Monday, June 30, 2008

Riverside Art Museum silent auction July 12th...

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, in Conjunction with RVCA and Monster Media are Proud to Present Sea No Evil, An Art Benefit Silent Auction.

Saturday, July 12, 2008 @ Riverside Art Museum 3425 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501Contact: Micah Carlson, Marketing CoordinatorPhone: 951.684.7111, ext. 312 ● Fax: 951.684.7332E-mail, site,

Raising money and awareness for the protection and conservation of the world’s oceans, the 2nd annual “Sea No Evil” Art Benefit is set to become a major event on the art and conservation calendar in years to come. SEA NO EVIL, SAVE THE WHALES….On Saturday 12th July 2008 the Sea No Evil Art Benefit will take over the Riverside Art Museum located in the Historic Downtown District of Riverside, California. An art benefit set up to raise funds for The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, (an institution committed to the eradication of pirate whaling, poaching, shark finning, unlawful habitat destruction, and violations of established laws in the world's oceans), Sea No Evil will donate all proceeds from the sale of art. Captain Paul Watson, founder of The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, will speak about the importance of his life’s work. Renowned artist Shepard Fairey will DJ in the art gallery and acclaimed singer songwriter Matt Costa will perform on the roof of the museum. Free drinks will be provided to guests compliments of Sambazon, VeeV, and Imperial. “ The museum will host a two-week preview prior to the benefit (now going on), and donated art will be available for purchase through silent auction bidding on Saturday 12th July 2008.

Participating Artists: Adam Hathorn, Adam Wallacavage, Alex Kopps, Alex Snelgrove, Andrew Pommier, Annie Frenzel, Ashley Macomber, Ben Horton, Brendan Fowler, Brent Vann, Caia Koopman, Cali Dewitt, Chris "Devious" Gliebe, Chris Rubino, Colin Dowling, C.R. Stecyk III, Dan Smith, Daniel Albrigo, Deanna Templeton, Deanne Cheuk, Deph, Dylan Martorell, Ed Templeton, Eric Jones, Fabian lezzi, George Thompson, Jason Mernick, Jeff Soto, Jennifer Becker, Jo Jackson and Chris Johanson collab, Jonathan Zawada, Justin "Angry Blue" Kamerer, Kelsey Brookes, Lindsey Carmichael, Lola, Louis Henderson, Marc Jackson, Marco Sullivan, Mark Mulroney, Maxx242, Mike Ski, Miss Pinny, Neko, Priscilla lezzi, Retna, Revok, Saelee Oh, Shay Nowick, Shepard Fairey, Six Gun Drums, Steven Daily, Theodora Allen, Yanni Vera

Happy bidding - going to be a good one!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Recommended openings to catch this weekend...

Recommended openings to catch this weekend...

Sat, June 28th 7-10:30PM
Black Maria Gallery
3137 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles / 818.613.9090
“Modern Soil” new works from Brooks Salzwedel
(On view through July 26th)

Sat, June 28th 9PM-1AM ($8 admission / $5 as walking art)
Cannibal Flower Group Show & Performance
719 S. Spring St (inside Infusion Gallery) in downtown LA
Monthly group show & performance with featured artist Macsorro, live painting action, live bands, DJ sets and a huge group show with over 50 artists – always a good time!
(One-night only event)

Sat, June 28th 7-10PM
Corey Helford Gallery
8522 Washington Blvd in Culver City / 310.287.2340
“Natural History Museum Part 1” with Carlos Ramos
(On view through July 16th)

Sat, June 28th 5-7PM
Richard Heller Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave, Space B-5A at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica / 310.453.9191
“Drawn and Rendered” new works from Victoria Reynolds
(On view through July 26th)

Sat, June 28th 7-10PM
2895 Agoura Rd, Westlake Village, 91361 / 805.497.4717
“Lost x Tradition: A Lost / Graffiti In The City Of Angels” special exhibit from Eye One
(On view through July 26th)

Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive in Laguna Beach / 949.494.8971 (contact for hours & admission info)
“In The Land Of Retinal Delights: The Juxtapoz Factor” is an exhibition that presents the work of 150 artists and posits that there has been a huge, but unacknowledged art movement taking place in this country for the last 40 years. Since 1994, this ground swelling of lowbrow, surrealistic, pop, figurative, narrative work has coalesced and found a voice in the pages of Juxtapoz magazine published in San Francisco. This rag has become the most widely read art magazine in the US. It is an influencing force on the aspiring artists of Generation Y and the Millenials, who are now enrolling in art schools in numbers never seen before.
(On view through October 5th – do NOT miss this important show!!!)

