If you can believe it, it's already time for us to release another issue of amadeus. Issue 07 features some of the brightest and most talented artists in our creative orbit! Join us for the release of one of our finest issues to date at OGalleryLA in Hollywood.
Much-respected artist and lauded skate and graffiti culture icon Barry McGee opened his latest exhibition “China Boo” at Ratio 3 in San Francisco. The show, which runs until December 19th is a humungous collection of works by McGee along with a bonus group exhibition in the neighboring store front that includes well over 50 artists and friends. See our full gallery of photos from the show.
Jason Moore has few boundaries. In any particular series of his collages you can find a loose inventory of imagery that includes bare breasts, atomic bomb explosions, skeletons, dicks, vintage porn, guns, black eyes, cops, death, decay, vaginas, mosques, skulls and nuns. His cache of symbols seems to leave no trash bin unturned, no corner of ebay unrummaged.
Gabriel Luis Perez used to perform as a circus clown. The New Mexico native moved to Texas to make music and DJ in the mid 90s, where he inadvertently fell into playing music for circus performers. In making music for these small time performers he started to take to the community and lifestyle, and started traveling with the circus, eventually becoming one of its comedic acts.
Luka Fisher is like an unofficial mayor of the Los Angeles underground. He's usually working on an innumerable list of projects and collaborations with the city's edgiest and most forward-thinking musicians and artists, and if need be, can act as the connective glue between you and just about anyone in LA's creative realm. We premiere his debut EP "Sleep Gallery" and talk about working in a range of media and eradicating double standards in art.
Portland-based illustrator Clark Jackson's friendly, yet gruesome cartoon illustrations exorcise some art demons from mid-century EC Comics to old Robert Crumb and 90s horror imagery. amadeus talks with Jackson about his first CD with a "Parental Advisory" sticker on it, watching Gremlins and Beetlejuice as a kid, and what he loves about having his worked printed on everything from a vinyl record to a t-shirt.
We chat with Lawrence Azzerad about Red Bull's month-long music festival, having the rare opportunity to speak to the city of Los Angeles at large through the festival's poster designs, and why there is something really crucial about having a proper visual representation for the music.