September 7th, 2016

XIU XIU DRONE SET || AFRAID || LEE NOBLE

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It’s been a while, but Heavy Gel is hosting another music show at our studio space and gallery in Limited Ink Studios.
Fantastic lineup of great ambient, noisy acts in an intimate space.

 
 

XIU XIU DRONE SET
https://xiuxiu69.bandcamp.com/

 
 

Oct 11TH
8PM
$10

Capacity is limited, advance tickets available:

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August 25th, 2016

Mobile Screen Printing Lab: Sun Exposures

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After a few months of hiatus, the community print shop will be reopening with a series of NEW WORKSHOPS!

In this first one- Mobile Screen Printing Lab: Sun Exposures-

Learn how to prepare, burn and print silkscreens using the sun!

We will be using readily available, common tools, that you could use in your home, studio, or while traveling!

Topics covered:

-Using Photo Emulsion
-Calculating exposure times
-Mobile Water solutions
-Mobile Printing setups
-DIY multi color registration
-DIY Drying

Wear sunscreen, we will be out in the sun a lot.

$100

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July 16th, 2016

Community Print Show Fundraising Sale

FUNDRAISING SALE:  JULY 22ND – AUGUST 22ND

 

 

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$10 LEVEL
 
$25 LEVEL
 
$30 LEVEL
 
$50 LEVEL
 
$100 LEVEL

For the past year and a half, Heavy Gel

  has been located inside the gorgeous facilities of  Limited Ink Studios , a community art space, home to 12 private artist studios.  In our residency there, we’ve built up a small community print shop, open to the public to come and use the print facilities for an affordable day rate or monthly membership. In addition we’ve taught a variety of intro and advanced screen printing technique classes and workshops. Public access print shops are few and far between in LA and we’d like to keep the community print shop open to provide affordable and accessible facilities to foster the small print scene in Los Angeles. The time has come that we must invest in some new equipment and supplies, and all money raised will go towards this modest goal as well as new programing for artist residencies, workshops, and classes.   we need:
- new power washer
- new exposure unit supplies (we are building it)
- screens
- ink
- transparency film
- emulsion
- paper/ shirts/ tote bags

This fundraiser will be ongoing throughout the month and will end with a print auction in the Limited Ink Studios gallery on July 22nd. 

All art sales will be pooled with the fundraising campaign and help support community art making.

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June 23rd, 2016

COMMUNITY PRINT SHOP FUNDRAISER AND CALL FOR ART

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Heavy Gel is hosting a fundraiser and art auction in collaboration with Limited Ink Studios to reinvigorate the community access print shop.The print studio, located in Hollywood, at 5335 Santa Monica, has been open to the public for daily or monthly memberships to come and work independently on screen printing projects.

We are committed to providing safe and affordable access to screen printing in Los Angeles.

The fundraising campaign is to purchase new supplies and equipment exclusively for the print shop.

Specifically we need:

- new exposure unit supplies (we are building it)
- screens
- ink
- transparency film
- emulsion
- paper/ shirts/ tote bags

Donation rewards are available anywhere in the $10-$100 range, over at the donations page.

http://heavygel.com/donate

VIEW AUCTION

CALL FOR ART!

If you would like to donate a piece of printed artwork for the art auction, we’d love to have to it!

Prints must be framed or packaged in clear plastic with a cardboard backing and dropped off by July 15th.

The work will be on display online from July 15th-Aug 22nd, sales starting on July 22nd at the fundraising event, 6-11pm, and available to purchase online at 12am, July 23rd.

All work sold will go towards the fundraising donations to build up the community print shop.

There is no fee to apply or donate, interested artists should e-mail images and descriptions to info@heavygel.com

June 22nd, 2016

Giclee Printing

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Very excited to announce, Heavy Gel has partnered with some giclee printers in a valiant stride to be a full service print shop.

We are now offering giclee prints on specialty papers and canvas. Said canvas comes stretched or unstretched, matte, or varnished, and is a quick and easy way to make high quality prints of artwork.

We also offer scanning and color correcting.

This is a print we did for Andrew Parker, Tucson tattoo artist from Sanctity Tattoo, from an original watercolor work.

E-mail us at info@heavygel.com for pricing.

