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)