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DOT DOT DOT in LA Goes for a Gentle Laugh

DOT DOT DOT in LA Goes for a Gentle Laugh

Norwegian street artist DOT DOT DOT is one of the artists from the mid 2000s who was quite influenced by the stencil work and sarcastic tone of Banksy and who faithfully stays true to the aesthetics and situational placement of his pieces, even though his roots are from the graffiti scene of Oslo. Not married to any one style, he looks for opportunity to be ironic, and perhaps cause the viewer to be puzzled, or to illicit an inside-joke smile.

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DOT DOT DOT. “Chanel Dogs” Malibu, Nov. 2014. (photo © DOT DOT DOT)

Crisp, painstaking, and understated, the style of work from DOT DOT DOT sometimes comes across as benign even if the ultimate message is shocking. Take the dogs fighting over the Chanel purse in a chic neighborhood in Malibu, for example. You make first think the playful tug-of-war is cute before you ever realize it is an insult to status-hungry consumerism.

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DOT DOT DOT. “Radioactive Sea” Venice Beach, Nov. 2014. (photo © DOT DOT DOT)

His signs posted on California beaches warning against radioactive material in the water in Japanese may be mistaken as genuine although his intent is to shake you out of your awe at the magestic ocean view.  “Fukushima continues to contaminate over 400 tons of water daily, most of which is let out to sea,” says the artist.  To this date the plant has produced over 500,000 tons, and they have already found radioactive contamination all along the California coast as well as Hawaii.” To drive the point home he leaves a stencil of men in hazmat suits spraying down a boy whose been playing at the beach.

Here we give you some images from DOT DOT DOT’s recent trip to the west coast of the US, and a few of his interventions.

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DOT DOT DOT. “Radioactive Wash” Venice Beach, Nov. 2014. (photo © DOT DOT DOT)

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DOT DOT DOT. A collaboration with a Stikki Peaches piece. LA, Nov. 2014. (photo © DOT DOT DOT)

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DOT DOT DOT. “404 Not Found” is an ironic physical reference to the digital error message. Downtown, LA. Nov. 2014. (photo © DOT DOT DOT)

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DOT DOT DOT. Work in progress. Nedada. Nov. 2014. (photo © DOT DOT DOT)

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DOT DOT DOT. “Rothko” Nevada, Nov. 2014. (photo © DOT DOT DOT)

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C.A.V.E. Gallery Celebrates Five Years With A Group Exhibition. “High Five” (Venice, CA)

High Five

 

C.A.V.E. Gallery Presents

HIGH FIVE
 

 

 

5 Year Anniversary Exhibition

Please join us to celebrate 5 incredible years
and to toast to the exciting shows ahead!

 

Opening Reception: 
Saturday, May 18, 7 – 9pm 
With special music guest – artist Randy Noborikawa

DJ Bu$Rid3r & DJ Mr. NumberOnederful

Plus Annual Venice Artwalk Event:
Sunday May 19, 12 – 4pm
With live painting by devNgosha, DJs, and more!

 

For additional information contact:

 

info@cavegallery.net  *  310.450.6960 www.cavegallery.net

C.A.V.E. Gallery

1108 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice CA 90291

   

 

 

 

Participating Artists:

 

Alec Huxley, Amanda Marie, Anthony Ausgang, Bayo, Craig “SKIBS” Barker, Craww, DevNGosha, Eatcho, Grady Gordon, Hans Haveron, Haunted Euth, Hellbent, J Shea, James Bentley, Jason Hernandez, John Park, JoKa, Joshua Charles Hart, Kid Acne, Kyle Hughes Odgers, L Croskey, Macsorro, Max Neutra, Mear One, Megz Majewski, Muneera Gerald, Nathan Cartwright, Nom Kinnear King, Pure Evil, Randy Norborikawa, Restitution Press, Shark Toof, Sit, Skount, Tatiana Suarez, Tom French, Tom Haubrick, Vinz Feel Free, Walt Hall, Young Chun, Zach Johnsen

http://cavegallery.net/high-five-group-show-may-2013/

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Fun Friday 10.19.12

Happy Friday Peepuls. Now before we all set our sights on Friday art parties and dancing and getting crazy and writing on people’s foreheads with markers, it’s time for us to get Debatified so we are all ready to vote. Obama is ahead in New York by like a hundred and five percent but apparently there are some states in the imperfect union where it is still a toss-up and people are just not sure who’s better. Moderator Candy Crowley scoured all of New York’s Long Island Tuesday and came up with only 82 people who still don’t know who they’re voting for – 12 of them polled just before airtime were also not sure who is on the one dollar bill, so there’s a clue for ya right there. Here’s a capsulized version of what went down.

