Milk & Honey: Contemporary Art in California @ Slow Culture, LA

Aug 07, 2015 - Sep 04, 2015Slow Culture, Los Angeles

Tomorow, August 7th, 2015 Slow Culture in Los Angeles will be celebrating their two year anniversary with "Milk & Honey," a group show featuring some of our favorite artists including Chris Burden, Ed Ruscha, Richard Colman, Ed Templeton, Retna, and many more painters, photographers, illustrators, sculptors, designers, and directors currently living and working in California.

Curated by previous THIS Gallery co-owner, the late Justin Van Hoy, "Milk and Honey" showcases the amazing network of friends he was constantly cultivating. Designer, curator, and all around inspirational friend, Justin set the precedent for what we hope to achieve with our space.

“Conceptual notions are born and killed off in the blink of an eye because everything is visibly available instantly. This accelerated aging in the art world is the Internet’s fault, plain and simple.”"

"We really wanted to do something special for our two year anniversary and we've pulled out all the stops," says Slow Culture. "For those unfamiliar, prior to us occupying this space, it was home to THIS Gallery. Having become friends with them over the course of their three year tenure here, we felt it important to maintain the spirit and camaraderie of what made THIS Gallery special while building a community of our own. Two years later, 32+ shows under our belt, we feel like we’ve achieved this goal and it’s time to pay tribute to the foundation set forth by THIS."

All of this is creating a very interesting time for the art world. New bodies of work, collaborations, and schools of art-ists are presented and discarded at such a rapid pace that many valuable artists and avenues of visual work are lost due to a lack of a proper stage. There is an absence of patience and cadence surrounding themes and viewpoints, and, as a result, we—the audience and participants—are a society that has come to rely on a constant stream of contemporary visual imagery in our everyday world.” —Justin Van Hoy

"In the span of three years since the book has been published, the pace at which these ideas can be dis-carded has accelerated ten fold. There has been a lack of emphasis on creating foundations outside of our online communities, which is why we feel like the influence of artists presented in the book is significant now more than ever. With the influx of artists and creatives flocking to call Los Angeles home, we felt it important to recognize this community of artists who have helped influence this movement and continue to inspire us."

Aaron Farley, Aaron Ruell, Andrew Schoultz, Ben Venom, Bill McRight, Cali Thornhill de Witt, Christopher Bettig, Chris Burden, Chris Duncan, Cleon Peterson, Curtis Buchanan, Damon Way,
Dan Monick, Day 19, Ed Ruscha, Ed Templeton, Emily Shur, Erin Garcia, Florencio Zavala, G. Lewis Heslet, Greg Bojorquez, Lana Kim, Hassan Rahim, Jared Eberhardt, Joel Morrisson, Joey Gallagher, Jon Rajkovich, Justin Krietemeyer, Kevin Earl Taylor, Megan Whitmarsh, Mel Kadel, Matthew Goldman, Pearl C. Hsiung, Retna, Richard Colman, Rj Shaughnessy, Robert Therrien, Sage Vaughn, Shelley Leopold, Souther Salazar, Steven Harrington, Travis Millard, Ye Rin Mok

Congratulations on your anniversary Slow Culture! For more information, visit slowculture.com