 

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June 17th, 2016

Melkbelly Poster

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When Duncan moved back to Chicago we planned on running Heavy Gel from two cities. That has definitely been happening with our client roster, as many of them are all in Chicago.

Duncan is now up and screen printing in Chi, he did this gig poster for

Built To Spill // Melkbelly // Love As Laughter, designed by Philip Lesicko of The Funs, Swear Beam, and Manic Static

You can pick this poster up from Melkbelly’s poster shop for only $20, limited edition of 30, 2 colors on yellow cover.

And e-mail info@heavygel.com for printing inquiries local to LA, Chicago, or other. We ship!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 22nd, 2016

BODY/HEAD

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BODY HEAD // TELECAVES // EMMETT KELLY

By: Jayes Caitlin
Date: 2016
Media:  5 color screen print on 100lb black cover
Size: 16×24″
Edition: 50, signed, and numbered

$25

Gig poster for Body/HeadEmmett Kelly, and Telecaves, May 24th at The Echo!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 3rd, 2016

NEW STUDIO EXPANSION

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Been a little blog absent lately- about a month ago Heavy Gel picked up a semi automatic flatbed graphics press on CL without too much thought as to where this machinery could live and operate.

After much deliberation and talk with our landlord, we decided to expand to another studio. I say expand, not move, because Heavy Gel is still operating out of our old space on Santa Monica BLVD, but we now have a Mid City location as well.

This is our 5th studio space in 4 years. We had to take apart a lot of heavy machinery to get in there. I hope we stay there for a long time. Stay tuned for more info about how having two studios is going to work out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 1st, 2016

LA COUNTY STORE POP UP

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April 9th, we’ll be doing a one day pop up at the LA County Store slinging prints, tapes, cds, records, and original art. Come by it’s a fantastic shop in a great neighborhood!

 

 

 

 

 

 

LA County Store Pop Up

4333 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90029

April 9th, 12-2pm

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March 20th, 2016

XIOLA

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Stoked to wrap up this project that’s been in the gears for years, Jess Thomas, XIOLA, CD and comic!

 

February 29th, 2016

LIVE PRINTING MONOPRINTS

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Last summer we did a live printing pop up, where we showed up with nothing but blank paper and t shirts, and about 12 pre burned screens, and live printed all day. Throughout the day these 20 improvisational monoprints were created, and after being on exhibit in LA, they are finally all up online for sale through XSE&E

$40 each

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February 26th, 2016

MARCH WORKSHOPS

 

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Over the past few months of hosting screen printing workshops, the majority of our students have never screen printed a day in their life.  So this month we’re offering an even more introductory class which gives a wider overview of screen printing options and DIY tutorial methods that can easily be replicated at home! All materials are included for this class but students wishing to print on special items like t shirts, tote bags, or wood, should bring them!

BEGINNING SCREEN PRINTING
SUNDAY, 12-2PM

$100

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We’re still offering the photo emulsion screen printing class every other Wednesday evening. This is for students who are a bit familiar with screen printing setups and techniques and looking to achieve greater detail or screen print from photos or computer text.

INTRO TO PHOTO EMULSION SCREEN PRINTING
WEDNSDAY, 6-10PM

$160

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(Also for fun, I’m offering some knitting workshops, over on Verlocal.)

 

February 24th, 2016

FEMME GRAPHIQUE EXCLUSIVE ART PRINT

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Heavy Gel has made an exclusive art print for the one year anniversary of our newest stockist, Co-Lab Gallery!

The gallery has one framed AP, and an edition limited to 10! Only available though the gallery, get em while they got em!

The show opens Feb 27th, 7pm and features 50 artists from LA!

They are unveiling a brand new mural!

Also, beer. Yum.

 

CO-LAB GALLERY 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!

FEB 27th 
7PM

5319 YORK BLVD 
HIGHLAND PARK, CA 90042

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February 23rd, 2016

TEST PRINT #7

TEST PRINT #7 $75.00


 

TEST PRINT #7

$75.00

Test print release for #testprinttuesday

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February 16th, 2016

TEST PRINT #6

TEST PRINT #6 $75.00


 

TEST PRINT #6

$75.00

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January 26th, 2016

PAINTER PRINT ART PRINT

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New art print! The latest of a series using experimental stencil making and screen burning techniques.

