Scene Report: Los Angeles

Graffiti // Friday, August 29, 2014
Each week we feature updates on current graffiti scenes in a number of major U.S. cities with the help of a few select photographers. Walter Yetman aka The Harsh Truth Of The Camera Eye delivers this week’s Los Angeles Scene Report.

Slick and Charlie DTK in 1990

Graffiti // Tuesday, August 26, 2014
24 years ago you could find Slick and Charlie adding paint to the many layers at the Belmont Yard in downtown Los Angeles. On this day, Charlie painted a “House “ piece and Slick painted a wild burner with a Krylon spraycan for an “I.”

Installation View: NECKFACE "Drinking On The Job" @ New Image Art, LA

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 26, 2014
This past weekend in LA at New Image Art, Neckface opened a brand new show entitled "Drinking on the Job." That said, the show had a few references to drinking, and the process of making the show came down to this: "Each piece is imagined and drafted in an impaired state, in the field, sometimes with little to no recollection of his sullied genius until the scrawled upon napkin is found the morning after." 

Sculptures and Paintings by Kim Kei

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Los Angeles-based artist Kim Kei begins her process by combining and altering everyday objects and natural debris. These malleable sculptures are photographed in several iterations, which become the foundation for her paintings. Her intricate, improvised compositions exist somewhere between representation and abstraction. Her work is a departure from the figure as a form, yet in its absence the body is implied.

Scene Report: Los Angeles

Graffiti // Friday, August 22, 2014
Each week we feature updates on current graffiti scenes in a number of major U.S. cities with the help of a few select photographers. Walter Yetman aka The Harsh Truth Of The Camera Eye delivers this week’s Los Angeles Scene Report.

Geoff McFetridge Mural @ West LA Courthouse (with help from NIKE SB)

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 21, 2014
Geoff McFetridge just completed a mural at the historic West LA Courthouse skate spot. The mural is part of a greater project that reopened and repaired the spot, with Nike SB, local government and skaters working together to have it back open to public. Juxtapoz' Sam Graham went and snapped some shots this weekend. Public art, public space, skating... perfect. We asked Geoff to talk about the project, about both the mural and the skate spot itself, and in his own words, this is what he told us.

NECKFACE "Drinking On The Job" @ New Image Art, LA

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 21, 2014
If there is anything you plan on doing this weekend in Los Angeles, make sure going to the opening of Nasty Neckface's new show, "Drinking on the Job," at New Image Art Gallery on Friday, August 22nd, 2014. If you are going to kick off a Fall season with a new show, you might as well go Neckface, go dirty, go raunchy, go funny, go ironic, and literally go drinking. According to New Image, "Working days and nights, the artist adhered to a strict creative process shrouded in the lighthearted but gloomy atmosphere akin to bars and pubs." There you go.

Good Eats: California Taco Bear

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 21, 2014
In addition to art, we occasionally like to let you know about food we're excited about. California Taco Bear is a taco truck with a twist. They don't do traditional tacos, but do a range of everything from BBQ pulled pork and buffalo chicken mozzarella to more upscale duck, short ribs and ahi poke tacos. If you're in the LA area be sure to check it out.

Dale vN Marshall "Beauty in the Wound" @ Soze Gallery

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Marshall’s layered, heavily textured works consist of painterly abstract expression and controlled mark making, etching and relief, whilst embarking on an amazing journey of self discovery through his unique processes of painting. About the exhibit Dale vN Marshall says, “ I am really excited to return to this wonderful city of Los Angeles where I have spent 1 year studying under professors Marie Thibeault and Tom Krumpak nearby at Cal State Longbeach...

Update: The Work of Asad Faulwell

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Los Angeles-based artist Asad Faulwell heavily ornate, large works are reminscent of middle eastern tapestries and depict female combatants from the Algerian War of Independence, attempting to show how the women were both aggressors and victims.  

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