Check out this video preview to see the amazing work Travis has in store for this show…
The exhibition will be the second-to-last one that THIS will be having, so come on out and support!
Travis Millard, “No Pressure”
THIS Los Angeles
5906 N. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles CA 90042
Opening reception: Friday, March 22nd, 2013 – 7 to 10pm
Artist Alexis Anne Mackenzie currently has two exhibitions up, “Rearview” at VACATION in San Francisco, CA, as well as a group exhibition, “Dirty Fingers” in Gainesville, FL.
“Rearview” revisits Alexis’ work from 10 years ago with “imagery sourced on topics as diverse as taxidermy, pornography, dolls, ornithology, carriages, and tropical foliage, the works on view showcase her early processes and experiments in teaching herself to cut and paste disparate imagery as seamlessly as possible.” There are many pieces available at VACATION at very affordable prices.
“Dirty Fingers” is a 40-artist print exhibition curated by Cinders at F.L.A. Gallery in Gainesville, FL. Alexis is showing three prints at this show, each an edition of 5.
VACATION Shop & Gallery, 651 Larkin Street, San Francisco CA
F.L.A. Gallery, 10 Main Street, Gainesville FL 32601
Some Wednesday procrastination aid for ya:
Listen to (and watch) ”Let Me Back In,” the new video from Rilo Kiley’s upcoming b-sides album RKives. It’s all about L.A.
See the Big Lebowski on the big screen then go bowling and drink White Russians after in honor of Lebowski Fest 2013.
Follow BITNB on Pinterest. We don’t post cupcakes.
rcicla bicletas built a bicycle out of the scrap of a retired mercedes in leo burnett lisbon’s new project CARMA for b-bicycle culture magazine. they hope that the heavy karma of the car would be rebalanced by riding the same number of kilometres by cycling. an old mercedes was used by vitor & kiko, founders of rcicla bicletas to build CARMA, a bicycle almost exclusively built with car parts.
How sick are our new mesh jerseys!? We’ve got Silverlake, Echo Park, Harlem, and Bushwick all up in Urban Outfitters so go rep your hood!
St. Partrick’s Day steez. But the drunks will probably pinch you anyway.
Topshop beanie + glasses + backpack / River Island x Rihanna skirt / J. Crew bracelet / Timbs / Slurpee
Today will be the last day to check out artist Justin Krietemeyer‘s solo show, “Oh Snap” at THIS Los Angeles in Highland Park. A colorful and fun body of work, “Oh Snap” is Krietemeyer’s first big show in the L.A. area since 2008.
The title, “Oh Snap”—a playful ’90s phrase used to indicate surprise, excitement, or shock—reflects the reaction Krietemeyer hopes the show’s visitors will express while immersed in the exhibition. “It’s important to remember to have fun,” Krietemeyer explains. “I want the experience of standing in the gallery to be so strikingly bright and positive that our guests can’t help but talk about good times and leave with a positive charge.”
Gallery hours are 1 to 6pm.
Justin Krietemeyer, “Oh Snap”
THIS Los Angeles
5906 N. Figueroa St
Los Angeles CA 90042
makoko floating school by NLE architects. makoko, lagos, nigeria.
unpredictable climate changes along the world’s most vulnerable coastal communities have produced some fascinating design solutions that test the resiliency of architectural possibilities & the need for adaptation. the coastal community of makoko, a slum neighborhood, off the lagos lagoon in lagos, nigeria, is receiving an upgrade to its current solution, which is building homes supported on stilts within the lagoon’s waters. NLE architects, with sponsoring from united nations development programme (undo) & heinrich boell foundation from germany, designed the makoko floating school, phase one of a three-phase development that will become a floating community of interlocked & floating residences.
the makoko floating school makes use of local materials & resources – wood is used as the main material for the structure, support & finishing. the overall composition is a triangular a-frame section with classrooms located on the second tier. the classrooms are surrounded by public green space, there is a playground below & the roof contains an additional open air classroom. NLE has also employed strategies to make the floating architecture sustainable by applying PV cells to the roof & incorporating a rainwater catchment system. the structure is also naturally ventilated & aerated.
