How was it coming up in Albuquerque?
Coming up in Albuquerque was really fresh. Doc from LA, Agree from NY, and Stack from Seattle really shaped the scene. Albuquerque writers like myself came up around lots of dope styles. I feel like I was schooled well and was fortunate enough to come up in a town where paint was easy to get and there was an endless supply of good walls. We also had chill train yards and the cops weren’t really hip to graffiti like they are now. I have a lot of love for my roots in Albuquerque.
How long have been writing?
I’ve been writing for a little over 7 years.
“First of all if any artist says that they have and or earned “street cred” to define their place in an art movement then they are very confused on the definition. Here is a small list that defines the term “street cred”:
You have been to prison.
You belong to a street gang.
You sell crack on a busy corner.
You are great marksmen in a moving vehicle.
You have gang-blocks tattooed on your face.
Basically,what I am trying to say is the credibility factor has to be judged on an individual basis.”
Rooms is a new exhibition that opens up at Scion Space this Saturday (4/24) in Los Angeles. Curated by Roger Gastman, the show features 8 individual installations by artists Adam Wallacavage, Bill Daniel, Chris Stain, Dan Monick & Caitlin Reilly, Dueling VHS, Justin Van Hoy, Kime Buzzelli, and Rocky Grimes. I sat down with Roger via the internet and asked some questions.
I wanted to do something that creatively utilized the 4,500-square foot space at the Scion Gallery. [Read more]
Never heard of Nardwuar? Me neither. Unless you’re from Canada, or into Much music much, chances are slim. I’ll tell you what though, dude is good at an interview (even though his in-your-face approach borders on annoyance), moderately insane, and seems to be a musical database. Here are a bunch of great interviews to help entertain you through a food coma.
It’s always great to discover new artists, and thanks to Fecal Face, Meredith Dittmar is on our radar now. She has a show opening at Upper Playground Mexico City December 9th. Her pieces? There made mostly out of polymer clay.
“Yeah. I was an emotional manipulator of fighters . . . You have to know how to be cold, you know? Just have no -emotions, no feelings. It takes time, though, to develop that. I’d been working on that since I was 12 years old. It doesn’t happen overnight. My objective was to hurt the other fighters. I wanted to hurt them. I wanted to be merciless. Man, I was a wild thing. . . It’s kind of a drug, a rush. But that’s just how I was as a kid . . . It’s funny, because Cus was always saying that Ali was better than anybody because he controlled his emotions and his fears. Ali was just an emotional juggernaut.”
I did a little Q&A in March with Artist/Sculptor A.J. Fosik about his awesome Beer Sweater Collection. Now that we’re in Sweater weather, I felt it was the appropriate time to unleash it.
“It’s true, my beer sweater collection has reared it’s ugly head.” ~ A.J. Fosik [Read more]
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