LAB ART and Kidrobot are proud to announce a gallery collaboration exhibition bringing together unique, custom works by 13 artists—both recognized names as well as up-and-comers. The unprecedented line-up includes some of the most renowned urban artists in the world including: Tristan Eaton, Thank You X, Mar, L’Amour Supreme, Jon Paul kaiser, Annie Preece, Scribes Walk and 40Threads, Sergio Mancini, Galen McKamy, Scott Tolleson, Devin Liston, Carson Catlin, and Louis XXX!
Other gallery highlights include the gallery bar-top painted by urban muralist Gregory Siff—known for his 6th Street Mural at The Standard Downtown, and a life-size cow statue titled “Cheshire Cow” created by artist Rabi and inspired by the Cheshire Cat. Alec Monopoly’s custom Rolex maintains a presence after his recent, highly successful show.
Lab Art, Los Angeles is the largest art gallery in the nation dedicated to street art and works with some of the most exciting and innovative artists who collectively defy categorization. Marking one of the most comprehensive presentations of street art, the wide-ranging exhibition brings together works from across a variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture, drawings, mixed-media, photography and installations. The gallery is located at 217 S. La Brea Avenue, in Los Angeles. Visit Labartgallery.com for more info.
While on The Life Is So Exciting tour, Fabolous and Pusha T took over the Mezzanine in SF. Both rocking the black-on-black looks, Pusha T makes an entrance in a black leather apron and starts off his set with “Grindin’” and it felt like it was 2002 all over again. As the night went on, some of the notable tracks he performed were “New God Flow”, “Numbers on the Board”, “Mercy” and Blocka” with a handful of other songs. Closing out the show, Fab commanded the audience with a live band in a custom black Brooklyn Nets jersey with printed white roses. Loso and King Push’s indirect chemistry being on tour together makes it seem like they can collaborate more and put out a worthwhile project. Pusha T’s highly anticipated debut album, My Name Is My Name is set to drop on July 16th.
Hailed from oil wealth, Saudi Arabia’s Team Galag not only entered a “street-legal” Batman Tumbler Tank to this year’s Gumball 3000 rally, but created another one-of-the-kind supercar just for the intercontinental race. Dubbed the TG1, the Team Galag creation is actually a heavily modified Nissan GT-R. A complete “striped-down and rebuilt” project, Team Galag enlisted help from Parker Brothers Concepts once again, the same folks who built the Tumbler. Weight saving carbon fiber in place of the original aluminum alloy body, Galag asked UK’s Litchfield Motors to “re-tune” the engine. Up from GT-R’s original 550 horsepower, the TG1 is capable of generating 750 horsepower instead, with a 0 to 62 mph time of just 2.68 seconds. To see this beast of a machine in action, simply follow Gumball 3000 rally throughout this week as it stops in Stockholm, Turku, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Riga, Warsaw, Vienna, with the finish line in Monaco.
An annual tradition since 1999, the quasi-official cross continental race known Gumball 3000 Rally will start tomorrow in Copenhagen, Denmark. Among the parade of exotic cars and outlandish vehicles on wheels will be a new entry, a Nissan 370Z Nismo. Modified and partly sponsored by INTERSECTION Magazine as well as the French media firm L’Ecurie, the car bears the number “56″, a nod to Nissan’s Le Mans 24-Hour Race entry last year. The car will be in good hands with Gumball 3000 veterans Patrice Meignan and Jeremy “Jey” Taltaud at the wheel.
San Franciscans and New Yorkers will want to circle their calendars for Thursday, May 23rd. That’s the day Nike launches the Air Max Hunt in San Francisco and New York — essentially a citywide scavenger hunt for the Nike Air Max EM “Sunset Pack.” SF participants will follow 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick on Twitter and Instagram for clues directing them to key locations (we’ll be disappointed if the Sunset District isn’t one of them), while New Yorkers will acquire clues by following New York Knicks power forward Amar’e Stoudemire on his Twitter and Instagram. (Remember to use your Nike+ FuelBand to earn points during the scavenger hunt.) Check out the event flyers below.
Widely recognized as Espo, Brooklyn’s own Steve Powers kicks off a new solo exhibition today, May 16th, entitled “Visual Blues” at the Alice Gallery in Brussels, Belgium. Featuring a mixture of both his impromptu pieces – which he calls “Daily Metaltations” – that just surface as he works as well as some of his classic works, all in his signature pop-art lean that ends up making you think about your daily life in an entirely new way just as you end up enjoying their style. For this show, his second with the gallery, Espo attempts to compete with the power and reach of music, making painting that he believes are visual blues, with subjects ranging from loneliness, unemployment, and relationship problems all in a way that is almost childish, but also direct so that everything can relate to them. In case you can’t make it or if you want catch a preview of his work, continue after the click.
4 Rue du pays de Liege | Map
1000 Brussels Belgium
TEL #: +32-2-513-33-07
Exhibition Dates: Now – June 22nd, 2013 (Saturday)
The dopehouse-sponsored monthly party is back with some good vibes, good people, good music and “etcetera treats.” This time around the Lessondary/Tanya Morgan’s own Donwill joins in on the action, as well as mainstays DJ Sydney Love, Dr. Faust and Marrz, and yours truly. Best of all? The entire thing is free all day. Stop on by, have a drink, watch the game, and get out of the house because it’s the first Saturday in New York where the weather wasn’t brick in a long time. Hope to see you all there.
After she delivers her new album on June 25th, Dessa and company are hitting the road as part of the Parts of Speech Tour. Starting in Omaha, NE then heading out West for the majority of July. Check out the cities/dates up top and get your tickets here.
Prolific tattoo artist and contemporary artist, Scott Campbell, usually explores themes and materials that are less common in the mainstream. For his upcoming solo exhibition at OHWOW in Los Angeles, Campbell presents works that reflect his experience with prison tattoo culture. Inmates collect all of the necessary equipment from ready available items in prison, reconstructing tattoo machines from electronic razors, guitar strings, and toothbrushes. Campbell conceived prison tattoo machines in his studio, then illustrating them in a series of realistic studies. “Things Get Better” opens at the end of this month until the end of June 2013.
937 North La Cienega Boulevard | Map
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Opening Reception: May 23, 2013 (Thursday) | 7pm – 9pm
Exhibition Dates: May 23, 2013 (Thursday) – June 22, 2013 (Saturday)