Jun 18, 2009

Nate Frizzell in the News

LBP artist Nate Frizzell has been popping up a bit in the news. Check out a recent feature on Lifelounge and another quick bit on the LA Times' new Brand X online. He also just sold another piece at Exhibit A Gallery's ode to skate legend Tony Alva.

Join us this Saturday at the "Seasonal Change" group exhibition to see a new piece of his as well.

Jun 16, 2009

Roadtrippin' SF

I took the weekend off from LA and roadtripped to San Francisco with Yoskay Yamamoto to check out some of the culture up there. Our first stop was Giant Robot in SF which had a drawing show up in its gallery room.

Got a chance to scope some cool work from Kids are Alright artist and Art Center student David Jien...

Also picked up the Beasts 2 book, which featured another of our artists Tessar Lo and his rendition of the ancient Kirin.

I also picked up the catalog form Yoshitomo Nara's "A to Z show. Expensive book, but as close as I am going to get to the real deal.

More to come...

Thomas Doyle x New York Times

One of our new artists, Thomas Doyle just was commissioned to do a piece for the New York Times Magazine this past weekend. Thomas created an amazing piece, though maybe not as intense as some of his regular work.

We have a few pieces in the gallery, and are expecting more in the future. Take a look for Thomas' work here or at the gallery here.

Jun 9, 2009

Tessar Lo in Toronto

Our man in Canada, Tessar Lo, has a great piece up tomorrow night at a gallery in Toronto. This gem is quite large at 48x60"...but its your for the taking. It is a continuation from the series he did for his recent solo show with us here. Take a look at some of his solo pieces as well here or here.

Looking forward to seeing whats next...and seeing new work for our upcoming show this Fall in NY.

Jun 5, 2009

Ryuichi Ogino in Tokyo

Our main man in Japan, Ryuichi Ogino just opened a show at AMP Gallery in Tokyo pushing his ideas of critical thinking and pushing us to think about the next level of the “Superflat” movement. Besides the deep context to Ogi’s work, they flat out look spectacular…especially for the graphic design set.

Keep an eye out for more from Ogi as we expect to have him back in LA sooner than later. For more pics visit my blog on DailyduJour.com

Jun 4, 2009

ArtCenter x Beau Basse

I was invited by Pasadena's Art Center College of Design to participate in their Business Dialogue Series this week. I didn't expect anyone to show up, but was surprisingly joined by 2 dozen students and another half dozen staff. I got some great questions from students and we talked openly about all aspects of the gallery world and opportunities for young artists.

Seems like there are certainly a few ambitious Art Center students about to descend on the gallery world this summer. I hope Art Center invites me back, because I had a great time chatting and staying in touch with the young artists.

Jun 1, 2009

Artwalk 2009 at LBP

Saturday was the 4th Annual Culver City Artwalk and our 1st year participating in the new gallery. With a much larger space tha last year, we still managed to fill the gallery with walkers, baby-strollers and dogs. We also had a new show on view with work from gallery represented artists like Nate Frizzell, Edwin Ushiro, Tessar Lo and Yoskay Yamamoto, alog with work from some new artists to the gallery like Thomas Doyle, Morgan Slade, Alexandros Vasmoulakis and Joe Black.

Joe Black show stopper...

Joe Black show stopper...

Some of the new faces created some real showstoppers. Joe Black’s 2000 button collage was creating a bottleneck all day into the back rooms, and we were forced to post interns to protect Thomas Doyle’s sculptures from the hands of eager children and their equally enthralled parents.

Al the new work should get posted online this week for those of you unable to make the Walk…otherwise just drop in to the gallery this month and see it for yourself or visit DailyduJour for more photos.