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In Hazel’s Eye : Fauxreel & Specter on Toronto Mural Under a Bridge

In Hazel’s Eye : Fauxreel & Specter on Toronto Mural Under a Bridge

Canadian Street Artist Fauxreel and Brooklyn’s Specter collaborated recently on a commissioned mural under a bridge to commemorate the 2015 Pan Am Games that are hosting world athletes right now in Toronto.

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Faux Reel and Specter. “In Hazel’s Eye” Collaboration in Toronto for the Pan Am Games 2015 (photo © Dan Bergeron)

An unwinding corkscrew of fluorescent magenta hues springs across the ceiling to capture the energy of the games and, says Fauxreel, to depict the energy of a 1954 hurricane (Hazel) that caused severe damage to homes, businesses, and wildlife here along the Humber River. In their own depiction of graphical data that is often used to illustrate weather-related events, the two superimposed the out-of-control graphic on the somewhat surreal natural scene.

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Faux Reel and Specter. “In Hazel’s Eye” Collaboration in Toronto for the Pan Am Games 2015 (photo © Dan Bergeron)

The mural is one of many spread along something called the Pan Am Path, an art component to the games. A social/community activist and observer, Fauxreel looks at the cataclysmic natural event and sees something positive. “As a result of this storm the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority for The Living City (TRCA) was born and spaces along the Humber, like Cruickshank Park where the mural is located, were redeveloped to the benefit of all Torontonians.”

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Faux Reel and Specter. “In Hazel’s Eye” Collaboration in Toronto for the Pan Am Games 2015 (photo © Dan Bergeron)

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Faux Reel and Specter. “In Hazel’s Eye” Collaboration in Toronto for the Pan Am Games 2015 (photo © Dan Bergeron)

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Faux Reel and Specter. “In Hazel’s Eye” Collaboration in Toronto for the Pan Am Games 2015 (photo © Dan Bergeron)

 

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Maya Hayuk Colorfully Cross Hatches With Rollers In Toronto

Maya Hayuk Colorfully Cross Hatches With Rollers In Toronto

New images today from Toronto where muralist Maya Hayuk completed an enormous multi-part kaleidoscopic piece at the Landsdowne Street underpass. Reprising the color palette you may most recently have seen for her “Chem Trails” composition on the Houston Street wall in New York, Hayuk rolled out the eye popping plaid for fall (and winter), a welcome contrast to the cold grey skies that are coming, and which will hold no power here.

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Maya Hayuk at work. (photo © Jeremy Jansen)

“It’s about 300 feet long and more than 20 feet high at the tallest parts,” she says. Completed entirely by hand with cans and rollers Maya gives this stretch a lot of angular, drippy,  jarring color to alert the senses and make your brain come alive.

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Maya Hayuk at work. (photo © Jeremy Jansen)

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The full expanse. Maya Hayuk in Toronto (photo © Jeremy Jansen)

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Maya Hayuk in Toronto (photo © Jeremy Jansen)

This project was done in cooperation with Cooper Cole Gallery in Toronto.

 

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Fauxreel Immortalizes Local Tai Chi Practitioners in Toronto

Fauxreel Immortalizes Local Tai Chi Practitioners in Toronto

“It’s nice to install photo-based portraits that have permanency,” Toronto based Street Artist Fauxreel, otherwise known as Dan Bergeron, tells us. In his new series of works in the public sphere you’ll agree that it isn’t strictly Street Art since it is an approved and organized installation, but even so it retains the markings of a D.I.Y. conceptualized series that follows the vision of one artist. The subjects here are residents from the area who come to Grange Park in the morning to do Tai Chi exercises and possibly to glance upward at the Ontario College of Art and Design’s Sharp Centre that hovers above like a black and white checkered Memphis-Milano tabletop on multi-colored stilts. These new series of works were commissioned as part of StreetART Toronto.

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Dan Begeron AKA Faux Reel. Grange Park. Toronto, Canada. August 2014. (photo © Dan Bergeron)

This isn’t Fauxreel’s first project with the residents of this area. BSA first covered him in 2008 when we first met him after seeing his work on New York streets (see Regent of the People for Real). Bergeron’s work with the community is given a more durable quality this time than his earlier large wheatpastes and wood cut silhouettes of people on the street, mounted as they are on tiles but similar to his earlier works, they focus on populations within the community.

