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“Beyond The Streets” Comes To Brooklyn in June

“Beyond The Streets” Comes To Brooklyn in June

Gastman’s Massive Graffiti and Street Art Show Arrives at Epicenter.

“I’m really excited to bring this show to New York,” says curator, graffiti historian and urban anthropologist Roger Gastman, “because the city plays such a pivotal role in the origin and evolution of the culture. The iconic images of covered subway cars made graffiti famous worldwide.”

Style Wars Car by NOC 167 with Door Open, Man Reading Newspaper, 96th Street Station, New York, NY, 1981. (photo © Martha Cooper)

He’s talking of course about “Beyond The Streets” the hybrid exhibition that he mounted in LA last year featuring the work of 150 who have proved to be pivotal to the evolution of a fifty year global people’s art movement that includes graffiti, street art, and urban contemporary art. Filling over 100,000 square feet of new space in Brooklyn, this two-floor cross-section survey will feature artworks by many of the same vandals, graffiti writers, Street Artists, and art activists who hit NYC streets, created dialogue with passersby, and were sometimes chased by the authorities. To see them showcased here is to recognize that there is not just one route to take – in fact there are many.

Guerrilla Girls at Abrons Art Center, New York, 2015. (photo © Andrew Hindrake)

“We have an incredible roster of artists for New York,” Gastman tells us, “and a brand new space in Williamsburg that has a stunning view of the Manhattan skyline as our backdrop.” Notably the lineup includes artists whose work BSA has documented on the streets in this very same neighborhood over the past two decades, including Shepard Fairey, Faile, Swoon, Bast, Invader, Aiko, and others. Ironically the appearance of free-range Street Art in the neighborhood has been seriously diminished since that time.

The exhibition is one more verification that a significant portion of the scene is being widely recognized for its cultural contribution and value in the contemporary art canon – a significantly fluid scene fueled by discontent and a desire to short-circuit the established routes to audience appreciation. Like large survey shows elsewhere, the takeaway is the significant impact street culture and its tangential subcultures continues to have on the culture at large.

Lil’ Crazy Legs during shoot for Wild Style, Riverside Park, NY, 1983. (photo © Martha Cooper)

Gastman says the New York version of “Beyond The Streets” will take an additional interest at the role of music and art activism on the street, along with immersive installations, a tattoo parlor, a special Beastie Boys installation with artifacts and ephemera, a new 30th Anniversary Shepard Fairey project “Facing The Giant: 3 Decades of Dissent,” and large scale works by Gorilla Girls, Futura, Cleon Peterson, and Takashi Murakami. 

More news coming on programming and events, but the important opening date to know right now is June 21st.

“All in all, it will make for a really special show this Summer,” says Gastman.


BEYOND THE STREETS TEAM

Curator: Roger Gastman

Co-Curators: Sacha Jenkins SHR, Evan Pricco, David CHINO Villorente

Producer: Ian Mazie & Pressure Point Creative


Tickets and hours of operation can be found at: BEYONDTHESTREETS.COM


FEATURED ARTISTS INCLUDE:

A-ONE, AIKO, Al Diaz, Alexis Ross, Alicia McCarthy, André ​Saraiva, Barry McGee, BAST, Beastie Boys, Bert Krak, Bill Barminski, Bill Daniel, BLADE, Broken Fingaz, Buddy Esquire, buZ blurr, Carlos Mare, Carl Weston, Cey Adams, C.R. Stecyk III, Charlie Ahearn, Chaz Bojórquez, Claudia Gold, Cleon Peterson, COCO 144, Conor Harrington, Corita Kent, Craig Costello, CRASH, DABSMYLA, Dan Witz, Dash Snow, DAZE, DEFER, Dennis Hopper, Dondi White, Doze Green, EARSNOT, Estevan Oriol, Fab 5 Freddy, FAILE, Faith XLVII, Felipe Pantone, FREEDOM, FUTURA 2000, Gajin Fujita, Glen E. Friedman, Gordon Matta-Clark, Guerrilla Girls, HAZE, Henry Chalfant, Herb Migdoll, Husk Mit Navn, INVADER, Jane Dickson, Jason REVOK, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jenny Holzer, Jim Prigoff, John Ahearn, John Fekner, John Tsombikos, Joe Conzo, José Parlá, KATS, KC Ortiz, Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf, Kilroy Was Here, LADY PINK, LAZAR, LEE Quiñones, Lisa Kahane, MADSAKI, Maripol, Mark Gonzales, Mark Mothersbaugh, Martha Cooper, Matt Weber, Maya Hayuk, Michael Lawrence, MIKE 171, MISS 17, Mister CARTOON, Nina Chanel Abney, NOC 167, Pat Riot, Patrick Martinez, Paul Insect, POSE, PRAY, Rammellzee, Randall Harrington, RETNA, Richard Colman, Richard Hambleton, RIME, RISK, Ron English, Ruby Neri, SABER, Sam Friedman, SANESMITH, Sayre Gomez, Shepard Fairey, SJK 171, SLICK, SNAKE 1, SNIPE1, STAY HIGH 149, Stephen Powers, SWOON, Takashi Murakami, TAKI 183, TATS CRU, TENGAone, Tim Conlon, Timothy Curtis, Todd James, Trash Records, UGA, VHILS, and ZESER

The show is developed in partnership with Adidas and Perrier. Additional support provided by Modernica, Montana Colors, NPR, NTWRK, Twenty Five Kent and WNYC.

