Travis Louie Curates “Monster?” in LA

Mommy-Four-Legs by Zoetica, part of the Monster show in LA

Calling all Angel City residents! This Saturday, Corpo Nason gallery in Santa Monica is hosting Monster?, a group art exhibit curated by artist and Issue 01 contributor Travis Louie. The show includes several Coilhouse featured artists and friends. The lineup includes the following:

Jessica Joslin, Molly Crabapple, Audrey Kawasaki, Kris Kuksi, Ron English, Zoetica Ebb, Jordu Schell, Femke Hiemstra, Tessar Lo, Martin Wittfooth, Chet Zar, Amanda Visell, Ana Bagayan, Annie Owens, Attaboy, Bill Basso, Bob Eggleton, Brandt Peters, Brian Despain, Brom, Chris Ryniak, Dan Quintana, Ekundayo, Dave Chung, Dave DeVries, Davey Wong, Deseo, Dice Tsutsumi, Donato Giancola, Francesco LoCastro, Fred Harper, Heidi Taillefer, Isabel Samaras, James Zar, Jason D’Aquino, Kirk Reinert, Kris Lewis, David Stoupakis, Lola, Mari Inukai, Mark Texiera, Mark Garro, Mike Lee, Mike Knapp, Miles Teves, Nash Dunnigan, Nouar, Peter Nguyen, Robert Mackenzie, Stephen Hickman, Steve Ellis, Steve Price, Vince Natale, Tim O’Brien, Tristan Elwell, Vincent DiFate, Willie Real, Vincent Nguyen and Xiaoqing Ding.

Travis Louie told Erratic Phenomena that many of the artists he chose for the show come from a background of production design- creators whose work is often not recognized the same way that most people can readily identify fine artists. Louie told EP, “we usually see their names in the closing credits of a motion picture, but don’t really know what they actually did for the film we were watching – or as illustrators, we see their work as book cover illustrations, or in magazines like Rolling Stone, Time, Playboy, etc., but the beauty of what they’ve done is taken for granted.”

As an added bonus, the elusive and legendary Kogi taco truck will be there to represent! You may even receive a sneak glimpse of Issue 03 if you find us at the event (and it will be unveiled on this site sometime in the next 10 days). The reception will go from 8 to 11:30pm. Copro Nason is located at the Bergamot Arts Complex, 2525 Michigan Ave T5, Santa Monica, CA 90404. See you there!

9 Responses to “Travis Louie Curates “Monster?” in LA”

  1. Shay Says:

    and they say culture is dead! Wish I could be there!

  2. Jessica Says:

    Oooohhh, Zo’s piece is *wonderful* I hadn’t seen that one yet!!! Wish I could be at the opening…if anyone is there, please take pictures!!! :)

  3. Zoetica Says:

    Shay, it would be awesome to have you there tonight!

    Jessica, thank you! Means a lot coming from you, miss ultra-mega-talented-pants! I drew this four-legged minx especially for the Monster? show, which is why you haven’t seen it before. Will definitely be there tonight, camera in hand, documenting the whole thing.

  4. Tequila Says:

    Looks to be quite the event! I like the theme of it and Zo your piece really is a stunner. The best to all involved!

  5. Mer Says:

    Have a great show, hon! Congrats.

  6. Zoetica Says:

    Mer, thank you! Gah, that was so much fun! Overwhelmed by all the beautiful art and people.

  7. tyhiliet Says:

    Oh Noooo!!!!!!!!
    Say it isn’t so

  8. Brock McCoy Says:

    That was easily one of the best openings I’ve ever been to…ample beer, dericious food, and lots of awesome arts. It was great to see you beautiful peeps as always! Give Travis a medal, I see him at art shows in LA all the time, but this was a truly talented assembly.

  9. Natasha Says:

    Augh and I missed it. *hangs head* That was the day after I was in the hospital. Bollocks.