“Scratching The Surface” The Phantom Street Artist performance lecture

“Scratching The Surface” The Phantom Street Artist performance lecture

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The Phantom Street Artist performance lecture titled “Scratching the $urface” taking place at the ESMOA Museum is scheduled for Sept 10th 2014 at 3pm.

The ART SAVES LIVES Collective and the Phantom Street Artist of PYR8FREETV has invited you to join our collective mobilized efforts in directing cultural critique through the forms of satirical irony and parody against the hegemonic power structures of the EXPLOITATIVE Art world..

Our guerilla street theater company would like to invite you to share in the latest Phantom Street Artist Directorial and its premiere project which calls into Question our Kulture in Question.
The Phantom Street Artist invites you to a biting commentary and narrative which level charges against the Dark History of our Kulture and its Time. A culture of travesty which details all forms of Post Kolonial transgression along with its barbaric acts through a satirical lectured performance gone awry lecture at the ESMOA Museum addressing its motif theme of CA$HING IN ON THE STREETS..

The Phantom Street Artist is one of the original MOCA Art in the Streets Protestors who combines tongue-in-cheek performance butt with humor through sampled hip hop segue-ways with electro clash site specific theater and installation, along with spoken word and FAIREY nice apologies referencing various tropes of the great tradition of critical satire followed by cynicism. The Phantom is one who questions our culture in question, casting himself in self-realized scripts through many different personas such as Jack’d in Yo Box, Abraham Lincoln been Drinking as well as the Gorilla Street Artist. The Phantom Street Artist is this generation’s American Anti Hero who acts through vignettes skits, prank calls, with smoked out signs from a local pizza joint cooking Master-pizza with the effect of looking at a my way cultural street art swindled indigenous historization. The Gorilla Street Artist meets mash up sounds of the Phantom’s Dubbed Parody of Midnight Star meets Lowend Theory mixed by Sound Designer Producer Fritz von Fingerhoff in seeking enlightened late night conversation with your local vato museum guard who cooks up a new kultural dish called BYE BYE Amerikan Kulture Bye.

So..
If  you  don’t  want  a  ticket you  better zip it..
If you want a show you better pay your dues
Ain’t much better if you play it with your jewels…
Coz it’s so easy it’s so right
Coz it’s so easy it’s so right
To Teabag it all night
If you want a show you better pay your dues
Ain’t much better if you play it with your jewels…
Coz it’s so easy it’s so right
Coz it’s so easy it’s so right
To Ass-kiss it all night…
If you want a show you better pay your dues
Ain’t much better if you play it with your jewels…
Coz it’s so easy it’s so right
Coz it’s so easy it’s so right
To Brown-nose it all night…
  As the international recognized Artist and Album Cover Artist for Rage Against The Machine aka the Phantom Street Artist who culturally contest a lampooned  institutional critique by the Phantom Street Artist as this generations social satirist, critical commentator and epater..

The Phantom Street Artist is one of the exhibiting Artist in the most recent acclaimed group exhibit titled “Scratch” which has been given international media attention and coverage in diverse forms of social medial, media outlets and publications such as the KCRW, LA TIMES.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-ca-scratch-graffiti-esmoa-20140615-story.html

Several other media outlets have followed with its reviews including KCRW’s ESMoA Art Review by its Art Critic Edward Goldman.
http://www.kcrw.com/etc/programs/at/at140527erotic_art_vs_pornog

The Phantom Street Artist would like to extend a personal invite to you all in attending ESMoA Museum Exhibit and its lectured performance..

ESMoA is run by artlab21 Foundation.
ESMoA is a new art laboratory in El Segundo that has purposely been built with leaks. Every experiment welcomes to spread the spark of creativity.

Scratching The Surface by The Phantom Street Artist

ESMoA
208 Main Street,
El Segundo, California
90245
Phone: 424 277 1020

www.ESMoA.org

Phantom Street Artist and ART SAVES LIVES Collective Productions
(909) 276 -4799

Silvio Sangiorgi – Close Up

Silvio Sangiorgi – Close Up

Silvio SangiorgiPoet and Painter Silvio Sangiorgi was born in Sezze, Latina, Italy, on July 28, 1977. At age fourteen his interest in poetry was already evident, and at sixteen years of age he began writing his first book of poetry that was published in 2001 under the title The Fall of illusions, drawings and poems, Editrice Il Gabbiano. Since then, Sangiorgi, began an extraordinary artistic path, with many other publications including “The framing of the face,” “On Undeclared”, “Ethnic Nature” and “Cosmic Theory” and receiving more awards and critical reviews at the national level.

