Los Angeles based artist Dang Olsen makes bizarre, vibrant paintings from childlike cartoon drawings and gives them a psychedelic treatment. Olsen doesn’t just tinker with your existing paradigm; he provides an aural portal for you to join him in his crusade for deeper dream appreciation. The paintings take on innocent themes as well as more mature ones, standing somewhere in between the traditionally playful LSD-inspired smiley faces and something more substantial, always hinting at an exploration of a larger concept.
Come one, come all to the Los Angeles screening of WALL WRITERS: Graffiti in its Innocence on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 8pm. Tickets to the screening are $15-60. The documentary (there is also a 350+ page companion book of the same name), was conceived and directed by Roger Gastman. Legendary filmmaker John Waters narrates the movie and the book’s forward is written by artist Barry McGee.
WALL WRITERS portrays the birth of graffiti and street art in Philadelphia and New York City during the years of 1967-1973. Featuring unprecedented access to and exclusive interviews with graffiti’s originators CORNBREAD, TAKI 183, LSD, OM and more than two-dozen others.
This year’s Bicycle Day weekend took place with Sam Flores and Mars 1 joining Alex Grey and Allyson Grey on stage for a live painting session. Here are photo updates of the event via Fifty24SF Gallery:
This year’s Bicycle Day with participation and support of Fifty24SF Gallery takes place with renown Upper Playground artists Sam Flores, Mars-1, Alex Grey, Allyson Grey painting live on stage surrounded by music and crowds of supporters there to enjoy the event. Take a look at our photos from last night and if interested, there’s still time to attend the event tonight at The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco.