Last weekend of PUSH – Remember to Forget at Known Gallery

July 24 2015 . 12:04am

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PUSH / REMEMBER TO FORGET

Hours during shows:
Wednesday thru Saturday: 12 – 7pm
Sunday: 12 – 6pm
310.860.6263

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Catalog available at: knowngallery.com//Catalogs

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Photo recap: PUSH | Remember to Forget at Known Gallery

July 14 2015 . 11:55pm

PUSH / REMEMBER TO FORGET
Opening reception: July 11, 2015 | 7-10p
On view: July 11-26, 2015

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
info@knowngallery.com
Catalog available at: knowngallery.com//Catalogs

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TRAV | If Nothing Changes at Artgang Gallery in Montreal

July 14 2015 . 03:23am

Well versed in typography and with a keen sense of colour, form, and line, TRAV pays homage to the tradition of commercial sign painting. Over the past ten years, the artist, who is now settled in Los Angeles, has developed a unique aesthetic inspired by a prior generation of graffers. TRAV infuses vibrant, eye-catching colours into a more traditional art form. Layers upon layers of carefully placed and painstakingly painted letters comprise his newest body of work. With his innovative artistic direction and ever-evolving style, TRAV took to the galleries, making his debut at The Seventh Letter Gallery in Los Angeles, California.

From July 10th to August 12nd
Open from Thursday to Sunday
Artgang Gallery
6524 St-Hubert, Montreal
artgangmontreal.com
www.youngtrav.com

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POST-GRAFFITI PACIFIC launch at aMBUSH Gallery, Central Park, Chippendale

July 14 2015 . 02:56am


aMBUSH GALLERY AND CENTRAL PARK PRESENTS:

POST-GRAFFITI PACIFIC

Exhibition Opening: Thurs 16 Jul, 6 – 9pm

Exhibition Continues: Fri 17 Jul – Sun 23 Aug, 12 – 8pm

Post-Graffiti Pacific is not just another graffiti exhibition. It’s a statement and a definition – a bold assertion of language, history, culture, expression and the significance of place in art making. Curator Olivia Laita and her line-up of seven leading Post-Graffiti Pacific artists are proposing, with conviction, the dawn of a new movement in art.

Post-Graffiti Pacific, which launches at aMBUSH Gallery, Central Park, Chippendale on Thursday 16 July from 6-9pm, seeks, in part, to organise the way we talk about urban contemporary art. As urban contemporary artists have evolved to straddle the divide between public and studio practice, terms like ‘graffiti’ and ‘street art’ have become insufficient to describe the activities and motivations of today’s urban artists. ‘Post-Graffiti’ is now a recognised term, used to describe the work of artists whose backgrounds in graffiti inform their professional artistic practice.

aMBUSH Gallery’s director Bill Dimas says, “The way the flourishing urban contemporary art movement permeates geographical borders in order to both unify and distinguish cultures and modes of expression has been one of aMBUSH’s driving motivators since the day we launched. It is exciting to be working with Olivia and the Post-Graffiti Pacific artists in bringing their perspectives and skills before a Sydney audience so we can continue to explore the potential of urban contemporary art and its future as a movement.”

In embracing the concept of Post-Graffiti, and to further crystalise their roles in and relationships to the new urban contemporary art movement, the seven Post-Graffiti Pacific artists also use their work to emphasise their cultural backgrounds as New Zealanders. Through Post-Graffiti Pacific, they intend to platform themselves as representatives of Post-Graffiti artists who hail from the greater Pacific region.

Curator Olivia Laita says, “Post-Graffiti Pacific is the vehicle for [the artists] to explore the complexity of issues relating to a region that accounts for around a third of the planet and 40% of global trade. Human migration in both the ancient and modern and the pre and post-colonial context provides the basis for the artists to cover a multitude of subjects that encompass everything from ancient exploration, mythology, identity, economics and environmental issues.”

The Post-Graffiti Pacific movement is being pioneered by Auckland-based artists Askew One, Benjamin Work, Berst, Elliot Francis Stewart, Gary Silipa, Misery and Route52, with Laita at the helm. The multidisciplinary exhibition will feature paintings, drawings, photography and sculpture, and New Zealand digital composer Max Wehi will be performing his musical interpretation of the works on the opening night.

Post-Graffiti Pacific launches at aMBUSH Gallery, Central Park, Chippendale on Thursday 16 July from 6-9pm, and continues until Sunday 23 August from 12-8pm. Visit www.ambushgallery.com or search aMBUSH Gallery on Facebook for more information and event updates.

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PUSH / REMEMBER TO FORGET opens July 11, 2015 at Known Gallery, Los Angeles

July 02 2015 . 10:09am

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PUSH / REMEMBER TO FORGET
Opening reception: July 11, 2015 | 7-10p
On view: July 11-26, 2015

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
info@knowngallery.com
Catalog available at: knowngallery.com//Catalogs

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