This Saturday, the 1st of November, LA’s Soze Gallery will be opening a group exhibition in collaboration with the Modernica furniture company. The company that keeps the spirit of Modernism movement alive with their products, teamed up with the West Hollywood showspace for an unique charity event.
For this show, artists will create custom painted fiberglass shell chairs, made on the original Herman Miller equipment. Differentiating in styles and techniques, participants will present their version of this legendary chair. This unique show will include gallery friends and artists including RETNA, Erin Riley, Aaron De La Cruz, Ben Frost, Augustine Kofie, Neckface, Mel Kadel and many others. Part of the proceeds from this show will be donated to benefit The Art Of Elysium, a non-profit organization that brings empowering artistic programs to children in the local hospitals in the area.
The show will be on view until November 15th so make sure you check out this original event if you’re in the area.
The exhibition featured over 40 trailblazers of the art world including Keith Haring, Shepard Fairey, Swoon, Space Invader, Ryan McGinness, Camille Rose Garcia, Clare Rojas, Cleon Peterson, CYRCLE, D*FACE, Dana Louise Kirkpatrick, Deedee Cheriel, Dzine, Estevan Oriol, Evan Hecox, FAILE, Gary Panter, HAZE, James Cauty, Jamie Reid, Jen Stark, Lee Quinones, Mark Mothersbaugh, Monica Canilao, POSE, Ravi Zupa, RETNA, Revok, Stanley Donwood, Winston Smith, WK Interact, and more.
The show itself has a great lineage, connecting the dots from a the past two generations of artists who have, for lack of a better term, stood on the outside of typical and traditional art career expectations. One of the major highlights of the exhibition will be that a portion of the event proceeds will be donated to Chicago Arts Partnerships In Education (CAPE), an organization which inspires students to be passionate about their education by weaving visual and performing arts into their classroom lessons. They bring academic subjects to life through art, and partner teaching artists with Chicago Public School teachers to develop original, creative lesson plans.
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RETNA – EASTERN REALM
Limited Edition – 8 color serigraph
Image Size – 18″ x 24” (with hand deckled edges)
Edition Size – 60
Substrate – Coventry Rag 290 gsm
Master Printer – Tony Clough
Price – $600 + shipping
Release: 1/16/2014 @ 12:00PM PST
Available at: 13Press.com
Four Decades of LA Urban Art Curated by Casey Zoltan and Robert Goldschien.
Exhibition featuring works by…
CHAZ BOJORQUEZ / DATE FARMERS / KENNY SCHARF / AUGUSTINE KOFIE / MAGU / MEAR / NECKFACE / POSE / PUSH / RETNA / REVOK / REYES / RIME / RISK / ROBBIE CONAL / SABER / SHEPARD FAIREY / SKULLPHONE / ZES
Inner City Arts Campus
720 Kohler Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021
This fundraiser event is strictly 21+. Tickets must be purchased online.
*All proceeds from this event support Inner City Art’s programs which provide art education to 10,000 children and youth grades K -12 each year
Los Angeles is blessed with an abundance of great artists, fine galleries and world class museums. However, it is not as rich as many U.S. cities in terms of public art in open spaces. We are constantly bombarded with signage and commercial advertising in our streets, but where is the public art there? Enter the graffiti artist. We’re talking not about taggers, who commit vandalism simply to assert their identity or territory, but about artists who take their creative efforts seriously. Those who talent and work have been recognized by the established art community. All of the artists represented in our exhibit have done graffiti at some point in their careers. Most if not all of them have done pieces on the streets that were commissioned or otherwise authorized by the real property owners, thereby avoiding the element of vandalism, and all of them have made their way into reputable galleries if not museums. The heart and soul of graffiti art is to be visible from the streets and to be part of the urban landscape, so the challenge for these artists is how to maintain this heart and soul while displaying their work in galleries or museums.
We hope you enjoy our exhibit and that it sparks a greater appreciation of the graffiti art that pervades our city. We must also express our heartfelt gratitude to Inner-City Arts for allowing us to be part of their 2013 Summer on 7th!