October 20, 2017
Group Show at Big Pictures L.A.
October 14 – November 23, 2017
Opening Reception: October 14, 6 – 9:30pm
Tanya Aguiniga, Olivia Booth, Melissa Chhan, Doug Crocco, Phillip Estlund, Eben Goff, Ross Hansen, Alvaro Ilizarbe, Samantha Jacober, Edgar Orlaineta, Alex Jacob Reed, Ben Sanders, Sophie Stone, Lani Trock, Dani Tull, Dakota Witzenburg, and Bari Ziperstein
2424 W. Washington Blvd, LA, CA 90018
In the business world the term DBA is an abbreviation for Doing Business As, a sort of legal separation from the self, it also happens to be the abbreviation for Design by Artists. Many of the artists in the show have created such businesses exclusively for their design ventures, while others choose to treat the work like individual pieces art, with no intent to ever mass-produce or market the objects as furniture. In this installation the gallery has been transformed into a functional bedroom, a fantastic bedroom where all the objects and surfaces are artistic creations. The show aims to push the boundaries of how living spaces can feel, and explores the landscape of artists made design and their varying degree of commitment to working within a design paradigm.
June 29, 2017
Chateau Le Sploosh – July 8th 2017
Come join me and my partners at Happy Hour Agency for an excellent night at Chateau Le Sploosh on July 8th! Two different types of tickets available! If you haven't experienced Le Sploosh yet, grab a ticket before the project is over! Tickets can be purchased HERE.
At left, a beautiful guest poster by our friend Braulio Amado
May 17, 2017
May 10, 2017
Happy Hour Agency is very excited to announce www.chateaulesploosh.com, the new home for everything Le Sploosh! As this project continues to evolve, you can now see pictures and videos of what the event is like, and get tickets to our upcoming events easily, all in one place!
February 1, 2017
21 at Left Field Gallery
February 3 – February 26, 2017
Left Field Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA
21 showcases the work of artists from around the world, including several artists with disabilities, a group which too often inhabits its own “outsider” art world instead of being equally integrated into a broader conversation. The work ranges in style from Sterling Allen’s pristine minimal sculptures to Mark Delong’s frenzied cardboard constructions. An entire spectrum of representation is explored in Paige Moon’s highly detailed renderings of her family and friends, in Mark Williams’ flattened symbolic forms, and in Gretta Johnson’s material-centric shapes that evoke mysterious concrete objects. Take a few steps back, and notice how the density of content blurs into pure pattern in Rachel Stern’s photographs, Michael Swaney’s gouache paintings, and Wilbert Brent’s obsessively dense drawings.
All in all, 21 is meant to be nothing more than a feast for your eyes and trigger curiosity in the minds of those who celebrate making and looking at things. The work in this show is as diverse as the artists who made it. From well-established artists, to people who are unknown, people with disabilities, people who work as designers and illustrators, people who run galleries, people who teach, and people who work nine-to-five jobs. They are all connected by the fact that they spend at least part of their lives making beautiful things, and it's time that these things be together in one room for a little while.
January 10, 2017
Taco Shop Art Show
Rosarito is a favorite taco spot of the studio, I have been going there for ages, and they even catered my wedding! Luckily, Efrain and the boys at the shop have given their blessing to have an art show in their restaurant! Join us for a one-night art show taco extravaganza!
Sunday, January 15th, 2017
Reception: 6pm – 10pm
Rosarito Mexican Food
2237 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107
Matthew F. Fisher
Michael Henry Hayden