All posts tagged: Eddie Colla

D Young V and Eddie Colla in Thailand

D Young V and Eddie Colla in Thailand

New images today from Thailand as California artists and frequent collaborators Eddie Colla and D Young V marked the end of ’14.

D Young V creates fearful images of a violent militarized society where people are trapped and distressed, the child-like expressions pinched, the color/bw compositions littered with navigational and directional symbols from software applications, heads swimming in digits, mouths gagged with graphics. Colla’s female figures are rendered perhaps more realistically, but equally spent spiritually, sexually idealized, defiant, and at war.

brooklyn-street-art-eddie-colla-thailand-12-14-web-3

Eddie Colla. Thailand. 2014. (photo © Eddie Colla)

In the descriptive text accompanying these images about their year-end excursion and touristing, they paint an apocalyptic scene – references to sex and prostitution and corruption and citywide celebrations at temples as they say they spread their large format wheat-pastes across Bangkok, Pattaya and Koh Samet.  Here are the images they contributed to the Thai streetscape and various abandoned lots. One can only imagine what the children and workers and families walking in these neighborhoods think when they see these images. For their part, the artists returned to their homes and studios in Oakland and San Francisco to create more work.

brooklyn-street-art-eddie-colla-thailand-12-14-web-4

Eddie Colla. Thailand. 2014. (photo © Eddie Colla)

brooklyn-street-art-eddie-colla-thailand-12-14-web-1

Eddie Colla. Thailand. 2014. (photo © Eddie Colla)

brooklyn-street-art-eddie-colla-thailand-12-14-web-6

Eddie Colla. Thailand. 2014. (photo © Eddie Colla)

brooklyn-street-art-eddie-colla-thailand-12-14-web-2

Eddie Colla. Thailand. 2014. (photo © Eddie Colla)

brooklyn-street-art-eddie-colla-koralee-thailand-12-14-web-1

Eddie Colla and we think we can spot a Kora Lee in the background. Thailand. 2014. (photo © Eddie Colla)

brooklyn-street-art-eddie-colla-d-young-v-thailand-12-14-web-1

D Young V . Eddie Colla. Thailand. 2014. (photo © Eddie Colla)

brooklyn-street-art-eddie-colla-d-young-v-thailand-12-14-web-2

D Young V . Eddie Colla. Thailand. 2014. (photo © Eddie Colla)

brooklyn-street-art-d-young-v-thailand-12-14-web-1

D Young V. Thailand. 2014. (photo © Eddie Colla)

brooklyn-street-art-d-young-v-thailand-12-14-web-4

D Young V. Thailand. 2014. (photo © Eddie Colla)

brooklyn-street-art-d-young-v-thailand-12-14-web-2

D Young V. Thailand. 2014. (photo © Eddie Colla)

brooklyn-street-art-d-young-v-thailand-12-14-web-3

D Young V. Thailand. 2014. (photo © Eddie Colla)

brooklyn-street-art-d-young-v-thailand-12-14-web-5

D Young V. Thailand. 2014. (photo © Eddie Colla)

 

 

<<>>><><<>BSA<<>>><<<>><><BSA<<>>><><<>BSA<<>>><<<>><><BSA
 
Please note: All content including images and text are © BrooklynStreetArt.com, unless otherwise noted. We like sharing BSA content for non-commercial purposes as long as you credit the photographer(s) and BSA, include a link to the original article URL and do not remove the photographer’s name from the .jpg file. Otherwise, please refrain from re-posting. Thanks!
 
<<>>><><<>BSA<<>>><<<>><><BSA<<>>><><<>BSA<<>>><<<>><><BSA
 
 
 
Please follow and like us:
Read more
Salton Sea Road Trip with Eddie Colla, 2wenty, Caratoes, and Nite Owl

Salton Sea Road Trip with Eddie Colla, 2wenty, Caratoes, and Nite Owl

New images today from the barren detritus by Salton Sea in the Colorado Desert near the San Andreas fault line. Here near the water is a landscape littered with sheet metal, stories, tumbleweeds, and skeletons of simple squat structures once useful, now merely casting a shadow.

