BOA/SOA Gallery is pleased to present “Cut With The Kitchen Knife”, a recent collection of works on paper by Andreis Mikael Costa. Currently living in Los Angeles, the artist has been working with collage since 2008. Raised in New York City, Costa studied photography and studio art at Bard College. This will be his first exhibition in Los Angeles.
The title of the show is a reference to German DaDaist Hannah Höch’s 1919 piece Cut with the Kitchen Knife through the Beer-Belly of the Weimar Republic. Höch’s work has not only been an inspiration for Costa but the title also represents the process of how the collages were originally created. Each piece is constructed through a meticulous process that begins with the photographing and collecting of found images produced as Xerox prints which are then hand-cut and attached to paper to create the final collage.
Costa’s work challenges the viewer by engaging the psyche, demanding differentials in psychological interpretations through a dialogue consisting of several levels of perception. From afar, these works are observed as symmetrical shapes, inspired by Rorschach Ink Blots and geometry, that, when approached by the viewer, reveal a narrative shaped by observations and reflections on political climate, violence, war, love, lust, and preconceived notions of gender roles as portrayed in film and mass media.
Opening Reception Thursday, May 9th from 7-9pm at BOA/SOA Fine Art Gallery, 607 West Knoll (West Knoll and Melrose), Hollywood, CA 90069 T: 310.734.6411 W: http://boaartgallery.com/
Bob Oré Art Gallery provides space for renowned and emerging artists to promote their creativity. Our goal is to create an ambiance that encourages a dialogue between the viewer and the art community by keeping a dynamic, ongoing and avant-garde series of events, individual/group exhibitions, and openings. 607 West Knoll, Hollywood, CA 90069 T: 310.734.6411
Need some fresh music to play at your next kegger? AWKWORD‘s got just the thing—provided you like your party music with a pitch-black edge. Described by the artist as a “frat party track with the worst of tragic undertones,” Requiem finds the headliner trading verses with SoulStice, Ess Vee and Cuz OH! Black over a brooding instrumental by ATG. This moody selection is just one of many quality jams set for inclusion on DJBooth-sponsored, 100%-for-charity street album World View, set to hit our mixtape page for digital purchase in the near future.
Below: stream and/or download the song via soundcloud; or, take part in the #WorldView movement — download the better-than-CD-quality version at your own price via bandcamp, with 100% of the proceeds donated to our charity.
Every rapper claims to keep it real, but most are so lost in fantasy they don’t even know their own reality anymore. Not AWKWORD. A New York City emcee who’s dedicated himself to the lost art of pre-Giuliani hip-hop, everything you need to know about the man’s music is contained in new single “Doctor, Doctor”. Making its world premiere on RefinedHype, in addition to a subtly addictive beat from MajoR R.E. and a guest verse from GuessWho?, “Doctor, Doctor” is the kind of rap that’s not afraid to truly let listeners inside.
“Doctor, Doctor” is off AWKWORD’s upcoming album “World View”, which has a dope background: all proceeds from the album, which includes features from Joell Ortiz, KRS-One and more, will go to Aim to Live, a 501c3-registered nonprofit dedicated to educating and empowering urban youth. Fucks yeah, it’s bigger than hip-hop.
Here’s another cut from AWKWORD’s World View album; if you missed the Refined Hype premiere of this, for shame. Without creating alters, AWK breaks down his ills to the doctor on this one, with GuessWho? alongside for the ride. I do this a lot, but usually inside my own mind, or in text via twitter… or this blog. We all have problems and stress, it’s just in how you handle that shit. Real talk on this one, with beats from Malaysia. Malaysia! Hip-Hop is global, pricks!
I have seen this name floating out there for some time. This is my first time really sitting down to listen to Awkword though. I like what I hear from this single off his yet to be released album, World View. Therapy music…
Check out the newest single off AWKWORD’s DJBooth.net-sponsored 100% for-charity global Hip Hop project World View, “Requiem”, a catchy frat party track with the worst of tragic undertones, featuring guest 16s from underground mainstay SoulStice and up-and-comers Ess Vee and CuzOH! Black, backed by a booming beat from Susan Sarandon’s #1 fan ATG. (Additional vocals provided by Mark Deez and Australia’s Jay Daniels.)