April 3, 2014
Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow is proud to announce a landmark exhibition, the first ever two-man show from renowned artists Russ Pope and Neil Blender. On view April 5 through 27, 2014, this will be the first time this well-known duo will show art together in California.
Viewers taking part in this exclusive and rare exhibition will get to see two of skateboarding’s most influential artists side-by-side, with their the seedy characters, loose, conservative lines and social themes. ”Baggage Claim” explores social concepts in the two artists’ complementary character-based themes and color palettes – which Pope says will come across as “darker” to those familiar with his work.
Pope and Blender conceived “Baggage Claim” together. Pope explains: ”It’s claiming your baggage, claiming all your life’s baggage. Usually the content of the things I’m working on are social commentary, things that happen in my life, like daily diaries, or what’s happening in my environment that I’m reporting on. Making art and sharing it with people it is exposing yourself and putting yourself in a vulnerable position – politics, thoughts, even colors. Laying baggage out for all to see.”
“Baggage Claim” opens Saturday April 5th, 6 – 9pm with support from Pizza Port Brewing and Vans, along with a special DJ appearance by Lance Cyril Mountain.
March 14, 2014
The Canvas Cooler: Silver Lake
Photos and words by Jesse Fulton
The RedBull Curates Canvas Cooler Project : 20 different cities. 20 invited local artists in each city creating their own mini cooler. In LA the event was held at the historic Mack Sennett Studios - A really nice open layout for the party, which days earlier was set up for a late night Grammy Party. Two winners from the night were to be sent to Miami for the scope art show.
March 10, 2014
Thank you to everyone who came out to the opening of ‘Greetings of the OC’ this past Thursday. The turn out was awesome, and I think everyone had a lot of fun. Special thanks to Pizza Port for the wonderful beer! Thank you to DJ Burnout for the tunes!
To those who couldn’t make it, be sure to come on down the the gallery to check out David Blake’s awesome works. The show is up through March 30th.
March 7, 2014
Some of you may have noticed AR4T has a new beautiful bench in the gallery. This unique piece was made by our friend Craig de Pfyffer.
The bench led a past life as a 80 year old deodar cedar planted in Griffith Park in Los Angeles, along with 200 others, as part of a civic beautification movement in 1935. Since then the group of trees have been classified as a city historical landmark. In late 2011, a windstorm with winds reaching 100mph hit Los Angeles, toppling this and one other deodar.
AR4T’s Sam Crane spoke to Craig about the bench and his practice:
February 27, 2014
Next Friday, March 6th, marks the opening of a new show at the gallery, “Greetings from the OC” showcasing new work from David Blake, a Midwestern expat who now calls Orange County home.
Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow spoke to David Blake about his work and the upcoming show:
February 4, 2014
This past Saturday, AR4T celebrated the opening of “Never Fast Enough,” featuring the art of Brian Bent, Duffy, and Nick Simich. Thank you to all who came! Special thanks to Pizza Port Brewing and Ragged Ol’ Sailor!
January 25, 2014
Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow is excited to announce that begining Febuary 1st, Pizza Port Brewing Company will be sponsoring gallery opening events!
January 7, 2014
Thank you to all who came out to celebrate the opening of Zio’s show in the AR4T Gallery! Big thank you to Los Mysteriosos for the awesome performance! If you haven’t already be sure to check out the show, up through January 26th.
Also, check out what the Vans art blog had to say (not to mention more great photos):
January 4, 2014
Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow is starting off 2014 with the awesome new works from Zio Ziegler, in this show “Chasing Singularity.” This past Thursday some stopped by on art walk to preview the show, thank you to all who made it a fun night. Don’t forget to stop by today, January 4th for the opening!