HVW8HVW8 – Art + Design Gallery Los Angeles https://hvw8.com Art + Design Gallery Los Angeles Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:07:25 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.10 ÉLÉGIES https://hvw8.com/exhibitions/2017/elegies/ https://hvw8.com/exhibitions/2017/elegies/#respond Wed, 19 Jul 2017 06:17:49 +0000 Tyg https://hvw8.com/exhibitions/2017/auto-draft/ HVW8 Berlin is pleased to present ‘Élégies’, a solo show by Berlin-based artist Sebastian Haslauer. The exhibition compiles painting, collage, cartoon, found objects and poetry, produced as a stretching exercise during the artist’s lengthy marathon of painting. As the title hints, Haslauer offers a lament to the 21st Century, contemplating the visual saturation of the digital world and the content of modern mass media. He is inspired by the melancholy in the work of Ovid, Goethe and Schiller–‘Élégies’ presents a similar sentimentality, but this becomes satirised through the artist’s distortion of contemporary found imagery and playful, non-figurative forms. By removing visual material from its original context, Haslauer teases us with ambiguous social and political narratives, undermining the desire to follow the status quo.

As a maker of art and illustration and everything in between, Haslauer proves a challenge to categorise. His ‘Élégies’ are characterised by instinct and abstraction, layering motifs and materials to create visual representations of our confused reactions to current affairs. His emotive but ironic artistic approach conveys the attitude of Berlin bluntness and honesty–Haslauer comments that in these works, a fleeting thought is visualised as a complete work of art. Haslauer also toys with the tendency of scrolling through topical material, compiling unrelated and unfiltered material from everyday life into a new, offbeat interpretation of the zeitgeist. ‘Élégies’ is a visual and conceptual cut-up of the daily, medial noise.

Alongside creating fine art projects, Haslauer produces illustrations on a freelance basis for magazines including NEON, Cicero, Dummy, Süddeutsche Zeitung and the SZ-Magazin. He has created work through scholarships with various studios in Argentina, Italy, Spain and Germany, where he has dedicated himself predominantly to the medium of paint. With a background in Communication Design, Haslauer has also worked with HORT (formerly Eikes Grafischer Hort) and Lodown Magazine. This influence of exploring graphic media can be perceived in his work exhibited at HVW8 Berlin.

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Gallery & media contact
HVW8 Gallery Berlin
Linienstraße 161
10115 Berlin

Jenne Grabowski
Gallery Manager
+49(0)179 – 488 1004

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real — safe https://hvw8.com/exhibitions/2017/real-safe/ https://hvw8.com/exhibitions/2017/real-safe/#respond Sat, 24 Jun 2017 01:51:24 +0000 Tyg https://hvw8.com/exhibitions/2017/auto-draft/ Opening Reception + Performance

Friday, July 7, 2017, 6-10 PM


HVW8 Gallery is pleased to present Real — Safe a multi-medium collection of installation works by Los Angeles based artist Kilo Kish. Through film, performance, and immersive soundscapes Kish aims to create the fabricated nature of our online interactions in real life. The exhibition explores the poles of reality, which she has deemed hyper-reality, perceived reality, and actuality. Her performance installation confronts our need for personal space in public and freedom online. Through strategic musical composition and timing, she tests comfortable and uncomfortable forms of attention in public.

In addition to the performance installation, various film-works created in collaboration with photographers Sam Massey and Emmanuel Olunkwa will be on view in the adjacent gallery. These films allude to similar subjects on her debut LP, “Reflections in Real Time”, including the relationship between technology and our emotional wellbeing. These films reflect mundane moments transformed to grandeur through social media and online interaction.

Real — Safe softly surveils the curatorial labor of the viewer in self-presentation, performativity, and self-importance, and reciprocates the exchange value of that virtualized selfhood back to the reader. An exploitative embrace that creates a loving singularity between past object, present subject, and future context, Real — Safe accelerates past the ninth circle of self-referential hell and triggers blissfully blasé consensual appropriation.

Kish Robinson has been making genre-bending, experimental music projects under the moniker Kilo Kish since 2012. Starting first as a student of design at Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC, Kish has been heralded for her cross-medium approach to creating music. Her work has been reviewed by the New York Times, The New Yorker, Time Magazine, Vogue, W, Fader, and The Village Voice. Kish released her debut full length LP “Reflections in Real Time (RRT)” in 2016 through her own label, kisha soundscape + audio (ksa). She is currently living and working in Los Angeles, CA.

Media Contact: Jessica McCormack jessica@artsandculturepr.com

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Still from Kilo Kish Installation film ‘It’s What I Thought I Wanted’



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PARK LIFE – Berlin https://hvw8.com/exhibitions/2017/park-life-berlin/ https://hvw8.com/exhibitions/2017/park-life-berlin/#respond Tue, 18 Apr 2017 21:19:52 +0000 Tyg https://hvw8.com/exhibitions/2017/auto-draft/ Los Angeles based artist Brian Lotti will present a new body of work in his first ever solo exhibition in Germany at HVW8 Gallery Berlin.

HVW8 Gallery Berlin is pleased to present ‘PARK LIFE’, an exhibition of new monotypes and paintings from Brian Lotti. Based out of Los Angeles, home to a famous sky that attracted both the entertainment industry and a myriad of West Coast landscape painters because of the quality of light, this attribute finds itself and its many characteristics alive in Lotti’s work.

These paintings have been created in the studio through a process of distillation and color mixing based on memory, photographs and sketches. Form, figure and color compose Lotti’s palette. As in the works of David Hockney, the figures are the subject of the paintings as much as the colors and locations are. A student of color and texture, Lotti offers the viewer a dreamscape in which to enter: oranges and purples meet rather than collide; swimming pool scenes offered in both day and night render the subject immutable; tennis players run on pink and blue courts with violet mountains in the distance; surfers ride crisp and deep blue waves with a hot orange beach in the foreground. Figures are wrapped by broad patches of fuzzy color and structure that evoke movement and rhythm.

If part of the modern experience is the feeling that one occupies many places at one time, then we have Lotti to thank for spending his days and nights studying these encounters. His appreciation of the different shades, tints and tones that wash over us everyday manifests itself in the work composed for ‘PARK LIFE’. Individuals seem to inhabit a ruminating space in these paintings where the landscapes and light act as both diversion and co-conspirator.

Opening: April 27, 2017 7–10pm
Exhibition Runs: April 28 – June 17, 2017
Location: HVW8 Gallery, Linienstr. 161, Berlin

Gallery & Media Contact
Jenne Grabowski, Gallery Manager
+49(0)179 – 488 1004

Supported by adidas Originals

About Brian Lotti

Brian Lotti was born in Okinawa, Japan in 1972 and currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Lotti’s affinity for the urban landscape began as a professional skateboarder and filmmaker. Brian graduated with a BA in Art from San Francisco State University in 1998 and moved to Northern California where he practiced landscape and portrait painting for several years. In 2004 Brian returned to Southern California to direct two motion pictures about skateboarding, then returned to his painting practice. Brian currently spends his time working on landscape and figure paintings in and around his home neighborhood of Echo Park in Los Angeles. He uses varied swathes of vibrant color, quick staccatos and heavy impasto strokes to create urban landscapes that capture the spontaneity of light and movement in his immediate environment. His colorful works celebrate the commonplace alleys and streets with which he has been so intimately familiar.



She Doesn’t Mind,
oil on canvas
Two on One

Beach 1. 76x57cm_framed copy

Beach 2. 76x57cm_framed copy

Beach 3 - 38x51cm_framed

Beach 3 - 38x51cm

Court 1. 57x76cm_framed

Court 2. 57x76cm_framed

Court 3 - 76x57cm_framed

Court 4 - 76x57cm_framed

Court 7 - 38x51cm_framed

Lakeside 2. 76x57cm_framed

Lakeside 3. 76x57cm_framed

Lakeside 4. 76x57cm_framed

Pool 1. 76x57cm_framed

Pool 2. 76x57cm_framed

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FOWER PLOWER – Los Angeles https://hvw8.com/exhibitions/2017/fower-plower/ https://hvw8.com/exhibitions/2017/fower-plower/#respond Tue, 18 Apr 2017 19:57:57 +0000 Tyg https://hvw8.com/exhibitions/2017/auto-draft/  

OPENING Friday May 19, 2017, 6-10 PM

HVW8 Gallery is pleased to announce “Fower Plower,” an exhibition of new paintings by New York artist Mark Gonzales. Investigating ideas of color theory, mood, the humor and geometry of Paul Klee, the graphic/non-graphic qualities of Donald Baechler, semiotics, and theology—and, of course, classic floral themes—the paintings are luminous and alive.

The artworks crackle with movement fittingly—Gonzales is a dancer, in the tradition of Merce Cunningham or Trisha Brown, but on wheels. His teenage years in 1980s Los Angeles were spent traversing the streets, which, by proxy, became his moving canvas. He earned a reputation as a pioneer of modern skateboarding—a master, albeit one not bound by flawlessness or precision, but the anarchy afforded only after achieving true mastery. It was as if he haphazardly broke the laws of nature, causing time and space to bend to him, leaving a wake of influential agitation behind him.

His art, like his poetry, is not separate from his skating. Gonzales’s canvases are filled with painterly technique honed over years of drawing and painting, but they also exhibit a shambolic quality; the works are precise and imprecise all at once. This particular body is inspired by the disappointment he felt when his business partner “sold out” in the early 1990s, the faces are bursting with bitterness. They are put-on fake smiles, cheerful in the face of misery and embarrassment. Years later, however, the harsh cynicism has softened, and the power of the smiles seems to have cracked the regret. Indeed, Gonzales seems to be saying, flowers, grown in even the harshest of conditions, can have an immutable healing power.

