Opening Saturday, June 22nd, this exhibition “explores the conflicts, compromises, shared opportunities, collaborations, and joint efforts, or lack thereof, involved in working, alongside others, towards a common goal.” Other participating artists include Michael Hsiung, Sean Morris, Mildred, Pacolli, Nathan Brown, Teddy Kelly, Dillon Froelich, Ben Jensen, Eric McHenry, Miles Jackson, and Yarrow Slaps.
Below are some preview images from John Malta.
There will also be a limited edition zine released at the opening, which will feature the work of all participating artists.
“Tonight, We Fight!” curated by Luke Pelletier
New Image Art Gallery
7920 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Opening reception: Saturday, June 22nd – 7-10pm
BITNB artist Josh Slater directed Workout’s new video for “If You Touch Me You Might As Well Kill Me,” and it’s full of the Josh Slater signature mash-up-visuals we know and love.
Director: Josh Slater
Editor: Spencer Campbell
Director of Photography: Jack Foster
Filmed at Villain, Brooklyn
Shop Josh Slater x BITNB here
kati nescher, vanessa axente, marie piovesan & ondria hardin photographed by paolo roversi & styled by robbie spencer for dazed & confused, july 2013.
Brooklyn-based artist Maya Hayuk currently has a solo exhibition entitled “All Access” at AF Gallery in Cologne, Germany. Her show opened after the completion of her large street mural during the CityLeaks Urban Art Festival.
Images courtesy of CityLeaks.
Maya Hayuk, “All Access”
Arty Farty Gallery
Maastrichter Straße 49 50672 Cologne, Germany
Exhibition on view through June 29, 2013
romy de vries photographed by paul bellaart & styled by dimphy den otter for l’officiel NL, june/july 2013.
“E.P.S.T.” (Existence, Possibility, Space and Time) mural and sketch by Hannah Stouffer via The Standard Hotel
Beloved BITNB artist and Juxtapose magazine editor Hannah Stouffer just painted her biggest canvas yet — The Standard hotel’s 6th street mural. The 60 ft masterpiece, “E.P.S.T.” (Existence, Possibility, Space and Time) is an absolute must-see. It will be stopping traffic in DTLA through August and the opening reception is tonight in the Standard lobby from 6-8 pm! Details below.
the 387 houses of peter fritz (1916 – 1992), insurance clerk from vienna, curated by oliver croy & oliver elser for the 2013 art biennale.
artist oliver croy found some of the models while digging through a junk shop. constructed out of cheap, everyday materials such as cardboard, the models index a wide array of building types.
not much is known about the model-maker, the eponymous peter fritz, save that he was an insurance clerk from vienna and spent a great deal of time and effort creating these wonderful objects.
Los Angeles artist Matthias Merkel Hess has readied a solo exhibition of new ceramic sculptures at ACME. Gallery — this time a series of work based on anvils. Boldly-colored and presented on pedestals, the anvils continue Merkel Hess’s use of “comedy and irony to transform utilitarian objects.”
“Anvils” opens at ACME. this Saturday, June 8th alongside solo exhibitions by Tony Feher and Michael Norton.
Matthias Merkel Hess, “Anvils”
6150 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Opening reception: Saturday June 8th, 6-8pm
Exhibition on view through July 6th
carola remer photographed by yelena yemchuk & styled by heathermary jackson for anew, issue 1, spring/summer 2013.
Artist, designer, skateboarder Chad Muska is having his first solo exhibition at New Image Art this weekend. Entitled “Transitions,” the show title touches upon Muska’s life after pro skateboarding, as well as his transition into making work that is a departure from the graffiti and wheatpastes that he is known for. Incorporating steel and other industrial materials as mediums in his new body of work, Muska is looking to reconstruct the “concrete jungle” inside the gallery through his unique lens.
“Skateboarders, look at metal and concrete already as objects of artistic expression,” Chad said. “It’s like a canvas. And now the mediums that I’m using are metal and concrete. It’s so funny, but that’s why I think I’m attracted to these materials: because I’ve spent my entire life looking at the concrete sidewalk that I’m riding down.”
Chad Muska, “Transitions”
New Image Art
7920 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood CA 90046
Opening reception: Saturday, June 1st, 7 to 10pm
On view through June 22, 2013
val bird & matthieu gregoire photographed by cedric buchet & styled by bryan mcmahon for anOther man, spring/summer 2013.
green box designed by act_romegialli & landscape by gheo clavarino. cerido SO, italy.
Oakland-based artist Brendan Monroe recently opened a solo exhibition of new work at Richard Heller Gallery in Santa Monica. Consisting of painting and sculpture, “Melting Into The Floor” is Monroe’s first major exhibition in Los Angeles since 2009.
From the gallery: The title, “Melting Into the Floor” connotes a feeling of dissolving and morphing into an abstract state. As liquid can change into a gas or solid, the artist is interested in the crossing point at which fundamental alteration sets course. It is Brendan’s goal to somehow catch these figures shortly after the moment when they’ve burst into ribbons and blobs. Monroe imagines these images at frozen points of motion with an implied short narrative that refers to the before and after.
