Not a lot of the art hipsters that I know are familiar with Crewest, and it’s too bad. Just a short jaunt east on the 10 from downtown, the gallery’s purpose is (in their own words) “to promote gifted artists who’s work may be too edgy and non-conventional for other elitist venues. We cater to art that speaks to the heart and soul as well as the mind. We believe in bringing raw and powerful artwork to the people of Los Angeles.” That usually translates to something grafitti oriented. Indeed, aside from the gallery there is also a store stocking the latest and dopest in graff paraphenalia and accesories (including Belton and Montana paint if you’re looking for it).
On Friday, Crewest opens Undocumented Ground, described as “an extensive collection of LA’s finest urban, underground photographers.” The roster includes a few names you might know, such as Eriberto and Estevan Oriol, Eric Coleman and B+. There will also be a nice printed catalogue for sale, designed by one of the Barnstormers. If you want check out a different scene than what the LA Times covered so lamely, go east young man.
Crewest: Store and Gallery
2703 W.Valley Blvd.
Alhambra, Ca 91803
Opening Reception: Friday, August 8, 6-10PM
Artists Talk & Booksigning: Saturday, August 28 @ 6PM
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