Superchief Gallery has been very busy in New York and Los Angeles this year! We’ve just wrapped up two murals in Brooklyn and the Lower East Side, and completed our first in Los Angeles; a 100-foot-wide and 25-foot-tall monster by Shark Toof across the street from Superchief Gallery LA. To celebrate the completion of the mural, we’re raising money to preserve it for years to come, and throwing a celebration!
Shark Toof is offering rare and otherwise-unavailable work as incentives for donating to our Kickstarter to preserve the mural. If you’re interested in collecting prints, originals, shirts, or just down to help out, we’ve got some amazing rewards available.Attending the party is free, and you can find the RSVP link on the Kickstarter:
Saturday November 8, 2014
Superchief Gallery LA - 739 Kohler St.
Superchief Gallery LA is proud to present Sheryo & The Yok’s first art show in Los Angeles, California!
The two will take over our 4,000sq foot gallery space with their NASTY GORENG LA showcase, with original pieces painted on salvaged wood as well as resin sculptures they made in Indonesia, on an island called Java- in the midst of an erupting volcano. They will also be painting several murals in Downtown LA during their Superchief Gallery LA Residency.
Sheryo & The Yok hail from Singapore & Australia respectively and the two have collaborated extensively since 2012, producing epic, fantastical murals of their original characters all over the world. Their work can be seen in Mexico, New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Miami, Africa, Belgium, London, Seoul, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Australia, Cambodia, the list goes on.
Sheryo and The Yok’s personal interests of urban and island exploration, street food such as pizza/tacos/hotdogs, weed as a lifestyle/wavelength and skateboarding as a preferred form of travel, intermix nicely in their friendly monsters. The characters they paint are weird and alive- Sheryo paints pizza slices that look like friendly teenage ratfink scumbags happily skipping school with heavy-lidded stoner eyes, with legs like a california raisin and hightop sneakers. The Yok paints wise-faced weed puffing deities, long winding DragonballZ sized chillers that exist Where the Wild Things Are meet the Neverending Story Jim Henson imagination machine.
In the past year alone, Sheryo exhibited in Jeffrey Deitch x Meghan Coleman’s “Women on the Walls” at Miami Art Basel, the duo headlined Pow Wow Taiwan, completing a mural at the Taipei Zoo, they had a two person show in NYC’s Lower East Side as well as being prominently displayed in New York City’s most visited public space, Times Square, where they did live painting from a scissor lift across massive hundred foot billboards for Ink Master Rivals on Spike TV.
This past year Sheryo has been listed as one of the “15 street artists to watch in 2014” by Complex Magazine as well as one of “6 woman street artists you should know” by CBS New York. In 2013 Complex Magazine named Sheryo & The Yok one of “10 street artists to watch in 2013.” In their first year of collaborating Juxtapoz Magazine featured them online and BrooklynStreetArt.com featured the duo in their “Best Images of the Year 2012.”
Their black-lined or red-lined masterpieces have earned the character-based artists Duo Shows in Australia, New York City, and soon Los Angeles. As they continue to produce they are becoming recognized as one of the most significant and creative duos in the street art world.
Sheryo and The Yok’s NASTY GORENG LA will have an Opening Party on Saturday, November 8th from 6pm-10pm
The Exhibition will run from Nov 8th to Nov 23rd.
Superchief Gallery LA is open to the public by appointment only, please email Info@SuperchiefGallery.com for any questions or plans to visit.
Superchief Gallery LA
739 Kohler Street (between 7th and 8th in DTLA)
Los Angeles, California 90021
We have a limited run of Superchief LA shirts by @lilkool available. If you’d like to order one by mail hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org! Thanks for modeling @britni_nicolee !
Attn: LA and Mexico, we’ve moved the anti-capitalist Halloween Maze to an abandoned bus station in Tijuana on Nov 1 … anyone from LA who wants to carpool down hit us up. We’re trying to bring as many people down as possible for Day of the Dead in Mexico!
Speaking of BUST Magazine’s LADIES REPRESENT all-girl group show at Superchief Gallery, here’s the video from the opening!