Until someone decides to clean up the man made remnants of industry and architecture you can be sure that some artist is going to consider that leaning structure or door-less domain to be exactly the perfect canvas for experimentation. Saltier than the Pacific ocean, this sea is also man made; “accidentally created by the engineers of the California Development company in 1905,” says the Wiki entry, and the arid climate will likely keep some of these facades till they are fossils.

brooklyn-street-art-caratoes-2wenty-salton-sea-09-14-web-2

Dark pop illustrational psychodelia from Caratoes  (photo © 2wenty)

Far from any cities or urban landscapes,  four Bay Area artists took a road trip recently to do some site specific works and to photograph each others’ creations here under the enormous expanse of sky. Thanks to Eddie Colla, 2wenty, Caratoes, and Nite Owl for sharing what they found here, and to Nastia Voynovskaya for bringing this to our attention.

brooklyn-street-art-2wenty-salton-sea-09-14-web-1

“2wenty takes long­ exposure shots that enable him to write in the air by physically moving a light source across the frame as the camera captures its motion,” says Nastia Voynovskaya, “This writing, invisible to the naked eye, lives on only in the form of photography.” 2wenty (photo © 2wenty)

brooklyn-street-art-nite-owl-2wenty-salton-sea-09-14-web-1

Nite Owl (photo © 2wenty)

brooklyn-street-art-nite-owl-salton-sea-09-14-web-1

Nite Owl (photo © Nite Owl)

brooklyn-street-art-nite-owl-salton-sea-09-14-web-2

Nite Owl (photo © Nite Owl)

brooklyn-street-art-eddie-colla-salton-sea-09-14-web-7

Eddie Colla (photo © Eddie Colla)

brooklyn-street-art-eddie-colla-salton-sea-09-14-web-5

Eddie Colla (photo © Eddie Colla)

brooklyn-street-art-eddie-colla-salton-sea-09-14-web-3

Eddie Colla (photo © Eddie Colla)

brooklyn-street-art-eddie-colla-salton-sea-09-14-web-9

Eddie Colla (photo © Eddie Colla)

brooklyn-street-art-eddie-colla-salton-sea-09-14-web-6

Eddie Colla (photo © Eddie Colla)

 

<<>>><><<>BSA<<>>><<<>><><BSA<<>>><><<>BSA<<>>><<<>><><BSA
 
Please note: All content including images and text are © BrooklynStreetArt.com, unless otherwise noted. We like sharing BSA content for non-commercial purposes as long as you credit the photographer(s) and BSA, include a link to the original article URL and do not remove the photographer’s name from the .jpg file. Otherwise, please refrain from re-posting. Thanks!
 
<<>>><><<>BSA<<>>><<<>><><BSA<<>>><><<>BSA<<>>><<<>><><BSA
Please follow and like us:
Read more
Street Art in Honolulu as Pow! Wow! Hawaii Enters Fifth Year

Street Art in Honolulu as Pow! Wow! Hawaii Enters Fifth Year

Before the year wraps we wanted to take a look at images from Pow! Wow! Hawaii as it enters its fifth year with a collection of images recently captured in Honolulu where it happens.

Begun by founder Jasper Wong in Hong Kong, Pow! Wow! Hawaii is a non-profit gathering in his hometown that he co-produces with another artist named Kamea Hadar. In a promo video for the festival Wong says that the festival is about “beautifying a neighborhood, changing a neighborhood through art”.

brooklyn-street-art-rone-wonder-yoav-litvin-pow-wow-hawaii-2013-web

Rone and Wonder spell it out in their largest collaboration to date. (photo © Yoav Litvin)

A criticism of street art festivals often leveled has been that the stars of the international circuit overpower the local tastes or are somehow insensitive to them, and the hip doesn’t always respect the homegrown.

Pow! Wow! Hawaii steadily avoids that criticism by including local community throughout open participatory events and it makes sure to include artists who work with traditional motifs and values in their pieces, bringing indigenous cultures into the mix in a meaningful way.

brooklyn-street-art-woes-meggs-peap-tarr-mrjago-will-barras-yoav-litvin-pow-wow-hawaii-2013-web

Woes, Meggs, Peap, Tarr, Mr. Jago and Will Barras (photo © Yoav Litvin)

Since the rich pop colors of the modern age are also the visual lengua materna for these Street Artists and graffiti artists, it is common to see figures and patterns from the past updated with punch. The waterside commercial neighborhood along the southern shores of the island of Oʻahu is called Kaka’ako and the name itself has inspired some of the artists to include it in their pieces.

