Monday, November 30, 2009
I checked out the Richard Neutra sketches and drawings exhibit at the L.A. Central Library over the weekend, and I gotta say, it is definitely a dope way to spend a few hours or a few days. I was drawn to his buildings as a kid cruising around the L.A. area before I even knew who he was, and seeing his drawings up close got me way hyped.
From the press release: "The exhibition features choice selections at the Charles E. Young Research Library’s Department of Special Collections, UCLA. The pieces range from early pencil sketches from Neutra’s student wandering in 1913 to later pastel renderings of his Los Angeles houses from the 1950s. Selected for their artistic quality, the works illustrate Neutra’s skill in traditional notions of composition combined with his innovative techniques of architectural representation."
Richard Neutra, Architect: Sketches and Drawings
May 3, 2009 – January 31, 2010
L.A. Central Library – Getty Gallery
630 W. 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
www.lapl.org/central | (213) 228-7000
Friday, November 20, 2009
ICU Art is hosting a benefit auction to support the Venice Art Walls this Sunday. Info below:
Venice Art Walls Benefit Art Auction
Sunday November, 22nd 2009 | 5-8 PM | $10 donation
1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
theg2gallery.com | 310-452-2842
Asylm, Axis, Abro, Cab, Robbie Conal, Cre8, Nate Dearborn, Defer, Duce, Dytch, Jordan Eismont, Eye, Emma Ferreira, Flewnt, Tosha Grantham, Steve Grody, Haste, Heaven, Trek Kelly, Keo, Kofie, Kym, Liz Brown, The Mac, Mandoe, Man One, Marioe, Mear, Deborah Medina Miner, Terrell Moore, Nomore, Ping Ping, Michael Rababy, Rebornz, Michael Reddin, Relic, Risk, Mark Sadlek, Sand, Sano, Sen, Siner, Sloke, Sonji, Spain, Spurn, Mike Steele, Swank, Tyer, Tristen Arnold, Emily Winters, Vyal, Zender, Stephan Ziljak & TBA.
From the website: "The Venice Art Walls need your help. The program that issues free permits to artists to paint on the walls is in desperate need of funding. City of L.A. funding for this program has been cut due to the severe city budget crises. Come help to preserve this important cultural and historic landmark and the spirit of free expression in Venice."
Saturday, November 07, 2009
I'm in a show tonight at GCS Santa Ana that is part of Santa Ana's First Saturdays Art Walk. If you wanna brave the Orange Curtain, roll through!
From their website: "Orange County's hippest new neighborhood invites you to stroll down the four blocks of the 2nd Street Promenade from Broadway Avenue to Spurgeon Street on the First Saturday of EVERY month from 7:00pm - 10:00pm. Admission is FREE.
The monthly event will give you access to buy original art work from some of Southern California’s freshest, edgiest and most talented artists. It also will have open viewings of working lofts owned by artists and designers all in an award winning urban setting."
I woulda never guessed...
GCS info here.
Santa Ana Art Walk info here.
Friday, November 06, 2009
Mear and Yem put together a dope show opening this Saturday at Tradition. Info below:
November 7, 2009 | 7-11PM
2895 Agoura Rd
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Tradition is proud to present :Critical:, a two-person art show featuring the artwork of Mear and Yem, two of LA's most prolific graffiti writers. :Critical: examines the nature of these two legendary graffiti writers and their approach to fine art.
MEAR ONE: examines the aspects of content that accompany any piece of art. He is literally working on communicating some of what we as a society have forgotten or are unable to see.
YEM: navigates through a multi-media platform where information (data) and art intersect. The result is a visual experiment that tests the icons of the culture industry. His work involves a participation in which Theodor Adorno claims that it goes under the name of terror in mass culture. He is a pioneer of the Los Angeles graffiti/urban art movement and has shown through out the US and Europe. He is self taught.
:Critical: opens November 7th, and runs through January 2nd.Opening Reception is November 7th from 7-11. Drinks and music provided.
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Hennessey + Ingalls Art & Architecture Bookstore has been down with my 'zine Lost from the get-go. I'm passing along a note I got from 'em announcing that, from November 7 through the 14, they are 20% off'ing everythang in the store. Go get yourself some books! They are a rad bookshop worthy of your hard-earned bucks.
Santa Monica Store
214 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Ste. 8
Los Angeles, CA 90028