Grit and Sublimity in the City of Angels: George Byrne on Photographing an Underdog City
Photographer George Byrne has a near-Zen relationship with Los Angeles. The Aussie’s work captures the expansiveness, grit, and surreal beauty of the city’s unique, postmodern landscape.
Distort Your Senses, FACE Your Anxiety: Eric Gottshall
Eric Gottshall is an analogue alchemist. Without any high-tech tools, Eric produces his FACE Units: full face helmets that overwhelm the wearer with a kaleidoscopically distorted experiences of their immediate environment.
The Man Who Loves Mess: Writer and Painter Mark Chu
Mark Chu is a writer, painter, and all around renaissance man. The Aussie artist brings a cheeky wisdom and diamond-cuttingly sharp intelligence to the table. He also has the best beard in the LES.
The Island of Misfit Paintings: Museum of Bad Art
Louise Sacco and Michael Frank are behind the Museum of Bad Art, an institution that exclusively displays “art too bad to be ignored.”
Jaimie Warren: The Out There Artist Putting Photoshop to Shame
Artist Jaimie Warren produces live-action parodies of haunted kids shows, portraits of herself as various food-faced celebrities, and wild remixes of classic fine art and popular culture.
Evan Rossell is the tre-flip of the contemporary art world. The Southern California based designer, skates, surfs and brings his creations to life in all different mediums. You already know his main character, Stink, from the merch in your local skateshop.