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Artist Spotlight: Diabolical Minds

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Artist Spotlight on San Diego-based illustrator Jesus Andrade, aka Diabolical Minds. By Daniel Barron   Diabolical Minds, aka Jesus Andrade, is an illustrator based in San Diego with an avid love of comic books, creatures, science fiction, and classic genre cinema. He is a member of the art collective Black List Krew, which also includes GMONIK, EZ Rock, Iwatsumi, and Luchuk. For Yay! LA‘s […]

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Artist Spotlight: Kevyn Schmidt

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Artist Spotlight on LA-based oil painter Kevyn Schmidt. By Daniel Barron   Kevyn Schmidt is self-taught painter who was raised in New Jersey and now resides in Los Angeles. His signature works are deftly rendered oil frames of pop culture moments and icons. This past June, Schmidt announced an ambitious plan to produce thirty new oil portraits in thirty […]

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Artist Spotlight: Julia Gabrielov

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Artist Spotlight on Ukraine-born, Virginia-based painter Julia Gabrielov. By Daniel Barron   Julia Gabrielov was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine and moved to the United States ate age two. Growing up in Brooklyn with her parents and grandparents, Gabrielov’s affinity for art made itself known at an early age. While she would eventually take art classes, she has largely educated herself through dedicated […]

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Artist Spotlight: Caitlynn Abdow

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Artist Spotlight on Portland-based illustrator and tattoo designer Caitlynn Abdow. By Daniel Barron   Caitlynn Abdow’s youth was spent among the hills of Massachusetts, pouring through old art history books and illustrated. She later studied painting and art history at the University of Massachusetts, where she acquired a voracious hunger for folklore and global mythology. Abdow now […]

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Artist Spotlight: Ashley Villers

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Artist Spotlight on Texas-based illustrator Ashley Villers. By Daniel Barron   Ashley Villers, sometimes known under the moniker “Thirteen,” is a freelance illustrator based out of Texas with an affinity for pop culture art. She works in a variety of materials, often combining media like graphite and watercolor. Recently, she has started streaming her process on Twitch. Villers […]

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Kelly McKernan Talks The Wonder Women of “Femme Fatale”

0 Comments 11 August 2016

Nashville-based painter Kelly McKernan discusses the powerful pop culture women of her new show “Femme Fatale,” currently on display at Gallery 1988. By Daniel Barron   Nashville-based painter Kelly McKernan has received national acclaim for her ornate Mucha-inspired explorations into feminine identity. These surreal, dreamlike figures on journeys of self-discovery have taken McKernan on her own exciting […]

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Artist Spotlight: Carly Janine Mazur

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Artist Spotlight on Connecticut painter Carly Janine Mazur. By Daniel Barron   Connecticut painter Carly Janine Mazur evocatively renders women in internal and external states of flux. The surreal style flourishes that adorn her feminine figures evoke intimacy and invite the viewer to embrace the works’ tactile emotions.   From her Artist Statement: Carly’s subject matter focuses on the hauntingly rendered human figure within […]

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Artist Spotlight: Michael Stiles

0 Comments 10 August 2016

Artist Spotlight on Orange County-based freelance illustrator Michael Stiles. By Daniel Barron   Michael Stiles is a freelance illustrator based out of Orange County. He works in bright digital colors and often favors typography and pop culture subjects, the latter of which he interprets via abstract kaleidoscopes of images and symbols. For Yay! LA‘s October 2015 Yay! Horror Movie A […]

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Artist Spotlight: Melissa Sue Stanley

0 Comments 09 August 2016

Artist Spotlight on Chicago-based illustrator and sculptor Melissa Sue Stanley. By Daniel Barron   Growing up in small towns across northern Illinois, Melissa Sue Stanley was often immersed in the buzz of nature. The natural world would prove to be appropriately fertile ground for inspiration as Stanley went on to study drawing and painting. Now based out of Chicago, she creates paintings and […]

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Almost Live: Emily Gold & Co. “Teeth”

0 Comments 09 August 2016

Emily Gold, Rachel Fannan, (The Bomb), and Angelica Tavella (TV Heads) unite for a fiery “almost live” set. By Daniel Barron   In May,  Yay! LA-approved dream pop singer Emily Gold had a five-week residency at Hollywood hotspot Harvard & Stone. We even presented one of the evenings. As a special surprise on the night of Yay! […]

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