Brendan Monroe, “Melting Into The Floor”
Richard Heller Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave, B-5A
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Exhibition on view through June 15th
frederik meijnen & louis steyaert photographed by ben toms & styled by robbie spencer for dazed & confused, june 2013.
U.K. artist HUSH will make his return to Los Angeles this weekend with a solo exhibition comprised of brand new work for Corey Helford Gallery. The paintings bring together screenprinted patterns and graffiti writing, layered over depictions of the female form. Opening the same night is artist Michael Mararian, at CHG Circa, just doors from Corey Helford’s main space.
HUSH, New works
Corey Helford Gallery
8522 W Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
Opening reception: Saturday, May 18th
Dear Girl in the Denim DIY: we love you. She gave an old BITNB x Patrick Jilbert tee a new life by sticking it on the back of her denim vest. Brilliant.
New BITNB Beer Koozies. $5. Nuff said.
“it takes the stanford encyclopedia of philosophy 28,250 words to explain the woolly concept of relativism. it takes genís carreras 32 words and a single image. if you ask me, he doesn’t even need the text.” comments suzanne labarre.
they are pretty genius….now if he could only figure out everything else for us!
(above) Creative marketing force Jaclyn Johnson wearing her Blood is the New Black x Dan Mountford muscle tee. Read on to get her no-B.S. advice on keeping sane and hustling hard.
Meet Jackie and other creative-types that are killing it at Create + Cultivate: Los Angeles on May 18th! There’s some BITNB goodness tucked inside the gift bags!
NAME Jaclyn Johnson
HOMETOWN/CURRENT HOME TURF From the humid breezes of Palm Beach Gardens Florida to the coasts of California well at least Los Feliz by way of Boston, New York and London.
HUSTLE errrday as founder of (NO SUBJECT) and post-er of things at Somenotesonnapkins.com
TOP 3 TOOLS OF YOUR TRADE? iPhone charger, big ass sunglasses, coffee
WHAT ARE YOU REALLY INTO RIGHT NOW? Biking. I biked last weekend from Venice to Manhattan Beach. It makes you feel like you are twelve years old again, not a care in the world. Plus I am in the midst of working on my summer playlist which includes Lorde, Misun, Junip and Jake Bugg. Bikes + Music, into it.
WHAT’S BEEN THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE IN YOUR WORK? Balance. Sometimes it can suck you dry creatively, emotionally, and I think I’ve always struggled with factoring myself into the equation. I’ve learned if you take care of yourself, the work will fall into place.
ADVICE TO SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO GET IN THE GAME? Trust your gut. I like the “work hard and be nice to people” stuff but the reality is you have to watch your back, stand up for yourself, steer clear of greed/jealousy/bad people (or people who give you a bad feeling) and ask for what you want—no regrets.
OLDEST THING IN YOUR CLOSET? An amazing belt I got at Goodwill back in my thrifting days. It was made in 1953 and has the name Greta carved into the leather. Thanks Greta!
FIRST CONCERT? No Doubt. UGH. The bindi. So good.
WHAT WOULD YOU BUY WITH 5 BUCKS AT 7-11? Have you had their pizza? It’s magical.
DO YOU DREAM MOST ASLEEP OR AWAKE? Asleep. Mostly about work. I get some of my best ideas while taking a snooze.
CURRENT FAVORITE BITNB TEE(S)? The bears & butterflies tee! (see above)
WHAT’S NEXT? Portland! We just opened an office there and I am going to be up there a lot this summer working on Create + Cultivate (happening July 27th!).
“Selfish” at Katherine Cone Gallery, curated by artist Sean Cheetham, brings together an impressive lineup of contemporary painters who have all contributed a self-portrait to the exhibition.
From the gallery:
“Intrinsically linked to identity, the self-portrait ultimately stands to reveal something deeper about the creator- an exploration of self and an examination of one’s own conscious thoughts and feelings. At times, an artist feels they must repeatedly create a self-portrait in an effort to further research their inner-self and perhaps search for answers within the painted image. Famous painters from Rembrandt to van Gogh have relied on self-portraiture as a method to intensely study the self through art.”
Artists included are: Sean Cheetham, Julio Reyes, Candice Bohannon Reyes, Sergio Sanchez, Wayne Johnson, Kevin Llewellyn, Hollis Dunlap, Sonya Palencia, Jeff Nentrup, Jonathan Hart, EL MAC, Natalia Fabia, Korin Faught, Ryan Cheetham, Kate Savage, Eric Pedersen, Marc Trujillo, Johnpaul Altamirano, Stephen Schirle, and Richard Morris.
“Selfish: Curated by Sean Cheetham”
Katherine Cone Gallery
2673 S. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90034
Exhibition on view through June 22, 2013
karen elson & edie campbell photographed by steven meisel & styled by karl templer for vogue italia, may 2013.
A few of our favorite ways we polluted Pinterest (and made the internet a better place) this week…
Fuck you pie. Mmm our favorite.
