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Fun Friday 12.10.10

Fun-Friday

It’s beginning to look a lot like Kwanzannukah

Roman Klonek & Jim Avignon at Factory Fresh

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An unusual breed of pop art with two oddities that are well jump-suited for each other. Expect the unexpected, including a special appearance by His Doodleness Jon Burgerman.

Speedy Wonderland

Factory Fresh Gallery Presents: Roman Klonek & Jim Avignon “Speedy Wonderland” (Brooklyn, NY)Opening Reception FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 7-10pm

ART to be Sold Off the Walls at “12×12”

Hopefully no one will be trampled for the holidays just getting in the door tonight, but you are bound to see something dope here, including a number of street artists you are familiar with at this group show.  Wonder how big the pieces are?

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Opening Reception, Friday, December 10th, 6pm – 9pm!Mighty Tanaka presents:
12×12 -A Group Show for the Holidays

FEATURED ARTISTS
Abe Lincoln Jr., Adam Miller, Alexandra Pacula, Alexis Trice, Anthony Sneed, AVOID, Briar Elyse, Bruno Perillo, Bryan Raughton, Buxtonia, CAM, Chris RWK, Chris Stain, Dark Clouds, Destroy and Rebuild, DOIT, Don Pablo Pedro, DROID, Ed Shawn Herrera, Ellen Stagg, Ellis G, Eric DeFrancesco, Fedele Spadafora, Gary Carlson, Gigi Chen, Gigi Spratley, Hannah Rose Fierman, Hellbent, Hiroshi Kumagai, Infinity, Jac Atkinson, Japa, Jason Grunwald, JMR, John Breiner, John McGarity, John Sunderland, Julia Colavita, Julian Duran, Justin Rymer, Katie Decker, Keely, KOSBE, Lauren Asta, Lee Trice, Lionel Guzman, Mari Keeler, Matt Siren, Max Greis, Melissa Carroll, Mike Schrieber, Nathan Pickett, Nathan Vincent, Nick Chatfield-Taylor, QRST, Quel Beast, Reginald Pean, Rick Midler, Robbie Busch, Royce Bannon, SADU, Skewville, Soosan Joon Silanee, Steven Schreiber, Thomas Cecchi, Tony Bones, Tony DePew, Toofly, UFO, URnewyork, Veng RWK

New Video from Sten & Lex

Street Artist Cake: A Collection of Drawings

Brewer’s Mansion is happy to present A Collection of Drawings, a show by Brooklyn street artist Cake, opening Saturday the 12th at this little known place where artists hang out.

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From the artist, “I use anatomy to describe the intricate relationship structures humans have with themselves and others. I frequently take from the pool of human suffering for subject matter and inspiration. When people disconnect from themselves in any way, it will somehow show up in their faces, bodies and gestures. I prefer to make drawings describing those results.”

Brewer’s Mansion

Cake Opening December 11, 6-9

55 Waterbury between Scholes and Meserole in Bushwick, Brooklyn

Kid Zoom Pop-Up Saturday

“Kid Zoom, Rembrandt with a Spray Can, represents the future of this movement.” – RON ENGLISH

With a Street Art celebrity endorsement like that, you know he’s going to wear a clean shirt to the show, right?  But wait, this is Lo-Brow so maybe just a freshly stained t-shirt.  See our studio visit Here.

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OPENING PARTY – SAT 11th DECEMBER – 7PM till Late – MEATPACKING – NYC

72 Gansevoort St
NEW YORK, NY, 10014
Meatpacking District
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Mighty Tanaka Presents “12 x 12” A Group Show for The Holidays (Brooklyn, NY)

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Come out and join us for this Holiday event!  Artwork to be sold directly off the walls! Pieces by both established and emerging artists alike!  Opening Reception, Friday, December 10th, 6pm – 9pm!

Mighty Tanaka presents:
12×12
A Group Show for the Holidays

The holidays’ are upon us once again and now is the time to start thinking about the perfect gift for that special somebody in your life!  Celebrating our one-year anniversary at our current location, Mighty Tanaka is very proud to bring you our latest show entitled 12×12.  We invite you to come out and join us for this exciting event!

