For those who can't make the show in person, here's the exhibition artwork. Some are sold and some available. For an up-to-date exhibition catalog please click here.
We had a killer night last Wednesday for our annual Saint Valentine's exhibition WE ARE THE ROMANTIC ONES at Subliminal Projects. Great night of art, hearts, and friends. Big thanks to @subliminalprojects for hosting, @pbr_art for the brews, @morgnar and @rhack for taking photos, @kapgunsarefun for a great emo hip-hop set, @shhitpants for 3 hours of amazing vinyl selection, and all the INNOCNTS artists for doing what you do.
Exhibition remains up through March 3rd with gallery hours Tuesday through Saturday 12pm to 6pm. For inquires regarding artwork or a catalog of available work click here.
Event photos by Ryan Hack and More Gnar
WE ARE THE ROMANTIC ONES
A group exhibition curated by Innocnts
Opening Reception: Feb 14th, 2018 // 7-10pm
Exhibition Dates: Feb 14 - Mar 03, 2018
Gallery Hours: Wed - Sat // 12-6pm
Subliminal Projects // 1331 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles 90026
Innocnts returns to Shepard Fairey’s Subliminal Projects in Echo Park to curate the second edition of WE ARE THE ROMANTIC ONES, a Saint Valentine’s Day group exhibition including emotive driven painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, and installation. Last year’s one-night-only exhibition was greeted by warm crowds and goods vibes. A collection of long stem roses was available to any gal in attendance and Innocnts bootlegged some red wine from a Trader Joe’s truck to set the mood right. It was such a successful night that Subliminal Projects offered Innocnts another go this year. This time around the exhibition will run for 3 weeks from February 14th through March 3rd. The opening reception on Saint Valentine’s Night will include a special intimate Hip-Hop performance about a girlfriend by Kapeesh and select oldies vinyl by Jordan Blackmon (Toro Y Moi guitarist). Join us at Subliminal Projects Wednesday, February 14th from 7pm to 10pm as we kick off the opening reception.
Valerie Jocelyn Bower, Sean Tully, Evan Mendel, Jose Araujo, Francisco Reyes Jr, Derek Albeck, Alfonso Gonzales Jr, Marco Zamora, Maxwell McMaster, Javier Ramirez, Sofia Enriquez, Johanna Olk, Bryan Peterson, Gino Perez, Dane Peterson, Kayla Varley, Hayden Burdge, Phil Leonard, Bryan Yazzie, Richard “French” Sayer, Sic Kid, Ohad Sarfaty, Teague Muir, Aaron Elvis Jupin, Andrea Nakhla, Maddison Kellie, Bob Flowers, DJ Javier, Paul Verdell, Leo Eguiarte, Melly Trochez, Alex Fatemi, Bumblebee Loves You, Kim Francis, Colby Rogers, Rafael Ramirez, Megan McBride, Susanne Melanie Berry, Chris J Bell, Samantha Grad, Nathan Alexis Brown, Pandora Decoster, Sergio Hernandez, Jane Lee, Logan Rauhut, Alexandria Carrion, Nathan Mckee, Felix Quintana, Chase Wolcott, Samuel Crookshanks, Michelle Guintu, West Adler, Julien Roubinet, Chad Muska, Sabina Sauce, Clint Peterson
Georges de Feure, born Georges Joseph van Sluÿters, was the son of an affluent Dutch architect living in Paris. De Feure was a versatile artist and designer, who created paintings, fine furniture, porcelain and pottery, art glass, leaded glass windows, carpeting, silverware and jewelry as well as many well-known graphic arts and posters. He was also a set designer and interior designer.
He began as an apprentice in the book trade in the Hague, where he became acquainted with symbolism. In 1886, de Feure was one of the eleven students admitted at the Rijkscademie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam, however he left soon afterwards, deciding that formal academic training had nothing to offer him. In 1890 he moved to Paris to become a pupil of Jules Cheret, designing posters for the Salon Des Cent, Loie Fuller and Thermes Liegois while there. His paintings were exhibited at the Societé Nationale in 1894, in the Salon de la Rose Croix of 1893 and 1894, and at the 1896 Munich Secession. At this time, he was also designing interiors and held the post of 'Professor of Decorative Arts' at the École des Beaux-Arts. Some of De Feure's best works were posters done in the Art Nouveau style, usually containing stylish young women in shades of brown, green, and rose, sometimes showcasing a Japanese influence. The elegance of these popular images caused Lady Abdy to name De Feure "the poet of the poster."
De Feure’s first commissions were illustrations and set designs. Samuel Bing discovered De Feure after seeing many of his paintings featured in the Paris Salons and his illustrations for Parisian periodicals and poster designs. During the 1890s, De Feure shifted from painting and print-making to designing decorative arts. He exhibited decorated furniture and ceramics at the Salon de la National Beaux Arts in 1894. He was known for creating high-end furniture for the elite. De Feure quickly became one of Bing's top designers and Bing encouraged De Feure to expand his talents to all areas of art and design. Although he never signed an exclusive contract with Bing, De Feure worked principally for the dealer by 1899 while cultivating his own private clientele. De Feure's furniture designs displayed many of the same characteristics as his graphic art; his chairs and couches are comprised of delicate linear patterns, which frame panels of textiles, also of his design.
