Beyond Eden

October 12, 2013 - October 13, 2013

Multi-gallery Event

Beyond Eden

Opening Reception with the Artist(s): Saturday, October 12, 2013 5:00pm - 11:00pm

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A multi-gallery event celebrating the new contemporary art scene in Los Angeles

LA Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park
4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027

Schedule of events / viewing hours:

Saturday, October 12th 5PM-11PM
Opening Reception with live painting, a sponsored bar, & tunes from DJ Mr. NumberOnederful
7PM – special presentation celebrating Greg Escalante’s unwavering support of the arts
Admission is Free / Open to the Public

Sunday, October 13th Noon-5PM
Art viewing / Last chance to see the exhibition
Admission is Free / Open to the Public

The fourth edition of Beyond Eden will once again be hosted by the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park this coming October. Beyond Eden is a multi-gallery event celebrating the New Contemporary Art Movement in Los Angeles put together by Andrew Hosner (co-owner / curator at Thinkspace). The public is invited to attend this special event and admission is free.

Each successive Beyond Eden event grows larger and larger with average attendance well over 5,000 the past two years. The New Contemporary Art movement continues to build momentum on a national level and is finally starting to receive mainstream recognition from major institutions and publications the world over. With its foundation firmly planted in Southern California and a patron base here in Los Angeles that has been building over the past several decades, it’s easy to see why Beyond Eden has been welcomed with such open arms by the Los Angeles arts community and has become an anticipated annual event.

Beyond Eden 2013 will showcase the works of four of California’s finest New Contemporary Art galleries and will be held during the weekend of October 12th and 13th with an opening night celebration planned for Saturday, October 12th. Participating galleries include C.A.V.E. Gallery (Venice, CA), Copro Gallery (Santa Monica, CA), Spoke Art (San Francisco, CA), and Thinkspace (Culver City, CA).

In addition to the works on display from the participating galleries, Beyond Eden 2013 will also feature live painting demonstrations throughout the gallery inside and out alongside a special showcase of Los Angeles street and graffiti artists presented by Thinkspace and curated by local photographer Birdman. This year will also see the tradition continue of honoring those that help to push our movement forward. This year’s honoree will be Greg Escalante (Juxtapoz Magazine / Copro Gallery).

About the location:
Founded in 1951, the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery is a historic 10,000 square foot facility located on the sprawling grounds of Olive Hill in the Barnsdall Art Park. The park overlooks the city of Los Angeles and is also home to the famous Frank Lloyd Wright Hollyhock House and Arts Complex. Under the Department of Cultural Affairs, the LAMAG is the premier city-run gallery that focuses on contemporary art, particularly the work of living Southern California artists.

Presented by:
12oz. Prophet
Arrested Motion
Art Nerd Los Angeles
Daily Dujour
Lee Joseph Publicity for the Visual Arts
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Associates (LAMAGA)
Platinum Cheese
Sour Harvest
Supersonic Electronic

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Andrew Hosner (Curatorial Director / Event Organizer)

Lee Joseph Publicity for the Visual Arts
T 818. 848.2698 F 818.848.2699

‘Wild At Heart II’ / In support of Born Free USA –
curated by Andrew Hosner & Amanda Erlanson:

Aaron Horkey
Allison Sommers
Amy Sol
Ana Bagayan
Andrew Hem
Anthony Hurd
Aron Wiesenfeld
Ariel DeAndrea
Ben Strawn
Brian Mashburn
Brian M. Viveros
Camilla d’Errico
Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker
Dan Quintana
Diana Beltran Herrera
Edwin Ushiro
Erik Jones
Esao Andrews
Faith 47
Frank Gonzales
Glenn Arthur
Joao Ruas
John Park
Jolene Lai
Karla Ortiz
Kelly Vivanco
Kevin Peterson
Laura Bifano
Low Bros
Marco Mazzoni
Mary Iverson
Mimi S.
Mu Pan
N.S. David
Regan Rosburg
Sayaka Ganz
Sean Cho
Shark Toof
Soey Milk
Tessar Lo
Timothy Karpinski
Word To Mother
Yosuke Ueno

‘Bird’s Eye View’
Curated by Birdman and presented by Thinkspace

Birdman is the alter ego of Bryan Mier, a 25-year-old Los Angeles native photographer specializing in documenting urban art. A classically trained guitarist, Birdman originally set out to work on the business side of the music industry. Things changed when he picked up a camera and started taking pictures of street art and graffiti he stumbled upon in Los Angeles and Italy.

Initially, Birdman started snapping photos around the city at night as a hobby. Realizing there was a lack of coverage of LA’s street art, he utilized Flikr and social media sites to share his images. His work quickly gained recognition from the art community. Before he knew it he was asked to serve as a correspondent for several magazines, gallery owners sought him out to cover their artists, he was even flown out to document artist’s murals and attend art fairs. What sets Birdman’s work apart from similar photographers is his emphasis in the artist and commitment to his craft. He establishes relationships with his subjects and puts in the time to ensure he gets the best shots, often seeing the entire process of a mural from start to finish. By allowing the artists to open up to him he captures their personality in his shots-a quality that is lacking in other’s coverage. Due to the temporary nature of street art, Birdman has preserved the artist’s work while adding his own artistic touches. A music enthusiast at heart, Birdman relates art styles to music and brings this unique perspective to his photographs.

Birdman’s work has been published in Juxtapoz, Very Nearly Almost, Graffiti Art Magazine, American Art Collector, Bliss, and LA CANVAS. As well as in books such as LA Taco 2011, Cryptik: Eastern Philosophies and Shark Toof. He has contributed to 12oz Prophet, Warholian, Street Art News, Brooklyn Street Art, Hi-Fructose and currently is Mass Appeal’s West Coast correspondent. His work has been in numerous exhibitions including: “Wish You Were Here” (solo show, Los Angeles), “LA CANVAS: 80//20” (group show, Los Angeles), “LA is Paradise” (group show, Los Angeles), “Sidewayz” (group show Sydney, Australia ), “Everyday Fantasia” (group shown Sydney, Australia), “TKU and Karmablast Charity Art Show” (group show, Los Angeles), “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?” (group show, Los Angeles).

More images from Birdman here:

Featuring new works from:
David Flores
Kenny Scharf
Lydia Emily
Mear One
Nathan Ota
Shepard Fairey