All Photos By Gail
This past Christmastime, I traveled back home to California, where I spent many days of wild abandon exploring the southland like I had not since I was a resident, nearly 30 years ago. On a day spent scouring the many wonder-filled features of Downtown LA, I looked down from an overpass I was crossing on Grand Street and spotted this magnificent beast. The curved concrete sculpture features silhouettes of painted steel cars roller-coasting up the structure’s curve.
Part of the Bunker Hill public art project to beautify the Downtown LA area, this monumental piece is called Uptown Rocker by artist Lloyd Hamrol. While initially it appears that you its located on one of LA’s crazy freeways, the sculpture is actual;y located on the very busy Fourth Street. It might be fun to experience the sculpture while driving by, but I think that where I was standing (officially the South Grand Avenue bridge crossing Fourth Street) is the ideal Uptown Rocker) viewing location.
All Photos By Gail
If you’ve ever spent any time in LA or the surrounding area, few experiences that you can have here in NYC will imbue you with a sense of sweet nostalgia for the Southland quite like viewing this series of new paintings and photographs by artist Glen Rubsamen, which he calls Polygala.
Continue reading Robert Miller Gallery Presents Glen Rubsamen’s Polygala
ARTPOP POP UP: A LADY GAGA GALLERY is a special three day event that will take place only in New York and Los Angeles from November 11 to 13th, 2013.
The Gallery will be open from 12:00 Noon – 9:00 PM at the following locations:
In NYC: 417 West 14th Street
In LA: 1538 N. Cahuenga Blvd
Come celebrate and experience the release of Gaga’s latest CD, ARTPOP with Music, Interactive Experiences, actual Gaga props and outfits, and much more! ARTPOP is available everywhere 11/11/13.
I’ll be “popping” by the gallery space on West 14th Street on Monday November 11th and will post pics of all the hot action right here upon my return.
Post No Bills Gallery and Print Shop will launch its first fall solo exhibition this Thursday October 6th, with the opening reception for English 101…For Beginners and Up by Popaganda artist, Ron English. English 101 will feature exclusive new limited edition prints and hand-finished multiples, toys, sculptures, sticker packs and more by Ron English – one of our favorite artists here at The Gig! With prices ranging from $20 to $4,000, the exhibit offers pieces for any sized budget. Ron will be available for signings at the Opening Reception, this coming Thursday, October 6, 2011 from 7:00PM to 10:00PM. I’ve met Ron a bunch of times and he is super nice and approachable.
English 101 Runs from October 6 – 30, 2011 at Post No Bills, Located at 1103 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice, CA 90291. Phone 310-399-2928 for Shop Hours and Further Information.
On This Date in 1980: Darby Crash (born Jan Paul Beahm), lead singer of The Germs, died of an intentional heroin overdose at the age of 22. For anyone curious about Darby, The Germs, and the LA Punk Rock scene of the late 70s/early 80s, I highly recommend the bio pic, What We Do is Secret. Despite a lot of criticism from people who were there; to be honest, I was there also, and I think the film got a lot of things right. Favorite Germs Song: “Richie Dagger’s Crime.” RIP Darby.