A conversation with Shepard Fairey – March 7th

Iconic artist Shepard Fairey talks about his life, his work and his move from the street to large-scale museum exhibitions coming up this March as part of [ALOUD] series put on by the Library Foundation of Los Angeles.

LA Weekly presents
MAYDAY: the Politics of Street Art

Mon, March 7th @ 7PM
Mark Taper Auditorium-Central Library
630 W. Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Tickets are free / while supplies last / full details here:

Pics from the VIP opening reception of ‘The Art Of Rebellion’…

Sat, Feb. 7th 7-10PM @ Robert Berman Gallery
“The Art Of Rebellion” presented by Harley Davidson
(2525 Michigan Ave, Space C2 in Bergamot Station in Santa Monica)
Featuring customized Iron 883 model gas tanks from Shawn Barber, Christian Clayton, Rob Clayton, Bob Dob, Shepard Fairey, Frank Kozik, Tara McPherson, Alex Pardee, David Trulli, Mark Dean Vecca and Oliver Vernon
Gallery view during VIP opening reception (above)… see pics below of many of the featured artists alongside their works featured in ‘The Art of Rebellion’.
Mark Dean Vecca

Frank Kozik

Shawn Barber

Alex Pardee

Bob Dob

Tara McPherson

Recommended openings to catch this weekend…

Catherine Brooks (one of this month’s featured artists at The Hive)
Thurs, Feb. 5th 7-10PM
Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art
1257 N. La Brea Ave in West Hollywood / 323.969.0600
“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 plus new works also on view from Andreas Ragnar Kasapsis in the office area
(On view through Feb. 26th)

Thurs, Feb. 5th 6-10PM
Café Metropol
923 E. 3rd Street in Los Angeles / 213.613.1537
10 Year Anniversary Celebration with featured artist Atiba Azikiwe Andrews

Thurs, Feb. 5th 7:30-9PM
Riverside Art Museum
3425 Mission Inn Ave in Riverside / 951.684.7111
“Turning In Circles” special signing and hour long slide show with Jeff Soto for his new book Storm Clouds
(One night only special signing event – NOTE: “Turning In Circles” is on view through Feb. 21st) http://www.riversideartmuseum.org/

Fri, Feb. 6th 7-11PM
C.A.V.E. Gallery
507 Rose Ave in Venice / 310.428.6387
“The Yum Yum Show” with featured artist L. Croskey and new works also on view from Craig “Skibs” Barker, Nicole Bruckman, Michael Pukac, Kelly Thompson, Naomi Nowak, Yuki Miyazaki and many more plus live beats from DJ Mr. NumberOnederful plus live painting from Michael Pukac
(On view through Feb. 28th)

Fri, Feb. 6th 7-11PM
Chuckwa Store & Gallery
2453 E. Chapman Ave in Fullerton / 714.441.0801
“United CAT Group Show” with works from featured artist Nick Wildermuth along with works from Douglas Alvarez, Delphia, Craig “Skibs” Barker, Jose Carabes, Michael Pukac, Patrick Hammerlien, Paul Torres, Yuki Miyazaki and many more
(On view through March 7th)

Fri, Feb. 6th 8-11PM
La Luz De Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd in Los Angeles / 323.666.7667
New works from Daniel Peacock
(On view through Feb. 27th)

Sat, Feb. 7th 7-10PM
Robert Berman Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave, Space C2 in Bergamot Station in Santa Monica / 310.315.1937
“The Art Of Rebellion” presented by Harley Davidson and featuring customized Iron 883 model gas tanks from Shawn Barber, Christian Clayton, Rob Clayton, Bob Dob, Shepard Fairey, Frank Kozik, Tara McPherson, Alex Pardee, David Trulli, Mark Dean Vecca and Oliver Vernon – special limited edition poster from Shepard Fairey given away during the opening + dj/open bar
(One-night only special event)

Sat, Feb. 7th 7-10:30PM
Black Maria Gallery
3137 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles / 818.613.9090
“Muses” featuring new works from Tin, Jeremiah Ketner and Kendra Binney – guest curated by Ally Takeuchi
(On view through Feb. 28th)

Sat, Feb. 7th 8PM-11:30PM
“Slow Collision” featuring new works from Dan May + “Manimal” featuring new works from Joe Vaux
(On view through Feb. 28th)

Sat, Feb. 7th 6-9PM
110 E. Winston Street @ Main St in Los Angeles / 213.627.8272
“The Sharpie Show” featuring an exhibition of artists who utilize marking pens as part of their craft with works on view from a vast array of folks including Branded, Cope2, Risk, Ghost One, Craola, Casper, Man One, Mad, Marka27, Max Neurtra, Mear One, Mike Giant, Overton Loyd, Phoneticontrol, Project Rabbit, Randy Kono, Vyal One, and many more with live painting by Two Rabbits

