Openings: Superchief Gallery LA Grand Opening Group Show

By - Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Superchief Gallery LA goes big with an exhibition of 45 artist including Swoon, Colby Kennedy and Miguel Ovalle for their Opening Reception Group Show. Taking place inside the newly acquired 4,000 square foot warehouse space in Downtown Los Angeles, the opening will also feature exclusive print releases with work from The Yok & Sheryo, Alexander Heir, David Cook, Ron Wimberly, Lee Trice, and Metro Zu.

With the westward expansion, Superchief will continue to curate exhibitions in the Lower East Side and in Brooklyn, while engaging in bi-coastal artist exchanges with the newly formed LA division. Much like New York, the LA gallery will provide a wide range of community based events against the backdrop of art exhibitions, such as screenings, lectures, parties, artist residencies and releases. Information on the Opening Reception below and be sure to keep tabs on all the latest happenings on both sides via Superchief Gallery.

SWOON – One of the most acclaimed NYC-based street artists, she just opened her solo exhibition Submerged Motherlands at the Brooklyn Museum in April. She is best known for her delicately crafted and detailed prints which she has been wheat pasting and collaging into the urban landscape around the world for over a decade. She is also well known for her Swimming Cities project that took her around the world with her friends on sculpted art rafts. The voyage is documented in photos in Superchief’s L.A. debut by NYC-based photographer Tod Seelie.

COBY KENNEDY – Assault rifle vending machines and Brooklyn street signs re-appropriated into weapons are staples of the afro-futurist narrative Coby Kennedy develops with his work. He also spent six years in Japan designing concept cars for Honda before returning to the United States to begin making art for a living. Superchief Gallery’s L.A. debut will feature an 11 foot wide painting as well as new dystopian street weaponry from the artist.

MIGUEL OVALLE – With work ranging from 3d interpretations of graffiti to photographic experimentation of light and distortion, Ovalle’s wide range of work reflects his brilliance in the field of design. He even built himself a custom mutant fixed gear bicycle that blends seamlessly with his distinct brand of typography and aesthetics. This year Miguel Ovalle’s talents were appreciated professionally when he was hired as art director for fashion brands Alife and Supreme.

Superchief Gallery LA Opening Reception features works by:

Alexander Heir
Andrew Poneros
Ben Pier
Bill Dunleavy
Bill McRight
Brock Fetch
Cameron Michel
Coby Kennedy
David Cook
Dennis McNett
Dilek Baykara
Edwin De LaRosa
Ed Zipco
Esteban De Valle
Jane Chardiet
Jasmin Bell
John Felix Arnold III
Josh Fredikis
Joygill Moriah
Justin Smith
Kat Dee
Lee Trice
Lofty 305
Lil Kool
Luke Montes
Lucien Shapiro
Marlin Preuss
Max Eisenberg
Miguel Ovalle
Mike Diana
Nate Igor Smith
Nathan Alexander Brown
Paul Kwiatkowski
Ron Wimberly
Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels
Sergio Barrios El Hase
Suga Slim
Todd Fisher
Tod Seelie
Tony Bones
Vashti Windish
Vinnie Smith

Located at 739 Kohler St
(btwn 7th and 8th Street in Downtown LA)

Text: Bomb_Hanks
Photos: Ed Zipco

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