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We Are The Romantic Ones : Opening Feb 14th at Subliminal Projects

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.

Featured Artists:

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


 
 
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Innocnts x Globe : Artist Decks

Some pics from our current collaboration with Globe. We curated art from Jose Araujo, Rye Purvis, and Stacy Kranitz to make these limited edition (50 per artist) skate decks. 

Click here to shop the collection.


 
Innocnts x Globe // Recap Video

A nice little recap video from our Innocnts x Globe party at General Admission in Venice a few weeks back. A nice look at the crowd and vibes from another successful Innocnts gathering. Good thing our friend Ryan Hackbarth videoed the evening cause we were too busy drinking the free King Harbor beer on tap. Ryan mixed the video up with tunes by DIVOLA or played so well the opening night that the cops decided to show up. 


 
 
Innocnts x Globe // Artist Series Deck Release

Last Friday we officially launched our collaboration with GLOBE at General Admission in Venice, CA. King Harbor beer was flowing like the salmon of Capistrano, latin beats by Alf Alpha enticed the crowd to shake it and the building almost came down when Divola performed. The cops even payed a visit and might have had something to do with our premature finish. Regardless we had a blast and appreciate those that made it out! Our "Friends With Benefits" installation remains up for a few more weeks at General Admission with the full range of decks and tees available. 

All opening pics by Cory Hackbarth

General Admission hours: 10am - 7pm // Monday - Sunday
52 Brooks Avenue Venice California 90291


 

THE DECKS

We curated a 3 deck artist series for GLOBE showcasing artwork from our friends Jose Aurajo, Rye Purvis and Stacy Kranitz. The series has a nice range of shapes ideal for liquor store runs to skatepark sessions. All decks are a limited run of 50 per artist with etched artist's name and numbering on each deck. 

JOSE ARAUJO // 80'S SINGLE KICK

- Limited numbered edition of 50

- 9.25" x 29.75" x 15.5” wheelbase

- Resin-7 hard rock maple

- Mellow concave

Jose Araujo was born in Aguascalientes, Mexico and currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Jose’s traditional fine line black / grey and bold traditional tattoo work draws influence from elements of Americana, Chicano art, LA gang writing, and prison art from various time periods. His gallery practice pulls from similar resources combining Chicano art with traditional American imagery and the use of handwritten typography to help covey various inner-city sentiments. Jose maintains a regular position at Mid Town Tattoo in Los Angeles taking appointments in between raising his family in nearby Mid City.


RYE PURVIS // LIQUOR STORE CRUISER

- Limited numbered edition of 50

- 7.75" x 30.5" x 14” wheelbase

- Resin-7 hard rock maple

- Medium side to side concave, full nose and tail

- Built-in bottle opener

Rye Purvis was born in New Mexico and currently lives and works in San Francisco, California. Rye’s contemporary still life paintings depict everyday objects and moments. The work acts as representational portraiture commenting on commercial vices and personal adventures in a satirical fashion. Optimistic, upbeat colors coincide with corner store items, oldschool automobiles, and characters based on Rye’s friends and her surroundings giving homage to an underbelly that exists and prospers within her Bay Area and New Mexican desert experience. Rye graduated with a BFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute.


STACY KRANITZ // MODERN DOUBLE KICK

- Limited numbered edition of 50

- 8.25" x 32" x 14.25” wheelbase

- Resin-7 hard rock maple

- Full concave

Stacy Kranitz was born in Kentucky and currently lives and works wherever her interests lead her. Stacy’s photography explores history, representation and otherness within the documentary tradition. She uses photography to open up a narrative that confronts our understanding of culture; one poised between notions of what is right and what is wrong. Stacy received a BFA from New York University and an MFA from the University of California, Irvine. Her work has been featured in publications including Adbusters, Elle, Granta, Mother Jones, New York Times Magazine, Oxford American, Rolling Stone, Vice, and Wired.