“With “GET READY, JUNGLE HEAT.”, Norris/Steak aims to aggressively explore the role of the mouth in human sexuality; correlating the moist humidity of men and women’s mouths to that of the wet heat of a jungle. Using a visceral, inkblot-drawing style influenced by Jean Cocteau, Allen Jones and the early commercial work of Andy Warhol, Norris/Steak delicately abstracts his compositions. He softens the seamy subject matter for the viewers’ gaze, coaxing them to examine in detail something that would perhaps normally make them uncomfortable.”
Okay. Lots of rad shit is happening here. Steak’s drawings have a wonderful storybook quality to them that adds tension and je ne sais quoi to the sordid subject matter. Beach London is an amazing art gallery complete with a print shop offering exclusive prints, zines, and artist books. And they have a Café upstairs, so there’s simply no excuse for you to leave. In conjunction with GRJH, Steak Mtn. has also collaborated with Beach London on a limited-edition scarf to effectively display your misanthropic disposition without saying a word.
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Not to be missed. No seriously, don’t miss this.
New works by Heather Gabel and Christopher Norris (Steak Mtn)
Runs July 9th – August 10th 2011
Reception 6-10 pm July 9th at POVevolving Gallery
939 Chung King Road, Los Angeles, CA 90012
POVevolving Gallery and Print Studio will host artists Heather Gabel and Christopher Norris (aka Steak Mtn) July 9th for a month long exhibit of their latest works. Heather and Chris have much in common, most notably a background heavy with design work for many bands. Both also share an obsession for the face melting powers of the darkest kinds of imagery while maintaining their unique and vaguely ironic interpretations. The title of the show itself is the perfect anomaly for these two visual artists, pulled from a Bela Lugosi/Boris Karloff classic; it personifies their attraction to the kitsch of the occult. The results of their insatiable appetites for a viscerally brutalizing aesthetic can be seen at POVevolving this July/August when they have their way with the space. The larger front room will showcase their fine art work; drawings and collages culled from their wildest dreams and worst nightmares, while the smaller and fittingly cave-like back room will serve as a living breathing archive of their cumulative efforts in design. Showcasing sketches, photocopies, original album artwork and shirt designs for such bands as Against Me!, Alkaline Trio, Rancid, Joan Jett, Garbage and Green Day assembled together for the first time.
ALT to the ALT this Saturday! Our artists Kimberly Kane and Steak Mtn! are in the show, come on down!
ART DEBAUCHERY ORGANIZATION presents
// ALT to the ALT //
an xxx-themed art event
SHOW CAVE 3501 Eagle Rock Blvd Los Angeles 90065
OPENING: Saturday, April 9th, 2011 7pm
“ALT to the ALT” is an XXX-themed art event showcasing some of the well-respected movers and pornographers within the alt porn industry through their photography and art. “ALT” is “Alternative”. True to the saying, there is an Alternative to everything. The “alt” in adult cinema is an aesthetic difference that showcase the work of these pornographers as artists, rather than playing to the general public’s stereotype of the adult industry. By pushing the boundaries of the artform, these artists bring forth the true ALT to the Alt.
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