‘Tis the season for buying nice gifts for loved ones, so you might be glad to know my talented buddy Benjie Escobar is holding a Holiday Pop-Up Shop in his office/studio space here in East LA this Saturday. 11AM – 7PM. 105 S. Rowan Ave, STE 101A (on the second floor).
Two time POW! WOW! LONG BEACH participant Gary Musgrave, and his fiance Alla Bartoshchuk have been reported missing after they didn’t return from a roadtrip to Sequoia National Park this past weekend. All relevant info is included in the photo. Please share. UPDATE: Very happy to say the couple was found safe and sound, waiting it out after being snowed in.
A few days back, I posted a video of a talk given by the accomplished artist Askew One, which, among many things, touches upon the differences between “Street Art,” and “Post Graffiti” in his opinion. So I’m thrilled to follow up on that today with a new interview with the talented NY-based New Zealander artist. Considering I’ve been working to help facilitate large scale public murals for the last few years, I’m extremely interested in his thoughts on the complexities of the scene, whether or not it’s called “Street Art, where graffiti fits in, and so on. I hope you enjoy reading Askew’s thoughts on this space as much as I did! [Read More]
Here are some photos from the Kat and Roger Open Studio in Verdugo Village yesterday. I got there quite late in the day so they’d been all but wiped out of stock, which is amazing and well-deserved to boot. Absolutely incredible work, and I was stoked to take a peek inside their workspace too. [See More]
Kat and Roger of K&R Ceramics are having a very special Open Studio at their lovely space in Verdugo Village today. They don’t usually sell direct to the public so it’s a special chance to score some amazing pottery direct from the artisans/artists. Visit my friends next door at Hutch LA while you’re at it! I’ve posted about Kat and Roger’s great work before here.
Apologies for the shameless side project self-pluggery, on a Wednesday no less, but hey, Selector is having its biggest sale of the year right now. Good time to get some obscure reggae gear on the discount! Get 45% OFF with promo code FORTYFIVE. Sale ends midnight on Monday 11/28.
Here is an excellent talk by super accomplished Kiwi artist Askew One, whose roots are in graffiti, and is currently one of the top muralists in the world. Considering he has serious graf chops, and a place in the contemporary art scene, he has an interesting perspective on the subtle ways both his old and new schools of art overlap and differ. Is it street art? Is it post-graffiti? Watch and find out.
A couple weeks back, when I went over to Brand Library to check out the current Nexus group show, curated by Thinkspace Gallery, I also admired the concurrent solo exhibition on display by Mexican City-based artist Edgar Flores a/k/a SANER. Entitled In a Dream (En un Sueño), the exhibition includes onsite installation work, framed original art, and some sculptural work too. Saner’s current work is heavily influenced by Mexican, Mayan, and Aztec iconography and folklore, which is right up my alley. It’s thoroughly impressive and well worth a visit. [See More]