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Fun Friday 01.07.11


Tonight in Brooklyn: “Wholetrain” Screening at Closing Party for H. Veng Smith


Tonight at Pandemic they’ll be screening the film “Wholetrain” to close the “Identifiable Reality” show by H. Veng Smith.

“Florian Gaag manages to recount a tale colored by tension and aggression. The result is a many-sided portrait of characters whose world has never been documented in this way before. Their subculture remains authentic and realistic. Edgy editing and grandiloquent camerawork, a pulsating soundtrack and an excellent ensemble of actors, make WHOLETRAIN a film experience not to be missed.” – Wholetrain Website


PANDEMIC gallery
37 Broadway btwn Kent and Wythe
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Walk All Over Shepard Fairey If You Like

On the streets of Milan, Italy five artists (Shepard Fairey, Invader, The London Police, Flying Fortress and Rendo) has been invited to create about 20 manhole covers.

more at The Street Art Blog


West Coast Holla! – Here’s Three;

Carmichael Gallery “After the Rain”


Carmichael’s first show of the year “After the Rain” featuring new work by Boogie, Guy Denning, Aakash Nihalani, and Pascual Sisto.

5795 Washington Blvd Culver City, CA 90232
January 8 – February 5, 2011

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 8, 2011, 6-8pm

Whoops, “There It Is” at ThinkSpace

“There it Is” at ThinkSpace

‘There It Is’
Featuring new works from three Oakland CA artists:
Brett Amory / Adam Caldwell / Seth Armstrong
(Main Gallery)
Paul Barnes
‘Happy Valley’
(Project Room)
Both exhibits on view: January 8th – January 29th
Opening Reception: Sat, January 8th 7-10PM

Thinkspace Art Gallery
6009 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 558-3375 | Open Wed. – Sat.
or by appointment

“Street Degrees of Street” – Abztract Collective


Abztract Collective and Crewest Gallery group show “Street Degrees of Separation”

Opening Reception Jan 2008


110 Winston Street

Los Angeles, CA

213 627 8272

BOXI and BANKSY TAKE No. 1 Spots

Here are the Final Results of the Year End 2010 BSA Polls

It was a blast to watch the images jumping positions like a horse race for the last weeks of the year as two BSA Polls were up on the Huffington Post.  Thousands of people participated in the voting and we got lots of funny emails, and some varying opinions – and here are the results;

As voted by readers on Huffing Post Arts page , here are the top 10 Brooklyn Street Art images from 2010.

1. Boxi


2. ROA, “Ibis”

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3. ROA, “Squirrel”


4. Retna & El Mac


6. Os Gemeos and Futura


7. Jef Soto


8. El Mac

Brooklyn-Street-Art-copyright-Jaime-Rojo-8-El Mac

9. Gaia


10. Gaia



And in our highly subjective and fun compilation of 10 Best Street Art Moments of the Decade, here are the results of the votes – The Top Five

1.     “Exit Through the Gift Shop”, Banksy

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Image promotional still from movie.

2.     Tate Modern hosts “Street Art”

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© Tate Photography

3.     Nuart Festival Established by Martyn Reed

Brooklyn-Street-Art-copyright-CF Salicath-DECADE 3 NUART

© CF Salicath

4.     Shepard Fairey’s Obama Posters

Brooklyn-Street-Art-copyright-Jaime-Rojo-DECADE 4 Fairey

© Jaime Rojo

5.     Swoon’s Swimming City Arrives at Venice Biennale

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© Tod Seelie

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The Outsiders Presents: Brett Amory Solo Show “Intentional Abstractions” (London, UK)


The Outsiders

Intentional Abstractions marks the artist’s first solo show in the UK. The exhibition comprises of a collection of paintings based on a Amory’s ‘Waiting’ series, which focuses on travelers waiting on undergrounds, subways and platforms. The project began in 2001, and as it progressed the subjects ceased to be exclusively travelers, with the emphasis shifting to anonymous figures within the urban landscape.

Amory has published a book called Convergence, along with five other artists. He currently lives and works in Oakland.

