“That’s My Trip”, Curated by Andrew Schoultz | at Joshua Liner Gallery Opens Thursday, March 26

March 23 2015 . 10:48pm

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Joshua Liner Gallery presents That’s My Trip, a group show curated by gallery artist Andrew Schoultz. The exhibition features sculpture, installation, painting, and works on paper from Claire Colette, Cody Hudson, Francesco Igory Deiana, Hilary Pecis, Libby Black, Louis Schmidt, Matt Gonzalez, Michel Tabori, Patrick Martinez, Ryan Travis Christian, Terry Powers, Timothy Bergstrom, as well as curating artist Andrew Schoultz. The exhibition will open Thursday, March 26, 2015.

Joshua Liner Gallery
540 West 28th Street
New York, NY 10001

To find out more information please visit joshualinergallery.com

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

October 30 2014 . 03:16am

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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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MALL | Official Trailer – Coming October 17th, 2014. Directed by Joseph Hahn

September 03 2014 . 02:54am

Here’s a look at Joe Hahn‘s feature-length directorial debut for the film MALL, based on a novel of the same name written by Eric Bogosian. Linkin Park‘s turntablist has a portfolio of successful music videos and short films under his belt, including the videos for “Numb,” “What I’ve Done” and “New Divide” – which has over 150 million views on YouTube. Coinciding with the build up to the film’s release, Hahn is curating an art show bringing together various artists that have reinterpreted the film’s themes and creative direction in art form. Check out the trailer above and if you’re in LA visit the exhibition at the Known Gallery from September 25 to October 17.

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

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Recap Photos of Cruel Summer at Jonathan Levine Gallery curated by Roger Gastman

August 22 2014 . 08:48pm

Summer is the season where new art gets discovered as many group shows pop up when most of the art industry goes on vacation before things pick up again in September. Jonathan LeVine Gallery worked with renowned curator Roger Gastman to bring together a bold grouping of graffiti & urban artists both old and new. Entitled Cruel Summer, this great exhibition showcased a new level of work from each artist. There was some familiar imagery, but the work comes off fresh to attendees who were clamoring for something new for their senses. Gastman has been working in the scene for decades and it showed as it seemed like every writer & artist in town was in attendance.

The large scale show was held at both gallery locations, which were needed for the battalion of fine artists involved including Ben Venom, Blade, Caleb Neelon, Cleon Peterson, Cope2, Dabs Myla, Eric Haze, Finok, Freedom, Horfe, HuskMitNavn, Mark Bode, Maya Hayuk, Mike Ballard (Cept), Mike Giant, Niagara, Pose, Revok, Rime, Risk, Sam Friedman, Shepard Fairey, Tim Conlon and Victor Reyes.

Photo credit: Joe Russo

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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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