This weekend, Beyond Eden returns to Barnsdall Park in Los Angeles for its fourth annual edition. The multi-gallery art fair organized by curator Andrew Hosner will include participation from Los Angeles contemporary art galleries Thinkspace (Culver City), Copro Gallery (Santa Monica), & C.A.V.E. Gallery (Venice), as well as Spoke Art representing San Francisco. Along with specially-curated exhibitions from each gallery, the weekend’s festivities will also include live painting, as well as a special presentation and ceremony honoring Greg Escalante of Juxtapoz Magazine / Copro Gallery.
Preview of participating artists, from left to right: Aaron Horkey, Scott Hove, LowBros, Chet Zar, Curiot, & Erik Jones.
Admission is free. More detailed information about the schedule of events and exhibitions can be found on Beyond Eden’s website.
BEYOND EDEN –
A multi-gallery event celebrating the New Contemporary art movement
L.A. Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park
4800 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Saturday, October 12th, 5pm to 11pm
Opening reception with live painting, a sponsored bar, & tunes from DJ Mr. NumberOnederful
7pm – Special presentation celebrating Greg Escalante’s unwavering support of the arts
Free admission / Open to the public
Sunday, October 13th, 12 noon to 5pm
Art viewing / Last chance to see the exhibition
Free admission / Open to the public
Bold and humorous work from artist Eric Yahnker at his current solo exhibition, “Ebony & Benghazi” at Ambach & Rice Gallery in Los Angeles — the work spans many different mediums and pokes fun at modern American culture and politics through clever juxtaposition and superb craftsmanship.
Photos and installation shots courtesy of the gallery.
Eric Yahnker, “Ebony & Benghazi”
Ambach & Rice
6148 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90048
Exhibition on view through October 12, 2013
Artist Ben Venom‘s second solo exhibition with Guerrero Gallery, “Piece of Time” recently opened and features his large-scale quilts, as well as embroidered leather jackets and vests. Below is a selection of the amazing handmade pieces from this show — which introduces denim and leather into Venom’s work.
Ben Venom, “Piece of Mind”
2700 19th St
San Francisco CA 94110
Exhibition on view through October 1, 2013
Tim Biskup, “Charge”
820 North Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles CA 90046
Opening reception: Saturday, September 28th, 6pm
Exhibition view through November 2, 2013
joseph ferns, alfie snow & michael mccaughley photographed by emma gibney & styled by matt king for boys by girls.
casa 103 by ultramarino/marlene uldschmidt architects. ferragudo, portugal.
the historic center of the fishing village of ferragudo, portugal is an extremely sensitive area to work in & the architects most important task was to integrate with the surrounding architecture & history. the studio decided to explore the concept of “living behind the wall”. the challenge was to create a facade which would be a physical barrier between the public and private areas while enhancing the visual connection with the village and the river.
Selected work from artist Judith Supine‘s latest solo exhibition, “Thanks For Nothing” at Known Gallery — many of the new portrait collages in this body of work are miniature in size, a departure from what Supine is known for. “Thanks For Nothing” also features six large-scale paintings from the Brooklyn-based Supine. Also, showing in the project room is artist Alia Shawkat with her mixed media drawings.
Judith Supine & Alia Shawkat, “Thanks For Nothing”
Curated by Naheed Simjee
Known Gallery, 441 North Fairfax Avenue , Los Angeles, CA 90036
Exhibition on view through September 28, 2013
sigrid agren photographed by laurie bartley & styled by chloe herman for garage #5, fall/winter 2013.
a year ago, nick olson and lilah horwitz quit their jobs to build a cabin in the west virginia mountains.
today, their cabin sits in the exact spot where they first discussed building it. however, while the interior of the cabin is like almost any other, a mix of old wooden furniture and more modern decorations, the front facade – is anything but. the west-facing facade is made entirely of window pieces, stitched together; olson and horwitz wanted to be able to capture every inch of the sunset, without having to limit their view to the confines of a single window.
Last week we dropped our latest collaboration with Ashkahn and we can’t get enough. Be forewarned, the L.A. based artist & illustrator’s work will keep you laughing til your face melts off and get ready to have every Tom, Dick, & Harry asking “where’d you get that!?” when you’re wearing one of his tees. We speak from experience. Faces. Melted.
NICKNAME AND/OR FIRST AOL SCREENNAME POPLOCKTILUDROP
HOME TURF SILVER LAKE, CALIFORNIA
HUSTLE ASHKAHN ENTERPRISES / ASHKAHN FINE PAPER CO. / LONO’S SWEET SHOP (lonosweetshop.com)
WHERE/HOW ELSE CAN PEEPS SEE YOUR WORK? ASHKAHN.COM OR IN STORES ALL OVER THE WORLD!