12×12 features both successful, established artists as well as some of the hottest up and coming emerging artists from NYC and beyond.  Exhibiting artwork from a wide range of disciplines, this show has a little bit of everything, from the raw to the refined.  The displayed work represents the voice of our generation and exemplifies our interpretations of the world.

This large group show features over 70 artists and all the work was completed on small 12”x12” canvases.  We will be selling the artwork directly off the walls for you to add to your private collection or to give away as a holiday gift.  With various price points and an array of techniques and styles, there is surely a piece of art that will fit nearly every lifestyle.

Featuring the artwork of:
Abe Lincoln Jr., Adam Miller, Alexandra Pacula, Alexis Trice, Anthony Sneed, AVOID, Briar Elyse, Bruno Perillo, Bryan Raughton, Buxtonia, CAM, Chris RWK, Chris Stain, Dark Clouds, Destroy and Rebuild, DOIT, Don Pablo Pedro, DROID, Ed Shawn Herrera, Ellen Stagg, Ellis G, Eric DeFrancesco, Fedele Spadafora, Gary Carlson, Gigi Chen, Gigi Spratley, Hannah Rose Fierman, Hellbent, Hiroshi Kumagai, Infinity, Jac Atkinson, Japa, Jason Grunwald, JMR, John Breiner, John McGarity, John Sunderland, Julia Colavita, Julian Duran, Justin Rymer, Katie Decker, Keely, KOSBE, Lauren Asta, Lee Trice, Lionel Guzman, Mari Keeler, Matt Siren, Max Greis, Melissa Carroll, Mike Schrieber, Nathan Pickett, Nathan Vincent, Nick Chatfield-Taylor, QRST, Quel Beast, Reginald Pean, Rick Midler, Robbie Busch, Royce Bannon, SADU, Skewville, Soosan Joon Silanee, Steven Schreiber, Thomas Cecchi, Tony Bones, Tony DePew, Toofly, UFO, URnewyork, Veng RWK & MORE!

OPENING RECEPTION:
Friday, December 10th, 2010
6:00PM – 10:00PM

(Show closes January 7, 2010)

Mighty Tanaka
68 Jay St., Suite 416 (F Train to York St.)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Hours: M-F 12:30PM to 7PM, weekends by appointment
Office: 718.596.8781
Email: alex@mightytanaka.com
Web: http://www.mightytanaka.com

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Alex Emmert- Miami Schmiami! – Brooklyn is the Schnit! Go to Mighty Tanaka!

You may have thought that the giant sucking noise you heard was all the street art being pulled down to Miami this week (or Miss California’s video tape turned up to 12).

Have NO Fear – Mighty Tanaka is Here!

Alex Emmart and Caleb James are proud to introduce MIGHTY TANAKA

Partners Alex Emmart and Caleb James are proud to introduce MIGHTY TANAKA, the gallery

Brooklyn’s Street Art Scene is so gargantuan that we can afford to let Half the Borough go to Art Basel this week and we still have enough amazingly clever artists to OPEN A BRAND NEW GALLERY TONIGHT – which will be packed thank you very much.

 

Hellbent for Metallic Lace! (Hellbent) (courtesy Mighty Tanaka)

 

Mighty Tanaka Gallery, a labor of love turned a reality with the vision of Alex Emmart, who has been toiling behind the scenes for a couple of years to build a rather strong and fairly eclectic collection of art and artists – many of them fresh out the gate.

Alex also confesses to creating this new gallery in the neighborhood of Dumbo partially to force himself to get off his couch and go to work  instead of running his nascent biz out of his apartment.  He’s been painting a newly built gallery space in the Brooklyn neighborhood by the water between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges and nearly all his clothes are covered with white paint and his brain has fried, but tonight’s the opening and he is ready.

 

Avoid (from the Inflation Project) (courtesy Mighty Tanaka)

Avoid (from the Inflation Project) (courtesy Mighty Tanaka)

The inaugural show “Hybridism” gives a nod to oft-expressed opinion these days that the walls between street art and fine art are continually dissolving – as fine art hits the streets and street art hits the living room over your couch.