Mark Gonzales
Born 1968 in Los Angeles, CA
Lives and Works in New York, NY

Solo Exhibitions
2016      Flammable Attitude, The Last Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Storage Space, The Boardr HQ, Tampa
2015    Mozart of The Ipad, Screening, Orchard Gallery Boston, MA
2014    Baby Don’t Mind, The Last Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2013   Mark Gonzales: new work, a show in four parts, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, NY
            One Week, One Show, 71a Gallery, London, England
2011   Mark Gonzales, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, NY
           Mark Gonzales: Round ‘n’ Round, 212 Gallery, Aspen, CO
2010   Invitation, Last Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (catalogue)
           Mark Gonzales, Cartel Zero Onze, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2009   Round N’ Round, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New  York, NY (catalogue)
             South West, Half Gallery, New York, NY
2007   Priest, Kemistry Gallery, London, England
2003   Shopping, Andrew Roth, New York, NY
2001   Untitled 2001, Alleged Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
             The Priest, The Annex, Los Angeles, CA
2000 The Mark Gonzales Art Show, Purple Institute, Paris, France. Traveling to Alleged Gallery, New York, NY  (2000)
          Weapons and Armor, Museum Het Domein Sittard, Sittard, The Netherlands
1998 Backworlds Forwards, Museum Abteiberg, Stadtisches Museum, Monchengladbach, Germany

Two-Person Exhibitions
2010   Mark Gonzales + Ari Marcopoulos, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, NY
2008   Alva/Gonz, Exhibit A Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006   Mark Gonzales with Christian Hosoi, Journal Gallery, New York, NY
1994   Maurizio Cattelan – Mark Gonzales, Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland

Group Exhibitions
2017     Drawing Island, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2014     Freezer Burn, Curated by Rita Ackermann, Hauser & Wirth, New York, NY
2011     alexander, gonzales, kauffman, shore, wine, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, NY
            Art in the Streets, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles,  CA
2010   Multiple Pleasures: Functional Objects in Contemporary Art, Curated by Nathalie Karg/Cumulus Studios,  Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY
            Printed Matter Warehouse Sale, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
            California Maximalism, Nyehaus, New York, NY
            ZINE*FAIR, Kinsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
            Salad Days, Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2009   The Detournements of Wynn Miller, Exhibit A Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
              Learn to Read Art: A History of Printed Matter, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany. Traveling to  MoMA PS1, New York, NY (2009)
              Topsy Turvy, Janet Borden Gallery, New York, NY
              I Am Snowboarding, OnSix Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2008   There is Xerox on the Insides of Your Eyelids, Nog Gallery, London, England
             Sonic  Youth  etc. – Sensational Fix, International Space for Emerging Arts, Saint Nazaire, France. Traveling to Museum für moderne und zeitgenössische Kunst, Bolzano, Italy (2008); Kunsthalle  Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany; Kunst im Tunnel, Dusseldorf, Germany; Malmö Konsthall, Malmö,     Sweden (2009); Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Móstoles, Spain (2010)
2006   ”Draw” Tour, Fuse Gallery, New  York, NY. Traveling to Gallery Lombardi, Austin, TX (2007); Stolenspace  Gallery, London, England (2008); Shooting Gallery, San Francisco, CA (2009); Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico (2010)
             The Kate Show, Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
             Saudades, Crac Alsace, Altkirch, France. Traveling to Museum het Domein Sittard, Sittard, The Netherlands (2006)
             Skate Culture, Preus Museum, Horten, Norway
2005   rupture des evidences, Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers, France
             10 Years of New York’s Notorious Alleged Gallery, Printed Matter, New  York, NY
2004   Beautiful Losers, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH. Traveling to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA (2004); Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA; Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD; University of South Florida / CAM, Tampa, FL (2005); La Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy; Le Tri Postal, Lille, France (2006); Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, Poland (2007); La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain (2009)
            The Human Face is an Empty  Force…, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2003   Models & Mavericks, Museum het Domein Sittard, Sittard, The Netherlands
2002   Bay Area Now 3, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
From the Trenches, Five San Francisco Painters, Curated by Chris Lindig, New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2000   Kim’s Bedroom, Parco Gallery, Tokyo, Japan. Traveling to MU, Eindhoven, The Netherlands (2000)
1999   Kill All Lies, Curated by Michele Maccarone, Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York, NY
1997   The Independents, Alleged Gallery, New York, NY
1993   Minimal Tricks, Alleged Gallery, New York, NY