Please know this is by no means a complete listing of all the art happenings in LA, nor do we try to attempt to be that, as there are great sources like the LA Weekly and many others for that. We strive to direct you towards exhibits that we plan to check out ourselves. Most shows we suggest fall within the realm commonly referred to as new contemporary, urban contemporary, lowbrow, pop surrealism, outsider, graffiti, etc. Enjoy!

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008 post preview on Joshua Clay... have posted a nice lil' preview write up on our upcoming shows this July with Joshua Clay (see above) as well as Erik Siador & Jose "Emroca" Flores in our project room. Click the below link to view their write up:

Click below to view the full flickr preview set, which will be added to as we build towards the opening of both exhibitions:

Armsrock pics from Thieves Ladder / new videos & more...

Armsrock just finished up back to back shows in NY and the UK and went over extremely well at both shows. He's definitely gaining momentum and blowing minds with his amazing installations. To view a set of works from the current 'Poets Of The Paste' show at Ad Hoc Art in Brooklyn, NY - click here:

To view a beautiful set of shots from the recent "Thieve's Ladder" show at Black Rat Press in the UK with Poncho and Chris Stain click on the below link thanks to the fine folks over at

As if all that action wasn't enough, the fine folks over at Jet Set Graffiti recently visited his studio as he was preparing for the above shows and posted two really nice mini-movies on their visit. I'm sure some of you have seen these by now, but I still wanted to include them in this post, as they are worthy of another viewing. For more on Jet Set, check out:

Studio visit #1:

Studio visit #2:

The same folks just interviewed Elbow-Toe as he prepares for both his upcoming solo with Black Rat Press in the UK and his 2-person show with Armsrock with us this December. Soon as that's ready and posted, we'll be sure to post mention of it here. Can't wait to check that out. They've also posted some nice stuff on C215 just now, so be sure to check out their site and bookmark it.

In meantime, watch what else Armsrock gets up to via his blog here:

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Great article on the Tate Modern show...

Check out this great article on the big Tate Modern show:

In The Land Of Retinal Delights opens...

In the Land of Retinal Delights: The Juxtapoz Factor opened last night to a star studded crowd. A who's who of the current art scene for sure. The private opening reception went down last night and the exhibition opens to the public today, June 22 and will run through October 5, 2008.

The exhibition features the artistry of Mark Ryden, Jeff Soto, Tim Biskup, Tiffany Bozic, Raymond Pettibone, Craig Stecyk, Marion Peck, Von Dutch, Robert Williams, Peter Joel Witkin, Camille Rose Garcia, Eric White, and well over a hundred more plus a simply amazing installation in the lower level from Kevin Ancel that has to be seen in person. The opening night reception also served as the premiere of Todd Schoor's latest masterpiece that he created as a commission for Nike head Mark Parker. It's MASSIVE and features a frame created by a Hollywood prop house that really is a work of art by itself.

Looking forward to seeing the show again, as there were so many folks out to talk to and catch up with, it made it hard to really take in all the art as I would have liked. We also had to rush out a bit earlier than we wanted, as we had tix to the opening of the David Choe move "Dirty Hands" (which, was AMAZING - see it!!!). Luckily I had a chance to congratulate curator Meg Linton on the show before we had to leave and she mentioned there would be other events going down throughout the exhibiton's run at the museum, so be sure to keep an eye out for those.

