Im curating a fantastic art/music/food event in July entitled DOS, along side La Carnita: Toronto’s best Taco Restaurant and One Method: A killer design house. This is the follow up to last year’s UNO.
The kicker this year is that La Carnita will be sharing the food stage with BIG STAR CHICAGO. Who else brings whole restaurants over the border for Toronto to experience? Nooooooobody! The theme behind DOS is -VS-, so we’ll have two restaurants going all out serving the best tacos imaginable. We’ll also have DJ Platurn -vs- Grandtheft on 4 turntables going track for track, and 40 of my favorite artists and friends sharing a theme of their choice, to create individual works that cohere within their idea. Some will collaborate, some will compete…It’s going to be amazing.
More info HERE.
Kicking off the 2013 exhibition lineup with two solo exhibitions, starting Friday April 19th at Hotel Ocho featuring one of my adolescent hero’s.
Joshua Davis – The Forty Thieves is A fine art exhibit (Part I) comprised of 20 pieces from NY-based artist, Joshua Davis, showcases his latest project; a collection of 24×60” hand-drawn compositions based on Davis’s internationally-renown algorithmic patterns and digital illustrations. Curated by Clay Rochemont (MI CHICA SABROSA, BTKDP, UNO), the event on April 19 kicks off on the much-anticipated FITC 2013 Toronto weekend; at OCHO (195 Spadina).
Opening Night doors are at 7PM; A Special Buyer Preview is by-invitation only via firstname.lastname@example.org
THEN, we get it into party mode at Hashtag Gallery with HYDRO74.
Saturday, April 20, 2013, La Carnita presents HYDRO74: OUT TO STUD @ Hashtag Gallery.
Curated by Clay Rochemont, This fine art exhibit will showcase recent works by Internationally acclaimed designer, and FITC Toronto speaker Hydro74.
Shown at #Hashtag Gallery (801 Dundas Street West), the exhibition opening begins at 7PM and runs LATE.
La Carnita, the presenting sponsor will have some delicious surprises, so show early to avoid disappointment.
In Early June, new restaurant and art destination La Carnita will be releasing a brand new ltd edition giclee by Sam Flores entitled ‘Flight Of The Bumblebee’. The print is taken from the original 30×48″ painting of the same name, and was shown at UNO, a group art event in Toronto.
Sam Flores – Flight Of The Bumblebee
17×22″ total size – 15.25×20″ print size
Printed with archival inks on 100% Cotton cold press – 330gsm archival paper
edition of 200 – signed & numbered
Here’s video coverage of UNO, and Sam talking briefly about the painting.
The folks at La Carnita and Rdio have a great contest going on for our art show entitled UNO on April 13th in Toronto.
Whats up for grabs? A painting worth $4000.00 by Montreal based artist Johnny Bergeron aka Johnny Crap.
All you have to do is:
1. go to www.rdio.com and set up an account. (The trial is free for 7 days and requires no credit card) Sorry guys, this is Canada Only (Excluding Quebec)
2. Collaborate with the La Carnita UNO Playlist by adding a track or 2, which is HERE. (Be sure to link your Facebook Or Twitter to Rdio when you sign up, so we know how to find you when you win)
The painting will be at UNO, so you can see it in person. The contest ends Sunday April 15th and the winner is announced Monday April 16th on the La Carnita twitter page. Follow @la_carnita
Now for the best part, here’s a picture of Johnny Crap with your painting. Good luck ladies and gents!
Im proud to announce that I am the curator for an event in Toronto on April 13th featuring some of the worlds most popular street and fine artists, as well as fine food from toronto’s own La Carnita. The artists were given the theme “Dios De Los Muertos” and are asked to go big or go home.
Excited to see the how this turns out. Location to be announced soon, you’ll be happy.
Artist Scott Weaver took 35 years to make this sculpture of San Francisco from Toothpicks, and can even have a ping pong ball tour go through it!
Via Applied Arts
Vice did a fantastic job of interviewing and somewhat documenting the processes of KR’s recent work. He’s gone from being one of the most prolific graffiti artists to ever rock a throw up, to a household name in the pockets of all artists that preceded him. I lived in San Francisco at the same time as KR, and loved his style, his spots and cleanliness. Enjoy the video at Freshness (As I cant figure out how to embed the darned thing properly)
I love this video. I have an Eames rocker, and i’m stoked Ice Cube hosted this:
I came across this on Upso’s Think Faest twitter account.
The little printer is a subscription based mini-newspaper of sorts that you can read daily, it releases in 2012. Subscribe via iphone, or your home computer (I believe) and you’re able to keep up with whatever it is you like. I can see a 365 day project coming to my fridge soon…
Check the video below:
Amazing. She has more talent in her pinky than most complete writers.