Dennis Morris | Revolutionary Dreams on REVOLT TV

February 19 2015 . 10:30pm

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Opening recap of REVOLUTIONARY DREAMS a photo exhibit by Dennis Morris | Celebrating Bob Marley’s 70th birthday

February 07 2015 . 10:58pm

 
DENNIS MORRIS / BOB MARLEY – REVOLUTIONARY DREAMS

Opening reception: February 6, 2015 | 7-10p
On view: February 6 – 21, 2015

A celebration of Bob Marley’s 70th birthday

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
February 6-21, 2015

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Pose, KC Ortiz, Vizie, and Omens | Further/Farther opens on November 8th, 2014 The Seventh Letter Flagship Store and Gallery

November 05 2014 . 01:15pm

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On November 8th, 2014 The Seventh Letter Flagship Store and Gallery will be showing a new body of work from Pose, KC Ortiz, Vizie, and Omens. They have worked together collectively for years, so it would make sense they would create a body of work to show as a group. The show, titled “Further/Farther” is a reflection of the collectives influence from psychedelia, youth and popular culture, design, depth, mind-bending colors, and buddhist prayer flags. The work is comprised of both art and installation. Together, the collective bodies of work come together to bend the realm of the traditional setting and bleed into an environmental experience.

The Seventh Letter
Flagship Store and Gallery
346 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles CA 90036
gallery@theseventhletter.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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Known Gallery presents “SEE LIFE” a group art show with AMANDALYNN / LADY MAGS / TATIANA SUAREZ

October 12 2014 . 02:31am

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On Saturday, October 11th, 2014, Amandalynn, Tatiana Suarez, and Lady Mags will be exhibiting their newest creations at Known Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. This trio has been working hard to prepare a select body of work dedicated to the theme of ‘See Life’. The artworks depict the curious nature of the world under and above water, including: creatures, enticing feminine deities, and waves of opulent color. Here are a few preview images of works to be displayed…

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AMANDALYNN / LADY MAGS / TATIANA SUAREZ / SEE LIFE
Opening reception: October 11, 2014 | 8-11p
On view: October 11 – 25, 2014

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

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