The Art Silvio Sangiorgi:

The Art Silvio Sangiorgi digs deep into the labyrinth of the human psyche, his unique journey is a continuous search that is fought between dream and reality, a vision of genuine problems of inner reality that the painter succeeds with a very personal approach on his technique. Sangiorgi in essence is making a mental journey, an introspective examination through depiction of human faces that are nothing but a mirror of his soul. His work show us the continuous flow of our existence. Painting and poetry are intertwined and refer to each other in a continuous exchange of echoes. The Art of Sangiorgi must be lived and assimilated over time, his paintings remain “one of the few examples of traditional figures”. Sangiorgi is an artist who lives in his paintings and poems.

“What Sangiorgi is a big ball or a” snail shell “which unfolds in the value of liberating the word in poetry or painting, laying bare the most tremendous and profound mechanisms of human pain or vices or virtues of humanity, the pace of the narrative painting, with its incessant beat, and finally brings us closer to the edge of the abyss at the heart of darkness that is all his soul and his Sangiorgi “I “interior”. The intellectual Setini look in the dream world and reality of everyday life the essence of his art.Painting and poetry recreates the vortex of his soul, a psychological spiral that has become over the years, almost an obsession in search of a spasmodic divine light and hope.  Gilberto Madioni -Art Critic

NUMBER OF WORKS UNDER CONSIGNMENT:  10

FRAME SIZES: H:36″ x W:22″ inches

SPACE REQUIREMENTS: 25 linear feet (7.6 linear meters)

TOUR DATES: open

SUPPORT MATERIALS: Current presentation is under consignment to La Mancha Gallery in Los Angeles To inquire about any of the artworks or commission Silvio Sangiorgi for hire, please include your contact information or send us a note on the Contact Us page and a La Mancha Gallery representative will get back to you shortly. Curators and many of the artists are available for programming possibilities. 

REVIEWS AND NEWS

The Annual January 1° party of the Mother of God,
Article written at the A.I.C.I.S Magazine, Italy. 
Nuova Informazione, Latina Oggi, Il Territorio, La Provincia, Corriere di Siena, La Nazione, Arte a Livorno,
Article written by The Magazine d’Arte Orizzonti.
“ACCADEMIA” dell’Accademia Internazionale d’Arte Moderna. ,
The Periodical I fatti del mese, the monthly Arte, and the news-bulletin 

If you are interested in purchasing any of the artworks from Silvio Sangiorgi collection visit our online store for more information

Artwork on Consignment

Artist Profile: Kevin T. Williams

Artist Profile: Kevin T. Williams

“WINDOWS TO YOUR SOUL”: THE ART OF KEVIN T. WILLIAMS

In his new series of paintings titled “Windows to Your Soul” , Kevin T. Williams mission is to bring joy, soul, color and empathy to the human condition that appears more gray, harsh and dangerously bleak than he remembered before. In his piece titled “GOD speaks to Marvin” the artist pays tribute to one of his musical heroes, a way of prayer in a canvas. It is also a prayer or a moment of clarity from the subject in the painting, Marvin Gaye. A specific point in time when a man is touched by a higher power, a source other than himself. When his spirit is open to the possibility of a higher presence.

Born in 1957 at the crest of the new “Rock & Roll” wave Kevin t. Williams entered a world on the brink of change. In Levenworth Kansas, a Catholic home for “wayward” Mothers was where he was delivered by a Priest & staff to his then 17 year old mother. In a pre-civil rights America, he was raised by his mother & grandparents in Topeka Kansas until his mother decided there was a better future for her and her 2 year old son in Los Angeles, California. Los Angeles provided a tough but richly diverse setting that would influence Williams’ craving for creativity and expression. And then came the civil rights movement.

This started his musical journey that currently spans 5 decades of American & World music. Singing and then later playing guitar with groups from the age of 13. The list includes The Bonedaddys, English Beat, Ben Harper, The Untouchables and many others — performing in over 35 countries.

The dream to paint was always in the back of Williams’ mind. Constantly drawing as a child, he dreamed that one day life would afford him the time & opportunity to start painting, even though he never had a formally trained background in art. In August, 2009 at age 51, Williams was growing a new family and tiring of the constant touring a rock and roll lifestyle required. He found the time and the courage to explore putting the visions of humanity, emotion, freedom and explosions of color in his head on to canvas.

Kevin’s clientele include Mosaic Entertainment, Sony Executive Studios, Dreamworks, Green Valley Dispensary and many more…

“I’m in love with the human form and faces. No two are really alike. If eyes are the windows to the soul I want the eyes in my paintings to be the windows to your soul as well.” -Kevin T. Williams

THE ARTWORK OF KEVIN T. WILLIAMS WILL BE ON DISPLAY AT THE CENTRAL AVENUE JAZZ FESTIVAL INSIDE THE ARTS PAVILION: Located on Central Avenue, between 42nd and 43rd streets, in front of the newly renovated historic Dunbar Hotel. SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JULY 25th AND 26th, 2015 FROM 11-7PM

NUMBER OF WORKS UNDER CONSIGNMENT: 8

FRAME SIZES: Various

Current presentation is under consignment to La Mancha Gallery in Los Angeles To inquire about any of the artworks or commission Kevin T. Williams for hire, please include your contact information or send us a note on the Contact Us page and a La Mancha Gallery representative will get back to you shortly. Curators and many of the artists are available for programming possibilities. 

