August 20th, 2017

PRESS FRIENDS VENDING MACHINE

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PRESS FRIENDS VENDING MACHINE LAUNCH

September 2nd as apart of Chinatown Summer Nights, we’ll be tabling at the grand opening of the Press Friends art and zine vending machines at @a.g._geiger_books

Live letterpress printing
Art bar
Art vending machine

A.G Geiger Books
502 Chung King Ct, Los Angeles

September 2nd
7pm-12am

 

 

 

August 1st, 2017

FEMME GRAPHIQUE ART PRINT SALE!

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Title: Femme Graphique
By: Jayes Caitlin
Date: 2016
Media: 5 color silkscreen on 100lb bristol
Size: 16×20″″
Edition: 10, signed, and numbered

SALE!
$60
$30

The beloved Highland Park gallery, Co-Lab has closed down their storefront space this month so their Director, Kristin Hecktor can move onto big new projects by a different name. This is a loss for Highland Park, and we will miss visiting the always fresh and vibrant Co Lab gallery. It was the kind of store with such variable price points and so much inventory from local artists, it was impossible to leave without something! Kristin did a great job curating Co-Lab and stay tuned for the next big way she’ll be bringing art into your homes!

 

Last year we made this exclusive, limited edition art print with them for the show, Hey Ladies!

 

These prints were previously only available through Colab, so no we are offering them for a sale price of $30!

There are only 10!

 

Follow Kristin Hecktor on Instagram to stay up to date!

 

 

 

July 1st, 2017

FLATSTOCK 61

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HEAVY GEL IS TABLING OUR FIRST FLATSTOCK!!!!

 

See you in back Chicago,

July 14th, 15th & 16th

at Pitchfork Music Festival!

This poster will be free with any two purchases all weekend!

$25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 11th, 2017

PRESS FRIENDS: Small Press Print Exchange

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Press Friends and Heavy Gel are proud to announce their 1st annual Small Press Print Exchange hosted by the Hyperion Tavern,

Feb 2nd
1941 Hyperion Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
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If you are interested in joining this exchange please RSVP at

https://www.facebook.com/events/1236126543102303/or

send e-mail to  info@heavygel.com

This is a free event and we ask that all participants

  • buy one drink at the bar
  • bring 25 prints for trade and 4 prints for the bar
  • all print mediums and styles are acceptable. No prints larger than 18×24

Meet and greet at 9. Please hang out for a show and tell!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 5th, 2017

WINTER WORKSHOPS

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Heavy Gel will be hosting regular into to screen printing workshops this winter,

Sundays 12-3 PM, 

Wednesday 6-9 PM


In our introduction to screen printing workshops, students can use their own designs to burn and print a screen. Designs must be black and white, but can be hand drawn or computer printed.

We will provide a screen, emulsion, ink, and paper. If we wish to use specific colors or would like to print on other materials (t shirts, totes, canvas, wood, etc…) please feel free to bring stuff!

Classes sizes range from 1-6 people per session. 

The studio is also available to work on special projects M-F 11-7 PM by appointment.

E-mail info@heavygel.com to book.

 

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October 6th, 2016

FALL WORKSHOPS

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Many workshop requests lately- heres our fall schedule!

 

INTRO TO SCREEN PRINTING

In this class students will learn to prepare and burn a screen using photo emulsion with a black and white design of their choosing.

Then we’ll print it in color(s)!

Topics covered:
-Using Photo Emulsion
-Prepping screens
-Calculating proper exposure
-Color registration
-Choosing inks
-Printing techniques
-Drying solutions
-Reusing screens

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PATTERN PRINTING: FABRIC

Intro class to repeating patterns on fabric or rolled paper.

Students will each burn a design of their choosing onto a screen and learn to print it in repeating formations onto fabric. Students can trade designs and layer each others on their piece. Each student will be provided with two yards of white fabric but are encouraged to bring an assortment of their own!

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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:

TICKETS:

PRESALE TICKETS ARE NOW CLOSEDIf the event sells out at the door, we’ll post it on the fb event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/598899956960093/

 

POSTER:

$25

 

 

 

 

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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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

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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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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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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November 20th, 2015

OPEN STUDIO

Heavy Gel is currently set up in an art collective of 12 working artists, called Limited Ink.

Sat Nov, 21st is Limited Ink’s one year anniversary, (Heavy Gel’s 3rd Anniversary was Nov 2nd.)

We’re having an open studio with work from all the artists hung up in the gallery and in the hallway. So come check out our work, come check out our studios!

6-10PM

5335 Santa Monica BLVD,
Los Angeles, CA 90029

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 11th, 2015

Live Printing Pop Up

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Heavy Gel has recently started working with Co-Lab Gallery. They are a super sweet gallery / artisan shop in Highland Park featuring LA artists and designers.

They invited us to do some living screen printing at “ONLY IN HOLLYWOOD” ARTS AND MUSIC FESTIVAL, a pop up in the parking lot of the super swanky Hollywood Palladium.

We live printed over 20 one of a kind abstract art prints that combined elements from the 20 designs we brought. We were also live printing t shirts, underwear, and ties on demand. The prints will be up in our online shop shortly, hold tight.

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September 30th, 2015

CUTTING CLASS COLLAGE EXHIBITION

Excited to announce I’ll be exhibiting in a massive collage group show, Cutting Class, curated by Emiko and Adrian Velazco, showing 18 artists, with live collaging at the opening!

