Jim Houser

Jim Houser

February rolls to a stop this weekend before the big NYC art machine cranks into high gear next week for the big Armory show and the surrounding satellite fairs. Look for a ton of on-the-scene coverage to come from Armory and all the surrounding fairs in the week ahead.

Without doubt, the most anticipated show going off this weekend is the 5th Anniversary group show going down in NYC at Jonathan LeVine’s Chelsea digs. A who’s who of those that have passed through his gallery and a show not to be missed as it includes some great works from the likes of AJ Fosik, Blek le Rat, Dan Witz, Eric White (interviewed), James Jean (interviewed), Jeff Soto (interviewed), Mark Dean Veca (interviewed), Titi Freak, Jim Houser and many more. Congrats Jonathan!

Full schedule after the jump…

Amy Sol

Amy Sol


Fri, Feb. 26th 8-11PM
KNOWN Gallery
441 N. Fairfax Ave in Los Angeles
‘HAZE x Stussy’ featuring paintings, drawings and video from Haze that helped to inspire Stussy’s latest collection with Cut Chemist on the 1’s and 2’s – the exhibition will include over 30 framed pieces of the original art created for the collection, a custom built display of the finished products, video installations, and a 16’ painted mural inside the gallery – the show will also be the first exhibition at the newly constructed Known Gallery, so be sure to come through as Haze is a damn NYC legend

Fri, Feb. 26th 6-9PM
Roberts and Tilton
5801 Washington Blvd in Culver City / 323.549.0223
‘The Seconds Pass’ featuring new photographs from Ed Templeton
(On view through April 3rd)

Sat, Feb. 27th 7-11PM (invite only / must RSVP)
Exhibit-A Gallery
1086 South Fairfax Ave in Los Angeles
‘Daggers Rule’ group show featuring works created on Dagger denim vests from artists, skaters and daggers with DJ Keith Morris (Circle Jerks)

Sat, Feb. 27th 7-11PM
Gallery Nucleus
210 E. Main St., Alhambra / 626.458.7482
‘Curiouser and Curiouser: Inspired by Alice In Wonderland’ group show featuring works from KuKula, Amy Sol, Naoto Hattori, Chris Appelhans, and many more
(On view through March 29th)

Sat, Feb. 27th 6-10PM
Melt Gallery @ Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles / 323.851.7223
‘Night of the Nick-Nacks’ featuring works inspired by the movie ‘Return To Oz’ from the likes of Kelly Vivanco, Delphia, Nicole Bruckman, N.C. Winters, Walt Hall, Michael Pukac, Danni Shinya Lou, Ted Von Heiland, Anna Chang, Azikwe Andrews, Steven Weissman, Christopher Umana, Jennifer Tong, and many more
(On view through March 23rd)

Sat, Feb. 27th 7-11PM
2895 Agoura Road in Westlake Village
‘Sources Of Inspiration and Damnation’ featuring new works from Asylm and Ruets
(On view through April 11th)

Mon, March 1st 7PM (doors open at 6:30)
Goethe-Institut Los Angeles
5750 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 100 in Los Angeles / info 323.525.3388 / free parking in bldg after 6PM
‘Wholetrain’ west coast premiere – director Florian Gaag tells the story of a crew of four writers – David, Tino, Elyas, and Achim – who observe the hierarchies, the values, the rules and the codes of the graffiti scene in Germany – view the trailer for ‘Wholetrain’ here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JVFpaUsIN0


Wed, Feb. 24th 6-8PM
Sloan Fine Art
128 Rivington Street (corner store front) in New York City
‘Just Off’ group show featuring works from Jean-Pierre Roy, Jean-Pierre Arboleda, Lauri Panopoulos, Roberto Osti, Nic Rad, Miriam Berger, Dina Brodsky, Mitra Walter, Amy Mahnick, and Melanie Vote
(On view through March 20th)

Sat, Feb. 27th 7-9PM
Jonathan LeVine Gallery
29 West 20th Street, 9th Floor in New York City
‘Five Year Anniversary Group Exhibition’ featuring works from AJ Fosik, Blek le Rat, Dan Witz, Eric White, James Jean, Jeff Soto, Mark Dean Veca, Titi Freak, Andrew Brandou, Chris Mars, Date Farmers, Ray Caeser, Ron English, Shepard Fairey, Souther Salazar, Invader, Gary Taxali, Natalia Fabia, Nouar, Miss Van, Mars-1, Shag, Jim Houser, Dave Cooper, Doze Green, Esao Andrews, Scott Musgrove, Tara McPherson, Calma, Nouar, Andy Kehoe, and many more
(On view through March 27th)


Fri, Feb. 26th 7-10PM
Park Life
220 Clement Street in San Francisco, CA
‘Bro Palace’ featuring works from Skinner, Pourous Walker, Jay Howell, Deth P. Sun, and Ferris Plock
(On view through March 29th)


Sat, Feb. 27th 6-11PM
323 East
323 East Fourth Street in Royal Oak, MI
‘Vintage’ featuring new works from Netherland (aka David van Alphen)




Thurs, Feb. 25th 6-9PM
Blackall Studios
73 Leonard Street, Shoreditch, London
‘The Colour Out Of Space’ featuring new works from Eelus
(On view through March 6th)


Sat, Feb. 27th
Mondo Bizzarro
Via Reggio Emilia 32 c/d 00198 Rome, Italy
New works and prints from Michael Hussar as part of the ‘Ultra Erotica’ group show

Mon, March 1st
Halle Saint-Pierrre (aka Museum of Art Brut)
2, rue Ronsard – 75018, Paris, France
‘Hey! Magazine Release Party’ featuring works from Alexone, Turf One and Panos plus live painting from Turf and Alex
(On view through March 21st)


Thurs, Feb. 25th 6:30-8:30PM
Gorker Gallery
395 Gore Street (corner of Gore and Kerr) in Fitzroy, Vic, Australia
‘Engraving’ featuring new works from TWOONE

Fri, Feb, 26th 6-10PM
361 Lt. Londsdale Street in Melbourne, Australia
‘LTRHDS: Letterheads 2010’ featuring works from 26 contemporary artists each re-envisioning a single letter of the English alphabet with works from the likes of Ghostpatrol, Anthony Lister, Usugrow, Two One, She One, French, Shohei Takasaki, Sasu, Kami, Mr. Jago, SP One, Meggs, KR, Mark Bode, and many more
(On view through March 19th)

As always, please be sure to check out www.sourharvest.com for a more in-depth look at additional events taking place in the Los Angeles new contemporary art scene.