September 11, 2019


Jason Vass Gallery is now exhibiting Body Language by artist Douglas Tausik Ryder through October 19, 2019 (1452 E. Sixth Street, Los Angeles). The exhibition kicked off with an opening reception on September 7.  

 Woodworking goes digital as Douglas Tausik Ryder’s sculptural works exist both as digital data and in dimensional forms that connect technology to tradition, employing exploratory computer-driven exercises and formulas, as well as his process of conceptual, aesthetic, and physical refinement.  Counterintuitively, these realms are not mutually exclusive. Indeed, this duality allows his work to flow through multiple planes of existence that link technology and aesthetics.

Informed by decades of Tausik Ryder’s trial and error methods that cumulatively push against technical and industrial limitations, the new sculptures represent his most commanding work yet. Technological advancement has always been at the center of art-making but never more so than today.  His technology-assisted art making responds to the digital age through a pioneering creative process, which delivers expressive, crafted forms.

Since the beginning of his career, Tausik Ryder has produced work that explores the limits of technology assisted art-making. His pioneering body of work dates back to 1992, with paintings that deployed billboard printing technology, which he further overpainted – evidence of his long preoccupation to master emerging technologies in service of a creative vision.

“All my life I’ve felt that technical and industrial processes yielded the most amazing objects,” says Tausik Ryder.  “I was driven to master such techniques, using them for artistic rather than manufacturing purposes.”

Tausik Ryder’s innovative industrial processes use geometric code (G-code) – which is a CAD/CAM language – that drives tool paths and shape formation on a CNC (computer numerical control) machine.  The machine processes a material, in Tausik Ryder’s case wood, to meet specifications through the code’s programmed instruction. Creative decisions iterate as they travel back and forth between sources and image making. Machine produced, Tausik Ryder’s pieces are finished by hand, presenting sensuous and tactile surfaces. The computer aids tradition, and bodily forms coexist with rational geometry. 

What sets Tausik Ryder apart is that he is the only artist working in this medium to have an industrial CNC machine tool in his studio, which means his works are created using no outside fabricator. “There’s a big difference,” he says, “between what you can describe to a fabricator, and what comes about through your own engagement with the process”.

The sculptures in their abstract forms negotiate a deft conversation between the biomorphic and the geometric with one figure spawning the next, delivering a formal and ever-evolving consistency.  The loosely referential shapes evoke natural forms and the female body is clearly an inspiration, as is the idea of an almost mythical organic presence that is universal to all humanity and if shared in the right way offers opportunities for generosity, connectedness and hope. Tausik Ryder’s large-scale Venus, with a sphere-shaped orifice cutting through its core, is at the center of the exhibition and invites people to step inside. A smaller version of this sculpture was recently installed in Grand Park in Irvine, CA. Tausik Ryder sees all these new works as “proposals” to be scaled up into large-scale public art that people can engage with, offering a meaningful experiential interaction. In 2020, one of his sculptures will be shown as part of the European Cultural Center’s exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2020.

Tausik Ryder’s work has been compared to that of Constantin Brancusi, Umberto Boccioni, Isamu Noguchi, and Claes Oldenberg. His art has been shown previously at Jason Vass, Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY; and the University of Pennsylvania. His pieces are also in noted private collections including that of Tom Ford and Richard Buckley. Tausik Ryder attended Columbia University, CCNY, and NYU’s Center for Advanced Digital Applications. A native New Yorker, he now resides in Los Angeles, CA and Shelter Island, NY with his wife and daughter.



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ANNOUNCING THE INAUGURAL HIGH NOTE SESSIONS An Intimate Cannabis & Musical Experience Presented by G Pen X Eaze x Jam in the Van

September 4, 2019

ENTER TO WIN tickets @eaze.co/highnote August 28th – September 6th

Grenco Science, pioneers in cannabis vaporization and engineers of the internationally-available and ever popular G Pen line of cannabis vaporizers, has teamed up with Eaze and Jam in the Van to present a one-of-a-kind musical experience titled the High Note Sessions. Featuring live performances by cannabis enthusiasts Elle King, Lauren Ruth Ward, Andy Frasco and Chali 2NA, the High Note Sessions combine cannabis, music, and entertainment in an intimate and immersive setting. Enter to win free tickets at http://eaze.co/highnote . The High Note Sessions will take place on September 9th from 12pm – 10pm in Downtown Los Angeles.

