Monday, October 30, 2006

Sq. Foot - Thinkspace Gallery - November 10th

Thurs - Sun 1pm - 6pm
Other times by appointment

4210 Santa Monica Blvd.
(near Sunset Junction)
Los Angeles, CA 90029

Telephone: 323.913.3375

Show Overview:

For Square Foot, Blaine will be doing a site-specific installation in our front room, along with displaying a small selection of new works. The front room is going to be covered from floor to ceiling with old pieces of wood that Blaine has been foraging about for during the past couple of months. Varying in depth and several layers thick in places, nestled in amongst the massive wood installation will be new works from Blaine on display for the first time. For our main gallery space, Blaine has brought together a group of over 50 artists, ranging the entire spectrum of the current movement. From graffiti and fine art to illustration and design, all facets of the movement are on display. They have all created works on 12” x 12” wood panels that Blaine built and provided to them. The works in the group show will be exhibited in a random grid pattern, and all will be tied together by graphic flourishes that Blaine will be adding to the main gallery space.

Show website:


1. mathew curry -
2. sage vaughn -
3. erik otto -
4. josh clay -
5. isaac pierro -
6 jophen stein
7. randy nobikawa
8. tim mccormick -
9. freddi c -
10. kofie -
11. audrey kawasaki -
12. brendan danielson -
13. frank gonzales -
14. richard salcido -
15. lesley reppeteaux -
16. brandon herrick
17. tes one -
18. nathan ota -
19 bob dob -
20. eugenie jolivett -
21. chris silva -
22. michael sieben -
23. wilson hsu -
24. james naccarato -
25. joe shea
26. sanithna phansavanh -
27. kathie olivas -
28. kristian olson -
29. buff monster -
30. joshua petker -
31. Thomas Lee Bakofsky -
32. Sylvia Ji -
33. Oliver Vernon -
34. Ekundayo
35. Damon Soule -
36. Jeremy Fish -
37. Joshua Krause -
38. Zachary Baldus -
39. 7teen -
40. Jason Thielke -
41. Blaine Fontana -

Beats and Pieces - Saturday Nov 4th

Beats and Pieces - Saturday Nov 4th, originally uploaded by 7teen.

Info - 1 888 257 4992

Plan B / Confidential Lounge
211 w congress
Detroit MI

Friday, October 27, 2006

Potluck - Pr1mary Space - Detroit - Nov 4th.

Primary Space is proud to present its 2nd annual Detroit artists show, Potluck II. Welcoming over 25 local artists, both emerging and established, Potluck II features the creative work of the Detroit region - on TWO fronts. Art. And cuisine! Potluck II opens with an opening reception for the artists on Saturday, November 4, from 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM. The show (art only) continues through Saturday, November 25, with gallery hours on Wednesday night from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM (except Wed., November 22), and by appointment. Call 313.657.3579 or 313.401.6451 to schedule an appointment.

So what is this art AND food business you ask? On opening night, in addition to the artists' exhibitions of work, we've asked each of them to provide a home-cooked item for the catering table. We can promise you, the food is nearly as spectacular as the artwork. Delicious and hearty, sweet and sour, healthy and decadent, it's a night not to miss. Potluck II will feature the art and cuisine of:

7teen, Nina Asunto, Jessica Brown, Mary Bush, Dave Chung, Faun Donald, Serge Gay Jr., Mark Heggie, Rachel Holland, Erin Hookana, Marcia Hovland, Amy Johnson, Jason Keenan, Ryan Lee, SooMee Lee, Christine Lujan, Nathan Marcy, Carl Oxley III, Anne Reinhardt, Chris Reno, Lisa Rigstad, Jason Ruff, Bethany Shorb, Steve Sholtes, Stephanie Skuzenski, Daniel Stewart, Kyle M. Stone, and Britten Stringwell.

We're thrilled to welcome these artists and invite you to join us for this fantastic event to celebrate the wealth of creativity in our art community. And get your snack on while doing it. It's a win-win situation people! Once again, Potluck II opens Saturday, November 4 and continues through November 25, with an opening reception for the artists on Saturday, November 4 from 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Upper Playground debut in Portland

Upper Playground debut in Portland, originally uploaded by 7teen.

featuring good friend thesis and a ton of other highly recommended artists including fish, choe, baglione, phil frost, ricky powell, OK OK this is stupid i am just gonna list em all. check this shit out if you can and if you do let me see pics.

