Modernica Chair Group Show at Soze Gallery

October 30 2014 . 12:47am

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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.


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HYPEBEAST features a photo recap of art exhibit BEAST ASTRAY at Known Gallery

October 02 2014 . 07:47pm

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Last week, we foreshadowed Joe Hahn’s latest creative endeavor, the full-length feature film MALL and its subsequent activations surrounding the movie’s debut. Amongst the most important complementary pieces to the movie starring Vincent D’Onofrio, Cameron Monaghan and Gina Gershon was the conceptualization of “BEAST ASTRAY,” a multi-artist show featuring several of Hahn’s closest friends and associates. Each artist was given the task of creating their own respective takes on the movie’s theme and storyline of five suburbanites linked together amidst a seemingly random mall shooting. Among the artists involved included Aaron De La Cruz, Dabs Myla, Edwin Ushiro, Estevan Oriol, Jasper Wong, James Jean, Mark Dean Veca, Mike Shinoda, REVOK, Ron English, Rostarr, Saber, Slick, STASH and more who filled the stark white walls of KNOWN GALLERY with the movie’s RX-7 taking center stage in the gallery. The show is open now until October 5.

441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
United States

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Patrick Martinez, Aaron De La Cruz and James Roper | Even Flow at Circuit 12 Contemporary

October 02 2012 . 08:54pm

Renowned contemporary artists Patrick Martinez, Aaron De La Cruz and James Roper will exhibit original work at Circuit 12 Contemporary from October 13th through November 14th 2012.

Titled Even Flow, the show will consist of various works from each artist, including paintings, sculpture, neon and site specific installation amongst other media.

“The show’s title speaks on the honesty of touch, or the particular style of each artist participating in the exhibition.

“All of the artists in the show speak honestly to the viewer, visually.”

Even Flow will depict these 3 artists’ unique expression and approach to contemporary visual art.

Martinez’s work consists of lush and colorful paintings as well as distinct neon, and sculptural works, De La Cruz illustrates an amalgamation of art and design, and Roper’s mixed media pieces are filled with vivid colors, movements and inspiration he derives form his surroundings.

This is the first time all three artists will be exhibiting together.

Even Flow opens on Saturday, October 13th from 6pm-10pm and will be on view until November 14th, 2012. For more information, contact Circuit 12 Contemporary at 214.760.1212 or visit

About Circuit 12 Contemporary
Circuit 12 Contemporary is a Dallas-based outlet for innovative and inspired modern art. Located in the heart of the Dallas Design District, Circuit 12 provides a platform for ambitious emerging, mid-career, and internationally known artists to showcase their work. Founded by Dustin and Gina Orlando, their vision is to show and maintain a broad spectrum of contemporary art; providing not only thought provoking, but unmistakably original, and ground breaking two-dimensional and three-dimensional works, new media and site-specific installations.

About Aaron De La Cruz
Aaron De La Cruz’s work, thought minimal and direct at first, tends to overcome barriers of separation and freely steps in and out of the realms of design, graffiti and illustration. The parameters he has chosen to work within actually allow him to free himself and react to the very limitations he has created. This overriding structure and the lack of deliberation while moving within creates a tension when encountering his work due to the almost computer generated grid like systems he creates by unplanned markmaking. The act and the marks themselves are very primal in nature but tend to take on distinct and sometimes higher meanings in the broad range of mediums and contexts they appear in and on.

About James Roper
The Manchester, UK-based artist focuses on numerous of mediums, including fine arts, film, sculpture and digital art. His work explores a variety of subjects from the heightened realities depicted in Baroque art and modern media to the restraint and release of energy found within complex structures, such as the human body. He has exhibited worldwide, including both solo and group shows in London, Los Angeles, Milan and Barcelona.

About Patrick Martinez
Since his childhood, Patrick Martinez has always been drawing or scribbling on something. In is teenage years, Martinez discovered hip-hop culture, especially its incorporation of graffiti, which is still a huge influence on his work today. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he often depicts his hometown city in a variety of his work and focuses on the phenomenology of his surroundings. Vitality and rhythm are the essence and energy in his artwork. He was named one of the 35 most important artists of 2011 by Complex Magazine.

Circuit 12 Contemporary
1130 Dragon St. Suite 150
Dallas, Texas 75207

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Marvelous Expeditions at Thinkspace

September 10 2012 . 08:30pm

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The DABSMYLA and Friends ‘Marvelous Expeditions’ Show opened last weekend at Thinkspace Gallery.
We where really happy with the new body of work for this show. And so stoked to have so many of our friends be part of this with us.
For those who couldnt be there…Here are some finished shots of the installation we made for the show with our close friend Greg CRAOLA Simkins….and some nice shots of the opening night via Sam Graham.


Dabs and Myla

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Marvelous Expeditions by Dabs Myla and Friends at Thinkspace

August 22 2012 . 02:38am

Featuring Dabs Myla, 123 Klan, Aaron De La Cruz, Askew, Augustine Kofie, Axis, Cat Cult, Dscreet, Dvate, EINE, Elliot Francis, Stewart, Ephameron, Greg Lamarche, Honkey Kong (aka Adam Hathorn), Johnny ‘KMNDZ’ Rodriguez, KC Ortiz, KEM5, Logan Hicks, Luke Chueh, Mark Mulroney, Meggs, Misery, NEW2, Pose, Remi Rough, Revok, Rime, Stormie Mills, Tatiana Suarez, Tom Gerrard, Tristan Eaton, Witnes, and The Yok.

Thinkspace Gallery
6009 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

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