On July 6th 2012 at Synchronicity in Los Angeles, CA a group show featuring 15 of the weirdest, wildest, and most powerful subterranean comix artists exploded into peoples faces with a visceral splat! There were some injuries and one spontaneous combustion, but overall it was a good nite.
The show was called FREAK SCENE.
Its been almost 2 years but you can’t keep good Freaks down…
Now, this spring, the FREAKS are back!
and this time with a few new friends along for the trip.
FREAK SCENE EAST
the new freak champions of underground comix
featuring works by:
Johnny Ryan (Prison Pit/Angry Youth Comix/Penis WAR)
Benjamin Marra (Night Buisness/Gansta Rap Posse/Traditional Comics)
Matthew Thurber (1-800-MICE/INFOMANIACS)
Pakito Bolino (Le DernierCri/Pixel Junk Destuctoid)
Jim Rugg (Supermag/Afrodisiac/Street Angel)
Matt Furie (Boys Club/The Night Riders)
Victor “BALD EAGLES” Cayro (Bittersweet Romance/Rub the Blood)
Jason T Miles (Pines/Profanity Hill/Love Wins)
Tom Neely (Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever/The HUMANS/The Wolf)
Josh Bayer (RAW POWER/Suspect Device/ROM)
Pat Aulisio (Bowman/XenoKaiju/Yeah Dude Comics)
Mickey Z. (RAV/Sagari)
Derek M Ballard (Cartoonshow/Root Rot)
Max Clotfelter (Andros/Buster/INTRUDER)
Lale Westvind (Hot Dog Beach/Express Less/Hyperspeed To Nowhere)
Shalo P (Cosmic Bummer Funnies/Death Trip/)
Darin Shuler (Castle&Wood/INTRUDER)
Anya Davidson (School Spirits/Barbarian Bitch)
Tom Toye (Illogical Comics/Dimensions)
Peter Gray Hurley (House/Death Trip/Happy)
Keenan Marshall Keller (Galactic Breakdown/Drippy Bone Books)
So what is FREAK SCENE EAST?
FREAK SCENE EAST is…
Graphic spewings of beauty and weirdness undulating thru your eyes and into your reptile brain, forcing a miniature breakdown in your DNA, allowing you to enjoy yourself in a primal state…
FREAK SCENE EAST is…
An overwhelming wave of 2 dimensional power forged thru vibrating formations of paper, pencil and ink, opening portals to dimensions of refined crudeness, painstakingly achieved renderings of id, the grotesque twistings of body, form and flesh, and reality-less vacuums of violence, absurdity and joy!
FREAK SCENE EAST is…
an explosion of original art, prints and comics from 21 of the biggest Freaks in comics today.
Enter this den of FREAKS… and let your brains go…
Come out to the opening nite party.
See some cool shit and hang with some Freaks.
Great write-up of the current show on the Knight Arts website, check it out!
Member cassette label and pro-bono music promotion company Refulgent Sepulchre hosts this maniac for a night of live “music” in the belly of Olde Kensington. Neil Young Cloaca is BROMP TREB, absurdo drummmer for heavy weirding unit FAT WORM OF ERROR long purveyor of wacky label YEAY!
BROMP TREB will appear in
THE VAT at 1822 N. Hancock St. apartment #3
SUNDAY MARCH 16TH
also featuring local support from irregular party freakss
starts around 9pm
$7 suggested entry donation
don’t tell the police
We’re getting stoked for Art ‘N’ Skate Zone @ Space 1026
Opening Reception March 7th, 7-10pm
March 7th through March 28th 2014
SPACE 1026 PROUDLY PRESENTS ART ‘N’ SKATE
An Installation by Dan Haddigan, Bradford Haubrich & Eric Kenny.
March 7th – March 28th, 2014
First Friday opening reception 7-10pm at Space 1026
After Party at Tango Noodle Bar
We are artists and we are skateboarders and we are building a ramp at the Space 1026. The ramp will be cool. we have a skate crew and we are called the Long Ass Grind Boys and sometimes we get a little wild. We are committed to bringing skateboard excellence to the Space 1026. We solemnly swear to bring the choicest techniques, and as such will host a fully-functional event of ‘skate-of-the-art’ proportions. We are sure that nothing will get messed up in any way.
$7 donation please
It’s time to get the BOOKMOBILE BOOK that you’ve been meaning to get for the past 4 weeks!! We’ve got 60 hours until the end of the campaign, and want to be sure that everyone who wants a book can get one. It’s only 35 canadian dollars, so head over to the kickstarter now to ensure that you get your very own copy.
And thank you for your support thus far!!
Courtney and the Bookmobile crew
Industrial Design has always been a secret passion of mine. Here is a link to the drawing of my first piece: CLICK THIS!
Crimson Landslide // Erin M Riley
Opening Reception: First Friday February 7th 7-10pm
February 7th -21st, 2014 at Space 1026
Space 1026 is pleased to present Crimson Landslide, a solo exhibition by Erin M Riley of wool and cotton pieces based on the objects and ephemera of our daily lives. While widely known for her pieces depicting nude or scantily clad young women, her objects series is rarely shown as a collection. Exhibiting these pieces side by side allows the work to generate an underlying narrative. So much of one’s interactions are littered with tools, notions, toiletries, covered in text instructions, ingredients, many with salacious implications if found. Erin depicts the implements of drug use, as well as and detritus of female identity, beauty regimens, condoms, birth control pills, plan B packs, etc. These objects are presented on a simple background woven by hand in high detail, highlighting the complexities of small and sometimes meaningless things. Her work is based off of found photographs culled from the internet as well as images she has collected from her own life as a way to allow a view into the most common of private habits. These pieces allow the audience to see objects and ephemera from the point of view of many young men and women at this specific time in their lives.
Erin M Riley is a Brooklyn, NY based artist. She received her MFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA and her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Her work is published in the February 2014 issue of Juxtapoz magazine, the Annual 2013 by It’s Nice That, and will be in the forthcoming #110 Northeast issue of New American Painting. Her work has been exhibited internationally and nationally, and she has been an artist in residence at the MacDowell Colony, Vermont Studio Center as well Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts.
For more information about Erin’s work please visit www.erinmriley.com