Exhibitions

Kelsey Brookes | Serotonin

On December 10th Kelsey Brookes' show "Serotonin; Happiness and Spiritual States" opened at the Quint Contemporary Art in La Jolla, CA. This was Kelsey's second solo show at the gallery. His pieces were based on the molecular structure of atoms in the theme of hallucinogenic drugs and the effect they have on your body's natural serotonin. The bursts of colors/waves starts at the molecule. The show was hit to say the least and the pieces sold out before even opening! Read more for photos by Keegan Gibbs.

Michele Blade | VALA Insallation

RVCA Advocate Michelle Blade recently did a window installation at our RVCA Los Angeles store and Andrea DoSouta was there to take a few photos and capture the experience. Read on for photos and If you are in the Los Angeles area be sure to stop by and give it a viewing!RVCA VALA - 501 N. Fairfax Los Angeles, CA 90036

Blake Marquis | Blake

Blake Marquis is currently showing "BLAKE" at our RVCA San Francisco retail location. Here's some photos & video of the set up & opening night.RVCA SF - 1485 Haight Street  San Francisco, CA 94117 (415) 701-7855

FUTURA | FUTURE-SHOCK

Andy Valmorbida & PM Tenore presented 'Future Shock' the first solo art show in 12 years by New York graffiti pioneer FUTURA. Curated by Nemo Librizzi. Opening reception was September 6th from 7-9pm. On View September 7th – October 5th at Valmorbida | 560 Washington St. New York, NY 10014 USA. In association with the RVCA ANP, Vista Jet & BOMBARDIER. All Photos by Keegan Gibbs

MIchelle Blade | Hanging Fire

THE INSTALLATION OF OAKLAND-BASED ARTIST MICHELLE BLADE’S FIRST SOLO SHOW IN L.A., AT CARTER & CITIZEN, HAS THE DECEPTIVELY HOMEY FEEL OF SOMEONE’S PARENTS’ LIVING ROOM IN A GOTHIC TEENAGE HORROR FILM IN WHICH SOMETHING IS ABOUT TO GO HORRIBLY WRONG. THERE’S A RUG ON THE FLOOR, THERE ARE A FEW POTTED PLANTS, SEVERAL MYSTERIOUSLY UNLABELED URNS, AND PAINTINGS NEATLY HUNG AROUND THE SMALL ROOM.

LINGER FOR MORE THAN A MOMENT OR TWO, HOWEVER, AND UNSETTLING DETAILS BEGIN TO EMERGE, SUGGESTING THAT CATASTROPHE HAS ALREADY SET IN. THE PLANTS ARE SPRAY-PAINTED BLUE. THE RUG, ACTUALLY ACRYLIC PAINT ON MYLAR, DEPICTS A KALEIDOSCOPIC PATTERN OF BODY PARTS. THE PAINTINGS — SMALL, MOODY WATERCOLORS DEPICTING SHADOWY FIGURES AND ANIMALS — COME FROM A SERIES TITLED “366 DAYS OF THE APOCALYPSE” (ONE FOR EVERY DAY — PLUS ONE APPARENTLY OF THE PURPORTEDLY APOCALYPTIC YEAR 2012), WHILE THE URNS, WE’RE TOLD, CONTAIN THE ASHES OF OTHER, LESS FORTUNATE WATERCOLORS.

IT’S AN APPEALING PIECE OF NEO-PSYCHEDELIC THEATER, A LITTLE VAGUE IN ITS IMPORT BUT WITH INTONATIONS OF EXISTENTIAL CONTEMPLATION. AT THE FRONT OF THE GALLERY, INSTALLED AGAINST THE GLOW OF THE WINDOW, A 6-FOOT-TALL, FREE-HANGING MYLAR PAINTING OF A SILHOUETTED COUPLE WALKING HAND IN HAND INTO THE LIGHT OFFERS AN OBLIQUE GESTURE OF HOPE. SOMEONE, AT LEAST, MAKES IT OUT ALIVE. - BY HOLLY MYERS







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