FAILE & BÄST PRESENT “DELUXX FLUXX ARCADE”, Brooklyn Street Art
For Immediate Release
FAILE & BÄST
DELUXX FLUXX ARCADE
April 30 – May 27, 2010
Opening Friday, April 30, 2010, 7:30 – 10:30 PM
What do you get when Brooklyn-based duo Faile and collaborator Bast take over a disused store front on the Lower East Side? Deluxx Fluxx, a functional video arcade that will be open to the public from April 30th to May 27th.
Originally conceived as a one-off project in London, Deluxx Fluxx allowed Faile and Bast to indulge nostalgia for the classic video arcade while exploring the tactile possibilities of the wooden cabinet as sculptural medium. In its New York incarnation, the retrofitted machines run new games by Adapted Studio based on Faile and Bast’s omnivorous visual language, with sounds produced by Seth Jabour of the noted band Les Savy Fav.
Deluxx Fluxx aims to make art less sterile, more fun, and accessible to a broad audience. This sensibility harkens back to the golden age of arcade games; a time when the Lower East Side itself was still a redoubt for punk rock and graffiti culture. These foundational roots of the neighborhood are apparent in the show’s DIY and street art production values. Faile and Bast rebuke the contemporary art world’s fixation on ideas of relational aesthetics and democratization, and give their audience a chance to genuinely engage the work without the looming formality of the traditional gallery. Deluxx Fluxx is entirely interactive, and invites viewers to play a round of psychedelic foosball and take part in the art itself. It is the artists’ intention that viewers will forget they are looking at art, and be captivated by the carnivalesque. The video arcade may be a lost form, but in Faile and Bast’s re-imagining, it gets a temporary and much needed revival.
Faile is represented by Perry Rubenstein Gallery in New York. This autumn they will have a solo exhibition with the gallery in New York.
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158 Allen Street (Between Stanton and Rivington)
New York, New York
Tuesday – Sunday, 3:00 – 11:00 PM
Opening Reception, April 30, 2010, 7:30 – 10:30 PM
Deuce7 and Other
Deuce 7 and others (photo © Jaime Rojo)
A show by Deuce 7
May 15th through June 12, 2010
Opening Reception Saturday May 15th 8 to 10
with after party hosted by PopGun booking featuring
THESE ARE POWERS
On May 15th 2010, Deuce 7, and some friends he hasn’t told us who yet, are repainting Secret Project Robot with an exhibition called MYSTIC STYLEZ. Needless to say the show will be sick…
The first time we saw his work we were walking back to Secret Project Robot and passed a street sign with a small wooden piece, a few days later he had hit the Williamsburg Bridge. Immediately we wanted to find him. It took nearly two year, in fact we couldn’t figure out who he was until he hit our building and we had Maya Hayuk introduce us. The rest we shall say is a happy history.
Deuce 7 has taken New York City Streets by storm. On first seeing the exhaustive detail of his work we wondered how he could possibly finish each piece in the open streets. His prolific and colorful, almost painterly works, are filled with Native American tribal references, images of insects, trains, horrifying alien invaders, references to 1950’s horror movie posters and video games like Galaga, beautiful and complicated symmetry and an appeal that seems to be apolitical and universal.
Deuce 7’s modus operendi isn’t in claiming space as much as in reclaiming, in fact, though his work has touched the heavy hitting spots- The Williamsburg Bridge, Lower East Side, etc. he seems to operate best in abandoned buildings, train cars in the Midwest, underneath and behind things; his art is often a happy surprise, it puts objects back into points of visual interest.
SECRET PROJECT ROBOT
210 Kent Ave
(between 13th St & 14th St)
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Neighborhoods: Williamsburg – South Side, Williamsburg – North Side
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Mighty Tanaka Presents: Babel Code
Art From the Minds of AVOID pi and infinity set to open May 21st – June 11th
Brooklyn, NY – April 24, 2010 – Thought provoking Street Artists AVOID pi & infinity team up for their first duo show together entitled Babel Code
Babel Code challenges the viewer to reconsider the basic notions of communication and cultural change, while providing a closer look into the artist’s own techniques of non-verbal interactions. Building upon a symbolic language shared by both artists, their influences range from a resonance of mixed signals and errant transmissions.
Their symbolism ranges from introverted Platonic deliberation and chemical structures to numerology and DNA; anything and everything from hobo marks and astronomy to grammar diagrams and physics equations.
About the Artists
AVOID pi was born the year IBM released the Personal Computer. He was raised in South Carolina, on a diet of freight trains, deep forests, punk rock, and DIY. He moved to the coast on the eve of the millennium to study both graffiti and philosophy among the flooded streets of Charleston. In 2006, he moved to New York in order to interact on a global stage. He is working on a language of abstractions in the public space, as well as empowering the political potentialities of graffiti. www.avoidpi.com
infinity was born in 1962 in the Midwest. His family moved to Manhattan in 1970. Obsessions with comic books, heavy metal, and graffiti eventually embraced studies in expressionism, semiotics, and the sciences. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin at River Falls in 1986 and The School of Visual Arts in 1989. He has followed an erratic career path, but always continued his aesthetic and scholarly research.
Friday, May 21, 2010 – 6:00PM-9:00PM, and closing June 11, 2010
68 Jay St., Suite 416 (F Train to York St.)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Hours: M-F 12PM to 7PM, weekends by appointment only
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