Upcoming THH70 Gallery Show in Los Angeles! Coming March 2011!

I’m very happy to announce the scheduling of my first L.A. show since moving back here a month ago!

Opening on Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Hold UP Art Gallery in downtown L.A. (located in one of my favorite areas, Little Tokyo), I’ll be exhibiting a considerable amount of brand-new work…about 2 – 3 times more pieces than my last show at The 4th Wall Gallery in Dallas this past January – March. Simply put, it’s going to be a pretty exciting show, for a lot of reasons:

For one, this is the first L.A. show I’ve booked since being back in town (there are others being discussed, as well), and I’m really looking forward to having all my hometown friends and collectors come on out and celebrate (and out of town guests, as well). And Hold UP Art is a fantastic space — opened at the beginning of 2010, Hold UP Art Gallery is quickly establishing itself as a “destination gallery” in the genres of Urban, Pop, and Contemporary art. In the short span of time that they’ve been open, they’ve already completed a major expansion of their space (it’s beautiful!), and have put on some incredible shows. Case in point: they recently finished a major show of new works by acclaimed Urban artist Justin Bua that was opened to a packed house. Owners Brian Lee and Ben Kaufman have put all their passion into this new gallery…and speaking as an artist, it really shows. Big props to Brian and Ben! (gallery info and address below)

Second, while this will be a full-throttled THH70 show, the gallery and I will be curating the exhibit to include the work of several additional artists who are very near and dear to my heart, and whose work will add a whole other level of intensity to the show. Consider them “very special guests”, as well as an integral piece to what we’re going to make this show into. I’m not listing any names just yet…but, you’ll find out once the show gets a little closer. :-)

And last — not content in waiting until March to display my work, the gallery has already taken possession of EIGHT paintings of mine to make available & exhibit NOW, a full five months before the show opens. For all of you in Los Angeles, or if you’ll be in town visiting, make sure to stop on by!

Below are the pieces currently at the gallery. For info on pricing and availability, please contact Brian Lee at Hold UP Art Gallery by CLICKING HERE or calling him at 213.221.4585. If you’d like to drop on by:
Hold UP Art Gallery
358 E. 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(visit them on Facebook by CLICKING HERE)

“a ballet of friction” – 2010
20 x 24″
mixed media on canvas

“cheap bastards” – 2010
16 x 20″
mixed media on canvas

“hardest drug” – 2010
11 x 14″
mixed media on paper

“in a saint, a sinner” (omega version) – 2010
11 x 15″
mixed media on paper

“lion’s den interior decorator” – 2010
11 x 15″
mixed media on paper

“kuntshalle in revolt” – 2010
11 x 14″
mixed media on paper

“untitled” – 2010
11 x 14″
mixed media on paper

“fashion weak” – 2010
14 x 11″
mixed media on paper

More news about the show coming as the date swiftly approaches…looking forward to seeing you there! :-)

