Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Weekend Guide - Saturday 6/06/09

CREWEST GALLERY
THE LEGENDARY BELMONT TUNNEL
“A tribute to the birthplace of Los Angeles Graffiti Art”
Opening Reception on June 6th, 2009 from 6pm to 9pm

Crewest Gallery is proud to announce their upcoming graffiti art exhibition The Legendary Belmont Tunnel, a curation by Carlos Marquez. With the influx of Hip Hop culture from the East Coast in the early 1980’s, the graffiti movement began to take shape in Los Angeles. Young graffiti artists began searching for their own voice and spaces to create. One space that became crucial to that development was the Belmont Tunnel. Due to its central location in Downtown LA and open layout surrounded with massive walls, it quickly became the city’s most popular urban canvas. Over the next 20+ years, Belmont became a meeting place for hundreds of developing graffiti artists to hone their craft, settle their differences through graff battles, and pass on codes of ethics to the next generation. Although the tunnel no longer exists and has now been turned into The Belmont Station apartments, the impact it had on the development of Los Angeles graffiti art will not be forgotten.

This exhibition will feature paintings, prints and giclees by the following exhibiting Legendary LA Artists: Acme, Aloy, Antonio Pelayo, Axis, BaBa, Besk, Bumper, Cab, Cale, Charlie, Cre8, Dash, Danny D, Defer, Duster, Earnone, Elser, Eriberto Oriol, Fearo, Fever, Frame, Frank Martinez, Gabe, Genius, Ghostone, Gilone, Graf One, Grande, Hex, Hyde, Jero, Jiro, Kopy, Make, Mandoe, Man One, Mosh, Nuke, OG Abel, Omega, Pale, Panic, Relax, Relic, Retna, Rickone, Risky, Ruets, Saber, Sacred194, Shandu, Siner, Size, Skept, Skyone, Sleez, Swan, Teler, Volt, Vox, Vyal, Wisk, Zender…and others

KINSEY / DES FORGES

6009 Washington Blvd Culver City CA 90232
Saturday, June 06, 2009 At 07:00 PM
Kinsey/DesForges is pleased to present Los Angeles-based artist Cole Sternberg with his first solo exhibition at the gallery. He will be showing all new paintings on canvas. The show will open on June 6th with an artist’s reception from 7-10pm and continue through July 11th, 2009.
SYNCHRONICITY SPACE

Saturday, June 06 2009, 7:00pm - 12:00am

Synchronicity Space is pleased to present “The Enigmatic Shadow,” a group art show focused on the metaphorical and literal expressions of negative space. Negative space is the empty area between representational elements, comprised of shapes that viewers often tend to overlook. In “The Enigmatic Shadow,” each artist visually plays on this dichotomy inherent in a representational image. Some artists deal with absolutes, juxtaposing positive and negative forms in such a way that they seemingly pulsate; others tackle the theme metaphorically, exploring the different realms negative space inhabits. They remind us that the role of negative space may not be a black and white proposition; these artists unify opposing forces within a single piece. “The Enigmatic Shadow” guarantees to push negative space far beyond the core fundamentals, utilizing it in ways both meaningful and engaging.
Artists include: Joseph Buzzell, Colin Chillag, Ryan Travis Christian, Mark Hesterlee, Zachary Rossman, Geoffrey Todd Smith
The opening reception for “The Enigmatic Shadow” is 7pm – 12am, Saturday, May 30th.
The exhibition will remain on display until June 27th.
Synchronicity Space is located at 4306 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029.
For more information visit http://www.syncspacela.com/.

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