PABLO DYLAN / a pre-legendary tribute to trap punk, presents the early sounds of a young artist and scion of the historical BOB DYLAN. With vast inroads in the music industry and a preternatural sense of cultural movements, PABLO DYLAN’s rebellious spirit echoes with the dissidence of radical youth and anthems for a post-internet age. Working in punk trap, he channels the anti- establishment rhetoric within both genres to create something entirely unheard. A type of music that’s as revolutionary as his grandfather’s sound was to folk.
Jim Drain’s SEEM / SEAMS opened at VSF in Los Angeles on Saturday May 2, 2015. After spending the past decade in Miami, Jim recently moved back to Providence, Rhode Island, where it all began. SEEM / SEAMS presents a series of collage-based paintings derived from the psychedelic and punk rock approach at the foundation of his practice. Jim attended RISD and was a founding member of the art collective Forcefield, a experimental noise band that combined sound, performance, and wearable works.
Silkscreen, magazine, acrylic, color pencil, paper, cotton, linen, burlap, and the Fort Thunder phone list are mixed together with a colorful consciousness that gives thanks to the process. I’d like to live within Jim Drain’s paintings and play within each psychedelic intricacy.
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LOS ANGELES | MOCA PACIFIC DESIGN CENTER | FEBRUARY 7 - MAY 17, 2015
Favorite works from Bernhard Willhelm 3000: When Fashion Shows The Danger Then Fashion Is The Danger on exhibition at MOCA Pacific Design Center. Featuring the work of designers Bernhard Willhelm and Jutta Kraus in their first American museum exhibition, the show follows the relocation of Willhelm and his Paris-based studio team (headed by Kraus) to Los Angeles. Alongside Willhelm's Fall/Winter 2015–16 collection are sculptural works, video, photography, and the collective energy of a site-specific project where friends like Malcom Stewart lend a helping hand in adding extra spray paint and fun.
LOS ANGELES / FRIDAY FEBRUARY 13, 2014 / 7PM-10PM / 649 S Anderson, Downtown LA.
This evening MARS (Museum as Retail Space) presents I’m in A Story, the gallery’s inaugural exhibition and Raúl de Nieves first solo show in Los Angeles. His work spans intricate figurative sculpture and painting, ornamental shoes and garments, multimedia performance and live music, with frequent references to high fashion, nightlife, Catholic symbolism, Mexican folklore, and fairy tales.
I’m in A Story continues the narrative of de Nieves and Colin Self's critically acclaimed chamber opera The Fool, a mystical allegorical journey centered around a mother, a child, an old women, and a dog/fool (played by de Nieves). The exhibition brings to life the precious relationship between the dog/fool character and the old woman character:
Old woman, you have lived a very beautiful life and Its time to let go of fear. Fear
only brings you farther from the self. With the loss of fear one can be a
wandering spirit, and soon will choose where the spirit is to go. Your old body
and brain are not eternal, but your soul is.
Old woman why are you shaking why do you shake when you close your eyes
you’re not awake
fear not your body leaving you, for it is not your soul
my spirit wanders body to body, we’re on a journey
you must continue on
Do not be afraid, by giving me a chance to help you will have me by your side at
The body I have is light as a feather
you have given me a chance to continue with greater knowledge
to always be thinking with generosity, ethics, patience, diligence and most of all
The message you have brought to me only makes me wiser.