Recap: Boo Hooray’s “Religious Observance”

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This past Thursday night was the opening of Boo Hooray’s “Religious Observance”. The small, house-like gallery featured photography from Ray Potes, Andrea Sonnenberg, Jerry Hsu, C.R. Stecyk III and Tobin Yelland. Sonnenberg’s photos of Detroit gave you a closer look that you wouldn’t be able to get without actually going to visit the city, and perhaps not even then. Ray Potes’ set of photographs painted the perfect picture of a crazy ass weekend in the Bay area. Potes’ photos are un-boring in the extreme, and make you laugh and wonder how he gets to see so many interesting things. Jerry Hsu’s photographs had the feeling of a trip far from home where life exists on the back of a moped, going place to place without a destination.  Each section of photographs on display were unique and full of life, whether it be a dark moment or a bright unforgettable one. L.A. Taco’s Desilu was there for the opening view the gallery for a full photo recap.

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Recap: 4th Annual L.A. Zine Fest

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Last Sunday was the 4th annual L.A. Zine Fest. The one-day-only event was very well attended, with people streaming in and out of the event site all day long. Interesting outfits and dyed hair was in abundance as were zines in every permutation imaginable. Some of our favorite tables were Freeways Collide, Adam Villacin, and Sleep Talk Press. The great people over at Influenza were on the scene, passing out hand stamped fliers to promote the 1st ever Long Beach Zine Fest.

A truly great thing about the LAZF is that it really promotes the D.I.Y. movement, and has helped inspire more and more people to create their own work and do their own thing. Within the last four years the LAZF has gained a huge following, as the event connects people from all over the world. L.A. Taco’s Desilu stopped by to support and document this very cool event that happened on a very hot February day. (Continued)

Recap: “Multiple Truths” Photographs by Chrissy Piper and Martin Sorrondeguy

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“Mulitple Truths” opened this last Saturday at the Super Chief Gallery in Los Angeles. There was a big turnout, as both of the photographers on display have had big followings for a long time. As we approached the Super Chief Gallery our eyes were instantly drawn to the giant enlargements done by both Chrissy Piper and Martin Sorrondeguy. Some of their photos were also wheatpasted in various areas including the front of the Gallery. Piper and Sororondeguy’s black and white photography take you on a journey with them, as they record unforgettable moments of out of the ordinary faces and scenes. The  honesty and integrity of both photographers work brings true realism to their documentary approach.

The Super Chief Gallery dj was playing hit after hit and even threw in some Hombres G towards the end to leave the evening on a happy note. L.A. Taco’s Desilu Muñoz and Erwin Recinos stopped by to view the art and document the night. Follow the link for a full photo recap from both Muñoz and Recinos. (Continued)

Recap: Pandora Grammy After Party ~ Hollywood

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The PANDORA GRAMMY After Party Featuring Lil Jon was going off last weekend. Celebs, VIPs, beautiful people, and a couple of LA TACO crew members got down at Create Nightclub in Hollywood… All Photos by Jerod Harris/Getty Images.

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Photo Recap: We Out Here / #Red2015 ~ The Seventh Letter

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Please enjoy these photos of the opening party of We Out Here / #Red2015, an art show featuring NORM and 2SHAE at The Seventh Letter Flagship Store on Fairfax.

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Photo Recap: LA Art Book Fair ~ MOCA

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Check out some of our favorite finds at Printed Matter’s LA ART BOOK FAIR 2015…

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Photo Recap: Five Art Openings in Los Angeles ~ January 2015

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Join photographer Erwin Recinos as he wends his way through evening art openings in the month of January. This edition shows of the breadth and diversity of art events in Los Angeles, and brings us photo recaps of shows from Carlos Ponce & Raggedy Tiff, music photographers in the SGV, major photographers at Photo LA, graffiti in a gallery on Los Feliz, local arts, crafts, and food in Gardena, and the photography of Art Meza & Luis Favela at Homeboy Industries.

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Recap: Deadbeat Club’s “Mentally Retired” at Slow Culture ~ Highland Park

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Friday, January 9th was the opening of Deadbeat Club’s “Mentally Retired” photography show at Slow Culture. Clint Woodside, the founder of Deadbeat Club, arranged the group show which  featured an eclectic group of photographs from Andrea Sonnenberg, Devin Briggs, Nolan Hall, Deanna Templeton, Cheryl Dunn, Grant Hatfield, Tobin Yelland, Ed Templeton and (of course) Clint Woodside. The opening featured an exclusive dj set by Atiba & Ako Jefferson, who brought the musical heat to match the photography. It all combined for one of Slow Culture’s biggest shows ever. L.A. Taco’s Desilu stopped by to capture the night… (Continued)

Recap ~ “Ruin Value” Group Art Show

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“Ruin Value” group art show curated by Dan Regan and Nick Angelo opened on January 3rd at Astroetic Studios.  The collection of artwork featured several prominent Los Angeles based artists and focused on “life spans” represented through photography, installations, and illustrations.

After climbing over 17 spiraling flights of stairs, we reached the hauntingly beautiful entrance decorated with funeral-style flowers lit by candles. The immediate cohesiveness of the show’s presentation and artwork was both chilling and alluring. We especially enjoyed Spanto’s photography, Johnny Vampotna’s Neon Scythe (above), Rick Rodney‘s stark photographs, Adam Villacin’s light box, and illustrations done by Nick Angelo.

The packed event had a line spilling out of the door all night. Tons of people eagerly awaited for their chance to get inside the one night only event. We couldn’t help but circle the gallery numerous times to get a closer look at each peice brought together by Dan Regan and Nick Angelo. L.A. Taco’s Desilu was there to capture the evening. Select the “read more” link for a complete photo recap.

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Photo Recap: Agenda January 2015 ~ Long Beach

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Twice a year the Agenda Show in Long Beach brings together a wide variety of lifestyle fashion brands together to show off their wares to buyers, media, and the public. Everyone from the mainstays of the industry to tiny breakout brands are there. Please enjoy senior event editor Erwin Recinos’ favorites from this year’s show…

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Recap: Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! at Lethal Amounts

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Two weekends ago Lethal Amounts hosted another audacious art opening for Russ Meyer’s cult classic film “Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!”. The show was dedicated to all things Tura Satana. Each artist in the show displayed their artistic skills as they paid tribute to the classic film and actress. Patrons lined up and packed the gallery as Go Go Dancers took the stage and set a sensual badass mood that is “Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!” style.

Burlesque babe Kitten Natividad stole the show with her adorable yet filthy-minded antics. Lethal Amounts has been bringing some amazing shows to the Los Angeles area and this was no exception. We’re really looking forward to the next year of events shop owner Danny has up his sleeves. L.A. Taco’s Desilu stopped by to photograph the artwork and memorabilia.

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