235 days ago - by Ryan McIntosh
(Los Angeles, CA – April 16, 2013) If art is not directed towards being social, it becomes purely self-indulgent. It becomes about the joy of creating. Artists that don’t utilize art to communicate are creating for their own gratification and to sit back and say “Wow! Look at what I have done! I’m a very talented fellow!”
People are afraid of art. They don’t want to believe what they’re being told. In the exhibition I’m Content With Having Nothing To Say, by Los Angeles based artist Ryan McIntosh, the work embraces, it communicates. This is what people are afraid of. It’s looking for a direct response and to form a dialogue with the viewer.
Holland Cotter of The New York Times proclaims…
“Ryan McIntosh favors information over aesthetics.”
“Most of the work [in this exhibition] has little to no aesthetic value, other than the aesthetics of communication. It functions somewhat as a one-liner; you see it, you nod, you get it, you move on. You don’t have to be intelligent to appreciate the work, it’s enough to only be clever.” said Ryan McIntosh.
I’m Content With Having Nothing To Say is ultimately trying to pose a series of questions about the kinds of returns that we expect from contemporary art, while simultaneously exposing the deepest fears and insecurities of artists. This exhibition explores why art often doesn’t get made, and perhaps, why the work in this show should never have been made.
I’m Content With Having Nothing To Say will be held on April 27th and 28th, 2013 from 11am-6pm at Art Is Shit, 642 Moulton Ave, Los Angeles CA.
294 days ago - by Ryan McIntosh
AIS Editions will be at LACMA this Saturday for LA PRINT: Edition 3. Owner, Ryan McIntosh, will be representing Art Is Shit Editions on a panel discussion in the museum auditorium talking about prints, operating an editions business, working with artists, the future of the printed medium and how to go broke by getting into the art business! Hope to see you all there!
384 days ago - by Ryan McIntosh
432 days ago - by Ryan McIntosh
Featuring new work by Ryan McIntosh and XVALA
October, 13th, 2012 (One night only!)
Opening Reception 10/13/12, 8-11pm
Art Is Shit Editions – 642 Moulton Ave W12. Los Angeles, CA 90031
LOS ANGELES – Art Is Shit Editions proudly announces BRIGHT WHITE, an exhibition of new works by Ryan McIntosh and XVALA.
One year since Steve Jobs’ death, two post-pc artists question Apple to ‘Think Different’. In light of the recent Foxconn riot at Apple’s China manufacturer, known for their inhumane labor practices and growing number of suicides, how does a corporation, resurrected from the dead, survive after the passing of this man?
“One year has given us time to collect our thoughts and ideas about how to artistically examine these issues with a critical eye.” said Ryan McIntosh.
“Either waiting in line or in an assembly line, Apple is to die for,” said XVALA. “Unfortunately, Apple thinks it’s all the same.”
AIS Editions will be releasing two limited edition works, “Wishing All Things Old Were New” by Ryan McIntosh and “Think Different” by XVALA, a cast porcelain-plastic sculpture of the Apple-banned Steve Jobs action figure. These new works will be made available first-come-first-serve at the opening of the BRIGHT WHITE exhibition.
BRIGHT WHITE opens on October 13th, 2012 from 8-11pm at Art Is Shit Editions, located in The Brewery Arts Complex, 642 Moulton Ave, Los Angeles CA 90031.
461 days ago - by Ryan McIntosh
LOS ANGELES, CALI. (September 6, 2012) – Cory Allen Contemporary Art (CACA) announces that Post-PC Artist XVALA has casted a chocolate sculpture from items found in Justin Bieber’s residential trash can that will publicly debut this Saturday at AIS Editions in the Los Angeles’ Brewery Arts Complex.
“Banana Split: A Memento for Celebrity Exes” is a life-size chocolate sculpture of a banana stuffed in a hot dog bun, partially inspired by the media’s relentless coverage of celebrity split-ups and the inevitable outcome of the fledgling relationship of Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez.
“XVALA wanted to produce a piece that articulates society’s interest in the destruction of celebrity relationships for some time now”, said Cory Allen. “Conceptually, it was the perfect marriage discovering the items he needed in Bieber’s trash.”
“The banana and bun combination is a collective implication of social media’s imitation of pop culture,” said XVALA. “When our personal relationships are exploited, we become intimate with everyone.”
