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closed encounters

I’m taking a typography class taught by a very cool teacher who suggested that we visit some art museums and local galleries in the area. So a friend and I went to some spaces in La Jolla last Friday.

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San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla

Unfortunately, majority of the museum was closed because they were working on a new exhibit. But, we did take a walk through the sculpture garden and checked out the Photography in Mexico exhibit for free!

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Going Out of Business by Mel Bochner

The Quint Contemporary Art is just a flew blocks away from the MOCA. The Troublesome Exhibit, which sadly ends tomorrow,  featured some cool pieces including two of Matthew Brandt’s works made entirely out of bubble-gum.
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Really enjoyed Girardoni’s piece which incorporates color, light, and sound.

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Shadows by Marcos Ramirez Erre
After the gallery, we had a late lunch at IKEA and both ordered a salad, hazelnut chocolate, and swedish meatballs.

I also scored a $5 hamper!

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Speaking of art and design, I visited SDSU for Tom Sachs‘ lecture about two weeks ago! Overall, it was a really insightful talk and it was great to know the reasons behind most of his grand projects, especially like that of the “Space Program”. He even wore the Nike Mars Yard shoes he designed!
EdwinHimself put together a post of 5 valuable quotes from that night. Check them out.

GAX V: Guam 2044

Exactly a month ago, the Guam Art Exhibit opened its fifth installment at the GAX Gallery Space with a more futuristic theme to close the end of the year. I asked my cousin, Gino, to check it out with a few of his friends and report back his sights and overall thoughts about the exhibit.

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There were an abundant of artists who participated in this installment (about 53) and all artists showed off their styles through various art forms including street and graffiti art, surfing photography, “weird” sculptures, glass arts, and oversized acrylic paintings to name a few.

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A few nights were reserved for special activities. Sex Karate, High Rise, and SGAL performed live, writers participated in a poetry slam and artists sat in for live paintings.

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Visitors had the opportunity to leave their marks on a white SCION.

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GAX is a great ongoing project for people on Guam to explore the realm of arts. It’s also an excellent way for people across the globe to know that we’re not limited to paintings of flowers or photographing pretty sunsets (among other things you may find typical under “island art”). I’m proud to say that contemporary art is quickly making a strong (and hopefully long-lasting) appearance on the island and I can’t wait to see what all these artists have in store for the next installments.

All photos courtesy of Sebastian Caliguia 

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I watched a great video last week…

Baker Skateboards premiered their new skate video Bake and Destroy around mid October at the Vice Theater in Hollywood and apparently caused a riot in the streets. B&D has been an anticipated project for a while now and after watching it, I can see why people would get riled over the situation!!!!

It really is a crazy video! I think everyone had a great part including Riley, Bryan, Figgy, and I think Reynolds is just a cool skater to watch. Someone uploaded it on YouTube but go out and grab this month’s Thrasher issue and receive a FREE copy of the DVD. It’s packed with some cool features, too!

Second Time Around

Around this time last year, KICKS/HI and Converse collaborated to produce a beautiful Tiger Camo Chuck Taylor All Star. I had the pleasure of seeing these beauts on my feet this summer when I was back home.

At first I didn’t think they were for “me”, but having tried them on, I already knew what the hype was about. Unfortunately, I didn’t purchase them and I sort of regret that decision. But lo and behold, the brands are back at it again this winter with the Tiger Camo II – a pair in the same pattern but in a solid gray and black. You’d be crazy if you didn’t want these in your closet!

Shoes have really been on my mind lately! These will be available on November 10th at both KICKS/HI locations (Honolulu and Guam) and St. Alfred‘s in Chicago. Only 600 pairs will be sold – so grab a pair quick! Who knows, maybe you’ll find yourself singing this Lil Ugly Mane song while wearing them?