Two Weeks of Art ~ Summer, 2014

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If you’ve attended a graffiti event or underground art show in the past few years you’ve likely seen our event coverage editor, Erwin Recinos. Camera in hand, family in tow, he covers this city’s art scene relentlessly and with style, warmth, and passion. In this new feature, travel with Erwin across the city as he explores the events he covered for us over the last two weeks. Los Angeles is alive with graffiti, street, and underground art and this is one man’s visual diary.

“End of the Beginning” opens at The Seventh Letter Flagship Store on June 28th – TRAV opened his latest show “End of the Beginning” at the Seventh Letter Flagship Store back in late June with all new works. Stepping away from the graffiti style he is best known for, Trav’s latest paintings emphasize word play and contain elements of traditional sign painting and geometric patterns. The bright color schemes made the shapes, patterns, and words pop off the canvas in a typographic 3-D effect. To see more of TRAV’s work visit him @travmsk on Instagram.

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The Rebirth of Chinatown’s Legendary Mountain Bar

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Mountain Bar was a pioneering space in Chinatown frequented by artists, gallery owners, and anyone who really liked the color red. The space closed in 2012, but it’s now being reborn at TIF SIGFRIDS and open during special evening hours for a variety of events including film screenings, DJ nights, variety shows, and more. Original owner/creator Jorge Pardo is rebuilding the bar as an installation project. The first screening will be Eyes Without a Face (Georges Franju, 1960). Read the complete information below, along with another in-progress shot.

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Actor 4 Hire ~ DTLA

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Crummy Gummy wheatpaste.  For more street art and graffiti pics visit http://lostangelesstreetart.tumblr.com/ or follow @locoliinda on instragram

Preview: “Satisfaction Guaranteed” by NOUAR ~ Opens July 19th at CHG CIRCA

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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…
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10 Years in Los Angeles ~ Photography by Kwasi boyd-bouldin

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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.
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D*Face “Undead” ~ DTLA

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Shark Mask ~ Hollywood

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Mural by Illuminaries.  For more street art and graffiti pics visit http://lostangelesstreetart.tumblr.com/ or follow @locoliinda on instragram

Mear One “False Profits”

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False Profits by Mear One.  This poster is up on the streets but a special edition is available from 1XRun starting tomorrow morning. Keep reading to see the version you can pick up online, along with some action shots of Mear putting in wheatpaste work in the streets…

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Recap: Chilled Air at Think Tank Gallery

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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.
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Preview: QUEER BIENNIAL

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QUEER BIENNIAL is a national survey of artists, curated by Ruben Esparza

Featured artists: Rick Castro, Ben Cuevas, Ruben Esparza, Connie Fleming,
Angela Gleason, Chasen Igleheart, Brian Kenny, Bruce LaBruce, Scooter LaForge, Lili Lakich, Slava Mogutin, Dave Naz, Mel Odom, Gio Black Peter, Miguel Angel Reyes, Robert W. Richards, AB Soto, SUPERM, Alonso Tapia, Daniella Woolf, Austin Young

Opens June 28th at Coagula Curatorial in Chinatown. Image Preview:

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BUGE & AUGOR ~ Los Angeles

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is in Theaters on July 11th. Buge and Augs are on your billboards all city.  Photos by Alexander The Great. Check out his FLICKR and INSTAGRAM for more.

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