On March 19th, Hold Up Art will present Matt Hodges and Friends, a group show consisting of three friends and emerging Long Beach artists Cody Lusby, Ryan Clemens, and Matthew Hodges. The trio will join creative forces to bring the public a glimpse of 'nonsense and everything that goes with it'. Aptly titled, their vision is guaranteed to be saturated with unpredictable textures, colors, shapes, and mediums that will draw your attention from detailed stencil work, to freehand drawings and paintings.
While enjoying the evening's encounter, be sure to also check out guest artist and local Los Angeles tattoo artist Thom Gastelum, and the vibrant sounds of Akasa. Matt Hodges and Friends March 19 - April 14, 2011Opening Reception:March 19, 7-11pm www.holdupart.com
Source: ZocaloPublicSquare - Guillermo del Toro knows his monsters, whether they’re vampires, ghosts, mythical beings, hell beasts or humans. His richly written creations are also visual marvels - from the grey-skinned ghost of “The Devil’s Backbone” to the rickety, mossy faun of “Pan’s Labyrinth”. They occupy elaborately constructed fantasy worlds that, however gory and strange, have at their center sharply felt human emotion.
Del Toro, whose upcoming projects include a remake of “Frankenstein” and a three-part video game called inSANE, visits Zócalo to talk about his work, his vision, and why the monstrous and the human are so closely connected.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2011, 7:30 PM
ArcLight Hollywood 6360 W. Sunset Blvd.Los Angeles, CA, Between Vine and Ivar, with DeLongpre to the south. Parking $2 with validation.