Posts tagged Jose Araujo
Innocnts At OPABF

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).


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SICKID

 
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COULTER JACOBS

 
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JOSE ARAUJO

INNOCNTS GALLERY /// LOOKING BACK

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!

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EXHIBITIONS POSTED

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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


 
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.

 
Innocnts x Globe // Collab Launch

INNOCNTS x GLOBE “Friends with Benefits” limited edition skateboard release party this Friday night. We teamed up with GLOBE to curate a limited deck series featuring artwork by Jose Araujo, Rye Purvis and Stacy Kranitz. Please join us this Friday, June 30th, 7-10 pm at General Admission. 52 brooks ave. Venice, CA. Shop the collection, live performance from Divola, sounds by Alf Alpha and drinks from King Harbor Brewery.  Kick the summer off with us properly! 


 
 
 
 
Jose Araujo x Diablos Book Club

This Friday evening (12/2) our dude Jose Araujo is having a special book release shindig with Diablos Book Club at Courthouse Skateshop in Santa Monica. They'll be selling just 10 special edition box sets at $100 a pop.

Each box set includes GoodTimes Vol.1, a tattoo appointment w/ Jose, 1 special edition tee, custom special edition dice, select patches, 1 limit edition print & some stickers. The tattoos will be from select flash, sign in starts at 5pm. Cold PBR's via @pbr_art. Gonna be a rad night!