All posts tagged: Dabs Myla

Fun Friday 08.24.12

DUUUUUUUDE, it’s Fun Friday! We changed the sign today. Looks fresh right?

1. ICY & SOT “Made in Iran” (NYC)
2. Barry McGee at Berkeley (CA)
3. BORF Solo in Newcastle (UK)
4. “Klimpt Illustrated” at Lazarides (London)
5. Lush Does “Shitty Drawings in New York City”
6. Shepard Fairey Does “Americana” (LA)
7. Dabs & Myla: Artists Driven (VIDEO)
8. CYRCLE “Beautiful Disaster” (VIDEO)
9. ALL STYLES Dance Battle at Postmasters Gallery in NYC (VIDEO)

ICY & SOT “Made in Iran” (NYC)

Two Street Art brothers, Icy & Sot, born in Iran and encouraged by their parents to pursue their dreams and aspirations have ventured outside their country and landed in New York, their first foreign trip, their first international city, their first art show in which they were able to attend. “Made in Iran” is now open to the everybody at the Open House Gallery in Manhattan.

Icy & Sot (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For further information regarding this show click here.

Barry McGee at Berkeley (CA)

The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) mid-career survey of San Francisco based artist Barry McGee.  From the press release: “Using a visual vocabulary that borrows elements from comics, hobo art, sign painting, and other sources, McGee’s work addresses a range of issues, from individual survival and social malaise to alternative forms of community”. This exhibition is now open to the general public.

Junior, what up with the car? Barry McGee in Miami for Primary Flight 2009 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For further information regarding this exhibition click here.

BORF Solo in Newcastle (UK)

Detroit native BORF has traveled to England for his solo show “Walls Are Two-Sided” at The Outsiders Newcastle. With this new body of work, Borf illustrates the derelict aspect of Detroit and elevates the decay to art by zeroing in on a detail of the building’s peeling and corroding facade and transporting that vision on to the canvas. The result in the words of the press release is: “Rothko talked about wrestling with opposing and competing elements to eventually discover an equilibrium, what he called a pocket of silence” says BORF. “For this show I was fighting through layers of ambivalence and opposites: graffiti as youth expression and Rothko as adult expression; the art market and property rights; education and improvisation, youth and adulthood.” This show is now open.

Borf on the streets of Brooklyn C. 2007 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For further information regarding this show click here.

“Klimpt Illustrated” at Lazarides (London)

Gustav Klimt the famous Austrian painter is turning 150 years old and The Vienna Tourist Board has teamed with The Lazarides Gallery in London to give Klimt street creed in the hopes that younger audiences will start following him on Twitter to gain knowledge on the secrets of his longevity and hopefully on his craft as well. To this effect curator Sydney Ogidan tapped nine international artists to take inspiration from some of the master’s most iconic masterpieces and create their own paintings. The opening reception for this show “Klimt Illustrated” is tonight at Lazarides Gallery in SOHO.

For further information regarding this show click here.

Lush Does “Shitty Drawings in New York City”

We thought we noticed a change in the air when the Australian storm called LUSH landed on these shores. Well here he is, likely to offend a few uptight prone-to-nose-bleeds stiffs and even more likely to amuse a lot more of us loose New Yorkers. LUSH has been madly working on a series of drawings/illustrations for his show “Shitty Drawings In New York City” opening Saturday night at the Klughaus Gallery in Manhattan. Half political cartoons/ half comic book with a blunt appreciation of the mechanics of the male and female reproductive organs, LUSH’s commentary on social, political and popular culture can be right on the spot. Dimwits need not apply.

LUSH (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For further information regarding this show click here.

Shepard Fairey Does “Americana” (LA)

Shepard Fairey needs no introductions at this point in his career or this point in our dang blog. One can always be certain to find him busy at work and getting involved in as many projects as he can humanly fit in his schedule. Mr. Fairey is constantly looking for inspiration and finding it often in popular culture that is around and accessible to all of us. For his new show “Americana” opening tomorrow at the Perry Rubestein Gallery in Los Angeles the artist has created a new body of work inspired by the songs of the great artist-musician Neil Young.  Shepard has found material for his canvases in the songs of Mr. Young new album “Crazy Horse”.

Shepard Fairey in Miami for Wynwood Walls 2009. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For further information regarding this show click here.

Dabs & Myla: Artists Driven (VIDEO)

CYRCLE “Beautiful Disaster” (VIDEO)

ALL STYLES Dance Battle at Postmasters Gallery in NYC (VIDEO)

You gotta give it up peoples! These are some of the best kids doing their thing right now. BSA Love to all of y’all.

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Images of the Week 06.10.12

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, featuring 156, Ian “Pop Mortem” McGillivray, Bast, Dabs & Myla, Dan Witz, Glam Gramma, Howl, Jaye Moon, Kem5, Kuma, Maurizio Attelan, Pierpaolo Ferrari, and Was.

Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari at The High Line Park for Toilet Paper Magazine. Untitled. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Dabs & Myla with Kem5 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Dabs & Myla with Kem5 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Dabs & Myla with Kem5 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

WAS… (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Jaye Moon (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Dan Witz in Vienna from Don’t Enter series (photo © Dan Witz)

Dan Witz in Vienna from Don’t Enter series (photo © Dan Witz)

Howl (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Bast . Kuma (photo © Jaime Rojo)

156 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Glam Gramma (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Glam Gramma (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Ian “Pop Mortem” McGillivray. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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ThinkSpace Gallery Presents “Wild at Heart: Keep Wildlife in The Wild” A Group Show and Benefit. (Culver City, CA)

ThinkSpace

‘Wild At Heart: Keep Wildlife In The Wild’
Over 110 artists join forces to help bring awareness to our world’s endangered species

Co-curated by Andrew Hosner and Amanda Erlanson

20% of all proceeds go to Born Free USA

Reception with the artists: Sat, May 26th 5-9PM
On view May 26th through June 9th

Thinkspace is proud to present “Wild at Heart: Keep Wildlife in the Wild,” an exhibition to raise awareness about the precarious predicament of wild creatures around the world, and to benefit efforts to protect them in their natural habitat. Featuring a stellar cast of more than 110 artists from all corners of the art world, this exhibition brings together some of the most profound and innovative voices making art today. In recognition of the imperiled state of much of the world’s wildlife, each artist will apply their own unique perspective to our relationship with the fascinating creatures with whom we share our planet.

As the natural world becomes increasingly impacted by shifting climate, human greed and diminishing resources, protecting those creatures that still roam free becomes ever more vital to the soul of humanity. For even if we could continue to exist without wildlife, the spirit-crushing sadness that our species would take upon itself would surely rob all joy from life. Those majestic, miraculous, elemental beings which we admire from afar are at the root of who we are as people – from the woodland protagonists of our childhood storybooks, to the metaphors we use to describe ourselves as adults, to the animal spirits that visit us in our dreams. As we take steps to protect them from those who would rob them of their freedom, we also improve our own species’ chances to persist far into the future, both by preserving the natural world we all share, and by cherishing the sacred genesis of our imagination and symbology.

In appreciation of the magnificent creatures with whom we share the planet, Thinkspace will donate 20% of the sale price of each piece of art to Born Free USA and the Animal Protection Institute, which operate jointly as a non-profit organization that advocates worldwide for the ethical treatment and protection of wild animals, and also maintains a large sanctuary for rescued primates. To honor the animals closest to our hearts, the gallery will be accepting donations of old blankets to donate to area shelters so dogs don’t have to sleep on cold hard concrete, as well as other used and new pet supplies. The opening will feature the release of a gorgeous limited edition screenprinted poster especially created for the exhibition by the incomparable Aaron Horkey. We hope you will join us on May 26th to celebrate and defend the wild things that fill our lives with wonder and mystery.

UPDATED ARTIST LISTING:
Aaron Horkey http://jackywinter.com/rock-of-eye
Adam Caldwell www.adamhuntercaldwell.com
Ako Castuera http://thinging.wordpress.com
Allison Sommers www.allisonsommers.com
Amy Dover www.amydover.com/HOME.html
Amy Sol www.amysol.com
Ana Bagayan www.anabagayan.com
Andrea Offermann www.andreaoffermann.com
Andrew Hem www.andrewhem.com
Anthony Clarkson www.anthonyclarksonart.com
Aron Wiesenfeld www.aronwiesenfeld.com
ARYZ www.aryz.es
Asylm www.asylm.com
Ben Strawn www.whalefishstudios.com
Benjamin A. Vierling www.bvierling.com
Brad Woodfin www.bradwoodfin.com
Brooke Grucella www.phoenixartspace.com/members/504
Bumblebee www.flickr.com/photos/theuglyyou
Caitlin Hackett www.caitlinhackett.com
Catherine Brooks http://thearborgeistproject.tumblr.com
Chet Zar www.chetzar.com
Christina Mrozik http://christinamrozik.com
Craig “Skibs” Barker www.skibsart.com
DABS MYLA www.dabsmyla.com
DAL www.daleast.com
Dan Lydersen www.danlydersen.com
Dan-ah Kim www.dkim-art.com
Darla Jackson http://darlajacksonsculpture.com/home.html
David Jien www.davidjien.com
David MacDowell www.macdowellstudio.com
Derek Gores www.derekgores.com
Douglas Miller http://douglasmillerart.com/home.html
Drew Young http://dyoung.co
Edwin Ushiro www.mrushiro.com
Ekundayo www.ekundayo.com
Erik Siador www.eriksiador.com
Esao Andrews www.esao.net
Frank Gonzales www.frankgonzales.net
Fuco Ueda www.fucoueda.com
Fumi Nakamura www.miniminiaturemouse.com
GAIA http://gaiastreetart.com
Ghostpatrol www.ghostpatrol.net
Guy McKinley www.flavors.me/guymckinley
Henrik A. Uldalen www.henrikaau.com
Isaac Cordal http://isaac.alg-a.org/
Jacub Gagnon www.jacubgagnon.com
Jason Thielke http://jasonthielke.com
Jasper Wong http://radness.jasperwong.net
Jennifer Davis www.jenniferdavisart.com
Jeremy Hush http://hushillustration.blogspot.com
Jessamyn Patterson www.facebook.com/jessamyn.j.patterson
Jesse Hotchkiss www.jessehotchkiss.com
Jessica Joslin www.jessicajoslin.com
Jillian Ludwig www.jillianludwig.com
Joao Ruas www.feral-kid.com
John Brosio www.johnbrosio.com
John Malloy http://johnmalloy.com
Jolene Lai http://enelojial.com
Jonathan Wayshak www.scrapbookmanifesto.com/
Josie Morway www.josiemorway.com
Julie West www.juliewest.com
Katherine Brannock www.katherinebrannock.com
Kelly Allen http://kellyallen.com
Kelly Vivanco www.kellyvivanco.com
KiSung Koh http://www.kisungkoh.com/
Kikyz 1313 http://1313.mx
Know Hope http://thisislimbo.com
Laura Bifano www.laurabifano.com
Leontine Greenberg www.leontinegreenberg.com
Lindsey Carr www.littlerobot.org.uk
Linnea Strid www.linneastrid.se
Liqen http://liqen.tumblr.com
Lucrezia Bieler http://bieler-beerli.com/main
Luke Chueh www.lukechueh.com
Mari Inukai www.mariinukai.com
Martin Wittfooth www.martinwittfooth.com
Mary Iverson http://maryiverson.com
Matt Doust http://tinyurl.com/7l6qhc3
Matthew Grabelsky www.grabelsky.com
Megan Wolfe http://megwolfe.net
Mia Brownell www.miabrownell.com
Michael Ramstead http://michaelramstead.com
Mike Alvarez www.michaelalvarezart.com
Mike Brown www.michaelvbrown.com
Naoto Hattori www.wwwcomcom.com
Nimit Malavia www.nimitmalavia.com
Pakayla Biehn www.youshouldtakecare.com
Paul Barnes www.paul-barnes.com
Pedro Matos www.pedromatos.org
Phil Hale http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Hale
Philippe Baudelocque http://baudelocque.com
Rebekah Bogard www.rebekahbogard.com
Regan Rosburg www.reganrosburg.com
Reinier Gamboa www.reiniergamboa.com
Rob Sato www.robsato.com
Robert Proch www.robertproch.com
Rodrigo Cifuentes www.rodrigocifuentesotherness.blogspot.com
Rodrigo Luff http://artofrodrigo.blogspot.com
Rose Sanderson www.rosesanderson.com
Sarah Muirhead http://cargocollective.com/sarahmuirhead
Scott Belcastro www.scottbelcastro.com
Seamus Conley www.seamusconleystudio.com
Sean Chao www.seanchao.com
Sean Mahan www.seanmahanart.com
Shark Toof http://sharktoof.com
Sheryo http://sheryoart.tumblr.com/
Simon Prades www.simonprades.com/cms
Souther Salazar www.southersalazar.com
Stella Im Hultberg www.stellaimhultberg.com
Tasha Kusama www.tashakusama.com
Tessar Lo www.tessarlo.com
The Yok www.theyok.com
Timothy Karpinski http://timothykarpinski.com/
Tom Haubrick www.haubscomix.com
Wayne White www.waynewhiteart.com
White Cocoa http://dearcatherine.com
Xiau-Fong Wee www.xiaufong.com
Yosuke Ueno www.spaceegg77.com