Recently photographer Yoav Litvin took a trip to the neighborhood where Pow! Wow! takes place and we bring you some of the images from Honolulu to get a taste the work that has been left there by an estimated 100 artists since 2010.

brooklyn-street-art-faith47-yoav-litvin-pow-wow-hawaii-2013-web

Faith 47 (photo © Yoav Litvin)

brooklyn-street-art-askew-yoav-litvin-pow-wow-hawaii-2013-web

Askew pays tribute to the Tuhoe Iwi and references the time of the Treaty of Waitangi (photo © Yoav Litvin)

brooklyn-street-art-nychos-jeff-soto-yoav-litvin-pow-wow-hawaii-2013-web

Nychos and Jeff Soto (photo © Yoav Litvin)

brooklyn-street-art-scribe-yoav-litvin-pow-wow-hawaii-2013-web

Scribe (photo © Yoav Litvin)

brooklyn-street-art-roid-madsteez-king-kalakaua-yoav-litvin-pow-wow-hawaii-2013-web

Roids and Madsteez punch up the color when paying tribute to King Kalakua. (photo © Yoav Litvin)

brooklyn-street-art-dal-east-yoav-litvin-pow-wow-hawaii-2013-web

Dal East (photo © Yoav Litvin)

brooklyn-street-art-ekundayo-yoav-litvin-pow-wow-hawaii-2013-web

Ekundayo (photo © Yoav Litvin)

brooklyn-street-art-kamea-hadar-rone-yoav-litvin-pow-wow-hawaii-2013-web

Kamea Hadar and Rone (photo © Yoav Litvin)

brooklyn-street-art-artist-unknown-yoav-litvin-pow-wow-hawaii-2013-web

Eddie Colla (photo © Yoav Litvin)

From the website:

“Centered around a week-long event in Hawaii, POW! WOW! has grown into a global network of artists and organizes gallery shows, lecture series, schools for art and music, mural projects, a large creative space named Lana Lane Studios, concerts, and live art installations across the globe. The central event takes place during Valentine’s Day week in February in the Kaka’ako district of Honolulu, and brings over a hundred international and local artist together to create murals and other forms of art.”

For more about Pow! Wow! Hawaii click HERE

 

<<>>><><<>BSA<<>>><<<>><><BSA<<>>><><<>BSA<<>>><<<>><><BSA
Please note: All content including images and text are © BrooklynStreetArt.com, unless otherwise noted. We like sharing BSA content for non-commercial purposes as long as you credit the photographer(s) and BSA, include a link to the original article URL and do not remove the photographer’s name from the .jpg file. Otherwise, please refrain from re-posting. Thanks!
<<>>><><<>BSA<<>>><<<>><><BSA<<>>><><<>BSA<<>>><<<>><><BSA
 
 
 
Please follow and like us:
Read more

Fun Friday 09.07.12

Happy Friday! Not much to do this weekend, sorry – Aside from these eighteen possibilities.

1. Maya Hayuk at Cooper Cole (Toronto)
2. NohJColey “In the Midst of Living” Friday (BKLN)
3. Judith Supine at Jonathan Levine Saturday (Manhattan)
4. Swoon Opens Pearly’s Beauty Shop Sat (Long Island City, Queens)
5. Brooklyn Busts Open Studio Doors for “GO” Courtesy Brooklyn Museum
6. “Epilogue” at Hold Up (LA)
7. “Disamiguation” at Carmichael (LA)
8. Mind Trip with ETAM at Inoperable (Vienna)
9. Bien Urbain Festival (Besancon, France)
10. Graffitimundo “Walls of Buenos Aires” at Newcastle Project Space
11. ESPO “A Word is Worth a Thousand Pictures” at Joshua Liner (NYC)
12. TRXTR “Lucked Up” at Get Up Gallery (Vegas)
13. Group show “This Art is So Street” (Philadelphia)
14. “Public Display” at Agnes b. (NYC)
15. “100 Story House” with Leon Reid IV at JJ Byrne Park
16. RERO Image Not Available at Fabien Castanier in Studio City, CA
17. RONE at White Walls (SF)
18. Ben Frost at Shooting Gallery (SF)

Maya Hayuk at Cooper Cole (Toronto)

Street Artist, Fine Artist and Brooklyn resident Maya Hayuk has a solo show at the Cooper Cole Gallery in Toronto, Canada is now open to the general public. Ms. Hayuk paintings are saturated with color, catching the prism from the crystal and permuting it into a multitude of geometrically inspired patterns and shapes, realize on canvas and walls across the land. Crisply precise, or improvised and free wheeling, Hayuk let’s her mind and her palette run with enthusiasm for the raw creative spirit.