TOP 3 TOOLS OF YOUR TRADE? FABER CASTELL PENS, 2B PENCIL, TRACING PAPER
WHAT ARE YOU REALLY INTO RIGHT NOW? BEER & BUTTS
WHAT DO YOU REMEMBER SKETCHING A LOT AS A KID? CHIPMUNKS
WHAT’S BEEN THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE IN YOUR WORK? NOT REPEATING MYSELF
ADVICE TO SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO BE LIKE ASHKAHN WHEN THEY GROW UP? YOLO SO GO WILD & KRAZY
OLDEST THING IN YOUR CLOSET? A WOMENS JEAN JACKET
FIRST CONCERT? MARS AND MYSTRE AT THIS RANDOM L.A. RAVE
LAST EMOJI USED? POOP ICON
WHAT WOULD YOU BUY WITH 5 BUCKS AT 7-11? HOT CHEETOS AND SLURPEE
CURRENT FAVORITE BITNB TEE(S) THAT ARE NOT YOUR OWN? THAT POROUS WALKER CALIFORNIA TEE
TODAY I FEEL ______? BONUS POINTS IF YOU DRAW YOUR ANSWER. SEE BELOW
drake burnette photographed by ben toms & styled by robbie spencer for doingbird #17, fall/winter 2013.
New mixed media works from artist Devin Troy Strother‘s current solo exhibition, “Look At All My Shit!” for Richard Heller Gallery — these pieces incorporate paint, cut paper, glitter as well as aluminum and automotive paint for the large silhouette sculptures. Photos courtesy of the gallery.
Devin Troy Strother, “Look At All My Shit!”
Richard Heller Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave, B-5A
Santa Monica CA 90404
Exhibition on view through October 26, 2013
“To be inaccessible or to be kept waiting is almost to die.”
San Francisco artists and husband and wife duo Ferris Plock and Kelly Tunstall recently opened their second two-person exhibition with FFDG. Comprised of drawings and mixed media paintings, both collaborative and individual, “Loading” comments on our information culture’s need for instant gratification. Plock and Tunstall combine their own personal imagery with classic cartoon characters to illustrate the point that “we are always searching and forever loading” with “our ever-hungry hands and eyes, starving for the result of a search sequence, the next delivery to add to our lives, the next bit of like for the status update of one of too many personae.”
Photos and installation shots courtesy of the gallery.
Exhibition on view through September 5, 2013
Ferris Plock & Kelly Tunstall, “Loading”
2277 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
A selection of work from contemporary Chinese artist Yue Minjun — using his own hysterically laughing self-portrait as the subject, Yue creates paintings and sculptures that are both humorous and thought-provoking.
BITNB Artist Travis Millard doesn’t take that “artist” title lightly. He’s been whipping up #pancakemornings on his Instagram, making headlines and blowing minds with his batter art. Then his buddy, Vice co-founder Gavin McInnes, decided to challenge him to some friendly competition. Read all about it here, and follow #pancakemornings on Instagram. It’s an awe-inspiring tale of art, pancakes, friendship and rivalry.
Austrian street artist NYCHOS (known for his large, beautiful murals of dissected animals and characters) is currently presenting a solo exhibition of work at Mighty Tanaka Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. Entitled “Silly Slicesophy”, the exhibition consists of paintings depicting classic Disney characters that are sliced open or x-rayed — undergoing the signature “NYCHOS” procedure.
The show is on view in Brooklyn until September 6th.
NYCHOS, “Silly Slicesophy”
111 Front Street, Suite 224
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Brazilian artist Herbert Baglione‘s “1000 Shadows” project is an ongoing series in which he paints large silhouettes indoors as well as outdoors — crawling across concrete steps, stretching onto walls and even ceilings. Baglione’s ghost-like figures are making their way around the world, namely Sao Paulo, Paris and most famously, an abandoned psychiatric hospital in Parma, Italy — making an already-creepy location even more haunting.
Here are some favorites — courtesy of the artist’s Instagram account.
cardboard cathedral by architects shigeru ban. christchurch, new zealand.
just over two years after the crippling 6.3 magnitude earthquake that ravished the new zealand town of christchurch, shigeru ban’s cardboard cathedral is officially open to the public. with an expected lifespan of 50 years, the temporary cathedral will serve as a replacement for the city’s iconic 1864 anglican cathedral – one of christchurch’s most prized landmarks – until a more permanent structure is built.
the cardboard cathedral, constructed as a simple a-frame structure from 98 equally sized cardboard tubes & 8 steel shipping containers, is said to be one of the safest, earthquake-proof buildings in christchurch. aside from the building’s structural integrity, each paper tube is coated with polyurethane & flame retardants while protected by a semi-transparent, polycarbonate roof.
