Artist Albert Reyes ‘TAKE’ exhibition featuring illustrations, paintings, prints & ephemera form Albert’s life. His art draws from his everyday life and incorporates surreal notions of existence referencing jailhouse art, graffiti and Los Angeles Latino culture. The show, ‘Take’, will present the public with a narrative to the artists past and present life.
(Artist Albert Reyes zine cover and showcard artwork for ‘TAKE’ exhibition)
On March 20th, 2015 I attended artist Albert Reyes opening reception to his ‘TAKE’ exhibition and zine release at AS ISSUED art + design bookstore in Costa Mesa, California. The exhibit consisted of new works and a installation consisting of more than 200 plus pieces by the artist. Coinciding with the opening reception Mr. Reyes released a limited edition 48 page zine with Hand drawn inserts, signed and numbered limited to 75 copies. The artist was also in attendance for his reception.
(View of Albert Reyes’ Book Covers Mixed Media installation)
Walking into AS ISSUED I was first hit with the sense of smell as the remnants of freshly applied aerosol paint lingered in the air. After one big inhale my attention turned to Mr. Reyes’ installation entitled ‘TAKE.’ The first artworks that I chose to view were the artist Book Covers Mixed Media originals. Albert placed the Book Cover artworks on the right wall of the art + design bookstore. I enjoyed how the artworks were displayed in a collage-like manner. The artist used his wall space wisely at AS ISSUED art + design bookstore, and occupied it from top to bottom with mass amounts of viewing pleasure. Albert reinterpreted iconic figures, sexily clad voluptuous women and repurposed paper soda cups and turned them in to engaging art pieces.
(From Albert Reyes’ Red Prints, part of installation at AS ISSUED art + design bookstore exhibition)
The other part the exhibit that was also very captivating was located on the left side of the wall. It is where the artist had filled it full of his Red Print pieces. Just on color alone it lured you toward that part of the installation with its bursting red hue. That is when I began to gaze at each individual print in the and appreciate Albert’s style and technique in his artworks. I also realized with his arrangement of the Red Prints he has produced a significant oeuvre as a professional artist.
(Albert Reyes ‘TAKE’ exhibition, Painted Works, Acrylic on Wood pieces)
Other notable artworks in the exhibition were Mr. Reyes’ black and white colored acrylic on wood pieces located on the center wall, the way they were assembled gave it a fotonovela feel. His photography which was also part of the exhibition looked like images that he had captured in his everyday life.
(Detail view of artist Albert Reyes’ Book Covers, Mixed Media artworks at AS ISSUED art + design bookstore)
Albert Reyes ‘TAKE’ exhibition runs until May 8, 2015 at AS ISSUED art + design bookstore, Located inside The LAB ‘anti-mall’ in Costa Mesa, California.
So on Friday March 20th at 2:08PM i gave birth to a beautiful 7 pound 9 ounce baby boy named sean. This little boy will forever change my life for the better and so far has managed to make me realize that with all the bad in your life the good is just around the corner. Love this little boy more than anything in this world.💙😘
im not pregnant but ive been having such horrible vivid dreams this week also. Shouting myself awake, sleep paralysis- the worst one, i was being shot & could feel every single hot painful bullet enter my body, & saw my boyfriends face poised in agony as he watched. I dont remember a week ive had worse dreams honestly. Not so consistently at least. What do you think could be causing these dreams in the cosmos this week?
Really peculilar i dreamed i was attacked, there seems to be a strange pattern of violent and past memory dreams this week.
it is interesting that so many are experiencing this….but i can’t say more than i have already been writing about. It’s a huge shifting window. we’re feeling like we’re in a cosmic pressure cooker right now because we are leading up to the lunar eclipse. We’ve been in this shift since friday March 20th the Vernal Equinox, Solar Eclipse and Super new moon ushered in a massive ripple of change that is like the equivalent of opening a new gate you didn’t have access to yet. Now that the gate is open, new energy is coming through and old energy/things that no longer serve us are disappearing. Eclipses work like a yin yang, solar eclipses are more masculine energy whereas lunar eclipses are more feminine energy. Together they create a new system of balance as a unity so they work together to usher in transitional change. You will find your routine is off balance, you’re being pushed into new territory, Endings are coming up in many forms and life is pushing you in a direction of starting a New Cycle. Because this equinox energy was felt so strong within an eclipse, it’s extra potent and i imagine that is why it’s even seeping into our dreams.
We’re doing some mega releasing and sometimes we have to work out this excess energy in the astral too to fully let go of the old.
If you are still having trouble sleeping, try some amethyst for some pleasant sleep. It’s really been helping me :)
hope this explains things a little better love <3 Ash
Timelapse of the eclipse (or attempted timelapse of the eclipse)
On March 20th at around 9:30am, the UK witnessed the first solar eclipse to occur since 1999. In excited anticipation I set up my camera and captured shots between 9am and 10am - you can’t see the actual eclipse that well in this video because where I live the moon coverage was only about 85%, but you can still see a change in the light for definite!
Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends. And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today!
I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of “interposition” and “nullification” — one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.
I have a dream today!
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight; “and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.”
This is our hope, and this is the faith that I go back to the South with.
With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith, we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith, we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.
History will judge societies and governments — and their institutions — not by how big they are or how well they serve the rich and the powerful, but by how effectively they respond to the needs of the poor and the helpless.
“I haven’t wrote about you for a while. I haven’t talked about you. I haven’t looked at pictures of you but I’ve never stopped thinking about you. I thought I was okay, I mean I have been okay… I think. My mind’s running on empty. I miss you but I suppose that’s only normal when you spend every waking minute with someone and then without any warning they’re gone.”