The setting of the museum itself is just amazing. They are located less than a block from the ocean and Laguna is already a major art destination in and of itself being home to the Pagent Of The Masters and a thriving arts community, so be sure to make a weekend out of it and hit this exhibit before it's too late, and take in some of the other beautiful sites that Laguna has to offer. It's about 50 miles outside of LA, but so worth the drive.

The exhibition catalog (now available for pre-order) is being laid out by the one and only Mark Murphy of Murphy Design. Mark also designed all the invites and other materials associated with the event.

For hours and more info, visit the museum at:

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Know Hope in town from Israel...

Know Hope is in town from Israel and is just killing it. You may have noticed some of his beautiful wheat pastes up about the LaBrea/Melrose area in the past week (see below) or perhaps been lucky enough to see one of his street lamp installs before someone ran off with 'em... either way, his show this Sat at Carmichael alongside Asbestos, Cherri Wood, The Dark and Kngee is one not to miss. KH and the Carmichael crew have transformed the back gallery into something that really needs to be seen in person. The beauty above is our latest addition.

Joshua Clay solo nears...

Joshua Clay's 2nd solo show with our gallery is getting near... sneak previews will be posted as we head into the show at:

Joshua is pictured above in front of the mural he did recently in London with KMNDZ, Ekundayo and Mike Maxwell. The full mural is actually featured as the inside front and back inside color spreads of the new 'London Street Art 2' book issued by Prestel. It lasted all of a day, before some street art pirates came and snapped it up off the streets... considering the sheer size of this massive mural, it must have been a very planned out attack.

Watch for more sneak peaks to be posted soon.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Stella Im Hultberg debut LA solo coming this August...

Coming this August.
Stella's 1st Los Angeles solo show.
Get ready.

Recommended openings to catch this weekend...

Recommended openings to catch this weekend...

Fri, June 20th
The Grind
12222 Venice Blvd in Los Angeles
“Wine & Chocolates” with new works from Naomi Nowak, Yuki Miyazaki, Grace Albelda, Nicole Bruckman, Danni Shinya Luo and more
(On view through July 11th)

Sat, June 21st 7-10PM
Appleagate Gallery
3101-A Main Street in Santa Monica
New works from Rick Reese and Robert Palacios(On view through July 16th)

Sat, June 21st 8PM-Midnight
Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art
1257 N. La Brea Ave in West Hollywood / 323.969.0600
“Take A Deep Breath” featuring Know Hope, Asbestos, Cherri Wood, The Dark and Kngee
(On view through July 20th)

Sat, June 21st 6:30-10PM
2062 Sawtelle Blvd in Los Angeles / 310.445.9276
“Convolvere” featuring new works from Jack Long
(On view through July 16th)

Sat, June 21st 7:30-10:30PM
4017 Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles
"Flaunt" featuring new works from Martha Rich, Mark Todd, Lynn Baik, Aaron Smith, Freida Gossett, Kyoko Kawasaki, Tasha Kusama, Nolina Burge, Jason Holley, Sean Cassidy and many more
(On view through July 31t)

Sat, June 21st 4-8PM
Monkeyhouse Toys and Art Gallery
1618 ½ Silver Lake Blvd in Los Angeles / 323.662.3437
“Sugar Rush” featuring works from 40 emerging female artists including Jenna Colby, Misha, Delphia, Anna Chambers, Melissa Contreras, Catherine Brooks, and many more.
(On view through July 5th)

Sun, June 22nd 11AM-5PM ($10 museum admission)
Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive in Laguna Beach / 949.494.8971
“In The Land Of Retinal Delights: The Juxtapoz Factor” is an exhibition that presents the work of 150 artists and posits that there has been a huge, but unacknowledged art movement taking place in this country for the last 40 years. Since 1994, this ground swelling of lowbrow, surrealistic, pop, figurative, narrative work has coalesced and found a voice in the pages of Juxtapoz magazine published in San Francisco. This rag has become the most widely read art magazine in the US. It is an influencing force on the aspiring artists of Generation Y and the Millenials, who are now enrolling in art schools in numbers never seen before.
(On view through October 5th)

Sun, June 22nd @ 8PM
The Normandie Room
8737 Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood / (310) 659-6204
"A Peepshow in West Hollywood" - Alexandra Gibson's Erotica Photography

Thursday, June 19, 2008

KAWS in NYC tonight...

