Dec. 6, 2019 – Jan. 1, 2020
Opening Reception Monday 12/9, 7-9pm


$10 4×6” prints
$20 5×7” prints
$200 framed Polaroids

We’re super stoked to be featuring film photos by Alex Knost. 

Artist’s statement:

Opening On December9th 2019, CHEAP PICTURES will focus on two single -medium bodies of photogenic images. Polaroids shot in Newport Beach, California (2015) and 35mm 5×7 prints shot in Costa Mesa, California and Honolulu, Oahu (2019)

Alex Knost has been experimenting with surfings sub culture for over a decade, traveling internationally to create and exhibit various bodies of work in the form of paintings, film, photography, sculpture, music and performance. Most recently his photography was exhibited at Acne Studios (Tokyo), Depart Foundation (Los Angeles), 303 Gallery (New York). He has had two solo exhibition this year one at Slow Gallery (Bali) in conjunction with China Heights Gallery (Sydney). Most recently Knost was the artist in residence at Marienia Pension (Guethary) for his solo exhibition “instruments of a non op world”.

Exerpt below taken from

It doesn’t take an expert to notice someone with natural ability on a surfboard. Alex exerts this instantly upon pop-up. While most of his generation repeatedly digested Bruce Irons’ end section in Magna Plasm, Alex studied ’60s surf flicks with his father. Out of the water Alex stays busy creating music with his band Tomorrow’s Tulips and handcrafts his own boards through his personal label, Brown Microwave Television Surfboards. He influences a large fan base that chooses to zag from the world of points and prize money.