(the original church is seen after the earthquake in the last picture)
Check it out on September 6th at the Vex! Read more at teencreeps.org
Los Angeles’ Subliminal Projects Gallery is currently hosting a group exhibition that highlights contemporary art from the twin cities of Los Angeles, CA and Bordeaux, France — the first West Coast venue in this ongoing exchange project. Entitled “BDX-LAX: Faraway So Close”, this exhibition includes BITNB’s own Mel Kadel representing L.A. The full lineup of participating artists: Andrew Holder (L.A.), Andy Howell (L.A.), Mel Kadel (L.A.), Jeff Soto (L.A.), Derik (Bordeaux), Olivier Specio (Bordeaux), and Sylvain Havec (Bordeaux).
Project manager Carine Dall’Agnol states though all very different in artistic output, the common thread within this collection of artists is that “they are influenced by all forms of counter culture elements: surfing, skating, graffiti, tattoo art, hip-hop, punk rock… Some audacious and powerful paintings, others childish or provocative drawings, the work is not elitist and draws from elements of folkloric art to cartoons to pets…These artists don’t lay claim to any school. From their words to their style, they are free, engaged, and unique.”
The exhibition just recently opened on August 2nd and will be on view until August 24th.
More information about this exhibition can be found here.
BDX-LAX: Faraway So Close
Andrew Holder, Andy Howell, Derik, Jeff Soto, Mel Kadel, Olivier Specio, Sylvain Havec
1331 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90026
Our Featured Artist Heather Gabel has just little (ok, a lot) of experience on tour and creating merch for your favorite band, so we asked her for some of her current (and past) top tunes to help us all make it through a Wednesday. Listen while you work. Or listen while you shop Heather’s collection for Blood is the New Black.
Echo & the Bunnymen “Killing Moon“
The Chameleons “In Shreds“
The Damned “Wait for the Blackout“
Christian Death “Spiritual Cramp“
Joy Division “Disorder“
Sisters of Mercy “Temple of Love – 1992“
Death in June “The Calling“
Siouxsie & the Banshees “Israel“
The Cure “A Short Term Effect“
edie campbell & karen elson photographed by tim walker & styled by katie grand & sandy powell for love magazine #10.
düsseldorf home by architects atelier d’architecture bruno erpicum & partners. düsseldorf, germany.
this is a warehouse conversion in the center of the city. the original factory miraculously avoided damage during the many bombings of world war II.
Following the success of his “Portraits” series from last year (“fabulous” depictions of tyrants, dictators and popes), artist Scott Scheidly is set to unveil 13 brand new paintings with Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco. Opening tonight, “The Pinks” will be Scheidly’s first solo exhibition with the gallery.
“The Pinks” explores the cultural and social implications of color and how the predefined notions that accompany these perceptions can alter one’s identity and subsequent world view. By incorporating either hyper-masculinized or historically infamous figures, Scheidly further drives the point home, making a mockery of his subjects though biting socio/sexual satire.
Scott Scheidly, “The Pinks”
Spoke Art, 816 Sutter St, San Francisco CA
Opening reception: Thursday, August 1st — 6 to 10pm
Exhibition on view through August 24th, 2013
The workroom via Hopeless Lingerie’s Instagram
You know we love a good casual t-shirts, but we’ve also got love for a little something special underneath. Cue Hopeless Lingerie, Heather Gabel’s pick for her curated BITNB collab imported from Australia. We caught up with Hopeless Lingerie’s lady-in-charge, Gabrielle Adamidis, between stitching up perfect harnesses (the pentagram harness looks sick worn over a tee) and underthings.
BITNB: Tell us your first memory of lingerie
Gabrielle: The first time I started paying attention to lingerie was when I was 15 or 16, when thankfully Mum took me to invest in some really beautiful bras after I grew out of the training ones. One of my first was this amazing Simone Perele bright yellow bra covered in sunflower type of floral lace. I wish I still had it! This was also around the time I idolised Courtney Love and spent most of my days in vintage petticoats and slips…
Did you formally study fashion, or are you self-taught? Either way, what do you credit as the best learning tool of your trade?