Pics from the Show at Le - Juxtapoz

Pics from the Show at Le - Juxtapoz, originally uploaded by 7teen.

a couple of pics from the show at Le Gallery are up on Juxtapoz s site for your viewing. Thanks to all who came out, i had a ton of fun. Here is where you can see them

mark brodie - the poloraid kid

mark brodie - the poloraid kid, originally uploaded by 7teen. - These photos are excelent. I am not usually known for posting photographers but these are to good to ignore.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

A Solo Show at LE Gallery in Toronto

waxwing, originally uploaded by 7teen.

7teen / Dennis Hayes

July 12th to July 30th, 2006
Opening July 14th 7-10pm

LE Gallery,
1183 Dundas Street West
Toronto ON, M6J 1X3

Solo Art Show

Detroit based 7teen / Dennis Hayes, brings his signature style of
harvested found materials and a conceptual approach based in reference
to the environment to his character based paintings. Drawing on the
influence and attitudes of street art, and the scientific and technical
approach of Audubon Nature renderings, Hayes develops a catalogue of
interconnected figures and animals executed on supports formed out of
his surroundings.

Also on View:

By Abandon - Thesis / James Kirkpatrick

Gallery Hours
Wed-Fri 12-6 pm
Sat-Sun 12-7 pm

Friday, July 07, 2006

Feast book release, July 7th Victoria BC

1810 store street. victoria BC
art show and book launch.

some artists include,
Ben Tour
Shawne O'Keefe
Woodpile Collective
Ben Van Netten

also if your interested in a copy of the book ($15)
contact me at my email

Monday, June 26, 2006

Driftwould so Good

, originally uploaded by 7teen.

This boys work is so nice. take a look at his stuff on his flickr account.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Tra Selhtrow Print - Get one

Tra Selhtrow Print - Get one, originally uploaded by 7teen.

Limited edition silkscreen print available on .
Each print is 3 color
$15 each!

Four Play - Pr1mary Space

Four Play - Pr1mary Space, originally uploaded by 7teen.

This show at Pr1mary Space will feature my good friend and studio mate Jay. For mor info go to
JULY 8th to JULY 29th

Carol Hummel

Carol Hummel, originally uploaded by 7teen.

dont know much about this artist except for the fact that this piece is rad as hell. Came accrossed it on Flickr and borrowed the image from . there is a lil discription of the artist and stuff. so go and check it out. there is also a large version of the image so you can get better detail. The artist has a website that you can look at but it doesnt seem finished.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

spotted beard - and upcoming shows

spotted beard - and upcoming shows, originally uploaded by 7teen.

marker drawing from a couple of months ago.... just a lil updater for any of yous interested. I will be having a few shows coming up in July. First to bat is a solo show that i will be having at Le Gallery in toronto. In the batters box i will be part of a group drawing show out in LA at 1988 Gallery (images will be posted as soon as i send them out that way). and hitting cleanup is a show out in Victoria British Columbia at the Sunset Room for a book release that i have some work in. its 200 hundred pages with some great artists (mostly canadian- i suppose i am an honorary canadian because i could sing the canadian national anthem and i have some serious troubles singing the US anthem) If any one is interested in getting a copy of the book email at the books retail at 12 bucks and is in Black and white. cheers

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Steven Harrington silkscreen extrodanaire is his website. his prints and illos are gorgous. great color choices. totally wowed by it. discovered it via a wonderful blog -
check em both out

Monday, May 22, 2006

Sketches from my moleskin

In the right direction, originally uploaded by 7teen.

On my flickr page i have uploaded a few pages from my moleskin sketchbook that is now completed. i will be uploading more for the next couple of days.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Man Box don t miss it @ Primary Space

Man Box don t miss it, originally uploaded by 7teen.

A show not to miss if you have a sense a humor and like art. I am sure this show will not disapoint. these dudes rule all of em. check out www.thechung or for more info. get ready to rock.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Jill Greenberg is Ill

Jill Greenberg is Ill, originally uploaded by 7teen.

These photographs knocked me off my feet. I went and checked this show out as they were setting up at Paul Kopeikin Gallery in LA last week. Blew my mind. The gallery has shown some favorites like chris jordan. As some of you know i am not a huge fan of Photography in the art. but when i do like something i tend to love it. this is a prime example. any how go and look at some more baby portraits. there amazing.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Matt Shlian

Matt Shlian, originally uploaded by 7teen.

This guy is a good friend of mine who is graduating from Cranbrook this year. Just went and checked out the Grad Show at cranbrook and it was quite fun. Lots of good stuff this year. Matt focuses on paper engineering for his 3d work and on chance for his drawings using computer translation as a source. Very cool stuff and its always a treat to go and see what he s working on. If you want to see more of matts work check out and for more pics of the grad opening and seeing what is happening at cranbrook go and check out one of my favorite blogs that keeps tabs on the detroit art scene

Friday, April 21, 2006

Mel Kadel

Mel Kadel, originally uploaded by 7teen.