2014  Aarons, Phil and Reeves, Emma, ed. Non Stop Poetry: The Zines of Mark Gonzales. Printed Matter. 1 Oct. 2014.
2011  Instead of Eros Avenged. Nieves. 30 Sept. 2011.
2010   Invitation. The Last Gallery. 10 Dec. 2010.
           “Portfolio: Mark Gonzales and Harmony Korine.” The Journal, No. 29. 2010.
             Focus Photo Finishers. Elk Books. 2010.
2008   Emportant News. Decathlon Books. 2008.
             The Collected Fanzines (with Harmony Korine). Drag City. 2008.
2006   Gonzales, Mark, ed. The Journal, No. 17. 2006.
2005   Rose, Aaron. Young,  Sleek, and Full of Hell: Ten Years of New York’s Alleged Gallery. Drago Arts and Communications. 2005.
             Rose, Aaron and Strike, Christian, ed. Beautiful Losers. Iconoclast/DAP. 2005.
2002   High Tech Poetry. Contingency Publishing. 2002.
2000   Weapons & Armor, Museum Het Domein. 2000.
1998 Social Problems, Little More. 1998.  
Broken Poems: Stories, Poetry and Drawings. Tropen Verlang. 1998.

2016 Hendrikx, Eric. “Mark Gonzales on Art, the Olympics, Why Street Skating Is Like the Blues,” Rolling Stone, 21 June.
2010   Gonzales, Mark and Marcopoulos, Ari. “Nothing Gold Can Stay,” Hobo Magazine, Issue No. 12.
             O’Brien, Glenn. “Mark Gonzales,” Hobo Magazine, Issue No. 12.
             Valdez, Sarah.  “Mark Gonzales,” Art in America. 10 Feb.
2009   Reeves,  Emma. “Gonzo For Mark Gonzales,” Interview Magazine. 8 July. 
Nelson, Karin. “PULSE; Brush Strokes Slanted Southwest” The New York Times. 24 July.
2007   Riggio, Jay. “Mark Gonzales City Dreaming,” Huck Magazine. 2007.
2005   Cotter,  Holland. “Young, Sleek and Full of Hell,” The New York Times. 13 May.
2003   Weyland, Jocko. “Free Wheeler” The New York Times. 9 March.
2000   Cotter,  Holland. “The Mark Gonzales Show”  The New York Times. February.
1999   Smith, Roberta. “Kill All Lies.” The New York Times. 9 July.


2009   “Circle Board in New York City,” directed by William Strobeck
             “Circle Board in Paris” (featured), directed by Ludovic Azemar
             “Any Fun,” directed by Mark Gonzales. (music  video for Coconut Records)
2008   “Beautiful Losers” (featured), directed by Aaron Rose and Joshua Leonard
2007   “Gnar Gnar,” VHS, ed. 1000. Filmed and edited by Mark Gonzales and Sam Salganik
2006   “McBeth,” released in conjunction with The Journal, No. 17
1999    “Backworlds For Words,” written by Mark Gonzales, directed by Cheryl Dunn (released in conjunction with Broken Poems)
1997   Gummo (featured), directed by Harmony Korine
             “How They Got There” (featured), directed by Spike Jonze
1991   “Video Days” (featured), directed by Spike Jonze    


HVW8 Gallery Los Angeles
661 N. Spaulding Ave. LA, CA 90036

Contact :
Jessica McCormack


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white flower daisy fing shawiwey, 2017, Acrylic on Canvas, Approx 36 x 24 in


















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FLAT OUT – Berlin https://hvw8.com/exhibitions/2017/flat-out/ https://hvw8.com/exhibitions/2017/flat-out/#respond Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:39:55 +0000 Tyg https://hvw8.com/exhibitions/2017/auto-draft/

In FLAT OUT graphic artist Jean Jullien applies his signature style to three-dimensional sculpture in his series of six steel artworks now displayed at HVW8 Berlin.

The French graphic artist playfully explores the theme of laziness in soft brilliant-hued, life-sized figures that resolutely refuse to “do” much of anything. A keen observer of the everyday and current events, Jullien here focuses on moments of unadorned idleness that punctuate the hyperactivity of modern life. Jullien’s transition from paper to steel still bears traces of two-dimensionality as the large cut-outs evocatively lounge in various states of repose, resignation, or ennui. Their painted expressions are muted but conveyed with the emphatically thick, inky lines characteristic of the artist’s illustrations.

The title of FLAT OUT underlines both the at affect the figures and the surprising strength of the steel, a substantial medium for the presentation of seemingly unsubstantial and mundane moments. The weighty sculptural quality of the large figures is pronounced with an illusive lightness of paper-like delicacy. The softly bending sheets of metal, fabricated by Bram Kerkhofs, loom about the gallery space, unproductive yet sympathetic. The colorful figures invite the attention of the viewer both through and in spite of their inactivity; their private moments of stasis are on display. In spite of their languor, these gures pose the question of what laziness looks like in our world of modern technology, where productivity, amusement, idleness, visibility, and spectatorship often blur all too seamlessly together.

