SABER x #DEFENDTHEARTS
Saber of famed LA graffiti crew The Seventh Letter, sat down with Frank to promote his newest installation, a temporary display in the stratosphere. The installation, dubbed #DefendTheArts is Saber’s response to Mitt Romney, who stated that he would eliminate funding for The National Endowment for the Arts, PBS, and NPR if elected.
REVOK x GILGAMESH
Show opens July 28th, 2012 | 8-11 pm.
Show runs July 28th – August 11th @ Known Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
With Gilgamesh, the artist has refined his technique of cutting up and reassembling found objects that once had a life of their own. All materials are scavenged from abandoned homes, churches, businesses and buildings in Detroit, Michigan, the city where REVOK has taken refuge. The artist extracts the beauty in urban decay, from dilapidated buildings and rubble of the past. An integral part of the process of acquiring his materials is exploring the neighborhoods, going into abandoned buildings, investigating forgotten places and sometimes in the course, encountering the people who once lived there. The artworks are then named after the street addresses from which he excavates his materials, leaving the stories embedded in the assemblage.
DABS MYLA x BREAK NIGHT LOVERS
Birdman writes… “This was a fun video for me as I got to collaborate with an old friend from music school, Ian Rees. He scored the music for this and if you pay attention closely you’ll notice Dabs and Myla each have their own musical themes that stand alone when they are on screen and when together the music harmonizes. Try watching with headphones for the full effect, enjoy!”
RIME x SKETCHY M%#THERS x PART 2
This video covers the process of Rime, KC, Dabs & Myla leading up to the opening of SKETCHY M%#HERFUCKERS / BREAK NIGHT LOVERS at Known Gallery in Los Angeles. With Lea Bruno following Rime around, this video offers a behind the scenes look at how inspiration was taken in (ingested), and spit out in some odd all night sessions at the Gallery.
AUGUSTINE KOFIE x WORKING AN ANGLE
Kofie writes on his website… “This will be my first solo show at Known as well as my first solo in LA since my Futurism exhibition at Zero1 Gallery. I’m truly honored to have the chance to share a lot of these more dense collage works with my LA peoples, especially since my last 2 large shows were out of town. 30+ works as usual including dense collage and assemblage on wood with yardstick framing, paintings on canvas and hand painted multiples will be on display for 2 weeks.”
AXIS x SESAME STREET x KNOWN GALLERY
The good people at The Seventh Letter and Neff Headwear will present the massive group exhibition, Sesame Street, at Known Gallery, to raise money for the City of Hope’s Department of Pediatrics. Sesame Street needs absolutely no introduction at all and the show will feature works by an all-star list of contemporary artists including Revok, Pose, Victor Reyes, Steel, Aaron De La Cruz, Samuel Rodriguez, Madsteez, Dabs & Myla, Anthony Lister, Mr. Cartoon, Ewok, Patrick Martinez, Sage Vaughn, OG Abel and a whole bunch more. The show opens tonight, April 28th, 2012 and run thru the weekend. Go support a great cause and enjoy some really amazing art.