Recommended openings to catch this weekend…

Brian Viveros (showing in the ‘Super School’ exhibit at Copro Gallery)
Thurs, March 5th 7-10PM
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 and new works from Veng of Robots Will Kill in the office area
(On view through March 26th)

Thurs, March 5th 8-11PM
Show Cave
1930 Echo Park Ave in Los Angeles
Special event celebrating the release of Jessie Rose Vala’s new book, “The Tortuous Veil” with masks, prints & t-shirts available + live musical performance from Rain Machine
(One-night only special event)

Fri, March 6th 7-11PM
C.A.V.E. Gallery
507 Rose Ave in Venice
“Apocalypse Soon?” featuring new works from Jennifer Springman and a small group show featuring Zoso, Shervin Iranshahr, Johnny Siu, Euthanasia and Gosha Levochkin + live painting from Michael Pukac
(On view through March 28th)

Fri, March 6th 7-11PM
Hibbleton Gallery
112 W. Wilshire Ave in Fullerton / 714.441.2857
“Spare Change” featuring works from Chris Yormick, Russ Pope, Andy Jenkins, Mike Meyers and Chris Pastras
(On view through March 29th)

Fri, March 6th 8-11PM
La Luz De Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd in Los Angeles / 323.666.7667
The 12th Annual ‘Everything But The Kitschen Sync’ group show featuring work from over 100 artists
(On view through March 29th)

Fri, March 6th 7-11PM

939 Chung King Road in Chinatown section of downtown Los Angeles
Closing party for the big “Movers & Shakers” group show that waas curated by Gino Joukar and features works from the likes of Amy Sol, Ana Bagayan, Anthony Ausgang, Brandi Milne, Brian Viveros, Chet Zar, Chris Ryniak, Dave Cooper, Ekundayo, Eric White, Glenn Barr, James Naccarato, Jeff Soto, KMNDZ, Joshua Clay, Kelly Vivanco, KuKula, Lola, Martin Wittfooth, Nathan Spoor, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Paul Barnes, Retna, Robert Pokorny, Ron English, Scott Radke, Tessar Lo, Yoskay Yamamoto, Yosuke Ueno and many
(Final night to view this amazing show)

Fri, March 6th 8-11PM
Subliminal Projects
1331 W. Sunset Blvd in the Echo Park region of Los Angeles

“Post Future” a retrospective exhibit from John Van Hamersveld
(On view through April 4th)

Sat, March 7th 7-10:30PM
Black Maria Gallery
3137 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles / 818.613.9090
New works from Jenna Colby on the project wall
(On view through April 5th)

Sat, March 7th 8-11PM
Canvas Los Angeles
441 N. Fairfax Ave in Los Angeles /
“Fist Full Of Metal: The Art of the Jean Jacket” sponsored by Levi’s and featuring customized jean jackets from the likes of Hannah Aitcheson, Kim Saigh, Corey Miller, Shawn Barber, Chris Garver, Civ, and many, many more
(On view through April 18th)

Sat, March 7th 8-11:30PM
Copro Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave, Space T-5 at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica / 310.398.2643
“Natural Beauties” featuring new works from Lola + “Superschool” group show curated by Lola featuring new works from Brian Viveros, Scott Musgrove, Travis Louie, Chet Zar, Heiko Mueller, Dan May, Gary Baseman, Sas Christian, Martin Wittfooth, Chris Ryniak, Nathan Spoor, Kris Lewis, Michael Page, Carrie Ann Baade, Ana Bagayan, Kevin Peterson, Naoto Hattori, Amy Sol, Francesco LoCastro, Reinier Gamboa, Mia, Dan Quintana, Tin and more.
(Both exhibits on view through March 28th)

Sat, March 7th 7PM-3AM ($15 before 10PM / $20 after)
(The Premiere Events Center, 613 Imperial St. in Los Angeles)
“Wisdom Within Us” group show & performance with art, photography, sculpture, installation, live painting, live DJs playing house, techno, breaks, dub, world rhythms and more + live music & much more – see site for full details
(One-night only special event)

Sat, March 7th 5-8PM
C4 – Cucaracha Club of Culver City
2646 LaCienega Ave in Los Angeles
“The Artist As A Victim Of The Economic Meltdown” group show with all works under $499 or less from the likes of Kalynn Campbell, Alice Dean (aka Patrice), Paul Gronner, Rachel Peterson, Israel, Diego Marcial Rios and William Tunberg – curated by David Adler
(On view through March 31st)

Sat, March 7th 8PM-12:30AM ($8 admission / $5 if dressed in black & yellow)
Hive Gallery
729 S. Spring St in downtown Los Angeles
Monthly group show and performance with 10 total live acts/DJs and a group show with:
Featured Artist 1: Grant FuhstFeatured Artist 2: Christopher UlrichTall Wall Artist: Snow MackSmall Wall Artist: Prince of CakeInstallation Artist: Jason Hadley
(On view through March 28th)

Sat, March 7th 7-10PM
Melt Gallery @ Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles / 323.851.7223
“Physical Nostalgia” group show that will serve as an examination of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbon’s graphic novel WATCHMEN and how the themes and images contained therein have permeated pop art culture featuring works from Eldon Asp, Steven Daily, Howard Hallis, Mack Hill, Jim Mahfood aka FOOD ONE, Kiyoshi Nakazawa, Jeret Ochi, Osgood Perkins, Raymond Persi, Renfield, Fill Marc Sagadraca, Christopher Stangl, Elan Trinidad with items from the private collections of John Cogan and David Mandel
(On view through March 22nd)

Sat, March 7th 7-11PM
Nucleus Gallery
210 E. Main St., Alhambra / 626.458.7482
“Home Slice” featuring new works from Scott Campbell
(On view through March 23rd)

Christ Stain opening night @ Carmichael Gallery…

Just back from the opening night of Chris Stain‘s debut LA solo show over at Carmichael Gallery… great turnout considering it took place during the worst storm of the new year. Stain just killed it. Having been there Tue night to catch a lil’ sneak peek, he came through and really delivered the goods after pulling a couple all nighters.

All the lil’ details were included… very, very impressive install.

Stain worked with Black Book Stencils out of FL on two pieces in the show and they really garnered a great bit of attention and praise throughout the night. The shadow effect really made these show stoppers. Beautiful work.

One of our favorites from Stain in the show…

Bringing that NYC rooftop vibe to life with the help of live saxophone music… nice touch.

Christ Stain in front of one of his massive wall murals – the place just looked amazing!

One of the gems in the “Lifeline” from Jim Darling

Jim Darling in front of “Mabel” giving cheers with the official art beer – Grolsch!

Mini-installation from Jim Darling commenting on the current state of the economy… his entire series was a statement on how those once secure in their retirement, are all of a sudden finding themselves in a position of breaking open their piggy banks and counting pennies. Darling’s new pieces are just amazing, he’s really coming into his own.

Gigantic wall collage from Brazilian artist Sesper
Sesper in front of his massive wall collage + one of our favorites from him below… one of the nicest guys going and super active in both the music and art undergrounds in Brazil.

Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art

1257 N. La Brea Ave in West Hollywood
“Up on the Roof Countin’ Pigeons” featuring new works and an installation from Chris Stain along with “Lifeline” in the back of the gallery featuring an installation from Sesper along with new works from Jim Darling, Alex Hornest and Ilia of Btoy
(On view through Feb. 26th)

Chris Stain ‘sneek peak’ from Carmichael Gallery…

Chris Stain is in town working on his installation over at The Carmichael Gallery on La Brea. We swung through this afternoon to say hey and get a few shots to share with you all. The piece above, “Good Morning Vietnam”, is featured in our current show, From The Streets Of Brooklyn, that closes this Friday afternoon – so get on out this Thur or Fri to catch it before it closes. But before you do that, mark your calendar for this Thursday night… as it’s an honor to have a full show of Stain’s on view in the LA area and we can’t wait to see the finished product.

Chris Stain cutting out the brick stencil…

And laying the bricks for the rooftop install…

The gallery is buzzin’ with activity… can’t wait for Thursday night!
The pigeon coup under construction… if anyone out there has a lead on how to fill this puppy up for opening night with some real live pigeons, please hit up the folks at Carmichael Gallery asap… only needed for the opening night, and it’s a mighty fine coup they’ve constructed.
Stain’s blueprints for his ‘rooftop’ (see above)… when we left, things were really starting to take shape. Don’t miss the grand unveiling this Thursday evening!

Sesper is also in town from Brazil doing a killer collage in the back portion of the gallery as part of his contribution to the Lifeline show, alongside Jim Darling, Ilia (of Btoy), and Alex Hornest. He brought an arsenal of PCP infused works (you’ll have to ask)… we love Sesper‘s work and are really eager to see all he brought with him up on the wall.

“Up On The Roof Countin’ Pigeons”

A solo exhibition of new work by Chris Stain
PLUS in the rear gallery “LIFELINE” a group exhibition featuring Alex Hornest, Jim Darling, Ilia of Btoy and Sesper with Andreas Ragnar Kasapsis in the Showcase Space in the office area.
Thursday, Feb. 5th 7-10PM

Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art
1257 N. La Brea Avenue in West Hollywood
(SW corner of La Brea and Fountain)