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About thh70

THH70 was born in human form in 1970 in Los Angeles, California, but the "persona" of his nom de plume was conceived in late 1994 as a stage name for his burgeoning music career. Consequently, he is now an accomplished worldwide-selling visual artist, with his works in private and corporate collections on every continent. Since beginning to actively market and sell his artwork in November 2000, he has sold well over 1000 original mixed media pieces worldwide (with that number continuing to grow), and is considered a “P.T. Barnum-esque” showman of marketing and self-promotion, with his website garnering roughly 25,000 hits per month with virtually no third-party advertising. THH70 is known worldwide for his unique artistic approach that he has branded "lo-fi urban abstract graffiti" where, painting on a wide variety of surfaces, he combines crude painterly techniques utilizing materials and media that include everything from acrylics to spray paint to household products like Windex and X-14 mildew remover with his own style of raw stream of consciousness wordplay and text. In the "brick and mortar" gallery world, THH70 and his own blend of visual mania have shown in solo and group shows across the United States at such important art galleries as BLK/MRKT Gallery (now Kinsey/DesForges) in Los Angeles, known to many as the apex of optimum alternative art on the West Coast, and the fashionable Diesel Gallery in New York City. Along the way, his work has been seen in galleries and art houses across the country, beginning with an auspicious 45-piece solo show at the now-defunct Organic Gallery in Silverlake, California. More recently, he was personally invited to be an artist in BLK/MRKT Gallery’s first “Artist’s Annual” in 2006 along with 24 other artists across the globe (including the likes of Jeff Soto, Tiffany Bozic, Dave Kinsey, Evan Hecox, David Choe, Tes One, and WK Interact) that are considered the cream of the Alternative Art crop. The show was meticulously documented, and a hardcover leather-bound full-color catalogue, entitled “BLK/MRKT: ONE”, was published and released across the world by famed European art publisher Die Gestalten Verlag. Additionally, the work of THH70 has been seen in the Alternative Art magazine JUXTAPOZ on several occasions. In early-2002, THH70, sensing an absence in the online marketplace for a central hub for like-minded artists to collectively exhibit their work, as well as to be a jump-off point to inform current and potential collectors of their website, gallery, auction, and sales information, he created AOA – Alternative Online Artists, an online nationwide juried collective of almost 30 artists. Since founded, AOA has selected and maintained a group of the nation’s most diverse, successful and consistent alternative artists (with these artists encompassing the many styles of Pop, Outsider, Graffiti, Fluxus, Dada, Contemporary, Modern, Lowbrow, Urban, Abstract, Graphic Design, and Folk, as well as entering into the now-lucrative arena of limited edition vinyl art toys). These AOA artists (which has included such luminaries as DAVMO, Gus Fink, SFAUSTINA, Nix Toxic and of course, THH70) continue to make ever-crashing waves in the art world. In late 2005, THH70 was interviewed at length on film for the documentary “America’s Chemical Angels”, a film by documentarian Oxana Chumak about the overmedication of children with ADD/ADHD. In addition to the interview footage, THH70’s seminal 2002 painting “RITALIN®” is featured prominently in the film, as well as in it’s promotional advertising. Additionally, THH70 is an accomplished musician/recording artist. He was tour keyboardist for Billboard Top 10 New Age recording artist Nicholas Gunn, and was subsequently signed to a multi-album recording contract by a national record label. In 2003, he wrote and performed on Mr. Gunn’s commercially and critically acclaimed album “Journey To Yellowstone”, with his penned "Nature's Cry" garnering the most radio play of any song on that album. In June 2007, THH70 digitally released an album across the Internet under the moniker ELEMENTAL with his periodic music partner David Damato. The latest THH70 solo album, entitled "demologiQue: explorations in texture" was released in January of 2008. THH70 also has added “voice actor” to his extensive creative resumé: in 2007 he was hired by top animation and video game sound design company Okratron 5000 to voice multiple characters for the Japanese anime series “Glass Fleet – The Legend of the Wind of the Universe (Garasu no Kantai)”. 2008 was an auspicious year for THH70, with multiple shows across the United States, hanging his work alongside artists such as Buff Monster, Greg Lamarche, Josh Keyes, Greg Gossel, Amy Sol, and many other alternative art "heavy hitters". September 2008 saw the release of THH70's first-ever self-published art catalogue - a 94 page full-color book chronicling a selection of works spanning the last several years. He was also a contributing editor to Mad Skills Magazine, an online arts & culture magazine in Europe. 2009 has already begun on a high note for the artist with his participation in a massive Obama-themed art exhibit in the Dominican Republic. The show, which included artists such as Shepard Fairey, Ron English, Ray Noland and others, displayed THH70 as the only artist to be specially commissioned for his work in the entire show of over 80 pieces. In the Fall, he will be including his work in a museum retrospective in the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia. THH70 resides in Dallas, Texas. www.thh70online.com www.myspace.com/thh70 www.aoacollective.com
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