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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Thank you 2011, Happy New Year and Welcome 2012!!

I give thanks for 2011 and send gratitude to all those
I worked with, wrote for, volunteered for, learned from, laughed with, and those I am planning future projects with that will happen in 2012 and beyond ~ 

Happy New Year!! 

Most sincerely and with respect,

Shawni D.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Adam “Codak” Smith, Interior Wall Commission and Body Art Piece at Ironlak Los Angeles - Dec. 3rd and 10th

Progress shot Ironlak LA Mural Commission
Adam "Codak"Smith
December 3, 2011
Interior Wall Commission
Saturday, December 3
10:00am – 8:00pm

Body Art Session
Saturday, December 10th
(Ironlak will be closed during this
private painting session)
10:00am – 8:00pm

5125 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(Hollywood at Normandie)

Codak New Mural Installation
Ironlak LA
5125 Hollywood Blvd.
December 1, 2011 (Los Angeles, CA) -- On December 3rd contemporary graffiti artist, Adam “Codak” Smith will be painting a mural commissioned by Ironlak inside their Los Angeles flagship store, and will be filmed while painting for an upcoming promotional piece about the Australian based aerosol company. In addition, the following weekend he will be painting a body art piece incorporating a model into the freshly painted wall. The private, closed live painting session will be photographed in real time, with images turned into a limited edition print series for Ironlak. 

Model: Christine, 2010
Bholanath Studios, Highland Park

Favoring both brush and spray paint, Codak is known for his architectural line forms, intertwined with languid swirls, geometric shapes and an unusual mix of drippy palettes of color, resulting in a striking piece of contemporary art. Inspired by his roots as a graffiti artist, these visual descriptions represent a few anomalous characteristics of the multi-dimensional artist. This will be Codak’s second installation at this location.

Codak brush painting with Ironlak 250ml 
 December 3, 2011

Opening reception for "Seasons Collide" (r.h. side)
a collaborative section mural painted by
Codak, Kym CBS, Spurn PDB

Ironlak Los Angeles, August 2011.

Born in Oklahoma, and raised in Portland, OR, his trek back and forth across the United States has lead him to walls in major cities throughout the country and overseas, including England, and Slovakia, pages in magazines, bodies as canvas, and galleries in Oregon and California. Recent exhibitions include: Barnsdall Art Park’s “Beyond Eden”, Steve Grody’s “Street Cred” at Pasadena Museum of California Art, Hold-Up Art, Cave Gallery, Ronin Gallery, Crewest, as well as BackSpace, in Portland, OR.  Recent commissions include California Shabu-Shabu in Santa Monica, and the Ayezenberg Agency in Pasadena.

Codak Original
Ironlak Los Angeles is the Australian aerosol companies’ premier Flagship store. Carrying all colors of Ironlaks supreme quality 400ml aerosols, 400ml Limited Edition Artist series cans, 600ml Reloads, 500ml Tar paint, 100ml lil’ laks, 15 and 3mm paint markers, 250ml marker refills, caps and tech drawing pens. We carry the full line of Ironlak apparel, Grand Scheme, Seventh Letter and exclusive to the LA flagship; ILA apparel as well. Ironlak Los Angeles is located at 5125 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027, at Hollywood at Normandie. Hours of operation are Mon-Sat, 10:00am-8:00pm. For more information on the brand and available products, please visit:
To schedule a press interview with Codak, please contact: Shawni D. at (213)255-0059, or by e-mail at: