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Winners! BSA Giveway for “Eloquent Vandals”

Congratulations!

“I love art a lot, its a hobby that takes a lot of my time, and helps me being positive and keeps my mind off the more serious things in life,” says prize winner Martin C. from Denmark. Congratulations to him and to Marco C. from Italy who was stoked to win the big prize, “You made my day.” Finally, there is Mika A. from Washington, DC, who is a young street artist there and who sent us a cool pic.

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BSA Giveaway: Win “Eloquent Vandals” and NuArt Stuff

Answer 3 Simple Trivia Questions from last nights Brooklynite  LIVE chat with Martyn Reed

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Man, that was a blast! The Chat Pub over at Brooklynite was pretty crowded last night with an international crowd of beer swilling NuArt fans all yelling and climbing over each other to grab the ear of the guest of honor. Peeps who logged online to see the World Premiere of “Eloquent Vandals” were happily peppering affable bad boy Martyn Reed with questions ranging from his experiences with the NuArt artists (95% good) to how his little Norwegian town became known for amazing Street Art over the course of a decade (work and talent and luck). All that chatter made it hard to hear the movie and if you were like us, you missed most of the show because of all the excitement.

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But, as promised, we’re giving away the movie today to you. Just answer these three questions and send them to us at Eloquent@BrooklynStreetArt.com.  The first three people who answer the three questions correctly win 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize.

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No family or pets or employees or landlords of BSA are eligible. All complaints about the hardness of the questions should be addressed directly to Martyn Reed at thesequestionsaretoohardyousuck@nuart.no. Good Luck! We’ll tell you who won tomorrow.

Here are your Trivia Questions:

1) In the film, what does Dface’s work ask us to do?
2) GRL is an acronym for what ?
3) Nick Walker is from which British City ?


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Shot and directed by Martin Hawkes, the film features work and interviews with Street Artists like Blek Le Rat, Graffiti Research Lab, Dface, Herakut, Nick Walker, Know Hope, Jimmy Cauty, Chris Stain, Wordtomother, Sten & Lex, Dotmasters, Zeus (UK) and Dolk & Pøbel.
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Special thanks to Martyn Reed and Rae McGrath.

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Fun Friday 01.28.11

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Titi Freak makes print for OneThirty3

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Titi Freak (image courtesy of OneThirty3)

Titi Freak from São Paulo via Japan has created a unique voice in Street Art in the last decade. A perfect East-West mashup of all the things you kids love… fashion, pop, illustration, commix, graff, and color. He’s got a new print coming out Feb 24 with OneThirty3 and we have a sneak peak here.

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More info at OneThirty3

Ben Eine in Action

Breaking: ROA and SEGO making new piece in Mexico City

From on the scene reporter Gonzalo Gag we got the news that a Street Art duet is taking place on the streets of D.F. right now.

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Sego and ROA scope out the wall (photos © and courtesy of Gonzalo Gag) – Please credit.

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Winter Wonderland in Brooklyn

These photos by Jaime Rojo give you a little idea of the magic we had this week in the BK.

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“Urban Diorama” (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Red Vespa (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Don’t Forget LIVE Chat on Brooklynite Monday Night

You can chat with Martyn Reed of Nuart LIVE when you log in and see the WORLD DEBUT of the film this Monday the 31st.  It’s free and you might win a copy of the film. More HERE

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Ever Wonder Why You Are Nervous All the Time?

Swearword Alert! Hilarious spoof on the predilictions of those cable news stations that tell you it’s ALL EMERGENCY ALL THE TIME!

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Chat With “Eloquent Vandals”: Film Debuts Monday at Brooklynite Online

You Chat Online With Martyn Reed Live Monday 1/31

We’re really happy to see that this project is finished and congratulate Martyn Reed for finishing his film “Eloquent Vandals”, made during the NuArt Festival in Stavanger, Norway. You can congratulate Martyn LIVE when you log in to chat with him and see the WORLD DEBUT of the film next Monday the 31st.  Brooklyn-Street-Art-Eloquent-Vandals-Still-Blek_le-rat-sheep

Shot and directed by Martin Hawkes, the film features work and interviews with Street Artists like Blek Le Rat, Graffiti Research Lab, Dface, Herakut, Nick Walker, Know Hope, Jimmy Cauty, Chris Stain, Wordtomother, Sten & Lex, Dotmasters, Zeus (UK) and Dolk & Pøbel.

