We recently commissioned our friend Nathan McKee to create an original cut & paste piece based off some of surfing’s most important film contributions. This piece was a gift for Joel Tudor as a modest tip of hat for his contributions to surfing (and he put us up at the house a few times). All Nathan’s work is hand cut and pasted using construction paper. The piece measures ? and will be released as a print very soon.
Very stoked to be a exhibiting at the first annual #OPaBf (Other Place Art Book Fair), an art fair within an art fair at the Independent Artbook Fair. Does that sound confusing? Ya it probably should so here’s the breakdown.
The Other Place Art Fair is fluid in definition, bonded by an intention to operate in other places outside the traditional art gallery systems, Other Places art fair (OPaf) features participants presenting site-specific booths encapsulating their projects and programming. Representing the growing movement of hard to define art project spaces, OPaf provides a custom art fair structure designed specifically for these unconventional projects.
OPaF has a booth at this year’s Independent Artbook Fair and within this event they have created a scaled down art fair (1:12 scale to be exact) with machete set up. There are 10 booths / exhibitors in total with each project being allotted a 10 inch by 10 inch booth. It is up to each exhibitor to curate that space as desired.
Innocnts will be highlighting 3 distinct Los Angeles artists with narrative based work including Sickid, Coulter Jacobs, and Jose Araujo. Each artist has made a limited number of works specific to the project and will be highlighted during the run of the fair(s).
We throwing a party for the romantics out there! Join us Thursday Feb 14th for a proper Throwback Valentine's Night at @thewaterfrontvenice.
Your favorite romance films screening, a 90’s style photo booth with take away prints, boutonnières/corsages for early guests, plenty of food and drink specials for singles and lovers alike, and the absolute best selection of throwback dance music via @alfalpha, sure to make you shake your bones. Let's look forward to Valentine's Day for once! ❤️🖤💔🖤❤️🖤💔🖤
RSVP link in profile.
Some pretty rad shows over the years at Innocnts Gallery. Really cool mix of folks looking back expressing themselves. Appreciate this small community we’ve built. Thanks to the artists, gallery patrons, and collectors for contributing. Look forward to more in 2019!
1. Nothing’s Too Precious #1 (2013). First show at first gallery all artwork by skateboarders priced at $100 including @themuska, @sk8paulodiaz, @thequimstagram, @ron.chatman, @jenniesayswhatsup, @artofoto, among others.
2. @kindahkhalidy & @alex_fatemi collab mural setup and duo couple show. Bay Area’s finest for sure.
3. @cadalackron solo exhibition and performance. Check the Innocnts Vimeo for more. RIP
@jeremy_wray solo exhibition at the first spot with some classics from his creative archive. Much respect!
4. #WeAreTheRomanticOnes #2 at @subliminalprojects was a banger.
5. Garage Show in Hollywood was wayyy chill. Good group of artists like @teebs__, @awonderfulmistake, @_mirko__mirko_, @nicoledodson_, @ginoooooooo, among others.
6. “Never Mind The Dog” curated by @josearaujomartinez featuring @alexpetty, @spidersinclaire, @mattrmccormick, @splurgeo, @buzzyjenkins, among others.
7. “Warm Blood” crew in Echo Park gallery @michelleguintu, @bagzofcash, @harleylafarraheaves, @navajotourist.
8. “Feelings” solo exhibition by @emilyknecht. Pre selfie film selfie show with added emotions.
9. “Religio Magico Social” solo exhibition with @dionbanks_. Very sick show. @marcellakroll also had a rad installation collab with Dion.
#InnocntsGallery #InnocntsOverTheYears #INNOCNTS
Operating under the various pseudonyms (Tiger Pearson, Mick's Meat Co, Thom's Market Selection) our good mate Thom Pringle bides most his time between scoring film projects, making various forms of electronic inspired music, and taking photographs of ephemeral moments. We recently reached out to Thom to see if he could share a "Top 10 Suggested Listening" to occupy your work day, travels, or next social gathering and Thom obliged us. Thom is of course available for hire for all your Mediterranean million dollar yacht parties, funky LA bar mitzvah's, or documentary film needs.
