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London Recap!

Its been just over a month since we returned from London, but it feels like a week since arriving from an experience of a lifetime.

From the 1,000 photos on my phone that had to be sifted through, I present a select few! Thank you to all who recommended what to visit and who to see. Special thanks to the Brick Lane Gallery for the opportunity, to Tessa Yee for her professionalism and warmth, and all the assistants who did a wonderful job of hanging my work and kept the wine flowing.

Actual fortune my husband received before our trip.  
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It began with an email from Brick Lane Gallery after they found me on Behance: An invitation to a 2 week group show in in London, with only 2.5 months to prepare new work. After considering the tight deadline, credit card limits, and traveling with such fragile work, the fact remained I didn’t know if this was my first or last chance for an opportunity like this. The decision was made that I had to go for it. I dove headfirst into casting, painting, finding/buying luggage to carry art, and making sure my daytime work with the great people at Home Brew was still a top priority. Finally, after late nights and full weekends, I was packed and ready to go!
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Think Tank Gallery Recap

I’ll be sending out another email from my mailing list before I go to London, so make sure you are signed up if you want pre-sale info, and post-sale info when I get back 😉 Yup, Muertitas will be available to buy after all these shows mellow out.

Speaking of shows, Think Tank on Saturday night was a great time! It was an honor to be part of  a show with so many great artists with a breadth of impressive work. Two artists I was especially excited to meet are below in the highlights. Thank you so much to those who were able to come out! (Full album here on FLICKR.)

Setting up.
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Let’s hear it for Rens, the guy behind Assembly Line Collective!
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Made it  to Think Tank Gallery in downtown Los Angeles.
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My brother came out from far away lands and surprised me to the point where I lost it and people stared (Check out those faces in the background.). THANKS “LITTLE” BRO!
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(Note: beautiful tentacle earrings are hand made by The Comfy Hedgehog)

Feelin’ da LOVE.
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Great crowd.
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Yup. Dats Allison Torneros, AKA Hueman. She was kind enough to pose for a photo and listen to me tell her how cool her art is. Been following her, as I do most artists, online. Her juxtapositions of tender/sexy women in dreamlike, fractioned palettes are so powerful. Her work also keeps evolving, and it is great to watch. Her street art is just brilliant. Super sweet I got a photo with her.
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What!? My art got to be right next to hers?! Awww yeahhhh!
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Artist Adonna Khare has an amazing story. If you don’t know it already, a little synopsis here.  She was disarmingly kind. As we chatted she shared a really cool factoid: when her art goes up in a space, she re-works it to fit that space. This means there is no protective sealant during the shows, and she never really finishes and seals a piece until after its travelled a bit and is bought and framed. I really attracted to her work online, which is sad only because my monitor is not as big as her work. Her surreal style makes powerful beasts interact with their environment in such a way that creates tense, energetic compositions. Looking at her pieces is like tripping down a train of feelings. However, I had no idea how impressive these pieces are in person. I was really lucky to meet her and see these pieces.
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This is made with pencils, erasers, and a sock. Just think about that. I still do.
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Art Show In London!

I was invited by the Brick Lane Gallery in London to exhibit my art in a 10 day group show!

HOLY SMACKA-MOLY!

However, shipping out my Muertitas and paintings is very expensive. It is actually much cheaper to fly myself out and my art personally.

SO I’LL BE GOING TO THE LONDON for the FIRST TIME EVER! 

But the real kicker:  I have the group show in downtown Los Angeles in the beginning of March, and this Brick Lane show is mid March….

I have a lot of work to do. February, you will kick my ass.

But, It will be worth it. Also, if you recommend any artsy locations, classic pubs, or great comic shops, just let me know. Really, any place you’ve been that you love and would recommend to a first timer.

As usual, if you want to stay updated of when Muertita’s go on sale, which is usually after shows, please sign up for MY MAILING LIST HERE. 

And here is my SHOWS PAGE on my website which gets updated when there is a show!