Category Archives: Neon

I Would Prefer Not To Gallery

I Would Prefer Not Gallery Sign.

I Would Prefer Not Gallery Sign. 2013. (Neon, wood, gold leaf)

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Undocumented Legend. 2015. 40″L x 2.5″W x 78″H (Neon, latex painr, drywall)

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This is me at the height of my art addiction, right before “The Last Show of a Recovering Artists”

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This is a inside picture of an installation done in the office of IPNT, Venice.

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Ghost Lighting by way of Casualformalism. 2015. (Neon, Hinano mirror, waterfront mirror, security mirror, drywall, latex paint, champagne cork) 24″L x 24″W x 34″H

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Don’t Talk to Me. 2015. (Gel paint on canvas, ‘Doost’ powdered glass, neon, drywall) 60’L x 2.5″W x 48″H

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GhostModernism. 2015. (Neon, Latex paint, drywall) 48″L x 3″ W x 30″H

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IPNT sign. 2015. (Neon, mirror, pine, latex paint) 40″L x 30″W x 80″

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Death of Dogtown. 2015. (Neon, Canvas, spray acrylic, oil, ‘Doost’ powdered glass) 36″L x 3″ W x 24″H

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Disappearing Dogtown Blues. 2015. (Neon, fabric, acrylic, drywall, twine) 170″L x 3″W x 72″H

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Circle Jerk. 2015. (Latex paint on canvas, neon, doost, led, gel paint) 72″L x 3″ W x 72″H


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Group Show – Sunrise: California 8| Opening Saturday, December 5th at IPNT gallery, Venice, California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:
Maxwell Powers 310.795.2658

Sunrise: California 8. The Greatest Group Show ever assembled in Venice, an art event by IPNT Gallery, Sat. Dec 5th

VENICE, California – December 5, 2015 – The I’d Prefer Not to Gallery, 607 1⁄2 7th Ave, Venice, will open it’s fourth and final show, 6-10p.m, Sunrise: California 8, featuring California artist’s:

Barbara Diebenkorn
Molly Collins
Marciel Meza
Gene Arnoldi
PJ Fidler
Gregory Michael Hernandez
Brendan Leech
Lisa Ruscha
John Barron
Jed Moses
Jason Redwood
Tonan
Micah Grasse
Nick Potash
Don Baldessari
Michael Matheson
Sky Stern
Vern Trindad
Juice Martinez
Cindy Altoon

 

On view until December 15th, this don’t miss experience will eternalize IPNT’s gallery’s creative use of the Venice Beach teardown property. Admission is Free.

This year’s final exhibition, The Greatest Group Show ever assembled in Venice, featuring all California artists. An off the grid art exhibition about the California Sunrise because the California sunset sold out, an anticipated and effortless commonality, a narcissist. This show the sunset dies.

The Sunrise is solitude and has to be earned: the quiet self observer of the day’s silent beginning, bashful beauty, guileless energy, the bloom of the mysterious day. A sunrise takes effort, the quiet blush of sun events, raw and full of heart.

Onward and Upward.

 

The gallery invites participants to come experience an authentic and disappearing experience in Venice. By becoming one with the experience, viewers will capture not only a reflection of themselves, but also a relic of a Venice art space unlike any other.

For more information and appointments, please email ipntgallery@gmail.com or call 310.795.2958.

Visit Micah on instagram @grassestudio or visit www.micahwgrasse.com

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I Would Prefer Not To Gallery. Venice. California. 90291.

Micah Grasse | The Last Show of a Recovering Artist| Opening Saturday, September 12th at IPNT gallery, Venice, California

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Media Contact:
Maxwell Powers 310.795.2658

THE LAST SHOW OF A RECOVERING ARTIST An immersive art event by Micah William Grasse, Sat. Sept. 12th

VENICE, California – September 12, 2015 – The I’d Prefer Not to Gallery, 607 1⁄2 7th Ave, Venice, will open it’s third and final show, 6-10p.m, The Last Show of a Recovering Artist, featuring multimedia artist Micah William Grasse. On view until October 12th, this don’t miss experience will eternalize Grasse’s creative use of the Venice Beach teardown he transformed. Admission is Free.

