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Leaping Underground : Graff and Performance Art for New York’s Explorers

Andrew H. Shirley Throws a Party for Leap Year

There would be no above ground scene in New York without the abiding underground scene. Furtive, secretive, accessible by invitation or last minute word of mouth, art parties and performance have always supplied a forum for expression, inspiration, and a release of raw energy. Without idealizing too much, these are frequently places where the petri dishes for future movements are mixed, or at least experimented with. Not exactly galleries or performance venues, these spaces converted for one-night-only can be a great place to party, see something new, and let your mind loose with friends.

Artist and party planner Andrew H. Shirley threw a sort of impromptu bash a week ago to celebrate the occasion of February 29th, and he invited some artists/graff heads to hit up the space like Smells, Cash4, UFO, Gen2, R2, and Fade. The abandoned warehouse feeling was juxtaposed by some rather ornate furniture, and eventually everything got tagged – since the scheduled installations included a surprise visit from Net, Krt and Serch. “Kind of a random perfect line up,” reports Shirley of the artists, “It ended up being really proper.”

Cash4 sets the scene, and Fade offers a seat.  Leap Party 2012 at El Dorado (photo © Tod Seelie)

Once the visual aesthetics were laid the performances were clear to go for the small enthusiastic collection of fans that braved the cold night and they were rewarded with an eclectic mix of energetic shows by Beef, Jogyo, Fake Hooker, Japanther, and Ninjasonik. Shirley was really happy with the turnout –  “A great crowd of heads braved the sh*ttiest night of the winter to be part of the Leap Year Party,” he says.

BSA: What was the party all about?
Andrew H. Shirley: I’ve had a telepathic calling to throwing a leap year party for a few years, and one day while hanging with Robbie from Fake Hooker, we talked about leap year, and how we couldn’t remember anything fun ever happening on that day .I took it upon myself to try and make a holiday out of this. Evolving out of the ideas we came up with, Beef and Fake Hooker planned a tour which began at Death by Audio in brooklyn and ended on leap year at the El Dorado.

BSA: Who did you hook up the venue and the painting part of the show?
Andrew H. Shirley: Party professional SPAM was stoked that February had an extra day to party this year and pointed our idea in the direction of the El Dorado space. The el dorado is an amazing space; it’s totally reminiscent of the type of space you’d find in the Lower East Side, like the Lounge on 11th and Avenue A circa 1995.  It’s totally grilled out in scrawls and tags, really grimey, old New York. It’s a free for all. The dude who runs El Dorado is actually not into graffiti at all – he hates it. Because the place was pretty grilled, I asked if I could have some heads come and do some walls and he was cool with it.

In addition to the artists and performers, shout outs go to Laura Kaplan for Japanther’s costumes and Devi Mambouka for Jogyo’s makeup and costumes. The Superior Bugout did promotion and thanks to photographer Tod Seelie for sharing his images.

JOGYO imparting knowledge. Leap Party 2012 at El Dorado (photo © Tod Seelie)

Smells, Cash4, UFO, Gen2, R2, 907 Crew, Fade, Net, Krt and Serch.  Leap Party 2012 at El Dorado (photo © Tod Seelie)

 

For all you underground Marie Antoinettes, a regally appointed couch adorned by UFO 907 with a wall piece by Smells.  Leap Party 2012 at El Dorado (photo © Tod Seelie)

Hitting the high notes! (photo © Tod Seelie)

A sideways blastoff from UFO and the 907 crew.  Leap Party 2012 at El Dorado (photo © Tod Seelie)

Fashion Week isn’t just for Paris you know! 11 Years in the underground and standard bearers for an ever changing Brooklyn scene, Japanther modeled organic fashions by Laura Kaplan for their performance. (photo © Tod Seelie)

Fade feels nostalgic for a 1980 sex party.  Leap Party 2012 at El Dorado (photo © Tod Seelie)

Duo Ninjasonik reliably rocked mics with their nasty and funny rhymes, bringing an electrifying performance in the midst of the party. (© Tod Seelie)

A welcoming and cozy seating arrangement. Principal decor supplied by Gen2 of the 907 Crew. Leap Party 2012 at El Dorado (photo © Tod Seelie)

I have an announcement before I blast your eardrums! (photo © Tod Seelie)

Smells, Cash4, UFO, Gen2, R2, 907 Crew, Fade, Net, Krt and Serch.  Leap Party 2012 at El Dorado (photo © Tod Seelie)

Ninjasonic taking it home.  Leap Party 2012 at El Dorado (photo © Tod Seelie)

Smells, Cash4, UFO, Gen2, R2, 907 Crew, Fade, Net, Krt and Serch.  Leap Party 2012 at El Dorado (photo © Tod Seelie)

 Leap Party 2012 at El Dorado (photo © Tod Seelie)

 

 

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Fun Friday 11.12.10

Fun-Friday

The Community Serviced

Not to be confused with the similarly named C215 show opening in Paris tonight, “The Community Serviced” this Sunday showcases 12 uniquely produced Showpaper newspaper boxes designed by 24 artists. After the opening night, the works will be placed around the city to serve the community both as public art pieces as well as an expansion of Showpaper’s distribution network of their bi-monthly publication.

