Art Basel Miami with TENOVERSIX

Join us next week during Art Basel / Miami Beach Art Week as we soft-open our new Miami store with a show in partnership with Marlborough Contemporary, featuring paintings by Andrew Kuo. You will also find us at NADA Miami Art Fair as their official Lounge Partner – come sit, relax, + shop in our lounge!
Postcards in the TENOVERSIX X Hamish Robertson Series are up for grabs at both locations. Miami Deco Grid Poster for sale online now.

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VISUAL CONVERSATIONS : HAMISH ROBERTSON

Visual Conversation No. 3
November 2017

Hamish Robertson is a visual artist and photographer living in Los Angeles. I love his work for the beauty and wit he captures, most often in landscapes. He recently visited Miami for the first time to shoot a commission for us.

q. What looks new to you, a Brit living in LA, when you travel to Miami for the first time? -KLC

a.To6-HR-1I was pleasantly surprised to find 19th century correspondence literally grows on trees in Miami.

To6-HR-2Post-deco South Beach. To6-HR-3Downtown sundae.
To6-HR-4Reflecting on post-Irma Coral Gables. To6-HR-5Obligatory orchid. To6-HR-6The ground never stops moving.

To6-HR-7Ficus Club.
To6-HR-8I rode a bike for the first time since I was 15. And I liked it. To6-HR-9Bonus: the other Florida.

images by Hamish Robertson // @hamish__r

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VISUAL CONVERSATIONS: KRISTEN LEE COLE

Visual Conversation No. 2
October 2017

q. wanting to color my hair something other than Platinum. Good arguments here for ORANGE, PINK, BLUE… -KLC

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all-time favorite Kate Moss pink hair by Juergen Teller

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chloe sevigny by mark borthwick

all mint Sies Marjan F17 Runway via Vogue Runway

all mint Sies Marjan F17 Runway via Vogue Runway

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Moody Girls Hair Color, ok i think i’ll try this

Stranger Than Paradise by Stefanie Schneider

Stranger Than Paradise by Stefanie Schneider

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the cinematic Blue is the Warmest Color

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the original red Run Lola Run

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via Twin Magazine
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Vivienne Westwood for I-D Magazine 2012

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Visual Conversations: Kyle Branch

Visual Conversation No. 1
October 2017

Kyle Branch is part of our TENOVERSIX sales team, takes great photos, and makes the most Ah-mazing floral arrangements. He has a great eye.

q.  I’m always fascinated by creativity with constraints. If you could only use one flower to design with, what would it be? -KLC

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ART + ARCHITECTURE: ON THE VERGE OF AN IMAGE AT THE GAMBLE HOUSE

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We didn’t wear the right shoes to see On the Verge of an Image: Considering Marjorie Keller, currently on view at The Gamble House in Pasadena. While what we were in was far from stilettos, our heels were too thin to walk through the Greene & Greene designed National and California Historic Landmark, built in 1905 as a vacation home for Mary and David Gamble. Described on the docent- and curator-led tour we attended as an “ultimate bungalow,” it is one of the best preserved examples of American Arts and Crafts architecture. Every element of the house – from the furniture to the wallpaper to the sconces – was designed by Greene & Greene, and as such, every element, including the floors, had to be protected. We traded our boots for pink and white, hand-knit sock slippers. We were instructed not to touch anything except for the rails of the main staircase and to make sure that, as we walked, our feet landed entirely on or off of the rugs. No stepping on the edges.

land-2016-10-11_025Cheryl Donegan, Untitled (red and blue) and Untitled (faded blue and neon pink) (both 2013)*

Even without curators Alika Cooper and Anna Mayer’s temporary additions, The Gamble House makes one hyperaware of one’s own body. A space intended to be lived in, to be called home, is now a museum. No matter how comfortable that chair might look, a visitor can’t sit in it. This necessary adjustment to one’s performance within a domestic space is heightened by On The Verge of An Image through both the curation and the works themselves. A monitor sits on two stacks of books on top of the Gambles’ youngest son’s bed. Two are placed in bathrooms. Paintings are propped up on either side of a kitchen sink. The house is filled with the tiniest of design details, but they all serve a purpose. Cooper and Mayer’s active misuse of these details highlights and denies what we expect from them, pointing to the constructedness of these expectations and the ways we perform around them.