 

Cutting Class brings together the best of the best – the mad scientists, evil geniuses, telepaths, psychics and the architects of the impossible. It will change your definition of the word “collage” and you’ll be amazed to see what’s possible with the medium.

There will be over a hundred collages in a wide variety of styles and techniques across different genres: lowbrow, highbrow, horror, sci fi, fantastical bestiaries, psychedelic landscapes, widely spaced, tightly clustered, minimal, maximal and everything in between. Some works are calming and sedate, while others may be chaotic and terrifying.

Get up close and personal with all of the intricate cuts, tears, overlapping pieces of paper, glue stains and fingerprints. You’ll leave the show wondering what you just saw and wanting to try collage for yourself.”

 

 

Friday, Oct 23rd, 7PM

Limited Ink Studios
5335 Santa Monica BLVD
Los Angeles, CA, 90029

 

 

 

September 8th, 2015

EXPERIMENTAL LO-FI LADIES LINEUP

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JAYES CAITLIN // RISA RUBINS //
ALEXA DEXA

By: Jayes Caitlin
Date: 2015
Media:  5 color screen print on 100lb white cover
Size: 18×24″
Edition: 20, signed, stamped, and numbered

*Also available as an art print

$25

EXPERIMENTAL LO-FI LADIES LINEUP POSTER

5 color silkscreened poster for my upcoming show with Risa Rubins (LA), singer songwriter and harpist, and Alexa Dexa (NY), toychestral electronic pop singer songwriter at Ham and Eggs, Monday, September 14th, 9pm.  I’ll be performing my lo-fi, reverb soaked guitar and handmade electronics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 12th, 2015

Jayes Caitlin Performance

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Spacedust is a boutique store and gallery on Sunset BLVD in Echo Park. They carry an awesome selection of locally made clothing, art, zines, and jewelry.

They have become our newest stockist of art prints and t-shirts, so go check them out if you’re in LA.

The 14th-16 Spacedust is an Echo Park Rising host of many musical talents, they are booked solid all weekend. I will be performing a solo Jayes Caitlin & The XSE&E set on Sunday at 1:15.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 7th, 2015

Rock N Roll Flea Market

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Heavy Gel is vending at The Great Rock N Roll Flea Market for this first time today. Lots of record vendors, vintage clothing, and art.

We’ll be selling screen printed gig posters, fine art prints, cards, t-shirts, tapes, and records.

The flea market goes from 10-5 at The Regent Theater, with good dj’s spinning all day and liquor flowing from the bar, such as bottomless mimosas, and bloody mary’s.

Pizza from  next door.

 

April 13th, 2015

LIVE ASTRO POSTER

LIVE ASTRO POSTER$15.00



HEAVY GEL SATELLITE SHOW WITH LIVE ASTRO

By: Jayes Caitlin
Date: 2015
Media: 5 color silkscreen on 80lb white cover
Size: 18×24″
Edition: 25, signed, stamped, and numbered

$15.00


Heavy Gel is hosting a satellite show at Live Astro in Hollywood.

 

April 18th, 7pm, 7303 Melrose Ave

 

Crown Larks (Chicago)

Phantomwise (San Francisco)

Horrormone (LA)

Jayes Caitlin & The XSE&E (LA)

 

 

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February 9th, 2015

LA COSA VALENTINES SHOW

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La Cosa Valentines Day Poster

By:
Heavy Gel
Date: 2015
Media: 1 color silkscreen on 100lb white cover
Size: 18 x18″
Edition: 20, signed, stamped, numbered

$10.00


Single color screen printed posters for La Cosa

Playing a Valentines Day show at Coles with Gula Gila and Diode Milliampere in Chicago.

 

January 25th, 2015

Intro to Photo Emulsion Screen Printing

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Intro to photo emulsion screen printing

Feb 1st 1-4pm

This is a one day class run by Heavy Gel print shop and located at Limited Ink Studios. The class will cover the basics of screen printing with photo emulsion.

In this technique, a silkscreen is coated with a light sensitive emulsion and then exposed under a high intensity light with an opaque image or black film.

Students will learn about

  • prepping images for silk screens
  • mesh counts for printing on various materials and details
  • coating and burning screens
  • printing

Students should bring a silkscreen of any size, silkscreen ink or acrylic paint, (available at Blick, Blue Rooster, Baller Art, Artists and Craftsman) and whatever they’d like to print on: fabric, wood, paper, etc.

 Images must be in black and white to print (no greyscale).* Half tones are also acceptable.

Prior to class e-mail high quality images in the size you want them to print to info@heavygel.com. PDF, Photoshop or Illustrator file preferred. Students may also cut stencils by hand*

*the black or opaque otherwise known as “positive” parts of the image are what will be exposed and washed out to be printed. If all this image prep info is completely new or you have questions, e-mailinfo@heavygel.com and I’ll help you out. :D

$80, all materials included (incl. silkscreen, which you can take home with you)

SIGN UP HERE

December 1st, 2014

Been making flyers lately- I think @timmersontim made this original collage for this flyer, I know that green paper is the inside cover of a sketchbook. This shows at @thelexingtonbar this Wed #heavygela
Been making flyers lately- I think @timmersontim made this original collage for this flyer, I know that green paper is the inside cover of a sketchbook. This shows at @thelexingtonbar this Wed #heavygela

November 20th, 2014

La Cosa Returns to The Mutiny

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Lacosa has reformed with an all new lineup, bigger and better than ever, or so I hear… you tell me,  see it for yourself at The Mutiny!

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EDGAR ALLEN ECTOPLASM

FOREST OF LOVE

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