Laura Austin

This Place Is Nowhere Art Show

12 December 2013, 21.37 | Posted in Art, Event, Party | No comments »

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This Saturday is the opening of the “This Place Is Nowhere” at the Paul Loya Gallery in Los Angles. The first art show curated by my good friend Gus Cawley this show will feature the work of Corey Smith, Gordon Holden, and Scoph. If you are in the Los Angeles area you should definitely stop by… with this combination of guys it is guaranteed to be a good time. Check out the Facebook event page here. And the full press release after the jump.

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Black On High Art Show

01 May 2013, 21.32 | Posted in Art, Event | No comments »

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My friend Alexis Gross is on a roll with these art shows at The Gallery next to The Burgundy Room. See below for more info on the upcoming shoe “Black On High” opening May 3.
LA’s The Gallery presents Black on High, a Brooklyn takeover of Hollywood, with work from Othelo Gervacio, Alexander Heir, Jess Poplawski, Dilek Baykara and Tamara Santibanez. The exhibition brings the darkside to sunny LA with each artist bringing their unique perspective on the punk/metal scene to the gallery. Presented by Alexis Gross, the show is the latest in a series by the artist and curator’s takeover of The Gallery on Cahuenga. Opening night is this Friday, May 3.

Featuring the works of New York artsits:

Othelo Gervacio (www.othelogervacio.com)
Tamara Santibanez (www.tamarasantibanez.com)
Alexander Heir (www.alexanderheir.com)
Jess Poplawski (www.jesspoplawski.com)
Dilek Baykara (www.dilekbaykara.us)

The Gallery 1621 North Cahuenga Los Angeles, CA 90028

Exhibition Opens MAY 3, 2013
8 P.M. – LATE
1621 NORTH CAHUENGA BOULEVARD
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 90028
On view through MAY 31, 2012
THE SHOP inside of THE GALLERY will be in full force as well including many zines and original work by established and emerging artists.

Ben Rayner Photo Show

04 April 2013, 02.41 | Posted in Art, Event, Photography | No comments »

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On Thursday, April 4th Alexis Gross & The Gallery next to The Burgundy Room will present 1000, a solo photo exhibition by photographer Ben Rayner. 1000 is an explosion of sorts of Rayner’s brain, with the exhibition aptly featuring 1000 photos spanning the past ten years of Rayner’s subjects covering the walls. A sensory overload of good times, faces, places, objects and dogs- a life collage.

Ben Rayner is a british photographer based in New York. Rayner has had solo exhibitions in New York, London, and Tokyo and has released two monographs of his work “Powerballads” in 2010 and “(Un)Familiar” in 2012 as well as numerous zines such as “Hello Buddy” which was entirely dedicated to dogs. Rayner has shot for magazines such as Vogue, Vice, Dazed and Confused as well as the likes of Nike, Converse, and Adidas.

I don’t think I’d be alone in saying that Ben Rayner is one of London’s finest portrait photographers. A plethora of great talent has stood in front of his lens, from Alexa Chung, to Wolfgang Tilmans, and if it’s good enough for them, it most certainly is for me. Some great editorial features too that shouldn’t be missed, including work for Vice, Vogue and Wonderland.” Alex Bec – It’s Nice That.

The Gallery Next To The Burgundy Room Opening Reception Thursday April 4th 8pm-Mindnight

1621 North Cahuenga Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028

Everyone’s A Photographer: Opening Party Recap

06 November 2012, 11.25 | Posted in Art, Party, Photography | No comments »

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Full house at Lomography’s space right on Santa Monica Blvd.

Friday, November 2nd I had the privilege of hosting a group photo show titled “Everyone’s A Photographer” at the Lomography Gallery Store in Los Angeles as the winner of their “Win Your Dream Space” competition. Long story short, Lomography offered up their different gallery stores all over the world to whoever came up with the best idea how to utilize each space for an entire month. And I was lucky enough to win their LA location with this photo show I dreamed up involving a group of California-based friends that I have personally been influenced by creatively.

Click more to see the rest of the recap & photos.

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These Friends Three: This Los Angeles Art Show

22 February 2012, 02.35 | Posted in Art, Party | 1 comment »

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Upcoming on February 24th I have a few friends featured in a massive art show entitled “These Friends Three” at the THIS Los Angles gallery. If you happen to be in the area I highly recommend coming out for the opening from 7-10PM at the gallery on 5906 N. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA. With over 100 artist featured including Any Mueller, KC Ortiz, Pose, Chris Pastras, Steven Harrington, Travis Millard, Natas Kaupas, Mike Perry, Jared Eberhardt, Geoff McFetridge, Cleon Peterson, Chris Bettig, and many many more there is bound to be something you find interesting. Check out the Facebook event page for more info.

Blotto Photto Show: Burlington

03 September 2011, 19.50 | Posted in Photography | No comments »

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My long time homie and all around awesome guy, Dean Blotto Gray, otherwise known as just straight “Blotto” has a show coming up in Burlington, VT on September 9th as part of the annual Art Hop… so if you are in the area I highly recommend checking it out. It will be located in the new hot spot on the bottom floor of JDK studios called “Maglianero Cafe“. As a senior photographer at Burton Snowboards, Blotto is best known for his shots from the snow world, but this show “Derailleur The Conventional” will be showcasing some amazing cycling shots. Don’t sleep on this, check it out… I would if I could.

Get a little more insight from this Seven Days Article.

Comune: “Everything Went Black” by Jimmy Fontaine

11 April 2011, 02.54 | Posted in Party, Photography | No comments »

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Jimmy Fontaine, Corey Smith, Lizzy Davis

Last night COMUNE hosted “Everything Went Black”, a collection of work from photographer Jimmy Fontaine. In case you don’t know of Jimmy, his roots branch back to shooting snowboarding… but today he is living out in New York City making a name for himself shooting fashion/portraits/lifestyles for publications such as Nylon, Elle, Spin, XXL…. you get the idea. It’s great to see someone who started in the snow industry, branch out and make a name for themselves on a different level. More photos from the night at COMUNE’s headquarter’s in Costa Mesa, CA after the jump.

See some of Jimmy’s work for yourself: jimmyfontaine.com

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