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.

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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RIME / KC / DABS MYLA – KNOWN GALLERY – MAY 5TH

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RIME / KC / DABS MYLA
Opens: May 5, 2012 | 8-11pm
Runs: May 5 – 19, 2012

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

WHITE WASH – POSE – KC ORTIZ – KNOWN GALLERY

Opens November 19th @ Known Gallery, Los Angeles

(below) A preview video of Pose’s show shot and edited by the suave and sophisticated Noah Banks.

POSE – Whitewash at Known Gallery, Los Angeles from LRG on Vimeo.


(below) A preview video of KC Ortiz’s show shot and edited by Ortiz.

KC Ortiz – White Wash at Known Gallery, Los Angeles from Known Gallery on Vimeo.

Don’t miss this one.

KC ORTIZ / FORCED REBELLION / KNOWNGALLERY

Show opens Saturday at Known Gallery in Los Angeles

Rebels, Communists, CIA agents, and the legacy of a never ending “Secret War” all played their part in KC Ortiz’s photo reportage on the remaining Hmong in the jungles of Laos, which opens at Known Gallery on May 22nd.
For three weeks in December 2009 and January 2010, Ortiz lived with the jungle Hmong in order to document their plight and living conditions. Over a year of planning, secret meetings, and a clandestine entry into Laos brought him to the Hmong rebels and a world unseen by outsiders.

Ortiz’s photos document the remaining Hmong in the mountainous jungles of Laos. The Hmong live a life constantly on the run from the Laos Peoples Army (LPA) and Vietnamese forces, systematically targeted for having served for the CIA during the Vietnam War. During that time they went where no American or ally could be, behind enemy lines in Laos, in what is referred to as the “Secret War”. Their missions varied from rescuing downed American pilots to fighting off the North Vietnamese soldiers. Recognized as some of the world’s greatest guerilla fighters, they served their American bosses, the CIA, with bravery and honor.

Unfortunately for the Hmong, changing political climates caused the US to pull out of the region, leaving them behind in an extremely hostile environment. Since that day, the Hmong have continued to fight for their survival against incredible odds. Thirty five years after the fall of Saigon, the Hmong still remain fighting the remnants of that long ago war, and live a life far forgotten by most in the world. Ortiz’s work also invariably explores American foreign policy and questions the role and potential outcome of current allies in America’s modern war fronts. Will history repeat itself? Will the United States abandon her current allies? Will others be left to the same doom the Hmong have faced?

The Hmong’s struggle, desperation, daily lives, and ongoing fight were captured by Ortiz and will be shown under the title “Forced Rebellion” at Known Gallery. Ortiz’s photos from his time in the jungle of Laos have been published in numerous international publications, including The Independent and A-Magasinet.

KC Ortiz is a photojournalist based out of his hometown, Chicago. His work focuses on under-reported issues and over looked people and has taken him to all corners of the globe in pursuit of his work.