Very interested in the 2018 LA Art Show with the announcement of the Yare: One More Dance
I’ve been invited to see a special performance this evening and am fascinated by Cristobal Valecillos creative career! The artist is weaving tech, environment and history using the masks, Los Angeles Landmarks and invoking the Los Diabolos de Yare Festival with contemporary settings. I look forward to this first viewing and the LA Art Show for the exhilarating project.
THE LA ART SHOW
is proud to announce
TIMOTHY YARGER FINE ART PRESENTATION
“YARE; ONE MORE DANCE”BYCristobal Valecillos
Venezuelan-American multimedia artist Cristobal Valecillos: “Los Diablos de Yare”
This UNESCO Cultural Heritage Festival is rooted in an 18th Century celebration of life, renewal, triumph and good over evil. Valecillos has recreated the traditional masks into a contemporary dialogue, set against Los Angeles landmarks, incorporating challenges of today: Religion, Politics, Consumerism, Violence, Consumption, Environment, Technology, Addiction.
For this exhibition, the artist invokes the annual Los Diablos de Yare festival by creating a collection of eight hand-crafted masks. Each unique mask was sculpted using repurposed materials while remaining faithful to the festival’s tradition.
The artist has also created a series of stunning photographs set against a backdrop of iconic Los Angeles landmarks. These provocative and compelling images incorporate the joys and challenges of the contemporary human spirit.
Cristobal Valecillos’ distinguished career includes art direction, music videos, consumer products, commercials, and photography.
These photographs are available in Limited Edition through
Timothy Yarger Fine Art.
I’m ready to celebrate all things Star Trek as I count down the days for the premier of Star Trek: Discovery on CBS Access. 3Doodler has been inspired with their Star Trek Crew Edition Pen sets that are a love note to the original Star Trek series and Star Trek: The Next Generation. They are available for a limited time for only $99.99 and Sulu cool! Even George Takei is looking to doodle a few Vulcan ears for himself!
The videos make it look like someone with two left thumbs like myself can live out my fantasy to seek new worlds!
You can also buy the Create Star Trek Project Kit for $24.99 that has a special Star Trek Project Guide. The kit projects include Vulcan ears, Klingon forehead and Star Trek & Star Trek: TGN Enterprises ships too! Trekkies will love the 3Doodler Star Trek Crew Edition Pen sets! What a great idea for people who already have the 3Doodler pens to live out Trekkie dreams with these How-to-Do it patterns! This is so bringing me back to my childhood.
I’m very excited to attend the preview of Gaetano Pesce Molds (Gelati Misti) presented by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center.
The exhibition will be from September 3 – November 27, 2016 at MOCA Pacific Design Center
“I hope my work is acknowledged for its multidisciplinary nature and its curious diversity,” remarks artist Gaetano Pesce.
MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson and John R. Geresh, Pesce collector & scholar organized the exhibition that focuses on the Italian artist’s use of two dimensional cast-resin reliefs that he calls ‘industrial skins’ and will have his body like vases, a selection of chairs and lamps that use his casting techniques with resin and molds.
Pesce has more than four decades of work that span architecture, exhibition and industrial design that are playful, eccentric and utilizes the medium’s variation of pigmentation, transparency and plasticity.
“Gaetano Pesce is a true icon of contemporary design,” says Simpson. “His cast resin works evoke bodies, fungi, lava flows, and ocean life—seductive and repellent in their strange beauty. It is an honor to bring his work to MOCA.”
Though many of his vases (Amazonias, Twins, Rock, Spaghetti, Pompitou, Medusa, and Tre Piedi) have structural foundations that begin with the same bullet-shaped underpinnings, their final forms are anything but identical. Each bares the process of its own making, capturing gravity and the velocity of Pesce’s hand, which renders some things humorously anthropomorphic or blithe and painterly, and others unsettlingly corporeal.
