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Neckface @Oh Wow LA

Written by Michael Hsiung   
Wednesday, 17 November 2010 09:20
We went down on Halloween night to Neck Face's much-anticipated show Into Darkness!!! which opened at the Oh Wow gallery in Hollywood. Not only was there a halloween haunted house and an Altamont / Baker / Deathwish skate demo, but also Neck Face's new works which included comic paneled pieces, mask and altar type installation works. There were some long long lines of people waiting to get in, but we powered through and good thing too because it was pretty nuts. Also, Altamont Apparelhad some limited run of Neck Face Into Darkness t-shirts too.

Text & Photographs by Michael C. Hsiung and Human Pyramids.

We pretty much came right at 7 p.m. There was a line around the block.

Brandon Beardo Adams and Phil the Brawny Man came out with me to see the show. I didn't bust out my Weird ALF Yankovich costume because I had been wearing it for the last too weekends.

They really cleaned up the Brawny man's image.

Just another Neckface fan passing by.

Neckface hangman along with the crowd of costumed people.

Bringing the Halloween creepy element was easy with these hooded dudes ushering us all in. They would point at you with a spiked club and say, "you and you and you."

Writer Victoria Dailey and hubby Steve Turner from Steve Turner Contemporary were on their way out when I was about to go in. They really enjoyed the show.

Some haunted house photos through a cloud of smoke.

Looks like the jester Graffix bong got trapped in a padded room. hahaha.

There was a person in a black suit with faces on it standing among this wall of glowing faces. They scared the SH*$^#T out of me.

Kinda of what my Thanksgiving is like.

Best costume goes to . . . the little chimp that dressed up as a baby

Ran into brain eater Mark Fos Foster of Altamont Apparel and Heroin Skateboards. He was on the One Way or Another trip.

Inside view of the gallery.

Neckface has some of these comic paneled pieces which were pretty funny and rad.

Gambling with friends can be dangerous.

Finish HIM!

Neckface also had these altar pieces on display.

Whose that pretty long haired asian girl snapping photos. . . . wait, she turned around and had a mustache.

Busy P and Hovin of Human Pyramids

Some Neckface pieces which incorporated Neckface text along side some traditional patterning on panel.

Skate demo.

Neckface media blitzing.

I was surprised how many people made it out. I ran buddy into Graham Kolbeins of Future Shipwreck.

Amber Abramson of New Image Art and her son Angelo. I was going to be a Chinese Cheech one year, but I like his costume better. Nice one Angelo.

Photographer Atiba Jefferson caught one right in the eye.

Old buddy Alain Levitt lives, photographs, and runs a restaurant in New York.

Candice and Ill Phil.

I liked this guy's costume

Artist and the Art Director on Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are Sonny Gerasimowicz aka COAX of AWR was out there checking out the show. He's got a show of drawings coming up at the Known Gallery in Los Angeles, which I'll be sure to check out.

Also ran into Hunter who was in my Death, Dying and Religion class years and years ago at San Jose State. . . We were morbid dudes.

This is for all those people who are afraid of clowns.

I really dug their costume . . . Ballerina couple.

Al and Peg Bundy.

Das Punks and friend.

A nice gal and friend Kat Riveria wearing the children's mask.

Jack O Lit-tern. . . umm get it. . . ummm haha.

Spanky as Teenwolf.

Right as we were sneaking our way out we ran into super nice and talented artist Emilio Santoyo.

And then we headed home because we are old men recovering from previous night hangovers.

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