1. Becca and Philip Lumbang (LA)
2. “Purple”, a Female Group Show in Williamsburg  (BKLN)
3. Fairey’s “Sound and Vision” (London)
4. Gregory Siff is “A Matter of Time” in LA
5. Shark Toof Takes a Bite out of LA
6. Meanwhile, Back in Haunted Brooklyn…Get Out Your Knife
7. “The Art of Basketball” at the Pop International Galleries (NYC)
8. Gallery For The People at Stonebook Court Estate (Los Altos)
9. “It’s Alive 2” at Urban Folk Art Gallery (BKLN)
10. “Art on the Seam” Documentary teaser  (VIDEO)
11. Vermibus – The Sting (VIDEO)
12. ROA in the Boneyard (VIDEO)

Becca and Philip Lumbang (LA)

Becca and Philip Lumbang, two of LA’s Street Art scene, are teaming at Lab Art Gallery in Los Angeles, CA with their show titled “Babes & Bears” now open.

Becca in Los Angeles (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For further information regarding this show click here.

“Purple”, a Female Group Show in Williamsburg  (BKLN)

“Purple” is the new color for this season as envisioned by a strong group of female Street Artists in a group exhibition in Brooklyn, NY at Causey Contemporary. This show opens tonight.

Queen Andrea in NYC for The Grassy Lot. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

PURPLE includes Alice Mizrachi, Diana McClure, Gilf, Lady Pink, Lichiban, Miss Van, Olek, Priscila De Carvalho, Queen Andrea, Ritzy Periwinkle, and Sofia Maldonado

For further information regarding this show click here.

Fairey’s “Sound and Vision” (London)

Shepard Fairey’s  solo exhibition “Sound & Vision” opens tonight in London at the Stolen Space Gallery. His first London exhibition in 5 years, Fairey brings along friend and collaborator Z-Trip to supply the soundtrack to the artwork.

Shepard Fairey in NYC at the Houston St. Wall. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For further information regarding this show click here.

Gregory Siff is “A Matter of Time” in LA

A “Matter of Time” is the title of Street Artist Gregory Siff’s new show at Gallery Brown in Los Angeles, CA opening tomorrow night.

For further information regarding this show click here.

Shark Toof Takes a Bite out of LA

If you have never seen a shark playing ping pong you’ll have your chance at C.A.V.E. Gallery in Venice Beach, CA where Shark Toof’s new show “Ping Pong Show” opens tomorrow.

Shark Toof pokes Lister’s eye out in Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For further information regarding this show click here.

Meanwhile, Back in Haunted Brooklyn…Get Out Your Knife

Fall is here, leaves are turning, the sweet smell of burning fires permeates many residential neighborhoods of the city, ACs are off and windows are open and you can hear the sounds of the streets are night. And now you get to stab a pumpkin and carve a face out of it at Crest Hardware. MWAH HAH HAH HAWWWW. Joe invites you and the whole family to come out and enjoy the 3rd Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest, Saturday.

For entry rules, times and more details on this event click here.

Also happening this week:

“The Art of Basketball” is a group exhibition curated by Billi Kid at the Pop International Galleries in Manhattan featuring Mr. Brainwash, URNY, The Dude Company, Skewville, Shiro, Rene Gagnon, Joe Iurato, Ewok, One 5MH, Jack Aguire, David Cooper, Cope2, Chris Stain, Cern and Billi Kid. This show is now open to the general public and you can click here for more details.

Gallery For The People Fall Pop-Up show with Sage Vaughn, Deedee Cheriel, and Curtis Kulig is now open for the general public at The Stonebook Court Estate in Los Altos Hill, CA. Click here for more details on this show.

“It’s Alive 2” showcasing the art of Mark Bode, Dr.Revolt, and Stan 153 opens tonight at the Urban Folk Art Gallery in Brooklyn. Click here for more details on this show.

