Rooms @ Scion Los Angeles Gallery

Rooms @ SCION Installation Los Angeles Gallery – Eight artists each create a unique room installation of their design.

Opening Reception – Saturday, April 24 @ 7:00pm to 10:00pm. It’ll remain on view Saturday, April 24 through Saturday, May 15, 2010.

Opening Saturday, April 24, Scion’s Installation Los Angeles Gallery presents Rooms – a group exhibition curated by Roger Gastman that brings eight diverse artists together under one roof.

Rooms will feature unique installations and new works by Kime Buzzelli, Adam Wallacavage, Dueling VHS, Chris Stain, Bill Daniel, Justin Van Hoy, Rocky Grimes, and Dan Monick with Caitlin Reilly. For the exhibition, Scion’s 4,500-square foot Installation Space in Culver City will be built out and subdivided into eight individual spaces. Each space will be assigned to an artist, who will create a room from their imagination. In addition, the artist’s work will be hung on the walls of their designated room, and be available to purchase.

Kime Buzzelli will create a teenage girl’s bedroom complete with vintage frocks, collected objects and her feminine, fanciful art; Adam Wallacavage’s custom chandeliers and frocked wallpaper will fill his guest room; Dueling VHS will build a wood-paneled basement with TVs playing their hilarious episodes; Chris Stain’s stencil work will adorn the archway leading outside; Bill Daniel will craft the bedroom of a suburban teenager gone bad with a tent of punk T-shirts, bike parts and crumpled homework; Justin Van Hoy’s re-worked NBA logo screen prints will hang in the room of an obsessed NBA fan circa the early 1990s; Rocky Grimes’ classroom will be filled with desks, doodles and large cutout human figures; and Dan Monick and Caitlin Reilly’s room will become a bus stop at night with portraits of passengers and surrounding scenes installed in light boxes.

The opening reception takes place on Saturday, April 24 @ 7:00pm to 10:00pm at the Scion Installation Space at 3521 Helms Avenue [at National] in Culver City, California [90232]. The reception is free with complimentary valet parking and an open bar. All artists will be present, and available for comment. The exhibit will run through Saturday, May 15, 2010.

About the artists

Kime Buzzelli is an Ohio-born artist based in Los Angeles. She creates paintings, illustrations and fashion-based installations. Her work is often inhabited by wicked women, secret societies, and layered with text that taps into her fascination with the drama of other people’s lives. Her work has been exhibited throughout the world.

Adam Wallacavage is an accomplished photographer, documenting artists, musicians, daredevils and all things weird and wonderful. His first book, Monster Size Monsters, was released in August of 2006 through Gingko Press and spans 15 years of his photography.

Dueling VHS is a comedic cinematic short film variety show. The core group responsible for Dueling VHS is Larry Langton, a comedian and filmmaker who has worked for broadcast news outlets including CNN, NBC and FOX; Trevor Crafts, the CEO of Full Mind Creative; Santo D’Asaro, a producer, actor, writer and comic; and Jeremy Hoar, a writer director and producer of comedy, music and documentary films.

Chris Stain is a Baltimore-based artist who combines inspiration from New York subway graffiti and the basic screen-printing techniques of stenciling. His work can be seen in the view of the social-realist movement of the 1940s Works Progress Administration, where the struggles of daily life are documented for all to witness.

Bill Daniel is a self-trained itinerant filmmaker and photographer. He began documenting American subcultures starting with the Texas skate/punk scene in the early 1980s. His film on the history of hobo graffiti, Who is Bozo Texino? has screened in over 350 venues worldwide.

Justin Van Hoy was born in Charleston, South Carolina, in the winter of 1981. He is a freelance art director, designer and co-founder of THIS Los Angeles.

Rocky Grimes taught himself how to screen print, and has since shown his work all over the United States, including the Art Center of S. Florida, Scion Space and the Aqua Art fair. His work has also been added to the N. Miami Museum of Contemporary Art’s permanent collection.

Dan Monick and Caitlin Reilly live in Los Angeles. Monick is a photographer, whose work has been featured in numerous publications including Interview and Rolling Stone. Reilly is an art director who has helped create sets for David LaChapelle, Matthew Ralston and David Lynch.

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