The one and only KAWS makes a very rare gallery appearace in NYC this evening... I can only imagine the scene and the prices the pieces commanded. I shall dream.

Urban Angel to host 1st art show soon!

The amazing is about to host it's first proper art show... get in touch asap to get on the buyer's preview list. They are closing it down this coming Monday.

And if you're not familiar with this site at all, do yourself a favor and check it out and book mark it now.

Start your engines! This is going to be an AMAZING show.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008 cover "Karmic Magic"... recently posted some exclusive pics and a nice lil' write up on Amy Sol's "Karmic Magic" and Dan-ah Kim's "Departing Flights" - check it out here:

Prepare to enter the forest...

Red Forest
This October. Get ready.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Karmic Magic opening night photos posted / print now available online

Opening night photos from Amy Sol's "Karmic Magic" opening and Dan-ah Kim's "Departing Flights" opening are now posted online.

View the flickr set here:

Jack from has also posted some nice shots as well - view via following link:

The limited edition print for Kokiri Carousel is now available on line as well.

Click through to our print section here:

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Recommended Openings / Events for this weekend...

Recommended Openings / Events for this weekend...

Fri, June 13th 7-11PM
4210 Santa Monica Blvd in Los Angeles / 323.913.3375
“Karmic Magic” from Amy Sol + “Departing Flights” from Dan-Ah Kim in our project room and select works also on view from Brandi Read in our project room
(Both exhibits on view through July 4th)

Fri, June 13th
Gallery Nineteen Eighty Eight
7020 Melrose Ave in Los Angeles / 323.937.7088
Book signing event with Brandi Milne to celebrate the release of her new children’s book via Baby Tattoo
(One night only special event)

Sat, June 14th 7-10PM
J. Flynn Gallery
2950A Randolph Ave in Costa Mesa / 714.708.3504
“LOL” featuring new works from Charles Krafft and Mindy Cherri
(On view through July 5th)

Sat, June 14th 6-10PM
Lab 101
8539 Washington Blvd. / 310.945.5974
“For Those Asleep In Fields of Gold” with David Foldvari, Craig Atkinson and Ryan Riss

Sat, June 14th 7-11PM
Nucleus Gallery
210 E. Main St., Alhambra / 626.458.7482
“Into The Woods” featuring Chris Appelhans, Catia Chien, Kazu Kibuishi, Robert Kondo and Yoko Tanaka
(On view through June 30th)

Sat, June 14th 7-10PM
Billy Shire Fine Arts
5790 Washington Blvd. In Los Angeles / 323.297.0600
“New Work” from Glenn Barr
(On view through July 12th)

COMING UP mid-next week: – don’t miss this!!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

MyLoveForYou... interviews Elbow-Toe

My Love For You Is A Stamped Of Horses just posted a killer interview with Elbow-Toe:

And Bombin Magazine also recently interview him - check it at:

If you are in NYC/Brooklyn this Fri - DO NOT MISS the "Poets Of The Paste" show at Ad Hoc Art out in Brooklyn... promises to be one of the most buzzed about shows in some time and also serves as a nice lil' sneak preview of what's to come this December from Elbow-Toe and Armsrock... can not wait for them to take over our gallery.

Watch for the latest from Elbow-Toe on his blog at:

Flavorpill, BoingBoing, VinylPulse & more preview Karmic Magic...

Check out early advance coverage on Amy Sol's "Karmic Magic" at:

And we posted a bunch of new sneak peak shots on our flickr of Amy working on her amazing installation as well as pics of her signing the prints and more (see above).