land-2016-10-11_018Marjorie Keller, She/Va (1973) and Alika Cooper, Wet Suit (2016)*

We learn what to expect from spaces and each other through repetition, a theme that runs through all works in the show. Keller’s She/Va (1973), in particular, ties this into the performance of gender. Comprised of short clips of children – mostly girls – being videotaped by their fathers, quotidian movements feel choreographed. The monitor on which it plays is on a mantle in the living room, exactly where one might expect to find photos of a similar nature. Keller decontextualizes intimate, familial memories through not only her editing, but the fact that, like The Gamble House, they are now intended for public view. Public and private are less clearly divided when someone else’s memories become our own.

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Vincent Ramos’ Living Room, 1310 Venice Blvd. #4 (2014) series feels even more intrusive, though we are given much less visual information. The image of nail heads has been rubbed onto the edges of large, mostly blank, white sheets of paper. Those nails once supported the images that used to hang on the walls of Ramos’ uncle. Made after his uncle’s passing, light imprints of objects we all have to deal with become heavy with loss, an emotion we also all have to deal with. A rubbing of a wall is framed and hung on another wall, one space and all of the memories it contains transposed onto another.

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img_4959The house is lit with the same wattage that would have been available during its construction, making a few of the pieces difficult to see unless shone upon by a docent’s flashlight, adding another layer of performance.

Paul Pescador’s 9/6 (01-12) (2016) literally mis-places and -uses everyday objects found in The Gamble House, adding an element of play to what might otherwise be considered a failure. Like a child imagines a banana to be a phone, Pescador uses a lamp to dramatically light a Barbie doll, laying at its base and covered in a doily fashioned into a dress. He then takes a photo of this scene, frames it, and places it on a desk in Aunt Julia’s bedroom. An incorrect performance is celebrated and documented as an accomplishment.

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On the Verge of an Image makes visible the weirdness of one of the main environments in which we shape ourselves, home. The works selected transform the space and are indeed transformed by it; the lighting shifts with the time of day and the docent’s flashlight. Yet rather than avoiding these changes, destabilization is embraced, calling for further exploration of and experimentation with that which we interact with everyday.

land-2016-10-11_027Alika Cooper, New Suit Attempt (2016) and Vanessa Beecroft, vb.dw.039.13 (2013)*

land-2016-10-11_008Shiva Aliabadi, Imprints (version 11) (2013)*

*All asterisked photos: On the Verge of an Image: Considering Marjorie Keller. A LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) exhibition, the Gamble House, Pasadena, CA, October 8 – December 11, 2016. Photos courtesy of Jeff McLane.

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ONLY IN SOCAL: BEACH GOTH

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“Beach Goth” was first used by Orange County-based The Growlers to describe their mash up of hauntingly beachy tunes and death-themed lyrics. It is a phrase that feels unabashedly Southern Californian, where the sun shines over all, whether or not one is draped in black (and even those who are would be hard pressed to fully extract all influences of beach culture from their lives). It is also the name of a two-day party-cum-festival hosted by the band that has taken place at The Observatory in Santa Ana every year, right before Halloween, since 2012. It has grown from sixteen local bands playing a couple of stages to eighty musicians and entertainers, locally and nationally known, playing four stages located both inside and outside the venue. We arrived on the second day of Beach Goth’s fifth and most expansive iteration to an immediate mix of excitement and confusion, two emotional states that would rule the rest of the day.

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A visual history of the growth of Beach Goth

While we used this opportunity to live our (admittedly watered down) goth fantasy of wearing black lipstick in public for the first time, upon walking up to the entrance, we realized that we were definitely on the boring end of the audience attire spectrum. From Dia de los Muertos calaberas to Elliott from E.T. to life-like zombies to a hodgepodge of accessories the wearer had laying around at home, at least half of those in attendance came prepared for exactly what Beach Goth is, one of the weirdest, most epic Halloween parties ever. And it is just that distinction, that it’s maybe a better party than a festival, that made for a day with high highs and low lows.

