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In anticipation for her exhibition of new works, [artist] Deedee Cheriel has been busy plastering Los Angeles’ East-Side with her signature Bear Head posters. And you can see more images at Flickr.com/Photos/SonjaTeri.

Deedee Cheriel’s new exhibition ~ Songs for Infinite Starry Nights ~ is part of this summer’s group exhibition at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery on Saturday, July 30 from 8:00pm to 11:00pm. Ms. Cheriel will exhibit new works with fantastic narratives where a beautiful and symbiotic relationship is formed between humans and animals or hybrids of the two.


Sonja Teri

Deedee Cheriel’s strong list of characters paired together for unity and support, navigate the serene and benevolent backdrop of nature with bold marks and quirky personalities that dance across the dream-like background of drips and scratches. Working in acrylic and spray paint on wood, there is a simplicity and complexity that work as one while combining influences as diverse as Deedee’s Hindu upbringing and teenage years in the punk-rock scene, the visceral honesty with which she creates her work is a constant. Deedee’s work is idiosyncratic in the most ideal way… it is a reflection of her unique personality.Shepard Fairey

Ms. Cheriel’s work, always a meditation on personal experience and social interactions, now takes a profound step into the past. There is a focus on the difficult and awkward teen years as the artist revisits the horses she would draw in the margins of her teenage schoolwork. The inspirational movement of these characters across the psychological landscape; a growling bear’s incessant hunger, the danger of a tree catching fire, a model thin horse clinging to another – all work to profoundly convey the tribulations of one’s bumpy journey through time.


Sonja Teri

Deedeee Cheriel began her art career creating record covers and T-shirts for the Oregon music scene in the early ’90s. She played in several all-girl bands and co-created the semi-autobiographical film Down and Out with the Dolls. Her artwork has shown in galleries in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, San Francisco, Chicago, Portland, London and Melbourne [Australia]. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. ~ Sonja Teri

Merry Karnowsky Gallery is rooted at 170 South La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles [California ~ 90036].

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Juan Enriquez directs an impressive short-doc featuring the Art In The Streets opening at The Museum of Contemporary Art [MoCA]. Enjoy the vid w/ shout-outs to Pixers Willie-T and Brandon Shigeta ~

Art In The Streets at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA will remain on view until Monday, August 8. The Museum of Contemporary Art [MoCA] is located at 152 North Central Avenue in Los Angeles [California ~ 90013 @ 213.626.6222].

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Junk Food Clothing is pleased to announce Junk Food Art House Presents Anthony Lister – celebrating the launch of its innovative new platform Junk Food Art House. Following a three-week teaser campaign of poster art throughout Los Angeles – this unique gallery exhibition at famed HVW8 Art + Design Gallery, will feature Lister’s street art on the subject of lost superheros.


Anthony Lister ~ Help Lost Hero

The Anthony Lister ~ Help Lost Hero exhibition will be held at HVW8 Art + Design Gallery ~ which is located at 661 North Spaulding Avenue in Los Angeles [California] ~ on Friday, July 29 with a public reception from 8:00pm to 11:00pm. You can oogle deets @ hvw8.com and Charm School’s Angelique Groh @ www.charmschoolcie.com.

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This short documentary explores the growing urban beekeeping movement in New York City and focuses on the stories of Tim O’Neal ~ creator of the Borough Bees blog ~ and Kazumi Terada, a novice beekeeper.

Adrian Bautista, Martha Glenn, and Brooke Tascona made this documentary for the Design and Technology: Sound and Vision course at Parsons New School for Art and Design during the summer semester 2011. You can oogle Tim O’Neal @ BoroughBees.com.

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Very Nearly Almost ~ VNA shoots artists Meggs, Anthony Lister and Kid Zoom creating murals at a derelict warehouse. Enjoy the 3-minute 24-second vid below ~

You can oogle ’em @ verynearlyalmost.com [x] anthonylister.com [x] kid-zoom.com [x] houseofmeggs.com.

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Installation Media recently launched a new California based quarterly arts publication ~ Installation Magazine ~ and curated gallery preview series ~ Galleries Installed. The curated 108 page glossy mag juxtaposes thoughtful analysis with visceral, lucid, and imaginative photography and art direction. The first issue featuring 45 artists ~ traces the development of emerging, mid-career and established talent in Los Angeles ~ complete with comprehensive interviews and studio visits.

Each issue centers around a critical / analytical theme that helps readers develop a discerning aesthetic sensibility, starting with a theme of California. Limited edition Print copies [first 1000 copies are signed and numbered] are available at Installationmag.com and in August will be available at a selection of affluent art and design locations throughout Los Angeles. Single issues are $25 and Annual subscriptions are available at $75 / year with free shipping. A curated magazine released four times per year. Available in digital [released in September] and printed formats [available now].

Installation Magazine Issue One: California features artists Lisa Adams, Amy Adler, Kevin Appel, Jake Ashwell, Augor, Anna Ayeroff, John Baldessari, Jay Brockman, Tony De Los Reyes, Sean Duffy, David Eddington, Charlie Edmiston, Sonny Gerasimowicz, Keegan Gibbs, Alessandro Gottardo, Iva Gueorguieva, Hugh Holland, How & Nosm, Raffi Kalenderian, David Kantrowitz, Martin Kersels, Spencer Lowell, El Mac, Dylan Maddux, Patrick Martinez, Maggie Mull, Tim Navis, Quam Odunsi, Steve Olson, Tia Pulitzer, Push, Carl CR Rauschenbach, Retna, Revok, Victor Reyes, Rime, Cole Rise, Evan Robarts, Mark Strassner, Don Suggs, Willie T., George Thompson, Kellesimone Waits, Michelle Wiener, Marianne Williams and Vasa.

Issue One Editorial Departments include:
~ I / Focus Feature: Artists invite Installation into their private work spaces to discuss their practice, share personal stories, and preview works in progress.
~ Dialogue + Discover: Conversations with established and emerging artists working in all medium.
~ Plates + Slides: Cataloging works in various medium including but not limited to photography, painting, installation, public art, film, sculpture and mixed media.
~ Free Flow: Installation invites leading artists and curators to design their own editorial department within the magazine. From presentations of personal diaries to original commissioned illustrations and photography – Free Flow is unpredictable and completely redefined with each issue.
~ Studio Visit By A. Moret: A quarterly commentary that reflects on the LA art scene though a curious lens.
~ Scene + Unseen: Scenes photographed by leading contemporaries in photography and design, behind-the-scene moments, and personal insight into the life of the art and creative industries.

Get your copy and support local artists @ Installationmag.com and follow Installation on Twitter – @Installationmag.

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