All posts tagged: Factory Fresh

Factory Fresh Presents: “Pufferella’s Boudoir” (Manhattan, NYC)

Pufferella’s Boudoir
Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places

One Day Only – Saturday, April 6th, 2-9pm

Your invited to peek into the secret room of Pufferella and see her greatest adventures with her ex lovers each being remembered forever in fabric. Nestled in a private getaway above the bustling streets of the East Village, Pufferella opens the door to her private Boudoir.

Read her diary, see her latest art works, eat a cupcake and experience the time old tradition of falling in and out of love.

The Lab, 400 East 9th Street – 2B, NYC

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Fun Friday 02.03.12

1. The Skewvilles are turning 80 tonight (Bushwick, BK)
2. “Unpaid Dues” Cassius Fouler at Orchard Windows Tonight (LES, NYC)
3. “Should The Light Not Take Us” – Armsrock at the Galleri Profilen  (Aarhus, Denmark)
4. “Street Wall” at Fourth Wall Project Gallery Saturday (Boston)
5. Philip Lumbang solo show “New Arrival”
6. LA Mural Ordinance Community Discussion with Shepard Fairey and Saber
7. New Sten & Lex Low Res VIDEO in Rome
8. MAMBO Goes for a Swim (VIDEO)
9. Creepy Tries to Control the Ocean (VIDEO)

We start Fun Friday this week with thanks to Don Cornelius for making the Soul Train an incredibly important part of the ride for lots of us for four decades.

Much respect to his work and to his family.

Here’s his interview with a new group called Run DMC.


The Skewvilles are turning 80 tonight (Bushwick, BK)

Join the Skewvilles today at Factory Fresh as they celebrate their 80th Birthday with a Retro-Retrospective. See some of the treasures they’ll be lugging out of the basement here in yesterday’s post.

Skewville (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For further information regarding this show click here

“Unpaid Dues” Cassius Fouler at Orchard Windows Tonight (LES, NYC)

Despite initial apprehension, Orchard Windows Gallery is proud to present Cassius Fouler, who is in about four shows this month. Dang!

For further information regarding this show click here

“Should The Light Not Take Us” – Armsrock at the Galleri Profilen  (Aarhus, Denmark)

Armsrock says his new show is an investigation of parapsychology, ideology and crisis, through drawings, objects and texts. His style is getting tighter too.

Armsrock in Brooklyn NYC 2007  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For further information regarding this show click here

“Street Wall” at Fourth Wall Project Gallery Saturday (Boston)

New York is chocolate and Boston is peanut butter so when you mix these artists from both Street Art scenes together in one show you get something grittily sweet that will  stick to the roof of your mouth.  Want a root beer? Vodka? Featuring LNY, Radical!, Tiptoe, Nanook, The Phantom, Geoff Hargadon, Zatara and Blackmath.

Geoff Hargadon CFYW in Los Angeles. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Check out more about this show here.

Also happening this weekend:

Philip Lumbang solo show “New Arrival” at the Unit 44 Gallery in Newcastle, UK opens today. Click here for more details on this show.

LA Mural Ordinance Community Discussion with Shepard Fairey and Saber at Lab Art Gallery in Los Angeles. Find out how the new mural laws in Los Angeles are affecting the Urban Art and what the answers are to your questions. This event takes place on Saturday. Click here for more details.

New Sten & Lex Low Res VIDEO in Rome

Italian Duo Sten & Lex have a new body of work on the streets of Rome. Here they show us how The Stencil Poster was born.

MAMBO Goes for a Swim (VIDEO)

MAMBO pays tribute to Johnny Weissmuller and the Molitor swimming pool in Paris:

Creepy Tries to Control the Ocean (VIDEO)

Creepy “If We Can’t Control the Boat Let’s Control the Ocean” by K. Hughes-Odgers

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Skewville Turns 80: The Retro-Retrospective of the Year

Like a lot of the artists crawling around Bushwick, Brooklyn today, Street Artist duo Skewville were once hustling to get a show in a gallery or “art space” – only to find out that few people showed up, understood their concept, and almost nobody bought it. A testament to youth and bravado and their persistence, they eventually wore us down.

