On a chilly night in Los Angeles, The Date Farmers and DJ Alf Alpha kept things muy caliente at New Image Art with their latest body of work, “Tell Them Willy Boy Was Here,” in the main space and, “The Cat House,” in the gallery’s project room.

Working with a mixture of found materials, from Cracker Jack boxes, flattened coffee cans, to discarded signs, these items present a beautifully raw and unrefined canvas for The Date Farmers’ special touch of paint and mixed media objects. The pieces echo political, environmental, and social concerns and the utilization of found items continues The Date Farmers’ objective of being able to create something beautiful from something thrown away.

AM was on hand to capture the work from the show and all the festivities, after the jump.

“The Cat House” series presented in the project room focuses on the The Date Farmers’ longstanding gato (Spanish for “cat”) imagery.

Discuss this show here.