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This Saturday, Dec 13th,   New Image Art Gallery in Los Angeles  is hosting Michelle Guintu‘s  solo art “Obsession”. Looking forward to this art show. Michelle’s artwork takes inspiration from 80’s and 90’s pop culture. Being a 90’s kid myself, I can very much appreciate her body of work. Michelle and I have similar music taste. I Pleyed a DJ set at her first art show at New Image last December.  Excited to be back this Saturday Pleying a DJ set for her 2nd solo show.

MICHELLE GUINTU : OBSESSION

December 13th, 2014 – January 11th, 2015

Opening Reception Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Live Music By Alf Alpha

7pm – 10pm

7920 Santa Monica Blvd.

West Hollywood, CA 90046

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Via  www.huffingtonpost.com

Michelle Guintu‘s upcoming exhibition is titled “Obsession” and it’s not hard to see why. The artists craft sharp-edged, multimedia shrines to classic hip hop artists, pop stars and cult film characters. For Guintu, nostalgia isn’t an ironic throwback but an intense fervor, and her artworks don’t just namedrop, they deify.

“I choose subjects that I’m super familiar with and have a lot to do with my childhood,” Guintu explained to The Huffington Post. “I guess I’m attracted to those things because I love those feelings I had growing up. Like when I listen to or watch something I get that deep heart-wrenching feeling sometimes; the kind of feeling where your eyes are blank because your eyeballs are nesting in that specific memory. Not to sound weird but sometimes it makes me wanna cry. I mean who doesn’t like that nostalgic feeling? I just feel it more than the average person.”

Lucky for us, Guintu has good taste. Her subjects include ’90s royalty like Aaliyah, Missy Elliott, TLC and Lil Kim. There are also some ’80s divas in the mix like Madonna and Cyndi Lauper. Her neon-tinged, pop-influenced style has been described as “kindercore” — yes, that’s part kindergarden, part hardcore for the uninitiated. We suppose if a badass art prodigy had a soft spot for N.W.A. this is what she’d create during craft time.

While a lot of Guintu’s works are painted on canvas, some are composed of a motley jumble of media, from fabric to paper mache, effectively blurring the line between art and craft. “I hope that people can see I’m not just a painter but I can work 2D and 3D and still receive that same nostalgic feeling,” said Guintu. “Also, that art doesn’t have to be large-scale or look expensive to be rad and legit.”

Get it girl.

Guintu’s upcoming exhibition “Obsession” runs from December 13th, 2014 until January 11th, 2015 at New Image Art Gallery in Los Angeles.

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CVAS presents Art show at College of the Desert

The Coachella Valley Art Scene presents….

A curated art exhibition featuring 11 local artists and over 40 pieces.

at the Marks Art Center
inside College of the Desert
43-500 Monterey Ave. Palm Desert, CA

Opening Reception:

Thursday, September 25th 
from 5:00pm – 7:00pm

celebrating new works from:

Jenn Stern
Sofia Enriquez
Kylie Knight
God Awful
Temo
Sven Gasser
Jake Williams
Noah Newton
Nacho Becerra
Kristin Winters
Demi Anter
tReem

music from DJ Alf Alpha

craft table from CVAS

food & refreshments

* show will be on display until late October
* all artwork for sale

CVAS presents Art show at College of the Desert

CVAS presents Art show at College of the Desert

CVAS presents Art show at College of the Desert

CVAS presents Art show at College of the Desert

CVAS presents Art show at College of the Desert

CVAS presents Art show at College of the Desert

Innocnts Pop Up Gallery Los Angeles, Feb 7th

Innocnts Pop Up Gallery Los Angeles, Feb 7th

Innocnts Presents A One Night Only Pop Up Gallery

Friday Feb 7th

7-10pm

316 N. Edinburgh Ave Los Angele, CA 90048

featuring artwork by:

  • Gino Perez
  • Murk Lurks
  • Emily Knecht
  • Rye Purvis
  • Michelle Guintu
  • Ralph Silerio
  • Evan Mendel
  • Will Adler
  • Aaron Jupin
  • Dion Banks
  • Nicole Dodson
  • Marco Zamora
  • Mtendrere Mandowa
  • Jordan Minardi
  • Derek Albeck
  • Sean Tully

Drinks by Pabst Blue Ribbon

Music by Alf Alpha 

Art work by Derek Albeck

Art work by Derek Albeck

Artwork by Michelle Guintu

Artwork by Michelle Guintu

Artist Mtendrere Mandowa with art

Artist Mtendrere Mandowa with art

Original film photography by Sean Tully

Original film photography by Sean Tully

Back in July I traveled to Oaxaca Mexico with The Date Famers to help setup the Hecho en Oaxaca Group Art Exhibition at MACO – Museum of Contemporary Art of Oaxaca.  The exhibition featured art by Dr. Lakra, Date Farmers, How & Nosm, Retna, Saner, Swoon, Yeska, Vhils, MOMO, Nunca,  and StenLex.

My week in Oaxaca included drinking Mezcal, searching for rare cumbia records, eating Tlayudas at 4am, and staying at a haunted hotel. It was an awesome trip. Looking forward to heading back to Oaxaca. Shout out to all the artist that helped make the Hecho en Oaxaca show a success.

– Alf Alpha

Church of Santo Domingo de Guzmán

Church of Santo Domingo de Guzmán

Armando Lerma of The Date Farmers working on his installation.

Armando Lerma of The Date Farmers working on his installation.

