by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move
On Friday night, August 12, 2016, Hansens Natural Soda celebrated art and people by partnering with the Mar Vista Art Department in Venice, California with a one-night-only opening of Hansens House designed to bring west coast street art artists, musicians and other adventure seekers together to create one-of-a-kind originality at its one-of-a-kind party.
While we could describe in words just how cool the Pedicab transporters, high-octane sets by Stones Throw Records DJ Peanut Butter Wolf & J-Rocc, party games, pinball, skate boarder giveaways, inspired cuisine by Chef Steven Fretz and California’s own original beverage (since 1935) were, show and tell is so much better!
Five premier L.A. street artists demonstrated once again with breath-taking live-painting murals that ‘All the worlds a canvas stage’ most specifically on the streets of Venice. And you can see them right now for yourself by visiting the area.
Here are the artists:
Apexer – theapexer.com
His work has been shown extensively both in the Bay Area and abroad. Recent group exhibitions include Calligraffiti: Writing in Contemporary Chinese and Latino Art, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, CA (2009); Bay Area Now 4, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (2005), White Walls and the Luggage Store Gallery. He was the artist in residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts (2007), and was featured in documentaries and publications regarding the Mission District in San Francisco.
Starfightera – christinaangelina.com
Venice-based artist, street artist, photographer, producer and gallerist. She currently owns and operates StarFighter Studios, a gallery and production studio in Venice and California.
After being born blind in his left eye and given 3hree first names (Mark Paul Deren), MADSTEEZ is a multi-faceted artist/designer based in WEENSV!LLE, CA. Growing up on the outskirts of Washington DC, surrounded by nicknames and the oh so frequent game of biscuit, his HEYD!K sense of humor emerged.
DJN3FF – canlove.org
CANLOVE has exhibited in Los Angeles, New York, Miami and London and they continue to gain global interest and momentum. Their work combines innovation, chaos, process, pain, curiosity, passion, wonder, whimsy and purpose. It fits somewhere within the merging worlds of art, sustainability, community and design.
Wyatt Mills – hijinxarts.com/wyatt-mills
Since moving to Los Angeles over two years ago, Mills has exhibited with Project Gallery, Sam Francis Gallery, Superchief Gallery, at Bergamot Station and at Miami Project with Visual Arts Gallery.
Photo credit: Tracey Paleo