ZESER | OBSCURE EXHIBITION & BOOK SIGNING opens MAY 17, 2014 at The Seventh Letter Flagship Store and Gallery

May 13 2014 . 10:25am



Opening reception: May 17, 2014 | Noon – 7pm
Book signing: May 17, 2014 | 2 – 5pm
Show runs: May 17 – 31, 2014

A limited amount of books will be available so get there early! First come, first serve.

The Seventh Letter

Flagship Store and Gallery
346 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Altamont Presents Andrew Reynolds “Polaroids” Curated By Patrick O’Dell at Known Gallery

May 07 2014 . 08:28am


Andrew Reynolds | Polaroids
Curated by Patrick O’Dell

Though he’s never pursued any kind of recognition for his photography, Andrew Reynolds has been consistently shooting pictures since his days as a young skater in Florida. Residing in shoe boxes at his house are thousands of polaroids and 35mm prints: Childhood images from the driveway launch-ramp days of the 80s, snapshot images from Birdhouse tours with Willy Santos, Tony Hawk, and Ocean Howell, one of a kind polaroids (borders written on and stained) shot in the black-outs and hang-overs of the Warner Ave Piss Drunx days, pairs of polaroids, usually of the same person with two poses, taken of everybody that stopped by Andrew’s house in the last few years. In fact, almost all of Andrew’s pictures are from the inside of his house; a collection of personal memories with no real intention on Andrew’s part of showing them, or even being credited as a photographer. But after looking through them, it became clear that these pictures encapsulate a unique view into the life of a professional skateboarder, and that these images need to be shared and archived.

On May 14th, this collection will be seen for the first time at:

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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May 01 2014 . 08:30pm


PUSH is a talented artist and designer rooted in the city of Los Angeles. With a creative sensibility developed from years as a muralist and graffiti artist with the MSK/AWR crew, he creates striking visual imagery on walls, canvas, wood, and paper. Part of the highly regarded Seventh Letter artist collective, his work is constantly evolving, pushing his own boundaries just like his contemporaries in skateboarding. One of PUSH’s latest pieces most recognizable to skaters is the massive mural inside The Berrics. Element is proud to collaborate with PUSH, a rising star in the art world who remains dedicated to the streets
that made him.

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May 01 2014 . 07:24am

Photos by: Jon Lake

Opening reception: April 19, 2014 | 8-11p
On view: April 19 – May 3, 2014

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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BC Gallery presents The Wall by Da Mental Vaporz

April 30 2014 . 09:15pm

BC Gallery presents The Wall by Da Mental Vaporz

From April 26th to May 31st the well known French street-art collective “Da Mental Vaporz” will hold an exhibition in Berlin under the title “The Wall” which is to be seen at the two gallery spaces of BC Gallery. Matching the title of the show the crew will also design a large scale mural painting next to the S-Bahn station Warschauerstraße, which is going to complete the show by overlooking the whole area. Through this mural design the spectator will have to opportunity to discover the core of the matter of what distinguishes the individual members of the crew as an organic unity. As all of them have already created their very own sophisticated styles which work perfectly well independently, what connects the artists does not lie directly in the content or style they create but more in the fact that they find ways to bring all those diverse parts together, in a balanced tension and create something completely new. Their preferred medium for that fusion is mural painting which makes clear that the title of their upcoming exhibition“The Wall” is not just a hint at the vast mural design which will be part of the show, but also displays the deeper meaning of what really holds the artists together.

Duration of the exhibition:
April 26th to May 31st

Opening Hours:
Wednesday to Saturday
1 pm – 6 pm

About the Collective
The France based artist collective, DMV “Da Mental Vaporz” consists of ten members: Bom.k, Blo, Brusk, Iso, Dran, Kan, Lek, Gris1, Jaw and Sowat. The works of these artists can speak for themselves independently, differentiating from each other mostly in medium as in style and technique that which as soon as they are shown in a common context, creates an extraordinarily interesting and thrilling relationship. As can be deduced from the name “Da Mental Vaporz”, which, translated, means “The Vapors of the Psyche” it is for the artists a matter of concern to make the observer aware of the abyss of the personal psyche. This is translated by each individual member of the collective in their own way and leads to a multifaceted wealth of style, which, collectively, puts its mark on the important tides of the art of the 20th century. During a visit to a DMV show or by observing the walls created by them in an urban setting, everything is offered to the beholder, from old school Graffiti to Pop Art and all the way to Surrealism, abstract Expressionism, Cubism and pore Abstraction. As different as these styles seem, the artists are, nevertheless, able, in their commonly created works, to bring together a harmonious symbiosis, which, although marked by tension, remains balanced. Their preferred media are spray cans, acrylic, mixed media. The artists also attempt to bring to life installations that are created in the urban environment (where they create most of their art) into a gallery framework.

About the show
The title of the show “The Wall” explains in one word the most passionate part of most urban contemporary artist today. The public wall space has been a platform to all different kinds of art forms for decades now. From Harring and Basquiat to Banksy and Kaws, thanks to diversity and quality the “Graffiti” or “Mural” art form has well established itself in the contemporary art scene. For the DMV big murals are a way to express their collective creativity and have enough room for each artist to bring in his personal style without getting cramped or overloaded.

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