On Friday, June 3rd, THIS Los Angeles hosted the opening night event for exhibiting artist Andrew Jeffry Wright. Blurring the line between poignant cultural satire and personal inside jokes, the show offered a keen, colorful insight into the kaleidoscopic mind of Mr. Wright.
For the event Incase collaborated with the gallery and Wright to create 100 limited-edition cotton canvas totes depicting everyone’s favorite blarf cats, (you’ll know what we mean when you view the Flickr set). Thanks again to Andrew Jeffry Wright and everyone who came out, it was an excellent first opening of the summer season.
THIS los angeles x Andrew Jeffrey Wright x Incase
Friday, June 3rd. 7-10PM
On Friday, June 3rd, we’re excited to present the opening night reception for artist Andrew Jeffrey Wright’s new solo exhibit at THIS los angeles. For this very special occasion we’ve worked with THIS and AJW to create 100 limited edition hand-printed all cotton totes. Come early to grab a bag, stay late to stare at the walls and have a laugh. Wright’s multi-disciplinary approach to art making guarantees this to be an entertaining, thought provoking hang. Here’s THIS la’s Justin Van Hoy with a bit more info on the artist and his work:
“Andrew Jeffrey Wright is a current and founding member of Philadelphia’s Space 1026 art collective. He has a BFA in Animation. The collaborative animation “the Manipulators”, which he made with Clare E. Rojas, has won the top prize for animation at the New York Underground Film Festival and the New York Comedy Film Festival. His works include painting, animation, drawing, collage, photography, sculpture, video, installation, screen printing and performance. He has shown at Lamp Harajuku (Tokyo), New Image Art (LA), The Luggage Store (San Francisco), The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (Philadelphia), ICA (Philadelphia), The Print Center (Philadelphia), Giant Robot NY (NYC), Cinders Gallery (Brooklyn), The Corcoran (DC) and Foundation Cartier (Paris). Wright’s art has been featured in books published by Chronicle, Gingko, Picturebox Inc., Abrams Image and Buenaventura Press. Wright has performed with Rose Luardo as The New Dreamz in many venues including The NY Art Book Fair at PS1 MOMA and has opened up for Fred Armisen.”
Last Friday, in effort to get in on last week’s end of the world hubbub, the cheeky folks over at THIS los angeles threw a one night only exhibit dubbed ‘Judgement Night.’ Despite the soiled ski masks, scary handmade weapons, and all manner of chaotic doomsday imagery lining the gallery walls, all in all it was a relatively peaceful hang with mellow pals. Totally alive. Check the Flickr set.
THIS los angeles is doing a one night only mini-art show this Friday night, May 20th. It is called ‘Judgement Night’ and will feature handmade weapons from folks like Keith Morris (OFF!, Circle Jerks, Black Flag), Sage Vaughn (Terri & Gary), and Ben Venom. Despite its diminutive duration, this short show is sure to shank your brain. Here’s THIS los angeles co-owner/curator Justin Van Hoy with a few words about the exhibition:
“You’ve seen the billboards, you’ve seen it all over the Internet. This weekend marks the beginning of the end for mankind. Family Radio Worldwide has declared “it can be proven Biblically that the world will end May 21st, 2011″. Well, we are having a show to help you prepare yourself.” —THIS los angeles
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Last Friday night, after a whole lotta word of mouth mystery and viral video hype, Terri & Gary Burbank (a/k/a artists Sage Vaughn and Anthony Anzalone) opened their ‘A Depiction of Love and Reality’ exhibit at THIS Los Angeles.
With tongues planted firmly in one another’s cheeks (ahem), T&G treated patrons to an array of suggestive mixed media collages, “passive-aggressive weapons” (a/k/a iron-spiked baseball bats), and seizure-inducing audio-visual works. However, it was the duo’s installation of color-coded self-help books that really got the capacity crowd’s baggage brains buzzing, (everyone was encouraged to take the title that “spoke” to him or her most).
Was it a good time? Was it hilarious and entirely baffling? Yes, yes, and yes… pretty much to the max.
For the event THIS x Incase x Terri & Gary created 100 limited edition opening night tote bags. We’ll be giving away five to the first five people who can successfully name Anthony Anzalone’s teenage punk band.
Good luck! (Make sure to fill out your email address so we can contact you if you won!)
WOW! That was fast! The correct answer was “The Mean Reds”. Congrats Priscilla, Baptiste, Sam, Joshua and b0b. You guys won the Terri & Gary Tote bag! We’ll email you for your address.
Stay tuned to our FaceBook page. We will be doing more giveaways soon!
On Friday, April 22nd, THIS Los Angeles embarks on the opening reception for Terry & Gary Burbank: A Depiction of Love and Reality. For those of you not familiar with the vaunted works of T&G, the art world’s (self-described) foremost power duo, we can only say this: Arrive ready to enter a world of deep weirdness.