Dr. Lakra at Hecho en Oaxaca

Dr. Lakra at Hecho en Oaxaca

Retna at Hecho en Oaxaca

Retna at Hecho en Oaxaca

Huge installation by artist Nunca of Brazil at Hecho en Oaxaca

Huge installation by artist Nunca of Brazil at Hecho en Oaxaca

MOMO at Hecho en Oaxaca

MOMO at Hecho en Oaxaca

Yeska at Hecho en Oaxaca

Yeska at Hecho en Oaxaca

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right before we hung the Date Farmers installation

The Date Farmers at Hecho en Oaxaca

The Date Farmers at Hecho en Oaxaca

things got weird

things got weird

drinking 40oz

drinking 40oz Indio

Record digging in Oaxaca

Record digging in Oaxaca

Tlayuda = Mexican Pizza aka best food ever.

Tlayuda = Mexican Pizza aka best food ever.

Peace out Oaxaca

Peace out Oaxaca

Check out more photos – Here

Sorry for the lack of blogging…Things have been a bit hectic lately. Here are a couple random photos from my summer. Check out more photos here.  

Life is Good.

– alf alpha

Sky High

Sky High

Weed California

Weed California

World Famous Party with Alf Alpha & Coachella Valley Art Scene - July 2012

World Famous Party with Alf Alpha & Coachella Valley Art Scene – July 2012

Alf Alpha is for the Children

Wu Tang is for the Children

Alf ALpha in the Desert

Desert Living

Windmill City

Windmill City

Oregon Waterfalls

Oregon Waterfalls

Alf Alpha at Intel Event

Alf Alpha at Intel Event

Alf Alpha and Will.i.AM

Alf Alpha and Will.i.AM

Pleyboyz

Pleyboyz

PleyGirlz

PleyGirlz

San Francisco Pleyboy Penthouse

San Francisco Pleyboy Penthouse

Lake Mead

Lake Mead

Adidas Nation Basketball Championship

Adidas Nation Basketball Championship

Alf Alpha Las vegas

Las vegas

World Famous Pool Party with Alf Alpha and The Coachella Valley Art Scene - July 2012

World Famous Pool Party with Alf Alpha and The Coachella Valley Art Scene – July 2012

High Point Roof Top Party 2 Year Anniversary - Pomona Ca

High Point Roof Top Party 2 Year Anniversary – Pomona Ca

Lucas

Lucas

Wondering

Desert Wondering

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There's No Place like Home

There’s No Place like Home Art Show

Show Info:
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Who:  Aaron Hansen & Rick Rodriguez
What: “There’s No Place Like Home” – a series of iPhone Instaprints
When: Sunday, July 22nd
Where: at Epidemic Skateboard Shop 72363 HWY 111 Suite 2 Palm Desert, CA
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Ages: ALL AGES!!
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About “There’s No Place Like Home”:
Epidemic and The Coachella Valley Art Scene invite you to attend the latest showing of local talent in the CVAS Art Space. This season’s featured artists are Aaron Hansen and Rick Rodriguez, bringing you “There’s No Place Like Home – A Series of iphotography ‘Instaprints’.”Hansen and Rodriguez have mastered the art of iphotography and photo manipulation via iphone apps, and have curated a reputable series of artworks on their personal instagram accounts (Hansen- @aaronhansenistomorrowman, Rodriguez -@ibelieveinfunk). Their roots in the Coachella Valley are apparent in the desert centric theme of their works, creating a surreal aesthetic out of everyday experiences. “There’s No Place Like Home” brings Hansen and Rodriguez’s artworks from your screen to the three dimensional.All works will be available for purchase from 7pm the night of the show and thereafter. They’ve been known to sell quick, so show up early!Free entrance, free beverages, and free music by Alf Alpha! RSVP ONLINE: http://www.facebook.com/events/430089617034566/

 

There's No Place like Home Art Show

There’s No Place like Home Art Show

There's No Place like Home Art Show

There’s No Place like Home Art Show

 

Today I’m Pleying at The Marks Arts Center. 5pm – 7pm.

Event Info:

Artists Reception: Wednesday May 9, 5-7pm
Musical entertainment by DJ Alf Alpha
Free DIY craft table provided by The Coachella Valley Art Scene

April 30 – May 24, 2012
Showcasing artwork by recipients of the Dumont Foundation & Nancy H. Bacon Art Scholarships

AND: Unicorns & Trashcans: Cross Age Collaboration Project featuring students from Palm Springs Unified School District

More info and RSVP 

Video from the last time I played at The Marks Arts Center.

 

 

Last Week I went to the opening of  “The Dogg House” at HVW8 Gallery in Los Angeles.  The art show featured artwork inspired by Snoop Dogg and collaboration with Adidas. Musical entertainment for the evening was Dam-Funk. It was an awesome event to say the least.  Snoop Dogg was vibe’n to the modern G-funk of Dam-Funk and did an improve freestyle over Dam-funk beats. If you like West Coast G-Funk, I highly recommend checking this gallery out. The Dogg House reopens to the public today. Check out videos and pics i took from opening night.

HVW8 Gallery x Adidas x Snoop Dogg "The Dogg House"

HVW8 Gallery x Adidas x Snoop Dogg "The Dogg House"

HVW8 Gallery x Adidas x Snoop Dogg "The Dogg House"

Dam- Funk @ HVW8 Gallery x Adidas x Snoop Dogg "The Dogg House"

HVW8 Gallery x Adidas x Snoop Dogg "The Dogg House"

I slept in The Dogg House