La-La Land Gallery and Kii Arens
are proud to present the juiciest art show of the summer!
Thursday, July 21st., 7-10 PM
La-La Land Gallery
6450 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90038
Come and join us for “FRUIT” the exhibition. What could be a more perfect subject for a summer group art show?!
Fruit features art from over 15 grape…I mean great artists such as:
Kii Arens, Shag, Oliver Hibert, Steve Ellis, Mark Kostabi, Anthony Ausgang, Martin Ontiveros, Janee Meadows, Chris Reccardi, Daniel Gibson, Dan Stiles, Christophe Gilland, David Medel, Aarah Aizman, Addie Hamilton, Mike Davis, Savanna Snow, Shoko Yanagisawa, Matthew Bone, Alyssa Burke, and Nazish Chunara.
Fruit stand, DJ, and drinks provided!
Here’s a partial preview of the art! More images up soon.
About Kii Arens
Kii Arens is an American contemporary graphic designer, pop-artist, and director. He is the owner of La-La Land Gallery in Los Angeles.
A visit to Los Angeles in 2003 prompted Arens’ move to his current location on Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood. As his work in album art and band merchandising continued, he began creating unique, non-music associated art pieces. His pieces soon appeared in many galleries around Los Angeles, notably: M Modern, Subliminal Projects, Gallery 1988, and his own gallery, La-La Land Gallery, which opened in 2004.
Arens has exhibited in many shows, notably: Happy War… It’s the bomb, the first official show at La-La Land, which featured the work of Arens and many local pop-artists, including: Shepard Fairey, Chris Reccardi, Gary Baseman, Niagara, and many others. Art in the Dark, another show, was an exhibition of Arens’ own pieces, images created using black light reactive paints and lighting rigs, which concealed hidden content that could be revealed upon the flip of a switch. In 2005, he traveled back to the Twin Cities, to exhibit a gallery show at Ox-Op gallery. The show was based around Spin-o-Paint/Paint-by-numbers/Oil paint.
Later that year, lalalandgallery.com was created, an online venue for a series of customized lightboxes created by Arens. The lightboxes were also exhibited at La-La Land, and featured in a story by the Los Angeles Times. His Hot Lunch Artshow followed in Oct. 2005, and featured classic tin lunch boxes customized with local Pop art. By 2008, Arens found himself as curator of an art show based on the concerts at the Hollywood Bowl. It included pieces for artists such as Liza Minnelli, Grace Jones, and Femi Kuti. His first major concert poster was completed that year as well, for a Beck/Spoon/MGMT show at the Hollywood Bowl.
This has spurred a career in concert print creation that continues to present, with over 250 pieces created for artists such as Radiohead, Queens of the Stone Age, Dolly Parton, Stevie Wonder, The Weeknd, Sonic Youth, The Who, Queens of the Stone Age, Devo, Diana Ross, Divine Fits, The Pixies, Tony Bennett, Glen Campbell, Bruno Mars, Tame Impala, The Beach Boys and many others. He also has created posters for various All Tomorrow’s Parties events, as well as Goldenvoice’s Coachella. In 2010, Arens created a print for Radiohead’s Haiti benefit concert in Los Aangeles. Two editions of 250 prints were sold, and helped add to a grand total of $572,754 raised by the band during the event.