TYPE OR TREAT HALLOWEEN Letterpress Event Poketo X Moveable Type 10.29.12


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LOS ANGELES, CA:  Come by the Poketo Store on Monday, October 29th to watch the art of letterpress printing via Moveable Type’s Letterpress truck! There will be free limited-edition prints and Halloween masks using artwork from artists Kate Bingaman Burt, Michael Hsiung and Kim West. Little Tokyo’s Cafe Dulce will be serving up specially created Halloween donut holes and of course, there will be CANDY.

The event is free, but space is limited so be sure to RSVP. This is a fun family-friendly event and we encourage you all to bring your little ones to experience the art of letterpress in action! Hope to see you there!

Hosts::
http://poketo.com/
http://type-truck.com/

Artists::
http://katebingamanburt.com/
http://michaelchsiung.com/
http://www.kimwest.com/

Sweet Treats::
http://www.cafedulce.co/

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CMYK @ XVY ART & DESIGN 10.20.12


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LOS ANGELES, CA: The Human Pyramids Collective proudly presents CMYK: Using the four color printing theme of CMYK, each artist will exhibit unique artwork composed in a variation or combination of the colors cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. The visually consistent utilization of this printing framework in the show both homogenises the work of all the artists involved and conversely allows the artists to present both the isolated fundamentals of their individual styles and forms.  The Human Pyramids Collective is an international group of artists who collaborate on creative exhibitions and projects. CMYK is their third collaborative group exhibition which will premier at the Ikara Gallery in Barcelona, Spain June 2012 and continue on a European and American tour throughout 2012.

The exhibition will feature the work of Mari Araki, Bigfoot, Michael Coleman, Pato Conde, Philip Evans, Philip Morgan, Michael C. Hsuing, Teddy Kelly, The Love Movement, Mike O’ Shea, Elvis Segarich, Hovin Wang, Fos and plus very special guests at every stop!
CMYK
Opens Saturday, October 20th from 6 pm – 11 pm
XVY Art & Design
137 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Insa x LALA Arts — ‘LA Rainbow Heels’ Screen Prints (8.9)


Insa. 'LA Rainbow Heels' Screen Print. Black Magic Flake edition. 30" x 30".

Insa. 'LA Rainbow Heels' Screen Print. Black Magic Flake edition. 30" x 30".

In celebration of his recently completed massive rainbow-hued Heels mural on the Art Share Building in downtown LA, INSA has collaborated with LALA arts on a brand-new, stunning screen print release.  Brought to life by Master Printer Lino Martinez, the three editions of the ‘LA Rainbow Heels’ measure 30” x 30”, feature seven colors, spot varnish, and intense metal flake.    There are two editions of 20 pieces each – Black Magic Flake ($250) and Ruby Flake ($300) and the ultra limited Silver Galaxy Flake limited to just 5 pieces ($500).  Each print is signed & numbered and includes a COA.  All three editions drop on Thursday August 9th @ 9AM PDT from the LALA Print shop.

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Bitchcraft Trading Post Summer Bazaar 8.11.12 @The Complex


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ATWATER, CA:   Come check out vintage, art and clothing collective Bitchcraft Trading Post’s Summer Bazaar this Saturday, August 11th from Noon to 5 PM at The Complex 3015 Glendale Blvd. Atwater Village, 90039, where you’ll can drink, eat, and check out vintage clothes as well as zines, prints and goods by local artists.  It’s a great chance to see what local folks are making, baking, and drinking!   The first 20 people to arrive get a free koozie designed by artist Farron Loathing.

Check out a short video on one of the many artists who will be selling limited prints and zines at the bazaar:

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Bitchcraft Trading Post Summer Bazaar
Saturday, August 11th
Noon to 5 PM
3015 Glendale Blvd.
Atwater Village, 90039

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Seen: Dude, Monsters! @ Think Tank Gallery


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LOS ANGELES, CA: Think Tank Gallery ’s show Dude, Monsters!, a group exhibition curated and arranged by Luke Pelletier and co-curated by Think Tank gallerist Jacob Patterson opened July 12th to a packed crowd of skateboarders, art enthusiasts, and art buyers.

