Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Johnny on Air- new work from Emilio Subira

New work from Emilio Subira
see more work from Emilio on his website

Some information on Emilio:

Pertaining to the art group “000SICK Estudio”, founded in 2000 with the artist and musician Rafael Jurado, resides and works in Seville (Spain).

Each human mind guards a back door in the deepst of its unfathomable mistery. All these doors open into the same dark and quiet back alley; previous to culture and even to ourselves, only self intuition sometimes gives us indications of its existence.

Emilio Subira´s work is focused on the intuitive translation of the multiplicity that characterizes the reality in plastical terms from the perspective of a viewer plunged into ostracism, working like a satirical and critical filter.

Emilio shows his work with London Miles Gallery in the U.K.

Beyond Eden Art Fair- a contemporary art fair just for us!


A multi-gallery event celebrating the new contemporary art scene in Los Angeles


October 9 – 11, 2009

LA Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park

(Los Angeles, CA) The Beyond Eden Art Fair is a multi-gallery event celebrating the new contemporary art scene in Los Angeles. The public is invited to attend this special event and admission is free. A full listing of events, times, confirmed galleries and additional information will soon be available at www.beyondedenartfair.com.

Beyond Eden will showcase the works of over 15 galleries and will be held inside the beautiful confines of the historic Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery during the weekend of October 9th, 10th and 11th, with an opening night celebration planned for Saturday, October 10th. An exact schedule of events and full details will follow shortly. A partial list of confirmed galleries includes Billy Shire Fine Arts, Black Maria Gallery, Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art, Copro Gallery, DRKRM, Gallery 1988, La Luz De Jesus, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG), LeBasse Projects, New Image Art, Nucleus Gallery, Subliminal Projects, Synchronicity Space and Thinkspace.

4800 Hollywood Blvd.,

Los Angeles, CA 90027


Saturday, July 25, 2009

The opening reception of Candy Coated Canvas at London Miles Gallery

Toko Dholbachie
Licking Doll

The Opening reception of Candy Coated Canvas at London Miles Gallery, located in West London welcomed a very large crowd all quickly covered in yummy cupcakes. The artwork was presented in a totally decorated gallery, with hanging paper ice creams from the ceiling and a a floor decoration of white cotton and puff balls, the whole gallery was transformed to fit the sweet and fantasy theme.

Curated by Tina Ziegler (thats me) the exhibition featured themed artworks from a very diverse group of international artists. From Kukula, to Dholbachie, to Jade Klara. Art work from Japan to South Africa, the exhibition showcased some of todays international cutting edge talent for the first time in the U.K.

Artworks from Robert Tirado set the standard for a more fine art approach to painting, while artists Dholbachie brought a truly inspirational and surreal edge to it all. Both Lost Fish and Zoe Lacchei really went all out in the candy theme and created some beautiful, sweet and some what naughty pieces of artwork. Over all this group exhibition had a nice balance, and really brought something differernt to the Notting Hill / West London gallery world. Stay tuned for more from London Miles!

Visit: www.londonmiles.com

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

3 megabits crew at London Miles Gallery: Covent Garden

We just opened up another London Miles Gallery in the historical and touristic market place of the Covent Garden, located in the center of London.

Taking over a unit for the next 6 weeks, we are working with various artist groups and collectives to keep it fresh. Last Saturday we teamed up with french live painting crew 3MEGABITS for an afternoon of live painting on the windows of the gallery space. It didnt take long before we had a crowd of people watching and admiring the freestyle painting.

This Saturday the 18th of July, we will be repeating a live painting event with 3megabits and this time we will be more prepared with a boom box blasting some tunes and we are expecting some press coverage.. so come down, and hang out!

Check out more on the
3MEGABITS crew here!

Liz Mcgrath's Blog on Juxtapoz

So it looks like Juxtapoz.com has gone through a little transformation, their website has been modernized and one thing Im really not too happy about is all the adverts they have poping up while your reading, or every other post now is an advert!! What happend! Well beside that little disapointment there is a new blogger that has just joined Juxtapoz.. and its the lovely Los Angeles-born artist Elizabeth McGrath!. Now we can follow Liz on her exciting life between being a rock star to being a super star artist..this girl has got talent! She is on tour now with her band Miss Derringer, and her first blog post goes through the last 40 days spent on a bus traveling across the country, and they visit some pretty amazing places! Read HERE!

