Last week, we let you know that one of our favorite galleries, Los Angeles-based HVW8, would be having a traveling exhibition titled "Home and Away" in Milan and Amsterdam. In doing so, they're showing how LA has earned and defined its place in the contemporary art scene, and HVW8 artists Alessandro Moroder, Hassan Rahim, and Lisa Leone are definitely leading the way.

HVW8 founder, Tyler Gibney, shared these photographs and stories with us, documenting their first stop in Milan. Look forward to more from the upcoming exhibition in Amsterdam on May 24.

"We arrived in Milan last Tuesday to get ready for our Home & Away exhibition at Galleria Patricia Armocida."

"There was a strike at the airport, so were lucky to make our flight. We only had a few layovers." "We checked in at the hotel and had to borrow a charger/adapter from the front desk because of the European conversion."

"Luckily, the Hotel had a basketball court."
"Milano is an amazing City filled with culture and history. We got to visit a few sites. Hassan took this photo of the ceiling at the Duomo di Milano. It took over 400 years to build."

"Alessandro (a huge football fan) got to check out the A.C. Milan v A.S. Roma game."
"I got to stroll around the city...I love European cars (although this a French car)."

"I was also hoping to see this after lunch..."
"Milan is also all about the food! We have been eating so much!"
"We also had a chance to check out some Italian artists like this Carla Badialli from 1938."

"And this Bruno Munari from 1956."
"And now we get ready for tonight's opening..."
"Follow us on Instagram (@hassanrahim, @alessandromoroder, @hvw8tyg, @hvw8galleryto keep up and stay tuned for more images from Amsterdam." 

Galleria Patricia Armocida

May 17 – 19th
Opening May 17th, 7 – 10pm
Via Lattanzio, 77 20137 Milan, Italy 
Contact: (+39) 02 3651 9304

HOME AND AWAY – Amsterdam
Andenken Gallery
May 24th – 26th
Opening May 24th, 7 – 10pm Pazzanistraat 17 1014 DB Amsterdam 
Contact: (+31) 621556414