Think Tank Gallery is a downtown, industrial-looking space that fits the aesthetic of the show, and with site-responsive installation work by Brandon Muñoz, the basis of the show shines through with the character of the environment. Each piece reflects the views of artists of varying backgrounds, and the list of mostly local artists is one of the show’s greatest accomplishments. The artists involved are Donny MillerWes HumpstonMichael Sieben,Jimbo PhillipsMichael HsiungMitch FroelichDillon FroelichBen HortonNathan Brown,MildredPacolliSean MorrisJohn MaltaLuke PelletierJacob PattersonBrad RohloffBryan PetersonMiles JacksonBen JensenGregoy SiffAlexander LegolvanKaleb Higgins,Shplinton, and Nosego.

Click here to see the Video Recap!

Dude, Monsters!
July 12 thru July 30th
Think Tank Gallery
939 Maple Avenue Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA

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Dude, Monsters! runs from July 12th until July 30th on view by appointment.

For more info or press photos contact Jacob Patterson 916.670.3801 or thinktankgallery@gmail.com

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Shows: “Confessions of an Old Dirty Skateboarder” Mike Giant @ FFDG 7.20.12


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San Francisco, CA:  FFDG (Fecal Face Dot Gallery) is pleased to present San Francisco based artist Mike Giant in his first highly anticipated solo show with the gallery entitled “Confessions of an Old Dirty Skateboarder” featuring a wide assemblage of recent drawings and also a rare opportunity to view Giant’s personal collection of skateboards he illustrated the graphics for, including boards from his early career. There will be an opening reception for the show on Friday, July 20th (7-10pm). The artist will be present. Beer and wine will be available.

Preview inquires, email: info(at)ffdg.net

Confessions of an Old Dirty Skateboarder
Artwork by Mike Giant
Friday, July 2oth (7-10pm)
FFDG
2277 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94110

“I’m a product of my generation. I grew up through the 80s and was drawn to the punk rock and hip-hop cultures simultaneously”, Giant said in a recent interview. “I threw myself in headfirst. A lot of those things were about personal expression, and also an anti-establishment attitude like, “We don’t need you, we have our own thing.” That’s the backbone of who I am to this day”.

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SEEN: NECK FACE x Poster Child Prints – Simply The Worst – Print Release @ New Image Art Gallery


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LOS ANGELES, CA: Last Friday the 13th, artist NECK FACE debuted his highly anticipated and rare release of two original print editions with POSTER CHILD PRINTS which was held at New Image Art Gallery.  The two original prints, Not One F*@k Will Be Givin and Bad Luck, No Luck, are hand-pulled silkscreen, signed by the artist. Each print is numbered, embossed and exclusive to Poster Child Prints validated by a Certificate of Authenticity.  Opening night as you would expect was packed with PBRs and loads of fans, all cramming in to get a print or tee.

Grab one of Neck Face’s limited prints on the NEW IMAGE GALLERY SHOP PAGE.

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Photographs courtesy of Poster Child Prints, New Image Art and photographer Ashley Campbell.  Special thanks to Luke Pelletier as well!

Simply The Worst
Neck Face
Friday , 13th thru July 21st
New Image Art Gallery
7920 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046

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Shows: DUDE, MONSTERS! A Group Show @ Think Tank Gallery (7.22)


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LOS ANGELESThink Tank Gallery is pleased to present Dude, Monsters!, a group exhibition curated and arranged by Luke Pelletier and co-curated by Think Tank gallerist Jacob Patterson. Please join us on July 12th, 2012 from 8pm-12am, for the exhibition opening and to meet the artists. We’re happy to take part in the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk and host Pelletier’s second exhibition, his first in California.