Maya Hayuk on the streets of Brooklyn. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For further information regarding this show click here.

Maya Hayuk will also be featured in GEOMETRICKS September 22nd in Brooklyn, curated by Hellbent and presented by BSA.

NohJColey “In the Midst of Living” Friday (BKLN)

NohJColey first solo show “In The Midst of Living” opens tonight at Weldon Arts Gallery in Brooklyn. Come and see in person NohJ characters and stare at their eyes. See who blinks first.

NohJColey. Detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For further information regarding this show click here.

To read our preview and for more images click here.

Judith Supine at Jonathan Levine Saturday (Manhattan)

Judith takes over the project room at the Jonathan Levine Gallery in Manhattan for a triple header with Audrey Kawasaki and Jeff Soto sharing the bill. Get there early because the line will be long so you can see them all and appreciate this opportunity to see why Judith Supine is “Too Much for One Man”.

Judith Supine. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For further information regarding this show click here.

To read our interview and studio visit with JS as he prepared for this show click here.

Swoon Opens Pearly’s Beauty Shop Sat (Long Island City, Queens)

Nails done by a painter? Hair diorama by a sculptor? Makeup by a conceptual artist? When was the last time that at the SPA you got pampered by a bevy of talented, happy, fun, funny and not shy fine artists? Never?

A fundraiser for the Braddock project, Street Artist and fine artist Swoon has dreamed a perfect SPA party for you, inviting and recruiting many of her close artists friends to make you feel special and to look glorious. “DJ’s Roofeeo, Dirtyfinger, Manhate, and 3 Kings International Sound will make your body move and your fresh coat of glam shine while you explore indoor and outdoor dance parties, music, installations and performances by Lady Circus’ Anya Sapozhnikova, Marshall LaCount, Shenandoah Davis, Audra Pace, and Yea, Well, Whatever all situated in a stunning visual landscape.” This Saturday pick your outfit and be prepared to have the experience of a lifetime.

For further information regarding this event click here.

Brooklyn Busts Open Studio Doors for “GO” Courtesy Brooklyn Museum

The Brooklyn Museum continues to plug into community and show love for the blossomed artists neighborhoods that are transforming Brooklyn into the true creative powerhouse rivaling Manhattan, which is looking so “last century” across the river. BAM is a loved museum that regularly gets “it” by bringing community in, thanks to the efforts of many, including the talented curatorial team headed by Sharon Matt Atkins who opens the conversation and knows how to listen to the beat on the street and make a huge institution relevant to a new generation.

This time Ms. Atkins and the museum’s Chief of Technology, Shelley Bernstein are taking  inspiration from the thousands of artists who work and live in Brooklyn, creating the largest open studios event we’ve heard of in DUMBO, Williamsburg, Bushwick, Greenpoint, Gowanus, and Red Hook this weekend. You can vote for your favorites by nominating three artists for inclusion in an exhibition at the museum. The museum’s curators then will visit the ten artists who received the most nominations and they will select two or more artists to have their work shown at the Brooklyn Museum for and Exhibition opening on December 1.

1735 artists have responded to this call. How many can you visit? You have this Saturday and Sunday to GO AND SEE ART.

For further information regarding this project click here.

“Epilogue” at Hold Up (LA)

“Epilogue” is a trio exhibition opening this Saturday in Los Angeles at Hold Up Art Gallery with Street Artists Eddie Colla, Hugh Leeman and V Young D have combining talents to explore themes of their vision of a coming collapse of society. Fun times!

“Epilogue” (photo © Taylor Morgan)

For further information regarding this show click here.

To read our preview for this show and to see a video click here.

