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Fun Friday 09.23.11

Fun-FridayWelcome to Fun Friday

1. Abstract Art on the Street
2. “Abstractions” open at Opera Gallery
3. “Contemporary Abstractions” at Mighty Tanaka
4. “Abstract Graffiti” – The Book
5. Art Show and Charity Auction at FUTURE TENSE (Dallas)
6. Please Support “Electric Projected” TODAY
7.MISSED the SHOW? See “Street Art Saved My Life : 39 New York Stories” in VIDEO
8. VIDEO -Street and fine Artist Peat Wollaeger
9. VIDEO Mr.Klevra Vs Omino71 – The Secret Spot 2011
10 VIDEO STEN & LEX at the ATTACK FESTIVAL 2011

“The more frightening the world becomes, the more art becomes abstract”~ Wassily Kandinsky

The street provides a forum from all dialogue and Street Artists can be sometimes divided into categories after you survey the expanse of expression. We’ve been tracking the geometry of  abstraction for the last decade as an aesthetic counterbalance to the more free form gestural markings that are it’s more prevalent neighbors.  The abstract direction continues to garner  attention and you can get a good look at it’s past and present at two New York shows opening today, and learn more about it’s global movement in a recently published book by Cedar Lewisohn.

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“Black and Violet”, Kandinsky, 1923

“Abstractions” open at Opera Gallery

The Opera Gallery new show in Manhattan titled “Abstractions” opens today to the general public. This show will examine the abstract movement from the 1940s through present day with artists that range from Miro and Matta to Bast and Saber.

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Image of Saber courtesy Opera Gallery

Abstractions will be open to the public starting on September 23 at 11:00 am
September 23 – October 16
Free admission: 11:00 – 7:00 daily

Opera Gallery
212.966.6675
Further information on this show please click on the link below:

“Contemporary Abstractions” at Mighty Tanaka

Mighty Tanaka Gallery in Brooklyn continues the theme with some names familiar to BSA readers and a couple of new talents at their show “Contemporary Abstractions” tonight, with the opening reception at their temporary location in  the Power House Arena in DUMBO starting at 6:00 pm.

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JMR image © Jaime Rojo

For more information regarding this show please click on the link below:

“Abstract Graffiti” – The Book

We’ve really been enjoying the schooling and the photography from Cedar Lewisohn in this new book “Abstract Graffiti” and can recommend it wholeheartedly. You’ll recognize a number of these artists from being on BSA, including MOMO on the back cover.

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Art Show and Charity Auction at FUTURE TENSE (Dallas)

Saturday September 24 in Dallas, TX the Future Tense has curated and impressive line up of artists for a worthy cause. An Art Show and Charity Auction to benefit The MTV Staying Alive Foundation. Opening reception and live auction at the Goss-Michael Foundation starts at 7:00 PM.

brooklyn-street-art-mtv-redefine-future-tenseLee Baker, Shepard Fairey, Harland Miller, Adam Ball, Katrin Fridriks, Polly Morgan, Peter Blake, Christopher Gascoigne, Gerard Rancinan, Billy Childish, Pam Glew, Rankin, D*Face, Haroshi, Stuart Semple, Brian Adam Douglas, Pieter Henket, Jamel Shabazz, Elizabeth Eamer, Damien Hirst, Benjamin Shine, Ben Eine, Jeremy Kost, Gavin Turk, Tracey Emin, Joseph Loughborough, Dan Witz, Faile, James Marshall and Russell Young.

For more information regarding this event please click on the link below:

http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/?p=24739

Please Support “Electric Projected” TODAY

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And our friends at Open Space in Beacon New York are seeking your help to save their project “Electric Projected: Reboot”

Dan and Kalene have been on the Street Art scene for a decade, have opened many doors to and championed Street Artists with their Electric Windows project. Today we are asking you to pledge their “Electric Projected: REBOOT” Kickstarter page. They got seriously rained out last month for this exciting project in Beacon, New York – a huge projection show on the side of a factory building. With your help, they are going to do it right next weekend.

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Jared Deal projects Big Foot (photo still © Courtesy of the gallery)

Dan and Kalene say:

“We still need your help to make Electric Projected REBOOT a reality. Since our last email (only 5 days ago) we have received over $2500 in pledges to our kickstarter campaign. Over 100 people have already contributed to this campaign and we are so grateful for this generosity and support. Not a day goes by without people telling us how excited they are for the REBOOT event on October 1st. We are excited for it too, but here is the reality of the situation. If we do not meet our kickstarter funding goal by Saturday Sept 24th at 6pm  Electric Projected REBOOT will not happen on October 1st.

