CHEAP N' TACKY
Emerging Artist Gallery
2201 Dominguez St., Torrance, CA
(within Strand Brewing Co.)
Tues thru Sundays 4- 9pm
or by appt.
JUST WRONG ENOUGH GROUP SHOW
Join us for the opening reception of Just Wrong Enough — a group showcase featuring the weird and wack artists of the LA area. Opening Aug 5 at 6pm thru the 20th — beer * foodtruck *oddities
2201 Dominguez St., Torrance (inside Strand Brewing co)
THE GIG POSTERS
WHEN: MAY 6TH THRU 14
OPENING RECEPTION: MAY 6 5PM TO 9PM
DJ- SURFER TACO TRUCK - BEER
WHERE: CHEAP N’ TACKY GALLERY (LOCATED WITHIN STRAND BREWING CO.) 2201 DOMINGUEZ ST, TORRANCE
The Gig Posters show was born out of a necessity for change, yet a desire to hold on to nostalgia. Sometime exact replicas of gig posters, sometimes altered, the collection of over 30 36x24 paintings reflect our desire to hold on to time, the power of music, and the importance of self-created Gods to lead us through difficult times.
Playful yet respectful, the Gig Poster painting both celebrate and reflect our desires to connect and reflect.
Spookyharris is a painter, sculptor, muralist and writer. His work has been featured in gallery shows in and around LA, and on countless album covers and t- shirts. He is the artist-in-residence at the Strand Brewing Co., where he has 250 feet of mural on the massive tasting room walls. Last year he started a small indie gallery in the space named Cheap n' Tacky gallery.
Solo Show: Peter Mertz
Only 3 weekends! October 15th to October 30: Solo Show: Peter Mertz. Large scale oil paintings featuring mixed stories of ancient lore and modern earth-bound calamity. Make sure to come out for this event with food trucks, beer, and art.
Celebrity Centre on view August 20 thru September 4
Cheap n' Tacky Gallery features work by emerging artists who seek to show in the self-taught, punk, and gonzo style of emotion over affectation.
Located inside Strand Brewing Co., Cheap n' Tacky is a full experience destination of art, beer, food trucks, and faffery.
CHEAP N' TACKY SHOW #3: PETER MERTZ
October 15 thru October 30
Opening night Oct 15 thru Oct 29 -- Peter has completed a series of impressive large format paintings bridging the gap between ancient Greek lore and modern day interpretation. They are dramatic in scale and accomplished in technique. The series depicts modern interpretations of Gods and earth and are both modern and yet steeped in classic myth.
Opening August 2oth thru September 4
Group show featuring celebrity portraits on brewers cardboard, performance art , and sculpture. Aside from all artists working on the cardboard there are no rules, just like the lives of the celebrities that are depicted. Examining the reflection of our own lives projected and perverted through what each of us considers celebrity and the trappings that come with.
SPOOKYHARRIS: YOU CAN READ YOUR MIND
June 18th thru July 31
Inspired by the Zen Sumi-e practice of expressing through using as little brush strokes and thought as possible, Spookyharris made over 80 black and white ink pieces inspired and led by exploring different ways to work over the past year and so.
ARTISTS WE WORK WITH
Who’s on Display
Spookyharris style of quick emotive strokes and gonzo-style mindlessness lends itself to his romantic view yet realist awareness. His mural (over 20 feet tall and 160 feet) can be viewed at Strand Brewing Company in Torrance California.
Peter has completed a series of impressive large format paintings bridging the gap between ancient Greek lore and modern day interpretation. They are dramatic in scale and accomplished in technique. The series depicts modern interpretations of Gods and earth and are both modern and yet steeped in classic myth.
Eric's use of spirit, joy, connectivity and soft stitched materials brings an innocent knowledge to his works. He pushes to understand the inside workings while presenting the world as he'd like to see it. Eric is a true craftsman and artist.
Liz Walsh lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. She observes and paints the foliage and creatures of Southern California. Her subject matter is driven by an interest in emotional space and how as a collective we experience our world, as well as the potential demise our world is facing.
She has attended residencies at Cooper Union and the Headlands Center, and has shown her work around the USA and abroad.
Corey Glenn is a LA based artist, filmmaker, and prop master from the Midwest. Corey's work explores post-modern humanism and with humility and a keen eye for the off and rarely taken road to enlightened glee.
Juan Gonzalez is a self-taught street and graffiti artist, community activist, and muralist.
Juan’s art has been featured across Los Angeles in breweries, utilities boxes, beer can designs, schools and much more.
Sarcasm and humor play a large role in Riley Staal's work, often taking the form of paintings, textiles, and sculpture. For this exhibition, Riley has chosen to highlight the absurdity behind the concept of the celebrity, expanding on how ridiculous it can be to venerate and adore a person you hardly know. What are the pleasures and consequences of consuming a limited narrative that is dictated by the media?
Al Marcano is an American contemporary artist whose work is a mix between contemporary , abstract and expressionistic street art.
Joey Buice is an artist/ musician currently residing in Joshua Tree ca. He enjoys long walks on the beach.
MARINA YERMAKOVA TIMM
Marina's work bridges the world of abstract, collage, paint and joy through a worldly lens of exact and knowing when to let go. Abandoned yet reserved. Joyful yet mysterious. Faithful to the change that is required of her spirit.
Sung-Hee Son is an LA based artist, designer, and curator. She received her BFA in Painting and Sculpture from Montserrat College of Art and developed her career in design and curation with organizations like Sotheby’s, Pratt Institute, James Cohan Gallery, Bernard Toale Gallery and bG Gallery in New York City, Boston and Los Angeles. Art has always been her passion and believes in its power and importance to elevate, enrich and enlighten the human condition.
Fri: 4pm - 9pm
Sat: 4pm - 9pm
(Or by appointment)