One of my favorite photographers Ryan McGinley has a new exhibit coming up called Moonmilk, which will be opening September 10th at the Alison Jacques Gallery in London. This time around Ryan took a bunch of sexy naked models into a bunch of underground caves and lava tubes. It’s quite brilliant what he can do with lighting and scenery. I kind of feel like his more recent work has almost shifted to landscape photography, there just happens to be a couple of people speckled into the photos. Plus the colors of these are really amazing. I wonder if it’s just gels on lights set up around the cave?
Check out more photos of the exhibit by visiting the Alison Jacques Gallery website and Tiny Vices.
Last Saturday I headed Downtown to Chinatown for the Clark Goolsby show, called Tomorrow’s Nothing, at the POVevolving Gallery. The show was filled with really huge mixed media paintings, mostly featuring skulls and some collage pieces. I especially loved the big skull painting above because parts of the face were made of magazine clippings that had solid, bright colors. I also really love the houndstooth in the back, it compliments it well.
Also, if you’re in L.A. I suggest checking out the art scene on Chung King Road in Chinatown. There’s a ton of stuff going on down there and it was a lot of fun.
The awesome Marco Zamora has a great new print up for sale over at POVevolving Gallery. It’s titled Here We Lie, kind of a creepy ink painting, but there’s something really subtle about the creepiness that I’m digging.
Check out the rest of Marco’s work and the other prints in the POVevolving shop as well, which you can see here.
Today is going to be a pretty fun day, as it’s the opening of Simpleasures, a new event here in LA that’s bringing together the best and brightest in music and art. This first time is “showcasing independent publishing and experimentation in zine making from Los Angeles and beyond.” The whole thing is being put on by the folks at Studio Number One, Forest, and The Dutch Press, and is taking place at the Sublminal Projects Gallery. There’s going to be a ton of rad artists there like Travis Millard, Souther Salazar, Mel Kadel, and Liam Devowski as well as booths and things for sale from Secret Headquarters, Giant Robot, 826LA and a ton more. Not only that, but there’s also going to be music by DJ Diabetic (Shep Fairey), Daedelus, Professor Canteloupe, Danny Holloway, Sodapop, and Lucky Dragon.
The event should be really awesome, it goes from 1PM to 9PM, and there’s even a panel discussion with Souther Salazar and Travis Millard at 7PM, which I imagine will be pretty damn funny. So if you’re in LA you should definitely stop by, it should be amazing.
Last night after work I headed right over to the REDCAT for Two Lines Align, Geoff McFetridge and Ed Fella’s new show. I’d never been to the REDCAT before (REDCAT stands for Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater, it’s in Downtown LA) so it was fun to finally see what it’s like inside. The space itself was really big, think of a large restaurant, and includes a big gallery space and a laminated plywood-looking bar area.
Geoff McFetridge definitely took advantage of the space, painting giant murals and constructing a big installation which you get to walk through and in. He of course had work on the walls as well, but another cool thing he did was have a display box with a ton of his commercial work, like Virgin Suicides posters, the Nike Vandal Supremes he made (which I wanted to STEAL! haha), and even the Rooney logo, which I had no idea he made. It was pretty gratifying to see his work in person finally. I was talking to my friend Frank about his work, and we decided that it’s hard to do something really complex, but it’s just as hard to create something extremely simple, and therein lies his genius for me. I also got to talk to him for a few minutes and he was a really nice, cool guy.
I wasn’t a big fan of Ed Fella’s work, it was too all over the place for me and didn’t have enough cohesion. But if he helped inspire Mr. McFetridge in anyway, then I’m extremely grateful for his work. Check out under the cut for a TON of pics, and then check out a TON more on my Two Lines Align Flickr set.
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