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Popular Naughty finally on your torso in LA.

 

Popular Naughty and Lethal Amounts Gallery

At this joint! The most cutting edge gallery I have ever visited. It is a slaughterhouse of edge. Someone yelped that it was “not a safe space.” Hell, “not a safe space” should be their slogan! This side dimension of a gallery is the best thing that could ever happen to to the sedated and subdued masses. The ultra-progressive art on the condensed walls, rattles the cages that our failed attempt at  society tries to create, as the experimental imagery they play with stimulates you into expanding your perceptions. Wake up. It isn’t always pretty, but it will still, somehow, be unbearably beautiful.

We will have lovely streetwear such as THIS!

Picture of a Tiki-space-invader-t-shirt-black-pop-culture-urban-streetwear

Lethal Amounts Gallery Los Angeles
And THIS…
Burlesque t-shirt from Popular Naughty at Lethal Amounts Gallery black xmas pop up shop

lethal amounts gallery punk safety pin logo

There is going to be a LOT of really great ultra-alt merch and massively creative gifts here.  You need to put this on your radar.  If you don’t buy something from me, at least get something with the psychotically awesome punk rock, safety pin logo they use for Lethal Amounts.  Too perfect.  It makes me want to punch someone.

Then it’s off to the COREY HELFORD GALLERY · 571 S Anderson Street (awesomely about 6 blocks from the Danger Factory Lair in Boyle Heights), Los Angeles for an ULTRA POP evening with

art original by Ron English, alternative art gift shopping and streetwear, massive psychedelic painting

 

Ron English / Miho Hirano / Attaboy, Lauren Marx & Relm

In the gallery’s own words…

Opening Saturday, December 2nd, 7-11pm
Show Runs: December 2nd – December 30th, 2017

You’re invited to join us in celebrating the opening of “TOYBOX” an exhibition of all new works by Ron English. Also opening the same night in Galleries 2 and 3 – “Beauties in Nature”, a solo exhibition by Miho Hirano, and a multi-artist exhibition featuring new works by Attaboy, Lauren Marx and Relm.

Ron English art alternative art shopping

On view in our main gallery is artist Ron English’s fantastic new solo exhibition of 36 new paintings, “TOYBOX: America in the Visuals.” The exhibition deconstructs the search for new meaning in a culture that is based as much on the imagination of its participants as on the physical realities these human concepts are played against. The toy based childhood imagination aesthetic of the work allows for a playful new look at a society in the throes of reinventing itself.
Featuring 36 new oil paintings, as well as sculptures and installations, the exhibition examines the creation of the self, and thus the greater society, as an act of imagination, a skill developed in childhood largely through the activity of play and the use of toys.

Ron English Show
For this exhibition, English has also co-produced a musical soundtrack to be performed by new character DJ Popaganda. The exhibition will also include a new outdoor mural and a pop-up store selling Ron’s limited-edition toys.

Gallery 2: Attaboy, Lauren Marx and Relm

original art for gallery show by street artist Attaboy, alternative art gift

collectible Vinyl figure by street artist Attaboy, alternative art gift

Attaboy Vinyl Toy

 

Attaboy’s new crop of paintings for the show will feature a hand-painted garden of trippy mushrooms and other decomposing delights.

Attaboy shares: “I can’t stop painting these mushrooms, mainly to take a break from the constant barrage of news. I think it’s my own way of taking back control of my mind, remind myself that, while we must fight the recent tide of awful, it’s important to keep an eye out for the unexpected things, those little absurd buoys of wonder, we mustn’t lose them, they’re more important than ever.”

Here is a great interview with THAT over-achiever… https://www.insidetherift.net/art/2016/12/16/interview-with-artist-and-co-owner-of-hi-fructose-magazine-attaboy

Gallery art original by Lauren Marx, alternative art gift shopping and streetwear

Lauren Marx creates beautiful vignettes that speak to the cycle of life. Combining pen and ink with various mixed media, her paintings offer a raw depiction of birth and death.

On her choice to depict animals, Lauren has shared, “my work definitely plays upon the newly romanticized view of nature as this pure, beautiful, and distant world. Nature in art has steadily increased since the acceptance of global warming, deforestation, and the greater understanding of the human influences on delicate ecosystems. I feel that this is one of the reasons humans do not, nor will ever, appear in my work.”

