Shepard Fairey fans in New York will be getting another solo show from the LA-based street artist come May 5th. Held at Pace Prints, the new body of work entitled Harmony & Discord premieres his first pieces on handmade paper, metal relief plates, as well as the largest screenprints he has done to date. Taking advantage of the superior printmaking facilities and equipment at Pace, Shep has also been able to do things he couldn’t do in his own studio like create embossing, work in larger scale, and more. -Arrested Motion
Shepard Fairey: Harmony & Discord
Opening: Saturday, May 5, 12-8pm
May 5 – June 16, 2012
Pace Prints, NYC
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Thanks to Known Gallery, The Seventh Letter and Axis for the video.
The good people at The Seventh Letter and Neff Headwear will present the massive group exhibition, Sesame Street, at Known Gallery, to raise money for the City of Hope’s Department of Pediatrics. Sesame Street needs absolutely no introduction at all and the show will feature works by an all-star list of contemporary artists including Revok, Pose, Victor Reyes, Steel, Aaron De La Cruz, Samuel Rodriguez, Madsteez, Dabs & Myla, Anthony Lister, Mr. Cartoon, Ewok, Patrick Martinez, Sage Vaughn, OG Abel and a whole bunch more. The show opens tonight, April 28th, 2012 and run thru the weekend. Go support a great cause and enjoy some really amazing art.
Watch as respected street artist Jeff Soto teams up with Chevrolet in an amazing world-first street-art collaboration. Check out what an artist and a paint-spraying robot car can create! For behind-the-scenes footage and more ridiculous Sonic stunts, visit LetDoThis.com.
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Belgium artist ROA is renowned for his unique portrayal of large scale urban wildlife, disquietly cohabiting city streets, hand painted in his distinctive black and white style. ROA has become famous from painting animals on derelict buildings, shutters & walls literally all over the world. He has also exhibited to much acclaim all over the world and was also included in the MOCA exhibition ‘Art In The Streets’ in LA.
‘Hypnagogia’ will be a 2 space exhibition, featuring installation work & originals on found objects. As well as outdoor work across east London. To coincide with this show opening will also be the launch of ROA’s first artist book ‘Roa: ‘An Introduction To Animal Representation’ by Mammal Press.
Etymologically derived from the Greek words hypnos, “sleep” and agogos, “leading”, the title of the show refers to the transitional state between sleeping and awake. This grey area exists within every consciousness and is said to act as a bridge to other realities. ROA explores the ‘interstate’ with his portrayals of sleeping animals, whilst quietly around us the world awakens from a long winter, and the creatures he depicts experience a period of seasonal transition.
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Thanks to Sioux and Olek for the video.
A young artist named Olek, who emigrated to America, returns briefly to her homeland. She decides to learn something about the folk art of her mother land and answer a question she has always asked herself, namely why did she become so interested in the art of crochet. During her trip to the polish mountains she meets women who have been crocheting for generations. She shows them her crochet work, which they admire as real masterpieces of street art. They exchange their experiences and learn each others techniques.
Olek also uses her short stay to create a crochet masterpiece. She decides to create a crocheted bicycle that she puts on the street. While filming they discover that the bicycle has dissappeared. It’s the first time in her career such a thing has happened. She tries to guess what happened and by coincidence, meets a man who witnessed the event. He tells how he tried to stop the city guards from taking the bicycle, and his experiences with bureaucracy. Olek decides to start a dialogue with the city hall and leaves another bicycle on the street…
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Thanks to Viejas del Mercado and Retna for the video.
Tonight Retna opens his latest exhibition titled Time Traveler at Art Careyes Gallery at Costa Caryes on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. Quite the departure from the hustle and bustle of New York and Los Angeles that Retna is use to. Art Careyes’s tropical local should make for an interesting setting for the urban artist’s work. Can’t wait to see the photos from this show.
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In 2002, LA banned any new billboards from going up in the city. Since then, an estimated four thousand have been put up by advertising companies who have ignored the law, which obviously the city’s billboard inspectors – “a tiny, and some say incredibly inept, group” – have never bothered to enforce.
City officials don’t even have a list of all billboard owners, and seem incapable of creating one because that would require demanding information from the advertising companies, which they seem unwilling to do. Street artists who claim billboards face felony conviction for vandalism.
Is this illegal?
A mysterious street artist has been leaving his mark all over Moscow. But his works have caught the eye of critics all over the world – who have dubbed him the Russian Banksy. Prime Time’s Jacob Greaves tracked down the elusive P-183. This is his report.
The good people at The Seventh Letter and Neff Headwear will present the massive group exhibition, Sesame Street, at Known Gallery, to raise money for the City of Hope’s Department of Pediatrics. Sesame Street needs absolutely no introduction at all and the show will feature works by an all-star list of contemporary artists including Revok, Pose, Victor Reyes, Steel, Aaron De La Cruz, Samuel Rodriguez, Madsteez, Dabs & Myla, Anthony Lister, Mr. Cartoon, Ewok, Patrick Martinez, Sage Vaughn, OG Abel and a whole bunch more. Check the video of Madsteez (above) who talks to The Seventh Letter about the exhibition and why he wanted to take part.
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Thanks to RVA TV, G40 Art Summit and to all the artists for the video.
This year’s G40 will travel to Richmond, VA. and will become the inaugural opening event of the city’s soon to be announced official art district. By inviting 12 of the top mural artists from around the globe to unleash their creativity to 20 large scale walls throughout Richmond, this project is sure to put the city on the map as a street art destination. In addition to the large scale murals, we will also present an exhibit in pop up galleries along the main street of the district. With canvas work and installations by each mural artist, these shows will offer the opportunity to experience a more personal scale and a closer look at the execution and detailing of the mural artists’ work.
To learn more about the G40 Summit and all the artists involved with the large scale mural project, please visit G40 Art Summit.
Thanks to Colin Day, White Walls and Augustine Kofie for the video.
The works comprising Circulatory System feature a clean delineation of geometric forms and divisions of space with a technical precision that resembles architectural drafting. Kofie’s understanding of illustration and linework results in a style of meticulous rendering that never seems cold or sterile due to the delicate sense of balance maintained within each composition. The muted palette softens the sharp lines, and imparts a simple elegance to the complicated arrangements of shape.
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