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Two Weeks of Art ~ Summer, 2014

11:59 AM PDT on July 18, 2014


If you've attended a graffiti event or underground art show in the past few years you've likely seen our event coverage editor, Erwin Recinos. Camera in hand, family in tow, he covers this city's art scene relentlessly and with style, warmth, and passion. In this new feature, travel with Erwin across the city as he explores the events he covered for us over the last two weeks. Los Angeles is alive with graffiti, street, and underground art and this is one man's visual diary.

"End of the Beginning" opens at The Seventh Letter Flagship Store on June 28th - TRAV opened his latest show "End of the Beginning" at the Seventh Letter Flagship Store back in late June with all new works. Stepping away from the graffiti style he is best known for, Trav's latest paintings emphasize word play and contain elements of traditional sign painting and geometric patterns. The bright color schemes made the shapes, patterns, and words pop off the canvas in a typographic 3-D effect. To see more of TRAV's work visit him @travmsk on Instagram.


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ZipGunLA Show at KGB Gallery - ZipGUnLA took place the same night and is still being talked about as the event you should not have missed. The show brought that cholo, hipster and punk vibe from the Bay Area to the walls of KGB Gallery in Downtown. Graffiti installations were done by GATS, 7SEAS, ANICE, KOPYE, TEWSR and SOZE and there was a mixed media installation by Torture Chamber. Photography exhibited by Instagram-famed Rotting Fresh, Deanskii, Fucktard, Cocaineiagua and BongRipsInTheHood. To see more from this event look for the #ZipGunLA on social media.


Grand opening of Marcas Gallery in Santa Ana - The opening of Marcas Gallery in Santa Ana took place on July 5th with an inaugural exhibit, “Corrective Course”. Artist such as Cryptik, Bob Dob, Dan Quintana, Nikko Hurtado, Victor Reyes and others gathered to celebrate and expose the Orange County area to some of Los Angeles’s well-known contemporary artists. Visit for more details about their upcoming exhibit, “Perverse Foil”, opening August 2nd featuring a collaboration between photographer Karen Hsiao and painter Dan Quintana.


Street Gospel in Huntington Park - Savior Brand held it’s 2nd Annual Street Gospel event in Huntington Park. This event was free for all ages and provided a great atmosphere for sticker trading and black book signing. There was live entertainment including a band, DJ and painting demo by artists such as AISE, Maxx242, Versus and Kopyeson. Be on the look out for more events from the folks at Savior Brand by giving them a follow on Instagram @saviorbrand.

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Vermont Art District in South Central - South Central is the breeding ground for the past and present in the Los Angeles graffiti scene. The Vermont Art District is about 3 square blocks of color by artists from throughout LA with an emphasis on homegrown talent. There are so few places that artists can express themselves in South Central and VAD is trying to build a community for them through events, art spaces, and community support. They had live painting by artists such as Cielo, Frame, Moezart and Casio who also gave time to their fans and up-and-comers by signing black books and passing on some knowledge of paiting and life.

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Dirty Laundry opens in Long Beach - After the Agenda Trade Show on July 10th and 11th, the crew at The MCHN hosted a pop-up gallery show "Dirty Laundry" across the street from the Long Beach Convention Center. A local brand from the Long Beach area, MCHN is rooted in the arts by collaborating with the artists and connecting them to the public via dialogues, promotions, and art environments. Artist such as Remio, Slay, Etch, Duel, Deanskii, and Nolan Price were on hand to participate at the event. Follow @themchn on Instagram for any upcoming events.

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