Another great find in the LA area. Lab 101 in Culver City was and is a definite recommendation. I dont know how much longer the show is up but a couple a millards, sieben, catlow, and kadel to name a few in this show, was definetly worth catching it regardless. check out more on Kadel at and the gallery at

Kiel Johnson

Kiel Johnson, originally uploaded by 7teen.

Just returned home from a fun trip out to LA for the week. Saw a lot of great art and a lot of shit art as well. but i ll focus on the good stuff. any how great people and great fun in the sun. One of the great finds (my opinion) was this guy kiel johnson. stuff is very fun and love the line quality. kinda fell into the gallery by accident and was quite impressed with the work that was being shown. I heard that the gallery is a lil hit and miss but if you are in the hermosa beach area check it out and be sure to ask to see this guys drawings. and oh and his sculptures are uber rad as well.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Conor Langton

Conor Langton, originally uploaded by 7teen.

First off sorry for the lack of updates. been kinda out of it as of late. any how here is a sweet illustration by conor langton. his portraits are awesome for how simplistic the are. the have a lot of depth with just basic shapes. totally into it. check out more here at

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

BANKSY - opps he did it again

BANKSY - opps he did it again, originally uploaded by 7teen.

Another phenomenal street sculpture by the one and only banksy. sweet butterscotch his stuff is good. for more.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Real Best of Detroit - cover illustration

This was an illustration that i just finished for the Best of Detroit issue for Real Detroit Weekly magizine. They are putting up an interview up on there site that i did with them. the paper is on newstands this week (as of yesterday).

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

That a Boy "Attaboy"

That a Boy "Attaboy", originally uploaded by 7teen.

I had the fortunate experience of meeting attaboy back in (i think) 95 (possibly late as 98) when i was still attending university through a brilliant and bizarre math calculating mutual friend named Steve. At that time i purchased a coloring book of his that i still cherish and find greatly amuzing. He has since gone on to do some very cool stuff such as developing the magizine high fructose. check out his site at

Friday, February 24, 2006


Motomichi, originally uploaded by 7teen.

dont know much, but his site is nice and these characters are sweet for the amount of simplicity they embrace. for more.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Jeff Soto

Jeff Soto, originally uploaded by 7teen.

OK i don t know if i ever have posted his stuff here on my lil thingy but if i haven t i apologize to jeff, to you reading this, and your sister mary. Mr. Sotos work is effing awesome. Awesome like if you were skreetch from saved by the bell, and you got to sleep with Six from Blossom. Oh lord awesome. any how love his work and if your in new york go and check out his new stuff at jonathin levive gallery ( ).

dwell ___ wish well.

dwell ___ wish well., originally uploaded by 7teen.

this piece is out the door today on its way to a show up in seattle. the show is called CHUD (carefully hidden underground dandies) and is being held at the sweatshop inc. it opens next week thurs. for more info.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Ride Snow Board Contest - final entries

I forgot that i never posted the final images of the contest that i got myself involved in. anyways here they are and i guess atleast one is in the top 30. Tonite the top 30 will be on display up in seattle. wa. here is what they sent me "The entry has been printed large and will be on display at tonight's Opening Reception taking place at The War Room on Capital Hill in Seattle, WA. Doors open at 8pm, and winners will be announced at 10pm." so if you live in seattle go and check it out and throw me some support. or if you think they suck tear it off the wall and throw a tantrum.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

One more Mars - Rob Mars

One more Mars - Rob Mars, originally uploaded by 7teen.

This man does some great "americana" paintings. A lil on the retro end but beautiful never the less. his colors tend to be simple and to the point and works extremely well for his work. love it. reminded about it from Thinkmule s blog the lumper (great blog check it out, i have a feeling i ll be borrowing a lot more before my days are done) and you can also check out Rob Mars work at

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Keeping on the ("Chris") Mars tip.

Keeping on the ("Chris") Mars tip., originally uploaded by 7teen.

here is another artist with Mars in the name. This surrealist is the drummer from the now defunct band "the replacements". this guys work doesnt strike me as much as mars 1 but surrealism doesn t always tickle my fancy either. Mars is extremely talented and is one of the top american surrealest of our time. His prices prove that, This piece fetches $35,000. go and puruse his site

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Mario Martinez aka Mars 1

Mario Martinez aka Mars 1, originally uploaded by 7teen.

Fricken awesomeness. Just throwing around a lil Mars 1 if you all forgot how awesome his work has gotten. remember seeing his stuff back in the days at cpop gallery here in detroit and thinking it was pretty good. well over the last few years hes really stepped it up and is making beautiful work that any and all should be envious of.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Dana Shutz

Dana Shutz, originally uploaded by 7teen.

