Friday, November 21, 2014
Saturday night was the opening of HVW8‘s much anticipated collaboration with Adidas Original and world renowned artists Kevin Lyons and Jean André. The focal point was the André and Lyons’ versions of classic Adidas shoes. André’s used a monochromatic color scheme with shoes that looked like they were dipped in Krink Ink, and indeed he used Krink as part of his installation. The fine details that went into each shoe and their placement within the gallery positioned them as works of art themselves. Lyon’s shoes showcased his signature love of bright, bold colors. Each of his designs was more vibrant than the next, and looked like it had come out of an artist’s studio.
The walls inside HVW8 had new works from both artists which further explored their favorite motifs, designs, and obsessions. The gallery has a huge back lounge where you can usually find the artists mingling with the crowd on opening night, and on this occasion there was also free beer, which kept everyone warm and close. The back wall was covered in characters drawn by Lyon and this ended up being the spot where everyone wanted to post up and take photos. Group after group snapped the mural and their friends in front of it– Instagram must have blown up that night with Lyon’s clever designs. L.A. Taco’s Desilu stopped by to catch some of the evening, click the link for a complete gallery…
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Eggshell Stickers x Zipgun x Bomit teamed up this past weekend to present the exhibit Board Room. Custom wood pieces painted with a red frame around to resemble the Red Wavy Border Blanks on Eggshells site (click here). Artists had free range to draw and design on the piece. A limited color palette of silver, black and white really made pieces pop off the canvases. Walls were free range for people to tag, slap stickers and use as selfie backgrounds. Blackbook and sticker exchanges were a must as writers from all over LA were there.
The Eggshell Pop-Up store is located at 1461 1/2 Sunset Blvd. and is open from Friday-Sunday from noon to 6pm and is likely to close early next month. Definitely stop by if your in the Echo Park area or get more info by contacting @eggshellstickers on Instagram or email, email@example.com.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
The homeless man selling his drawings says he had nothing to do with the poster behind him, which went up at some point tonight on Hollywood Boulevard. The actual artist is New York City’s Ivanorama, who calls Kim and Kanye the “King and Queen of LA” in his instagram posting. The piece appears to be based on a previous street poster he put up earlier this year called “Kanye McWest”. Photo by Tom Andrews.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Beau Patrick Coulon is a Los Angeles based visual artist specializing in photography, videography, and print making. His photography has been centered around his life of traveling by train and thumb, with a focus on portraits of the people he has met on his way. When viewing his photographs, you get to admire the adventurousness of someone who can just pick up and go. He’s traveled from coast to coast by train and continues to journey around the globe documenting what he sees. Coulon has his first Los Angeles solo show, “Marginal Transience” and new zine release this Thursday at Nomad Art Studio and it’s definitely a show you do not want to miss. We recently had the chance to do an interview with Coulon and his answers left us feeling like we almost knew him and wanted to be there with him traveling around the world.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Saturday November 8th was the 3rd annual Mujeres de Punk show held at Space Forty Two. Some of the artists on display were Abe Garcia, Gina Kuhn, Ronald Perez, Sharnae Caceres, Guillermo Millan and Cherene Dijital. Each expressive piece on display was different and unique in it’s own way. The show also featured a musical showcase of bands Tozcos, Fumigados, Red Tape, and Atrako. Each band that was female dominant was brutal, loud and left your ears ringing.
Mujeres De Punk did not disappoint, and being that it was the 3rd installment of the ongoing series, the attendance was strong. The attendees seemed equally fascinated by the art and the music. Space Forty Two is fairly new to the Los Angeles art/music scene but so far they have been having some great events and the people involved are friendly and inviting. Outside of the show several of the artists on display had tables full of zines, prints, tapes, records and patches. We’re looking forward to seeing this new space grow, and to the next installment of Mujeres De Punk. L.A. Taco’s Desilu was there to document the evening– follow the link for more photos.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Design Matters is proud to present the third solo exhibition by Quam Odunsi, Distinction without a Difference.
Distinction without a Difference is a type of logical fallacy where an author or speaker attempts to describe a distinction between two things, even though there is, in fact, no actual difference. It is particularly used when a word or phrase has connotations associated with it that one party to an argument prefers to avoid.
Monday, November 17, 2014
Jim Lembeck takes photos of Los Angeles at night, and posts them on his site as “YOU SEE LA”. The collection of images grows every night by just one shot, so check back nightly for new ones. Please enjoy a selection of our favorite images so far, along with the photographer’s description of his own work…
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Stay Gallery hosted the opening of Sean Norvet‘s first solo show titled “All You Can Eat”. We were able to get a peek inside of Norvet’s mind when we interviewed him last week, but he still managed to surpise and amaze the crowd with his fine artistry and craftsmanship.
The details that went into Norvet’s pieces were remarkable, each idea was full of inventiveness and executed perfectly. It was as if Norvet had a team of artists to complete the pieces, but Norvet did it all. From the giant oil paintings, to the lifelike taco plate (our favorite) and the life size sandwich shop, Norvet created a little world inside of Stay Gallery. A little world we highly suggest you check out. L.A. Taco’s Desilu was there to capture some of the evening. All You Can Eat is on display until the end of this month. Click the link below for more to eat.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Celebrating fashion, sports, art, and commerce, adidas and LA’s HVW8 Gallery announce the release of new artwork on shoes from two design world stars: Kevin Lyons and Jean André.
On Saturday, November 15, HVW8 will kick off an international series of events celebrating the collabs with live appearances, ancillary art, a display of the new shoes from the two artists, and a special music guest.
Keep reading for the artists’ statements and a grip of preview images…
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Jay Howell is an artist, creator of the TV show Sanjay and Craig, designer of the characters for Bob’s Burgers, a dog lover, an enthusiastic person, and a Forest City Rocker. He told us all this in an exclusive interview conducted via his Twitter bio. He is not a member of the Championship 1988 Dodgers, but we made a baseball card for him (at the bottom) just in case that joke is still fresh.
Jay’s new show at Slow Culture Gallery in Highland Park opens this Friday and should not be missed. Please enjoy this selection of preview images from the show…
Monday, November 10, 2014
Nosego in Culver City. For more street art and graffiti pics visit http://lostangelesstreetart.tumblr.com/ or follow @locoliinda on instragram.