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Over the weekend, the Known Gallery in Los Angeles hosted the opening for an exhibition from Dennis Morris, a UK-based photographer especially known for his work in the music industry. This particular showing focuses on his iconic shots of Bob Marley, a seminal period of time in his young career when he toured with the Jamaican singer-songwriter. The night also featured the release of a collaboration print with Shepard Fairey.
Photos by: Jon Furlong.
Taking to subway trains, gallery walls and sneakers for his renditions, Stash continues to extend his sought-after sentiment in the realms of art, fashion and lifestyle. A longstanding stalwart of graffiti culture, the New York native exhibited his canvases alongside art pioneers Keith Haring and Jean-Michael Basquiat when he was 17. Now he presents a selection of new works at Los Angles’s The Seventh Letter store and gallery for “SPRAYED IN FULL.” A nod to the process of graffiti painting and the wide array of colors needed in its genre, Stash utilizes his unique control of the spray can in presenting a body of work where sporadic drips and splotches take on multicolored canvases. Bright hues that are usually seen on dimly lit street corners are transcended onto the minimalist gallery walls, celebrating graffiti motifs across the art world. If you’re in the Fairfax area, be sure to check out the exhibition for yourself, showing from now till April 12.
The Seventh Letter
Flagship Store and Gallery
346 N. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Last night was the beginning of a new relationship. One of the world’s oldest and most decorated camera brands Leica held its first showing with famed N.Y.C. graffiti artist Mr. Stash. Held at their Los Angeles store, they were showcasing Stash’s first ever photo works, which were featured in black and white. His images were shot in various locations ranging from N.Y. to Tokyo. Showcasing his versatility with a camera and the ability to capture various types of subjects was awesome to view through his lens. It was pretty cool to see someone known widely in one arena for his talent shift it to another medium. Free Range was cooking up some good as well as some beverages provided by Sean B. Good tunes and smiles filled the rooms along with people sharing a interest in photography as well as Leica itself. I have been to my share of photo shows usually held at galleries or store fronts and I must say adding the element of a store such as Leica for people to look all different types of camera bodies and lenses during a show makes it that much more enjoyable. Not only can people nerd out over the art itself via Stash’s work but then you can walk a few feet over and take a look at amazing tools. With David Gensler heading this new movement with Leica, it will be exciting to see what is to come over the next year for the 100 year old brand.
Last weekend, we had the opportunity to attend the opening of a show from New York graffiti legend STASH (featured). Entitled Sprayed In Full and held at The Seventh Letter gallery in Los Angeles, the exhibition featured a series of works on canvas and paper featuring the same abstract splatter, inspired by elements of graffiti that have made him a wanted man for collaborations with streetwear and fashion companies (as evidenced by a new shoe design from Reebok – also one of the sponsors of the show).