- From The Deft Collective
April 30th, 2010 by
Every so often an artist goes from being unknown to a force to be reckoned with in what seems like a matter of a moment. Ryan De La Hoz is currently living in that moment. KLAX is proud to bring you “GET BUSY LIVING”, a short film about Ryan De La Hoz and the meanings surrounding his work. The one single take away from his work revolves around the word fragility. The definition of fragility is the quality or state of being easily broken or destroyed. Ryan has the ability to expose beauty to things that could easily be misconstrued as negative or detrimental to human kind. As we move forward in a very complex and challenging global culture, Ryan’s work speaks a simpler language of recognizing the beauty that surround us. There is a constant theme in Ryan’s work of hope for a better tomorrow, and that is as beautiful as the work itself.
April 29th, 2010 by
April 29th, 2010 by
Donald Glover should be one tired man. Whether he’s starring alongside snarky comedy heavyweights like Joel McHale and Chevy Chase in NBC’s freshman hit Community, taping one-man specials for Comedy Central, or writing and releasing movies like Mystery Team with his comedy troupe Derrick Comedy, this Emmy Award-winning former 30 Rock writer is on the verge of transitioning from underground hustler to comedic and cultural player.
April 28th, 2010 by
Ann Arbor, Michigan is a world away from the poetically soulful sounds that Mayer Hawthorne channels on A Strange Arrangement, his first album for LA’s Stones Throw Records, but don’t tell him that. With several successful singles that have been championed by everyone from Starbucks to Spike Jonze, Hawthorne’s fresh take on classic R&B and soul is gaining fans by the minute.
April 27th, 2010 by
We Ride At Night, the creative collective founded by Jason Vivona, Brian Henderson and Matthew Izen, has their sights set high. From t-shirts to skatedecks, this ambitious group has amassed an impressive array of artists to create imaginative, humorous, and all-around striking work centered around the ever-evolving world of skateboard culture. A newcomer to the San Francisco art scene, Gallery Heist played host for the kick-off party of the group’s inaugural namesake show. And just like their name implies, this show won’t be around forever; it closes Wednesday, April 28th.
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