Inspired by the evolving cannabis culture and cutting-edge music scene, the High Note Sessions is an on-going series designed to let fans discover and experience the best of both. The inaugural event features:

● Live performances by Elle King, Andy Frasco w/ Chali 2na, Lauren Ruth Ward

Hit for Hit, an interview series hosted by Indica Sativa with the musical guests

while they go hit for hit with Grenco Science’s new, advanced technology G Pen

Gio vaporizer

● On-site delivery options from Eaze.com

● Enter to win tickets @ eaze.co/highnote August 28th – September 6th

The High Note Sessions was conceived of as a discovery platform, integrating the latest in cannabis technology and musical entertainment while providing an immersive experience for fans both in person and online. The inaugural High Note Session will take place in Los Angeles, CA on September 9, 2019 and expand to cities all over the world.

About Grenco Science

Grenco Science is a leader in engineering advanced cannabis vaporizers, setting new standards in aesthetics, portability, functionality, and user experience. Through proprietary research and development, as well as collaborations with influencers in music, art, and fashion, Grenco Science is transforming the cannabis experience and leading the movement to bring cannabis traditions to the 21st century. Visit gpen.com

About Jam in the Van Jam in the Van created their first solar powered mobile recording studio in 2011 and has since grown to be one of the premiere taste makers and discovery sources for new music in the world.

The brand releases new content on their extremely popular YouTube Channel daily.

About Eaze

Eaze and Eaze Wellness are cannabis marketplaces that connect adult consumers with licensed retailers and products. We are on a mission to enhance safe access to legal cannabis, educate people about cannabis as a tool for wellness, and drive smart cannabis policies. Learn more at www.eaze.com/about .


September 1, 2019

When we first about Revive, we thought, oh no, another “energy supplement” – the only thing that caught our attention was this part:  “non caffeine energy generator”…

Hmm…well, that did sound interesting…And we read on about REVIVE and grew even more intrigued.

  • SFH REVIVE is formulated and clinically proven to be a non caffeine energy generator perfect for fueling your body with the energy that it needs.
  • REVIVE is unique. Other marketed energy products are in large part just mixtures of caffeine and high glycemic sugars that potentially increase insulin release and raise heart rate.
  • In clinical studies involving 62 participants over a one-month period, REVIVE’s premium blend of CoQ10, BioEnergy Ribose, and N-Acetyl-L-Carnitine, has been shown to:
  • increase energy
  • improve alertness
  • decrease fatigue
  • encourage hydration

Ok, let’s try this thing!

And LO AND BEHOLD – we were obsessed from the first taste of the Mojito. IT IS THAT INSANELY GOOD.  Not to mention – zero buzzy coffee feeling. None. Just sustained energy and hydration tested over several weeks of 2 hour mountain hikes.

“REVIVE was designed to be a biochemical energy generator by enhancing our mitochondria’s ability to generate energy (ATP). Ribose, carnitine and C0-Q -10 are absolute requirements for our mitochondria to generate energy. We have filed a US Patent Application concerning “Comestible Compositions for Promoting ATP Synthesis.” This patent teaches how a combination of Ribose, N-acetyl-L carnitine and Co-Q- 10 is an effective combination to enhance ATP Synthesis in mitochondria and thus enhance cellular energy generation (people have more energy and are more alert).”