Blowin Up. This gal is hot as you can get in the painting world. Originally from the detroit area she headed to Cleveland Institute of arts and then on to Colombia University to recieve her MFA. Since she has been getting huge in the scene i have found it funny how many ways i am in a one degree seperation from her from friends of hers from the CIA days and also through colombia. It s been fun hearing stories about her life from friends that no her. Her work is definetly something you should take a look at. Got a good link from the detroit arts blog and here is where you can peep her colorful and fun paintings.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Andrew Schoultz

Andrew Schoultz, originally uploaded by 7teen.

Totally Effin Sweetness. Me Love Long Time.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Ray Hutchins - Childhood hero

Ray Hutchins - Childhood hero, originally uploaded by 7teen.

When i was a kid (and still) I was always intrigued with these aviation books that always had "colored profiles" of planes done by this Illustrator Ray Hutchins. His name is super tough to find in any of the books but the other guy that kinda compiled got all the credit. Any how had the books out and thought i would spread the love.

MRS Tubs of wetlands

mrs-tubs, originally uploaded by 7teen.

Some more play time stuff. been doing a lot of sketching and getting as many ideas out as possible. i ll probably post some more sketches in a bit.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

perv bird

perv bird, originally uploaded by 7teen.

A total doodle. Been trying to get inspired. so its play time. bbbbbbbbbbburp.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Sieben Says So.

Sieben Says So., originally uploaded by 7teen.

Its been awhile and Fecal Face reminded me how excellent and fun Dr. Siebens Son Micheal's drawings and paintings are. He rocks the bodyback and forth till it drops and everybody says whA Laaaaa.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Amy Ruppel

Amy Ruppel, originally uploaded by 7teen.

I was so upset when i went to pr1mary spaces opening in december to find all of her paintings sold within the first like 10 min. There were i believe four beautiful lil encaustic (spelling?) paintings of birds. And if you haven t noticed by now i am a bit of a sucker for them. Any how i was happy to hear that Carrie and Jaime of Primary are going to be working with her more in the future. You can Peak at her wonderfully simplistic paintings and stuff at

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Nicholas Deakin

Nicholas Deakin, originally uploaded by 7teen.

Found this Illustrators stuff on . an excellent website if you haven t been there before. Any how really dug this english blokes work. check it out

Monday, January 30, 2006

Avoiding Rampage

Avoiding Rampage, originally uploaded by 7teen.

Here is the image that was done for the I am 8 bit show that is going to be happening at gallery 1988 out in LA in April.

the trinity

the-trinity, originally uploaded by 7teen.

I did a couple of Illustrations for this book project called the Feast being done out of British Columbia. Check out some of the other pics on my Flickr page.

Friday, January 27, 2006

evan hecox

evan hecox, originally uploaded by 7teen.

One of my earliest inspirations. Back when i used to skate all the time. Oh how I long for those days of skating all day and not having a care in the world. I don t think i expected the future to be like what it is today. Any how enough rambling. check out his site if you haven t for awhile and if you don t know who this cat is then what in the hell are you waiting for.

The Ben Tour Show

Ben Tour, originally uploaded by 7teen.

Such a beautiful lose style. Does a ton of great figuretive stuff.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

John Copeland

John Copeland, originally uploaded by 7teen.

This guys stuff is top notch. I saw his show in Brooklyn like a year and a few months ago at 31 Grand. It was a sweet show and i feel that i was quite lucky to see it. go look at his stuff.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Kris Knight

Kris Knight, originally uploaded by 7teen.

When i was up in toronto just prior to the New Year i stayed at this hotel called the gladstone which was a sweet lil hotel that all the rooms were designed by a different artist and the halls doubled as a gallery. Any ways accross the hall from our room was this painting by Kris Knight. I absolutely loved this painting. Couldnt quite nail down what i loved about it besides the fact that it seemed familiar to life as i knew it. Go and check Kris Knights work lots of cool stuff. I also ran accross his flickr account so here are both the addresses. and

Friday, January 20, 2006

Ernst Haeckel

Ernst Haeckel, originally uploaded by 7teen.

This dudes stuff is sick as hell for a dead guy. He married his cousin too. crazy fella with a crazy talent

Think "MULE" and you ll be a lot happier individual

This dudes work is pretty effen spetacular. i think it has a bit of compulsiveness to it and i really like that. hot schtuff so go and reap the benifits of looking at his site. you ll feel like a kid again. aka Jeremy Pruitt

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

ronald kurniawan

ronald kurniawan, originally uploaded by 7teen.

This painting is called "last great toothache". This guys work is pretty effin sweet. just had a show at the drawing club in LA. check out his site at