Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Wednesday FREE Movie night

God of Cookery


byob, we got your popcorn!

sneak peak at the upcoming show... there's going to be some sexxxxy BEEROTICA photography!


Sunday, June 28, 2009

Drop off / Pick Up

TODAY: Sunday. 2-5 PM

it's also payday!

Come get your art & checks.

Drop off your sexy beerotica pieces.


Thursday, June 25, 2009


Every other Sunday and that means NEXT Sunday!

We got costumes, sometimes we have a model that doesn't mind letting us draw her 'whole'' form (if you know what I mean). It's 2 hours of laughter, some skin, some color, and a ton live drawing!

3,5, & 10 min poses. 10-15 donation for model (depending on attendance) so bring your friends.
You don't have to be a master artist we are all learning what we can so don't be shy...

-buzzz love

questions contact Yuki

probably having drawing bee upstairs in one of the artist lofts so be on time please!

Temple of Visions Presents:

We'd like to thank everyone who came out for Debra's show last month. Had an amazing turnout and are looking forward to another fabulous end of the month show.

Insects vs Robots will be playing the main stage and one of my personal favorites, Lo-Fi Freq, will be spinning the dj booth.

This will be the first closing show brought to you by The Temple and will be a bi-monthly event alternating with Feminine Oddities... (yes, don't worry there will be more burlesque dancing) But this month we're having a Living Art Vegan Raw Bar, a Galactik Trading Card microgallery, live sculpture, & painting!!!

Much Love: BeeHereNow

Calling ALL Who Like to Laugh!

Let's Celebrate Freedom of Expression with a Benefit supporting THREE amazing nonprofit organizations: Peace4Kids, Inside Out, and the Tiziano Project. Each organization gives voice to those who are often silenced...like kids in LA or Congo.

Join us at the HIVE Gallery in Downtown LA to giggle about gut wrenching realities, sensitive subjects, and possibly a few politically incorrect topics!

$10 = Entrance, Drink, Snack & Access to some of LA's most Creative and Motivated people!

Raffle Prizes and Good Karma too!!

Doors Open at 8:30pm
Comedy Begins at 9pm
Winners Announced at 10:30pm

The evening will benefit three non-profit organizations:

The Tiziano Project strives to develop and encourage first-class collaborative journalism on a global scale. We provide community members in conflict, post-conflict, and underreported regions with the equipment, training, and affiliations necessary to report their stories and improve their lives.

Peace4Kids provides programs and services for foster and at-risk youth from ages 5-18, and after emancipation until age 24. Peace4Kids is truly on the front lines in addressing the needs of foster and at-risk youth in the South Los Angeles neighborhoods of Watts, Willowbrook and Compton.

Inside Out Community Arts promotes healthy interaction among diverse at-risk Los Angeles youth. Inside Out bridges cultural, geographic, socioeconomic and differently-abled boundaries to support youth in creating and presenting topical theater and art, empowering them to make positive choices as individuals and members of the greater community.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Wednesday Night Movie:

This week we are showing Man On A Wire based on Philippe Petit's book, To Reach the Clouds.

8:30 PM

free movie and popcorn. byob

p.s. we are planning our movies a couple months in advance now. Check out the google calender at the bottom of the page to see what we have coming up...

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Paul Torres-exploring the Superficially Grotesque by David Gough

Pop surrealist Paul Torres, was a pop surrealist-even before the term was coined-as his long term friend-Lance Richlin will attest, which I guess makes him one of the Godfathers of the movement. On evidence of his extensive cannon, his proliferation certainly earns him the moniker.


The themes however, offer a more abject and detached form than the claustrophobic limitations of such supine category,even if the bombshells with scud missile breasts, and pneumatic pumped hunks in faded tats, inform the diet of comic books Paul ingested in his native Chile.

Its the corners of the canvases that discern with their disquiet-decapitated heads and disembodied limbs, used syringes, condoms and coke bottles scattered like junk food tokens of psychopathic, psychosexual Americana. The swinging pendulous breasts of old wet hags in shopping marts, with their parasitic screaming bastards in tow-looking for all the world like a modern day fabled Snow white and obligatory dwarves of the age
. Its the kind of superficially grotesque, Toulouse Lautrec might be elucidating, if he lived on the West Coast today-although I hasten to add that Paul is much taller than the diminutive, absinthe, swilling Frenchman.

