Monthly Archives: April 2010

Ellen De Meutter @ Writings On The Wall

Roberts & Tilton will be presenting an extensive exhibition of new paintings by Belgium based artist Ellen De Meutter titled Writings On The Wall. The Writings On The Wall opening reception occurs on Saturday, May 22 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm and will remain on view until Saturday, July 3 at Roberts & Tilton.


Roberts & Tilton

Ellen De Meutter’s body of work is referred to as “an autobiographical orientation without indulgence in complacent self-absorption“. And “many of her works are loosely based on memories of De Meutter’s childhood.” Roberts & Tilton is wedged at 5801 Washington Boulevard in Culver City, California [90232] @ 323.549.0223.

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Paul Dano’s The Good Heart – Premiere

Actor Paul Dano stars in director Dagur Kari’s The Good Heart which premiered at Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema in New York City. President Eamonn Bowles of Magnolia Pictures and Billy Connolly attend the New York premiere as well. via IMDB – A bartender takes a young homeless man in under his wing.


Steven A. Henry @ WireImage

The Good Heart hits theaters on Friday, April 30.

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Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival – Day 3

On the third and final day of Coachella Valley Music & Art Festival 2010, Gorillaz, Britt Daniel [Spoon] and Florence Welch [Florence and the Machine] blew it out and kept the crowd on their feet at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.


John Shearer @ WireImage

Julian Casablancas, Mick Jones, Stephen Malkmus, Nathan Willett [Cold War Kids], Bobby Womack, Kelvin Mercer [De La Soul], Bradford Cox [Deerhunter] and Charlotte Gainsbourg perform as well on Day 3 of the Coachella Valley Music & Art Festival 2010.

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Kristen Stewart & Har Mar Superstar @ Coachella

Har Mar Superstar performs for The Voice Project and Devendra Banhart spins tracks at Lacoste pool party at 2010 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, California. They partied away at the Lacoste Pool Party event of the second day of Coachella.


Brecheisen @ WireImage

Kristen Stewart, Magnetic Zeros, Nora Kirkpatrick and Aaron Older [Edward Sharpe] were in attendance as well.

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Lisa Eisner’s Psychonaut @ M+B

A new exhibition and installation by artist Lisa Eisner – Psychonaut – will have an opening reception at M+B on Saturday, May 1 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm, showcasing Eisner’s departure from well-known American West photographs and into her keen eye of nature with Psychonaut. It’s “a kaleidoscopic adventure into a vibrant world of seeming randomness, a collection of one-of-a-kind assemblages without editions and without using Photoshop.”

Psychonaut opens on Saturday, May 01 and runs through Saturday, June 05.


Lisa Eisner

M+B is rooted on 612 North Almont Drive in Los Angeles, California [90069] @ 310.550.0050. And you can stalk M+B-er Shannon Richardson @ shannon@mbfala.com and http://www.mbfala.com.

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Jake Gyllenhaal Humps GQ May 2010

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time actor Jake Gyllenhaal graces the cover and pages of GQ May 2010 magazine opening up about Mike Newell summer-flick, co-star Heath Ledger and life-in-general. Here are some blog snippets for your consumption.

On Heath Ledger: He was very sensitive. He didn’t always have a sense of performance in his everyday life. He knew who he was. I think actors very often, they know how to present something, and that’s part of their job. I think he was just really sensitive. We often used to do a lot of things together, because people were very interested in him and I think we felt safe together.


Peggy Sirota

On Brokeback Mountain: There was something magical in that time. We all slept in our trailers out by a trailer park in the first month of making that movie. I was sleeping next to Ang’s trailer; Ang’s trailer was next to Heath and Michelle’s trailer—they’d kind of moved in together. And Michael Hausman, the producer, brought his Airstream trailer down. And it was just us, by this river, for a month. And we would walk to set, and we would eat together, and we would make coffee in the morning, and I would wake up in the morning and there would be Ang Lee doing Tai Chi outside of my trailer, and it was just magical.


Peggy Sirota

On Heath’s death: I don’t really like talking about it. That period of time was… it was difficult. He was very sensitive. He didn’t always have a sense of performance in his everyday life. He knew who he was. I think actors very often, they know how to present something, and that’s part of their job. I think he was just really sensitive. We often used to do a lot of things together, because people were very interested in him and I think we felt safe together. Even when we did Brokeback and stuff, it was like my work was the only thing that mattered to me. It was like I could only understand or define myself through doing that. Life, I didn’t totally understand. And I think I was afraid of life. And I had success in my work, enough success that you could keep going back there. But after that happened… I think I recognized that it was work. And I recognized that this is for real.


Peggy Sirota

You can oogle more of Peggy Sirota’s pixes and Chris Heath’s deets @ GQ.com. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time blasts into theaters on Friday, May 28.

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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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Lady Gaga – Narita International Airport

With Hermes bag and Katakana tattoo – “I love small monster, Tokyo Love” – Lady Gaga arrives at Narita International Airport for her Monster Ball Tour. The singer will perform four concerts while in Japan.


Jun Sato @ WireImage

On Wednesday and Thursday, Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball Tour hits Kobe [Japan] and Yokohama on Saturday and Sunday. And then heads out to Europe in May 2010.

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Banksy’s Exit Through The Gift Shop – Premiere

The Hollywood fanatics came out to the Los Angeles premiere of artists Mr. Brainwash [Thierry Guetta] and Banksy’s Exit Through The Gift Shop documentary at Los Angeles Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles [California]. In attendance were Roger Gastman, RISK, Shepard Fairey, Adrien Brody, Danny Masterson, Ashlee Simpson-Wentz, Pete Wentz, Brent Bolthouse, James Kyson-Lee, Jonny Lee Miller, Scott Caan, Tim Daly, Greg Lauren, Elizabeth Berkley, Minnie Driver, Rebecca De Mornay, Lily Cole, Enrique Murciano, designers Tarina Tarantino and Jeremy Scott.


Jeff Vespa @ WireImage

Exit Through The Gift Shop hits New York and Los Angeles theaters on Friday, April 16.

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Lizzy Waronker – The Alchemist’s Closet

Hi everyone!

You’re invited to the opening of my new art show next Thursday, April 22, 2010 at the Nano Gallery at Bleicher Golightly Gallery, 1431 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, 90414. 7-10 pm. It will be a life-sized installation…”The Alchemist’s Closet”….a mixture of magic and madness featuring new sculptures and photography.

Veno Kado wineshop is pouring red and white. Parking is around the corner on Santa Monica Blvd, 1 block east of Ocean. The gallery is between Sushi Roku and Ivy By The Shore, so make an evening of it! I can’t wait to see you!

Best,
Lizzy Waronker

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