Gallery art original of "Fauna" by RELM, alternative art gift shopping

“Fauna”, a beautiful new painting by Relm, for her new series, entitled “Peculiar Tales”. Relm shares: “I incorporate creatures, plants, and all kinds of life through the use of patterns and textures into the hair of my girls. My goals are to show the powerful relationship between humans and nature, whether it be good or bad. All the while simultaneously creating a new story with each piece.”

Gallery 3:
Miho Hirano, “Beauties in Nature”

shop for original art by Miho Hirano, alternative art gift shopping and streetwear

Miho’s dreamy images are inhabited by ephemeral spirits at one with their natural environment. She adorns their hair with accessories made of flora and fauna like swarming bees, hummingbirds, and goldfish, each carrying their own weight as elements of beauty and symbols of the artist’s identity. In essence, each of her paintings represents a world where humans and nature can coexist.

COREY HELFORD GALLERY
571 S Anderson St (Enter on Willow St)
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Comic Book Conventions, Pop Culture Conventions, Horror Conventions, and Steampunk Gatherings!


Wondercon: MARCH 29-31, 2013
Anaheim Convention Center

800 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92802
Friday: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM Saturday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM Sunday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

C2E2-Chicago-comic-and-entertainment-expoC2E2: April 26-28, 2013.

What is C2E2?

The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo – also known as C2E2 – is a convention spanning the latest and greatest from the worlds of comics, movies, television, toys, anime, manga and video games. Bringing the best of popular culture to Downtown Chicago, C2E2’s show floor is packed with hundreds of exhibitors, panels and autograph sessions giving fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators and screening rooms featuring sneak peeks at films and television shows months before they hit either the big or small screen!

gaslight gathering steampunk convention in san diego

May 3-5 2013: Gaslight III: The Expedition in San Diego, CA – http://www.gaslightgathering.org/

comic con logo san diego
Then we have MY BABY!  MY LOVE!! COMIC CON: JULY 17-21, 2013

Comic-Con International: San Diego hits the San Diego Convention Center in 2013, beginning with Preview Night on Wednesday, July 17, with the four days of the event running Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 9:30AM – 7:00PM  Sunday: 9:30AM – 5:00PM

2013 marks the 44th year for the show, making it the country’s longest continuously-run comics and popular art convention.  Neil Gaiman is showing up too!

AUGUST
August 30 – September 2 2013: Dragoncon in Atlanta, GA – http://dragoncon.org/
APE alternative press expo from the same folks that brung you the san diego comic conAPE: WHEN AND WHERE?  Huh, I guess they are still working on that.

the old school recreation of early comic cons, Comic Fest in San DiegoSan Diego Comic Fest: Oct 4-6, 2013

The Fest will once again be at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center and will be held October 4-6, 2013.  I went to the first one and it was SO COOL!  Uber casual and a fun mix of people, mostly old-timers, there to happily fill in any gaps you have in your pop-culture brain-based database.

NEw york comic con in2013October 10-13, 2013 The NY Comic Con
East Coast Geeks represent.
Stan Lee's Comikaze, elvira's comikaze

Comikaze: November 1-3, 2013


Los Angeles’ largest pop-culture convention, owned by comic legend Stan Lee and Horror icon, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark and a few other crazy and creative people. Right there in downtown LA.!

 

What is DesignerCon? Designer Con is an annual art and design convention that smashes together collectible toys and designer apparel with urban, underground and pop art! DesignerCon 2013: November 9th AND 10th, 2013

Munky Kingexclusive vinyl toy

What is DesignerCon?

Designer Con is an annual art and design convention that smashes together collectible toys and designer apparel with urban, underground and pop art! Pasadena Convention Center, 300 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101
The exclusive vinyl toy figure shown is Luke Chueh’s Target (edition of 1000), totally and instantly sold out and was available only at D-Con on November 3rd, 2012

Long-Beach-comic-and-horror-convention 2013Long Beach Horror and Comic Con: Nov 23-24, 2013

Another cool con to attend.  Very nicely attended mix of comics, sci-fi, cosplay and the other usual delights.