“Art on the Seam” Documentary teaser  (VIDEO)

An upcoming documentary by David Freid about the art work on the wall in the West Bank.

 

Vermibus – The Sting (VIDEO)

ROA in the Boneyard (VIDEO)

A new video from Jason Wawro for the Boneyard Project features ROA.

Screenshot from video by Jason Wawro of ROA in the Boneyard Project. © Jason Wawro for Boneyard

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C.A.V.E. Gallery Presents: Shark Toof “Ping Pong Show” (Venice Beach, CA)

Shark Toof

Please join us for the opening reception
Saturday, October 20,  7 – 10pm
   

On view thru November 10

SHARK TOOF’s new book will also be available at the reception.

Artist will be in attendance to sign copies.

Ping Pong Show is the spectacle of romance and nature.  Nature and romance are adversaries in a constant battle akin to the idea of predator versus prey.  Core belief systems are challenged.  These uncomfortable proximities provoke questions and leave the viewer reflecting about the complexity of social interaction.

Shark Toof has taken an ambitious parallel path to his iconic street work and created a spectacular new series of paintings that express a bold conceptual vision and the technical merit of his multi media skills. The exhibition will showcase original paintings in which the artist skillfully juxtaposes textures, employs precise lines and traditional rendering, in dynamic and complex compositions saturated with of color – and with meaning.

About Shark Toof

Shark Toof currently lives and works in Los Angeles. He graduated from Pasadena Art Center College of Design with a BFA in Illustration in 1998. Solo and group shows include Dreams Deferred, Chinese American Museum of Los Angeles; Duality, CB Gallery; Marxist Glue, Hold Up Art; Small Gift Sanrio 50th Anniversary, Barker Hanger; Sugi Pop, Portsmouth Museum of Art, New Hampshire; Unfaithful Forever, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery; Dead Letter Playground, Leo Kesting Gallery, New York; Viva Lost Wages, Joseph Watson Collection, Las Vegas; Crazy 4 Cult, Gallery 1988; MAYDAY, Barracuda and Baker’s Dozen, Fountain Art Fair, Miami.

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C.A.V.E. Gallery Presents: Fall Group Exhibition (Venice Beach, CA)

CAVE Gallery

C.A.V.E. Gallery Presents

FALL GROUP EXHIBITION  

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
YOUNG CHUN * PAT PERRY * RADICAL! * BRANDON BOYD
MEAR ONE * CRAWW * MAX NEUTRA * J. SHEA
RESTITUTION PRESS * NOM KINNEAR KING * JOHN PARK
CHERRI WOOD * HANS HAVERON * KYLE HUGHES-ODGERS aka CREEPY
BAYO * SHAUNNA PETERSON * CODAK * L CROSKEY
KEN GARDUNO * SOPHIE BASTIEN * JoKa * RAFAEL DELGADO

 

OPENING RECEPTION
Saturday, September 22nd,  6 – 10pm
   

 

On view thru October 13

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Fun Friday 06.29.12

1. XCIA “Street Artist Unite” (NYC)
2. “Letters From America” at Black Rat (London)
3. Broken Fingaz in Vienna
4. “The Crest Hardware Art Show” 2012 Edition (Brooklyn)
5. Tumbleweeds in Brooklyn – A group Show from El Paso
6. Kid Acne Solo at C.A.V.E. (Los Angeles)
7. Pamela Castro AKA Anarkia Boladona @ Bob Bar
8. “Summer In The Street” @ Maximillian (West Hollywood)
9. “Sea No Evil” @ Riverside Municipal Auditorium (CA)
10. Lush’s Lethal Beef-Defense System (VIDEO)
11. BSA Supports This 3-Mural in Baltimore (VIDEO)
12. Poland Summer Solstice with Thousands of Lanterns Flying (VIDEO)

XCIA “Street Artist Unite” (NYC)

Photographer Hank O’Neal AKA XCIA opened a solo show “Street Artists Unite” this week in the East Village at The Dorian Gray Gallery. Of particular interest are the collaborations: Hank’s photos of Street Artists stretched across a frame and painted on by some of the current crop. Be sure to check out the one of a Richard Hambleton piece on the street that has been re-faced by Jean-Michel Basquiat and now accompanied by Chris from Robots Will Kill. Gives you a sweet brain freeze to contemplate it. The show is meant to highlight the photographic work of XCIA on the street and accompanies this springs roll-out of his book XCIA’s STREET ART PROJECT: The First Four Decades.

