Mini-giclees of Korin Faught's "Lovelorn" will be given to the first 400 guests. See you tonight!
Korin Faught was raised in Colorado, and she received her B.F.A. from Art Center College of Design in 2004. Faught finds inspiration in mid-century modern design, fashion, and white on white. Faught’s work has been exhibited at galleries in Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, San Francisco and Seattle as well as published in ArtNews, Abitare, and American Art Collector magazine. She has also been a featured artist on Style.com, Artist A Day and Juxtapoz. For more information about Korin Faught, please visit www.korinfaught.com.
Joey Remmers was born and raised in Southern California. His interest in art began at an early age, prompting him to find creative outlets for his innate talent. At 19 years old, he began tattooing, which became both his profession and artistic medium for the next ten years. Following his success as a nationally recognized tattoo artist, his focus turned to illustration and painting, exhibiting at galleries nationwide. Remmers’ work has been featured in Stretching Canvas and Savage Magazine, as well as a collaboration with Fender Guitars on a custom product series. For more information about Joey Remmers, please visit www.joeyremmers.com.
You are cordially invited to the HEROES & VILLAINS Book Release Party and Signing Event at Launch
Thursday, September 1st, 7-10 pm
125 East 6th Street (across the street from Coles French Dip) Los Angeles, CA 90013 323.899.1363
Please join LAUNCH LA, Merry Karnowsky and ZERO+Publishing for a night of art, music and refreshments as photographers Tatiana Wills and Roman Cho with participating artists in attendance sign books throughout the evening.
An exhibition of selected photographs and special project installation with contact sheets and Polaroids will be on view in the main gallery.
Heroes & Villains by photographers Tatiana Wills and Roman Cho is a collection of portraits surveying hundreds of the most intriguing personalities in today's pop culture movements such as Robert Williams, Mark Ryden, Marion Peck, Gabrielle Bell, David Choe, Shepard Fairey, Todd and Kathy Schorr, The Clayton Brothers, and Camille Rose Garcia. The resulting book unveils the persona, unique vision and inner character of over 100 of these iconic figures from their project. To further illuminate the motivations and impact of this diverse group of artists, this beautifully published hardcover volume includes an essay and fourteen in-depth interviews by Amanda Erlanson.
CRITICAL CAMPOUT Thursday, September 1, 2011 7-10pm MOCA Grand Avenue
Join the L.A. Urban Rangers at the Trailhead located at MOCA Grand Avenue Lodge for Critical Campout, a campfire program that explores the full spectrum of habitation options in downtown Los Angeles. Some of the campfire activities include a live demonstration of how to make an alternative temporary shelter, an Ask-a-Ranger station for all of your questions about downtown habitation options—from streets to loft condos—and a discussion about the vast climate of city ordinances shaping the habitat ecology.
'That Was Then, This Is Now' is the first major collaborative exhibition by Kelly Graval and Nathan Ota, aka RISK and COOZ. The traveling exhibition reunites these artists whose friendship began before they would respectfully become graffiti legends in the streets and revered artists in galleries and museums internationally.
Graval and Ota collaborated together over 25 years ago when they were classmates in high school. After high school, they went their separate ways but reconnected once again through their mutual friends in the artist community. Two friends with similar beginnings have taken two very different paths are now back together again with new skill, understanding and maturity as artists.
The artists' collaborations were initially revived when Nathan Ota invited RISK to join him as part of an exhibition with apparel brand Hurley at their corporate offices. The success of that show led to the commitment from both to continue their work together and launched the first stop of this traveling exhibit at San Francisco's 11 Minna - a stalwart of the City's arts scene.
Fifteen years ago, I used to attend semi-regular dinners with my uncle Mike and his two best buds, legendary music manager Andy Gould and Rick Sales, my former employer and Slayer's manager. I used to sit quietly and listen to the three rock industry vets shoot the shit and talk about "the good old days". They regaled me with industry lore, drummer jokes (mainly aimed at Tommy Lee), and stories that seemed too-crazy-to-be-true. My 39-year-old-self regrets that my 24-year-old-self had not recorded the dinner conversations -- there was definitely enough material for a comic industry tell-all.
Anyone who cares about attending a masterclass with someone who's worked hard, for a long time, in an ever changing media industry should carve out 45 minutes of their day and watch this interview by Ian Rogers for This Week In Music. My two favorite takeaways:
"I want new music to succeed more than ever."
"I never really managed anyone that I didn't like."
These are semi-serious thoughts from someone who's always made me laugh.
It was especially cool to stumble upon Andy's interview, considering I ran into Nigel Grainge yesterday at Uncle Mike's house (Ian, you should interview him too) and there's something to learn from all these guys.
I'm looking forward to following this video series... very, very cool!