Artists: Brett Amory
Location: The Outsiders – Greek Street

8 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D 4DG
+44 (0) 203 214 0055 / 0066
Open Monday – Saturday, 11:00AM – 7:00PM

Dates: Thursday 13th of January 2011 to Saturday 5th of February 2011

To read more about this show and for press release click here

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Heist Gallery Presents: “Till Death Do Us Apart” One Year Anniversary Group Show (San Francisco, CA)

Heist Gallery



Gallery Heist One Year Anniversary Group Exhibition



Opening Reception – Saturday November 13, 2010 7-11PM

Gallery Heist is pleased to announce the opening for its One Year Anniversary

Show, “Till Death Do Us Part” a group exhibition celebrating a year of work

since the gallery’s inception. The opening will be held on Saturday, November

13, 2010 from 7-11pm. The exhibition will be located at the Gallery Heist Annex

at 1036 Hyde Street.

A new venue specific to the anniversary show.

The anniversary show will present the work of emerging and established contemporary figures from the Bay Area, as well as artists hailing from New York, Los Angeles, Paris, and Melbourne.  Along with paintings, photographs, mixed media works, and video, the show will include an installation by Ryan de la Hoz and a performance piece by Adam Rozan (of the Oakland Museum), as well as musical performances by Mark Aubert and TM.

Guest curators Allison and Garrison Buxton, of AdHoc gallery in NYC, will be co-curating and co-hosting the exhibition.

Featured artists include; Brett Amory, Adam Caldwell, Seth Armstrong, Mario Wagner, David Choong Lee, Oliver Vernon, Sean Desmond, Mike Giant, Mike Kershner, Gaia, Adam Flores, Justin Lavato, Ryan De La Hoz, Henry Gunderson, Mario Ayala, Roman Koval, Adam Rozan, Maja Ruznic, Ludo, Doodles, Helen Bayly, Miso, Daryll Peirce, Deborah Yoon, Allison Buxton, Garrison Buxton, Ezra Li Eismont, Shawn Whisenant and Bunnie Reise. These artists have come to represent what is and will continue to be the ethos of Gallery Heist.

The main location of Gallery Heist, at 679 Geary Street will feature an installation that will provide  an opportunity for viewers to observe the obscured process of curating and running an art gallery.

Included in the installation will be various pieces of ephemera from the first stages of opening the gallery through the thought processes behind every show; photos, videos, notes, business cards, correspondence between the curators and artists, writers, editors, and figures within the art community will be displayed.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the artists will have access to several walls around the city to use as their canvases and to promote the show while contributing to the burgeoning local art movements. This process will be documented and displayed during the exhibition.

The exhibition will be on view at 1036 Hyde Street from Saturday November 13 – November 27, 2010. Viewing hours will be Tuesday – Saturday 4-8PM and by appointment. Gallery Heist is located at 679 Geary Street San Francisco, CA 94102.

For further information please visit or contact Julianne Yates. 415.563.1708


Art is an extension of our culture and communities, serving as a vessel for the visual definition of our times. Art is not a luxury; it is a necessity.

Our mission is to foster innovative artistic expression and provide a sanctuary for the creative process and its importance and role in the redefinition of contemporary culture. Gallery Heist is a place for artists to gain exposure and develop their careers.

We encourage freedom of expression and experimentation within their work and artistic ideas. The walls of Heist will continue to house work that is representative of the contemporary generation, offering a venue for artists who challenge and analyze our social and cultural responsibility, traditions, and behaviors; specifically those who are leading the front of a conscious art movement.

Gallery Heist was opened in November of 2009 by twenty three year old Julianne Yates and has since become a destination for urban & new contemporary art in San Francisco. Located blocks away from the commercial galleries of downtown San Francisco’s Union Square, the gallery lies near the historical Tenderloin, which sees a demographical mix that serves as a microcosm for the whole of San Francisco.

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ROJO in Edgeware Gallery Group Show Saturday (San Diego)

Street Art Themed Show Raises Money for Children With Autism

Jaime Rojo. Untitled. Greenpoint Old Rope Factory. 2003Photo © Jaime Rojo. Untitled. Greenpoint Old Rope Factory. 2003

If you are in San Diego for the big “Viva la Revolución” Opening at MCASD then stop by Saturday night at Edgeware Gallery’s “Out From the Underground”. The show is a fundraiser for children with autism and features some of the same artists in the museum but you can actually buy these pieces. BSA’s own Jaime Rojo, street art photographer, will be showing some of his urban archaeology photography (above) in addition to his street art shots.

Thanks to the tireless efforts of David Gillerman and Joshua Bellfy this street-art themed show will be a highlight of the weekend — especially with live painting by spraycan monster Chor Boogie.