Big thanks to Thom for putting in the time with his suggestions and providing some nice little insights about each track and why he digs it!
Check more from Thom here.
Zeitgeist Freedom Energy Exchange - Marcus Garvey (Live)
Amazing new Jazz/Funk from Melbourne, I wanted to start out with a couple of Melbourne picks considering I’m living in Melbourne right now and this new stuff from Ziggy Zeitgeist is just amazing. A amazing drummer who plays in a large array of Melbourne bands. This one is a amazing almost danceable Jazz song and it just hits so hard when that synth baseline comes in at 4:57. Its really feels sooooooo good.
Civic - New Vietnam LP
Civic a incredible new Melbourne Punk Rock band. Powerful rock or garage punk or whatever you want to call it. Sounds like something between the Old School Detroit Proto stuff, the MC5’s, Death, Destroy All Monsters to amazing punk stuff like The Saints or Dead Boys. Smashing out a heavy LP of trashed out guitar driven tracks that give the Australian Punk scene a very strong look.
Mumbo Jumbo - Wind It Up
A forgotten Australian Disco/New Wave master piece. Lost in the archives for years. This track just makes you want to dance. Extremely catchy, extremely fun, will become your favourite Friday afternoon track!!! Have to thank Andras and Instant Peterson for finding this one in the archives and putting it out for the world to enjoy.
Pacific Yew - Taproot
Amazing Producer out of New Orleans, somewhere on the edge of Jazz and the Beat Maker ticket. He makes really human or alive sounding beats, takes a very avant grade or abstract approach compared to a lot of the artists he would be grouped together with. Odd samples, strange piano melodies and a abundance of saturation. Pacific Yew releases a lot of amazing beats, follow his Soundcloud, Theres there’s always something new to listen too.
Deem Spencer - Dirt
Deem Spencer. There’s just something incredible about this beat and his amazing off kilter vocals. It just works so well. It really leaves you wanting more and more, this rest of his stuff is amazing too but this one just hits so hard.
Sunwatchers - Nose Beers
Bring in the psych lords. Sunwatchers, you got to see these guys live. Loud, droning, raw, amazing music created by amazing musicians, and they play super tight. I seen these guys in a small room at Union Pool in Williamsburg and they just about blew my girlfriend and my ear drums apart but it really left a lasting impression, one of the most amazing new New York bands in my opinion.
Les Rallies Denudes - White Awakening
Speak about high saturation, tape delay and reverb raining down into your ear passage through all of Les Rallies Denudes releases, amazing Japanese band, reining from the extreme underground, leftist commune kids raw version of a some kind of Krautrock happening thousands of miles from Germany but at a similar time.
Bobby BeauSoleil - Lucifer Rising 1
I’m really big on film scores and this work Bobby BeauSoleil did for Lucifer Rising is just incredible, crazy, intense, raw amazing pieces of work from a old ball character of the hollywood scene. Fits perfectly with film and as stand alone piece is just beautiful too. Bobby was a strange character, really worth having read of his wikipedia and being like what the fuck. This work has stood the test of time and is so relevant now with modern day life as it was in 1972.
Sun Ra - Trying To Put The Blame On Me
Sun Ra the best, the intergalactic, the genius, the Jazz space king. A very different piece for Sun Ra, a beautiful piano and a amazing vocal piece from him. He pioneered a amazing mix of different genres and different sounds but this is a real special one. Almost catchy, if you listen to this one twice you will be hooked and I’m sure it will make it into your newest playlist.
Off-Ons Ideh - Saturday Night
Rare Nigerian disco, that is instantly so good. Stand up dance and sing along. There’s a lot lot West African dance guru’s waiting for a reissue of this one i’d say. So catchy and fun. I just spent a few weeks in Burkina Faso and couldn’t stop jamming out on this one, gottttttttttttaaaaa love this track.
While in Los Angeles for her solo exhibition // IDLE YOUTH // Johanna was able to fit in some tattoo appointments. All work was done with stick & poke method and very limited due to time and availability. Johanna set up shop in the gallery space over the weekend and managed to get about 10 tattoos done in all. Thanks to all that came out and got some ink and many thanks to Justin Gaar for taking pics.