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There’s already been a lot of coverage about the lows. It rained, or rather, poured. A stage flooded and performances were moved without any real way of telling the festival-goers. Grimes had to cancel her set due to said rain damaging her equipment. At one point, we were in a crowd so large and intent on getting out of the rain and into the Observatory that we lost control of our own, individual ability to move and rode what felt like a wave inside. By the time we were able to catch up with some attendees whose costumes we wanted to document, they were soaked. We were soaked. Everyone and everything was soaked. These were all huge bummers, especially considering the ticket cost, which rose 30% from the year before. Honestly, as a festival, it sort of sucked. But as a party, an event one attends for both the entertainment and the crowd, something that can pop up anywhere – like, say, an Orange County business park – as long as there are a few decorations thrown up to thinly disguise where we all know we are, it ruled.

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All decorations were perfect for either selfies or group photos. Beach Goth was nothing if not a Millenial dream.

Affectionately known as “Los Growlers,” a sign they’re as Southern Californian as Los Dodgers(/Doyers), the Growlers became known in Orange County for both their music and their parties. Their presence used to fill up warehouses decorated with props similar to what adorned the Observatory Grounds – a fifteen foot skeleton hand shaped into devil’s horns, a giant, neon monster that looks to have arisen from the slime left over after a Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards and is wearing a bikini. The basic rule of organizing Beach Goth seems to be that if it sounds rad, it should happen.

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2 Live Crew was amazing, but their dancers were b-e-y-o-n-d.

The same holds true for the music. Initially most excited to see 2 Live Crew and Grimes, we also caught Reel Big Fish’s closing numbers (never thought we’d type that out loud), discovered Kali Uchis, and were reminded of our love for She Wants Revenge. The sonic and temporal diversity of the acts was reflected in the audiences they drew in. What stood out to us wasn’t just the costumes, though many were epic, but how natural this mix of seemingly disparate types of people felt. Everyone was just doing them, and while in another context, a pale girl in all black and glasses might look out of place dancing and singing along to Me So Horny, that’s exactly what this festival is about. It’s a celebration of Southern California, a region home to people from literally all over the world, with every taste imaginable, over whom, despite their differences, the sun still shines. Well, most of the time, at least.

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Oh kids these days, with their Simpsons and Metallica and floral print rompers.

 

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INTERVIEW WITH AZALEA OF PLACE 8 HEALING

AZALEA INTRO

Can you tell us a little about yourself?

I am a Southern California girl through and through, born in Los Angeles and raised in Orange County. Prior to doing my crystal healing work, I was a wardrobe stylist for commercials. I love learning, my husband, and our menagerie of critters (1 dog, 3 cats, 7 fish, 12 chickens, and two hives of bees!) I really love being in water.

For those who are not familiar with crystal healing and readings, can you please give a brief description?

Crystal healing is an inner journey instigated by the vibrations of the crystals. I place a unique series of crystals on and around your body which causes images, symbols, and memories to come forth to your mind and I help you to explore and understand the significance of what you are seeing. People variously describe the sessions as lucid dreaming, psychedelic, deep therapy, mini-vacation, and fun. The aim of a crystal healing session is to discover the root of what is causing unhappiness or discomfort in your life and bring deep clarity on what you can do about it to become happier and more fulfilled in your life.

For crystal readings, either people tell me what area in their life they want a crystal to help them with or, I just read a person’s energy and tell them what I see is the biggest energetic issue in their life now. In both cases, I recommend a specific metaphysical crystal for them to use to assist them with that particular situation. I also tell people how they can work with their specific crystal to maximize the energetic benefits of working with the stone. For phone sessions, answers to your personal crystal questions and metaphysical life coaching is also involved!

What got you started/interested in crystals?

Because I wasn’t finding anything that was to my taste or quality I preferred, I decided to design my own metaphysical fine jewelry. I then realized I wanted to make metaphysical jewelry pieces to support others too. I didn’t just want to read from some book what the metaphysical properties of a stone were; I wanted to know for myself if I had any connection with the crystals. So I begin studying crystal healing and found I understood the crystals more deeply than I could have imagined. It was then in my first crystal workshop I found my life’s calling to help people understand in heal with the power of crystals.

