current CHG show July 11 - August 15, 2020 ONCH'S SWEET 16 GROUP SHOW Co-curated by designer and artist Onch INFO & PRESS
ONCH'S SWEET 16 GROUP SHOW
Co-curated by designer and artist Onch
July 11 - August 15, 2020


Premiering Saturday, July 11th in Gallery 2, ONCH’s Sweet 16 Group Show, co-curated by Onch, will feature new works from over 40 artists, including works from his celebrity friends such as blogger and media personality Perez Hilton, actor Matt Bennett (Victorious, The Virginity Hit, and The Stanford Prison Experiment), and singer Carmit Bachar (Pussycat Dolls), plus some of Onch’s most popular jewelry will be on display (including Rainbow Ice Cream Cone Necklace, famously rocked by Nicki Minaj to accept her VMA for Best Rapper of the Year, and the Lady Gaga "Meat-Lace" meat necklace which has been featured by the New York Post, Los Angeles TimesHuffington Post, In Touch Magazine, and Ripley’s Believe It or Not). Full show artist roster below.


The Los Angeles-based artist is the creative force behind the "ONCH" brand (previously known as Onch Movement), designing 'wearable art' for a discerning VIP client list that includes Kate Moss, Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian, and Nicki Minaj. Lollipops, chicken wings, bananas, ice cream cones and so much more have been transformed into ONCH accessories.

 

Regarding this special “Sweet 16” group exhibition, Onch shares: “This show has a very special place in my heart. Not only does it mark the coming of age for my career, I also get to celebrate with some incredibly talented artists and friends who have inspired me over the years. Each amazing artist will create a one-of-a-kind artwork inspired by some of my classic pieces. I am beyond humbled by and grateful for each of their contributions. Collectively, these new works will showcase a retrospective of how my wearable art has evolved from being handmade in my kitchen to what it is today.”


This special group exhibition will feature works from aica, Andy Adamson, Bei Badgirl, Bennett Slater, Brandi Milne, Bruce Parker, Chen-Dao Lee, Christybomb, Dan Lam, Dena Seiferling, Dewi Plass, DOSSHAUS, Eric Joyner, Erika Sanada, Ewa Pronczuk-Kuziak, Hanna Jaeun, Harald Austad, Harumo Sato, Hayden Zezula, Helice Wen, Jana Brike, Jesús Aguado, Jonathan Stein, Jourdan Joly, Josie Morway, Kii Arens, Kristen Liu-Wong, Luke Chueh, Malcolm Stuart, Messy Desk, Mizna Wada, Naoshi, No2Good, Mr. Ogay, ONCH, Simone Legno of Tokidoki, Yang Cao, and Yu Maeda; plus celebrities Carmit Bachar, Matt Bennett, Perez Hilton, and more.

 


 

About ONCH:

Los Angeles-based Onch is the creative force behind the "ONCH" brand (previously known as Onch Movement), designing ‘wearable art’ for a discerning VIP client list that includes Kate Moss, Kim Kardashian, and Nicki Minaj, who famously rocked her Onch Rainbow Ice Cream Cone Necklace to accept the VMA for Best Rapper of the Year, and introduced the Pink Fried Chicken Wing Necklace at the iHeart Radio concert. Onch's career originally kicked off back when supermodel Moss was spotted out and about wearing his Bloody Razor Blade Necklace in L.A., before the designer was even old enough to buy booze legally.

 

Following that illustrious intro, the fresh-faced fashion phenomenon was asked to provide the accessories for Heatherette’s LA Fashion Week show. He subsequently launched his long-term relationship with cult-favorite Hello Kitty, which culminated in his recent role as designer for the brand’s first collection at Forever21, The Hello Kitty Forever jewelry collection. Hasbro, the global play and entertainment company, has also enlisted the edgy designer to bring some of their most beloved brands to life, choosing him for their very first jewelry collaborations for Mr. Potato Head and My Little Pony, not to mention asking Onch to create a 30 inch, not-so 'Little Pony,' currently touring the world at different toy conventions. The trendsetter whose work was even featured in a biotechnology textbook and Italian Vogue has also made headlines for his more daring and unique designs, from his "Meat-Lace" meat necklace which was featured by the New York Post, Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, In Touch Magazine, and Ripley’s Believe It or Not.

 

In 2015, ONCH brand launched successful collaborations with DreamWorks Animation, Sanrio, Pokemon and Delias.

 






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