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Unseen Denver Presents: An Art Fundrasier for Arts Street ( Denver, CO)

Unseen Denver

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Friday, October 7th 2011
6pm-11pm
Uncubed Warehouse
2762 Walnut St
Denver, CO 80205

This fundraiser event will be happening in Denver, CO on Friday October 7th.   There will be individual large scale mural installations by 3 different artists in a beautiful 6,000sq ft warehouse space in Denver’s River North Art District (inside the building Street Artist Square will be painting a mural live and Street Artist Theo will be doing a large stencil. Bunny M is currently working on an extremely large poster to install live that night on an outdoor wall measuring 48’x14′).  They are all contributing this effort to do something that is new here (a poster this size has never been put up in this town in my lifetime) and to provide funds gathered this evening to a local children’s charity that encourages at risk youth to experiment with art.

Money raised from sale of donated sketches that evening will benefit this charity: http://www.arts-street.org/
Info about the artist Theo: http://blogs.westword.com/showandtell/2011/07/jack_was_here_interview.php
Info about the artist Square: http://www.fatcap.com/artist/square.html
Info about bunny M: http://www.bunnym.com/
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Fun Friday 09.02.11

Fun-Friday

Fun Friday Stories

1. ASVP  is “Down to Earth”
2. Ferris Wheel Minus the Wheel = Floating People in the Sky (VIDEO)
3. SPOKE Art Group Show (SF)
4. How to Steal a Banksy from the “Wild” in Palestine (VIDEO)
5. XAM Flies West to Flip the Bird
6. In Lebanon Courage is Contagious (VIDEO)

ASVP  is “Down to Earth”

Tonight, Black Book Gallery is hosting the opening of A.S.V.P. The Duo from Brooklyn in Denver, Colorado.

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

http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/?p=24019

Ferris Wheel Minus the Wheel = Floating People in the Sky

SPOKE Art Group Show (SF)

On The West Coast in San Francisco Spoke Art Gallery  brand new group show with works by Handiedan, Charmaine Olivia, Craww and Tatiana Suarez opened yesterday.

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Tati in the old RC Cola Factory in Miami for Primary Flight. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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

http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/?p=23944

How to Steal a Banksy from the “Wild” in Palestine

From Kezler.mov

XAM Flies West to Flip the Bird

Fuzion Gallery in Santa Barbara, CA is hosting “Flipn’ The Bird”, their new group show which includes Brooklyn’s XAM with Chadillac and Martin Diaz

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XAM in Brooklyn, NY (photo © Jaime Rojo)

More on Flipn’ The Bird HERE

In Lebanon Courage is Contagious

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Black Book Gallery Presents: ASVP “Down to Earth” (Denver, CO)

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Opening reception September 2nd @ 7pm – Open to the public
Artists in attendance

Denver, CO (August 24, 2011) – ASVP is a New York based artistic team of two that began working together over 8 years ago and has more than 20 years of combined creative experience. The team has created paintings, murals and poster art that has been displayed in major cities across the world including London, Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Hawaii, Zürich, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Varanasi India as well as New York City.

“The clean look and feel of the work comes from our commercial training in graphic design and advertising, but for us, many of the actual images are reflective of “a break-out” from a certain type of creative jail that we both found ourselves in. We felt like we were in the Creative Matrix—and we finally figured out how to unplug.”

ASVP’s work collages eastern and western images from multiple influences including; retro advertising, pop and comic book culture, mixed with bold typographic elements. The team uses dramatic multi-layered compositions with bright tones of pop-inspired color.

“The more aggressive imagery in the show comes from a defensive, almost resentful place, and more strongly shows the idea of us “breaking free” from our past to create things that are more honest. Other images in the show exhibit more restraint. When viewed together, the diversity of the work shows an honest depiction of our voice as a work in progress.”

ASVP’s first solo exhibit comes on the heels of two recent group shows including “Bushwick Open Studios” and most recently, “Can’t Hear the Revolution” at Kunsthalle Galapagos.

“Down to Earth” is comprised of nearly 40 silk screened pieces on paper and canvas with hand and spray painted elements in many of the works. Exhibit opens at Black Book Gallery on September 2nd and runs through September 30th.

