#Art #Opening #LosAngeles – Greg Miller with “Call of Duty” @ William Turner Gallery Santa Monica this Saturday, July 26th

July 23rd, 2014

Greg Miller  Pool Painting 2014 Acrylic Collage Resin on Panel 48 x 60

Greg Miller – Pool Painting, 2014, Acrylic, Collage, Resin on Panel, 48″x 60″

Greg Miller Call of Duty artist opening William Turner Gallery Michigan Ave Santa Monica Los Angeles California

William Turner Gallery

To view the digital catalog for Greg Miller – Call of Duty click here

Greg Miller  First Kiss 2014 Acrylic Collage Resin on Panel 60 x 48

Greg Miller – First Kiss, 2014, Acrylic, Collage, Resin on Panel, 60″x 48″

From the release:

“The William Turner Gallery is pleased to present Call of Duty, an exhibition of new paintings by Greg Miller. The exhibition will be accompanied by a short film by the artist, entitled, “The Pool.”

Hollywood Film Noir references abound in this newest body of work from neo-pop painter, Greg Miller – and beautiful women are the heroes of this visual narrative. Whether lounging in a pool, diving into the sea or caught mid-kiss, these women maintain a cool distance from the viewer – they are mysterious and untouchable, encased in resin and paint, frozen in time like celluloid dreams.

Miller’s softly rendered femme fatales are juxtaposed with rough textures, drips and sprays, and peeling layers that have been built up and scratched away – layers that obscure just as much as they reveal. The compositions are dramatically framed, cinematically cropped, up close and intimate – homages to a city that is as enthralling as it is enigmatic.

With this series, Miller endeavors on a sort of cultural excavation, collecting, preserving and re-contextualizing documents of a forgotten time. His paintings bring the outside world in, mimicking the Los Angeles cityscape with its myriad walls plastered in tattered movie posters, graffiti, airbrushed murals and aging advertisements. Assembling these images of urban signage, found ephemera and pop culture visuals, Miller taps into a space in our collective consciousness that tugs at memory like a long lost lover.

Greg Miller’s work is featured in numerous museum and private collections, including the Frederick R. Weisman and Charles Saatchi Foundation. The Get Go, a volume of his writings, photography and paintings, was published in 2010, and the first comprehensive monograph on the artist, Signs of the Nearly Actual, was published in 2008.

#Art #Opening #LosAngeles – Japan Diaries: Formento & Formento Exhibition Opening This Thursday July 24th @ Fahey/Klein Gallery Los Angeles

July 22nd, 2014

Formento  Formento Japan Diaries reception artists Fahey Klein gallery Los Angeles

FORMENTO & FORMENTO

Japan Diaries

July 24, 2014 through August 30, 2014

Reception for the Artists: Thursday, July 24, 7 – 9 p.m.

Formento  Formento Quorra XXV Hanazono Japan 2013

From the release:

“In the fall of 2013, Formento & Formento embarked on a journey through Japan to create their newest ongoing series, Japan Diaries. The highly staged and melodramatic images are inspired by theater, 1950′s Japanese cinema, the photographs of Nobuyoshi Araki and Daido Moriyama, Edo woodblock prints, and the erotic imagery of Ero Guro paintings. As outside observers, the Formentos’ stylized images explore the dichotomies that embody modern Japan– blurring the aesthetics between tradition and the ultra modern, fantasy and reality. Their captivating tableaus exude a sense of tension, melancholy, and a quiet unease. Each image from Japan Diaries exists as if it were a still taken from a noir Japanese film, each solitary figure yearning for something unknown.

Under the name Formento & Formento, Richeille Formento styles and art directs the images, while BJ Formento lights and photographs. Together the duo has an innate ability to absorb the spirit of a time and place, creating a vision that references the past but remains truly their own.”

Fahey Klein Gallery La Brea Los Angeles

Photo Gallery: Blacklickorish Latex @ Hive Gallery downtown Los Angeles

June 30th, 2014

Blacklickorish Latex Fashion Show @ Hive Gallery Los Angeles

Angel Dark in Blacklickorish Latex @ Hive Gallery Los Angeles

Here are a few (impromptu, please keep that in mind) shots from a very interesting night of latex and naked clowns this last Saturday night at the Hive Gallery in downtown Los Angeles. The gallery space has monthly group shows and a number of contemporary luminaries have shown work there over the years, so if you’re interested in picking up art from the superstars of tomorrow, you can find out more about upcoming events here. Contact Blacklickorish Latex designs here. Believe me, this is just the start of the imagery, you can see more photography here.

Model Countess for Alyssa Norman Renee latex fashion

Countess for Blacklickorish Latex Los Angeles

Stephanie Inagaki, Countess + Pixel Rickie for Blacklickorish Latex Fashion Show @ Hive Gallery Los Angeles

Stephanie Inagaki, Countess + Pixel Rickie for Blacklickorish Latex Fashion Show @ Hive Gallery Los Angeles

Pixel Rickie for Blacklickorish Latex @ Hive Gallery Los Angeles

Pixel Rickie for Blacklickorish Latex @ Hive Gallery Los Angeles

Naked Clowns @ the Blacklickorish Latex Fashion Show @ Hive Gallery Los Angeles

Naked Clowns @ the Blacklickorish Latex Fashion Show @ Hive Gallery Los Angeles

Rannie Rodil Sucka M.C. Bizarro Au Go-Go @ Hive Gallery Los Angeles-03492

Rannie Rodil + Sucka M.C. of Bizarro Au Go-Go @ Hive Gallery Los Angeles

#LosAngeles #Photography #Opening – June 28th @LethalAmounts w Paul Zone w ‘Playground: Growing Up in the New York Underground’ book release @ Lethal Amounts Los Angeles

June 2nd, 2014
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The Fast Times and Life of Paul Zone Stills rom the New York Underground Playground Growing Up in the New York Underground photography Blondie Joey Ramone

There are a couple punk rock photography shows coming up at the Lethal Amounts storefront in downtown Los Angeles. Edward Colver has “Idle Worship” with rare and unseen archival shots from the golden era of punk on July 26th, while this event from Paul Zone on Saturday, June 28th celebrates his new book, “Playground: Growing Up in the New York Underground”. You can preview pages from the book here.

p.s. #fbf – Here’s a pic of me taking a pic of Edward Colver taking a pic that Edward Colver made of Henry Rollins at the Annenberg.

Paul Zone photography Wayne County Coventry Queens NY 1973 Playground Growing Up in the New York Underground Lethal Amounts Los Angeles 7th st punk

Dee Dee Ramone Ramones Connie Gripp Max s Kansas City kitchen 1975 Tish and Snooky Manic Panic St Marks Pl 1978

Playground Growing Up in the New York Underground Paul Zone photographer punk rock