 

Oh snap, there is a SLEW of Steampunk Cons

Let me just swipe THIS comprehensive list from steampunkis.org and I will chrohnocologicalizationize it later.

FEBRUARY
February 1-3 2013: TempleCon in Warwick, RI – http://templecon.org/13/
February 15-17 2013: ConDFW XII in Addison, TX – http://www.condfw.org
February 15-17 2013: The Wicked Faire in Somerset, NJ – www.wickedfaire.com
February 22-24 2013: AnachroCon 2013 in Atlanta, GA – http://www.anachrocon.com/

MARCH
March 8-10 2013: Wild Wild West SteamPunk Convention  in Tucson, AZ – http://www.wildwildwestcon.com
March 8-10 2013: All-Con 2013 in Addison, TX – http://all-con.org/
March 29-31 2013: Steampunk at Gettysburg: Rewind Time in Gettysburg, PA – http://www.steampunkatgettysburg.com

APRIL
April 12-14 2013: Steampunk Industrial Revolution in Nashau, NH – http://www.steamrevolution.com/
April 19-20 2013: Arcadian Clockwork in San Antonio, Tx – http://www.sanvaonline.com
April 26-28 2013: Steampunk Empire Symposium in Cincinnati, OH – http://www.steampunksymposium.com/symposium-2013-2/

MAY
May 4 2013: Aeolo Expo (& Anniversary Gala) Marshall, TX – http://cmcd003.wix.com/aeoloexpo
May 3-5 2013: Gaslight III: The Expedition in San Diego, CA – http://www.gaslightgathering.org/
May 10-12 2013: Louisianime: Steampunk Soiree in Lafayette, LA – http://www.louisianime.com
May 11-12 2013: Watch City Festival – City wide Steampunk Festival in Waltham, MA – http://internationalsteampunkcitywaltham.org/
May 17-19 2013: The Steampunk Worlds Fair in Piscataway, NJ – http://steampunkworldsfair.com/
May 24-26 2013: Comicpalooza 2013 in Houston, TX – http://www.comicpalooza.com/
May 24-26 2013: Up In The Aether: The Convention in Detroit/Dearborn, MI – http://upintheaether.com/
May 31-June 2 2013: Akon 24 in Dallas, TX –  http://a-kon.com/

JUNE
June 23 2013: Steam On Queen in Toronto, ON – http://steamonqueen.ca/
June 21-13 2013: Ancient City Con in Jacksonville, FL – http://www.ancientcitycon.com/ (Reportedly adding a Steampunk track this year)

JULY
*  July 12-14 2013: An Eclectic Affair Con in Urbana, IL – http://www.facebook.com/AnEclecticAffair
July 26-28 2013: Salt City Steamfest in Layton, UT – http://www.saltcitysteamfest.com
July 27-28 2013: Steamstock in Richmond, CA – http://www.steamstock.org/

AUGUST
August 30 – September 2 2013: Dragoncon in Atlanta, GA – http://dragoncon.org/

SEPTEMBER
September 13-14 2013: Skybourne Autumnal Masquerade Ball in Dallas, TX – http://www.skybourne.com/

OCTOBER
October 4-6 2013: FenCon X in Dallas, TX – http://fencon.org/
October 25-27 2013: Steamcon V: Around the World in Bellevue, WA – http://www.steamcon.org
October 31-November 3 2013: Teslacon 4: The Congress of Steam in Middleton, WI – http://www.teslacon.com

NOVEMBER
November 1-2 2013: Emerald City Steampunk Expo in Wichita, KS – http://emeraldcitysteampunkexpo.com/
November 1-3 2013: OctopodiCon in Norman, OK – http://octopodicon.org

Speaking of CATS! Then also speaking about art.

Gorgeous right? They are art. They are also going away. Hardly any left in the wild and very few sanctuaries capable of dealing with their meaty needs and space requirements. There are some though and we should all chip in as much as we can. Lions Tigers & Bears, A Big Cat & Exotic Animal Rescue! in San Diego is one such place.


I have been wanting to do more for these folks forever.  But the hand to mouth existence that often comes with a career in art and design has hindered the helping hand.  We will soon though, some art prints would be nice.  And when we do, we hope you help them sell out immediately.
Pop Art doesn’t need to save the planet, at least not the whole planet, it just needs to save the cool bits.

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