Save the Date: “CALIFORNIA LOCOS: SoCal Originals – Masters of Style” at Eastern Projects, in Chinatown – September 16th through October 30th

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Save the Date for “CALIFORNIA LOCOS: SoCal Originals – Masters Of Style,” an incredibly exciting new exhibition, with special programming, that promises to be a historic classic, opening September 16th at Eastern Projects in Chinatown.

The CALIFORNIA LOCOS represent a living West Coast lifestyle. Each LOCO is a contemporary SoCal artist rooted in the diverse subcultures of Surf, Skate, Graffiti, Tattoo, Hot Rod, Lowrider and Music. For the last five decades they have created their own distinct and recognized styles, built out of the kaleidoscope that is the West Coast experience.

“CALIFORNIA LOCOS: SoCal Originals – Masters of Style” exhibits their continued contributions to the West Coast culture. Always creating and growing, the CALIFORNIA LOCOS have expanded their core membership to include contemporary and legendary artists for this show. Added to the original LOCOS core of Chaz Bojórquez, Dave Tourjé, John Van Hamersveld, Norton Wisdom and Gary Wong are Mister Cartoon, Shepard Fairey, Estevan Oriol, RETNA, SLICK and Robert Williams. Every art scene is led by an originator, a style master of his art and trade. These Masters are honored in this show for their life dedication as “true” creators, real pioneers that are now internationally recognized for their work.

The CALIFORNIA LOCOS have evolved into a movement which reflects the multi-cultural fabric of Southern California and it’s innovative subcultures that have resonated worldwide. In true LOCOS style, opening night will feature a Lowrider by Mister Cartoon, Hot Rod by Dave Tourjé and a new Dusters California x CALIFORNIA LOCOS skateboard release, led by Dusters Creative Director Nano Nobrega. A panel discussion with the artists and guests, moderated by Chaz Bojórquez, will be open to the public during the exhibition.


“CALIFORNIA LOCOS: SoCal Originals – Masters of Style”
September 16th – October 30th, 2017

The California Locos are dedicating their show at Eastern Projects to Greg Escalante, the world class gallerist, surfer, publisher, champion of artists, and dedicated progenitor of our SoCal culture. They will have an altar in Greg’s honor, so bring your memories, photos, or just yourselves to celebrate the memory and contributions of this titan of the Artworld, whose bright and generous spirit has helped and inspired so many.

Opening Reception:
Saturday September 16th (6-10pm)

Eastern Projects
900 N. Broadway #1090
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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