Wednesday, July 9, 2014
CHG CIRCA (8530A Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA) presents “Satisfaction Guaranteed”, a body of new 3D resin paintings and sculptures by LA’s NOUAR. Opens Saturday evening, July 19th. Here are a few preview images of work to be shown…
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Kwasi boyd-bouldin has lived in and photographed Los Angeles for over 10 years. His new project, the Los Angeles Recording, seeks to document his city, from Downtown to Hollywood over that period. Kwasi focuses on architecture, the small details of urban life, and the contrasts between soaring towers and daily pedestrian life. We asked him for 10 photos, one for each year to help show the scope and style of the archive.
From the project description:
Monday, July 7, 2014
Wattstax is a 1973 documentary film by Mel Stuart that focused on the 1972 Wattstax music festival and the African American community of Watts in Los Angeles, California. The film was nominated for a Golden Globe award for Best Documentary Film in 1974.
The concert was held at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on August 20, 1972, and organized by Memphis’s Stax Records to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the Watts riots. Wattstax was seen by some as “the Afro-American answer to Woodstock”.
Friday, July 4, 2014
Motorist David Diaz was driving by and filmed this video (and later added a very aggressive watermark) of a white cop beating a black woman on the side of the freeway a couple days ago.
Thursday, July 3, 2014
WOLFPACK HUSTLE has taken an underground bike racing event and turned it into a legit international competition that will rock the streets around City Hall next weekend. The head-to-head battle on the closed-course bike race in Downtown Los Angeles is known as the Civic Center Crit, and is drawing racers from all over the world.
The highlight of the Wolfpack Hustle Unified Race Title, the Civic Center Crit will lead racers through the streets of L.A., with a ceremonious start and finish in front of the historic City Hall building. The second annual Crit has a racer list that reads as the who’s who of the underground urban racing world, with entrants from Chicago, New York, Mexico, Canada, Italy, Switzerland and many other cities and countries. Entrants will converge on Downtown L.A. on July 12th to compete against local talent for a chance at claiming a set of Wolfpack Hustle dog tags.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
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Sunday, June 29, 2014
Think Tank Gallery’s newest exhibit “Chilled Air” was held on Go Skate Boarding day and celebrated the art of skateboarding. The night was packed with live entertainment, skate demonstrations, and art that excited the large crowd. The show was curated by Austin England & Luke Pelletier who had the genius idea to build a mini skate park in the middle of the gallery. Each ramp was animated with some sort of painting or monitor attached. Everywhere you turned there was something you wanted to see, creating a neverending panoply of action and design. L.A. Taco’s Desilu stopped by and presents this gallery of photos from the opening.
Friday, June 27, 2014
A couple years ago we told you about Bruce Lowell, a lego artist who made a cool lego taco. Due to the success of that item, Bruce is now selling his own Lego Taco Kit, which includes all the real Legos you need to build your own. The kits cost $13 in the USA and $17 internationally. Buy here.