A selection of portraits of art world luminaries by Eric Minh Swenson throughout his adventures covering arts and culture in Southern California and beyond. This volume comprises images of Alfredo De Batuc, Stephanie Mercado, Ruth Weisberg, Stanley Grinstein, Tim Youd, Lisa Soto, Robert Standish, Seda Saar, Jeff Colson, Shane Guffogg, Alison Van Pelt, Bradford J Salamon, Peter Frank, Gary Baseman, Cheryl Ekstrom, Gisela Colon, Peter Shire, Virginia Broersma, Alex Weinstein, Micheal Maas, Cheech Marin, Rene Fox, Thomas Pathe, Eric Johnson, Peter Alexander in 2011. 



A selection of portraits of art world luminaries by Eric Minh Swenson throughout his adventures covering arts and culture in Southern California and beyond. This volume comprises images of Peter Alexander, Llyn Foulkes, Renee Fox, Gronk, Terrell Moore, Guy Dill, Alex Schaefer, Leslie Sacks, Jack Rutberg, Bradford J Salamon, Don Bachardy, Shane Guffogg, Pat Sparkuhl, and Amy Kapps in 2011. 



A film by Eric Minh Swenson. (Film number one-thousand two-hundred and thirty in the series.) Tendrils, the Solo Exhibition at Riverside Art Museum by Michael Skura represents his newest work in 2019. The installation includes over 1,000 pieces of hand blown glass, over 20 video projectors, metal casting, cast glass, neon plasma, sound, and interactive projection mapping technologies. Skura’s newest exhibit explores materials and technologies with minds of their own and celebrates conventional defects as opportunities for the expression of the essence of the materials. Working primarily with blown glass and video projection, Skura is most interested in “coaching” glass to assert itself through distortions, bubbles, debris, stress marks, and chemical reactions. Lighting phenomena and interactive technology are integral to Skura’s work. In many cases, the light itself becomes the central artwork in its own right. His installations combine moments of “simple magic,” such as headlights reflecting off bent chrome car bumpers, with more sophisticated effects generated using motion sensors, 3D video mapping, and directionally reflective surfaces. Filling more than 2,000 square feet at the Riverside Art Museum in Riverside, California with original work, Skura has partnered with Epson®, Lumo Play and RabCup Corp to create a unique and other worldly experience.

A new film by Eric Minh Swenson.
Inferno debuts the complete collection of Supreme’s artist skateboards and accessories. Created by Ryan Fuller & Yukio Takahashi, the exhibit features every accessory and skateboard deck released by Supreme (with the exception of the pinball machine). Inferno will debut at the Jason Vass gallery in downtown Los Angeles’ arts district on December 2, 2018 and will show through December 15, 2018. The collection of skate decks is owned by Ryan Fuller, the sole owner and collector of every deck over the past 20 years,  and co-hosted by Yukio Takahashi, the sole owner of the accessory collection. Both will be on display and auctioned at Inferno. The exhibit, curated by gallery owner Jason Vass, and entrepreneur & Brotherhood founder, Christion Lennon. The Inferno collection is authenticated by stockX.
Gallery exhibition, Inferno , a complete archive of Supreme skate decks, debuts at the Jason Vass Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles on December 2, 2018 through December 15, 2018 for the two week viewing.
The skate deck collection is owned by Ryan Fuller, the sole owner and collector of every deck over the past 20 years, and co-hosted by Yukio Takahashi, the sole owner of the entire accessories collection (minus the pinball machine) from Supreme which will be on display and featured at Inferno. The exhibit, curated by gallery owner, Jason Vass and Entrepreneur / Brotherhood Founder Christion Lennon, will welcome guests and art dealers to preview and purchase the collection valued at over $2M over the two week period on display.
The inferno collection is authenticated by stockX.
EMS Legacy Films is a continuing series of short films produced by EMS on artists and exhibitions.

A new Film by Eric Minh Swenson

“Guardians”  A documentary short focusing on street murals by Kent Twitchell

EMS Art Film Series is proud to announce its newest film- Guardians… on the occasion of his 1000th film release!

A powerful documentary-Guardians, features murals created by Kent Twitchell, “The Godfather of Street Art.” Guardians is the first of a four-part film documentary series and will focus on five L. A. murals from Twitchell’s extensive oeuvre: 6 LA Artists, The Ed Ruscha Monument, Gary Lloyd Monument, and The Altar Piece, (The Lita Albuquerque Monument, and The Jim Morphesis Monument.)

Twitchell has been painting enormous portraits on walls in American cities (he refers to them as “his giants”) for nearly fifty years. Twitchell’s work is meticulous– it belongs in a museum yet is freely offered– a gift to the community. In ART Lά-bas, Lita Barrie writes, “Twitchell’s magnanimous monumental portraits are a major contribution to L.A. because they allow the general public to ponder and muse on the enticing beauty of classical art values seen outside museum walls.”

Sadly, only three of the five monuments featured in this film still enrich the landscape of Los Angeles, while two of them are gone; painted over carelessly or vindictively, Los Angeles grieves for the loss. These giant guardians that remain give comfort to Angelinos as they seem to look down as watchers and protectors guarding the community where they reside.

Guardians, is a directed by Eric Minh Swenson and Produced by Alice Emmons and AC Projects.

A new Film by Eric Minh Swenson

SHOW Gallery exhibited “Charcoal Collection” by Corran Brownlee at their new contemporary art space in Hollywood from March 1st to April 6th, 2018. As the artist in residence for the month of March, Corran worked on a new body of work in the mezzanine studio at SHOW Gallery while his 15 original charcoal drawings were on display in the main exhibition space.

During Corran’s residency he was also experimenting with the creative tools available on the PicsArt app, which now has over 100 million monthly active users. Corran did a 24 hourCharcoal Collection by Corran Brownlee editing challenge with PicsArt’s global community to remix his original “Mermaid” drawing. There were over one thousand submissions that can be viewed here: The remix video of Corran’s top picks was shown as a video installation at the Gallery during the exhibition.

Each piece in Charcoal Collection is a scene from an untold story. The narrative is hinted at, but never revealed. The artist draws the viewer into a still and silent world, devoid of colour, where their imagination is given free rein. The viewer becomes the storyteller. And like any good story, these ghostly, romantic images linger in the mind.

Much of the scene remains hidden beneath a heavy layer of charcoal, inviting the viewer to look for answers in the shadows. The subjects themselves are lifted out of the darkness, as if projected from a dream. Often turned away from the viewer, they exist in their own world, unaware of our scrutiny.

Where are they going? Who, or what, are they waiting for? The questions hang in the air, waiting for us to provide the answers.

For twenty years Corran Brownlee has used his craft to realize the vision of other filmmakers and storytellers from fight sequence storyboards for Jackie Chan to concept images for James Bond opening titles. This collection allows us to journey into his own world.
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Show Gallery is an art gallery and artist residency showcasing LA-based and international contemporary artists located in the heart of Hollywood.

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Eric Minh Swenson shot a short film at SHOW Gallery during Corran Brownlee’s residency. 

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