Think Tank Gallery is a downtown, industrial-looking space that fits the aesthetic of the show, and with site-responsive installation work by Brandon Muñoz, the basis of the show shines through with the character of the environment. Each piece reflects the views of artists of varying backgrounds, and the list of mostly local artists is one of the show’s greatest accomplishments. The artists involved are Donny Miller, Wes Humpston, Michael Sieben, Jimbo Phillips, Michael Hsiung, Mitch Froelich, Dillon Froelich, Ben Horton, Nathan Brown, Mildred, Pacolli, Sean Morris, John Malta, Luke Pelletier, Jacob Patterson, Brad Rohloff, Bryan Peterson, Miles Jackson, Ben Jensen, Gregoy Siff, Alexander Legolvan, Kaleb Higgins, Shplinton, and Nosego.

Dude, Monsters
July 22
8 pm – 12 am
Think Tank Gallery
939 Maple Avenue, Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Check out the video teaser.
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Video with Michael C. Hsiung on show.
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Dude, Monsters! runs from July 12th until July 30th on view by appointment.

For more info or press photos contact Jacob Patterson 916.670.3801 or thinktankgallery@gmail.com

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SEEN: DIGGING A HOLE, LOOKING FOR SOMETHING @DOUBLEBREAK


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SAN DIEGO, CA: Double Break’s show Digging A Hole, Looking For Something featuring new works by Michael Krueger and Travis Millard (pictured above) opened Friday May 18th and runs thru June 16th. Coming from Lawrence, Kansas and Los Angeles, CA respectively, Krueger and Millard’s first connected at the University of Kansas and have long drawn inspiration from one other. Both artists explore the figure of the “common man,” displacing the mundane and the mythic from everyday life, weaving threads between past and present. Their search for the sublime in this densely hyper-visual yet vacuous post-industrial age is rife with humor, longing and discovery, as is apparent in this selection of new works on view at Double Break. – Double Break.

Make sure to check out Double Break’s online store for all available artworks and T-shirts from the show.

Digging A Hole, Looking For Something
Artworks by Michael Krueger & Travis Millard
May 18 thru June 16
Double Break Gallery

1821 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
info@doublebreakstore.com
www.doublebreakstore.com
www.facebook.com/DoubleBreak
www.twitter.com/DoubleBreakSD

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Above: (Works by Michael Krueger)

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SHOWS: DIGGING A HOLE, LOOKING FOR SOMETHING featuring works by Michael Krueger & Travis Millard


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SAN DIEGO, CA: Double Break is delighted to announce Digging a Hole, Looking for Something, an exhibition of new work by Michael Krueger and Travis Millard. Coming to us from Lawrence, Kansas and Los Angeles, CA respectively, Krueger and Millard will bring new drawings, prints, ceramics and more. Both widely exhibited and admired artists, the two first connected at the University of Kansas and have long drawn inspiration from one other. Both artists explore the figure of the “common man,” displacing the mundane and the mythic from everyday life,weaving threads between past and present. Their search for the sublime in this densely hyper-visual yet vacuous post-industrial age is rife with humor, longing and discovery, as is apparent in this selection of new works on view at Double Break.   In addition to the opening, there will also be a release party for Sink Shower, a new zine by Scott McPherson.

Also, Double Break will be launching a webstore on Friday at noon, where all the works in the show will be available in addition to a shirt from both artists.

Digging A Hole, Looking For Something ||Artworks by Michael Krueger & Travis Millard
Opening reception:  May 18 (6 – 10 PM)

Double Break Gallery

1821 5th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

info@doublebreakstore.com
www.doublebreakstore.com
www.facebook.com/DoubleBreak
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Coates and Scarry going to Art Melbourne 2012


Established in 2009 Coates and Scarry represent a selection of artists with strong voices that sit outside the confines of traditional art. Original, fresh and challenging their portfolio of artists from the US and Europe incorporate works in bronze, resin, glass, paint and graphite. Each of the participating artists holds prestigious awards and their works have hung on the walls of many reputable museums and academies.

