Posts tagged: Los Angeles
It’s not quite street art but it’s close. Justice Urban Tavern in downtown LA has a new art installation from local kinda-looks-like-a-street-artist K Fish next Thursday evening. K Fish will even be doing some live art creation. Here’s what the news release about Thursday night’s event says about the work of K Fish (no guarantees you’ll understand what they wrote, bless them):
Bridging the gap between studio and street art and creating a new species through hybridization. K Fish sets figures afloat in a sea of color and contrast, juxtaposing the steady warmth of an icon with the vibrations of a multicolored backdrop. He is a consummate master of creating quiet chaos in the mind of the viewer, yet gifts them with the calm of intelligent aesthetics.
More sidewalk art spotted outside La Luz de Jesus Gallery in East Hollywood. This one appears to have a bit of the Titanic going down, so to speak.
Surprisingly lifelike yet ever so simple graffiti that I spotted a couple of days ago on the sidewalk in East Hollywood outside La Luz De Jesus Gallery/Wacko bookstore. It really tricks the (ok, MY) eye into having a third dimension. Crazy.
Light sculpture for sale at a recent art event I attended at a very upscale house in the Hollywood Hills for what I think was called L’Art Gallery. The location was amazing, and a lot of the art pretty engaging. Surprisingly broad set of price ranges and types of offerings for what they had on offer too.
This piece, whose creator I don’t know, was mounted over a bed. I’ve tweaked the image slightly, and the light from the bulbs in the letters blow out the ability of my camera phone to pick out detail, but it still ended up being a cool shot of an interesting piece, I think.
Upon Reflection - Collab mural between myself and Angelina Christina in Downtown LA
This striking political poster was also spotted last week on Fairfax Avenue, nestled among lots of commercial ad posters along a vacant lot.
It’s an image of Hugh Grant, the CEO and chairman of agribusiness giant Monsanto, which makes all kinds of pesticides, genetically-modified pesticide-resistant seeds and more that have sparked endless controversy.
The crossed-out eyes of the bees in the background likely are a reference to environmentalist concerns that some of those Monsanto products are contributing to the disappearance of millions of bees across North America, in what’s been termed Colony Collapse Syndrome. Remarkable piece of political art.
More stencils and stickers from the Fairfax District in Los Angeles. Lots of “Be Curious" stickers along the street. It makes a perfectly fabulous motto for a journalist sort to keep in mind (or, really, anyone else making their way through this ever-so-interesting world).
And much as I like that sticker (particularly this one wrapped over the top of a parking meter) I think of these I like the sticker in the middle photo that repeatedly says “She’s allergic to cats.” Couldn’t really say why, though.
Stencils spotted last week on the sidewalks of L.A.’s Fairfax district, which has transformed, at least partly, from a very old-school district of Jewish butcher shops and delis and markets and non-profits to a seemingly endless array of hip shops selling pricey urban-focused sneakers, clothes and hats. When did this happen?
Part of what seems to come with the shift is an endless array of bits of street art, mostly stencils like these two and lots and lots of stickers, but also some other stuff.