"Karmic Magic, Las Vegas artist Amy Sol's solo show with the Silverlake gem Thinkspace, features doe-eyed females, furry creatures, and sweetly whimsical, abstract narratives. Her graphically stylized, flattened-space compositions have a dreamlike quality, as her heroines are often caught frozen in contemplation of their surreal surroundings: carousels floating in wet skies, allegorical menageries, and windswept vistas. In their fantastical flora-and-fauna environments, Sol's damsels relish in private moments, perhaps waiting for some type of resolution to inscrutable inner quandaries." - FLAVORPILL.NET

"Sol’s paintings are like willfully obscure abstract fables in which she pairs images that she likes with personal ideas about the characters she creates. This visual vocabulary is the backbone to Sol's unique brand of storytelling, which she refers to as 'muted allegories'." - JUXTAPOZ.COM

Monday, June 9, 2008

Yosuke Ueno invades Rome...

Japanese artist Yosuke Ueno is currently enjoying his 1st solo show at the highly regarded Mondo Bizzaro Gallery in Rome, Italy.

To view the works in the show, check here:

For the latest on Yosuke, check here:

The new works are just amazing. He continues to refine his style with each major exhibit. Soooo excited for our upcoming show with him... look for a solo from Yosuke in summer 2010 with thinkspace.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Amy Sol sneak #4....

Amy Sol sneak peak #4... here's one of the three gouche and ink works on paper that will be in her solo show this Fri, June 13th with us. Of special interest is the hand carved frame designed by Amy and created by a master wood carver overseas. All three of her works on paper in this show come housed in these special hand-carved frames. Stunning.

Prints will go on sale day of show at 5:30PM... look for full details to be posted soon!

MBW's ArtShow2008 is near!!!

Hopefully you've noticed all the hype about town directing one to, that is unless you've been living under a rock or perhaps you just drive about all day with blinders on... MBW has litterally hit up almost every corner in Los Angeles over the past few months leading up to this show with his amazing wheat pastes of distored pop icons.

If you haven't, write this info down. DO NOT miss this show, it's going to be an epic exhibit with several installations taking up almost 15,000 sq ft of space in the ol' CBS building on Sunset.

Mr. Brainwash (aka MBW) is proud to present his solo show "Life Is Beautiful"...

Public opening: Wed, June 18th @ 7PM - 1st 200 people in line get a free signed print (see site for details - his image of Elvis with the red Fischer Price machine gun - CLASSIC). There is a special collector preview, a couple of them, so get to snooping if you want in on this.

6121 Sunset Blvd - you can't miss it (see pic above) - he's done the front up big time with a half dozen massive wheat pastes where movie and tv hype once was.


Saturday, June 7, 2008

The UK's Will Barras debuted his 1st LA solo...

The UK's Will Barras debuted his 1st LA solo show tonight at The Carmichael Gallery on LaBrea... be sure to roll through and check it out before it comes down, he did a great job and his brush strokes are just filled with so much energy. Two killer onsite mural installations as well (see above). He's an artist's artist for sure. In the past couple years he's been causing a pretty massive buzz over in the UK and is also a part of the well known Scrawl Collective. You'll be hearing much more from him in the future, including a feature in a future issue of Juxtapoz (and he's on the cover of the new issue of Modart - Europe's answer to Juxtapoz).

Check out a killer video of Will here:
The Scrawl Collective:

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Amy Sol sneak peak #3...

We're happy to share the 3rd full sneak peak of a piece from "Karmic Magic" - look for additional details to follow on the release of her print early next week.

We will be open early for the print sale, so watch for times and further details to be posted here soon. Also, please be sure to sign up for our mailing list if you haven't already to get the news before anyone else.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Brandi Milne making a big impact in LA over the next couple weeks...

Brandi Milne just rocked Corey Helford Gallery a few months back... now she's storming LA with a vengeance over the coming weeks.

The madness started this evening with her participation in the big "Design For Humanity" Surfrider Benefit art show that Billabong held out at the Avalon in Hollywood... then... she rocks Gallery 2 at Copro Nason this Saturday, June 7th with her 2nd LA solo show and then next weekend, Friday June 13th, she has her big kids book release from Baby Tattoo over at Gallery 1988 over on Melrose, complete with art from the book on display to purchase.

Oh yeah... and she's got a couple shirt designs about to drop from Hurley too.

