The Gabba Gallery‘s “Outside Lies Magic”, an exhibition curated by Jason Ostro and Phil Santos opens tonight with an artists reception from 7:00pm – 11:00pm. The exhibition will bring the street art magic happening outside, into this almost 2000 sq. ft. gallery. Many of the artists pained murals in the streets last week in the what is now being called “The Gabba Arts District”. Cartwheel Art and Cartwheel Art Tours, spent time with Jason this week on a curator tour of the murals and as a preview to the exhibition. What follows are images of the exhibition and many of the murals. Our suggestion is to check out the murals in “The Gabba Arts District” before the show opens tonight.
From the gallery about the exhibition: “The need to express and the variety of expression is invigorating and palatable as the viewer experiences the seamless transition from outside into masterful artworks on the gallery walls.” Ostro and Santos offer the public an opportunity to experience the breadth of these artists creative expression. Outside Lies Magic is alive with works from artists such as Leba, a contender in the current OXYGEN Channel reality series “Street Art Throwdown”. Rene Gagnon a master of Street Art styles whom has been creating on the streets for almost 30 years and is compared to Banksy. Moncho 1929 for his incredible thought provoking commentary work.
“It’s no secret that I am in love with street art and street artists and am so happy to be here in LA as it grows into a worldwide movement and cultural obsession.” – Jason Ostro, Curator
The street artists included in Outside Lies Magic continually create for the public and were selected as they blur the lines between street art and contemporary fine art, and are as follows:
Alex Schaefer, Andrea LaHue, Bleep Bloop, Booleep, CANTSTOPGOODBOY, Cody Bayne, Dcypher, Gianni Arone, Greg Auerbach, Hero, Jason Ostro, Jason Woodside, Jennifer Korsen, John Kilduff, Jules Muck, Keith Dugas, LEBA, Loudlabs, Lucas Raymond, MAR, MDMN, Moncho1929, Morley, Pastey White, Phil Santos, Peter Greco, Phobik, Raphael Grischa, Rene Gagnon, Self Uno, Septerhed, Teacher, ThanksOne, Thrashbird, Van Saro, and WRDSMTH.
Outside Lies Magic opens on March 28, 2015 and will be on view through April, 2015. A reception for the artists with DJ Sharper Image is on Saturday, march 28, 7 – 11 p.m. and is sponsored by 7/11, Hubert’s and Perrier.
Rapahel Gricha (center) and This Means Mar (L and R)