Industrious Skewville. Hype from The Spring Street show in 2006. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Now as he’s rummaging through his crates and boxes of Skewville memorabilia, Ad Deville has a wry smile on his face. DeVille, along with his twin Droo, has made a lot of work since they first started throwing their screen printed jig-sawed shoes (dogs) up over electrical wires around New York and the world in the 90s. This week Ad’s a busy man again at Factory Fresh gallery as he’s preparing for their joint birthday party, because he’s dragging it all back out and nailing it to a wall.

“I feel nostalgic of course but at the same time as I pull old stuff out I realized how much initially people didn’t care, how much people didn’t get it. We hardly ever sold one piece at the first shows. Instead of feeling bad that made us work harder to come out with different ideas and make new stuff”

Their 80th Birthday Retro Retrospective Friday night will be an opportunity for you to tell Ad and Droo how much you totally “got it” from the very beginning. You’ll see things like a metal version of the dogs they once experimented with, a door slammed with stickers from the gallery he and Ali Ha had on Orchard Street on the Lower East Side, and examples of their newer hardware inspired sculptures.

As he’s pulling trunks, shopping carts, crates and boxes out of the basement and poking his head inside the walk-in freezer looking for “vintage” Skewville pieces, you can see that their output throughout the years has been prolific and the mess of creativity makes you feel overwhelmed with joy as well and alert to the need for hand sanitizer.

When we asked him how felt opening all of those boxes he remarks,”When I was 28 I felt old and bitter. Now that I’m older I feel like 28 but I’m not bitter. Being bitter is not productive.” So there you have it. He’s no longer bitter. Just really old.

The signs grew larger as desperation set in. Skewville’s signs for the Orchard Street Gallery, circa 2002 and 2003. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Nostalgia slapped Adam upside the head as he talks about this sticker covered door from the gallery on Orchard Street. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Skewville. A D*Face wooden piece taken from the streets of London. Abe Lincoln Jr and London Police are in there. Who else? (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

 A rare Pufferella sticker. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Skewville. A Stikman family day at the circus sticker. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Dan Witz, Plasma Slug, and a meditation on Jesus’ fiscal practices. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Skewville. Art for the “Coast to Coast” show in California in 2002. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Skewville. A custom “Dogs” box for the “Coast to Coast” show. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Skewville. The “Dogs” came with their own custom tissue paper. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Skewville. Dog throwing for dummies. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Skewville. Art for the Basement Aire Gallery in 2005. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Skewville pops a wheelie on this do-catcher. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Skewville. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

A one-armed wooden mannequin displays the Skewville. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

This message brought to by Skewville. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Skewville. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Skewville. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Skewville. The original price of these Dogs? $25. Today’s price? Priceless. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Skewville. Like a box of chocolates. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Skewville. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Skewville. Reclaimed garbage cans from the Spring St. Carriage House. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Skewville. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Zorro the house cat reviewing the inventory list. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

For more information about the Skewville Retro-Retrospective/80 Birthday Party click here


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Skewville Turns 80. A Bday Bash-Retrospective At Factory Fresh (Brooklyn, NY)

The boisterous Skewville Twins turn 80 years old combined and they are inviting you to come and celebrate with them at Factory Fresh in Bushwick for an evening of art, fun and mischief.