I studied fashion for 3 years but in terms of lingerie I am completely self-taught. At school we learned how to draft patterns, grade, and work with woven materials but pretty much no stretch. I owe most of my current range to trial and error, and buying other lingerie and taking it apart to see how everything is constructed.
What kind of love goes into a Hopeless Lingerie piece?
My pieces are made one by one, instead of in a production line at a factory. So there are no warehouses full of stock or anything like that. Each piece is cut individually, which means everything takes longer, but it also means I can very easily customise anything I make in terms of design or fit.
What’s your favorite lingerie moment in film?
So many to choose from – probably Alabama Whitman in True Romance.
Any lingerie-care secrets we should know?
Hand-washing can be a pain but you can wash delicates in the shower with a little bit of soap to save time!
What song would play as the soundtrack to a scene featuring your lingerie?
Anything from Iron Maiden’s Number of the Beast.
Rock on. And what’s currently inspiring you that might inform the mood of your next collection?
Skeletal structures and the ancient Egyptians.
jonathan bauer hayden, edie campbell, cara delevigne, georgia may jagger, jacob morton, dominic myatt, chiharu okunugi & sam rollinson photographed by mert alas & marcus piggott & styled by panos yiapanis for love #10.
spring candy jessica, kendall, natasha & ulrika photographed by julia kennedy & styeld by chloe kerman for garage magazine, summer 2013.
From the gallery: Jen Stark’s work is distinct and undeniably recognizable for its cyclical, colourful, op-art attributes. Stark fuels her craftsmanship with inspiration drawn from an interest in mathematics, natural organisms, and outer space. Optical illusions, colour gradations, and repetition play key roles in her sculptural works. The visual outcome is optically alluring and generates an ambiance of the surreal. These bold, colourful installations suggest a fantastical, psychedelic atmosphere and welcomes the viewer into the realm of Stark’s imagination.
Jen Stark, “Vortextural”
Cooper Cole Gallery
1161 Dundas Street West
Toronto ON M6J 1X3
Exhibition on view through August 10th, 2013
Selected work from Brooklyn-based artist David M. Cook‘s new solo exhibition at Cotton Candy Machine in Williamsburg — the show will be open until August 4th so there’s still some time to check it out if you’re in the area. Prints, apparel and other products are also available from the artist. Photos courtesy of the gallery.
David M. Cook, “Death To Everyone Is Gonna Come”
Cotton Candy Machine
235 South 1st Street
Brooklyn, NYC 11211
Exhibition on view through August 4, 2013
inka & neele hoeper photographed by lina scheynius & styled by markus ebner for zeit magazine #28, summer 2013.
“Most of my paintings revolve around drawings, which is where my real background is. Usually I’ll just start drawing without really having a clear picture of where it’s going. I decide as I’m going what might work, and go from there. Sometime during the process the words come into play, and fit themselves into whatever I’m making. From there the words take a part in shaping what comes next… Sometimes the work has a meaning I am trying to convey, but I really like to leave it open to interpretation. I never mean for my subject matter to be taken seriously. A lot of what I make, I do because I find it amusing or funny.”
-Patrick Jilbert, 2013
Check it out if you are in the area!
Patrick Jilbert, “We Out Here”
The Green Building Gallery
732 East Market Street, 3rd Floor
Louisville, KY 40202
Opening reception: Friday July 19, 6 to 9pm
Exhibition on view through August 30, 2013
Gallery hours: Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm, Fri 9am-9pm, Sat 4pm-9pm
the ikea foundation has been working with the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), which currently houses displace people in traditional ridge tents or more modern hoop tents, neither of which provide insulation or lasts more than a few months.
“many of the current shelters used in refugee camps have a life span of approximately six months before the impact of sun, rain & wind means it needs to be replaced. yet long-term refugee situations mean that, on average, refugees stay in camps for 12 years,” says ikea.
designed to last 3 years, the prototype shelter from ikea is a shed-like structure made of lightweight polymer panels, laminated with thermal insulation, which clip onto a steel frame.
the shelters take 4 hours to assemble & come flat-packed with panels, pipes, connectors & wires in cardboard boxes just like an ikea bookcase. there’s also a textile sheet with aluminium woven into the material that lays over the roof, reflecting the sun during the day & keeping heat in a night. a solar panel laminated on a thin plastic film powers built-in lights & a USB outlet.
at 17.5 square meters, the shelter is twice as large as a traditional refugee tent & each one accommodates five people. the upright walls mean the structure could be upgraded over time, for example by adding earth walls or a metal roof.
the firm hopes they could be made for around £655 each once in mass production. ikea’s refugee housing unit is manufacturing 50 trial shelters to be tested in ethiopia, iraq & lebanon.
