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Monday, October 31, 2011

LOW LIFE- TREVOR TRAYNOR


This Thursday November 3, 2011 will be the SF opening reception of "Low Life" a new photographic series by the homie Trevor Traynor at Peek Gallery en La Mission... It will be a night full inspiring photography, beautiful ranflas, and great times with the homies. I've been looking forward to this for months, can't wait!  



Opening Reception
Thursday, November 3 2011
7pm-midnight


Special Guest DJ's
spinning Lowrider oldies
VIN SOL (RRR/Fools Gold)
PRIMO (Oldies Night/Nightbeat)
THE AMBASSADOR (Wax Poetics/KZSU/Soul Spectrum)

Exhibition Runs
November 3 - December 1, 2011

Venue
Peek Gallery at the Summit SF
780 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA. 94110

http://www.trevortraynor.com/
http://www.peekgallery.thesummit-sf.com/
http://www.caughtinthescramble.com/ (John Coyne)



San Francisco, CA – On Thursday, November 3 2011, Peek Gallery proudly presents LOW LIFE, a photography series by photographer & artist, Trevor Traynor. The opening reception will feature motion visuals by John Coyne and live deejays playing low rider oldies.

Trevor Traynor has spent years documenting hip-hop culture, having shot everyone from Pete Rock, T.I., KrsOne, E-40, N.E.R.D., Redman, Mos Def and so many more. But after a chance encounter with a Lowrider car club, Traynor has now turned his lens toward this historic subculture. Last Cinco de Mayo he jumped in the back of a flan colored 69 Buick Skylark convertible and documented his first cruise. Capturing what he notes as "the passion and pride" that come with living in the Lowrider culture, Traynor accurately depicts the owners and their families in a way that is only deserving of the iconic culture that they are a part of. Continuing to research the different chapters and car clubs throughout the country, Traynor takes his talent of documenting the rawness of the open road and brings the "low life" into the public eye, in all its breathtaking yet forthright nature. Trevor elaborates, “My goal is to showcase the riders and their cars, the passion and the pride that are a part of low rider living."

In addition to Trevor’s limited edition prints, a limited run of LOW LIFE wood engraved pins, stickers, and posters will be available. Not to mention a handful of car club appearances that will make the opening reception of LOW LIFE truly memorable.


 Meet Trevor Traynor...



Video below is a time lapse of the "Low Life" opening reception in San Jose...



Hope to see many familiar faces... 
Until then homies!!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

GIRLS GOT KICKS SF BOOK RELEASE


This Thursday, October 20th will be the book release party for my homegirl Amanda Lopez new book "Girls Got Kicks"... the book was a collaboration between Miss Lopez and Lori Lobenstein of Female Sneaker Fiend. They have been traveling the country for different book release parties, and they're finally coming to SF, held at Dark Side Initiative sneaker store from 5-8pm. If you love sneakers, and ladies with mad swag then this is where you'll wanna be... Congratulations ladies, keep doing your thing!!! 
I can't wait, see you there!!! 


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

SOMARTS DIA DE LOS MUERTOS SHOW 2011


Here is one more event to add to this Fridays party list... Somarts annual Dia de Los Muertos art show will be having their opening reception. This is one of my favorite art shows of the year, and always look forward to it... if you're around stop by and support Somarts and the many artist showcasing their arte and beautiful altars. Check me out on the flyer again this year... the theme is Illuminations, and the homies Rio and Renne Yañez curated the show, and hook me up with the gig, Gracias and Congratulations on another year of Dia de los Muertos greatness!!! 


What: Illuminations: Día de los Muertos 2011
When: October 8–November 5, 2011
Where: SOMArts Bay Gallery, 934 Brannan St. (between 8th & 9th)
How Much: Free admission.
Gallery Hours: Tues–Fri, 12–7PM, Sat 11–5PM, Sun 11–3PM


El Día de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, provides a way for people to embrace the beauty of life and to honor the spirits of the dead. Intricate, traditional altars and complex art installations created by more than 80 Bay Area artists  from a breadth of cultural backgrounds are on display in Illuminations: Dia de los Muertos 2011. Altars and installations range from deeply personal to political and many invite contribution or interaction from visitors.
Attend the opening reception ($10 suggested donation) on Friday, October 7 from 6PM to 9PM to enjoy music, interactive performance and the unveiling of over 30 altars and installations. The evening includes a special performance by Herbert Siguenza, of Culture Clash fame. Siguenza will perform and live paint as renowned artist, Pablo Picasso.

Below are a few shoots from the photo shoot I had with Rio for the flyer... Shhhaaaauuuwww!!!





Tuesday, October 4, 2011

CHICANO BATMAN IN OAKLAND


Ahhhh, there's so many things going on this Friday, Oct. 7th... I wish I could be at five places at once. One place I will be for sure is at Era Art Bar here in Oakland for the Chicano Batman show!!! El primo Kiko is co-owner of Era, and a few months back the boo introduced him to Chicano Batman, and of course he thought they were the bomb.com, so he booked them for his b-day party this Friday... I'm beyond excited, it's gonna be hella tight!!! The homies, and Latin Soul Brothers, Joe Quixx and Wonway Posibul will be spinning the jams all night... Shhhhaaaauuuwww!!!


Check out this video of Chicano Batman on LatinNation, this aired a few weeks back...

Monday, October 3, 2011

VISUAL MECHANICS 4


This Friday, Oct.7th, will be the Visual Mechanics art show in Salinas, Califas... the boo, El Angel will have a few pieces showing along with a bunch of other really dope artist... 
Cruise by for a good time!!!
The following day, Sunday Oct 8th is the Rod Powell's Car Show, also in Salinas... so make a weekend out of it and come chill with the homies... if you love ranflas, lowriders, and kustom cars this is where you'll wanna be!!!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

OAKLAND CRUISE NIGHTS 2011


This Friday, Oct. 7th is the last Oakland Cruise Night of the year... I'm hella excited, it's gonna be a good one!


Check out some flickas of 2011 Oakland Cruise Nights...


The homie Roman chilling with the Mayor of Oakland, Jean Quan... she keeps it real!!!




Breezys like cars, the cars that go Boom!!!







The boo made this lil video of us cruising Oakland with his Uncle Jose and cousin Lil One, The Midnight Cruisers Ride Again!!!