Jul 14, 2013

SUBURBAN Ian Strange ⋅ 26 July 2013 ⋅ National Gallery of Victoria

We are super excited to finally see this project come to life- if you are anywhere on the 26th of July it should be the NGV.OK enough talk, just watch:

Ian Strange: SUBURBAN from Ian Strange [KID ZOOM] on Vimeo.

Delivering his largest and most ambitious project to date, Australian born, New York based artist, Ian “Kid Zoom” Strange presents SUBURBAN, a multifaceted photography, film and installation exhibition opening at the National Gallery of Victoria on July 26.

Since recreating a full-scale replica of his childhood home inside Cockatoo Island’s Turbine Hall in Sydney, 2011, Strange has continued his ongoing investigation of suburbia. For the past two years Strange has travelled across the East Coast of the United States working with a film crew and volunteers in Ohio, Detroit, Alabama, New Jersey, New York and New Hampshire to create, photograph and film eight site specific interventions incorporating suburban.

Suburban presents eight large-scale photographic works, a multi-channel, surround sound video installation along with carefully selected fragments of the original buildings that Strange has saved and re-presents as both sculptural objects and social artefacts.

On the exhibition, David Hurlston, Curator of Australian Art, National Gallery of Victoria, said, “We are excited to be able to present this ground-breaking exhibition of work by Ian Strange. From his early work as a street artist in Australia he is now a noted contemporary artist with a developing international standing. Strange is fast becoming recognised, both locally and internationally, for his distinctive practice and, in particular, for this new and unique body of work.”

Cinematic in both tone and scale, SUBURBAN investigates the iconography surrounding the family home and its place in the current economic climate. Through the work, Strange articulates his own conflicted relationship with suburbia he experienced growing up in the Australian suburbs, juxtaposed with living in New York City and the United States.

“This project has been all consuming for the past two and a half years of my life”, said Strange. “I wanted to create a body of work that reacted to the icon of the suburban home and to the suburbs as a whole. The suburbs have played an important role in shaping who I am as a person and an artist. The suburbs have always been home, but I have always found suburbia isolating. SUBURBAN is my reaction to that.”

SUBURBAN opens at NGV Studio, located at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Federation Square on July 26.

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See you all there!

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Jan 6, 2013

‘Oriental Funk’ by Drew Funk- Book Launch

DrewFunk is launching 10 years of his work as a self published book

The show will be held at No-Vacancy Gallery in QV on Friday the 18th of January 2013.
There will be a new & past paintings exhibited too.
see you there.

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Nov 6, 2012

Logan Hicks ” Lights Out”

From Logan:

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“Lights Out” Benefit photograph from Logan Hicks for Hurricane Sandy victims



Hurricane Sandy has destroyed entire towns and families in the tri-state New York area. While my own family and belongings escaped any real damage, many were not as fortunate. As we came through the hurricane, I thought ‘that wasn’t so bad’ – and in my neighborhood, it wasn’t. Then the news channels started to parade the misery of communities like Staten Island and Breezy Point across the screen. They were decimated. Entire houses washed away, lives lost, and cherished possessions destroyed.



My good friend John Lee from @EmehtAgency made a suggestion that I sell one of the photos taken of downtown Manhattan during the power loss to help raise money for those in need. It sounded like the perfect way for me to assist. The conditions which produced amazing photographs for me were also the same conditions that have displaced families. It’s the obligation of those that have, to help those who do not. So I am helping the way I am best suited for – through my art.



Until November 10th, I will be selling the print “SoHo Illuminated by a Food Cart” to raise funds for the Red Cross.



100% of the profits raised will be donated directly to the Red Cross.

Shipping is included in the price. All prints will be shipped rolled in a poster tube.

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Title: “SoHo Illuminated by a Food Cart”

Medium: Digital C-print on Metallic paper

Size: 24 x 18 inches (61 x 46 cm) (image size 23 x 17 with quarter inch border)

Signed; Yes

Edition: Open

Price: $100.00 (shipping included)



Limit one print per household.



Payment via Paypal address: [email protected]



Prints will ship out around December 1st.



If you wish to repost, or spread the word:



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Twitter - https://twitter.com/_LoganHicks_/status/264449044582117376



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Oct 24, 2012

VNA Issue 20

The always amazing VNA mag has just dropped their 19th issue- check it out:

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After six years and hundreds of artists featured, help issue 20 is brought to you with an extra 32 pages, bigger and better than ever. This 164-page beast is brimming with features and beautiful images from some of the most talented artists in the world and the cover is graced by a living legend; the one and only Retna.