Gaetano Pesce was born in 1939, La Spezia, Italy. He has led a forty-plus-year career of exuberant and groundbreaking work in architecture, urban planning, interior, exhibition, and industrial design. His engagement with the avant-garde began with his studies in architecture from 1958 to 1963 at the University of Venice, where he became one of the founding members of Gruppo N, a collective focused on expanding the idea of programmed art that emerged out of the Bauhaus movement. During his college years, Pesce worked at three notable Murano glass factories: Moretti, Vistosi, and Venini; this occupational education in Venetian glasswork has informed much of the way he wields and approaches resin as a part of his current practice.
Geresi has written, “Pesce’s work in resin is an extension of the 20th century’s greatest Italian glass artist and is as continuous with that tradition as can be believed.”
His career has also led him to teaching at prestigious institutions such as Cooper Union, New York; Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; the Institute of Architecture and Urban Studies, Strasbourg, France; Domus Academy, Milan; and the Architectural School of São Paulo. He has mounted over two dozen solo exhibitions and featured in a number of group exhibitions, most notably the seminal 1972 exhibition The New Domestic Landscape: Achievements and Problems of Italian Design at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York. Pesce’s work is featured in more than 30 permanent collections across the world, including MoMA; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs at the Louvre in Paris.
Gaetano Pesce: Molds (Gelati Misti) is organized by MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson with John Geresi, and with curatorial support by Executive Assistant to the Chief Curator Hana Cohn.
Lead support for MOCA Pacific Design Center is provided by Charles S. Cohen.
Exhibitions at MOCA are supported by the MOCA Fund for Exhibitions with lead annual support provided by Delta Air Lines, Shari Glazer, Hästens, and Sydney Holland, founder of the Sydney D. Holland Foundation. Generous funding is also provided by Jerri and Dr. Steven Nagelberg, and Thao Nguyen and Andreas Krainer.
Please check moca.org for updates on related programs.
THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, LOS ANGELES (MOCA)
About MOCA: Founded in 1979, MOCA’s vision is to be the defining museum of contemporary art. In a relatively short period of time, MOCA has achieved astonishing growth with three Los Angeles locations of architectural renown; a world-class permanent collection of more than 6,800 objects, international in scope and among the finest in the world; hallmark education programs that are widely emulated; award-winning publications that present original scholarship; groundbreaking monographic, touring, and thematic exhibitions of international repute that survey the art of our time; and cutting-edge engagement with modes of new media production. MOCA is a not-for-profit institution that relies on a variety of funding sources for its activities.
Hours: MOCA Grand Avenue (located at 250 South Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles) is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11am to 6pm; Thursday from 11am to 8pm; Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 5pm; and closed on Tuesday. The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (located at 152 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012) has the same hours as MOCA Grand Avenue during exhibitions. Please call ahead or go to moca.org for the exhibition schedule for The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. MOCA Pacific Design Center (located at 8687 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069) is open Tuesday through Friday from 11am to 5pm; Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 6pm; and closed on Monday. The MOCA Store at MOCA Grand Avenue (located at 250 South Grand Avenue) is open Monday through Wednesday and Friday from 10:30am to 5:30pm; Thursdayfrom 10:30am to 8:30pm; and Saturday and Sunday from 10:30am to 6:30pm.
Museum Admission: General admission is free for all MOCA members. General admission is also free for everyone at MOCA Grand Avenue and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on Thursdays from 5pm to 8pm, courtesy of Wells Fargo. General admission is always free at MOCA Pacific Design Center. General admission at MOCA Grand Avenue and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is $12 for adults; $7 for students with I.D. and seniors (65+); and free for children under 12.
More Information: For 24-hour information on current exhibitions, education programs, and special events, call 213/626-6222 or access MOCA online at moca.org.
The Paley Center for Media is celebrating 20 years of South Park with a special exhibition for fans of the long running Comedy Central series. South Park Fans mark your calendars to celebrate 20 years of killing Kenny and meeting those rapscallions who led a new kind of toons with the Comedy Central series.
