WK Interact next Sat @ Subliminal Projects!!!

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WK Interact is coming to Los Angeles next weekend – get excited! ‘How To Blow Yourself Up’ opens on Sat, November 7th at Subliminal Projects out in Echo Park.

Unlike his solo show in New York at Jonathan LeVine earlier in the year, which showcased his huge motion portrait series, I’m told this exhibit will feature a range of smaller, mixed media works like his popular skateboard series (example shown below).

WK board

More details to follow soon. Fingers crossed he graces LA with some of his amazing street work!!!

Juxtapoz 15th Anniversary Auction now live…

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‘The Big Payback’ Juxtapoz‘ 15th Anniversary charity auction is now live:
http://www.charitybuzz.com/auctions/juxtapoz/catalog_items

It will remain online and open for bidding thru November 20th. There are some AMAZING pieces in the auction, so don’t sleep and check it out now.

The auction features original artwork from well over 100 additional national and internationally renowned contemporary artists including: Swoon, CR Stecyk III, Shepard Fairey, Robert Williams, Todd Schorr, Estevan Oriol, Mister Cartoon, Doze Green, Todd “Reas” James, Thomas Campbell, Tim Biskup, KR, Big Daddy Roth, WK Interact, Clayton Brothers, Andrew Schoultz, James Jean, Ron English, David Choe, Mike Giant, Paul Insect, Jeremy Fish, Alex Pardee, Saber, David Ellis, Boogie, D*Face, Cody Hudson, Herbert Baglione, Craola, and more along with add’l curatorial assistance from Shooting Gallery, Copro Gallery, New Image Art, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, Fifty24SF Gallery, White Walls Gallery and ourselves.

Thinkspace has donated works to the auction on behalf of the following artists:
Allison Sommers, Anthony Clarkson, Anthony Pontius (pictured on show card above), Brandi Milne, Brett Amory, Catherine Brooks, Cherri Wood, Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker, Dabs Myla, Dan-ah Kim, David MacDowell, Ekundayo, Erik Siador, Joshua Mays, L. Croskey, Kelly Vivanco, Nathan DeYoung, Sarah Joncas, Tony Philippou, and Tran Nguyen

See all the works from ‘The Big Payback’ in the flesh:
Sat, November 14th 7-11PM
The Factory Place Arts Complex
1308 Factory Place in downtown Los Angeles

Keep up on all the latest updates concerning this landmark auction event here:
http://www.juxtapoz.com/auction/

Recommended openings for this weekend

Andrew Brandou - this Sat at Corey Helford
Andrew Brandou - this Sat at Corey Helford

Sat, Oct. 31st 7-10PM
Corey Helford Gallery
8522 Washington Blvd. in Culver City
“In The Garden Of The Mystic” featuring new works from Andrew Brandou
(On view through Nov. 18th)
www.coreyhelfordgallery.com  

Sun, Nov. 1st 2-5PM
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (Barnsdall Park)
4800 Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles
‘Los Angeles Printmaking Society 20th National Exhibition’ featuring 193 artists presenting their work
(On view through Jan. 3rd, 2010)
http://www.culturela.org/lamag/Home.html  

Sun, Nov. 1st 2-8PM
Mid-City Arts
513 West Pico Blvd in Los Angeles
‘Seeking Heaven 20 Year Anniversary’ group show featuring the artists from one of the more unique crews from Los Angeles. As a graffiti/art crew or collective they have established themselves as a unique grouping of artists with different creative visions. All members are from a specific locality within Los Angeles and throughout their 20 year history have earned respect not only in the streets but in the art community. The show will feature works from ACME, ASYLM, BASH, CISK, DCLINE, DRE, EYER, FENE, KOZEM, MEL, MODEM, PANIC, PRECISE, PRIDE, RELIC, SIZE, SWANK, and WARE
http://seekingheavencrew.blogspot.com/
http://www.33third.com
http://midcity-arts.com/  

Lil’ quiet this weekend due to it being Halloween and the last weekend of the month, but look for next weekend to make up for it as there’s just an onslaught of amazing shows coming up!

Juxtapoz interview Craig “Skibs” Barker

Barker's studio in full on production mode
Barker's studio in full on production mode

 

Check out a great interview that Juxtapoz just conducted with Craig “Skibs” Barker below:
http://www.juxtapoz.com/Features/back-talk-with-craig-skibs-barker

 

“Craig “Skibs” Barker grew up in Southern California during the early ‘80s in the midst of both the punk rock and surfing culture explosions. His work captures his laid back surf lifestyle and appreciation for the female form. Check him out.” – JUXTAPOZ

 

View a ’sneak peek’ of Barker’s work for the show via the link below:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157622502220290/
'There's A Smile In My Heart' - oil & mixed media on wood panel
'There's A Smile In My Heart' - oil & mixed media on wood panel

Craig “Skibs” Barker
‘Sight For Sore Eyes’
(part of our ‘Fresh Faces’ series)

Opening Reception: Fri, Nov. 6th 7-11PM

Craig will be taking a break from the waves and coming up to LA for the opening reception, so please be sure to swing through and say hey.

Thinkspace
4210 Santa Monica Blvd. (near Sunset Junction) in Silver Lake area of Los Angeles