Jesse Hazelip | Mark of Cain at Known Gallery November 1, 2014

October 01 2014 . 06:16pm

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Los Angeles, CA (November 1st, 2014) — Known Gallery is pleased to present Mark of Cain, current works by Jesse Hazelip, in what will be his first solo exhibition in Los Angeles. In conjunction with the event, the artist will release a three-color screen print, available for purchase during the opening reception.

Hazelip will build a site-specific installation out of fluorescent bulbs, replicating a jail cell using the measurements of a solitary confinement unit (six by nine feet), which he will occupy during the reception, and receive a tattoo variation of the “Mark of Cain” on his face to protest the conditions and human rights violations in U.S. prisons.

Hazelip will be creating a site-specific mural inside of the gallery space that will only be on view during the exhibition.

Works in the exhibition include bull skulls carved in a scrimshaw technique, mixed-media paintings on wood salvaged from an abandoned prison, as well as studies drawn with ink on paper.

Hazelip uses animal subjects in his imagery to explore themes of injustices within our legal system and underlying corruption in the prison-industrial complex. The bull with butcher markings emphasizes the systemized labor practices and division of value. The wolf relates to a pack mentality created through incarceration subcultures, as individual prisoners align with hierarchical groups or gangs for protection and survival. The vulture, a predator who preys on the disadvantaged, symbolizes the prison system as a whole. The snake refers to the violence created by the penal system that is specific to prison. The skeletal hands are representational of the death and reach of the violence nurtured in the prison-industrial complex.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Jesse Hazelip was born in 1977 in Cortez, Colorado, amidst Navajo and Ute Nation territory. At the age of 13, he relocated to Santa Barbara, California—a vastly different environment from that of his childhood. There, Hazelip became involved with graffiti, developing an aesthetic and technique that is woven into his artwork alongside the imagery and history of his native southwest. In 2007, he received a BFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. He is currently based in New York.

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STRAYE presents JEAN ROUGERON | American Dream

September 27 2014 . 01:05pm

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JEAN ROUGERON

Photographer, director and artist from the film festival city of Cannes on the French Riviera in France, was born in 1952 and trained in professional photography and film direction at a private photography and film school in Switzerland.
Soon after launching his career in photography, Jean landed a job with France Soir newspaper, photographing up and coming stars, and then Sygma international press agency, the largest press agency in the world at the time, in Paris. In the early 70’s, he was sent to Africa, where violent wars had broken out in Ethiopia and Chad. His photographs were published in every major international news publication, time magazine, being one example.
From the late-seventies through the nineties, Jean combined his admiration for beautiful women, travel and photography and became one of the best and most well known, erotic photographers.
In the early 80’s Jean signed a contract with European editions of Playboy Magazine. Publishers all over the world, including Japan, appreciated Jean Rougeron’s work and named him the best erotic photographer in the world three years consecutively! Unusually bright colors and exotic, luxurious locations are Jean’s trademark!
Always interested in art, painting, collage, and décor, in the nineties, Jean developed his own art technique, he named “diopaint”, a word combining the French word diopositive, (slide), and paint. He starts with a slide, which is shot at different speeds and develops in various ways. Then comes the delicate work of manipulation of the negative. He also paints directly on the slide with a secret mixture, (not to be confused with other artists who paint on photographs), then prints the final image onto museum quality, archival photo paper guaranteed for 200 years!
Jean was the first to produce erotic magazine videos for international distribution and Playboy cable TV. Jean has and continues to direct full feature films and tv shows.

JEAN ROUGERON / AMERICAN DREAM
at
STRAYE
413 South Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 936-0290

Show opens September 27, 2014 | 8-11pm

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Beast Astray at Known Gallery recap by Brent Broza

September 27 2014 . 12:37pm

-Photos by Brent Broza

BEAST ASTRAY
AN ART EXHIBIT INSPIRED BY THE MOTION PICTURE MALL – A FILM BY JOE HAHN

Opens this Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 7-10pm
Show runs September 25 – October 5, 2014
at
Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
info@knowngallery.com

AARON DE LA CRUZ . AXIS . BILL McMULLEN . BOM.K . BRANDON REZA PARVINI . CLEON PETERSON
DABS MYLA . DI NGUYEN . EDWIN USHIRO . ESTEVAN ORIOL . GABRIEL PEREZ . GEORGE THOMPSON
GREG CRAOLA SIMKINS . IGOR KOVALIK . JAMES JEAN . JASPER WONG . JESSE HAZELIP . JIM LEE
JOE HAHN . JORAM ROUKES . KEEGAN GIBBS . KENICHI HOSHINE . KIM JUNG GI . KOMATSU MIWA
MANNY SAYES . MARK DEAN VECA . MECHIKURO . MIKE LEE . MIKE SHINODA . MU PAN . REVOK
ROBERT FOX . ROBERT MACKENZIE . RON ENGLISH . ROSTARR . SABER . SAGE VAUGHN . SEVER
SLICK . STASH . STEVEN PLATT . TRISTAN EATON . VINCENT DI NGUYEN . ZESER + SPECIAL GUESTS

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Photo recap of the ASTRO A38 LAUNCH at Known Gallery

September 26 2014 . 10:36pm

Photos taken by Brent Broza | @brozaphoto

ASTRO A38 LAUNCH

in collaboration with THE SEVENTH LETTER

Featuring RIME, SABER, DABSMYLA and KRUSH

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

For more info: astrogaming.com / theseventhletter.com

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RIME, SABER, DABSMYLA and KRUSH collaborating on the ASTRO A38 headphone tags

September 26 2014 . 10:04pm

ASTRO A38 LAUNCH

in collaboration with THE SEVENTH LETTER

Featuring RIME, SABER, DABSMYLA and KRUSH

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

For more info: astrogaming.com / theseventhletter.com

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