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Aaron Maurer projects Paper Monster (photo still © Courtesy of the gallery)

Please hurry and pledge. They are almost there for their $16,500 goal and your donation will help them reach the finish line. They only have until tomorrow Saturday September 24 at 6:00 pm.

Please click on the link below to go to their Kickstarter:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pilgrim/electric-projected-reboot

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Jack Myeres projects Elia and Cern (photo still © Courtesy of the gallery)

MISSED the SHOW? See “Street Art Saved My Life : 39 New York Stories” in VIDEO

Fabio Cunha shot and edited a video at the opening of “Street Art Saved my Life: 39 New York Stories” in Venice, CA. All those cool LA people milling around … love love

PEAT Makes a VIDEO

Street and fine Artist Peat Wollaeger is out of work – a very modern affliction.

Mr.Klevra Vs Omino71 – The Secret Spot 2011

STEN & LEX at the ATTACK FESTIVAL 2011

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Fun Friday 08.05.11

Fun-Friday

Check out the Flaming Cacti in Astor Place (NYC)

A bunch of light posts around the periphery of Astor Place have been tied with eye popping colors as part of a project by Animus Art. “Cable ties (or “zip ties”) are linked together in order to go around the circumference of the lampposts.  This done thousands of times creates a brightly colored lamppost with thousands of little “hairs” (the ends of the cable ties), just like a cactus.”

This is a quick cell phone photo shot during this mornings wandering rush.

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“Mind Control” at Peep Show Tonight (LA)

The Site Unscene curates “Mind Control” at the Peep Show Gallery with a hypnotizing theme! Featured Street Artists are Eddie Colla, Bughouse, Destroy All Design, Insurgency Inc, and DDS

brooklyn-street-art-mind-control-the-site-unsceneFor more information on this show please click on the link below:

http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/?p=23169

VHILS New Wall in Venice, CA (VIDEO)

Carlos Gonzalez shot this great video of Street Artist Vhils as he removed parts of a building to reveal the portrait inside. The Portuguese urban naturalist was in town in conjunction with the “European Bailout Show”, a print show at the Post No Bills showspace, across the street from the BSA/ThinkSpace show at CAVE next Friday “Street Art Saved My Life: 39 New York Stories“.

Carlos Gonzalez also shot photos of the show for Arrested Motion here>>>>

LUSH Hangs with the GAYS in San Francisco Tonight

That other Australian Bad Boy LUSH “Sells His Soul” at the Fifty24SF Gallery

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For more information about this show and for NSFW juicy, literally, images click on the link below:

http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/?p=23329

Shepard Fairey Posts “Your Ad Here” at V1 Gallery (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Street Artist Shepard Fairey has been in Copenhagen all week putting up gigantic murals while hanging his new  show “Your Ad Here” at the V1 Gallery.

Stay tuned for more action images of Mr. Fairey and crew going big on this wall with photos from Sandra Hoj tomorrow on BSA.

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Shepard Fairey installing a big mural in Copenhagen photo © Sandra Hoj.

For more information about this show click on  the link below:

http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/?p=22884

“Electric Projected” in Beacon, New York Saturday Night

Dan and Kalene run the gallery Open Space in Beacon, NY. They also love to bring the art outside in the summer and for the past few years they have been inviting many artists to come and paint on the abandoned buildings in this former industrial town along the Hudson River a little north of NYC. This year they are showing films and projections on the buildings and they invite you to come and watch and dance to live music from some local talents. Sounds like a great way enjoy natural and artistic beauty.

brooklyn-street-art-open-spFor more information about this event click on the link below:

http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/?p=23164

Septerhead “Subversive Holiday” at Hold Up Saturday (LA)

“Subversive Holiday” features a closer examination of three of Septerhed’s most recognizable characters (The GEO-HEDs, Toxins and Wolves), explaining the existence and nuances of each style as a specific mode of design.

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For more information about this show click on the link below:

http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/?p=23311

DJ MAYONNAISE NEW VIDEO ART – Interviews at Miss Bugs Show at Brooklynite – NOT SAFE FOR WORK or QUEASY STOMACHS

DJ Mayonnaise explores the existential question of the goodness of VIDEO.  Insect Alert! Tooth Pulling Alert! Fun Alert!

