All posts tagged: High Roller Society

Fun Friday 03.18.11


BKLN -> LNDN , Skewville is one of the High Rollers Now

If you lucky enough to be in London today, are looking for a good time, and are not afraid of possibly losing a limb go to High Roller Society and experience the art magic of Brooklyn Street Artist SKEWVILLE.


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Also check out this delicious interview with Adam on Vandalog this week.

10 Palmers Road 

Fresh Stuff from Skewville, Catching Up With Skewville, An Introduction to Skewville, Skewville Shows Us How It’s Done

Vanna, I would like to Buy a Vowel for Ben Eine

Brooklyn-Street-Art-WEB-EINE-SF-ScreenStill-March2011Or maybe just a hyphen. Check out this new mini-vid following the progress of Mr. Eine by a certain Spencer Keeton Cunningham.

LA MOCA “Art In the Streets” Coming


JR “The Wrinkles in the City 2011″  Photo Courtesy © MOCA

Apparently there is some kind of art show coming up on the west coast in April. Don’t know if you will be doing laundry or shopping for potted plants in the area at the time, but thought we’d let you know just in case you’re interested in this sort of thing.



Barry McGee, Houston Street and the Bowery, New York, 2010, photo by Farzad Owrang courtesy MOCA.

Art in the Streets will showcase installations by 50 of the most dynamic artists from the graffiti and street art community, including Fab 5 Freddy (New York), Lee Quinones (New York), Futura (New York), Margaret Kilgallen (San Francisco), Swoon (New York), Shepard Fairey (Los Angeles), Os Gemeos (Sao Paulo), and JR (Paris). MOCA’s exhibition will emphasize Los Angeles’s role in the evolution of graffiti and street art, with special sections dedicated to cholo graffiti and Dogtown skateboard culture. The exhibition will feature projects by influential local artists such as Craig R. Stecyk III, Chaz Bojorquez, Mister Cartoon, RETNA, SABER, REVOK, and RISK.


A special emphasis will be placed on photographers and filmmakers who documented graffiti and street art culture including Martha Cooper, Henry Chalfant, James Prigoff, Steve Grody, Gusmano Cesaretti, Estevan Oriol, Ed Templeton, Larry Clark, Terry Richardson, and Spike Jonze. A comprehensive timeline illustrated with artwork, photography, video, and ephemera will provide further historical context for the exhibition.

Os Gemeos With a Sharp Eye and Steady Hand and Dreamlike Imagination

Monica Canilao; You Light Up My Life

Have you ever found that perfect dinette set thrown away on the sidewalk, except that the veneer has been chipped off because the table was used as a vegetable cutting board, and two of the chairs are missing legs? Ever have a grandiose Aunt who sees the end coming and thinks that you would be the perfect recipient of her mid-century shlock loveseat or crusted poly lampshade? Ever explored a haunted house that is about to fall on you and crush you to death?


A look at this chandalier by artist Monica Canilao just makes you happy. She has some ideas about what you might be able to do with those things you involuntarily have to drag home from the street. She and some friends made a cool chandelier that has an audio component when it is rotated.

Check out more of Monica’s work here.

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High Roller Society Presents: Glenn Anderson + Richard Coldicott “Warp + Woof” (London, England)

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warp and woof [wawrp uh nd woof] (see also warp and weft) noun.

1. The threads that run lengthwise (warp) and crosswise (woof) in a woven fabric
2. A distinctive, complex underlying pattern or structure on which something is built; a base or foundation

The first London exhibition by Glenn Anderson & Richard Coldicott sees a continuation of their ongoing project “Warp & Woof”, a phrase used by the artists to describe the fabric of their everyday surroundings and existence which continues to shape and inspire them. Gravitating toward the disregarded spaces and detritus common to the post industrial ‘playground’ of their hometown Birmingham, here the artists present an installation of work incorporating drawing, painting, sculpture, moving image and found objects, all of which resonates their shared celebration of discovering beauty and treasure amongst the overlooked and discarded. WARP + WOOF reveals a fascinating montage of the otherwise mundane, and is on view at High Roller Society from 11 September to 9 October.

Glenn Anderson and Richard Coldicott are expert scavengers of detritus and skilled voyeurs of imagery. Making something out of nothing is like an animalistic instinct to these artists, but that isn’t to mean they make just anything. Indeed, abandoned places, everyday faces, and all things forgotten have given way to a score of previous exhibitions across the UK and US, including Beat 13 at Lab 101 Gallery in Los Angeles, Keep A Breast at Stay Gold Gallery in New York, Mutate Britain in London, the Birmingham OPEN at the Gas Hall/Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, and film screenings on BBC2 and video & film festivals worldwide.

Yet, despite the 15+ minutes of fame they’ve each received thus far, both artists remain as grounded and as close to their roots than ever. As the title WARP + WOOF suggests, Anderson and Coldicott have been busy laying down a solid foundation of discarded particles upon which their inspiration and integrity have been built. Whether in their native Birmingham or elsewhere in the world, they weave themselves within their surroundings in order to understand its existence and give its faded past a new life. Now, their own trail of existence marks the paths they’ve trespassed on, often in the form of giant matchsticks, masks made from rubbish, sketches, films, and inspired energy… all very much alive, all incorporated in life’s woven fabric, and all from nothing.

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