XCIA (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

For further information regarding this show click here.

“Letters From America” at Black Rat (London)

Yesterday’s US Supreme Court ruling on the health care legislation that BIG MONEY has fought tooth and nail against in the US highlights the relevance of this show opening on July 4th at Black Rat Gallery. Street Artists/Graffiti Artists RISK, Ron English, SABER, and TrustoCorp participate in this show with SABER leading the way with 3 canvasses, including “The Flag Of The National Health Service”, shown here.  The graffiti artist knows of what he speaks – the current US corrupted for-profit healthcare system has deemed the artist “uninsurable”, epilepsy be damned.

 SABER, The Flag Of The National Health Service, 2012

For more information, please contact Black Rat Gallery here.

Broken Fingaz in Vienna

In Vienna, Austria the Inoperable Gallery has invited the Israeli Crew Broken Fingaz to come and raise hell. This show is now open for the general public. You’re probably going anyway, so here’s your preview.

Broken Fingaz on the streets of Vienna. (photo © courtesy of Inoperable)

For further information regarding this show click here.

“The Crest Hardware Art Show” 2012 Edition (Brooklyn)

And this is the time of the year where the intersection of hardware and art comes in to play the right way (not that hardware, Nick). Joe Franquinha and Co. know how to put on a party for all ages and creeds. Come out this Saturday from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm to Williamsburg and enjoy an art show in his family’s hardware store: “The Crest Hardware Art Show”. This art show should be taken as a model for all small family owned business that want to give back to the community and make art part of the everyday experience. In addition to the art show, Joe brings in bands and food in the courtyard and all proceeds go to help a local little museum, The City Reliquary Museum.

Travis Simon (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Click here to see BSA preview of the show.

And for further details regarding this event click here.

Tumbleweeds in Brooklyn – A group Show from El Paso

“Tumbleweeds” opens this Saturday at the Sunset Surf Club with all artists hailing from yonder El Paso, TX including localito Street Artist El Sol 25.  Enjoy some Tex-Mex hospitality and have an unheard of opportunity to see first hand a border town show before it flies south.

El Sol 25. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For further information regarding this show click here.

Kid Acne Solo at C.A.V.E. (Los Angeles)

After his introduction to LA during BSA’s “Street Art Saved My Life” show last year, British Street Artist Kid Acne is now having his first solo show “Stand & Deliver” at C.A.V.E Gallery in Venice Beach, California.

Kid Acne (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For further information regarding this show click here.

“12. BSA: Something you do when you’re procrastinating?
KID ACNE: You mean procrasturbating?

See our interview with Kid Acne on Juxtapoz for the “Back Talk”

Also happening this weekend:

Pamela Castro AKA Anarkia Boladona is showing at the Bob Bar in Manhattan. Click here for more details on this show.

The Maximillian Gallery in West Hollywood, California invites you to a “Summer In The Street” Exhibition this Saturday. Click here for more details on this show.

“Sea No Evil” is an art show at The Riverside Municipal Auditorium in Riverside, California. This show is a benefit for the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to preserve our oceans. Jeff Soto and Shepard Fairey are just but a couple of artists whose work would auctioned on Saturday. Click here for more details on this show.

Lush’s Lethal Beef-Defense System (VIDEO)

BSA Supports This 3-Mural in Baltimore (VIDEO)

Poland Summer Solstice with Thousands of Lanterns Flying (VIDEO)

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C.A.V.E. Gallery Presents” Kid Acne “Stand & Deliver” (Venice Beach, CA)

 

C.A.V.E. Gallery is pleased to present “Stand & Deliver” – a solo exhibition by UK artist Kid Acne.

The exhibition will feature new monoprints, screenprints, drawings and paintings of a daring, fresh band of the legendary Stabby Women.

Kid Acne’s Stabby Women have been found watching over cities all over the world. These female warriors inhabit and peer out of unexpected public spaces, humanizing the urban edge with a sense that someone’s got your back.