ZILDA VS RO “L’ASSASSINAT de MARAT”

SHAFIUR RAHMAN “ITALIAN VANDAL”

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Open Space Gallery Present: “Electric Projected Reboot” (Beacon, NY)

Electric Projected
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Hello Everyone,

We’d like to start by saying thank you! People from our amazing community and beyond came together to support this amazing project. Now that the Electric Projected ReBoot kickstarter campaign is fully funded we have shifted into high gear to get everything in order for Saturday. We have a few new animations for you and some special surprises. You may remember this from last time, but we wanted to remind you again:

Bring your lawn chair and your dancing shoes,
you will be glad you have both!

ELECTRIC PROJECTED REBOOT 2011

Animated Short Films and Live Music

Saturday, October 1st,

6:00 pm to 12:00 am

1 East Main Main Street,

Beacon, New York 12508

Ran Date: October 2nd 2011

more info: www.electricprojected.com

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See you on the 1st, tell your friends!

team OPENSPACE

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Images of the Week 08.08.10

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Our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Ron English, El Sol 25, $howta, Kid Zoom, Anera, Alive,QRST, Shepard Fairey, and Quel Beast.

Ron English in Beacon for Electric Windows (© Jaime Rojo)
Ron English in Beacon for Electric Windows (© Jaime Rojo)

El Sol 25
El Sol 25 (© Jaime Rojo)

$howta
$howta (© Jaime Rojo)

Ron English in Williamsburg (© Jaime Rojo)
Ron English in Williamsburg (© Jaime Rojo)

El Sol 25 (© Jaime Rojo)
El Sol 25 (© Jaime Rojo)

Kid Zoom (© Jaime Rojo)
Kid Zoom (© Jaime Rojo)

Anera in Beacon for Electric Windows (© Jaime Rojo)
Anera in Beacon for Electric Windows (© Jaime Rojo)

El Sol 25 (© Jaime Rojo)
Give me your camera or else!  El Sol 25 (© Jaime Rojo)

Alive (© Jaime Rojo)
Alive (© Jaime Rojo)

QRST (© Jaime Rojo)
QRST has a message over top of Shepard Fairey. We wouldn’t know it by this Summer’s output.   (© Jaime Rojo)

Quel Beast (© Jaime Rojo_
Quel Beast (© Jaime Rojo)

And Now A Word From Our Sponsors (© Jaime Rojo)
And now a word from our sponsors. Ron English in Williamsburg (© Jaime Rojo)

El Sol 25 (© Jaime Rojo)
El Sol 25 (© Jaime Rojo)

Ron English in Beacon for Electric Windows (© Jaime Rojo)
Ron English in Beacon for Electric Windows (© Jaime Rojo)

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Electric Windows 2010; Street Arts and Community

Sure, there are a lot of things wrong with our country these days. People are hurting financially, are losing homes and jobs, feeling insecure – and obstructionists fight against every possible people-centered bill that comes up in our legislative branch. Our sad legacies of racism and classism are stoked to pit us against one another rather than moving toward an equitable future for everyone. If you were to never go outside and only gathered your news from Yeller TV you might get the worldview that we are in an intractable war with one another.  But the State of our Union is on Main Street, not cable.

Main Street in Beacon, NY for example. Electric Windows, the Street Art event put together by the tireless duo Dan and Kalene (owners of the Open Space Gallery) and three other friends, is a prime example of what’s good in our country these days. Appreciation for the creative spirit that lies inside each person brought together a large and a very diverse group of people to this small town on Saturday. Music (live and DJ), street dancers, screen printing on your clothes… Folks were moved, changed, challenged and inspired by the art being made in front of their eyes: Unrestricted, unfiltered and in direct contact with the artists that were creating it.

The day was glorious not only because of the low humidity and breezes up the Hudson Valley but mostly because we had the opportunity to witness the faces of delight of the community while watching the artists do what they love to do most: Paint.  Saturday was important to America not because Chelsea Clinton was getting married a few miles north of Beacon but because a whole town literally opened its doors to everyone that wanted to come and make and experience art: Free of charge and uncensored.

