A Certain Evening Light | New Works by Eyeone

September 28 2012 . 09:38pm

 

A Certain Evening Light
New Works by Eyeone

Opening Reception:
Saturday October 6, 2012
7- 11 pm

A Certain Evening Light features a body of new works by Eyeone exploring the ever-present but often ignored details of  modern urban life. The pieces feature glimpses  of the people and situations encountered while navigating the city of Los Angeles. The exhibition consists of mixed media pieces primarily on wood, site-specific installations, and a selection of hand-made publications on display.

Eyeone is a visual artist and graphic designer based in Los Angeles. His work is rooted in graffiti, printmaking, photography, and punk rock and has recently been included in the Pasadena Museum of California Art as part of their Street Cred exhibition and in Dreams Deferred at the Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles. He is a member of Los Angeles graffiti crews Seeking Heaven and Second To None and publishes the highly-acclaimed journal Lost | Graffiti in the City of Angels.

Hold Up Art
358 E. 2nd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 221-4585 | holdupart.com

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Greg Lamache | Timeless at Joshua Liner Gallery

September 28 2012 . 09:02pm

Joshua Liner Gallery is pleased to present Timeless, an exhibition of new collage works by the New York artist Greg Lamarche. This is Lamarche’s debut solo show with the gallery.

Working in hand-cut paper, Lamarche’s collages draw from a vast archive of found materials, commercially printedpapers, and vintage printed matter. Through an interplay of abstracted graffiti language and commercial design, Lamarche enlists a profusion of graphic styles and bold colors to explore rhythmic repetition, multiple perspectives, and the suggestion of sound and movement. The artist applies a similar visual approach in mural-size wall paintings and large-scale environments installed in recent years.

For Timeless, Lamarche brings together a collection of medium-sized collages, assemblage, and paintings. Each is an exploration of letterforms inspired by graphic design, graffiti, commercial lettering, and art-deco fonts. The works range from the carefully planned and ultra graphic to the completely free-form “design by chance.” Although each artwork has a unique look, the group relates through the consistent use of found and vintage papers. By using materials from the past in a contemporary moment, ordinary notions of linear time are subverted. Lamarche’s works exist in a cultural context all their own.

In the collage Unfettered, for example, a colorful barrage of wildly varying letters rolls across the middle third of a white expanse, gathering momentum just as an avalanche collects mass. Timeless, on the other hand, is a very precise collage on white in which cut-paper forms compose what appear like drafting or carpentry tools, which in turn are arranged to spell out the work’s title. Untitled (remnant series) is more free-form, as abstracted cutout fragments in black form filigreed silhouettes in an all-over composition of black and tan.

In all of his work, Lamarche engages a general familiarity with commercial typography and design as well as elements of graffiti, which by now are ubiquitous within the social and built landscapes of most cities. (As a young teen, the artist cut his creative teeth writing graffiti in the streets and subways of New York.) Variously recombined and deployed, these familiar references speak to viewers across generations, social strata, and global origin. Furthermore, Lamarche’s canny mixtures of form, color, and arrangement break down the now-staid divisions between fine art, graphic art, and architecture.

Reception Thursday October 4 from 6-9pm

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toprotectandsever.com

September 28 2012 . 12:14am

Simply amazing! See for yourself at: toprotectandsever.com

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Saber – #DefendTheArts Over the New York City Skyline | FRANK 151

September 25 2012 . 06:15pm

It seemed almost overly ambitious, but last Sunday artist Saber made good on his promise to dispatch a fleet of skywriting jets over a major American City. That major American city was New York.

For approximately one hour on Sunday, September 23rd, a fleet of five synchronized jets created words and phrases visible over greater NYC. Saber’s campaign was meant to raise awareness about art-program cuts that would most likely take place in a Mitt Romney administration.

This is footage from Sunday’s campaign shot at various locations, complete with Saber speaking about what it took, and how it felt, to “get up” that big.

-SaberOne.com / Frank151.com / TheSeventhLetter.com / ObeyGiant.com / UpperPlayground.com / Juxtapoz.com / DigitalRetna.com

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Young Blood Gallery 15th Anniversary Show October 6, 2012

September 25 2012 . 06:07pm

For our anniversary show we invited all the artists we’ve done a major show with over the past 15 years to participate in a retrospective and celebration.  We wish we could have invited every artist we’ve worked with to join but after doing the math, that would have been 1200 people!  Below is the invitation we sent to the artists and a trip down memory lane.

Thanks to you, our supporters, for making this all worthwhile and hope to see you at there.
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Please reminisce with us.

Fifteen years ago: 1997 was the year Princess Diana was killed in a car crash and Mother Teresa died. The year Notorious B.I.G. was shot dead. OJ Simpson was found liable for the murders of Ron Goldman & Nicole Simpson. Tyson was banned from boxing for biting Holyfield’s ear. It was the year smokers needed proof they are over 18 to purchase cigarettes in the U.S. A gallon of gas was $1.20. Clinton was president. The first genetically cloned animal, Dolly the sheep, was produced. Google did not exist.

In Atlanta, the Olympic fever had passed, and downtown’s hastily built parks meant to spruce up the city were becoming overgrown with weeds. Woolworth’s closed its remaining store. Freaknik was banned. Outkast and Goodie Mob gave rise to the “Dirty South,” and “crunk” was catching on. Kids through out the city were trying to perfect the Bankhead Bounce (in memory). The city played host to an active punk rock and DIY scene with well-attended house shows common in the still-gritty neighborhoods of Home Park and Grant Park. Peachtree St. was still home to the 24-hour dance club Backstreet, the Stein Club, and underage transtitutes. Atlanta art galleries were mostly limited to Buckhead and Midtown, and a career as an artist was specialized and rare. Art exhibits for young, local artists were even more rare.

Young and motivated by the DIY lifestyle, we went to Kinko’s that year and made black and white copies of our first artist call, inviting any and all artists to participate in a show to be hosted in our West End neighborhood living room.

In the 15 years since, you all have been what’s kept Young Blood going. We aimed to make Atlanta a more vibrant city, and thanks to you, we think we have!  It’s been a challenge, and there have been times when we’ve asked ourselves what the hell we were thinking. But the fact is, we love what we do and hope for 15 more years.

This October we’d like to host a retrospective exhibit that includes all the artists we’ve ever done shows with, and we invite you to participate. The show opens on October 6th, so we need one piece by October 1st.  We expect the show to garner a lot of attention and have plans in the works for an extra special opening night.  One of our goals is to show off our artists’ progress, so please send a piece that you’re extra proud of.

If you’d like to be involved, please respond to this e-mail and let us know you’re in. We’ll send more details soon after.

We hope you all are doing well, and we’re grateful that you’ve been a part of our gallery. We haven’t talked to some of you in a long time and look forward to seeing what you’re up to!

Love,

Kelly and Maggie

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