Recommended openings for this weekend…

Esao Andrews "Nina Madera" - featured in 'Farewell Avery' - his debut LA solo show at Thinkspace this Friday
Esao Andrews "Nina Madera" - featured in his debut LA solo show at Thinkspace this Friday

Fri, Oct. 9th 7-11PM
Thinkspace
4210 Santa Monica Blvd (Sunset Junction area of Silver Lake) in Los Angeles / 323.913.3375
“Farewell Avery” featuring new works from Esao Andrews + “Mary In BronxZooLand” from Tony Philippou in our project room & “Tempo Momento” from Joshua Mays as part of our ‘Fresh Faces’ series
(On view through Oct. 30th)
www.thinkspacegallery.com

BEYOND EDEN ART FAIR
A multi-gallery event celebrating the new contemporary art scene in Los Angeles

Sat, October 10th Noon till 5PM – open for viewing
Sat, October 10th 8PM-Midnight – opening reception with cash bar provided by Bigfoot Lodge and tunes from DJ Mr.Numberonederful and tons of live painters & much more
Sun, October 11th Noon till 5PM – open for viewing with a special 2PM free screening of ‘Scribble.08’ by Murphy Fine Art Films

Taking place at the LA Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park
4800 Hollywood Blvd.(near the Vermont intersection) in Los Angeles
For full details, check out www.beyondedenartfair.com

Sat, Oct. 10th 7-11PM
Gallery Nucleus
210 E. Main St., Alhambra / 626.458.7482
“Creature Features: October Shadows” featuring works from Chet Zar, Travis Louie, Cam de Leon, William Stout, Dan Brereton, Gris Grimly and Jordu Schell
(On view through Nov. 2nd)
www.gallerynucleus.com

Sat, Oct. 10th 7-10PM
SCION Installation L.A.
3521 Helms Ave in Culver City / 310.815.8840
“Infinity” group show curated by Andrew Schoultz and featuring works from Butt Johnson, Xylor Jane, Richard Colman, Andreas Guerrero, N. Dash, Aaron Noble, Ryan Wallace, Joseph Hart, Ryan Travis Christian, Chris Natrop, Noah Davis, Andy Diaz Hope, Chris Duncan and more
(On view through Nov. 7th)
www.scion.com/space

Sat, Oct. 10th 7-10PM
Billy Shire Fine Arts
5790 Washington Blvd. in Los Angeles / 323.297.0600
“Hubris” featuring new works from Frank Kozik
(On view through Nov. 7th)
www.billyshirefinearts.com

‘Scribble.08’ LA premiere at Beyond Eden this weekend…

'Scribble.08' from Murphy Fine Art Films
'Scribble.08' from Murphy Fine Art Films

‘Scribble.08’ presented by Murphy Fine Art Films

Special screening and LA premiere at the Barnsdall Gallery Theater (located next door) during Beyond Eden.

Sun, Oct. 11th @ 2PM & 3PM (two special viewings – FREE to the public)

The front of the historic Barnsdall Gallery Theatre
The front of the historic Barnsdall Gallery Theatre

Murphy Fine Art Films presents Scribble.08, a documentary film inspired by the art movement of southern California. Directed by Pi Founder, Mark Murphy, and produced by Ten Stories and Ninthlink, this 48-minute film features interviews with 8 significant artists of our time: Rob and Christian Clayton, Martha Rich, Jeff Soto, Joe Sorren, Tim Biskup, Camille Rose Garcia and Kevin Christy. The film chronicles the growth of these talented artists and, through candid interviews, tells compelling stories of their obstacles, triumphs and sources of inspiration. Photographs, sketches and paintings are seamlessly woven into the storytelling, and original music by MANUOK, Tim Biskup’s Big Butter, The Lyle and the Sparkleface Band featuring Joe Sorren and UKEFINK featuring Jason Holley can be heard throughout the narration.

