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Fundación María Forcada Presents: Jorge Rodriguez-Gerarda “Memoria Profunda” (Tudela de Navarra, Spain)

Jorge Rodriguez-Gerarda

On Friday, November 30th at 7:30 p.m, Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada will present his exhibition “Memoria Profunda” at the Fundación María Forcada in Tudela de Navarra, Spain. Rodríguez-Gerada gives importance to weathered and worn urban wall surfaces and rescued building material for the intangible memory that they possess and the passage of time that they portray. He will be exhibiting his most recent work from the Urban Analogy Series (charcoal drawings created on transfered wall surfaces that are over 250 years old) and his Memorylithic series (sculptures created using rescued architectural materials up to 500 years old). There will also be numerous Giclee prints of his Identity Series murals and his Terrestrial Series projects.

 

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Jonathan LeVine Gallery Presents: VINZ “Batalla” Solo Exhibition. (Manhattan, NYC)

VINZ

Vinz
Batalla
Solo Exhibition

December 1—29, 2012
Book Release: Friday, November 30, 7—9pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 1, 7—9pm

Jonathan LeVine Gallery in association with Sara & Marc Schiller of Wooster Collective are pleased to present Batalla, a series of new works by Valencia-based artist Vinz, in what will be his debut solo exhibition in the United States. In conjunction with the exhibition, Vinz Feel Free, a new book published by Wooster Collectivewill be released at the gallery on Friday, November 30 from 7—9pm, followed by an opening reception on Saturday, December 1 from 7—9pm.

Batalla features a series of mixed media collage works, paintings and sculptures. The central theme is a rebellion against governmental, corporate or religious impositions placed upon society to establish social order at the expense of personal freedom.

Vinz uses a multi-step process to create his unique imagery. He first photographs nude models, either isolated or orchestrated in small groups. He then paints animal heads onto large-scale prints of the human figures, creating hybrid subjects with a system of symbols attached to various species—birds signify freedom and fish represent consumerism while frogs and lizards convey authority.

In 2011, the artist began applying this series of work—the Feel Free project—to the walls of his native Valencia and other European cities using wheatpaste. Taking a more delicate approach to his studio work, Vinz collages paper ephemera into a background texture, as a base to print the figures onto, before painting details in enamel or gouache.



“Tapping into the question ‘What is Freedom?’ with arresting images in mixed media, Vinz is one of the most important emerging artists from Europe today.” — Sara & Marc Schiller of Wooster Collective 

ABOUT THE ARTIST Vinz was born in 1979 in Valencia, Spain, where he is currently based. He received a BFA in 2003 from Universidad Politécnica in Valencia. In January of 2012, his work was included in Hybrid Thinking, a group exhibition curated by Sara & Marc Schiller of Wooster Collective at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Vinz was recently invited by esteemed fashion photographer Mario Testino to collaborate on two images which were published as spreads in the December 2012 issue of VOGUE Spain, for which he was guest curator.

Jonathan LeVine Gallery is located at 529 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011.

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Jonathan LeVine Gallery Presents: Daleast “Powder of Light” Solo Exhibition. (Manhattan, NY)

DALeast

DALeast
Powder of Light
Solo Exhibition

December 1—29, 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 1, 7—9pm

Jonathan LeVine Gallery in association with Sara & Marc Schiller of Wooster Collective are pleased to present Powder of Light, a series of new works on canvas by Chinese-born, South Africa-based artist DALeast, in what will be his first solo exhibition in the United States.

Works in Powder of Lightcombine acrylic, ink and spray paint on a background texture of tea-stained canvas. DALeast paints animal figures in his signature style using a swirling vortex of organic black lines with white highlights. He creates a ribbon-like effect to form sinuous creatures that vibrate with kinetic energy. Horses, eagles, camels and rams leap off the picture plane, their shadows trailing behind them. Some appear to unravel while others merge together or attack one other. The artist draws inspiration from dichotomies such as the material and spiritual world, human emotion and animal nature.The existential concept behind the show title Powder of Light relates to both science and spirituality. Powder refers to the way every particle of physical matter in the universe is connected and related on a sub-atomic, molecular level. Light refers to the energy from which everything is created and the life force of all living beings. The constant movement and development of matter into infinite forms of life ensures unique perception and identity as individuals within the greater shared collective experience.



