UGLAR exhibit at PMCA
The Ulysses Guide to the Los Angeles River, published by Grime and Horitaka's GK Editions, is a gorgeous book inspired by the Los Angeles River, once unspoiled with a thriving ecosystem but now a graffiti-decorated industrial trench.
The book explores the biology and art surrounding the River with photos, fine art and stories of its plant and animal life, to its concrete canvas that exhibits the work of graffiti artists and inspires others in different mediums; for example, the work of tattoo artists Jack Rudy and Chuey Quintanar are featured in UGLAR.
On February 14th, the Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) will present an exhibition of framed works from the book as well as installation-specific murals, which "recreate the setting of the LA River along with a few imaginative embellishments." Christopher D. Brand, Evan D. Skrederstu, Steve Martinez, and Matthew Brand (co-authors and editors of the book fathered by Ulysses Zemanova) are the guest curators of the exhibit.
The show runs until May 30, 2010. You can purchase the book from GK Editions here.