Opening Photos from Beautiful/Decay A-Z Retrospective at Kopeikin Gallery

Last Saturday night (Feb. 21st), I went to check out the much anticipated Beautiful / Decay A to Z Retrospective show at the Kopeikin Gallery. Here are some of my opening photographs, yes many are blurry, no I didn’t forget to include the artist’s titles and etc (good thing I got myself a free magazine). The show was packed with lots of folks and I apologize to the bartenders for not tipping for glasses of wine. (I’m poor!!)

Go see the show it’s up till April 12th.

I didn’t take photos of all the works because you should go see the show yourself or grab the new issue.
Love will tear us apart, 2008
Alex Trochut
C-print 24 x 18; Editions of 3
Courtesy of Artist

Budgie, 2006.
Scott Treleaven
Watercolor, paper, ink. 12.25 x 6.25
Courtesy of Marc Selwyn Fine Art

Roarz, 2008
Michael Scoggins
Marker on paper. 23.5″ x 17.5″
Courtesy of Saltworks Gallery

Hunters, Monsters, Clergy, Nirvana + Courtney, 2008
Charlie Roberts
Gouache on paper. 11.75″ x 8.25″
Courtesy of Richard Heller Gallery


Doritos Sweet Chili Heat with Dorothy Features, 2008
Eric Yahnker
Graphite and colored pencil on paper, 70″ x 52.5″
Courtesy of the Artist

Shushaton, 2008
Enamel on canvas, 20 x 16 inches.
Pearl C. Hsiung

Skwak The food chain, 2008.
C-print 24″ x 18″ Editions of 3

Hell: Recycling, 2009
Stella Lai
Center panel of a triptych, 10″x14″
Courtesy of the Artist

Things Fall Apart, 2008
Wendell Gladstone
Acrylic on canvas 84″ x 60″
Courtesy Kravels/Wehby Gallery, New York, NY

Komandanto, 2008
Scott Anderson
Oil on canvas over board 16″ x 13″
Courtesy of the Artist and Light & Sie

Photos of the crowd . . . blurry after my 3rd glass.

Super nice and the very talented Amir H. Fallah, Publisher / Creative Director B/D.

Amir Fallah and Pearl C. Hsiung

Checking out Ala Ebtekar‘s Untitled, 2008

Pearl and Artist Scoli Acosta

Sabina and Rachel

Rachel and Sean

Beautiful Budweiser

Nash, just finished working on We Live in Public.

Matt, Phil Vera (Crom), and Toni

Then there were some pizza guys…

Where he got this? I have no idea.

Thanks all I got folks. The night ended in a weird encounter with some Bikers at a local bar, but other than that we woke up unscathed.

(words and photographs by Michael C. Hsiung)

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