May, 2011

“To Become Myself” New work by Nate Frizzell | LeBasse Projects

May 12 2011 . 08:47pm

Los Angeles, CA – LA based artist Nate Frizzell opens his third solo exhibition with LeBasse Projects following his two most recent sold out shows. For his new exhibit, Frizzell continues his exploration of self-discovery but changes his medium with beautiful charcoal drawings.

‘To Become Myself’ will feature a series of works in charcoal on paper – the first time the artist has shown work in this form. By moving away from the canvas and oil painting he has become known for, Frizzell reinvents himself to examine where his artistic and personal future will lead.

Frizzell chooses to explore his artistic vision and hopes that viewers will follow along on his journey. This exhibit will be the first solo show in LeBasse Projects’ new Chinatown Gallery.

LeBasse Projects :: Chinatown
932 Chung King Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

May 13th – June 4th, 2011
Artist reception: Friday, May 13th 7-10p

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Street Cred : Graffiti Art From Concrete to Canvas | PMCA

May 12 2011 . 08:36pm

The Pasadena Museum of California Art presents
Street Cred : Graffiti Art From Concrete to Canvas at the Pasadena Museum of California Art
May 15, 2011 – September 4, 2011

Opening Recetion:
May 14, 2011
7-10 PM
$5 / Open to the public

Pasadena Museum of California Art
490 E, Union Street
Pasadena, CA 91101

Internationally renowned as one of the most fertile grounds for graffiti art, the City of Angels has its own idiosyncratic graffiti styles created from filtering the innovative New York “wildstyle” through local influences such as gang writing styles. The Los Angeles artists featured in Street Cred currently represent a broad range of genres through their fine art production, from letter-based formalism to Surrealism. Co-curated by Steve Grody and PMCA Exhibition Manager Shirlae Cheng-Lifshin, this exhibition will also include Grody’s photographs from the crucial years of the graffiti scene, providing key insights into the visual “language” of graffiti, its development in Los Angeles, the ways in which the street work informs the canvas work, and how the two worlds interact.

Artists featured in the exhibition include Michael Alvarez, ANGST, AXIS, Chaz Bojórquez, CODAK, CRAOLA, DASH 2000, Ekundayo, EYEONE, HASTE, Paul SKEPT Kanemitsu, Alex Kizu, KOFIE, MAN ONE, MEAR ONE, Juan Carlos Muñoz Hernandez, Jose Lopez, Erick Montenegro, Nicnak, PUSH, RISK, Jeff Soto, Evan Skrederstu, RETNA, REVOK, SABER, SHANDU, Jesse Simon, SINER, and ZES.

This exhibition is curated by PMCA Exhibition Manager Shirlae Cheng-Lifshin and graffiti historian Steve Grody.

Made possible in part by the Pasadena Arts & Culture Commission and the City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division.

Additional support has been provided by 33third / Mid-City Arts and Brandy and Ed Sweeney.

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LAST WEEK! | Alessandro Gottardo & Kellesimone Waits

May 12 2011 . 04:49pm

Alessandro Gottardo and Kellesimone Waits
Guest Curated by Shelley Leopold, presented by LA Weekly and Pearl Paint

About Alessandro Gottardo:
Currently based in Milan, Italy, Alessandro was born in Pordenone in 1977. He studied at a specialist art high school in Venice and in the Illustration department of the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan. He has won numerous awards, including the most prestigious international accolade in the illustration field – a Society of Illustrators Gold Medal, which was presented to him in 2009. His clients include : American Express, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, TIME, Esquire, Newsweek, National Geographic, The New Yorker, Le Monde, The Economist, Guardian, Random House, and Penguin Books.

About Kellesimone Waits:
Kellesimone, born into a family of artists and musicians, discovered her penchant for drawing early. At the age of 5, she  “invented” a style of tracing so revolutionary that it remains top secret to this day. Attracted to issues dealing with gender and society, Kellesimone chose to attend the all women’s Mills College in Oakland where she is currently studying various formats and mediums including experimental video, working towards her degree.

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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

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The Making Of Birds Of A Feather at MOCA | Video

May 10 2011 . 02:41pm

Artists Lee Quinones, OG Abel, Cern, FUTURA, Loomit, Push, RISK and Sano document the creation of their monumental artwork "Birds Of A Feather" (2011).

Created for Art in the Streets at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, April 17–August 8, 2011. Video produced by MOCA in collaboration with TEAM G.

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Free REVOK by BASK | 1xRUN print available now

May 10 2011 . 02:00pm

"This piece, titled FREE REVOK is inspired by the current arrest of one of the most influential graffiti writers to ever pick up a can. As a fan and colleague, my respect for REVOK compelled me to action. 100% of the sales of the prints of this piece as well as the piece itself will be donated to Revoks legal troubles." – BASK

All prints are Signed & Numbered by the Artist and come with a Certificate of Authenticity from 1xRUN.

15 x 15.5 inch Giclee on 330gsm 100% Archival Cotton Paper and available at:

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