So I was watching this nicely shot new Spike Jonze video for Jay-Z and Kanye and it was making me feel funny inside. Simply put, I don't believe or buy Jay-Z, the dapper don, hanging out in the desert in a t-shirt and jeans. Seriously. It's too disturbing. Where's his tailored made European suit? And Kanye? Who cares about Kanye.
I did love the opening. But that's about it. I need to hear more of this album.
After a short summer break, we’re dusting off the keyboard and getting back in the mix with the launch of GOOD Maker in Los Angeles.
GOOD Maker is GOOD’s new platform for supporting cool people doing cool stuff. In short, GOOD (and/or a partner) puts up some money, you submit a project that needs funding, and the community votes for the winner.
Together with our friends at EPIP L.A., we're excited to announce the GOOD L.A. Fund—$2,500 to the L.A.-based initiative that the GOOD community decides is most deserving.
If you’re working on—or are a fan of—a project that is good for our city and needs funding, submit below, shout it from the social rooftops, and get some cash to move things forward.
Submit an awesome L.A. project here
And don't forget to tell us what you think! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our awesome friends at The Feel Good Film Festival are offering a pair of tickets for you to attend their gala on Friday. It includes a pre-party, yellow carpet arrivals, open bar and admission to three films (one feature and two shorts) with a Q & A afterwards. The Feature is called The Italian Key and the filmmakers are from Italy and Finland.
More about the festival:
The Feel Good Film Festival is a non-profit event showcasing films with happy endings, that make audiences laugh, and that capture the beauty of our world. Held August 12-14, 2011 at Raleigh Studios (5300 Melrose Avenue, LA 90038) the 4th annual FGFF features 10 World premieres and 70 Los Angeles premieres of independently made feel-good films, celebrity carpet entrances, and nightly galas with free drinks. Film schedule and tickets available at www.fgff.org. [Donations & entry prices are all tax deductible.]
To enter, please leave a comment telling me what made you happy today! We'll pick a winner Thursday, August 11th at noon PST via Random.org
Traffic is a burden all Angelenos live with. Seeing something so beautiful inspired by something so ugly is pretty rad and breathtaking. I cannot wait to see artist Chris Burden's new kinetic sculpture "Metropolis II", opening this Fall at LACMA.
Directed by Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman Edited by Max Joseph Cinemtography by Schulman, Joost & Van Neistat Music by Tortoise (Ten-Day interval) & Mahogany (Windmill International A)
SHAKEOUT RETURNS TO MARINA 59 IN ROCKAWAY WITH ART, MUSIC, FOOD, BOATELS, AND MORE
Fourth Incarnation of Free Arts Festival Brings Together Local Artists and Performers
This year marks the fourth incarnation of Shakeout, an annual group show organized by local artists and curators in Far Rockaway, New York that is free and open to the public. Marina 59 owner Ari Zablozki, who was recently featured in a Wall Street Journal article on the burgeoning art scene in the Rockaways, is pleased to host the free event for the second year in a row. Shakeout IV: Life Preservers—co-curated by Olivia Wyatt, Jessica Shaefer, and Shaun Kessler—will take place on Saturday, August 13, from noon until midnight, and will feature site-specific art installations, live music and performances, food, boat rides, and much, much more.
Join us this summer for a residency with musician and sound curator Jessica Catron. For her project Sing Your Favorite Book, performers will sing excerpts from their favorite books, in conjunction with the exhibition Ed Ruscha: On the Road
Timur Bekbosunov will be singing selections from "American Gods" by Neil Gaiman.
The Hammer Museum’s Public Engagement program seeks to create a new kind of interactive museum: an artist-driven visitor engagement program that encourages contact among visitors, artists, and Museum staff, and activates spaces in imaginative ways.
Public Engagement and AIR were established in 2009 thanks to a James Irvine Foundation Arts Innovation Fund grant. Via AIR, artists examine and respond to fundamental museum issues related to the visitor experience in an attempt to deepen the Hammer’s connection with its guests.
SFMOMA’s Education Department is looking for proposals from artists and designers of all disciplines for simple experiments that use the vocabulary of game play to engage SFMOMA’s visitors. Selected projects will be installed in the Koret Visitor Education Center on the SFMOMA’s second floor, where they will be available for public use. Art Game Lab participants are also encouraged to present components of their projects at alternate community venues or online. The onsite display will open at SFMOMA in January 2012; once a project is selected, satellite and online components may begin before the exhibition’s opening and continue after its closing.
About the project: Art Game Lab is a participatory educational display space in which artists, curators, game designers and experience designers present new platforms for collaboration and audience participation at SFMOMA. Building on ideas of experimentation, critique, and play, the project will engage visitors to ask their own questions about the art on view and the institutional context of the museum. Proposed projects should use the vocabulary of game play to encourage audiences to access the artworks, galleries, space and culture of the museum in enjoyable and innovative ways. They may also present complex issues of institutional authority, empowering audiences to ask questions about how meaning and value are constructed within the walls of a museum.