Keystone Art Space Group Show, June 2015

Images of the Group Show by Keystone Gallery Co-Director Mark Harvey. The exhibition is on view through the end of the month.

New online shop live!

We're pleased to announce the launch of our new online shop, featuring select Keystone Art Space studios.

All work featured on is less than $100! Objects include letterpress, magnets, collage, zines, jewelry, illustration, and paintings.

The shop will have its first brick and mortar pop-up at the Keystone Art Space Open Studios event on June 20 and will feature the online items plus much more.

All purchased objects may be picked up in person from Keystone Art Space in Los Angeles or shipped via USPS.

The site is updated regularly with new objects and studios. Stay tuned!


Here's a glimpse of DIVERGENCE, a group show opening Saturday, March 21 at Keystone Gallery. It's not to be missed!

Artists' reception and free talks at Keystone Gallery

pasadena photography arts presents

LAND: Interactions
an exhibit of photography featuring work by 

Andrei Duman, Douglas Hill, DJ Richardson, Michelle Robinson and more
February 7–17
OPENING Saturday February 7 from 6–9pm
Artists talks on Saturday February 14 from Noon to 2 pm  FREE

Images from Open Studios

Keystone artist Mark Harvey has uploaded some wonderful images from Open Studios on Flickr. Check them out here—tag yourself, download, share, and enjoy!

Announcing a GWAR inspired exhibition

UPDATE: If you are attending the opening reception, please consider taking public transportation, Uber, Lyft, bike, skate, walk...but do not drive solo. Street parking only will be available on N San Fernando Road and surrounding area.

Download a free version of the exhibition poster—right click on image and select "Save Image As" to save to your computer or device. Print it, share it, come to the opening of this Gwar and Dave Brockie tribute show.

For Immediate Release:
Exclusive exhibition featuring GWAR artifacts and footage on view for first time,
in honor of lead singer Dave Brockie

Don’t Talk About It, Do It
A tribute for Dave Brockie and the Artists who created GWAR
October 25 - November 6, 2014

A group of visual artists and musicians joined forces in the mid-eighties in Richmond, Virginia,
creating a completely unique and highly theatrical metal band. They called themselves GWAR.

Housed in a derelict former dairy building, the artists fabricated costumes, set pieces and props for elaborate scripted live shows, soundtracked by the musicians. This studio became known as the “Slave Pit” and almost instantly became a magnet for art students at nearby Virginia Commonwealth University. The credo and mission statement for GWAR was “Don’t talk about it, do it,” a direct reaction to the formalism of art education that was prevalent at VCU and the local Richmond art scene. Inspired by sci-fi, spatter flicks and kung fu movies, everyone involved with GWAR embraced a do-it-yourself work ethic, working together to manifest a creative expression the likes of which the world had never seen.

Curated by Keystone Art Space Director and artist Melanie Mandl and Keystone Gallery Director and artist Mark Harvey, the Fall 2014 exhibition "Don't Talk About It, Do It," focuses on the early 90’s. It was a time both Mandl and Harvey were documenting the group, along with photographer Katherine Leatherwood. The unique exhibition will include never before seen photographs and video footage, as well as past and present work from various members of GWAR. 

The exhibition was conceptualized to honor Dave Brockie, lead singer and founding member of GWAR, himself a prolific visual artist. Brockie died in March of 2014, a devastating loss for not only the Slave Pit, but also GWAR fans across the globe. The current members of the group have decided to continue on, and will begin touring again in the United States in October 2014.
For more information about tour dates go to

Artists in the exhibition include: Chuck Varga, Bob Gorman, Matt Maguire, Colette Miller, Mike Bonner, Danielle Stampe, Katherine Leatherwood, Mark Harvey, Melanie Mandl.

KEYSTONE Gallery is located at 2558 N. San Fernando Rd. Los Angeles, CA 90065
Opening Saturday October 25, 6-10pm
Closing Thursday November 6, 5-9pm
Gallery Hours are Tue-Fri 11am-4pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm, closed Mondays.
For more information go to 
Press inquiries please contact

bot laboratory in the news

Exciting news from Zachary Schoch's Keystone studio:

For Immediate Release LOS ANGELES, California – May 28, 2014...  The future of the built environment is 3D printed. The m_Wall, showcased at the Maker Fair 2014, was printed in only two pieces and stands over 6 feet 4 inches tall (1.9 meters). Printed with the Euclid Robot 3D printer using both black and clear ABS plastic, the m_Wall is extremely strong with a single pass print thickness of over 1/4 inch (6.35mm). The wall is created from two 5 hour prints making for a total print time of only 10 hours. And yes, that is fast, well compared to most printers.

In order to print architecture, it needs to be created using less expensive methods than those of ‘traditional’ 3D printing. Time is money, and now architectural scale 3D printing is economically feasible as demonstrated by the m_Wall due to the high speed and inexpensive plastic pellet based Euclid Robot 3D printer. Because time has a direct corollary to cost, Bot Laboratory constantly strives to drastically reduce print times. 

