VICTOR REYES and DYLAN MADDUX at Known Gallery | March 24, 2012

March 19 2012 . 07:13pm

 

VICTOR REYES / THE JUNGLE
Opens: March 24, 2012 | 8-11pm
Runs: March 24 – April 7, 2012

Known Gallery is pleased to present The Jungle, featuring new paintings by Victor Reyes. In this ambitious body of work, Reyes’ illuminates the savage nature of humanity in the context of modern day America while simultaneously exposing the primal, mammalian inclinations that pulse just under the facade of contemporary culture. The artist critiques the premium placed on notions of “civility” while celebrating instinct and acknowledging the dark underbelly of our society.

The Jungle is a two yearlong exploration of human nature and survival. Jungle themes first appeared on Reyes’ black and while murals and have been translated into the subject of many paintings on wood panel that explore a variety of color palettes.

The Jungle is submerged in the representational motifs of animals, carnage and patterns arrayed in warm, vibrant colors that recall the meat, bone and sinew that comprise all mammals.  Herein lie tapestries of line and palette whose language and conversation are a departure from the formulaic and mundane. Within this new work, Reyes reveals a world of color and form where situational dramas are framed into context by pigment and fury. Each new picture presents the very real emotions of survival and dominance in an exhibition that encapsulates Reyes’ stark and meaty vision of our civilization.

Since the early 90s, Reyes has been painting.  His work has been shown extensively in countries around the world, including the group show titled Letters First (2006) which traveled to Tokyo, Taipei, Korea, and Barcelona, Public Provocation (2008) at Carhartt Gallery, Weil am Rein, Germany, Will Rise group show (2010) as Yves Laroche Gallery, Montreal, Canada and Misspelled (2010), a solo show at Robert Berman E6 Gallery, San Francisco. Misspelled was culminated through an experiment in typography in which Reyes painted all 26 letters of the alphabet in the Mission and he published a 104-page book for the exhibition under the same name.

Reyes’ work has been commissioned for Louis Vuitton in conjunction with Stephen Sprouse for a San Francisco Flagship store release and in 2010, his feature, “Man of Letters on a Mission” was the cover story for the San Francisco Chronicle.

This is Reyes’ second solo exhibition at Known Gallery since unveiling his show Warpaint in 2010.

 

DYLAN MADDUX / CAMBODIA, The New Life
Opens: March 24, 2012 | 8-11pm
Runs: March 24 – April 7, 2012

Chances are, you’ve seen the work of Dylan Maddux without realizing it. Maddux has been shooting crisp, raw, vivid photos all over the globe for years. He always maintains that tangible, almost indescribable, flavor to insure a genuine feel… Be prepared to envy his career. –Katie Zuppann

Born in Los Angeles, Dylan dove into the world of photography in 1999 when he moved to San Francisco where he spent the next 12 years perfecting his craft. Most of his time was spent in Lower Haight, a district that would ultimately shape his signature style. He began working with the newly established clothing company/gallery Upper Playground and shot the works of artists the company represented at the time. His other early works consisted mainly of hip-hop editorials and advertising in the skateboard industry. From there he moved onto street photography shooting portraits of street hustlers, gang members, and “the sexy girls next door”.

His photography has been published in both domestic and international publications including Intersection (UK), Warp (Japan), Slap, Thrasher, Juxtapoz, Mass Appeal, and Swindle. He was also one of ten photographers to be published in Juxtapoz Photo, the book.

He has shown at many galleries including YBCA (SF), FTC (Japan), Known Gallery (LA), BACC (Bangkok), 1AM (SF), and Cassel Gallery (SF) where he showed his latest solo exhibit Mau Loa, a Hawaiian portrait series..

Always in need of a challenge, Maddux has stepped into the world of directing and shooting videos. To date, he’s done numerous video works in Kingston, Jamaica; Hawaii; Bangkok; Hong Kong; and San Francisco.

He has been in Southeast Asia for the last year and a half. Of that time, he spent over a year in Bangkok photographing fashion, red light, and street culture. He has recently moved to Phnom Penh, Cambodia where he is currently working on completing his first book.