Before this exhibition at HVW8 Berlin, Jullien’s steel sculptures were exhibited by DIFT Gallery in the WATT event space in Ghent, Belgium and at the Nina Sagt Galerie in Düsseldorf.

Opening: April 27, 2017 7–10pm
Exhibition Runs: April 28 – June 17, 2017 Location: HVW8 Gallery, Linienstr. 161, Berlin

Gallery & Media Contact

HVW8 Gallery Berlin
Linienstraße 161 10115 Berlin
Jenne Grabowski,
Gallery Manager
+49(0)179 – 488 1004

Supported by adidas Originals

About Jean Jullien

Jean Jullien is a French graphic artist educated in London’s Central Saint Martin’s and Royal College of Art. He animates 80s action and Dungeons & Dragons inspired fantasy videos for his brother Nico’s electronic project Niwouinwouin. He has illustrated for The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Tate, Pitchfork, The New York Times, SZ-Magazin (Süddeutsche Zeitungamong) among others. He currently lives and works in London.











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IN FINE STYLE: THE DANCEHALL ART OF WILFRED LIMONIOUS – Miami https://hvw8.com/exhibitions/2016/infinestyle/ https://hvw8.com/exhibitions/2016/infinestyle/#respond Tue, 29 Nov 2016 21:21:05 +0000 Tyg https://hvw8.com/exhibitions/2016/auto-draft/  

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, November 29, 2016




On view Thursday, December 1st through Sunday, December 4th, 9am–9pm

Opening Reception: Thursday, December 1st, 6pm–11pm

888 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132

 Dance Hall Time LP (Scar Face Music, 1986)

ART WEEK MIAMI — HVW8 Gallery, in collaboration with One Love Books, presents In Fine Style: The Dancehall Art of Wilfred Limonious, the first U.S. exhibition of work by the prolific Jamaican illustrator, Wilfred Limonious (1949–1999).

The exhibition includes reproductions of work from the early 1970s through to the mid-1990s, spanning three key phases in Limonious’ career: his newspaper comic strips, his illustrations for the publications of the Jamaican Movement for the Advancement of Literacy (JAMAL), and his distinctive artwork for the burgeoning 80’s dancehall scene in Jamaica. The exhibition was produced by One Love Books to accompany their August 2016 book release that explores Limonious’ life and work.

Wilfred Limonious began his career producing comic strips for the Jamaican daily newspaper, The Star, with cartoon characters such as Amos and Chicken becoming particularly popular. During the 1970s, Limonious worked as the in-house illustrator for Jamaica’s national literacy program, JAMAL, before going on to produce a large body of work for the Jamaican music industry, illustrating hundreds of LP jackets and record centers for labels such as Jammy’s, Power House, Studio One, Techniques, Ujama and Midnight Rock. Vibrant, humorous and often outrageous, Limonious’ unique style perfectly embodies the spirit of the music inside the sleeve. Today his art lives on, providing the inspiration for the artistic style and typeface of Major Lazer among others.

Limonious remains an important part of Jamaica’s cartooning tradition, and the father of what has become known as “dancehall art”. However, despite being widely recognized among reggae and dancehall circles, his illustrations are relatively unknown in the wider art world.



Moodie, Early Years (Moodie Music, 1974), re-photographed by Alex Bartsch on Downhills Park Road, London N17, 41 years later.

HVW8 and One Love Books will also be exhibiting a preview of photographs by Alex Bartsch from his project Covers: Retracing Reggae Record Sleeves in London. After researching various reggae LPs and twelve-inches from his record collection, Bartsch re-photographed more than 40 sleeves in their original London locations, holding them up at arm’s-length to blend in with their surroundings, decades later. Presented in this way, the images represent the passing of time, and provide a fascinating insight into the history of reggae music in London, inviting the viewer to rethink the relationship between the city and its musical heritage. A Kickstarter campaign to publish the photographs in a book runs from October 25th to December 6th, 2016.

In Fine Style: The Dancehall Art of Wilfred Limonious is curated by Al “Fingers” Newman and Christopher Bateman and arrives in the U.S. following a U.K. tour of galleries such as South London Gallery, New Art Exchange and the V&A. Here it will be presented at Neo-Global, a larger group show hosted by _space Caribbean, featuring curated works from the contemporary Caribbean creative community. Other artists include Marlon James, Matthew McCarthy and dancehall signs from the collection of Maxine Walters.

The exhibition will feature limited-edition prints by Wilfred Limonious as well as other artists inspired by Limonious. Bateman and Newman will be signing copies of In Fine Style: The Dancehall Art of Wilfred Limonious on Saturday, December 3rd.