With great pleasure Factory Fresh presents Skewville’s 80th Birthday: A Retro Retrospective to celebrate the art and life of this duo. The  Skewville twins has been making  things since  birth,  from building club houses in  the 70’s,  graffiti in the 80’s, then on to commercial ventures in the 90’s. In  the  past 13 years,  they have been making innovations on the street and in the art galleries with their stylized work and installations. Best known for their wooden sneaker mission ” When Dogs Fly”  which continues to evolve and has grown to many new cities and editions.
This past year they returned from there final european show in the UK at High Roller Society and did a coast to coast tour showing at Pawn Works in Chicago, Black Book in Colorado & White Walls in San Francisco. They have also done a large scale murals for Brooklyn’s North Side Festival As well as Creating The Bushwick Art Park and making an outdoor Prototype at the New Museum. The Bushwick neighborhood summer favorite for 2011 was when  Skewville  painted  an entire building to look like boombox.

As the largest collectors of their own work.  Skewville will showcase past favorites such as the original giant “Hype” signs from Wooster Collective’s 11 Spring Street show in 2006. as well as the Skewville “Lawnmower Stamper” that prints out ” Keep on Grass” and The Secret Laboratory Book Shelf Door from Basement AIr Show in 2005. Also featuring their wooden sneaker archives from 1999 to present as well as  recent artworks from the past few years will also be available and on display.
Skewville’s 80th Birthday

A Retro Retrospective
Opening reception Friday February 3rd from 7-10pm

Show ends Sunday, March 11 at 7pm

Anxieteam play at the twins birthday party and unveil their one off

special Hasidic Street-Art Duo – Jewville

Factory Fresh is located at 1053 Flushing Avenue between Morgan and Knickerbocker, off the L train Morgan Stop

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Happy New Year! BSA Highlights of 2010


As we start a new year, we say thank you for the last one.

And Thank You to the artists who shared their 11 Wishes for 2011 with Brooklyn Street Art; Conor Harrington, Eli Cook, Indigo, Gilf, Todd Mazer, Vasco Mucci, Kimberly Brooks, Rusty Rehl, Tip Toe, Samson, and Ludo. You each contributed a very cool gift to the BSA family, and we’re grateful.

We looked over the last year to take in all the great projects we were in and fascinating people we had the pleasure to work with. It was a helluva year, and please take a look at the highlights to get an idea what a rich cultural explosion we are all a part of at this moment.

The new year already has some amazing new opportunities to celebrate Street Art and artists. We are looking forward to meeting you and playing with you and working with you in 2011.

Specter does “Gentrification Series” © Jaime Rojo
NohJ Coley and Gaia © Jaime Rojo
Jef Aerosol’s tribute to Basquiat © Jaime Rojo


Imminent Disaster © Steven P. Harrington
Fauxreel (photo courtesy the artist)
Chris Stain at Brooklyn Bowl © Jaime Rojo


Various & Gould © Jaime Rojo
Anthony Lister on the street © Jaime Rojo
Trusto Corp was lovin it.


Martha Cooper, Shepard Fairey © Jaime Rojo
BSA’s Auction for Free Arts NYC
Crotched objects began appearing on the street this year. © Jaime Rojo


BSA gets some walls for ROA © Jaime Rojo
Dolk at Brooklynite © Steven P. Harrington
BSA gets Ludo some action “Pretty Malevolence” © Jaime Rojo


The Crest Hardware Art Show © Jaime Rojo
NohJ Coley © Jaime Rojo
The Phun Phactory Reboot in Williamsburg © Steven P. Harrington


Sarah Palin by Billi Kid
Nick Walker with BSA in Brooklyn © Jaime Rojo
Judith Supine at “Shred” © Jaime Rojo


Interview with legend Futura © Jaime Rojo
Os Gemeos and Martha Cooper © Jaime Rojo
Skewville at Electric Windows © Jaime Rojo


Specter Spot-Jocks Shepard Fairey © Jaime Rojo
“Bienvenidos” campaign
Faile studio visit © Jaime Rojo


BSA participates and sponsors New York’s first “Nuit Blanche” © Jaime Rojo
JC2 © Jaime Rojo
How, Nosm, R. Robots © Jaime Rojo