Comedy Central’s South Park 20 Experience
Wednesday, August 24 to Sunday, September 25, 2016PaleyCenter in Los Angeles
Open Wednesdays to Sundays; noon to 5:00 pm Free admission
Comedy Central is bringing the South Park 20 Experience to the PaleyCenter! This life-size 2-D/3-D experience features twenty memorable moments from South Park‘s history and allows fans to explore and insert themselves into the iconic moments for a once-in-a-lifetime photo op! #SOUTHPARK20
In addition to the twenty iconic life-size moments, the experience also includes an art exhibit featuring twenty unique artists who were chosen to honor and celebrate South Park‘s landmark season with original art pieces curated by world-renowned pop-culture artist Ron English. Fans can also visit a retrospective gallery featuring original animation cells from the pilot episode.
Visitors can watch free daily screenings of select episodes from the first nineteen seasons of the series, specially chosen for this exhibit, free on the big screen. All twenty seasons of the series will be added to the PaleyCenter‘s already extensive public Archive.
“I grew up with horror movies and even before I was watching Argento & Italian horror, I was binging on the classic Universal Monsters movies and the 60s/70s bloody colorful Hammer movies. Karloff, Lugosi, Lee, Cushing, were all childhood friends of mine so needless to say I was ecstatic when Vice Press asked me to do a Hammer Dracula poster – been wanting to do that for ages. Hope all the love I have for Hammer and Christopher Lee shows.” – Francesco Francavilla
I learned that Vice Press next officially licensed screen print movie poster will be from the 1966 Hammer Horror classic Dracula: Prince of Darkness, starring Christopher Lee as Dracula with art by Francesco Francavilla. Vice Press is a company focused on producing artwork that celebrates British and European pop culture and the Hammer Horror movies was a dream for them to acquire the license rights. They are honored to work with an artist to produce a series celebrating one of cinema¹s most iconic characters as portrayed by one of the most legendary actors of cinema, the late Sir Christopher Lee. The collaboration with Francesco Francavilla was perfect synergy of fan love and art reflective of the time when the film was released.
Francesco’s art perfectly matches the character and subject and captures the spirit of the classic 60s illustrated movie posters.
Dracula: Prince of Darkness by Francesco Francavilla Edition of 120 24 x 36 inches 100# Cougar Cover Natural Paper 7 Colours Printed by Vahalla Studios £40
As a child I remember being frightened by the atmospheric Dracula Prince of Darkness starring Christopher Lee. This Dracula horror film is so different than the ones today full of scarlet red blood and leaving nothing to the imagination. It’s why seeing this poster makes me remember this classic film full of fear of shadows that made me hide under the bed as a child. Its why I am quite delighted to see Francesco’s new Screen Print Art Poster from Vice Press. Despite not seeing the film in decades this brings Christopher Lee back to life for me with his velvet voice full of promise of something I had no real understanding. Hmm maybe I should watch it again with a woman’s eyes . Even if I don’t track down a copy to watch these screen prints would be a scary delight on my walls with Christoper’s eyes following me full of naked desire for my rich blood!
Dracula: Prince of Darkness (Variant) by Francesco Francavilla Edition of 60 24 x 36 inches 100# Cougar Cover Natural Paper 7 Colours Printed by Vahalla Studios £50
Mark your calendar to order your print set by Francesco Francavilla available Friday, May 6th at 6pm BST exclusively on www.Vice-Press.com. These Francesco Francavilla print sets will be popular for monster, vampire and Christopher Lee fans all over the world.
About Francesco Francavilla:
Francesco Francavilla is a NY Times Best-selling Author, Award-winning Storyteller, Creator, Comic book Writer & Artist and Illustrator known for his creator-owned series The Black Beetle and pulp-inspired comic covers. Francesco Francavilla is also known for his work on DC Comics Detective Comics series with writer Scott Snyder.
Vice Press are a U.K based print house focused on producing fully licensed art prints and screen printed posters featuring primarily British and European properties from movies, television and literature.
