March is Women's History in the USA honoring the women trailblazers of American History. In writing this article, I choose to first pay homage to all mothers because creating and nurturing lives is so very important.
Tell us about your style of art.
Dersk One: The style of art I am most associated with is Graffiti Art. I do paint and produce art in other styles such as photography, cooking, sculpture, and poetry, but working in a graffiti style has been a passion of mine for over 20 years.
In the American legal system, “all-white” is possible grounds for criminal prosecution. In the art world, however, “all-white” just might be a masterpiece.
It is a pleasure to introduce the Rico Adair Gallery to the NoHo Community.....
What made you decide to open up a gallery in NOHO?
The decision was really an answered prayer. We knew we needed to reach out to the NOHO arts district. Once that decision was made, we were immediately given an opportunity by Experience NoHo Festival producers, Cella Gallery and nohoartsdistrict.com to curate the Locals Only Art Gallery for the festival. We were supposed to have the show outdoors in the courtyard of the NOHO commons but the rain forced us indoors to our current location.
With the state of the U.S. economy hardly booming, how have Los Angeles' art galleries weathered the storm, and how has the credit crunch affected the rest of the country's and the world's art communities as a whole? When consumers see their pay checks having to stretch further than ever before, it's hardly surprising those little extras we might usually splash out on fall by the wayside. Perhaps you now make your coffee for the commute at home instead of popping into Starbucks - every little counts, after all. So if we're all tightening our purse strings on even the smallest of items, those higher-priced pieces like artwork that we'll occasionally buy must really be suffering.
Sebastian Kadlecik is originally from the Bay Area but feels quite at home in the NoHo Arts District. Sebastian has 2 loves...acting and art. Lets meet him....
Lets first talk about you as an artist
SK: I love working in charcoals and have a growing love for spray paint. I am self taught. Recently I illustrated the book cover for Marty, a short story by J.J. Balczo available on Kindle and Nook. I also did the concept art/promotional art for In Juarez, a feature film that is being shopped around. You can see all the artwork for that on the website: juarez.amarufilms.com.
I have an upcoming web comic Penguins vs. Possums. It's about how the battle of Armageddon will be fought between two enemies that have been fighting for power since the dawn of time, and how we humans will all have to choose a side in this incredible battle. It's also about a lot of other things and has appearances from many pop culture icons. It is, of course, a comedy. Penguins vs. Possums originally started with a Penguin that I used to draw in High School. He always had spiked hair and oakley sunglasses and he thought he was the coolest thing ever. Then in college, that somehow turned into a battle between Penguins and Possums, i think mainly because of the alliteration (I know they are opossums, but no one says that), and that morphed into an idea that they would decide the outcome of Armageddon. Only recently did they make their way into web comic form, thanks in large part to my buddy John, with whom I work on this series!Penguins vs. Possums is a spin-off series of EPIC, which was about the adventures of myself and my friend John as we travel through space and time and meet all sorts of beings/creatures/myths along the way. We may or may not save the universe by battling the god Anubis. Epic and Penguins vs. Possums can be found at www.epicwebcomic.com!
4384 Tujunga Avenue
Studio City CA, 91604
11135 Weddington Street, Suite 127
North Hollywood CA, 91601
This collection of guild members’ personal artwork features over 90 original pieces and several gift shop prints and items for sale.
Please stop by anytime during gallery hours and have a look. As always, we truly appreciate your time and patronage.
Gallery 800 is located at the Historic Lankershim Arts Center
5108 Lankershim Blvd.
NoHo Arts District, CA 91601
Thursday through Saturday 2pm-8pm
About the Art Directors Guild:
The Art Directors Guild & Scenic, Title and Graphic Artists (Local 800 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, IATSE) represents nearly 2,000 members who work throughout the United States, Canada and the rest of the world in film, television and theater as Production Designers, Art Directors, and Assistant Art Directors; Scenic, Title and Graphic Artists; Illustrators and Matte Artists; and Set Designers and Model Makers. Established in 1937, ADG’s ongoing activities include a Film Society; an annual Awards Banquet, a creative/technology community (5D: The Future of Immersive Design) and Membership Directory; a bimonthly craft magazine (Perspective); and extensive technology-training programs, creative workshops and craft and art exhibitions. The Guild’s Online Directory/Website Resource is at www.adg.org.
Gallery 800 has a gift shop with prints, mens and women’s tee-shirts, as well as hand-made gift cards. They are perfect for any occasion, but with the holidays around the corner, even more so!
Representing Gallery 800 are Denis Olsen, Curator and ADG Board Member, and Special Projects Coordinator, Nicki La Rosa. Gallery 800’s mission is to promote the works of Local 800’s talented entertainment industry professionals, in an intimate venue, on a personal level. Gallery 800 hours are Thursday through Saturday 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm and Sunday 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm. For more information, please visit the Gallery 800 website at www.gallery800.com.
Suzanne Parker, Lindajo Loftus
Murray Weissman & Associates
Tel: 818.760.8995, Fax: 818.760.4847
Denis Olsen, Curator