The annual Sunset Junction Street Fair is this weekend and we’ll be right in the middle of it all. Please keep this in mind, as their is an admission required to enter the area. We will be open late both Saturday and Sunday and plan to have an artist or two on hand doing some live painting out front our space. We hope to see you this weekend if you come out for the big Street Fair.
Collectors and connoisseurs of Shag will have a chance purchase a cache of art, merchandise and ephemera spanning his entire career at the first ever ‘Shag Swapmeet’. Several important original works will be available for sale ranging from the bamboo-framed “The Perils of Trying Too Hard,” from 1998 to his signature triptych pictured above, “Departure Idlewild, Stopover Borneo, Arrival Ape City.” Numerous long out-of-print serigraphs, many dating pre-2004 will also be available for sale alongside a limited number of poly-bagged “Paintings by Shag” from the 2006 “Conspicuous Consumption” exhibition at BSFA. The ‘Shag Swapmeet’ will also feature signed casino chips, shot glasses, a very limited edition charm bracelet, bar stools, tiki decanters, mugs, toys, exclusive Disneyland Tiki Room purses, signed prints, discounted books, “Shag With a Twist” merchandise and ephemera and much more Shag Swag.
The swap meet starts at Noon on Saturday, September 12th, and is a cash and carry event. Don’t worry – credit cards are being taken too – just a catch phrase folks.
You should plan to show up early as we predict a huge turnout and brisk sales as the word is spreading that Shag has moved up the road west a bit to what he must view as greener pastures. Kudos to Billy for putting on this event in light of all that.
Get in touch with the gallery now, as word has it previews will be sent out Monday, September 7th.
The MODART show opened last night to a great crowd that was made up of some pretty big names from the art and entertainment industries. Thanks much to the Harlan and MODART for delivering a great show and to NOMAD and Guillaume Desmarets for really kicking things up a notch with their great installations. There are some really great works in this show that need to be seen in person, so please be sure to swing on through during our normal hours to catch this colorful and flowing array of works from around the globe.
Be sure to visit us if you are swinging through the Sunset Junction Street Fair next weekend – we’ll be open late both days / but keep in mind they are charging admission this year. More details on the Street Festival later this week.
A simply massive international group show featuring almost 30 artists from all over the world with featured artist Mr. Jago and special installations from NOMAD and Guillaume Desmarets.
Works in the group show from: Bo130, Brooke Reidt, Chris Bourke, Christopher Lambert, Dave The Chimp, Dennis McNett, El Gato Chimney, Ephameron, Faith 47, Galo, Guillaume Desmarets, Invisible Heroes (Admir Jahic and Comenius Roethlisberger), Jon Burgerman, KuKula, Landry and Limbo, Logan Hicks, Lyle Owerko, Microbo, Morcky, Nomad, Ruedione, SheOne, Stefan Strumbel, Stephen Smith (aka Neasden Control Centre), Tim Biskup, Vincent Skoglund, Will Barras
Fri, August 14th 7-11PM Thinkspace
4210 Santa Monica Blvd. (near Sunset Junction) in Los Angeles / 323.913.3375
“MODART: 20 Issues & All That Lay Ahead” with featured artist Mr. Jago plus special installations from Nomad and Guillaume Desmarets and a group show featuring works from Bo130, Brooke Reidt, Chris Bourke, Christopher Lambert, Dave The Chimp, El Gato Chimney, Ephameron, Faith 47, Galo, Guillaume Desmarets, Invisible Heroes (Admir Jahic and Comenius Roethlisberger), Jon Burgerman, KuKula, Landry and Limbo, Logan Hicks, Lyle Owerko, Microbo, Morcky, Mr. Jago, Nomad, Ruedione, SheOne, Stefan Strumbel, Stephen Smith (aka Neasden Control Centre), Tim Biskup, Vincent Skoglund, and Will Barras
(On view through Sept. 4th) www.thinkspacegallery.com
Sat, August 15th 3-5PM Bert Green Fine Art
102 West 5th Street in downtown Los Angeles
Book-signing event with Barron Storey for “Life After Black” and this will be the last day to view his exhibit “Cardboard Town” www.bertgreenfineart.com
Sat, August 15th 7-10:30PM Black Maria Gallery
3137 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles / 818.613.9090
“Mutation” featuring customized vinyl toys from the likes of Jeremiah Ketner, Brent Nolasco, Kendra Binney, Zombie Monkie, Podgy Panda, Camden Noir, Draifet, Brian Collins, 64 Colors, Okedoki and many more plus new works from Christopher Uminga on the project wall
(On view through Sept. 5th) www.blackmariagallery.com
Sat, August 15th 7-10PM Corey Helford Gallery
8522 Washington Blvd in Culver City / 310.287.2340
“India” featuring new works from Carlos Ramos www.coreyhelfordgallery.com
Sat, August 15th 6-9PM Crewest 110 E. Winston Street @ Main St in Los Angeles / 213.627.8272
Signing even for new ‘Buddy’ platform series from Bic Plastics featuring customs from Marka27, Jesse Hernandez, David Flores, Angry Woebots and Ritzy Periwinkle www.crewest.com
Sat, August 15th 8PM-2AM Ghetto Gloss
6109 Melrose Ave in Los Angeles (NEW location) / 323.871.8100
Group show celebrating their grand re-opening at new spot www.ghettogloss.com
Sat, August 15th 6:30-10PM + Yard Sale on Sunday GR2 2062 Sawtelle Blvd in Los Angeles / 310.445.9276
“Junk In The Trunk” group show featuring an assortment of new and old works from a vast array of artists including the likes of Apak!, Christopher Bettig, Tessar Lo, Albert Reyes, Steven Weissman, Mari Inukai, David Horvath, and many, many more
(On view through Sept. 16th) www.gr2.net
Sat, August 15th 2-5PM Merry Karnowsky Gallery
170 South La Brea Ave. in Los Angeles / 323.933.4408
Book-signing event with Todd Schorr for his new book ‘American Surreal’ – wine & cookies will be served www.mkgallery.com
Sat, August 15th 6-10PM Lawrence Asher Gallery 5820 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 100 in Los Angeles / 323.935.9100
“I’m Tired Of Being Sexy” featuring new works from Smear
(On view through Aug. 29th) www.lawrenceasher.com
Sat, August 15th 8-11PM Melt Gallery @ Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles / 323.851.7223
“Girls Of Summer” group show featuring the talent of the Girls Drawin Girls Collective
(On view through Aug. 30th) www.girlsdrawingirls.com www.meltcomics.com
Sat, August 15th 7-10PM SCION Installation L.A. 3521 Helms Ave in Culver City / 310.815.8840
“Flux Super 8” featuring eight of the most exciting and emerging young artists working in film, video, music and design
(On view through Sept. 5th) www.scion.com/space
Sat, August 15th 6-8PM Tarryn Teresa Gallery
1820 Industrial Street, #230 in Los Angeles
“Unnatural History” featuring new sculptures from Joshua Levine
(On view through Sept. 17th) http://www.tarrynteresagallery.com/