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Jim Darling and Revok Get Religion in Detroit

Spindled chair legs pointing like spires into the air in search of a seat, the grime covered and periodically depressed keys on an uprooted organ, religious symbols carved into the wooden banister now fallen; A fan made of striped owl feathers, cardboard puzzle pieces, a worn velvet cushion.

Dust to dust, ashes to ashes. So are the things of this world, once so meaningful, now unguarded and discarded in this old church with puddles inside.

Jim Darling and Revok. Detail of their installation “Sunday Mass”. Detroit. (photo courtesy © Jim Darling)

Fine artist and sculptor of detritus Jim Darling thrives on urban exploration so who better than graffiti/fine artist Revok could take him through most of Detroit last week to see what could be discovered in this once-teeming motor city.  The two covered as much ground as possible on the tour and made sure to stop into a house a worship to contemplate a hallowed space and the assigned meaning of stuff. “I’ve been a huge fan of Revok’s work for a long time so it was super rad hanging out, making sh*t and having him as my D-town tour guide,” says Darling ask he talks about the trip.

While in the abandoned church, the two spent a couple of days gathering the elements that  they found and arranging them into a sculpture under the watchful gaze of stained glass and maybe a higher power.  Taking geometric and architectural cues from their new installation space, the artists built a balanced weight piece that mimics the symmetry around it. With industry and creativity, the newly ordered space is again respected, reflective.

Jim Darling and Revok. Detail of their installation “Sunday Mass”. Detroit. (photo courtesy © Jim Darling)

Jim Darling and Revok,  “Sunday Mass”. Detroit. (photo courtesy © Jim Darling)

 

 

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Images of the Week 01.23.11

Tonight it will be 7 degrees farenheit in Brooklyn, and the wind will blow down the East River to the Verrazano, around Coney Island and the Rockaways in a bashing fashion. New York City in January can be an inhospitable and unfriendly city, especially if you are a new arrival. “Where are all the people?” New Yorkers, all clad in blacks and grays pile out from the subway tunnels in droves and scurry fast down the sidewalk, like ants whose mound has been disturbed. The puffy fashions often mute gender, causing a great many otherwise fashionable or sexy dudes and dudettes to look like large tubers. Outside is a place to pass through as you stomp toward your dwelling without looking around or upward. Exhausted by layers of fabrics and zippers and buttons and laces and pulling on, over, and off – dropping bags and backpacks, the peeling off wet socks and salty boots are the final salvo before collapse. Depressed yet?

The flip side of this is that a lot of Street Artists are working in their kitchen/toolshed/studio right now and really putting a lot of effort into it – some are even stockpiling like squirrels for spring.  If it is sunny for a minute in the afternoon, and you can peer over your scarf on the icy snow piled sidewalks of Brooklyn for a second you’ll see there is some new Street Art here and there. There is  one reason to go outside and it’s encouraging to see that some street artists that call New York their home have been getting up despite the elements. It’s not really surprising to find that Street Artists are a scrappy lot; it kind of goes with the territory. Nonetheless it can bring a smile to your frozen face. Happy Winter.

And now our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring AVOne, AWR, BAST, DAIN, General Howe, Jim Darling, Katsu, Nasa, Nohj Coley, Rae, Skewville, Sofia Maldonado, Surge, and the Witness

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Rae (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Nohj Coley’s first interactive piece on the streets (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-nohj-coley-jaime-rojo-01-11-12“Mucho Gusto!” Nohj Coley First interactive piece on the streets (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-nohj-coley-jaime-rojo-01-11-14Nohj Coley detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-nohj-coley-jaime-rojo-01-11-15Wanna see a movie? Nohj Coley detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-dain-jaime-rojo-01-11-8A big new Dain about town looking quite continental. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-dain-jaime-rojo-01-11-10Double the pleasure with Dain (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-dain-jaime-rojo-01-11-11Dain (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-avone-jaime-rojo-01-11AVOne (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-katsu-jaime-rojo-01-11Katsu (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-bast-1-jaime-rojo-01-11“Oh, fine thanks, except that I had to kill my boss.” Bast  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-bast-jaime-rojo-01-11Bast (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-skewville-jaime-rojo-01-11Skewville shows you to your entrance (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-general-howe-jaime-rojo-01-11General Howe commentarty on past and present events in our still young Nation (photo © Jaime Rojo)

