show and events are located at our temporary pop-up location offsite from The Rendon

1242 Palmetto Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

February 7, 2019 // 8 PM – 10 PM

OPENING RECEPTION

Ralph Ziman’s The Casspir Project

DATE: Thursday, February 7, 2019

TIME: 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

LOCATION: 1242 Palmetto Street | Los Angeles, CA | 90013

The Rendon Gallery is pleased to debut Los Angeles-based South African-born artist and filmmaker Ralph Ziman’s The Casspir Project in Los Angeles. The Casspir Project is a unique multidisciplinary, experiential exhibition that encompasses a variety of media including installation, film, photography, oral history and documentary. The exhibition will be open on February 7 and remain on view through March 7, 2019.

February 9 – 10, 2019 // 12 PM – 6 PM

LIVE PAINTING

Ralph Ziman x Kelcey Fisher

DATE: Saturday February 9 // Sunday February 10, 2019

TIME: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

LOCATION: 1242 Palmetto Street | Los Angeles, CA | 90013

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Kelcey Fisher (a.k.a. KFiSH) was born in Southern Florida, and because his father was in the Navy, the family often moved from place to place. His father retired to San Diego when Kelcey was young, and Kelcey has called Southern California home ever since. He has lived in the L.A. area for the last eight years, including seven years in Venice Beach. As an artist, KFiSH made his first real impact in the mid-2000s, splashing his iconic portraits and colorful, frenetic pattern work—described as “controlled chaos”—throughout his community. His work is informed by the energetic colors of beach culture and the underlying depth and turbulence of the sea. In 2017, KFiSH was named the first Artist-In-Residence at OLiVE DTLA. His work has appeared in cultural hotspots throughout Los Angeles and around the world.

February 16 – 17, 2019 // 12 PM – 6 PM

LIVE PAINTING

Ralph Ziman x Bisco Smith

DATE: Saturday February 16 // Sunday February 17, 2019

TIME: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

LOCATION: 1242 Palmetto Street | Los Angeles, CA | 90013

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Bisco Smith is a contemporary visual artist with roots in music, graffiti and street art. A Los Angeles local, who currently resides and works in Queens, New York, Bisco works in a variety of formats, including canvas and large outdoor murals, and is known for his “visual freestyle”—characterized as a blend of graffiti deconstruction, gestural abstraction and lyric-based stylewriting. Made predominantly with a black and white color palette, his art visually captures the rhythms of music and the energy of the moment through its spontaneous marks and abstracted text.

February 23, 2019 // 6 PM – 9 PM

PANEL DISCUSSION

From Oppression to Expression: Speaking Out Against a History of Violence

DATE: Saturday, February 23, 2019

TIME: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm | 7:15 pm – 8:00 pm (panel discussion)

LOCATION: 1242 Palmetto Street | Los Angeles, CA | 90013

MODERATOR: Alberto Retana, President & CEO of Community Coalition

PANELISTS: Ralph Ziman, South African Artist & Filmmaker; Ron Finley, aka “The Gangsta Gardener,” Founder of The Ron Finley Project; Suzanne Verge, President, Los Angeles Chapter Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence; and Mark-Anthony Clayton-Johnson, Founder, Frontline Wellness Network.  

 

DIALOG: “From Oppression to Expression” is a conversation on racial oppression throughout history, including apartheid in South Africa and the militarization of police forces around the world. Using Ralph Ziman’s The Casspir Project as a jumping off point, the panel will discuss disarmament, gun control, and the effectiveness of nonviolent forms of self-expression in response to violent oppression.

The fact that armored vehicles like the Casspir are now showing up on the streets of America during public protests highlights the fact that policing in America and Europe is more like apartheid South Africa than ever. How can this brutality best be addressed?

February 23 – 24, 2019 // 12 PM – 6 PM

LIVE PAINTING

Ralph Ziman x Moncho 1929

DATE: Saturday February 23 // Sunday February 24, 2019

TIME: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

LOCATION: 1242 Palmetto Street | Los Angeles, CA | 90013

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Originally from the South Bronx, Moncho 1929 lives and works in Los Angeles. He has been deeply influenced by global aesthetics and the urban artwork that surrounds him in his daily life. His art practice continues to evolve, yet stays true to challenging contemporary societal notions. Moncho 1929’s artwork has been featured in various solo and group exhibitions in the United States and around the world, including the Perez Art Museum in Miami and Gallery Ann in Seoul, Korea. His work can be found in multiple private, city and corporate collections, from the LA Clippers to the French Consulate of the U.S. to the public art collections of Glendale, Los Angeles and West Hollywood.

March 2-3, 2019 // 12 PM – 6 PM

LIVE PAINTING

Maria Greenshields-Ziman x Ralph Ziman

DATE: Saturday March 2 // Sunday March 3, 2019

TIME: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

LOCATION: 1242 Palmetto Street | Los Angeles, CA | 90013

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Maria Greenshields-Ziman is a multidisciplinary fine artist, who is equally at home working on large-scale street murals or smaller scale detailed work in her studio practice. Born in England, she now lives and works in LA. Her chosen materials include steel, wood, wax and paper as well as painting and illustrative drawing. Maria draws her inspiration from the complexity of nature. Her work is a discursive inquiry into its unpredictability and fragility.

March 9, 2019 // 6 PM – 9 PM

LIVE PAINTING

Ralph Ziman x Keya Tama

DATE: Saturday March 9 // Sunday March 10, 2019

TIME: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

LOCATION: 1242 Palmetto Street | Los Angeles, CA | 90013

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Keya Tama is an African street artist living in Los Angeles, who has been producing murals and participating in exhibitions around the world since the age of thirteen. He is the son of celebrated street artist Faith 47 and influential tattoo artist Tyler B. Murphy. So far, he has had three solo shows, designed an international campaign for one of South Africa’s biggest clothing brands, and released three independent graphic novels. He is a multitalented artist simultaneously producing music, filming, animating, and painting walls. He aims to bring all these elements together to create a new way of storytelling.