the completed structure rests on a base of typical plastic barrels. this simple solution reflects a reuse of available materials. the barrels at the periphery can be used to store excess rainwater from the catchment system.
the second phase of the project will include the construction of individual homes that follow the same aesthetic as the school. these elements will be able to connect to each other or may float independently. phase three will allow for the development of a large community of floating architecture. the architecture, as it exists today, is supported on stilts.
largely a self-sustaining, self-governing fishing community, this past summer the lagos government destroyed & evicted residents to seize property for redevelopment along the waterfront. what the future of makoko will be is unclear – by political or environmental standards. but NLE’s design & development of a sustainable floating community & its UN support indicates that the community is looking forward to adapting a resilience to its architecture.
alex turner photographed by willy vanderperre & styled by alister mackie for anOther man, spring/summer 2013.
turn a canning jar into a travel mug.
the cuppow was conceived of & designed by joshua resnikoff & aaron panone. this eco-friendly product is an alternative to disposable cups & expensive travel mugs. it’s durable, recyclable, made in the usa & is phthalate & bpa free & only $7.99! some (color coded) lids are paired with charitable initiatives that receive 5% of the profit. buy here.
This weekend, Joshua Petker returns to San Francisco to present his latest body of work at Shooting Gallery. Taking place within the project space, “Drunk of the Moon” consists of six new works that show an evolution in Petker’s image-making process, a multi-layered approach in which figurative elements are overlaid upon each other… a way of working which the artist describes as straddling “the modes of representation and abstraction, with layers of contrasting visual references, from historical portraiture, to abstract landscapes, to familiar philosophical representations like boats, the ocean, and chairs, all which allow the work to strike a balance between irony and introspection.”
“Drunk of the Moon” opens Saturday night alongside White Walls’ landmark 10th Anniversary show.
“Drunk on the Moon” – New works by Joshua Petker
886 Geary, San Francisco CA
Opening reception: Saturday, March 9th, 7 to 11pm
Exhibition on view through April 6th, 2013
jan baiboon arunpreechachai & chanathip phenjati sathirathai photographed by thananon thanakornkarn & styled by ornruja boonyasit for numéro thailand #4, march 2013.
tilda swinton, saskia de brauw & andrej pejic + david bowie = divine!
directed by floria sigismondi.
julia frauche photographed by greg kadel & styled by patti wilson for numéro, march 2013.
Currently on view at LeBasse Projects is a new solo exhibition from artist Alexandros Vasmoulakis entitled “Figures”. Comprised of large-scale figurative paintings, this body of work is layered, expressive, painterly… “At the outset, the figures are smiling, a nod to the traditional purpose of portraiture as a showcase of one’s ideal or idealized comportment. However, the grinning and laughing expressions are menacingly exaggerated and recall the distorted visages of tortured souls in Francis Bacon’s deeply psychological portraits and self-portraits.”
Also showing in the gallery’s project room is artist j.frede, with a new series of text-based paintings in which every letter of the alphabet is layered on top of one another, in various typefaces… “In theory, one could transpose the characters and decode the meaning and answer to every question one could ever ask. In actuality, the letters have become a molten, unrecognizable silhouette that offers no answers. j.frede proposes that perhaps we are not entitled, or “Unentitled,” to such simple solutions.”
“Figures”, New works from Alexandros Vasmoulakis
Project Room: “Unentitled”, Paintings by j.frede
6023 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
Exhibition on view through March 3, 2013
nastya kusakina photographed by jeff bark & styled by robbie spencer for dazed & confused.
ondria hardin, saskia de brauw, xiao wen ju & yumi lambert photographed by mert alas & marcus piggott & styled by edward enninful for w, march 2013.
“Portal”, the latest solo exhibition by artist Aakash Nihalani is currently on view in New York at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Known for his geometric tape installations/optical illusions in the streets, this exhibition expands upon the New York-based artist’s vocabulary with paintings on wood and canvas, as well as sculptural work.
The show is up until Saturday February 9th, so check it out if you’re in the NY area!
Aakash Nihalani, “Portal”
Jonathan LeVine Gallery
529 West 20th Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10011
Exhibition on view through February 9th, 2013
meghan collison & juliana schurig photographed by josh olins & styled by clare richardson for vogue uk, march 2013.
