Category Archive: local

Jon’s Sculptures

This is the last weekend to come in and checkout Jon’s sculptures.. Fri and Sat 2-7pm.. Summer hours

THIS Visits Lisa Solberg

Aaron stopped by for a chat and a beer with Lisa Solberg in her studio in downtown LA . Come check out her work today, the last day the Friends III show is up..

BORDERS – a photography exhibit

BORDERS THIS los angeles, 5906 N. Figueroa st. LA, CA 90042 Thurs. 7-10pm

Noah Kalina, Emily Shur, and Noe Montes all deal with the ideas of borders in the photography they’ll be showing this month at THIS.

Noah Kalina deals with the border between still and video, performance art and photography. He uses the traditional border of a still photo with the camera on a tripod and incorporates a story with movement inside that frame. Each video is 1 shot and no editing; a friend lying on a couch as another friends rides around her in circles; Noah doing pushups in his new studio; a young couple holding hands, knee deep in the ocean staring straight at the camera, still for 1 minute.

Emily Shur is showing pieces from her “Nature Calls” series, which are photos of cellphone tower trees in their environment. These scenes blur the line between nature, business, the need for communication, and the need to feel as if we are surrounded by nature in the built environment.

Noe Montes photographed objects around his parents home in Yuma Arizona and scenes in El Paso Texas while visiting these areas which he grew up in and around. These objects represent the border between the hopes and dreams of a new object and the reality of it being discarded or sat on a shelf unnoticed for years. Seemingly mundane, an old boom box on a couch, a broken touchtone telephone, and a statue of a horse head on a shelf, these are the same things he returns to each time he visits, which bring back the memories of home and family for better or for worse before he moved away.

Here is the bag

Terri and Gary.

If you missed it, then you won’t understand. Terri and Gary. Crazy Band. Constant consultations. More pictures here and here, courtesy of Claudia Chandler.

Photos after the jump. Click here to read more »

Terri and Gary preview

The men brought in the first round of art yesterday to start setting up and we can’t wait to see what the space looks like with the full installation, and to learn about success, and how to win at everything. Click here to read more »

Six Stair films screening at THIS, this Friday.

Phase 1 of the Six Stair/ THIS Culturual Exchange Program:
( a night of short films from Rick and Buddy of Six Stair ) Friday April 23 8-10pm

B.Y.O.C ( bring your own chair ).

Beers during the films and at the little cave afterwards.

View the trailer after the jump. Click here to read more »

Studio visit with Danger -

Luis and Aaron headed down to visit with Danger about his amazingly intricate collage method, Lady Gaga of course, technology, obscure electronica, how to tuck, and the black dalia murders.. So awesome.. The NELA art walk is this Saturday from 7-10pm so come catch the show before it comes down on the 22nd.

Visit with Danger from THIS on Vimeo.

Highland Park local – Stones Throw

Just down the street from THIS hides one of our favorite labels… Stones Throw Records. They’ve been growing their empire in Highland Park for the past 5 years right under everyone’s nose. Met with Mr. Strong to catch up on their new shit and talk shop about some future plans. Lots of big things brewing on the eastside. Here are a few shots from around the office. Click here to read more »