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PTV ZINE Release Party – Issue #2 – Oakland, CA

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

On Friday night (2/6/2015), PTV Crew crushed out a storefront at 2520 Telegraph Avenue and had a release party for their second zine, the photo issue.

If you didn’t make it to the show you can order a copy here: www.EndlessCanvas.bigcartel.com

Photographer: L Herrada-RIos

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2013 Estria Battle Video – Oakland, CA

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

ZION I “Shadow Boxing” – at Endless Canvas’s SPECIAL DELIVERY 2012

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

Music video by Zion I performing ShadowBoxing. 2013 Live Up.
Filmed inside Endless Canvas’s SPECIAL DELIVERY Bay Area 2012 (Large Scale Mural Exhibit).

From the album, “Shadow Boxing (Deluxe Edition)”
Available now:
iTunes http://tinyurl.com/amdtw7q
Amazon Music – http://tinyurl.com/afkc2uz
Google Play – http://tinyurl.com/akpq5wl

Graffiti Art: Curated by Endless Canvas as part of the SPECIAL DELIVERY 2012 Exhibit. Featuring Anemal, Jurne, Rekn, Yoder, Grow, Depht, Enor, Meck, Enero, Ernest Doty, GATS, Jules Muck, Vator, Scez, Just Becauz, Goser, Samri, M4M, Imp, Kure, Logic, Jaut, Omega, Ghost Owl, Plant Trees, Leach, Cops, Swampy, Zame, Yovoy, Pastime (Full List of Artists)
Director of Photography: Michael Sato
Assistant Director: Nicole Roman
Lighting: Dorbyworks
Editing: Spencer Groshong for Ineffable Music
Location Scout: David Wong for Ineffable Music (About the Location)

B. DURAZZO at the ALPHA OMEGA Art Show – Berkeley, CA

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

IROT’s Crying Mural – SPECIAL DELIVERY Bay Area 2012

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

GUERILLA COCKTAIL PARTY by True Modern (at SPECIAL DELIVERY 2012)

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

This past Saturday (December 1st, 2012), True Modern set up a guerilla cocktail party inside The Carbon Warehouse. The abandoned ink factory housing Endless Canvas‘s SPECIAL DELIVERY Bay Area 2012 Mural Exhibit provided a beautiful contrast to the custom Modernist furniture displayed at the cocktail party. As models served h’orderves, guests were given flash lights and encouraged to explore three stories of the post apocalyptic museum. It was pouring rain and the flooded floors turned into giant mirrors giving new life to the artwork. Water ran through the eyes of murals from floor to floor creating the Bay Area’s own Trevi Fountain.  What I thought was going to be a simple furniture shoot turned into one of the most gorgeous things I’ve ever seen.

RELATED LINKS:
True Modern – Modernism for Life
Special Delivery – Bay Area 2012 Mural Exhibit
Endless Canvas – Bay Area Graffiti Culture

TURNIP at our SPECIAL DELIVERY Bay Area 2012 Exhibit

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Endless Canvas’s Official SPECIAL DELIVERY 2012 Video by Mapache Films

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Special Delivery 2012 from Mapache Films on Vimeo.

Video: Mapache Films
Audio: Todd Sykes

Description by Babak:

On Saturday night, September 8, 2012, I and thousands of others witnessed the concrete and steel ruin that is Carbon Warehouse in the old Flint Ink building at 1350 Fourth Street, Berkeley return to technicolor life as a free, underground art gallery.
For hours, we gawked at the fabulous graffiti that covered close to every inch of the building, with music, beer and wine, and an electric atmosphere that should make world art hubs like London, Berlin and Venice blush.

The floor, the walls, the ceiling and sundry nooks and crannies were painted with explosive colors, designs and styles. Many works displayed wit, wildness and undeniable artistry. We gazed upwards to espy the livid ceiling of this crazy, cement Sistine, then we gazed down to follow the lushly sprays of color at our feet. Meanwhile, the building and its inhabitants trembled as the freight trains–many adorned by the same art sheltered now inside the building–roared by below.

This once-abandoned trilevel factory seemed happy to be hosting thousands of equally colorful guests busy drinking in the art in 3D, dancing, flirting, posing, snap-shooting and juggling, all self-regulated, well-behaved and paying close attention to what they saw.

From where I stand, the project as a whole suggests a rare mindfulness and was executed expertly and with foresight. The City of Berkeley and the police seems to have played a welcome role in facilitating this art event by keeping a very low profile and just letting folks do their stuff.

Neither was this an LA-style, Eli Broadish splash for the rich and pretentious, or some rarified and ultimately impotent extravaganza. This was a grassroots, super-collaborative public tryst between artists and their audience, a rare bird in a cynical, corporate art world that should be nurtured.

Sadly, after the event, a tiny handful of uninspired, vandalous fools are reported to have tagged a few buildings in West Berkeley, leaving an unfortunate hair in the mouth of a community that had so enjoyed an otherwise delicious art feast.
Yet, none were among the artists that awed us that night. And none have the right to distract us from thanking everyone that helped artwork blossom before our eyes in this enjoyable, provocative way.