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Dan Begeron AKA Faux Reel. Grange Park. Toronto, Canada. August 2014. (photo © Dan Bergeron)

The human forms and various poses are grounding from a human point of view. They also appear to hover above the ground in a spirit-like manner as if astute talismen and erudite taliswomen for the neighborhood. Ironically, the models are posed in front of facades that have been hit up with various aerosol tags, yet the neighborhood they are hung in is as clean as Disney World.

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Dan Begeron AKA Faux Reel. Grange Park. Toronto, Canada. August 2014. (photo © Dan Bergeron)

While clearly this is public art, it retains some of the influences we have experienced with the sudden and immediate interaction one can have with photographic unilateral installations done by freethinkers and rebels on the Street Art scene. Let’s see how long these pieces run before being defaced or added to by those more traditional practitioners. Who knows? – maybe they will remain untouched.

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Dan Begeron AKA Faux Reel. Grange Park. Toronto, Canada. August 2014. (photo © Dan Bergeron)

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Dan Begeron AKA Faux Reel. Grange Park. Toronto, Canada. August 2014. (photo © Dan Bergeron)

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Dan Begeron AKA Faux Reel. Grange Park. Toronto, Canada. August 2014. (photo © Dan Bergeron)

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Dan Begeron AKA Faux Reel. Grange Park. Toronto, Canada. August 2014. (photo © Dan Bergeron)

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Dan Begeron AKA Faux Reel. Grange Park. Toronto, Canada. August 2014. (photo © Dan Bergeron)

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Dan Begeron AKA Faux Reel. Grange Park. Toronto, Canada. August 2014. (photo © Dan Bergeron)

 

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Troy Lovegates and the Murals of Summer

Troy Lovegates and the Murals of Summer

For those of you north of the Equator who have been announcing that Summer is over, may we remind you that we still have till Saturday the 21st so keep playing in the sun together with short sleeves on till darkness starts invading and the smell of dinner wafts out of windows as you skateboard past them back home.

Further north of here in Canada, Street Artist Troy Lovegates (aka Other) hit some rails with his bud’s Labrona and Alex Produkt this summer and he got in some swimming too, he tells us. He also traveled around a little and knocked out some murals with some brushes instead of cans.

Oh no, does that mean he’s not “Street”?  Uh, no.

He gives BSA readers some detail about the pieces below the images.

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Troy Lovegates in Montreal with the MU Project. “A giant wall … my first attempt at painting only with brush,” he says. Also, “I like my lungs.” (photo © Troy Lovegates)

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Troy Lovegates in Toronto with Kwest and Bacon. (photo © Troy Lovegates)

Can’t call yourself a Canuck and not include a hockey player in your repetoire, right? This one was conjured during a reunion that Grandpa Troy had with some of the other geezers in BSM crew he used to get up with back in da day.  “Damn the graffiti crew I am in turned 20 !!!! All the old men got together and painted a giant wall … here is a hockey player I put up and the fringes is insane lettering by Kwest and Bacon,” he says. Next stop, coffin painting because Mr. Lovegates is obviously one foot in the grave and one foot on a banana peel.

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A collaborative piece with Troy Lovegates in pied colored chose before a panther-seal-ish figure by Saddo in Halifax. (photo © Troy Lovegates)

“One of my favorite artists on this planet is Saddo from Romania. He had an art exhibition on the East coast of Canada and  the gallery space hooked us up with a giant wall and a lift,” says Lovegates.  “So we freestyled this masked man walking with a mythical beast “

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Troy Lovegates in Wisconsin in collaboration with Pawn Works. (photo © Troy Lovegates)

“I was invited by Pawn Works out to Sheboygan, Wisconsin to spend the week in a park with my shoes off painting a toilet shelter,” he says with glee. “It’s a super fun part of the world, with bonfires on the beach,” he says of the project that is run by the John Michael Kohler Arts Center.

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Best Miami Street Art: BSA Picks Awesomest for Basel ’12

BSA Recommends: Where to Hit for the Best Street Art

Art Basel is set to whip Miami into a sea-foamy art-star laden froth this weekend, but art on the street is the unofficial engine that will be keeping it real. No one can doubt that the wave of Street Art, this first global grassroots peoples art movement, is sort of everywhere now, haters be damned.