"Vintage" by Destroy & Rebuild (courtesy Mighty Tanaka)

 

Emmart brings to the game an education in museum studies, the experience of curating a handful of shows that explore the street-graff-fine art continuum, and a solid dedication to building relationships based on respect.

 

Mad sticker skillz are leading to a crazy-A fine art maker (Kosbe) (courtesy Mighty Tanaka)

 

This too, may be a glimpse of the future of the art world where gallerists treat people fairly and are respected because of it.  Just ask any of the nextgen Millenial artists he is working with.

 

Fire-O-Glyphic infinity created an pyrric mantelpiece (courtesy Mighty Tanaka)

 

At this auspicious opening, a statement of hope amidst an economy gone ape-crazy, Emmart takes the moment to share the credit on his Facebook page; Mighty Tanaka studio is one of the finest and most exciting spaces I know of due to the hard work of committed individuals. A VERY BIG thanks to Garrett Wohnrade, Caleb James, Adri Cowan, Mari Keeler, Heidi Alasuvanto, Insuh Yoon, John Michaels, the Mighty Tanaka featured artists and everyone else who has supported Tanaka during this transition. You all inspire me.”

Reginald Pean "Gentlemen of Leisure" (courtesy Mighty Tanaka)

Reginald Pean “Gentlemen of Leisure” (courtesy Mighty Tanaka)

Mighty Tanaka Gallery/Headquarters:

68 Jay St.
Suite 416
Brooklyn, NY. 11206

Phone #: 718.596.8781

contact@mightytanaka.com

Subway: F train to York St.


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AD HOC hurtles BKMIA to Miami right on Time!

When your van breaks down and dies en route to Florida from New York, you might get a little cranky and freaked out because you have 40 people’s art in the back and are somewhat behind schedule.

You haven’t met the Buxtons.

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Ad Hoc and Eastern District are in Miami as BKMIA Thursday Through Sunday

Brooklyn gallerists Garrison and Alison from AdHoc found themselves at a U-Haul truck rental agency when it was obvious that fixing their jalopy wasn’t going to happen anytime soon.

“Yeah we’re definitely making some tangy lemonade out of the lemons we’ve been collecting,” says he.

With a show to mount and open in 2 days (Today) in Miami, they asked for a 14 foot or 18 foot truck but U-Haul was out of that size. So they upgraded to the 26 foot, which made the whole process of moving art a lot easier, and together they steered the MIGHTY BKMIA SHIP southward.

“We just got another beautiful space today”, says Garrison, now that they’ve arrived with a truck of Brooklyn Street Art in the land of orange groves and mobs of art-hungry models in stilettos.  They are spreading out into their new giant space on 4141 Northeast 2nd Avenue, which is right across the street from their original space. They had a lot of people’s work with them, “Yeah there was no way it all was going to fit in the original space we had”

And the art itself?  One of the first things to be unpacked was this badass sculpture.

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UFO and Ryan Doyle at BKMIA (photo courtesy Ad Hoc)

This is an interactive kinetic piece by Ryan Doyle and UFO of 907 crew.

What'r YOU lookin' at? (courtesy Ad Hoc)
What’r YOU lookin’ at? (courtesy Ad Hoc)

According to the artists, it’s made of found objects and crafted using caveman spaceship technology. Amazingly similar to the squidlike image in the photo below, this sculpture is mechanized with two worm head, gear drive electric wheelchair motors, and is fully operational with a joystick. And yes, Martha, he does look like a writer (check out the fat marker in his tentacle).

Perhaps a sketch? (photo ©Jaime Rojo)

Perhaps a sketch? (photo ©Jaime Rojo)

Ad Hoc is partnering with Brooklyn neighbor Eastern District in a conceptual gallery called AE District to show off some of Brooklyn’s finest street artists, graff writers, and related contemporary artists in a 40+ name show. Names you might know like London Police and Gaia and Morning Breath will be joining talented newbies like NohJColey and Mario Brothers.