 Check out our Online Store if you are interested in purchasing Kevin’s Artwork


KEVIN T. WILLIAMS REVIEWS AND NEWS:

“He’s got a bluesy, folky, soulful thing.” – L. Corskey, co-founder of Cannibal Flower

Articles provided upon request

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The 19th Central Avenue Jazz Festival Press Release

The 19th Central Avenue Jazz Festival Press Release

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Press Release

19th Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival 2014
La Mancha Gallery partners with the 19th Central Avenue Jazz Festival

Los Angeles, June 9, 2014:  La Mancha Gallery is proud to be a sponsor and contributor for this annual celebration of jazz music, arts and culture.

The Central Avenue Jazz Festival is an event that takes place on the last week of July at the South Central section of Los Angeles between 42nd and 43rd Streets in front of the historic and newly renovated Dunbar Hotel.  This celebration of community arts and music is an event that celebrates the rich cultural history of Los Angeles Central Avenue vibrant jazz scene since the 1930’s.

Thousands of Angelinos gathered on July 26-27 in the Vernon-Central neighborhood of South Los Angeles to enjoy a free celebration of community, vibrant music and contemporary art. At the invitation of 9th District Los Angeles City Councilman Curren D. Price, Jr., La Mancha Gallery contributios for this event included a 30’x60′ foot tent that will house cutting-edge art from top artists in Los Angeles as well as live muralists and graffiti artists. Curated by Omar Holguin the selected artwork ranging from all sizes and mediums will include talented artists like Enoch Mack, Carlos Chavez, Mohammed Mubarak, Philippe Previl, Mia Watson, Kevin T. Williams, Neneki “Nick” McGee, Luis Genaro Garcia and many, many more. The art installation by Stephen M. Gates will be set against the backdrop aesthetic of black tubes, colorful hats and lampshades with white trees accents. Directly across from the historic Dunbar Hotel, the beautifully-restored mecca for jazz legends of the l930’s and l940’s, Virtually all of the artists represented had personal and emotional connections to the neighborhood and the African-American jazz culture which had flourished there in decades past. Many artists participating  have achieved widespread recognition, even worldwide acclaim.

About La Mancha Gallery

Since its inception in 2006,  La Mancha has been an avenue and voice for intellectual and social activism in Los Angeles. Its unique mission is to develop and expand art consciousness beyond the traditional “gallery” paradigm into a more widespread, public and unifying encounter. La Mancha seeks to tell a story through its exhibitions in reflecting and re-energizing the community. Its major goal serves to entertain, educate and illuminate. La Mancha provides traveling exhibitions for profit and non-profit organizations and serves as  well as a great resource for fine art services and artwork .

If you would like more information  please contact Omar Holguin at (213) 537-7561 or email at press@lamanchaarts.com.

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Installation Magazine Article-Issue 27

Installation Magazine Article-Issue 27

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Hispanic Heritage Month at The Vex Fine Arts

An event produced and curated by La Mancha Gallery’s Omar Holguin and Installation by Stephen Gates

(Original Article located at Installation Magazine Page

September 27,2013

The Vex Fine Arts presents an exhibition featuring a selection of recent works by established artists including: Pola Lopez, Linda Vallejo, Neca Dantas, Victor Herminio Lopez, Olivia Barrionuevo, Raul Paulino Baltazar, Leo Limon, Isabel Martinez, Fernando Lozano, Ester Petschar, Felipe Ramos, Xavier Yarto, Nestor Rodriguez, Rafael Escamilla, Ester Petchar, David Botello, and many more. Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, The Vex Fine Arts introduces the histories, cultures and contributions of American artists whose ancestors came from Mexico, South America, the Caribbean and Central America

The Vex Arts Center’s mission is to provide high-quality arts programming that enhances the cultural lives of Los Angeles’ diverse communities and serves as a catalyst for civic participation and sustainable community development through the arts.