The ugly streets of the Wynwood District easily get as much traffic as the big commercial art fairs even though there is no guest list or ticket price. It feels remarkably different to see the marbled horde exploring art in the public realm, posing for photos with each other in front of pieces, talking with the artists as they paint, sharing their favorite discoveries on Instagram.  This is the art of this moment, and there is just something more democratic about it all.

Our list, in no particular order, doesn’t even include the main fair actually. Hit the streets!

1. Wynwood Walls
2. Fountain Art Fair
3. The Factory Art Show
4. Scope Fair
5. Pulse
6. Miami Project Art Fair
7. Context
8. Primary Projects
9. BLADE at Adjust Gallery
10. A Box Truck Caravan from Klughaus
11. Snyder “Urban Pop Up Gallery”

We have sifted through the offerings in Miami for 2012, and made some selections to help you see Street Art inside and outside, by brand new artists and some with 40 years in the game.  Take your camera, take your sneakers, and take your love of the creative spirit.

Wynwood Walls

Arguably one of the main reasons that Street Artists began pouring into Miami in the late 2000s, Wynwood Walls opened the streets to the gallery world and increasingly galleries are opening doors to these artists from street. Wynwood Walls founder Tony Goldman would have wanted it that way and is credited by many artists as the first guy to give their art a chance to be seen.

WW doesn’t stop this year even as the recently departed real estate developer will be on many minds, not the least because of the huge wall installation by Shepard Fairey honoring him as a benefactor of the arts.

A well mixed list of internationally known and emerging names are featured on a slightly shorter list this year including: How & Nosm, MOMO, DAZE, Shepard Fairey, Jesse Geller (Nemel, IRAK), Faith47, Daleast, Santiago Rubino, POSE and Kenny Scharf. The out door walls are complemented with an indoor exhibition featuring new works on canvas by AIKO, Logan Hicks, How & Nosm and Futura.

How & Nosm. Wynwood Walls 2011. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For more information about wall locations and all the artists click here.

Fountain Art Fair

A loosely spun ball of misfits and future art stars, Fountain Art Fair always flies just under the radar of it’s more tony neighbors with its somewhat haphazard staging and the kind of unpretentious collaborative punk flophouse environment that gives rise to many Street Artists on the scene today. If you don’t need your art spoon-fed, you’ll find a link to the future here in the motley D.I.Y. parade. Also, a few really strong talents. As usual Fountain is making certain to spill outside the white box, onto the streets and onto the walls. This year line up of Street Artists painting the Fountain Wall include:

Rone, Australia | LNY, New Jersey | PLF, Atlanta | Trek Matthews, Atlanta | Jaz, Argentina | Elian, Argentina | Ever, Argentina | Dal East, China | Faith 47, South Africa | Molly Rose Freeman, Tennessee | Dustin Spagnola, North Carolina | Pixel Pancho, Italy | Never 2501, Italy | Sam Parker, Atlanta | GILF!, NYC | EnMasse, Canada | Lauren Napolitano, Oakland CA | Joe Iurato, NJ | Anne Preece, LA | Nobody, NYC | Pastel, Argentina | Hec One Love, Miami.

RONE. Wynwood Arts District, Miami 2011 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For more information and schedule of events for Fountain Art Fair click here.

The Factory Art Show

A little more on the commercial tip, Juxtapoz Magazine and its minion are leaders in blasting open minds to help you enjoy delicious tattoo art, graffiti art, Street Art, pop surrealist and dark pop, erotic art, and of course hypnotically animated gifs. Here Jux teams up with Mixed Media Collective to bring you an indoor and outdoor exhibition featuring a left coast imbued view of the street with national and international artists including: 131, Abstrkt, Alex Yanes, Myla (of Dabs & Myla), DALeast, Evoca1, Faith47, Jose Mertz, Lebo, Tatiana Suarez, Toofly, and La Pandilla among others.

Tatiana TATI Suarez at The RC Cola Factory in The Wynwood Arts District of Miami, 2009. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For more information about THE FACTORY art exhibition click here.

Scope Fair

Scope Art Fair is a few steps removed from the street, even as it deeply mines that vein and packages it for sale. Big sale. Usually high quality and undoubtedly commercial, the fair aims for deeper pockets and the art trade while still trying to maintain the accessible, challenging works that accomplished GenX collectors are looking for.  Not surprisingly, artists once known exclusively as Street Artists are all up in there too.