We are taking our show on the road and setting up shop at Art Melbourne May 24-27 2012 and have some outstanding work with us from the likes of Marco Mazzoni (Milan), Nigel Cox (London), Angela Lizon (Bristol), Scott Brooks (Washington DC), Deedee Cheriel (L.A.), Karen Akster (Scottland), Corine Perier (Paris), Berth Carter (Bath) and the wonderfully talented Rose Sanderson (Bristol).We will be visiting Australia for the first time and really excited about meeting all the art fans in Melbourne. If you would like more info please go to www.coatesandscarry.com and you will find all the artists we represent and some of the great work they are doing.

'Try.Fail.Repeat' by-Marco-Mazzoni

'Satchel' by Nigel Cox

'Satchel' by Nigel Cox

'Ginger Comes Home' by-Angela Lizon

'Ginger Comes Home' by-Angela Lizon

Deedee Cheriel

Deedee Cheriel

'Control Issues' by Scott Brooks

'Control Issues' by Scott Brooks

Karen Akster

Karen Akster

'La Sentinelle' by Corine Perier

'La Sentinelle' by Corine Perier

'On Thin Ice' by Rose Sanderson

'On Thin Ice' by Rose Sanderson

'Bull and Rider' by Beth Cater

'Bull and Rider' by Beth Cater

SEEN: THESE FRIENDS 3 @ THIS, Los Angeles Gallery 2.24.12


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LOS ANGELES, CA: Friday, February 24th, This, Los Angeles gallery’s show THESE FRIENDS THREE opened to a great ole big crowd of folks and friends. The yearly group show featured the gallery’s many talented friends- from photographers to artists to sculptors.  Artist included:  Aaron Farley, Alex Prager, Andy Mueller, Bill McRight, Chris Bettig, Chris Pastras, Claire Weiss, Cleon Peterson, Corey Arnold, Don Pendleton, Jeremy Weiss, Geoff McFetridge, Jared Eberhardt, Justin Van Hoy, Sonny Kay, Kelly Jones, Kevin E. Taylor, Mel Kadel, Mike Bertino, Megan Whitmarsh, Natas Kaupas, Richard Colman, Sean McGaughey, Seonna Hong, Travis Millard, Sean McGaughey, and many more! The show was jammed pack as you can imagine. . . but we managed to snap some photographs. Go check out These Friends 3 which runs from Feb. 24th thru March 23rd in Highland Park.

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THISLOSANGELES
Feb. 24 thru March 23, 2012
5906 N. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042
Open Friday & Saturday, or by appointment.

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SEEN: DENNIS MCNETT’S WOLFBAT SHAMANS AND THE WHALE OF GRATITUDE @ AR4T GALLERY


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LAGUNA BEACH, CA: We cruised down to check out Brooklyn-based artist Dennis McNett’s much anticipated solo show, Wolfbat Shamans and The Whale of Gratitude, atAR4T gallery Saturday, February 4th, presented by VANS.   The show was hands down amazing,from hand-carved wood Shaman Masks and totem faces, Portholes, Shields, prints, and a seriously impressive installation–the Whale of Gratitude.   Congrats on a great show Dennis. Everyone should go see this and will have a chance too because it’s up for about 2 months!  McNett’s artistic practice focuses on storytelling through mythopoetic images, sculptures, and public events/performances. His vocabulary of images borrows freely from Greek and Norse myths, Mexican muertos, and the animal kingdom, all synthesized into an idiosyncratic style that is deeply heartfelt. Often inspired by the spirits of close friends and admired figures, McNett has evolved these characters into a unique and personal mythology. Chief among these is the “Wolfbat,” a flying creature with bat wings and the head of a wolf. Inspired by the misunderstood Fenris of Norse myth, the Wolfbat “wakes up the sleeping spirit” and was featured in the 2007 Deitch Projects Art Parade in the form of masks worn by participants. Other characters and creatures include eagles, wolves, and skeletons, some of which have been developed into live, impromptu performances in the public sphere.

WolfBat Shamans and The Whale of Gratitude
New works and sculptures by Dennis McNett
February 4 thru March 24, 2012
210 North Pacific Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
On PCH 1/2 block north of Broadway

Photographs and words by Michael C. Hsiung

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