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!
After a long week of excruciatingly loud music showcases at SXSW, (don’t worry, our mega-recap is forthcoming), we’re excited to announce an altogether softer community event— Friday, March 25th, THIS Los Angeles is having the opening reception for RADIANT DECADE, the solo exhibition of painter & soft sculpture artist Megan Whitmarsh. As well the night marks Whitmarsh’s birthday and coincides nicely with the date ten years ago she moved to the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. So folks, as you can imagine, this opening is rather special. For the occasion Incase x THIS x Megan Whitmarsh have joined forces to make 100 limited-edition cotton canvas tote bags commemorating the night. Arrive early to grab a tote, stay late to enjoy the party.The reception is free and features an open bar, 7-10PM. Happy birthday Megan!
Today we have a very special announcement to make: It is time again for the annual ‘THESE FRIENDS’ group show at THIS Los Angeles. Last year’s opening drew over 600 people for a celebratory night of good friends, fine art, and hectic street meat. To put it bluntly— it was fun. Really fun. For Friday night’s event we’ve again created 100 limited-edition tote bags, this time featuring the work of artist Ashely Macomber. Arrive early to snag a free one, stay late to have a lovely time. For a bit of additional info here’s THIS Los Angeles co-creator and esteemed photographer Dan Monick with a few choice words:
THIS is glad to announce part 2 of the show we kicked it all off with a year ago, These Friends 2. When the 5 of us first conceived this place we all made a list of friends we would like to show a piece and the list quickly grew to over 100 people. It turned out to be a huge success, more people showed up than we knew what to do with, and good times were had. So, let’s do it again. This Friday, February 4th, 7-10 p.m. at THIS Los Angeles, 5906 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90042. The reception is free and features a DJ and an open bar.
We genuinely look forward to seeing you there.
On Friday, December 10th, the ‘THIS Holiday’ show kicked off at THIS Los Angeles in Highland Park, CA. For this opening we again created 100 limited-edition tote bags, this time featuring a brilliant piece of work by artist Kimberly Scola. As always, the bags were beautiful, the art was plentiful, and the vibe was nice. Check the photos.
By the way, we’re giving away six of these totes to the first six people to leave a comment on this post. Once these are gone, they’re gone forever. Enjoy. We hope to see you at the next THIS LA event in January 2011!
UPDATE: All Tote Bags have been claimed!
Hello friends. In a few days we’ll unleash yet another opening night tote bag project between Incase and Highland Park’s THIS Los Angeles. Only 100 of these hand-printed, limited edition, 100% cotton canvas tote bags will exist in the world. Perfectly sized to help with all of your holiday schlepping needs. Here’s Justin Van Hoy from THIS Los Angeles with more details:
Please join us December 10th and 11th. at 5906 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles.
THIS is glad to announce our final show of our first year, “This Holiday”. A cash (or credit) and carry show of affordable hand made goods by a group of amazing artists. You see something you like, you take it right off the wall. In addition to the incredible show, come celebrate THIS being around for a year (we signed the lease a year ago today) and let’s talk about the big things we have in store for 2011.
Two nights of fine art, great friends, and exciting times. Bring sensible shoes and a warm jacket, this one’s gonna be a long and lovely hang. We look forward to seeing you there.
Come have a look and listen inside the walls of The Smell as Luis Farfan and Aaron Farley speak with the man behind the D.I.Y. club.
We’ll keep our recap of last Friday’s opening night of the Latin American Graphic Design show short. Why? Well, because the photos pretty much say it all. It was a lovely time. People lined up outside before the doors even opened in effort to make sure they could snag one of our hand-printed limited edition Incase x THIS x Material tote bags.
We’d like to thank everyone at THIS Los Angeles and all of the designers in the show for making this happen. The Latin American Graphic Design show will be up at THIS Los Angeles in Highland Park from November 5—December 3rd. Stop by! Get a good look at all those fancy fonts!
We’ll see you again at the next THIS Los Angeles opening in mid-December. It’s gonna be massive. And yes, we’ll be making 100 more one-of-a-kind totes for the opening night!
On Friday night, November 5th, Incase is proud to present opening night of the Latin American Graphic Design show at THIS Los Angeles. In celebration of the opening we’ve created 100 limited-edition tote bags featuring design work by Material. These one of a kind, lovingly hand-printed 10 oz cotton canvas totes are big enough to fit at least 20 lbs of groceries or 40 of your favorite records. Nice, comfy and fun.
Here’s THIS Los Angeles gallery curator Luis Farfan with a few words about the Latin American Graphic Design show:
“Our first in a series of global explorations into the greater design community. THIS turns it’s eye towards the thriving design community of Latin American countries: Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Guatemala, Argentina and Paraguay are all represented by some of the most exciting and interesting designers their nation has to offer. Like Russia in the 20’s, Europe in the 40’s or America in the 60’s; the Latin American region today is undergoing a profound and pronounced social, political and artistic change. Graphic Design has always been a functional art form that is reactionary and informative. It is a tool used to inspire and educate. There is something interesting going on here— we aim to explore and celebrate a unique aesthetic and approach in modern design.”
Located in the Highland Park neighborhood of east Los Angeles, THIS is owned and operated by six of our friends, (photographers Dan Monick, Aaron Farley, and Claire & Jeremy Weiss of Day 19 and graphic designers Justin Van Hoy and Luis Farfan). THIS functions as an art gallery, photography studio, production house, and makeshift live performance venue for the LA-based collective and their fellow artists from around the world.
Since the gallery’s launch earlier this spring, opening nights at THIS have fast become the most eagerly anticipated arts event in town, routinely bringing together hundreds of friends and artists. We believe THIS Los Angeles has goodwill worth supporting, sharing and celebrating. Please join Incase & THIS on Friday, November 5th from 7-to-10 PM for opening night of the Latin American Graphic Design show. And remember, these INCASE x THIS Los Angeles totes are available free (!!!) to the first 100 art lovers/gallery lurkers to skip through the door. Arrive early, grab two!
The 3rd video in the THIS Visits series features collage artist Danger. He refuses to participate with the world around him and has a general disdain for humanity. That said, he is mildly obsessed with Lady Gaga and has a real fondness for Roxy Music and Ladytron.
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