Scope’s roster of galleries includes many that represent Street Artists from around the world including:  Cory Helford Gallery from Culver City, CA will be presenting D*Face and Buff Monster. Galerie Swanström from NYC will be presenting Gilf!  White Walls Gallery from San Fransico, CA. will be presenting C215, Herakut, Augustine Kofie, Logan Hicks and Niels Shoe Meulman. Andenken Gallery / The Garage from Amsterdam, Spoke Art Gallery from San Francisco and Thinkspace from Culver City, CA will also have booths at Scope. Scope Art Fair includes a large variety of programs along with their main exhibition including Red Bull Curates with artists Cosbe and Claw Money among others and Anthony Spinello curates TYPOE.

Buff Monster at Wynwood Arts District, Miami. 2011 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For a full listing of exhibitors, programs and other details click here.

Pulse

Pulse Art Fair insists on paring works on canvas with art installations as a way to engage the public and make the art viewing experience (and hopefully the art buying experience) far less clinical and more accessible. Detailed, immaculate, and approachable, Pulse is always a must to visit if you are doing the fair circuit. This year as in previous years Pulse has included some of the most important art galleries representing and promoting the work of internationally established Street Artists. Some examples: LeBasse Projects from Culver City, CA will be presenting Herakut, The Joshua Liner Gallery from NYC will be presenting Stephen “ESPO” Powers, and The Jonathan LeVine Gallery from NYC will be presenting a solo exhibition by French Street Artist and tilest INVADER.

Invader. South Beach, Miami. 2010 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For a full listing of exhibitors, programs and other details click here.

Miami Project Art Fair

One to watch, The Miami Project Art Fair originates from peeps in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and has about 70 galleries in its inaugural showing with contemporary and modern art offerings.  We expect this fair to provide the already charged air with an extra bolt of energy. One worth hitting is the Cooper Cole Gallery from Toronto, Canada will be presenting Brooklyn’s own Maya Hayuk.

Maya Hayuk. Monster Island, Brooklyn, NYC. November, 2009. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For a full listing of exhibitors, programs and other details click here.

Context

Context is one of the newest fairs, and will feature French Street Artists RERO and Speedy Graphito, represented by the Fabien Castanier Gallery from Studio City, CA.

Speedy Graphito “Urban Dreamer” (photo courtesy of the gallery)

For a full listing of exhibitors, programs and other details click here.

Primary Projects

Honorable mention here for the originators of the Wynwood outdoor graffiti (and Street Art) exhibitions that pre-date the official Wynwood Walls and were run on a shoelace budget and lots of hustle, Primary Flight. This year as a gallery project they have refocused their scope and present a full installation by multidisciplinary artist Kenton Parker. He is planning to bring his “Taco Shop” to the 8th floor of the Soho Beach House in Miami Beach.

Kenton Parker. “Las Lucky’s” Taco Shop. (photo © Peter Vahan)

From the Primary Flight press release: “How do you encapsulate the underground, past-midnight culture of Los Angeles into a single structure? For multimedia artist Kenton Parker, his establishment stationed outside the fashionable Las Palmas nightclub brings the beautiful people back to their basic needs; everyone pays the same dollar for the same after-party, hangover fare. Sharply crafted from tile mosaic, Parker’s standalone shop offers patrons everything from sodas to recovered fake Louis Vuitton wallets, from spray paint to Nerds candy boxes”

For a full listing of Primary Projects exhibitions and other details click here.

ALSO HAPPENING IN MIAMI THIS WEEKEND:

In addition to the perhaps 100 or so Street Artists participating this year in the established art fairs and galleries, there will be dozens of installations outside the sanctioned venues. So far Miami is still in love with it all – both legal and illegal installations provide the essential ethos of an art world invasion. Without these artists and independent stagings away of the glitzy openings and glare of cameras, these art fairs and  just feel like “commerce”.  Some other gigs to check out :

BLADE at Adjust Gallery

Adjust Gallery in Miami will be hosting an exhibition of legendary Graffiti New York artist BLADE. Vernissage: December 6 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Adjust Gallery Miami, 150 NW 24th Ave (305) 458-2801.