When does she sleep? We hope not anytime soon.. as after all this, she'll start getting ready for her big solo with us next April. Can't wait!!! Brandi is just killin' it right now!

Check out her site for all the details on the above:

Niagara invades LA this SAT (one-night only)...

Billy Shire and BSFA have partnered with VANS to debut Niagara's new line with a special exhibition of over 30 original works this Saturday, June 7th, 7-9pm.

The gallery will be open on Saturday, June 7 from 12-6pm, with the general public opening from 7-9pm. No RSVP is required to attend on Saturday. Minors must be accompanied by an adult since drinks will be served. Great chance to see a huge body of work from one of our scene's longest standing and most respected artists.

David Choe movie set to have LA premiere June 21st...

Harry Kim’s highly anticipated documentary on street art’s favorite badass, David Choe, finally debuts Saturday, June 21st as part of the Los Angeles Film Fest at Majestic Crest Theatre.

Dirty Hands: The Art & Crimes of David Choe chronicles the life of this renegade artist’s triumphs, struggles, and self-described “bullshit life.” Los Angeles artist David Choe's kaleidoscopic work can be playful, confrontational and sexually frank. His personal life is no less complicated, as revealed by close friend Harry Kim, who documented Choe's life and crimes from 2000 to 2007. From the manic highs of commercial success and dinosaur hunting in the Congo to the self-destructive lows of Japanese jail sentences and bouts of self-doubt and depression, what begins as a gleeful portrait of a bad-boy artist slowly becomes a poignant celebration of one man's journey, both artistically and spiritually, toward his own uncertain salvation.

Pictured above is one of our gems from Choe that we got from his last show at Gallery AD up in San Jose - "Party Hats and Double Dongs". How can't you love it with a name like that?!?!

To view the trailer go here.

Purchase tickets to the world premiere of Dirty Hands: The Art & Crimes of David Choe at

Info courtesy of

Vimby post video of Fifty24LA/UP opening...

Vimby just posted a nice video of the opening festivities from this past weekend down off skid row of the new Upper Playground store, Fifty24LA Gallery and Mr. Cartoon and Estevan Oriol's new shops...

Check it out here:

Get on down to 6th Street and check out the new show and the stunning front window installation from European street artist Armsrock. As I've been mentioning a good bit, get ready for his big show this December at thinkspace with NY street artist Elbow-Toe. Their show about to open next week at Ad Hoc Art in Brookyln, NY is almost sold out already. We've a few nice ones from Armsrock and Elbow-Toe in our 'Available Artwork' section... check 'em out. More to come soon from both.

Don't miss Tiffany Bozic's new show...

Don't miss SF based artist Tiffany Bozic's latest solo show "Bedtime Stories" at Kinsey/DesForges over in Culver City. The gem above, "Namibia", is the latest piece to join the Hosner Art Collection. There were only a couple of paintings left last I saw. She just gets tighter and tighter with each show. The show is up through June 28th, so be sure to swing on over to Culver City.

In this latest series, Bozic applies her trademark stains of acrylic washes to the natural grain of maple panel to render resonant stories based on observations in her travels and research while an artist in residence at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, where she helped establish their new Artist in Residence Program and exhibited in 2007.

Some really great shows are on view over in Culver City right now including Murakami at Blum&Poe, Joshua Krause at Cerasoli Gallery, and many more plus Scion has a new one opening this Saturday too... so more than enough reasons to head out to CC (assuming you didn't swim up stream with the masses last weekend when it was 'hip' to be there).

Amy Sol sneak peak #2...

We're happy to share the 2nd full sneak peak of a piece from "Karmic Magic" - look for details to follow on the release of her print in the coming days. We will be open early for the print sale, so watch for times and further details soon. Be sure to sign up for our mailing list if you haven't already to get the news 1st.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Recommended openings to catch this weekend...

Recommended openings to catch this weekend...

