Skating to Equality With Artist Jeffrey Cheung

At LA's New Image Art, two concurrent shows highlight art from the QTPOC community

Artist and skater Jeffrey Cheung is defining a new era for skateboarding, pushing the culture to be more colorful and diverse. As a co-founder of Unity Press & Skateboarding, Cheung is creating a zone to represent and support queer skaters—and he has been thriving at this mission. Unity is Oakland-based but Cheung and co-founder Gabriel Ramirez have brought their vibe to West Hollywood’s New Image Art, presenting Pave—a …

Let Love Reign: Photography Celebrating LGBTQ+ Couples

Tender portraits from before and after same-sex marriage was legal

Nine years in the making, Let Love Reign (currently funding on Kickstarter) is a photography book by Catalina Kulczar with accompanying essays by Megan Shepherd. The 208-page, Bone NYC-designed hardcover features black and white portraits of 50 LGBTQ+ couples from across the United States. Accompanying each is the story of those photographed—from coming out to falling in love and beyond. In 2009, Kulczar was living in North …

DABSMYLA’s “Things That Can’t Be Seen” Exhibition, LA

A colorful, fantastical study across paintings, prints and ceramics

For husband-and-wife art duo DABSMYLA’s latest show, the pair has transformed a corner of Los Angeles into a vibrant, playful wonderland. Curated by Beyond The Streets founder Roger Gastman, the show—titled Things That Can’t Be Seen—combines bright, cartoonish floral studies with imagined scenes that ruminate on creative life. The 20+ large-scale works evolve their characters and world from the fantastical, grounding them in a potentially plausible world where …