May 28, 2009

Tessar Lo Update

My main man Tessar Lo, freshly returned to the Great White North just sent us some updates. He has some great gocco prints for sale and a new Tshirt on his site here, and has an awesome custom Kokeshi doll in the upcoming show at the Japanese American National Museum here in LA.

The Kokeshi doll has been severely modified and would have been a perfect fit for his recent solo show. An island unto itself...

Some pics of his Kokeshi:

Charity Event Sunday 5/31

If you miss the Culver City Artwalk this Saturday make sure to stop by LeBasse Projects on Sunday from 2-5pm for a charity event hosted by KidFlicks, an organization dedicated to providing DVDs to pediatric hospitals across the US.

For this years Artwalk show, LeBasse Projects will be showing work from a group of artists including Tessar Lo, Nate Frizzell, Joe Black, Alexandros Vasmoulakis, Thomas Doyle, James Roper, Rebecca Urias, Meryl Donoghue and more. So you can see all this new work and help support a great charity.

May 26, 2009

Koibito Release Party

As previously mentioned, Wednesday May 27th will be Yoskay Yamamoto's Koibito Release Party at the gallery. Lots of goodies from a new print, to signed exhibition catalogs and some other surprises.

Yoskay wil be in house signing and drawing away for those patient enough to wait in line. See you all here.

May 23, 2009

News and Notes

Couple gallery updates to share...

Wednesday, May 27th from 7-10pm we will be hosting both the closing party for Yoskay Yamamoto and Melissa Haslam's shows, while also releasing the new gallery Koibito from Yoskay and Munky King. Lots of things for Yamamoto fans to pick up at the party from postcard sets, our first exhibition catalog, a new print and some other surprises for those who join us.

The busy week continues on Saturday May 30th for the Annual Culver City Artwalk where we will be showcasing work from gallery represented artists as well as artists we will have coming up in the near future. We have some excellent new work from our usual suspects, plus work from Alexandros Vasmoulakis, Thomas Doyle, Joe Black, Morgan Slade and several others new to the gallery. Make sure to come visit with the masses that will be descending on Culver City.

May 20, 2009

Eric Fortune process video

Eric Fortune just completed a great first featured exhibition with us, and now he is working on pieces for 1988LA and RoqlaRue in Seattle. Take a few minutes to watch his process in the video he just posted or take a look at some available work here.

We get to work with Eric again later this year so stay in touch.

May 13, 2009

Mike Shinoda x DC shoes

Mike Shinoda and DC Shoes are releasing a sweet summer version of last year's collaboration sneak. Somehow I managed to get a preview pair of the "Xander's" sent to the gallery. Not normally a hi-top fan...or even a sneaker freak...I really dig these. They are like more slick versions of my Rod Laver adidas. Plus they have one of Mike's signature illustrations on the soles.

The shoe sales actually go to support the Michael K. Shinoda Endowed Scholarship at Art Center College of Design, benefiting students based on financial need and artistic merit.

Still not sure if I want to wear em or keep em clean on my side board at the gallery. We will see. Maybe I will save them until Shinoda's next big art show at the Japanese American National Museum this August...

Yoskay show pics

No time to clean up these images, so I apologize in advance. Thanks to all who came out for Yoskay's second solo exhibition. We are looking forward to our next show in NY. More details to come.

In the meantime, enjoy the remaining images. Make sure to drop by the gallery before it closes on May 28th...or visit us on May 27th for the Koibito release party.

More pics on my blog at DailyduJour.

May 8, 2009

Yamamoto teaser

We are only a day away from the show, and everything is hung and ready to go. We have prints in of the few times we will actually sell prints in the gallery. Just to even things out we have a Melissa Haslam print on hand too.

Here are some pics to share. You will have to come to the show to see what this is...

May 7, 2009

Tessar, Lisa and Edwin in NY

If you are in NY this weekend, please go see LBP artists Edwin Ushiro, Lisa Alisa and Tessar Lo as they showcase work in the Scion Installations Tour.

Scion Installation Five: Self-Portraits NYC Preview from Scion ART on Vimeo.

Tessar's first solo just came down, and we are prepping for Lisa Alisa to return to LA this June. Edwin is gearing up for a massive scale of work this September...I have studio shots, but I am not allowed to tease anything yet. Be patient...

May 6, 2009

Great process shots

Our friends at Arrested Motion have some great process coverage of Yoskay's show...

check it HERE.

May 5, 2009

Hello and Goodbye

We are getting ready for Yoskay Yamamoto and Melissa Haslam's opening this Saturday. All the work is on its way to the gallery after getting framed and prepped for us. Yoskay is in house building in a "chandelier" of cranes and sculpted teardrops.

Melissa is off exploring Hollywood, and we just hope she can make it back in one piece.

See you all this Saturday. Gallery site for more details.