Be it long-shadowed scenes of sun-drenched Venice beach or seamy downtown LA, his work peels back the lip gloss of the West coast, revealing the rotting yellow teeth barred beneath.

All artwork copyright of Paul Torres ©-reproduced with kind permission

Wednesday Movie Night 8:30 PM

This week we will be watching Choke based on the Chuck Palahniuk novel about a sex addict who is in recovery and also dealing with his mother's hospitalization.

We seem to be on a dark but uplifting movie kick here at The Hive.

We are also trying to put together a list for the next six months of movies. If you have any suggestions email julie (or nathan) @thehivegallery.com and tell us the date you'd like it shown and we will check OldBank for availablitity. We want to make the list this weekend so times-a-running out!

Thanks OldBank for being so sweet and sponsoring our movie nights... and for that amazingly cute puppydog that makes my day every time I see him!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Tonight at The Mountain Bar: Cross Pollination

Live Painting provided by The Hive

@ Mountain BAr

475 Gin Ling Way
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 625-7500

Drawing Bee This Sunday!!!

Every other Sunday we are having figure drawing here at The Hive. All artists are welcome. Please contact Yuki @ yukler2@gmail.com for more details and let her know you are interested. Here are some highlights from the last drawingbee...

Inner Demons

Interview with Nathan Cartwright and a look into The Hive's subculture.

thanks Bridget and Walt Klappert and http://bedlammagazine.com

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Tonight at The Hive

After ArtWalk The Hive features a couple performances and an open mic. So after you finish with the galleries come back to The Hive for the intergalactic Trophallaxis experience.
This month we are featured a hip hop artists, Double B, from South Bend Indiana!! Come see what this kid from Indiana has to rap about and then spout off some of your own lyrics or something someone wrote that just needs to be shared. It's always interesting...

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Sneak Peak at Tonight's Featured Artists:

Tonight at The Hive Gallery & Studios: 8 PM. New artwork and live performances.

Featured Artist 1: Treiops Treyfid works with the human form and symbols that represent consumption, abuse of fossil fuels, and this instillation entitled, "Power People" puts global warming in a new perspective.

Special wall for a special artist Muffinhead.

Sara Brum uses paper, tape, paint, and the soles of her shoes to produce these tile like pieces.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

The Hive Gallery's June 6th Art Opening: Pass is on...

Featured Artist 1: Treiops Treyfid
Featured Artist 2: Steven Sattler
Tall Wall Artist: Brian Smith
Small Wall Artist: Sara Brum
Installation Artist: Marlon McWilliams
Special (middle room) Wall: Muffinhead


Pre-sho DJ GdUb
8:30-9~Eliza Rickman
9:30-10~Red Maids
10:30-11~El Haru Kuroi
11:30-12~Who Is Chuy Vega
12-12:30~DJ GdUb Greg White


8:00-9:00 Big Epoch
9:00 - 9:30 Jbts
9:30 - 10:30 - Conor Rogan
10:30 - 11:30 - Cinema Stereo
11:30 - 12:30 - Her Royal Highness

Treiops Treyfid: In Citizen LA

"Power People" is a large scale mixed-media installation by downtown Los Angeles artist Treiops Treyfid. Experimenting with a wide array of material, Treiops creates conceptual works that address social issues regarding identity, consumerism, and environment. In this particular piece, he uses holographic foil, polyester resin, and recyclables to create a panorama of how the city of Los Angeles would look under water. In the foreground, three human silhouetted forms stand tall. Their torsos consist of large star-shaped holes that are sealed with holographic foil. An LED lighting system illuminates the fields of foil, giving the appearance of energy bursting from their bodies. Entwined around their legs is a mass of thick electrical cords, woven together and cumbersomely piled on the ground. A holographic sun rises above the scene, illuminating the tops of the inundated skyscrapers. Treiops offers his rendition of what would happen to the Earth should polar ice caps melt and sea levels rise, due to consequences of unlimited and inefficient use of energy.
~ Written by: Andie Villafane. Published by: Citizen LA Artspotting section, gallery (p)reviews.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Wednesday Movie Night

This week at The Hive we are watching an amazingly twisted Japanese flick entitled Visitor Q.

It's not rated. I don't think there is a category this film would fit in.
Just take the craziest most foul things that have to do with family and put them together and it's Visitor Q.

(yes it's about family / but not to be confused with a "family movie")

byob : think we can find some popcorn to pop for you.

8:30 PM