Feature: Dabs Myla In Conversation with 123 KlanJuxtapoz // Thursday, 09 Aug 2012
Dabs Myla's big Marvelous Expeditions show is coming up on Sat, September 1st at Thinkspace. The duo have put together a fun set of questions combining some of the favorite questions they've been asked over the past few years as well as a few show specific travel related questions to spice things up.Today, the speak with former Jux featured artists, 123 Klan.
This special exhibit will featured over 20 new works from Dabs Myla, a huge installation with a very special guest artist helping out (details to follow) and a group show they have curated featuring 32 of their friends all creating works on 16" x 20" cradled wood panels provided by the duo and built by Craola's dad George Simkins.
Thinkspace is pleased to present the highly anticipated 'Marvelous Expeditions' by Dabs Myla and Friends. In the spirit of travel and all things wonderfully itinerant, acclaimed duo Dabs Myla will take over the gallery space and will feature new work and an installation alongside curated selections from 30 of their closest and most inspiring artist friends. The gallery will in effect become a locus of meeting and communal exchange, as artists from all over the world are brought together by Dabs Myla to share their experiences of traveling through its landscapes.
'Marvelous Expeditions' showcases the duo’s love of friends, collegiality, exchange, and the proliferation of vision and variety that thrives alongside constant movement and displacement. These are the exploratory impulses of travel that lead to constant revisions, reconstitutions, influences, and to the indelible encounters that change everything.
Featuring 16x20 works from:
123 Klan Aaron, De La Cruz, Askew, Augustine Kofie, Axis, Cat Cult, Dabs Myla, Dscreet, Dvate, EINE, Elliot Francis Stewart, Ephameron, Greg Lamarche, Honkey Kong (aka Adam Hathorn), Johnny 'KMNDZ' Rodriguez, KC Ortiz, KEM5, Logan Hicks, Luke Chueh, Mark Mulroney, Meggs, Misery, NEW2, Pose, Remi Rough, Revok, Rime, Stormie Mills, Tatiana Suarez, Tom Gerrard, Tristan Eaton, Witnes, The Yok.
Last time you traveled? To where?
Scien & Klor: It was in June this year, Cancun mexico, we were invited to give a lecture at “the end”, a graphic design conference.
Favorite country / city you've visited? Place you most want to visit?
Klor: Italy, Roma
Scien: U.S.A. - Hawaii
Planes, Trains or Automobiles?
Scien & Klor: Segway is the shit!
Window seat or isle? Chicken or Fish?
KLOR: Window and chicken.
SCIEN: Aisle and Jewish meal.
What is your favorite road trip song / artist or album?
KLOR: Daft Punk, "Around the World."
SCIEN: Rick Astley, "Never Gonna Give You Up."
What fuels you to keep creating?
Scien: Rick Astley and sometimes modern talkin'.
Please describe your dream project if time and money were not issues.
KLOR: Having my own flight company.
SCIEN: to buy the “brother louie” by Modern talking rights reserved and to photoshop my face on Thomas Anders’s face in the video clip.
Do you have a favorite item from your studio that you always make sure you take on a trip? For example... reference book, lucky balaclava, favorite brush etc..
SCIEN: My hairbrush.
Least favorite part of making art? And your favorite part...
KLOR: Least part: to take a picture of my piece, Fav’ part: To outline my piece.
SCIEN: Least part: to write my name in a graffiti on a wall, favourite part: to buff someone else's piece to write my name over it.
If you could collaborate with one artist, living or dead, who would it be?
KLOR: Christian Audigier.
Ever picked up a hitch hiker?... Have you ever been a hitchhiker?
KLOR: There is only one place on a segway, so no, and nope I never been a hitch hiker coz I got a segway.
SCIEN: Yup once and it was Klor I hold her on my back coz I was the first to buy a segway, and nope I never been a lazy bitch waiting for a stranger to pick me up on the road.
Something you wish you would have known 5 years ago?
KLOR: I would have know that California was a better place to move than Canada.
SCIEN: I would spend more time with Gadhafi before he got killed.
Dabs Myla & Friends
Opening Reception: Sat, Sept. 1st 5-9PM
On view Sept. 1st through Sept. 22nd at Thinkspace
Culver City, California