A passionate crew comprised of Rob Craghead, Jeromy and Matt Stallings, Ryan Sabo and Mark Murphy filmed artist studios in and around Los Angeles. With virtually no production budget, the team piled into a Jeep and rolled around southern California gathering inspired testimony and archiving a critical period in the arts. A project that began in 2003 has evolved into a historic capture celebrating visual narrative that provides the fine arts community with an inspired look at 8 influential artists.

Inside the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre
Inside the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre

About the Artists:

Joe Sorren

Based in Flagstaff, AZ, Joe Sorren is an award-winning illustrator with work appearing in Rolling Stone, Print, The Los Angeles Times, Juxtapoz, Step-by-Step Art Now and Communication Arts. His work has also been adapted by Warner Brothers and Atlantic Records. Following his first solo exhibition in 1995, Joe has had continued success with exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Detroit.

Martha Rich

Currently based in Los Angeles, Martha Rich is in the process of relocating to Philadelphia to continue learning and honing her craft. She is known for infusing subtle humor into her work; painting ironic wig collections, female cultural icons, beauty treatments and unexpected fashion pieces.

Kevin Christy

As creative director of The Broken Wrist Project, Kevin Christy is involved in recognizing, recruiting and nurturing new artistic talent. Kevin graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, and has exhibited his work throughout North America and Europe.

Jeff Soto

Jeff Soto graudated with Disctinction from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA in 2002. A prolific artist, Jeff has explored a variety of topics including graffiti art and sophisticated environmental themes. His bold imagery reflects the relationship that humans have with the environment, with subtle commentary that invites speculation about the future.

Camille Rose Garcia

Inspired by artists like Henry Darger, Philip K. Dick and the vivid imagination of Walt Disney, Camille Rose Garcia revels in creating worlds rich in gothic imagery. She received her her BFA from Otis College of Art and Design and her Master of Fine Arts Degree at University of California at Davis.

Tim Biskup

Owner of the Bispop Gallery in Pasadena, CA, Tim Biskup is an accomplished fine artist whose work has been shown all over the world. Using complex color and design theories combined with a celebration of experimenation, Tim creates elaborate paintings, prints, sculptures and books sought by collectors worldwide.

Rob and Christian Clayton

Commonly known as “The Clayton Brothers,” Rob and Christian Clayton frequently collaborate to create paintings and elaborate installations. Their style, which has been described as post modern folk art, depicts densely layered storyboards and compelling narratives drawn from a variety of inspirational sources.

About Mark Murphy:

Mark Murphy is a kid who continually plays with broken crayons and dried out markers in the hopes of finding small spaces for creative freedom. His creative experience has featured collaborations with top artists including Mark Ryden, Joel Nakamura, Ray Caesar and hundreds of others.

Scribble.08 Art Documentary Trailer

www.murphydesign.com

http://murphydesign1.blogspot.com/

Juxtapoz post ‘Back Talk’ interview with Esao Andrews

Esao Andrews "Sea Queen" - Oil on wood panel - 20x24"
Esao Andrews "Sea Queen" - Oil on wood panel - 20x24"

Juxtapoz just posted their ‘Back Talk’ interview feature with artist Esao Andrews. Please check it out here.

UPDATE: a full proper interview with Esao has also now been posted on Juxtapoz courtesy of AMF:
http://www.juxtapoz.com/Andrew+Michael+Ford/12475-interview-with-esao-andrews

Esao Andrews ‘Farewell Avery’ (main gallery)

Opening: Fri, Oct. 9th 7-11PM
@ Thinkspace
4210 Santa Monica Blvd (near Sunset Junction in Silver Lake area of LA)

Esao Andrews sneak peek

Digital preview for ‘Farewell Avery’

Fri, Oct. 9th 7-11PM
Thinkspace
4210 Santa Monica Blvd (near Sunset Junction in Silver Lake area)
www.thinkspacegallery.com  

Esao will be in town from NYC for the opening, so please be sure to swing through.

