Center for Audio & Visual Expression



10 kyle hughes-odgers sq






Artist’s Reception Saturday October 11, 2014




**•••••••••••***** Joshua Charles Hart’s body of work has always imbued a deep sense of tender emotion with characters and themes that seamlessly integrate both haunting expression and ironic truth. With his latest collection we see the very best of Hart’s style coming to fruition.

C.A.V.E. Gallery is pleased to present “So Quiet, So Small” – Joshua’s third exhibition with the gallery and some of his most personal work to date. The work is a compelling collection of deeply personal expressions that focus on finding your voice and trying to be heard when you feel no one is listening.

As a child Hart was often described as “so quiet, so small”, and would create entire worlds in his head as a means to fill the void left by a social awkwardness. Inspired by his early art heroes Jean-Michel Basquiat and Frida Kahlo, Hart continues to push his own creative limits. From his head to his heart, through his hand to a wood panel, we see first hand in Hart’s work, the power of finding your voice.

About Joshua Charles Hart

Joshua was born in 1979 and grew up in Santa Maria, CA. He attended Otis College of Art and Design and was awarded “Best in Show” in 2004 for illustration. His illustrative style continues to evolve with the incorporation of painterly techniques of acrylic washes where colors and figures are blended into vivid and often surreal depictions of personal visions and intricate words and poems seamlessly integrated into the work.

He creates his paintings at home in West Hollywood in his studio named after his mother “Studio Lucille”. His best friend is his pug named Jinx and finds his ultimate pride and joy in his young family, Alexandra, Mia, and Milo.





11 kyle hughes-odgers watercolour and archival ink on acid free paper 25cm x 19.5cm

**••••••••••••••*** Kyle Hughes-Odgers is a visual artist from Australia, renowned for his large scale murals, as well as his distinctive paintings that express playful and meaningful narratives that everyone can relate to. Experiences of life, death, friendship, loneliness, and survival – and issues of good versus evil and humans and their relation with the environment permeate the work.

C.A.V.E. Gallery is pleased to present Kyle’s latest series “All The Wrong Places” – 16 new watercolor on paper pieces. Seeing Kyle’s work in a collection becomes a visual story-telling event full of ceremony, tradition, reflection and the appeal for spiritual co-existence.Kyle’s highly stylized figures exist in a unique folktale world. This world exists without technology, but this does not stop the inhabitants from trying to solve problems and build things using inventive mechanics. Central to Kyle’s work is the theme of journeys, often symbolized by ladders and boats. Bottles represents choices, memories and the things we collect along our life’s journey.Skewed, stilted buildings, often out of scale to their inhabitants, are connected to each other with lines that represent communication.

For over a decade Kyle has exhibited and created artwork throughout Australia and internationally in New York, Los Angeles, London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Berlin and Cambodia. He has also completed multiple major public art commissions, which include: Perth International Airport 6m x 80m, painting, sculptural and LED components (2014), Murdoch University 2.5m x 45m (2010), DMG Architects stainless steel screen 6m x 40m (2013) and Mitchell Freeway ‘The Giants View’ (2014). His work has been featured in various publications such as Street Art New York, Street Art Melbourne, Kingbrown magazine and online through artist features, films and interviews. Kyle Hughes-Odgers and Meg Mckinlay (Author) won the 2013 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award for Australia/New Zealand for the children’s book Ten Tiny Things published through Fremantle Press. His latest picture book, On a Small Island, was published in October 2014 by Fremantle Press.





***************** C.A.V.E. Gallery is pleased to present “Gothometria” – Rubin’s first exhibition in Los Angeles. This new series of abstract paintings shows influences of Rubin’s current home Gotham City, his hometown Gothenburg and the artist’s love of geometrical forms.

The son of Finnish immigrant workers in Sweden, Rubin was born and raised in the epicenter of boredom – the concrete projects of Bergsjön, Gothenburg. From this experience, he began picturing walls blossoming before his eyes – and started out on a journey that he’s still on today.

Rubin’s abstract geometrical pieces are inspired by the forms of traditional wild style graffiti, but are created in earth-tone color palettes with Scandinavian clean lines – and has developed into a signature style that is rapidly becoming internationally respected.

He has put his trademark on concrete and brick walls all over the world, from Finland to Thailand, Denmark to Miami, New York to Los Angeles. In 2013, Rubin was a part of the impressive Aqueduct Murals project in New York.

The artist seamlessly transitions between large murals to paintings that range of sizes. His paintings have been showcased in galleries in Stockholm, Reykjavik, Montreal, New York, Los Angeles and at the Fountain Art Fair. Rubin has also collaborated on projects with MTV, Heineken, GAP and the Scandinavian design house COMMON, and has been featured in Juxtapoz, Vice Magazine, Brooklyn Street Art, ArtSlant and Graffuturism.

Rubin resides in Brooklyn, but he’s just at home in the wilderness of Lapland, where he spends the summers with his wife in a log house among reindeer and underneath the midnight sun.


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