Feature: Dabs Myla in Conversation with Misery

August 27, 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, they speak with Misery.


This special exhibit will feature 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?

March 2012- Cambodia (Phnom Penh and Siam Reap)

Favorite country / city you've visited? Place you most want to visit?

I really loved visiting Vietnam. Ho Chin Minh City was great, yummy food, cool people, beautiful French architecture and tropical gardens. I am also in love with Hawaii and hope to live there one day. I most want to vist- Can I pick Three? India, Japan, South America please.


Planes, Trains or Automobiles?





Window seat or isle? Chicken or Fish?

Window. Chicken.


What is your favorite road trip song / artist or album?

Jefferson Airplane- 'Somebody to love'. Darjeeling Limited soundtrack.


What fuels you to keep creating?

It's what I love doing most in the world and some good healthy competition fuels me too.


Please describe your dream project if time and money were not issues.

Giant aquarium with sea creatures and an underwater coral garden art installation with gigantic sculptures that glow, make sound and move with the water, painted back drops, lights, synchronized swimmers and an orchestra performing theme music. A submarine to take viewers on underwater tours.




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..

Watercolors and my favorite squirrel brush.


Least favorite part of making art? And your favorite part...

Least Favorite- Creative blocks are frustrating. Favorite- When something is accidental and turns out to be the best thing you've ever done.


If you could collaborate with one artist, living or dead, who would it be?

Yoshitomo Nara


Ever picked up a hitch hiker?... Have you ever been a hitchhiker?

Have been one, never picked up one.