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Preview: Vessels and Busts ~ Opens Nov 7th at Superchief Gallery

4:20 PM PST on November 5, 2015

Superchief Gallery has barely been in L.A. for a year, but they've already done some of our favorite art events of recent memory. They seem to especially excel at group shows-- the latest is focused on contemporary interpretations of the classical iconography of VESSELS/vases and classical figurative BUSTS/sculptures.

This exhibition brings together 13 diverse artists from Canada, Australia and the United States and asks them to direct their individual focus/style onto this unifying theme. "Vessels and Busts" will highlight how each artists deals with the historical weight of this subject matter in their own practices, and will explore what these iconic references invoke when integrated into the practices of todays young artists.  More info after the preview images below...

Colin Clark
Colin Clark
Aminah Slor
Aminah Slor
Marigold Santos
Marigold Santos
Marigold Santos
Marigold Santos
John Malta - Tiger Tiger
John Malta - Tiger Tiger
John Malta - Brutal Babe
John Malta - Brutal Babe
James mckenna
James McKenna
James Mckenna
James Mckenna

Participating Artists:

Nathan Alexis Brown: West Coast based painter, sculptor and animator (Curator of "Vessels and Busts")

Colin Clark: New York based Illustrator, punk/reptilian expert.

Lisa Czech: Montreal based illustrator and cartoonist, singer of Malokio.

Melissa Grisancich: Melbourne Australia based creator of beautiful folk art inspired paintings/installations.

Georgia Hill: Melbourne Australia based illustrator, muralist and typography wizard.

Ryan De La Hoz: Prolific San Francisco based multimedia artist and designer of COOLTRY.

John F Malta: Widely published Kansas City based illustrator and cartoonist, publisher of UNIVERSAL SLIME.

James Mckenna: Word renowned tattoo artist based in Western Australia, creator of MIND-MELTING compositions,

Sean Morris: Melbourne Australia based artists and Illustrator (maker of haunted and dystopian worlds you wish you lived in)

Luke Pelletier: Recent Los Angeles transplant, prolific painter, illustrator, curator, musician (Luke does it all)

Alex Petty: San Francisco based artist, tattooer, maker of zines (classic tattoo style with his own ghoulish twist)

Marigold Santos: Montreal based painter of GIANT canvases of dark spirits and Philippino folklore (this prolific canadian artists first international show)

Aminah Slor: Detroit based road warrior, artist, and tattooer (creator of portals to her own OTHER world)

Opening Saturday, November 7 from 6pm-10pm

Superchief Gallery LA
739 Kohler St
Los Angeles, CA 90021

The exhibition runs November 7th-28, open Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 12-5 (or by appointment)

*More events TBA during the run of "Vessels and Busts"

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