JR hits the streets of Los Angeles

French photographer JR has brought his “Wrinkles of the City” project to the west coast this week after its launch in Shanghai. The above piece went up last night in Venice on Abbot Kinney (across from the Rooster Fish bar). Word is this will be the 1st in a series of 20 pieces he’ll be putting up around Los Angeles featuring images of ethnic Angelenos. Can’t wait to see the goodness unfold.

See great coverage of the walls unfolding here:
http://blogs.laweekly.com/stylecouncil/2011/02/jr_wrinkles_of_the_city.php

Ekundayo in Hawaii this week at POW WOW / interviewed by Arrested Motion

Ekundayo is returning home to his homeland of Hawaii this week to take part in the annual POW WOW festival. This special event, which launched in Hong Kong last year, will feature live art and much more and is the brainchild of artist Jasper Wong. The event will also feature contributions from 123Klan, Jeff Hamada, Meggs, Will Barras, and Wu Yue along with local artists Jesico Serrano, Kamea Hadar, and Prime.

Check out full event details here: http://welovecampfires.com/powwow/

Check out Arrested Motion’s full interview with Ekundayo here:
http://arrestedmotion.com/2011/02/pow-wow-’11-interview-ekundayo/

Check out Arrested Motion’s coverage of his mural alongside Angry Woebots here:
http://arrestedmotion.com/2011/02/pow-wow-11-streets-angry-woebots-ekundayo/

View available works in our inventory from Ekundayo here and pictures of his recent solo show here.

*Above picture courtesy of Arrested Motion

New mural from DABS MYLA off of Fairfax

Dabs Myla's 'Dice Shakers, Love Makers' mural off of Fairfax

Taking a lil’ break from working on their ‘Double Diamond’ show opening next Fri, Feb. 18th at M Modern out in Palm Springs, the duo of DABS and MYLA added yet another eye-popping mural to the streets of Los Angeles this past weekend. Their ‘Dice Shakers, Love Makers’ mural is on the back of Known Gallery, in an alleyway off of Fairfax. DABS MYLA have a number of active walls around the city of Angels right now, so be sure to catch them in person if you can!

Take a look at some pics of their new mural coming together here:
www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157626012393582/

Attempt to keep up with these two here: www.dabsmyla.com

Recommended openings for this weekend (Feb. 4th & 5th)

Kelly Vivanco - 'Rootball' - acrylic on panel housed in custom dollhouse frame (slides to conceal painting) - featured in 'Springs To Mind' this Sat at Thinkspace in Culver City

Fri, Feb. 4th 7-10PM
Gallery 1988 Los Angeles
7020 Melrose Ave in Los Angeles / 323.937.7088
‘Great Showdowns’ featuring over 200 new works from Scott Campbell (aka Scott C.)
(On view through Feb. 26th)
www.nineteeneightyeight.com

Fri, Feb. 4th 7-11:30PM
Melt Gallery @ Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles / 323.851.7223
‘Gag Me With A Toon 3’ featuring cartoon inspired works from Adam Hathorn, Alex Pardee, Brent Nolasco, Buff Monster, Carlos Ramos, Dan Quintana, Deph, Gosha Levochkin, Jeff McMillan, Jessica Ward, Jim Mahfood, Johnny Vam Potna, Jonathan Wayshak, Kevin Peterson, Mark Bodnar, Maxx 242, Roman Dirge, Steven Daily, David Chung, Travis Louie, Vyal One, and many more – curated by Steven J. Daily
(On view through March 4th)
www.meltcomics.com

Fri, Feb. 4th 7-10PM
THIS: Los Angeles
5906 North Figueroa Street in Los Angeles
‘These Friends 2’ featuring works from Alex Lukas, Mel Kadel, Michael Hsiung, Seonna Hong, Richard Colman, Dallas Clayton, Kevin Byrd, Alex Kopps, Jason Lee, Ashley Macomber, Anthony Lister, Shane Jessup, Michael Leon, Geoff McFetridge, Travis Millard, RETNA, Curtis Mead, Michael Sieben, Suzannah Sinclair, REVOK, Andrew Pommier, Cleon Peterson, Chris Pastras, Alex Prager, Jesse Spears, Andy Jenkins, Andres Guerrero, Roger Gastman, Shepard Fairey, Will Copeland, Will Bryant, and many, many more
www.thislosangeles.com

Sat, Feb. 5th 6-9PM
Crewest
110 E. Winston Street @ Main St in Los Angeles / 213.627.8272
‘Things That Get Buffed’ featuring works from Phantom Street Artist, John Carr, Mark of the Beast, Man One, Leo Limon, Pablo Cristi, Sahl, and more + live painting from Mear One
(On view through Feb. 27th)
www.crewest.com

Sat, Feb. 5th 7-11PM (book signing at 6PM with Olivia De Berardinis)
Gallery Nucleus
210 E. Main St., Alhambra / 626.458.7482
‘Poster Peepshow: The Art Of Pin Up’ group show featuring works a variety of pin up artists and illustrators
(On view through Feb. 28th)
www.gallerynucleus.com