On to warmer climates…. and here are some more images from the glut of new work in Miami that we’ve been showing you this month.

brooklyn-street-art-sofia-maldonado-primary-flight-miami-2010-jaime-rojo-01-11Sofia Maldonado. Primary Flight Miami 2010  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-jim-darling-primary-flight-2010-jaime-rojo-01-11-3Jim Darling created this expansive sculpture made entirely from found objects. We learned that the owner of the lot was at first pretty disturbed by the accumulation of junk until the piece began to take shape. Now of course they love it and the streets are a little cleaner too. Primary Flight Miami 2010  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-jim-darling-primary-flight-2010-jaime-rojo-01-11-4Jim Darling. Detail Primary Flight Miami 2010  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-The-Witnes-AWR-NASA-primary-flight-2010-jaime-rojo-01-11The Witness AWR NASA (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Fun Friday 11.03.10

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The Lenticular Puts It’s Glasses On

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Edging closer to advertising slickness, this method of subtle perception jamming that certain street artists have been employing takes another step in this campaign by Amnesty International to draw attention to the American death row inmate Troy Davis.  In this collaboration with the Berlin-based, three-person photographic street art collective Mentalgassi , the man’s visage is clear for just a half step as you pass.  An apt description of this project, “Making the Invisible Visible”, the installation is an adaptation of Street Art that merits praise.

Troy Davis: Making the invisible visible from Amnesty International on Vimeo.

Welcome to Miami

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Yes, Gaia is in Miami (above) along with a buttload of other untanned northerners, and actually Brooklyn has announced that it has closed for the weekend.  Just kidding but, if you are looking for walls, you won’t have much competition in the BK this weekend, now that you think about it. There is a lot happening in Miami this weekend and even if you don’t go to any receptions or openings or velvet rope parties you can still have a blast seeing lots of art on the street. Here are some things that might get you hot and sweaty if the temperature hasn’t done that for you yet:

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GGG’s Fresh Produce will feature a rocking roster of international artists, including: The London Police, REVOK, Erik Otto, Skewville, Pepa Prieto, Augustine Kofie, Alëxone, Kenton Parker, Tes One, BASK, Dolla, Jim Darling, Dabs & Myla, Stormie Mills, Michael De Feo, Andrew Holder, Jack Hudson, Tristan Eaton, Tatiana Suarez, Surge, Jersey Joe, REMeD, Parskid, Logan Hicks, Escif, Depoe, Remi/Rough, Ryan Bubnis, Mike Perry, Reyes and from the Family Baglione: Flip, Sesper, Thais Beltrame and Herbert Baglione.

Artists’ Reception : 12 | 3 | 10 : 7 – 10pm

70 NW 25th Street, Miami, FL 33127
Between NW 2nd Ave. & N. Miami Ave
in the Wynwood Arts District

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Tonight is the opening for this photography show accompanied by new works. Hotness prevails. As we said earlier in the week, just look at the names on this list and you know what you’re getting. Or, maybe you don’t.

297 NW 23rd ST
MIAMI, FL 33127
OPENING RECEPTION FRIDAY, 3 DECEMBER 2010
7 – 10PM
“Now I Remember” photo installation featuring:
NECK FACE / JERRY HSU / TODD JORDAN/ CURTIS BUCHANAN / JEN REYNOLDS/ TINO RAZO / KEVIN “SPANKY” LONG
and new works by:
OSGEMEOS / JUDITH SUPINE / CLEON PETERSON/ BAST / SKULLPHONE / ALBERT REYES
Hours: Weds. Dec.1 – Sat. Dec.4 : 11am – 8pm
Sun. Dec. 5: 12pm – 4pm

New Image Gallery
info@newimageartgallery.com

Dan Witz “With Art Works Illegal And Otherwise

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Book Signing: December 3rd, 6pm – 8pm

Free and Open to the Public with Free Shuttle Service

New York street artist Dan Witz at the MIA | MI CIELO 2010 Fine Art Exposition. Dan will feature a retrospective selection of street art works, sign copies of his limited edition book “In Plain View: 30 Years of Artworks Illegal and Otherwise”. Signed copies of Witz’s 2011 “Hummingbirds” accordion calendar will be given out to the first 100 guests at the book signing event.

MIA | MI CIELO and NADA Art Fair
Cielo on the Bay
7935 East Drive
Harbor Island
North Bay Village, FL 33141

Primary Flight “Please Stand By”

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Primary Flight Closing Party “PLEASE STAND BY”  from their own words: “RSVP to guestlist@primaryflight.com or regret it for the rest of your stupid life” Saturday December 4th from 11:00 pm until really, really late – like 29 o’clock in the morning.

Primary Flight website

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Images of Week 01.10.10 BSA Miami Part II

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This week we show you part two of Miami Street Art, begun last week here.

Barry McGee

Barry McGee took an old gas station and created a retrospective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Classic portrait in his illustrative style by Barry McGee (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Askew

Askew (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Askew (detail)

Askew (detail)(photo © Jaime Rojo)

Michael DeFeo

Michael DeFeo sprouted resplendent in that warm tropical climate (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Dabs and Myla

Dabs and Myla (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Shepard Fairey

Shepard Fairey (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Ewok

EWOK took it to another level (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Pose

Pose (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Reyes

Wildly twisting lollipop treatment - Reyes (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Tristan Eaton

Tristan Eaton (photo © Jaime Rojo)

See more about Tristan Eaton’s piece “Wild Beauty” HERE

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Tristan Eaton (detail) (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Revok

REVOK (detail) (photo © Jaime Rojo)

The London Police, Galo and Jim Darling

The London Police, Galo and Jim Darling (photo © Jaime Rojo)

The London Police, Galo and Jim Darling

The London Police, Galo and Jim Darling (photo © Jaime Rojo)

The London Police, Galo and Jim Darling

The London Police, Galo and Jim Darling (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Push

Push - it's like JMR with a ruler (photo © Jaime Rojo)

A Street Tribute to Francis Bacon

A Street Tribute to Francis Bacon, complete with gold foil chair (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Rise Up! To the Roof tonight!

Chris Stain is ready to show the peeps on the left coast just what it looks like up on the roof here in the BK. Of course, right now if you went up on my roof you better take a flask of Makers Mark, cuz it it is cold as Lou Dobb’s heart up there this time of year.

If you are going to the opening tonight, plan to get there early because Chris has made a limited edition print especially for the show as a gift to the first fans through the door tonight.  That is so like him.

Anyway, if you can’t make it to the opening, here’s an hors d’oeuvre tray of images to sate your appetite. Try the pigeon pâté!

A formidable team! (Chris Stain courtesy Carmichael)

A formidable team! (Chris Stain courtesy Carmichael)

Here Comes the Sun!  I'm Free.  (Chris Stain courtesy Carmichael Gallery)

Here Comes the Sun! I'm Free! (Chris Stain courtesy Carmichael Gallery)

Homeward

" Homeward Bound" (Chris Stain courtesy Carmichael Gallery)

In the rear gallery “LIFELINE” a group exhibition featuring Alex Hornest, Jim Darling, Ilia of Btoy and Sesper with Andreas Ragnar Kasapsis in the Showcase Space.

Carmichael Gallery

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