Thinkspace Art Gallery | 6009 Washington Blvd. | Culver City, CA 90232 | (310) 558-3375

Hours: Wednesday – Friday 1PM-6PM, Saturday 1PM -8PM

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Fun Friday 03.02.12

Before we get down to the Street Art related stuff, everybody get up and dance to some “True Romance” across a snowy mountain top with 20 of your closest backup dancers! Indian spandex space aerobics costumes not necessary. It’s FUN FRIDAY!

Can’t stop, won’t stop! That was exhilarating, wasn’t it? Now let’s see what’s up Street Art-wise around the whirl:

1. Pure Evil goes Pop @Boxpark Gallery (London)
2. Gregory Siff “There & Back” At Siren Studios (Hollywood)
3. ThinkSpace Gives You “Picks of the Harvest 2012” (LA)
4. Simple has Solo Show at Urban Art Room (Sweden)
5. “As The Crow Flies” Benefit for Art Against Knives (London)
6. Gregory Siff Time Lapse at Siren Studios Mural (VIDEO)

Pure Evil goes Pop @Boxpark Gallery (London)

Pure Evil opened his show at BOXPARK in London’s Shoreditch neighborhood. BOXPARK strips and refits shipping containers to create unique, low cost, low risk, ‘box shops’. This show opens to the general public today through the month of March.

 

Pure Evil (photo © Geoff Hargadon)

For further information regarding this show click here.

Gregory Siff “There & Back” At Siren Studios (Hollywood)

Brooklyn born Gregory Siff had his opening last night on the Left Coast at Siren Studios and today it’s open to the general public in Hollywood, CA. In addition to the new work by Siff are 100 stickers by students in the neighborhood – see the kids and Siff making them in the video below.

Gregory Siff (photo courtesy of The Site Unscene)


For further information regarding this show click here.

ThinkSpace Gives You “Picks of the Harvest 2012” (LA)

The new show “Picks of the Harvest 2012” at ThinkSpace Gallery in Culver City, CA involves 60 artists from all over the world including some of the current Street Art scene like   ,       and . This show opens Saturday 3/3.

Liqen (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For further information regarding this show click here.

Simple has Solo Show at Urban Art Room (Sweden)

Celebrating his birthday and his solo show Saturday (3/3), German born Street Artist SiMPLE has dynamic work on display at Urban Art Room Gallery in Gothenburg.

SiMPLE. Detail of a piece for this show. (photo © SiMPLE)

SiMPLE on the streets of Gothenburg. (photo © SiMPLE)

For further information regarding this show click here.

“As The Crow Flies” Benefit for Art Against Knives (London)

Art Against Knives is a youth-led charity which works to reduce the root causes of knife crime through arts initiatives that provide an alternative to violent gang culture.

Mother Drucker and Art Against Knives present:  “As The Crow Flies” at BoxPark in Shoreditch, London. This is a print show of European emerging Street Artists to raise money for future youth community projects in East London. Artists included in the show are: Penny, Nomad, Hannah Parr, Elmar Lause, Victor Ash, Various and Gould, Dolly Demoratti and Anton Unai.

For further information regarding this show click here.