Cher’s mugshot at age 13 after taking a family friend’s car for a joyride to the drive-in.
From the artist:
“The title, “Guns and Ecstasy”, alludes to having the freedom to choose a driving fantasy that will affect our outlook, which in turn directly affects everyone around us. We can choose a paranoia fantasy where we need to fortify against an imminent attack from uncontrollable aspect of a crumbling society, grasping for a sense of control. This position seems to be embodied and leveraged by the NRA, and the assault weapon has become the central fetish object of the dialogue. We can also choose to look for connection, beauty and celebration, and surrender ourselves to a world where nothing will ever be certain again.”
“For this series of sculptures, I have chosen to give the hyper-masculinized aesthetic of the assault weapon a forced-feminization in the form of pretty cake decoration, and in the process deconstructed the paranoia aesthetic. I have also constructed a cake-disco-ecstasy-infinity chamber, the purpose of which is to offer a space to surrender one’s paranoia fantasy to an experience of the ecstatic, thereby bringing the viewer back to a pre-paranoia state of being. It should also be noted that with these and all of my previous works, the distinction between safety and paranoia is never totally clear… good luck in making the right choice!”
If you are in the Bay Area, Scott Hove’s work is not to be missed!
Scott Hove, “Guns & Ecstasy”
816 Sutter St.
San Francisco CA 94109
Opening reception: Friday, May 2, 6pm to 10pm
Exhibition on view through May 25, 2013
branko maselj photographed by stefani pappas & styled by katharine erwin for boys by girls magazine.
Los Angeles-based artist Gary Baseman recently opened his first major museum exhibition, “The Door Is Always Open”, at the Skirball Cultural Center. In this life-spanning retrospective, viewers get to travel through a recreation of Baseman’s home, with rooms that trace his career in illustration, advertising, television, toys and fine art.
Be sure to check out the Skirball Cultural Center’s website for more information on hours and other Baseman-related events during the exhibition’s run.
Gary Baseman, “The Door Is Always Open”
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Exhibition on view through August 18th, 2013
all photographs by françois halard
designer rick owens moved from california to paris a decade ago, bringing his signature blend of glamour and grunge to the namesake fashion and furniture lines he launched there – and inspiring legions of fans and imitators. the wsj article can be read here.
For their final show, THIS Los Angeles in Highland Park is having over 100 artists and friends showing together in a huge group exhibition. Opens Friday, April 26th, with a reception from 7 to 10pm.
From the gallery:
We started THIS los angeles 3 1/2 years ago because we wanted a place to showcase all of our friends work in a space that was unlike the galleries we knew. We wanted a place where people came to hang out, see some new artists, have some great conversation and basically just make a warm inviting place where we could showcase our ideas or showcase others ideas. It was way more successful than any of us ever imagined. As most of you probably already know one of the founding members Justin Van Hoy passed away in the fall and honestly, it’s just not that fun to run the space without the Dutch Giant so we are closing up shop here on N. Figueroa St.
The idea for the first show we ever did was to show one piece from our friends, and thats how we are going out.
Hope to see you all on Friday.
“These Friends 4″
THIS Los Angeles
5906 North Figueroa Street
Los Angeles CA 90042
Opening reception: April 26th, 7 to 10pm
Exhibition on view through May 26th
Real or fake, this video by way of Coachella is fucking hilarious. “These bands are so obscure they don’t even exist.”
connor doherty, fionnan & philip k photographed by rachel chandler & styled by elizabeth fraser-bell for dazed & confused, may 2013.
Information about the print:
“Afterlife” is an edition of 100 prints by Alexis Anne Mackenzie. With a small border for framing, the artwork is sized to fit into a standard 8″ by 10″ frame. The archival print was created by Tiny Showcase and ships with a corresponding certificate of authenticity. The archival artwork has been printed on a heavy 290gsm natural white print making paper made from 90% bamboo fibres and 10% cotton.
$140 framed in cherry
Alexis has chosen the Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California as her artwork’s charity. The Hearing and Speech Center works to provide life-long professional services to support all people with hearing or communication challenges in achieving their goals. $250 from the sale of her artwork will be donated to the organization.
Check out our new lookbook! New rad styles hitting the store very soon, so make room. Spring is looking awesome.
Photographer: Ramon Felix
Models: Clinton (Photogenics) & Tatiana Dumais
Hair/Makeup: Veronica Chanel
Stylist: Mandy Rogers
martin conte photographed by nevio vitali & styled by luca termine for schön! #20 2013.
cabañas morerava by aata arquitectos easter island, chile.
the moreava cabins are located on easter island, a special territory off chile & home to rapa nui national park. they were prefabricated on the continent to avoid waste & optimize tinder, the primary building material. they are elevated on poles that create low impact on the land & prevent humidity from penetrating the interiors. because of the subtropical climate, aata designed a gap between the wood of the huts’ ceilings & the zinc roofs that allows cool cross-ventilated air to blow freely. rainwater is collected & stored for re-use in the cabins & solar collectors provide the right temperature for water to use in the kitchens & toilets. go here to rent one.