The sculpture was fabricated into chocolate from two of the moldy items selected and salvaged by the artist when he stole the pop star’s residential trash can last month to construct the Bieber robot “BieberBot”. The mass produced chocolate memento will be accessible to celebrity exes at the 85th Academy Awards on February 24, 2013.
“The ‘Banana Split’ will only exist as a print,” said XVALA. “Consumption is the art, and it should be divine…and mass produced.”
“We are currently working with several network channels on distributing interests of making celebrity consumption of failed relationships a fine art in chocolate form,” said Cory Allen. “Hopefully this will help promote the bad tastes of our culture.”
“Banana Split: A Memento for Celebrity Exes” will debut with the “BieberBot” in XVALA’s “Funny Games” show at AIS Editions on September 8th, 2012 at 8:00 PM in the Brewery Arts Complex at 642 Moulton Ave in Los Angeles, California.
470 days ago - by Ryan McIntosh
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Featuring new work by XVALA
September, 8th, 2012 (One night only!)
Opening Reception 9/8/12, 8-10pm
Art Is Shit Editions – 642 Moulton Ave W12. Los Angeles, CA 90031
LOS ANGELES – Art Is Shit Editions proudly announces FUNNY GAMES by the ‘street artist’ XVALA.
Artist XVALA steals pop star icon Justin Bieber’s residential trash can, which will serve as the key mainframe for the first fine art Google App robot that will be made available to the public online and in an upcoming gallery show at Art Is Shit Editions.
“We make our trash public domain, not realizing that our trash defines us more than social media,” said Cory Allen. “XVALA is just exploiting what people can’t Google.”
Within a few days of XVALA stealing the pop star’s trash can, word had spread through the LA community and had gained the attention of Entertainment Weekly and several entertainment news sites, also notable including Flula Borg, a German DJ who has gained prominent attention on YouTube like Bieber. DJ Flula met with XVALA and covered his work in this video: DJ Flula meets XVALA’s “BeiberBot”
The “BieberBot” will debut as part of XVALA’s “Funny Games” exhibition at AIS Editions on September 8th, 2012 from 8-10pm in the Art Is Shit Editions, located at The Brewery Arts Complex, 642 Moulton Ave, Los Angeles CA 90031.
Art Is Shit Editions will be releasing a limited edition hand-pulled screenprint with XVALA, available only at the exhibition opening.
589 days ago - by Ryan McIntosh
We are proud to welcome the newest artist to AIS Editions, XVALA. Most known for his “Fear Google” street campaign seen all around the world and his recent Los Angeles based exhibition “The Kim Kardashian Party”, XVALA has recently become known as the “celebrity dumpster diver” artist.
Having just produced the limited edition Bird Brain screenprint for his latest exhibition, we took great interest in his studio-based sculptures and paintings, which strongly embody the concepts and ideas that are in line with our artistic interests at Art Is Shit Editions.
We will soon be releasing several recent limited editions multiples by XVALA in our online store, as well as creating brand new editions in the months to come. Keep an eye out!
603 days ago - by Ryan McIntosh
We are releasing a special offering of Wynn Bauer’s popular “Headless Virgin Mary” sculpture in a one-of-a-kind white glaze finish. The normal run of this work was created in an edition 20 metallic gold porcelain pieces, however the artist decided to set ONE piece aside to finish with a stunning white glaze. This is the only white version of this piece created and is only available until sold here on our online store.
627 days ago - by Ryan McIntosh
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LOS ANGELES - Art Is Shit Editions will be holding their annual open-studio event on March 31st and April 1st in collaboration with The Brewery Artwalk.
On exhibition will be new work by Ryan McIntosh and Matthew Weinberg, along with several new sculptural and print editions from Wynn Bauer, Daniel Payavis and famed street artist XVALA. Several new editions by these artists will be released on this occasion and will not be available online or anywhere else! All previously produced editions will also be on display.
AIS Editions co-founder and artist, Danielle Lange, will also be exhibiting new work and editions at her new studio within The Brewery at 612 Moulton Ave #2. Be sure to swing by and see her most recent paintings, sculptures and prints!
The Brewery Artwalk is a twice annual open studio weekend at the worlds largest art complex. With over 350 artist studios, you will have the opportunity to see new works, speak with the artists and see their personal spaces and purchase artworks directly from the artists at studio prices. Admission and parking is free.
Inquires please contact Ryan McIntosh – email@example.com