Faile “Bedtime Stories” © Jaime Rojo
Judith Supine © Jaime Rojo
Photo © Roswitha Guillemin courtesy Galerie Itinerrance


H. Veng Smith © Jaime Rojo
Sure. Photo courtesy Faust
Kid Zoom © Jaime Rojo


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Fun Friday 11.26.10

Fun-Friday-black-fridayFun Friday

SKEWVILLE: “You Are Not in Kansas Anymore”

A quick home made video of Ad Deville suspiciously skirting the upper wall along an entire block in Bushwick during he and Ali Ha’s block party.  Now the news is that they are talking about taking the whole block for a sculpture garden. Hell yeah!  More public space for art? Whaddaya think?

Tara McPherson New Cheap Print “Searching for Penguins”

Check it out here:

tara mcpherson searching for penguins


That’s all you really have to say to get people excited these days. And today in London a new piece by the anonymous Darth Vader in a hoodie debuts at a group show called “Marks & Stencils”. It also features Greg Haberny, a very strong and prolific artist showing in Brooklyn for a few years now.


“Marks & Stencils” , 1 Berwick Street, London W1. Read more about the mysterious confluence of shows opening tonight at Nuart >>>

And check out this entertaining look at French Street Artist DRAN, who is also in the show. The video features graff and Street Art living in harmony.  Who says it can’t be done?

SACE Tribute on Houston Wall

“The ever-changing graffiti wall on East Houston Street took another turn Tuesday, with taggers covering the massive canvas with a tribute to a late Lower East Side artist.

Witnesses said a graffiti crew arrived at the wall, located at the corner of the Bowery, Tuesday morning and proceeded to cover the previous piece by street artist Barry McGee in large black letters spelling SACE — the tag name of artist Dash Snow, who died of an apparent drug overdose in 2009.”

PHOTO CREDIT DNAinfo/Patrick Hedlund


One of his recent pieces regarding public housing.  Interesting the directions that Street Art goes….

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Images Of The Week 11.21.10


Our Weekly interview with the streets, this week featuring; ASVP,  Burning Candy, Cake, Castro, Chris Stain, Clown Soldier, Deekers, DsCreet , Ellis G., Fumero, Futura ,Gaia ,Goya ,Hush , Imminent Disaster ,Infinity ,K-Guy , Kirby ,KRSNA ,OverUnder ,QRST ,Quel Beast ,Samson ,Showpaper ,Skewville , Sten & Lex ,Tek33 ,VUDU ,  and XAM

brooklyn-street-art-faile-bast-WEB-jaime-rojo-11-10-webphoto © Jaime Rojo

The block party in Bushwick provided by Factory Fresh Gallery and the app called All City turned out a number of new Brooklyn Street Art pieces on a block long installation, complete with friends, fans, and a taco stand. Included in the offering was this surprise collab with Faile and Bast, auspiciously appearing the morning of the event like a pre-Christmas gift wrapped in razor wire. The news of the piece travelled fast and while Ad Deville couldn’t find his red carpet, he did post a velvet rope to hold back the crowd. That didn’t stop Futura from climbing on top of his car to get the perfect shot.

brooklyn-street-art-WEB-futura-bast-faile-jaime-rojo-11-10-web1Futura takes a photo of the Bast and Faile collaboration at the Factory Fresh Block Party (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-faile-bast-detail-jaime-rojo-11-10-webBast and Faile detail © Photo © Jaime Rojo


A box of chocolates from many of the newer Street Art confectioners; ASVP, Cake, Overunder, Quel Beast, Clown Soldier, Fumero, Krsna, QRST  (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-cake-qrst-clown-soldier-overunder-fumero-asvp-jaime-rojo-11-10-webDetail Photo © Jaime Rojo

brooklyn-street-art-chris-stein-jaime-rojo-11-10-web Chris Stain busted out a new piece (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-gaia-samson-castro-jaime-rojo-11-10-web Gaia, Samson, Castro Photo © Jaime Rojo

brooklyn-street-art-imminent-disaster-goya-ellis-g-jaime-rojo-11-10-webImminent Disaster, Goya, Ellis G Photo © Jaime Rojo

brooklyn-street-art-kirby-mike-jaime-rojo-11-10-webBurning Candy, Tek33, Dscreet (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-deekers-jaime-rojo-11-10-webDeekers is hanging out on the corner watching the rest of the proceedings (photo © Jaime Rojo)

