David Ellis this Saturday @ New Image Art…

‘Constant Flow’
New motion work, paintings, and sculpture from David Ellis
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 6th 7-10pm

New Image Art

7908 Santa Monica Blvd. in Los Angeles / (323) 654-2192
Images of Ellis hard at work on his installation…

For more on David Ellis, click here. Pictures courtesy of New Image Art.

‘Octo Pusses’ group show at New Image Art this Sat…

Judith Supine
‘OCTO PUSSES’ group exhibition opens this Saturday at New Image Art featuring Antonio Trecel Diaz, Aaron Johnson, Judith Supine (pictured above), Gino Perez, Cleon Peterson, Neck Face (pictured below), & Ben Jones

Neckface

PLUS in the project room: ‘Horse Radish’ from Bäst (pictured below)

Bäst

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 2nd 7 to 10pm
On view: May 2nd – May 23rd
New Image Art @ 7908 Santa Monica Blvd. in Los Angeles
If you like your art raw and dirty, don’t miss this one!!!

‘American Realities’ opens at New Image Art…

‘American Realities’ opened last night at New Image Art in West Hollywood to a packed house. The works of Lydia Fong (aka Barry McGee), Clare Rojas and Andrew Jeffrey Wright were on display and did not disappoint. These three always deliver and have done numerous shows together over the years and are great friends as well, and it shows.
McGee really showed strength through diversity with this show, and exhibited a ton of great work. The above wall of geometrics was different than usual, in that it highlighted the words ‘Lydia’ in the collage make up…
One of McGee’s signature “wall pimples” in full effect… below numerous close ups of other choice works from McGee that caught our eye…

How does he paint these? Hard to even look at without going all crosseyed… awesome.

Several of his highly detailed ballpoint pen works were included in the show…

The gem of the show, in my opinion, was hidden most of the night as it was in the shadow of a pedestal that held one of McGee’s sculptures… but he’s a tendency to put awesome pieces in crazy places and that’s why going to his shows are always so fun…

Opening night crowd view with McGee’s wall of geometrics and wall pimple in the background…

Classic McGee.

Unique install from McGee featuring his new direction of works…

And another install from McGee…

Close up of one of McGee’s newer pieces… incorporating his use of geometrics still, but more minimal in certain aspects…

Another close up of one of the ‘wall pimple’ pieces…

Me wants 🙂
McGee checking out some new ink Travis Millard got recently…

Wall of work from Clare Rojas
Close up of Clare’s massive centerpiece…

Clare’s new works were just beautiful… over 30 new pieces were included in the show…
My favorite of the new pieces from Rojas…

In the project room were the works of Andrew Jeffrey Wright

Where a trashcan was filled with Furbies… but once one walked around the back, they found an automated Frubie that kind of mimiced the traveling installation piece from McGee that had Amaze bombing a bathroom (that was housed in the back of an old truck trailer)… genious this lil’ install was, be sure to check it out when you swing through (as you could well miss it).

The whole project room was just taken over by Wright – one of the walls above. His view on life and things in general, is 100% unique and all Wright.

Andrew Jeffrey Wright delivered a short set of his unique stand up comedy…

While Barry McGee and the crowd looked on…

Above, ithe crowd gathers to hear Peggy Honeywell (Clare Rojas’ alter-ego)… her acoustic driven songs are just beautiful and I can’t recommend enough picking up some of her albums…

Peggy Honeywell (aka Clare Rojas) in action… check out a short song from her set the night of the opening below…

New Image Art

7908 Santa Monica Blvd. in Los Angeles / 323.654.2192
“American Realities” featuring new works from Clare Rojas, Andrew Jeffrey Wright and Lydia Fong (aka Robert Pimple, aka Barry McGee)

"Lydia Fong" coming back to Los Angeles next weekend…

The mysterious and internationally renowned, San Francisco based artist “Lydia Fong” will be returning to Los Angeles on Sat, March 28th to New Image Art alongside Clare Rojas and Andrew Jeffrey Wright for “American Realities’.

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 28th, 7 to 10pm
Musical performance by Peggy Honeywell and comedic act by Andrew Jeffrey Wright
Don’t miss this!!! More details to follow soon…

Our art adventure continues… Megan Whitmarsh opening + B/D party…

After taking in the KAWS solo show and Natalia Fabia‘s solo (both in Culver City), we saddled back up and set off to catch a few more shows.

Next up was Megan Whitmarsh‘s solo show over at New Image Art in West Hollywood…

Upon entering the gallery you were met by a huge pile of “The Crap Of Life” (the show’s title) – made up of handmade stuffed plush items of everyday objects ranging from Sharpie pens to VHS cassettes to all matter of food packaging… just stunning the detail and time that went into this.