Bust Magazine, in collaboration with digital art and cultural collective Superchief, has curated an amazing lineup of female artists from all over the U.S. Works range from the intricate wheat pastes of street artist Swoon to E.V. Day’s gravity-defying installations and new diptychs by photographer Jaimie Warren, among others.
Shot/Edited by ☥☥ÅKLØ☥☥
#superchiefgallery is doing a monthly mural series at @overtheeight in Brooklyn all year! If you’re interested in submitting work email email@example.com
Here’s the mural we did with @clawmoney in 2013 for bust magazine’s all-girl group show on the lower East side!
LILKOOL LA SOLO SHOW - DOTTY, WHERE ARE YOU
Show runs from Oct 2nd- Oct 19th
Review by Sammy Winston
After some “planning stage promises” were made by Zipco, Brooklyn-based LilKool was determined to paint a box truck and drive it into the gallery for his opening in Los Angeles on the 2nd of October. It was all he would talk about over his bibimbap and shrimp fried rice the day before the show.
The Superchief guys did a fine job of convincing the gallery’s neighbor, a small corn distribution facility, to donate their vehicle. Spirits were high. The truck was painted. The key was turned in the ignition, and the engine told all present to go fuck themselves. The night before, as it turned out, some ne’re-do-well of the downtown streets had helped himself to the trucks battery. Everyone got to pushing.
This is Los Angeles. Things don’t work out until you work them out.
Hours later, I am rolling blunts in the gallery kitchen and eavesdropping on a conversation between LilKool and a prospective buyer. The first question for the artist was how long it had taken to put the show up. I chuckled to myself. Superchief can put up a show like it was cleaning a crime scene. It seemed as if the paint had just been purchased the day before, and LilKool said as much.
The second question was whether the artist smoked a lot of DMT. And you couldn’t blame the guy for wondering.
LilKool’s work can be best described as incorrigible cartoonery. His characters are amorphous sorts, giving off airs of both toddler innocence and teenage mischief, radiating with all the playful tones of any self-respecting candy store. His portraits, panoramas, and pieces are overwhelming in their exuberance, yet still remain grounded by the simplicity of their intent.
The narrative is elementary enough. Dotty’s gone missing. She’s somewhere in Hong Kong. And LilKool has rendered her experience from sightings, speculation, and hearsay. At the surface, it is more coloring book than diary. But don’t be fooled by the playfulness. There is an underlying sadness to the work. Look beyond the freakout colors and the crazy shapes, the general joviality at work. Look at the faces, and you will see an apprehension that is all too human. And once you see that, the floodgates of grimness have opened.
You begin to notice how cagey the characters are, all seeming to hide in some way, either behind a book or window, or blending into a crowd of the similarly chagrined. A pig dressed as a cop moves back and forth in the backgrounds of the projections (themselves enthralling- a mishmash of subway graff and ‘80s computer animation brought to life against the far wall of the space). The drips of roller paint and the fuzz of overspray on his large in-gallery production subtly convey gloom. An array of sketches conveys a mind frantic with tribulation. You are reminded that behind the facade of dizzying color and frivolity, there is heartbreak. This is the power of LilKool’s work- you are both comforted and confronted.
Cults always put the poison in fruit punch with a lot of sugar.
LilKool’s show will run until October 19th at Superchief LA
For an appointment to view the show, please email Info@SuperchiefGallery.com
LILKOOL LA SOLO SHOW RECAP
DOTTY, WHERE ARE YOU?
Superchief Gallery LA is proud to present LILKOOL ‘s First Solo Show in Los Angeles!
LILKOOL “DOTTY WHERE ARE YOU”
Show Runs from Oct 2nd until Oct 12th
Open To The Public By Appointment
We gave LILKOOL the keys to our 4000sqft Superchief Warehouse in Downtown LA, and he hung new portraits of his vibrant characters, covered our walls in brightly colored vortexes that pull the audience into his cartoon universe, and because the keyring also had the keys to our 16foot boxtruck… he painted the sides and parked that giant thing right in the middle of the gallery, which contains a secret pop up shop with original and one of a kind fashion items for sale.
