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Best Drawing show ever!!

DRAWING STORIES Episode 01 “Lightning” from aaron beckum on Vimeo.

OH SNAP: Solo Exhibition by Justin Krietemeyer: Friday, March 1st: 7-10pm

Justin Van Hoy

Last week our great friend and gallery partner Justin Van Hoy passed away. He was the true heart and soul of THIS. There really are no words to express our sadness with his passing and also the happiness we all had when he was around. His life is a true inspiration and he supported and touched the lives of so many people. We miss you so much buddy.

OK, a little late.. but such a good show and opening!!

Thom’s show is up until the 19th, we’re open friday and Saturday afternoons..drop by..also, we have most of the pieces which are still for sale up in the store..

Blake – Opening photos at VASF

We’ve been curating the VASF gallery space for a little while now and we are psyched to have our great friend Blake Marquis open last friday with drawings, prints, surfboards, sculptures, and installations.. go check it out.




Steven shot some photos of Blake prepping for a show with THIS in SF

Our good friend Steven went along with our other good friend Blake Marquis, who was making surfboards for a show we curated up at the RVCA store in San Francisco on Sept. 7th. MORE AT SINGLE APE

GOLD COAST – opening Aug. 31st

Daniel Gibson – Tribe and Jerry Garcia

Mike Bertino


THIS Los Angeles is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by San Francisco based artists Daniel Gibson and Mike Bertino.

The show will run from Aug. 31st through Sept. 21st 2012, with an opening reception on Friday, Aug. 31st from 7:00 to 10:00pm.

  “Gold Coast” is a conversation between the two of us about our experiences growing up, and living on the West Coast as adults, and specifically in California. It’s a place where many people come to turn their dreams into reality, to become superstars, rock stars, tech stars, etc. etc.  But it also has a vibe of eternal sunshine, pot smoking hippies, yoga, board shorts, hipsters, and lazy vacation style living.

There is a vortex that happens between this kind of ambition and the illusion of indifferent coolness that bastardizes everything it comes in contact with. Underground music, cultural sub genres, and/or indigenous art are just fodder for a state of cultural irrelevance that is based on aesthetic appeal and a laissez faire type attitude toward creativity.

Danny and Mike met in San Diego, while attending a city college graphic design course.  From what I gather, Mike sat up front and talked about art and other cool things, while Danny hid in the back just trying to get through class without anyone noticing.  Before they met, Mike would walk into the coffee shop where Danny worked and “peddle his TRIGGER comics to the poor people sitting at peace enjoying a book.” Mike remembers the first time he saw Danny “Like a caricature of some high school stoner metal head burn-out, a Mexican Spicoli mashed with Slayer.  I drew him in my sketchbook with a Megadeath shirt and a beany sporting a pot leaf patch on it.  Years later I found the drawing and we had a good laugh about it.”  When Danny moved to LA for art school, Mike soon followed, then he moved to San Francisco and so did Mike.

  Daniel Gibson is from Imperial Valley Ca. and lives and works in sunny San Francisco.

  Mike Bertino moved to LA in 2005 from San Diego to earn his BFA in illustration from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.  He now lives and works in San Francisco.

Conveyor played some songs..

Conveyor dropped in while they were in town to play a couple songs in front of Jon’s sculptures. All three songs are here..

OPEN: Fridays & Saturdays from 2pm-7pm: Jon Rajkovich’s The Sun Below the Ceiling