For the occasion Incase x THIS x Terry & Gary have created 100 limited-edition cotton canvas tote bags to commemorate the night. Come early to grab a tote, stay late to have your mind wrecked. This one’s guaranteed to be entertaining, thought provoking and decidedly funny. The reception is free and features an open bar, 7-10PM. For additional details please read THIS gallery’s press release below and visit the Facebook invite. Trust us, it’s well worth the read.
Terri & Gary Burbank
A Depiction Of Love And Reality
What’s the future about? Acclaimed experts Terri and Gary know!
As you know, Terri & Gary have been doing a lot lately. You may have heard of their latest fantastic game-changing business consultation advice tapes, or maybe you caught wind of their incredible spiritual celebrity consultations on the news. Either way, you’re probably asking yourself: How can I get some of that? Easy….Go to their ground-breaking art exhibition at THIS Los Angeles.
The focus of their inaugural art opening, A DEPICTION OF LOVE AND REALITY, is two fold: Help (mainly concerned with the self) and Love (primarily found through the phone). There is also a touch of the more familiar work of this non-stop power-duo, the ever-present postcard subscriptions and their patented weapons of “passive-aggression”. Manipulating second hand objects of self-improvement and self-gratification, T&G present an innovative way of reinterpreting these narcissistic industries. Working together to create thought provoking installations from the debris of human excess and insecurity, T&G hope to bring you a new and vital experience with your own reality.
Terri & Gary: Helping you re-think the way you thought you think!
Last week’s event at Openhouse Gallery was a true celebration of the Warhol Spirit. To commemorate the launch of our collaboration, friends and guests of Incase and The Andy Warhol Foundation were treated to an immersive experience that took inspiration from Warhol’s seemingly prescient stance on technology, with interactive art installation alongside original Warhol artwork and displays of the Incase for Andy Warhol collection.
And, to those of you who joined us virtually via our livestream of the event, we hope you enjoyed the evening as much as we did! Check out all the photos from the event on Flickr (all photos shot by Rodney Williams).
This is just the beginning of Incase for Andy Warhol, so be on the lookout for future product releases adorned with more iconic images from the pop art legend.
On Friday, March 25th, THIS Los Angeles in Highland Park hosted the opening night party for exhibiting artist Megan Whitmarsh. Her work is amazing. Like, for real amazing. Complicated, grand, handmade, heartwarming, time consuming, vibrant, and just really, really enjoyable to gaze upon and ponder. GO SEE THIS SHOW! To commemorate the event we worked with THIS and Whitmarsh to create 100 limited edition canvas totes. Unfortunately all 100 were snatched up during the opening, so we have none for giveaway this time around. Sorrrrrrrrry!
This year’s SXSW music conference was long, loud and lurky. We did not sleep much nor did we eat much. We were too busy bee-boppin’ around venues, visiting friends and sponsoring events. Of the many shows and parties we attended our favorite of the week would have to be the ‘Best In Show’ showcase at Trailer Space Records. Located next door to East Side Pies and across the street from Ideal Soul Mart, this beautiful record shop played host to hundreds of all-ages music fans and more than 30 musical guests, (including Thee Oh Sees, La Sera, King Tuff, Strange Boys, Vomettes and White Mystery). Thanks to the efforts of organizers Jonathan Harry Weinberg, Col. Abe, Volar Records and Trailer Space owner Spot, the party struck just the right balance between a raw DIY punk show and a simple neighborly visit with friends.
As for MWTX 5—WOW!!! Transmission Entertainment, FYF Fest Productions and the East Side Drive-In definitely pulled it off again. It was a joy to participate for the fourth year in a row in an event so consistently fun, friendly, and energetic. Over 55,000 people rsvp’d on mwtxparty.com, (of which more than 20,000 attended the all-day party), making it once more the largest unofficial event of the entire music conference. We’d like to extend a huge thank you to Rosa, Johnny, Brendan, Graham and Max at Transmission Entertainment, and to Sean, Phil, Mike and Kate at FYF Fest Productions.
Vice Late Night ran 12 midnight to 4AM on the final night of the conference. Harsh tokes for tired folks. After a 12-hour day spent shooting photos in the hot hot sun, doling out a few thousand Incase Slider Cases for iPhone 4, and watching a zillion bands at MWTX and Trailer Space we were reasonably certain we might not make it to the brutal end. But thanks to Thee Oh Sees, OFF!, and Odd Future we certainly did. In true Vice fashion the party was a bewildering mess held in a blown out vacant bank building. Booming sound, rumpled fashions on crumpled hipsters, dim lighting, happy cops and a few hundred friends… Classic. It was a great (albeit exhausting) late night lurk. Thanks again to Shanon Kelley and Stewart Stone, you are like angel babies in our arms. We couldn’t have done it without you.