De Feure exhibited and was awarded gold medals at the 1900 Exposition Universelle for the salon grouping. His work was featured in Bing's gallery from 1895 until it closed in 1904, one year prior to Bing's death. In 1902 his work was featured at the first Salon Des Industries Du Mobilier at the Grand Palais in Paris. For Maison De L'Art Nouveau, De Feure made silverware and metalware in a delicate and linear style, similar to his graphic work and furniture work done for Bing. Before the outbreak of WW1, he moved to England where he worked mainly as a set designer. Gifted with a highly inventive mind, he created theater sets and costumes with an aeronautic theme. In 1928 De Feure returned to Paris where he was appointed Professor at the École Nationale Supérieure Des Beaux-Arts. He continued to work and teach throughout the Art Deco period until his death in 1943.
Ohad used to wrench on his van and print our shirts in LA some years back. But that was never really all he was about. Sure his dog Beans rules the Instagram but Ohad is more than just a wrencher with a cool dog. Dude can paint far better than most so it was no surprise RISD excepted him into their MFA program a year ago. He's been doing the East Coast thing since but judging by his new work, the experience is serving him well. Have a look below.
Surfing was a nomadic pass time that morphed into creative art on water. Self-expression and mind exploration possible through riding waves on a piece of wood, foam or anything that floats. Modern day surf culture, with the aid of technology has become a corporate beast. Inspiration and true originality has been sucked out of the art… thankfully, the underground still exists.
The ethos behind 1WV1FN could be best summed up by Dane Peterson: 'Surf like nobody's watching.In today's social media world, instant fame can happen at the click of a button. With that in mind we went about carefully analyzing each eligible entry, looking for fun, frivolous and non-contrived surfing.
Levi Prairie (@leviprairie) was the pick, although not technically perfect, he shelved innovation and brought inspiration to the table! All of Levi’s entries garnered attention from the judges, for better or worse it got us all talking but it was his 2nd entry that we decided to credit as his best. A quick fade, goose step to the nose and set position in the pocket for an 'Egyptian' style noseride followed by some fun hot doggin' not often seen in logging since early 1960s... how refreshing. In complete contrast, runner up Mick Rodgers displayed technical finesse and innovation while focusing on the classic noseride.
The classy lady loggers once again displayed a beautiful variety of entries from around the world including Australia, Hawaii, United States, Mexico and Europe. There were some extremely hot surfing from many of the already well-known personalities but it was Hallie Rohr who best embodied the spirit of the 1WV1FN movement. Surfing free and easy at her local spot with a giant smile, linking noserides with excellent positioning, appropriate switch feet manoeuvres and smooth from start to finish… it was a beautifully ridden wave.
In the end there were many great entries demonstrating a repertoire of traditional surfing elements on a variety of waves - point, beach and reef breaks. The judges noted both technical and stylish surfing more so than length of ride, which should be encouraging to many surfers faced with average conditions, but in the end there were a handful of waves that stood out.
By harnessing social media, we’ve had a great display of fine logging so easily accessible through the Instagram 'hashtag'. This year’s contest proved to be a large success thanks to the logging community's participation and the support of Weedmaps. As promised this year’s winners will receive $1k in prize money and an invite to a future Joel Tudor DTI of their choosing. Big thanks to all that entered waves and shot video. We look forward to picking again sometime next year!
Honorable mention men waves: @seemonster, @laymike, @nathansadoun, @blakemichaels, @barfxrake, @kyle_perez
Honorable mention women waves: @leahloves, @kirra.innes, @elenorcoight, @rachaeltilly, @masonschremmer, @roro.carolan, @sirensurfadventures
Honorable mention noserides: @seemonster, @honoluablomfield, @kyle_perez, @nickmelanson, @owenwhitfield, @rosiejaffurs, @caioteixeirasurfer, @kevinskvarna, @dj.paddy0, @show_um_how, @augustoolinto
Honorable mention smooth riding: @dacoliflowa, @capt._cruel, @m_tatsuborn, @_n.adams_, @nathanstrom_, @kyle_perez
Honorable mention most fun: @kapulephoto, @samrrankin, @leahloves, @dacoliflowa, @danno_surfonzie
ALL GROMS WIN!!! ALL GROMS WILL RECEIVE $50 EACH THANKS TO STUDIO 540. PLEASE DM @INNOCNTS TO SETUP PAYMENT. CONGRATS AND GOOD LOGGING!!!
TOP 5 MENS WAVES (IN NO ORDER)
TOP 5 WOMEN WAVES (IN NO ORDER)
We got another run of dad hats to help tighten up your dad (or mom) game a bit. Click any of the images below to give us your $30 and we'll send you a hat and some stickers you can put on your fridge or computer or wherever really.