Win a FREE Copy! To celebrate the World Premier, BSA is hosting a trivia game and giveaway of copies of the film and other NuArt goodies the day after the show — Feb 1.

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Street Artist couple Herakut in this film still from “Eloquent Vandals” (© Nuart/Saft films)

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French Street Artist and one of the early stencilists Blek Le Rat from “Eloquent Vandals” (© Nuart/Saft films)

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Street Artist Know Hope shows how to keep warm by the TV in this film still from “Eloquent Vandals” (© Nuart/Saft films)

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* first image of post is a still featuring work by Blek Le Rat in “Eloquent Vandals” courtesy of Nuart/Saft films.

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Eloquent Vandals
Running time : 27 mins

Shot on location during Norway’s Nuart Festival in 2008, Eloquent Vandals
features candid interviews and work from some of the worlds leading street
artists including Blek Le Rat, Graffiti Research Lab, Dface, Herakut, Nick
Walker, Know Hope, Jimmy Cauty, Chris Stain, Wordtomother, Sten & Lex,
Dotmasters, Dolk & Pøbel.

Shot and Directed by Martin Hawkes
Produced by Nuart/Saft films

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Happy New Year! BSA Highlights of 2010

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As we start a new year, we say thank you for the last one.

And Thank You to the artists who shared their 11 Wishes for 2011 with Brooklyn Street Art; Conor Harrington, Eli Cook, Indigo, Gilf, Todd Mazer, Vasco Mucci, Kimberly Brooks, Rusty Rehl, Tip Toe, Samson, and Ludo. You each contributed a very cool gift to the BSA family, and we’re grateful.

We looked over the last year to take in all the great projects we were in and fascinating people we had the pleasure to work with. It was a helluva year, and please take a look at the highlights to get an idea what a rich cultural explosion we are all a part of at this moment.

The new year already has some amazing new opportunities to celebrate Street Art and artists. We are looking forward to meeting you and playing with you and working with you in 2011.

Specter does “Gentrification Series” © Jaime Rojo
NohJ Coley and Gaia © Jaime Rojo
Jef Aerosol’s tribute to Basquiat © Jaime Rojo
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January

Imminent Disaster © Steven P. Harrington
Fauxreel (photo courtesy the artist)
Chris Stain at Brooklyn Bowl © Jaime Rojo

February

Various & Gould © Jaime Rojo
Anthony Lister on the street © Jaime Rojo
Trusto Corp was lovin it.

March

Martha Cooper, Shepard Fairey © Jaime Rojo
BSA’s Auction for Free Arts NYC
Crotched objects began appearing on the street this year. © Jaime Rojo

April

BSA gets some walls for ROA © Jaime Rojo
Dolk at Brooklynite © Steven P. Harrington
BSA gets Ludo some action “Pretty Malevolence” © Jaime Rojo

May

The Crest Hardware Art Show © Jaime Rojo
NohJ Coley © Jaime Rojo
The Phun Phactory Reboot in Williamsburg © Steven P. Harrington

June

Sarah Palin by Billi Kid
Nick Walker with BSA in Brooklyn © Jaime Rojo
Judith Supine at “Shred” © Jaime Rojo

July

Interview with legend Futura © Jaime Rojo
Os Gemeos and Martha Cooper © Jaime Rojo
Skewville at Electric Windows © Jaime Rojo

August

Specter Spot-Jocks Shepard Fairey © Jaime Rojo
“Bienvenidos” campaign
Faile studio visit © Jaime Rojo

September

BSA participates and sponsors New York’s first “Nuit Blanche” © Jaime Rojo
JC2 © Jaime Rojo
How, Nosm, R. Robots © Jaime Rojo

October

Faile “Bedtime Stories” © Jaime Rojo
Judith Supine © Jaime Rojo
Photo © Roswitha Guillemin courtesy Galerie Itinerrance

November

H. Veng Smith © Jaime Rojo
Sure. Photo courtesy Faust
Kid Zoom © Jaime Rojo

December

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Fun Friday 11.19.10

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Hush “Found” Show – New York Debut Tonight

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“I’ve always been an artist in some form, or certainly always creative – it’s a lifestyle, I don’t think you choose art, its something you do, it is life. Well my life,” Hush explains to BSA. This week he’s been putting work up in the Lower East Side of Manhattan and tonight is his NYC solo exhibition debut at The Angel Orensanz Foundation For Contemporary Art. We’re not missing it.