Also happening this weekend:

  • The Carmichael Gallery in Culver City, CA is hosting Carlos Mare, Rae Martini, Remi/Rough, Sixeart in a group show titled “Disambiguation” opening tomorrow. Click here for more details on this show.
  • ETAM, the Polish duo open a new show, “Mind Trip” at Inoperable Gallery in Vienna, Austria is now open to the general public. Click here for more details on this show.
  • BIEN URBAIN the Art Festival being held in Besançon, France has begun and it will continue until early October. With a great inclusion of Street Art in its abundant program this year they invited Mark jENKINs et sandra FERNANDEz (USA), hYURO (Argentine), MOMO (USA), ElTONO (France), EsCIF (Espagne), sAM3 (Espagne), Agostino IACURCI (Italie), Guillaume BERTRAND (France), pascal RUEFF (France), Graffiti Research lab (France), pascal RUEFF (France), jIEM (France), Caroline AMOROs & Co (France) to paint murals. Click here for more details on this festival.
  • The walls of Buenos Aires have moved to London with Graffitimundo show “The Talking Walls of Buenos Aires”. Interested to hear what they have to say? Head over to the Newcastle Project Space and put your ear to the walls and your eyes on the art. This show is now open. Click here for more details.
  • “A Word is Worth a Thousand Pictures” is the title of the new show by Stephen Powers AKA ESPO now open at the Joshua Liner Gallery in Manhattan. Click here for more details on this show.
  • TRXTR is in Vegas, with a new show titled “Lucked Up” at the Get Up Gallery. Now open, click here for more details on this show.
  • Curly’s curatorial debut takes place in Philadelphia with a group show titled “This Art is So Street” opening tonight at the Stupid Easy Gallery. With the inclusion of a certain Mr. Brainwash is in the line up of artists with talent and skills, Curly might be sending a secret message. Let us know if you decode it. The artists are: LNY, NoseGo, Don Pablo Pedro, Darkclouds, The Yok and Sheryo. Click here for more details .
  • The fashion label and store(s) Agnès b is on “Public Display” with a group show curated by ASVP opening Saturday at their store on Howard Street in Manhattan. The participating artists include: D*Face (London, UK), Faile (Brooklyn), Gaia (Baltimore), Hellbent (Brooklyn), Invader (Paris, FR), Miss Bugs (Bristol, UK), ND’A (Brooklyn), QRST (Brooklyn), and ASVP (New York). Click here for more details on this show.
  • Artists Leon Reid IV and Julia Marchesi‘s new public art project “100 Story House” will be open to the public on Saturday at the JJ Byrne Park, 5th Avenue btwn 3rd & 4th St. Park Slope, Brooklyn. Bring Books if you go! Click here for more details on this exhibition.
  • French artists RERO is a wordsmith with an extensive experience as a graffiti artist. His new solo show titled “RERO: Image Not Available” opens on Saturday at the Fabien Castanier Gallery in Studio City, CA. Click here for more details on this show.
  • Australian Street Artist RONE new show “Darkest Before The Dawn” at the White Walls Gallery in San Francisco opens on Saturday. Click here for more details on this show.
  • Ben Frost is in San Francisco at the Shooting Gallery with his new show “See Inside the Box for Details“. Click here for more details on this show.

 

Please follow and like us:
Read more

Hugh Leeman, Eddie Colla and D Young V prepare for “Epilogue”

Street Artists Push Past Comfort Levels to Create New Show and Video

As the post- “Citizens United” restructuring of civil society gets into full swing and democracy is effectively hollowed out before our eyes, Street Artists Hugh Leeman, Eddie Colla, and D Young V are contemplating an eventual collapse of society and what it might look like – and have created an art show about it.

Epilogue is an immersive installation based art show,” explains Leeman as he describes the almost cinematic way they are seeing their presentation and the promotional video we are debuting for them today. Not explicitly horrifying, the implications of a lawless violent society that no longer feels “futuristic” makes this trailer uncomfortable and a breath of fresh air.

Still from promotional video for “Epilogue” (© Taylor Morgan)

“What we did with the video was a new feel for us in that we did not show the artwork nor do a traditional narrated artist interview but instead looked at the video as a piece of art itself,” says Leeman as he talks how the three Street Artists really pushed their work for the show to imagine what it would be like to start making art after we’ve burned everything down. Maybe they’re just sticking to the theme or testing their individual resourcefulness but it is interesting to see them skipping the oil paints and canvasses and instead choosing reclaimed billboards, fire stencils, even hand painted assault rifles for the varied display.

