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Gold Coast @THIS LA

Written by Trippe   
Tuesday, 25 September 2012 09:00

Last month THIS, LOS ANGELES opened Gold Coast, featuring works from artists (SF)  Danny Gibson and (SF) Mike Bertino  whose loose styles, pattern work, and colorfully carefree compositions. Check out the works available on the THIS, LA shop page.

Gold Coast reflects the experiences growing up, and living on the West Coast, and specifically in California where ambitions to become superstars and rockstars intermix with atmosphere of "eternal sunshine, pot smoking hippies, yoga, board shorts . . and lazy vacation style living."

Having struck up a friendship while in city college studying graphic design, Gibson and Bertino's collection of work for Gold Coast play on these themes of "ambition and the illusion of indifferent coolness that bastardizes everything it comes in contact with. Underground music, cultural sub genres, and/or indigenous art are just fodder for a state of cultural irrelevance that is based on aesthetic appeal and a laissez faire type attitude toward creativity."

THIS Los Angeles is located in Highland Park and run by 5 friends. It's one of my favorite spaces, if not my favorite gallery deal. My photo is crap compared to what these two rad photographers Aaron Farley & Justin Van Hoy take.

Congrats on the show fellas. . . sorry I didn't get a chance to snap you dudesss!

I wish I had a drug rug that looked as pretty as this piece by Mike.

Last month THIS, LOS ANGELES opened Gold Coast, featuring works from artists (SF) Danny Gibson and (SF) Mike Bertino whose loose styles, pattern work, and colorfully carefree compositions. Check out the works available on the THIS, LA shop page.

Gold Coast reflects the experiences growing up, and living on the West Coast, and specifically in California where ambitions to become superstars and rockstars intermix with atmosphere of "eternal sunshine, pot smoking hippies, yoga, board shorts . . and lazy vacation style living."

Having struck up a friendship while in city college studying graphic design, Gibson and Bertino's collection of work for Gold Coast play on these themes of "ambition and the illusion of indifferent coolness that bastardizes everything it comes in contact with. Underground music, cultural sub genres, and/or indigenous art are just fodder for a state of cultural irrelevance that is based on aesthetic appeal and a laissez faire type attitude toward creativity."

No Waves - by Danny Gibson

I'd Rather Use This for This by Mike Bertino

Really liked these pieces by Mike Bertino whose graduation show at Art Center I went to some years back.

Table #1 by Danny Gibson.

Up and Away piece by Danny Gibson. I've always really dug the style of Danny's works. Probably one of the first artists I met when I moved back to LA.

I wish I had a drug rug that looked as pretty as this piece by Mike.

These two guys have been friends for a while . . here they hang side by side.

Of Mice & Menstruation not by John Steinbeck, but by Bertino.

I'd like to own this one! Ramp Lordz by Danny Gibson.

THIS Los Angeles is located in Highland Park and run by 5 friends. It's one of my favorite spaces, if not my favorite gallery deal. My photo is crap compared to what these two rad photographers Aaron Farley & Justin Van Hoy take.

This one does sort of look like me. . . but I like it anyhow. hah. Piece by Danny Gibson.

The pooper board

Hippy shank or bong cleaner? Maybe it's for stuffing hacky sacks.

That's artist Ken Garduno moving faster than lightning

Pretty sure this homeless dude was here for the art and not for the free beer.

There's artist Ken Garduno and Mary, enjoying the works of the show.

Work by Mike Bertino

Other side of the POOPER board

More by Mike

Works by Danny Gibson.

Congrats on the show fellas. . . sorry I didn't get a chance to snap you dudesss!

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