David Lloyd – Baldwin Hills – 06/07/2013

David Lloyd has his studio in Baldwin Hills, but we met over at Gallery KM in Santa Monica on the last day of his solo exhibition of paintings and works on paper called “Two Electric Desires.” It was a crazy morning. All of David’s surfing buddies [more]

Phranc – Santa Monica – 10/17/2012

Visiting Phranc’s studio was a treat.  Within every crevice of the place one can find a cardboard replication of everyday objects like a swimsuit, life preserver, candy, etc.  The nearly empty Phranc-O-Mat, which once held cardboard pocket knives and [more]

James Goodwin – Mar Vista – 08/31/2012

When first meeting James Goodwin at his studio, it seemed as if he had just come back from surfing.   Goodwin, who describes himself as having a, “twisted sense of humor,” makes work that’s often about unveiling political and moral idiosyncrasies in [more]

Chris Wilder, Renee Petropoulos and Thaddeus Strode – 3000/2900 Airport Ave., Santa Monica – 08/31/2012

Today, we visited the Santa Monica Airport Hangar Studios. Our first stop was Chris Wilder, who teaches at Otis.  Wilder grew up surfing and studying UFO photographs at his local library.  His recent works include videos made with a GoPro camera that [more]