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.
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.
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We had a great evening last Saturday for the opening of French artist Johanna Olk’s solo exhibition “Idle Youth” at 1700 Naud curated Innocnts. Nice warm fall weather greeted a comfortable sized crowd for an evening of art and music. Big thanks to Venetian Blinds for a killer live set of ambient rock and roll and much appreciation to Peaking Lights for keeping the vibes right all night on the turn tables. Shout out to the homie MoreGnar for always snapping pictures at the events. Johanna exhibition remains up until November 18th with regular viewing hours typically 2-6pm through the week. Plenty of great artwork still available if you’re interested.
Our Parisian friend Antwan Horfee just finished up a truly amazing and totally original animation. Love the world Antwan creates and how imaginative he proves to be time and time again.
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.