Ingredients Explained:

  • REVIVE dissolves easily in water and has a slight sweet taste. The slight sweet taste is from ribose, a sugar by chemical structure, that does not function like a sugar at all! In fact, in contrast to other sugars, Ribose has a negative glycemic index and has been shown to lower blood glucose. Our bodies need Ribose to make ATP, the most basic form of energy.
  • Co-Q-10 is a powerful antioxidant that our bodies make naturally but production declines as we age. Co-Q-10 is an absolute requirement for energy generation Our bodies use this to generate energy at a cellular level.
  • N-Acetyl-L-Carnitine is a brain active form of Carnitine critical for energy generation. It transports fatty acids into the mitochondria so that they can be oxidized (burned) to produce energy.
Stronger Faster Healthier (SFH), a sports nutrition brand that manufactures gluten-free, soy-free and non-GMO supplements with no artificial flavors. The brand was started by a pharmaceutical and medical scientist who has designed and developed nutraceuticals to positively influence consumers’ health and wellness.
Through intense research and case studies, SFH has been able to prove that the science behind REVIVE is what differentiates their product from the traditional sugar and caffeine packed energy drinks. In a 2018 clinical study involving 62 participants over a one-month period, it was proven that their energy surged while their fatigue decreased. The results found that 85% of all participants reported increased energy or alertness. In addition, participants noted that they did not experience the extremes of jitters, racing heart or the “crash effect”, which can happen on a daily basis to most caffeine consumers. A follow up survey was given, and 58% of participants that completed it indicated their daily coffee consumption had decreased.
Dr. Jeff Leighton, Chief Scientist at SFH, stated “REVIVE is a unique approach to addressing low energy conditions. Biochemically, REVIVE was designed to activate mitochondria and make more energy.” SFH focused on the consumer demand for a more efficient energy intake, while also discovering ways to lead healthier lifestyles and improving quality of life. REVIVE is the solution for these needs and is an ideal product for working professionals, parents, students, and athletes. The patent-pending formula is positively changing the energy supplement industry.
The key ingredients in REVIVE include Bioenergy™ Ribose, which is a sugar-like molecule with a negative glycemic index. This is beneficial because our bodies use Ribose to make ATP, the most basic form of energy. REVIVE also uses a brain active form of Carnitine, which transports fatty acids into the mitochondria to produce energy. The third ingredient, CoQ10, is a powerful antioxidant that our bodies make naturally, but which declines as we age. CoQ10 supports heart and health and immune function. 

REVIVE is easy to use on the go. Each product comes with a Scoopie® funnel, a portable tool which allows you to pour the supplement easily into any shape water bottle or canteen. Study results show the effectiveness of REVIVE increases with how many times it is consumed daily. Drink one to three times daily, or as needed.
Available online at SFH.com, on Amazon, and in 3,900 CVS stores nation-wide. REVIVE comes in two all-natural flavors including Mojito and Citrus Punch, and retails at $34.99 for a 20 serving container. Skip the expensive coffee shop visit this afternoon and shake up some refreshing Revive for just $1.75 per serving. Your wallet and sleep schedule will thank you!


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The Original Korean American Skincare Behind All Those Big Brands

August 30, 2019

The brand behind the brands: DERMAESTHETICS.

The first and only mainstream Korean-American skincare line in the U.S. and a leading force in producing results-driven products for more than three decades.

The proof is in the pudding, as they say. After a month of using only this brand, I can stand behind its performance. Next level incredible skin.

WHAT: Melding Korea’s holistic roots with western chemistry and technology, DERMAESTHETICS has produced the finest high-performance clinically tested and scientifically proven formulations employing the purest and most highly concentrated actives and extracts. These elements coupled with the latest advances in biotechnology unveil healthier, vibrant skin. In addition to its own namesake line, DERMAESTHETICS, invents, produces and spearheads safe and effective new technologies for some of the most elite beauty brands around the world.

It also doesn’t hurt that DERMAESTHETICS actively participates in the economic, social and humanitarian development of communities wishing to live in harmony with their environment. Packaging made from glass and recycled materials, paper from well managed forests. Their products are non-GMO and free of parabens*, sulfates and preservatives.

*sunscreens excluded.

Behind the brand:  DERMAESTHETICS is a visionary and forward-thinking skincare brand created by PhD cosmetic chemist Dr. Ann Lee, who set out to alter the perception of corrective skincare. Dr. Lee launched the company in 1988 to develop the safest and highest-quality products without compromising on luxurious texture, image and packaging. To this day, the company is privately owned by her family.


  • DBH DX Microneedling Kit is an affordable way of preforming at-home microneedling treatment. The facial-like results are achieved from a mini roller with titanium spikes that are rolled over the face vertically, horizontally and diagonally for no more than three minutes.