Blade in MoCA Los Angeles for Art in The Streets. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

A Box Truck Caravan from Klughaus

Klauhhaus Gallery has been mounting some of the best graffiti/Street Art/tattoo/low brow shows in NYC since the gallery opened in Chinatown in 2011. We give it up for these ruggedly smart idea people who will be making their inaugural trip to Miami. With a caravan of box trucks parked strategically in the Wynwood Arts District their artists will be live painting on the trucks and the trucks will parade around showcasing a mobile gallery as the trucks will in fact be moving canvases. The trucks will feature art by: RIME, TOPER, DCEVE, WANE, SP, CES, OBLVN, STAE2, GOREY among others.

Rime . Dceve . Toper (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For more information about live painting schedule and locations click here.

Snyder “Urban Pop Up Gallery”

And finally there is Snyder, who is just one of the intrepid D.I.Y. artists who inspire you with their will to succeed – even without being plugged in to the scene. From the artist’s press release: “Snyder, a Southern California based street artist, will be installing his ‘Urban Pop Up Gallery’ in the streets of Miami. With no contacts, no pre-arranged walls, no assistants and in a city never previously visited, Snyder attempts to install 30+ pieces of art in the streets of Miami over a 7 day period, ultimately curating his 2nd large scale ‘Urban Pop Up Gallery”.

 

 

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Twist Gallery Presents: CASE “Mischief Over” (Toronoto, Canada)

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July 5 – July 28, 2012
Opening: Thursday, July 5, 7-12 p.m.
TWIST GALLERY
1100 Queen St. West
Toronto, ON M6J 1H9
T: 416 – 588 – 2222
info@twistgallery.ca
www.twistgallery.ca
Hours: Tues–Sat 11–6 p.m.

Twist Gallery presents a solo exhibition of all new work by one of Canada’s most notable graffiti artist CASE.

His 20 years of urban beautification have spread his notoriety across the globe; showing overseas and throughout the United States including The Armoury in New York City; Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art in Hollywood, CA ; The Graffiti World exhibit at GO Gallery in Amsterdam; and the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.

Merging his graffiti experiences and his studio study into a style that weaves classical and street art together, while continuing to explore the industrial medium of spray paint without traditional boundaries. CASE has also directed/animated music videos for a number of recording artists including Eminem, Neil Diamond and  The Arcade Fire.

There will be drinks, standard gallery opening snacks with DJ’s Fathom and Dougie Boom spinning

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Fun Friday 07.22.11

Fun-Friday

Our Fun Friday Stories today:

1. CASSIUS FOULER Solo Show in BROOKLYN Tonight
2. The Pantheon Catalog Release Party: Saturday in Brooklyn
3. Alexander Calder Mobile interactive banner on Google Today
4. Kid Acne “Kill Your Darlings”
5. Dalek and Greg Lamarche “Geometric Balance” at Show and Tell (Toronto)
6. NOMADE “Recent Artifacts” @ Hold Up (LA)
7. Bomb the Intersection (VIDEO)
8. An Insightful Look at NATURE with The Honey Badger (nasty word alert) (VIDEO)

CASSIUS FOULER Solo Show in BROOKLYN Tonight

“Outer Bourough” opens tonight at 17 Frost in Williamsburg, Brooklyn @ 6:00 pm. Dude has been kickin’ it and the work shows it too.

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For more information regarding this show click on the link below:

http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/?p=21921

The Pantheon Catalog Release Party: Saturday in Brooklyn

About a year ago Daniel Feral told us about this idea he had for a show at the Donnell Library across from MOMA to draw attention to the history of graff and Street Art in New York. It seemed like a pretty vast undertaking at the time, and in fact, the project gradually and quickly ballooned and incorporated much of the community and helped capture this moment in history as well as give perspective to the evolution that preceded it. With partner Joyce Manolo and a cast of hundreds, Mr. Feral has taken a deep dive and produced a tome that will be used for reference for years to come, along with his own diagrammatic explanation of the evolution of Graffiti and Street Art in the context of other 20th Century art movements.

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This 426-page catalog is a hybrid of scholarly journal, popular magazine, and graff zine. 33 artists from the 1970s through today tell their own histories, in their own words and pictures, while local writers and photographers give an overview of the cultural milieu. The catalog includes a dedication to Rammellzee by Charlie Ahearn, essay on the Feral Diagram by Daniel Feral, and Street Art in the 2000s by Steven P. Harrington with photographs by Jaime Rojo, in addition to 20 essays, 20 interviews and over 400 images from the efforts of over 30 individuals.

