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I received a copy of Memoryhouse's new album today and it quickly carried up through the charts (at least for me.) Selecter rewind...

Memoryhouse - The Kids Were Wrong

Go to sleep, nothing's changing
I'll be right here by your side
Break the teens, colours fading
In the stillness of the night

You're thick-skinned, but it seems
You're hiding in daydreams
Can't find our way to the light
And when this routine ends, through nights and weekends
we'll see daylight through the blinds

Drifting in a cold state, the glowing cracks of old days
Bodies slack and pressed beneath the hour in your eyes
Fingernails and cold skin, your parent's bed we lay in
Arms outstretched to emptiness; the space you've left behind

Go to sleep, nothing's changing
I'll be right here by your side
Tear the seams, we're not aging
Beneath these trembling star-lit skies

You're thick-skinned, but you know
It's beyond our control
Shadows gleaming in our eyes
Been living a past dear, be free from those dull years
And we'll see daylight through the blinds


I wonder if any of L.A.'s trendy foodtrucks have this level of endorsement? Sayin'...

I threw this sketch up in the homie Franz DG's sketchbook the day I met him, sippin' on some caffeinated sizzurp... Word!


The homie Franz DG is rocking a solo exhibition opening tonight! Info below:

Kiskisan kung Kiskisan : An Ongoing Struggle of the People
An exhibition of works by Frank DG

Opening Reception:
Friday February 24, 2012
7-11 PM

spaceLUNA
2404 Wilshire Blvd
L.A, CA 90057
franzdg.blogspot.com


(I featured some of his work previously. Peep it here.)



I have a piece in (and helped curate) the Star Wars Brisk Bodega Cantina, opening tonight, Feb. 23, 2012 in NYC. If you can time-travel or are in the NY area, you can hurrah and still catch a few dranks.

Art by Artek | Mark Dean Veca | Jasper Wong | Pose | Leo Eguiarte | Dual Forces | Eyeone | Tristan Eaton

Private Opening:
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012
8-12 PM

540 W 21st ST.
New York, NY 10011

RSVP: briskbodega.com or rsvp@sastudiosglobal.com


(Tell 'em Eyeone invited ya!)







My homie Jason kicked me down with this 22" tall robot he made entirely out of cardstock and glue. Needless to say, I - along with the Jumbo Hugging Clique - were waaaay impressed. Thanks holmes! (Jumbo Pilot Marker for size reference only.)




These are two shots from my recently-initiated Instagram antics. I'm posting on there as -surprise,surprise - Eyeone_SH. It's cold as the morning dew and warm as saxophones and honey in the sun!










Kozem got down with the first issue of his zine Rent By The Hour. This is a small preview, but to see the whole thang and scoop up a copy, roll through the L.A. Zine Fest going down tomorrow.

L.A. Zine Fest
Sunday February 19, 2012
11 AM -5 PM | Free Admission

Spring Arts Tower
453 S. Spring Street
Second Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013
lazinefest.com



The homie Fuser sent me this video a while ago -I know, I'm late to the party- but it made my day, so here goes...

Above: Swingline 650 Saddle Stapler. Laboratorios Margen Permanent Collection

Gorgs and I will have zines at this year's L.A. Zine Festival thanks to the generosity of the homie Punk Rabbit and Pentagram Press. It all goes down this weekend. Info below:

L.A. Zine Fest
Sunday February 19, 2012
11 AM -5 PM | Free Admission

Spring Arts Tower
453 S. Spring Street
Second Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013
lazinefest.com


MAY




Tempt One mural


A huge mural dedicated to Tempt got completed the first few days of May. A ton of people rolled through to paint, chat, and enjoy some good ol' graffiti. Still Top Notch!!!

• Peep some before, during, and after photos here.






They Came From The Streets



I customized this figure for a show put on by Urban Vinyl Daily in Cincinnati. The highlight for me was seeing their sick-a$$ promo video, which I'm re-posting above.







Eyeone x Unique L.A.

I got hit up to design a limited-edition tote-bag for Unique L.A. as part of their ongoing artist series. I was stoked with the result, and was able to use Cinta Adhesiva to boot! Hip-hop hooray!







Eyeone x Cache x Hold-Up Art


Cache and I linked up to throw up some characters on the columns outside of Hold Up Art, much to the amusement of walkers-by.





Above: Tempt (detail) at the PMCA

Street Cred at the Pasadena Museum of California Art

The Street Cred exhibit opened at the Pasadena Museum of California Art curated by Graffiti L.A. author Steve Grody. It featured some cool examples of the art made by memebrs of Los Angeles' graffiti community.

• Coverage on Daily DuJour.
• Coverage on GraffHead.
• Coverage on Hi-Fructose.






Eyeone x 33Third x Street Cred

I painted a big Zapatista at 33Third in conjuction with the Street Cred exhibit accompanied by LeHumanBeing and The Fuser.





Los Dos | 8" x 32"



Starts Here | 24" x 18"







Salon & Print!

I got some ups on Salon and Print as part of their Street Cred at the PMCA coverage.

• Peep the article on Salon.
• Peep the article on Print.






Cache x Eyeone x Echo Park (again!)

Cache invited me to contribute on this wall in Echo Park dedicated to one of his homegirls that had recently passed away.

• More flicks here.



I know I've been lagging on my 2011 year-in-review blogging but finally got around to wrapping up May...

Recap Pt.1 (Jan-Mar) is here.
Recap Pt. 2 (April) is here.






Radness from J.Shea for an upcoming arcade-themed show in Chicago. If you're anywhere near (or far!) I'd recommend hitting it up. Info below:

Super Button Mashers
Saturday February 11, 2012

OhNo!Doom Gallery
1800 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago , IL 60647
ohnodoom.com | jshea9.com

























Here are some candid shots of the before, during, and aftermath of the L.A. launching of the Star Wars Brisk Bodega. The Force was definitely used! Art by Artek, Eyeone, Leo Eguiarte, Mark Dean Veca, Pose, Tristan Eaton, Jasper Wong, and Dual Forces.

More coverage on these fine sites:

So This Is Permanent
Los Ojos De Muerto
Juxtapoz
Daily DuJour



This is a full shot of the piece I did for the Star Wars Brisk Bodega that (I hope) I can now show... Use the force!



I guess I have a couple of pieces in Hold Up Art's annual anniversary show (err...) Info below:

Enter The Dragon
Opening: Saturday February 4, 2012

Hold Up Art
358 E. 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
holdupart.com


Preview of Tristan Eaton's piece for the Star Wars Brisk Bodega Cantina, opening Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 in L.A. Info below:

Art by Artek | Mark Dean Veca | Jasper Wong | Pose | Leo Eguiarte | Dual Forces | Eyeone | Tristan Eaton

Live performance by Just Blaze.

Private Opening:
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012
8-11 PM

722 N. Figueroa Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

RSVP: briskbodega.com or rsvp@sastudiosglobal.com


(Tell 'em Eyeone invited ya!)