Jan 22

Houston Rap Photographs by Peter Beste at HVW8

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houstonrapHVW8 Gallery, Myspace and Sinecure Books present:

Photographs by Peter Beste

Event Date: January 24th 2014
Time : 7-10pm
The exhibition will run through: February 16th 2014

661 N Spaulding Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

The book with a DJ Screw/Fat Pat bonus 7″ is available here.

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Apr 26

Hanni El Khatib at HVW8

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If we were in L.A., we’d go check out the Hanni El Khatib exhibit at the HVW8 Gallery which is closing on Sunday.  In support of his new album, El Khatib has curated a ‘Family’ of DIY Artists to bring the album art to real life with a series of prints, original works, installations and odds & ends from each ‘Family’ member. From Keith Stone’s drawing that graces the album cover as a patch on Nathan Cabrera’s custom made denim jacket in Idaho on one of the last remaining 1940s chain stitched sewing machines to Nick Walker’s photos of El Khatib’s adventures to Dr. Woo’s hand painted & customized guitar. Music is art and this is a celebration of all the blood, sweat & beers that went into the making of an album.

HVW8 Gallery
661 N Spaulding Ave @ Melrose
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Sep 14

Parra – The How Original Show at HVW8

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Exhibition opens Thurs, Sept 15th at 7pm.
Show Runs Sept. 15th – Nov. 6th


Check out Parra’s clothing line, Rockwell, here.

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May 27

One Way or Another

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Featuring many of our peep! There are a couple other dates besides the LA show.

“One Way or Another will feature some of the most talented folks in the skateboarding industry. Each artist involved is donating their valuable time, skill and resources to inspire the next generation of creators.”
– co-curator Isaac McKay-Randozzi.

During the tour they will be camping out, skating local spots and cavorting with each community on the most grass roots level.

Eric Anthony, Todd Bratrud, Mark Fos Foster, Greg Pnut Galinsky,
Ben Horton, Matt Irving, Andy Jenkins, Michael Leon,
Geoff Mcfetridge, Travis Millard, Donny Miller, Mat O’Brien,
Dennis McNett, Andrew Pommier, Michael Sieben


Saturday, May 29 (7 – 10 pm)
HVW8 Art + Design Gallery
661 N. Spaulding Ave.
L.A., Ca 90036
323 655 4898

Friday, June 4 (6-11pm)
405 Southwest Blvd.
Kansas City, Mo 64153
816 842 2504

Monday, June 7 (6-11pm)
No Comply
812 W. 12th St.
Austin, TX 78701
512 804 0472

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Jan 26

Mos Def Ecstatic Moments – Photos by Cognito

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This one week exhibition will showcase rare performance & behind-the-scenes images captured by cognito while accompanying Mos on the two year journey of making & supporting the June 2009 release of The Ecstatic.

Candid photographs of Mos Def, include images from visits to the Cape of Great Hope, South Africa, performing in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and a powerful series of US Summer Tour “end-of-the-night posse shots” featuring such artists as Jay Electronica, Talib Kweli, Erykah Badu, and even a surprise guest appearance by the legendary Shuggie Otis. Cognito has also immortalized Mos Def in bright moments from “The Ecstatic” studio sessions with producers Madlib, OH NO, Preservation & Georgia Anne Muldrow. The photographs in this exhibit, soon to be published in book format, are offered by Mos Def to his family, friends and fans in order to share the many “ecstatic moments” he experiences while creating, recording, traveling and performing around the world.

The exhibition will be open to the public from January 30, 2010 through February 6, 2010 at the HVW8 Art + Design Gallery, located at 661 N. Spaulding Ave., Los Angeles CA, 90036; open Tuesday to Sunday, 1 – 6 pm or by appointment. (323) 655-HVW8(4898)

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