And here we move to a British invasion of sorts with Geishas and Primates from Hush and K-Guy respectively.  XAM has been installing some pretty cool looking bird houses around town equipped with LED lights on their porches that illuminate when the sun sets. Infinity and VUDU’s pieces for the Showpaper box project adds to the conversation on the street with a beaming signal tower atop the box.

brooklyn-street-art-k-guy-jaime-rojo-11-10-3-webK-Guy’s recent “Primates” piece, including this one that appears to be pretty fresh, have been appearing around Brooklyn suddenly. Apparently its meaning is reference to the growing perception of hypocrisy in the Catholic church, particularly as pertains to pedophilia coverups, its position on contraception, gay rights, among other issues.  brooklyn-street-art-k-guy-jaime-rojo-11-10-12-web

K-Guy (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-hush-jaime-rojo-11-10-9-webHush (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-hush-jaime-rojo-11-10-10-webHush (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-infinity-vudu-jaime-rojo-11-10-webInfinity and Vudu piece for “Community Serviced” (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-infinity-vudu-detail-aime-rojo-11-10-webInfinity detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-xam-jaime-rojo-11-10-webXAM “CSD Dwelling Unit 1.6” (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-xam-jaime-rojo-11-10-close-webClose up of the birdhouse by XAM  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-samson-sten-lex-jaime-rojo-11-10-webSamson, Sten & Lex (photo © Jaime Rojo)

And finally the 800 pound pink gorilla in the group, Samson from Albany, began his audacious cityscape project directly beside his hero/shero Sten & Lex. The neighbor next door liked it so much Samson will be back to continue the piece – which is part of a much grander scale piece on urban decay, development, and renewal that he hopes to stage in the future.

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Fun Friday 11.19.10


Hush “Found” Show – New York Debut Tonight


“I’ve always been an artist in some form, or certainly always creative – it’s a lifestyle, I don’t think you choose art, its something you do, it is life. Well my life,” Hush explains to BSA. This week he’s been putting work up in the Lower East Side of Manhattan and tonight is his NYC solo exhibition debut at The Angel Orensanz Foundation For Contemporary Art. We’re not missing it.

172 Norfolk Street
New York, NY 10002
Tel: 212.529.7194

And there is a free print giveaway- read the details here:

Rae McGrath at Brooklynite Saturday: Unconventional Conviction


The gallery is completely re-painted and Rae is standing on his head waiting for it to dry. Unconventional is right – the last two years as a ringmaster and co-proprietor of Brooklynite Gallery have put him squarely in the middle of a tornado of punchy Street Art and a panoply of personalities – always with a very defined focus, high level of quality, and total conviction. As a curator, marketer, and host, this modern carny is a font of new ideas and angles, backed up with straight up elbow grease.

Now Rae is taking a minute or two to let people see what snaps his elastic mind when it comes to making art. You can see how the curator and the artist merge in this poppy geometric collection; Bast, Miss Bugs, Dain, Ana Peru Peru Ana, Various & Gould and others each have a shout out. It’s all here; the dense graphic punch, the vibrant blue collar reverence, the deliberate slicing and refracting off a funhouse mirror ball.  Always a surprise and always a reward, artist Rae MaGrath’s debut is bound to be a funkadelic bootilicious jam.


‘UNCONVENTIONAL CONVICTION” this Saturday November 20 6 to 9 pm at Brooklynite Gallery on 334 Malcom X Blvd, Brooklyn,  NY 11233.  Tel 347 405 5976

Bushwick Block Party Saturday

Tacos!  And freshly painted street art by some of your favorite names on a street in Brooklyn. What’s not to like?


