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SURFACE | Portraits of Street Artists | The photography of Søren Solkær

SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS is pleased to present SURFACE, an exhibition featuring portraits of street artists taken by Danish photographer Søren Solkær. The images are part of a larger book project that began in 2012 and continued into 2015. For three years, Solkær traveled internationally, photographing street artists in their element and showcasing them alongside their art in public spaces. The project culminated in a publication that ultimately serves as a portrait anthology of many significant street artists in the contemporary art scene, as well as the genre’s pioneering icons.

Opening Reception is Saturday, April 25 · 8 – 11 pm showing through May 23, 2015

1331 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026  |  SubliminalProjects.com


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Power Bidder

I have frequently talked about the many problems created by the current campaign finance structure. Corporate donations distort their influence in politics and corrupt our democracy. This is an issue not many Americans seem interested in, but it affects all Americans by insuring that corporate interests are put before the interests of the average person. Genuine democracy should guarantee that politicians create the greatest good for the greatest number of people, but that idea has eroded with the favors owed by politicians to corporations in exchange for their contributions. A portion of the proceeds from the “Power Bidder” print will go to two organizations who are fighting  against political corruption, and for campaign finance reform. They are rootstrikers.org and unitedrepublic.org. Check out their sites. These orgs are doing great work, so please support them! Thanks for caring.

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New De La Soul Album, be a part of the journey!

I’m a huge De La Soul fan! Now the guys are back, ready to record a new album and they need your support to make it all happen. They will be working with more than 16 talented musicians, and the Kickstarter platform allows for their full creative control. This can only mean good things! Be a part of the journey, check out the video below and help support my friends continue to make classic hip hop jams for the next 25 years! – Shepard

Check out their Kickstarter HERE!

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In late 2014, Huf and OBEY co-sponsored a European tour with the bands The Shrine, Dirty Fences and Death Alley. The Bless Off tour was comprised of 30 shows in 32 days in 13 countries. 3 photographers (Dennis Duijnhouwer, Olivia Jaffe and Rick Erfmann) covered the shows and the travels and this zine was created. We’ll be releasing the zine at the kick off of a US tour with the bands on April 3, 2015 at The Paper agency in LA.

To register for the Kick Off Show click here.  It’s Free!

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How teachers are funding gun companies against their will • The Real NRA #4 • BRAVE NEW FILMS

Breaking News: California teachers demand their money be taken out of gun companies. 

Two years after the largest teachers’ pension fund in the world, CalSTRS, voted to sell off all investments in firearm companies, they still have $500 million tied up with guns through Cerberus Capital Management.  Even after this vote to divest, Cerberus has kept the teachers’ money invested in gun manufacturer Bushmaster/Remington Outdoor Inc. – the company that made the gun used in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting.

Join with teachers to say enough is enough! Don’t let teachers’ dollars fund another school shooting!

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Justin Peck’s Heatscape opens today!

The Miami City Ballet opens today with Justin Peck’s Heatscape featuring my set design. I’m a big fan of Robert Rauschenberg who collaborated with Merce Cunningham, so the idea of collaborating with a choreographer in the same vein appealed to me. Beyond the historical association I mentioned, I’m a big fan of putting my work in front of people using unexpected platforms. The cross-pollination that can happen between the ballet and street art audiences is exciting to me. If you’re in the Miami area be sure to check out the show! – Shepard

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Click HERE to listen to Shepard and Justin talk with WLRN Miami about the ballet.

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The Music of David Lynch

I’m a big fan of David Lynch’s movies, art, and music so I was excited to be asked to create an image for the David Lynch Foundation, his Transcendental Meditation organization. This is the second time that I was asked to make something for the foundation, I also did the image for the David Lynch Foundation benefit concert featuring Paul McCartney at Radio City Music Hall back in 2009.
I think David is a unique personality as well as someone with a unique look.  It is great to try to capture him in an illustration because he is such an icon.  This is a solid organization to support, so if you purchase the print consider it as a win-win, you get a poster and support a worthwhile cause.
The lineup for “The Music of David Lynch” is awesome, so check it out next Wednesday, April 1 at The Ace Theater in downtown Los Angeles. There are a very limited number of the VIP tickets left.  If you’re interested check it out here.

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It’s Gonna Blow!!! San Diego music underground documentary

San Diego had a rich music underground in the late 80’s and early 90’s. It’s Gonna Blow!!! is the first documentary to chronicle these unique DIY happenings and their relation to the mainstream. With only 65 hours left, check out the films Kickstarter; the impressive roster of artists and musicians featured in the film, and secure yourself a copy!

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Support the Melvin’s Colossus of reality documentary!

The Melvins are one of my all-time favorite bands! Let’s help make this documentary a reality! – Shepard

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18 x 24 inch screen print on cream speckle tone paper.  Signed and numbered edition of 450.  $45

Limit one per person/household.

Available March 24, 2015 at a random time between 10am and 11am PST in PRINTS.

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