The Place I Call Home

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And then, in breathe, silence, 2008 Graphite, Acrylic On Paper, Hand Sewn
The Place I Call Home

6009 Washington Blvd.
90232 Culver City

November 7th, 2008 - November 29th, 2008

Other (outside areas listed)
Tue-Sat 12-6


Also opening on Fri, November 7th in our project room:
Timothy Karpinski – The Place I Call Home

Timothy J. Karpinski grew up near the Appalachian Trail in the woods of New Jersey. As a child he was obsessed with building forts and damming streams. As time passed, skateboarding and art entered the picture. To this day, Karpinski still spends much of his time building forts, damming streams, skateboarding and making art. Inspiration also comes from his love of music, outer space, typography, yoga, gardening, children’s books, graffiti, and his love of nature and science. All of these elements are reflected in his work. Karpinski is that rare combo of ‘dreamer’ and ‘doer’. Many encompass one of these traits, seldom both. He is a master of wit, a lover of folk and owner of one of the finest art reference libraries this side of the Mississippi. Karpinski is currently living the dream in Portland, OR where he runs Together Gallery, holds down both a fort and a sailboat… and somehow still finds time to make some art and dam some streams.

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Select new works from Robert Pokorny

ROBERT POKORNY aka RIP has been doodling in art since he was a day dreaming boy and was influenced at a young age by such visuals as Wacky Packages, Looney Tunes, and Mad Magazine. Robert's art has been described stylistically as work that turns on every dime, quirky, engaging, a high quality of imagery with a visual ambush that catches the viewer off guard.

His illustrations have been published in Magazines, Newspapers, CD's and  Band Poster's. From 1995 to 2007 and due to his love for music Robert created posters for such bands as Sonic Youth, Taj Mahal, Jimmy Eat World, Jack Johnson, Rilo Kiley, Iron & Wine, Josh Ritter, Damien Rice and many more.

Robert's clients have included Capitol Records, DreamWorks, Geffen Records, Astralwerks, EMI and Pepsi. In 2006 RIP'S posters were in an exhibition; The Graphic Noise Show, which toured Galleries and Universities across America and were displayed at “Plug” The Independent Music Awards.

In 2007 two of Robert's pieces were chosen by the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles to be published in the Limited Edition Illustration West 45 Book. These pieces were on exhibition at The Billy Shire Fine Arts Gallery.

Robert’s current focus is completing his masters degree. His paintings draw on an abstraction of the figure, with references from personal experiences, contemporary culture and merging historical art. His paintings have been publicly displayed at  La Luz De Jesus, M Modern Gallery, Alpha Cult, Art Whino, The Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas, MODA, and Applegate Gallery.

When RIP isn’t thoroughly buried in all things visual he can be found spending time with his wife CHARLENE, daughter SERENA and yes his wiener... DOG.

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