‘Street Art Saved My Life: 39 New York Stories’ on view through Sept. 4th at C.A.V.E.

LUDO on the streets of LA as part of the 'LA Free Walls Project'

Street Art Saved My Life isn’t just street art in a gallery — Harrington and Rojo asked artists to play off of their street art to contribute fine art works that use a variety of mediums and work in the no-context space of a gallery. This yielded a surprisingly thoughtful and earnest outcome: in an artistic culture known for its focus on anarchic self-expression, it is surprising to see that so many pieces in the exhibit comment on serious social issues in an immediate way.” – LA Weekly

‎”In the spotlight created by MOCA’s ‘Art in the Streets’, many galleries have offered group shows in LA promoting different visions of what is purported to be ‘quality’ or even ‘the best’ street art. Unlike many pretenders that have come before it, ‘Street Art Saved My Life’ is the real deal and definitely worth a visit.” – DailyDujour.com

“The show is an interesting concept and definitely serves as one of the more thought out ones from recent memory. 39 (mostly NYC) artists have been selected by BSA for their consistent use of narratives in their work; artists who utilize the streets as a forum for their stories and storytelling are the focus. The inclusion of both established and emerging artists, along with the intriguing concept, make this more than your standard street art show and it looks to be a great alternative view of the scene.” – HiFructose.com

“The show was meant to display the current street art scene that’s taking place across New York and the surrounding areas. Although not all artists were born in that region, all of them have left their stamp on the East Coast street art scene one way or another and this exhibit was meant to show this in the best light possible. Although it can be difficult to feature a wide group of artists during one exhibit, the surrounding theme held the show in place. A great majority of the art focused on the New York experience but it also helped illuminate personal stories that touched more on the topic of family, friendships, and politics. Overall, the show featured a great collection of artists and various styles, so for anyone looking for a peek into the current street art movement happening in the East Coast, make sure you stop by before it closes on September 4th.” – ArrestedMotion.com

Check out LA Weekly’s coverage of the show and an interview with some of the featured artists here:

Check out Brooklyn Street Art’s coverage of the show here:

Check out Arrested Motion’s full coverage of the show here:

Catch BSA’s coverage of the artists at work around Venice and LA here:

Some great pics of NohJColey and Hellbent at work in Venice also viewable here:

Coverage from Platinum Cheese of the opening festivities here:

View our pics from the opening here:

Some amazing works are still available – view the show online here:

‘Street Art Saved My Life: 39 New York Stories’

Curated by Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo, founders of Brooklyn Street Art
In collaboration with Thinkspace

On view through September 4th

C.A.V.E. Gallery
1108 Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Venice

‘The Best of Times’ from DABS MYLA is quickly approaching!

Inside the goodness factory that is DABS and MYLA's studio

DABS and MYLA have been at it non-stop for months now and we’re about to share with you all the fruits of their labor as we present ‘The Best Of Times’ – coming August 13th to Thinkspace – new paintings – new drawings – murals – installations – the release of a new print & more! You don’t want to miss this one.

If you haven’t had a look yet, check out the ‘Sneak Peek’ photo set on our Flickr:

DABS MYLA ‘The Best Of Times’

Reception with the artists: Sat, August 13th 5-9PM

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd in Culver City, CA / www.thinkspacegallery.com

Opening night of Tran Nguyen and David Bray at Thinkspace

David Bray with Tran Nguyen on opening night

Thank you to everyone that braved ‘carmageddon’ earlier this month for the opening of Tran Nguyen and David Bray‘s new exhibits. We had a nice and full house throughout the evening and both artists thoroughly enjoyed themselves with their new works being very well received. It was great to see the showing of support across the board with several local artists out including the likes of Nathan DeYoung, Mia, DABS and MYLA, Ewelina Ferusso, Ana Bagayan, Melissa Haslam, Euth, and Jason Shawn Alexander.

Take a look at the full set of opening night photos here:

Tran Nguyen's 'The Synapse Between Here and There' on view in our main gallery

Tran Nguyen ‘The Synapse Between Here and There’

Take a look at the works from Tran’s show here:

David Bray's 'Return Of Bad Wisdom' in our project room

David Bray ‘Return of Bad Wisdom’

Take a look at the works from Bray’s show here:

Both exhibits on view through August 6th

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd. in Culver City, CA / www.thinkspacegallery.com

DABS MYLA featured in the new issue of VNA / ‘The Best Of Times’ nears…

So pumped to report that DABS MYLA are featured in the pages of the new issue of the UK’s VNA (Very Nearly Almost). By far one of the most respected magazines reporting on the street art movement, it’s an honor that they’ve recognized the talents of these two amazing Aussies.

Order up the new issue of VNA featuring DABS MYLA here:

MYLA points out the goodness included in each of the signatures featured on the new works for 'The Best Of Times'

The duo are just on a roll currently as they prepare to open ‘The Best Of Times’ – coming August 13th to Thinkspace – new paintings – new drawings – murals – installations – a new print – mark your calendars now!

We just updated the ‘Sneak Peek’ on our Flickr for this not to be missed show:

DABS MYLA ‘The Best Of Times’

Reception with the artists: Sat, August 13th 5-9PM

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd in Culver City, CA / www.thinkspacegallery.com

SANER’s debut LA solo show coming up next week

Mid-City Arts in association w/ Montana Cans & 33third LA present:
‘Sequestro Express (Kidnap Express)’

The debut LA solo show from Mexico City Street Artist SANER

Mexico City Artist SANER brings the outdoor public art experience into a private gallery setting. All artwork pieces will be given out free to the public.

Edgar “SANER” Flores is an urban artist, illustrator and graphic designer. Raised by his parents in Mexico City and surrounded by rich color and tradition, SANER developed an interest in drawing and Mexican muralism early on. He began expressing himself on paper and through graffiti art, later going on to earn a degree in graphic design from the Universidad Autónoma de México. His creations are influenced by Mexican custom and folklore, color, mysticism, masks and skulls. A mix of these lifelong interests and passions has led him to become the artist he is today. SANER’s work has been featured in galleries in Mexico, the United States, London, Berlin and Barcelona.

Look for a huge feature on SANER in the new issue of Juxtapoz now on stands (August 2011 / n.127)

Fri, July 29th 8-10PM

Mid-City Arts
5113 W. Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles