Recommended openings to catch this weekend…

Kofie One (@ 01 this Saturday)
Thurs, Feb. 26th 6-9PM
Vincent Price Art Museum @ East Los Angeles College
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez in Monterey Park / 323.265.8841
“Twilight” – special installation from Rebekah Bogard (running concurrently with her “Flesh & Bone” exhibit in Chinatown) – there’s also an artist’s talk this Wed @ 7:30PM – check site for full details

Fri, Feb. 27th 5-10PM
The Ronin Gallery
1924 Echo Park Ave in Los Angeles
“Cowboys & Samurais” featuring new works from 2H, Angry Woebots, Foodone, Ego, Solace, Thomas Han, Peekaboo, Zoso, Codak, Parskid, Ganyan, Phoneticontrol, and more

Sat, Feb. 28th 7-10PM
01 Gallery
530 S. Hewitt St, Suite 141 in Los Angeles / 213.689.0101
“Vintage Futurism” featuring new works from Kofie One
(On view through March 29th)

Sat, Feb. 28th 7-10PM (
Robert Berman Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave, Space C2 + D5 in Bergamot Station in Santa Monica / 310.315.1937
“Rock, Paper, Scissor” featuring new works from Raymond Pettibon, Daniel Johnston, Ron English, Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo, and Gibby Haynes – curated by Jon Cournoyer – in both galleries D5 & C2 – guest DJ Shepard Fairey on the decks

Sat, Feb. 28th 7-10PM
Canvas Los Angeles
441 N. Fairfax Ave in Los Angeles /
‘AWR & MKS Group Show’ featuring works from Augor, Aloy, Bert Krak, Dame, Ewok, Jersey Joe (Rime), Krush, Norm, Pose, Risk, Retna, Revok, Saber, Tyke, Zeser & more

Sat, Feb. 28th 6-9PM
Kinsey / DesForges
6009 Washington Blvd. In Culver City / 310.837.1989
“Conjure” featuring new mixed media sculptures from Thomas Beale
(On view through April 4th)

Sat, Feb. 28th 2-5PM
8910 Washington Blvd. in Culver City / 310.559.6300
Tokidoki Bearbrick release party from Toy Tokyo

Sat, Feb. 28th 7-10PM
SCION Installation L.A.
3521 Helms Ave in Culver City / 310.815.8840
“Sao Paulo” – group show curated by Brazil’s Choque Cultural Gallery featuring works from Titi Freak, Speto, Calma, Carlos Dias, Ramon Martins, MZK, Silvana Mello, and Zezao
(On view through March 28th)

Sat, Feb. 28th 2-6PM

Thinkspace Gallery
4210 Santa Monica Blvd in Los Angeles / 323.913.3375
‘East Hollywood Art Cycle’ event – The East Hollywood Neighborhood Council and East Hollywood Arts and Culture Committee announce the first-ever ArtCycle, an event designed to showcase the emerging art and bicycling cultures in East Hollywood. From 2-10 p.m., artists will take over the street at Heliotrope and Melrose, the hip hub of the East Hollywood art and bicycle scene. More than a dozen galleries, theatres, creative venues and artist live/work spaces will open themselves up to the neighborhood for a celebration of everything East Hollywood. Hop on a bike to take a tour of some of East Hollywood’s finest galleries, like Synchronicity, Thinkspace and Junc. See a show at Sacred Fools or the Fake Gallery, take in the release of the ‘Bike Life’ photo book at the Orange 20 Bike Shop, or just browse among the dozens of artists and performers displaying their creations at the street fair at Heliotrope and Melrose.
ON VIEW during the ‘Art Cycle’ event: “Dreamgirls and Ukes” featuring new works from Amy Crehore + “The Silent Treatment” featuring new works from Anthony Clarkson in the project room + we’ll have food and live painting with Michael Pukac (for full map of tour route / special happenings and all the participating spots)

Sat, Feb. 28th 6-9PM
Tinlark Gallery
6671 Sunset Blvd inside The Crossroads of the World walk mall in Hollywood
New works from Gavin Bunner

Sun, March 1st @ 2PM ($35 tickets @
Robert Berman Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave, Space C2 + D5 in Bergamot Station in Santa Monica / 310.315.1937
Live Benefit Music Performance for the Santa Monica Museum of Art with live performances from Raymond Pettibon’s The NicheMakers, Ron English’s Electric Illuminati, Mike Watt + The Second Men and special guests
ON VIEW DURING THE CONCERT: “Rock, Paper, Scissor” featuring new works from Raymond Pettibon, Daniel Johnston, Ron English, Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo, and Gibby Haynes – curated by Jon Cournoyer

Sun, March 1st @ 7:30PM (free screening)
8910 Washington Blvd. in Culver City / 310.559.6300
‘Traveling with Yoshitomo Nara’ film screening – The 93 minute film follows Nara and the GRAF design team on an international road trip as part of the preparation and creation of his epic ‘A to Z’ exhibition which was held in his hometown of Hirosaki in the summer of ’06 – come on out and enjoy the movie in the beautiful Royal/T art space and take in the new exhibition that was curated by KAWS that’s currently on view – presented by Daily D

Coming up early next week:
Tue, March 2nd 7-10PM
Gallery 1988 Los Angeles
7020 Melrose Ave in Los Angeles / 323.937.7088
“Transcenders” featuring new works from Jason D’Aquino, Doktor A, Scott Scheidly, Jason Limon & Michael Page
(On view through March 27th)

Rock Paper Scissor this weekend at Spaceland and Robert Berman…

The big ‘kick off’ event for the huge ROCK PAPER SCISSOR show coming up this Saturday at the Robert Berman Gallery in Santa Monica is in place for this Friday evening at Spaceland out in Silver Lake. The special events starts at 8PM (see flier below). Posters are already starting to pop up about town too on electrical boxes at major intersections (see above).
The Spaceland gig on Friday night features sneak peek performances by the NicheMakers (featuring Raymond Pettibon), Ron English’s Electric Illuminati, Mike Watt + thesecondmen, & The Hootenanny All Stars + special guests… Tickets at
The main event featuring new works from:
Raymond Pettibon, Daniel Johnston, Ron English, Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo & Gibby Haynes – Curated by Jon Cournoyer
Robert Berman Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave in the Bergamot Center Art Center in Santa Monica
Opening Reception: Sat, Feb. 28th 7-10pm with DJ Shepard Fairey
This show will feature noteworthy artists who freely use, base imagery on, thrive, and excel in both the mediums of visual art and music. The artists taking part in the show are Raymond Pettibon, Daniel Johnston, Ron English, Gibby Haynes of the Butthole Surfers and Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon and Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth.
On exhibit will be paintings, drawings, collages, conceptual pieces and installations as well as ephemera including lyric sheets by Raymond Pettibon that have rarely been exhibited. Also a large collection or rare and early Daniel Johnston works, many of which have never been publicly exhibited, will also be on view from the collection of Don Goede, co-author along with Tarssa Yazdan of the definitive book on the artist Hi, How Are You?. These works will be published in the next edition of this book as well.

THEN… on Sunday, March 1st, ROCK PAPER SCISSOR completes your weekend with an all out live performance to benefit the Santa Monica Museum of Art featuring The Nichemakers (with Raymond Pettibon), Ron English’s Electric Illuminati, Mike Watt and special guests.

Concert kicks off @ 2pm at the Bergamot Station Arts Center
Purchase tickets at $35 each at:

This should be amazing… ‘World On Fire’ exhibit opens Feb. 2nd…

From Travis Louie‘s blog:

“So the secret is out, I’m slated to paint a portrait of Trent Reznor for the ‘World On Fire’ exhibition that is being curated by Will I. Am, Kris Lewis, and Justin Giarla from the Shooting Gallery (SF, CA).”
I also did some searching about and found that Lori Earley mentions on her blog she is painting a portrait of Madonna… WOW.

The show consists of portraits of grammy nominees painted by artists: Shepard Fairey, Ron English, Gary Baseman, Shawn Barber, Kris Lewis, Lori Earley, Sas Christian, David Stoupakis, Joshua Petker, Paul Chatem, Greg Gossel, Henry Lewis, Shawn Barber, Van Arno, Matthew Bone, Helen Garber, Mike Maxwell, and many more.
The Exhibition will run daily from February 2nd-8th from 11am-6pm. Open to the public.
Opening Reception: Monday, February 2nd 8pm – midnight.
Sponsored by Gen-Arts, Juxtapoz Magazine, and the Pea Pod Foundation

Location: Pacific Electric Lofts, 610 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014… more on this as we find out further info.

New Ron English billboard at Pico & Fairfax…

In an obvious celebration of our new President, it looks like a rogue member of Ron English’s crew of billboard hijackers has successfully liberated another ugly billboard; this time it can be seen on the corner of Pico and Fairfax in Los Angeles.

The new Abraham Obama billboard resides directly over a mural by Retna and El Mac. Catch it while you still can…