Factory Fresh and app maker All City Street Art are throwing a party for you and all you have to do is show up on the block Saturday afternoon.

Brooklyn Street Artists Paint a 200 foot wall and the Burning Candy Crew debut their new film!

• Live painting
• Calexico taco cart
• DJs
• Art for sale from participating artists
• Burning Candy’s Dots film premiere

More info at the Factory HERE

Richard Hambleton New York — in London


James Brown was the Godfather of Soul, Aretha is the Queen of Soul, Michael was the King of Pop, and Jennifer Lopez is a judge on a TV talent show. Now we learn that one of New York’s first recognized street artists, having blanketed the L.E.S. with disconcerting shadow figures in the 1980s, is actually called “The Godfather of Street Art”.  Thank Allah you don’t have to be the one in charge of handling these honorariums because you know that has got to be a thankless task. On the occasion of “Richard Hambleton New York”, The Dairy Gallery released this video.

Richard Hambleton. Image Courtesy of the Dairy Gallery

And Speaking of Dairy, Have You Seen the new Ron English Cow Painting?

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Factory Fresh In Collaboration With All City Presents: Bushwick Block Party (Brooklyn, NY)

Block Party

Brooklyn Street Artists Paint 200 Foot Wall, Burning Candy Crew Debut Film at Bushwick Block Party

All City, the international street art and graffiti app, is partnering up with Factory Fresh gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn to open up 200 feet of wall and turn it over to Brooklyn street artists. Chris Stain, Gaia, Skewville, Imminent Disaster and several guests artists will be tackling the project. Tek33 and Dscreet of London’s Burning Candy crew will also be in town painting and premiering their film Dots.

All City Block Party
Saturday, November 20
2:00 PM, Dots premiering at 7 PM
Factory Fresh – 1053 Flushing Avenue – Bushwick, Brooklyn

* Live painting
* Calexico taco cart
* DJs
* Beer
* Art for sale from participating artists
* Burning Candy’s Dots film premiere

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FUN FRIDAY 06.04.10: BOS on BSA and “He-Man said Hey” Video

Fun-Friday BOS & He-Man

BOS on BSA and He-Man Video Inspiration for Fun Friday

Bushwick Open Studios Starts Immediately, If not Sooner

To select 5 of the top picks for the Brooklyn-Centered art celebration, we asked Chloë Bass, Co-Lead Organizer of Bushwick Open Studios, to make a few recommendations. She handily reports the following:

This weekend is Bushwick Open Studios — three days of on the street, in-your-face, participatory and community-minded art events located in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The festival is hard to miss: there are more than 300 shows registered this year, and the weekend generally has a party vibe. Everyone’s out, using Arts in Bushwick’s maps to get from place to place and making friends with strangers, not to mention enjoying the snacks and drinks that studio visits can often provide. This is a great chance not only to see some new art, but also to meet the artists, who will be around for your conversation pleasure all weekend. It’s a street-wise adventure.


Here are a few picks for Brooklyn Street Art readers. Head over to our Directory to do a search of our complete listings, or get a map and program from one of our 14 hub locations. We hope you enjoy the weekend!

Skewville at Factory Fresh

Skewville at Factory Fresh

5. Start over at Factory Fresh, Ad Deville and Ali Ha’s pop-art vibe gallery, where Deville’s new works will be up on the wall. Make sure to check out their back outdoor area, which boasts a new mural for every show. 1053 Flushing Avenue

Brooklyn-Street-Art-BOS-AnxieteamJon Burgerman & Jim Avignon perform as “The Anxieteam at Factory Fresh Saturday
At 5:30 on Saturday, there will be live music from Jim Avignon and Jon Burgerman to accent your viewing pleasure. Factory Fresh ( 1053 Flushing Avenue.


