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:

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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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Dec 19, 2012

25 most important Artists of 2012 – Complex

Everyone has there own opinion but it’s great to see Meggs on this list.

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Meggs, and his Everfresh Crew, haven’t sat on their laurels in 2012. Back in June, we noted an impressive showing in Hong Kong and terrific work at Pow Wow in Hawaii. Meggs has since shown at San Francisco’s White Walls and rounded out the year crushing it down in Miami.



A traveling man, this Australian graffiti writer hasn’t stopped pushing since January 1, 2012. Shout outs are due to Rone and Phibs too.

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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, 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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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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Aug 5, 2012

Sponge Bob returns…

This guy just won’t quit.

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Jun 11, 2012

Lush in London

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Feb 27, 2012

Usugrow

Check this video of Usugrow, all shot right here in Melbourne:

USUGROW from Louis Mitchell on Vimeo.

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Jan 10, 2012

This Guy.

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Nov 18, 2011

99%

Shepard drops a new poster for the Occupy movement.

Could he be feeling somewhat guilty about the role he played in getting Obama elected after his last effort?

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Nov 11, 2011

Imma Let You Finish…

Stolen but worth a run none the less.

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Nov 8, 2011

MOST WANTED.

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Oct 7, 2011

PARKWAY

Seems like The Tooth is having a good time in the states.

Parkway Drive, Callum Guest Vox. Denver CO 2011 from Callum Preston on Vimeo.

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Oct 7, 2011

Young and Free video

Young & Free x 941 Geary x San Francisco from Colin M Day on Vimeo.

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Sep 1, 2011

Robin Banks.

Did a Hamptons Art Dealer Steal Banksy Works From the West Bank?

Gawker article here.

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    Tonight in Sydney at @thetategallery. A great line up including @mayonaize and @wonder_fresh

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    Classic @houseofmeggs

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    We get a lot of requests if the studio is open to the public. We are aiming to do another open day next year. In the mean time you can drop by @dangerfork printing next door and check out the gallery along with a bit of a view into our studio 👀👆

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    Home sweet home. #everfreshstudio

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    @wonder_fresh and @mayonaize along with a bunch of good lads are in the TWENTYSIX show at @thetategallery next week. Going to be a rad one!

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    We get a lot of requests if the studio is open to the public. We are aiming to do another open day next year. In the mean time you can drop by @dangerfork printing next door and check out the gallery along with a bit of a view into our studio 👀👆


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    Home sweet home. #everfreshstudio


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    @mike_maka WIP in Fitzroy. Happy Friday crew! #makatron #everfreshstudio


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    @wonder_fresh and @mayonaize along with a bunch of good lads are in the TWENTYSIX show at @thetategallery next week. Going to be a good one!


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    A show by Melbourne’s very own @_bailer. This Sunday.


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    Finished up my piece for the TWENTYSIX show at @thetategallery. The irony of spending hours painting spray paint with a brush is not lost on me.


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