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REYES – DOWN FOR YOU – KNOWN GALLERY

VICTOR REYES | Down For You
Opening reception: February 23, 2013 | 8 – 11pm
Show runs: February 23 – March 9, 2013

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
info@knowngallery.com

“Down For You” is a new body of work from Victor Reyes.
“Victor Reyes has dedicated more than half of his life to painting. Commitment is evident in his work and is a constant theme in the tradition of the graffiti movement. Dedications are hallmarks, written in tribute for the memory of those who came before us and for those who have departed. “Down for you” is a collection of paintings in oil and spray paint that conjure up an imaginary world of pigments and memories.

These pictures are the building blocks of a new painting language for Victor Reyes. Classical references are deconstructed in primitive strokes to complete these anti-portraits and landscapes. The meanings derived from these pieces are multifaceted. Plain objects, stretched across color fields that combat the frame work to which they are bound and tethered, reveal the excitement of destruction. The momentum and rhythm of these movements obscure earlier marks of beauty and begin to decompose the subject into forms less recognizable.” – Known Gallery


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MAD SOCIETY / KNOWN GALLERY / DEC 9TH

With worldwide acclaim achieved through a tireless dedication to a craft that is constantly under fire from outward sources looking to quell their cultural impact, a group of individuals with mutual admiration for one another have endured. Having presented work at the street-level in dilapidated areas both domestic and abroad, as well as in some of the largest and most respected museums and galleries in the world, these artists continue to be a driving force in not only promoting art, but the idea that surrounding yourself with the elite is a formula for inherent growth and endless blue chip opportunities.

Known Gallery is proud to present “MAD SOCIETY” on December 9 at Known Gallery, Los Angeles. Featuring new works from REVOK, RETNA, POSE, RIME, RISK, REYES, PUSH, ASKEW, ROID and ZES. Pieces include foraged geometric collages, pop color creations, politically-charged critiques, vivid abstractions and much more – with each blending traits and techniques learned years prior with acquired knowledge and masterful style procured from decades-long collaborations with one another. “Mad Society” perseveres.

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
info@knowngallery.com

Show opens: Sunday December 9, 2012 | Noon – 6pm
Show runs: December 9 – 24, 2012

Hours during shows:
Wednesday thru Saturday: 12 – 7pm
Sunday: 12 – 6pm


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BEHIND THE SCENES ANTICS FROM SKETCHY M%#HERFUCKERS

This video covers the process of Rime, KC, Dabs & Myla leading up to the opening of SKETCHY M%#HERFUCKERS / LATE NIGHT LOVERS at Known Gallery in Los Angeles. With Lea Bruno following Rime around, this video offers a behind the scenes look at how inspiration was taken in (ingested), and spit out in some odd all night sessions at the Gallery.

This video in a way is a part two to RIME & SKETCHY M%#HERFUCKERS: http://vimeo.com/41274919

*The Dita Von Teese rant was influenced by stack of THESE LA Weekly newspapers, off to the corner of the gallery.


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DETROIT ARREST SHEETS

Last year while in Detroit, Revok took us to a long abandoned police station in the Highland Park section of Detroit. Wandering around, I came across a bunch of records left behind, scattered across the floors inside for several years. Below are a few arrest sheets I worked on. All of the arrests below happened between ’90 – ’95.


Anton Miller (above) got picked up for a warrant back in 1992. I incorporated the possible details of a 6am police raid on his home. Those who have had their doors kicked in at the crack of dawn can relate.


Ernest Cox, arrested March 4, 1995


Steven Whitfield, Charge: Disorderly Person


Ron Louis, Charge: Failure To Appear for Arraignment On Loitering – Making it rain, washed into the system, grab hold, get fucked or stuck on repeat


Demetrius Barnes, Charge: Receiving & Concealing (a good time)


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TALKING ABOUT “SKETCHY M%#HERFUCKERS”

This video documents Rime's process in preparing for the "SKETCHY M%#HERFUCKERS" art show at Known Gallery.

RIME & KC – SKETCHY M%#HERFUCKERS
DABS & MYLA – BREAK NIGHT LOVERS
Opens: May 5, 2012 | 8-11pm
Runs: May 5 – 19, 2012

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
info@knowngallery.com

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