Gregory Siff Time Lapse at Siren Studios Mural (VIDEO)

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ThinkSpace Gallery Presents: “Picks of The Harvest 2012” A Group Show (Culver City, CA)

Pick of the Harvest

White Cocoa “Self Portrait” (image courtesy of the gallery)

‘Picks of the Harvest 2012’
Reception with the artists: Saturday, March 3rd from 5 to 8PM

On view March 3rd through March 24th

Picks of the Harvest 2012 will showcase numerous artists we’ve had our eye on over the past year exhibited alongside new works from several of our regular Thinkspace family members. Showcasing work from over 60 artists from all walks of life from around the world, Picks of the Harvest 2012 aims to shine a light on some of the most exciting young contemporary artists in our movement.

Adam Caldwell www.adamhuntercaldwell.com/
Anthony Clarkson www.anthonyclarksonart.com
Ariel DeAndrea http://arieldeandrea.wordpress.com/
Brooke Grucella www.phoenixartspace.com/members/504 Caitlin Hackett http://caitlinhackett.carbonmade.com/ Christina Mrozik http://christinamrozik.com/
Craig “Skibs” Barker www.skibsart.com
DABS MYLA www.dabsmyla.com
DAL www.daleast.com
Dan Lydersen www.danlydersen.com/
Darla Jackson http://darlajacksonsculpture.com/home.html David Cooley www.davidcooleyart.com/
David MacDowell www.macdowellstudio.com/
David Walker http://artofdavidwalker.com/home.html
Drew Young http://dyoung.co/
Elliot Brown http://elliotbrownstudio.com/
Elliot Jackson http://elliotjacksonsculpture.squarespace.com/ Emma Tooth www.emmatooth.co.uk/
Erik Siador www.eriksiador.com/
Euth http://hauntedeuth.com/home.html
Frank Gonzales http://frankgonzales.net/home.html
Glenn Arthur http://glennarthurart.blogspot.com/
Hugh Leeman http://hughleeman.com/
Jason Thielke www.jasonthielke.com/

Jason Yarmosky http://jasonyarmosky.com/ Jeff Ramirez http://jefframirez.com/
Jeni Yang www.jeniyang.com/
Jeremy Enicio http://jenecio.com/

Jeremy Hush http://hushillustration.blogspot.com/
Jessamyn Patterson www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.149019655111286.26291.1485148584950 99&type=3

Jesse Hotchkiss www.jessehotchkiss.com/
Jessica Hess http://jessicahess.com/
Joey Leung Ka-Yin www.leungkayin.com/artwork.htm
John Malloy http://johnmalloy.com/
Jolene Lai www.enelojial.com/
Julie West www.juliewest.com/
Katherine Brannock www.katherinebrannock.com/
KNOW HOPE http://thisislimbo.com/
La Pandilla www.la-pandilla.com/
Laura Bifano http://laurabifano.com/
Linnea Strid www.linneastrid.se/
Liqen http://liqen.wordpress.com/
Luke Kopycinski http://koppa.carbonmade.com/projects/2184226 Mari Inukai www.mariinukai.com/
Mary Iverson www.maryiverson.com
Matt Doust http://tinyurl.com/7l6qhc3
Matthew Grabelsky www.grabelsky.com/
Megan Wolfe http://megwolfe.net/
Meggs http://houseofmeggs.com/
Michael Ramstead www.michaelramstead.com/
Michael Shapcott www.michael-shapcott.com/
Mike Egan www.eganpaintings.com/
Nathan DeYoung www.nathandeyoung.com/#home
Nicholas Bohac http://nicholasbohac.com/
N.S. David http://nsdavid.livejournal.com/
Pedro Matos http://pedromatos.org/

Rodrigo Luff http://artofrodrigo.blogspot.com/
Sarah Muirhead http://cargocollective.com/sarahmuirhead/ Scott Listfield www.astronautdinosaur.com/
Sean Mahan http://seanmahanart.com/
Serge Gay Jr. http://sergegayjr.com/
Shark Toof http://sharktoof.com/
Soey Milk http://milkbomb.blogspot.com/
Stephanie Buer http://stephaniebuer.com/
The Yok www.theyok.com/
Tony Philippou www.tonyphilippou.com/
White Cocoa http://dearcatherine.com/
Winnie Truong www.winnietruong.com/

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Dabs & Myla Paint A Tiger Truck With Kem5

Box Truck Action! Exclusive Pics of the Mustard Tiger in the Wilds of LA!

For the box truck fans who like to see their graffiti and street art mobilized, here’s a new one from Melbourne’s Dabs & Myla and Boston’s Kem5 that is speeding through LA. With any luck, you’ll be stuck in a traffic jam with this one, and it will lower your blood pressure while you groove to some smoove songs. They call it “The Mustard Tiger Truck”.

On safari in LaLa Land. Dabs & Myla with Kem5 (photo courtesy of Dabs & Myla)

Dabs & Mayla with Kem5 (photo courtesy of Dabs & Myla)

Dabs & Myla with Kem5 (photo courtesy of Dabs & Myla)

Dabs & Myla with Kem5 (photo courtesy of Dabs & Myla)

 

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God, this song from Rocky 57 didn’t age very well. But these shots of the majestic badass tiger family are timeless. Don’t look in his eyes cause he’ll have you for a nice Saturday lunch.

You can also check out the Ice Cube DMX Remix to update it with beats and profanity.

