Sunday, January 15, 2006

From Art to Life

Toshiro and Mas Koizumi enjoying a mattress bunny

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Mattress Bunnies

Monday, November 07, 2005

Bunny Headress and Mattress Bunnies

*View of Participants Guns

*Several pieces are not included in this shot as they are in the windows.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Partial Installation View

Leonel Cruz
Arrived from Boyle Heights, California on October 25, 2005

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Vulture Logo T-shirt

Available in various colors and various sized salvaged shirts.
$10 at Walled City
$15 ppd

Gun No. 1 T-shirt

Available in various colors and various sized salvaged shirts.
$10 at Walled City
$15 ppd

Gun No. 2 T-shirt

Available in various colors and various sized salvaged shirts
$10 at Walled City
$15 ppd

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Reception: October 22 at Walled City

Can't Get No Satisfaction

An installation examining capitalism's inability to scratch the itch comprised of re-constructed post-consumer cast-offs found on the streets of Los Angeles

by Edith Abeyta
with contributions by: Robert Abeyta Jr., Eric Anthony, Marshall Astor, Javier Barboza, John M. Bennett, Jeremy Carnahan, Leonel Cruz, Carina DiMarcellis, Mia Farrell, Bean Gilsdorf, Dan Gilsdorf, Michele Hubacek, Andy Jenkins, Nicholas Klemek, Tony Larson, Betsy Lohrer Hall, Alexis Mackenzie, Issac McKay-Randozzi, Nan, Regina O'Brien, Ert O'Hara, Merry-Beth Noble, Claire Reay, Lisa Romero, Michael Row, Valerie Scott, Allyson Shaw, Sighn, Robert Tower, Rebecca Trawick, Porous Walker, and Hague Williams

October 22 - November 20, 2005
Reception - Saturday, October 22, 7-10 PM
Walled City
309 West 7th Street
San Pedro, CA 90731

Walled City is proud to present Can’t Get No Satisfaction, a project by Los Angeles artist Edith Abeyta. Abeyta works with materials that have been abandoned, thrown away, shunned and otherwise have become trash. Considered meaningless, these materials linger on the streets where she finds them and brings purpose to their post-use existence.

Can’t Get No Satisfaction contains two complementary ideas. First, is a critique of the street art phenomenon that espouses rebellion, but whose intentions contain the raw mimicry of the advertising campaigns that multinational corporations engage in to promote their “brands.” The pressure to have a successful street art “campaign” distinctly apes the competitive and corporate atmosphere found in any marketing department. Secondly, it serves as a reminder of the inability and failure of capitalism to satisfy, despite the environment of excess and abundance that it creates.

Abeyta has termed this her “sellout show.” A horde of friends and artists have been invited to make art from handgun shaped pieces of wood that she has cut from discarded furniture, mocking the way street artists are brought together to paint donated Nike shoes, record covers and other paraphernalia of big business. Rather than sell Pabst Blue Ribbon to trucker hat hipsters, Abeyta will be hawking commemorative shot glasses, custom printed with the exhibition’s title, and soaking the crowd with whiskey. T-shirts bearing her vulture logo will be sold prominently and aggressively, aping the business model of Street Art, which itself apes the business model of big business.

Special thanks to Bob, Rob, Nan, Marshall, Michele, Javier, Karen, Pamela, and Brendan for offerring their assistance at various stages of the project and to all the artists who contributed their work to the show.

Tears for a Clown

Rob Abeyta Jr.
Arrived from Lomita, California on October 22, 2005


mixed media
Arrived from Chicago, Illinois on October 22, 2005

Shoot Your Mouth Off

Regina O'Brien
speakers, wood, fabric, wire
Arrived from Los Feliz, California on October 22, 2005

Friday, October 21, 2005

Avian Flu Awareness Project Alpha (Death is on the Wing)

Marshall Astor
mixed media
Arrived from San Pedro, California on October 21, 2005

How to Carve a Pistol Out of a Bar of Soap

Michele Hubacek
Arrived from San Pedro, California on October 21, 2005