Ghostmodernism

Ghostmodernism 114.3cm x 71.72cm, Vintage Neon, Doost, white acrylic paint.

This year’s exhibition, The Last Show of a Recovering Artist highlights hand-bent neon and Grasse’s signature reflective medium, Doost. The artwork, including palm tree vistas and a one legged androgynous un-documented legend, typifies the artist’s “Casual-Formalism-Ghost-Modernist” ethos, a juxtaposition of playfulness, studied formalism and the end of everything. With humor and through the luminescent ephemeral vista Grasse has created, he hopes to “blur the line between art and audience, exhibition and perception, market and value to reveal how individual perspective shape our experiences and ultimately culture.”

The gallery invites participants to snap a “selfie” and bask in the color-saturated light. By becoming one with the experience, viewers will capture not only a reflection of themselves, but also a relic of a Venice art space unlike any other.

For more information and appointments, please email ipntgallery@gmail.com or call 310.795.2958.

Visit Micah on instagram @grassestudio or visit www.micahwgrasse.com

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I Would Prefer Not To Gallery. Venice. California. 90291.

What’s happening now?

IPNT GALLERY presents ARE WE NUTS, the newest immersive art event by MICAH WILLIAM GRASSE

ARE WE NUTS

 An immersive art event by MICAH WILLIAM GRASSE, Sat, Dec. 6

 VENICE, CALIFORNIA (December 6, 2014) – Saturday, Dec. 6 from 6 – 10 p.m., the IPNTgallery, 607 1/2 7th Ave., Venice will become a colorful satire on the world of art collecting through exploring the work of multimedia artist MICAH WILLIAM GRASSE with the opening of his show, ARE WE NUTS. Admission is free.

 At last year’s interactive event, Cowboy or Indian 2013, Grasse transformed IPNTgallery into an Acid Western wonderland. This year, ARE WE NUTS takes us into an altered vista with hand- bent neon and his signature medium Doostwhere he repurposes a Venice Beach tear- down property into a luminiferous inversion of the art world. His casualformalistworks are hybridized with neon, canvas, paint, steel and glass.

 On opening night, participants can interact with his art by snapping a “selfie” in his neon-saturated, retro-reflective Polaroid booth. They may also choose to adorn themselves with a stick and poke tattoo or simply glow in the red neon light of his current work as they reflect on his Doosted canvasses.

 At this event, the art is the experience. Like the Japanese Mono- ha movement from which Grasse draws his inspiration, his events are sublimely temporary, and hence his moniker is contemporary temporary.

 When asked why he would rent a tear-down property and transform it into an interactive art event, Grasse reflects,“Through my art I attempt to empower my audience by revealing how their personal perspective creates tangible effects on the world. At times, my art may be viewed as social commentary, but in fact it is merely an attempt to highlight the reality that our individual perspectives are what shape society. We are only victims if we believe that we are outside the power structure, which is why I focus on reaching a broad audience both inside and outside of the traditional art market.”

 Grasse events form an in-world narrative engaging the audience to become the art. Get nuts with IPNTgallery for an unapologetic crack at art mania, ARE WE NUTS.

 MORE: ARE WE NUTS runs through February 2015. For appointments, please email ipntgallery@gmail.com or call (310)795-2958.

 FOLLOW MICAH ON TWITTER@grassestudio or INSTAGRAM@grassestudio, or Visit http://micahwgrasse.com/

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Ostensibly Colored Monochromatic Screen (classic red) no flash 60 x 2.5 x 48 in (152.4 x 6.35 x 122 cm) Oil based gel, doost on canvas executed in 2013

Ostensibly Colored Monochromatic Screen (classic white) no flash
60 x 2.5 x 48 in
(152.4 x 6.35 x 122 cm)
Oil based gel, doost on canvas
executed in 2013

"boobies and lifesavers" Solid paint, neon, latex paint   executed on drywall 72 x 3 x 72 in (183 x 12.7 x 183 cm) executed in 2013 1/1

“Lifesavers and Boobies”
Solid paint, neon, latex paint executed on drywall
72 x 3 x 72 in
(183 x 12.7 x 183 cm)
executed in 2013
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