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“Pre-Existing Condition” Art Show, Los Angeles

 

My piece for the “Pre-Existing Condition” art show this Friday March 20th in Los Angeles..

AloneOne - "Type1"
 “Type 1″
acrylic on cradled masonite
12″ x 16”
2009 

The character was inspired by my good friend Rich Morrison (Rest in Peace) who passed away from Type 1  Diabetes before reaching 30 years old. The finger detail is inspired by Zoey Steven’s piece for the show

The group art exhibition will be hosted by Type One Clothing and the Light Gallery from 6 to 11 p.m, March 20th 2009. This show is an artists perspective of the disease known as Type One Diabetes. All of the artists are effected by Diabetes in one way or another. The connection to diabetes may be family, a friend or the artist themselves. The point of the show is to raise awareness about the disease and raise money for research to hopefully one day destroy Type One Diabetes. Proceeds from sales will be donated to the JDRF. Host bar by JLP The Presidents Tequila.

The Light Gallery is located at: 440 e. 17th st. Costa Mesa, CA 92627

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:
Demar Douglas
Sean Brannan
Ryan Boyle
Big Toe
Vincent Burkhead
Thomas J. Novy
Christina Christos
David Stoupakis
Anna Impullitti
Anthony Ausgang
Andreina Davila
ALONE ONE
C. De La Luz Medrano
Mark George
Marcos Miguel Sanchez
the Molten Brothers
Ahnna Jade
Marcus Parrish
KRK Ryden
Frank Ippolito
Paul Torres
Tara Parrish
Rony Alwin
Julie B
Heather Ritts
Dereck Cruz
Gregory P. Rodriguez
Shepard Fairey
Robert Holton
Joshua Ellingson
Zoey Stevens

If you are in the Los Angeles area please come through and show your support.



2008 Wrap-Up (Photos From the Past Year)

2008 was a crazy year for me. The “divorce” was finally over and no more mortgage. I was set free in a lot of ways. Here’s some pics from the last year that never made the blog..

the Whip in NevadaI drove (..yeah crazy already) about 15,000 miles in a year.

112

..even in a minivan, I can’t drive 55. Topped out at 117, shaking ALOT.

Caution Rattle Snakes
Spent alot of time in Los Angeles. Things are just different there.

MomsLA doesn’t have so many Dunkin’ Donuts.

Galo LA
Size LAGalo and Size. Don’t know who did the cholo characters, but they are so LA and really dope.

FTW Billboard

FTW. These dudes were up in Echo Park. 

sLAyDope SLAY sticker. This dude was up, creepin tags in weird not-so-quick-to-buff spots.

"Adze" “ADZE ” also had his ups.

Elllis G LAEllis G came through for a West Coast visit.

Bay Bridge The Bay Area became my new second home.

Hew photographing RamonaHew Burney came through with the pics when in Vegas..

Pink Gucci in Vegas
Alone1 - "Stitches" shirt in Vegas 

Tacos Mexico
Taco TuesdayTaco Tuesday dictated the schedule in ’08.

2nd St tunnelSecond St Tunnel.

caype_odOD crew wasn’t being pushed anymore, partly due to a “bad apple” bumming out everyone. Something had to give, and it was either retire the crew or clean it up and move on. Bad apple removed.. new apples added.
Welcome to the family Caype OD.

Lost 2008Lost OD UW” made a comeback.     

Alone in LAI did a bit of painting myself (but let’s not get into that). 

Caype buffedThe fuckin Nazis brought down Caype.         

Vault ODeeVault got put down in OD. Welcome bro.
 

Aloneblog BannerGetting bored, and with the recomendation/encouragement from some friends, I started this blog.

LA Gas Prices
Gas GaugeGas prices got out of control (I had to spend $5.15 a gallon once in Hollywood), leading me to drive less and steal more (gas). Which made LA suck even more.

LA Sunset
LA women..so even with all the beautiful weather and women, LA just wasn’t for me.
I was out

Grasses
Celtics Girls

Watertower and Fire Escape
MTA Redwing
Dumpling House
Lower East Side X-mas
Eldridge St graffiti

NY from BKEast Coast <3 .

Obamaand oh yeah, huge political news.. Obama pulled it off.

New Years Eve 2008Happy New Years!



Ellis G

Ellis G chaulkingMy man Ellis G in Brooklyn last night.