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Dabs & Myla: Carlos Gonzalez Talks About His Video

Last month photographer and video artist Carlos Gonzalez tagged along with Street Art duo Dabs & Myla in Los Angeles to do a bit more than the typical mural project. Following them through the steps of their own tradition, Carlos captured some of their humanity along with their serious skillz with cans. Since illuminating different angles of the creative process that provide you with more insight is always a BSA value, Carlos has appeared on these pages many times as photographer and videographer. This time he’s thinking his newest project is a documentary. Let’s see what you think.

Dabs & Myla (photo © Carlos Gonzalez)

Brooklyn Street Art asked Carlos a couple of questions about his experience shooting on the streets and how many arms he would like to have:

Brooklyn Street Art: You like both stills and video. How do you divide your time when shooting a new installation between still photography and video. Do you wish you could have eight arms to cover everything that happens?

Carlos Gonzalez: I still lean more towards still photography even though I have a background in film and graduated from film school. I like the concept of freezing a moment in time. That’s something you can’t capture in video. When one remembers a certain moment from the past, it’s always an image or a single moment that comes to mind. It’s hardly ever a scene playing out entirely. At least that’s my experience. So I feel like photography captures moments that will never happen again in a more honest way.

Of course this complicates things when making a video because in essence, I have to choose between capturing those moments in stills or filming the moment. The best approach: Be ultra aware of everything that’s going on so when the special moment happens, you’re ready to capture it before it’s gone. What’s really interesting about this Dabs & Myla video, and one factor which didn’t hit me till later on, was how uniquely close the mural footage looked to my photos. In this instance, it was just a matter of predicting when those moments would happen and capturing them as soon as possible. So yeah, it’s a balancing act and at times, I do wish I had multiple cameras all running at once from 5 different angles. But even then, I’m sure I would still kick myself for missing out on a small human expression, a certain movement, a wink or a smile. Case in point, the shot where Myla’s hair is blowing amidst the wind. I wish I had photographed that moment as it happened. I still look back and think, “how did I not get that shot?”

 Dabs & Myla (photo © Carlos Gonzalez)

Brooklyn Street Art: You begin the video with the artists going to a grocery store and debating over purchases. At the end we find out what they are used for.  Can you talk about the experience from your perspective?

Carlos Gonzalez: The experience was really interesting and I felt privileged to be a part of it, mostly because I understood how important this tradition is for Dabs Myla. Before the mural even took place we got together and talked about the tradition, their reasons for doing it, and I even saw early sketches of the mural. From that moment I understood how special this project could be and it simply came down to capturing the whole experience in the most honest way possible. The entire process really came down to capturing as much footage as possible. Sure there were ideas of how to edit the video. But those concepts are always changing so you don’t worry too much about those technical aspects in the start. At least with this video, which I treated like a short documentary, I was just concerned with making sure I filmed moments that feel unique and that have a human element that we can all relate to.

 Dabs & Myla (photo © Carlos Gonzalez)

I never once asked Dabs Myla to replay a certain moment just for the camera. I basically asked them to go through their routine as usual and pretend that I was never there. This feeling definitely comes through the video.  From the second they walk into the grocery store to the final shot of the film, it’s all real emotions and actions bursting through the screen. So in a way, this video is not so much about a mural, but rather it’s a story about helping one individual with street art as the backdrop. The last part of the process was to edit the footage in such a way that put a question in the viewers’ minds about what the tradition may be and you keep their attention till the very end so there’s an emotional payoff.

 Dabs & Myla (photo © Carlos Gonzalez)

Brooklyn Street Art: When you’ve hung out with artists creating murals on the street, have you had occasion to meet people who live there?

Carlos Gonzalez: I have had the chance to meet individuals whose properties or walls are being painted on. And they’ve always being very supportive of the art. I’ve only had one instance where certain people or neighbors feel like street art is affecting their neighborhood in a negative way. So yes, there’s a bit of stigma still attached to graffiti and street art, but it’s clearly changing and it’s more acceptable now than it ever was. And hopefully videos like this one and others can change more people’s perspective about how this kind of art can have a much more positive aspect across different communities.

 Dabs & Myla (photo © Carlos Gonzalez)

 Dabs & Myla (photo © Carlos Gonzalez)

 

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#11 Dabs & Myla: 12 Wishes for 2012

#11 Dabs & Myla: 12 Wishes for 2012



For twelve days we’re presenting twelve wishes for 2012 as told by an alternating roster of artists and BSA readers, in no particular order. Together, they are a tiny snapshot of the people who are part of the street art scene around the world today. Individually, each adds their personal expression of hope for tomorrow.

Today’s wish is courtesy of Melbourne Street Art couple Dabs & Myla, whose unrelentingly upbeat and colorful illustrations of cheerful unicorns, breasts and penises have somehow evaded the public art prudes in many cities this year, including LA and Miami.  Serious fans of calligraphy, retro signage, graphic design and all kinds of graffiti, the sunny optimism that punctuates every stroke makes every thing D&M touches – from warehouses to Waring blenders, a hit. As things continue to point upward, the duo has this wish for themselves in the new year;

“Our wish for 2012 is for us to both enjoy each day as much as we have for the past 5 years together, keep pushing ourselves as artists and to keep painting on as much of the world that we possibly can.”

Dabs & Myla at work.

 

 

 

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Fun Friday 12.16.11

 

1. Play a New Holiday Video Game from Chris Uphues – “Holiday Jingle Rocket”
2. “Rezolution”, a group show at Hive Gallery Tonight (Phoenix, AZ)
3. “Paranormal Hallucinations” at Pandemic (Brooklyn, Yo!) (Saturday)
4. David Choe and DVS1 for Nuart 11 (VIDEO)
5. “Images of the Year 2011” From Brooklyn Street Art (Video)
6. VINZ FEEL FREE. Don’t be afraid. Feel Free (VIDEO)

Play a New Holiday Video Game from Chris Uphues – “Holiday Jingle Rocket”

Street Artist Chris Uphues uses his signature characters to create this very entertaining game for you to play with while chugging eggnog and rum today as you drink and drive at your keyboard. Try to keep your sled flying over the houses without being hit by giant blobs of snow! It’s a winter blast!

