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Weekend Roundup: Winds, Swoon, Woodward, Brooklynite, & TrustoCorp Hipster-Feeding

It’s the month of May and this weekend you couldn’t bear to be on the streets of NYC –

Even though we managed to see new stuff INDOORS by Swoon, Matt Siren, Royce Bannon, Michael DeFeo, Stikman, Celso, DarkCloud, LAII, Deekers, M-City, and Dolk – The cold, high winds made street walking quite uninviting and threatened to blow the top off of Swoons’ Konbit shelter installation along the East River while she signed copies of her new book inside Urban Arts Projects.

Along Williamsburgs’ fabled Bedford Ave. yesterday you would have expected hipsters and the college kids who emulate them to be slavishly completing their brunches and slumpingly parading to a stylized dodgeball game at McCarren Park. There they would be chugging from giant styrofoam cups of beer purchased from The Turkey’s Nest and texting friends about their TOTES crazy life.

Instead all that could be found were hearty Polish ladies with corsages pinned on their heavy woolen coats from the Mother’s Day Services at church, a few of the regular lumpy neighborhood drunks slouched and drooping off the park benches, and some miserable young families forced out of their apartments by sheer child-driven insanity.

That’s why this newly discovered sign by TrustoCorp almost seemed like a cheery promise of warm weather, asymmetric haircuts, neckbeards, and hand-rolled cigarettes just around the corner.

This place is a zoo.  Trustocorp anticipates an ironic kickball game to come... (crappy phone photo © Steven P. Harrington)
They Don’t Eat Much Anyway —This place will soon be a zoo, and Trustocorp anticipates a number of ironic kickball games yet  to come… (crappy phone photo © Steven P. Harrington)
Dark Clouds at Woodward (photo © Steven P. Harrington)

Dark Clouds at Woodward (photo © Steven P. Harrington)

Matt Siren at Woodward  (photo © Steven P. Harrington)

Matt Siren at Woodward (photo © Steven P. Harrington)

Stikman at Woodward  (photo © Steven P. Harrington)

Stikman at Woodward (photo © Steven P. Harrington)

At Brooklynite the crowd was pumpin' to the sounds of DJ Evil EE in the backyard and looking at new work from M-City and Dolk,while this fellow and his boyz were banging out a street rhythm on the sidewalk in front of the gallery.  (photo © Steven P. Harrington)

In BedStuy, Brooklynite the crowd was pumpin' to the sounds of DJ Evil EE in the backyard and looking at new work from M-City and Dolk,while this fellow and his boyz were banging out a street rhythm on the sidewalk in front of the gallery. (photo © Steven P. Harrington)

Dolk and M-City at Brooklynite  (photo © Steven P. Harrington)

Dolk and M-City at Brooklynite (photo © Steven P. Harrington)

In the backyard gallery at Brooklynite this Dolk was lit from below quite effectively  (photo © Steven P. Harrington)

In the backyard gallery at Brooklynite this Dolk was lit from below quite effectively (photo © Steven P. Harrington)

M-City and Dolk at Brooklynite  (photo © Steven P. Harrington)

M-City and Dolk at Brooklynite (photo © Steven P. Harrington)

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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)

Barry McGee

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

Tristan Eaton

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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It’s Getting Hot Down There: ART BURN MIAMI

Eartburner-mpresario and street artist Celso has a sense of humor about most things, and street art in particular.

Without reading too much into it, it’s easy to understand how some of the hype surrounding the humongus Art Basel in Miami this week does tend to turn off the hot-headed anti-capitalist anti-consumerist anti-consumption anti-homogenization-of-everything-in-our culture-types in our midst.

Not that any of these artists are in that category, but it is pretty funny to learn that this one-day only art show ends with all the art being burned, and none of it added to your burgeoning street-art collection.

But Marge, what are they trying to say? While we prefer to create original content and not simply copy-and-paste, sometimes it just makes sense to take it directly from the press release >>

ART BURN: The Most Combustible Art Show in the World
International Contemporary Art Expo & Immolation

**To be held at LAS TIAS, 2834 N. Miami Ave., in Miami’s Wynwood District at sunset on Thursday, December 3rd, 2009***

(Miami, FL) — ART BURN, the most combustible art show in the world, will combine an international selection of original art with fire. Original works on canvas, wood and paper by a selection of more than three dozen international artists will be displayed and then flambeed in Miami on the evening of Thursday, December 3, 2009 at sunset. The exhibition/grilling, curated by NYC artist El Celso, will take place in the Wynwood Arts District, within walking distance of Miami’s lesser contemporary art fairs.

An exclusive selection of more than three dozen exceptional pieces by the hottest renowned artists and sizzling, cutting-edge newcomers will be displayed from 1pm until sundown. After the brief exhibition, all of these original works will be burned for the public’s viewing pleasure. Nothing is for sale.