172 Norfolk Street
New York, NY 10002
Tel: 212.529.7194

And there is a free print giveaway- read the details here: http://hushstudio.blogspot.com/

Rae McGrath at Brooklynite Saturday: Unconventional Conviction

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The gallery is completely re-painted and Rae is standing on his head waiting for it to dry. Unconventional is right – the last two years as a ringmaster and co-proprietor of Brooklynite Gallery have put him squarely in the middle of a tornado of punchy Street Art and a panoply of personalities – always with a very defined focus, high level of quality, and total conviction. As a curator, marketer, and host, this modern carny is a font of new ideas and angles, backed up with straight up elbow grease.

Now Rae is taking a minute or two to let people see what snaps his elastic mind when it comes to making art. You can see how the curator and the artist merge in this poppy geometric collection; Bast, Miss Bugs, Dain, Ana Peru Peru Ana, Various & Gould and others each have a shout out. It’s all here; the dense graphic punch, the vibrant blue collar reverence, the deliberate slicing and refracting off a funhouse mirror ball.  Always a surprise and always a reward, artist Rae MaGrath’s debut is bound to be a funkadelic bootilicious jam.

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‘UNCONVENTIONAL CONVICTION” this Saturday November 20 6 to 9 pm at Brooklynite Gallery on 334 Malcom X Blvd, Brooklyn,  NY 11233.  Tel 347 405 5976

Bushwick Block Party Saturday

Tacos!  And freshly painted street art by some of your favorite names on a street in Brooklyn. What’s not to like?

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Factory Fresh and app maker All City Street Art are throwing a party for you and all you have to do is show up on the block Saturday afternoon.

Brooklyn Street Artists Paint a 200 foot wall and the Burning Candy Crew debut their new film!

• Live painting
• Calexico taco cart
• DJs
• Art for sale from participating artists
• Burning Candy’s Dots film premiere

More info at the Factory HERE

Richard Hambleton New York — in London

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James Brown was the Godfather of Soul, Aretha is the Queen of Soul, Michael was the King of Pop, and Jennifer Lopez is a judge on a TV talent show. Now we learn that one of New York’s first recognized street artists, having blanketed the L.E.S. with disconcerting shadow figures in the 1980s, is actually called “The Godfather of Street Art”.  Thank Allah you don’t have to be the one in charge of handling these honorariums because you know that has got to be a thankless task. On the occasion of “Richard Hambleton New York”, The Dairy Gallery released this video.

Richard Hambleton. Image Courtesy of the Dairy Gallery

And Speaking of Dairy, Have You Seen the new Ron English Cow Painting?

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Brooklynite Opening Photos for Denning & Walker’s “Surface Tension”

The art crowd was jovial and dancing, with the help of DJ Rehka as she brought her Bhangra out of the basement and into the backyard Saturday night night in BedStuy. After taking in the new pieces by Guy Denning and David Walker, guests were encouraged to loosen their limbs by the colorfully dressed dance troupe on the grass. It worked!

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(images courtesy the gallery)

See Brooklynite’s Website for more information about the show and gallery hours.

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Brooklynite Gallery Presents: Rae McGrath “Unconventional Conviction” (Brooklyn, NY)

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 "ICES QUEEN" RAE Acrylic & Ink on Reclaimed Laundry Detergent Bottles 48 in x 36 in x 2 in Image Courtesy of the gallery

"ICES QUEEN" RAE Acrylic & Ink on Reclaimed Laundry Detergent Bottles 48 in x 36 in x 2 in Image Courtesy of the gallery