PAINTER PRINT

By: Jayes Caitlin
Date: 2016
Media:  5 color silkscreen on 100lb black cover
Size: 9 x 12″
Edition: 10, signed, and numbered

$35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 25th, 2016

SONNENZIMMER IN LA

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I absolutely love studio visits, I mean, really, what artist doesn’t?! So when Chicago print extraordinaires,
Sonnenzimmer
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e-mailed me that they were coming to LA for a week long intensive workshop at Cal Arts, and a one day pop up at The Quite Life,  I invited them to drop by and check out Heavy Gel.a.

About a year ago, Sonnenzimmer did an interview with us where we discussed the art scene in LA and why we moved out here from Chicago. It was nice to catch up and compare print scenes.

Print makers out in LA are a rarer and of different breed than in Chicago. After two years  here I feel I’m still just scraping the surface on LA’s massive art scene, and I so rarely get to spend time with other print professionals on this coast. It was nice to see some familiar faces in this vast, sunlit city.

The print and design duo is giving a public lecture this Thursday at Cal Arts, and if you’re even mildly interested in printmaking, I suggest you don’t miss it!

 

Sonnenzimmer Cal Arts Lecture
Calarts, 24700 McBean Pkwy, Valencia, CA 91355
A211h
6 to 7.30 p.m.

Free

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 18th, 2016

MEET THE DELMANS

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Fantastic new art show up in the main gallery for Feb!

MEET THE DELMANS

Sibling illustrators that share an existential view on life. 

Phoenix Delman 
and
Zack Delman

Opens Sat Jan 23rd, 6-10pm, and runs through Feb.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 7th, 2016

New January Workshops!

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In addition to our regular, Intro To Screen Printing class (Wed, Jan 20th, 6-9pm) we’ve added a brand new class this month!

Mobile Screen Printing Lab: Sun Exposures

Sat, Jan 30th, 2016
11am-2pm

This class is very similar to our introduction to screen printing class, but it focuses more on how to set up your own DIY studio or even a mobile screen printing space.

We will be using readily available, common tools, that you could use in your home or your own studio.

Topics covered:

-Calculating exposure times
-Mobile Water solutions
-Mobile Printing setups
-DIY multi color registration
-DIY curing methods

Wear sunscreen, we will be out in the sun a lot.

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January 5th, 2016

HEX CHECKS ON ICE CREAM ART PRINT

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HEX CHECKS ON ICE CREAM

By: Jayes Caitlin
Date: 2016
Media:  3 color silkscreen on 100lb white cover
Size: 9 x 12″
Edition: 10, signed, and numbered

$25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 24th, 2015

PRINT WITH US

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E-mail info@heavygel.com with info about your project for quotes.

SERVICES________________________
Heavy Gel can help you set up your screens to be burned in addition printing.

-screen coating and burning
-film transparency printing
-screen reclaiming
-color separating

ART & DESIGN___________________

We are interested in working with artist and musicians on publishing projects such as books and albums. We also design merch, t shirts, and countless other projects.

ARTIST RESIDENCIES______________

Our studio is available to rent for local LA artists, or touring musicians, on a monthly or daily basis.

$30 for the day

$200 to become a monthly keyholder

Artists must bring their own inks, and whatever they are printing on. Heavy Gel will provide equipment and facilities.

At this time Heavy Gel is not equipped to print multi colored t shirts.

Artists must already know how to print and complete their projects, we offer workshops for inexperienced printers.

Please download and fill out our application to become an artist resident. 

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December 22nd, 2015

TEST PRINT #5

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TEST PRINT #4

Size: 18 x 24″

$75.00

Test print release for #testprinttuesday

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December 14th, 2015

SHAPE STRETCH OVERLAY ART PRINT

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SHAPE STRETCH OVERLAY

By: Jayes Caitlin
Date: 2015
Media:  3 color silkscreen on 100lb white cover
Size: 11.5 x 14″
Edition: 10, signed, and numbered

$25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 8th, 2015

TEST PRINT #4

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TEST PRINT #4

Size: 18 x 24″

$75.00

Test print release for #testprinttuesday

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December 1st, 2015

TEST PRINT #3

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TEST PRINT #3

Size: 16 x 20″

$50.00

Test print release for #testprinttuesday

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