Sat, Feb. 5th 6:30-10PM
GR2
2062 Sawtelle Blvd in Los Angeles / 310.445.9276
‘Year Of The Rabbit: Lunar New Year 4709 Exhibition’ featuring works from Mari Inukai, Andrice Arp, Jesse Balmer, Robert Bellm, Aaron Brown, Ako Castuera, Sean Chao, Louise Chen, Shawn Cheng, James Chong, Lola Dompe, Dutch Door Press, Evah Fan, Jesse Fillingham, Matt Furie, Clement Hanami, Lisa Hanawalt, Nao Harada, David Horvath, Michael Hsiung, Martin Hsu, Mark Ingram, Kaori Kasai, kozyndan, Tessar Lo, Miso, Gary Musgrave, Tru Nguyen, Saejean Oh, Ming Ong, Martin Ontiveros, Sidney Pink, Ferris Plock, Jarrett Quon, Jesse Reklaw, Albert Reyes, Grant Reynolds, Jenny Ryan, Ryan Jacob Smith, Ryohei Tanaka, Daria Tessler, Kelly Tunstall, Aiyana Udesen, Edwin Ushiro, Christine Vincent, Jing Wei, Justin Wood, Yoskay Yamamoto, Kohei Yamashita, Jeni Yang
(On view through March 2nd)
www.gr2.net

Sat, Feb. 5th 7-10PM
Grand Central Art Center @ 
125 N. Broadway in Santa Ana / 714.567.7233
‘Suggestivism’ – A group exhibition curated by Nathan Spoor featuring works from Esao Andrews, Carrie Ann Baade, Sandow Birk, Michael Brown, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Dave Cooper, Bob Dob, Thomas Doyle, Ron English, Alex Gross, Robert Hardgrave, Naoto Hattori, Femke Hiemstra, Gregory Jacobsen, Audrey Kawasaki, Andy Kehoe, Kris Kuksi, Darren LeGallo, Kris Lewis, Francesco LoCastro, Jason Maloney, Mars-1/Mario Martinez. Chris Mars, Dalek James Marshall, Dan May, Elizabeth McGrath, Jeff McMillan, Tara McPherson, Mia, David Molesky, Brendan Monroe, Scott Musgrove, Nathan Ota, Michael Page, Kevin Peterson, James Roper, Chris Ryniak, Bob Schneider, Todd Schorr, Greg Simkins, Skinner, Jeff Soto, Nathan Spoor, CR Stecyk III, Heidi Taillefer, Joe Vaux, Nicola Verlato, Oliver Vernon, Eric White, Robin Williams, Martin Wittfooth, Chandler Wood, and Chet Zar
(On view 
February 5 – April 17th)
www.grandcentralartcenter.com

Sat, Feb. 5th 8PM-12Midnight ($8 admission)
Hive Gallery
729 S. Spring St in downtown Los Angeles
‘Monthly Group Show’ with featured artists Lisa Moneypenny, Jose Carabes, Patrick Mizumoto, Jessica Van Hulle, Matthew Hibben, and Marcel Dejure plus a huge group show featuring over 50 int’l artists and live music and more
(On view throughout the month / open late on Thurs, Feb. 10th for the Downtown Art Walk)
www.thehivegallery.com

Sat, Feb. 5th 8-11PM
Merry Karnowsky Gallery
170 South La Brea Ave. in Los Angeles / 323.933.4408
‘Rebels With A Cause’ featuring new works from Victor Castillo + ‘Arms Out’ featuring new works from Mel Kadel
(On view through March 5th)
www.mkgallery.com

Sat, Feb. 5th 8-11PM (RSVP suggested to info@laluzdejesus.com)
La Luz De Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles / 323.666.7667
‘Charon’s Pantheon’ featuring a landmark collaboration of sculpture and music from Myron Conon Dyal & Jennifer Logan
(Additional performances on Feb. 12th and Feb. 19th – see site for details)
www.laluzdejesus.com

Sat, Feb. 5th 7-10PM
New Image Art Gallery
7908 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood / 323.654.2192
‘Mola Salsa’ featuring new works and a video installation from David Ellis
(On view through March 12th)
www.newimageartgallery.com

Sat, Feb. 5th 7-10PM
thinkspace
6009 Washington Blvd. in Culver City / 310.558.3375
‘Springs To Mind’ featuring new works from Kelly Vivanco + ‘A Time To Forget’ featuring new works from Anthony Clarkson in the project room
(On view through March 4th)
www.thinkspacegallery.com

“Nocturne On A Drainpipe Flute” video from ARMSROCK

ARMSROCK recently held a show in his home country of Denmark at WAS Gallery in Copenhagen that consisted of 210 drawings turned into 560 dia slides and projected with 7 projectors throughout the interior of the gallery. The exhibition showcases his mobile dia slide projections inside a standard gallery setting with powerful results.

Keep up with ARMSROCK via his blog here:
http://armsrock.blogspot.com

View available works from ARMSROCK here:
www.thinkspacegallery.com/bio.php?artist=Armsrock

DABS MYLA team up with 123 Klan and RIME for a big mural in Hollywood

Vegemite powered dynamic duo DABS MYLA recently teamed up with SCIEN and KLOR (aka 123 Klan) and RIME to paint a big wall together in Hollywood.

Check out more pics of the mural coming to life on the duo’s blog:
www.dabsmyla.com/news/