Los Angeles-based creative collective Bagavagabonds (BV) has announced the launch of the collaborative and philanthropic art event series Art Migration, presented by smart USA! and Incase. With stops in Austin, Los Angeles, and Portland, each Bagavagabonds event will feature a community-driven, submission-based art gallery. All works will be sold via silent auction with a cap of $100 and 100% of the proceeds to benefit local arts charity organizations. These events will also provide an opportunity to interact with smart vehicles and Incase products in unique and entertaining new ways.
Whether you’re a budding recreational artist or booming professional, here’s your chance to get involved with this collaborative arts movement and produce an original piece of work for the Art Migration events in Downtown Los Angeles, CA, (December 1st), and in Portland, OR, (December 8th). Use the theme “Migration” to inspire you, and know that you are producing with a purpose, as each piece will sell for $100 bucks (or less), with 100% of the proceeds going to our dear friends at Room 13 LA. We look forward to having you with us.
This November, Toro Y Moi will team up with Incase and the Red Bull Music Academy to give fans the opportunity to hear his upcoming third album, Anything In Return, more than two months in advance of release through a unique experience in select cities.
Incase and Red Bull Music Academy will be presenting the events with Toro Y Moi that will take place at Project Parlor in Brooklyn Nov. 2-4 and Public Works in San Francisco Nov. 16-18. At each gallery, 13 original drawings from Chaz Bundick will be on display, each paired with a corresponding song from the album that fans can listen to via Incase headphones. These events, conceived by Bundick himself, will be free and open to the public.
Anything In Return listening events:
November 2—4th, Brooklyn, NY at Project Parlor
November 16—18th, San Francisco, CA at Public Works
Toro y Moi’s third LP, Anything In Return is due on Carpark January 22nd.
For the third year in a row, we’re excited to again underwrite the upcoming dublab Fall “Proton Drive” Fundraiser, November 2-17th. For the uninitiated, dublab.com is the non-profit Internet-based radio station and creative collective devoted to the growth of positive music, arts and culture. Future. Roots. Radio. We here at Incase believe dublab is truly is deserving of your time, attention and continued support. When you tune in during the dates detailed below, DJ Mark “frosty” McNeill will be on-air spinning live tracks from many of our favorite Room 205 episodes and giving away Incase products as part of the station’s Flash Pack Bundles:
- Monday, November 5
- Thursday, November 8
- Tuesday, November 13
Flash Packs are limited quantity gift bundles available to listeners in thanks for generous contributions to dublab. The items are donated by the station’s favorite record labels, clothing companies, individual artists and other friends of dublab, (like Incase!). 100% of donations for Flash Packs go towards supporting dublab’s positive music mission. You can see the Flash Packs currently available at dublab.com
The station is a remarkable collective with an absolutely excellent mission. We look forward to having you tune in and turn up the positivity with us.
On November 3rd, at Gagosian Gallery from 7-to-10PM, we’re excited to present the book launch of “Milk and Honey: Contemporary Art in California”. Created by designer and THIS los angeles co-owner Justin Van Hoy, and published by AMMO Books, “Milk and Honey” highlights new works by contemporary artists who are aesthetically and regionally joined through a variety of mediums and demographics. By showcasing unknown and emerging artists alongside established icons who all call California home, “Milk and Honey” recognizes the fact that region and lifestyle directly influence the working process and ultimately the state of contemporary imagery.
In the same spirit as Roger Gastman, Aaron Rose, and Jeffrey Deitch’s recent seminal MOCA show: Art In The Streets, “Milk and Honey” celebrates a group of contemporary artists with roots across various areas, including graffiti art, surf, and skate culture, and other uniquely Californian influences. As is evident in that highly acclaimed museum show— California affects trends and sets the stage nationally and internationally, for some of the most creative art being made in the world today.
