HVW8HVW8 – Art + Design Gallery Los Angeles https://hvw8.com Art + Design Gallery Los Angeles Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:03:05 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.7 IN FINE STYLE: THE DANCEHALL ART OF WILFRED LIMONIOUS 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 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.



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

install 10_small

Installation View


Gallery Exterior


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EAST SIDE STORY 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.

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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Shows You – Berlin https://hvw8.com/exhibitions/2016/shows-you-berlin/ https://hvw8.com/exhibitions/2016/shows-you-berlin/#respond Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:44:02 +0000 Tyg https://hvw8.com/exhibitions/2016/auto-draft/ The Berlin based duo present their first solo exhibition in Germany at HVW8 Gallery, Berlin. For the exhibition, “Shows You”, Haw-lin Services will showcase a selection of spacial and graphic imagery that reflect their eclectic and detail based process.

Haw-lin says: “SHOWS YOU” follows our working process across different mediums and how we communicate content. We tend to focus on details within a much larger field and distort the perspective. Consistency is very important as well as contrast – something provides a break, or breath of fresh air. Hence, photos – spacial details and drawings – contrast, fresh breath.

Haw-lin Services and Haw-lin are run by Jacob Klein and Nathan Cowen. They founded the online mood board Haw-lin when they met in 2011 at Berlin-based design studio HORT.


Jacob Klein
b. 1980, in Warendorf, Germany.

Nathan Cowen
b. 1983, Santa Cruz, California, USA.

The work of Haw-lin Services examines visual culture through the mediums of creative direction, photography and graphic design. They strive to create intelligent and engaging visual communication and to establish continuous and progressive relationships. Their process is grounded in research, concept development, and iterative collaboration. Haw-lin serves as an online mood board and presentation of their inspiration, interests, art, photography, nature, sex, shoes, and Michael Jordan.

Location: HVW8 Gallery, Linienstr. 161, Berlin
Opening: July 22, 2016, 6–9 pm
Exhibition Runs: July 23 – September 3, 2016

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

Supported by:
adidas originals




IMG 9389
150cm x 200 cm
UV direct print on PVC (with 2 rivets)
Edition of 3







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Duet https://hvw8.com/exhibitions/2016/duet/ https://hvw8.com/exhibitions/2016/duet/#respond Tue, 12 Jul 2016 03:11:02 +0000 Tyg https://hvw8.com/exhibitions/2016/auto-draft/ HVW8 Gallery, Almost Skateboards and Cliché Skateboards present DUET, a celebration of art and skateboarding featuring the work of internationally renowned French artists Jean Jullien and Jean André. The opening reception for the exhibition is on Thursday July 7th. In addition to new original works from each artist, the show will feature a special showing of limited edition skate decks along with other limited items. Only 50 of each limited edition deck will be made.

Jean Jullien is a French graphic artist whose tongue-in-cheek works often have the ability to capture the imagination while making a poignant observation about the subject matter in question. His comical style often captures reflections on everyday life or current events and pokes fun at the mundane, but at the same time is provocative enough to elicit a profound reaction in the viewer.

Jean André is a French artist that often uses the female form and erotic imagery as the focus of his work. His “gentleman art” can often be cited as both pulp and satire that draws on influences from Matisse and Gainsbourg to Drake and 80’s eroticism.

HVW8 Gallery was founded in 2006 with the goal of supporting contemporary art and avant-garde graphic design, and has featured past solo exhibitions with both Jean André and Jean Jullien.












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A Love Like Mine Is Hard To Find https://hvw8.com/exhibitions/2016/a-love-like-mine-is-hard-to-find/ https://hvw8.com/exhibitions/2016/a-love-like-mine-is-hard-to-find/#respond Fri, 15 Apr 2016 01:00:10 +0000 Tyg https://hvw8.com/exhibitions/2016/auto-draft/

The LA-based photographer with his first ever solo exhibition in Germany at HVW8 Gallery, Berlin in collaboration with Slow Culture LA.

Opening: April 29, 2016, 6–9 pm
Exhibition Runs: April 30 – June 4, 2016
Location: HVW8 Gallery, Linienstr. 161, Berlin

A Love Like Mine is Hard to Find says a lot about the way Jerry Hsu approaches his photography. Without a doubt, this is a passion thing. His process, like the title indicates, is tied to discovery and patience and it borders on compulsion. It would appear that Hsu has honed the skills of seeing and identifying what is “photo-worthy,” because he has created his own vernacular and effectively mastered his vision. Hsu’s need to capture the absurd but beautiful, everyday world around him has certainly paid off.

Like learning a language, a photographer’s work relies heavily on practice and immersion. Sensitivity to events that seem like non-events adjusts one’s perspective by shifting the focus to things often missed. Hsu honors those moments outside of the frame; he looks when one is “not supposed to look” and he photographs them. (Lucky for us, he likes to share.)

An emotional dualism impacts the apparent everydayness of Hsu’s snapshot style. Some imagery may contain an unmistakable tenderness to them, but communicate two very different sentiments. Whereas another image, may be clearly farcical. Others express a simple appreciation for something many of us might just call beauty.

Roland Barthes’ concepts of the studium and the punctum resonate strongly in Hsu’s work. Many images are, in an overall sense, nice to look at. But what draws the viewer in for a second glance or a longer look is a small, significant detail. Like the punchline to a joke: sometimes you get it, sometimes you don’t, and sometimes it just takes a minute. The real value, here, is in seeing the world as Jerry Hsu sees it.

