On Friday, November 16th, 2012, HVW8 Gallery (661 N. Spaulding Ave. Los Angeles CA 90036) will present A Lovely Sort of Death, the debut dual exhibition of Joshua Prince, a.k.a. Dust La Rock; and Cody Hudson, a.k.a. Struggle Inc. This exhibition series focuses on exploring the balance of life and death in our daily lives influenced by drug use (the rise of euphoria as well as the downward spiral) with the intent of coming into contact with a greater spiritual or cosmic order and much like an alchemist, dissolving away all but the very gold of truth. A joint mixed media show, A Lovely Sort of Deathconsists of works on paper, sculpture, and more.
Joshua Prince (born December 9, 1976 in Newport Beach, California), professionally known as Dust La Rock, is a New York based artist and designer. He is co-founder of and creative director for Fool’s Gold Records, serves as art director for A-Trak, and has his hand in a number of low-brow and high-profile projects at any given time. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. www.dustlarock.com
Cody Hudson is a Chicago based artist, also known for his graphic design contributions under the name Struggle Inc. His graphic work and paintings have been exhibited throughout the US, Europe and Japan including the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), New Image Art (LA),The Lazy Dog (Paris), & Andrew Rafacz (Chicago). Cody’s work has been featured in numerous magazines and publications including idN, Elephant, Arkitip, Anthem and Juxtapoz. www.struggleinc.com
HVW8 Art + Design Gallery was founded in 2007 with a focus on supporting fine art & avant-garde graphic design. It soon became one of the premier underground gallery’s in Los Angeles and over the past 5 years has exhibited emerging and established artists from around the world. HVW8 has also hosted numerous musical performances and special events, continuing to cement its reputation under gallery curator Tyler Gibney as an exhibition space for artists to showcase their varied creative expression. Past exhibitors include Parra, Geoff McFetridge, Kevin Lyons, Anthony Lister, Lance Mountain, Lisa Leone, Craig Costello (aka Krink) and more.
Opening Reception: Friday, November 16th 6:00–9:00pm
661 N. Spaulding Ave. Los Angeles CA 90036
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