Artists include: Ed Ruscha, Cali Thornhill De Witt, Erin Garcia, Chris Burden, Dan Monick, Hassan Rahim, Joey Gallagher, Jared Eberhardt, Steven Harrington, Chris Duncan, Rj Shaughnessy, Pearl C. Hsiung, Harper Smith, Richard Colman, Emily Shur, Christopher Bettig, Barry McGee, Shelley Leopold, Aaron Farley, Sage Vaughn, Ye Rin Mok, Megan Whitmarsh, Florencio Zavala, Mel Kadel, Kevin Earl Taylor, Robert Therrien, Ashley Snow Macomber, Andrew Schoultz, Lucy Rose, Kelsey Brookes, G. Lewis Heslet, Ben Venom, Retna, Greg Bojorquez, Piero Golia, Lana Kim, Travis Millard, Justin Krietemeyer, Aaron Ruell, Ed Templeton, Souther Salazar, Pm Tenore, West One, Bill McRight, Joel Morrisson, Cleon Peterson, Day 19, Damon Way, Six Stair, MFG, Curtis Buchanan & Jon Rajkovich.
Justin Van Hoy is a designer, artist, and curator based in Los Angeles, California. Justin’s studio, The Dutch Press, creates original graphics, design, and branding for innovative entities such as RVCA, R77, OBEY Giant, Falcon Motorcycles, and Gagosian Gallery. Justin is also a co-founder of THIS los angeles, an art gallery in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. THIS hosts group and solo shows, and fosters a creative outlet for a wide network of innovative artists, friends, and family, as well as the community at large.
On Friday, November 2nd, from 7-to-10PM, Incase and THIS los angeles are pleased to present the opening reception for PARENTHESES, featuring new works by Reed Elliott & Paul Martyka. This co-exhibit allows these longtime friends and fellow visual artists from South Carolina the opportunity to explore and elaborate upon their own individual concepts and collaborative techniques.
For this very special event we’ve created 100 limited-edition, custom cut & color totes featuring the work of Elliott & Martyka. Arrive early to pinch a bag, stay late to spazz the night away. We look forward to having you with us.
PARENTHESES will be on display from November 2nd – November 24th
On Friday, Sept. 28th, THIS los angeles and Incase are pleased to present Turbo Lover, an exhibition of new works by visual artist and musician Thom Lessner; (including paintings, painted paper sculptures, and hand sewn felt signs).
Thom Lessner is a native Ohioan currently living in Philadelphia. He is an ardent skateboarder and rock n’ roller in the costume-clad band Sweetheart. Lessner has created work for-and-with POKETO, Shepherd Fairey, and a multitude of magazines including Thrasher, Vice, Swindle, and Spin. Lessner’s works have traveled to Los Angeles, New York, and internationally.
For this very special event we’ve created 100 limited-edition, custom cut & color totes featuring Lessner’s signature parody skulls of 80s pop culture figures, (yes, parody skulls). Arrive early to snag a bag, stay late to ride the fade. We look forward to having you with us.
Want to win $1000 in cash from us? Bring your track bike to Interbike Las Vegas and enter the MASH Drag Race this Thursday!
This Friday begins the ritual as Neck Face manifests in its human form to conjure up thy minions in the name of his latest atrocity exhibition of desecrated delights. One Grand Gallery in Portland, Oregon will be the ceremonial site as Nasty Neck transforms this once-cheerful space into a pop-up flea market of ghoulish intent. A Deal with the Devil has been made and there’s no turning back.
Incase will be participating by offering laser etched leather iPhone case with artwork by Neck Face.
Once again lightning fast on the heels of FYF Fest in Los Angeles, Incase is excited to announce our 5th-year sponsorship of MusicFestNW in Portland, Oregon, Sept. 5-9th. For this year’s festival we’ve teamed up with MFNW producer Trevor Solomon and the venue Ted’s (formerly Berbati’s Pan) to bring you 2 nights of curated showcases.
Friday, Sept. 7th, we present the ‘Room 205 live’ showcase with five featured artists from our collaborative Sound & Vision series Room 205, (including Blouse, Chelsea Wolfe, Craft Spells, Crystal Antlers and Tropic of Cancer).
Saturday, Sept. 8th, we present the Captured Tracks showcase with Wild Nothing, The Soft Moon, DIIV and Mac DeMarco. To all our Portland friends and MFNW performing artists, we look forward to sonically shredding with you again very, very soon.
Friday night, August 31st, THIS los angeles and Incase are pleased to present an exhibition of new work by San Francisco-based artists Danny Gibson and Mike Bertino. “Gold Coast” will run Aug. 31st through Sept. 21st, 2012.
For the opening event we’ve created 100 limited-edition custom-dyed totes featuring the West Coast-inspired handiwork of Gibson and Bertino. Arrive early to pinch a tote. Trust us, these California dream bags are definitely gonna go fast. We look forward to having you with us.