JURNE – Scienceism video by Selina Miles

December 22 2014 . 12:54pm

 

Tracksides. Tunnels. Rooftops.

Over the course of five days, JURNE caught up with Selina Miles to explore the neighbourhoods, train tracks and underground tunnels found in Oakland, California.

‘Science-ism’ also offers a glimpse into JURNE’s studio output, illustrating the connection between his work on the white walls of a gallery and the concrete walls of the city.

A film by Selina Miles:
www.selinamiles.com
instagram.com/selinamiles

JURNE:
instagram.com/scienceism 
Email: contact@science-ism.com

IRONLAK:
www.ironlak.com

Music:
Smokestacks – Layla (Dimond Saints Rework)
Hard Time – Seinabo Sey (Dimond Saints Rework)
Acid Crunk Meltdown – An-Ten-Nae

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REMIO and KAPUT | “A CASUAL SHOW” CURRENTLY SHOWING AT THE OAKLAND TERMINAL GALLERY

October 13 2014 . 12:00am

Find out more at The Oakland Terminal Gallery | RVCA.com

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DABS and MYLA release there newest book “MIDNIGHT FANTASY” now available at The Seventh Letter Flagship Store and Gallery

July 31 2014 . 04:40am

DABS MYLA: MIDNIGHT FANTASY is an eye-poppingly vibrant monograph that takes you inside the world of Dabs Myla, a collaborative duo that spends every waking moment conjuring joy with a brush and a spray can, inspired by their life as a married couple, their perpetual travel around the world, and the beautiful pandemonium of everyday experience.

With an introduction by street art historian Roger Gastman and an essay by Amanda Erlanson, and featuring 122 color plates, including many vivid photographs spanning the book’s entire 22-inch spread.
This sumptuous volume showcases an impeccably curated selection of Dabs Myla’s paintings, art objects, gallery installations and murals. Each turn of the page brings a fresh evocation of the unique blend of passion, playfulness and virtuosity that distinguishes the work of Dabs Myla as unparalleled in its field.

Published by www.zeropluspublishing.com
Now available on site at The Seventh Letter Flagship Store and Gallery
also online at TheSeventhLetter.com
To find out more about the artists visit www.dabsmyla.com

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KRUSH | LAndmarked featured in Huffington Post

April 29 2014 . 09:03pm

LAndmarked: A Nostalgic view of Los Angeles
By: Rodrigo Ribera D’Ebre

 

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This past Saturday at The Seventh Letter Gallery, Paul “Krush,” Meraz, a member of world-renowned graffiti crews MSK and AWR, and art collective The Seventh Letter, launched an exhibition of historical landmarks throughout the city of Los Angeles. Like the rest of us who drive all over the city and county like drifters going nowhere and somewhere simultaneously, we often neglect places of significance. However, as Krush began to take more notice of signage and typography of very specific places based on rendezvous points or frequency, he soon realized a sense of loss for the 20th century that is now becoming a fading memory. In today’s highly digitized world where the latest smart phone is replaced months later by a newer, better, or more efficient product, we often romanticize an era where life seemed easier and more slow-placed. Some of the signs can’t ever be replicated, although many locations try to architecturally create a throwback vintage sign for aesthetic purposes, because of their art-deco or streamline moderne fashion, such as the fonts and bright vivid colors that were era-specific. But, as you continue to drive around Los Angeles and pay closer attention, you too might notice the distant memory and affinity for a place you probably didn’t know existed.

In LAndmarked, the exhibition covers a specific spectrum and palette which creates a cohesive façade. These colors are radiant and soothing, and can even represent a climatic warmth of the Los Angeles topography. The volition of colors are meant to compliment the color scheme of the landmarks where the backdrops maintain wide brush strokes and proportional lines that give it depth and texture. These artistic choices are subtleties, which is metaphoric for life’s subtleties in general. Some of the landmarks include: Sam’s Hof Brau, Cole’s, Hop Louie, and Felix Chevrolet. If you grew up in Los Angeles, these are places you might have always remembered or visited yourselves, but in the ever-changing landscape of the metropolis, these places could be gone tomorrow and most wouldn’t notice. It is Krush’s dedication to landmark preservation, something he learned to appreciate from studying graphic design, drawing, typography and graffiti that inspired this exhibition.

His artistic career dates back to the mid 80s at the heyday of graffiti, commuting between Orange County and the San Fernando Valley. This was a time when crew members pushed each other competitively to bring out the best in skill and creativity, something that led to graphic design and an idea that still resonates today. LAndmarked is the beginning of a series of paintings that will capture the nostalgic essence of historical Los Angeles through the perspective of this young artist who maintains a strong connection to the cityscape via signage. The show runs from April 26th – May 10th, 2014 at the Seventh Letter Gallery where other exhibition pieces are available such as t-shirts, prints, and glassware. Don’t forget to get out there and always support your local artists that work feverishly to provide us with different ways of looking at the ecology of our environment.

Read article at: huffingtonpost.com

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Stash | “SPRAYED IN FULL” Exhibition at The Seventh Letter

April 05 2014 . 12:02am

Taking to subway trains, gallery walls and sneakers for his renditions, Stash continues to extend his sought-after sentiment in the realms of art, fashion and lifestyle. A longstanding stalwart of graffiti culture, the New York native exhibited his canvases alongside art pioneers Keith Haring and Jean-Michael Basquiat when he was 17. Now he presents a selection of new works at Los Angles’s The Seventh Letter store and gallery for “SPRAYED IN FULL.” A nod to the process of graffiti painting and the wide array of colors needed in its genre, Stash utilizes his unique control of the spray can in presenting a body of work where sporadic drips and splotches take on multicolored canvases. Bright hues that are usually seen on dimly lit street corners are transcended onto the minimalist gallery walls, celebrating graffiti motifs across the art world. If you’re in the Fairfax area, be sure to check out the exhibition for yourself, showing from now till April 12.

The Seventh Letter
Flagship Store and Gallery
346 N. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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