Opening Reception: Thursday December 1st, 6pm–11pm


Gallery Contact

Tyler Gibney / Co-Founder


Media Contact

Jenny Ames / Public Relations


In Fine Style press release















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ALL INCLUSIVE – Group Show Berlin https://hvw8.com/exhibitions/2016/all-inclusive-group-show-berlin/ https://hvw8.com/exhibitions/2016/all-inclusive-group-show-berlin/#respond Thu, 17 Nov 2016 05:49:29 +0000 Tyg https://hvw8.com/exhibitions/2016/auto-draft/ iGNANT magazine and HVW8 Gallery collaborate on a group exhibition with photographers from around the globe, playing with the subject “All Inclusive“. Sometimes critical, often sarcastic yet humorous, their works deal with vacationing and the stereotypical images that one might think of hearing the term “All Inclusive“. The artists reveal a shady side of maximum recreation on a cheap basis, showing us how tourists in uence the image of a city or landscape, or simply spark interest with an easy- going aesthetic. In a time where everyone is striving for ultimate fun and personal development, “All Inclusive“ is the analogy for our attitude of self-management and self-enhancement.

Featuring photographs by:

Fabien Fourcaud, Paris
Fred Guillaud, Barcelona
Max Siedentopf, Amsterdam
Polly Penrose, London
Sailah Maynard, Cincinnatti
Lukas Korschan, Berlin

Opening: November 17, 2016, 7–10 pm
Exhibition Runs: November 18 – December 3, 2016
Opening hours: Friday – Saturday, 1–6pm
Location: HVW8 Gallery, Linienstr. 161, Berlin

Media Contact
Yasmin Yazdani press@ignant.com



Fabien Fourcaud, Paris

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Fred Guillaud, Barcelona

Fred Guillaud, Barcelona

Lukas Korschan, Berlin

Max Siedentopf, Amsterdam

Max Siedentopf, Amsterdam


Fabien Fourcaud, Paris


Polly Penrose, London



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]]> https://hvw8.com/exhibitions/2016/all-inclusive-group-show-berlin/feed/ 0 Anxiety Group Show – Los Angeles https://hvw8.com/exhibitions/2016/anxiety-group-show/ https://hvw8.com/exhibitions/2016/anxiety-group-show/#respond Wed, 19 Oct 2016 19:10:23 +0000 Tyg https://hvw8.com/exhibitions/2016/auto-draft/ “Anxiety” engages with the common suggestion that art is a reflection of society. Art can serve as an expressive platform for individuals, groups, as well as society as a whole, especially accessible when radical changes or impactful events occur. It is powerful enough to portray the current emotions of a society, exposing harsh and subtle truths, while encouraging a change for the better.

The exhibition explores and addresses the idea of art as a vehicle to illustrate and illuminate events and experiences. “Anxiety” addresses the unnerving tension of the strange climate of present day. Whether personal, political, economic, social, or geographical, it’s undeniably a strange moment on every macro and micro level. This show is an investigation of individual responses to a collective uneasiness.

William Binnie
Cali DeWitt
Brendan Donnelly
Kyla Hansen
Aaron Elvis Jupin
Brendan Lynch
Alessandro Moroder
Ariana Papademetropoulos
Hassan Rahim
Brian Roettinger
Anja Salonen
Devin Troy Strother
Steven Traylor
Laura Watters
Eric Yahnker

Curated by Tyler Gibney + Laura Watters

HVW8 Gallery Los Angeles
661 N. Spaulding Ave. Los Angeles, Ca. 90036

Opening November 4th – 7 to 10pm
Please RSVP at rsvp@hvw8.com

Gallery open Tues – Sunday, 1 – 6pm
Or by appointment info@hvw8.com


Eric Yahnker
Hit It n’ Quit It #2, 2016
gouache and colored pencil on paper
31 x 41.5 in.

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Brendan Lynch


Kyla Hansen


Devin Troy Strother



Tyler Gibney


Hassan Rahim, Ariana Papademetropoulos


Cali Thornhill DeWitt, William Binnie


Devin Troy Strother


Devin Troy Strother, Aaron Elvis Jupin, Laura Watters


Anja Salonen



Brian Roettinger


Brendan Donnelly


Steven Traylor



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EAST SIDE STORY – Group Exhibition – Los Angeles https://hvw8.com/exhibitions/2016/east-side-story/ https://hvw8.com/exhibitions/2016/east-side-story/#respond Tue, 20 Sep 2016 23:03:05 +0000 Tyg https://hvw8.com/exhibitions/2016/auto-draft/ Portrait of Gil Veni Vici by © Estevan Oriol, 2016.

