Friday, November 27, 2009

Lava Collective exhibition and hip hop event

On Thursday December 10th, LAVA Collective is programming a multimedia hip hop event at The Gramaphone on Commercial Street.

Edan The Dee-Jay is in town to promote his new record Echo Party, and he's marking the occasion with a 2 hour Dj set. Joining Edan will be legendary New York photographer Ricky Powell, who brings his 'World Famous Slideshow' to London for the first time. Jehst will be performing live, Kris Jones (Deep Medi, Soul Jazz) and the LAVA DJs will provide musical support.

The evening will commence at 8.30 pm with a screening of the Echo Party video, directed by Tom Fitzgerald. Early arrivals will be rewarded with T-shirts, art books, and CDs, courtesy of our lovely sponsors - Crooks & Castles, Evolving Styles, and Lewis Recordings.

LAVA Collective presents: Echo Party
Thursday, December 10th 2009
The Gramaphone, 60-62 Commercial Street, London, E1 6LT
8pm - 2am, £7 / £5 before 9pm

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Yoko D'holbachie "Living in your Dreams" at London Miles

I recently curated the exhibition, "Living in Your Dreams" featuring a solo show of work by Yoko D'Holbachie.

Yoko is quickly becoming a London favorite for art collectors and art lovers, the response we received from her first solo show in the U.K was fantastic. Yoko's work is truly something special, her neon colors, her amazing immagination and her ablity to make images so beautiful, playful and cute while also being very grotesque and macbre amazes me.

The exhibition opened last week, Wednesday the 18th at the London Miles new location in Westbourne Studios. If you are around, I welcome you personally to come by and have a look at the show and all the hard work that went in to the prepration and instalation for this show. The exhibition is on display until December 5th. 2009

If your not familiar with Yoko's work then its about time you start looking her up. Visit London Miles to view work from the exhibition, there are still a few pieces left for purchase so get your hands on some of these beautiful oil paintings, framed in the most elobrate and decorative frames. All pieces are signed by Yoko on the back.

Or visit Yoko D'holbachie's website to see her collection of stunning oil and digital works.

(above image: Stray Sheep, Oil on wood, 15 x 15 inches framed, £810.00)

Tim Burton at MOMA

This is seriously a brilliant video of Tim Burton just speaking freely about his process of creation and a introduction for his solo exhibition at MOMA this fall.
The exhibition is on show from November 22, 2009–April 26, 2010.



Taking inspiration from popular culture, Tim Burton (American, b. 1958) has reinvented Hollywood genre filmmaking as an expression of personal vision, garnering for himself an international audience of fans and influencing a generation of young artists working in film, video, and graphics. This exhibition explores the full range of his creative work, tracing the current of his visual imagination from early childhood drawings through his mature work in film. It brings together over seven hundred examples of rarely or never-before-seen drawings, paintings, photographs, moving image works, concept art, storyboards, puppets, maquettes, costumes, and cinematic ephemera from such films as Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Batman, Mars Attacks!, Ed Wood, and Beetlejuice, and from unrealized and little-known personal projects that reveal his talent as an artist, illustrator, photographer, and writer working in the spirit of Pop Surrealism. The gallery exhibition is accompanied by a complete retrospective of Burton’s theatrical features and shorts, as well as a lavishly illustrated publication.

Visit MOMA for more information.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

David Choe - An introduction by Walrus TV

Chris Mars at Billy Shire Fine Arts! - Culver City, CA


Artist Chris Mars Takes Museum Exhibition to Billy Shire Fine Arts, Los Angeles

Minneapolis-based artist Chris Mars brings his exhibition “In Preparation of Barrier Transcendence” to renown Culver City gallery Billy Shire Fine Arts this December, presenting the sole commercial offering of work from the show which debuts at The Longview Museum of Fine Arts (Texas) in September before traveling on to The Phipps Center for the Arts (Hudson, Wisconsin) in February 2010 and Mesa Contemporary Arts (Arizona) for an extended run commencing in March.

Billy Shire Fine Arts, kingpin of the so-called “Low Brow” and “Pop Surrealism” movements, will display some twenty-five recent oil paintings by Mars, as well as a selection of his most recent films including the surrealist meditation “This is No. 14” and the animated tale “Flowers for Jupiter”. In addition, Mars will be presenting for sale his first limited edition multiple, a series of exhibition posters celebrating each of the three public venues for “In Preparation of Barrier Transcendence”.

More information HERE!

New Prints by Jose Parla at Elms Lesters- London

Elms Lesters is proud to announce the publishing of a series of three exclusive limited edition prints by José Parlá.

The series is published by Elms Lesters Painting Rooms and printed at the renowned Mat Sant Studios in London, combining the highest quality giclee process with over-layering of Parla’s trademark, free-flowing calligraphic markings using multiple hand printed silk-screens, capturing the very essence of his original paintings.

More information on The site¬!

London Police and Galo in New York


Fresh Geezers
Featuring The London Police and Galo
Save the Date
Show Opens Thursday, December 10, 7-10pm

This December, Factory Fresh pulls out all the stops as we welcome The London Police and
Galo as they return to New York to celebrate more than a decade in the game.
Known for their iconic characters collectively these artist work have respectively graced streets
and galleries in 35 countries and have been feature in numerous publications throughout
the
globe. The artists will be showcasing new canvas, featured films of the artist and installation
works created site specifically for Factory Fresh.
Show Runs till January 10, 2010.
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Factory Fresh is located at 1053 Flushing Avenue between Morgan and Knickerbocker, off the L train Morgan Stop