Because, on that night, Berkeley appeared talented, fearless and exciting, and in a humble, inclusive way, a bastion of public art.

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“YOURSELF” at Our SPECIAL DELIVERY Bay Area 2012 Mural Exhibit

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

“Yourself” wrote a significant portion of the text in our recently released book about last years SPECIAL DELIVERY in Portland.
We’re proud to have him featured in our SPECIAL DELIVERY 2012 exhibit!

Yourself Graffiti Special Delivery.

Yourself Graffiti Mural Special Delivery Bay Area 2012.

TUPAC at our SPECIAL DELIVERY Bay Area 2012 Exhibit

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

For a while we kept running into Tupac at every yard we went to photograph. Then last year, at SPECIAL DELIVERY Portland, Tupac randomly showed up so we made him paint a wall. He came really fresh with a random bucket of purple and a scrap can laying around so we had to make sure he got a wall in this years exhibit. We got a nice time lapse of this piece going up… there is a good chance it will be in the short documentary MAPACHE FILMS is making about Special Delivery 2012.

Tupac ACE Graffiti Berkeley.

JULES MUCK Painting at SPECIAL DELIVERY Bay Area 2012

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

In August of 2012 Jules Muck drove to the Bay Area to paint at the top secret ink factory location for Endless Canvas’ Special Delivery project.

Book Release / Art Show RECAP

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Last night we released our first ever book! We’ve been printing zines for years but the Special Delivery – Portland 2011 Book marks our first ever perfect bound, full color publication!

To celebrate we threw an art show featuring many of the artists that will be taking part in this years Special Delivery – Bay Area 2012 (a large scale graffiti mural exhibit that opens September 8th, 2012).

A diverse crowd of hundreds came through the art show.  We’re used to events not really cracking off until 9-10pm in Oakland, but to our surprise there were people waiting at the door before 7pm.

If you were unable to make it to the release, the new book is now available in our store… www.EndlessCanvas.bigcartel.com

Special Delivery Portland 2011 Book Release. (ROUGHLY LEFT TO RIGHT: Ras Terms, Upfuck, Cuss, Jeans, Turnip, Ghost Owl)

Special Delivery Portland 2011 Book Release. (Rusted Paint Can by Bella Ciao)

Special Delivery Portland 2011 Book Release. (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Broke, Dead Eyes, Nina STM, Attica, Broke, Imp, Safety/Dead Eyes Collab, Irot, GATS)

Special Delivery Portland 2011 Book Release. (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Pobrecito, Edith, Pobrecito, Edith)

Special Delivery Portland 2011 Book Release. (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Ras Terms, Fresh Prince, BVRS, Logo)

BLACK DIAMOND SHINING Art Show – Recap Photos

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

Luckily we caught the very end of the show right before BDS Crew took down the installation on June 18th, 2012.

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ESTRIA BATTLE FESTIVAL OAKLAND 2012

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

5th Annual Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle in Oakland and San Francisco, CA 2012.
The USA’s only national Writing competition! The four-day long festival is comprised of The Can Film Fest, Pecha Kucha slideshow featuring all women in Art in Public, gallery opening at SMSHBX Gallery, and culminating in the National Finals in de Fremery Park (Little Bobby Hutton Park), Oakland, CA.

Judges: Vogue TDK, Rime MSK, Apex BA

Artists in battle: Vyal One, 2011 defending champ, Katch, Ckaweeks, Woier, Camer, Bieste, Bounce, Satyr, Pride, Level, Meres, Doves, Cyfi, Hops, Swype, Amend, Romali, Crete85, Kyros, Wesk

For more info or to see how you can support, go to estria.org or estriabattle.com

PAPER TRAILS (A Zine Show) – Opening Night

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

Show runs from March 9th through April 12th, 2012.

Paper Trails is a collaborative art show – partnering with the Rock Paper Scissors Collective and Tomas Moniz of Rad Dad Zine. It’s a zine-themed show, encompassing hundreds of zines, many of which are locally-produced.

The opening featured a Zine Variety Show with readings by Tomas Moniz, John Bobst, and Mari Naomi along with music performances by Annah Anti-Palindrome and Jon Barba. DJ Baro added some vinyl flavor to the party.

During the opening party visitors drew pages to be compiled into th Paper Trails Zine. The zine will be printed and distributed by the R.P.S. crew – it will be available for purchase at R.P.S., Actual Cafe, and other art spaces and book outlets when it’s done.

Other featured installations from local zinesters include Endless Canvas, MariNaomi, Jaime Crespo, and others, and tons of other zines on a display designed by Jamie Mayne of RPS.

Genres include Riot Grrrl, Radical Politics, Parenting, Gender & Sexuality, Comics/Art/Photography, DIY Skill-Sharing, and more.

Where:
Actual Cafe (Actual is the name of the cafe)
6334 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, CA
Corner of San Pablo and Alcatraz