Ellis G - LA 2008Los Angeles, spring 2008

Ellis G - LA 2008Silver Lake, 2008

Check out his work along with  art  legends  Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and others at the Anonymous Gallery’s show, “The Piece Process”..

The Piece Process

Opening reception: TONIGHT, December 17, 2008. 7-10pm
Show runs: December 17, 2008 – January 24, 2009 

Anonymous Gallery
329 Broome St (Lower Level)
New York, NY 10002



“Remember The Times (Vegan House/L.A. 2008)”

Alone1 - Remember the Times
“Remember The Times (Vegan House/ L.A.)”
pen on Vegan House menu



I’ve Had Enough, I’m Out.

I’ve had enough of L.A.. Time to be out.

Shit is mad fake. The L.A. river is a fake river. Silver Lake is a fake lake. The plastic surgery. The girls. So many of the people. The wack LA hipsters and the corny Hollywack scene. I’d rather just read The Arab Parrot, and look at his pic of all the clowns I missed from the night before. And even he did the right thing and flew the coop a few weeks back. Good move.

Sick of the L.A. art scene. Sick of Shepard Fairey and his Fuct-up plagiaristic art. Sick of Mr. Brainwash and his mockery of the art world (first art show grossing over 1/2 million$!).  If that’s what it takes to make it, I’m all set.

Sick of cars and driving. The city is designed wrong and public transportation here is so useless, that you really have to drive. Driving everywhere. Tickets. Tickets, and more tickets. Car towings. Random car repair bills. Traffic here can make a 15 minute drive turn into 2 hours. Cars are wack. And the gas prices (insane skyrocketing from $3 to $5.15 in  the spring)! Fuckin gas. Aren’t people dying over this shit?!

Sick of the segregation. It’s ridiculous. All of the black people are in South Central, Compton or Watts unless they are even less fortunate than that and are on Skid Row. Mexicans live in central (excluding Skid Row) and East LA. Asians live in their retrospective neighborhoods (Chinatown, Koreatown, Little Tokyo). The white people live on the West Side (Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Los Feliz, Silver Lake), on the top of all the hills, and anywhere near the ocean. There’s not much interaction between races here. No getting on the subway and seeing 12 ethnicities and hearing 6 languages being spoken on the same train. Most of the conversations between races here are actually people yelling at each other while driving. Maybe I’m weird, but I like diversity.

The economy in LA is severely unbalanced. There’s alot of money here, but it doesn’t seem to get around very well. No wonder there’s been some frustration here before (and before that). It seems that you are not making $30+ an hour, you are basically a “Mexican” (meaning everyone else)  getting minimum wage. That is, IF you can get work. 

Sick of jobs falling through, people wanting art but then “We really want your art, but we don’t quite have the budget. But if you wanna do it for free, it would surely help your portfolio”. ..Um yeah.. charity usually involves helping someone that needs it, not helping your store look better so you can sell more cupcakes. I have to eat. So if I work for you, then “Fuck you. Pay me.” If I just wanted to paint a wall.. I can find walls to paint.

Sick of the best time to get something done out here always being “tomorrow”. Let’s just get shit done!

Sick of the weather. “But it’s ‘perfect'”. Bullshit. It’s the same everyday, and it is borrrring. I can get into a cloudy day, fall foliage, painting in the snow, spring rain and rebirth. Bad weather makes me appreciate the “nicer days”. Sick of the sun. The sun is over-rated, and causes skin cancer, heat stroke, squinting, and exhaustion. Sunsets are ok.. because it’s leaving. Like me.

(*All this ranting aside, thanks and big ups to my all my friends still in Los Angeles. Now I just gotta get y’all out!)



Just Some Random LA pics..

Some random pics from this year in Los Angeles..

Los Angeles Skyline from Runyun Canyon (with of course some smog)

California Dream and Mexican Coca-Cola

Watt’s Towers

L.A.!

Serious Dodgers fans

The Fashion District

Fruit Truck

Medical Marijuana/ Silver Haze

Little Tim in Echo Park

Astroburger – great burgers and a pretty good vegetarian selection on the menu

LA loves the old Cadillacs. Baby blue with hydraulics.

Another old Cali Cadey in flat black.

22’s


Beef and shrimp tacos from..

Burrito King, Echo Park

Palm Trees

109′ at sunset

Walking the “banks” of the L.A. River

Sunset over Hollywood Blvd.



“Wherever You Go – There You Are” (Another Parking Ticket)

“Wherever You Go – There you Are”
pen, marker, and collaged letters on a parking ticket envelope
2008




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