Hugh Leeman, Eddie Colla and D young V “Epilogue” (photo © Shaun Roberts)

Are these guys really rattling their Jungian subconsciousness with a death of Western society foretold or have they been spending a lot of time on NetFlix in the apocalypse section? If you hear Hugh describe the preparation they’ve undertaken at Hold Up Art, it all sounds pretty serious. “Its processes and concept have been inspired by America’s gun loving culture, the corporate behemoths considered “too big to fail”, and another pending financial meltdown. It has pushed the three of us as artists away from what we have come to identify as our own individual styles.” We give them credit for going there, and for challenging us in a new way to go with them. The murkier the answers, the more alive the imagination can be when triggered by these symbols and images.

Hugh Leeman, Eddie Colla and D young V “Epilogue” (photo © Shaun Roberts)

A death mask from Hugh Leeman, Eddie Colla and D young V in “Epilogue” (photo © Shaun Roberts)

Hugh Leeman, Eddie Colla and D young V “Epilogue” (photo © Shaun Roberts)

Hugh Leeman, Eddie Colla and D young V “Epilogue” (photo © Shaun Roberts)

“Epilogue” by Taylor Morgan  (VIDEO)

“Epilogue” opens this Saturday Sept 8.  Click here for more information regarding this show.

A print variant for the”Epilogue” show that will be released through Hold Up Art starting Sept. 8th

 

<<>>><><<>BSA<<>>><<<>><><BSA<<>>><><<>BSA<<>>><<<>><><BSA

Please note: All content including images and text are © BrooklynStreetArt.com, unless otherwise noted. We like sharing BSA content for non-commercial purposes as long as you credit the photographer(s) and BSA, include a link to the original article URL and do not remove the photographer’s name from the .jpg file. Otherwise, please refrain from re-posting. Thanks!

<<>>><><<>BSA<<>>><<<>><><BSA<<>>><><<>BSA<<>>><<<>><><BSA

 

Please follow and like us:
Read more

Hold Up Art Gallery Presents: Eddie Colla. Hugh Leeman and V Young D “Epilogue” (Los Angeles, CA)

Epilogue

The Bay Area’s most prolific vandals, Eddie Colla, D Young V, and Hugh Leeman create a fully immersive installation inspired by America’s gun loving culture, its corporate behemoths, and a financial meltdown. Reclaimed billboards, fire stencils, carbon soot emissions, and hand painted assault rifles take the place of canvas and oil paint at this timely Los Angeles exhibit. Know more, see here epiloguela.com “Epilogue” opens Saturday, September 8th at Hold Up Art Gallery in downtown Los Angeles, 2 blocks south of the Geffen Contemporary MOCA, 358 E. 2nd St.

Show opening Saturday September 8th, 7p.m. PST
Eddie Colla, D Young V, Hugh Leeman

Please follow and like us:
Read more

Fountain Los Angeles: Sneak Peek by Birdman

New York’s Fountain is spraying westward this weekend in LA and photographer Birdman gives us an inside look at some of the preparations of the Street Art contingent for this show. Somehow Fountain manages to keep a loosely organized chaos on point wherever it goes, a perfect bit of ground between the cracks of the concrete where things of beauty are likely to pop up.

brooklyn-street-art-chor-boogie-birdman-fountain-la-webCan dynamo and Street Artist Chor Boogie getting up with a nice selection of paint (photo © Birdman)

brooklyn-street-art-edie-colla-birdman-fountain-la-1-web

Eddie Colla. (photo © Birdman)

brooklyn-street-art-edie-colla-birdman-fountain-la-2-web

Eddie Colla catches a stencil tag. (photo © Birdman)

brooklyn-street-art-installation-in-progress-colla-birdman-fountain-la-web-1

Indoor installation in progress (photo © Birdman)

brooklyn-street-art-installation-in-progress-birdman-fountain-la-web-4

Gilf! has some instructions for this outdoor mural in progress. (photo © Birdman)

brooklyn-street-art-installation-in-progress-birdman-fountain-la-web-3

An organic sculpture of paint can tops is growing with anticipation of the opening at Fountain LA 2011 (photo © Birdman)