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Mighty Tanaka Presents: “Hybridism” – NEW GALLERY


Mighty Tanaka Presents:
Hybridism: Where Raw Meets Refined
Premier Exhibition in New DUMBO Gallery Space presents an array of mediums, techniques


New York, NY – November 24, 2009 – Mighty Tanaka (http://www.mightytanaka.com) is proud to announce
Hybridism, the premier show within its new DUMBO project/gallery space, opening with a reception on December 3, 2009 through January 7, 2010. There’s a growing creative movement that we’ve dubbedHybridism: a blend of both street art and fine art – a hybrid – as the raw meets the refined. It is the juxtaposition of genres, which both compliments and conflicts; the balance between these otherwise artistic opposites. Hybridism, the show, captures a collection of both twisted fine art and underground street art in a span of mediums: vivid photography, collage, and rich oil & acrylic paintings on everything from canvas to found wood.


Alex and Caleb have been working so hard to make this thing happen!

Alex and Caleb have been working so hard to make this thing happen!


From classic oil paintings of alcohol-blurred nightlife, a squirrel riding a two-headed goat, and a trippy diorama of the industrialization age, to street-style satanic mummies, tribal paintings on book covers, and graffiti-influenced silkscreens on newspapers – Hybridism displays the atypical and the urban within one space.

“I always look to accentuate the idea of hybridism, and of pairing opposites together; this will be common thread in all of my shows, despite their varied themes,” says Mighty Tanaka owner and curator, Alex Emmart. “My goal? To bring this burgeoning and exciting artistic movement to the next level.”

Featured artists include: Adam Miller, Alexandra Pacula, Alexis Trice, AVOID pi, Bruno Perillo, Destroy and Rebuild, Don Pablo Pedro, FARO, Hellbent, Infinity, JMR, John Breiner, Josh McCutchen, Katie Decker, KOSBE, Lionel Guzman, Mari Keeler, Miss Marlo Marquise, Max Greis, Mike Schreiber, Peter Halasz, Reginald Pean, Robbie Busch, Royce Bannon, Skewville, Vinny Cornelli. 

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ighty Tanaka’s Hybridism opening reception coincides with DUMBO’s Culture 411 First Thursday Gallery Walk on Thursday, December 3, 2009, from 5:30PM-8:30PM at Mighty Tanaka Studio on 68 Jay Street, Suite 416, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

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About Mighty Tanaka

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ighty Tanaka (http://www.mightytanaka.com) is Alex Emmart and Caleb James: an independent curatorial organization dedicated to the advancement and integrity of the urban arts. Through the utilization of skilled curating and various media techniques, we strive to create a stable foundation for artists operating within the urban environment. Mighty Tanaka is driven by urban inspiration and is clearing the way for this emerging art movement to expand beyond the city walls and into our personal lives. Our mission is to provide a myriad of curated and production services. 

Contact

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ighty Tanaka Studio
68 Jay St., Suite 416
Brooklyn, NY
11201
Hours: M-F 12PM to 7PM, weekends by appointment only 
Office: 718.596.8781

For questions, info or interviews, please contact Alex Emmart at alex@mightytanaka.com or (718) 596-8781.


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“Grand Champions” Tonight, “This Beat is Sick” Tomorrow: IN Brooklyn

Hellbent and Slept in the backyard at Factory Fresh for the "Grand Champions" Show tonight.
Hellbent and Slept did some fun in the backyard at Factory Fresh for the “Grand Champions” Show tonight. We made it into our own special sign, it doesn’t really look like this exactly.

Friday is traditionally a day to look really busy first thing in the morning, up until, say, NOON, and then start to think about what the hell you are going to wear to go out tonight to see street/graff/public art in Brooklyn.  Hookin up a LOOK for tonight ma!

You might like this one – fine artist and graff writer John Breiner presents the third installment of this group of grand champions since 2003, and it’s incredible to see how young artists mature in their work over time. Many in the show are known on the street as graff/street artists and naturally have continued to refine and explore their artistic abilities, now including what can roundly be described as fine art in a multitude of disciplines.  The labels don’t really matter of course, the talent does.  No doubt this happy reunion at Factory Fresh is going to be pumping with energy and excitement tonight.

Tonight at Factory Fresh, curated by John Breiner
Tonight at Factory Fresh, curated by John Breiner

Saturday Night Bushwick Open Late “This Beat is Sick” features 9 spaces

including the Opening of new gallery “Famous Accountants”

Bushwick is still wildly alive with people who create – and it hasn’t been blanded yet; still too dicey, too ethnic, and like, there isn’t even bottle service. Unless you bring it in a paper bag.

