The folks at Kia sent us a blurb about their Soul Collective tour, it features Jeff Staple’s car, RAIN CAMO. The tour on the other hand is nationwide event where they are spending 4 days in select cities, with live music from bands like MGMT, The Walkmen, Santigold, The Clipse, Against Me!, Major Lazer, Silversun Pickups etc,etc. If you’re in one of the select cities you should check it out. For more info on the event go here, and if you’re in Chicago this weekend check it out.
Tour dates after the jump.
This weekend in Los Angeles, be sure to catch Scion installation 5: Self Portraits. Over the past year, the company has been sponsoring some really great events, and this is the culmination of their efforts with an Auction on Artnet.
Here’s the brief:
SCION LAUNCHES “INSTALLATION 5 TOUR: SELF PORTRAITS” ONLINE AUCTION ON ARTNET.COM TO BENEFIT CREATIVE CAPITAL SEPT. 12 THROUGH SEPT. 30. The Collection Features Self Portraits From International Contemporary Artists, Including Blek le Rat, Mark Mothersbaugh, David Choe, Ron English, Jeff Soto, Angela Boatwright, Among Many Others Fifth Annual Art Tour Makes Final Stop At Scion Installation L.A. Gallery on Sept. 12
Heres the important info:
Sept. 12 from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. at the Scion Installation L.A. Gallery, 3521 Helms Ave. (at National), Culver City, CA 90232. The reception is free with complimentary valet parking and an open bar. The exhibit will run until Sept. 30, 2009.
A Video after the jump
Awesome work by Sam Weber
Boston-based artist Kevin Cyr created the Camper Bike, which is a fully functioning RV and the subject of his paintings. Check out some more of his work here.
Here are a few updates for all our Pushead fans. He is doing a second bottle for the Mountain Dew Green Label Art series called “Scarecrow Genie” that will be available September 7th, at a special event here in NYC.
Pushead has also completed a collaboration with WESC headphones that is part of the MOUNTAIN DEW green label artist 3rd series under the cap promotion, there will be a sweepstakes to win limited edition prizes. The contest starts September 9th.(contest details)
Finally, he will be guest curating Juxtapoz‘s October issue! The issue will feature WES BENSCOTER, ROCKIN JELLY BEAN, TAKATO YAMAMOTO, MIKE SUTFIN, KOSTAS
SEREMETIS, KRIS VERWIMP, ERIC SO, JOHN CEBOLLERO, and a new version of the HAND OF FEAR on the cover! For all you Pushead needs make sure to check out Pusfan
You gotta give it to the man for creating such an awesome gift for his hometown. As previously noted, Steve Powers A Love Letter For You is currently under production and you can follow the progress as well as read great small bits on the projects’ blog. Since I really enjoyed the personal history of Steve Powers, I’ve re-published it below
We’re totally feeling the work of this Massachussets-based artist
Hu Ming was a member of the People’s Liberation Army during the Cultural Revolution. Hu’s sensual work featuring Chinese women is very surreal and provocative, it reminds me of Robert Williams’ work. Learn more about her and her work here in a great interview with the artist.
Make sure to check out Scion’s Installation 5 opening August 6th in Portland. Details below….
Current Show: Portland
Show runs: August 6th-28th, 2009
Igloo Gallery | On Gallery | Virtuoso Studios
323-325 NW 6th St., Portland, OR 97209
Opening event First Thursday, August 6th, 6pm-10pm
Attending Artists: Angela Boatwright, elYem, J. Shea, Souther Salazar, Too Tall Jahmal and Yoskay Yamamoto
Music provided by DJ Rad! and Doctor Adam
Artist list after the jump
Mexican born artist, Iran Francisco Lomeli Bustamante. You can view more of her work here.
Check the interview with Henry Gunderson, first year SFAI student is making waves on the West Coast. If you’re in SF, make sure to check out his opening at Fecal Face Dot Gallery on the 23rd.
This is a really nice and big Barry McGee painting
Media: Paint (mixed media) on Drywall
Size: 20″ x 17″ (image size)
Steve Powers has made this great painting available on his website for your purchase. 8″ x 10″, Enamel on Aluminum, signed on verso. Do it
Falling For Faile
Varied-Edition Print of 20
Acrylic and Silkscreen Ink
Lenox 100 Paper
25 x 38 Inches
Signed, Stamped and Numbered. 2009
As always, these prints are super fresh and ultra-limited. $2800 $2300 a piece and sure to keep your eyes happy. There are originals and bronze works as well.
We found these on Who Killed Bambi. Very cool still-lifes from a group of Russian artists called Geliografic. I guess they have no problem with subject matter?
We recently came upon the work of Matthew Craven in the form of an installation in the back of Marvelli Gallery. Outstanding work and very affordable. Have a look above. More information over this way.