ROB HILL x THE COMPOUND art + music celebration

You may have noticed we have beautiful new additions at THE COMPOUND (salon). Artist ROB HILL has graced us with TWO beautiful murals on our building, along with his art hung throughout the salon. Now it's time to celebrate!

Pieces will be available to purchase that night, including one-of-a-kind hand painted clothing by Rob Hill. Slim Jeff and his band will also be gracing our presence with live music. Please join us in this celebration of art and music!

Check them out on the internets

Rob @robhill.art | robhill-art.com

Jeff @slimjeff | slimjeff.bandcamp.com

 

About Jeff:

Born and raised in Leimert Park, the center of the Black arts scene in Los Angeles, Slim Jeff grew up heavily influenced by his parents’ eclectic music collection. He exhibits a rare combination of witty punch lines and thoughtful content, reminiscent of artists such as Mos Def. Slim Jeff's latest offering is entitled The Chilltape Volume 1.

About Rob:

Rob Hill is an American abstract painter and designer based in Los Angeles. He was born in Harbor City, CA and graduated from Narbonne High School in 2004. He is a self-taught artist, painting in a geometric abstract style. Rob was introduced to art through fashion. His first artistic works were wearable items displaying forms of abstract expressionism. In 11th grade he started a clothing company offering hand-painted garments to students across the greater Los Angeles area. After graduating high school Rob joined the United States Coast Guard. Although he did not create art during his 8 years of service Rob was able to travel internationally, collecting cultural experiences that would later influence his art.

In September of 2013 Rob underwent stomach surgery. While hospitalized he was inspired to shift focus towards creating one-of-one fashion designs. Shortly afterwards he began painting on clothing once again, employing a completely different style from his earlier works on wearable garments. Rob began painting on canvas and experimenting with new layering techniques, using a hard-edge masking process to create abrupt disruption between colors, and meticulously laying gold lines over layers of colorful shapes. At the time he was fascinated with ancient Egyptian art and design, keying in on the importance of gold in Egyptian culture.

Rob distinguishes himself from other contemporary artists, applying his style to non-traditional surfaces with quality consistent to his wall art. His hand-painted fashion designs are moving canvases. Rob's affinity for geometric patterns can be linked to 90’s television programs such as Martin, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and In Living Color. Black sitcoms in the 90's merged hip- hop with pop culture, influencing an entire generation of American youth. Rob paid special attention to the clothing displaying colorful, geometric patterns. Sitcom imagery left a profound impact on Rob as an artist. His work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times (Ingrid Schmidt), Los Angeles Magazine (Joshua Levine), Vogue Brazil (Alexandrino full page ad), and CBS Los Angeles News (Josh Rubenstein). He was handpicked to participate in the first and second annual UNICEF Next Gen Art Party, benefiting UNICEF’s Tap Project. Exhibitions have taken place in Hollywood, California at the TCL Chinese Theatre, at the RFK Mural Arts Festival in Los Angeles, and during Art Basel for Revolt TV's Blended Cultures artist series at Brisky Gallery in Miami, Florida.

Glam gifts galore!

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Bumble and bumble. gift sets are available at THE COMPOUND. Pick from 'the hairdressers set' with a full size HIO Oil, and travel size HIO shampoo and conditioner for $40! The hairdresser's family is made with six miraculous oils to help transform your hair - even in the frosty air. We've also got 'the thickening set' with a full size Thickening Hairspray and travel size shampoo for and conditioner for $29.  Use this set for a soirée-worthy style that speaks volumes! good things come in pretty packages!

A Haunting of Architecture

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Come join us Saturday, October 8 for Culver City Art Walk! We have collaborated with artist Eron Rauch to display his work "A Haunting of Architecture" along with live music and drinks!  Art Walk will take place from 2-6, with an after party at THE COMPOUND starting at 5!

 

"Like a Murder of Crows, a Haunting of Architecture."

About the work: 

Since the housing crash I have been obsessively photographing the apartment landscapes of Los Angeles. Like restless ocean waves made of buildings these vistas appear, disappear, lay calm and reappear in ever-new configurations. The churning is endless, ebbing and flowing with the economic cycles. These structures seem to drift on the horizon of memory, rising and falling with the labor of an untold numbers of workers and planners and schemers.  

The collages that make up the core of this show are photographs of these wavering buildings that are enlarged using an architechtual plan photocopier. These images are then attached to wood frames cubes, which are collapsed back to two dimensions and reworked with industrial housing paint. 

The photographs are a collection of images from The Apartment Homes Fake Book, a project based on the history of bootlegged jazz sheet music, remixing my own archive of images (published by Orenda Records in late 2015). In this flurry of paper, ink and paint, plywood and toner I'm not sure if I found a way to bridge the vast chasm of history, but some small thread of catharsis emerged, pointing at the disjointed, but richly layered present. 

 

For more information: 

http://www.eronrauch.com

http://www.orendarecords.com

http://www.maxkutner.com

http://www.kristencareymusic.com

http://www.culvercityartsdistrict.com

BBQ

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We had so much fun with all of you at our Grand Opening party we couldn't wait to have you back!  We've invited Paul from PO PO SMOKE MEATS to bring his smoker and favorite treats to share with you! So mark your calendars, Sunday, June 12 at 12pm at THE COMPOUND (salon). Come hungry and thirsty! 😜

SURF foam spray BLOW DRY

Yeah, it's a pretty silly name, but we are super excited to share the launch of Bumble and bumble's newest addition to the SURF line, "SURF foam spray BLOW DRY". It's suggested to be used on damp hair and worked into your blow dry to give you that voluminous beachy texture, while providing hydration, frizz control and UVA/UVB absorbers. Since we like to experiment with styling products, we've also found that letting it air dry with your natural waves looks great, and finishing off a style with this product can add that gritty beachy vibe to your hair. Available at THE COMPOUND (salon) early April 2016!