Fountain Art Fair includes a Street Art outdoor exhibition with: GILF!, Eddie Colla, Tiki Jay One, Shark Toof, Chor Boogie, Hugh Leeman, Billi Kid  & CIG, Ian Ross, and Cryptik.

brooklyn-street-art-fountain-art-fair-los-angeles

For more information regarding location, time and schedule of events please click on the link below:

http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/?p=24957

Please follow and like us:
Read more

Fountain Art Fair Expands to Los Angeles for Art Platform and Pacific Standard Time (Los Angeles, CA)

Fountain Art Fair
brooklyn-street-art-fountain-art-fair-los-angeles

Los Angeles get ready – Fountain Art Fair has officially landed on the west coast, prepared to bring you a weekend packed full of art, music and more.  Fountain kicks off  with Flavorpill Friday, sponsored of course by Flavorpill, the coolest culture gurus around.  Along with our exceptional platform featuring the edgy galleries, independent artist projects curated by Ever Gold Gallery, and collectives, as well as local DJs to get you grooving, Fountain’s Flavorpill Giveaway is sure to be a highlight of your weekend.  Be sure to visit Flavorpill’s media booth for the chance to win unique prizes including original works by Fountain returnees Brian Leo and Danni Rash from Christina Ray Gallery, a special edition Fountain surf board created by Lindsay Carron and Courtney Branch of Board Well, your very own retro Lomography camera and more.

Fountain’s presenting sponsor LA Weekly is taking charge of Saturday night, along with culture industry insider and online magazine Newestra.  Get your photo snapped at  Newestra’s funky photo booth while listening to the easy beats of Los Angeles DJs La Muerte, Antidote, P-Dot, Dances with Wolves, and the perfectly sweet and viscious  Bullet & SnowFox.   Stop by Yelp’s table to pick up some swag and head to the courtyard to check out our massive installation of the wickedest street art around.  Co-curated by Fountain veteran Carly Ivan Garcia, this slew of artists is ready to bust out the aerosol in Fountain tradition of  bringing the street to you.  Artists include: GILF!, Eddie Colla, Tiki Jay One, Shark Toof, Chor Boogie, Hugh Leeman, Billi Kid  & CIG, Ian Ross, and Cryptik.

Fountain Exhibitors: CHALK, Los Angeles * Ever Gold, San Francisco * HungryMan, San Francisco * Murder Lounge, New York * Cheap & Plastique, Brooklyn * Christina Ray Gallery, New York * Tinca Art, New York * Blythe Projects, Los Angeles

Independent Artist Projects: Ryan Cronin, New York * The Mechanism, Los Angeles * Carly Ivan Garcia, San Francisco * GILF!, Brooklyn * Greg Haberny, New York * BrianLeo, New York * Evo Love, Miami * Danni Rash, New York * Aleve MeiLoh, Los Angeles

About Fountain Art Fair

Fountain is an exhibition of avant garde artwork in New York during Armory week, Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach and Los Angeles during Pacific Standard Time weekend.

Location:

Lot 613
(613 Imperial Street LA, CA 90021)

September 30 – October 2, 2011
General Public Hours:
12pm – 7pm, every day

Special Events:
Friday, September 30, 7pm – 12am – Opening Night Reception
Musical Performances: TBA (21 & over)
Saturday, October 1, 7pm – 12am – LA Weekly Presents Musical Performances: TBA (21 & over)

For complete details and schedule of events please visit Fountain’s site:

http://fountainartfair.com/

Please follow and like us:
Read more

Fun Friday 08.05.11

Fun-Friday

Check out the Flaming Cacti in Astor Place (NYC)

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

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

Brooklyn-Street-Art-WEB-Flaming-Cacti-Animus-Astor-Place

“Mind Control” at Peep Show Tonight (LA)

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

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

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

VHILS New Wall in Venice, CA (VIDEO)

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

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

LUSH Hangs with the GAYS in San Francisco Tonight

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

brooklyn-street-art-WEB-lush-fifty24sf-gallery-1

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

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

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

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

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

brooklyn-street-art-shepard-fairey-sandra-hoj-conpenhagen-3-web

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

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

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

“Electric Projected” in Beacon, New York Saturday Night

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

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

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

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

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

brooklyn-street-art-septerh

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

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

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

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

ZILDA VS RO “L’ASSASSINAT de MARAT”

SHAFIUR RAHMAN “ITALIAN VANDAL”

Please follow and like us:
Read more

The Problem With MOCA : Street Art Talks Back

Responding to a museum show that brings Street Art inside and charges admission to see it, a local Street Artist tweaks the nose of MOCA’s “Art in the Streets” with some actual Street Art in situ. Ironically, it also drew a crowd of curious admirers to the sidewalk.

