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FAESTHETIC AND SCION INSTALLATION L.A. GALLERY PRESENT “THIS MUST BE THE PLACE”

FAESTHETIC AND SCION INSTALLATION L.A. GALLERY PRESENT “THIS MUST BE THE PLACE”

Think Faest: Art and Oddities Zine Delivers “Home”-Themed Works By Eight Artists In Two Tones

Opening on June 20, Scion Installation L.A. Gallery in Culver City and Faesthetic magazine present This Must Be The Place, a collection of art and oddities by eight American artists inspired by the zine’s minimally toned aesthetic.

Featuring work from Gluekit, Maxwell Loren Holyoke-Hirsch, Damien Correll, Joel Speasmaker, Matt Curry, Skull Phone, Dan Funderburgh and Jemma Hostetler, the acclaimed multimedia artists and designers explore the theme of “home” with the loose limitation of a two-toned color palette.

Produced and distributed in close partnership with Chicago-based crowd sourced t-shirt company, Threadless.com, Faesthetic began in 2001 as a photocopied zine and developed into a high-quality experimental arts magazine with international participation and readership.

About the artists:

Gluekit: www.gluekit.com
With a firm belief that glue is good, Christopher and Kathleen Sleboda explore design in the forms of typography, visual narration and spatial relationships. Their illustrations, images, products and type have been exhibited internationally and featured in Typomofo (2009), Over and Over (2008), and major magazines including New York, Rolling Stone, Newsweek, Wired and Nylon.

Maxwell Loren Holyoke-Hirsch: www.lorenholyoke.com
Raised in San Diego by artists, Maxwell’s early life was marked by paint splatters and graphite smudges. His hunger for new, bold colors inspired him to move north and delicate notions emerged from singed and stormy linework. Thriving on thematic opposition, controlled chaos and exploration, his images rise from an array of materials, including wood, wax and manually moiled squid ink.

Damien Correll www.damiencorrell.com
Originally from Philadelphia, Damien is a designer and illustrator living in Brooklyn. Formerly of the Rad Mountain collective, he is now a creative partner at the small design studio Part & Parcel. His work has been featured in New York magazine, XLR8R, Juxtapoz, IdN, STEP, NOVUM, The New York Times magazine and Faesthetic.

Joel Speasmaker: www.thisisforest.com
Forest is Joel’s Brooklyn-based multi-purpose studio that works in the areas of graphic design, art direction, publishing, branding, Web design and development, illustration and curatorial projects. As the previous publisher of The Drama magazine, Joel now acts as art director for Anthem magazine. He has exhibited and curated in galleries including Subliminal Projects, New Image Art, Little Bird, Lump and Okay Mountain, among others.

Matt Curry: www.ninjacruise.com
A graduate in illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design, Matt is the principal of the Washington D.C.-based, award winning design studio Imagefed and has been nominated for two Grammy awards as a designer, illustrator and painter. His visual language drawn from mythology and religious iconography has graced album and magazine covers, limited edition products and galleries worldwide.

Skull Phone: www.skullphone.com
Skull Phone is a Los Angeles-based artist whose iconic yet morbidly ironic image of a skull holding a cell phone speaks coldly and anonymously to the public through the streets.

Dan Funderburgh: www.danfunderburgh.com
Dan is a wallpaper designer and artist in Brooklyn, NY. His patterns, prints and installations are varied, but demonstrate an unabashed love for decorative arts. With influences ranging from renaissance tapestry to American op art, the work is a repudiation of the fabricated schism between art and decoration. Some of Dan’s work can be found in the collections of the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum and the Miami Museum of Modern Art.

Jemma Hostetler: www.jemmahostetler.com
Jemma Hostetler (née Gura) is an art director and designer working in branding, product, print and interactive. Her work, such as “Prate.com – an aesthetic exploration,” has been featured in numerous reviews and books, including one she co-authored challenging designers to push the boundaries of their creative tools. Jemma is co-founder of Sans Nom, a design studio located in Toledo, Ohio.

More information on this and previous exhibitions is available at http://www.scion.com/space

The opening reception takes place on June 20, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. at the Scion Installation L.A. Space, 3521 Helms Ave. (at National), Culver City, CA 90232. The reception is free with complimentary valet parking and an open bar. The exhibit will run until July 11, 2009.

Dedicated to fostering independent artistic expression, Scion Installation L.A. is a space that allows artists to explore their creative visions. The Scion Installation L.A. Space hosts art shows and art-related events for cutting-edge contemporary artists from across the globe. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM and by appointment – 310.815.8840. For more information, visit http://www.scion.com/space

About Scion
Scion, from Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., was developed with a new generation of youthful buyers in mind. Scion’s mission is to provide distinctive products, the opportunity to personalize, and an innovative, consumer-driven process at the retail level. The Scion brand features three ground-breaking models with a wide array of standard features: the xD urban subcompact five-door, the iconic xB urban utility vehicle, and the tC sports coupe. The brand often applies new practices in all aspects of its business and pushes the creativity envelope with non-traditional advertising and marketing to engage young consumers. Scion also supports originality through its programs in the artistic community. For more information, visit www.scion.com.

