Preview: Jesse Hazelip “Mark of Cain” ~ Opens Nov 1 at Known Gallery

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JESSE HAZELIP / MARK OF CAIN
Opening reception: November 1, 2014 | 8-11p
On view: November 1 – 15, 2014

On Saturday, November 1st, 2014, Known Gallery will debut Mark of Cain, current works by Jesse Hazelip, his first solo exhibition in Los Angeles. In conjunction with the event, the artist will release a three-color screen print, available for purchase during the opening reception. Keep reading for preview images…

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Cleon Peterson ~ My Favorite Taco

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CLEON PETERSON is an artist living and working in Los Angeles. He has become more prolific in his home base of late, via a stunning gallery show at New Image and a large mural in the Arts District, but his work seems to defy time and place. There is something universal about Peterson’s art, and yet no one else is doing anything similar, so it remains unique, and unsullied.

It is perhaps for these reasons that until recently we assumed he was from out of town. Whether people from other cities want to admit it, Los Angeles really is the center of the art world, and having an artist like Cleon here only reinforces that. Ideally he would have several more murals all over the city, bringing his stark and pristine representations of the timelessness of man’s inhumanity to every corner of the city.

What brought you to Los Angeles? What keeps you here?
When I was a kid I traveled here from Seattle because LA was the promised land where there was sun and warmth all the time. I still remember seeing my first palm tree and how good that made me feel. Ive stayed because I love the culture, the space and I’m truly a westerner. For some reason the east coast never felt like home, the people are just different there.

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New Mural: “Trigz Forever”, Painted by Jonas Never and Ruger ~ North Hollywood

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Jonas Never and Ruger painted this mural at La Vida Tattoo and Body Piercing 6342 Laural Canyon Bl. North Hollywood. The mural was inspired by the photo of Trigz by Pep Williams, which Pep posted here shortly after the news of his tragic death.

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Red Bull Sound Select 30 Days in LA: The Artwork

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Red Bull Sound Select has put together a pretty crazy lineup of music and events for every day of November, including Run the Jewels, Cut Copy, A$AP Mob and more more. For each event they’ve hired well-known and emerging artists to create unique posters that match the general aesthetic of the program. The first 50 fans through the door will receive exclusive artwork from that evening’s even Below, find a selection of some of our favorites…

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Recap: Dead Beat Club ~ Full Release

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This last friday night the Deadbeat Club held a one night only photography show in the city of Long Beach. Being that it was a rare and special event, the space was packed with art patrons of all ages and descriptions. The DJ was playing fresh vinyl with slick bass lines and beats to keep everyone grooving from one section to another. There were five artists on display which included Devin Briggs, Nolan Hall, Grant Hatfield, Dennis McGrath, Ed Templeton, and Tobin Yelland. L.A. Taco’s Desilu was there to catch some of the show before she had to jet on over to a different event. Click the link to see a quick recap. (Continued)

Alphabet City, an Ignorant Coloring Book by FUZI

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Artist FUZI has just released a new book, a limited-edition coloring book– but not one for the kids.

The book is 52 pages, and features handmade binding and a screen-printed cover. The interior is riso-printed, and each page features a different letter of the alphabet and a corresponding Ignorant Style design by FUZI UVTPK. The book was produced in a limited-edition of 250, and each is hand numbered and signed.

It is available here. Keep reading for a look inside the book…

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[Preview] CURIO Studio & Collection Presents: Austin Irving – Artist In Residency ~ October 18th in Venice

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CURIO Studio & Collection Presents: Austin Irving – Artist In Residency
Opening Reception Saturday October 18th, 2014 7pm to 11pm
324 Sunset Ave, Venice, CA 90291
Sponsored by Sapporo

Please keep reading for a selection of preview images from the show…
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LAteria: A Chicano Loteria Game Celebrating Los Angeles

Husband and Wife team Andrew and Izette Montejo have created LAteria, a chicano-themed mashup of Loteria cards with East L.A. xipster Icons like Morrissey, the Raiders, Fixies, and more. Take a look and if you like the art, consider supporting the Kickstarter campaign.

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[Preview] Come & Knock on Our Door: A Tribute to John Ritter ~ October 17th at Meltdown Comics

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Everyone likes hot group action, right? Hoping to make art shows more fun and maybe a little more like a party, former roller derby girls Jane Dope, Sleazy Bake Oven and Hussy Whipped are stepping out of their roller skates and getting into group art parties built around a central theme. The first in the series is “Come & Knock on Our Door: A Tribute to John Ritter” which opens this Friday at Meltdown Comics. More info: www.facebook.com/eatmoreartout or www.facebook.com/events/1455932761347195.

And now, preview some of the art…

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Willie T. Tribute to TRIGZ

Photographer and digital artist Willie T. MSK has created the amazing tribute above to his close friend, tattoo artist and graffiti OG Trigger (Mr. Trigz), who died tragically last week.

Maestro Knows ~ Patrick Martinez

Episode 5 of “Maestro Knows” with Levi Maestro finds the host at Patrick Martinez’s studio in downtown Los Angeles. The pair then visit Philippe’s for some french dip sandwiches and cruise down Whittier Blvd to see the location that inspires much of Patrick’s work.