Sure to be a raw fun show free of pretension with artists: Amy Smalls , Dennis Franklin, Maggie Lee ,Jennifer Shear, Oliva Katz ,Keith Pavia, Peter, Andrew Sutherland, ADAM COST, DARKCLOUDS , SADUE, FARO, GROSER, COOLCAT, GEN 2 , OZE 108, GOYA , NSK, NET, DROID, VUDU , INFINITY,WOLFTITS , CAHBASM

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Invader Goes To Hollywood…and gets chased by the police

“Block Party”

brooklyn-street-art-BOXI-JPG-carmichael-gallery-11-10-1-webThe Carmichael Gallery is throwing a “Block Party” tomorrow (10/13) and they have a stellar line up of artists that will be showing work at the Culver City gallery. Some street art roots on display in the lineup: Boxi, Krystian Truth Czaplicki, Gregor Gaida, Simon Haas, Dan Witz and Sixeart.

Read more about the show here

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Boxi. (Image courtesy of the gallery)

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Boxi. (Image courtesy of the gallery)

Nuart 2010 Photography by Carl Fredrick Salicath

Like Martyn Reed says, this local photographer in Stavanger, Norway, where the Nuart 2010 festival of street art murals happened this fall, shows some of Street Art photography at its finest”.

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Street Artist Vhils at Nuart 2010. (Image © Carl Fredrick Salicath)

See more of Carl’s work here.

“BETA Spaces” in Bushwick Brooklyn Sunday

A free one-day festival of conceptualized and thematic group exhibitions that focuses on curatorial experimentation and collaboration. There will be over 50 shows, including the work of over 400 individual artists, in spaces ranging from galleries to studios to apartments to mobile trucks and smart phone apps.

Preview the exhibitions in the online directory, including images, curatorial statements and lists of participating artists.

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To learn more about this festival and to read the full program and juicy details please go to  http://artsinbushwick.org/beta2010/

Down on Me

Some killer hip-hop inspiration for your weekend shorty! Keenan Cahill and 50 Cent shredding it. That’s what’s up.

“She want it I can tell she want it
want me to push up on it
fore she know when I’m all on it
we get the party going liquor flowing this is fire

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Showpaper Presents: “The Community Serviced” (Manhattan, NY)

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> SHOWPAPER presents <

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THE COMMUNITY SERVICED:

12 public space Showpaper newspaper boxes

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Sunday November 14, 2010 at 7pm – 10pm

at The Showpaper 42nd st Gallery

217 East 42nd st (btwn 3rd and 2nd ave)

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with artists:

Amy Smalls and Dennis Franklin

Maggie Lee and Jennifer Shear

Oliva Katz and Keith Pavia

Peter and Andrew Sutherland

ADAM COST

DARKCLOUDS and SADUE

FARO, GROSER, and COOLCAT

GEN 2 and OZE 108

GOYA and NSK

NET and DROID

VUDU and INFINITY

WOLFTITS and CAHBASM

Curated by: Andrew H. Shirley

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“The Community Serviced” showcases 12 uniquely produced Showpaper newspaper boxes designed by 24 artists. After the opening night, the works will be placed around the city to serve the community both as public art pieces as well as an expansion of Showpaper’s distribution network of their bi-monthly publication.

On Sunday November 14, 2010 at 7pm please join us at 217 East 42nd st (between 3rd and 2nd ave) for the send off of these public works of art.

Charlie Ahearn and Parakeets will be providing music.

Showpaper is a non-for-profit organization committed to establishing a greater network of emerging young artists and musicians throughout the tri-state area. In conjunction with providing a database of more than 50 show spaces for young performing artists and a comprehensive listing of over 300 all ages music events every two weeks, each issue has a full color print by a current and upcoming artist.

JOE AHEARN | Showpaper

\\ Managing Director

// phone: (646) 881-4397

\\ email: joe@showpaper.org

// site: www.showpaper.org

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THE SUPERIOR BUGOUT

Film / Video & Multi-Media Arts

Brooklyn, NYC

http://www.chickenpoxthefilm.com

email:andrewhshirley@hotmail.com

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