This coming Monday, February 4th, Alexis Gross presents “GODSPEED & THE GLORY BOUND”, a photography show featuring work from Blood is the New Black’s very own Ramon Felix and Carey Quinton Haider. Full details below…
“GODSPEED & THE GLORY BOUND”
The Gallery (next to the Burgundy Room)
1621 North Cahuenga Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90028
Monday, February 4 – 8pm to 1am
Iconograph #2 from Them Thangs Editions is now available…
Curated and published by Justin Blyth, this 80-page magazine features work from 32 international artists, including BITNB artists Joel Evey, Carey Haider, Andrew Kuykendall, Dan Monick and Justin Blyth himself… Available for purchase now on their website.
Them Thangs Editions presents Iconograph #2, curated and published by Justin Blyth, with contributing editors Hassan Rahim, Justin Van Hoy & Andrew Pogany.
Due for release on January 23, 2012, Iconograph #2 is the second print offering in an ongoing series that gathers an eccentric collection of visual media and literature exploring the contemporary use of Ritualistic Iconography—the systems of symbols, mythic representations, and religious imagery from which we seek meaning.
Iconograph #2 features work from 32 artists from around the world, including Michael Willis, Adam Tullie, Carey Haider, Andrew Kuykendall, Eliot Lee Hazel, Julien Langendorff, Daniel Albrigo, Curtis Kulig, Dan Monick, Cleon Peterson, Joel Evey, Max Snow, Ward Heirwegh, and Department International, among others. It also includes a literary portfolio with writing from Barry Graham, Ernest Hardy, Larry Fondation, Maya Stocks and others.
Iconograph #2 is an 80-page curated document, offset printed on an 8-color Heidelberg press in Belgium, in an edition of 750. It is privately funded and contains no advertising, promotion, album reviews, or horoscopes.
The publication is dedicated to the untimely passing and memory of Justin Van Hoy, a renowned artist, gallery owner, and friend.
saskia de brauw, danny blake, luke brenna, meghan collison, simon blom, sebastian solkaer, clement giardina, sylvester ulv henriksen, cara delevigne & vincent pons photographed by mert alas & marcus piggot & styled by katie grand for love #9, spring/summer 2013.
Andrew Schoultz (previously, June 2012) currently has a solo exhibition entitled “Fall Out” on view at Mark Moore Gallery in Culver City. Spanning painting, sculpture, drawing and collage, this new body of work focuses on “the notion of the monumental, both in its commemorative personification of power structures, and the increasingly prodigious consequences of our egocentric consumption.”
Below is a selection of some of the work, as well as some installation views courtesy of the gallery.
Andrew Schoultz, Fall Out
Mark Moore Gallery
5790 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
Exhibition on view through February 9th, 2013
Artists Sage Vaughn and Bill McRight are having an opening this coming Friday, January 18th for their joint exhibition at THIS los angeles. “Falling Down” will be the first of five final shows for the gallery following the unfortunate passing of artist and THIS los angeles partner Justin Van Hoy.
Here is an official statement from THIS los angeles about the show and their plans for the near future:
In the interest of THIS having a gallery space, we will soon be done. We simply can’t do it without Justin. The day after he passed, we sat together in a room and knew this was true. As a collection of individuals, we always ran THIS for the fun of it, and to move forward without the Dutch Giant, much of the spirit of THIS would be lost. We’ve all enjoyed our time with this space, and we know so many other people have enjoyed it too, and for that we are eternally grateful. Without everyones overwhelming support throughout these 3 years, THIS wouldn’t have succeeded at all.
So THANK YOU.
We have decided to put together 4 more shows, and one final “These Friends Show” in April. Hope to see you here.
Sage Vaughn & Bill McRight – Jan. 18th – 27th
Mike Hsiung – Feb 8th – 17th
Justin Krietemeyer – March 1st – 15th
Travis Millard – March 22nd – 31st
These Friends Show (Finale) – April 12th – 21st.
Falling Down: Sage Vaughn & Bill McRight
THIS los angeles
5906 North Figueroa Street
Los Angeles CA 90042
Opening reception: Friday, January 18th, 7 to 10pm
Exhibition on view through January 27th
Gallery hours: Fri – Sun, 1 to 6pm
sui he, ling ling kong, pan yan & cao yunfei photographed by chen man & styled by tim lim for muse magazine #32, winter 2012.
