New Americana – TrustoCorp show in LA

TrustoCorp are going to be in LA in a few days for a show at Gallery 1988. New Americana will be TrustoCorp’s second solo show, and unlike the first one, I’m looking forward to this. This looks to be only a 2-day show on Saturday and Sunday, so don’t blink or you might miss it.

In addition to new paintings (which don’t always work indoors), there will be some sculptures and, most exciting of all, more TrustoCorp-styled carnival games. TrustoCorp are known for their fake products and street signs, but after spending some time at their studio over the summer, I’ve come to really enjoy the carnival game side of things and it’s a nice way to bring the work indoors. Also, there is going to be some sort of collaboration with Klipsch speakers and DJ Fred Wreck of Tha Dogg Pound.

Here’s a teaser:

Images courtesy of TrustoCorp

Gallery 1988 Presents “Crazy 4 Cult: The Case of the Redundant Number”

For the fourth year in a row, Los Angeles based Gallery 1988 will host “Crazy 4 Cult,” an exhibition of 100 artists displaying their interpretations of notorious films and their characters.  A favorite show in the film capital of the world, some of the artists include Allison Sommers, Rich Pellegrino, and Glen Brogan putting their own creative aesthetic onto Hollywood movie magic.  Film art is steadily showing to be a popular asset made evident by the sale of Ron English’s Large Marilyn Red Peach at Phillips de Pury’s artful film auction, which sold for double the estimate at over $30,000.

“Crazy 4 Cult” runs from July 9-30.  The opening reception takes place July 9 from 7-10pm featuring hosts Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier, New Jersey’s own cult filmmakers who directed some of my favorite indie comedies including Clerks, Dogma, and Jay and Silent Bob.  Fun Fact: I actually live a few minutes from The Quick Stop. Shout out to Leonardo.

Glen Brogan
Allsion Sommers
Rich Pellegrino

Photos courtesy of Gallery 1988