Fri, June 6th 8-11PM
La Luz De Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles / 323.666.7667
New works from Bonni Reid and Cameron Tiede
(On view through June 29th)

Sat, June 7th 7-10PM
Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art (see postcard above)
1257 N. La Brea Ave in West Hollywood / 323.969.0600
“An Absolute Shower” - solo show from Will Barras
(On view through July 3rd)

Sat, June 7th 8-11:30PM
Copro Nason Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave, Space T-5 at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica / 310.398.2643
“Kiss of Life” with Dan May and Nathan Spoor, “Wonderland” from Brandi Milne and “Grand Re-Design” from Erik Alos
(On view through June 28th)

Sat, June 7th 8-12:30AM ($8 admission)
Hive Gallery
729 S. Spring St in downtown Los Angeles
Monthly group show with featured artists Andy Haynes & Matt Zumberge
(On view through June 28th)

Sat, June 7th 7-10PM
New Image Art Gallery
7908 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood / 323.654.2192
“Ginger” featuring works from Tauba Auerbach, Sean Cassidy, Nico Dios, Kyle Field, Keegan McHargue, Devendra Banhart, Cleon Peterson, Leigh Ledare and Antti Laitinen + “Fake Indian” from Jim Brown in the project room
(On view through July 12th)

Sat, June 7th 5-8PM ($5 museum admission)
Riverside Art Museum
3425 Mission Inn Avenue in Riverside / 951.684.7111
“Skullphone History Museum”
(On view through July 26th)

Sat, June 7th 7-10PM
SCION Installation L.A.
3521 Helms Ave in Culver City / 310.815.8840
“The Haley Collective: Travel & Document” featuring new works from J. Shea (#9), Tanner Goldbeck, JRivas, Larry Mills, and Vanae Mary Rivera (aka Mary and the Machine)
(On view through June 29th)

Sat, June 7th Noon-6PM (one-day only show)
Billy Shire Fine Arts
5790 Washington Blvd. in Los Angeles / 323.297.0600
Special exhibit featuring Niagara in honor of her recent shoe line launch with VANS

Coming up next weekend:
Fri, June 13th 7-11PM
4210 Santa Monica Blvd in Los Angeles / 323.913.3375
“Karmic Magic” from Amy Sol + “Departing Flights” from Dan-Ah Kim in our project room and select works also on view from Brandi Read in our project room
(Both exhibits on view through July 4th)

PLEASE NOTE: It's always best to contact the gallery directly or visit their website to confirm all listings and to ask about possible cover charges or other restrictions we may have missed.

Hi Fructose to invade LA again...

HI FRUCTOSE set to invade Los Angeles again...

Huge group show coming up soon with:
Amy Sol * Anthony Ausgang * Attaboy * Brian McCarty* Brian Viveros * Chris Peters * Christopher Ryniak * Dan Quintana * Daniel Lim * Dave Cooper * David Stoupakis * Esao Andrews * Germs * Gris Grimly * Jeff Gillette * Jeff McMillan * Brian McCarty * Jeff Soto * Jim Woodring * Josh Keyes * Keith Weesner * KMNDZ * Kukula * Lola * Luke Chueh * Mark Covell * Martin Witfooth * Matt Dangler * Naoto Hattori * Nathan Spoor * Noferin * Oksana Badrak * Ray Caesar * Shag * Stella Im Hultberg * Tin * Travis Louie * Winston Smith * Xiaoqing Ding & many more.

Artist reception & opening party Saturday, July 12, 2008 from 8:00-11:30pm at CoproNason Gallery in Santa Monica, CA. Full details here.

Poets Of The Paste @ AdHoc...

If you are in NYC next weekend... DO NOT MISS "Poets Of The Paste" at AdHocArt out in Brooklyn.

The amazing Armsrock (who also has a sweet show currently on display at FIFTY24SF with D*Face that everyone should check out!) will be featured alongside fellow legends ELBOW-TOE, Gaia, and Imminent Disaster in a four-person show fittingly named Poets of the Paste. Opening Friday, June 13th at Ad Hoc Art, Poets of the Paste will unite these four figurative artists known for their striking images that comment on nature, contemporary society and the everyday lives we live. These artists transform public spaces to moments of private reflection with an emphasis on careful craftsmanship.

