Posts Tagged ‘Art Shows’
|On August 24, BAM will be opening their massive Barry McGee mid-career survey.
WHEN: August 24, 2012 – December 9, 2012
WHERE: Berkeley Art Museum – 2626 Bancroft Way
ABOUT BARRY MCGEE:
“Throughout his career,” writes Alex Baker in the exhibition catalog, “Barry McGee has continued to surprise and contradict expectations.” Including rarely seen early etchings, letterpress printing trays and liquor bottles painted with his trademark cast of down-and-out urban characters, constellations of vibrant op-art painted panels, animatronic taggers, and an elaborate re-creation of a cacophonous street-corner bodega, along with many new projects, this first midcareer survey of the globally influential San Francisco–based artist showcases the astonishing range of McGee’s compassionate and vivacious work.
McGee, who trained professionally in painting and printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute, began sharing his work in the 1980s, not in a museum or gallery setting but on the streets of San Francisco, where he developed his skills as a graffiti artist, often using the tag name “Twist.” McGee’s use of this and other monikers—such as Ray and Lydia Fong—as well as his frequent collaborations can make it difficult to precisely situate the artist’s unique authorship. Using a visual vocabulary drawn from graffiti, comics, hobo art, and sign painting, McGee celebrates his Mission District neighborhood while at the same time calling attention to the harmful effects of capitalism, gentrification, and corporate control of public space. His often-humorous paintings, drawings, and prints—all wrought with extraordinary skill—push the boundaries of art: his work can seem refreshingly informal in the gallery but surprisingly elegant on the street.
McGee has long viewed the city itself as a living space for art and activism, but his more recent work has brought the urban condition into the space of the gallery. Increasingly, his installation environments express the anarchic vitality of the inner-city street, incorporating overturned cars and trucks, and often spill beyond the frame of the gallery or museum.
Luckily we caught the very end of the show right before BDS Crew took down the installation on June 18th, 2012.
Daniel Albrigo, Jamos “Ikon” Douglas & Meagan Spendlove
- (Photo Credit: Famous Four Colors)
New York’s Daniel Albrigo joins the F4CGallery with his new cosmic & psychedelic take on America’s trails of glory. Piecing together the past with a futuristic look.
The Bay Area’s Meagan Spendlove stacks her vibrant colors & ethereal linework. Molding together the rounds of motion, design & creative flow.
Colorado’s Ikon (Jamos Douglas) will be showcasing his works and installing a must see mathematically based burner. Composed of various cuts, changing colors and shape from the angle of viewing. We welcome this talented freight & brick slayer.
1525 Webster St.
More info about the Art show at www.vsWar.org
1 2 3… OPPLA’ STICK – The Quick Art of Stickers
Open call for Stickers —> Deadline: 20 March 2011
All artists are invited to participate in the first ever stickers expo in Savona, Italy.
LETS REP THE BAY!
The exhibition is organized by “True Love Art Gallery”, “In Your Eyes E-Zine” eZine “Frammenti nei tuoi Occhi”
and will be March 26th 2011 at the ex-Macello Comunale Piazzale Amburgo Savona (Italy)
To partecipate send your stickers within 20/03/2011 to this address:
True Love Art Gallery
Via Vacciuoli 18r
Don’t forget to send also your name or nickname, website or social network, country
Their email addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org
They will not accept:
- Any kind of ads by the form of stickers
- Stickers that portray images copied by the web
- Stickers containing homophobic or xenophobic messages
This was Cryptik’s installation at the Marxist Glue art show in Los Angeles. The stencils are hand cut and the lettering is free hand.
Cryptik’s Buddha character first caught our attention when we were down in LA for the Art vs Cops show almost a couple years ago now. Right after the second riot for Oscar Grant, Cryptik came through the east bay and hit some nice runner spots.
The show runs the first three weeks of November 2010 at the Hold Up art gallery on 2nd street in Little Tokyo.
This large relief print with hand painted background by Aminah Slor showed at the Asia Art Now gallery in Emeryville, CA this month.
This will be the first international sticker, paste up and stencil art exhibition in Hungary!
(Photo of Holm!’s submission from Ragad’s photostream.)
The exhibition will show at the Orvath Endre Gallery in Balassagyarmat, Hungary on October 15, 2010.
They will provide photos of the exhibition. Open to all stickers & posters !
Deadline is October, 5th 2010
Send Submissions To:
Szent Istvan ut 50
It’s to late for the reception, but you can still catch Gaia’s art show before the 31st of May.
Gallery Heist, 679 Geary, San Francisco
See Gallery Hours at GalleryHeist.com
Faces in the Mirror by Blek le Rat & Transitions by ABOVE
ABOVE’S 1st EVER INDOOR SHOW!
AFTER A CONVERSATION TOGETHER IN PARIS, MR. BLEK LE RAT
WAS ABLE TO PERSUADE AND SLOW DOWN ABOVE LONG ENOUGH
TO ORGANIZE A DUO SHOW TOGETHER.
Opening Reception: May 1st, 2010, from 7-11 pm.
Show runs through: June 5th, 2010, and is open to the public.