For Immediate Release

Friday, September 16, 2016




On view Friday, September 23 rd through Sunday, October 16 th
Opening Reception: Friday the 23 rd , 7pm–10pm


Featuring Photographs by:
Steven Arroyo, Alex Bortz, Jason Clifton, Faso, Patrick Hoelck, Niko the Ikon,
Adri Law, Steve Olson, Estevan Oriol, Dan Regan, Rick Rodney, Patrick O’Brien Smith, Spanto, Paulo Wallo

HVW8 Art + Design Gallery
661 N Spaulding Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036

LOS ANGELES — HVW8 Gallery, in collaboration with Gil Veni Vici, presents East Side Story, a multidisciplinary art exhibition about the north easternmost neighborhood in Los Angeles through the perspective of Gil Veni Vici. Born and raised in El Sereno, Gil shares a glimpse into his personal lifestyle by featuring 14 artists and tasking them with creating a piece of work that embodies the feel and culture of East Los Angeles. This group of artists, which includes emerging and established photographers, will pay homage to the Latin landmark and community-driven culture that this neighborhood represents. The featured photographs are taken in East L.A., with Gil acting as both the creative director and the the main focal point of the work, celebrating his Mexican-American heritage. These portraits speak to Gil’s unwavering respect for the nuances of his roots and daily reality. In a global art climate obsessed with naming what L.A. is and isn’t, Gil demonstrates what L.A. means to him simply by nature of being.

Entering the space, one will feel as if they are stepping into a familiar East L.A. party or celebration scene, including a layered cake with pillars and colorful lighting alongside the photographs exhibited. The entire presentation explores the idea of a collective neighborhood and its deep-rooted traditions. The exhibition will also feature a large-scale installation and performance piece in the form of a poker game sequence. The characters depicted include opposing gangsters, a recontextualized childhood image of a surreal experience. In this dream state, confirmed by the mermaid character playing the dealer, one can imagine a collapsed encounter of different subcultures in a moment full of whimsical surrealism. A theatrical meeting of minds gathered to dramatize moments from Gil’s own childhood, where memories have now become both unbelievable truths and familiar fantasies. The viewer is invited to step inside an intimate storyline that is stopped in time and representative of Gil’s upbringing.

The opening will feature local food by Escuela Taqueria and drinks provided by Sean B of Serve Mobile Bars. Bradley Soileau, AUSTO, and Allie Teliz will be spinning oldies and hip-hop, dirtbikes and four wheelers will be on display, along with a piñata and other Mexican-American traditions. A limited edition release of Gil’s clothing line entitled 50K will also be available for purchase, alongside a zine and other takeaway items.

About Gil Veni Vici

Gil Veni Vici began his image hustle simply by existing as a young person in Los Angeles, stumbling upon local artists and brands in L.A. and impressing them with his own personal sense of style and values. His image repertoire is filled with homages to his family and identity. East Side Story is a culmination of Gil’s roots and career thus far; a happening saturated with the vibrance of East L.A.’s visual culture.


Media Contact

Eva Seta
Public Relations

East Side Story Press Release PDF
















Gil Veni Vici's artshow titled "East Side Story" debuting at HVW8 Gallery on Friday Sept 23.

Gil Veni Vici's artshow titled "East Side Story" debuting at HVW8 Gallery on Friday Sept 23.

Jason Clifton

Gil Veni Vici's artshow titled "East Side Story" debuting at HVW8 Gallery on Friday Sept 23.

Gil Veni Vici's artshow titled "East Side Story" debuting at HVW8 Gallery on Friday Sept 23.

Steven Arroyo

Gil Veni Vici's artshow titled "East Side Story" debuting at HVW8 Gallery on Friday Sept 23.

Jason Clifton

Gil Veni Vici's artshow titled "East Side Story" debuting at HVW8 Gallery on Friday Sept 23.

Gil Veni Vici's artshow titled "East Side Story" debuting at HVW8 Gallery on Friday Sept 23.

Estevan Oriol

Gil Veni Vici's artshow titled "East Side Story" debuting at HVW8 Gallery on Friday Sept 23.

Estevan Oriol

Gil Veni Vici's artshow titled "East Side Story" debuting at HVW8 Gallery on Friday Sept 23.

Rick Rodney

Gil Veni Vici's artshow titled "East Side Story" debuting at HVW8 Gallery on Friday Sept 23.

Niko The Ikon

Gil Veni Vici's artshow titled "East Side Story" debuting at HVW8 Gallery on Friday Sept 23.

Gil Veni Vici's artshow titled "East Side Story" debuting at HVW8 Gallery on Friday Sept 23.

Gil Veni Vici's artshow titled "East Side Story" debuting at HVW8 Gallery on Friday Sept 23.

Gil Veni Vici's artshow titled "East Side Story" debuting at HVW8 Gallery on Friday Sept 23.

Gil Veni Vici's artshow titled "East Side Story" debuting at HVW8 Gallery on Friday Sept 23.

Gil Veni Vici's artshow titled "East Side Story" debuting at HVW8 Gallery on Friday Sept 23.