Sat, Feb. 7th 8PM-12:30AM ($8 at the door)
The Hive Gallery & Studios
729 S. Spring St in downtown Los Angeles
Monthly Group Show & Performance with Featured Artist 1: Catherine Brooks (* work featured above) / Featured Artist 2: Josh Talbott / Tall Wall Artist: Nicole Bruckman / Small Wall Artist: Emi Motokawa / Installation Artist: Radhika Hersey
For full details and group show lineup, check out http://www.thehivegallery.com/

Sat, Feb. 7th 6-9PM
La Luz De Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd in Los Angeles / 323.666.7667
“Suicide Girls: Beauty Redefined” official book signing event
(one-night only special event)

Fri, Feb. 13th 7-11PM (with a special performance at 9PM from Amy’s band)
Thinkspace Gallery
4210 Santa Monica Blvd in Los Angeles / 323.913.3375
“Dreamgirls and Ukes” featuring new works from Amy Crehore + “The Silent Treatment” featuring new works from Anthony Clarkson in the project room
(On view through March 6th)

New Image Art’s 15th Anniversary opening night…

New Image Art over on Fairfax celebrated their 15th Anniversary this evening in grand fashion (see previous post). When we arrived a bit after 8PM, the crowd swelled into the streets as the band No Age was rocking the house big time…

Marsea Goldberg of New Image in front of a work from Cleon Peterson (congrats Marsea!)

The epic 12′ tall work from Judith Supine that greated patrons as they entered…

The crowd view from mid-gallery looking out with Supine’s piece looming in the distance


Megan Whitmarsh‘s plush bling… gotta love it.

Taylor McKimens

Matt Leines

Rebecca Westcott (R.I.P)

Shepard Fairey – pulled out the OG Andre for the event… nice!

Patrons taking in the beauty of Jim Houser‘s intricate work…

Dave Kinsey

Thomas Campbell

No Age are rocking out in there somewhere… the place was just packed all night…

Claire Rojas

Barry Mc Gee – just killin’ it, one of the highlights…

Os Gemeos… how sick is that thing?!?!

More goodness from Os Gemeos


Neckface custome cycle… definitely a nice touch.
Another shot of the monster Judith Supine piece… because it was that amazing.

A wall of work from The Date Farmers

Albert Reyes bombin’ our sketchbook…

The Clayton Brothers

DJ Alf Alpha with a work from Anthony Lister looming in the background…

Thomas Campbell

Phil Frost
Rich Jacobs

What an amazing night!!! So many artists came out to pay their props to Marsea including Jeff Soto, The Clayton Brothers, Kelsey Brookes, Jo Jackson, Chris Johanson, The Date Farmers, Rich Jacobs, Albert Reyes, Neckface, Ed Templeton, Deanna Templeton, and more… just an amazing turnout and show – Congrats again Marsea!

New Image Art 15th Anniversary tomorrow night… don’t miss this!

We’ve already posted on this a couple times, but this one is going to be amazing so we wanted to post a lil’ update. Look for shots of the opening to be posted here Saturday eve…

Sat, Jan. 24th 7-10PM

New Image Art
7908 Santa Monica Blvd. in Los Angeles / 323.654.2192
“15th Anniversary Show” with works from Faile, Bast, Jeff Soto, Judith Supine, Deanna Templeton, Barry McGee, Claire Rojas, Chris Johanson, Tauba Auerbach, Chris Lindig, Megan Whitmarsh, Antonio Diaz, Rich Jacobs, Skullphone, Caroline Hwang, Neck Face, Jamie Williams, The Date Farmers, Kelsey Brookes, Jo Jackson, Anthony Lister, Cleon Peterson, Aiko, Os Gemeos, Taylor McKimens, The Clayton Brothers, Cody Hudson, David Ellis, Eddie Martinez, and many, many more – please note this will take place in the vacant space next door to their main gallery

Congratulations to Marsea on this huge accomplishment!!!

The 15 year anniversary party will serve as a retrospective show… a show of shows if you will. Many of the artists that have shown with New Image over the past 15 years are contributing to this special exhibit.

New Image will be showing videos and slide presentations and inviting some of their favorite past musical guests for live performances, dancing, and an all around good time.

Rich Jacobs and his friends are building a replica of the original New Image Art when it was upstairs and in only a 10 by 10 foot room. Rich will be driving down from SF and will be installing one of his curated ‘Move’ exhibits (see flier above) in this specially constructed space. Included in this special edition of the ‘Move’ series are works from Jodran Isip, Phil Frost, Thomas Campbell, Mofo, Tim Kerr, Melinda Beck and many more.
Judith Supine is making an 18 foot high 16 foot wide kinetic sculpture. Ed and Deanna Templeton are each doing photographic installations, Jose Parla is sending a piece in and Shepard‘s piece is off the hook (see above) plus a beautiful Eddie Martinez will be included in the show as well (see below). This one is not to be missed… it’s like a who’s who of the Beauitful Losers.

Looking for something else to do as well, be sure to check out our post below of this weekend’s ‘Recommended Openings’.