Olivia Barrionuevo

I worked in San Cristobal de Las Casas, Mexico as a photojournalist covering the Mexican elections next to President to be Ernesto Zedillo, after the slain candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio to whom I was the main photographer. In Chiapas, I encountered for the first time with the Chamulas, Zapotecs and was fascinated by their Mayan traditions and how they have survived for many centuries. As an artist I wanted to capture their body, soul, pride and spirit without being literal to what I was seeing. Through this research, The Ancient Mexicans project was born, this project explores the cultural value of identity, mythology and traditions of Mexico. My works honors tradition and community, connecting the day to day living and seeing to the experience of other persons who have lived in our societies in the past. My feeling is best stated by one of my favorite photographers, Manuel Alvarez Bravo who says that, “Photography is the conscience of myself and the most profound, human and personal self.” This pulls me into a deeper feeling of alliance with my fellow human beings, I see and through seeing, feel their needs and longings. By seeing social changes around me, I continue my own evolution.

Olivia Barrionuevo, Mujer Jaguar (Jaguar Woman), Photography, 2010

Olivia Barrionuevo, Mujer Jaguar (Jaguar Woman), Photography, 2010

Olivia Barrionuevo, Lagarto Guardiante (Guardian Lizard), Photography, 2010

Olivia Barrionuevo, Lagarto Guardiante (Guardian Lizard), Photography, 2010

 

Ester Petchar

Pointillism work is somewhat traditional with a little mysticism but follows no rules. I have my own style of painting pointillism, I manipulate color, shape, shading and space, I’m always learning new techniques to add to my work.

Ester Petchar, Magu & Angel, Pointillism, 14” x 14”, 2012

Ester Petchar, Magu & Angel, Pointillism, 14” x 14”, 2012

Ester Petchar, Young Frida, Pointillism, 14” x 14”, 2008

Ester Petchar, Young Frida, Pointillism, 14” x 14”, 2008

Neca Dantas

I am Brazilian photographer living in Los Angeles for the past 13 years. My work focuses on capturing moments that evoke the social and economic aspects of the world. When I am not involved in a project or traveling around the world I like to experiment different cameras, formats and styles. Celebrating my Hispanic heritage, Walls of Cuba is a series of abstract photos taken during my trip to Cuba. I tried to capture the complexity of Cuban society- happiness and angst … lively, colorful people whose creativity and imagination are necessities to everyday life. Included are photos taken in Trinidad– a beautiful artsy cobblestone small town.

Neca Dantas, The Walls of Cuba 4, Photography, 2013

Neca Dantas, The Walls of Cuba 4, Photography, 2013

Neca Dantas, The Walls of Cuba 3, Photography, 2013

Neca Dantas, The Walls of Cuba 3, Photography, 2013

Pola Lopez

My work features Contemporary fine art flavor fusion of Mestizo (mixed indigenous/European background), Latina (Latin feminist), Chicana/Chicano (social and political art) and Hispanic art genres. I create Colorist oil paintings with the spirit of magic realism, crows, corn, Mayan symbols and local images of my native New Mexico.

Pola Lopez, Spiritual Warrior, Acrylic on canvas, 30” x 48”, 2011

Pola Lopez, Spiritual Warrior, Acrylic on canvas, 30” x 48”, 2011

Pola Lopez, The Emergence of The Quinto Sol, Acrylic on canvas, 40” x 60”, 1998

Pola Lopez, The Emergence of The Quinto Sol, Acrylic on canvas, 40” x 60”, 1998

Rafael Escamilla

Due to the Salvadoran Civil War, Escamilla sought refuge first in Guatemala and then in Oaxaca, southern Mexico. Escamilla appreciated intuitively and quickly internalized new landscapes, colors and indigenous artistic traditions in each place he sojourned. By the mid-1980s, he took up residence in Los Angeles. Although Rafael Escamilla is fluent in current trends in the painterly and other arts as evidenced in his wide range of work, visual memory remains an important element of his artwork.

Rafael Escamilla, Mountain Festival, Acrylic on canvas, 36” x 60”, 1997

Rafael Escamilla, Mountain Festival, Acrylic on canvas, 36” x 60”, 1997

Rafael Escamilla, City, Acrylic on canvas, 48” x 84”, 1998

Rafael Escamilla, City, Acrylic on canvas, 48” x 84”, 1998

The Vex Fine Arts will host a two day event, in a curated group exhibition by award winning curators Omar Holguin and Steve Gates. A special live stage performance by Victor Herminio Lopez, poetry by Iris De Anda, The Funny Bones Dance Studio, An end of Summer Fashion Show with Lancelot Dawkins, Raphael Patricio and Fashion Designer Krizta Huang, guest DJ Edward Transylvania and a surprise musical guest appearance. The event will take place on September 27th and 28th both starting at 7:00 pm at The Vex Arts.

Featured image: Ester Petchar, Young Frida, Pointillism, 14” x 14”, 2008

All images courtesy of The Vex Fine Arts

Collect Ester Petchar Hispanic Heritage Month Issue 27 Neca Dantas Olivia Barrionuevo Pola Lopez Rafael Escamilla The Vex Fine Arts