For Immediate Release
The World Cup @ Crewest
On view from June 5th 2010 through July 4th, 2010
Los Angeles, CA – In celebration of the spirit of the World Cup, Crewest is proud to present the “World Cup @ Crewest” an urban art exhibition uniting people together through their common love of a game and the arts.
Held every four years, the 2010 World Cup hosted in South Africa this time around, will become the global stage for some of the world's best athletes. “At Crewest, we want to share in that joy and excitement happening around the globe and transform the gallery into the Downtown viewing destination for the World Cup throughout the month of June. We hope to bring together art and soccer fans alike to share in each others company as we celebrate the month long experience” says the Gallery Director Man One.
On display by the exhibiting artists will be customized soccer balls donated by PUMA as well as each artist’s works in association with the World Cup viewing parties to take place all month long. Not all the artwork is soccer related but exemplifies the individual artist’s style and technique.
Artists Vyal, Huit and Man One to exhibit very original graffiti based work. While also on display from artists Isais Crow and Travis Moore will be works based on portraitures of actual soccer stars from this year's the World Cup. French artist Happy Friandise will be presenting a very playful custom ball in her "Happy Plush" style as she calls it, which is a cut and sew characterized pillow of sorts. Other notable artwork by Michael Pizarro, known for his original art on skate decks and Werc known for his beautiful paintings dealing with Mexican border issues.
In conjunction with the exhibition, featured artist ELSE will be creating an installation in the Featured Artist Room as he transforms that space of the gallery into a graffiti filled vision. Known for his great street style lettering and intricately painted murals adorned with roses and infused with the use of textured wheatpasted imagery, Else is planning an elaborate installation of canvases and original artwork.
Starting this month, we are proud to also feature our first urban vinyl toy designer of the month, Steve Talkowski. Aside from submitting a custom ball and artwork for the exhibition, he will be flying in from NY to do a special signing event for his new toy "Sketchbot" which will launch here on the West Coast on June 19th, 2010.
Exhibiting Artists: ELSE – STEVE TALKOWSKI - ASYLM - ISAIS CROW - ALLAN DOMONGO - ENIKONE - HAPPY FRIANDISE – HUIT - GERALDINE LOZANO - MAN ONE -TRAVIS MOORE - NOMADE - MICHAEL PIZARRO - SACRED194 - VYAL - WERC + a few others.
Aside from all the great art showcased in the gallery this month, Crewest will be hosting World Cup viewing parties for the Downtown LA community all month long. Opening it's doors unusually early to accommodate the live broadcasting of the soccer games happening in South Africa, the gallery will be transforming itself to celebrate in the spirit and excitement of the World Cup. The events will be free to the public and all ages are welcome. Local eateries will be providing small snacks and beverages as well.
World Cup First Round Viewing Parties on the following dates:
6/11: 6:30am Mexico vs. So. Africa and 11:00am Uruguay vs. France
6/12: 11:00am England vs. USA
6/14: 11:00am Italy vs. Paraguay
6/15: 11:00am Brazil vs. North Korea
6/17: 11:00am France vs. Mexico
6/18: 11:00am England vs. Algeria
6/20: 11:00am Brazil vs. Ivory Coast
6/22: 6:30am Mexico vs. Uruguay and 11:00am Greece vs. Argentina
6/23: 6:30am USA vs. Algeria and 11:00am Ghana vs. Germany
6/25: 6:30am Portugal vs. Brazil and 11:00am Chile vs. Spain
*We will show select elimination round matches as well, please check our website for dates and times.
Important Dates and Times, more to TBA
Saturday, June 5th, 2010
6pm to 9pm
With live painting by Isais Crow and fresh sounds by DJ Phyz Ed
Thursday, June 10th, 2010
6pm to 9pm
Special Signing by Featured Toy Designer Steve Talkowski
June 19th, 2010
Media Sponsor: Video and Film Solutions
Sponsors: PUMA, Roaring Lion Energy Drink and Jarritos
Bios and images are available by request.
110 Winston St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
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.
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