A year-long timelapse of a baby.
For the final show at Ad Hoc, Chris Stain and Armsrock created a nice installation to send the gallery off. The opening is from 7 – 10 pm tonight in Bushwick. Get grimy.
“Chris Stain first became infected by graffiti’s bold colors, striking form, and independent nature as a child in the summer of 1984. As time went by he investigated other avenues of art such as print making, graphic design, and screen printing. Stain’s work is a direct reflection of the people, neighborhoods, and struggles that are swept along with the every day lives of the common American. It is his hope that through the work he will be able to convey the importance of the role of the less recognized individual of society.
Armsrock is an artist and activist whose work focuses on the human condition in the urban environment. By creating hundreds of unique drawings of his fellow citizens, and placing these original pieces on the walls of the city, Armsrock makes an attempt to generate a critical understanding of the stories and fates that house us.”
Long Duck Dong, cool guy.
Jason Polan illustrated the History of the Water Pistol for Good Magazine. You can see it big here. What, no Entertech? Those guns were the best. Commercial after the jump.
Shepard Fairey chimes in on the Rolling Stone cover
“It’s been six-plus months since Obama took office, and the Rolling Stone cover is the first image of Obama I’ve created in that time. As a candidate, his vision and his message of shared civic duty were inspiring, but as president he faces an unbelievable pressure to accomplish what he set out to do, despite the reality that he can’t do it alone. Much like my “Hope” image was intended to express his vision and his intellectual diligence, I also wanted this new image to convey his focus, but with the added weight and stress of responsibility. Whether media like the New York Daily News are looking to fan conservative flames with “liberals think Obama is the messiah” talking points, or just saying things like that to create juicy headlines, it should be obvious that this image is not about anything divine, but about dealing with the real world job at hand. While he is undoubtedly our leader, the question I placed inside the presidential seal “Will he take bold action or compromise too easily?” is one that I think we all need to ask about ourselves and what we’re doing to work toward what we believe in. The pitfalls of “politics as usual” aren’t reserved for politicians.
However, a lot can and will change. As Joe Strummer of The Clash once said, “The future is unwritten.” In my illustration I make reference to Gilbert Stuart’s famous unfinished portrait of George Washington to capture the idea that, although we’re quick to judge, it’s too early to tell how Obama’s presidency will turn out. Hopefully Obama and all of us who have stood behind him will do everything we can to fill in our incomplete future the way we’ve pictured it.”
I’m still trying to wrap my head around this. You should Join.
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I Think it has something to do with this…
7.5 x 9.75 inches
“Gutter is a huge comic and drawing anthology compiled and edited by Victor Kerlow and featuring the work of Andrew Gonzales, Anthony Baab, Ben Jones, Ben Schumacher, Chadwick Whitehead, Chris Vonszombathy, Daniel Davidson, David Glassman, Eamon Espey, Eric Watkins, Frank the Addict, Gavin McInnes, Genevieve Simms, Jake Braff, Joanna Avillez, Josh Bayer, Josh Burggraf, Josh Holinaty, Josh Safdie, Justin Gabbard, Katherine Guillen, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Lucas Soi, Maggie Pendergast, Mark Delong, Matthew Forsyth, Matt Rota, Ming Lin, Nate Doyle, Nick Sumida, Panayiotis Terzis, Pete Watts, Raymond Sohn, Shayne Ehman, Travis Millard, Victor Kerlow, Walker Tate and Winston McCarthy.”
A flip through after the jump
Complex tackles a subject we had never thought about. (that’s Brenda Costa above) Hot.
The Rza’s got a book coming out this fall.
“This is a set of five prints representing the five main rail artists interviewed in my film, “Who is Bozo Texino?” The images include drawings by Herby, The Rambler, Bozo Texino, Coaltrain, and a portrait of Colossus of Roads. I’m printing these full-bleed on fiber-based b/w photo paper, they are archivally processed (boxcars fade but the photos don’t), signed and numbered, and come in a silk screened envelope.”
“For 20 years, a subculture has emerged under society’s radar. Favela On Blast tells the stories of sex, love, poverty and pride for Rio’s marginalized people. They have their own language, style and heros. It’s a music that’s fast, heavy and violent like the city itself. This film is a flash of a few lives of charismatic people that relate to the funk music and a retelling of the subculture itself.”