Phone:
303-941-2458

General Info:
info@theblackbookgallery.com

Orders:
orders@theblackbookgallery.com

Black Book Gallery is located on the West side of Santa Fe Dr. Santa Fe is a North bound one-way street. Meter free parking is available on both sides of street.

Gallery Address:
555 Santa Fe Dr. Denver, Colorado 80204

Hours:

Tuesday – Saturday*
2pm – 6pm

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Fun Friday 07.08.11

Fun-Friday

OverUnder & IRGH – BRAND NEW VIDEO Directed by Dan Gingold

To start your weekend dancing, OverUnder and IRGH rocked a couple walls – that go swirling by in this quick and dancey video. More please!

AIKO “Unstoppable Waves” in Amsterdam

At Andenken Gallery, Brooklyn Street Artist Aiko will open her new show on Sunday.

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Aiko in Los Angeles with LA Freewalls (photo © Jaime Rojo)

www.andenken.com/

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“Dead Relatives” – Ernesto Yerena and Phil Lumbang at the Black Book Gallery (Denver)

brooklyn-street-art-WEB-Phil-Lumbang-Ernesto-Yerena-DEAD-RELATIVES-balck-book-gallerySecond Saturday at Black Book Gallery in July will entail a visit by two artists from Southern California, Phil Lumbang and Ernesto Yerena Montejano.Click on the link below for more information on this show:http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/?p=22640Black Book Gallery

See our piece on Ernesto from last autumn here

Ernesto Yerena: Art Without Borders

COPE2 at Maximillian Gallery , “Authentic”

brooklyn-street-art-WEB-Cope2_Authentic_Maximillian-GalClick on the link below for more information on this show:http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/?p=22636

“Grand Illusion” – Anthony Sneed at the Shooting Gallery (SF)

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Anthony Sneed mural in Brooklyn (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Click below for more information on this show:

http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/?p=22434

New PodCast with Steve ESPO by Meighan O’Toole

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Steve ESPO Powers (photo © Meighan O’Toole)

The always gracious and hot smart Meighan O’Toole founder of the popular site My Love for You is debuting her podcast series with none other than the “man of words”

“I’ve toyed with the idea over the past few years of doing a podcast series — but honestly never found the time to nail it down. But push came to shove a few weeks ago when I was given the opportunity to sit down with graffiti writer and artist Steve Powers. He had come into SF to set up for Sign Your Life Away at Guerrero Gallery and was only going to be in town for a little over two days. So I figured, no time like the present “. Hear the conversation >>>:http://myloveforyou.typepad.com/my_love_for_you/2011/07/new-podcast-series-steve-espo-powers.html

Call to Artists for Submissions – Tehran Kolah Studio

From Tehran Kolah Studio is issuing a call for artists to contribute submissions for their Call for Art # 12.

brooklyn-street-art-kolah-studioBrainStorm magazine has just shifted to issuu.com .and closed it’s individual domain… but it is still alive and continues to work as one of the very first cutting edge experimental emags shooting out some ideas from IRAN.

From their press release:
“KolahStudioTehran is Calling For Artists to make an issue describing street life and street art…. We are living in an urban enviroment so we creat an urban influenced art…. Let’s describe our culture.. Let’s build an album which defines some aspects of our generation…. paintings, drawings, graffiti, Street art, poetry and short stories…. every kind of art form which can be included in a PDF form as a magazine.”

To take part and for more info please click on the link below:

http://www.kolahstudio.com/underground/?p=979

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Black Book Gallery Presents: Phil Lumbang and Ernesto Yerena: “Dead Relatives” (Denver, CO)

Dead Relatives
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Dead Relatives

Second Saturday at Black Book Gallery in July will entail a visit by two artists from Southern California, Phil Lumbang and Ernesto Yerena Montejano.

Animals are our relatives. Dead Relatives is a special look at death, as a satire. Usually a taboo subject in many cultures, Mexican traditions revere death. Death is celebrated, it is humorous. The Day of the Dead (Dia De Los Muertos) patterns embodied by the endearing silhouettes of chosen animals set a cunning tone to the show. The styles of Ernesto Yerena and Philip Lumbang contrast and compliment. Whether the animal is mythological or culturally relevant, each animal carries a message that the artists would like for the audience to ponder. The dynamics of the artists collaboration result in striking imagery with two different styles working in perfect balance.

