubled assets in the industrial, multi-family, office and retail markets.

Video created by Chop Em Down Films with music by Gas Lamp Killer / Thank you: Jon Lake Photo for the support.

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