We love art and artists of course but when we see people actually enjoying it and supporting it in a respectful and festive environment we are reminded once again that the stories that we are told about ourselves on TV are not often real or true. We are better than we are being told we are. We need to do a better job at getting the word out and at making sure that the good stuff gets reported.

Chris Stain (© Jaime Rojo)
Chris Stain pays homage to the workers. (© Jaime Rojo)

Chris Stain. It looks beeter sitting down. (© Jaime Rojo)
It looks beter sitting down. (Chris Stain) (Elbow Toe on the door from last years event) (© Jaime Rojo)

Kid Zoom
Kid Zoom installed probing eyes in the windows of a building. (© Jaime Rojo)

Two generations admiring the work of Elbow Toe
Two generations admiring the work of Elbow Toe (© Jaime Rojo)

Cern discussing what's next. (© Jaime Rojo)
Cern discussing what’s next as the canvasses cascade down Main Street. (© Jaime Rojo)

And when one needed a quiet brake from it all this bucolic site was just a mere feet away. (© Jaime Rojo)
If you needed a quiet break from it all, this bucolic site was just a mere feet away. (© Jaime Rojo)

Anera and PeruAna Ana Peru prepping for their installation. (© Jaime Rojo)
Anera and Peru Ana Ana Peru prepping for their installation. (© Jaime Rojo)

Chor Boogie
Chor Boogie flew in from the west coast to participate. He’ll be in NYC this week. (© Jaime Rojo)

Gaia (foreground) and PaperMonster (background) and a striking pose. (© Jaime Rojo)
Gaia (foreground) and PaperMonster (background) and Kim striking a thoughtful pose. (© Jaime Rojo)

Gaia and Papermonster pieces almost finished. (© Jaime Rojo)
Gaia and Papermonster pieces almost finished. (© Jaime Rojo)

JC2 Army of One. (© Jaime Rojo)
JC2 Army of One. (© Jaime Rojo)

Michael DeFeo piece goes up first. (© Jaime Rojo)
The Michael DeFeo piece goes up first, causing an eruption of applause from the crowd on the street. (© Jaime Rojo)

Peat Wollager eyes. (© Jaime Rojo)
Peat Wollaeger brought inflatable versions of his signature eye to hang. (© Jaime Rojo)

An attentive art fan with Ron English piece on the background. (© Jaime Rojo)
An attentive art fan with Ron English piece behind her. (© Jaime Rojo)

Joe Iurato. (© Jaime Rojo)

Joe Iurato. (© Jaime Rojo)

Joe Iurato's piece goes up. (© Jaime Rojo)
Joe Iurato’s piece goes up. (© Jaime Rojo)

Measure Twice! Skewville. (© Jaime Rojo)
Measure Twice! Skewville. (© Jaime Rojo)

Skewville (© Jaime Rojo)
Skewville (© Jaime Rojo)

Logan Hicks. (© Jaime Rojo)
Front seats to watch Logan Hicks at work. (© Jaime Rojo)

Sailor Hicks. (© Jaime Rojo)
Sailor Hicks takes his puppet for a march up the tracks. (© Jaime Rojo)

To read BSA interview with Dan and Kalene go here:

http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/?p=12873

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“Limited Run 3” Print Show at Open Space in Beacon, NY (Brooklyn North)

Limited Run 3, a group exhibition of prints and zines at Open Space Gallery in Beacon, New York.

Limited Run 3
Open Space’s 3rd Annual Print and Zine show

December 12th – January 31st
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 12th – 6PM – 10PM
Music by Knox Robinson

Open Space
510 Main Street
Beacon, NY
845.765.0731

www.openspacebeacon.com

Hours:
Thursday – Saturday 12 – 6pm
Sunday 12 – 4pm
Second Saturday Hours – 12 – 9pm
or by appointment

Limited Run 3 features prints and zines from:

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Alex Lukas
Alex Purdy
Andy Rementer
Anna Crotes
Bill McRight
Bryce Edwards
Buxtonia
Chris Kline
Chris Whetzel
Christine Seymore
Dan Funderburgh
Elbow Toe
Eugene Good
e-IttyBittyPress
e-Leighwells
e-sugarloop
Garret Morin
Greg Pizzoli
Iminent Disaster
Jim Datz
Justin Fines
Landland
Luke Ramsey
Mark Price
Michael De Feo
Mike Perry
Wayne Pate
Rick Price
Roxy Johnson
Sesame Letterpress
Skewville
Wonting
Yellena

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