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WagMag Benefit Gala at English Kills Gallery (Brooklyn, NYC)

WAGMAG Benefit Gala

BENEFIT EVENING: Tuesday May 21st from 7-9pm
English Kills Gallery, 114 Forrest Street, Bushwick, Brooklyn


Admission is $20 (for non-ticket holders)
Tickets for artwork drawing: $200 until May 12th, after which they will be $250.

Preview Tickets for Advanced Viewing are available for $350
(includes an artwork raffle ticket)

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English Kills Gallery Presents: Rob Andrews “Door Work” (Brooklyn, NY)

Door Work

October 22-November 5, 2011
/opening Oct 22 – performance begins at 8pm/
English Kills Art Gallery

English Kills Art Gallery presents DOOR WORK, the first full solo exhibition of Rob Andrews’ work after a decade of rigorous investigation into the nature of myth, ritual, and the role of the storyteller.

DOOR WORK hews at the genesis and location(s) of private moments of spiritual transformation, the intersection of the spiritual and profane, the role of ritual in our social landscape, and the boundaries we accept and those we will ourselves to cross.

DOOR WORK  bridges the psychic and material distance between performance and the static art object.

Rob will open the show on  October 22nd @ 8pm: with his performance Ant–Bird 2, it is a ritual designed to open a spiritual and metaphysical door using the power of blood, sweat, spit, and the vocal power of a human chorus.

n 2003, Rob cleaned the floor of the gallery Exit Art for three months. Roberta Smith of the New York Times wrote, “In a piece that suggests interior reconstruction Rob Andrews has been and will continue cleaning the gallery’s entire floor with a toothbrush, a few square feet each day. His air of meditative concentration contrasts noticeably and nicely with the prevailing sense of bustle and bulk.” DOOR WORK balances performance and the object towards speaking to interior reconstruction: destroying old doors, and opening new ones.

Rob is proud to officially join English Kills Art Gallery. He has shown work at the Museum of Modern Art, Exit Art, Grace Exhibition Space, and travels to Bitola, Macedonia in early November to take part in Exchange Radical Moments, a Pan-European live art festival that takes place in 11 European cities on 11.11.11


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Fun Friday 05.13.11



This weekend is a perfect storm of shows that are opening on the East, West and points in between.

Up Close And Personal: RJ Curates Street Artists Into an Upper West Side Apartment (NYC)

In the intimacy of a private residence in the Manhattan suburbs of UWS, RJ Rushmore of Vandalog fame along with Keith Schweitzer and Mike Glatzer of newly minted M.A.N.Y. have mounted a fresh new open house show just off Broadway. An exquisitely curated show with marquee names and a few newbies the selection is solid in quality and unusual in it’s scale.


Troy Lovegates aka Other (image courtesy of the curators)

Participating artists include:
Aiko, Chris Stain, Clown Soldier, Don Leicht, Edible Genius, Elbowtoe, Gaia, How & Nosm, Jessica Angel, John Fekner, Know Hope, Logan Hicks, Mike Ballard, OverUnder, R. Robot, Radical, Retna, Skewville, Tristan Eaton, Troy Lovegates aka Other and White Cocoa.

Aiko’s cans are on proudly on display at the bachelor pad, and that’s not all (image courtesy of the curators)

Dates: May 12th– 15th, 2011
May 12th, 7 – 9pm
May 13th, 7 – 9pm
May 14th, noon – 9pm
May 15th, noon – 7pm
Note: Due to the limited exhibition space, people may be admitted in block times every half-hour.
Location: Apartment on the Upper West Side (217 West 106th Street, Apartment 1A, New York, NY 10025) – Between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenues.
Cost for entrance: Free

Go to Hellbent and John Breiner Tonight in Brooklyn (NYC)

Mighty Tanka is presenting a show with two Brooklyn based artists: Hellbent and John Breiner.
Mr. Hellbent says of the show: “The best part of making a show like this is to finally see it up on the wall and the way that everything interacts. I have been thinking of these pieces as parts of a quilt, different fabrics being stitched together. The different colors, floral stencils, animals, and jaw bones melding together and playing off one another, even down to the different depths and sizes of panels, but until it was hung they were just pieces, not yet a whole. Its given me an opportunity to show the different elements that i am working with and how they have grown out of one another and to display all the different carvings and stencils patterns together, where on the street they are separated in different locations.”

To learn more about “Smiled Distress” at Mighty Tanaka tonight please click on the link below:

Matt Siren and My Plastic Heart present “Ghost in the Machine” (NYC)

25 spirits in the material world have made tributes to Street Artist Matt Siren’s Ghost Girl character for this show on the Lower East Side tonight. The custom toy show transforms the character that appears in doorways around New York, each putting its own unique spin on his character.


