Fireworks and Mezcal With LAND

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Photos by Morgan Rindengan

It’s always a good sign when you sell the art before the gallery doors have opened.

Despite FedEx’s best efforts, LAND’s new collection of works, Peace Flags, made its way from Austin to LA for a huge opening night. While the temperatures soared, Madre Mezcal, Obvious Wines, PBR, and Topo Chico kept everyone cool, and the best pizza in town (Pizzanista!) provided valuable carbs to the Chances With Wolves dancefloor.

LAND’s new work branches out into a new and surprising realm of colour and materials—an interesting aesthetic shift for the Texan collective. To top the night off, we put on a display of fireworks that definitely had nothing to do with the two music festivals occurring simultaneously around the perimeter of 1700 Naud.

Peace Flags will be on view July 29th – Aug 9th (excluding weekends) from 1 to 5 pm.
Closing reception Saturday, Aug 10th at 7pm


Giant Artists Went Big

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Giant Artists know how to make us look good.

The LA-based collective brought their A game to 1700 Naud, with an impressive roster of exhibiting photographers, including Collin Erie, David Black, Emily Shur, Christaan Felber, Dustin Aksland, Jessica Antola, Joao Canziani, Jon Paul Douglass, Micaiah Carter, Peter Sutherland, Todd Cole, Tom Van Schelven, Art Streiber, Jake Stangel, RJ Shaughnessy, and Justin Fantl. We could barely fit ‘em all in.

Check out the insane work on display and the huge crowd that turned out to enjoy the show. And don’t forget to RSVP for LAND’s brand new exhibitionPeace Flags, coming to 1700 Naud this Friday.


Don't Listen to Their Bullshit: Above The Noise @ 1700 Naud

by Monster Children / Photos by Mikey Santillan

More and more girls are getting into skateboarding, which is awesome, but unfortunately, there are still some insecure creeps trying to bring them down with abusive, sexist and even threatening comments on social media.

But, rather than feed into the negativity, the ladies rise above the noise, and that’s what this show is about. Above The Noise is a film and photo show by The Smiths (Aaron and Lwany Smith), that shines a light on the repugnant comments left on prominent social media platforms like YouTube and Instagram by assholes.

Jenn Soto by Aaron Smith

Jenn Soto by Aaron Smith

By illuminating these grotesque comments, Aaron and Lwany hope to draw attention to the issue and help skateboarding eradicate the hate.

Their short features Lizzie Armanto, Samarria Brevard and Jenn Soto — all who get these comments on social media all the time. The comments in the video and on the walls of the gallery are all real, unedited, and things some asshat online decided was worth posting.

The show, which includes photos by Aaron Smith, Massimo Legittimo and Ryan Lovell and a short film by The Smiths will be on view in our New York sister gallery, 98 Orchard on Sept 7th through Sep 13th.