New space Famous Accountants straddles the edge of Bushwick in Ridgewood, as if poised to run for it. Saturday they open with “Twenty-Three”. A shared work/gallery space run by artists Ellen Letcher and Kevin Regan who were part of the now-closed Pocket Utopia on Flushing Ave, the new space is not looking for a hook to be cool, which is so cool.

They’re also planning TV Parties! – inspired by the lampooning of apathetic consumer culture expressed in the classic Black Flag song:

Saturday night’s opening will be in conjunction with Norte Maar’s THIS BEAT IS SICK: Bushwick Art Spaces Stay Open Late.

In conjuction with Norte Maar, a cornerstone in-home gallery that's been pushing the envelope for a few years with In Window performance that you can see from the sidewalk, among other things.
In conjunction with Norte Maar, a Bushwick cornerstone in-home gallery run by Jason Andrew that’s been pushing the envelope for a few years with in-window performance that you can see from the sidewalk, and art classes for local kids and BushwickImpact.org.

Participating spaces include: Norte Maar, English Kills, Centotto, Factory Fresh, Grace Exhibition Space, Laundromat, Lumenhouse, PrivateerSugar, and  Famous Accountants.

NOW THIS!

Friday Afternoon Butt Shaking Entertainment

Armand Van Heldon’s new mix comes out October 26 – and this is a funkalicious throwback to a 70’s groove and suave men puttin on the smooove mooooves

and from the BSA DIY Corner…

If you have any cardboard laying around you can also begin making your own  CARDBOARD ANIMATION

Student Graduation Animation by Sjors Vervoort. http://www.sjorsvervoort.nl Animation and design by Sjors Vervoort. Sound and SFX by Steven Aerts. The Netherlands 2009.

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“Plenty of Room On the Couch” Group Show at Eastern District

A group show that features the work of a number of street artists, among others.

Eastern District Presents:


“Plenty of Room on the Couch”
Curated by Jesse Lee Denning


Opening reception – Friday June 26th. 7 – 10pm
Special Guest DJ Todd Weinstock a.k.a. Toddlerone (Cubic Zirconia)

The goal of this exhibition is not only to highlight the vast array of talented artists in a summer spectacle but to also allow our peers, friends, and all around art lovers to purchase and own art that is both affordable and quality work!

ALL ART IS $300 OR LESS!

Featured artists:
-JK6- -Trevor Bittinger- -Colin Stinson- -Spaze Craft 1- -Denise DeSpirito- -John Breiner- -Dan Taylor- -Jesse Jones- -Kyoko Heshiimu- -Becca Roach- -Kelly Vetter- -Steve Smith- -New Colony- -Downer- -Chad Koeplinger- -AKO- -Michelle Tarantelli- -Gillian Goldstein- -Patrick Conlon- -Chip7- -Todd Noble- -Mister Mark- -Eyeball- -Chris O’Donnell- -Andreis Costa- -Zoe Sonenberg- -Carlyle Micklus- -Josh Taylor- -Jay Flanell- -Joshua Abram Howard- -Jeremiah Maddock- -Amandalynn- -Sweety- -Nikki Balls- -Subtexture- -Dosa Kim- -Amy Finkbeiner- -Aunia Kahn- -RROBOTS- -Dennis McNett- -Michael Alan- -Damion Silver- -JesseHectic- -JoKa- -Kristen Ferrell- -Douajee Vang- -Matt Vancura- -Grime- -Evan Cairo- -Parskid- -Justin Lipuma- -Regino Gonzales- -Lyndsey Lesh- -Tim Diet- -Dick Chicken- -Laura Meyers–Fernando Lions- -Sacha Jenkins- -James O’Brian- -John Reardon- -Myles Karr- -Dan Trocchio- -Andre Malcolm- -Leif Parsons- -Duane Bruton- -Bishop203- -Diego Mannino- -Civ-

jesse@eastern-district.com
Hours: 2-8pm Thursday-Sunday

EASTERN DISTRICT
43 BOGART STREET – L TRAIN TO MORGAN AVENUE.

www.Eastern-District.com

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