Friday, November 12, 2010

Via Ako: Shades of Grey

New gallery opening that OTW advocate Ako informed us about, Deth Kills should be an interesting event.

Here are the details:

POV evolving Gallery
939 Chung King Road
Los Angeles, CA 90012

(310) 594-3036

Exhibition Dates: 
November 13 – December 8, 2010
Gallery Hours:
 Tues – Sat 11-6pm

POV Gallery is proud to present Shades of Grey, the first solo exhibition from Dethkills Collective. Evolving from their beginnings in T-shirt printing and graffiti art, Dethkills has made a name for themselves in Los Angeles with their trademark typography layered on larger-than-life paintings. Transcending the boundaries between high art and graffiti, Dethkills creates works addressing everything from social issues to the everyday, all with an intensely creative eye and a handful of Sharpies.
In their inaugural unveiling, Dethkills will display 21 pieces that have been meticulously crafted over the past year. Each piece demonstrates their intricate and unconventional uses of “wet-in-wet” washes and dry brush technique, in conjunction with latex and acrylic paints.

This collection will display a group of works entitled “The 27 Club,” featuring iconic images of musicians and artists, such as Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain, who were taken well before their time. Painted in the stark contrast of black and white, these legends are given new life.
The exhibition also includes a series of smaller works that illuminate the intricacies of everyday items, like a phone booth that you pass on your daily route or a box of your grandfather’s medals in the attic; relics of a not so distant, yet highly divergent, past.

The first 100 people at the exhibit will receive a handmade one-of-a-kind Dethkills photozine, with silk-screened cover and silk-screened insert, that showcases the process and progression of each piece in the show from beginning to end.

DJ set by The Blackouts featuring Ako and Atiba Jefferson.

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