May 21-June 19, 2010
Opens Friday, May 21, 6-9pm


So come on by and drink with us on Friday night from 6-9pm

KMLA @ AUTOMAT 936 Chung King Road, Los Angeles, 90012

Gallery hours: Wed-Sat, 12-6pm


Seth Scriver: a book launch/ mural/ drawings




"hose heads get unhosed"!!!!!!

Our own awesome Seth Scriver will produce a new wall mural.

We'll also be showing a selection of earlier drawings




launching his new book: Stooge Pile

"Seth Scriver's work is filled with lumpy men and women plucked from rural Canada - thick mustaches, plaid shirts and winter caps exchanging non-sequiturs and one-liners. Airbrushed Garfields, packs of wild dogs, flocks of birds, and more packs of wild dogs race through Scriver's paintings and drawings. Part of a crew of Canadian doodlers (like-minded folks such as Marc Bell (HOT POTATOE, THE STACKS), Peter Thompson (LUCKY ELLO), Amy Lockhard (DIRTY DISHES) and Keith Jones (BACTER-AREA), Scriver exemplifies a modern cartoon painting aesthetic - a type of fantasy world created through a stream-of-consciousness drawing style. His drawings present a palpable view of a hectic world in which cartoon bears and hunters engage in slapstick adventures."-Drawn and Quarterly
Full Color, 80 pages, 5 1/4 by 6 1/2 inches

We also be screening:

hoseheads get unhosed
(animations from short stories of living in the northern Canadian bush told to Seth by his brother and dad.)

We've had a great run in this space, but we're moving on, so don't miss out on this terrific show!

Our new project in NYC starts June 15th!

Nicolas Grenier Rachel McRae

An Age Of Glory at KMLA

March 26th - Apr 10, 2010


936 Chung King Road, Los Angeles, 90012

Gallery hours: 12-6pm, Wednesday to Saturday

An Age of Glory features new work by Cal Arts MFA candidates Nicolas Grenier and Rachel McRae. The exhibition is a critical look at the absurdity of grand ideals expressed through architecture within the United States from the half-removed viewpoint of two resident foreigners. Exploring glorious failures of great ideas and ideologies, the works untangle lost objectives of the utopian project and the semi-forgetfulness of historic Classical revival after times of conflict within the milieu of American late capitalism. In a land equally haunted by its past and hobbled with dreams for the future, one must keep building.



We'll be at Booth A6.

Thursday, March 4th - Sunday, March 7th, 2010

7 West 34th Street

betw. 5th Ave. and 6th Ave.


Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Guest of Honor: 11 am - 12 pm (accessible by invitation from VOLTA or with The Armory Show VIP card)

VIP: 12 pm - 2 pm

Public Hours Daily

Thursday, March 4th, 2010 2 pm - 8 pm

Friday 5th - Sunday 7th, March, 2010 11 am - 7 pm

We'll be in New York this week to participate in VOLTA NY, the little sister fair to the Armory Show. Presenting all new works by Oscar Camilo de Las Flores!
KMLA presents
Play Dead, Look Alive
new watercolour drawings by Balint Zsako
until March 20.

936 Chung King Road
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Wed-Sat, 12-6pm

With these paintings Balint Zsako wants to distil as many disparate aspects of contemporary art into works on paper as possible. Everything from the physical theatre of Performance Art, the process-based nature of Land Art, to the meticulous balance of Geometric Abstraction is referenced. But just as importantly, sex, mythology, bodily functions and primitive narratives are the themes that animate these works. Physical distortions serve as parallels to psychological states and mechanical appendages recall the conflict between the organic and the industrial. These open-ended stories, which are most often dark and complex, are rendered in lively bright colours and meticulous detail to add another layer of contrast between the visual, the narrative and the conceptual.

Balint Zsako was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1979 and immigrated to Canada with his family in 1988. Since graduating with a B.A in Fine Arts from Ryerson University in Toronto, he has exhibited his photographs, collages, sculptures, paintings and drawings internationally.

The New Yorker Magazine, Harper's Magazine, The Walrus Magazine, Poetry Magazine and the New York Times Magazine have all featured his works. A travelling exhibition of his drawings was organized by the MoCCA in Toronto and is accompanied by the artist's first monograph.

Balint Zsako's new show Play Dead Look Alive is on at KMLA.
Its a solo show of his incredible drawings and goes from January 30, 2010 - March 20, 2010