May 14, 2015
May 13, 2015
Open House Creative
1602 Babcock Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
instagram // @openhousecreative
GET THIS POWER
5/16/15 – 6/10/15
Saturday, May 16th 7-10pm
Gallery hours: 1pm – 6pm
Tuesday – Saturday
7920 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
323 – 654 – 2192
New Image Art is pleased to present, Get This Power, an exhibition of new work by Yarrow Slaps. This will be Yarrow’s first major solo exhibition with New Image Art.
As an underground San Francisco hip-hop performer Yarrow Slaps has been honing his musical chops for a handful of years now playing at local venues and art shows alike. This interest and participation within hip-hop culture has very much influenced Yarrow’s creative output both on the mic and with a paintbrush.
Yarrow Slaps funky poetics radiate out of his most recent body of work including large and small scale painting, installation, and photography depicting various niche hip-hop influences and urban ephemera. A Bay Area native, Yarrow grew up in the heart of San Francisco as a child the “Mission School” aesthetic. Yarrow was reared in the midst of the SF underground culture before the Bloggers and techies took over. Before the rents soared in SF and back when it was still a place for broke artists to be left alone and create. As a youth he observed the city from different angles and applied the various perspectives to his craft both sonically and visually.
Get This Power is about a young mixed raced artist in a culturally diverse world expressing his views about today, tomorrow and yesterday. Through tense eyes and a “Coastal” sense of style you begin to read a narrative. The many that have inspired him are often delicately placed on concrete colored backgrounds. The over-spray backgrounds and murky pallet capture a feeling unique to San Francisco’s fog lit afternoons and damp evening nights. Mixing concepts of race, class and identity, Yarrow’s paintings have a cheeky upbeat appeal even when commenting on the social climate within today’s urban environment. His process imbues a “low-tech kitchen table aesthetic” (in fact that is where most of the art is made) that resonates with sophistication and naiveté. Building upon pre-existing SF creative culture, Yarrow Slaps continues to evolve artistically and present work that is both authentic and relevant.
Yarrow Slap’s GET THIS POWER solo exhibition will be held at New Image Art located at 7920 Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood, California 90046.
The gallery will host an artist reception and public opening on
Saturday, May 16th at 7 p.m.
May 11, 2015
Mixed Greens and Mark Mulroney present: Yellow Bikini, a show of paintings, collages, booklets, prints, album covers, sketchbooks, and drippy sculptures that are sure to appeal to children and oatmeal lovers alike.
Growing up in rural Orange County, Mulroney was allowed sugar cereal only on his birthday. His mother would take him to the grocery store and let him pick out any box of cereal that he liked. “I got Trix every time,” he states. “I didn’t even care about the cereal—I was after the box. I just knew that me and that rabbit were gonna’ have some good times together.” Mulroney admits it was common for him to sleep with the box for several nights after his birthday. “I got everything I could out of the box of cereal,” he confesses.
Now that Mulroney is old enough to buy whatever cereal he likes whenever he wants, he has little desire to sleep with a box. He does, however, want to share that sense of adventure and togetherness that he felt as a child with as many people as possible. It is his hope that his art lives up to the task.
Mark Mulroney received his MFA from The University of California at Santa Barbara. His first solo show in NY was with Mixed Greens in 2004. Other solo show venues include Galleries Goldstein, London, England; Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Ever Gold, San Francisco, CA; ebersmoore gallery, Chicago, IL; ArtSpace, New Haven, CT; Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Richard Heller, Los Angeles, CA; and The San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art. Group exhibition venues have included Park Life, San Francisco, CA; OKOK Gallery, Seattle, WA; Galerie Ernst Hilger, Vienna, Austria; Evergreene Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland; The National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland; RAID projects, Los Angeles, CA; Finesilver Gallery, Houston, TX; The University of Nevada, Las Vegas; the San Francisco Art Institute; the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum; and the Laguna Beach Art Museum, CA. He has been written about in numerous publications including artforum.com, the Los Angeles Times, and Flash Art. Mulroney currently lives and works in Syracuse, NY.
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WHAT: Timed to coincide with the La Cienega Design Corridor’s annual LEGENDS event, Gallery GO welcomes famed photographer Karen Bystedt in an exhibition of her collaborative tribute to late legend Andy Warhol. Bystedt met Warhol when she was a student studying at NYU and coldcalled him, getting him to agree to sit with her for photos, a highly rare occurrence. A few short years ago Bystedt found the negatives and embarked on creating a collaborative tribute to the late legend as a dedication. Bystedt invited today’s most sought-after contemporary artists in varying genres including Peter Tunney, Dom Pattinson, Chris Brown, Danny Minnick, Speedy Graphito, Dannie Minnick, Jeff Hamilton, Rolland Berry, Annie Preece, Ron Bass and many others to put their own indelible mark upon the photos.
WHEN: Opening reception: Tuesday, May 5; 6:00-8:30 PM
Open house daily: Wednesday, May 6 – Friday May 8; 1pm – 5pm
Exhibit on display through May 23
947 N. La Cienega Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Elaine Trebek-Kares / email@example.com / (310) 657-7111
Jen DiSisto / firstname.lastname@example.org / (323) 718-1391
About Karen Bystedt:
Karen Bystedt, founder and photographer of The Lost Warhols brings to life one of the greatest art icons of the twentieth century. Shot at ‘The Factory’ in New York City, Bystedt was a student at NYU, working on a book on the top male models of the era, when she cold called Andy Warhol. Andy himself answered the phone and agreed to a rare sitting with Bystedt in the conference room at ‘The Factory’. Bystedt went on to publish four books. Having found the negatives in 2011, long lost since the initial shoot in 1982, in Andy’s spirit, Bystedt has began collaborating with some of the great artists in the street and pop art genres of today including Peter Tunney, Speedy Graphito, Gregory Siff and Chris Brown. Permanent collections of the Lost Warhols may be found at The Andy Warhol Museum, the Armenian Museum of Modern Art, the Hearst Foundation, the Lourdes Foundation and in the private collections of Prince Albert of Monaco, Tomoasso Buti, George Lopez, David Caruso and the Dean Collection (Swizz Beatz) among others. With Murals located in Los Angeles, California as well as Houston, Texas. For more information on Karen please visit www.karenbystedt.com
About Gallery GO:
Opened recently by marketing entrepreneur, Elaine Trebek-Kares and curated by music/art maven, Jen DiSisto. Gallery GO is the newest addition to the La Cienega Design Quarter’s contemporary art scene offering a diverse collection of unique and contemporary art and photography, most often tied to musicians and super-stars. Located in the trendy, fashionable, La Cienega Design Quarter just below Santa Monica Blvd, Gallery GO is in a unique boutique space, once occupied by “THEMIS” clothing boutique (1968-71) owned by Jim Morrison of THE DOORS and operated with his lady love,Pamela Curson. Themis was so exclusive that it was rarely open to the public, but became a hangout for the many artists and musicians in the music industry including Three Dog Night and Sharon Tate. “If you really breathe deeply, it may take you back to those Rock ’n Roll days” says Trebek-Kares. For more information on the gallery please visit www.gallerygoart.com