Vice Press work with both up and coming and well-known artists from around the world to produce new and distinctive works of art.
I think fashion is art and you can have a first glimpse of the upcoming The First Monday in May with Facebook Live Q&A with Facebook LIVE Q&A with Andrew Bolton and Anna Winter.
If you were not able to watch the talk live on Facebook I have the link for the talk about the creation of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s most attended fashion exhibition in history, “China: Through The Looking Glass,” an exploration of Chinese-inspired Western fashions by Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton. With unprecedented access, filmmaker Andrew Rossi captures the collision of high fashion and celebrity at the Met Gala, one of the biggest global fashion events chaired every year by Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour. Featuring a cast of renowned artists in many fields (including filmmaker Wong Kar Wai and fashion designers Karl Lagerfeld, Jean Paul Gaultier and John Galliano) as well as a host of contemporary pop icons like Rihanna, the movie dives into the debate about whether fashion should be viewed as art.
The First Monday in May follows the creation of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s most attended fashion exhibition in history, “China: Through The Looking Glass,” an exploration of Chinese-inspired Western fashions by Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton. With unprecedented access, filmmaker Andrew Rossi captures the collusion of high fashion and celebrity at the Met Gala, one of the biggest global fashion events chaired every year by Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour. Featuring a cast of renowned artists in many fields (including filmmaker Wong Kar Wai and fashion designers Karl Lagerfeld, Jean Paul Gaultier and John Galliano) as well as a host of contemporary pop icons like Rihanna, the movie dives into the debate about whether fashion should be viewed as art.
Excited that the LA Art is having the Los Angeles Fine Art Show will debut as a specially curated fair this year. I’ve attended the LA Art Show for a few years and have enjoyed the opportunity to see works from all over the world all at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The returning and new exhibitors will have art available for attendees to purchase as well as the opportunity to speak with the representatives about their collections and artists that you will want to add to your collection.
I’m so excited to see that Vice Press has released officially licensed limited edition screen prints for ‘Attack the Block’ by Matt Taylor and ‘Strontium Dog’ and ‘Judge Dredd’ by Matt Ferguson will be available at Thought Bubble Sequential Art Festival in Leeds November 14 & 15!
If your a fan of sci fi horror and have never seen Joe Cornish’s ‘Attack of the Block’ run out and grab this delightful British film (it’s one of the best movies ‘that you’ve never seen’)! Matt has created a print that evokes the horror of low income neighborhood on it’s own defended by a bunch of juvenile delinquents!
Attack The Block by Matt Taylor Edition of 185 24”x18” Screen Print Glow In The Dark Ink Layer Printed by VG Kids 100# Construction Pure White French Paper £30
Strontium Dog by Matt Ferguson Edition of 100 18”x24” Screen Print With Metallic Inks Printed by Lady Lazarus 100# Cougar Natural £25
Judge Dredd by Matt Ferguson Edition of 120 12”x6” Screen Print Printed by White Duck Fenner Flora Giglio, the weight is 240gsm £10
Both pieces will be released exclusively at the Vice Press booth in the New Dock Hall Foyer at Thought Bubble Sequential Art Festival in Leeds on Saturday the 14th of November and Sunday the 15th of November with remaining copies going online at Vice Press on Monday the 16th of November.
Vice Press will also be bringing along copies of Carlos Ezquerra’s “Dredd” screen print as well as the Vice Press t-shirt designed by Matt Ferguson and inspired by the classic “2000 AD” logo which are both currently available via the website.
From the producers of Shaun of the Dead, ATTACK THE BLOCK is a fast, funny, frightening action adventure movie that pits a teen street gang against an invasion of savage alien monsters. It turns a London housing project into a sci-fi battleground, the low-income apartment complex into a fortress under siege. And it turns a crazy mix of tough street kids into a team of kick ass heroes. It’s inner city versus outer space and it’s going to explode.
