Cella Gallery is pleased to present the Art Collective “La Dubla” featuring the distinctive work of artists Ken Garduno, Thomas Haubrick and Travis Jackson.
Founded in 2005, La Dubla presents their latest collaborative show simply titled “The La Dubla Show”. While it’s their third show together, the artists consider this show a true introduction to their work as a collective. The year they formed, La Dubla put on their first show, called “The Jerk Show”, at Compact Space in Los Angeles. The space no longer exists, but the idea behind the show—to mix a sense of humor into the sometimes serious world of art—continues to influence their vision. In May 2012, La Dubla organized their second show, “La Dubla: Long Distance”, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Between shows, they’ve kept themselves busy illustrating and curating a series of zines. Despite collaborating full force for seven years, they’ve never addressed themselves as a true collective. Their intentions were more about friendship, camaraderie, and using each other as artistic sounding boards. Now, with “The La Dubla Show”, Garduno, Haubrick, and Jackson, despite having styles of their own, thoughtfully highlight how their work as grown through the collective while continuing to incorporate elements of friendship, humor, and their ability to keep each other in check.
About the artists:
Ken Garduno, a native Angeleno and Art Center graduate, has always thought of his work as a product of chaos. From chaotic to somewhat controlled. Ken transforms the disorderly origins of his ideas into thoughtfully composed accounts of lustrous women, extraterrestrial beings, and other worldly vistas. In some ways, his style and process parallel his personality; a wandering mind brought into focus by a distinct imaginative drive. Since graduating, Garduno has had two solo exhibits; first in 2009 at the Black Maria Gallery, and most recently at Le Basse Gallery in 2011. His work has also been featured in countless group shows, commercial works, album art, and publications including Penguin Group, LA Weekly, and the Village Voice.
Travis Jackson is thoroughly influenced by comics, music, cartoons, astronomy, and the 1960’s. He does freelance illustration and occasional gallery shows. His work tends to be relatively simple and comical and relies heavily on bold line work and the subtleties of handmade imperfection. Currently he lives and works in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tom Haubrick is a full time artist and illustrator and tattoo artist who currently lives and works in San Diego. His artwork has been displayed in numerous galleries since 2004.
The La Dubla Show will be on view from October 20th - November 23
Also on view at Cella Gallery is a collection of prints, books and tees from favorite artists including Tara McPherson, Alex Pardee and Thea Saks, as well as a selection of books from Baby Tattoo Books.