LB-based artist Francisco Reyes Jr., a/k/a Never Made (interviewed) has teamed up with OBEY Clothing for an artist series collab and they’re launching it in downtown Long Beach tomorrow evening, with DJ sets and tiny tattoos and other things that are good.
Netflix has been on a roll when it comes to interesting documentaries, lately. I think if you live in California this National Geographic documentary is absolutely crucial watching. It’s not a fun watch, don’t get me wrong. More like shocking, and eye-opening. You won’t believe what has been going on in towns like East Porterville, a small town, just about 150 miles from my house, where the people don’t have running water. In the richest state in the country, no less. How is that possible? Just released on Netflix.
This week’s T-Shirt Of The Week comes from the good people at LA-based brand DRTY. I’m not a particularly huge fan of The Cure (yeah, I said it) and even I know that that’s not frontman Robert Smith pictured here. It is in fact, none other than Edward Scissorhands, as played by Johnny Depp in the movie, Edward Scissorhands. So wrong it has to be right – kinda reminds me of the Bootleg Concert Tees Gone Wrong, joints from a couple years back which I loved too.
ACE/121 Gallery in Glendale are opening a new group exhibition today, featuring a line-up of 30 great artists, including the likes of Eyeone and Andrew Hem. The exhibition is curated by Glendale-based artist Leo Eguiarte. Opening is this evening 7 – 10pm. ACE/121 Gallery hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 10 AM – 3 PM or by appointment.
The homies took me to lunch at the dope new Corporation Food Hall (no relation) in DTLA yesterday. We ate at Soom Soom, and it was super bomb. Normally you have to trek out to West LA for decent middle eastern food. If you’re a falafel afficionado you’re def gonna wanna give this spot a try.
This evening artist Patrick Martinez opens his first solo museum exhibition in his home of Los Angeles. The opening is at 7pm at the Vincent Price Art Museum in East LA. I’m a huge fan of Patrick’s work – I think he’s one of the most important artists working in LA today. His work touches on important social issues like police brutality, immigration, and gentrification. He’s best known for his beautiful oil paintings, impressive ceramics, and poignant neon signage. America is for Dreamers will showcase examples of his latest explorations in these media, and more. More info here.
The big homie / accomplished artist Aaron De La Cruz has teamed up with the folks at luggage brand HEX for an incredible-looking collab collection. The launch is at HEX’s DTLA flagship store, this Thursday evening, starting at 7pm.