Thursday, October 13, 2011

DAZE - The Grey Scale | HowNosm – Achtung! Public opening this weekend October 15, 2011 | 8-11pm

DAZE - The Grey Scale

The Grey Scale Paintings
Walking along what seemed like an endless series of tracks my senses became accustomed to the dark labrythiniun tunnels that lay below. My eyes adjusted to the darkness and my ears acclimated to the endless series of subtle noises. Dripping water, the squeal of rats chasing each other, the release of train compressors, the clicking of the tracks as a train approached the next station, then, all at once, the roar of a passing train echoing through the tunnel, and then, silence.
This new series of works entitled “The Grey Scale” is an exploration into the context in which many of my subway works were created. Walls layered with years of tags and signatures, gravel floors covered in dust and debris, flickering lights, and the gleam of sharp steel tracks piercing the darkness are all portrayed in the context of subterranean tunnels that lead to nowhere. This is a world in which we are encouraged to stay away from the light at the end of the tunnel. These new works call to mind some of the layered complexity of Rauschenberg’s early black paintings or perhaps the subtlety of Cy Twombly’s blackboard paintings. Others yet clearly show references to the gritty urban landscapes of the New York ash can school: John Sloan, William Glackens, Robert Henri, and later most of all, Reginald Marsh. These artists chose, as I do, the streets as their primary source of inspiration. The paintings are a kind of hybrid that draws from the vocabulary of both the graffiti world and urban realism.

Opens: October 15, 2011 | 8-11pm
Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036


The staid cleanliness of a single-colored surface is a disturbing testament to society’s uniformity and the pressure society places on one to conform. Such a surface, standing alone and dull, cries out for attention. Answering its call ‹ and recognizing its potential ‹ HowNosm bless the surface with confidence, courage, action, vitality and just a touch of the world’s inevitable darkness and death, transforming it into a truer reflection of both the world around it and their own varied lives. ACHTUNG! is a collection of pieces that resemble broken mirrors, each filled with messages that are, by turns, sharp-edged, blurred and fast-changing. They serve as a reminder of the need to, and the dangers of failing to, walk alertly through this life.
Opens: October 15, 2011 | 8-11pm

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

This will be a fun event for all friends that live in the LA area.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The opening of SK8 ART ST. this Thursday evening! Don't miss this exciting event!!!

For our friends in LA.......

Thursday October 13th.
Suede Studios
Hosted by Michael Utsinger of BOXeight

133 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90013

"SK8 ART ST" is a collaborative exhibition that will feature art work from leading names in street art such as Shepard Fairey, Risk, Norm, and skateboarding legends Chad Muska, Bam Margera, Steve Caballero, Ray Flores, Lance Mountain and Steve Olson. Suede will be turned into the vibrant streets of urban America. On display, inspired by the thriving street art scene, will be artifacts such as newspaper machines, fire hydrants and stoplight signs.

From his OBEY sticker campaign to Barack Obama’s Hope poster; Shepard Fairey has proved himself as a maverick in the street art world. What started for Fairey as a mere sticker has since evolved into an international campaign creating further popularization to the street art culture. His driving motivation is seen worldwide through murals and museums, and in this own words, “the real message behind all my work is ‘question everything’.”

Los Angeles based artist Risk, has unmistakable artist ability. His unique graffiti style has gained notoriety and paved a new way for the street art movement. Risk is a graffiti originator and has successfully crossed over to a gallery artist as well. His most current project is with Heal The Bay, he is working on a mural that covers an entire two story house.

Also on exhibition are Chad Muska, Bam Margera, Steve Caballero, Ray Flores, Lance Mountain and Steve Olson; all legends in the skateboarding community with prolific skateboarding careers. They have joined the ranks of the Sk8Art St. scene to create original pieces of artwork.

Sk8Art St. will showcase these artists’ talents in a unique and visually stimulating way. Come be inspired and enjoy an innovative atmosphere at Suede Studios, where any patron of art would find themselves at home.

Shepard Fairy
Bam Margera
Chad Muska
John Tracy
Lance Mountain
Steve Caballero
Steve Olson
Ray Flores

Monday, October 10, 2011

Find info on Real Estate!

Whether you’re looking for an apartment, comparing commercial rents or just wondering if the real estate market is warming up, this class will help you find answers. Business librarians will show you how to do your research:
  • Find property owners
  • Compare sales figures
  • Investigate mortgages
  • Identify block and lot information

Thursday, October 13:
6 – 7:30 PM

No registration necessary. For more information, call 718.623.7000 (option 3).
This event will be held at the Business Library (280 Cadman Plaza West at Tillary Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201).
( Sourced Brooklyn Library)

This is great information to know because people will take advantage of you when purchasing an apt or a home.

Saturday, October 8, 2011