Edgeware Gallery is run under the auspices of the Autism Research Institute.  100% of the net profits from art sales go to fund autism research.  At Edgeware, talented West Coast artists are exhibited alongside Mark Rimland,  Edgeware’s gifted resident artist with autism. Included in this show are Acamonchi, Brett Amory, Kathleen Blavatt, Chor Boogie, Kim Maria Cruz, Michael Cuffe, Kimberly Davis, Shepard Fairey, Nicholas Gecan, Robert Harris, Emily Jaworski, Robert Lebsack, Ben Liddi, Sam Martin, Kevin Meyer, Tara Nichole, Nathanel Osollo, Penny, Charles Perera, Bill Pierce, Mark Rimland, Jaime Rojo, Romany WG, SkEm oNe, Bryan Snyder, Caryn Southward, Kirsten Starcher, Michael Starkow, Johnny Taylor, Frank Vicino, Eric Wixon, D Youung V


Out From Underground:

Opening:   July 24, 2010     5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Regular Hours:   Wed, Fri :   5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Sat, Sun :   1:00 p.m. to  7:00 p.m.

Runs:  July 24 to September 17, 2010

Edgeware Gallery:  4186 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA  92116   (619) 534-8120


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Images of the Week 07.11.10


Our weekly interview with the street; this week featuring Aahus, Bortusk Leer, Brett Amory, Chris Stain, Don John, Elle, and Nick Walker

Nick Walker Mariachi Behind Bars (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Nick Walker Mariachi Behind Bars (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Brett Amory in San Francisco (Photo © Julianne Yates)

Brett Amory in San Francisco (Photo © Julianne Yates)

Morning Coffee. Street Art. Music. Cigarrettes. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Morning Coffee. Street Art. Music. Cigarettes. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Bortusk Leer (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

“Me likes ice cream in summertime.” Also you’ll notice that someone has helpfully begun labeling pieces on the street as “Street Art”, which is a valuable service to the artists and the community.  Bortusk Leer (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

On a recent visit to Albany we visited and old historic mill building where Chris Stain had put this stencil a year ago. Still looking great. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

On a recent visit to Albany we visited an old historic mill building where Chris Stain put up this stencil a year ago. Still looking great. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Brett Amory in San Francisco (Photo © Jualianne Yates)

Brett Amory in San Francisco (Photo © Julianne Yates)

Elle (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Tickled pink by this new pig from Elle (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

A very small stencil of a cupula and sun set. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

A very small stencil of a cupula and sun set. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Don John stencil in Aarhus, Denmark. (Photo © Don John)

A new Don John stencil in Aarhus, Denmark.

Nick Walker playful street doodle. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

An unusual Nick Walker street doodle. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Edgeware Gallery Presents: “Out From Underground” A Group Show With Shepard Fairey, Chor Boogie, Jaime Rojo and More…(San Diego, CA)

Edgeware Gallery

For Immediate Release Contacts Joshua Bellfy       (San Diego )          619-788-9665

David Gillerman  (Los Angeles,)       818-625-7872

Edgeware Gallery Hits the Street (Art )


San Diego Gallery to debut Street Art Exhibition July 24, 2010

San Diego’s Museum of Contemporary Art is having the first major International Street Art Exhibition, Viva La Revolucion, which opens on July 18, 2010 and features works by artists from 8 countries, including Banksy, Shepard Fairey, and Invader.

To coincide with this show and capitalize on the media attention and public awareness, Edgeware Gallery in San Diego will also be having a street art/modern pop show,  Out from Underground, which will open July 24, 2010 and run through early September.

Edgeware will boast its own A-list of artists at the exhibition including Shepard Fairey, Chor Boogie,  Brett Amory, Acamonchi, Michael Cuffe, Mark Rimland, Frank Vicino, Bryan Snyder, Caryn Southward, SkEm oNe, Eric Wixon, Jaime Rojo and artists to be named later.

Media ranges from canvas to posters to photos of Banksy’s April San Francisco bombing, to a live painting by spraymaster Chor Boogie, who is in the permanent collection at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego.

Edgeware Gallery is run under the auspices of the Autism Research Institute.  100% of the net profits from art sales go to fund autism research.  At Edgeware, talented West Coast artists are exhibited alongside Mark Rimland,  Edgeware’s gifted resident artist with autism.


Out From Underground:              Opening:   July 24, 2010     5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Regular Hours:   Wed, Fri :   5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Sat, Sun :   1:00 p.m. to  7:00 p.m.

Runs:  July 24 to September 17, 2010

Edgeware Gallery:  4186 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA  92116   (619) 534-8120

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