Feature: Dabs Myla in Conversation with Remi/RoughJuxtapoz // Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012
Dabs Myla's big 'Marvelous Expeditions' show is coming up on Sat, Sept. 1st at Thinkspace. The duo have put together a fun lil' 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 artist, Remi/Rough.
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 16x20 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?
I travelled to Newcastle last week for my first solo show since 2009. before that I went to Melbourne twice in one month!
Favorite country / city you've visited? Place you most want to visit?
Mexico would be up there with one of my favourites, also Santander in Spain. I'm hanging to go to Japan, it's been on top of my list for the past decade...
Planes, Trains or Automobiles?
Planes preferably please. Private jet is sufficient.
Window seat or isle? Chicken or Fish?
Aisle always, as long as the person next to me doesn't have a bladder problem.
Fish first always!
What is your favorite road trip song / artist or album?
Favourite road trip album is A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders or Queens Of the Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf, both classics!!
What fuels you to keep creating?
My family and good coffee… Pancakes help sometimes too!
Please describe your dream project if time and money were not issues.
I have this mad idea in my head to paint an entire pristine white Spanish village in the middle of nowhere. That would do it.
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..
Not from my studio exactly but I never leave home without my noise cancellation headphones. Stormie Mills advised me to get a pair a couple of years ago and I've never regretted it.
Least favorite part of making art? And your favorite part…
The selling of it and letting go… It's like a part of my dies every time.
If you could collaborate with one artist, living or dead, who would it be?
Basquiat, I reckon he and I could make some very cool art!!
Ever picked up a hitch hiker?... Have you ever been a hitchhiker?
No and no… Rutger Hauer put me off it.
Something you wish you would have known 5 years ago?
I wish I knew to keep some of the things I've either lost or thrown away… Stuff that would probably be worth a fortune now.
Dabs Myla & Friends
Opening Reception: Sat, Sept. 1st 5-9PM
On view Sept. 1st through Sept. 22nd at Thinkspace
Culver City, California