April 29, 2010

ABOVE & Blek le Rat @ White Walls

6:21 pm in art,art events,streets dustin hostetler

Peep this video preview of ABOVE‘s long anticipated, first ever gallery show. I’ve been following ABOVE for years (he contributed to Faesthetic #4 6 years ago) and it amazes me he’s waited so long to hang his work in a gallery setting.

I wish I could make it out to SF for the opening… heres some of the official press release from White WallsWhite Walls is proud to present a joint show: Faces in the Mirror by Blek le Rat and Transitions by ABOVE. This exhibition brings together the original pioneer stencil artist and his younger counterpart utilizing stencils to create public art in over 40 countries around the world. Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, May 1st 2010, from 7-11 pm.

This homage to stencil art marks Blek le Rat’s first show in San Francisco as well as the debut indoor exhibition of ABOVE. The meeting of these two artists is a passing of the torch from the original stencil artist to a younger generation of urban artists following in his legacy. Blek let Rat first pioneered stencils in the early 80s as a bold, attention grabbing form of street art that was never before seen. ABOVE is the prominent stencil artist of the new generation, drawing on Blek’s methods to project a social message into the urban environment.

Jing Wei

6:09 pm in art dustin hostetler

Brooklyn based Jing Wei makes woodblock prints, mostly of animals in strange situations. Sometimes Jello-related.

MI-ZO updates with lots of T&A

6:04 pm in art,design dustin hostetler


Jason Urban: Desktop Mountaintop at Big Medium

5:59 pm in art,art events dustin hostetler

Those in Austin, TX should consider checking out “Desktop Mountaintop” by Jason Urban, opening next week at Big Medium. From the Press Release: “a sculptural printworks exhibition that underscores an ambiguous relationship between three-dimensional objects and two-dimensional images. By adhering digital output to wood and cardboard units, Urban creates piles and stacks that reveal pictures when viewed in their entirety. His influences range from camouflage and op-art to minimalist sculpture and games of skill (like Jenga, Tetris, and pick-up sticks). Urban uses traditional (even cliché) motifs, such as sunsets and mountaintops, and reinterprets them through a series of digital filters to present them in a new context.”

Street Art New York

5:03 pm in art,books,streets dustin hostetler

…just noticed Street Art New York is up on Amazon… more info about the book here. Definitely a worthwhile addition to your book shelves.

April 27, 2010

obey in nyc

9:35 pm in art,photography,streets sam horine

Faesthetic friend and contributor Shepard Fairey – aka Obey Giant – has a show at New York’s Deitch Projects (annoying music in link) opening the 1st of May.  The show, which reportedly features around 150 new works, will be the last exhibition Jeffery Deitch does in NYC before shuttering the soho gallery and moving west to take the helm of the Los Angeles MoCA.  To promote the show, Fairey installed a large mural at the corner of Bowery and Houston.  The mural, which covered over a piece by the Brazilian twins Os Gemeos (who are also repped by Deitch) has already attracted a lot of attention, most of it from graffiti writers who feel as if Shep’s lost his edge.

More from: The New York Times

Also: If you’re in NYC and want to hit what should be a good time – Shepard will be DJ’ing with A-Trak at a dim sum restaurant-turned-nightclub in Chinatown following Saturday’s opening.

The Indie Rock Coloring Book

6:52 pm in art,books,community,design dustin hostetler

If you have a kid, you should get them this wicked Coloring Book by Andy J Miller.

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