Photos: Planes, Trains, & Automobiles Arrive at Subliminal Projects

Posted by on Mar 23, 2013

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There’s a real family vibe at Subliminal Projects, Shepard greeting guests before spinning, his wife Amanda and kids moving through the crowd,  itself a mix of Westside art patrons with Blouin  ArtInFocus Gallery Guides in one hand, price lists in other; and Silver Lake/Echo Park locals, including some die hard Obey fans, with everyone taking in both art and audience at Friday’s reception for “Planes, Trains, & Automobiles.” The show features new work by two California-based artists Jessica Hess and Tara Smith. In this exhibition, both artists provide perspective on the state and decay of various objects and tools existing within the contemporary urban environment, evoking poignant, dystopian unease with attention to color and detail.

Moby and Billy Idol on hand checking out the art, as were CARTWHEEL Pop Up artists Evo Love and Scott Michael Ackerman who dropped in before heading to PROJECT Gallery for Kashmere‘s set there (and they plan to do yoga Saturday from 2:30-3pm at the Pop Up gallery,  as part of the CARTWHEEL mini art fair). It’s always pleasant at Subliminal Projects, a great gallery space in an historic building which also houses all of the the Fairey empire, and tonight was no exception.

Planes Trains & Automobiles runs through April 20, 2013.

SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS presents
PLANES, TRAINS, & AUTOMOBILES
New Work by Jessica Hess and Tara Smith
March 23-April 20
1331 Sunset Blvd,Los Angeles, CA
Open Wednesday-Saturday, noon- 6pm
 

Top: Shepard Fairey and daughter greet guests, including Billy Idol

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Tara Smith adds anthropomorphic elements. Untitled (self portrait)

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Jessica Hess, House of Brakes. Photorealism is her forte.

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Moby in front of Smith’s Galactic Gobble

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Evo Love and Scott Michael Ackerman

 

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Jessica Hess, Ocean Beach Plow

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Hess with her triptych The Sunset I, The Sunset II, and The Sunset III

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Subliminal Project’s Erica Overskei with Tara Smith

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Tara Smith

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Tara Smith’s ‘Road Kill’ series, part of “Planes, Trains & Automobiles,” depicts discarded objects.

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Fairey readies the mix.

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We got done unto us as we do unto others.

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Party favors!

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Obey hipsterette accessory.

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