The DBH DX Microneedling Kit will come with two serums, both of which will be available for purchase separately later in 2019:

Collagen Serum & FGF Serum are two new serums designed and formulated to provide and enhance college and add tissue growth factor. The purpose is to aid in supple production of college in matrix’s 3 and 4, better known as the skin soft tissue collagen.

The FGF (growth factor) serum is an epidermal growth factor combined with the fibroblast growth factor. Epidermal growth factors are utilized to speed our natural cell turnover cycle of 28 days and to stimulate collagen synthesis. Additionally, the fibroblast growth factor is formulated to enhance the natural production of our skin cells.


Clinical Cleansing

  • The Premium Cleansing Oil, a macadamia nut and jojoba seed oil-based cleanser suitable for all skin types.
  • Natural Jojoba Scrub, a non-abrasive enzymatic exfoliator using the naturally dissolving anti-bacterial jojoba seed oil.

Advanced Color Correction/Pigmentation

  • The C-Lester Topical Vitamin C20 Serum carries two different types of pure Vitamin C, intended to stimulate natural collagen synthesis. This restores suppleness and prevents premature aging, causing it to be highly- demanded by dermatologists around the world.
  • Colorlite Plus is the brands signature lightening and brightening cream enhanced with high grade Arbutin and DERMAESTHETICS’ exclusive Lightening Plus Formula. Colorlite’s effectiveness can be seen within just 28 days, the length of a normal skin cycle).
  • White Cotton Cream is a hydrating cream designed to control excess melanin production to prevent brown spots and other forms of hyperpigmentation. Licorice Root and Arbutin deliver a more even skin tone and brighter complexion as essential Panthenol provides hydration for soft, healthy skin.
  • Brite Eye Cream not only lightens the dark circles around the lower and upper region of the eye, but also works to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Highly concentrated and technically formulated for mature skin, Brite Eye Cream contains Arbutin and Witch Hazel Extract which work together to reduce weary skin and brighten the sensitive eye area.

Advanced Age Defiance/ Prevention

  • Advance Collagen Formula is a treatment booster intended to help build and fortify areas of the skin where firmness of the skin has been lost. The Soluble Collagen aims to bind cells and promote cellular growth at a rapid rate as the Pumpkin Seed Oil, Olive Oil, and Lecithin works to smooth and treat the skin. Vitamins A & E encourage cellular turnover and moisture.
  • Age Defiance Cream is an essential moisturizer for mature skin types in need of fine line and wrinkle reduction. An exclusive DERMAESTHETICS PowerBlend with nourishing and hydrating Squalene and Vitamin E, skin feels softer and conditioned. Essential peptides assist in collagen and elastin synthesis for firming and lifting while repairing damaged cells. Smoother skin is unveiled for a healthy and youthful complexion.
  • DNA Serum is a star product for all skin types made specifically for prevention and is highly effective in cell rejuvenation and assisting the skin cells to reproduce in a healthy manner. Phytic Acid within the DNA serum provides a hydrated, glowing, even-toned complexion, while Ergothioneine fights and protects DNA from free radicals and MMP’s that breakdown the extracellular matrix of the skin. The concentrated blend of Glycosaminoglycans protect the skin’s connective tissues and control healthy cellular functions. Sodium Hyaluronate draws moisture into the skin while helping to retain the skin’s natural hydration levels. Made for all skin types.
  • Caviar Eye Repair Gel treats the softer skin around the eye area, flushing out color and dark spots beneath the eyes. The Caviar extract, a potent antioxidant, is known to eliminate free radicals and repair damaged cells. Vitamin C also aids in eliminating pigmentation, and Vitamin E provides deep moisture during the cellular renewal process. Vitamin K aids in building up collagen and enhances skin texture.

Clinical Acne Solution

  • Clear Complex Purity PM Gel resolves, aids and moisturizes as an exclusive oil fighting gel for oilier, troubled skin. The gel is made with natural extracts such as Plantago Lanceolata Leaf Extract that as a treatment to resolve the appearance of unwanted blemishes and improve the feeling of skin health. Key ingredients are plantlago and niacinimide.
  • BPO 5%, an extremely effective spot treatment is a powerful medical-grade Benzoyl Peroxide gel sold in two strengths.
  • Clear Complex Sulfur Masque for oily and acne-prone skin, is a deeply penetrating and clarifying treatment masque using Zinc Oxide and Sulfur to absorb oil and sterilize pores along with the Triclosan that fights bacteria and regulates sebum production.