Eddie Colla says his billboard takeover is a response to a #s265234) ” target=”_blank”>Huffington Post article last week where a finger wagging tone was on display toward current street artists, “MOCA director Jeffrey Deitch pegs it on the ‘young’ and ‘anarchic,’ and is quoted giving this message to illegal taggers: ‘If you harness your talent you can be in a museum some day, make a contribution and a living from it.’ ”

Brooklyn-Street-Art-WEB-Problem-With-MOCA-Eddie-Colla

A testament to the current fascination among teens, 20 and 30-somethings with the entire topic of Street Art, observers report that the installation of Colla’s piece drew a small crowd of tourists, who took turns snapping photos and posing in front of it – some of which we show here. Even more incredibly, after the poster company covered it and left yesterday, witnesses say a bystander apparently began removing the advertising posters.

Brooklyn-Street-Art-WEB-Crowd-Problem-With-MOCA-Eddie-Colla

Reached for comment, the artist told us the message of the piece is pretty self evident and he hung around after putting it up to listen to people stopping to take pictures.

Brooklyn Street Art: What kind of reaction did the installation get on the street?
Eddie Colla:
It ranged from “Is that Bansky?”, “Are you Banksy?”, “I think that’s f*ckin Banksy”, and “Holy sh*t! It’s Banksy”. Of course there’s the one nob who always mispronounces Banksy and says “Yo It’s BAN-SKY”. So there was that and a couple “hey cools” and “what do you make your stencils out of?” and “you’re eddie right?”.

Brooklyn-Street-Art-WEB-POSING-Problem-With-MOCA-Eddie-Colla

Brooklyn Street Art: Did you think that people would actually pose in front of it for a group photo?
Eddie Colla:
Sure why not, It’s a nice sort of background. Much better than the movie posters that were there when I started.

Brooklyn-Street-Art-WEB-Detail-Woman-Problem-With-MOCA-Eddie-Colla

Brooklyn Street Art: When do you think this Street Art madness, I mean fascination, end?
Eddie Colla:
When they release “Exit through the gift shop 2 – Electric Boogaloo”. I think that will be the beginning of the end.

Brooklyn-Street-Art-WEB-PIC-Problem-With-MOCA-Eddie-Colla

Please follow and like us:
Read more

New Puppy Gallery Presents: “Sniffin’ Glue” A Group Show (Los Angeles, CA)

Sniffin’ Glue
brooklyn-street-art-new-puppy-gallery-SniffinGlue

Who better than Nomadé, Eddie Colla, ABCNT, and Cryptik to poke the MOCA institutional bear smack in the nose on April 16th with their new explosive show “Sniffin’ Glue.”

Armed with intense imagery and a collective history of street credibility, this fierce

foursome dare to not only provoke but stand in front of MOCA’s

institutional tank, refusing to allow Jeffery Deitch be the only street

art voice heard on this night.

“Sniffin’ Glue” is a collective display of power from four of the most

provocative west coast street artists – ABCNT, Nomadé, Cryptik and Eddie Colla.

It is a manifestation of a street art revolution that cannot be ignored.

The themes of their work span from power, peace, individualism to protest.

Fueled by revolution, ABCNT’s work pierces into the heart of our deepest political establishments. Cryptik’s art comes from a place of spirituality and his zen visual mastery.

Nomadé are the warriors of creation, not powered by weapons but by intensity and a powerful visceral style. The world of Eddie Colla captures the consciousness of the individual and the relationship to the ever-growing environmental challenges to conformity.

“Sniffin’ Glue”

New Puppy Gallery

2808 Elm Street Unit #1

Los Angeles, CA 90065

323.439.3355

Please follow and like us:
Read more