Also opening tomorrow night, Saturday January 12th, is Michael Genovese’s “Lines and Cracks and Zebras and Horses” at OHWOW.
Consisting of steel sculptural “drawings” from the Los Angeles-based artist, this exhibition will be Genovese’s second solo show with the gallery. Here is more information from the gallery’s press release:
OHWOW is pleased to announce Michael Genovese’s second solo exhibition with the gallery, titled Lines and Cracks and Zebras and Horses, presenting a recently completed body of work based on lineation, cleave, and the concept implied by the aphorism: “When you hear hoof beats behind you, don’t expect to see a zebra.” A series of plasma-cut steel wall reliefs located throughout the gallery compose a subtle arrangement based equally on materiality and concept.
These raised, sculptural “drawings” suggest following the maxim that common sense is the shortest distance between two points or to recognize the grace in directness. Genovese recreates various, common occurrences of line – an architectural fracture; a hair in the bathtub; the mark of automatic writing; a military line of demarcation; a varicose vein, or a simple fabric seam. He considers where these delineations appear, why they develop, and how they are finally perceived. With a piece titled Mimesis, 2013, Genovese merges a crack found in a Pompeii fresco with a line from Metallica’s …And Justice for All album cover artwork. By stitching these unrelated strands together, Genovese formulates a new pattern, but one that still reads as spontaneous as chance. The compound of seemingly disparate fissures subsequently reveals self-similar patterns, as in the logic of fractal mathematics. Therefore, variations in contour between unrelated sources are not as far removed from one other as they may first appear, and conceptually framed, what one assumes a chasm may actually serve as a suture.
Michael Genovese creates work that aims to connect with collective experiences, be it social or existential. He speaks to the familiar; however, through mark making, reduction, or transformation of the recognizable, he reassigns power. Rather than eliminating evidence or obscuring facts, he re-contextualizes our perception of meaning and history. His work deals with archives, permanence, and the designation of value. His concern with materiality and the treatment of his chosen media furthers his investigation of worth. Genovese’s particular approach, and the work’s content, move to alter our preconceptions, changing our proximity to what is tangible. Lines and Cracks and Zebras and Horses traces pressure, time, and the role of division, or more aptly put, it traces the ideology of those measures, questioning why we don’t see something for what it isn’t.
Opening reception: Saturday, January 12th, 7 to 9pm
Photographer Ernest Holzman has a new exhibition opening at Known Gallery this Saturday night, January 12th… here’s his story for how this new body of work came about:
Everyone has a BACKSTORY.
In February 2012, I was two months from having a PET scan as part of my ongoing treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma. This particular scan was significant because it would indicate if the chemotherapy had worked or if I needed more medicine…possibly even a bone marrow transplant. I suddenly had a serious passion to do some work.
I wanted to feel like a teenager again when I felt completely invulnerable. And I wanted to have an adventure.
So I decided to photograph a nude woman on the streets of Los Angeles. Without permits. Guerrilla style.
We went to special locations I had come to love over the years and made pictures when the light was right. A 60-year-old photographer and a 60-year-old 4×5 view camera which only captured one film image at a time.
I shot Carly mostly from the back and watched her as she looked ahead…perhaps seeing into the future.
This is the genesis of the work on these walls.
Opening reception: Saturday, January 12th, 8 to 11pm
Exhibition on view through January 26th, 2013
soviet modernism 1955 – 1991: unknown stories explores the architecture of the non-russian soviet republics completed between the late 1950s & the end of the USSR in 1991.
while constructivism & stalinist architecture have largely been included in western architecture history, the soviet modern architecture of the second half of the 20th century have remained practically unknown to date.
working in collaboration with local experts & architects, a research group at the architekturzentrum wien has pursued the specialities in the architecture of the period & its ‘stories’. interviews conducted with eyewitnesses of the time have been documented in writing.
time is running out as the poor construction techniques of these rapidly aging buildings is threatening their existence.
the exhibition runs through 25 february, 2013 at thearchitekturzentrum wien - old hall & is curated by katharina ritter, ekaterina shapiro-obermair & alexandra wachter.