4. Down the street from Factory Fresh, Surreal Estate, an artist and activist collective, will be showing prints, graphic design, and much, much more, made by artists from all over the world. Friday night also features their Performancy Forum, advertised as experimental and political. Check it out! Surreal Estate ( 15 Thames Street.


3. For the intellectually minded, check out a chat on Found Public Art at Lumenhouse, moderated by Arts in Bushwick’s own Laura Braslow. Come discuss street aesthetics, the nature of public art, and what aesthetically builds a neighborhood. Lumenhouse ( 47 Beaver Street. Saturday, June 5, 6 – 8 PM.Brooklyn-Street-Art-BOS-NathanPickett

2. Nathan Pickett’s studio boasts a fascination with subjects as wide ranging as “underground culture, pop-culture, illustration, technology, bike culture, drugs, monsters, animals, mythology, chaos, abstraction, hoods, dimes, bodegas, Brooklyn, hip-hop, punk rock and everything in between and outside of this or that” — if that weren’t enough, his teaser images look fantastic. Stop by: 117 Grattan Street, #421.

Lia McPherson-Rendering

1. For a migratory performance experience, catch Lia McPherson’s Bushwick Mobile-Synchronized Cycling — a dance piece that takes place on what we’ve been promised are the “cutest little BMX bikes you’ll ever see.” The dancers will be outside of five BOS hub spaces over the course of the weekend. Check their profile for times and locations.

Bushwick Open Studios + Events
Friday – Sunday, June 4 – 6, 2010
300+ shows in more than 140 locations
Produced by Arts in Bushwick (



The Fun Friday Video This Week Chosen by Bishop203

He-man said Hey

“It’s the best video I have ever seen” – Bishop203

Congratulations, you just ruined my childhood.” – antidead

* Lia McPherson image a BSA artists rendering, with Gabriel Bienczycki photography of dancer.

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Factory Fresh Presents: Skewville “Shift Work Disorder”

Factory Fresh

Skewville’s Illist Art
Opening June 5th & 6th, 1-7pm during weekend.
Beverages & Snacks will be served.
The brothers of Skewville change their work habits frequently, having worked long days on
unregulated shifts to maintain their status. As a result, in the last decade, the twin brothers
have created many projects on the streets and in galleries. Their aesthetic has been deemed
“Next levelism” in both arenas. Skewville’s newest body of artwork disrupts our visual
perception of maintaining a routine and average lifestyle. Such a recurrent interruption
of regular life patterns may result in stimulus overflow and excessive awareness.
Further Studies Will Be Done at Factory Fresh, till June 20th.

This is the final week to view ROA.
We are open this week  Wednesday Thru Saturday 1-7pm.
For more info on Factory Fresh and it’s upcoming shows go to or email
Factory Fresh is located at 1053 Flushing Avenue between Morgan and Knickerbocker, off the L train Morgan Stop

Factory Fresh

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Roa Pulls a Rabbit out of a Hog


While in town for his first solo show in NYC at Factory Fresh Gallery ROA has been busy getting up in Brooklyn. His new piece is nothing short of magic. In an unusual twist on a street art act usually considered a dis, ROA actually goes over himself — and transforms his gigantic hog into a dead rabbit..

Pork at the Robot (Noah Sparkes and ? ) (photo Jaime Rojo)
Roa’s original porcine portrait (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Here is the original swine portrait, which ran for more than a year solidly without interruption (with some help from Noah Sparkes in the colorful background).

ROA (Photo©Jaime Rojo)
ROA (Photo©Jaime Rojo)

And here is the brand new rabbit pulled out of his imaginary animal kingdom. Following one of his themes, ROA reveals the inner skeletal structure of the animal – it’s bit educational for those who may be taxidermically inclined.

ROA (Photo©Jaime Rojo)
ROA (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

ROA (Photo©Jaime Rojo)
ROA (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

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