Kid Acne has been painting graffiti, making fanzines, comics and hip-hop music since the early 90’s. His artwork has been exhibited in Beijing, the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Finland, Brazil and Australia – and his signature style of illustrations have furnished designs for clients including Prada, Levis, Volkswagen, Elle, Kid Robot & Warp Records.

Kid Acne’s artwork has also been published in several books such as: GRAFFITI WORLD – Street Art From Five Continents / Thames & Hudson; ALL ALLURE / Gestalten; ART OF REBELLION 2 & 3 / Publikat; STREET ART NEW YORK / Prestel; NINJA TUNE – 20 Years of Beats & Pieces / Black Dog Publishing; I AM PLASTIC TOO / Kid Robot; BEHIND THE ZINES – Self-Publishing Culture / Gestalten; STREET ART – The Best Urban Art From Around The World / Michael O’Mara Books; WE OWN THE NIGHT / Rizzoli.

Kid Acne installing at CAVE (photo © Courtesy of the Gallery)

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Fun Friday 04.13.12

 

Uh-Oh, should I be wearing a necklace of garlic today? It might not be too cool to wear it indoors. Oh snap it’s only a movie. Happy Friday the 13th everybody!

1. “Vice & Virtue” Shai Dahan (Stockholm)
2. “It Felt Like a Kiss”, Alexandros Vasmoulakis at Gallery Nosco (London)
3. “The Birds & The Bees” with H. Veng Smith and Gigi Chen (BKLN)
4. Isaac Cordal Solo tonight in Barcelona
5. Hellbent at C.A.V.E. Saturday (LA)
6. Buff Monster at Corey Helford Saturday (LA)
7. Sowat and Lek present: “Mausolee”
8. Arabic Graffiti and Egyptian Street Art in Frankfurt
9. John Crash Matos’ “Study In Watercolors” at the Addict Galerie in Paris
10. ARMO and his world of color, shapes and textures. (VIDEO)
11. Ana Peru Peru Ana “meanwhile, in new york city (VII)” (VIDEO)

“Vice & Virtue” Shai Dahan (Stockholm)

Shai Dahan’s solo show  “Vice & Virtue” opened last night at the Scarlett Gallery in Stockholm, Sweden and is open today to the public.  Are your virtues bigger than your vices?

For further information regarding this show click here.

“It Felt Like a Kiss”, Alexandros Vasmoulakis at Gallery Nosco (London)

An exploration of the seductive kiss and the female power of attraction – sounds like a valiant pursuit, doesn’t it? Alexandros Vasmoulakis’s solo show is open to the general public at Gallery Nosco in London today.

For further information regarding this show click here.

“The Birds & The Bees” with H. Veng Smith and Gigi Chen (BKLN)

A perfect theme for a show right now as the temperatures rise and skirts rise and shirts come off on the grassy knolls in Prospect Park.  “The Birds & The Bees” H. Veng Smith show with Gigi Chen at the Mighty Tanaka Gallery opens today in Brooklyn as Spring time’s gallant breeze calls you hither to Dumbo.

Veng (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For further information regarding this show click here.

Isaac Cordal Solo tonight in Barcelona

Curated by Street Art author Maximiliano Ruiz, this solo show gives platform to Isaac Cordal, a small-scale sculptor who has thus far used the street as the only necessary stage. Mr. Cordal’s little cement characters at RAS Gallery will stop you in your tracks and reconsider your giant self.

Isaac Cordal (photo © Isaac Cordal)

For further information regarding this show click here.

Hellbent at C.A.V.E. Saturday (LA)

New York Street Artist and fine artist Hellbent shares the space at C.A.V.E Gallery in Venice Beach, California this weekend with his offering “A Quilted Life”.

Hellbent (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For further information regarding this show click here.

Buff Monster at Corey Helford Saturday (LA)

Buff Monster is back at his most mischievous at the Corey Helford Gallery this time all covered in delicious pink. His solo show “Legend of the Pink” opens tomorrow in Culver City as the monster celebrates 10 years of work on the street.

Buff Monster (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For further information regarding this show click here.

Also happening this weekend:

Maya Hayuk solo show “2012 Apocabliss” in Mexico City at Anonymous Gallery. Click here for more details on this show.

Sowat and Lek present: “Mausolee”. An art show and book release in Paris, France. Click here for more details on this show.

