Monday, January 30, 2006

Birds of Pray

Merry Karnowsky Gallery is proud to present Birds of Pray the latest exhibition of paintings, drawings and soft sculpture by FriendsWithYou artists Arturo Sandoval III and Sam Borkson. The exhibition is an exploration of the ‘flora and fauna’ of a whimsical world -- where a new classification of mystical creatures and spirits exist just beyond our rational everyday. The duo’s artistic approach and sensibility, which often seem closer to that of visionary poet, is startlingly fresh and idiosyncratic: with mythical images that are possessed by an extraordinary charm, wit, and imagination. Focusing on seemingly fantastic aspects of an apparitional landscape - e.g. spirits, hooded talisman, sacred creatures – FriendsWithYou privilege and celebrate the phenomenal, the hybrid, the marginal, and the invisible. For this gallery exhibition FriendsWithYou will present a discrete group of paintings produced over the past year, along with a multi-piece installation featuring wood sculpture, giant snakes, plush skins, and other magical deities.
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Thursday, January 26, 2006


Photographer Zach Wolfe over the course of a day traversed the city bombing stickers. Well over 9,000+ hi-res photos were taken, spliced em up - and spit out this sixty second preview of the video cameras here, all individual shots. Check out the video link on the home page.
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Feb. 11, 8:00 pm - 1:00 am
Project: Studio
5016 Venice Blvd (near La Brea)
Los Angeles, CA 90019


Opening ReceptionFebruary 4, 2006
6pm to 10:30pm
Gallery Viewing By appointment @ (818) 201-5719
Transport Gallery is located at 1308 Factory PlaceLos Angeles, CA 90013

'Hands On' is a straight up a black, white & grey showcase. New Paintings will focus on solid line-works, detailed illustrations & the artists ability to convey industrial strength & sleek subtleness in pure line strokes.Kofie's work explores the many possibilities of illustration & painting. Using mechanical like line-works, a heavy earth-tone pallet, & sure-handed organic fragmentary structures, Kofie creates a layered, architecturally inspired world outside of reality. Common elements such as Hands & Jeeps are incorporated into works to to represent a versatile hands-on approach. Circular forms stretch, expand & disparate elements exist in an obscurely perfect harmony on tilt. His foundation in the early 90’s West Los Angeles Graffiti Arts Movement & a long standing fascination for Modern/Futurist forms set the self taught artists unique style into motion. Kofie's multifaceted synthesis of works present a contemporary aesthetic different from the more traditional foundations of the American graffiti arts movement.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006


Tuesday, January 24, 2006


Photographer/Street artist, Dan Bergeron's new site is up. Check it out.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Deth P. Sun and Parkskid @ Gallery Nineteen Eighty Eight

Gallery Nineteen Eighty Eight is proud to announce their first show of 2006, a two-man exhibit featuring the work of Deth P. Sun and Parskid. This incredible show will run January 5th through February 3rd, 2006. The show’s opening reception will take place on January 5th, Thursday night, 7-10 PM. There is no cover charge for this event and it is all ages.

Deth P. Sun, a native Californian, and Seattle resident Parskid have quickly become two of the most sought after artists in the underground art scene. With their signature characters and style, Pars and Deth’s work is instantly recognizable, not to mention affordable, and has been displayed in numerous galleries worldwide. Seeing two of the nation’s strongest emerging artists together in the same space, promises to be an amazing opportunity for both collectors and admirers.

Gallery Nineteen Eighty Eight is located on the corner of Melrose and La Brea at 7020 Melrose Ave. Gallery hours are 11-6 PM, Tuesday through Saturday. More information @

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