Just before the big Christmas weekend this past year Dabs Myla took over Culver City with a massive new mural set up viaBranded Arts and Thinkspaceat the intersection of Washington and National. The mural itself isn’t just something cool to look at, there is a very moving and real story that is told with this new mural. Filmmaker Carlos Gonzalez documented the project and his resulting footage is just so uplifting. The final edit is a thing of beauty.
Thinkspace will be exhibiting all new work from:
Brian M. Viveros
Stella Im Hultberg
PLUS we’ll be presenting a 56 foot long by 12 foot high mural from DABS MYLA at the entrance to the fair as well as hosting talks with director/producer Morgun Spurlock, writer/curator Amanda Erlanson and artists DABS MYLA as part of the fair’s special programming.
Collecting and Curating Talk with Morgan Spurlock, Producer/Director (The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, 30 Days, Supersize Me)
You wont want to miss, Morgan Spurlock, Actor, Writer, Producer and Director as he discusses his experience of collecting and curating. Fri, Jan 20th @ 6pm
Artist talk with DABS MYLA
Join DABS MYLA and Thinkspace director, Andrew Hosner, as they discuss their transition as graffiti artists from their native Australia to L.A. They will also discuss their onsite mural at the Fair. Fri, Jan 20th @ 7pm Sat, Jan 21th @ 3pm
POP SURREALISM discussion with Author Amanda Erlanson & Thinkspace’s Andrew Hosner
Join Heroes & Villains author Amanda Erlanson and Thinkspace director, Andrew Hosner, as they talk about the pop surrealism/new contemporary movement. Sun, Jan 22nd @ 2:30pm
Founded in 1999, the AAF has become something of a global phenomenon with fairs taking place in Amsterdam, Paris, Brussels, New York, Milan and Singapore, while affiliate events include Sydney and Melbourne. The debut of the AAF in LA will take place on the Event Deck at L.A. Live (right where Pulse was held this past September) and will be held at the same time as The LA Art Show which will be on view right next door at the LA Convention Center.
Taking place at:
Event Deck at L.A. LIVE Visitor entrance: Georgia St. between Chick Hearn Ct. and W. Olympic Blvd. Parking Entrance: 1005 Chick Hearn Ct.
Wed, Jan 18, 7:30pm – 10pm (Private Preview Party)
Thu, Jan 19, 12pm – 9pm (4pm-9pm FREE ADMISSION)
Fri, Jan 20, 12pm – 8pm
Sat, Jan 21, 11am – 8pm
Sun, Jan 22, 11am – 6pm
Please stop by and see us at Booth B-9 while visiting the fair
DABS MYLA are currently at work creating a massive mural in the heart of Culver City as part of the Branded Arts Compound. The Branded Arts Compound is really bringing a breath of fresh air to the Culver City Arts District and currently features large murals from the likes of Herakut, Cyrcle, David Flores, Andrew Hem and Chase. DABS MYLA will be the newest addition and the largest mural yet on the space. Look for add’l new murals to come to life in 2012 helping to brighten up the Arts District. Many thanks to Branded Arts for helping to make this happen.
Look for the next mural from DABS MYLA to come to life at the upcoming Affordable Art Fair where the duo will be creating a 58 foot long by 12 foot high mural to help welcome patrons to the inaugural edition of AAF Los Angeles. Thinkspace will be at Booth B9 and we’ll be featuring a couple of new works from the duo, so please be sure to swing by when you visit the fair this coming January. More details are here.
The Canmans are a series of vinyl figures focused on graffiti artists and the art of collecting spray paint cans. There are 2 editions of the Canmans, the Artist Editions and the Blank Editions. The Artist Edition features limited edition Canmans that have been designed by some of the world’s most prolific graffiti artists. The artist edition series for The Canmans are based on vintage spray paint cans that were once widely used and are now long gone but fondly remembered.
DABS MYLA‘s Canman pays homage to this concept. They have chosen a well known vintage Australian paint can, and have added their flavor over it.
Other artists in the 1st series include Revok, Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins and Pose. Each Canman is limited to 500 pieces worldwide.