La Carnita Presents: DOS

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.

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Back to Back Toronto Exhibitions 4/19 & 4/20.

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 pr@spokeagency.com

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.

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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.

We have a great little contest with RDIO.

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!

Bryan Espiritu

Bryan Espiritu is becoming a household name in Canada, and parts of Southern USA. He has an urban brand (Ideall Clothing), an amazing blog (The Legends League), is an amazing designer and is now exploring a career in fine art.

I’ve been fortunate to become a friend and watch his career grow, listen to his struggles, and offer anything I could as far as help, guidance, advice or friendship. He’s an amazing soul, and as he further explores himself I feel we’re witnessing one of the world’s great minds create.

In May I was able to curate a show with him entitled Because The Kids Don’t Play. Click here for that show’s recap.

Below is a video recently released showing the processes of the pieces. It was fun to watch in person, and its fun to watch again. Keep an eye out for Bryan, you’ll see him in your city or country soon.