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Labrona and Friends: Non-Lazy Days Of Summer in Montreal

Canadian Street Artist/graffiti artist/fine artist Labrona has been maximizing the beautiful summer weather by doing some murals at the festival in Montreal (our coverage here) and along with Mu-art. Since it can get rather dull and old when you are painting by yourself all the time, he also hit a wall with buddies Produkt and Befour.

The industrious and deliberate anonymous portraitist tries to squeeze in the occasional skate session or feed his much loved freight addiction when he can, naturally. Balancing the more polished studio side with his spontaneous outcroppings of nearly expressionless, possibly cogitating people and characters, these murals are a combination of the two disciplines. Using dimensional rendering of stylized forms, it’s an opportunity to showcase his sophisticated color palette, his respect for classical painting methods, and an undertone of comic appreciation for personality. As long as it is a chill spot, Labrona would prefer not to rush.

 

Gawd and Labrona (right).  Detail. Montreal, June, 2103. (photo © Labrona)

Labrona and Gawd.  Detail. Montreal, June, 2103. (photo © Labrona)

Labrona and Gawd.  Detail. Montreal, June, 2103. (photo © Labrona)

Labrona and Gawd. Montreal, June, 2103. (photo © Labrona)

Labrona. Montreal Mural Festival, June, 2103. (photo © Labrona)

Labrona, Gawd, Produkt, Befour. Detail. Mu-ART. Montreal, June, 2103. (photo © Labrona)

Labrona, Gawd, Produkt, Befour. Detail. Mu-ART. Montreal, June, 2103. (photo © Labrona)

Labrona, Gawd, Produkt, Befour. Detail. Mu-ART. Montreal, June, 2103. (photo © Labrona)

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Space 27 Gallery Presents: “Permanence” A Group Exhibition. (Montreal, Canada)

Permanence

C215 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Permanence

Space 27 Gallery and Pure Living present Permanence, an exhibition contrasting the ephemeral nature of street art with the permanence of collectible art.

Including a variety of artwork created by Montreal-based as well as Canadian and international street artists shaping our urban landscape, Permanence aims to show the transition of street art from its underground beginnings to mainstream.

The works presented are directly influenced by the artist’s involvement with the street art movement; one that uses the city as a medium of expression, combining a vast range of techniques and artistic influences. In Permanence, they are brought out of the urban landscape and into the fine art world.

INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS:
Army of One – US
Banksy – UK
Bast – US
Brett Amory – US
C215 – FR
Charming Baker – UK
Faile – US
Guy Denning – UK
Holly Thoburn – UK
Hush – UK
Jef Aerosol – France
Judith Supine – US
Luc Bouchard – US
Mario Wagner – Germany
Quik – US
Shepard Fairey – US

CANADIAN ARTISTS

Alan Ganev
Case
Earth Crusher
Fauxreel
Fred Caron
Gawd
Jason Botkin
Labrona
Lilyluciol
Mathieu Connery
Omen
Other
Philippe Chabot
Produkt
Rage 5
Roadsworth
Scan
Specter
Stikki peaches
WIA
Xavier Landry
Zilon

Details:

Date: September 15th, 2012
Time: 18:00h – 23:30h
Location: Space 27, 101 rue Louvain W. Montreal

 

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Happy New Year! BSA Highlights of 2010

Year-in-review-2010-header

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
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January

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

February

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

March

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

April

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

May

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

June

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

July

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

August

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

September

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

October

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

November

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

December

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Mid Summer Fun With Overunder, Labrona, White Cocoa, Gawd and ND’A

Remember the lazy days of summer when we were kids, running around in August with our pack of friends making up sh*t to avoid boredom and to look busy so our parents wouldn’t make us do chores?

The excitement of July has passed and August will last forever.

All the stickball, hide-n-seek, and doctor games have gone a little old, like the garbage piled on the curb. The days of August require more creativity to keep us entertained: we insist on building bigger bike ramps, staging grander battles, concocting more complicated schemes that border on true mischief. Those thoughts came rushing back when we discovered the amazing art-fest that Overunder, ND’A, White Cocoa, Gawd and Labrona just smacked up.  Imaginations are running wild.

Like a rambunctious pack of happy sweaty kids they are darting around behind trees and corners, counting to 20 and announcing, “Here I come!”.  We want to be in the Secret Club of art making – where’s the tree house? Or is it a tepee? Or just somebodies older sister’s bedroom, covered with posters of Katy Perry and Young Jeezy?  This new output is generous and inspiring. In a recent interview with Overunder he said “collaborations allow me to drop the draw-bridge and open up the work to new concepts, aesthetics, even accidents.” This stuff show how the draw-bridge has dropped and the concepts are skipping forth.

Labrona (© Jaime Rojo)

Labrona (© Jaime Rojo)

White Cocoa (© Jaime Rojo)

White Cocoa (© Jaime Rojo)

White Cocoa. Detail. (© Jaime Rojo)

White Cocoa. Detail. (© Jaime Rojo)

Labrona with Overunder (© Jaime Rojo)

Labrona with Overunder (© Jaime Rojo)

White Cocoa, Labrona and Overunder (© Jaime Rojo)

White Cocoa, Labrona and Overunder (© Jaime Rojo)

Gawd (© Jaime Rojo)

Gawd (© Jaime Rojo)

Overunder with ND'A (© Jaime Rojo)

Overunder with ND’A (© Jaime Rojo)

Overunder (© Jaime Rojo)

Overunder (© Jaime Rojo)

Overunder with ND'A (© Jaime Rojo)

Overunder with ND’A (© Jaime Rojo)

She could have very well been their Street Muse (© Jaime Rojo)

A street muse makes for a lively summer installation, and possible inspiration. (© Jaime Rojo)

Labrona, ND'A and Overunder (© Jaime Rojo)

Labrona, ND’A and Overunder (© Jaime Rojo)

Overunder (© Jaime Rojo)

Overunder (© Jaime Rojo)

White Cocoa (© Jaime Rojo)

White Cocoa (© Jaime Rojo)

To read an interview with Overunder go HERE

To see more White Cocoa Images go HERE

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