“UNCONVENTIONAL CONVICTION”
RAE
November 20 – December 18
OPENING RECEPTION: November 20, 6-9PM
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Long before the emergence of Brooklynite Gallery, owner and curator Rae McGrath was constructing artwork of his own in many forms. Schooled in fine arts, raised immersed in the graffiti/breakdance culture of the 80’s and holding down a diverse range of blue collar jobs, has allowed RAE to create an eclectic range of visuals for an exhibition aptly titled “Unconventional Conviction”.
Over the years RAE has spent countless hours on the streets of New York City and other parts of the world, engaging then photographing the everyday person. Usually drawn to the elderly or youth— because of their experiences or lack thereof, RAE often finds similarities to his own life, connecting the dots through his grainy black and white photos which are then hand-painted or silk-screened into pieces that include block text and hand-drawn areas. The second part to RAE’s work involves the gathering and transformation of found objects— namely hundreds of brightly colored plastic laundry detergent bottles. Spending ample time in and around laundromat dumpsters throughout Brooklyn, RAE has amassed quite a collection of these bottles which he then dissects, using cutting techniques once learned while working as a deli worker and butcher. His tales are told on top of mosaic patterns full of vibrant colors and textual information.
For RAE, the vivid and hopeful Pop Art color schemes and graphic detail of the laundry bottles prove to be the perfect juxtaposition to his own urban Brooklyn upbringing and the countless cast of characters of his youthful working class existence. In the end, RAE uses these dynamic combinations to his advantage creating rich and strange alternate realities.

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Inside the “ShineBox” With Rae McGrath from Brooklynite

Inside the “ShineBox” With Rae McGrath from Brooklynite

A truly original and dynamic group show draws attention to what it means to survive in a shrinking economy. Shoe- shiners and Artists to the rescue!

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Creative Commons License photo credit: Adam Jones, Ph.D.

While you are waiting for Obama to do something Rooseveltian to replace the jobs our economy has been hemorrhaging for years, Rae and Hope McGrath at Brooklynite Gallery suggest you pick up a shoe-shine box and get to work.

I can’t even tell you how many artists I know who are out of work, and consequently how many are working harder than ever on the stuff that makes them happy and gives their life meaning – their art.

Like many New Yorkers watching their options dwindling, The Bushinomic Bank-zaster of ’08-’09-’10 has given many artistic types a lot of time to sharpen their skills, decide what needs to be done to survive, and to work together.  One possible result, BSA is predicting, is an even bigger All-City BOOM in street art right around the corner.  As jobs continue to evaporate and gallery doors close, the gallery of the street beckons a little louder each day to those who have a creative voice but no where to speak it.

Destroy & Rebuild stock their box with the essentials...

Destroy & Rebuild stock their box with the essentials…

What does it mean for an artist to “survive” in a tough economic climate? – That’s the question Brooklynite Gallery in Bed Stuy posed to 100 artists when putting this show together. Focusing on the box of supplies that a shoe-shiner uses, Rae and Hope asked a very diverse group of street/graff artists to create a box of their own to express their approach to work and survival.

Anu Schwartz takes readings of the mind and heart globally.

Anu Schwartz takes readings of the mind and heart globally.

The truly eclectic results reveal not just entrepreneurial aspirations, but psychological profiles expressing values and dreams and inner-workings of the artistic process.  Symbolism abounds, and because of the limitations imposed, meanings densely packed alongside personal aspiration.  To appreciate the intensity, plan your calendar to see the show twice.

Various and Gould created a beat box.

Shinebox goes beatbox, literally. “VARIOUS & GOULD (with KUUK)’s box is stunning.  Drop a coin in and make some beats.  Completely captures the essence of this exhibition,” says Rae McGrath, owner of Brooklynite.

With the global economic downturn and the hardship it has caused, this show is clearly a tribute to, and an attempt to give voice to, the hard-working people who labor to make a living.  By asking artists and fans to meditate on these realities, Brooklynite is pushing us to think outside our own drama and consider the meaning of work, and to see the shoeshine box as survival box.

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Street artist Cake intimates a psycho-sexual-medical realm.

Brooklynite owner/curator/visionary/artist Rae McGrath took a break from installing the show to talk about his original inspiration for the show, and how it has evolved:

Brooklyn Street Art: Didn’t the shinebox go out with the icebox? What was the impetus for the theme of this show?
Rae McGrath:
Last time I heard the term “icebox” I was well into my 11 hour of The Honeymooners Marathon they run on New Years Day.  BUT -shinebox’s never go out of style.  Everyone enjoys compartmentalizing things don’t they?  Mostly for the wrong reasons but they do…  However this exhibition goes beyond shine boxes and shinning shoes.  It deals with working in the most stripped down, basic sense of the term.

 

Paper Monster adapted an actual shinebox.

Paper Monster adapted an actual shinebox.