Producing some of the most visually stunning street art in recent history, Retna explains his signature style and the intricate processes behind his work. Not content with featuring one of the most exciting artists from across the pond we’ve also got interviews with the USA’s master of eco-surrealism painting Josh Keyes, the infamous skateboarding graffiti artist Neckface and the master of mystical worlds Greg Simkins.



No issue would be complete without an Australian artist and this time round we caught up with the man behind some of the most controversial pop-art and mash-up paintings, Ben Frost. But as usual we’ve also packed in some talented Brits in the forms of Guy Mckinley, with his anime-inspired characters and photographer Will Robson-Scott. Alongside them are chats with graffiti king Smash137 of Switzerland, street artists Ozmo and Above and German newcomer DeeDeeKid.



To celebrate the release of this milestone issue, VNA 20 will be available with two alternative covers; one is exclusive to our web store www.verynearlyalmost.com/shop

and subscribers, while the other will be available through our network of stockists.





ISSUE 19 & SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGES NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE AT www.verynearlyalmost.com


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Oct 17, 2012

Pow Wow 2012

Finally there is a video that explains what Pow Wow is:

POW WOW HAWAII 2012: Part I from Pow Wow Hawaii on Vimeo.

POW WOW HAWAII 2012: Part II from Pow Wow Hawaii on Vimeo.

POW WOW HAWAII 2012: Part III from Pow Wow Hawaii on Vimeo.

Following up on an extremely successful showing in 2011, the multi-day POW WOW Hawai’i art event had its third annual showing in 2012. Originally conceived in Hong Kong, the event moved to Hawaii to help enrich the local creative scene. The event encompasses a global roster of over 50 local and international artists who created art at Loft in Space + Fresh Cafe and over the streets of Kaka’ako over a six-day period between February 13 to 18, 2012.
This first part in a three part series documents POW WOW Hawai’i 2012. Part 2 releases on Friday, Oct. 12th and part 3 comes out on Monday, Oct. 15th.
Directed & Edited by: Michael Inouye
Director of Photography: Vincent Ricafort
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Oct 12, 2012

Fabric – Awol

This is sure to be amazing:


AWOL
CREW
PRESENTS

FABRIC

Premiere Australian Exhibition
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Adnate
Deams
Itch
Li-Hill
Lucy Lucy
Slicer
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OPENING LAUNCH:

Friday October 26
7:00pm – 10:00pm

Secret location in Melbourne.
Register to receive address at:

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Since forming in 2006, shop the AWOL crew have pushed themselves and their work, cheap both individually and collectively, rx to a unique level of artistic elevation. Permeating the boundaries between fine and underground art forms, Adnate, Deams, Itch, Li-Hill, Lucy Lucy and Slicer have, over recent years, consistently produced a variety of evolutionary and inspirational work. In doing so, they have garnered a widespread audience of admirers.

As a collective, the AWOL Crew are widely recognized for their ability to work as a single entity, their styles complimenting and invigorating each others work. Separately, each of their individual characteristics are defined by obsessions and styles, however a distinct, dynamic, fabric exists which allows their work to weave together into a seamless, creative force.

This flowing theme of “Fabric” is explored, not only via their collaborative methods, but also with their relationship with a constantly deteriorating urban landscape. The graffiti infused, aesthetic values contained within the works in Fabric convey a unique sense of exploration, resulting in a collection that is physically distant from the origins of the artists work on the streets, yet still remaining true to their original approach.

Fabric reaches far beyond the bounds of its individual members work, and presents, for all intents and purposes, the debut “solo show” from the AWOL Crew. Together again in their entirety for the first time since the creation of the NGV Studio mural in 2011, Fabric will see the AWOL crew embark on a new journey of collaborative exposition.


OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:   

Saturday october 27
10:00am – 6:00pm

Sunday october 28
10:00am – 6:00pm

Exhibition location will be publicly
released at 9:00am Saturday October 27
on the following websites:

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Sep 24, 2012

Aaron de la cruz

Someone who I met at PowWow last year is Aaron De La Cruz I dropped by his studio to find it was disturbingly clean compared to the way we run things here at Everfresh

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Aaron came and painted a wall next to mine that came out dope by using all the shapes of the wall to break it up

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Check more of his work here

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Sep 24, 2012

Twister

While i was in San Fran I was lucky enough to see Barry McGee’s mid career retrospective. Truly inspiring to see a graffiti artist at this level in the art world

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Jul 10, 2012

Dscreet – London

Our Friend Dscreet, site is putting on an exhibition in London- If you are on the side of the planet make sure you get yourself to 214 Brick Lane on July 12.

