The Riverside Art Museum welcomes the return of the annual pop surrealist exhibition organized by Bob Self of Baby Tattoo Books, an alternative, underground publishing company based out of Los Angeles.Read More
After doing sold-out and attendance smashing art shows worldwide, we have turned our attention to Chicago. Assembling one of the largest art shows ever done, Art Alliance: The Provocateurs, features trailblazers of the art world such as Shepard Fairey, Swoon, HAZE, Space Invader, Dzine, Mark Mothersbaugh, FAILE, Ryan McGinness, Winston Smith, RETNA, Stanley Donwood, Monica Canilao, Clare Rojas, Estevan Oriol, Evan Hecox, Gary Panter, Jen Stark, Camille Rose Garcia, Revok, Cleon Peterson, D*Face, WK Interact and many others.
The show will be far more than a typical exhibition by combining world class art with experiential and interactive components such as: music, public art, panel discussions, charities, local community interests, and education.
In 2014, the Art Alliance: The Provocateurs exhibition will take place during, and in partnership with, Lollapalooza, one of the largest music festivals in the world, which draws hundreds of thousands of culturally sophisticated and creatively curious visitors to Chicago each summer. The energy and vibrance of our selected visual artists parallels that of the musicians who rock the festival every year. Cross pollinating with the Festival guarantees that the art show will reach beyond the all-too-often narrow audience for art.
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By now, you've seen the billboards advertising the two Snow White movies arriving in theaters shortly. You may not know about "Snow White: The Complete Works on Paper," an exhibition of paintings by Camille Rose Garcia at Michael Kohn Gallery, but you should. The L.A. market is saturated, yes — there was even Ballet Preljocaj's production of Snow White, featuring fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier's contemporary costumes, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion last week. But each of these renditions of a story we think we already know seeks to chart an entirely independent course, with all manner of visual delights along the way.Read More
On Thursday night, Snow White -- who'll be the star this year of two upcoming movies, Mirror, Mirror and Snow White and the Huntsman-- had her first opening of 2012 with a show of goth-inspired, Disneyesque watercolors by artist Camille Rose Garcia. The exhibit, which debuted at the Michael Kohn Gallery in mid-city Los Angeles, features works that can also be seen in a new illustrated book of the Brothers Grimm fairytale, just published by Harper Design ($14.99).Read More
Snow White, the “fairest of them all,” will be back in the popular imagination in a big way this year with two live-action Hollywood films – although, really, with bedtime-story bookshelves and the persistent popularity of Disney’s animated princess, the character never really left. For Orange County illustrator Camille Rose Garcia, whose illustrated edition of “Snow White” was just published in February, a variety of the character’s different versions all came together in the Magic Mirror of her own artwork.
First, I was reminded of just how brutal the Brothers Grimm could be. Over the years, the original tale has been eclipsed in my mind by the squeaky-clean Disney version, which omits quite a bit. For instance, did you know the Evil Queen first demanded the huntsman bring her Snow White’s lungs and liver? And that she later tried to kill Snow by suffocating her with a corset?Read More
These days when people talk about fairy tales, they tend to be referencing unrealistic, magical-thinking, pie-inthe-sky fictions in which everything works out for the very pretty, sparkly best. But the origins of otherworldly folkloric memes like Snow White, Cinderella and Hansel & Gretel are much murkier, violent affairs. Camille Rose Garcia: Snow White and the Black Lagoon, opening tonight at Michael Kohn Gallery, offers the latter sort of vision.Read More