Beyond Eden: behind the scenes…

The LA Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Art Park
The LA Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Art Park
Main hall of LAMAG coming together for this weekend's Beyond Eden
Main hall of LAMAG coming together for this weekend's Beyond Eden
Carmichael Gallery working on installing their works
Carmichael Gallery working on installing their works
Ekundayo at work on his mural inside LAMAG
Ekundayo at work on his mural inside LAMAG
Tools of the trade
Tools of the trade

Add’l behind the scenes shots viewable via this link:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157622518269848/  

BEYOND EDEN ART FAIR
A multi-gallery event celebrating the new contemporary art scene in Los Angeles
www.beyondedenartfair.com  

Opening Gala: Sat, October 10th 8PM-Midnight

Fair runs October 9th – October 11th

LA Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park
4800 Hollywood Blvd. (near the Vermont intersection)
Los Angeles, CA 90027

One of the many stunning views from the Barnsdall Art Park
One of the many stunning views from the Barnsdall Art Park

Galleries taking part:
Billy Shire Fine Arts, Black Maria Gallery, Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art, Copro Gallery, Crewest, drkrm, Gallery 1988, Gallery Nucleus, La Luz De Jesus, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG), LeBasse Projects, Subliminal Projects, Synchronicity Space and Thinkspace.

Some of the artists exhibiting at ‘Beyond Eden’ include:
WK Interact, Chris Mars, Dave Cooper, Liz McGrath, Amy Sol, Ekundayo, Ericailcane, Know Hope, Ron English, Brooks Salzwedel, Yosuke Ueno, Shepard Fairey, Paul Chatem, Jeff Soto, Chris Peters, Catherine Brooks, Scott Campbell, Junko Mizuno, Nathan DeYoung, Ronald Kurniawan, Nathan Ota, Caia Koopman, Scott Radke, Alexandros Vasmoulakis, Sumi Ink Club, Morgan Slade, and many more.

Updated list of live painters taking part in the ‘Artists Village’ located in the courtyard area:
Mear One, Prince Parise, John Parks, Dabs Myla, Jesse Hotchkiss, Michael Pukac, Paul Torres, Anthony Clarkson, Sharktoof, Bumblebee, Unification Theory, Nate Frizzell, Yoskay Yamamoto, Jim Darling, and Joshua Mays.

Roman Cho hard at work installing 'Heroes & Villains'
Roman Cho hard at work installing 'Heroes & Villains'

“Heroes & Villains” photographic exhibit from Tatiana Wills and Roman Cho:
Representing a three-year long project, “Heroes and Villains” features intimate portraits of the most notable emerging and established figures in the Pop Surrealist, Graffiti and Alt-Comic Book worlds including portraits of such Los Angeles based notables as Todd Schorr, Dave Kinsey, Gary Baseman, Seonna Hong, Audrey Kawasaki, Saelee Oh, Mark Ryden, Robert Williams, Tim Biskup, Travis Millard, Mel Kadel, Mr. Cartoon, Chaz Bojorquez, COOP, Shepard Fairey, Kozyndan, Souther Salazar, Liz McGrath, Shag and many more.

‘Scribble.08’ LA Movie Premiere:
Murphy Fine Art Films presents Scribble.08, a documentary film inspired by the art movement of southern California. Directed by Pi Founder, Mark Murphy, and produced by Ten Stories and Ninthlink, this 48-minute film features interviews with 8 significant artists of our time: Rob and Christian Clayton, Martha Rich, Jeff Soto, Joe Sorren, Tim Biskup, Camille Rose Garcia and Kevin Christy. The film chronicles the growth of these talented artists and, through candid interviews, tells compelling stories of their obstacles, triumphs and sources of inspiration. Photographs, sketches and paintings are seamlessly woven into the storytelling, and original music by MANUOK, Tim Biskup’s Big Butter, The Lyle and the Sparkleface Band featuring Joe Sorren and UKEFINK featuring Jason Holley can be heard throughout the narration.

Map detailing the sprawling grounds of the Barnsdall Art Park
Map detailing the sprawling grounds of the Barnsdall Art Park

For a full list of events and more details, please check www.beyondedenartfair.com