Dscreet – The Other Sideshow 2 from The Baron on Vimeo.

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May 15, 2012

BATES “APPRECIATION FOR LETTERS”

BATES is in Paris opening a new show- check the details below or go here for more

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Maquis-art Shop & Gallery and Maurice Grinbaum presents:
“Appreciation for letters” coming up next in Paris
By: Bates & Bjorndahl. Here’s the story behind the
upcoming exhibition:
Bates and Niels Bjorndahl first met in 1984 when the graffiti scene was still in its infancy in Denmark.
They became fast friends and ran together thru 1986 when Bjorndahl was forced to put an end to his
graffiti career due to numerous run-ins with the local authorities.
Bjorndahl then changed his focus to abstract art while Bates continued on with graffiti.

In 2009 the two met again and started exchanging ideas and creative inputs and in the fall of 2011 they
decided to try to work on some canvases together merging abstract art and graffiti in a new style. The
result became a number of pieces where the artists experiment with different color dogmas and unusual
types of canvases. The first selection will be showcased at the exhibition ‘Appreciation for Letters’ in Paris
in the spring of 2012 in collaboration with Maquis-Art. Among the experiments, one series very much defines
the show ‘Appreciation for Letters’, namely the ‘Typograffiti’ pieces where each canvas represents a specially
selected font, which has then been spray painted onto the canvases by hand without the use of stencils. This
intricate technique and focus on the very basics of letters defines some of the purest form of graffiti that exists:
Strong letter structures that move and bend with a good flow…

Official opening:
15 of May opens at: 11:00 o’clock.

MAQUIS-ART Shop and Gallery
42, rue Quincampoix
75004 Paris
Métro chatelet
(entre Agnès B et le citadium beaubourg)

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May 7, 2012

SheOne

So sheOne and a few other went to Africa, prostate this photo is kind of mind blowing when 2 cultures collide

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See more pics here

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May 7, 2012

DABS & MYLA!

Congrats to Dabs & Myla on this epic installation in LA

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Apr 11, 2012

Big in Japan

Thanks to Twoone for spotting some of my work done In Asakusa in the background of this clip:

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Apr 2, 2012

VNA 18 out now:

VNA 18: Conor Harrington

March 12th, 2012

Very Nearly Almost magazine is proud as punch to announce its 18th issue fronted by the phenomenal Conor Harrington. Coinciding with his critically acclaimed sold-out show ‘Dead Meat’ at Lazarides, we teamed up with award- winning photographer Shamil Tanna for some truly special snaps from the heart of Conor’s East London studio. Along with our exclusive interview, it gives fans and soon-to-be-fans a unique insight into just what makes him tick.

Issue 18 includes exciting features on several other brilliant artists from around the world. We bring you big names like Berlin-based UK talent Mode 2, south London abstract artist Remi Rough as well as tattooist/fine artist Shawn Barber. We delve into the crazy world of East London’s favourite German, Ronzo, chat broom calligraphy with Amsterdam graffiti legend Shoe, and finally head down under to quiz one of Australia’s finest exports, Shannon Crees.

As ever, we’re also bringing you shots of street art and graffiti from around the world, with images from Rio, Sydney and of course our very own London town.

Once again we created a limited edition too, and we’ve really pushed the boat out. It’s a five-colour screen-print based on Conor’s small paintings, known
as ‘Studies’ or, as he likes to call them, ‘Morning Glories’. 80 of these were sold at our launch, 20 in an online lottery and 50 were sent out surreptitiously to stockists around the world.

There are now five of these limited editions left which will be sent out at random in our next 100 orders through our website, which gives our readers a 1 in 20 chance of getting their hands on one. VNA18_CONOR1.jpg VNA18_CONOR2.jpg VNA18_COVER2.jpg VNA18_CREES.jpg VNA18_REMIROUGH.jpgVNA18_SHOE.jpg

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Mar 25, 2012

Zoo’s Victoria

A few weeks ago, store some of the guys from Everfresh and Blender studios got together to help raise awareness of the critically endangered species, case many of which live right in Melbourne’s own backyard. For more info zoo.org.au

Zoos Victoria Present Fighting Extinction – Everfresh And Friends In ACDC Lane Melbourne from matthew harding on Vimeo.

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