Rivera & Rivera Gallery is proud to announce the opening of ‘Street Legal’, an exhibition of original artwork by legendary Los Angeles artists Mear One, Kofie, El Mac, and Retna.
Opening in conjunction with ‘Vox Humana’, a live art performance by these same artists at the Los Angeles Convention Center during the L.A. Art Show 2010 (that must be seen – HUGE pieces!), this exhibition will showcase more than 25 works of art, including the premiere of Mear One’s monumental sculpture entitled “Pillar of Consciousness.”
While wildly diverse in styles, media, and scale, this unique group of artists have transcended street writing and evolved their work into one of the most challenging and sophisticated contemporary art forms.
Thinkspace is excited to announce a new limited edition print release from artist Joao Ruas.
This is the first print we’ve published from Joao Ruas and we’re extremely happy with how it came out. This particular work was a big hit during his sold-out ‘Inner Myth Pt. 1’ exhibition and we felt it was a great fit for our first print with Joao.
“Enkindu & Gilgamesh”
12×12” giclee print on Epson Ultrasmooth smooth cotton rag fine art paper
Hand signed and numbered by Joao
Limited edition of 30 prints (+ 5 artist proofs)
Born in Brazil, 28-year old artist João Paulo Alvares Ruas was still a young child when his interest for visual art started to grow. Comic books were his first bridge to lines and colors, during high school much of his time was devoted to creative thinking due to the almost alternative education institution he studied under. Later, he took Design as his choice in University.
After a three year stint in London, João went back to his home town, São Paulo, where he works and lives.
Thurs, Jan. 21st 7-10PM Carmichael Gallery 1257 N. La Brea Ave in West Hollywood
‘Meaning Is Overrated’ featuring new work by Mark Jenkins + ‘On & Off (Often On)’ featuring new work by Aakash Nihalani – don’t miss this one!!! (On view through Feb. 18th) www.carmichaelgallery.com
Thurs, Jan. 21st 5PM Japanese American National Museum
369 East First Street, Los Angeles
‘Giant Robot Biennale 2’ closing party – the JANM will be open for extended hours – admission will be free and many of the participating artists and key members of the Giant Robot family will be in attendance as part of this special gathering – expect refreshments, musical guests The Binges and DJ Puffs, and other surprises http://www.janm.org/
Thurs, Jan. 21st – Sun, Jan. 24th ($20 general admission) Los Angeles Art Show
LA Convention Center, West Hall A, 1201 South Figueroa St. in downtown LA
The acclaimed Los Angeles Art Show will this year be presented in the revived Downtown district – celebrating its 15th year, the event will feature painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, and video from over 110 galleries, both international and domestic. It encompasses over 15,000 works from all genres and periods including Historical, Modern, and Contemporary – full details on the fair’s site – www.losangelesartshow.com
Sat, Jan. 23rd Noon-4PM + special event at 9PM The Montalban Theater 1615 Vine Street in Hollywood
‘We Love Art’ presented by Paper Magazine and Converse and featuring works curated by Cannibal Flower (Dabs Myla, Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker, John Park, Michael Pukac, Erik Siador, N.S. David, L. Croskey, Liz Brizzi and more) plus works curated by Darren Romanelli and Jeff McMillan, live DJ action, the LA Ladies Choir, and much more
For more information go to www.facebook.com/papermag and click on ‘events’
Sat, Jan. 23rd 12-5PM Mid-City Arts 5111 West Pico Blvd in Los Angeles
‘Heavy Surveillance” – live painting event + art exhibit with Dabs Myla, T-Kid, Duster, Jim Darling, Axis, Pose 2, and Vogue – sponsored by 33Third www.33third.com
Sat, Jan. 23rd 7-10PM Scion Installation Gallery
3521 Helms Ave. (at National) in Culver City
‘Scion Installation 6: VIDEO’ – now in its 6th year, this revolutionary art tour kicks off 2010 in Los Angeles. The tour focuses on the video medium, which emerged in the 1960s and has since expanded galleries into more experimental, kinetic and interactive spaces. “Installation 6: Video” challenged 10 artists to create non-narrative video installations that will eventually transform five unique exhibitions around the country featuring: Dust la Rock (Brooklyn, NY), Eric Nakamura (Los Angeles, CA), Saelee Oh (Los Angeles, CA), French (London, England), Josh Graham (New York, NY), Ill-Studio (Paris, France), Monihan Monihan (New York, NY), Mark Mothersbaugh (Los Angeles, CA), PMKFA (Tokyo, Japan), and Sage Vaughn (Los Angeles, CA)
(On view through Feb. 13th) http://www.scion.com/space/