We will be exhibiting and burning new works by:

Stikman
El Celso
Aurora Robson
infinity
Nick Fortunato
Skewville
Jayne Surrena
Darkcloud
Fabian Pena
Elbow-Toe
Rex Dingler
LA II
Royce Bannon
Leonardo Furtado (Brazil)
Rednose
Gore-B
Buildmore
Abe Lincoln Jr.
Cake
Paul Kostabi
Ellis-G
Jeannete Vidalia
2esae
Avoid Pi
Stefano Pasquini (Italy)
Keely
Destroy & Rebuild
Veng
F. Trainer
Ski
Joanne Mattera
Deeker
Sam Horine
Avone
Die Dose (Germany)
Billi Kid
Evelyn Metzger
Robots Will Kill
Adam Vincentz
Garrison Buxton (Peripheral Media Projects)
Michael DeFeo
James A. Willis
Dalva
Kristina Maria Lopez
Hargo
Ray Bradbury & very special guests TBA

You can even follow the events on Twitter at @elcelso and @cmonstah.

SPONSORS
C-MONSTER.NET
The official media sponsor of the ART BURN VIP Lounge

HYPERALLERGIC
The official blogazine, critic and beer sponsor of ART BURN

BROOKLYN STREET ART
The official street art and corporate snack sponsor of ART BURN

KINGSFORD Charcoal
The unofficial grilling partner of ART BURN

We’ve been assured that all local laws and safety precautions will be observed.  At least Miami is a coastal town so they are near water.

Enjoy this hunk o burnin’ luv….

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Images of the Week 09.27.09

Images of the Week 09.27.09

Our Weekly Interview with the Street

Caper (Caper) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Celso
A sale on melons at Met Supermaket this week? (Celso) (photo Jaime Rojo)

dark clouds
A melange of soot, chain links, and dark clouds (Dark Clouds) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Elbow Toe
Elbow Toe (photo Jaime Rojo)

Elbow Toe
“That’s funny, we’ve had a bumper crop of tomatoes this year. We’ve been canning them, freezing them, Arlene even made chutney!  Maybe you should have the soil tested,” offered Farmer Bob at the Union Square green market. (Elbow Toe) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Skewville and Elbow Toe
Skewville lending words of support to Elbow Toe (photo Jaime Rojo)

Gaia
Going through life as a lone wolf may not be as romantic as it sounds. (Yote) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Gaia
I’m a male 9 year old adventurous intuitive Libra, medium-sized with brown eyes and no ear-tufts. I like squirrels and woodrats and occasional truffles. I’m looking for a lady soulmate who likes flying across the park on sunny days and enjoys long stretches of sitting on a branch just observing and talking about the mysteries of life. (Yote) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Infirm Society
The healthcare debate is inspiration for commentary on the streets these days (Infirm Society) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Keely
Keely and the bridge (photo Jaime Rojo)

Michael Defeo Smart Crew
Michael Defeo, Smart Crew, and a tall glass building jutting through space (photo Jaime Rojo)

QRST
You two are just a couple of lovebirds, anybody every tell you that? (QRST) (photo Jaime Rojo)

SHIN SHIN
Looking forward to that applebee honey! (Shin Shin) (photo Jaime Rojo)

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“From the Streets of Brooklyn” at thinkspace (L.A.)

“From The Streets Of Brooklyn

Curated by Ad Hoc Art at thinkspace

January 9th – February 6th, 2009

Opening Reception: Fri, Jan. 9th 7-11PM

Featuring installations from:

Gaia (front entry area)

Imminent Disaster (project room)


Street installation:

Ellis G.


Main Gallery:

Abe Lincoln Jr.

Acne

AIKO (aka Aiko Nakagawa)

AnerA

Avoid Pi

avone

Bast

Bloke

c.damage.

Celso

Chris Stain

DAIN

Dan Witz

Dark Clouds

Elbow-Toe

Ellis G.

ELC (aka Endless Love Crew)

Faro

Gaia

Graffiti Research Lab (aka G.R.L.)

Imminent Disaster

infinity

jm rizzi

Josh MacPhee

Juse One

Kuma

Matt Siren

Maya Hayuk

McMutt (aka Dennis McNett)

Michael DeFeo (aka The Flower Guy)

MOMO

Peru Ana Ana Peru

PMP (aka Peripheral Media Projects)

Rate

Royce Bannon

Skewville

Slept

Sometimes

Sonet

Stikman

Thundercut

UFO

Unplate

+ A selection of street art photographs by LUNA PARK


SNEAK PEEK images
here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157607658942787/

thinkspace
4210 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90029
Thurs-Sun 1-6PM
http://www.thinkspacegallery.com/

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