Israeli artist Know Hope
) opened his debut LA solo show, ‘the times won’t save you (this rain smells of memory)’
, at Carmichael Gallery
last night to a very enthusiastic crowd.
The focal point of the show was his 400 sq ft installation featuring over 30,000 hand-cut rain drops, a handmade city constructed of old cardboard boxes and several life size renditions of his signature characters. As a whole, it was breathtaking. With the lighting low, the mood that was set was just perfect.
installation close up views (above and below
It was awesome to see his ‘The Anytimes’ paper worked into the installation. The gallery should have some copies of this special paper still on hand, so be sure to roll through and grab a copy.
In addition to his incredible install, Know Hope
also presented a series of smaller works all on cardboard, that complimented four of his larger framed works that all highlighted his dizzying diorama skills. All in all, a great debut solo show for Know Hope
and one that is sure to have folks talking for a while. Don’t sleep on this guy, so much great and affordable work in this show.
Close up of one of Know Hope
‘s intense diorama pieces…
While talking to Know Hope I learned he’d be going on to NYC now after this, for a special installation project at a non-profit venue that just popped up. So watch for more on that soon…
The crowd grew thick as the night drew on…
Also opening last night, and causing much discussion, was the ‘Moodswings’
group show in the back, where the large new work from Asbestos
) stole the show.
Also featured was some amazing new works from Imminent Disaster
(above and below
). The new work is showing continued growth and maturity and we’re eager to see what she creates for her return to Los Angeles next year when she hits Thinkspace
again alongside ARMSROCK
Though not to be outdone, the up and coming Bumblebee
rocked things and had but one piece left when we left at 1030PM (see images of his work below
). Go Bumblebee
The ever elusive Bumblebee…
One of his signature hive pieces installed in an old vacant phonebooth. AMAZING.
Detail shot of the above phonebooth piece. This lil’ roller, is created from a nail, a paperclip and some sculpey modeling clay. Insane detail and looks so good.
flies high over LA…
Both shows on view through July 2nd
1257 N. La Brea Avenue in West Hollywood
Israeli street artist Know Hope
‘s debut LA solo show opens tomorrow night at Carmichael Gallery
out on LaBrea. ‘The Times Won’t Save You (This Rain Smells Of Memory)’
will feature a 400 square foot installation comprised of 30,000 handcut paper rain drops, a hand made cardboard city, birds, hundreds of small ‘signs’ and all of it populated by life-size cardboard cutouts of his iconic figure.
The work in the show runs the specturm, with the majority being very affordable and a great gateway into Know Hope’s world. He’s one to get on board with now, as only great things lay ahead. We’re huge fans and own a few pieces already from prior shows.
Below are some sneak peeks of the show coming together, as well as a shot of his ambitious homemade newspaper project, ‘The Anytimes’. Be sure to pick one up while at the opening tomorrow night, or keep an eye out about town, as he’s been putting them into weekly newspaper boxes about town this past week as well.
Know Hope at work…
An army of interns worked on creating these for days…
Can not wait to see this complete tomorrow…
Know Hope‘s ‘The Anytimes’ underground newspaper… a great keepsake from the show, don’t forget to grab yours at the opening tomorrow.
Opening Reception: Thur, June 4th 7-10PM
Carmichael Gallery @ 1257 N. La Brea in West Hollywood
‘When All The Stars Are Gone’
is a poetic glimpse of the world as perceived by Thais Beltrame
in her 1st US solo show. Looking to the skies as inspiration, the artist reflects upon solitude, beauty, and the transient nature of being.
Shot of Thais working away on her constellation install… one lil’ paint pen dot at a time…
“Supposedly all the stars we see today have been dead millions of years,” she muses. “Perhaps this is why human beings feel so alone: we live beneath a sky which no longer exists.” – Thais
In this newest body of work, Thais’ trademark wistful children are changing, growing stronger, wiser, and more aware of their surroundings. From this growth emerge new fears and dilemmas, however, as observed in the artist’s shift from negative space to a brooding application of earthy watercolors. Such depth enhances the delicate innocence that gives Thais’ work its extraordinary power.
Close up of Thais’ endless hours of creating her own lil’ solor system within the gallery…
Thais Beltrame was born and lives in Sao Paulo. The largely self-taught artist grew up amongst a generation of Brazilian counter-culture in the 80s and 90s. Highly regarded for her subtle, distinctive style, she is the sole female member of the powerhouse Brazilian art collective, the Famiglia Baglione. Thais has exhibited her work in the United States, United Kingdom, and Brazil.
Thursday, May 7th 7-10PM
Also opening in the rear gallery:
“GET RICH QUICK!!”
– a selection of aftermarket work from varioius collectors around the world – just an epic display of work… that, and over 20 new works from Thais… don’t miss it. Heading out there right now myself… can’t wait!
1257 N. La Brea Avenue in W. Hollywood
For more on Thais, check here
Was over in West Hollywood this past Saturday afternoon as we continued our travels about town showing David MacDowell and Svenman the sites and swung through the new show at Carmichael Gallery that I missed the opening for. UK artist Hush and Brazilian artist Flip transformed the space in a major way. Some major clean up will be following these impressive exhibitions…
installation in the front gallery at Carmichael Gallery
One of the main walls of works from Hush
One of two installations from Brazilian artist Flip
in the rear gallery at Carmichael
‘s other install in the rear gallery of Carmichael Gallery
While they were in town, Seth from Carmichael Gallery arranged some legal walls for the pair to get up on down in Venice, just a block from the ocean. View of the full mural install from Flip
along Pacific in Venice is above…
Full view of Hush
mural on Pacific in Venice…
Close up of Hush
‘s mural on Pacific in Venice…
Close up of Flip
‘s dual panel mural on Pacific in Venice…
Close up of Flip
electrical box (corner of Pacific & Brooks in Venice)
Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art
1257 N. La Brea Ave in West Hollywood / 323.969.0600
“Hymn To Beauty” from Hush + “Seiva Bruta” from Flip in the rear gallery
(On view through March 26th)