“Combining the sensibilities of two diverse cultures, DALeast represents the future of contemporary art: a mixture of brutality and grace: harsh lines of spray paint creating beautiful beasts in motion.” — Sara & Marc Schiller of Wooster Collective

ABOUT THE ARTIST DALeast was born in 1984 in China and is currently based in Cape Town, South Africa. He studied sculpture at the Institute of Fine Arts and began making art in public spaces in 2004. His murals can be found in cities around the world. In January of 2012, DALeast’s work was included in Hybrid Thinking, a group exhibition curated by Sara & Marc Schiller of Wooster Collective at Jonathan LeVine Gallery.

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Ambush Gallery Present; “Rinse & Repeat” A Group Exhibition. (Sydney, Australia)

Rinse & Repeat

For centuries, art has marched alongside history, and history alongside art. Each movement, from the painstakingly detailed oils of the Renaissance to the tongue-in-cheek boldness of 1960s Pop Art, has marked and been marked by the great heights and most regrettable lows of its cultural and temporal context.
Having bubbled below the surface, in tunnels, on train lines and under the ominous cloak of midnight hours, the persistent and controversial street art and graffiti subculture has burst into the foreground of popular attention and established itself, however unexpectedly, as the defining art movement of our time.
Characterised by conflict, enigma and the burgeoning curiosity of growing audiences, it is undeniable that this movement belongs in the same echelon as other controversial, yet ultimately significant and culturally reflective art movements of centuries past.
Rinse and Repeat seeks to articulate this sentiment by showcasing the work of twelve Australian established and emerging street and graffiti artists as they find inspiration in history’s master works and reinterpret them from the perspective of today’s most prevalent and exciting art form.
Comprising the work of Adnate (AWOL Crew), Bridge Stehli, Cam Wall, Carl Steffan, Deams (AWOL Crew), Fintan Magee, Guido van Helten, Phibs, Shannon Crees,  Slicer (AWOL Crew) , Team and Teazer, Rinse and Repeat articulates the evolution of a movement that, in its irrepressibility, has rendered it the defining art form of contemporary culture.
Proudly supported by aMBUSH, ABSOLUT, The Apple Thief, Doss Blockos and premium paint brand Molotow, Rinse and Repeat launches at aMBUSH Gallery on Thursday 6 December from 6-10pm. The exhibition continues until Sunday 9 December 12-14pm.
What: Rinse & Repeat
Where: aMBUSH Gallery, 4a James Street, Waterloo (Sydney)
When: Thursday 6 December
Time: 6pm-10pm
Cost: Free Public Event
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Stolen Space Gallery Presents: “Deck The Walls” A Group Exhibition (London, UK)

Stolen Space Gallery

This Winter, StolenSpace presents ‘Deck The Walls’, a Christmas Group Show celebrating the art of the Greetings Card. The show will be unveiled for the first time on Thursday 6th December, and will open with an exclusive evening of festive folly. Featuring brand-new originals from the likes of D*Face, David Bray, Will Barras, Word to Mother, and many, many more, this is a must-see showcase from some of the most exciting artists on the scene.

‘Deck The Walls’ is a celebration of the Greetings Card in all its splendour. From the time they arrived in London in 1843, Greetings Cards have been an overlooked artform, and have changed drastically in nature. The early Egyptians used papyrus scrolls; we use Moonpig and horrific family photos.

The show’s original pieces will include reworked vintage designs, religious and holy depictions, and newly imagined traditional scenes. Using a range of different media, our artists share their unique Christmas vision with canvas, wood, paper, and collage.

StolenSpace Gallery invites you to join them in Greeting the Season with festive beverages and snacks provided by The Bread Street Kitchen. Warm your hands, sample some festive treats, and feast your eyes on a delicious collection of Christmas artworks.

The Old Truman Brewery 91 Brick Lane London. E1 6QL
T:020 7247 2684 E:contact@stolenspace.com Open Tuesday to Sunday 11.00am – 7.00pm

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Opera Gallery Presents: Paul Insect “Out of Chaos” Solo Exhibition (Manhattan, NYC)

