Friday, January 23, 2015
Author and Journalist Sam Quinones left the Los Angeles Times last year and has since been doing some of the best work of his career. Besides writing for the New York Times and other outlets, he also finds time to mentor aspiring authors and storytellers in Los Angeles through his Tell Your True Tale series of talks and workshops. The release of Tell Your True Tale Vol 2 is this Saturday from 3-4pm at the East L.A. Library, where the workshop was born. 4837 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90022. Please enjoy one of the stories from the book below…
Thursday, January 22, 2015
AGENTS PROVOCATEURS: A Selection of Subversive Skateboard Graphics & Artworks opens on Saturday, January 24th at Subliminal Projects. Pretty much every opening we’ve been to there has featured not only interesting contemporary art but some sort of surprise… along with big crowds, so get there early. If you can’t make the opening, try to stop in while the show is up because this is an eclectic, vibrant, and subversive show featuring some of the best in the skateboard graphics world.
1331 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Please enjoy this brief preview of some of the art that will be displayed…
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Jun Cha announces the official opening of MONARC with a pop-up gallery and launch event. A new private tattoo, art and design studio in Downtown Los Angeles, MONARC serves as the central space for black and grey tattoo, multimedia and creative collaborations.
MONARC Studios is now open. Photo preview of the new studio at the end of this post…
The opening night will showcase recent and past tattoo collections, with photography and the premier of a mini documentary in collaboration with The Social Trust.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Three things that definitely go together, even if you probably never would’ve connected the dots: Experimental Soundtracks, Performance and Laser Tag. On Tuesday, Feb 24 at 6:30pm, Kchung Radio DJ Anna Ialeggio will host Laser Tag Sound Track, a concert featuring curated experimental soundtracks inside a functioning laser tag facility . The entire event will be broadcast live as an unfolding radio narrative on kchungradio.org.
Laser Tag Sound Track explores the connections between games, wars, reality journalism and popular entertainment. From Call of Duty to American Sniper to children’s birthday parties, American life and entertainment are infused with war simulations and expressions of the military-industrial complex. Often these expressions are devoid of the trauma of war, and are presented as mere entertainment. Exploring this space through experimental music and performance inside an actual laser tag facility should be really bizarre and fascinating.
From the official press release:
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Thinkspace has occupied an important place in the Los Angeles art world, and this weekend they celebrate 10 years in business. What we love most about Thinkspace is that they seem to be able to provide the essential context that artists need to properly share their vision with the public. Thinkspace doesn’t just curate great art, they allow artists to create unique shows and installations that change people’s perceptions.
L.A. Taco focuses a lot on street art, graffiti, and vandalism and lots of people have had the idea to take that style of art and put it in a gallery. Far fewer have been able to actually make it work, and Thinkspace is one of the leaders. More than that, they passionately care about the artists and the work they display, and everything from the presentation to the way they speak and write about their exhibits reflects that passion and love.
For the 10 year anniversary, the gallery presents La Familia, a group exhibition featuring over 120 small works, and huge talent, by the gallery’s permanent roster and extended family. Co-presented with Trekell, each artist will produce a 10” x 10” work on panel to commemorate the gallery’s fortuitous milestone, and to commend the creativity of all those who have built the foundations for its future. This special exhibition is dedicated to the growing strength of our numbers and, most importantly, to our artists.
Full list of artists:
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Blackstone Gallery presents
“Let’s Paint TV: A Retrospective”
John Kilduff aka Mr Lets Paint from Lets Paint TV will be performing live from Blackstone Gallery! We last interviewed John in 2007, and remain huge fans of his and Let’s Paint. This is your chance to see him paint and exercise and possibly make blended drinks LIVE.
Monday, December 29, 2014
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
$2 Keystone beer, Schlitz tall cans
$4 homemade Jameson Fireball shots
Holiday Cocktails including White Chocolate Peppermint Martinis and Trash Can Punch