Make sure to click on the link below to play the game:

http://www.megadoug.com/xmasgame/

“Rezolution”, a group show at Hive Gallery Tonight (Phoenix, AZ)

Chip Thomas AKA Jetsonorama and a number of other artists open today in a group show that is getting a lot of pre-buzz here and on Twitter and FB. It should be a great scene tonight at The Hive.

Chip Thomas and Breeze. (photo © Chip Thomas)

For further information regarding this show click here

“Paranormal Hallucinations” at Pandemic (Brooklyn, Yo!) (Saturday)

Pandemic Gallery has a new show “Paranormal Hallucinations” opening Saturday. including, among others, Deuce 7, Swampy and Egyptian Jason.

Swampy. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

A very fun group show to end out the season before everybody goes into the holiday haze, featuring some unsung gems in the Street Art and graffiti scene, as well as others, including CHARLIE MARKS  R.I.P, LLEW  payote, Deuce Seven, Egyptian jason, Matt CRABE, Josh and Amy Shandick, Mikey Big Breakfast, Conrad Carlson, G II, Ryan C. Doyle, Mikey I.T., Tamara Santibanez, Othello Gervacio, Mike. P, and Swampy (above).

For further information regarding this show click here

David Choe and DVS1 for Nuart 11 (VIDEO)

David Choe and DVS1 (Photo Courtesy of Nuart11 © Mookie Mooks)

 

“Images of the Year 2011” From Brooklyn Street Art (Video)

It’s been an excellent year for Street Art all over the world and we’ve had the pleasure of seeing a lot of great stuff from big names to the anonymous. Eye popping, brain-teasing, challenging, entertaining, aspirational and inspirational – it’s all happening at once.  We’ve been walking the streets, meeting the artists, going to shows, curating shows, speaking to audiences, providing walls, and asking questions. It ebbs and flows but never stays the same. With the rise of the Occupy movement this autumn, we’re already seeing an uptick in the number of people taking their messages to the street with a renewed intensity.

VINZ FEEL FREE. Don’t be afraid. Feel Free (VIDEO)

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“Images of the Year 2011” From Brooklyn Street Art (VIDEO)

It’s been an excellent year for Street Art all over the world and we’ve had the pleasure of seeing a lot of great stuff from big names to the anonymous. Eye popping, brain-teasing, challenging, entertaining, aspirational and inspirational – it’s all happening at once.  We’ve been walking the streets, meeting the artists, going to shows, curating shows, speaking to audiences, providing walls, and asking questions. It ebbs and flows but never stays the same. With the rise of the Occupy movement this autumn, we’re already seeing an uptick in the number of people taking their messages to the street with a renewed intensity.

Left to Right: Shepard Fairey in Manhattan, D*Face in LA, Ludo in Chicago, JR in the Bronx, Barry McGee at LAMoCA, Mosstika in Brooklyn. All photos © Jaime Rojo

Let’s take a look at some of our favorite shots, whether from a rooftop in Bushwick, Brooklyn, a block-long wall in Miami, or the “Art in the Streets” show at LA MoCA. As you sample this eye-candy platter, dig the staccato soundtrack made of sounds culled from Brooklyn’s streets by electro duo Javelin, who spent a day in the Red Hook neighborhood collecting sounds and then mixed them in the back of their car. This is the kind of D.I.Y. ingenuity that is fueling the fire in artists neighborhoods all over the world, with people taking their stories and skills directly to the streets. With Javelin as the perfect auditory partner here’s 90 shots by photographer Jaime Rojo from 2011.

The scenes and scenester included here: 5 Pointz, 907Crew, Sadue, Gen2, Oze108, Droid, Goya, UFO, Aakash Nihalini, No Touching Ground, Aiko, Martha Cooper, Anthony Lister, Boom, INSA, Miami, Primary Flight, LA Freewalls, Los Angeles, Kim West, Kopye, L.E.T., Purth, Lisa Enxing, Baltimore, Banksy, LA MoCA, Barry McGee, Blek le Rat, Broken Crow, Albany Living Walls, Chris Stain, Billy Mode, AD HOC Arts, Chris Uphues, Monster Island, Wynwood Walls, Creepy, Brooklyn Street Art, Jaime Rojo, Steven P. Harrington, Dabs & Myla, How & Nosm, Vhils, Dain, D*Face, ECB, El Sol 25, Elbow Toe, EMA, The London Police, Kid Acne, Will Barras, Enzo & Nio, Faile, Bast, Faith 47, Gaia Clown Soldier, General Howe, Hellbent, Herakut, Invader, JA JA, Jaz, Cern, Joe Iurato, Welling Court, John Baldessari, JR, Kenny Scharf, Knitta Please!, LMA Cru, LUDO, Mosstika, ND’A, IRGH, Labrona, Overunder, Nick Walker, NohjColey, Nomade, Occupy Wall Street, Os Gemeos, Veng, Chris, RWK, QRST, Radical!, Rambo, Retna, Gifted, Demon Slayers, Read, Booker, Read More Books, ROA, Shepard Fairey, Shin Shin, Wing, Skewville, Specter, Swampy, Sweet Toof, Swoon, Toofly, Various & Gould, VHILS, XAM, YOK, Pantheon Projects

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Art Basel Miami 2011 : BSA Picks

Miami is basically “South Brooklyn” starting right about now, minus the bagels, the B62 bus, and the compulsive habit of cutting you off mid-sentence.  Artists, galleries, fans, party girls and boys, djs, – they all head south the first few days of December for the big fair and all the little ones.