#GlowUp with Kardashian Favorites from The Spa Doctor

August 22, 2019

Check out this celebrity-favorite skincare line from Dr. Trevor Cates, author of Clean Skin from Within. In Clean Skin from Within, Dr. Trevor Cates presents guidelines and recipes to transform your skin from the inside out. Her 2-week program will help you clear your mind and energize your body naturally.


“Because skin acts as an external barrier, it is directly exposed to environmental stress, such as sunlight and pollutants. Excessive exposure to the sun’s UV radiation generates free radicals in the skin, and when their levels exceed the organ’s natural anti- oxidant defenses, oxidative damage occurs,” states Dr. Cates. “That effect can present as premature aging, so to counteract this, we should use skin care products with high levels of skin-loving antioxidants.”

Kim Kardashian was thrilled to include and even shared with her audience on Instagram so naturally we were as well! We had a moment to chat with Dr. Trevor Cates to discuss her top tips for achieving clean skin from within!

1. Make DIY Skin Care. Here are a few of my favorite ingredients:

Avocado is hydrating and nourishing, with naturally occurring vitamins A and E—it’s great for masks.

Honey is healing, hydrating, clarifying, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and
pH balancing. It’s great in skin cleansers, masks, and exfoliants. Remember to use raw (unpasteurized) honey; you don’t want to kill this ingredient’s beneficial bacteria.

Oats have moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, and healing properties. They’re perfect in skin cleansers and masks.

2. Eat more vegetables.

Vegetables come straight from nature and are perfectly made to nurture our skin from within. Their high antioxidant, vitamin, mineral, and fiber contents make them one of the most important food groups for skin health. Most people don’t eat enough vegetables. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), less than 14 percent of Americans consume the recommended amount of 2 to 3 cups (weight varies) of vegetables daily. Stop for a moment, and add up the number of vegetable servings you ate yesterday. Did you have six or more servings?

I recommend at least 3 cups of vegetables per day. You may be wondering how you’ll fit all that in. Here’s how: Eat at least 2 servings of veggies with each of your three meals, eat extras for snacks, and you’ve easily surpassed the recommended minimum.

“It’s important to know there are alternatives to toxic skin care ingredients that often prove healthier and less risky than those commonly used in commercial lines. So don’t think you have to toss everything you own and abandon your current hygiene routine completely,” explains Dr. Cates.

Achieving clean skin from within may seem overwhelming, but thanks to her book the process has never felt so easy! Click HERE to purchase! 

About Clean Skin from Within:

In Clean Skin from Within, Dr. Trevor Cates presents guidelines and recipes to transform your skin from the inside out. She explains the “why” of what’s happening, and how you can remedy problems. Dr. Cates opens by showing how to identify your skin type to reach the root cause of problems. From there you’ll learn how to create nourishing foods to create a clean mind, clear skin, and healthy body. Collagen-boosting bone broths, antioxidant-rich salads, and delicious smoothies are just a few things on the menu. You’ll also be able to whip up all-natural cleansers, toners, exfoliants, and masks! Within two weeks, both your skin and your whole being will be polished, perfect, and ready to glow.

Dr. Trevor Cates Bio: 

Dr. Trevor Cates is founder and owner of The Spa Dr. and author of the bestselling book Clean Skin From Within. She was the first woman licensed as a naturopathic doctor in California and currently lives in Park City, Utah where she helps patients from around the world achieve graceful aging and glowing skin. Dr. Cates is host of The Spa Dr. weekly podcast and has her own PBS special, Younger Skin From Within. She believes the key to healthy skin is inner and outer nourishment with non-toxic ingredients. Dr. Cates’ The Spa Dr. skin care and supplement lines are formulated with natural and organic ingredients designed to help you achieve the clean and natural path to confidence and beautiful skin. www.TheSpaDr.com