Preview pieces from Junko Mizuno‘s upcoming solo exhibition, “Euphoria”, at La Luz De Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles…
Opening January 4th, 2013 alongside solo shows by Hudson Marquez and Lisa Petrucci, this new body of work features acrylic paintings and graphite drawings on paper of Mizuno’s erotic manga girls.
Junko Mizuno, “Euphoria”
La Luz De Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90027
Exhibition on view through January 27th
The Supersonic Electronic Invitational returns to Spoke Art in San Francisco this January 3rd. Curated by Zach Tutor of Supersonic Electronic, a popular art & culture blog, the exhibition includes over 30 of the best and most exciting young contemporary artists today.
Participating artists include: Alessandra Maria, Allan Innman, Andrew Hem, Angie Wang, Audrey Kawasaki, Barnaby Ward, Brett Amory, Cam Floyd, Casey Weldon, Charmaine Olivia, Conrad Roset, Dan Christofferson, Erik Jones, James Jirat Patradoon, Jason Levesque, Jeremy Enecio, Joao Ruas, Jon Todd, Ken Garduno, Michael C. Hsiung, Mike Mitchell, Nimit Malavia, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Scott C., Seamus Conley, Soey Milk, Steve Kim, Tatiana Suarez, Tessar Sebastian Lo, Tina St. Claire, Tom Bagshaw, and Zoltron.
From the pieces that have been previewed, here are some of our favorites: 1) Charmaine Olivia, 2) Steve Kim, 3) Alessandra Maria, 4) Nimit Malavia, 5) Michael C. Hsiung, 6) Ken Garduno, & above: James Jirat Patradoon
The 2nd Annual Supersonic Electronic Invitational
816 Sutter St.
San Francisco CA 94109
Opening reception: Thursday, January 3rd, 6pm
Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City closes out 2012 with “Crucifixion” — “a group exhibition of new works exploring the interpretation of the iconic and narrative impact of the crucifixion of Christ”. Appropriately arriving for the Christmas season, this show opened last weekend with outstanding work from a lineup of over 20 contemporary artists.
Below are some of our favorites: 1) Nicola Verlato, 2) Mark Dean Veca, 3) Ray Caesar, 4) Korin Faught, 5) Buff Monster, 6) Eric Joyner, and above: Ron English
Participating artists: D*Face, HUSH, Natalia Fabia, Kukula, Eric Joyner, Eine, Ray Caesar, Ron English, Brandi Milne, Sas Christian, Colin Christian, Michael Mararian, Glenn Barr, Victor Castillo, Korin Faught, Sarah Folkman, Nancy Fouts, Benjamin Bryce Kelley, Maria Kreyn, Chris Pugliese, Marco Mazzoni, Buff Monster, Annie Owens, Michael Page, Candice Tripp, Mark Dean Veca, Tom Neely, and Nicola Verlato.
Crucifixion – A Group Show
Corey Helford Gallery
8522 Washington Blvd , Culver City, CA 90232
Renowned street artist APEX‘s latest body of work is currently on view at 941 Geary in San Francisco. Known for his colorful outdoor murals, Apex focuses more on abstraction as well as “the beauty of symmetry in nature and in design” with this exhibition, which is appropriately entitled, “Reflected”.
The show consists of twelve large-scale paintings on canvas along with framed sketches and a mural — most impressive is that these graceful forms are all masterfully-rendered with a spray can. Below is a selection of the work, as well as a video documenting the process and opening reception, courtesy of the gallery and JDOTCOLOMBO. There’s still time to check it out if you are in the San Francisco area — the exhibition runs through January 5th, 2013.
REFLECTED, New Installation & Paintings by APEX
941 Geary St.
San Francisco, CA 94109
On view through January 5, 2013.
Los Angeles-based artist Dave Kinsey has a solo exhibition opening tonight, December 13th, in New York at Joshua Liner Gallery. Entitled “Everything At Once”, the exhibition consists of over thirty mixed-media paintings that layer figurative imagery, graphic shapes and geometric lines in Kinsey’s distinct energetic style.