Can you tell us about some of the benefits of crystals?

If you were a painter you could use a certain color to brighten the palette another color to add some more depth. You basically use the colors to enrich and define your painting. In the same way, instead of colors on a painting, one can use the vibration of crystals to enrich the “painting” of your life. So crystalline energy can be applied to any part of your life. My personal intention is to use crystals to help bring more happiness and fulfillment for myself and the world.

Do you have a favorite crystal?

Yes, I resonate very deeply with phenakite. It’s a very-high vibration stone of the crown chakra and helps me be in tune to high level spiritual information to use in my work. I have a ring with a phenakite gem I wear for crystal healing sessions to help me with just that.

What’s your process like when you’re doing healings/readings?

For crystal healing sessions, I have no idea where you will go in your experiences and visions. My job is to just help you figure out why you are encountering different memories, symbols, and experiences while helping “fine tune” your vibrations with the vibrations of the crystals. The experience for me is much like being on a sound board (“needs more bass here,” “needs more treble here,” “all around less reverb”). I’m also helping you to figure out what energies you no longer need hanging on to, so it’s very much like being an energetic closet reorganizer asking you if you’re really ever going to wear that sweater you’ve had stuck in the back of the closet again. In both the crystal healings and the intuitive readings, I am sensing which chakras are locked up or out of balance and use crystals that would be most helpful in opening or balancing those energies. 

Any advice for any first timers who want to try it out? 

Let go of any preconceived notions of what your session will be like. People find it’s incredibly difficult to describe the experience unless you’ve been through it yourself. It’s also different for each person and even different for each session for the same person. The most important thing is to just be open. You’re going down your own rabbit hole and it’s an adventure on the other side.

PLEASE JOIN US THURSDAY, JULY 21ST FROM 4-7 FOR CRYSTAL READINGS WITH AZALEA OF PLACE 8 HEALING.

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INTERVIEW WITH JUSTIN OF JVDF

JVDF INTRO

Can you tell us a little about yourself?

I was born in Mystic, Connecticut, but I grew up all over the Tri-state area. I went to Blair Academy, and then at 18 I went to the school of hard knocks, aka modeling during the heroine chic days, which was my first real playground in the fashion / art worlds where I was surrounded by creatives of all types who mentored me and allowed me to realize opinions about aesthetics… Besides an 8 year stint in LA, I’ve been in NY since I was 18. I live on the Bowery now, right above one of those old school lighting shops, and next to a tattoo parlor. 

For those who are not familiar with the line can you describe your aesthetic?

A little gritty, a little wrong, but still very elevated and sleek. Think Robert Downey Jr. in the 1987 hit Less Than Zero.  

What is your design process?

The process happens organically and is honestly different every time. For example, I use this herringbone pattern throughout the collection. That started because I was raised in a traditional sort of family but was more of a black sheep… I took the traditional herringbone pattern and tweaked it into more of a graffiti. I painted swatches of canvas with it, my sheets with it. It’s now the signature on each piece.

More often than not, it’s the environment that a utilitarian object exists in that gets me going. I love the transition from a useable, necessary object into a luxury good. Like a horse bit – its a utilitarian thing, which when it’s being used is covered in slime and dirt, but it’s become such a symbol of luxury. I love the irony of that.

For example, the carabiners started because I kept seeing these hot guys and girls on their bikes whizzing around the city. They keep their keys on these carabiners that would ever so slightly tug down their pants. It’s sexy – and I thought, why not make that everyday thing into something super luxe, and even sexier? 

Where did you learn how to design and produce your objects?

Its just happened over time – I decide to make something, and then I find a producer here in New York so we can work together easily. I love being able to be involved at every stage – and also always learning ! That’s one of the big benefits of making everything locally. 

How do you decide what to produce, you stock a very eclectic mix of things? 

It’s really about the story of each thing – the irony or humor in a piece, something that catches my eye really. I think of JvdF as a lifestyle brand, so I want every piece to fill a corner of that lifestyle. I love the idea of a guy being out and whipping out a silver toothpick for his date, or carrying floss in a JvdF case that also matches the toothpick…. and his one hitter 😉

Can you tell us a random fact about yourself?

