It’s ArtWalk Thursday once again!
As you’re making plans on what Galleries and spots to make stops at here’s a place worth checking out that we’ve become well-acquainted with in the past few months after Youth Arts Outreach (check out their show on http://intraffikradio.com the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month at 12:30 pm)
SPREAD Gallery and Skate Shop (269 Los Angeles St. Los Angeles, CA 90012)
SPREAD Gallery is not only a Gallery and Skate Shop that has played host to various Art Exhibits and Events, but it also serves as a safe haven for the youth of Los Angeles, especially those who reside in Downtown L.A. SPREAD is owned and operated by L.A./Orange County native Christine Meisenbach who has a solid background in counseling and has long been immersed in the skate world. She also is the designer behind the jewelry line Bella Coi also sold in SPREAD.
Meisenbach provides the youth with a safe place to go after school where they can discuss their day and express their art. She has been quoted as saying, “The smartest person in the world is an adolescent.” and believes that “adults should instill and instruct humility and encourage the development a great moral compass.”
“The smartest person in the world is an adolescent.”
Via the SPREAD name, Meisenbach also sponsors skate teams including an all girls one. For those that can’t always afford skateboards or trucks, etc. she has them work in the shop in exchange for the boards. The young adults get that are part of the skate teams get to participate in skate competitions and often time get to meet some of those Pro-Skateboarders that they look up to. She makes sure that they’re getting good moral lessons and tries to set a good example for the kids who might not be getting that at home. Meisenbach is a believer that “You can’t overcome evil with evil, you can overcome it with good.”
She practices some of this good by carrying and displaying art from local artists in particular those who have been unable to find a home for their creativity. Proceeds from skateboard, merchandise, and artwork sales go right back into the store and the services it provides for the youth.
SPREAD Gallery will be open during ArtWalk today Thursday May 4th
As of August 5th and through August 28th a group of well known and underground East Coast based-artists and tastemakers (primarily New York) have been displaying their works at a pop-up store at Space 15 Twenty (1520 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028.). Items are also available for purchase, including many one-of-a kind and limited edition items.
Arts + Leisure is a concept store/exhibition space that brings a focus on creative concepts from New York to the Los Angeles area. The entire spectrum of creative arts will be represented and for sale at the pop-up store, from Fashion (including Proenza Schouler, Rogan, Vena Cava) to Art (Richard Prince, Nate Lowman, Ryan McGinley, Terry Richardson) to specialty publications (North Drive Press, Printed Matter, The Journal).
This is a joint collaboration between Chrissie Miller, founder of the sportswear company Sophomore (www.sophomorenyc.com), and Erin Krause, director of Donald Baechler Studio (www.donaldbaechler.com/),
One-off events such as last Saturday’s screening of the Beastie Boys’ Short Film hosted by Mike D, have also been part of the draw to this store with a quick approaching self-imposed expiration date.
Full list of confirmed participants:
Artists: A.L. Steiner, Alejandro Cardenas, Andrew Kuo, Anthony Titus, Ara Dymond, Bec Stupak, Brad Kahlhammer, Brian Belott, Carlton DeWoody, Casey Neistat, Cass Bird, Chris Habib, Collier Schorr, Curtis Kulig, Dan Colen, Darren Bader, David Adamo, David Salle, David Sherry, Devin Flynn, Donald Baechler, Erik Foss, Francesco Clemente, Gordon Hull, Grey Area, Harmony Korine, Isabel Asha Penzlien, Jack Early, Jack Greer, Jack Walls, James Benjamin Franklin, Josh Smith, Jules de Balincourt, Julia Chiang, K8 Hardy, Katherine Bernhardt, Kim Gordon, Kon Trubkovich, Kyle Thurman, Leo Fitzpatrick, Maayan Zilberman, Macrae Semans , Malcolm Stuart, Mathew Cerletty, Matt Keegan, Matthu Placek , Max Schumann, Mirabelle Marden, Nate Lowman, Olaf Bruening, Reverend Jen, Richard Hell, Richard Kern, Richard Prince, Rogan Gregory, Ross Bleckner, Ryan Foerster, Ryan McGinley, Sam Falls, Sarah Ball, Scott Campbell, Scott Olson, Seth Price, Terry Richardson, Tim Hull and Wes Lang
