Bid on all works at auction here: Paddle 8
Monica Canilao & Harrison Bartlett's Detroit Project, the Treasure Nest, is having a fundraiser art show Friday, January 4th. The show will be in the 459 Geary St. Space in the Union Square area of San Francisco. Its going to be a one-night art spasm featuring new installations from Monica & Harrison as well as work from their many friends and co-conspirators, including Runaway from Adam Void. Funds will be used to support both the physical Treasure Nest complex and to continue the residency offered out of that space.
If you're in or around the Bay Area, come into SF to support some amazing artists.
Featuring work from Tony Bones, Swoon, David Ellis, Shepard Fairey, Gaia, Maya Hayuk, Heart, Chris Johanson, Dennis McNett, Pez, Todd Seelie, Swampy, Kevin Earl Taylor, Heidi Tullmann, and many more.Treasure Nest Benefit January 4th 2013 Chandran Gallery
459 Geary St. San Francisco, CA
Over the last few weeks, Rhiannon Platt and Vandalog have posted a three-part feature on Illegal Graffiti and Street Art in the City of Baltimore. The posts covered the topics of Streets, Rollers, Pieces & Freights. Click on the links to check out the full stories and pictures.
Here's a quick preview of the series.
A few months ago, I was lucky enough to be able to visit Baltimore during their Open Walls Baltimore mural program. In addition to being fortunate enough to meet some of the most amazing artists from around the world, I was also able to explore the many hidden graffiti spots that the area had to offer. With a local writer as my guide, I was able to document over two dozen spots and see a wide range of work. Due to the prolific nature of Baltimore’s graffiti scene, the posts have been divided into three parts: pieces and freights, rollers, and street pieces.
Part one of the Illegal Baltimore series can be found here.
Due to the layout of Baltimore, the city makes the perfect playground for rollers. Built of bridges and tunnels, most of the graffiti spots contain elaborate pieces at eye level with equally as astounding rollers above them. The combination of these tunnels and the large amount of abandoned factories in the area makes for perfect spot to do elaborate, typographical rollers.
Even more astounding to me than the work itself was the number of familiar names I came across in, essentially, middle-of-nowhere Baltimore. People like Reverend, Nugz, Overunder, and Cash4, who had become my household names in New York had found themselves equally as prolific in this city. Through partnering up with local artists such as MTN NGC and Avoid, these New York artists seamlessly blended into the Baltimore scene, creating some interesting visual combinations in these spaces.
Walking around in the abandoned areas of Baltimore gave me a peace of mind that the NYPD would never allow in New York. However, engaging life-long citizens of Baltimore about the graffiti surrounding them in the streets came with its own merits. The blending of New York and Baltimore-based artists that I saw in the the city’s innards was mirrored in its streets. With the, then recent, invasion of international artists for Open Walls Baltimore, the city had become a hub for any east coast street artist to visit. As long as you had friends in the area or on the roster, chances are you ended up there.
Support Brooklyn Shelf Life’s Kickstarter. Help Printed Matter & Showpaper produce some amazing zines for free.
Visit Brooklyn Shelf Life's Kickstarter page before July 17th to make this project happen.
Adam Void & Gaia collaborate on a sculpture for Brooklyn Shelf Life / BAMart: Public * BAM, Showpaper & Printed Matter * Opens Tuesday, June 19
BAMart—(Brooklyn Academy of Music) BAM’s visual art program—is pleased to announce the final selections for BAMart: Public, a year-long initiative aimed at enlivening the BAM campus and its surrounding district through the commission of four distinctive public artworks from emerging and established artists. The four artists chosen from more than 100 submissions worldwide are Glen Baldridge, Ed Purver, Timothy Hull and Future Expansion Architects, and Showpaper (with contributions by Adam Void & Gaia, Cassius Fouler & Faust, Leon Reid IV & Noah Sparkes, Ryan C. Doyle & Swoon, and UFO 907 & William Thomas Porter).
The pieces will be installed in early June with a public opening on Tuesday, June 19 from 6-8pm in the Dorothy W. Levitt lobby of the Peter Jay Sharp building at 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn.