555 Santa Fe Drive Denver, CO 80204

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Black Book Gallery Presents: The London Police & Handiedan “Amsterydynasty” (Denver, CO)

“Amsterydynasty”
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Black Book Gallery presents
The London Police & Handiedan
“Amsterydynasty”

Opening reception May 14th at 7pm – Open to the public
Artists in attendance

May 14, 2011 through May 31, 2011

Denver, CO (April 20, 2011) – Black Book Gallery is at it again for the month of May, delivering some of the most accomplished and established international street artists in the world to Denver. It’s pretty incredible, actually, to think of the shows Black Book Gallery has already produced this year… and 2011 isn’t even half over. We’re talking repeatedly on beat with the likes of gallery exhibitions found in major art hubs: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and the UK. Only these shows require no major travel at all. Pay attention Denver, contemporary and urban art-loving fans; history is happening NOW and it’s all for you, so tuck away any excuses not to attend Black Book Gallery this month, mark your calendars for May 14th and treat yourself to a seriously special collaboration with The London Police and Handiedan! Artists will be in attendance.

Chaz and Bob Gibson make up The London Police, a widely-known and well-respected duo from England who combine styles on every piece they produce, often mixing in a tall portion of antics and mock-seriousness along the way. In fact, their work is largely created from the dynamics of their friendship, which is a result of two small-town artists who continue to share an insatiable desire to work big and leave their mark. Since the beginning, which was back in 1998, Chaz and Gibson have clicked not only with each other, but with the international, contemporary and urban art world. Unknowingly and out of pure satisfaction to create and collaborate, the two began by traveling into London from their nearby homes tapping into the big city energy and laying down what at the time was not so common large ink drawings on the street surfaces of London and later, Amsterdam. In a well-timed series of events, Chaz and Gibson soon found themselves propelled into a lifestyle of global travel, art-making and art-showing, where The London Police emerged as major icons in the street and graffiti art movement over the past decade, their influence still potent to this day.

On their upcoming Denver show, Chaz says, “In the collaboration work between Bob and myself we have tried as ever to mix images and impressions of Denver and USA with the world of the LADS (TLP characters). As always its a pure pleasure to be exhibiting our work in another great American city. Denver has always been in my heart ever since Heather Locklear joined the cast of Dynasty and I asked my mum and dad if I could have a lock on my bedroom door.” Bob responds with this, “I was more into ‘Dex Dexter’ in Dynasty to be honest. A dark, manly, well-dressed smooth operator who taught me the value of strong business etiquette and oily seduction.”

The name of the show is called “Amsterdynasty.” Chaz explains by saying, “Working life for an Amsterdam artist is a potent mix of love, obsession, sweat and tears. An everyday soap opera in the windmill-strewn, wooden-shoe-wearing canals and alleyways of Holland’s capital, not too dissimilar from the popular Denver-based soap extravaganza that was ‘Dynasty’.”

In addition, The London Police are working with Handiedan on an all black and white show. This is a departure from Handiedan’s normal work that is usually full of color. Although, she reports excitement that the black and white challenge is taking her back to her roots in photography.

Handiedan’s feminine and sensual content will be an interesting, uniquely bizarre, counterbalance to The LADS characters. The boudoir aesthetic Handiedan chooses, also mixing in bits from classic tattoo culture and fantastical collage, arouses a certain tenderness that accompanies the subject matter. Handiedan pays big respect to women and sexual expression in general by using pin-up shapes, reframing the notion of a modern goddess. Not only are the female forms attractive to view, Handiedan’s collage work is a highly enjoyable experience in-and-of-itself. It is delicate and ornate, incorporating vintage details and tactile pieces of history. Handiedan is from the Netherlands and sites cultural periods, especially in Europe, as a major influence in her work.

Truly, do whatever you need to do not to miss this show; it will be a mash-up of high creativity and well-developed style from far off and exotic places!

Amsterdynasty will feature original artwork and prints:

Handiedan Giclee Print – Details coming soon
The London Police Screen Print – Featuring the image above – Details coming soon
Handiedan X The London Police “Dog Days” Collaboration Screen Print – Information HERE

Handiedan Originals
The London Police Originals
Handiedan X The London Police Collaboration Originals
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