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These Friends 3 @THIS

Written by Michael C. Hsiung   
Friday, 16 March 2012 09:14

LOS ANGELES, CA: Friday, February 24th, This, Los Angeles gallery's show These Friends Three opened to a large throng of folks ready to check out some art. This yearly group show features the gallery's (Aaron Farley, Justin Van Hoy, and Jeremy and Claire Weiss) many many many talented friends –from photographers, directors, artists to sculptors. There were probably 100 or more artists whose works were all featured in customary These Friends white frame aesthetic for the show.

Some of the artists included were the following: Aaron Farley, Alex Prager,Andy Mueller, Bill McRight, Chris Bettig, Chris Pastras, Claire Weiss, Cleon Peterson, Corey Arnold, Don Pendleton, Jeremy Weiss, Geoff McFetridge, Jared Eberhardt, Justin Van Hoy, Sonny Kay, Kelly Jones, Kevin E. Taylor, Mel Kadel, Mike Bertino, Megan Whitmarsh,/a>, Natas Kaupas, Richard Colman, Sean McGaughey, Seonna Hong, Travis Millard, Sean McGaughey, and many more.

In addition to the show, the gallery also handed out to the first 100 folks a limited silk screened tote bag with a LA River warrior guy that I drew. Anyhow great show and crazy opening once again. Unfortunately I didn't get or can identify all the artwork (sorry!), so feel free to contact the gallery with inquiries or questions on any of the stuff you see. Next year they said they'd hold a contest on who can identify the most pieces . . . I definitely will not win as you'll tell in this post.

THESE FRIENDS 3
This, Los Angeles
Feb. 24 thru March 23, 2012
5906 N. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042
Open Friday & Saturday, or by appointment.

Words & Photographs by Michael C. Hsiung

These Friends Three sign which was painted by Cari Carmean.

This isn't how it looked when we got there around 7:30 pm.

As you can see, there's basically wall to ceiling art hung up for this show. That's a shitload of friends.

Piece by Andy Mueller. I recognize this one.

THIS is what it looked like when we got there, but with more body odor. haha.

Bill McRight's shank box. I saw this right away and was stoked because I had brought Bill a paper lunch bag filled with dull pocket knives to give him. Couldn't find him all night, so I just had the bag of knives in the bar with me.

Piece by Megan Whitmarsh.

An awesome Mel Kadel's piece.

I love his ghost dudes. Piece by Travis Millard.

SF based . . just kidding. I happened to read that email about using the words "based". . . Piece by Kevin Earl Taylor, the bearded master.

This piece by Cleon Peterson is so awesome.

Piece by some weird asian dude living in Los Angeles. That's mine.

Really love the colors on this Geoff McFetridge piece.

Details from Mel's piece.

Post It Save the Date Penis drawing by Suzy Yun. ha

Painting by Sean McGaughey.

Photograph by Jared Eberrhardt.

This piece was made from grip tape by Richard Colman.

Michael Jordan

More crowds.

Bearded Brandon from Thinkspace Gallery.

1 of a hundred silk screened free tote bags given away with my LA river homeless dude on it.

The folks of Wolves Kill Sheep clothing.

These Friends 3 will be up at This, Los Angelesuntil March 23rd. Go check it out and again sorry if I was unable to label all the pieces with the correct artist.

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