From Here to Fame Publishing Presents: Arabic Graffiti and Egyptian Street Art in Frankfurt, Germany. Click here for more details on this show.

John Crash Matos’ “Study In Watercolors” at the Addict Galerie in Paris, France. Click here for more details on this show.

ARMO and his world of color, shapes and textures. (VIDEO)

Armo (photo © Armo)

“meanwhile, in new york city (VII)” (VIDEO)

Peru Ana Ana Peru are Street Artists, jokesters, and film makers in New York. Here is their new mini-movie of unscripted New York scenes, sounds and soliloquies collected together for your amusement and befuddlement.

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Fun Friday 11.04.11

1. Checking in on the GAIA tour – Haarlem, NL
2. Faile “Fragments of Faile” at Lazarides in London
3. Anthony Lister in Sydney “Bogan Paradise”
4. “Thinkers of This” – “Other” and Stinkfish at Brooklynite Saturday
5. Jef Aerosol “Walking Shadows”
6. Lady Pink at Woodward Gallery Tonight “Evolution”
7. EL ORDEN IS INTANGIBLE BY BOAMISTURA (VIDEO)
8. MIKE SHINE. OUTSIDE LANDS BY JUXTAPOZ (VIDEO)

Checking in on the GAIA tour – Haarlem, NL

New York Street Artist GAIA is sending missives from the road as he travels – Here’s a piece employing one of his new techniques of overlaying historical portraits on architecture evocative of their time and geography.  This one of W.E.B. Dubois creates the connection between cities and peoples.

“A simple portrait of WEB Dubois juxtaposed with three brownstones from Harlem, in Haarlem, NL. the village from which the name of the New York neighborhood is derived,” says Gaia.

Image of Gaia © Nicole Blommers

Faile “Fragments of Faile” at Lazarides in London

The Brooklyn Collective Faile new solo show “Fragments of Faile” opens to the general public today at Lazarides Gallery in London.

Faile. Studio process shot. (photo © courtesy of Faile)

For further information regarding this show please click on the link below:

http://www.lazinc.com/

Anthony Lister in Sydney “Bogan Paradise”

In connection with the big “Outpost” festival on Cockatoo Island in Sydney’s harbor this weekend, Anthony Lister’s show “Bogan Paradise” ppens today at the Gallery A.S.

Anthony Lister. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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

http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/2011/10/24/gallery-a-s-presents-anthony-lister-bogan-paradise-sydney-australia/

“Thinkers of This” – “Other” and Stinkfish at Brooklynite Saturday

These two talents are putting together a full installation at Brooklynite in Bed Stuy right now. The full story for you tomorrow here on BSA. Check it.

Troy Lovegates AKA Other. Backyard Installation at Brooklynite. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Stinkfish. Backyard Installation at Brooklynite. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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

http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/2011/10/24/brooklynite-gallery-presents-stinkfish-and-other-thinkers-of-this-brooklyn-ny/

Jef Aerosol “Walking Shadows”

French Stencil Artist Icon Jef Aerosol solo show “Walking Shadows” opens on Saturday in Rouens, France:

 

Jef Aerosol (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For further information reagarding this show click on the link below:

http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/2011/11/01/jef-aerosol-presents-walking-shadows-at-le-106-rouen-france/

Lady Pink at Woodward Gallery Tonight “Evolution”

The American Graffiti Legend Lady Pink show “Evolution” opens today at Woodward Gallery:

Lady Pink (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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

http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/2011/11/01/woodward-gallery-presents-lady-pink-evolution-manhattan-ny/

Also happening this weekend:

PONGTOPIA! Curated by Billi Kid at The Winter Garden. Click here for details.

Paul Insect show “Triptease Revue” at Post no Bills in Venice Beach, CA. Click here for details.

Guerrilla Garden’s “Blacklisted” at Black Book Gallery in Denver, CO. Click here for details.

Emotional Branding Screening of the film “This Space Available” at IFC Center in Manhattan. Click here for details.

SEE ONE “Technicolor Daydreams” At Brooklyn Oenology. Click here for details.

