On Saturday October 4th 2008 Subliminal Projects presented the first installment of their new Studio Number One curatorial program, Park Life. The series of exhibitions focuses on the creative crossroads of art, design, pop culture, and technology. With works from an expansive network of artists, Park Life attempts to showcase the sense of community that art has the power to create. The community theme of Park Life is very much a representation of the biography of Studio Number One, Subliminal Projects Gallery, and Obey Giant Art. With the recent gallery move from above the Wiltern Theatre in Koreatown to the thriving art community in Echo Park in early 2008, the underground “art trifecta” knows what it’s like to be the “new kids on the
block” and respects the continuous process of adapting to the new environment they now call home. Throughout this process of discovery, the gallery has made it a priority to uncover new interests with old friends and to build a solid relationship with local vendors, neighbors and residents. In an effort to jumpstart this dialogue of the future, Park Life poses the question, “What defines a community?” The works in this show celebrate the diverse creative collective of friends, relatives, and fellow creators Subliminal Projects has met along their journey. Subliminal Projects invited these “family members” to submit one to three pieces of artwork no larger than 3’ x 3’ feet, revealing the gallery’s open mind and open arms to those attempting to beautify the chaos of the world while simultaneously stimulating thoughts and ideas.
The exhibition includes works by Willem Augustus, Stephen Bliss, Louise Bonnet, Nicholas Bowers, Lorin Brown, Jaspr Byrnes, Josh Cochran, Lane Coder, Jordan Crane, Poppy DeVilleneuve, Amy Jo Diaz, Keetra Dixon, Abbey Drucker, Elliot Earls, Tristan Eaton, Shepard Fairey, Amanda Fairey, Andrew Foster, Gary Garay, Zachary Gibson, Mathew Goldman, Kristian Henson, Dustin Hostetler, Victor Hu, Cody Hudson, Z James, Theo Jemison, Mel Kadel, Jeremy Kaplan, Mekenzie Kay, Chris Kasch, Michael M. Koehler, Curtis Kulig, Philip Lumbang, Blake E. Marquis, Travis Millard, Dan Monick, Jesselisa Moretti, Garrett Morin, Matthew Muller, Mylinh Nyugen, Kyle Oldoerp, Mike Pare, Louisa St. Pierre, Alia Penner, Cleon Peterson, Kill Pixie, Andrew Rae, Luke Ramsey, Jared Purrington, Razauno, Casey Ryder, Diana Scheunemann, Skullphone, Sophinie Som, Joel Speasmaker, Sumi Ink Club, Marissa Textor, Justin Vanhoy, Claire Weiss, Jeremy Weiss, David Whitcraft, Megan Whitmarsh, Ernesto Yerena, Sean Yoon, and Florencio Zavala.
For updates on exhibiting artists, as well as artist biographies, please visit www.subliminalprojects.com