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Fun Friday 01.21.11

Fun-Friday

1. Ellis G Solo Show Tonight in Dumbo
2. Futura Rocks the New Futura Tag on a Window and His New 12 oz. Prophet Video
3. Graffiti Photographer John Naar Expounds on Video – Re-Release of “Faith of Graffiti”
4. Area Grandmother Reveals That She is Banksy
5. Shepard and DEVO: The Big Picture Tomorrow

Ellis G @ Mighty Tanaka Tonight in Brooklyn

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There is only one Ellis G and he’s been banging out these hand-traced silhouettes across the city for a good run, now.  With a deft hand the Brooklyn Street Artist literally draws your attention to shadow and light, using the cityscape and chalk. Over time his photos of his work have taking on a poignancy because they capture this truly temporary, almost ethereal shadowing of elongated, foreshortened, and otherwise curiously distorted urban structures – freezing them for a second before they fade into the gritty ethers.  Tonight he’ll be performing live at his opening at Mighty Tanaka.

Brooklyn-Street-Art-2-Ellis-G-Permanently-Temporary-Mighty-TenakaAll photos Ellis G  (courtesy of the gallery)

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, January 21st, 2011, 6:00PM – 9:00PM – MORE HERE

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“This is a Message from Futura!” The 12oz Prophet VIDEO

We are really excited to see Brooklyn’s own Futura in da bloghouse! Props to the 12 oz crew for this warm and natural portrayal.

Check out this exclusive window tag by Futura that he sent for you, the BSA family…

brooklyn-street-art-futura-dosmil-01-11-web“Condensation tagging could be the next biggest thing,” he says (photo © FUTURADOSMIL)

Check his Flickr for more goodies and read the BSA interview with FUTURADOSMIL on The Huffington Post:

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Gorgeous Insights from Photographer John Naar (VIDEO)

On the occasion Wooster Collective’s re-release of Jon Naar’s and Norman Mailer’s seminal 1970s book “Faith of Grafitti” as part of their “Special Edition” series, here’s a video of Jon Naar courtesy of Stussy.

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Area Grandmother Comes Forward As ‘Banksy’

Reportage courtesy of Picture 2

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“LONDON—At a press conference Tuesday, 89-year-old Rose Biggin, a grandmother from the Camden Town neighborhood of North London, announced that she was in fact the internationally renowned graffiti artist known only as Banksy. “Those drawings? Oh, yes, those are mine,” said the diminutive octogenarian, who admitted to scaling buildings and climbing fences in order to put up life-sized stenciled images that satirize modern society’s mores and its inherent political power structures. “It sure does help to pass the time.” Biggin then returned home, where along with some of her “dearest friends,” she sipped tea, sampled some nice ginger cake, and planned the necessary destruction of dominant capitalist paradigms.” Courtesy of The Onion

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Geniuses: Shepard Fairey and Mark Mothersbaugh

brooklyn-street-art-shepard-fairey-Mark Mothersbaugh-subliminal-projectsReadying for his show tomorrow for “The Big Picture” at Subliminal Projects with the ordained minister in the Church of the Subgenius, Mark Mothersbaugh, Mr. Fairey appears so relaxed and personable in this video shot for a completely different show.

Damn, these people are so busy! I’m crawling around under the bed looking for a lost sock and Shepard’s over there on the left coast making art to address “the dialogue about power and control in society” and having an art show with the King of DEVO.

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Subliminal Projects and The Art Of Elysium’s Elysium Project Present: “The Big Picture” A Show Featuring Shepard Fairey and DEVO’s Mark Mothersbaugh

Subliminal Projects Gallery
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Exhibition Dates:
January 22 – February 19, 2011

Subliminal Projects and The Art of Elysium’s Elysium Project are pleased to present a two-person show featuring work by artist, pop culture icon, and DEVO frontman Mark Mothersbaugh and artist Shepard Fairey.  This exhibition focuses on their work as artists and philanthropists.

As artists, Mark and Shepard create work that demand the viewer’s attention, drawing them into a world where scale is pushed to the forefront.  From several feet back, Shepard’s work tells one story while, up close, the intricate patterning tells another.  The symbols in a Shepard print provide a contextual framework and the elaborate detailing reflects a careful attention to craft.  Mark’s creative process begins on a small scale.  His postcard-size illustrations and paintings often serve as the initial step in his creative process, from which he then pulls imagery for his larger work.  These highly personal postcards are created on an intimate scale and, once enlarged into large-format works, the viewer is invited to step into Mark’s whimsical world.  In both cases, it is the carefully thought out details that make The Big Picture.

These two artists are keenly aware of The Big Picture when committing to a charitable cause.  Their influential roles as tastemakers and cultural icons serve as a bright spotlight on the charity they choose to support.  Thanks to their dedication to The Art of Elysium, both artists help bring attention to the charity’s mission, thus enriching the lives of gravely ill children in the Los Angeles serviced by the charity.  Shepard Fairey, the 2010 Art of Elysium Visionary, and Mark Mothersbaugh, the 2011 Art of Elysium Visionary, are celebrated in this exhibition for their art and their charitable spirits.

“I am so thrilled that Shepard has opened his gallery for this extremely special collaboration.  This is the first collaboration between two of our VISIONARIES.  It is our hope that the people that have been asked to join our VISIONARY CIRCLE share in creative collaborations not only to benefit The Art of Elysium and all of its various programs but that their joint endeavors inspire change in the world at large.  That is the BIG PICTURE that we are hoping for.”

— Jennifer Howell, founder of The Art of Elysium

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Los Angeles, CA 90026
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