“As the show title suggests, Kinsey attempts to convey a world gone mad with media, perpetual conflict, and a sense of the mounting struggle between the urban and natural worlds. Kinsey creates this new body of work through a brash synthesis of materials, textures, and aesthetics, conjuring multilayered abstractions with traces of figuration which create dynamic transformations of images within images.”
Dave Kinsey, “Everything At Once”
Joshua Liner Gallery
548 West 28th Street
New York, NY 10001
Opening reception: Thursday, December 13th, 6 to 9pm
Exhibition runs through January 13th, 2013
Photos courtesy of Fecal Face.
eight architecture students from the university of colorado have designed & built a cabin in the utah desert for a navajo woman. under the guidance of tutor rick sommerfeld, the students teamed up with charity DesignBuildBLUFF, who regulary work with students to provide housing for some of the 2.4 million native americans that live in dilapidated or overcrowded housing on tribal land.
the team were asked with replacing the home of lorraine nakai, an avid collector of books, ornaments & other memorabilia. “when we met her, she had her collections piled and dispersed within her old house. she expressed a strong desire to be able to showcase her eclectic collections in her new home – they were truly a part of who she was,” explains the team.
the students planned a long & narrow residence with one room spanning its entire length. to accommodate all of nakai’s possessions, they tucked all bedroom & bathroom facilities behind a 15-metre long storage & display wall.
the exterior of the house is clad with timer & the students added panels of recycled glass to protect the walls from the harsh desert sun & open winds. large windows along the east-facing elevation & a large doorway to the south allow for cross-ventilation during warmer seasons. a projecting window on the north side provides an indoor seating area with a view out across the landscape.
the building was constructed in just 80 days for a budget of $25,000.
From artist Geoff McFetridge‘s (previously, September 2012) latest solo exhibition, “Floating” at Toronto’s Cooper Cole Gallery, comes a limited edition screen print release called “Chopping Stripes” — 4 color screen print, 30 x 22″, signed and numbered, limited edition of 30. This edition can be purchased by contacting the gallery (email@example.com).
Below are some standout pieces from the exhibition as well, acrylic on canvas paintings in McFetridge’s distinct graphic style.
dennis p paul is a designer with a geek streak. as a small kid, he started out with a lego set, moved on to printing his own t-shirts and by the time he was 10 years old, he was already programming his home computer to make music and graphics. that’s not too different to what he does today – only difference is, he’s way cooler!
having recently moved to bremen in the north of germany, after spending a lot of time berlin, he decided to put some distance between himself and the country’s most popular – and, to some, the most culturally exhausted – city. the creative juices immediately started flowing and, hey presto, a Lego model turned into an instrument for the sonification of everyday things.
the instrument is a spinning structure and a laser, shooting 3D data through a sound processor. which this means it can basically translate anything – from a roast chicken to a clown’s head – into sound.
paul never intended to create a playable music instrument. all he wanted to do was offer a different perspective on banal and mundane objects by translating people’s perception of them; and what better way to do it than by merging media, art and design in a perfectly regimented 3D scanner.
The piece is a cross between a turntable, a spinning lathe and a music box. the instrument took 3 weeks to build and required many different tools (laser cutter, lather, circular saw, etc) as well as many different disciplines (programming, electronics, etc). being an art project, it doesn’t necessarily have a useful function, but it does have a skill: it makes everything talk. Crumpled paper sounds chaotic, a cardboard box is rather smooth – rotate anything and you’ll get its sonic equivalent, often resembling a dance music loop. ”sometimes it sounds as if it’s trying to speak” the interaction designer himself admits.
”technology is wonderful and scary at the same time,” he admits. his mission, as an interactive designer, is to engage himself and others with new technologies, ”sometimes with totally happy-clappy and sometimes with very dismissive results.”
Mercedes Helnwein recently celebrated the opening of her latest solo show, “Make It Dark”, at Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles. Largely consisting of figurative works on paper, the exhibition also introduces a looser approach to some of Helnwein’s drawings, as well as oil paintings and a short film to round out the exhibition.
These are some of our favorites from this exhibition, which runs until December 29th.
Mercedes Helnwein, “Make It Dark”
Merry Karnowsky Gallery
170 S. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036