EL ORDEN IS INTANGIBLE BY BOAMISTURA

MIKE SHINE. OUTSIDE LANDS BY JUXTAPOZ

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Paul Insect is Attracted to Light at the Barracuda Wall

The Barracuda Wall in Los Angeles is a safe outlet for Street Artists and graffiti artists to try out ideas without worrying that they have to look over their shoulder.  The boxing club inside is owned by Miguel De La Barracuda, thus it’s name and it’s a good spot to get seen, if only for minute before it’s replaced.

Paul Insect (photo © Carlos Gonzalez)

What this fight club gives the lie to is that Street and graff artists are somehow at odds with one another, a mythology propagated by young hot heads sometimes. In fact, this high profile wall in LA shows that most peeps are big enough to allow everybody to get a chance to express the creative spirit, and often they collaborate. A quick bit of Googling will show you a diverse list of work on the Barracuda wall over the last couple of years, including people like Ron English, Gabe and OG. Defer, Prime, Gabe88, Anthony Lister, Escif, Sanir, Gregory Siff, Shepard Fairey and AWR MSK, Hush, Chad Muska, Cyrcle, Free Humanity, and David Flores. It’s a never ending reinvention for the never ending traffic on Melrose Avenue, a gift from a business owner to his community and the artists.

Photographer and BSA collaborator Carlos Gonzalez captured some excellent night shots of  Street Artist Paul Insect at work on the wall one night last week. Masking out the portions of the wall for painting with a roll of masking tape, alternating sharp lines with drippy, Insect put up a pair of eyes to keep track of a piece by Risk below.

Paul Insect (photo © Carlos Gonzalez)

Paul Insect (photo © Carlos Gonzalez)

Paul Insect (photo © Carlos Gonzalez)

Paul Insect (photo © Carlos Gonzalez)

Paul Insect (photo © Carlos Gonzalez)

Paul Insect (photo © Carlos Gonzalez)

Paul Insect (photo © Carlos Gonzalez)

Paul Insect (photo © Carlos Gonzalez)

Paul Insect (photo © Carlos Gonzalez)

Paul Insect (photo © Carlos Gonzalez)

Paul Insect (photo © Carlos Gonzalez)

Paul Insect (photo © Carlos Gonzalez)

Paul Insect (photo © Carlos Gonzalez)

Paul Insect’s solo show “Triptease Revue” opens this Thursday at Post No Bills Gallery . For further information click on the link below:

http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/2011/10/24/post-no-bills-gallery-presents-paul-insect-triptease-revue-venice-beach-ca/

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Post No Bills Gallery Presents: Paul Insect “Triptease Revue” (Venice Beach, CA)

Paul Insect

 

Post No Bills Announces

Paul Insect Triptease Revue

November 3rd – December 1st, 2011

 In celebration of the show, the gallery will host

 An Opening Reception on Thursday, November 3rd from 7-10 PM

Venice Beach, CA (October 2011) – Post No Bills proudly announces Paul Insect’s first major US solo exhibition.  The show will feature an ambitious breadth of original works on paper, from one of street arts seminal figures.

TRIPTEASE REVUE will feature unique originals, exclusive limited edition prints and hand-finished works in Insect’s visceral style, mixing bright colors and arresting imagery – blending sex, politics, death and pop culture themes with a satirical edge.

The show will introduce a new body of work featuring masked voyeurs, explicit thematic paintings, plus signature babyheads, and a wide array of other sensory surprises.  TRIPTEASE REVUE represents a new stage in the evolution of Insect’s art.

Paul started the renowned design collective “Insect” in 1995.  He quickly found himself outgrowing the design industry and began placing his work on the streets. 2003 saw his first show “The Hills Have Eyes”, and in 2007, Paul exhibited at the famed Pictures On Walls (POW) Christmas show “Santa’s Ghetto” in Bethlehem, which saw him paint alongside Banksy and other POW artists on the separation wall in Palestine.  Insect also gained notoriety for creating definitive album artwork for San Francisco hip-hop producer DJ Shadow.

“Bullion”, Paul’s first major solo show in 2007 at the Lazarides Gallery, saw him inconspicuously place real gold bars with bite marks on the streets of London. Before the show opened, Damien Hirst reportedly spent £500,000 buying up the entire show. His breakout follow-up show, “Poison” with Lazarides in 2008, took place in an abandoned sex shop in London’s Kings Cross and featured his iconic bronze Playboy Bunny skulls and his beloved babyheads – which have become some of the most recognisable images on the streets today.

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