Date: Saturday, July 23, 2011 6-8PM (RSVP Only)
Where: Do or Dine @ 1108 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Between Lexington Avenue & Quincy Street
RSVP: rsvp@pantheonnyc.com


Alexander Calder Mobile interactive banner on Google Today

To celebrate the artists’ birthday today, the Calder Foundation has a very cool interactive mobile that behaves in the way one of his originals do.

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Read more about Alexander Calder here

Kid Acne “Kill Your Darlings”

Celebrating his first solo show in his hometown, Kid Acne will be killing it at Sheffield: Millenium Gallery.

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The launch night is Friday July 22nd to coincide with the “free for all” music festival, Tramlines – to which, you are all invited.

For more information regarding this show click on the link below:
Kid Acne is also participating in “Street Art Saved My Life: 39 New York Stories” in LA opening August 12.

“I thought you might like to see this promo video for my exhibition, Kill Your Darlings” ~ Kid Acne

Dalek and Greg Lamarche “Geometric Balance” at Show and Tell (Toronto)

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“Geometric Balance” At Show and Tell Gallery. 7:00 pm, Toronto, Canada:

For more information regarding this show click on the link below:

http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/?p=22893

NOMADE “Recent Artifacts” @ Hold Up (LA)

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NOMADE “Recent Artifacts” @ Hold Up Art Gallery. Saturday at 7:00 PM in Los Angeles

For more information regarding this show click on the link below:

http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/?p=22781

Bomb the Intersection (VIDEO)

An Insightful Look at NATURE with The Honey Badger (nasty word alert) (VIDEO)

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Show and Tell Gallery Presents: James Marshall (Dalek) & Greg Lamarche “Geometric Balance” (Tornonto, Canada)

Geometric Balance

brooklyn-street-art-Show-and-Tell_gallery-DalekJames Marshall (Dalek) “Untitled“, Acrylic on Paper, 20″ x 20”, 2011

brooklyn-street-art-Show-and-Tell_gallery-GregMailerGreg Lamarche “Untitled (O Series)“, Paper Collage, 8.5″ x 11”, 2011

James Marshall & Greg Lamarche
Geometric Balance
July 22 – August 31 2011
www.showandtellgallery.com

Show & Tell Gallery is pleased to present a 2 person exhibition with James Marshall (Dalek) and Greg Lamarche.

Exhibiting these distinct artists together creates a powerful dynamism based on the collision of James Marshall’s graphic geometries with Greg Lamarche’s typographic savvy and cut-paper collages. The cross-pollination of visual and conceptual traits that occurs when viewing both bodies of work at once produces a new, combined aesthetic that is wholly unlike either Marshall or Lamarche’s artistic achievements on their own. That said, it would be an oversight to discount the similar visual and structural methodologies upon which these artists have built their practices.

The works on display, with their robust colours and sinuous lines, are a testament to the leading position Marshall and Lamarche occupy at the frontier of the new abstraction. The current impulse back towards abstracted forms and the spectral buzz of cleverly combined colours is brought to fruition by these artists. What Geometic Balance candidly demonstrates is that Marshall and Lamarche are successfully recalibrating the relationship between figure and abstraction without losing the primacy and critical content of their work.

Opening Reception: Friday June 22, 7 – 11pm.

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Show and Tell Gallery Presents: “Good Folks” A Group Show (Toronto, Canada)

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Swoon
Irina
Silkscreen on fabric, hand dyed, embroidered, painted, and coffee stained.
Signed edition of 10
10.5″ x 24″ (26.67 cm x 60.96 cm)
2010

Click here to purchase this special limited edition print online now.

Entitled Good Folks, this exhibition features an exciting line up of multi-disciplinary artists whose works express a concise cultural identity by conveying shared community values, aesthetics, and a delicate understanding of society and their place in contemporary culture.

While the artists in this exhibition can be linked to folk art, on a more one-dimensional level the name simply celebrates some Good Folks who have contributed to the successful and exciting journey of Show & Tell Gallery for the past two years.

Participating artists include:

Swoon, Monica Canilao, Jeremiah Maddock,
Derek Mehaffey, Felix Berube, and Troy Dugas

If you are interested in being added to the collector preview list for this show please contact the gallery.

