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Thomas Gatt Photography Zine

Our man down under Thomas Gatt returned last year from a 6 month travel around the globe. Along the way he trained his eye and camera onto some thoughtful compositions. The culmination resulting a limited zine release “By The Water” with various images from these travels. Came out pretty sick. Gander at more on Thomas’ website here.

Here’s what Thomas had to say:

So for starters I was born in Sydney and have lived here ever since. I left Australia in February of 2018 for Europe to travel alone for 3 months spent between Berlin, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Malta and Barcelona. From there I flew over to New York where my brother lives and spent another 3 months there. I completely immersed myself in my surroundings and set out almost every day to shoot as much as I could and experience the diversity of the city I was in. Almost a year later, I put together what I believed to be a selection of images that best represents my visual perception of that particular moment in time.

I find beauty in darkness.

For me each image serves as a memory, as a collection they serve as a reminder of the period in my life when I was 18 on the other side of the world. The Title, By The Water.”

CHECK MORE FROM THOMAS HERE>


 
Nathan McKee - Surf Vids

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.

 
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


 
RECAP // JOHANNA OLK LA TATTOO DAY

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.


 
We Are The Romantic Ones // Artwork

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


 
Recap // We Are The Romantic Ones 2018

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 : 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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