Branded Arts. Block Party. Saturday 11.10.2012.

The World’s Most Adorable Art CriticDaniel Rolnik and Reserve Result have teamed up to present a limited edition T-shirt & Polaroid combo pack. The 10 available sets will be on display for the first time at The Branded Arts Block Party happening on Saturday, November 10 from 1:00pm to 1:00am at 8810 Washington Boulevard. However, due to the nature of the event and all the guest appearances by artists and musicians, we suggest that you come early to purchase your pack. Especially, since each Polaroid is edition 1 of 1 and therefore contains a unique image.

Live Music by: David Dann, Magic Notes, Slim Jeff, Raquel Rodriguez, Cameron St. Denise, Jake Ross, Rebel, Mr. Number Onederful, Mr. Fitz, DJ Down To Earth, and DJ Bus Rider.

Live Art by: John Park, Angelina Christina, Allison Torneros, Hans Walor, Michael Pukac, Emmeric Konrad, Jill Birdz, IQ, People Heart and Clinton Bopp.

Murals by: Dabs Myla [AUS], Herakut [GER], Anthony Lister [AUS], Rime [USA], Case [GER], David Flores [USA], Cyrcle [USA], Andrew Hem [USA], Yoskay Yamamoto [USA], Robert Standish [USA], Skullphone [USA], Shark Toof [USA], Miss Van [FRA], Dan Quintana [USA], Meggs [AUS], Surge [USA], Gaia [USA], Clinton Bopp [NZ] and Duncan Lemmon [USA]

Date: Saturday, November 10.
Time: 1:00pm – 1:00am.
Where: 8810 Washington Boulevard. Culver City, California.
Details: 18 & under get in FREE. Everyone else is $20 for bar.

Polaroids. Collages. Limited-Edition Prints.

Anachronistic Capture: Motion & Stills.
Polaroids. Collages. Limited-edition 35mm C-Prints.


courtesy the artist & Design Matters, Los Angeles. (c) Quam Odunsi

Untitled. [Anachronistic 35mm Church]
2012
Chromogenic Print
16″ x 20″
Framed
. Contact Gallery for Price
Edition of 3.
Artist’s Proof of 2.


archive image: Taiyo Watanabe

Anachronistic Capture: Motion & Stills
Opening Reception Thursday March 29th, 2012 from 7-10pm
Design Matters is pleased to present the first solo exhibition by Quam Odunsi.

In Anachronistic Capture: Motion & Stills, the Los Angeles-based artist uses vintage cameras and equipment to create motion and stills on celluloid, recording and documenting contemporary subjects with his analog tools from a technological past. Using the city of Los Angeles and its inhabitants as his main setting, he constructs scenes and records the environment as cinematic content on 35mm, Polaroid and Super 8mm film.

Quam Odunsi (b. 1982. Chicago, Illinois) is an artist of Nigerian descent who lives and works in Los Angeles. A graduate of UCLA Extension’s Certificate in Feature Film Writing & Directing, he was selected for all four-quarters of the highly competitive and selective art of filmmaking program. He was chosen as part of the six Directors to exclusively premiere their short film – his being Kissed By Season – at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and shown later at the Sacramento International Film Festival. Borland, Odunsi’s first feature film, was shot on location in the natural surroundings of Texas and premiered at AFI in Dallas. Recent exhibitions include Taco de Lomography at the Lomography Gallery and First Pump at Hold Up Art. You can see a teaser for this show, Anachronistic Capture, here.

Curated by Khoi Nguyen

Design Matters is an independent gallery space in West Los Angeles that serves as a catalyst to the promotion and understanding of contemporary culture. With a focus on both established and emerging talent, we curate and investigate the relationships between art and design through collaboration, technique, and process.

For further information please contact the gallery.
Quam Odunsi
“Anachronistic Capture: Motion and Stills”
On display March 29th through April 28th, 2012

Die Antwoord. Fatty Boom Boom. Video.

