Press Release

For Immediate Release
Media Contact:
Luna George

July 8th, 2010 – August 1st, 2010

Los Angeles, CA – Crewest is proud to announce SWEET THINGS, on view from July 8th, 2010 through August 1st, 2010 and curated by INDIE 184 and Andrea von Bujdoss AKA “Queen Andrea”. Sweet Things is an all female urban art group show focusing on canvases, prints, photography, illustration and merchandise of emerging female urban artists, as well as legendary, internationally-recognized female artists. Explorations of graffiti, urban illustration, tattoo art, portraiture and fashion will be emphasized. Large, major paintings, smaller works, drawings and photography will live together. The opening night will feature live mural painting with characters, pieces and calligraphy by Curator Queen Andrea and Artist Muck alongside the popular DJ Phyz Ed, plus free giveaways from Kid Robot!. In conjunction with the exhibition, Crewest will feature an eye-popping installation by their July Featured Artist, Sherm.

In the Featured Artist Room, Sherm will be creating an installation featuring a variety of new and recent works that range from sweet to dark, mixed in with spiritual & symbolic themes; and whatever occupies the female psyche (from the point of view of the artist).

The exhibition promises to be a bold exposé of urban art from a female perspective, highlighting new works by a synergistic group of talented, kick-ass female urban fine artists and photographers.

Exhibiting Artists: Aiko, Martha Cooper, Gillian Goldstein, Motel7, Koralie, Mickey, Jules Muck, Klor, Queen Andrea and Indie184.

Opening Reception and Artwalk Event
Thursday, July 8th, 2010
6pm to 10pm
During the Downtown Artwalk, with live mural painting by Curator Andrea and Artist Muck. Atmosphere enhanced by the sounds of DJ Phyz Ed

Curator Website Links:
Queen Andrea http://www.superfreshdesign.com
Indie184 http://www.indie184.com

Featured Artist Link:
Sherm http://www.shermgrafik.com

Exhibiting Artist Links:
Aiko http://www.ladyaiko.com
Martha Cooper http://www.kodakgirl.com
Motel7 http://www.motelseven.com
Koralie http://www.koralie.net
Mickey http://www.micklarock.com
Klor http://www.123klan.com.
Gillian Goldstein http://www.myspace.com/jems1

Bios and images are available by request.

110 Winston St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
ph | 213-627-8272

Crewest is a gallery that supports some of the most talented underground artists from the West Coast and beyond. The gallery's focus is on urban & graffiti art created through painting, sculpture, digital, and print medias. All of the exhibits housed at Crewest deal with what is current, and significant within the realm of the urban art experience. Hours of operation are Tues. thru Thurs.: noon – 7pm, Fri. and Sat.: 12pm -8pm, Sun.: Noon – 6pm and Closed Mondays (except by appointment only). Visit the gallery online at: www.crewest.com.

Curator Indie184 is a graffiti artist hailing from Washington Heights, New York City. Growing up all over NYC she began to participate in the graffiti culture in 2001. Determined to express herself to the world through art, she taught herself how to sew, paint and produce graphic design. She is known for her simple playful feminine graffiti style lettering. You can find her graffiti pieces from the South Bronx to Berlin. Indie’s graffiti was featured the record breaking Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto IV video game. Her current endeavors include directing her streetwear brand Kweenz Destroy, curating art exhibitions and producing graphic design work for Pro-Keds, Super Rad Toys and Bic Plastics to name a few. Visit Indie184 online at: www.indie184.com

Curator Andrea von Bujdoss AKA “Queen Andrea” is a native New Yorker who was raised in the vibrant Soho neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. Andrea's passion for urban art and graphic design surfaced at an early age. In the early 1990s, she began to learn graffiti history and developed important friendships and mentoring relationships with some of the most notable New York City old school graffiti writers. Andrea earned her BFA in Graphic Design from Parsons and began a successful Graphic Design career, working for worldwide brands who appreciate the urban creative flavor of her work. These days, she is one of the most traditionally skilled female graffiti artists in the country, possessing an explosively creative style inspired by the excitement of the urban landscape. Her custom lettering portfolio has grown beyond graffiti and is a comprehensive collection of letter studies and design explorations. She has been featured in art shows, toy shows, magazines, books, fashion lines and brand collaborations. Andrea has curated and exhibited in numerous exhibitions in NYC. Visit Queen Andrea online at: www.superfreshdesign.com

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