Gil Veni Vici's artshow titled "East Side Story" debuting at HVW8 Gallery on Friday Sept 23.

Alex Bortz

Gil Veni Vici's artshow titled "East Side Story" debuting at HVW8 Gallery on Friday Sept 23.


Gil Veni Vici's artshow titled "East Side Story" debuting at HVW8 Gallery on Friday Sept 23.

Gil Veni Vici's artshow titled "East Side Story" debuting at HVW8 Gallery on Friday Sept 23.


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HOW YOU LIKE ME NOW? – Berlin https://hvw8.com/exhibitions/2016/how-you-like-me-now-berlin/ https://hvw8.com/exhibitions/2016/how-you-like-me-now-berlin/#respond Tue, 20 Sep 2016 22:49:35 +0000 Tyg https://hvw8.com/exhibitions/2016/auto-draft/ For Immediate Release


On view Thursday, October 6th through Sunday, November 13th

Opening Reception: Thursday Oct. 6th, 7pm–10pm

BERLIN — HVW8 Gallery Berlin presents How You Like Me Now?, a solo exhibition from photographer Lisa Leone. The show highlights the final period before hip-hop’s mainstream cultural influence and global expansion. These rarely exhibited photographs are both a documentation and personal exploration of the grit, audacity and raw creative spirit that has become the aesthetic of 80’s and 90’s hip-hop, its innovators, and the often harsh realism that fueled it.

Born in the Bronx and raised throughout New York City, Leone found herself in a unique position in the late 80’s to early 90’s to capture a behind-the-scenes perspective on the incomparable spirit of collaboration that sparked hip-hop’s early artistic triumphs.

“To see a young Nas in the studio with Q-Tip, Premier and Large Professor was not only inspiring, it is the decisive moment,” Leone recalls of the studio recording sessions of Nas’ landmark debut album Illmatic. Her photos from these recording sessions appear to be the only existing visual documentation of this iconic moment.

The exhibition is also a haunting portrait of the city itself, the setting for a diverse cast of characters trying to find acceptance, acknowledgment and community, captured at the tipping point between the devastation of the 70’s and the rebirth of the 90’s. Leone captures the spirit of an era when a city, fresh cultural voices, and a group of young artists all began to turn toward the future.

How You Like Me Now? captures nascent moments from the hip-hop generation’s biggest stars: Lauryn Hill, KRS-One, Mary J. Blige, Wyclef Jean, Nas, Biggie, Rosie Perez, The Roots, Queen Latifah, Snoop and many others.

The exhibition at HVW8 Gallery Berlin will feature unique presentations of these timeless images, giving viewers a rare glimpse to a time that will never be what it was.

Supported By:
adidas originals

About Lisa Leone

Bronx born Lisa Leone began her career as a photographer shooting musicians and personalities for British Vogue and VIBE. She transitioned to cinematography, shooting music videos for artists such as TLC, D’Angelo and The Brand New Heavies.

A few years later, Lisa began work on Stanley Kubrick’s last film “Eyes Wide Shut”, where Kubrick became her mentor. “Exactly” was Leone’s debut film as writer, director and cinematographer, with Rosie Perez (Fearless) and Sarita Choudhury (Homeland). Other films she shot and co-directed include the acclaimed documentary “Just For Kicks” and “Woinshet” with Marisa Tomei.

In May 2012 her solo photography show, Then, opened at HVW8 Art +Design Gallery in Los Angeles. The show chronicles the beginnings of NYC hip-hop in the 80’s/90’s. The show traveled to Milan’s Galleria Patricia Armocida and The Andenken Gallery in Amsterdam.

In September 2014 her solo exhibit, Here I Am, opened at The Bronx Museum. It was accompanied with a book, of the same title, published by Minor Matters Books.

2016 brought Lisa to Dubai for a solo exhibit and to Los Angeles for a group show at the Leica Gallery.

Lisa serves as Vice President of Artistic Programs for the National YoungArts Foundation.

About HVW8 Gallery Berlin

HVW8 Gallery Berlin was established in 2014 by HVW8 Gallery co-founders Tyler Gibney and Addison Liu. HVW8 Gallery was founded in 2006 in Los Angeles with a focus on supporting fine art and avant-garde graphic design. HVW8 fosters artistic visions at the intersection of art, music and design, and collaborates with an international community of artists. Emerging and established artists such as Cody Hudson, Jerry Hsu, Jean André, Atiba Jefferson, Brian Roettinger and Haw-lin Services have exhibited their works in Berlin at HVW8. More info at hvw8.com.

Gallery Media Contact

Jenne Grabowski, Gallery Manager +49(0)179 – 488 1004 / jenne@hvw8.com


Lisa Leone Press Release PDF

HVW8 Gallery Berlin
Linienstraße 161 10115 Berlin






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