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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Artist Profile: Christie Yuri Noh

With a solo show at Book Machine and PAS Gallery's group show "Walt!" in addition to "Hotter Than a Match Head," Christie Yuri Noh is straight taking over the Magoski Arts Colony in July! I can't wait. - Tracey

Christie Yuri Noh likes to watch movies at the theater, see live music, and prefers walking. Often these things influence the work or provides the opportunity for new ideas.

See more of her work on her website empiricalfiction.com

"3D Movie"
oil on wood

Monday, June 27, 2011

Artist Profile: Jennie Cotterill

Not only is multi-talented Jennie Cotterill's amazing artwork in the show but her radical band Cunt Sparrer is playing the after-party at Mulberry! - Tracey

Jennie Cotterill is an artist and illustrator working in 2D and 3D. Her paintings, drawings, dioramas, and installations are heavily influenced by cartoons and swap meets. She received her BFA and MFA in Illustration from California State University Long Beach, where she teaches Drawing and Illustration.

See more of her work on her website.

"Big Plans"
Mixed Media


Friday, June 24, 2011

Afterparty @ Mulberry with Cunt Sparrer & The Meka Leka Hi's!

I am stoked to have 2 of my favorite local bands playing at the "Hotter Than a Match Head" afterparty. Not only that, they each contain an artist from the show!

CUNT SPARRER (with Jennie Cotterill)

Please join us at Mulberry Street Ristorante (114. W. Wilshire, Downtown Fullerton) for some sweet folksy, lo-fi Cock Sparrer covers by the girls of Cunt Sparrer and some killer surf punk badassery by The Meka-Leka-Hi's!

No cover, first band (The Meka Leka Hi's) at 11:30, 21+.
(Please note that the actual gallery is all ages.)

Cunt Sparrer: Jennie, Sara, and Jen

The Meka Leka Hi's: Josh, Rosemary, and Johnnie

Friday, June 17, 2011

Artist Profile: Leyla Akdogan

I am delighted to have Leyla's work in the show and adorning the show flyer. Her whimsical, illustrative watercolor & ink work is so detailed & charming but at the same time a little raw with dynamic linework. - Tracey

Leyla Akdogan received her Bachelor's in Fine Arts from the University of Southern California, and studied jewelry design at the Gemological Institute of America in Manhattan. In 2005 Leyla relocated to Lacoste, France, where she studied illustration at the SCAD University campus there. In 2007 she moved back to Los Angeles & continued her studies with graphic novel illustration at Art Center in Pasadena. A three-year resident artist at The Hive Gallery & Studios in Downtown LA, she spends her time creating intricate worlds in watercolor and ink, inspired by myth, fairytale, and vigilant daydreaming.

See more of her work on her website.

"Echo Park"
Watercolor & Ink

Watercolor & Ink

Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Love Letter to Fullerton from Jesse La Tour

Written by "Hotter Than a Match Head: A Love Letter to the City" artist Jesse La Tour

Dear Fullerton,

I know we have had our disagreements. For a long time, I hated you. I hated your 30 bars in 5 blocks. I hated your fighting. I hated your jay walking tickets. I hated the vomit on your sidewalks.

I hated your segregation: whites north of Chapman, Mexicans south of Valencia, Koreans west of Euclid, blacks almost nowhere.

I hated your politicians bankrolled by corporations like Chevron, your conservative political action committees, your cushy pensions, your short-sighted bureaucratic buffoonery, your closed sessions..."
To read the rest of the letter visit The internet web log of Jesse La Tour