Jerry Hsu was born and raised in San Jose, California. In 1997, he began his career as a professional skateboarder. Around the same time, Hsu took an interest in photography, particularly street photography. Since then he has participated in various group shows in the United States and abroad, with his rst solo show in 2010. His work has been published in books, magazines, and countless zines. He now lives and works in Los Angeles.

Opening hours for Gallery Weekend: Saturday April 30, 11-7pm, Sunday May 1, 11-7pm with a special showcase by HVW8 and Draw A Line Editions Berlin

HVW8 Berlin
Linienstraße 161 10115 Berlin
Jenne Grabowski
Gallery management / PR +49(0)179 – 488 1004 jenne@hvw8.com

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When I Finally Get Myself Together – Berlin https://hvw8.com/exhibitions/2016/when-i-finally-get-myself-together-berlin/ https://hvw8.com/exhibitions/2016/when-i-finally-get-myself-together-berlin/#respond Thu, 28 Jan 2016 22:03:32 +0000 Tyg https://hvw8.com/exhibitions/2016/auto-draft/ Chicago based artist Cody Hudson presents a new body of work in his first ever solo exhibition in Germany at HVW8 Gallery, Berlin.

After years of working on sculptures using a similar set of geometric shapes, this new body of paintings on linen takes those same simple bold shapes into painted forms.  For the first time, this language is brought concurrently into all parts of his practice. Starting with simple geometric shapes and slowly evolving into slightly more representational paintings to abstracted still lifes, the repetition of color and shapes starts to develop an internal dialogue. Titles of paintings such as “All One Or None,” “I Don’t Want To Die Alone” or “Post Post Still Life With Pots, Bong And Shell” loosely reference spirituality and/or false spirituality, 90’s rave music sub-genre ragga jungle, and overwhelming feelings of anxiety.

The show also includes a series of one color paintings from the “Shapes and Colors Dept.” painting series, which focuses on very simple one color combinations of shapes painted in an almost meditative state. At times these paintings take on a repetitive pattern feel while at others becoming almost floral.

A series of new steel sculptures will also be shown as well as four new screen prints produced by the art publisher Draw A Line based in Berlin.

Cody Hudson is a Chicago based artist, also known for his graphic design contributions under the name Struggle Inc. His graphic work and paintings have been exhibited throughout the US, Europe and Japan including the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), V1 (Copenhagen), Hellerau Art Center (Dresden) and Andrew Rafacz (Chicago).

Opening: February 11, 2016, 6 – 9 pm

Location: HVW8 Gallery, Linienstr. 161, Berlin

Exhibition Runs: February 12 – March 12, 2016 *Now Extended to March 26th





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The Art of a Political Revolution – Artists for Bernie Sanders – Los Angeles, Austin, Boston, New York https://hvw8.com/exhibitions/2016/the-art-of-a-political-revolution-artists-for-bernie-sanders/ https://hvw8.com/exhibitions/2016/the-art-of-a-political-revolution-artists-for-bernie-sanders/#respond Tue, 19 Jan 2016 01:48:03 +0000 Tyg https://hvw8.com/exhibitions/2016/auto-draft/ Throughout his political career, Bernie Sanders has been a strong supporter of the arts. “You have my promise that as President, I will be an arts President,” Sanders said in a video recorded for the Arts Action Fund. “I will continue to advocate strongly for robust funding of the arts in our cities, schools and public spaces. Art is speech. Art is what life is about.”

Artists For Bernie Sanders include: Aaron Draplin, Abcnt, Amanda Marsalis, Atiba Jefferson, Brian Lotti, Bryan Blue, Byron O’Neill, CES, Charlie Becker, Claw Money, Cody Hudson, Craig Wetherby, Dan Buller, Dave Kloc, Donny Miller, Dug Nap, Dylan Fant, Ellen Voorheis, Erin Garcia, Gilf, Greg Auerbach, Hayley Starr, Heidi Hartwig, Jackson Tupper, Jamal Gunn Becker, Janette Beckman, Jeremyville, Jermaine Rogers, Josh Maupin, KET, Kozyndan, Michael Vincent Laviolette, Mike Liberty, Molly Crabapple, Mtendere Mandowa ‘Teebs’, Nathan Bell, Patrick Martinez, Richard J. Oliver, Ron English, ROSTARR, Saelee Oh, Shepard Fairey, SirTomFoolery, Steven Arroyo, Sven Barth, Trevor Tarczynski, Tyler Benjamin Gibney, and Zoetica Ebb.

Sen. Sanders’ political revolution is driving one of the most successful grassroots political campaigns of our time. As Sanders continues to force the debate on critical issues affecting all Americans, artists play a crucial role in allowing people to engage, learn and become inspired. Income inequality, climate change, racial justice, immigration and affordable education are among the issues that serve as the inspiration for these works, from both international and locally acclaimed artists included in the show.

Follow The Art of a Political Revolution on Facebook and the Bernie Sanders campaign on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat: @berniesanders. For more information visit: #artistsforberniesanders

The Art of A Political Revolution is produced by Bernie 2016, with support from HVW8 Gallery, Creative Cabal, TheGoodLife! & Evolutionary Media Group.



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