A bunch of our fantastic artists are in this show! Don’t miss it, tomorrow only!
Rebuild the Dream, MoveOn.org Civic Action, Russell Simmons, Occupy the Dream and SEIU
Saturday, March 31, 2012
10:30AM – 6:00 PM
400 S. La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Artists, musicians, writers and activists unite to amplify the voices of the 99%, demanding and end to Citizens United and calling for real campaign finance reform. The ALL IN FOR THE 99% gallery will be open to the public with music, readings and visual art from over 80 of the nation’s most celebrated artists including Robbie Conal, Kimberly Brooks, Chris Johanson, Cheryl Dunn, Sage Vaughn, Glen E. Friedman, Shepard Fairey, Skullphone, Kenzo Digital, Megan Whitmarsh, Retna, Daena Title, Kelsey Brookes, Deedee Cheriel, Maya Hayuk, Mel Kadel, Ashley Macomber, Deanna Templeton, Estevan Oriol, Neck Face, Ione Skye, Curtis Kulig, Jill Greenberg and Cleon Peterson.
Brought to you by:
Rebuild the Dream, MoveOn.org Civic Action, SEIU, Occupy the Dream, Courage Campaign, Apple Via & Co, spaceland, slake: Los Angeles, Evolutionary Media Group, Greco Decor, the Embassy, Art Not War, New Image Art, FitzGibbon Media, Color of Change.org, POWER, CHIRLA, Presente.org <
A bunch of BITNB artists are in this show. Get there early on Friday, it’ll get packed quick!
THIS los angeles is proud to present:
THESE FRIENDS 3.
February 24th – March 23rd
Opening reception this Friday February 24th, 7-10 p.m.
After two years at THIS los angeles, we are glad to announce our 3rd annual “These Friends” show.
Carlos Don Juan
Kevin E. Taylor
Louise Ingalls Sturges
The exhibition is FREE, all ages and open to the public! See you here!!
THIS los angeles is located on Figueroa St and 59th in the historical Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.
THIS los angeles
5906 North Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90042.
For press inquiries & presale list, please contact:
THIS los angeles presents:
“These Friends 2″
1 year anniversary really big group show.
February 4th, 2011 7-10PM
Gallery hours: Thursday-Saturday 3-7PM
THIS is glad to announce part 2 of the show we kicked it all off with a year ago, These Friends 2. When the 5 of us first conceived this place we all made a list of friends we would like to show a piece and the list quickly grew to over 100 people. It turned out to be a huge success, more people showed up than we knew what to do with, and good times were had. So, let’s do it again. This Friday, February 4th, 7-10 p.m. at THIS los angeles, 5906 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90042. The reception is free and features a DJ and an open bar.
At The Merry Karnowsky Gallery
MERRY KARNOWSKY GALLERY
170 S. LA BREA AVENUE
(IN THE ART 170 BUILDING)
LOS ANGELES, CA 90036
February 5 – March 5, 2011
Tues – Sat 12-6pm
Merry Karnowsky Gallery is proud to present Arms Out, a solo exhibition by Mel Kadel. Using coffee-stained paper, micron .005 pens, hand mixed ink wash, pencil, and blades, the artist creates carefully detailed and layered drawings of childlike characters exploring, opening up, and overcoming peril with fierce determination. Thick layers of hand cut paper are carefully collaged within each scene, making Kadel’s work delicate and dimensional, patterned and precise, with foregrounds, middle grounds, and backgrounds reminiscent of 1950’s engravings.
With a technique some have called “drawing with an eyelash,” Kadel has created a visual narrative that communicates interconnectedness, balance, and the idea that we are all part of a system whether recognized or not. Inertia is an important part of what propels the work, and whether standing idle, entwined, or reaching up, or outward – what Aristotle said is true – the whole is indeed greater than the sum of its parts. In Kadel’s world characters embark on wondrous adventures, face absurd obstacles, and complete daunting tasks within their lush, imaginative world. Undaunted by gravity, they push, pull, climb, and reach to arrive at their veiled destination.
Using her unusual layering technique, the artist creates wallpaper-like patterns with texture and depth in a seamless fashion that suspends her characters somewhere between imagination and reality. Drawn to patterns and repetition, Kadel sets her characters in surreal landscapes where girls’ tears form rivers, and horses are patched together like quilts. Intricate motifs, such as a sun made of flowers, or coils of rope-like bodies, create an allegorical glow, which is disarmingly warm. Also exhibited are more abstracted patterns with flora filled landscapes, independent of figures, yet interdependent with the elements.
Musician Ian MacKaye of Minor Threat says of Kadel’s work, “Mel goes so hard on her work it’s a wonder she hasn’t fallen in. Actually, I think if you look close enough you’ll see a piece of her in every picture. No joke.”
Kadel is originally from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and graduated from Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia. After living in New York for a few years, she moved to Los Angeles where she now resides in a log cabin by the 5 Freeway with her partner, artist Travis Millard. Kadel’s work has shown in numerous galleries throughout the United States and abroad in London, Sydney, and Denmark. Her work has appeared in publications including Juxtapoz, Monster Children, and LA Times Magazine.
