ABOUT EYE SPY LA
The local's Guide for events,
places to go, and things to do.
EDITOR: Andrea Kirk
CONTRIBUTING EDITORS:
Michele Hunter
Mark Share
Matt Share
Josh Herz





THE YEAR OF ATOMIC BIRD
Expired Event


Art in Hollywood
Date(s): 10/05/2019 to 11/02/2019
Day(s): Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Time(s): 12 - 6pm
Address: 633 N La Brea Ave
Phone: 3239334408
Cost: Free: RSVP Required

VIEW MAP
GO TO Website Link



TELL YOUR FRIENDS



Johnny “KMNDZ” Rodriguez :: Year of Atomic Bird

Exhibition Dates: October 5th – November 2nd, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday October 5th, 7-10pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 12 - 6pm

***RSVP essential to RSVP@kpprojects.net



KP PROJECTS is proud to present a solo exhibition of new paintings by Los Angeles based artist Johnny ‘KMNDZ’ Rodriguez.

KMNDZ paints from memory and experience. His compositions are reflective visual narrations filled with vibrant imagery of birds, houses, diffused weapons, and delicate ornamentation suspended within the natural world.

Deconstructed bombs and grenades are re-purposed as armor and safe-havens for animal life, decorated with strings of glass beads, pearls, and silk tassels. Abandoned wooden bird houses become newly inhabited by feathered friends that build nests among the detritus. Anthropomorphic houses make an appearance to convey the emotions of the inhabitants with expressive smiles and tear drop eyes. The idea of ‘home’ not only represents shelter and safety, but an emotional state of mind.

In “Year of Atomic Bird” the artist creates a series of paintings where a society of birds has taken it upon itself to save humanity. These birds represent thought and imagination, transcendence and divinity, freedom, strength, illumination, and empowerment. Making an appearance for the first time are four legged allies in the form of watchful wolves that represent guardianship, ritual, loyalty, and spirit. Both birds and canids become a source of higher knowledge, elegance, and purity that create harmony in an otherwise chaotic environment. The contrast between rusted weapons of destruction and actively flourishing animal life and vegetation is key to the artist’s message. By preserving, rebuilding, and guarding stewardship traditions that seem to be under attack, the “Year of Atomic Bird” shows a glimpse of a culture and society that has important choices to make.

As the artist puts it, “the exhibition is a response to physical and psychological destructiveness – and a necessary response to negativity." Additional mystical references to beauty through water towers, delicate flowers, Loteria cards and numerology represent both a vision of the past, and hope for the future.

A successful leader in the graphic design community, Johnny ‘KMNDZ’ Rodriguez has worked for some of the world’s premier design agencies and top entertainment companies, including recent large scale murals at House of Blues, Anaheim, and Warner Records DTLA. Still, the internal desire to expand creative expression beyond commercial realms comes to the forefront in all of Rodriguez’s new work. ‘KMNDZ’ is more than a moniker alluding to the ‘undo’ option on a MAC computer; it is the moniker Rodriguez’s uses for his fine art practice to reminds us we can rectify the past by focusing on the future.


***RSVP essential to RSVP@kpprojects.net


For More Information, please contact Merry Karnowsky at info@kpprojects.net
Press Contact: Jessica O’Dowd jessica@kpprojects.net



NOTE: It is always a good idea to verify date, time, location and other information prior to going.
Eye Spy LA is not responsible for the accuracy of this information.

Go To Website *** Get MAP ***






Follow Eye Spy LA
on TWITTER
WHAT'S NEARBY



DETAILS Restaurants
PINK'S HOT DOGS

709 N La Brea Ave Los Angeles, Ca 90038 At Melrose - Only In L.A. Could A Hot Dog Stand Become A Celebrity. Pinks Has Been Serving Up Chili Dogs Since 1939 And People Stand In Line For Them Day And Night. Personally I've Had Better. The Standard Chili
....

DETAILS


DETAILS Comedy
UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE THEATRE

5919 Franklin Avenue, Hollywood, 90028 323.908.8702 - The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre Is The Home For All Things Comedy In Los Angeles. We Have Affordable, High Quality Shows Seven Nights A Week. All Shows Are $8, $5 Or Free And All Shows Are All A ....

DETAILS


Museums
THE HOLLYWOOD MUSEUM

1660 N. Highland Ave, Hollywood, Ca 90028 In The Historic Max Factor Building (323) 464 7776 - The Hollywood Museum Is Located In The World-Famous Historic Max Factor Building. The Magnificently Restored Hollywood Regency Style Art Deco Landmark Building Is Located In The “Heart Of Hollywood


Nightlife
CATALINA JAZZ CLUB BAR & GRILL

6725 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, Ca 90028 Entrance Is On Mccadden Place 323 466-2210 - Supper Club And Jazz Venue In The Heart Of Hollywood. Full Bar And Menu. They Are Also Open For Lunch Mon-Fri. See Their Website For Current Performance Schedule.
....

DETAILS


DETAILS Tours & Excursions
DEARLY DEPARTED - A TRAGICAL HISTORY TOUR

6603 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, Ca 90028 - - Dearly Departed Tours Is A Three Hour Tour Of Hysterical Proportions. 100 Locations Over 35 Miles Of Murder And Mayhem. See Where Hugh Grant Was Busted, And Reenact George Michael's Most Famous Momen ....

DETAILS


DETAILS Transportation
RED LINE METRO HOLLYWOOD/VINE STATION

6250 Hollywood Bl. Los Angeles 90038 60 Park/Ride Lot Spaces (Parking Fee) - What's There: Across The Street You'll Find The Pantages Theatre. Walk To Your Left As You Exit The Station To Vine Street. Walk Left On Vine Along The "Walk Of Fame" Toward Sunset Bl. At Sunset And
....

DETAILS


DETAILS Transportation
RED LINE METRO HOLLYWOOD & HIGHLAND

Underneath The Hollywood & Highland Complex At The Corner Of Hollywood & Highland - The Metro Station Is Directly Below The Shopping And Entertainment Complex At Hollywood And Highland Where You Will Find Upscale Shops, Dining, Nightlife And The Kodak Theatre (Home To The Annual Osc ....

DETAILS







MONTHLY LA EVENTS CALENDAR




NOVEMBER LA Calendar




2018 FALL GUIDE
Harvest and Halloween seasonal
entertainment, activities and events














ART THIS WEEK IN L.A.














Eye Spy LA 2003-2018 all rights reserved