April 15: Art Opening - "AVANT-ODD": Works by Justin John Greene

EM & Co presents

Fashion Sketches by Justin John Greene
April 15 - May 12, 2010

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 15, 7-10 pm

* Music by DJ Gabriel Diggs
* Cocktails & Appetizers

EM & Co, 7940 W. 3rd St., L.A., CA 90048

About Justin John Greene:
Justin John Greene, a graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and recipient of numerous scholarships, has participated in various group shows and installations throughout Los Angeles, Chicago, and Florence, Italy. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Justin John Greene has been painting since he was in high school; he uses different mediums to express his often-humorous view of the world.

The drawings in "Avant-Odd", his first solo exhibit in Los Angeles, combine elements of couture fashion sketching with a sense of the grotesque, in order to create an uneasy balance or expectations; a more complex notion of beauty. The flamboyant and gestural line commonly associated with fashion illustration, is contrasted with a humorous and guttural doodle that aims to deface the elegant aura of fashion illustrations, adding commentary to style. More information about Justin John Greene can be found at: www.justinjohngreene.com.

April 7 & 8: 'LAS Jewelry' Trunk Show & Reception

EM & Co presents

LAS Jewelry
Trunk Show and Cocktail Reception

Cocktail Reception:
Wednesday, April 7, 7-10 pm

Viewings by Appointment:
Wednesday & Thursday, April 7 & 8, 11 am-6 pm

EM & Co, 7940 W. 3rd St., LA, CA 90048

About LAS Jewelry:
Romanticism vs. Realism, Darkness vs. Light, Painting vs. Sculpture - all notions seemingly at odds with one another yet completely harmonious in LAS Jewelry. Designed by husband-and-wife team Daniel and Lisa Soltis, the LAS Jewelry collection features unique one-of-a-kind treasures expressing an appreciation of nature and the environment using a medium of recycled chains, repurposed leathers and vintage materials combined with their own original LAS charms. Each piece is hand-stitched and made locally, ensuring that wearers own something unique to them rather than "fresh off the assembly line." LAS Jewelry has been featured in Nylon, Daily Candy, Refinery 29 and more, and worn by celebrities including Russell Brand, Katharine McPhee and Paramore's Hayley Williams. For more information about LAS Jewelry, please visit: www.lasjewelry.com.