I wish I had an artistic bone in my body! I have ideas in my head but not ability to put it to pen and paper. Hopefully a woman of color will see this and get discovered .. or a man of color … or LGBT but it’s due August 23, 2015 so get to creating RIGHT NOW!
BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Gin, along with Danny and Russell Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, is once again giving emerging artists an incredible opportunity to share their art with the world.
Enter the BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Artisan Series for the chance to show your work at SCOPE Miami Beach, win a solo exhibit at SCOPE New York, and the opportunity to create a mural in your hometown.
This year, local market winners will exhibit their art in regional gallery events in New York City, Chicago, New Orleans, Detroit, Philadelphia, Atlanta, San Francisco, Austin, Los Angeles, and Miami before facing off at SCOPE Miami Beach in December.
The top three winners at SCOPE Miami Beach will be invited to participate in the BOMBAY SAPPHIRE®Artisan Series Mural project, creating murals in their community. The grand prize winner gets a solo show at SCOPE New York in March 2016.
The world is waiting. Submissions are being accepted through Saturday, August 23, 2015.
MEET ME AT THE 2015 STAN LEE’S COMIKAZE THIS FALL!
I’m excited to attend the 5th Annual Comikaze Expo Weekend from October 30 to November 1st this fall! This is the little comic con that is fun for casual geeks looking to explore the con lifestyle as well experienced cosplayers who want a casual vibe. I recommend this to everyone who’s a fan of the Father of Comic Book’s Stan Lee! Every year he has a great display of his personal collection of action figures, toys, art and items from his decades working on this art form. Literally Stan was their at the beginning before being a comic geek was cool! Even if you don’t know his name you know his work from Avengers to Hulk to Spiderman to .. well everyone!
If you’ve never attended the Expo now is your chance to pick up a pass for $55 to celebrate five years of our local LA Comic Con. If you want to check out the schedule: Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo of L.A.’s ultimate comic and pop culture convention or buy a Three-Day badge a (only available for a limited time) at the June 3 price of $55. Buy your 3-day Pass here I mean how often do you get the chance to see Stan Lee in person???? Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo is a meeting place for pop culture, comic book, horror, gaming and sci-fi fans who love to cosplay or check out cosplayers (don’t forget cosplay is NOT consent so please respect everyone).
Since the expo gets more and more poplar every years they are expanding from just the South Hall to accommodate more attendees at the L.A. Convention Center. This expansion makes the 2015 show better than ever with 300,000 square feet of events, games, celebrity appearances, panel discussions, contests and a marketplace with the hottest apparel and accessories.
Announced Guests: Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo is already gearing up to be an amazing show, with the initial announcement of luminaries Stan Lee and Elvira, Mistress of the Dark plus comic artists Mike Mignola(Hellboy), Marc Silvestri (Uncanny X-Men), Rich Buckler (Fantastic Four), Tim Bradstreet (The Punisher) and Art Baltazar (Tiny Titans).
Free Autograph Coupons: Get a coupon for a complimentary autograph from participating celebrities on-site at the show with any full price paid adult admission, October 30-November 1, 2015 (quantities are limited).
Annual Cosplay Contest: Enter to win $10,000 in prizes during L.A.’s hottest contest.
The Ultimate Kids Halloween Trick-or-Treat: On October 31, come to Comikaze Expo for the safest daytime trick-or-treat location in the city – featuring hundreds of candy-giving exhibitors.
A Spook-tacular Kid’s Halloween Costume Contest: Back by popular demand, this costume contest is for kids 12 and under with prizes for the best, cutest, and most original costumes.
Additional details for Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo including guests and events will be announced in the coming weeks. Visit www.comikazeexpo.comfor more information and to sign up for email updates.
Date(s):Friday, October 30, 1:00 p.m.-7:00p.m.; Saturday, October 31, 9:00a.m.-6:00p.m.; Sunday, November 1, 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m.
Location: L.A. Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA.
Ages: All ages welcome, kids 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Price: Three-Day show passes $55.00 (limited time offer), kids 12 and under admitted free when accompanied by paid adult admission.