His motivation for the show is as follows:
“Dotty went to Hong Kong for a fashion show last May and she’s been missing ever since. I haven’t heard much from her.
Only her friends have told me stories of her whereabouts and included descriptions of where she’s been.”
Paintings include a view on what Dotty has experiencing through her travels working with a restricted color palate
all wood panels painted and built by LILKOOL
LILKOOL lives in Brooklyn, and is proud to be part cowboy, part gentleman! He is considered an internet
artist that makes art in real life.
His artwork has been shown in Group Shows in NYC & Brooklyn, as well as Solo Shows in Hong Kong, Portland and now, Los Angeles.
For any Press Requests Please Email : Info@SuperchiefGallery.com
LILKOOL in Hong Kong
This Thursday, we’re co-curating this show at the DTLA Standard Hotel… it’ll be an interesting experiment and features some awesome photography! Come check it out and get fancy
Photo recap of the Vice Photo Show at Superchief Gallery LA! Check out the rest on facebook right here —— »> PHOTOS
Here’s the video recap of the VICE 2014 Annual Photo Show at Superchief Gallery LA! What a fucking great time!!
devNgosha- Soze Gallery
(review by Sammy Winston - Click image for full photo set)
Los Angeles is awash in summertime psych vibes and wheelbarrows of shrooms, so the timing is ideal for the arrival of devNgosha, or Devin Liston and Gosha Levochkin. The pair of collaborators present the ebb and flow of existence as an outpouring of neon madness, twisting daydream surrealism into a reflection on the process of maturation.
Liston presents the confusion of modern man with a semblance of rigidity, creating grotesque portraits that could serve as the propaganda posters of low-budget dystopian films. The mugshots of Saturday morning cartoons. Maturation presented in a most immature manner.
Gosha, against a stark white background, offers creatures culled from murky Rorshach tests, cut open and bled of their hidden inner vibrancy. Color explodes from the folds of these playful monsters, lending the pieces an invigorating tension. One is left with the sense that there is a fantastic tale each of these creatures has comes forth to tell, if only one could bear to decipher it.
Boethius once posited that life was a wheel, and glorified, if not rationalized, all of its wonderful rising and treacherous falling and the schizophrenic beauty of the two. devNgosha offer that same wheel as a carnival ride. And as such, one finds themselves both charmed and unsettled in a candy-coated landscape.
Soze Gallery in Los Angeles will be presenting these dual collections from September 12th until October 1st.
LIL KOOL solo show opening at Superchief Gallery LA October 2nd! You don’t want to miss his first west coast show!
Yok & Sheryo show opening November 6th at Superchief Gallery LA!
Superchief BBQ, July 13th, 2014
Recap from the Berzerktown Punk art show at Superchief Gallery LA. Curated by Laura PallMall, Superchief Gallery and East 7 Punx
Thanks to everyone in LA who came by Tod Seelie’s BRIGHT NIGHTS book talk last week!
Thanks again to everyone in los Angeles who came out for the @vice photo show at #superchiefgallery! The place was PACKED and we had a great time hosting. Follow @superchieftv to stay informed about upcoming events!
Superchief Gallery NYC Presents
OPENING FRIDAY 5th September
A NYFW EXHIBITION OF FASHION x ART FROM
Whatever 21 AW2105 Premier at 9pm
Live Sets from Quay Dash & Jay Boogie
DJ Set from Ynfynt Scroll
At Mr. Rapidan
116 Suffolk St, New York, NY
On View, Available For Purchase 9/5-9/12.
These 7 are from Yok & Sheryo, Metro Zu, Lee Trice, Ron Wimberly, Bonethrower, Alex Heir, and Tamara Santibanez. (She made the Superchief logo.)
Vice published a photo diary of the Superchief Gallery road trip out to LA, those sweethearts.
"Our favorite druggy-blog-turned-legit-art-gallery is opening a new space in LA."
Superchief Gallery was featured in Interview Magazine:
"Included in Superchief’s impressive rolodex is Swoon, who deserves considerable praise for staying faithful to the young curators after her highly celebrated crashing of the Venice Biennial as well as her massively successful installation at the Brooklyn Museum.
