Up through the end of this week at Carmichael Gallery in Culver City (5795 Washington Blvd.) is a globe-trotting exhibition with a somewhat street art lean.

Bumblebee

The appearance of materials such as stencils, spraypaint, and unconventional installation materials makes sense when one considers the curator of the show is none other than Los Angeles street artist Bumblebee -- an individual that really runs with his moniker to create miniature beehives and models that he attaches to abandoned phone booths. In this group show, he pulls his work off the street and into a gallery setting. What is perhaps most impressive about the curation of this show is that beneath its sophisticated facade, each and every artist knows how to get down to the nitty-gritty and how to take his or her works to the street. Perhaps this quote can serve as a fitting summary for this show:
"There are many artists in the urban / street art movement. For this show, each artist was selected based on his or her unique voice and ability to push the boundaries of the genre, while remaining true to its origins." - Bumblebee

Hyuro

Valencia by way of Buenos Aires artist Hyuro makes drawings which blur the lines of where individuals begin and end. A heavy aspect of this all-in-oneness lays focus on hair, which she textures delicately and with great dimensional purpose. Expect a post soon about her street art brilliance.

In a couple days, street artist Aakash Nihalani will be featuring his tape art in an enclosed space (The Carmichael Gallery). Nihalani will be creating site-specific installations using brightly-colored tape, proving that simple geometric 2-dimensional shapes, when placed into 3-dimensional settings, can challenge viewers' perceptions and...

Street art pioneer Dan Witz now has a show on display at Carmichael Gallery that might just get you respecting street art if you're a skeptic. Inspired by Amsterdam's Red Light District, the works feature human and animal faces and figures trapped behind dirty, shoddily painted...

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Ilia of Btoy and Jim Darling showcase new pieces at the Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, on February 5th, 2009! Here are their bios, as compiled by the Carmichael Gallery: Ilia of Btoy To gaze at a piece by Ilia is to enter into...

  What would animals do if our positions were reversed? Some might adore us, but others might do what strong>Ericailcane has portrayed in these drawings, which fall somewhere between visions of doom and illustrations belonging in children's fairytale books. Now until January 28th at the Carmichael Gallery...