Photo courtesy of Xvala.
The Kim Kardashian Party. March 17, 2012
Los Angeles. Once in a lifetime does an event this epic come along, so whatever you are doing on March 17, 2012 – cancel it immediately because here’s where you need to be: 1460 Naud Street for Xvala’s “the Kim Kardashian Party.”
Here’s more on the event:
Fear Google artist XVALA will be exhibiting his latest collection of work created from trash found while “dumpster-diving” through the trash bins of Kim Kardashian. The Kim Kardashian Party exhibit will feature his latest sculpture of the celebrity’s emotionlessly deflated basketball and will be held at a rooftop event in Los Angeles this weekend.
“Slammed and Dunked,” a life-size fabricated sculpture of the basketball salvaged from the celebrity’s residential trash, was primarily inspired by Kardashian’s recent failed marriage to NBA star Kris Humphries and the questioned authenticity of their acclaimed marriage.
The sculpture was created out of a ‘recycled resin’ formulated from remaining leftover garbage that was also collected from the Kardashians’ trash bin. Also, a part of the collection is candid mobile phone self-portraits of the reality star that she took for Twitter and Instagram, which are backed with aluminum, also partially recycled from her personal garbage. “By deleting everything that reveals who she really is, Kim Kardashian actually reveals her true self,” said XVALA, “You can always learn something about someone by looking at their garbage, and Kim produces a lot of garbage.”
The Karsdashian trash sculpture is the latest installment in a series of work created from the dumpster-diving of tech icons and celebrities worldwide in order to retrieve information and material in support of XVALA’s vision. Through this process, XVALA has become a local hero for tech junkies due to his recent coverage and success in the media for dumpster-diving Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Apple’s Steve Jobs, who passed away a day after the release of his personal trash.
XVALA is an American artist whose stated goal is to “disappear from the Internet.” His “Fear Google” sticker (first appearing in Silicon Valley and now appearing nationwide) is the first street art sticker designed for the “Post-PC Era.” It launched in 2010, the same year as Apple’s iPad and other Post-PC devices. XVALA‘s street works, paintings, sculptures, drawings, and Internet ideas point to society’s growing inability to disconnect from the Internet.
The upcoming The Kim Kardashian Party rooftop event is located 1460 Naud St. Los Angeles, CA 90012. The event is curated by Wil Atkinson and JB Jones of The Site UnScene. The Site UnScene works and promotes artists in the Los Angeles area in new and unique ways.
Photo courtesy of The Site Unscene.
Project Remember Bring The Troops Home. October 13, 2011. DTLA Artwalk
Los Angeles! On October 13th, 2011 The Site Unscene in conjunction with Brave New Foundation is proud to announce the launch of street activist LEBA’s public art project “PROJECT: REMEMBER, Giving the fallen soldiers of the Afghanistan war a voice.”
The project, which kicks off during The Downtown LA Art Walk atop five of Gallery Row’s tallest buildings, was created to raise awareness to and honor the lives of the US soldiers lost in Afghanistan. LEBA will lead five groups of volunteers in the evening hours of October 13th to release over 1600 balloons, each lit and tagged with the name of a fallen solider, from the rooftops of downtown LA. The impressively sized project is aimed at raising public awareness of the lives lost at war, and also to encourage public action to support and in engage in raising a voice to aide in return of the troops still in Afghanistan.
In addition to the balloon launch, The Loft Salon will be hosting a fundraising art show in conjunction with the project to raise money for the wounded soldiers at the Santa Fe Lofts, 560 S. Main Street, in the heart of the Downtown LA Art Walk. The show, which will be ground zero for the evening, will feature prominent and up & coming street artists from the Los Angeles area including Leba, Mear One, Destroy All Design, Lucky Bunny, Lexie Gehrke-Roach, Zombie, Mac DK, Insurgency Inc, Gregory Siff, Visual Narcotics, Dog Byte and more. and will run until 11:00pm the night of the project launch and is free to attend with art proceeds going to the Wounded Warrior Project. The exhibition runs through November 5th.
LEBA, one of LA’s most politically aware and responsible artists, states his concerns and why he was motivated to create PROJECT: REMEMBER,
“It has taken 10 years, 1600 United States military dead, and over 1 million civilians killed, to kill one man, Osama Bin Laden. Now that we’ve got him, it’s time to heal our country. Let’s support our troops by bringing them home, to their families and lives, before we add one more balloon to the sky.”
