VECTOR Gallery Opens in L.A.
JJ BRINE + Julia Sinelnikova take VECTOR Gallery to L.A. ‘The Official Art Gallery of SATAN’ goes live tomorrow. Cost of entry: your soul! JJ Brine and Julia Sinelnikova are the bang-up alchemists, artistic shamans and lightning-rod gatekeepers behind Vector Gallery. Their smart, eye-popping concatenations are laced with plenty of razzle-dazzle, drollness and diabolical torque: Charles Manson depicted as Jesus Christ, occult and voodoo references galore, pimped-out vamperic spectacles, and intense, iridescent installations that will boggle your brain.
With their newest outpost located smack dab on Beverly Blvd., Vector is already causing a kerfuffle (in a good way, of course!). As usual, the dynamic duo deftly provoke public reaction mainly by satirizing authority and inverting all manner of orthodoxy—religious institutions, social structures, politics, pop, the art establishment. Their mega-cool and iconoclastic ka-pows have drawn no shortage criticism—especially from local residents, worried parents and conservative types—as they tend to implement narco addled, apocalyptic agglomerations (“post-human, Utopian motifs,” according to the curators) aimed at subverting any and everything. But their work has received bucket loads of critical acclaim, too. The Huffington Post called Vector “The next Warhol Factory” and championed JJ and Julia for their inimitable creations; Vice poured praise on Vector calling the venue “one of the most original spaces in the city” and Buzzfeed dubbed Vector “a tidal swarm of cheekyness and cool, creative chaos.” Anyway, tomorrow is the grand opening of Vector L.A. The WILD got a sneaky peak of the visceral mash-ups and manic metaphysical artworks on display—hypnotic hellspawns, dream catchers, Illuminati references, subliminal stuff, gleaming paraphernalia and insane “inverse narratives” that will pierce your soul. The City of Angels just got hacked by devils. Welcome to Vector L.A!