It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas soup lines….
RIPPED from today’s headlines comes this — (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)AP – Skittish employers slashed 533,000 jobs in November, the most in 34 years, catapulting the unemployment rate to 6.7 percent, dramatic proof the country is careening deeper into recession.
Another unemployed artist blogging to you live from a free wi-fi pannini chain deep in the heart of a lifeless NYC shopping district
Oops, sorry to report that more people were kicked to the curb last month in the U.S. than since Sonny and Cher were still together (never got over that). Hmm, 1974. Yes, another great man was in the White House at the time, working hard to cement a permanent legacy of low approval ratings. New York was on the cusp of a debilitating financial crisis that forced program cuts across the board, many of our youth were fighting in an aimless foreign quick-sand war, and alienated teens here were in the MTA trainyards tagging the 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,A,B,C,D,E,F through Z trains.
Since you don’t have a freaking job anymore, it’s time to make some street art, right?
Our neighbors to the south in Virginia, have found this solution – (from Fredericksburg.com)
NEW STUDIO IN FREDERICKSBURG TO SHOWCASE MODERN AND URBAN ART, STARTING THIS WEEKEND SPRAY PAINT AS FINE ART
Spray-can art exhibit at new Jackson Street Gallery
Date published: 12/4/2008 BY SUSANNAH CLARK
When artist Jeremy Gann lost his IT job last January, he started looking for less expensive canvases to paint on.
“I started painting on spray-paint cans because they were all I could afford,” he said.
Gann is now the owner of the brand-new Jackson Street Gallery in Fredericksburg. Gann’s spray cans, as well as aerosol-can creations from other established local artists, can be viewed at the gallery’s opening exhibit, “Contents Under Pressure.”
The show will have a First Friday reception tomorrow night at 7 p.m.
Along with decorative spray cans, “Contents Under Pressure” features paintings and sculptures inspired by graffiti and other urban contemporary art.
Gann, who has lived in Fredericksburg his whole life, said he was inspired to create the show by street artists he encountered while visiting New York City.
“People tend to look at [urban art] as lowbrow,” Gann said. “I want to show people that graffiti is a lot more than junk on a wall.” read more here
Other Articles You May Like from BSA:
BSA is in Berlin this month to present a new show of 12 important Brooklyn Street Artists at the Urban Nation haus as part of Project M/7. PERSONS OF INTEREST brings to our sister city a diverse c...
Street Artists continue to bang up walls in the industrial play land by the sea in Brooklyn this week - minus a few days for full-on rain and flash flooding. Suddenly the wind is kicking up and everyo...
"Scientists, psychologists, surgeons...in the end we're all driven by a similar curiosity." This month has been a whirlwind in New York for Austrian Street Artist /fine artist /illustrator named Ny...
“Distinguish sense from nonsense.” Easier said than done perhaps, but that was probably one of our favorite signs Friday at the Global Climate March here in New York. With a steady flood of d...
f Our weekly focus on the moving image and art in the streets. And other oddities. Now screening : 1. "Transitional Architexture" by Conform2. "Transitional Architexture" by Paul Senyol 3."Wor...