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Posted by Monster Children - 16.04.2014

Deadbeat Club: Field Trip

This weekend, Seeing Things Gallery in San Jose will present a photography group show by Deadbeat Club entitled Field Trip. The show features the work of six photographers: Grant Hatfield, Deanna Templeton, Ed Templeton, Clint Woodside, Devin Briggs and Nolan Hall, all of whom are friends and share a similar idealistic view of photography, while…

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Posted by Katja Horvat - 15.04.2014

Captivating Synchrodogs

That moment when imagination and reality come together, blending in a mesmerizing outcome. Haunting images with an eerie feel despite all the color use. Meet the Ukrainian art-brut savage duo Synchrodogs.

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Posted by Monster Children - 14.04.2014

Aika Collective: Surf Photos

Aika Collective, the online photo print shop, is now selling surf images in addition to their impressive list of skate shots. Their new list of surf photographers include Zak Noyle, Chris Burkard, Ray Collins, Brian Bielmann, Grant Ellis, Peter Taras, Tom Carey, Warren Keelan, Deb Morris, Timo Jarvinen, Ben Thouard, Matt Clark, Nick Lavecchia, Javi…

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Posted by Monster Children - 14.04.2014

Lens: Matt Lief Anderson

July finally came around and I headed home from where I was living in Istanbul to start the trip I was planning for months: A trip 4,000 miles from LA to the last road north in Alaska’s Arctic Circle.

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Posted by Paige - 12.04.2014

Mollusk Jeff Divine Show

In the run up to Jeff Divine’s solo exhibition at Mollusk this Sunday, April 12th in San Francisco, his longtime designer/partner Tom Adler has curated a special series of three slideshows, featuring rarely-seen images as well as some of Divine’s most iconic photographs. The event starts at 8pm at 4500 Irving St in San Francisco

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Posted by Paige - 11.04.2014

WEIRD FICTION at As Issued in CA

Tomorrow night from 7-10, As Issued in Costa Mesa is hosting Alex Wasbin and Evan “Stink” Rossell for their collaborative show, Weird Fiction. Each was inspired by their respective grandparents who were artists as well: Alex’s grandmother worked in textiles (including at RVCA) and painting, while Evan’s grandfather was a cartoonist. Riley Blakeway recently filmed…

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Posted by Paige - 11.04.2014

Protest for Ai Weiwei in NY Tonight

Tonight in Brooklyn, PENS American Center is staging a protest in support of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, whom the Chinese government has banned from attending his own show in Brooklyn on the 17th of April. The demonstration begins at the Brooklyn Public Library where PENS has organized an impressive cast of Ai supporters including Marina Abramović,…

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Posted by Paige - 11.04.2014

Tanya Aguiñiga at the Ace DTLA

The Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles has been open for only 4 months and already its hosted an insane list of acts including it’s opening two-night show with Spiritualized who played their Ladies and Gentlemen album from start to finish. Now that Issue 42 of Monster Children is on the stands, it’s also in…

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Posted by Paige - 10.04.2014

Sometimes Issue 3 Launch

Last night saw the Somedays store in Surry Hills open their doors to launch the latest edition of their annual publication Sometimes. Featuring interviews and words about people like Ann Ringstrand from Hope, Johannes & Alexander Graah from Dr. Denim, photographer Myles Pritchard, chef Andrew Levins and artist Marcie O’Neill as well as the word from…

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Posted by Erin - 10.04.2014

Get Wasted with OFF!

Everyone can relate to a title like OFF!’s new album, Wasted Years. We’ve all thrown away a calendar year or two on someone or something that wasn’t worth the trouble. Or, we’ve all spent at least a year of our lives literally wasted. Off chops. Bamboozled. Sideways as the horizon. I spoke with Dimitri Coats,…

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Posted by Paige - 09.04.2014

From the Same

A narrated short by Riley Blakeway featuring Warren Smith and his perspective on creativity – Shot over one week in and around Warren’s warehouse in downtown Los Angeles.

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Posted by Monster Children - 08.04.2014

‘What You Can’t Forget’ new works on canvas by Sam Octigan

Just Another Project Space is proud to present What You Can’t Forget, an exhibition of painted works on canvas by Melbourne artist Sam Octigan. Following up his debut 2012 solo show Of Two Minds, the exhibition will feature larger works on canvas as well as a site-specific mural installation. In this body of work, Octigan…

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Posted by Paige - 08.04.2014

Acid

Acid is a new surf magazine with “engineered good times.” Created by Olivier Talbot and Bertrand Trichet and published in Paris, the mission was to “look at surfing through prisms of exploration and everyday life.” Shortly after surfing had become important for us, we felt the need to portray surfing in a broad context and…

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Posted by Crombie - 08.04.2014

NFB INTERACTIVE DOCUMENTARY THE DEVIL’S TOY REDUX REIMAGINES CLAUDE JUTRA’S PIONEERING SKATEBOARDING FILM AS A GLOBAL ONLINE EXPERIENCE. WHAT? YES.

Flashback. Montreal,1966. A young National Film Board of Canada (NFB) director named Claude Jutra has just made one of the world’s first skateboarding films. It is called The Devil’s Toy. “Très bien, Claude,” says Claude, turning off the projector and lighting a French cigarette, “vous avez fait le Citizen Kane du cinéma à roulettes, vous beau salaud. Google…

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Posted by Monster Children - 07.04.2014

East Editions 004 – Roach and Thomo & Coach

The latest project for Australian brand East Editions to announce is a collaboration between graffiti artist Roach and wood workers Thomo & Coach. Together they’ve produced a limited run of timber boxes. Check them out here.

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Posted by Monster Children - 06.04.2014

Chris Burkard in Cuba

For many Americans, the country of Cuba is a place of mystery. It’s seemingly difficult to access and a culture that stands still in time. In the summer of 2013, I traveled to Cuba with the clothing brand Roark. It drew us in with its rich color and promise of capturing something visually stunning around…

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Posted by Paige - 05.04.2014

W. Opening This Weekend

Almost forgot about the most exciting art opening of all this weekend: George W. Bush’s at the aptly named George W. Bush Center in Dallas.

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Posted by Paige - 05.04.2014

People: Paul Loya

Paul Loya Gallery on La Cienega in Los Angeles opened a mere nine months ago, but has easily fit into the art world showing artists like Dimitri Drjuchin, William Binnie and Julia Randall.