Designers: Alexander Olch, aNYthing, Baron von Fancy, Bing Bang, Charlotte Ronson, Court, Cynthia Rowley, Daryl K, Freemans Sporting Club, illesteva, Imitation by Tara Subkoff, IMK by Rebecca Schiffman, Lindsey Thornburg, Macrae Semans, Madison Harding, NAHM, Nomia, Obesity + Speed, Pamela Love, Pleasure Principle, Proenza Schouler, Reece Hudson, Rogan, Shoshanna, Shut, SOPHOMORE, Suno, The Cast, The Lake and Stars, Three as Four, Tucker, United Bamboo, VEDA and Vena Cava
Publications: Chances with Wolves, Dossier, Edgewise Press, Eric Anderson, Exhibition A, Greg Foley, Interview Magazine, Ken Miller, Kingsboro Press, Lesley Arfin, Medium Rare, North Drive Press, OHWOW, Paper Magazine, Printed Matter, Psychic Ills, Richardson Magazine, SKINT, The Journal and V Magazine
Saturday, July 23rd, 8-11pm
1331 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Valet Parking Provided
Special DJ Sosupersam
Subliminal Projects Gallery will be presenting “Eve,” an important
group exhibition of works by revolutionary female artists Judy
Chicago, Mary Beth Edelson, Kim McCarty, Ayanah Moor, Alex Prager,
Lisa Steele, Swoon, Stella Vine and Hannah Wilke.
Eve is a cultural icon and reinforces the idea of equality that feminism drives home.
Eve is a composition of powerful female artists, stemming from the
feminist era of the 1970’s to the present. The exhibition explores how
individual perceptions of femininity are expressed through each
artist’s specific genre.
Eve is on view July 23rd through August 20th,
For more information click here
Closing reception for ”Advancements in Science (Fiction)” by Jocelyn Marsh happens Friday, July 8th
NewVillager is in town from NYC curating a 6 day art show at Human Resources Gallery (410 Cottage Home St. Chinatown, CA) in LA (the first show of it’s kind). They have built a village in the gallery where they’ll be working/living/sleeping each night as well as incorporating visual/musical performances from different artists throughout it’s duration.
The installation begins tomorrow (Thursday June 16th).
A performance from NewVillager is set for the final night, June 21st at 8:00 pm.
NewVillager are multi-media artists from San Francisco and New York. The two founding members, Ben Bromley and Ross Simonini make new pop music as a means of illustrating the NewVillager mythology, a system of thinking, which is partially “found” and partially created by the group and their collaborators. In an interview with the band, they describe their mythos as, “not a story, but a lens to look at the world. It’s a ten-part framework of understanding the process of change. How does an object or a person or an idea go from one state to another state? It’s a question everybody asks any time anyone tries to create anything and the mythology is just our attempt at answering it.” NewVillager represents the mythology through symbols, drawings, photographs, film, and installations, all of which are documented on their website (www.newvillager.org).
Here is a video from NewVillager:
NewVillager maintains a blog at newvillagermusic.blogpspot.com, in which they describe their mythology through life experiences, photography and interviews. They have contributed drawings, music and writings to arts journals around the world, including Australia’s The Lifted Brow, HtmlGiant, and Hobart.
In August of 2011, NewVillager will release their debut with IAMSOUND records along with a video for their first single, “LightHouse,” and a narrative trailer for their album.
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 11, 6-9 pm
Featuring live silk screening by ink+cotton of commemorative designs by David Byrd and free posters designed by David for the exhibition.
Featuring Illustrated Talks by David Byrd
The Byrd Show.
Saturday, June 25, 3 pm
Bombast & Ballyhoo: The Power of the Poster, 1800-1950.
Saturday, July 9, 3 pm
Saturday, July 16, 7 pm
A concert with musical direction by Daniel Faltus. Leading Los Angeles vocalists perform musical theater favorites by way of the Byrd posters.
You can view more artwork from David Byrd on his official site here
You can also view images from David’s art installation at Bedrock Studios which occurred last month here