It already seems a little quieter here because Fountain took the weirdos, Wynwood Walls took the Soho softshoes, and The Underbelly collected the hardcore characters just long enough to sign a book and scarf some pizza before looking for a tunnel somewhere. Art Basel is a feast and the draw of Street Art and graffiti continues apace this year, with entrants from all the strata looking for a wall, and maybe a party, and a honey to go skinny dip with.

We picked a few Street Art related gems here that you might want to hit, but even if you show up in Miami this week with no plans, you’ll easily find some trouble to get into, we trust. Do your best.

Underbelly Project

Photo © Ian Cox courtesy of The Underbelly Project

After a full year underground, The Underbelly Project is coming to Miami during Art Basel. A pop up gallery, the show will feature original artwork from many of the 103 international artists who participated in the hidden subway project in New York. The exhibition will feature a video piece of multiple installations happening simultaneously, as well as new pieces by many of the artists. Additionally a book signing of the first volume to come out about the project, published by Rizzoli, will take place on December 2nd. Artists participating in the signing include: Dabs & Myla, Rone, Gaia, Lister, Eric Haze, Joe Iurato, Adam Feibleman, Know Hope, Jeff Stark, Jason Eppink, Jim and Tina Darling, The London Police, Dan Witz, Specter, Surge and other surprise artists.

Included in the show are street, graffiti and fine artists alike. The full line-up includes: Faile, Dabs & Myla, TrustoCorp, Aiko, Rone, Revok, Ron English, Jeff Soto, Mark Jenkins, Anthony Lister, Logan Hicks, Lucy McLauchlan, M-City, Kid Zoom, Eric Haze, Saber, Meggs, Jim & Tina Darling, The London Police, Sheone, Skewville, Jeff Stark, Jordan Seiler, Jason Eppink and I AM, Dan Witz, Specter, Ripo, MoMo, Remi/Rough, Stormie Mills, Swoon, Know Hope, Skullphone, L’Atlas, Roa, Surge, Gaia, Michael De Feo, Joe Iurato, Love Me, Adam 5100, and Chris Stain.

THE UNDERBELLY SHOW
29 November – Press Preview 5pm/ Private View 7pm
30 November – Collector’s Preview 7pm
1 December – Secret Wars US vs. UK 6pm
2 December – General Opening 5pm and Artist Book Signing 6pm
The show will take place in the heart of Wynwood at 78NW 25th Street

SCOPE


Jonathan Levine Gallery At Scope with WK Interact, Aakash Nihilani, Olek, and Jason DeCaires Taylor

“Placing a focus on public art for this program, the gallery will present a series of works that highlight a diverse range of distinct styles, cultural perspectives and unconventional mediums. Each of the four artists selected represent fresh directions in creating work in public space through their innovative vision and inventive use of materials. Photography documenting their interventional imagery, sculpture, and performances convey the transformative effect their work has on its surrounding

Aakash Nihalani with Jonathan Levine (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Olek with Jonathan Levine (photo © Jaime Rojo)

WK Interact with Jonathan Levine (photo © Jaime Rojo)

:SCOPE-Miami, Booth E09
NE 1st Avenue @ NE 30th Street, Miami, FL 33127

November 29—December 4, 2011
Tues 11/29, 4—8pm | Wed 11/30—Sat 12/3, 11am—7pm | Sun 12/4, 11am—6pm

Mallick Williams Gallery at Scope with Skullphone and Curtis Kulig

Skullphone + Curtis Kulig will be showing work from their recent collaborations this fall.

Skullphone with Mallick Williams and New Image Art  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

New Image Art Gallery at Scope

This year New Image Art is proud to present Retna, Cleon Peterson, Paul Wackers, and Maya Hayuk at Scope Miami 2011.

Check out Retna with New Image Art (photo © Jaime Rojo)

White Walls Gallery at Scope

White Walls will be hosting four booths at SCOPE, situated in the center of Miami’s Wynwood Gallery Arts District, featuring a MTN Colors Group show with APEX, Neon, Estria, Vogue, Blek le Rat, HUSH, Kofie and Chor Boogie, a White Walls Group show with Casey Gray, Ben Eine and Greg Gossel, and solo shows for both ABOVE and ROA. APEX, Eine, Kofie, ABOVE, ROA and Chor Boogie will also be painting at the Kohn compound on 24th street.

Ben Eine with White Walls (photo © Jaime Rojo)

ROA with White Walls  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Chor Boogie and Augustine Kofie (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For a full listing of exhibitors and events click here SCOPE

Wynwood Walls

Wynwood Walls is premiering 7 new Street Art murals and 16 new pieces at Wynwood Doors and walls outside.

Debuting in tandem with the new murals and installations during Art Basel this year on Tuesday, November 29, 2011, the “Shop at the Walls” the first Wynwood Walls Pop Up gallery space that will offer artworks and the new Wynwood Walls book.The book has interview with Street Artists and photography by Martha Cooper.

Artists include Retna, The Date Farmers, How and Nosm, Gaia (USA), Saner and Sego (Mexico), Liqen (Spain), Neuzz (Mexico), Nunca (Brazil), Vhils (Portugal), Interesni Kazki (Ukraine), Faile (USA) and b. (Greece)Kenny Scharf is expected to augment his existing wall, and remaining work from the last two years from Nunca, Shepard Fairey, Aiko, Ryan McGinness, Stelios Faitakis and avaf will be on display.

