Fwd: Mural Installation by Jesse Hazelip & Pop-up Show - This Sunday!
VENICE ARTWALK SPECIAL EVENTS: Mural & Pop-up Exhibition
Sunday, May 20; 11am - 5pm
C.A.V.E. GALLERY & THE RED FORT Present:
A Mural Installation by Jesse Hazelip & Pop-Up Exhibition
This Sunday: May 20, 11am - 5pm
As part of the Annual Venice Artwalk, artist JesseHazelip will be installing a new mural titled, "Hearts of Oak", at The Red Fort - a Venice landmark built in 1922 - that is currently undergoing extensive restoration as artist studios. This building has hosted works by Retna, Reyes and Invader. Come watch it unfold live as part of the Art-walk tour!
In conjunction with this event, C.A.V.E. Gallery has curated a special Pop-Up exhibition at the Red Fort, with proceeds benefiting Venice Family Clinic. This exhibit will showcase an exciting vanguard of artists representative of the fresh talent of the New Contemporary Art movement. Participating artists include: Jesse Hazelip, Kid Acne, BAYO, Jason Hernandez, EATCHO, Radical!, Taka Sudo, Sophie Bastien, CRAWW, Paul Chatem, Young Chun & Zach Johnsen.
Local artist Maria Ziman will also have her beautiful artwork exploring organic forms on exhibit in the adjoining artist studio.
THE RED FORT is located at 901 Pacific Ave, Venice (Cross street Brooks Ave).
ARTIST STATEMENT FOR "HEARTS OF OAK" - MURAL BY JESSE HAZELIP
"The term 'Bailout' has become a household term amongst the American people who lost their jobs, their homes and their savings to the crooks on Wall Street whose wrongdoings were answered with government charity instead of penance.
The mural, titled "Hearts of Oak" (Cockney slang for broke), will depict an aggrandized and inflated version of the pig to represent the excess and gluttony of Wall Street. The pig is being chauffeured in an ornately gilt vessel on the back of the bull, which I use as metaphor for the working class. Adorned with blinders and the bondage of a service animal (slave), the horns have been rendered useless leaving the bull vulnerable without any form of defense. My viewpoint is that the working class has suffered greatly, having carried the burden throughout the financial crisis while the leaders of financial institutions continue to profit.
Through an intentional use of recognizable imagery, I create dialogue with a wide range of viewers. This decision is influenced and inspired by George Orwell's book 1984, and the theory in the book that the hope for the nation is with the proletariat."
Anthony Ausgang, Buff Monster, Casey Weldon, Codak, Chet Zar, Gosha Levochkin, Gustavo Rimada, Hans Haveron, Haunted Euth, Jasmine Worth, Jason Hernandez, Jay Doronio, Jessica Ward, Jim Darling, Jim Mahfood, John Park, Joshua Charles Hart, Kelly Berg, L Croskey, Ken Garduno, Macsorro, Max Neutra, Mear One, Nate Seubert, NS David, Paul Chatem, Randy Noborikawa, Rob Sato, Sarah Neyhart, Steve Olson, Tina Darling, Tom Haubrick, Van Saro, Ver Mar & Young Chun.
Project Wall by Becca
Becca has become a legend through her prolific installations of images of little girls and women in the oddest locales of cities nationwide. Her female progenies inhabit unexpected public spaces reminding us of the innocence and kindness that can get lost at the urban edge. Over the past two decades, Becca's iconic street installations have become well-known across Los-Angeles, as well as in cities such as Richmond, Washington, New York and San Francisco.