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

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VICTOR REYES | THE JUNGLE at Known Gallery | March 24, 2012

March 13 2012 . 08:12pm

VICTOR REYES / THE JUNGLE
Opens: March 24, 2012 | 8-11pm
Runs: March 24 – April 7, 2012

Known Gallery

441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

info@knowngallery.com

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Dylan Maddux | CAMBODIA, The new life at Known Gallery | March 24, 2012

March 13 2012 . 07:35pm

DYLAN MADDUX / CAMBODIA, The New Life
Opens: March 24, 2012 | 8-11pm
Runs: March 24 – April 7, 2012

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

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Dylan Maddux and Mr. Cartoon in Bangkok, Thailand

February 25 2012 . 07:23am

Dylan Maddux and Mr. Cartoon in Bangkok, Thailand. Dylan has a show March, 2012 at Known Gallery with Victor Reyes.

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Known Gallery Print Program | January 2012

January 21 2012 . 12:08am

Patrick Martinez | “Hate and Love (Fighter)”Release date: Saturday, January 21, 2012

Patrick Martinez’s most recent print “Hate and Love (Fighter)” is a serigraph reproduction of his 2011 mixed media piece. The original was executed in a mixed media on acrylic plex and neon which measures 48″ x 40″. This piece was first shown at Martinez’s solo show at Known Gallery entitled “HUSTLEMANIA” The piece represents the warrior instinct side of humans and the simple yet complex idea of love and hate. This print will be available exclusively online at KnownGalleryStore.com on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 12pm Pacific Standard Time.

“Hate and Love (Fighter)” by Patrick Martinez
Medium: Serigraph
Size: 36″ x 39″
Colors: 7, Hand Pulled
Substrate: Coventry Rag 320 g/sm
Signed and Numbered Edition: 70
Printed by Modern Multiples for Known Gallery

$350.00 +s/h at: KnownGalleryStore.com

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VICTOR REYES | “BLACK LETTER TYPE SET” Release date: Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The “Black Letter Type Set” was printed In San Francisco, California and features a unique alphabet illustrated by Victor Reyes from the subject of his show “Misspelled” 2010 San Francisco, CA. This “Type Set” explores the qualities of Black Letter and Old English as well as their appropriation to west coast graffiti lettering. Easy to frame yourself this type set is classic and can transform any interior or office into an emblematic array of Letter Set variations. The “Black Letter Type Set” will be released on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 12pm Pacific Standard Time.

“BLACK LETTER TYPE SET ” by Victor Reyes | Known Gallery exclusive print
Medium: Hand made wooden box containing 26 (A-Z) hand-pulled by artist serigraphs printed with Golden artist acrylic on archival artist cardstock.
Each print size: 12″ x 12″
Edition: 26
Signed with numbered certificate of authenticity from Known Gallery and the artist.

Complete type set box with 26 prints: $300.00 +s/h at: KnownGalleryStore.com

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ERIC HAZE | “S-ISM” – Release date: Saturday, January 28, 2012

Known Gallery is proud to offer this limited edition serigraph print by ERIC HAZE named S-ISM. This print was produced by Modern Multiples and 10 of them will be available exclusively online at KnownGalleryStore.com on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at at 12pm Pacific Standard Time.

“S-ISM” by Eric Haze
Medium: Hand-pulled serigraph on Coventry Rag Vellum 320 gm/wt
Size: 54.25″ x 42″
Editions available online: 
Silver and Black: 5 of 10
 Steel and Silver: 5 of 20
Printed by Modern Multiples

$600.00 + s/h at: KnownGalleryStore.com

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NORM AWR | “ALWAYS” Release date: Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Norm’s “Always” serigraph was printed by Modern Multiples in a four color ways for his June 2011 show at Known Gallery named ALWAYS. This print will be available exclusively online at KnownGalleryStore.com on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 12pm Pacific Standard Time.

“Always” by Norm AWR
Medium: Serigraph
Size: 31″ x 58.5″
Colors: 5, Hand Pulled
Substrate: Coventry Rag 320 gsm
Signed and Numbered Editions:
Blue version: 25 / Pink version: 22 / Gold/Black version: 11
Printed by Modern Multiples for Known Gallery

$250.00 + s/h at: KnownGalleryStore.com

 

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