This wednesday in Echo Park…

Male Odor Monsters

A group exhibition featuring original works by

Brian Chippendale
Matthew Thurber
Carlos Gonzales

Wednesday, July 16, 7pm – August 5

Hope Gallery – 1547 Echo Park Ave 90026

Featuring four artists known for their visionary work in comics, this show presents new pieces that explore collage, watercolour, silkscreen, acrylic, and crayon, with the same inventiveness of form as their narrative work.

A founding member of Providence’s Fort Thunder collective, Brian Chippendale was included in the 2002 Whitney Biennial (as Forcefield), and shown at Deitch Projects (Panic Room, 2006), and D’Amelio Terras (2006). He has published two graphic novels with PictureBox, Ninja (2006), and Maggots (2007). He is also drummer in the band Lightning Bolt, and has collaborated on projects with musicians such as Bjork, Thurston Moore, and the Boredoms.

Matthew Thurber is the creator of the ongoing comic book series, ‘1800-Mice’ (PictureBox), and has had work included in the anthologies Kramer’s Ergot, and the Ganzfeld. As a performer he has appeared as Ambergris at The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, and as Saxophonist in Soiled Mattress and The Springs, shared bills with Gang Gang Dance and No Age.

C.F. is the alias of Christopher Forgues, creator of the serialised graphic novel ‘Powr Mastrs’ (PictureBox). His work has appeared in exhibitions at Loyal Gallery (Stockholm), The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art (Watari, Japan), and New Image Art (Los Angeles). Under his musical moniker Kites, he has several recordings with Load Records.

Author of the xeroxed comics, Slime Freak, and Rat’s Cocoon, Carlos Gonzales’ work featured in Kramer’s Ergot 6. His musical project, Russian Tsarlag has released cassette tapes on the Unskilled Labor label.

Hope gallery is jointly curated by the bookstore ‘Family’, and the record label ‘Teenage Teardrops’.

Hope Gallery
323 782 9221

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About Jay Babcock

I am the co-founder and editor of Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curator of the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was one of five Angelenos listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. Today, I live a peaceful life in the rural wilderness of Joshua Tree, California, where I am a partner in with Stephanie Smith.

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