In preparation of the event, Brave New Foundation has built a fundraising project to help fund and spread the word of the inspiring event and to aide in the American troops’ return. You can view and support this campaign here.
In addition to the fundraising project, interested parties can also support the cause by simply visiting the PROJECT: REMEMBER website at http://projectremember.us and sign a petition that will be sent to Congress to request the return of our troops to home soil.
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Photos by G. Art by Homo Riot.
Not Gay As In Happy But Queer as in Fuck You by Homo Riot
These are two of my latest acquisitions that I am bursting at the seams to show off to the world when I am out and about on my adventures! As pictured above, a pink tote bag from Homo Riot that says “Not gay as in happy, but queer as in FUCK YOU.” Below, a “Homo Duo” T-shirt from Homo Riot.
Homo Riot T-Shirt from The Site Unscene
Where can you get this extra cool swag that will get you lots of looks when you are struttin’ down the streets of your city? The Site Unscene! They don’t just offer great stuff from Homo Riot either. Other artists featured include many artists you’ve seen on According2g.com including Kophns One, Zombie, 2wenty, The Status Faction, Destroy All Design, Insurgency Inc., and Leba. A lot of the products are limited run items so don’t miss your chance to acquire wearable art. Visit The Site Unscene now!
Photo courtesy of the Site Unscene.
MIND CONTROL at Peep Show Gallery in Los Angeles. Opening August 5, 2011.
Los Angeles! Get ready to be brainwashed in the best possible way. “Mind Control,” a street art exhibit curated by The Site Unscene, will be taking place at the Peep Show Gallery (located at 1621 North Cahuenga Blvd) in Los Angeles beginning August 5, 2011. The opening night reception will be from 8:30 – Midnight and it’s going to be quite a night. “Mind Control” features art by some of the hottest street artists on the scene including San Francisco based street artist Eddie Colla, Los Angeles design studio Bughouse, LA street/fine art trio DD$, and Los Angeles based lifestyle collective Insurgency Inc. The exhibit runs until September 4, 2011. Don’t miss it!
Photos courtesy of The Site Unscene.
Los Angeles! Save the date for an event you won’t want to miss. On June 9, 2011,The Site Unscene in conjunction with The Loft Salon & Gallery brings you the first in a monthly series of art shows to open during the Downtown LA Artwalk. The series will kick-off with street art show FRINGE featuring the work of three of the hottest LA based artists on the scene: Smear, Leba and Gregory Siff.
The Loft Salon is located at 560 S. Main Street #8W, LA 90013. The event, which takes place from 6 – 10 PM is free all night and will have drinks, great music and amazing art!
: Cristian Gheorghiu’s (aka SMEAR) visceral, highly personal style of painting emulates the messy workings of the total-information age, layering forms and images with powerful, slashing brush strokes of rhythmic, unifying mixtures and improvised, frenzied lines coupled with brilliant color to achieve a simplified language. Gheorghiu counters his free, muscular brushstrokes by loading his paintings with rags and tatters of cloth, reproductions, fragments of comic strips, and other collage elements of waste and discarded materials to convey maps of mental states. More info on Smear here
Leba: The artist Leba has been active in the street art scene, from the West to East coast, since the beginning of last decade. He is recognized and admired for combining biting social commentary and fine art imagery into both his street art and fine art. HE is unafraid to speak his mind with a spray can as on his highly controversial, yet loved, Census billboards and much lauded American Apparel advert takeovers. His street art is always relevant, exploratory, skillfully crafted, and many times, politically charged. He is skilled in many mediums: sculpting, wheat pasting, stencil cutting, painting and he skillfully conforms each medium to the needs of each individual piece. It is this combination of intelligence and raw talent that has made him one of the most admired and intriguing LA artists around the globe. More info on Leba here.
: is an American Pop, Street, Abstract-expressionist. He has exhibited un New York City, Los Angeles, London, Italy, Dublin and Vancouver. His paintings have been featured in Deitch Projects Art Parades, The Standard Hotel, De La Barracuda Wall and Urban Outfitters. Gregory’s work has appeared in Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine, Paper Mag, L.A. Times, Marc Ecko’s Complex, Cool Hunting and Glamour. More info on Gregory Siff HERE
FRINGE is curated by The Site Unscene “a new agency for a new kind of artist,” which represents, aides and promotes the finest in LA street art and artists.
The Site Unscene has teamed up with The Loft Salon and LAEKEN to offer a special street art x fashion contest give-away to promote FRINGE, just tweet a street art pic to @thesiteunscene