The project stems from my love for shoeshine boxes.  Traveling through Ecuador, Brazil, Costa Rica, etc., I was always impressed with how these things were built, mostly by kids.  Any materials they could find held together with rusted nails and recycled bottles for dyes and you’re good to go.  So out of that, combined with this f&*ked up economy I wanted to take it one step further and ask artists from around the world–  “If you had to take to the streets to survive in this economy, what would you do?”  I asked that each keep the “survival object” inside a square foot.  It could be found, bought, modified, etc. We wanted to try and unify graffiti artists with street and contemporary

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FKDL uses a collage of yesteryear imagery.

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FKDL created part art supply, part sewing box (contents)

Brooklyn Street Art: How does the current financial crisis in the country play in the psychology of this show?
Rae McGrath:
A lot of artists we approached with the concept said it really resonated with them.  Some live off their work and lost studios, commissions, etc. It sucks.  Art is considered a luxury item to most– but we don’t necessarily see it that way.  Art inspires and motivates.  Makes people think and study.  To us that’s no luxury.  It should be the norm.

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Iconic stencilling from one of the Paris originators, Jef Aerosol

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With an eye toward total transparency, Jef Aerosol tells us what it takes.

Brooklyn Street Art: Logistically, getting a hundred artists to create and deliver their pieces must have been like herding cats…
Rae McGrath:
The logistics of this show have been pretty hectic.  I also think that most people in my neighborhood believe I am a drug dealer at this point.  Everyday another small package showing up.  Strange and cool at the same time.  But what makes it worthwhile is when you open a package and a true gem comes out.

I think the biggest feat when doing a show of this magnitude is making sure each artist get their work seen– Hence the video we just put out.  We are not very fond of your run of the mill group show that focuses on a key word or something.  We tried to keep the guidelines here a bit more rigid.

 

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KNOW HOPE adorns the box with a storyline

Brooklyn Street Art: Did every artist take a shine to your idea?
Rae McGrath:
Yes. EXCEPT for the ones that were afraid of working in 3 dimension.

 

A rather suggestive joy-stick tops this "Peep Show" by 3TTman

A rather suggestive joy-stick tops this “Peep Show” by 3TTman

Brooklyn Street Art: What box is blowing your mind?
Rae McGrath:
There are several boxes blowing my mind for different reasons…  Some because of the design, others the concept and some for both.  VARIOUS & GOULD (with KUUK)’s box is stunning.  Drop a coin in and make some beats.  Completely captures the essence of this exhibition.  They also did the hand-made flyer for the show and limited edition prints.  3TTMAN’s peep show is a thing of beauty.  KOSBE, TEN13ONE.  I know I’m leaving some killer ones but– wait this isn’t print— Not trying to save trees— BEN FROST has a clever piece, Destroy & Rebuild …  Look man just get over here and see them.

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Anthony Lister goes 360

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Smile and the blockheads smile with you. (Anthony Lister)

Brooklyn Street Art: Are any of them functional, practical, usable?
Rae McGrath:
Some are functional in a practical sense others in a spiritual one–  That part of the theme was open to interpretation and heavily expanded upon.

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A strong stylization of the theme, Skewville keeps it real Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Street Art: The title sounds like an exhortation; “Go Get your Shine Box” are you telling us roll up our sleeves and get to work?
Rae McGrath:
Hell yeah.  Maybe the name should be “GO GET YOU ASS TO WORK”.  Seriously I think we all know where that title came from….  Or should at least.

Brooklyn Street Art: BTW, I usually wear size 10.5 black wingtips.  Can I drop them off anytime after Nov. 21? I’ll need them for Thanksgiving.
Rae McGrath:
Oh sounds nice. We actually have the same size shoe…  Drop them off .

"GO GET YOUR SHINE BOX" SILK SCREEN POSTER

“GO GET YOUR SHINE BOX” silk screen posterby Various and Gould

Opening Reception: November 21 7-10 p.m.

Brooklynite Gallery HERE

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Artists in the show include:

MISS BUGS, JEF AEROSOL, SWEET TOOF, PURE EVIL, BEN EINE, DAIN, INKIE, BEN FROST, STEN, LEX, JACE, LUKE INSECT, VARIOUS & GOULD,KUUK, CEPT, WILL BARRAS, 5003, DDOCK, PHIL ASHCROFT ,JOE BLACK ,THUNDERCUT, K-GUY,ANTHONY LISTER, AIKO,GAIA,DAVID WALKER,RYCA,SKEWVILLE,PENNY,BILLI KID,SADDO,PAPER MONSTER,DANIEL LUMBINI,3TTMAN,OZMO,PERU ANA ANA PERU,REMED,FEFE TALAVERA, EVOL, SPECTER, ZBIOK, MYMO, LUDO, ELICSER, KNOW HOPE, BROKEN CROW, GAETANE MICHAUX, AUGUSTUS THOMPSON, COLLIN VAN DER SLUJIS, KOSBE, SPQR, M8, HUSH, DEREK SHUMATE, ZOOT, FUMAKAKA, JORGE GALVAO, MEDO, EL MATO, AJAMU WALKER, PRESTO, RODRIGO LEVEL, EMA, NONOSE, MIKE FALES, IVICA CAPAN, PLIMSOUL, JO PEEL, THE KRAH, RAFAEL SLIKS, BLO, DESTROY & REBUILD, JAW, KAN, LIME, OSIK, ANU SCHWARTZ, JACE RIVERA, SOWAT, ROSTONE, TIKA, RICHARD DIX, JOAQUIM STEVENSON-RODRIGUEZ, CELSO, CAKE, AME72, BRUSK, GEOMETRIC BANG, DARKCLOUD
, MARVIN CRUSHLER, LEAST WANTED, MANO DE PAPEL, TEN13ONE, KLONE, KNOX, FKDL, ROBOTS WILL KILL, RAE

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DAIN at Brooklynite Gallery: “Copasetic”

This just in over the teletype wires….

Brooklyn born Street Artist Dain is hitting Brooklynite Gallery September 12 to revisit a time when socialism in America was WELCOMED via government work programs, the G.I. Bill, and Social Security.  Now, during a national healthcare debate when such inexplicable, intractable ignorance is on display  about the true nature of representative government, DAIN is doing his part aesthetically to usher in an era of social responsibility and community connectedness.

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Dain 1943 (photo Jaime Rojo)

His black and white portraits of everyday working men and women from 65 years ago have been rearing their coiffed heads all over the streets this spring and summer, usually with a pastel painted background and selected garment features highlighted in a nod to Warholian oversplash.

Describing the work of Dain, Brooklynite says, “Infusing the glamour and glitz of the 1940’s together with a Brooklyn working class edge, he seeks to turn  back the hands of time— Even if we were never there before.”

A usual phenomenon, street artists are a societal crystal ball.

Dain! There's something in mah ahh!  (Dain) (photo Jaime Rojo)
Dain! There’s somethin’ in mah ahh! (photo Jaime Rojo)

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DAIN
“COPASETIC”

SEPTEMBER 12 – OCTOBER 10


OPENING RECEPTION SEPTEMBER 12,
7-10PM EASTERN (19:00 UK)
SPECIAL MUSICAL GUEST:
BIG BAND SWING MACHINE

Brooklynite Gallery
334 Malcolm X Blvd.
Brooklyn, NY 11233
ph. 347-405-5976
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“Copasetic” DAIN takes us to the 1940’s this fall at Brooklynite

This just in over the teletype wires….

Brooklyn born Street Artist Dain is hitting Brooklynite Gallery September 12 to revisit a time when socialism in America was WELCOMED via government work programs, the G.I. Bill, and Social Security.  Now, during a national healthcare debate when such inexplicable, intractable ignorance is on display  about the true nature of representative government, DAIN is doing his part aesthetically to usher in an era of social responsibility and community connectedness.

Dain 1943
Dain 1943 (photo Jaime Rojo)

His black and white portraits of everyday working men and women from 65 years ago have been rearing their coiffed heads all over the streets this spring and summer, usually with a pastel painted background and selected garment features highlighted in a nod to Warholian oversplash.

Describing the work of Dain, Brooklynite says, “Infusing the glamour and glitz of the 1940’s together with a Brooklyn working class edge, he seeks to turn  back the hands of time— Even if we were never there before.”

A usual phenomenon, street artists are a societal crystal ball.

Dain! There's something in mah ahh!  (Dain) (photo Jaime Rojo)
Dain! There’s somethin’ in mah ahh! (photo Jaime Rojo)

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DAIN
“COPASETIC”

SEPTEMBER 12 – OCTOBER 10


OPENING RECEPTION SEPTEMBER 12,
7-10PM EASTERN (19:00 UK)
SPECIAL MUSICAL GUEST:
BIG BAND SWING MACHINE

Brooklynite Gallery
334 Malcolm X Blvd.
Brooklyn, NY 11233
ph. 347-405-5976
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