The Los Angeles premier of the highly anticipated surf movie by Thomas Campbell entitled The Present will be going down on March 10, 2009 over at The Montalbán as part of the wildly popular Cinema Tuesdays event that happens on a monthly basis. Presented in conjunction with Blisss magazine and ANP Quarterly, the night will feature a Q&A with Thomas Campbell, and live music with Ray Barbee and Mattson 2. On display will be an art exhibition featuring original works by Thomas Campbell, Kyle Field, Evan Hecox, Steve Keene, Alex Kopps, Serena Mitnik-Miller, and Nathaniel Russell.
Angelique Groh has posted this great interview with the amazingly talented Natalia Fabia in our 'Blogs' section, but I felt that this deserves some front page treatment. Fabia just had a very successful opening for her solo exhibition titled "Hooker DreamEscape" over at The Corey Helford Gallery this past weekend with works focused on the beautiful ladies that are in her life, be it friends or girls from around the way. Be sure to check the interview here.
KAWS mania has been running rampant the last few days here in Los Angeles to a point where people that have never even set foot through the doors of any galleries felt compelled to see the spectacle first hand. I knew it was going to be insane seeing how everyone's Twitter "tweets" were all declaring their intentions to check out the show, so I sat this one out so that I could check the show another day sans the massive crowd. Luckily, my friend Keith Marzo of DC Lifestyle was on hand to snap a few images of some of the amazing work that was on display. Chum was in full effect, as well as some Smurf -- or rather, "Kurfs" -- paintings, the colored busts of the artist's head, and other works were all exhibited, and as expected, they were all long sold out.