Paul Insect

Paul Insect
“Out of Chaos”
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Opera Gallery NY is thrilled to present Paul Insect’s first NY show
Private viewing and opening reception on Thursday November 29th 6PM-9PM
115 Spring St. NY, NY 10012
London-based Paul Insect is one of cult art’s most recognizable and prominent artists.
As one of street art’s trailblazers, a movement marking a new era in art history,
Insect’s work can be spotted anywhere from the streets of London to LA, from Stockholm to Sydney.
Paul has worked alongside a host of today’s most established artists and helped many with graphically
developing their work, including Banksy and Jamie Hewlett. In 2007, INSECT joined these and other
POW artists painting the controversial separation wall in Palestine.
That same year “Bullion” his first major show in London was entirely bought-out by Damien Hirst
 before opening to the public. This galvanized Insect’s position as a groundbreaking artist,
“Bullion” is now featured as part of Hirst’s “Murderme” collection of contemporary art.
“Out of Chaos” is Paul Insect’s first show in New York City and features a series of striking new works
projecting a world out of control, visions of both helplessness and hope. How do we emerge out of this chaos?
Insect’s work demonstrates the power of art as the solution.
” When you work on the streets as long as we all have, there are few artists who’s work stands out
as fresh and captivating. Since first seeing Paul’s work in London some 10 years ago,
we’ve been struck by his raw and graphic iconography. He’s got a masterful touch
walking between the lewd and the ludicrous. Paul’s work continues to evolve –
proving he can push the boundaries of portraiture while still dancing with rats at night. “
Faile 2012 – New York
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The Superior Bugout Presents CASH4 “Ca$h For” (Brooklyn, NYC)

CASH4

What: CASH FOR …

When: Thursday November 15, 2012 6 to 10pm

Where: TENDER TRAP (245 South 1st between Roebling and Havemeyer)

How much: FREE

On Thursday November 15, 2012 please join The Superior Bugout as it hosts the opening night of CASH4’s new body of artwork entitled “CASH FOR…”.   Accompanying the artwork will be new sounds from the CASH4’s Brooklyn based hip-hop group THE RAP GANG.

The show will be on display at the TENDER TRAP through December 6, 2012 during hours of operation (4pm-4am).

CASH4 is a painter, illustrator, and architect  based in New York City. CASH4’s fine art documents the American urban experience using simple iconography and colloquialisms (those often based on the New York Metropolitan area). CASH4 likes to see his work as bridging the gap between the naive disenfranchised hooligan street kid and the pretentious overzealous contemporary gallery artist.

The Superior Bugout  (a Brooklyn based party aesthetic) has been curating art for TENDER TRAP since the Fall of 2012. The Superior Bugout seeks to bring a synergy of sight and sound, combining elements of the streets with contemporary sound visionaries.

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Low Brow Artique Presents: “Rewriting Portraiture” A Group Exhibition (Brooklyn, NYC)

Low Brow Artique

Low Brow Artique presents  Rewriting Portraiture, featuring the work of Rachel Hayes, Jilly Ballistic, Vahge, and Vexta.  This body of work will be on display to the public from November 16th – December 7th with an opening to the public November 16th from 7-10pm.

Working in diverse mediums, Rachel Hays, Jilly Ballistic, Vahge, and Vexta explore portraiture through their bodies of work. Typically the subject of paintings throughout art history, Rewriting Portraiture establishes how those who are the object of desire visually depict their realities.  For Jilly Ballistic and Vahge, composites of photography and other mediums make up how they envision the human form. From the gas masked vintage photography and MTA posters of Jilly Ballistic to the paper dolls and Victorian inspired collages of Vahge, these artists choose to illustrate women in a way that is both bizarre and visually entrancing. While these artists use realistic imagery, Rachel Hays and Vexta pair humanity with animals to create intricate metaphors.  For Vexta, the bird plays an integral role as a transformative element in her florescent prints. While this work is tied to symbolic metaphors, the juxtaposition of text and imagery in Rachel Hays’ gouache and embroidery is tied to physical relationships. In these pieces, her connections with close friends are rendered with a hand-made care that demonstrates her connectedness with these individuals. Through exploring both metaphor and medium, these artists chose to represent their surroundings in ways that are both deeply personal and diverse.

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Mighty Tanaka Gallery Presents: Robbie Busch and Abe Lincoln JR “Split Seven” (Brooklyn, NYC)

Split Seven

Mighty Tanaka presents:
Split Seven
Abe Lincoln Jr. vs. Robbie Busch

After the music dies down and the lights come up, an energy and excitement lingers in the air.  With a ringing in the ears and a vibration throughout the body, an awesome gig has come to an end.  As the bouncers try to corral the audience from the venue floor and out into the night, it’s imperative to stop and check out all the treasures to be found at the band merchandise table.  From the tour dates t-shirt to the rare vinyl pressings, the experience of seeing an extraordinary concert can be relived for years to come through the iconic wares.  Mighty Tanaka is pleased to bring you our next show, Split Seven, featuring the artistic pile driving power chords of Abe Lincoln Jr. and the wall to wall, mosh pit madness of Robbie Busch.  Together, these two artists have created a cacophony of faux musical mayhem through the unique recreation of a band merch table.

