Matjames Metson “Method Attic” at Coagula Curatorial

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Matjames Metson “Method Attic” at Coagula Curatorial

Matjames Metson’s first solo show in Los Angeles, “Method Attic” at Coagula Curatorial,  showcases over 120 pieces of the artist’s assemblage. Cindy Schwartzstein collects Matjames’ works, which are seeped in the mysterious underground river of America, built from discards and detritus. In other words, Matjames Metson makes really beautiful, profound and moving works of art…

Skateboard Art Installation at Sonos Studio

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Skateboard Art Installation at Sonos Studio

If you like the aesthetics of skateboards and even more so the concept that they can be displayed as pieces of fine art, then take a stroll down La Brea blvd to SONOS STUDIO. The speaker company’s LA show room is actually a museum space devoted to the sonic arts and one of its major…

Lovely Day Opening at Known Gallery

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Lovely Day Opening at Known Gallery

Patrick Martinez, a diverse young artist, is known for his lush colorful paintings and portraits set in the Los Angeles streets, his neon works that play on hip-hop themes, his sculptures and his limited-edition objects. For “Lovely Day,” he revisits the Los Angeles landscape. “It’s crazy to me that I wake up to beautiful days…

Art Blooms in the DTLA Arts District!

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This past weekend’s BloomfestLA was another fitting tribute to the late Joel Bloom, a DTLA fixture and proprietor of Blooms General Store until he passed on July 13, 2007.  Bloom was a community activist who improved safety, lobbied for bus service, better street lighting, and eventually helped win the Arts District designation. The corner of…

“Dude, Monsters!” Opening at Think Tank Gallery

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“Dude, Monsters!” Opening at Think Tank Gallery

The idea that even those who don’t have a defined place within society and the greater art world can find a home together within their unique worldviews. Society has long had a habit of dividing itself into smaller subcultures, and with zines, the internet, and alternative art spaces, these subcultures have had the opportunity to…

Colin Christian and Risk – Corey Helford Gallery

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Colin Christian and Risk – Corey Helford Gallery

It’s not every night that you walk into an art gallery and encounter a 10-foot statue of a woman striking a disco pose. Yet a yellow-jumpsuit-clad, afro-styling statue is exactly what greeted gallery-goers Saturday, July 7th as they walked into Corey Helford Gallery. On opening night of “Hello, Pretty Pretty” and “Old Habits Die Hard,”…

There’s Always Money in the Banana Stand at Gallery 1988

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There’s Always Money in the Banana Stand at Gallery 1988

On Friday, June 29th a small line of excited people wound around the entrance of Gallery 1988 on Melrose. Behind me, a group chatted as a friend returned from the gallery entrance. Someone asked him enthusiastically: “What does it look like inside? Heaven?” These enthused line-gatherers were referring to the heaven that is the hilarity…

Group Exhibit at Carmichael Gallery — July 2012

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Group Exhibit at Carmichael Gallery — July 2012

The latest exhibit at Carmichael Gallery entitled “A Gleeful And Relentless Forward Moving Of Time” has a little bit of everything in it. There are lenticular prints, woven tapestries, and even taxidermied butterflies. In a strange way they all seem to fit in the space together making it feel like a departure from their previous…

“Some Thing Else” Opening at Known Gallery

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“Some Thing Else” Opening at Known Gallery

On June 16th Aaron De La Cruz opened a solo exhibition at Known Gallery’s project room titled ” Some Thing Else.” His work retained his signature minimal touch utilizing black ink on an applied surface. De La Cruz expanded that aestithic to useable objects. Retaining his signature minimal touch of black ink on an applid…

Denim Canvas at The Standard Hotel

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Denim Canvas at The Standard Hotel

LA CANVAS took over The Standard with a unique night of partying for a good cause. Some of LA’s best street artists are coming out to paint on 8-ft cuts of premium denim. Then, !ITEM Denim will turn the artists’ creations into wearable art. After being exhibited at Project Las Vegas, the jeans will be…

Three Exhibits In One Gallery at BLUM & POE

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Three Exhibits In One Gallery at BLUM & POE

For the month of JULY, the gallery Blum & Poe is playing host to three exhibitions in their space at once. However, the first thing you notice when walking to their building is a memorial of flowers and stuffed animals along the sidewalk. Debates on the street ensued in regards to whether or not the…