BLOOD IS THE NEW BLACK MARKET GIFT-SHOP
1825 Sunset Blvd.
Echo Park, CA
Grand opening Tuesday November 23rd
(use the password “pork chop” for 25% off November 23-28)
open November 23- 24 & 26-28 from 3 PM – 11 PM &
Thursdays thru Sundays the entire month of December
+ gifts of every size and shape all under $50 +
Blood is the New Black, Dark Matter + Ace Mommawolf tee shirts for guys & gals
Jewelry by Alex & Chloe, Species by the Thousands, Laura Lombardi, & Dark Matter
Toiletries that smell good from Portland General Store
Pretty party dresses from Curatorial by popomomo
Clothing for bad-ass babies from Izzy Wolf
Zines, records, small gifts and prints by artsy artists
Vintage flannels for the manly men in your life
Calendars from the Wild Unknown so you don’t miss important appointments
Robert and Leopold mix tapes for people who still have cassette players
Home-made bacon brittle . . . . .and lots more on the way!
Open November 23rd – December 30th
Thursdays – Sundays 3 PM – 11 PM
1825 W. Sunset Blvd
Stop by across the street from our office and check out works by three of our lovely ladies and more.
SUBJECT / SUBJECT at Subliminal Projects
Featuring works by Jesse Spears, Mel Kadel, and Kime Buzzelli
SUBJECT / SUBJECT
An exhibition of female artists benefitting the Downtown Women’s Center
Saturday, April 10th, 2010 / 8-11PM
April 10th – May 8th, 2010
Featuring: Liz McGrath, Jen Stark, Swoon, Monica Canilao, Kime Buzelli, Mona Superhero, Meryl Smith, Mel Kadel, Jessica Hess, Marissa Textor, Jesse Spears, Nikki McClure, and Co-Curator Deedee Cheriel.
Subliminal Projects is pleased to present SUBject/subJECT, a group exhibition opening April 10, featuring works from over a dozen female artists handpicked by the gallery and co-curator Deedee Cheriel.
SUBject/subJECT examines women’s use of public platforms in mass media, inviting both artists and viewers into a dialogue about role models, self-image and the messages women project in both the mainstream and alternative media. Says Cheriel, “Now that women have ‘equal rights,’ what are we trying to say? What’s our subject? Since female artists remain underrepresented in galleries and museums, we created this show as a platform for emerging women artists to represent!”
Ten percent of proceeds from all SUBject/subJECT art sales will go to the Los Angeles Downtown Women’s Center, dedicated to providing permanent, supportive housing and a safe and healthy community for homeless women.
Check out BITNB artists Travis Millard and Mel Kadel at Fuse Gallery’s “Living the Dream” group show.
Featured artists: Gary Panter, Kaz Prapolenis, Matt Campbell, Stephen Bliss, Roy Calloway, Travis Millard, Mel Kadel, Karl Wills, John Hobbs, Bill Moulton, John Tymkiv, Yuri Shimojo, Chris Kapuzo, Ted Mcgrath, Reg Mombassa and Markus Oakley.
curated by Matt Campbell
March 27 through April 17, 2010
93 2nd Ave NYC, NY.
The opening reception, on Saturday March 27th, from 7 to 10 pm, is free and open to the public.
Blood is the New Black is thrilled to support Manifest Equality! We’re offering shirts for sale at the Manifest Equality Pop Up Shop designed by Cali DeWitt for $20 a piece. All profits from sale go to Manifest Equality and their organizations.
In addition to our BITNB tees, come check out art by BITNB artists Dan Monick, Mel Kadel, Jesse Spears and Travis Millard.
Throughout history artists have lent their creative expression to the ideas and issues that shape life in our communities, our country and our world. The MANIFEST EQUALITY Gallery gathers together a diverse array of hundreds of the nation’s most talented visual artists under one roof to celebrate that role and join with our gay (LGBT) friends, family members and co-workers to demand full and equal rights for all Americans.
The MANIFEST EQUALITY Gallery, issues an inspiring, visual call-to-action, with hundreds of artists motivating public energy toward true reform on a local, state and national level.
MANIFEST EQUALITY will be open to the public, Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 through Sunday, March 7th, 2010 between the hours of 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM with extended hours Friday – Sunday.
March 3rd – March 7th, 2010
Wed & Thurs – 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday – 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sat & Sun – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
1341 Vine Street
(between Hollywood & Fountain)
Los Angeles, CA 90028-814
So exciting! Come out and support This Gallery. Their Inaugural group show features works by almost a dozen BITNB artists!
This: Los Angeles
Inaugural group show
Friday February 12th 7-10
5906 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90042
http://thislosangeles.com/blog/ for more info
Travis Millard, Dan Monick, and Mel Kadel plus 50 other artists are part of a group show at Subliminal Projects Gallery right down the block from our office. Check it out Saturday night, it’ll be amazing, I’m sure.
If you’re in the Brooklyn area this September, check out
SUZANNE SATTLER & (Blood is the New Black Artist) MEL KADEL
SEPTEMBER 5th – OCTOBER 5th, 2008
opening friday, september 5th, 7-10pm
103 Havemeyer Street
(between Hope & Grand)
Brooklyn, NY. 11211
Wednesday – Sunday