We had told you last week about how Swoon was back beautifying the streets in New York. The Gothamist has put together a compilation of the work found so far. I am very partial to the piece above, as it reminds me of her old subway pieces from 2005.
Opening Saturday in Vancouver, Canada is The Cheaper Show. A quip from the press release:
“strong yet simple: multi-disciplined works of art from a variety of emerging and established visual artists at the set price of $200 per piece. Under the theme Unscene Artwork, the show will feature approximately 100 artists from Vancouver and around the world, presenting about 250 pieces of art for sale for one night only, Saturday, June 21 from 7 pm to Midnight, at the old Storyeum building (142 Water Street).”
via, the publics
Opening this Tuesday, with a reception on Thursday, Kaws will be featured in a show, Everything Else at Franklin Parrasch Gallery in Manhattan. This show will be a nice primer for Kaws’ gallery work, as he has an upcoming solo show at Gering & Lopez this fall.
Apparently this book has been out for a while, and I totally slept on it. You should not do the same. Buy it here.
Cinders Gallery always has the best shows.
Dustin Aksland, Michelle Blade, Kelie Bowman, William Buzzell, Nate Crane,
Kiersten Essenpreis, A.J. Fosik, Bobby Hacker, Kyle Mock, Maxim Ryazansky,
Sean Samoheyl, Souther Salazar, Sto, Mark Todd, Esther Pearl Watson
June 13th – July 13th 2008
Opening Reception Friday June 13th 2008 7 – 10pm
Set in a fantastical used car lot that gives “used” a whole new meaning, this installation explores American car culture, suburban sprawl, rising gas prices, consumerism, and the role of the salesperson in our society. A wooden and paper mache car is in the lot for sale “as is”, flags and undies hang over head while car dealership ads blast from the TV. Portraits of proud Americans standing by their cars and photos of this country’s vast landscape mix with drawings of cowboys and paintings of cars whose owners have found new uses for them such as planters and homes.
Video, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture will be featured by this diverse group of artists who capture aspects of the American experience with humor, nostalgia, and criticism
I got a sneak peek of the Poets of the Paste show that opens tonight at Ad Hoc Gallery. I have to say it is a nicely put together show with some outstanding pieces by Elbow Toe, Armsrock, Gaia, and Imminent Disaster. My trusty ghetto camera phone got some snaps after the jump.
I went to one of these performances at the Journal Gallery in Brooklyn. If you can make it, do. The Sads are awesome.
Do not miss this amazing Flickr set that recreates classic photos using Legos. Henri Cartier-Bresson’s Behind the Gare Saint Lazare.
Copro Nason Gallery in Santa Monica has a Travis Louie – “Stack of Demons”
11″x14″ image size, 23″x20″ framed size – giclee on fine art paper – archival rippled texture matte and backing – wooden frame with plexi – limited edition of 50 signed and numbered – $325.00
Imagine your ideal blackbook, with all the writers you never met. This is it. The book launch happens tonight at the Reed Space. If you cannot make it, you can still purchase the book here.
Went deep into Bed Stuy for the opening of Bast’s show last night. Nice crowd, nice space, nice artwork. As always pictures can never do the real thing justice but, if you’re interested, picture evidence after the jump.
Sometimes, I get to thinking about what I would like to see in art. Dioramas are one of those random approaches that keep coming back to me. For his upcoming group show, Poets of Paste, Armsrock has created four unique dioramas. Each piece reflects sharply, his dark, scrambling black and white drawings. After the jump are the three others that will be on display at Ad Hoc Art this Friday.
Tonight, deep in the heart of Brooklyn, Bast will inaugurate the Brooklynite Gallery with his show Nose Candy. The street collage master will be returning to his roots and featuring a show strictly focused on his prints. The opening is from 7 to 9, if you have the chance, stop by.
Before Obey Giant was an individual entity, Shepard Fairey was a partner with Dave Kinsey in BLK/MRKT Visual Communications. I found a great photostream taken by Acamonchi of the offices between 1998 and 2002. Above is Shepard’s desk, circa 1999. Enjoy.
Lucky for us in New York, Swoon has been beautifying the streets once again.
Releasing to the public some time today, Shepard Fairey’s latest print Say Yes! is inspired by a song of the same name by a band called the Afternoons. In a small edition of 150, the print was created for the band to put up on the streets of LA. Pretty good music.