1161 Dundas St. West
Toronto, ON
M6J 1X3
Canada

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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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Show And Tell Gallery Presents: Know Hope “There Is Nothing Dear (There Is Too Much Dear)” (Toronto)

Know Hope

Know Hope

Know Hope (© Jaime Rojo)

For the past 4 years, Know Hope has been showing his work in galleries and exhibitions worldwide, but mainly on the streets, in their natural urban settings. Know Hope deals with the ephemeral aspect of not only the genre itself, but also as a subject – the need of momentary connections in the everyday reality, and the common denominator that is the human struggle.

Through site specific installations, murals and paste-ups, Know Hope attempts to create situations that happen in real time, and are accessible to the public on a day-to-day basis, with intentions of creating some sort of a dialogue.

He views his gallery practice as a completely different mindset as that of working in the street. Street art is about reacting to the surroundings, to an existing reality and becoming part of it, thus making the piece itself blend in and become as significant as the environment in which it is placed, whereas the gallery is a much safer environment, which can function as a greenhouse in some manners. The separation is vital, and Know Hope believes that it is impossible to recreate or bring the street indoors, but on the other hand allows the artist to create an environment of his own. The same process is valid for the viewer himself, because the context in which the pieces are seen inevitably affects the experience.

For the past year, Know Hope’s work has been revolving around the story of an un-named figure, following it and creating some sort of lifeline through its observations, mishaps and eventually its commentary. The figure is the visual manifestation of the human vulnerability addressed in all the pieces.

The re-occurring figure is used as a way for the viewer to create a “long-term relationship”, so to speak, with the character. Through different stages and situations of despair, hope and discovery, the narrative is an ever-developing one. Through the use of a vocabulary of iconography such as electricity poles, tree stumps, broken televisions and billboards, a whole world is created and is used as a visual metaphor of the world in which we live. In the gallery pieces the photographic backgrounds function as a substitute for the urban background which is provided organically in the street works.

The majority of the pieces are made out of cardboard, a choice based not only on the aesthetics of the medium, but on the essence of the material. Cardboard is often used to make boxes, to contain objects and transfer them from one place to the other, only to be discarded immediately after- it is always available, somebody else’s trash.
The use of cardboard makes the content of the pieces physical- the urgency of creating temporary art for the street, and the liability and rough fragility of the same struggle addressed before.

Know Hope has garnered much attention over the past year with his paste-ups and installations as well as successful exhibitions in the UK, LA, Norway, San Jose and recently New York and is now preparing for group and solo exhibitions in Rome, Tokyo, Toronto, San Francisco and Los Angeles in 2009.

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Sun: 1pm – 7pm
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Show And Tell Gallery Presents: Dan Bergeron AKA Faux Reel “Faces Of The City” (Toronto)

Faux Reel

Dan Bergeron "Beth" (Mixed Media On Wood, 56.5" x 59.5", 2010) Image Courtesy of the Gallery
Dan Bergeron “Beth” (Mixed Media On Wood, 56.5″ x 59.5″, 2010) Image Courtesy of the Gallery

Upcoming: Dan Bergeron – Faces of the City


Show & Tell Gallery is pleased to welcome Dan Bergeron (also known as fauxreel) to his first solo exhibition with the gallery. Bergeron is best known for his subversive and thought-provoking public street installations.

His most recent body of work, Faces of the City, juxtaposes the abrasive charm of the distressed surfaces of modern cities with the intimate familiarity of the human face. As the walls and surfaces of the city define its physical character and spatial identity, the faces of its inhabitants provide the city with its personality, disposition and magnetism. His fusion of the two explores the idea that beauty truly lies in the scars, wrinkles and blemishes of places we live and people we meet.

Faces of the City will feature original photo-based, mixed media assemblages as well as a selection of editioned photo prints featuring the artist’s street installations.

Bergeron’s work has been displayed in institutions such as the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Royal Ontario Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art. His public installations can be found in alleys, boroughs, arrondissements, and on high streets in Toronto, New York, Paris and London.

Dan Bergeron
Faces of the City
Sept 10th – Oct 3rd, 2010
Dan Bergeron
Artist talk
Sept 11th, 2010
4 – 6pm

1161 Dundas St. West
Toronto, ON
M6J 1X3
Canada

+ 647.347.3316
info@showandtellgallery.com

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Sun: 1pm – 7pm
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