FATTY BOOM BOOM is a bright and colourful African adventure, complete with wild animals, zef savages singing and dancing in the streets, and a special guest appearance by a sneaky little prawn star.

Daido Moriyama. In Pictures. Tate Modern.

Explore modern urban life in New York and Tokyo through the photographs of William Klein and Daido Moriyama. This is the first exhibition to look at the relationship between the work of influential photographer and filmmaker Klein, and that of Moriyama, the most celebrated photographer to emerge from the Japanese Provoke movement of the 1960s.

With work from the 1950s to the present day, the exhibition demonstrates the visual affinity between their urgent, blurred and grainy style of photography and also their shared desire to convey street life and political protest, from anti-war demonstrations and gay pride marches to the effects of globalisation and urban deprivation.

The exhibition also considers the medium and dissemination of photography itself, exploring the central role of the photo-book in avant-garde photography and the pioneering use of graphic design within these publications. As well the issues of Provoke magazine in which Moriyama and his contemporaries showcased their work, the exhibition will include fashion photography from Klein’s work with Vogue and installations relating to his satirical films Mister Freedom and Who Are You Polly Maggoo?

William Klein. In Pictures. Tate Modern.

Explore modern urban life in New York and Tokyo through the photographs of William Klein and Daido Moriyama. This is the first exhibition to look at the relationship between the work of influential photographer and filmmaker Klein, and that of Moriyama, the most celebrated photographer to emerge from the Japanese Provoke movement of the 1960s.

With work from the 1950s to the present day, the exhibition demonstrates the visual affinity between their urgent, blurred and grainy style of photography and also their shared desire to convey street life and political protest, from anti-war demonstrations and gay pride marches to the effects of globalisation and urban deprivation.

The exhibition also considers the medium and dissemination of photography itself, exploring the central role of the photo-book in avant-garde photography and the pioneering use of graphic design within these publications. As well the issues of Provoke magazine in which Moriyama and his contemporaries showcased their work, the exhibition will include fashion photography from Klein’s work with Vogue and installations relating to his satirical films Mister Freedom and Who Are You Polly Maggoo?

The Artist Series. Kathy Grayson. Part II.

In this second installment of the three-part interview, Gavin speaks to Kathy about her own art; the datamoshing and traditional techniques she uses to capture cultural digital evolution; digital fandom versus analog fandom; her love of Zines, their importance and the influence they’ve had on her career.

Stephan Zlotescu. True Skin. Film.

True Skin – A sci-fi short set in the not too distant future where augmentation is the way of life. For Kaye, still a natural, augmenting will help him keep pace in this now hyper-paced world. However, after acquiring an off-market prototype, Kaye quickly finds himself fighting not only for his own humanity, but something much larger.

Hitchcock. Anthony Hopkins. Trailer.

HITCHCOCK is a love story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century — Alfred Hitchcock — and his wife and partner Alma Reville. The film takes place during the making of Hitchcock’s seminal movie PSYCHO.

Gregory Siff. Matter of Time. Exhibition Teaser.

Artist This Means Mar shoots a trailer of artist Gregory Siff’s upcoming solo exhibition — Matter of Time — of new paintings, works on paper and sculpture.

Matter of Time is an examination of fame, idolatry, memory, determination, kingship and heart. Gregory’s half-whispered thoughts are painted out in full roars on found material, handmade panel and canvas.

Gregory Siff – Matter of Time
Saturday, October 20 – Sunday, November 11
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 20 @ 6:00pm – 10:00pm

“I make paintings to hang on your wall, I play characters you meet in your dreams, and I write stories you heard when you were falling asleep as a kid.” – Gregory Siff

The Canyons. Lindsay Lohan. Trailer. Bret Easton Ellis.

It’s not The Hills… THE CANYONS is a contemporary L.A. noir from director Paul Schrader, writer Bret Easton Ellis, and producer Braxton Pope about the dangers of sexual obsession and ambition, both personally and professionally, among a group of young people in their 20’s and how one chance meeting connected to the past unravels all of their lives, resulting in deceit, paranoia, cruel mind games and ultimately violence.