Like Swoon herself, Zipco and Dunleavy are extremely careful not to lose sight of their roots on the street. In fact, their move to L.A. seems to be less a detour or a simple change of scenery, and more of a conscious shedding of their recently garnered credibility as “serious curators” in New York City.
Their shunning of this title is not to diminish their professionalism—the boys have proven themselves to be highly responsible editors and gallery directors, often times despite their best efforts (a section of their magazine is titled “Smoke Weed to This”)—but rather to celebrate why people make art to begin with; to have fun, to express the frustrations of everyday life, to process inner struggles with sexuality or addiction, and let us not forget, to fight the power.”
And now, we take a moment to blush.
Our full appreciation and respect to everyone who’s with us- its been love at first sight and our family is getting bigger on the daily.
Lil Kool in Hong Kong last month! Superchief Gallery LA will be hosting Lil Kool in residency for October 2014 and presenting his first LA solo show!
"Joyce invited Brooklyn-based artist Josh Maupin aka LilKool to launch its first project “Downtown America” with a series of hand-painted murals. Visitors to the space will get the chance to see him at work transforming the space with his signature cartoon style influenced by graffiti, music, fashion and the Internet.
The artist will also be offering a selection of customized one-of-a-kind vintage clothing pieces, many of which have been sourced from Joyce’s various collections. For those in the area, the exhibition is open until May 30.”
EMPIRIA: Work by Kajahl Benes, Miguel Ovalle, and Esteban Del Valle. (Curated by Coby Kennedy)
COBY KENNEDY was behind one of the most talked about pieces of the BLACK POWER show at Superchief in April; assault rifle vending machines which depicted the role of corporate business in the perpetuation of urban violence and the practice of social genocide, realized as full size commercial vending machines perpetuating urban violence for profit.
EMPIRA is a work of his curation, featuring three artists of his choosing who create their own interpretations of reality who explore the themes of lost and found history, and the building of a mythology.
KAJAHL BENES was born and raised in Santa Cruz, CA. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, where he creates works such as “The Fresh Prince of North Utla”, which play on religious and historical imagery with an irreverent tone, while remaining visually rich in color and detail.
MIGUEL OVALLE, aka DIZMOLOGY, is an artist who specializes in painting, sculpture, drawings, photography, graphics, jewelry, and typography – but always coming back to graffiti, the central visual driving force in his work. Often, his work will have the best characteristics of any mural, no matter the size of the work; sprawling, involving, ambitiously and meticulously laid out designs.
Originally from Chicago, IL, ESTEBAN DEL VALLE is an interdisciplinary artist currently living and working in Brooklyn who’s work ranges from photographs, to design, to large-scale paintings and installations. Often, his work meshes together different mediums in a disorienting living collage, a theme that runs through his work.
Superchief.tv is a digital magazine with an irreverent spin and critical approach to art, design, news and culture with interviews and documentary content. It also produces events, such as shows, dance parties, film screenings and art openings.
Superchief was founded by Ed Zipco and Bill Dunleavy in 2008.
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Ed Zipco (firstname.lastname@example.org)
MANAGING EDITOR: Bill Dunleavy (email@example.com)
STAFF: Brendan Ryan, Brian Broderick, Daniela Castillo, Josh Shaffer, Kareena, Mike Gallant, Mili S. Burger, Patrick “Tricky Youth” Ferguson, Sasha Zaitsev (Vitamin Sasha), Symphony Spell, Rajai Hakki, Will Medonis
CONTRIBUTORS & FRIENDS: Lindsay Wainwright, Brian Dix, Simon Acosmist, Callie Watts, Egyptian Jason, Emma Levy, Jasmin Bell, Josh Shaffer, Kevin Gowen, Levi Mandel, Maggie Bellanca, Megan Bwenson, Niki Schur-Narula, Noah N Nipperus, Paul Kwiatkowski, Pierre Francillon, Ray Dryburgh, Ron Wimberly, Sean Neumann, Sofya Yampolsky, Siena Fleming, Sean Neumann, Sean Krames, Tamara Santibanez, The Yok
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