New Bohemia Signs (NBS) is a shop in San Francisco that has employed a collective of designers, artists, and sign makers to produce exclusively hand painted and gilded signs since 1993.
For this exhibition, members of NBS spent time on the Eastern edge of Sunset Boulevard that runs through Silverlake, Echo Park and into Downtown Los Angeles. They absorbed the visual layers of the neighborhood, local businesses and street signs to gain an understanding of the personalities that work, play and define this particular area of Los Angeles.
These neighborhoods have undergone a series of facelifts over the past couple of years, resulting in an evolving demographic that continues to transform the local lifestyle and visual landscape. Remnants of the past peak out from under new establishments, often in the form of old signage or decaying buildings sprinkled amongst revived venues.
Immediate impressions of this stretch on Sunset were translated by NBS into a smart and playful exhibition of unique hand painted signs and installations. Exhibited artists include Aaron Cruse, Ken Davis, Caitlyn Galloway, Heather Hardison, Corinne Matesich, Candice Obayashi, Damon Styer and Scott Thiessen.
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