Walls Outside the Wynwood Walls, encompassing key locations outside of the actual art park itself and in the surrounding neighborhood, will be created by Friends With You (USA), avaf (Brazil and France), Nunca, and Interesni Kazki (Ukraine); joining works previously completed by Swoon and Barry McGee.

Location:
Wynwood Walls and the Pop Up Shop are located at NW Second Avenue – between Joey’s Italian Café on 25th Street and the art-filled Wynwood Kitchen & Bar on 26th Street – and are open to the public free of charge.

HERE COMES THE NEIGHBORHOOD: WYNWOOD (Video)

Fountain Art Fair

“Our preferred punk rock lopsided Anti-Fair.” —Brooklyn Street Art

This year Fountain Miami’s signature on-site street art installation is curated by Samson Contompasis, director of Albany’s The Marketplace, and will feature over 150 feet of work Street Artists including Sharktoof, Chris Stain, Olek, Hugh Leeman, Chor Boogie, OverUnder, White Cocoa, Army of One, Clown Soldier, Joe Iurato, CAKE, Tip-Toe, Elle, Ian Ross, Know Hope, Depoe, and Zero Cents.

Gilf! at Fountain  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Brooklyn’s own Mighty Tanaka Gallery is showing at Fountain Participating artists include: Adam Void, Alexandra Pacula, Alice Mizrachi, ChrisRWK, Ellen Stagg, Gigi Chen, Hellbent, Hiroshi Kumagai, JMR, John Breiner, Max Greis, Mike Schreiber, Robbie Busch, Skewville, TooFly, URnewyork, VengRWK & Miguel Ovalle

Hellbent with Mighty Tanaka (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Skewville with Mighty Tanaka   (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For a full listing of events and schedules click here Fountain Art Fair

December 1–4, 2011
2505 North Miami Avenue (at the corner of 25th St) | Miami, FL 33137
General Hours: 12pm–7pm daily
Tickets: $10 daily / $15 weekend pass. All tickets sold at door.

Primary Projects

 

 

A new exhibit debuting during Art Basel Miami Beach 2011

Thursday, December 1
Opening Reception
7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

RETNA, Jessy NITE, Stormie MILLS, Evan ROBARTS, Lena SCHMIDT, Luis PINTO, Andrew SCHOULTZ, Karen STAROSTA-GILINSKI, Kenton PARKER, TM SISTERS, Samantha SALZINGER, Emmette MOORE, Anthony LISTER, Charles KRAFFT, Tatiana SUAREZ, Edouard NARDON, Andrew NIGON, Johnny ROBLES and Lawrence GIPE.

For further information regarding this event click Primary Projects

Primary Projects
4141 NE Second Avenue
Suite 104
Miami, FL 33137

 

 

Living Walls is working with with Primary Flight, one of the original graffiti and Street Art mural projects, to create 3 new murals in the Wynwood District.

Participating Artists:

JAZ (Buenos Aires, Argentina) (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Know Hope (Tel Aviv, Israel) (photo © Jaime Rojo)

PULSE Fair

 

Andrew Edlin Gallery at Pulse with Elbow Toe

Brian Adam Douglas AKA Elbow Toe (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Joshua Liner Gallery at Pulse with Stephen Powers

Stephen Powers (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For a complete list of exhibitors and schedules of events click here PULSE

 

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London Street Art Part II: Shoreditch Dispatch

When you hit the street in search of street art, it helps if you keep you eyes AND mind open. On his trip to London for the Moniker Art Fair last month, photographer Geoff Hargadon had time to trek the East London neighborhood of Shoreditch and was usually surprised by what he caught. Old stuff like Fauxreel’s father on a ladder, and fresh new work going up before his eyes by Dabs and Myla next to Word to Mother.

A wide faced Anthony Lister stands at the gate (photo © Geoff Hargadon)

Here he captures what he liked and what moved him regardless of how old or new it was. This is what Street Art is all about anyway – an ongoing conversation on the street that tells you as much about the artist as contemporary society. In a city that values it’s oldest architecture and its revered historical legacy, there is still plenty of room for the newest voices in the public sphere; even if officially unsanctioned, it is still permitted to ride a while.  Sometimes, it is even invited.

The tagging conversation here is colorfully chaotic, a continuous piling up and covering of messaging with new messages and signatory statements. (photo © Geoff Hargadon)

C215 placed behind bars. (photo © Geoff Hargadon)

Canary Flavour with txemy. (photo © Geoff Hargadon)

Swoon, Bast. (photo © Geoff Hargadon)

Word To Mother and Dabs & Myla sharing a wall for Moniker. (photo © Geoff Hargadon)

The D*Face wall for Moniker. (photo © Geoff Hargadon)

A splash of colour on Turville Street incorporates the natural elements of the urban environment into the scene . (photo © Geoff Hargadon)

And the first prize goes to Prize. (photo © Geoff Hargadon)

By Don. (photo © Geoff Hargadon)

Elvis serenades, “I can’t help falling in love with you.” Juany. (photo © Geoff Hargadon)

FauxReel, ACE, Bortusk Leer, and a beautiful pile of tires. (photo © Geoff Hargadon)

Faile, Specter. (photo © Geoff Hargadon)

Night Market. (photo © Geoff Hargadon)

See Geoffs pics from last week in London’s Bricklane : A Few Shots of Street Art at the Moment

 

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