Designed using Grasshopper 3D, all of the motion and extrusion data required to print the m_wall was completely scripted inside of Grasshopper using a custom script developed by Zachary Schoch. This process takes the place of the traditional ‘slicing’ step. It has the advantage of allowing the designer to not only design the form of what they want, but to also design the nature of how it is created; for instance, the ability to use print layers that are at funny angles or print layers that are curved and non-planar, or to directly script the path of the machine in order to create a geometry instead of the traditionally reversed geometry first process.

The Bot Laboratory is now accepting custom printing inquiries. Located in Los Angeles California, USA. Zachary Schoch, proprietor.

Zachary Schoch is a Roboticist, Inventor, Designer and founder of Bot Laboratory where he is pushing the limits of 3D printing and robotic fabrication. Through a careful fusion of his diverse backgrounds in mechanical engineering, race car design, and architecture, Zach has designed and developed the Euclid Robot 3D printer, a large scale Cartesian machine that 3D prints a huge variety of plastics using inexpensive pellets. By leveraging custom scripting and a mega 3D printer, Zach is able to design and print elements at spatial and architectural scale. Through exploring the potential of machines and their impact on architecture, Zach seeks to revolutionize the way we create and build space.

Keystone studios/artists on KCET's Artbound

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Several Keystone Art Space artists and studios receive recognition on KCET's Artbound. Congratulations to all involved!

Here's an excerpt:

One will find an emerging generation of experimenters in the Blindspot Initiative exhibition at Keystone Gallery. The show features a multidisciplinary group of ten artists, designers, and architects. Eight out of ten, however, have a background in architecture. Somewhere Something, a multidisciplinary design and fabrication studio founded by Biayna Bogosian, Jason King, and Sacha Bauman, and Jose Sanchez of Plethora Project curated the show, drawing on a number of the designers and makers with studios at Keystone Art Space on San Fernando Road in Atwater Village.

"I'm glad it's not a field of objects that blink," says King of the gallery full of artworks, artifacts, videos, and installations where the designers relied on computation and advance technologies as part of the developmental process. Zachary Schoch's gooey-looking vases, for instance, are the products of a robot he built himself to create large-scale 3-D printed objects. He first developed the robot as a thesis student at SCI-Arc. Built out of sections steel tubing and electronics, a MakerBot on steroids, it's housed down the hall in his studio. For "Aluvium" (2014), filmmaker Catherine Griffiths of Isohale combined video and coding to create a memorizing loop in which ecological data is processed, visualized, animated, and overlaid on desert landscapes.

"DOT/O" (2014), Somewhere Something and Plethora's collaborative contribution, sits in the center of the gallery. An organically shaped steel armature covered in colored thread, the piece wills visitors to touch and engage the sculpture by weaving thread across the form. Inspired by game theory, there are very basic rules posted on the wall: "max span is an arm length" or "connect dots on alternate rods." The result of these simple instructions is a complex, collaborative (or crowd-sourced) sculpture.

Read the full article by Mimi Zeiger here.

Luc Bernard in Palm Springs


If you are in the Palm Springs area this weekend for Modernist Week and the Palm Springs Art Fair, Keystone artist Luc Bernard will have works included at Heather James Fine Art's booth along its list of artists.

Palm Springs Fine Art Fair // February 13-16, 2014
Heather James Fine Art will be exhibiting at the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair - Booth 405
with works on view by:

Create LA second Student Exhibition

Join us for Create LA's second Student Exhibition this Friday, Jan 24th!

Opening Reception Friday, January 24, 2014 5pm-8pm

"It might be big. It might be small. It might be funny. It might be ugly looking.

But it's still art." 

- Steven, Create LA Student Artist

Meet the artists, have a snack, and enjoy the show!

Create LA is a non profit organization providing visual arts education to Los Angeles youth out of Glassell Park's Keystone Art Space and other community locations. Create LA's goals are to empower youth to find their artistic voice through inquiry driven, project based visual art classes, promote the spread of specialized skill sets from artists and artisans to the next generation, and provide an engaging community space for creativity to thrive.


Write-up of Melind McLeod show at Keystone Gallery

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The opening for Melinda McLeod was a big success, thanks to all the folks who made it to the show. Life In LA has a great review online, excerpted below. Check out the whole piece here.

Running parallel to the Metrolink in Northeast Los Angeles, San Fernando Road has been home to large factory warehouses and the occasional car lot for as long as I can remember. Serving as a thoroughfare between Burbank and Lincoln Heights, the street has never been known as a hotbed of social activity. At least not until recently. 

Neighborhoods through which San Fernando Road runs are beginning to take on a new landscape with the sudden uprising of venues such as GameHaüs Café, which offers patrons 700+ board games to play over coffee or tea. More specifically, this sudden change in atmosphere can be attributed to LA’s changing art scene, which was once centered in “the traditional Westside enclaves [and is now] in search of real estate to show larger artworks,” as suggested by the Huffington Post.

Located on San Fernando Road in the middle of Glassell Park, Keystone Art Space inhabits what once was a large warehouse. Not only does it consist of a significantly sized gallery, but it also is home to over 60 artist studios. Currently on exhibit is Melinda McLeod’s first solo show, Force of Creatures. Thanks to the collaborative efforts of Keystone Art Space and the owner of Wallspace Gallery, Valda Lake, the show’s opening reception on Saturday, January 11th, was a success.