Last Friday night, 68 Lexington was buzzing at the opening reception of Fountain Art Fair. Photographers, DJ’s, a few naked ladies and a lot of good vibes. Rad prints were taking up space at Canadian Station16 Shop including Stikki Peaches, and a guy from my London street stalking years, AC.E. En Masse held the attention of many with their collaborative efforts throughout the night. Up high, the rafters of the armory housed an installation curated by Mighty Tanaka and Robots Will Kill. Good times. Above is my point of view.
NEW POST: DuringArmory Arts week, NYC hosted a variety of outlets for art nerds, collectors, cool kids and curious. Scope New York was present in a new locale, Moynihan Station with support from fun sponsors like Rizzoli and Creem hotel. Scope housed quite the entrance, stacked high was Al Hamm’s mammoth crate installation, one of which, contained ‘Contact Walt Whitman’, an interactive piece by David Rohn. If you could find it, a crate marked with eyeballs and a peep hole to spy on the man in the box. Mic included just in case you fancied a chat.
Another distraction prior to the fair, was a sparkling horse, Andrea Stanislav’s, ‘The Vanishing Points’. Once inside, I was happy that the show had lots of great work throughout and didn’t feel overwhelming. I particularly enjoyed the efforts put forth by Think Space Gallery, Krause Gallery and Fifty24MX. Some of my favorite pieces within the show were a nice surprise contributed by Sheryo and The Yok who I am used to finding in Brooklyn streets. Some pictures for your viewing pleasure.
NEW POST: Looking for something to do Friday night in Brooklyn, well… join the folks at Cotton Candy Machine for the opening reception of Dave Cooper and Troy Nixey’s “A Little Knotty & Dead Inventors” show which will feature small paintings, drawings, inkings, and some fun merchandise. Dave Cooper will be presenting a variety of small originals done in graphite, oil, and watercolor. Including a series of paintings that are comprised of individual pieces to be sold separately or as a set if one collector desires! Troy Nixey combines his love of the classic illustrators (Arthur Rackham, William Heath Robinson) and his penchant for drawing odd antiquated gizmos to create a completely made up, historically accurate account of a bunch of people long dead. This is going down tomorrow night Friday, March 8th 7-11pm… don’t miss it!
NEW POST: Many bodies politely crowded into the Jonathan Levine Gallery on opening night to catch a glimpse at two very different shows. The lovely Olek presented us with an on-site installation, ‘The End is Far’ accompanied by live performance throughout the space. Whilst a Dutchman who’s characters and apparel have me hooked, Parra, held our attention with, ‘Tracy had a Hard Sunday’. Head over to the gallery now through March 23 to see the amazing work for yourselves.
Last night, February 16th, I found myself at the MF Gallery in Brooklyn to check out their opening showcasing artists @LamourSupreme , Twerps, ScarecrowOven, Death Head and Frank Russo.
This was my first time to venture to the space which looks great from the street below. Live paining of ‘Space Friends’ was happening upon entering by none other than @LamourSupreme , partner in crime Greg, creator of Twerps and Mishka and another talented chap, Death Head. Those in the neighborhood should swing by and scope the goods.
NEW POST: “Happiness is…” a small exhibition of framed printed matters, toys and t-shirts by Eric Wirjanata at the Tree House Kemang. There’s no particular concept about the exhibition… so expect a little bit of everything! The show will run at the Tree House Kemang for the whole month of February 2013 and for the opening (February 9th, 2013), there will be live music as well as free booze while supplies last. This should be a fun show, with tons of great art… so don’t miss out! http://dlvr.it/2vWsJZ
NEW POST: On the evening of February 1st, I could be found at a fancy event happening in the Lincoln Center. This was my first time at the ballet and I wasn’t disappointed. I was stoked to see the massive tower Faile had created for ‘Les Ballets des Faile’. I had been lurking their photos for weeks before I got up close and personal. It’s amazing. Artworks accompanied the tower throughout the space and all in attendance to the show walked away with a mini block of Faile. My piece is sitting happily on my shelf at home. They did a great job on this project and I look forward to seeing what’s next.
NEW POST: Portland based Kaiju crazy man Bwana Spoons is trekking across the country, art in hand, to have a party in Massachusetts. And it will be a “High Party” at that! Bwana newest exhibition, the aforementioned “High Party,” will be opening at the FOE Gallery on December 14th, 2012. But the real party is the night before, when FOE hosts a Q&A with Bwana that anyone can attend!
“High Party” opens on December 14th, 2012 with a reception from 6-9PM and runs through January 6th, 2013. There will be a special “Night of Q&A” on December 13th, 2012 from 8-9PM. Both events take place at FOE Store & Gallery, 114 Main St #2, Northampton, MA 01060. http://dlvr.it/2cs4Q2
Vinyl Thoughts 2 group show… and Motorbot has confirmed it! Don’t these just make you think of the Piranha Plants that you always had to cautiously avoid in Super Mario Bros.? And they should, since that’s exactly what they are. An amazingly detailed sculpt job topped with a clean paint finish… damn, Motorbot is good.
Vinyl Thoughts 2 is a one-night show on Thursday, March 15th from 7PM until 11PM at The Quixotic World, 2824 Main St., Dallas, TX 75226.
Legend of the Pink Cherry” solo show with new paintings, a birthday celebration and new trading card series release has an opening reception on Saturday, April 14th at 7PM until 10PM. The show will run until May 5th at the Corey Helford Gallery, 8522 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232.
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Check out this video that Kid-NES just posted showing the painting of his 8-bit, two story mural promoting the upcoming “Vinyl Thoughts Art Show 2 — The Next Level” going down on March 15th at The Quixotic World in Deep Ellum in Dallas, Texas! Watch as Kid NES uses all Sabotaz spray paint to create this pixelated masterpiece in this new Oink Art Ltd hilarious video to promote his upcoming show as it features Luigi, Wario and a vinyl scratching Gumby… RAD!
myplasticheart’s recent “Rabid, Wild & Docile” show and — in it — are the other possibilities. Bevil is the broccoli devil on the left, with his sweet tail and evil cigarette smoking habit. St. Wiener, the angelic sausage on the right, is too cute with his stubby little legs. While all three would make amazing pieces, I’m really pulling for Chibi to be the victor… Who you do like best?
Set to be released on Friday, March 30th at 12 Noon EST, the regular edition will be limited to only 25 copies printed on 22” x 15.5” Hahnemühle Fine Art Paper at $65 each. But if you want something a little more special, there will be a 10 copies hand-embellished edition run as well. Absolutely fantastic!
BASK’s “Scenic Riot” art show opens on March 10th and runs through April 10th at OhNo!Doom, 1800 N. Wilwaukee, Chicago, IL 60647. ohnodoom.com
Faith,” an original study (graphite on moleskin, pictured above) to one lucky fan on March 31, 2012. For a chance to win, simply enter the contest by liking Craww’s fan page on Facebook HERE. For those who would like to increase their chances to win, they can do so by posting on the fan page a picture of their favorite piece from the show. Further chances to win will be given to all that leave a comment stating their favorite piece(s) and why. The contest will start on March 10, 2012 and end on March 31, 2012.
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