Split Seven is a fictitious rock n’ roll experience with both Abe Lincoln Jr. & Robbie Busch producing fabricated albums from invented Punk Rock and Heavy Metal bands.  This dual creative interpretation brings together various artistic elements of two opposing types of iconoclast music while juxtaposing their individual styles and influences.  Together, they build a virtual band experience, highlighting the various artistic qualities of both genres, without ever producing a single note of music.

Abe Lincoln Jr. & Robbie Busch explore a number of techniques in order to create an epic rendition of their chosen music style, which includes elements of stickers, stencils, paintings and laser cuts.  Split Seven invites the viewer to engage in this mock battle of the bands while choosing once and for all: Punk Rock or Heavy Metal.

OPENING RECEPTION:

Friday, November 16th, 2012

6:00PM – 9:00PM

111 Front St, Suite 224
Brooklyn, NY 11201
– F Train to York Street
– A/C Train to High Street
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Interference Archive Presents: Sublevarte Colectivo “The Persistence of Dreams” (Brooklyn, NYC)

Sublevarte Colectivo

La Persistencia de los Sueños/
The Persistence of Dreams

Sublevarte Colectivo Retrospective: 1999-2012 
November 16-December 31, 2012

Opening Reception:
Friday, November 16, 2012, 7-10 p.m.
As student movements around the world inspire us anew, Interference Archive invites Sublevarte Colectivo, a group born of the 1999 student strikes in Mexico City, to produce a retrospective exhibition of their thirteen years of graphic production. In La Persistencia de los Sueños, they will bring their graphic street interventions into the gallery to highlight the various social movements and uprisings in which they participated and supported.
Sublevarte Colectivo believes that the graphic arts should be a vehicle of expression and communication in society, and that these days the power of the visual image is stronger than words. They have brought this vision to their work with the Zapatistas, the flower sellers of Atenco, the striking teachers of Oaxaca, and dozens of other social struggles in Mexico.”Our world is a space to express dreams and reality. We believe in an organization that is active every day and never gives up. Each line, color, and shape frame our destiny and the world we wish to create.”
Interference Archive

131 8th St #4
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(subway to F/G/R 4th ave/9th st)
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1:AM Gallery Presents: MadC “Over The Edge” (San Francisco, CA)

MadC

OVER THE EDGE

OPENING RECEPTION: December 7th, 2012, 6:30 – 9:30pm
ON VIEW THROUGH: January 5th, 2012

1AM is pleased to present, “Over The Edge”, a solo exhibition featuring new works from German artist, MadC aka Claudia Walde. Arguably the top aerosol artist in the world, she is renowned for her talent, tenacity, and ambition. Opening December 7th, 6:30-9:30pm, “Over The Edge” will showcase a collection of mixed media paintings on canvas and paper that will highlight her 1AM gallery space inspired installation.

MadC’s work is inspired by graffiti and the perfect connection of letters, foreground, and background. With the constant evolution and argument of graffiti as an art form, the show aims to keep the energy of this art form alive on canvas without taking it directly from the street. While using spray paint, acrylic paint, watercolors and ink, she hopes to push the boundaries of what graffiti is conceived as and inspire future generations to take new approaches to the art form.

Claudia Walde aka ”MadC”, was born in 1980 in Germany and studied at the University of Art and Design Burg Giebichenstein in Halle, Germany, as well as the world-renowned Central Saint Martins College in London. In 1998, Claudia started spray-painting the walls of her hometown and in a few short years, her murals have spanned Lebanon, Mexico, Colombia, Russia, USA, Hawaii, South Africa and most of Europe. In 2007, Claudia Walde also authored a successful book, “Street Fonts – Graffiti Alphabets from Around the World“ which was published in 6 different languages.

FIRST AMENDMENT GALLERY
1000 HOWARD STREET
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103

415.861.5089

Join us December 7th, 6:30-9:30pm for the opening of MadC’s first solo show in the US!

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