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JAZMINE SULLIVAN’S FEARLESS DEBUTS AT NO. 1 ON BILLBOARD’S TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS CHART DEBUTS AT NO. 6 ON BILLBOARD’S TOP 200 ALBUMS CHART KICKS OFF THE MAXWELL TOUR THIS WEEK IN BOSTON

JAZMINE SULLIVAN’S FEARLESS DEBUTS AT NO. 1 ON BILLBOARD’S TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS CHART DEBUTS AT NO. 6 ON BILLBOARD’S TOP 200 ALBUMS CHART KICKS OFF THE MAXWELL TOUR THIS WEEK IN BOSTON

Bust Your Windows

Jazmine Sullivan’s critically-acclaimed J Records release, FEARLESS, debuts at No. 1, beating out
Ne-Yo for the top spot on this week’s Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. With a total of 65,539 units sold in the first week, FEARLESS debuts at No. 6 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and the Billboard Digital Albums chart.

The chart-topping debut of FEARLESS is further indication that Jazmine’s signature style is long overdue. “It’s been a long time since a debut artist has brought as much drama” cites USA Today’s 3-star review, while People’s 3.5-star Critic’s Choice review declares that FEARLESS is the “African-American answer to Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black.” Elle adds to the critical praise by stating the 21 year old Philly native “swings deep and wide like Sarah Vaughn, tears it up like Mary J., and emanates the lady-preacher seriousness of Lauryn Hill.”

Sparking the high chart entry is Sullivan’s debut single “Need U Bad” which reached the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay charts and made her the first female in almost four years – the 8th this decade – to achieve this feat. On Monday, Jazmine’s video for her hit single “Need U Bad” will debut in power rotation on Vh1 Soul and MTV Jams, and most recently held the No. 1 spot on BET’s 106 & Park for 7 consecutive days straight. Showing signs of duplicating the same chart ascent is Sullivan’s new single “Bust Your Windows” which was the No. 3 gainer at Urban radio this week.

Beginning October 8 at Boston’s Opera House, Jazmine will bring FEARLESS to the stage as the opening act on the highly-anticipated Maxwell tour. The tour is scheduled to trek across twenty-eight cities, ending in New York on November 23.

The Maxwell/Jazmine Sullivan tour dates are as follows:

Oct 8 Boston, MA Opera House
Oct 9 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
Oct 10 Wallingford, CT Chevrolet Theatre
Oct 12 Toronto, ON Massey Theatre
Oct 14 Cincinnati, OH The Taft Theatre
Oct 15 St. Louis, MO Fox Theatre
Oct 17 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theater
Oct 18 Chicago, IL Chicago Theater
Oct 19 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
Oct 21 Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theater
Oct 22 Omaha, OK Music Hall
Oct 23 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theatre
Oct 25 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
Oct 28 Oakland, CA Paramount Theatre
Oct 29 Oakland, CA Paramount Theatre
Oct 31 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
Nov 1 Los Angeles, CA Shrine Auditorium
Nov 2 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre
Nov 6 Houston, TX Verizon Theatre
Nov 7 Houston, TX Verizon Theatre
Nov 8 Dallas, TX Majestic Theatre
Nov 10 Birmingham, AL BJCC Hall
Nov 11 Memphis, TN Orpheum Theater
Nov 12 Atlanta, GA Civic Center
Nov 14 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
Nov 15 Richmond, VA Landmark Theatre
Nov 17 Washington, DC Constitution Hall
Nov 18 Washington, DC Constitution Hall
Nov 21 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Center
Nov 23 New York, NY United Palace Theatre

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Jazmine SULLIVAN Joins MAXWELL On 25-City Tour, Releases Obama inspired track

Jazmine SULLIVAN Joins MAXWELL On 25-City Tour, Releases Obama inspired track

Beginning October 8 at Boston’s Opera House, Jazmine will bring her unique brand of bold and beautiful music with a rebellious spirit, live and direct as the opening act on the highly-anticipated 25-city Maxwell tour.

Tour dates are as follows:

Oct 8 Boston, MA Opera House
Oct 9 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
Oct 10 Wallingford/ Chevrolet Theatre
Oct 12 Toronto Massey Theatre
Oct 14 Cincinnati, OH The Taft Theatre
Oct 15 St. Louis, MO Fox Theatre
Oct 17 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theater
Oct 18 Chicago, IL Chicago Theater
Oct 19 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
Oct 21 Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theater
Oct 22 Omaha, OK Music Hall
Oct 23 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theatre
Oct 25 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
Oct 28 Oakland, CA Paramount Theatre
Oct 31 Las Vegas, NV Pearl
Nov 1 Los Angeles, CA Shrine Auditorium
Nov 6 Houston, TX Verizon Theatre
Nov 8 Dallas, TX Majestic Theatre
Nov 10 Birmingham, AL BJCC Hall
Nov 11 Memphis, TN Orpheum Theater
Nov 12 Atlanta, GA Civic Center
Nov 14 Greensboro, NC Coliseum Theatre
Nov 15 Richmond, VA Landmark Theatre
Nov 17 Washington, DC Constitution Hall
Nov 21 Philadephia, PA Susquehanna Center

Also don’t forget to check out Jazmine’s inspired Obama track, DREAM BIG (The American Promise)