"Liz has always had an eye for the strange beauty in the grotesqueries of life; this appreciation is nowhere more evident than in her work. Inspired by the relationship between the natural world and the detritus of consumer culture, she brings forth a new cavalcade of creatures from the darker corners of the streets, the city, the imagination. It is this melancholy interaction between man-made status symbols and suffering specimens of nature that make up her intricate body of work. Today she lives in Downtown LA with her hairless dogs Blue and King Tut, and her Husband Morgan Slade. They play together in the band Miss Derringer. "

Liz's Blog HERE!

London Miles Gallery presents: Candy Coated Canvas

London Miles Gallery
and myself, Tina Ziegler, are very excited to present our next exhibition, which as you can tell from the above flier, is a themed group show titled CANDY COATED CANVAS..This sweet and colorful exhibition was created to celebrate the many pleasures in life, from childhood to adulthood. From all the great memories we have of being a kid, eating ice creme and best of all the wild imagination we had to being an adult in a world full of beauty, sex, and dangerously sweet things at our fingertips.

The opening reception is on July 24th, 2009 (from 7:00pm to 11:00pm) at the Notting Hill location of London Miles, and the evening will include a free cupcake reception sponsored by Chewies Bakery, along with a plush and candy installation and you can guarantee Ill be dressed in something super sweet. Guests are asked to wear something inspired by candy, and color, so join in.

Exhibiting Artists include:
D’ Holbachie Yoko
Matthew Bone
Zoe Lacchei
Tadaomi Shibuya
Tiffany Liu
Mike Bilz
Lost Fish
Ryan Myers
Sebastian Otto
Scrumptious Delight
Robert Tirado
Rudi Fig
Natalie Shau
Jade Klara
David Palumbo
Luke Kopycinski
Amanda Riley

(Preview pic: David Palumbo "Strawberry Popcicle" )

Get more information at: www.londonmiles.com
And we look forward to seeing you there on the July 24th, 2009!

Friday, July 10, 2009

David Flores and Lisa Alisa at LeBasse Projects LA

LeBasse Projects presents:

³A Distorted Lens²
New work from David Flores and Lisa Alisa

July 18th ­ August 8th

Artist reception: Saturday, July 18th, 7-10pm

Los Angeles, CA ­ LeBasse Projects is proud to announce, A Distorted Lens, a
two-artist exhibition featuring gallery artists David Flores and Lisa Alisa. Both artists have worked with the gallery since the first group show hosted by director Beau Basse in 2005. Coming full circle, the artists are each presenting new bodies of work to open the summer season at LeBasse Projects new gallery.

While each artist works in a very ³Superflat² style they each have very different cultural influences. In his first Los Angeles show since 2006, Flores delivers all new artwork that embodies his unique interpretation of pop iconography. In addition to his paintings he has embellished dozens of vintage fashion, music and news magazine spreads with his vision of the world around him. Flores¹ stained-glass window style creates a warped view of the pop icons he simultaneously idolizes and mocks.

Lisa Alisa also follows the superflat style laid out by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, although her work tends to have much more obvious bite. Generally featuring thinly veiled self-portraits, her paintings are what she refers to as ³new feminist² artwork. While bloody and violent, the paintings are a metaphor for both the brutality of life and the desire for change within the artist herself. There's a thick vein of dark, surreal humor running through the image.
More information on the LeBasse Projects website HERE!

Bwana Spoons new Book! Launch in Portland!

Bwana was just on a little book tour in Europe, he came to London and had his book launch and signing at Concrete Hermet and then ventured off to Paris to ArtToyz.

Nows he is heading back to Portland for his book launch at Grass Hut, where he resides and works.

Portland Release Party:
July 11, 6-9pm
Book Signing, Pencil Fighting, Fart Knocking!!!

Grass Hut
811 E Burnside.
Portland, Oregon

About Bwana:

Bwana Spoons has been making art, zines, comics, toys, shoes, t-shirts,
cards, and pretty much anything you could imagine for a long long time.
He's inspired a lot of us art-makers to take things to the next level.
It's been a long time coming, but now he's got a book "Welcome to Forest
Island". It's pretty awesome and you should totally have is in your
library of eye candy.

New Work from Scott Radke

Here are the newest creations from amazing sculptor Scott Radke.
Keep an eye out for him in the Hunt & Gather art book which comes out this October from Mark and Batty press, Scott has a feature in the publication.

Follow Scotts work HERE on his blog!