Armsrock, ELBOW-TOE, Gaia, and Imminent Disaster have left their marks on the urban landscapes, generously giving their talent to the public, time, and the elements. Now they bring their skills together at Ad Hoc through drawings, stencils, paintings, and block prints incorporated onto various media. For more on the show check out

To check out more on Armsrock: (some amazing shots of his recent trip up to SF... just killed it up there)

For more on Elbow-Toe:

For more on Gaia:

And for Imminent Disaster:

Get familiar with these names. They all have VERY bright futures ahead of them and Elbow-Toe and Armsrock will be taking over our gallery this December and we just can't wait. Past that, both Gaia and Imminent Disaster will be invading in early 2008 as part of a special show that AdHocArt will be curating at our space... more on that huge show very soon.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Bomb It to have LA premiere this weekend...

The Los Angeles premiere of the highly anticipated BOMB IT graffitti documentary is this weekend.

The filmmakers are posting short clips from the film on YouTube. The first one is a terrific little interview with Space Invader. Check it out here:

Bomb It plays at the Laemmle's Sunset 5 Theater in West Hollywood June 6-12th. At each Friday and Saturday night 7:50pm & 10:10pm screening, one Limited Edition numbered run (of 80 total) silk screened Bomb It Poster signed by Shepard Fairey and Director Jon Reiss will be raffled off.

The documentary features the following artists:
Cornbread, Taki 183, T-Kid 170, Revs, Shepard Fairey, Os Gemeos, KRS One, Chino, Revok, Mear One, Tracy 168, Stay High 149, Cope 2, Lady Pink, Zephyr, Skuf, 2esae, Blek Le Rat, Diam, Pez, Zosen, Sixe, Pike & Nug, Falko, Faith47, Scage, Mikey, Zezao, Chaz Bojorquez, Ise, Very One, Belx2, Tribe, and Ron English

To buy tickets click below and then click on the “Bomb It” banner:

The Bomb It DVD is out now - purchase at:

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LA auction weekend...

Los Angeles was host to a couple of very nice contemporary art auctions this past weekend. 1st up was the big SCION auction for their recent traveling exhibit "Installation 4" that hit a host of cities including a stop at last year's Art Basel in Miami, FL. Somewhat of a mellow turnout, and some great deals to be had. The above Soto only went for about $3,500 - a steal. One of the surprises of the show saw the nail bat from Sage Vaughn going for $4,000. Having one of these in our own collection, I have to admit I was super stoked to see that action. Word is one of Sage's paintings went for a huge sum at a recent UK auction and that's got the collectors out in a big way searching out his work. During the Auction Freddi C and I were commenting on how many folks had been contacting each of us in the past few weeks for Sage's work - out of the blue really, so the big auction impact explains all that. He's an amazing talent, so glad to see things taking off for him.
We got in on the action as well and picked up an awesome sculpture from Canadian artist Andrew Pommier (see below). This is our third piece from Andrew and by far our favorite from him. Stands a lil' over 3' tall in person.
Next up was the big Santa Monica Art Auction held over at the Bergamot Station art center. Not a huge turnout for this one either as evidenced by the photos below, but folks were buying, that's for sure. Sadly neither of the amazing Banksy works in the auction met their minimums, which had some commenting... but both works were amazing and had it been a bigger auction and marketed to that scene a bit more, I'm sure both would have had heads turnin'. Regardless, some amazing works from everyone from Warhol to Pettibon to Rushca and more were on view.
One lucky phone-in / on-line bidder got a simply amazing two panel work on canvas from Barry Mc Gee that must have measured over 10' long by 6' high combined for only $7,500 - insane!!! The below Barry McGee piece (a diptych) didn't get its minimum bid of only $9K... a steal for such a huge Barry street piece from back in the day.
All in all a fun day out and we came home with a killer new piece, and all we intended to do was check 'em both out. If you've never been, be sure to check out the next auction over at Bergamot... nice chill atmosphere and it's outside. You can't beat that.