The show includes work from 64Colors, Royce Bannon, Steve Chanks, Chauskoskis, DarkCloud, Deeker, Gril One, J*RYU, Jester, Keely, Abe Lincoln Jr., Map-Map, Marka27, Brent Nolasco, Lou Pimentel, Reactorss, Marc Reusser, Todd Robertson, Robots Will Kill, Chris Ryniak, Matt Siren, Scott Tolleson, Julie West, Wheelbarrow, Wrona

Click on the link below to learn more about this show:

210 Forsyth St   New York NY 10002 | 646 290 6866
Ghost in the Machine
May 13th 2011 – June 12th 2011

Chicago Street Art Show Tonight (CHI)

Tonight the book “Chicago Street Art” is being released at the the Chicago Urban Art Society  in conjunction with a show titled “The Chicago Street Art Show”


Brooklyn’s AD HOC has a New Puppy in Los Angeles (LA)


On the West Coast the dynamic duo and husband and wife Garrison and Allison Buxton have curated a group show “I have a dream, I have a nightmare: Friday the 13th” at The New Puppy Gallery opening this Friaday from 7:00 to 11:00 pm

Artists include: Alison Buxton, Beau Stanton, Bill Fick, Broken Crow, Bunnie Reiss, Chor Boogie, Chris Stain, CRASH, Dabs & Myla, Daryll Peirce, David Loewenstein, Don Leicht, Ezra Li Eismont, Garrison Buxton, Hellbent, Joe Iurato, John Breiner, John Carr, John Fekner, Jordan Seiler, Know Hope, Lady Pink, Michael De Feo, Mikal Hameed, Paul Booth, Peat Wollaeger, Ray Cross, Rex Dingler, ROA, Robert Steel, Sean Starwars, TheDirtyFabulous, & Thundercut.

Ad Hoc Art –

New Puppy LA –

WHERE: 2808 Elm Street, Los Angeles, California 90065

English Kills Group Show Saturday, “The Mother Ship” (NYC)

Chris Harding, owner and ringmaster of the Bushwick Brooklyn-based space station English Kills brings out his strong stable of artists for this group show aptly titled “The Mother Ship” opening this Saturday at 7:00 pm. It’s not necessarily Street Art – but this is a hotbed of new ideas so it is always worth your trip.


Participating artists include:

Brent Owens, Andy Piedilato, Vilaykorn Sayaphet, Jim Herbert, David Pacheco, Hiroshi Shafer, Gyles Thompson, Sarah H. Paulson, Holly Faurot, Tescia Seufferlein, Peter Dobill, Steve Harding, Judith Supine, Lenny Reibstein, Andrew Ohanesian, Jason Peters, Don Pablo Pedro, Steven Thompson, Andrew Hurst and Rob Andrews.

English Kills is located at:

114 Forrest St. Ground Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(718) 366-7323

Specter is a “Repeat Offender” 5/14 at Pawn Works in Chicago (CHI)

Brooklyn based artist Gabriel Specter’s solo show “Repeat Offender” opens this Saturday at the Pawn Works Gallery.


Opening Reception Saturday, May 14, 2011/ 6-10pm

1050 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60622

Ph: 312.841.3986

London Police in Denver, “Amsterydynasty”

In Denver Colorado Black Book Gallery brings back the glamour of the 80’s with The London Police and Handiedan in a show titled “Amsterydynasty”


Opening reception May 14th at 7pm

Click here to learn more about this show

Olek Crochets for a Bicycle in Poland

ROA in San Francisco

Women’s Faces in Art

500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art by Philip Scott Johnson.

MoCA Art in the Streets. Wisk, Ser, Chubbs and Prime destroy a wall.

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Images of the Week 03.06.11

Images of the Week 03.06.11


Our weekly interview with the streets also wanders into a few Art Fairs this week as many Street Artists were in town showing studio work and getting up on walls.  It was great to meet so many people who are on fire about this grassroots, interactive, DIY, in-your-eyeballs world of street art and to talk about where it is going. While there were a slew of Street Artists banging a luan wall at Fountain, we also got to see some peeps at Scope and Volta.

So here we go with shots of Andy Piedilato, Dalek, DFace, How Nosm, Mark Jenkins, Ron English, Tes One, Tristan Eaton, TrustoCorp, and Typoe.

brooklyn-street-art-how-nosm-jaime-rojo-armory-week-art-fairs-nyc-03-11-webHow & Nosm finish wall in Brooklyn for Contra Projects (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Bask at work on his wall in Brooklyn for Contra Projects (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Bask at work on his wall in Brooklyn (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Bask in Brooklyn (photo © Jaime Rojo)


TES ONE at work on his wall in Brooklyn for Contra Projects (photo © Jaime Rojo). Meanwhile Sharktoof did a brand new piece in Bushwick, which we’ll show you next week.


TES ONE in Brooklyn (photo © Jaime Rojo)


D*Face. Contra Projects. Scope Art Fair (photo © Jaime Rojo)


James Marshall (Dalek). Contra Projects. Scope Art Fair (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Ron English. Contra Projects. Scope Art Fair (photo © Jaime Rojo)


TES ONE. Detail. Contra Projects. Scope Art Fair (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Tristan Eaton has not shown such a fully realized piece on the streets and he unveiled this one after working for close to a year on it. He also told BSA that his brother Matthew has some serious art chops. Bring it on, Matt! Contra Projects at Scope Art Fair (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Bask. Contra Projects. Scope Art Fair (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Now with 8 essential vitamins and religions! TrustoCorp. Contra Projects. Scope Art Fair (photo © Jaime Rojo)


How & Nosm. Contra Projects. Scope Art Fair (photo © Jaime Rojo)


How & Nosm. Detail. Contra Projects. Scope Art Fair (photo © Jaime Rojo)


How & Nosm. Detail. Contra Projects. Scope Art Fair (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Jennifer Catron and Paul Outlaw. Detail. Artists Wanted at Scope Art Fair (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Andy Piedilato. Detail. Scope Art Fair. English Kills Gallery (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Typoe. Detail. Scope Art Fair. Spinello Gallery (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Mark Jenkins at Volta Art Fair. Carmichael Gallery (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Mark Jenkins at Volta Art Fair. Carmichael Gallery (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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DON PABLO PEDRO: Shocking Blue in Bushwick

DON PABLO PEDRO: Shocking Blue in Bushwick

Don Pablo Pedro

Don Pablo Pedro and his blue friend (photo Jaime Rojo)


Having recently lost a testicle, Don Pablo Pedro sure has balls.

He might tell you that himself, or you could just go to his first solo show at English Kills Gallery in Bushwick that closes tomorrow.  They’ll be having a “Closing Barbecue” and gallery owner Chris Harding advises you to bring your own meat. Whether to eat it before of after viewing the “One-Ball Show” is a very good question.

Dream or nightmare? (Don Pablo Pedro) (photo Steven P. Harrington) 

Dream or nightmare? (Don Pablo Pedro) (photo Steven P. Harrington)


Speaking of barbecues, it’s a good thing the mighty Church of England or the Vatican don’t chase down artists for heresy or blasphemy anymore, because our poor young Pablo would be roasting over an open pit right about now. Witness the scroll canvasses with gaping vaginas in the middle of bellies and foreheads, a four-armed chanteuse sucking her own turgid finger, a man giving birth to a screaming baby out of his rectum, and gender bending not seen since the bathroom at Don Hill’s.  Simultaneously riveting and repulsing, after seeing this bevy of multi-colored psycho-sexual torment, I felt guilty and sickened and a little bit turned on.

Do they cover this in Lamaze Class? (Don Pablo Pedro) (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Do they cover this in Lamaze Class? (Don Pablo Pedro) (photo Steven P. Harrington)


His name is Don Pablo. And he is a warm person who speaks freely, if mischievously, and if there is torment, you wouldn’t know it. With long hair, bushy beard, nail polish, and a knockout fashion designer girlfriend, Don Pablo looks part Jesus of Nazareth, part Devendra Banhart.

She was quite a dish (Don Pablo Pedro) (photo Steven P. Harrington)

She was quite a dish (Don Pablo Pedro) (photo Steven P. Harrington)


And now he’s done a big blue multi-breasted piece on a wall – so that is pretty much all it takes to get on this blog.  As a painter, the dude’s no slouch either – taking it slowly and methodically with careful rendering and attention to detail.  On a sunny afternoon last week we finally saw the gallery show (Opened Aug. 1), and saw DPP in action.

Sometimes it's hard to get a head, other times 

Sometimes it’s hard to get a head in this city (photo Steven P. Harrington)


And you complain about YOUR family (photo Steven P. Harrington)

And you complain about YOUR family (photo Steven P. Harrington)


Brooklyn Street Art: So, for how long have you been painting?

Don Pablo Pedro: My father handed me a brush as soon as I came out of my mothers vagina.

Don Pablo Pedro

Don Pablo Pedro at work (photo Jaime Rojo)

Brooklyn Street Art: Your gallery show features creatures that are very human, yet have multiple variations of genitalia, as well as clever locations for them.

Don Pablo Pedro: Yes they do.

Don Pablo Pedro

Don Pablo Pedro (photo Jaime Rojo)

Brooklyn Street Art: You recently had a very serious medical crisis. How did that affect you personally and how has it affected your work?

Don Pablo Pedro: I’m lighter now only having one testicle and faster and more efficient.

Don Pablo Pedro

A bit of a challenge to work with the building’s topography (Don Pablo Pedro) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Brooklyn Street Art: Are scrolls easy to store?

Don Pablo Pedro: Very easy that’s why I love them.

Don Pablo Pedro

Toe Detail (Don Pablo Pedro) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Brooklyn Street Art: Have you ventured out of the studio to do much street art?

Don Pablo Pedro: Not much lately but maybe more soon.

Don Pablo Pedro

Don Pablo Pedro (photo Jaime Rojo)

Brooklyn Street Art: Whose this blue friend on the wall?

Don Pablo Pedro: My dream girl .

Don Pablo Pedro and Chris Stain

Chris Stain, Don Pablo Pedro, FKDL (photo Jaime Rojo)

Sorry, couldn’t resist… set design by Justin Mikal Davis by the way.

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