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1026 South Santa Fe Avenue #201
Los Angeles , CA 90021
October 1st, 2011 - October 31st, 2011
Opening: October 1st, 2011 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM

(213) 623-1393


The new curating trio, “Black Dye,” proudly presents MISbehave, a contemporary art exhibition at Studio Morke in Downtown Los Angeles's Artist District. It will be held alongside LA’s newest art fair, “Art Platform-Los Angeles” and will feature works by some of Europe and America's most innovative contemporary artists including well-known American photographer and director Herb Ritts, Samuel Bayer, and Jim Herrington, Italian multimedia artist Mattia Biaggi, Berlin based illustrator and video artist Jen Ray and Katja Hentschel, Los Angeles based artists Kendel Carter, Allyson Spellacy, and Ryan Lamb.

MISbehave takes a subversive and satirical look at issues of transgression and morality and also questions technology's impact on pop culture, traditional power structures and social boundaries. Has technology weakened the moral fabric of western culture or is there simply more transparency? How has it defined the space in which people communicate? How have women’s roles and influence shifted in a rapidly connected global world? Have we become immune to what we used to consider obscene?  Has there been a cultural shift in attitudes about gender, violence, and “wrongdoing” compared to years ago? MISbehave's artists attempt to answer these questions through surprising viewpoints, both stark and playful.

The Black Dye curatorial and event production collective consists of artist/event producer Richard David Sigmund, creative director/photographer Yvonne Hartmann and art consultant/producer/art director Eli Consilvio.

Recently, Black Dye has teamed up with Creative Artists Agency’s non-profit organization, “Communities in Schools” (CIS), whose mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and succeed. CIS is the nation’s leading high school drop-out prevention organization boasting a 98% success rate and the only one proven to increase on-time graduation rates.  CIS of Los Angeles west provides integrated student support services to 1600 at risk students in eight Los Angeles unified school district public schools. CIS provides students with one-on-one academic support, after-school tutoring, enrichment programs, mentoring, college preparation, career exploration, fitness programs, and access to health and social services.

The opening reception will be held Saturday, October 1, from 7pm to midnight with guest DJs. This event is sponsored by ABYSS Absinthe. A portion of all event proceeds will benefit Communities in Schools.  For more information on CIS, please visit  For press information, please contact Black Dye at  Please RSVP at