I had a perm once. I was 17, she said it would be body wave… next thing I knew I was a poodle. It was absolutely not a body wave.

Any advice for young artists?

Everyone is calling themselves an artist today…. Step outside the box if you can

PLEASE JOIN US THURSDAY, JULY 21ST FROM 4-7 FOR A JVDF TRUNK SHOW EVENT

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SIX QUESTIONS WITH SHAINA MOTE

DALLAS’ 1530 MAIN TALKS TO LA BASED DESIGNER, SHAINA MOTE

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SIX QUESTIONS WITH SHAINA MOTE

California closet dreamin’.

California designer Shaina Mote’s Spring/Summer line is touching down in Texas this weekend a la TenOverSix. The designer is known for her neutral, seasonless pieces—which makes them ideal for Texas’ fashionable set since it seems to be eternally summer here. Stop by Saturday, June 25 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. to check it out for yourself.

WHO WOULD YOU DESCRIBE AS YOUR FASHION ICON OR INSPIRATION FOR YOUR THESE DESIGNS?

Spring/Summer 2016 takes inspiration from the place in between.  We focused on lucid and fluid shapes and materials with a palette inspired by colors in the sky when day becomes night.

WHY DO YOU CHOOSE TO DESIGN IN A NEUTRAL COLOR PALATE?

I believe in creating season-less designs that can be worn from year to year.  I think trend-based designs offer a momentary satisfaction but that more subtle, neutral colors can offer lasting relevance and wearability.

WHAT’S ONE THING WE’LL NEVER FIND IN YOUR CLOSET?

Loud prints or colors.

YOUR PIECES ARE PRODUCED IN LOS ANGELES. WHY DO YOU WANT TO HAVE “AMERICAN MADE” PRODUCTS?

I believe in supporting the local economy and helping local and family run businesses to grow.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE “MODERN WOMAN?” IS SHE DIFFERENT IN DIFFERENT CITIES?

Strong, independent, adventurous.  I think her style may vary a bit from city to city, but at the heart of the matter, her ideals and viewpoint are the defining, connecting factor.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE BRIGHT ACCESSORY TO PAIR WITH YOUR CLOTHING?

I am admittedly quite timid when it comes to color, but I have always been a fan of a pop of red.  Whether that be a lipstick shade or a leather ankle boot, I feel that this color brings excitement into a look.

If you’re in the Dallas area, don’t forget to stop by TENOVERSIX at the Joule Hotel!

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ALIKA COOPER, “UNKNOWN” SERIES IN DALLAS

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Series showing June 12th, 2016-August 15, 2016  at TenOverSix Dallas

We are proud to present Alika Cooper’s “Unknown” series which explores feminism in art in a male privileged world.  In this series, Cooper focuses on the back of models’ heads obscuring  their identities by not showing their faces.  The contours of their bodies are filled in with painted fabric.  She paints the fabric beforehand with various effects and collages the layers with a matte medium on wood panels.  She describes the process as similar to textile design that is intended for quilting.  “This is a comment on the way the quilters have a way of embracing a lack of authorship for their work.  The way the culture of quilting embraces the unseen labor, unclaimed authorship is uncanny.”

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Alika Cooper, a California native, is currently working in Los Angeles and St. Louis.  She has recently had solo exhibits in Los Angeles at the Actual Size gallery and the Night Gallery, Toronto at the MULHERIN gallery and in New York at the Tracy Williams, Ltd gallery.  Her work has also been exhibited at the Richard Telles Fine Art Gallery and LAXART in Los Angeles, the Robert Blumenthal Gallery in New York, and the Western Exhibitions gallery in Chicago.  In 2015, Cooper organized an exhibition, “MOTION PICTURE”, at the Study Room at the St. Louis Art Museum displaying a selection of the works of twenty photographers, plus selected books and ephemera from the library collection.  Most recently, Cooper was a panelist on Cheryl Donegan: Screening and Panel: Marjorie Keller’s “Daughters of Chaos” at the New Museum.  She is the recipient of a grant from the Rema Hort Mann Foundation.

Please call our Dallas location for any inquiries about Alika Cooper’s work at 214-261-4540. 

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