Elliot Francis Stewart | KNEECAPS opens April 19, 2014 at Known Gallery

April 10 2014 . 10:33pm

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

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
info@knowngallery.com

Elliot Francis Stewart
Born in 1982, Elliot Francis Stewart is the third youngest of nine children and grew up in the Eastern Auckland suburb of Pakuranga. He spent his childhood engrossed in comic books and creating elaborately rendered drawings of galleons and scenes of war.

In 1996 his family relocated to the inner city neighborhood of Grey Lynn and he attended the now defunct Auckland Metropolitan College, an alternative school where he met his tight-knit crew of friends who became known as the RFC (Rat Fink Club) crew.

Initially garnering a reputation for his often-offbeat cartoon-based graffiti, Elliot aka Deus became part of TMD (The Most Dedicated) in 2001 and quickly established himself as the foremost talent in character based work in aerosol. Furthermore his early Auckland shows at The Gully Lounge in St Kevin’s Arcade and Disrupt Gallery, allowed him to showcase elaborate and influential illustrative works often created on found objects in common house paint and ballpoint pen.

Elliot currently lives in Auckland and works as an artist and freelance illustrator.

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April 10 2014 . 08:58am

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Openings: Dennis Morris | “Bob Marley: Giant” at Known Gallery

April 06 2014 . 08:59pm

 

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.

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Stash | “SPRAYED IN FULL” Exhibition at The Seventh Letter

April 05 2014 . 12:02am

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

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LEICA CRAFT X STASH

April 04 2014 . 09:38pm

 

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.

Photos and write up by: VAN STYLES
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