The show was exceptional and showcased Whitmarsh’s numerous talents. Her trademark needlepoint works (seen above) were on display, as were works from her new plush ‘bling’ series (see below) and several works on paper as well…

Megan Whitmarsh was in the house (seen below with Shawn from Thinkspace) and had autographed copies of her new book with Rojo, Yeti Logic, on hand for patrons to pick up. As we were leaving, Megan’s trademark lifesize cardboard robot was about to make it’s appearance during the special performance from Dolphine Force… alas, we had to get going and hit the road…

To get over to the Beautiful/Decay ‘A to Z’ show over at Kopeikin Gallery that helped to celebrate the release of issue Z. In celebration of reaching issue ‘Z’, Beautiful/Decay curated a special show featuring 26 artists including the likes of Robbie Conal, Gary Taxali, Skwak, Aya Kato, Aaron Noble, Jacob Magraw, Suntek Chung and many more – see some of our favorites below, of note the epic piece from Robbie Conal that greated patrons in the main window facing Melrose Avenue (in some places, the paint was well over 2″ thick on the canvas)…

Robbie Conal

Robbie Conal (close up shot)

Gary Taxali

Jacob Magraw

Aaron Noble

Ended the eve running into a bunch of good friends (seen above L-R: artist Andrew Hem, Shawn from Thinkspace, aritst Michael Alvarez, collector Amanda Erlanson, and artist Tessar Lo).

New Image Art’s 15th Anniversary opening night…

New Image Art over on Fairfax celebrated their 15th Anniversary this evening in grand fashion (see previous post). When we arrived a bit after 8PM, the crowd swelled into the streets as the band No Age was rocking the house big time…

Marsea Goldberg of New Image in front of a work from Cleon Peterson (congrats Marsea!)

The epic 12′ tall work from Judith Supine that greated patrons as they entered…

The crowd view from mid-gallery looking out with Supine’s piece looming in the distance

Faile

Megan Whitmarsh‘s plush bling… gotta love it.

Taylor McKimens

Matt Leines

Rebecca Westcott (R.I.P)

Shepard Fairey – pulled out the OG Andre for the event… nice!

Patrons taking in the beauty of Jim Houser‘s intricate work…

Swoon
Dave Kinsey

Thomas Campbell

No Age are rocking out in there somewhere… the place was just packed all night…

Claire Rojas

Barry Mc Gee – just killin’ it, one of the highlights…

Os Gemeos… how sick is that thing?!?!

More goodness from Os Gemeos

BAST

Neckface custome cycle… definitely a nice touch.
Another shot of the monster Judith Supine piece… because it was that amazing.

A wall of work from The Date Farmers

Albert Reyes bombin’ our sketchbook…

The Clayton Brothers

DJ Alf Alpha with a work from Anthony Lister looming in the background…

Thomas Campbell

Phil Frost
Rich Jacobs

AIKO
What an amazing night!!! So many artists came out to pay their props to Marsea including Jeff Soto, The Clayton Brothers, Kelsey Brookes, Jo Jackson, Chris Johanson, The Date Farmers, Rich Jacobs, Albert Reyes, Neckface, Ed Templeton, Deanna Templeton, and more… just an amazing turnout and show – Congrats again Marsea!

New Image Art 15th Anniversary tomorrow night… don’t miss this!

We’ve already posted on this a couple times, but this one is going to be amazing so we wanted to post a lil’ update. Look for shots of the opening to be posted here Saturday eve…

Sat, Jan. 24th 7-10PM

New Image Art
7908 Santa Monica Blvd. in Los Angeles / 323.654.2192
“15th Anniversary Show” with works from Faile, Bast, Jeff Soto, Judith Supine, Deanna Templeton, Barry McGee, Claire Rojas, Chris Johanson, Tauba Auerbach, Chris Lindig, Megan Whitmarsh, Antonio Diaz, Rich Jacobs, Skullphone, Caroline Hwang, Neck Face, Jamie Williams, The Date Farmers, Kelsey Brookes, Jo Jackson, Anthony Lister, Cleon Peterson, Aiko, Os Gemeos, Taylor McKimens, The Clayton Brothers, Cody Hudson, David Ellis, Eddie Martinez, and many, many more – please note this will take place in the vacant space next door to their main gallery

Congratulations to Marsea on this huge accomplishment!!!

The 15 year anniversary party will serve as a retrospective show… a show of shows if you will. Many of the artists that have shown with New Image over the past 15 years are contributing to this special exhibit.

New Image will be showing videos and slide presentations and inviting some of their favorite past musical guests for live performances, dancing, and an all around good time.

Rich Jacobs and his friends are building a replica of the original New Image Art when it was upstairs and in only a 10 by 10 foot room. Rich will be driving down from SF and will be installing one of his curated ‘Move’ exhibits (see flier above) in this specially constructed space. Included in this special edition of the ‘Move’ series are works from Jodran Isip, Phil Frost, Thomas Campbell, Mofo, Tim Kerr, Melinda Beck and many more.
Judith Supine is making an 18 foot high 16 foot wide kinetic sculpture. Ed and Deanna Templeton are each doing photographic installations, Jose Parla is sending a piece in and Shepard‘s piece is off the hook (see above) plus a beautiful Eddie Martinez will be included in the show as well (see below). This one is not to be missed… it’s like a who’s who of the Beauitful Losers.

Looking for something else to do as well, be sure to check out our post below of this weekend’s ‘Recommended Openings’.