We just brought on some new interns this week and they’re already making their debut on our site! Below, our newest design intern, Mreeuh, introduces us to a talented friend of hers that we think you all should keep an eye on:
Branden Collins (dear friend of mine) is a graduate from Savannah College of Art and Design. He is currently the illustrator for up and exploding singer/songwriter Brittany Bosco, whose video, “Black and White” recently premiered on BETJ. Seeping wih the talent and personality without the pretentiousness most artists are associated with, Branden has the physical presence of a well-worn cadillac. His musings consist of traditional values and progressive sentences prefixed with “what if people…”. Sense of community, as well as collaborative art inspire this young maverick.
Another new and fabulous intern, Tiisetso aka urbanmosadi, hips us to this new exhibit at the Carmichael Gallery:
Here is one link I found from to the Carmichael Art Gallery, it’s a great gallery because it deals specifically with street/urban/outside art and artists. The current exhibition on is titled “A Mirror Distorted” by a collective of three women. One artist is a 23yr old South African girl, Candice Tripp. What a trip, considering I am South African too. Here’s the link:
Visit the Carmichael Art Gallery online for more info.
Urbanmosadi hit us with this next pick, too. If you’re anywhere near SMMOMA, please check this out. It’s ending soon (August 22nd) so act fast!
Named one of the top 25 cultural events of this year by VOGUE Magazine, Barkley L. Hendricks’ current retrospective collection of his work from 1964 -2007, showcases his extra-ordinary life-sized portraits of ordinary African American folks of the northeast. If you are in Santa Monica CA, be sure to visit his exhibition at the SMMoA this month.
Below are some links contributed by M.I.S.S. resident writer and all-around awesome-lady, Randi:
- Jason Jagel– http://www.jasonjagel.com/
Stones Throw, need I say more?
- Judith Supine– http://www.flickr.com/photos/judithsupine/
I like these because it pairs natural landscapes with unnatural beings. And the color green she uses is fantastic!
- Veronique Meignaud– http://www.v-meignaud.com/
She demonstrates she can paint fluidly in some pieces, and then with precise shapes in others. The figures are slightly disproportional, which makes them looks like alien creatures.
- Harma Heikens– http://www.harmaheikens.nl/index.html
Just incredibly weird and interesting sculptures! Reminiscent of a Sacrococcygeal Teratoma. Look that up and you won’t want lunch today!
Upcoming shows in the Los Angeles Area:
Fri, August 14th 7-11PM
Thinkspace, 4210 Santa Monica Blvd. (near Sunset Junction) in Los Angeles
“MODART: 20 Issues & All That Lay Ahead” with featured artist Mr. Jago plus special installations from Nomad and Guillaume Desmarets and a group show featuring works from Bo130, Brooke Reidt, Chris Bourke, Christopher Lambert, Dave The Chimp, El Gato Chimney, Ephameron, Faith 47, Galo, Guillaume Desmarets, Invisible Heroes (Admir Jahic and Comenius Roethlisberger), Jon Burgerman, KuKula, Landry and Limbo, Logan Hicks, Lyle Owerko, Microbo, Morcky, Mr. Jago, Nomad, Ruedione, SheOne, Stefan Strumbel, Stephen Smith (aka Neasden Control Centre), Tim Biskup, Vincent Skoglund, and Will Barras
(On view through Sept. 4th)
Sat, August 15th 3-5PM
Bert Green Fine Art, 102 West 5th Street in downtown Los Angeles
Book-signing event with Barron Storey for “Life After Black” and this will be the last day to view his exhibit “CardboardTown”
Sat, August 15th 7-10:30PM
BlackMariaGallery, 3137 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles / 818.613.9090
“Mutation” featuring customized vinyl toys from the likes of Jeremiah Ketner, Brent Nolasco, Kendra Binney, Zombie Monkie, Podgy Panda, Camden Noir, Draifet, Brian Collins, 64 Colors, Okedoki and many more plus new works from Christopher Uminga on the project wall
(On view through Sept. 5th)
Sat, August 15th 7-10PM
Corey Helford Gallery, 8522 Washington Blvd in Culver City / 310.287.2340
“India” featuring new works from Carlos Ramos
Sat, August 15th 6-9PM
Crewest, 110 E. Winston Street @ Main St in Los Angeles / 213.627.8272
Signing even for new ‘Buddy’ platform series from Bic Plastics featuring customs from Marka27, Jesse Hernandez, David Flores, Angry Woebots and Ritzy Periwinkle
Sat, August 15th 8PM-2AM
Ghetto Gloss, 6109 Melrose Ave in Los Angeles (NEW location) / 323.871.8100
Group show celebrating their grand re-opening at new spot
Sat, August 15th 6:30-10PM + Yard Sale on Sunday
GR2, 2062 Sawtelle Blvd in Los Angeles
“Junk In The Trunk” group show featuring an assortment of new and old works from a vast array of artists including the likes of Apak!, Christopher Bettig, Tessar Lo, Albert Reyes, Steven Weissman, Mari Inukai, David Horvath, and many, many more (On view through Sept. 16th)
Sat, August 15th 2-5PM
Merry Karnowsky Gallery, 170 South La Brea Ave. in Los Angeles
Book-signing event with Todd Schorr for his new book ‘American Surreal’ – wine & cookies will be served
Sat, August 15th 6-10PM
Lawrence Asher Gallery, 5820 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 100 in Los Angeles
“I’m Tired Of Being Sexy” featuring new works from Smear
Sat, August 15th 8-11PM
Melt Gallery @ Meltdown Comics, 7522 Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles
“Girls Of Summer” group show featuring the talent of the Girls Drawin Girls Collective, (On view through Aug. 30th)
Sat, August 15th 7-11PM
Neue Transit Studio, 657 Poinsettia Street in Santa Ana / 714.580.2228
New works from Craig “Skibs” Barker
Sat, August 15th 7-10PM
SCION Installation L.A., 3521 Helms Ave in Culver City / 310.815.8840″
Flux Super 8″ featuring eight of the most exciting and emerging young artists working in film, video, music and design
(On view through Sept. 5th)
Sat, August 15th 6-8PM
Tarryn Teresa Gallery, 1820 Industrial Street, #230 in Los Angeles
“Unnatural History” featuring new sculptures from Joshua Levine
(On view through Sept. 17th)
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