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

May 13 2014 . 10:25am

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ZESER | OBSCURE

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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Rime’s “Dangerous Joseph Shit” Limited Edition Zine + “Moving Into Now”

December 23 2013 . 11:45pm

Limited Edition Prints Drop Today at 3pm, Exclusively at 1xRUN Monday 12/23 at 3pm EST / 12pm PST

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“My approach on paper is often similar to outdoor pieces: loose, aggressive, and executed with little planning in terms of the end result. I avoid using pencil and go into a white page with light but hold marker strokes or curves, progressively working darker as the piece takes shape. Every stroke is influenced by the tone and energy of the one before it. From an abstract composition as a starting point, I tend to go in with layers of repetitive figurative imagery that go with the flow that is already laid out on the page. The freestyled characters should seem in motion, up to shit in some sort of fashion, often side profile. Text helps to set the mood. I know the work is done with there is enough narrative to tell many layered intersecting stories.” – Rime

1xRUN Thru Interview
Moving Into Now & Dangerous Joseph Shit by Rime

1xRun: Tell us a little bit about the execution “Moving Into Now”, when was this piece created and with what materials?
Rime: “Moving Into Now” was created over a few sessions over a week and a half period back in the summer of 2013 with markers and shit. I worked on it while in New York City and Los Angeles. The original is the same size as the prints here, 18”x24” inches. There is no definite game plan with these type of works. I draw when in the mood and build on whatever is already on the page.

1xRun: What is unique about this piece compared to your other work?
Rime: This piece has elements inspired by my move back to New York City earlier this year. After 8 years out west it’s nice to be back home.
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1xRun: Let’s talk about “Dangerous Joseph Shit” a 60-page limited edition zine that catalogs some of your recent work, tell us about the theme and what people can expect in this zine.
Rime: “Dangerous Joseph Shit” is a compilation of some recent work from the past two years. The aim with the layout is to show the influence graffiti has on my paper work and vice versa.

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1xRun: The idea for “Dangerous Joseph Shit” began as a follow up to your Arrest Sheet portfolios, tell us a bit about why you feel that zines and zine culture are so important to graffiti culture?
Rime: I think zines are a good way to display a portion of work or theme in a non formal way. Growing up in graffiti, collecting magazines and books was always a big deal. With the internet taking over of the documentation of graffiti it seems rare to see graffiti in print and not on a screen.

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1xRun: Why were zines so impactful on you both growing up and recently?
Rime: I’m down with shit I can look at and hold in my hands.

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1xRun: Why should people buy pick up this print and zine pack?
Rime: It will solve all their problems in life.

1xRun: Describe this print and zine in one gut reaction word.
Rime: Snafu.

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1xRun: Where else can people find you?
Jersey Joe: WebsiteFacebook Instagram + Twitter @jerseyjoeism – Seventh Letter

For mor information visit: 1xrun.com

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Revok + Jim Darling | Sunday Mass print available now!

August 26 2013 . 08:16pm

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Artists Jim Darling and Revok recently collaborated on this found object art installation in an abandoned church in the heart of Detroit. Working on the piece for two days, the artists dragged an organ up two flights of stairs along with any other pieces of debris in the vicinity they could use to assemble the infinity symbol shown here.

“When we started this there wasn’t a plan at all. We drove around for a few days just looking at everything. He took me everywhere in Detroit. The church we picked was one of the buildings we looked at on the first or second day of my trip. There were a lot of great elements to work with and the building was amazing. It took us about two and a half exhausting days to complete.” – Jim Darling

“It actually came together much faster than a typical “mural wall” or a piece I create in the studio, however it was much more physically laborious, which was really good! I remember carrying a giant organ and a piano up two narrow flights of stairs from the basement. Jim and I decided it would be most satisfying to create the installation only from objects and materials we could scavenge from the site itself. The church is massive so we carried all kinds of big heavy shit and swept 2 inches of dirt from the entire floor where the installation was created.” – Revok

This RUN comes signed, numbered and with a Certificate of Authenticity from Jim Darling, Revok and 1xRUN.

Available at: 1xrun.com

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ASKEW ONE | Entropy at Inner State Gallery opens tomorrow in Detroit

August 22 2013 . 10:02pm

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ASKEW ONE | Entropy at Inner State Gallery

August 14 2013 . 08:00pm

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1xRUN Presents ASKEW ONE’s “Entropy” At Inner State Gallery.

Welcoming New Zealand artist ASKEW ONE to Detroit on August 23rd from 7-10pm.

Through this new body of work Askew One further refines his unique method of painting portraits where the medium becomes the metaphor for a much bigger conversation.

The portrait is the device used to represent immense entities of barely contained energy that have reached an entropic state only moments from a cataclysmic event. It is a discussion about existence and more specifically the fragility of all things – our incessant quest for balance and harmony when all things eventually deteriorate or revert to a state of chaos.

“Detroit started this whole train of thought during my first visit in 09. I think the metaphor of Entropy extends to Detroit as well. The Entropy in Detroit’s case was Human expanse and industry. This work is optimistic though, like Detroit. It’s about new beginnings.” – ASKEW ONE

The exhibition will be on view from August 23rd through September 19th.

To be added to the collectors preview please email or call Gallery Director Ania Eaton ania@innerstategallery.com 313-744-6505

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