The boxes will be installed on Lafayette Avenue and Ashland Place in Downtown Brooklyn—
While news boxes usually live a nondescript, utilitarian existence (ending up weathered and grimy), they remain valuable resources of information. In answer to the quotidian plastic or metal box, Showpaper, a free bi-weekly print-only publication which lists and promotes every all-ages show in the New York area, proposed a project titled Brooklyn Shelf Life. Here, five news boxes will be created by five pairs of artists (Adam Void & Gaia, Cassius Fouler & Faust, Leon Reid IV & Noah Sparkes, Ryan C. Doyle & Swoon, and UFO 907 & William Thomas Porter), curated by Andrew H. Shirley. They will be stocked with a revolving series of independent print publications curated by Jesse Hlebo of Swill Children, in collaboration with Showpaper and Printed Matter. Prototypes display a range of approaches, from melted and surreal to folkloric to ancient and tribal.
Here is the description of our box from the press release:
The reading shelter and reverse surveillance panopticon, produced by Adam Void and Gaia celebrates names of the infamous "scratchitti" vandal culture as well as the faces of politicians and developers integral to the creation of Brooklyn's Fulton Street/Metrotech district. Both the handstyles on the exterior of the glass and the information provided inside the kiosk ask the pedestrian to reconsider their notions of blight, beauty, and function.
“An American Dream” receives kind words from Vandalog, Brooklyn Street Art, Complex, Bmore Art and Popflys
The exhibition, "An American Dream" has received incredible press from a variety of sources. Many thanks to RJ and Gaia at Vandalog for their mention and additional graffiti images. Brooklyn Street Art is always on point with their continued coverage of all things Avoid. Nick at Complex has shown lots of love recently and is greatly appreciated. The local, Bmore Art Blog also featured some images from the opening night. Finally, Popflys, a daily photo and design blog, mentioned Adam Void's photography on March 22nd.
They are quoted as saying, "I can’t say I’m even on the edge of necessarily enjoying Adam Void's photographs but I knew I had to post him out of some sense of having the chance to write about Adam Void before everyone is writing about him and his work. ...there’s something there, something less voyeuristic and more point of view. A point of view on struggle, it just doesn’t feel like it’s through a photographers eye and I’m starting to like that."
- a strange, but flattering comment from those guys.
August 12 * Street Art Saved My Life * C.A.V.E. Gallery * Venice, CA w/ Brooklyn Street Art & Thinkspace
Opening Reception: Friday, August 12th, 2011 @ C.A.V.E. Gallery
1108 Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Venice, California 90291
On view: August 12th – September 4th, 2011
Street Art Saved My Life : 39 New York Stories heralds the new highly individual character of stories being told on the streets of New York by brand new and established Street Artists from all over the world. Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo, founders of BrooklynStreetArt.com focus on this flashpoint in modern Street Art evolution by curating a strongly eclectic story-driven gallery show with 39 of the best storytellers hitting the streets of New York.
Street Art Saved My Life : 39 New York Stories, the gallery show, accompanied by an LA street wall series by selected artists and a public panel lecture and discussion, intends to stake out the New Guard in street art while recognizing some powerful near-legendary forerunners.
The mainly New York lineup exhibits talent from other parts of the US and internationally (Australia, France, UK, Canada, Israel, Germany) and it is as steel, idiosyncratic and storied as the New York scene itself, including Anthony Lister, Adam Void, Broken Crow, C215, Cake, Chris Stain, Clown Soldier, Creepy, Dan Witz, El Sol 25, Ema, Faile, Futura, Gaia, Gilf!, Hargo, Hellbent, How & Nosm, Imminent Disaster, Indigo, Judith Supine, Kid Acne, Know Hope, Ludo, Mark Carvalho, Miss Bugs, Nick Walker, NohJColey, Over Under, Radical!, Rene Gagnon, Skewville, Specter, Sweet Toof, Swoon, Tip Toe, Troy Lovegates AKA Other, Various & Gould, and White Cocoa.
The staunch individualists in Street Art Saved My Life : 39 New York Stories give voice to the evolution of the Graffiti, Mash-Up, and D.I.Y. movements that birthed them; creating an eccentric, highly individual, and raucous visual experience on the street. With widely varied backgrounds, techniques, and materials at play, “The Story” is the story. With truths as diverse and difficult as the city itself, each one of these artists is a part of a fierce, raw, new storytelling tradition that is evolving daily before our eyes.
Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo are founders of BrooklynStreetArt.com and co-authors of Brooklyn Street Art and Street Art New York, both by Prestel Publishing (Random House). Harrington and Rojo are also contributing writers on street art for The Huffington Post.
Showpaper, a free bi-weekly print-only publication which lists and promotes every all-ages & DIY show in the NYC / tri-state area, which also features a full color piece of art by a contemporary artist, and Andrew H. Shirley, curator, artist, filmmaker, and adventurer, bring this public art event back to the streets of New York.
Please join us for the unveiling of 16 new SHOWPAPER distribution boxes Thursday July 7th at 7 pm at 285 Kent in Brooklyn, for one night only. This is your only chance to see all the boxes in one place before they are put on the street and into the hands of the public. The first batch were briefly exhibited in November before being installed out on the street and subjected to the whims of the community …
Once again, the project was curated by Andrew H. Shirley, this line-up features:
Adam Void & Chris Stain, BAK & VIL, CELSO & SKEWVILLE, CLAW & JESSE, Dennis McNett, Doyle Huge & Mikey 907, FAUST, GAIA & HEIDI TULLMANN, HELLBENT w/ Alison & Garrison Buxton, Leon Reid IV & POSTERBOY, MINT & SERF, MOODYMUTZ & AAMOBB, Poneros & SPAM, Sto & Kelie Bowman, SWOON & Noah Sparkes, and UFO 907
The folks from Brooklyn Street Art are releasing a new book titled "Street Art New York." Published by Prestel (Random House), the book features high quality photographs of works by over 102 top street artists. This will be the document of the late 00's era movement in the streets of New York. The Benefit Auction's proceeds will go to Free Arts NYC.
The benefit will be held at Factory Fresh at 1053 Flushing Ave. in Bushwick Brooklyn, Saturday April 24th from 7-11pm. The Auction will take place between 7 and 9:30.
This show will feature art from AVOID pi, Broken Crow, C215, Cake, Celso, Chris RWK, Chris Stain, DAIN, Dan Witz, Dark Clouds, Elbow Toe, Gaia, FKDL, Gore B, Hellbent, Imminent Disaster, Jim Avignon, Jef Aerosol, JMR, Jon Burgerman, Keely, Know Hope, Logan Hicks, Matt Siren, Mint and Serf, Miss Bugs, NohJColey, Peru Ana Ana Peru, PMP, Poster Boy, Rene Gagnon, ROA, Pufferella, Royce Bannon, Skewville, Specter, Stikman, Veng RWK and more.
Come out and Support!!!
Congratulations to Jaime Rojo and Steve Harrington for the release of their book.
Pandemic Gallery's March show will feature new works from AVOID pi along with the best of the street / graffiti / fine art force.
"Stokenphobia" features drawings from Gore B and hand painted signs from over 30 artists.
"Stokenphobia" or the fear of circles and round objects is a fear we have
decided to confront head on by displaying the work of many urban artists
hailing from New York, Philadelphia, and California on large round metal
road signs. If this circular display becomes too overwhelming for those
afflicted by the phobia they need only to turn around and will find over 60
small rectangular signs painted by the same motley crew of unconventional
art misfits. Pandemic is giving those afflicted with Stokenphobia a chance
to confront this debilitating fear.
Artists participating include:
Abe. Lincoln Jr., Armer, AVOID pi, Becki Fuller, Bloke, Buildmore, Cahbasm, Celso, Chris Campisi, Chris RWK, Dana Woulfe, Darkcloud, Deuce7, Dickchicken, Droid, Enamel Kingdom, Egg Yolk, Faro, Gaia, Infinity, Jordan Seiler, Keely, LA2, Luna Park, Matt Bixby, Matt Siren, Moody, Morgan Thomas, Nate Hall, Paper Monster, Plasma slugs, Royce Bannon, Sadue, Shai Dahan, Stikman, Skewville, Ski, Swampy, Veng RWK, Wrona, 2esae, and more TBA
Gore B has long been an integral part in the street art scene coast to
coast, from hand painted signs bolted around New York City, to crisp roller
letters hidden around Santa Cruz. His work, painted either on canvas or
scrawled across the walls of bridge underpasses depicts characters of
regional importance and cultural significance.