Selected work from “Uphill Both Ways”, a two-person exhibition at Jonathan Levine Gallery from artists POSE and REVOK… Curated by Roger Gastman, this exhibition brings the Seventh Letter collective artists together in a gallery setting for the first time. In conjunction with this show, the pair also created a new large-scale mural on the Goldman Properties wall, on Houston and Bowery. The exhibition will be on view through July 27th.
POSE + REVOK, “Uphill Both Ways”
Jonathan Levine Gallery
529 West 20th Street, 9th Floor
New York NY 10011
Exhibition on view through July 27th
james jeanette, caroline de maigret & clement chabernaud photographed by andreas larsson & styled by michael philouze for candy #6, summer 2013.
This weekend, internationally-acclaimed Dutch artist Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman returns to San Francisco with a new solo exhibition at White Walls Gallery. Entitled “Unism” (pronounced un-ism), the exhibition consists of work on canvas with Meulman’s signature brand of calligraffiti, as well as pieces from a 1984 Cadillac Fleetwood limousine that the artist painted during Art Basel Miami 2012.
As for the show’s show unique title, here is what the artist had to say:
Unism is about the power of reversal. For example ‘turning darkness into light’ taken from a monk’s poem that describes both the illuminated letters in medieval scriptures, as well as the wisdom they brought to the dark ages. In those days, some were trying to turn lead into gold, so it’s no coincidence that I use lots of metallic paints.
But Unism also refers to modern vocabulary in which we find many new words like ‘unlike’, ‘unfollow’ and ‘undo’. I’ve been painting my signature repetitive strokes for years now. This started as a practice to get my hand, wrist, arm and body in the right flow. It became somewhat of a meditative act. The uncanny thing was that four of these strokes actually make up the letters ‘u’ and ‘n’. Since my graffiti days I realized that every word is also an image and that writing can be painting.
I’ve been working with the word ‘unruly’ for years, which basically is a reaction to our overly-regulated society. That ended up in the throwing of paint bombs which contrasted nicely with the grid-like fields of the repetitive strokes. It ties into the ultimate example of my reversal theory; order and chaos.
“Unism”, New works by Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman
White Walls Gallery
886 Geary St.
San Francisco CA 94109
Opening reception: Saturday July 6th, 7 to 11pm
Exhibition on view through August 10, 2013
Life’s a Beach…And Then You Die
May as well have some fun this summer! Join us for the grand opening of our Space 15 Twenty pop up shop July 12th!
See ya there.
elana mityukova photographed by thananon thanakornkarn & styled by sirivong sukasemsin for numéro thailand #8, july 2013.
Los Angeles-based artist and illustrator Jason Holley has a new zine called “All is Not Lost”, now available from Never Press. 28 pages and an edition of 225, this book features “a cast of characters, born in bloody bandages and adorned with crowns of molars, come together to bid farewell to Willamina Dunn.”
8.5″ x 10″
2 layer risograph printing
Edition of 225
$12 + shipping
jackrabbit wash by aaron d’innocenzo architects. joshua tree, california, usa.
this house was designed and hand built entirely by the owner as his first major project after graduating with a master in architecture. it is located in the mojave desert near joshua tree, california. as a result of its passive solar design, the house is able to heat and cool itself year-round, with no external energy input from traditional HVAC systems.
This Saturday, a new exhibition from Los Angeles-based artist Chris Johanson is opening at MOCA’s Pacific Design Center. Entitled “Within The River Of Time Is My Mind” and guest curated by Andrew Berardini, the body of work is comprised of paintings, sculpture and found wood installations and is described to be much more positive and peaceful in content than Johanson’s previous works.
During a talk with the Los Angeles Times, the artist states, “It was a slow process of becoming more positive from being a negative person. It was very conscious. I came to the decision by paying attention to my life and the natural rhythms of life I saw around me. There are schools of life around you every day.”
Chris Johanson, “Within The River Of TIme Is My Mind”
MOCA Pacific Design Center
8687 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Featuring a musical performance by Sonny and the Sunsets
Cash bar at Red | Seven
Public opening reception: Saturday, June 29 – 6 to 9pm
Exhibition on view through Sept. 22, 2013
gustaf von arbin, hannah noble & elsa fredriksson holmgren photographed by frode & marcus & styled by sofie krunegård for smug #6, spring/summer 2013.
Ben Eine, “Innocence”
8350-A Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
Exhibition on view through July 13th
Open Tuesday through Saturday, 12-6pm