We are pleased to announce this months featured artist, Cache. Cache has created a super cool installation that is in conjunction with this months exhibit Pedals and Prints.

Here is closer look at his installation:

His goal was to create his own version of a bicycle shop

Since Cache is known for his usage of chickens, he incoporated them into his installation.

Messenger bags are a must

See that little red dot, someone got lucky and will be this pieces new proud owner

Just because one piece is sold, doesn't mean we don't have more.

We have many fun and brightly colored pieces by Cache, just come on by and take a peep. Or you could always check out our flickr page and email us if you are intersted in purchasing anything you see.

Here is some background on Cache:

Los Angeles graffiti artist and painter, Cache, migrated from Guatemala in the late eighties. Growing up just blocks from the infamous Belmont Tunnel, it is clear how he could be so easily influenced and inspired by the art on such legendary walls. From the beginning, he was mesmerized by the colorful graffiti art of the day, where crews like MAK and STN pushed the envelope. During the nineties, he was dedicated mostly to tagging and simple bomb style lettering. It didn’t take him long to discover his own voice and style in this fusion of art and street culture; and was soon found with a spray can and marker in hand, tagging whatever he could reach.

After many years of experimenting with tagging and bombs, this self-taught artist began exploring new ideas. One recurring idea was the use of bright and bubbly characters. Wishing to share his true passions with the community, he considered it essential to incorporate the use of bicycles and favorite book reads. Inspired by such writers as Carlos CastaƱeda, who describes humans as being “trapped in human chicken coops,” Cache saw how society has been constantly manipulated by corporate logos. As a result, he sought a logo of his own to combat the effects of uniformity, and a censored and diluted media assault on the human psyche. Hence, the Chickens came to life…

“Simplicity is the key” is the code that Cache uses when executing his murals, believing he can reach a wider audience, not for monetary gain but for spreading his thoughts and ideas. Even though he is a self-confessed pessimist, Cache aims to create happy and positive environments to bring a brighter atmosphere to the Los Angeles neighborhoods.

Pedals and Prints is on view through the end of April. Come on by!

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