In eight U.S. cities, Red Bull Curates: The Canvas Cooler Project will pair 20 hand-picked artists with venue owners from some of the hottest local bars, lounges and restaurants. Artists will be given a one-day challenge to transform a blank canvas-wrapped Red Bull Cooler into an inspired work of art customized for permanentdisplay at each venue. The art created in each city will be exhibited in a one-night only public showcase at a local gallery where attending guests and a panel of curatorial judges will vote on each piece, ultimately sending two artists to SCOPE Miami (December). In Los Angeles, the public showcase will take place at Factory West, a new art studio/gallery and social club in West Hollywood on March 28. Further details on the Los Angeles event can be found at redbullusa.com/curates.
Red Bull Curates: The Canvas Cooler Project 2013 launched in San Francisco on January 31 with more than 1200 art-loving locals in attendance. The winning artists were Akira Beard and Slvstr. In addition to Los Angeles and San Francisco, gallery showcases and competitions will be held in Chicago (May), Dallas (June), NewYork (September), Atlanta (November) and Miami (December).
Last year, Red Bull Curates: The Canvas Cooler Project was hosted in four cities, included nearly 100 artists, and was curated by luminaries in the art world including pop artist Ron English, acclaimed director and author Jon Reiss, Carlo McCormick (Paper Magazine) and Daria Britt Shapiro (SCOPE) among others. Ultimately, 10 artists were awarded the opportunity show and sell collections at SCOPE Miami during Art Basel. Featured artists representing New York were: Gerardo Cid,L’Amour Supreme, CLAWMONEY and Cosbe. GOONS, Hebru Brantley and Don’t Fret represented Chicago alongside Los Angeles artists Gregory Siff, Lydia Emilyand Hans Haveron.
The 20 featured artists in Los Angeles include: 2WENTY, AJL, Annie Preece,Allison Hueman Torneros, Blinky Óne, Dan Monteavaro, James Haunt, Jill Knox,Look At, Man One, Mear One, Rose Masterpol, Sand One, SEK, SEPTERHED,Seizer One, TaylorSays, Teebs, Vyal One and White Buffalo.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Doors Open to Public: 9 p.m.
Factory West, 7811 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90046
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